Patriotic Decor

August 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Celebrate this Labor Day with American pride! Create this beautiful USA bunting and patriotic decor just in time for the holiday!

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The most difficult part of this project is making the rosettes. Start by searching rosette tutorials on Pinterest, you will find a ton! Make a few of these out of core’dinating cardstock. Adhere to banners, adding trim and other embellishments. Don’t forget to cut out the USA title from some Glitter Silk Cardstock.

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Next up, make the stars by doing some simple scoring. Scor from the back, fold and sand. The are super simple to make and we will need a few. Some for the frame itself and some for the buckets.

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Add bits and pieces of different embellishments and you have a great piece of home decor.

Shaunte Wadley

Easy Watercolor Card

August 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects

Watercoloring is easy with our 110lb smooth cardstock!

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Step 1. Use Distress Inks and water to create the watercolor background on a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White Cardstock. For this card I used simple brush strokes with a little bit of ink. It’s that easy!

Step 2. Sand the edges of a Core Tag with the Sand It Gadget and adhere it to the watercolor background.

 

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Step 3. Stamp the image on a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White Cardstock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out.

Step 4. Stamp the sentiment, add the sequins, and adhere the card together!

 

Tracy Gruber

By the Sea Layouts

We love our Graphic 45 Signature Series Lights and Darks Collection and they match PERFECTLY with the By the Sea Collection from Graphic 45 for those summer photos. Create a patchwork design by alternating Core’dinations embossed and sanded squares with patterned paper.

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For the background of this layout, I used a sheet from the Graphic 45 Core’dination’s Lights  collection and cut it into three sections (hidden by the strips of patterned paper) and embossed and sanded them.  After dusting them off with my Dust Buddy, I attached them to another sheet of cardstock and then covered the edges where they met with strips from the patterned paper.
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You Float My Boat Card

August 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hello, Ava here  to welcome you to the blog today.  I have a non-traditional colored card to share with you for the end of the summer season. Our Glitter Silk is GREAT for cards because the backside is smooth white so when it’s folded, you can still personalize the inside.

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Step 1.  Start with making your card base at 6×6 and trim the front panel of the card back about 2 inches.
Step 2.  Emboss, sand cardstock, mat and adhere both pieces to card base.
Step 3.  Stamp image, spray water, blend ink, trim cardstock, mat image panel with purple and black mats.  Adhere panel to card.
Step 4.  Stamp sentiment onto cardstock, trim, distress edges and adhere sentiment onto card.
Step 5.  Heat set I-rock jewels to stamped card panel and adhere bow to card.

 

Fireworks Layout with Graphic 45

August 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today I have a Clean & Simple layout for you showcasing our Graphic 45 Signature Series collection and how well it goes with Graphic 45 papers!

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Step 1. Cut 2″ x 2″ squares from the Graphic 45 By The Sea 8×8 paper pad and the Core’dinations Graphic 45 Darks paper pad. Then, cut the squares in half diagonally to create triangles.
Step 2. Emboss the Core’dinations triangles with the Darice Stars Asst. embossing folder and sand with the Sand It Gadget.

Core Tip: You don’t always need to sand Core’dinations Cardstock! For this layout, I used the Heritage Kraft “as is” and didn’t sand it. Looks great like that for my layout base!

Step 3. Piece together the triangles to your liking.
Step 4. Adhere the wood veneer stars and add journaling.

 

Tracy Gruber 

Creating a Border with Core Tags

August 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Core Tags make great decorative elements for your layouts. They come in all colors and sizes and are easy to run through your embossing machine. If you don’t fee comfortable taking out the metal gromments, just line the tags up so that part is sticking out of your embossing folder.

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I was initially really hesitant about the silver grummets, not wanting them to get smooshed from the pressures of the rollers however it wasn’t a problem! The depth of the embossing folder is akin to that of the grummet so it’s a non-issue (so long as you have the grummet outside the embossing folder!).

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Check out how the embossed  tags up top compliment the embossed edge tags on the bottom!

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Suzanna Lee

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