Day Two with Bella Blvd–Tips and Tuts

June 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Sizzix

We are here ALL WEEK LONG with Bella Blvd and couldn’t be more excited.  Our team has create some really gorgeous   projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella products. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to super fun decorative tape…Bella Blvd. has  products for every paper crafter.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you! If you were here yesterday than you saw some gorgeous layouts from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley.

We would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us and the Bella Blvd blog is looking mighty fine, too! Head over there and check out all the gorgeous projects their team has been cooking up this week. You won’t be disappointed.

And are you ready for our FIRST giveaway?  Get commenting on THIS post to win a Core Prize pack including some of this silky smooth cuts like butter Glitter Silk cardstock….

Tuesday’s Tip comes from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia pretty much created an entire baby album with Bella and Core. What is so great about this is that it EASY! You have all of your coordinating Bella Blvd embellishments, papers, and alphas AND now you know that our Core Cardstock matches PERFECTLY! I don’t know about  you, but having all of that at my fingertips makes creating a unified (and super cute) baby album EASY! Not to mention I have always LOVED Bella Blvd chipboard shapes and pieces.

Let’s check out what Lydia did…she created her own patchwork background with different pieces of Core Essentials and different embossed patterns. Don’t forget to print right on that Core! Gosh this baby boy line is SO CUTE.

And another layout for this super cute baby boy album…Lydia used some Fancy Pants Core Impressions along with some Core Essentials and Core Tags. LOVE that piece of tape right over the photo.

And next up we have a Tuesday Tutorial for you from Design Team Member Andrea Amu using the very cool Designer Tape from Bella Blvd that we have all fallen deeply and passionately in love with here at Core. She cut it on her Cricut…SO COOL!  Here is a little bit about this project in her own words, “I added a strip of the yellow chevron designer tape from Bella Blvd to a scrap of yellow Brights Core Essentials and I used my Cricut to diecut 1/2″ alphas (Lyrical Letters Cricut cart – Jack Sprat font).   I also folded some of the paper tape into tabs and used them on the neck of the giraffe diecut which was cut from some yellow WhiteWash Core.  I embossed the giraffe (Cricut New Arrival cart – cut at 6″) with a Sizzix animal print folder, sanded the spots and went in and added some extra brown tones with a Ranger ink pad and the Ranger blending tool.”

LOVE it! What do you think?

The blending looks so great on the giraffe. By embossing, then sanding and then adding the ink really makes it look realistic and adds another layer of depth. But remember…emboss, sand and THEN ink.


87 Responses to “Day Two with Bella Blvd–Tips and Tuts”
  1. Tiffany M. says:

    Love the baby layouts! Thank for sharing and the chance to win!

  2. Sue D says:

    Great projects and tips today!

  3. Michel E says:

    Great baby layouts. Love the card with the embossed giraffe.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  4. Katherine L says:

    What beautiful paper and colors! And I love Bella Blvd!!

  5. Linda P says:

    Love Bella and Coredinations Great projects girls

  6. shartl says:

    Oooh, would love to get my hands on this!! Really love the patchwork background!

  7. Emily h says:

    Aw! Baby! So precious! These projects are really rocking the core!

  8. Holly E says:

    Glitter silk looks really lush, I cant wait to get this stack!! I love the 1st layout its very cute!

  9. Danielle says:

    Wonderful projects.

  10. kazoulis says:

    Glitter Silk cardstock – sounds intriguing.

  11. Wow, so much creativeness! That Glitter Silk has gotten my interest, can’t wait to see some irl.

  12. LucyA says:

    Love what Lydia did! Great inspiration. Thanks 🙂

  13. Lee-Ann says:

    Beautiful work!! Lee-Ann 🙂

  14. colleen says:

    Great inspiration projects! Would love the paper!

  15. Shendy Farber says:

    Loving all the baby layouts!! I am curious about the glittler silk paper…I have never used it but looks amazing!!

  16. Vicki Bailon says:

    I had no idea that you had these amazing papers! I am so in love!!

  17. Flo says:

    Love the giraffes, they are so cute. Great baby layout too. Thanks.

  18. Janet Zeppa says:

    Oh my…..I have never tried the Glitter Silks. It looks awesome!!

  19. SandraA says:

    That paper is gorgeous! The projects are so inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win. Pick me!

  20. Jill Rugg says:

    Great baby layouts! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Liz Hagag says:

    love all the projects!!!

  22. Seriously pretty projects 🙂

  23. Tara Kieninger says:

    What beautiful projects….would love to win your contest!!

  24. Shana says:

    As usual, this is another homerun for both companies. So cute! Wish I could play with it all right now. 🙂

  25. A.DOR.A.BLE projects! I am definitely picking up some coredinations cardstock to create with after seeing these amazing projects!

  26. Melinda T says:

    Gorgeous and sweet layouts!

  27. Romy says:

    Such amazing projects! Those giraffes are just way too cute!

  28. Brenda Patterson says:

    The colors are great for summer fun layouts…….

  29. Pamk says:

    Love both those layouts

  30. beatrice lawson says:

    Great tip! I love seeing new ways to use my Cricut!!

  31. Rebecca W says:

    Beautiful projects. I love the giraffe and the quilt style background is lovely.

  32. Suzanne Q says:

    Thanks for sharing the baby layouts. I’ve been looking for some ideas along this line. Love the giraffe!

  33. These are so unique and clever ways to use your card stock. Thanks for the ideas! Wonderful work!
    Jessica S

  34. {vicki} says:

    sweet baby projects!

  35. Melinda Wilson says:

    I love the baby layout!!!

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  37. Donna says:

    Love both these layouts, as I’m scrapbooking the birth of my first grandson. I hope I can scrap lift these ideas. They’re stunning and I love the bright colours.

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