We are here with our Summer Brights Challenge!
Every month we challenge our designers to try new things. It might be a collection pack, techniques…something different just to get those creative juices flowing. So for July, we challenged our designers to use the Brights Collection pack and to do some fussy cutting for some added interest.
The Brights collection pack is the PERFECT color palette for all your summer layouts and projects! Don’t be afraid of those bright colors..embrace them!
First up we have Designer Shaunte Wadley. She created a card trio for us today using Brights, David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system, Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Core Couture, & Vintage Cardstock.
Here is a shot of some of the Core Couture glitter cardstock. SWOOOOOOOOON! Dies are from Lifestyle Crafts.
And I love how Designer Vivian Keh used the purples in this layout. The possiblities are endless with what you can do with a bright color palette. Add a op of yellow and that gorgeous fussy cutting of her stamps and you have the perfect layout!
And nothing is cuter than a swimming doggie 🙂 Blues and yellows are the perfect summer colors!
Don’t want to stamp on the textured side? Flip it over!
And Suzanna Lee created a layout focusing on the primary colors found in the Brights Collection pack. And, not to mention, this yogurt place is awesome! You pick your own ice cream and toppings and then they weigh it for you. You gotta be careful though….it adds up! LOL! Tone on tone embossing and die cuts with jsut the perfect touch of sanding. LOVE IT!
Wahoo! Our site is up and we are ready to rock-n-roll! But we did lose a few blog posts from earlier this week so today is one of those posts. Unfortunately they were some Fourth of July posts so it may seem a little late so sorry about that!
BUT the good thing is that you can make these stars ANY time of the year! They look SO good on layouts, too. Keep on reading for some great step-by-step directions from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham!
1)Create a card base, A2 size, made out of Red Rose Core’dinations Cardstock.
2)Cut a piece of White Glove CoreCouture Glitter Cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″. Glue to card base.
3)Deboss a piece of Navy Cardstock from the 4.25 x 5.5″ Darks collection and layer it on top of the white mat. I used Craft Concepts Solid Stars embossing folder for this card. The debossing is a GREAT contrast to the raised stars, don’t you think?
4)Die cut 3 larger stars in different sizes and 2 small stars out of the Red Rose cardstock leftover from making the base of the card. I used Sizzix Star Framelits.
5)Score each large star at each point.
6)Scor the stars along the scored lines and sand them with the Sandit Gadget to give them a 3-D effect.
7)Die cut a label shape out of the White Glove CoreCouture Glitter Cardstock, trim the bottom of it so it will be flush with the White Glove mat already on the card.
8)Stamp the sentiment on the label you die cut in #7. I used Spellbinders Label.
9)Add the stars and sentiment label to the card using 3-D foam. I used Helmar Zapdots.
10)Give to someone. This card is bound to brighten anyone’s day!
Core’dinations 12×12 Darks – Red Rose
Core’dinations 4.25 x 5.5 Darks – Navy
Core Couture 6×6 – White Gloves
Sand it Gadget
Scor-Buddy by Scor-Pal
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive & ZapDots
Spellbinders & Sizzix Dies
Stampin’ Up! Stamp
Want to see how Design Team Member Char Dobson created all these fun party decorations?! Seriously, Pink Owls, party favors, banners…what could be better?!?!?!?!!?
Check out a close up of this cutie!
And some treat bags!
Preferred partners: Queen&Co. Rhinestones, Spellbinders Labels One and Circle dies, Helmar 3D Zapdots, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape
Other supplies: Cricut Hoot & Holler cartridge, Tonic heart punch
November 12, 2012 by Ellen
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co., Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
Happy Monday Morning! yes, you heard me. We have another day today with Helmar.
So, this post was supposed to go live Saturday, I just didn’t hit “schedule”. I must have just hit “save” instead so sorry about that! These things happen when you try and blog before the correct amount of coffee necessary to function.
Designer April Derrick created that shows off her love of Zap Dots and the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. It works great on wood embellishments which always seem to need a little extra “umph” to stick since they are a bit heavier.
And check out that coverage with the misting on the Tim Holtz Kraft Core! Love it….AND that embossed chevron strop along the bottom is a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Cut and emboss 2.5″x 12″. They fit the 12″ Sizzix embossing folders perfectly!!!!
Core Products Used: Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Core’dinations Essentials, Core Tags, & Tim Holtz Kraft Core 2.25 x 12 Cut & Emboss Assorted Pack
* Helmar Products Used: Zap Dots, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Scrap Dots
Other: * May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix Embossing Plates
We are here with Helmar this week and couldn’t be more excited! We have gorgeous projects all week long for you.
So are you having fun yet??? We sure are!
Make sure you say “hi” from us over on the Helmar Facebook page AND they have some awesome boards over on Pinterest, too! And…you know how it goes here… comment here on the Core blog all week long for a chance to WIN some FAB Core’dinations goodies all for yourself. Comment every day for more chances to win!!!
Want to see what you can win this week?
And, of course…check in over at the Helmar Blog for more inspiration!
Design Team Member Andrea Amu has a gorgeous design for us today that is perfect for your Thanksgiving decor.
Interested in seeing more of this? Keep Readin!
Here is a little bit about this project from Andrea: I made some Thanksgiving Decor showcasing the beautiful Core’dinations cardstock all held together perfectly with Helmar Adhesives! All of my cuts were done using the Thanksgiving Cricut cartridge. I cut the pilgrims out at 5 3/4″ each, using Signature Series Graphic 45 Core cardstock in Photogenic and Kraft and green Core from the Tim Holtz Adirondack collection. I also cut out the pumpkin design at 2″, again using some orange Core from the Adirondack collection. That beautiful embossed word collage background is some of the new Tim Holtz collection Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions line! It’s the most wonderful backdrop for this Autumnal framed decor.
The Helmar black ZapDots 3D foam squares were great to use to add dimension to layered ares of my pilgrim and pumpkin cuts.
I love the performance of the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive! This was my first time using this glue and it won’t be my last. Seriously, where has this been all my life? It is a must have for paper crafting. Here I used it to adhere most of my layers together, to attach the ribbon to my embossed cardstock base and to apply the Stampendous Vintage Champagne Glass glitter to the centers of the Petaloo mulberry flowers. After the glue and glitter quickly dries, I applied pearl accents from Queen&Co. to each center to finish off this seasonal project.
And another close up of the flower details: