- Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection Spun Sugar
- Core Reflecting Pool
- Core Fuchsia Fizz
- 110lb Smooth White Cardstock
- Sand-It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Darice Notebook Recycled 4×4″
- Embossalicious embossing folder
- Big Shot, May Arts Trim
- Ranger Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
- Memento Luxe Angel Pink
- Hand carved flower stamp
- Silhouette Portrait
- Silhouette file Design ID #41654
- Font – Happy Fox
- Quickie Glue Sakura
- American Crafts Premium Ribbon Ruban Blush
- Corner rounder
Step 1: Unscrew post from notebook, carefully keep notebook pages in a stack, remove cover.
Step 2: Trim Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection Spun Sugar cardstock to fit front and back covers. Sand edges using Sand-It Gadget.
Step 3: Trim 110lb Smooth White Core cardstock slightly smaller, stamp little flowers in two shades of pink, round corners, attach and punch hole in corner.
Step 4: Trim Core Reflecting Pool cardstock to fit across cover, emboss, sand and adhere.
Step 7: Add embossed layer over the back and sand.
Design by Clare Buswell
It’s Gail Linder here with you today to share a fun summer project using a variety of Core’dinations Cardstock!
Where I live in Queensland (Australia) we have a very long and hot summer. Needless to say my kids get invited to lots of pool parties over these months! Below I’ve created a fun bag and tag set that is sure to suit the feel (and color scheme) of any pool party!
Core Essentials Pastel Collection – Reflecting Pool
Core Essentials Brights Collection – Atoll Aqua, Tulip
Graphic 45 Signature Series – Creme Brulee, Gala Gold
Spotted Jillian Dot - Heartfelt
Core Tags - Pastel
Sand It Gadget
Darice gift bag
May Arts ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
My Favorite Things & Simon Says Stamp Dies
Wave Border Set cut file
To create the look of waves for the front of the bag, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut six wave strips out of light aqua card which I then backed in a darker blue color to make them really stand out.
To add even more texture to the waves, I ran the strips through my paper crimper before adhering them behind. A quick sand to reveal the lighter core and I LOVE the effect! Check our Corrugate It video here on how to do this.
A few fun embellishments and a colorful banner across the top completed my decorated gift bag front!
Since I have the waves and water, all we needed was some sunshine so I created a tag to go with it, inspired by the sun!
To create this bright 3-D sun, I simply cut strips from different shades of yellow cardstock to fold over and layer. You can see that I ran some strips through my paper crimper also for even more texture, and also to tie in with the bag!
Happy 4th Card by Suzanna Lee
Darice Embossing “masks”, Die – Lifestyle Crafts, Embossing Folder – Tim Holtz
Patterened Paper – Pebbles Inc, Letter Roller Stamp – Pebbles Inc, Buttons – Michael’s
Stickles – Tim Holtz
I used Darice’s embossing folder “mask” to create this special cut out instead of using one of your sandwich plates, you can select areas that you don’t emboss.
To the left is the sandwich (minus the paper) and to your right is the resulting effect. I chose to “fill” the hole with another piece of embossed BlackMagic that I cut using the embossing mask to trace the oval. The result is less raised as you put embossed cardstock on flat cardstock (as opposed to two layers of embossed paper).
There is a lot of depth to this card with the fireworks really coming at you! I only adhered the center of the die cut firework sprays thus enabling me to use my finger nail to curl out the “arms”. A little Stickles adds to festivities!