Well look no further! Our team is using the Believe line from Heidi Swapp again today. It doesn’t get much more festive than this! Please make sure you head over to Heidi’s blog for more amazing ideas!
So are we ready for some layouts? Love how Kim Moreno went the chalkboard look on this layout using her Black Magic and the Heidi Swapp Believe collection. The Peppermint Stix paper with the chalkboard words is perfect for this and all the papers are dobule sided so endless options! And can we talk about that cute little house made of Core’dinations Chocolate Box and Heidie Swapp papers? And it’s layered on the Core Tag? Eeeeeek! How clever is that!?
And another layout from Kate Nolan Denham! These snowflakes are the perfect accent for the Believe collection and I just LOVE how Kate plays with the angle on this layout!
Kate here, bringing you some snow a little bit early this year! It was so easy to share our Christmas snow with you by using lots of Core’dinations Cardstock paired with Heidi Swapp’s Believe Collection.
The snowflakes were cut out of Snowflake Core’dinatins Cardstock (perfectly named) using my Cameo. I painted them with some Gemstone Glue and sprinkled Shaved Ice onto the snowflakes. Core’dinations Cardstock is so sturdy that is the the perfect base for this technique!
When I opened my box of goodies for this product trade with Heidi Swapp I got sooooo excited !! I absolutely LOVE this holiday paper and went straight to my ‘Seasonal Core Impressions’ for the base for this layout. I lightly sanded my Core cardstock to allow the kraft core show through – makes the words completely stand out !!
I mixed my fave patterns from the Heidi Swapp ‘Believe’ collection with a piece of scarlet ’tillie dot’ cardstock for a base to my photo. I also wanted to have a little layer underneath a few of the cut outs so I ran a piece of ‘peeled paint’ cardstock through my Big Shot using the ‘wire fence’ embossing folder by Darice. LOVE this folder ……
I used a light pattern for my journaling and put it in my typewriter – this is my fave way to add journaling to my layouts. and done !
First up we have a layout from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham:
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year! Definitely a time to for me to be imaginative and have fun. The Halloween layout I am sharing today shows a fun way to use Core’dinations Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions as a fantastic background.
To make the words POP on the background, I not-so-gently sanded all the words on the Halloween Seasonal Impressions Cardstock and theen added some chalk. I really wanted the Kraft-Core to absorb the color in the orange and blue Chalking Inks so giving it a good sanding is the key.
The title work was super easy! I cut the title out of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Black Magic with my Cricut and then sanded it like crazy so the blue background would play on the title.
Next time you are creating a seasonal layout grab some of the Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions!
And next up we have card from Designer Clare Buswell:
Love this card? Here is how Clare did it:
Make cardbase from cardstock. Emboss Black Magic cardstock, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, adhere to card and round bottom corners. Add patterned paper (Authentique Thrilling Collection) panel and adhere sticker stitches. Add ribbon, bow and twine. Adhere Authentique Thrilling Collection stickers to cardstock, ink edges and fussy cut, attach to card using foam pads. Adhere flower, enamel dot and broom, to finish.
And next up we have a super simple card from Debbie Standard. All she did was emboss two colors of cardstock with two different folders and then added an EK Success sticker. And don’t forget that May Arts ribbon…it’s actually cord that is PERFECT for Halloween with the black, orange and purple!
Today Ava Gavloski created an awesome tag that has a really masculine feel to it. I don’t know about you but I could really use more of these for those last minute gifts for the men in my life!
Here I used the Ahoy Matey stamps from Inspired by Stamping and paired this stamp set with the Core’dinations Vintage Collection.
You can really see how well the double sided Core’dinations Cardstock can stretch your options as a designer within the craft industry. The blue and golden brown tones of this cardstock gives you the sand and sea effect co-ordinating well with the stamp set.
I used the Darice Birch embossing folder to give some weathered board texture and the tearing of the Core’dination cardstock gives the feel of waves rolling to shore.
I love that we have such a mix of styles on our team! Designer Jill Lebbin really works the CAS look but don’t let that you fool you. There are some amazing details on this card. Jill used her Crafter’s Workshop stencil so keep reading on how she did it….
I heat embossed the balloon using my Darice heat tool. I laid down the TCW stencil and used Ferro from Viva with a putty knife on top and smoothed it over … a technique I learned from CHA! The ferro is charcoal color and I got it from Hobby Lobby. I wish computers would allow you to touch the card bc the ferro makes the card 3d almost because it dries hard. It’s like a putty paste . It seriously is THE COOLEST stuff!!
