1st Day of School Layout and Video

July 28, 2014 by  
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Mary Pat Siehl here with you today and I am excited to share a new Back to School layout using some  Core’dinations cardstock.

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Supplies:
Cardstock-Core’dinations (Core Impressions Jillibean SoupGraphic 45 Signature SeriesCore Essentials110lb. smooth)
Canvas Embellishments- Little Yellow Bicycle
Scoring Board
Spectrum Noir markers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Lawn Fawn dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder

1. I love to layer my cardstock and so I decided to layer grey on top of light blue. I wanted to create a light chalkboard effect with the grey so I scored my grey cardstock with a scoring board and scored at the 1/2 inch line all around the paper. Then just sanded the paper pretty heavily to really expose the lighter inner core.

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2. Next, I took a piece of Core Essentials and laid it on an embossing folder to create a very light embossed look to the paper strip again sanding  pretty heavily to give it a very distressed look.

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3. I then took a piece of the Core’dinations Jillibean Soup Impression paper and sanded it and placed that on top of the blue piece. If you don’t have Core Impressions you could easily emboss another sheet.
4. Next I added a small strip of yellow and added that on top. (Again, I LOVE to layer my paper with different textures and designs.)
5. Add  photos.
6. Make a star embellishments using die cuts, embossing them using an embossing folder, and lightly sanded them.

I also have this video for you on how this layout came together.

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Quick and Easy Cardmaking

July 26, 2014 by  
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The David Tutera cardmaking system makes life so easy! Pick a cardbase (Step 1), Pick a layer (Step 2), and add some embellishments (Step 3) and you are done! It’s that easy. Today Debbie Standard created some cards using this process.

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Add some interest with your own embossing folders  or use the pre-embossed Step 2 layers.

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Debbie created her own window in her pre-made cardbase by simpling running it through her diecut machine!

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Teacher Cards Two Different Ways

July 25, 2014 by  
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We have  some teacher cards for you today since Back-to-School is right around the corner!

First up, a great shaped card by Mary Pat Siehl that showcase how sanding does most of the work for you:

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Supplies: Core Essentials Cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, Alley Way Stamps, Memento Ink pads, Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy

1. Start with a Silhouette image to create this fun shaped pencil card (Design ID #30675).
2. Using a Sand It,  sand each and every piece of the card to give it that distressed look. I don’t know about you but my kids totally beat up their pencils and this makes it look realistic.
3. Adhere the pieces to the card base.
4. Stamp your sentimen usingthe Alley Way Stamps.

AND here is a quick video for you to create this card for yourself:

 

 

Next up we have a card from Gail Linder. Teacher cards don’t have to be primary colors and all things chalkboards and school supplies. They can be feminine and pretty, too! Gail Linder shows us her take on this theme next:

All you need is a border punch and Scor-Pal to score lines to make this sheet of Whitewash look like a sheet torn from a notebook!

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Whitewash Collection – Washboard
Core Essentials – St Valentino, Buttercup, French Roast
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice Washi Tape
Scor-Pal
Big Shot
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Dymo Label Maker
Fiskars border punch

Did you know that you can cut a thin strip of Core cardstock and thread it through your old style labelmaker to emboss words and phrases? So easy – no more looking for the perfect sticker or stamped sentiment! Just give the the strip a sand to reveal the core and make the letters stand out! For a video on labeling making with Core click HERE:

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A couple of punched flowers and die cut letters complete the card!

 

 

Starry Sky Tim Holtz Mini Canvas

July 24, 2014 by  
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You can really add some great texture to your mixed media projects using Core’dinations cardstock. By using embossing and tearing techniques you can really add a great tactile quality to your projects!

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Supplies: Core’dinations – Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Darice – Stars embossing folder. Crafter’s Companion Embossalicious Chevron embossing folder, canvas 6×6, white pen, acrylic paints, star sequins, Hero Arts Typewriter letters stamps, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Ink, Mod Podge, Big Shot, sewing machine, glow in the dark paint, distressing tool.

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1. Paint the canvas black using acrylic paint. Emboss some black (No.24-S) cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection using the stars embossing folder. Sand using the Sand-It Gadget and wipe with a Dust Buddy.
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2. Tear a piece of green cardstock (No.12-S) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection and two pieces of (No.9) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to form the hills. Emboss using the chevron embossing folder. Distress straight edges using a distressing tool.
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3. Adhere pieces to star embossed square, machine stitch border and distress edges using a distressing tool.
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4. Cut come simple star shapes from the Kraft side of some cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, apply white acrylic paint. Once dry sand edges using Sand-It Gadget for a distressed effect.
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5. Adhere stars to square panel. Attach panel to canvas using Mod Podge, leave to dry.
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6. Cut some small rectangles of No.24 cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, write “follow”, “your” and “own” on each rectangle using a white pen. Stamp “star” using a white ink pad.
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7. Add a white paint wash to the hills to highlight. Adhere text to canvas using Mod Podge. Add glitter to large stars and adhere some sequin stars.
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8. Paint edges of canvas using blue acrylic paint and outline stars in blue. Outline text in white paint. Add some glow in the dark paint to the stars for a fun effect!
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Glitter Silk Cards

July 23, 2014 by  
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The Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock is so sparkly and perfect for a baby girl card!

First up we have a card from Tracy Gruber:

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Supplies:

Core’dinations Glitter SilkCore’dinations Pastels Essentials

Core’dinations 110 lb. Smooth White, Martha Stewart Lace border punch

May Arts Ribbon, Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamp set

Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, Sand It GadgetDust Buddy

Spellbinder’s Standard Circles Small

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad and Marker, Various Copic Markers

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1.   Cut a piece of the pink Glitter Silk card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” to use as the card front. 

2.   Cut a strip of white and a strip of purple Glitter Silk and punch one edge with a border punch.  Adhere those to the top of the pink cardstock. 

3.   Cut a banner from pink cardstock and emboss with the Seeing Spots embossing folder.  Sand over it with the Sand It Gadget and clean up the excess dust with the DustBuddy

4.   Cut out a circle from white cardstock and add faux stitching lines around the edge with a black marker. 

5.   Stamp the images onto the Core’dinations 110 lb.Smooth White cardstock, color them in with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out. 

6.   Assemble all of the pieces onto the card, stamp the sentiment, and add May Arts ribbon to the top.

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Next, we have a card AND video  from Mary Pat Siehl:

I love making shaped cards. They are so much fun to make and to receive! I wanted to make a birthday card and what does every little boy and girl want on their birthdays? Balloons! So I decided to make a shaped card using a Silhouette file. I had a basic ballon that I changed and modified by adding the stars and negative space. I wanted to be “shading” on the ballon so I layerd the awesome Glitter Silk Cardstock and I just loved the effect.

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Now here is a fun fact. Did you know that you can stamp directly on the Glitter Silk Cardstock. Yes, you can it is awesome!  For the banner I cut it out using a die and then stamped my outline and birthday sentiment. Love the effect.

To finish off the card I added some yummy twine!

Supplies:

Cardstock- Glitter Silk
Silhouette
Paper Smooches dies and stamps
The Twinery

I made a video for you on how this card came about. Enjoy!

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