Please note we updated this post with some directions for you on how to make this cute little project!
We have a fun week for you this week! We have teamed up with Petaloo and Sweet Stamp shop for some FUN! If you love flowers make sure you buy Petaloo flowers that core’dinate with our cardstock PERFECTLY! No worrying about matching them yourself, we did that for you.
Don’t forget to head over to Petaloo blog and the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check things out. I heard some rumors there are goodies up for grabs over there, too! (Keep in mind SSS is PST time so they be up a bit later).
We will be giving away some goodies here on the blog for commenting ALL WEEK long and our Facebook page, too! Leave a comment over there about what the first day of school is like in your house! I know it is a crazy day here!!! And if you don’t have kids in school then share a found memory you have about your first day of school. We want to here it…we are gearing up for 8000 likes over there and can’t wait!
Today Design Team Member Char Dobson created this desktop calendar that is perfect for any teacher gift. Char used Cardinal cardstock that matches the Petaloo flowers and the Sweet Stamp Shop Against the Grain stamp set. Don’t be afraid to stamp on that colored cardstock!!! Everyone needs a large woodgrain stamp, don’t you think?
Here are a few more shots for you…See how Char added a little Graphic 45 Signature Series Cardstock along the bottom?
See you tomorrow!
Want to make this for yourself? Here’s the basic instructions for the calendar – if you have ever made an easel card; it is the same idea.
Cut a piece of Core’dinations cardstock 6″ x 12″ and fold in half. Then fold one end towards the center. This is the easel base. Cut a Core’dinations cardstock mat at 6″ x 4″ and a decorative piece for stamping or embossing at 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Embellish as desired. Adhere mat to the long piece of cardstock that was folded in so that the bottoms line up (refer to first photo in the blog post if you’re not sure about this). The tiny piece I have under the sticky note pad is 6″ x 1″, and I got the printable calendar pages here:http://www.asensoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/two-months-blank-calendar-template-723×1024.jpg
Card Design Team call update: We are still narrowing down entries. We are HOPING to have a decision by the end of the week.
This is not an easy process and something we don’t take lightly so we appreciate your patience!
So here is a little taste of some of the Petaloo flowers created specifically to match our papers!!! How much do you love the fact that you have everything that will core’dinate at your finger tips? It makes creating easy AND beautiful!
Melissa used a bunch of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on this layout, too! She used the Dodz to adhere the flowers (once these guys go down they aren’t going anywhere!) and some of the 3D foam adhesive for the hand cut flowers that she alternated with the Petaloo flowers. Did you know those hand cut flowers are from our Jillibean Soup Core Impressions pack? Melissa also used some Vintage cardstock (green) and Fancy Pants Core Impressions (yellow) and Core Essentials (pink).
Here is a close up of the Whitewash hearts and the 3d Foam adhesive on the flowers.
And when I mean work it..I mean WORK IT! Get out that Core and get busy
Hope it is a great one. Not sure if you were over at our Facebook page today but we posted a card from Debbie Standard that is all about mixing Core’dinations collections.
And that is what Debbie did here, too! She takes the Black Magic cardstock and pairs it beautifully with some Whitewash. All you need to do is match up the cores..see how Debbie scored the frame on the Black Magic and that pink shows through after it is sanded. Add some Prima, Petaloo and Maya Road goodies and you have one fabulous layout. Notice there isn’t any patterned paper on this layout?
PS…we are working very hard on the Design Team Call applications. At this point we are trying to get it narrowed down by next week. It isn’t easy but we are working at it! So stay tuned!
DON’T FORGET….ONLY 25 MORE HOURS TO GET THOSE CARD DESIGN TEAM APPS IN!!!!
Today we have some layouts for you from Design Team Member Debbie Standard.
And Next up Debbie has another layout for us today. Seriously…what goes better with clouds than our fabulous Whitewash Cardstock?!?!??!
As you know we are having some FUN this week! Check out the May Arts blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too! You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win) or on our Facebook page! Since we hit 6k likes last week we are in it to win it for 7k!!!!
How’s about we get messy today? Design Team April Derrick whipped up some super cool layouts for you today! The pop of May Arts Glitter ribbon is so perfect on this layout. And look closely, there are some awesome details like the Whitewash under the folder embossed with the Darice Clouds embossing folder….the color matching Petaloo flower….
Have you seen these gorgeous oversized frayed flowers from May Arts???
They looks so gorgeous cut and used here on layout…and check out the ribbon weaving!
See you tomorrow with MORE MORE MORE!