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Make card from cardstock. Layer spotted cardstock onto pink cardstock, sew border using sewing machine. Emboss border on Core Tag, stamp sentiment and adhere to panel with foam pads. Attach twine and adhere panel to card. Add sequins. Die-cut layers of flowers, shape petals using rounded end of pen on a foam mat. Sand tips of petals. Ink centers of layers with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, layer petals together and glue. Cut leaf shapes from green Kraft-Core, score line in middle and pinch vein lines with needle nosed tweezers. Sand with Sand-It Gadget. Attach leaves and flower to card.
Other: Sewing Machine, Jet Black ink pad (Ranger), Baker’s Twine, Foam pads, sequins, Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, Big Shot, embossing folder Anna Griffin Rosa (border) Cuttlebug, Distress Inks – Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Cottage Garden stamp set from The Craft’s Meow.
And how about another one??!?!?!?
Make card from cardstock. Layer spotted cardstock onto yellow cardstock, sand surface and sew border using sewing machine. Emboss border on Core Tag, stamp sentiment and adhere to panel with foam pads. Attach twine and adhere panel to card. Add sequins. Die-cut layers of flowers, shape petals using rounded end of pen on a foam mat. Sand tips of petals. Ink centers of layers with Antique Linen Distress Ink, layer petals together and glue. Cut leaf shapes from green Kraft-Core, score line in middle and pinch vein lines with needle nosed tweezers. Sand with Sand-It Gadget. Attach leaves and flower to card.
Other: Sewing Machine, Jet Black ink pad (Ranger), Baker’s Twine, Foam pads, sequins, Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, Big Shot, embossing folder Anna Griffin Poppy (border) Cuttlebug, Distress Inks – Antique Linen, Cottage Garden stamp set from The Craft’s Meow.
First up we have a gingerbread card from Designer Vivina Keh. Keep reading because this isn’t the gingerbread you were thinking of
Vivian Keh here today to share with you a card which uses a technique I came up with awhile back which I call the “Gingerbread” technique. Perhaps a Hard Core video tutorial is in store for you sharing this really easy technique! In conjunction with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock that has been sanded, the patterns really pop off your papercrafted projects!
ki Memories – Decorative Brad
Maya Road – Canvas Tag
Hampton Art – Stamp
Tombow – Stamp Runner
Next up some cards from Designer Clare Buswell! She gives us some AWESOME step by step instructions:
Make card from cardstock, round bottom corners. Ink edges with Distress Inks. Deboss cardstock, sand with Sand-It Gadget and ink surface, round bottom corners and adhere to card. Trim cardstock, sand and ink edges, stitch top and attach across card. Stamp flowers, fussy cut, color with Distress Markers and ink edges, attach to card with foam pads. Add twine. Stamp sentiment onto die-cut tag, ink edges, add brads and attach to card.
Other: Corner rounder, Spellbinders Grommet Tags, Big Shot, Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger), Distress Inks – Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, red twine, brads, foam pads, twine, Potted Garden stamp set from The Craft’s Meow, sewing machine, embossing folder Anna Griffin Poppy Cuttlebug, Distress Markers – Barn Door, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass, Broken China.
And one more from Clare!
Make card from cardstock, round bottom corners. Ink edges with Distress Inks. Trim and sand Clocks cardstock. Ink edges with Distress Ink, adhere to card. Add burlap trim, pierce holes and add brads. Stamp sentiment onto die-cut tag, ink edges, add twine and attach to card. Stamp vintage clock, fussy cut, color details with Distress Markers and ink edges, attach to card with foam pads.
Other: Corner rounder, Spellbinders Grommet Tags, Big Shot, Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger), Distress Inks – Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain, burlap trim from May Arts, brads, foam pads, twine, Vintage Clocks stamp set from The Craft’s Meow, Distress Marker Antique Linen and Scattered Straw.
What else could you possible need? Tracy Gruber is working colors, patterns and so much more today!
First up a very fun and festive card…but keep scrolling down…there’s a great layout, too!
I love to find new techniques to use with my Core! For this card, I used a Studio Calico mask and put it behind my piece of Core card stock. I then sanded with the Sand It Gadget until the design started to show. Pretty cool, huh? Then, I cut some stars and then added the white shape with the Paper Smooches sentiment. Next up some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce Glam Rocks finish off this card perfeclty!
The best part about scrapping with Core’dinations card stock is the ability to use different techniques to create unique layouts. On the dark pink base, I simply used the Sand It Gadget to sand three different areas for a distress look. It adds a different element to your layout that is really easy to do! I then used a piece of light pink Spotted Tillie Dot and sanded it to make the polka dots “pop.” The last technique I used was crumpling up a piece of White Wash card stock, flattening it out, and then sanding it. This allows the Sand It Gadget to hit the creased spots and the background color to show through.