I don’t know how she does it but Debbie Standard creats layout after layout and they are ALL amazing AND they showcase Core like no other…ENJOY!
When I saw these adorable pictures of little Gavin reading I immediately thought of the Cosmo Cricket Neutral collection for my background papers. Gavin adores books and will hunt them out to sit and read and be read to. I added some Darice Washi tape to create a frame and also along the top of my page. I created the worm and books with a die cut from my Silhouette. I also used some Tim Holtz Distress Stain on my background and some Galatos to create the dribbles on the page.
Basic Core – Red
Darice Washi tape
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Graphic 45
Embellishments: Graphic 45, Recollections, Heidi Swapp (arrow)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Stains
Hangers: Tim Holtz
String & Washi Tape: Queen & Co.
Sand It Gadget
Got these adorable photos of my daughter’s bff’s baby, Gavin and decided to scrap them in a grid design using only the colors in his clothes. I Cut a border and then cut inside the border to form the outside of my frame. Then cut strips 1/4″ wide to use as the center strips in my grid. Then I chose two colors that matched his clothes and embossed them with different embossing folders. I attached some ribbon around the top one and then used my scraps (I’m all about using scraps!) to make the flowers and hearts to embellish the embossed sections. I sprayed the flowers and spin using the Mister Huey’s mist before added the brads.
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folders: Darice (hearts), Lifestyle Crafts
Spellbinder’s Die: Aster Flower Topper (S5-102)Spectacular Spin (S5-114)
Martha Stewart heart punch
Brads: My Mind’s Eye
Mister Huey’s Mists – Blizzard
I loved this picture of my son, Jason, and his girlfriend, Maria, taken during an outing to Fredericksburg. They love having me scrap pages and are getting where they are constantly sending me pictures to scrap (gotta love that after fighting to get pictures of this boy for years!!!) I went for the 6 X 6 packs to create this and picked out colors from both the Darks and the Neutrals packages. I first used a die cut to cut out the hexagons and then used different embossing folders to emboss each one with. Then I sanded them and dusted them off and adhered them to my page. Then I used my Silhouette to cut some swirls and the hearts and some Spellbinder’s die’s to cut the flowers and the leaves. As I’ve said before when you cut something delicate like leaves or swirls – run it through your Xyron machine and while it’s still on the wax paper – sand it – it’s alot easier not to tear it that way.
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing folders: Darice, Lifestyle Crafts, Cuttlebug
Silhouette Die Cuts
Spellbinder’s Die Cuts: Aster Flower Topper (S5-102), Foliage (S44-328); Rose CreationsS5-050)
Mister Huey’s Mist – Blizzard
My Mind’s Eye brads
Queen & Co Pearls
Who is ready for some Valentines Inspo? We are gearing up for week FULL of amazing projects from our Design Team just for YOU!
These are all quick and easy ideas that you can do in no time for that sweet someone in your life! Let’s start it off with Clare Buswell….
Interlocking Lace Heart Notecards with matching envelopes
Cut Silhouette files from Fuchsia Fizz and white Core. Emboss envelopes with Rosa folder, sand using Sand-It Gadget. Assemble and stamp sentiment and hearts. Add baker’s twine as closure for envelopes.
How cute are those interlocking hearts?
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials Neutrals, Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – Card Interlocking Lace Heart and Envelope Set #53860, Silhouette Portrait, Cutttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, Big Shot, Memento Luxe Love Letter, Waltzingmouse Stamps – My Heart, Nordic Winter stamp sets, baker’s twine.
And Clare isn’t done yet!
Card – Pop-Up Heart Valentine
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Core white cardstock. Cut square of Pastels cardstock, emboss, sand using Sand-It Gadget and machine stitch border. Adhere to card front. Using Silhouette cut hearts and sentiment from Fuchsia Fizz, lightly sand and attach to card. For the inside, using Silhouette cut Pop Up Heart insert from Fuchsia Fizz and layer onto light green cardstock, adhere to inside of card. Stamp hearts and sentiment. Cut heart borders using Silhouette and adhere to card to finish.
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials – Pastels, Core Essentials – Neutrals, Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – (Border Hearts #24381, Hearts and Words #53851, Card Pop Up Love #6766), Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Rosa embossing folder, Big Shot, My Heart stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Memento Luxe Love Letter, sewing machine, silicone glue, Jet Black Ranger archival ink.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! The countdown has begun…having a New Year’s Eve party? Then you came to the right place!
