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. KerriNZ says:

    OMG,I am so in love with this ! Core Essentials has to come to New Zealand as no doubt after seeing those little embossed squares my mind can’t stop thinking of other shapes to try ( like aren’t hexagons the “IN” thing now lol)…great layout, uber cute little subject.cluck , cluck xxooxox plus that Giraffe, LOVE it !!!might be a idea to try with my fave animal (COW) with the spots could be dry embossed too with Core. yes i need some CORE Essentials too :)thanks for rockin this tip 🙂 sending love from New Zealand 🙂

  2. Dee says:

    This is so cute!! What a lovely lay-outs, so sweet!! I can’t wait to get my hands on some Core Essentials to start playing with it!

  3. Such a sweet layout, I’m currently working on pages of my grand-daughter so loving the inspiration

  4. Luanne says:

    gorgeous projects! love the different embossing and great details.

  5. Gale says:

    I need to get my hands on some of this glitter cardstock! Love the project ideas too – thanks!

  6. Elsie says:

    Loved the layouts. So sweet.
    I LOVE glitter paper. I use it whenever I can.

  7. Bethany Becker says:

    Gorgeous projects. The glitter paper looks amazing. I love the techniques that were shown. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lisa Sc. says:

    The new glitter cardstock looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Miriam Prantner says:

    These project are ADORABLE! LOVE the layouts, so precious, and great idea for the washi/cricut words. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    Sweet layout! I love all that texture from the Core! Thanks for a chance to win the yummy glitter paper!

  11. KellyG says:

    Great projects! LOVE the dimension in the projects!

  12. MaryLouH says:

    Love the giraffes. Would love to win the glitter silk cardstock
    So many ideas and so little time.

  13. Stacie D says:

    Such a fun team up this week! Love seeing all of the techniques. Great projects with the baby line.

  14. Amy says:

    What cute layouts! I love all of the creative ways you used the designer tape, especially cutting it with a Cricut. I would have never thought of that. Thank you for sharing!

  15. tammy K says:

    um, WOW! Amazingly wonderful projects!

  16. Julie D says:

    Thank yo ufor sharing such beautiful projects ! Lots of inspiration ! That Glitter Silk Cardstock looks so gorgeous, would love to use it especially for layouts for my daughter who’s all about girly girl stuff. The more glitter the better ! 🙂

  17. Laurie T says:

    Really cute project! luv your cardstock!

  18. Marcia Scantlin says:

    I like the combination of the two lines. What a clever idea to add washi tape to some cardstock and cut out letters.

  19. Amy says:

    These projects are so wonderful! I can’t wait to get my hands on this cardstock. It looks so wonderful!

  20. Shelley Scarbro says:

    These layouts were beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  21. Smokie says:

    Thank you for the tips, great job on layout ladies.

  22. Heather DG says:

    Such sweet baby projects. There just is no end to all the great ways Core’dinations works with every line and every style of project. Keep the great products coming!!

  23. Jodie R says:

    Such sweet pages! I would love to see the whole album!

  24. Fantastic baby layouts so sweet, congratualtions to the family. The card with the giraffe super, the sanding really did make the giraffe look realistic.

  25. Tammy Lever says:

    Wonderful projects! I love using core’dinations cardstock but I know that I’m not using it to its fullest potential. Thanks for the great inspiration….I don’t know why I didn’t think of embossing it first…so simple and such a great effect!

  26. Kathy A says:

    I have an 8 yr old who just loves giraffes, thank you for the instructions so cute. I will be trying this to make a cute decor for her room.Also the patchwork back round is such a cool idea. Thanks for such great inspiration! 🙂

  27. Lindsey says:

    I love this layout so sweet! I’m in awe over Coredinations after recently discovering you! Great inspiration, thank you!

  28. Robin Buchholz says:

    These projects are beautiful, I really like the color combinations. I would love a chance to use the Glitter Silk cardstock.

  29. Jess S says:

    Love the supercute baby scrapbook pages. 🙂 And your glitter paper looks amazing.

  30. Janice St. Louis says:

    Loving the bling. Teaming bling with one of my favorite designers is a fantastic idea. LOVE it all.

  31. Elizabeth P says:

    These layouts are so pleasing to the eye because of the versatility of Core, and the beautiful patterns of Bella. And who doesn’t love glitter ? With Core, you get a whole sheet of it to play with ! Core is the best eveer !

  32. Greta says:

    wow!!! fantastic projects! thank you for the chance to win.

  33. Dorina D says:

    Oh Baby! Great layouts and tips. Gonna have to get both Core and Bella to make baby albums for shower gifts this summer. Love how they work so well together. What fun projects I’m seeing this week. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  34. Rachelle O. says:

    Love using your paper. Fantastic projects and great inspirations. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

  35. Cynthia B. says:

    WTG Lydia! I’m sure your baby album looks wonderful with the Bella + Core product!
    Andrea’s card with that amazing embossed giraffe looks wonderful too! Wonderful work, ladies – thanks for the tips, and thanks for the chance to win!

  36. DebbieC says:

    Oh my these are so cute.
    Love the star paper and the chevron ribbon.
    Love the punched and embossed edging.
    The chevron tape and cricut tip is great idea.

  37. I am a big fan of Core’dination cardstock ! So glad I found this blog and found ya’ll on facebook. I’m off now to find and follow you on Pinterest !

  38. sandra m. says:

    Wow, these are amazing. Thank you for the emboss, sand, ink tip and like the chevron tape cut out alphas.

  39. Julie Shearer says:

    What a great idea !! I love this . I never would have thought of this on my own. I love Washi tape and Core’…but this is the Bomb !! You all so Rock !! TFS.

  40. Stephanie says:

    That card is so adorable! I love the LO’s too!!!

  41. Brenda B says:

    Wow…super layout and awesome tips…just love it all!

  42. Carla Hundley says:

    This is a cute layout. Love the giraffe.

    Carla from Utah

  43. Tona says:

    Fantastic layouts!

  44. My two all time favourites together!
    Great work those really are inspiring! I just became a hard core crafter because of these.
    I really would love some of your products to try my hand at tips and tricks from your layouts.

  45. Victoria in OHio says:

    Love the glitz! i like how she used the washi tape and die cut a word. all ofthe layouts & cards are so cool!
    vschnorr at zoomtown dot com

  46. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    That album is precious…and that glitter cardstock looks YUMMY!

  47. June Houck says:

    Yummmy shimmer! The giraffe card is super duper adorable; your projects are loaded with inspiration these past two days. i can’t wait to see more tomorrow.

  48. julie e says:

    Great projects! thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  49. karenladd says:

    Loving all the tips on how to use this cardstock! Thanks for the tutorial on using the tape!!

  50. Carol B says:

    Such adorable projects! Love them!

    Carol B

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