We have another GREAT week for you this week! This time we are celebrating a week long even with Graphic 45! Graphic 45 is a staple in the papercrafting industry featuring amazing patterns and colors in their paper lines. AND, did you know that we have TWO Graphic 45 paper lines featuring their signature colors: Graphic 45 Lights collection and the Graphic 45 Darks collection packs. Both are great for any papercrafting crafting including matching those Graphic 45 collections perfectly.
Here is our line up for this week:
Monday — Ava Gavloski’s Altered Cigar box
Tuesday — Bright and Cheerful Cards from Suzanna Lee and Shaunte Wadley’s Tiny Turtle Layout
Wednesday — Unique Gift Bag and Tag from Clare Buswell
Thursday — CAS cards with Mary Pat and Rainy Day Bank with Gini Cagle
Friday — Joann Jamieson Wall Art and Graphic 45 Cards from Debbie Standard
And who wants to win some of this???? Keep reading on how you can win….
We are teaming up with May Arts Ribbon this week! If you stop by our blog a lot, you will see that May Arts ribbon is a staple around here. We use it all the time and just love the wide variety of ribbons and it’s durable quality. It wouldn’t be a blog hop if we didn’t have a giveaway, right?
First up, our weekly schedule. Stop by here all week long to enter to win and for updated links for all the amazing projects. And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts Blog and Facebook page for more inspiration and giveaways!
Monday: Suzanna Lee Harvest Layout
Wednesday: Gini Cagle Candle Wreath
Friday: Christine Meyer Thankful Layout
Now let’s get to the good stuff! What is up for grabs this week?
Enter to win below:
I looooove Halloween! And when I got my hands on this Darice witch hat, I knew it screamed the need for some Core’dinations Cardstock.
Torn Cardstock Witch Hat Supplies:
- Black Magic Cardstock
- Jillian Spotted Cardstock
- Vintage Cardstock
- Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Darice paper mache hat
- misc black paint
- Xyron Adhesive
- MayArts Ribbon
Step 1: Paint the top and bottom of the hat black just in case any of the base of the hat sneaks through. Basic black craft paint works just fine.
Step 2: Tear different strips of Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock. Paper tearing never gets old! Core is great for this because the color core looks great. For tips on tearing our cardstock, view our videos here. Tear the strips, sand them with Sand it Gadget and white off with Dust Buddy. Using the Dust Buddy is important because it helps the adhesive stick.
Step 3: Adhere torn strips, rotating colors and patterns on the top of the hat and finish off with some May Arts Ribbon.
Step 4: Place on a pumpkin or other decoration.
Welcome to our week long celebration with Xyron and Petaloo. We have tons of inspiration and prizes up for grabs. PLEASE make sure you head over to the Xyron and Petaloo blogs for more projects and prizes!
Here is our schedule of events:
Day Three: Mary Pat Siehl Fall card with a video
Day Four: Joanna Jamieson’s 3D Pumpkin Carriage
Day Five: Winner announced and Fall Tag from Tami Mayberry
And of course our giveaway!
Celebrate your next Birthday with a Core’dinations Black Magic card. With some simple sanding and heat embossing you can make it look just like chalkboard!
Black Magic Birthday Card Supplies:
- Black Magic
- Glitter Silk
- Core Basics White A2 Cardbases
- Dust Buddy
- Sand it Gadget
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress embossing powder
- Tim Holtz & Ranger clear ink pad
- Heat Gun and embossing tools
- May Arts Ribbon
- Xyron adhesive
- Stampin’ Up! border punch
- Scor Pal
- Gina K Stamps
Step 1. Begin by sanding the Black Magic cardstock first. It’s important you sand BEFORE you stamp and wipe dust with Dust Buddy. Removing excess sand will help the clear ink pad stamp clearly to ensure a crisp image when you emboss.
Step 2. Emboss with Tim Holtz & Ranger heat embossing powder. I like to use my scraps because sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good image.
Step 3. Add layers of Glitter Silk and more Black Magic along with embellishments.
Today I have two cards using our Core Basics line. The Vellum and 110 lb Smooth White cardstock are great for stamping. And even though the Kraft and Black cardstocks are not sandable, they still look great embossed, scored and punched!
Core Basics Cards Supplies:
- Core Basics: 110 lb Smooth cardstock, Smooth
- Kraft, Smooth Black, Textured Kraft and Vellum
- David Tutera Celebrate white cardstock base
- Fiskars Punch
- Memento Ink
- May Arts twine
- Misc button
- Darice embossing folder
- Papertrey Ink dies
- MyStampBox Stamps
- Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Happy Day Card
Step 1. Emboss black cardstock and adhere to card base.
Step 2. Stamp sentiment and cut in a banner shape. Gently fold it over a pencil to curl it.
Step 3. Adhere with embellishments.
Step 1. Stamp on a piece vellum, let dry.
Step 2. Adhere with staples over punched images.