April is all about things blooming and new life so it is a perfect time to share this beautiful layout from Design Team Memmber Lydia Jackson. From the color combo to the journaling…it is just amazing! Lydia used Core Essentials on this layout with touches of patterned paper and one of our NEW smooth tags!
For the complete journaling you can go to Lydia’s blog here.
Here is a close up of the tab for the pocket of the hidden journaling:
and the journaling printed directly on the Core’dinations Core Essentials:
I have to say I am a little a LOT biased when it comes to this layout! Which reminds me I need April to send me this photo! Isn’t it great? We had so much fun working at CHA. YES..I said working, LOL! Pinch me I never knew working could be so much fun!
I guess it is fitting that April used two of my favorite Core products on this layout. Okay, okay, you got me..they are all my Favorite but Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock and Core Tags are a match made in heaven! Kind of like us in this photo…awwwww
Wanna close-up of those awesome Core Tags??!?!?!?!?!!??! Don’t you love that added gems that April put in the metal grommet? As if the metal grommet detail wasn’t enough? NEVER!
And another close up for you:
As you may have noticed…we, okay me, LOL….have been really ready for Spring around here. My daffodils are almost ready to bloom which means it won’t be long now.
And nothing screams Spring like birds! This monogram door hanger was featured in August 2012 Cricut Magazine…isn’t it gorgeous??!?!?!?!? Andrea works that Cricut for sure!
Love love all the glittery accents!
Happy Hump Day!
Can you believe it is Wednesday already?????
We have some updates for you today.
First…the Design Team call. We are almost there! Wow..you guys did NOT make it easy but we narrowed it down and have one final look through and we will be sending out emails soon, I think. We will let you know when they go out. :):)
Second…we have some winners to announce! Our David Tutera Celebrate $100 giveaway will be announced tomorrow. So stay close for that.
Today we have our March Embossing challenge winner!!!!!!!!!! It was SO fun seeing all the different ways and the amount of embossing you can get on one project.
Here is mine:
I was able to get nine different textures on mine! Thanks for an awesome challenge!
Victoria…email email@example.com with your name, address and phone number with Embossing challenge winner in the subject line to claim your Core goodie pack within the next two weeks. Please allow for 4-6 weeks shipping.
And now for the giveaway!!!!
We are helping Scrapbook & Cards Today celebrate their Birthday! How fun is that? So make sure you head over HERE to enter to win win win win win win!
See you tomorrow with some more Spring inspiration!
First up…we want to THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of the amazing Design Team applications. WOWOWOWOWOW is all we can say. This is not going to be easy. If you were here the other week you saw that our David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system debuted some EXCLUSIVE kits on HSN so make sure you get yours HERE!
We are working on the Design Team applications and should have an answer for you SOOOOOOOOOOOON! I just got back from a Holiday long-weekend so once we get caught up we will let you know.
Today we have some more Spring inspiration for you!
Here is a little bit about this project from Andrea and how she used some Spanish Moss on her project. It looks so GREAT with the earth tones from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core collections.
I cut elements from a sheet of the Spring Seasonal Impressions cardstock and then I sanded them and applied Paper Glaze medium to each piece before mounting them over the exact same areas of the teal Spring Seasonal Core Impressions page. I used the light colored Kraft Shattered cardstock for my backround and covered the surface with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Wild Honey to bring out the crackling. My nest and egg were die cut using the Picturesque Cricut cartridge. I used more Shattered Kraft in brown and teal blue and distressed the edges of the nest a bit with a tool before tucking in some Spanish Moss for realistic texture.
And a close up of that fabulous detail:
Love the look of the Spanish moss with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered!
Happy Spring! Stay tuned for more Easter Projects this week. We have some good ones!
March only! Only THREE more days to enter to win!
So I know you have been seeing a lot of the Tim Holtz KRaft-Core Seasonal Impressions but it is so perfect for this time of year since it is seasonal. The Spring words and phrases not only make it perfect for Springtime but Easter, too!
Sand it….sand it…sand it!!! And add other Tim Holtz Kraft-Core accents like designer Shaunte Wadley did here on this layout. AND how much do you love that pop of red? Just perfect.
And don’t forget only a few more days to win some David Tutera Celebrate goodies! March only!
So with Easter right around the corner, what do you think of? Um, CHOCOLATE CANDY! Not sure if you hang out with us on Facebook but I posted a question over there about the endless debate of what is the best Easter candy. So why not share some Chocolate with you today?
That is Chocolate Box cardstock!
And don’t forget about our Challenge for this month! How many embossed designs can you get on your layouts????
Check out DETAILS HERE!
And one more Chocolate Box cardstock for all you chocolate lovers out there:
This one is from Designer Shaunte Wadley. She used her Scor-Pal to create the border and the Scor-Buddy for the dots. Such a GREAT way to add a simple border. And don’t be afraid to mix and match the different Chocolate Box washes together. It’s just like mixing and matching patterned paper. For a video on how to Scor on your layouts click here.
Today’s Tuesday Tip is to use what you got!
Designer Shaunte Wadley has the cutest little Easter Bunny treat for us today. It is a great way to use up some scraps and there is a good possibility that you have all of this already at your finger tips.
So here is a little bit about it from Shaunte herself:
Here is a quick and easy Easter Treat cup using Core’dinations scraps from your stash, and a grocery store cup.
The cup is just a plain white plastic cup.
For the ears, I folded a piece of Pink Core Whitewash in half. I free hand cut the ear, and since the paper was doubled, I had matching ears. I sanded the edges so the pink would come through.
I repeated the same fold and cut technique with a scrap of Pink Spotted Jillian Dot cardstock. I trimmed it slightly smaller to nest inside the Whitewash ear.
For the bunny face, I punched two 1″ circles from Whitewash. One 1/2″ circle from the Spotted.
I trimmed a scrap of white for the teeth, and glued them together as shown.
Add a couple of google eyes, and hot glue all of the elements to your cup.
Easy as can be! Would be great to mass produce- who doesn’t have scraps and plastic cups? Cheap, and pretty darn cute.
Couldn’t stay up until 1 a.m.? That’s okay! Tune in on HSN at 1:00 EST and 6:00 EST today to see David present his one of a kind cardmaking system! You will love it AND these kits are EXCLUSIVE to HSN.
Here are some of the kits you will find. Please note these are subject to availability and may sell out so DON”T wait. Grab yours now!
Special Day kit:
Glamorous Thank You:
AND there are more! So check them out FAST because quantities are limited!