We have a great New Year’s Banner from Designer Tracy Gruber:
Every celebration needs a fun banner and New Year’s Eve is no exception! Starte by cutting 4×4″ squares from black Core card stock from the Neutrals Collection. Next, cut 3×3″ squares from gray Core card stock, also from the Neutrals collection. Then use a corner rounder to round all of the corners of both the black and gray squares. Sand the edges of all of the black squares with the Sand It Gadget. Cut out the letters using the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge at 2 1/4.” Next, Cut out the bottles from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 1/2″ each. Emboss and then sand the “liquid” in side of the bottle with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to make it look like bubbles! Attach them to the banner with Tombow 3D foam tabs.
And some close ups:
How cute are the sequins for the bubbles???
-Sand It Gadget
-Alphalicious Cricut cartridge
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder
Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of glitter and confetti. So for my New Year’s card, I got out my Glitter Silk paper! It is so fun and sparkly….perfect for for my card. Simply cut three strips (I used the Princess Pink and Copper Shimmer) and adhere them to a white card base. I cut the larger strip at 1 1/4″ and the two smaller at 1/4.” The champagne glass is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and is cut at 4 3/4.” I embossed and sanded the “liquid” inside of the glass to make it look bubbly!
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
3D Foam Tabs and Mono Multi Glue
-Sand It Gadget
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Get that “Pin It” button ready! We have some AH-mazing Thanksgiving/Fall inspired table decor for you today featuring our Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock.
First up Designer Ava Gavloski created this amazing tablescape. How cool will this look on your Thanksgiving Day Table?
Autumn is a bouquet of colors which truly is magical to watch as you stroll down the country side roads and city parks. The fresh cool air of autumn brings memories to warm everyone’s heart. Designing with the Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered collection during this sunny day of Autumn has set the ambiance for a thankful Thanksgiving.
Below you will see all the leaves that I distressed.
a) This line you see the green leaves cut out straight up from the paper. B) this side presents the harvest orange, crumbled and sanded leaves green leaves were made by first crumbling the cardstock, sanding and then die cutting the leaves out. C) this line of leaves shows the differences from inked and die cut to crumbled and sanded before die cutting the leaves. D) this sample is taking the cherry bright cardstock , crumbled, sanded before die cutting.
And some close ups:
Look at all that gorgeous Shattered cardstock!
And one more of the distressed, crumpled leaves:
Tim Holtz Shattered Collection Kraft Core, Sand It Set, Helmar, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Ranger Distress Ink, Ripe Persimmon , Procraft cuttlebug, Leaves die 37-1214, Thrift store: candle, tray and candle holder
Next a Fall themed topiary from Designer Shaunte Wadley! The large flower is just a scalloped shape piece of cardstock (you can use a die for this or a cutting machine) and then scored and folded. For a similar project that I did for Christmas check out Debbie’s Dares blog for more!
These are pretty easy to make. Just take 4 circles and cut off the bottoms to make a straight line (this is how they will stand up on their own). Scor down the middle and fold. Then adhere them back to back around a stick (I use kabob skewers that I cut down) to make the little pumpkings. Ink the edges so they really pop.
Like some amazing projects from Core’dinations, right?!??! Whether it is just some simple sanding, embossing or distressing we have it for you today! Suzanna Lee uses just a bit of distressing on this first layout. It is a great idea if you are just starting to use Core or if you just want a simple touch of the distressed look.
But first don’t forget we are cropping!!!!!!!!
There is so much to point out on this layout but the one touch that strikes me the most is the ground covered fall foliage! Easy to create with a piece of Kraft Core that you wad into a ball and sand to create the nooks and cranny’s of the ground followed by layering of fallen leaves. Both the Marvy Uchida embossing punch and Lawn Fawn dies are perfect for such a task! The mica fragments, embossed wind swooshes and and touch of Imaginisce gold add the perfect complimentary touches!
Sanding those veins is just THE perfect touch!
Oh these leaves!
Embossing Folder: Darice
Die: Lawn Fawn
iRock and Hot Rocks: Imaginisce
Punch: EK Success, Marvy Uchida
Mica Fragments: Stampendous
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
And another layout from Jennifer Edwardson
. I don’t know about you but I am a sucker for puppy layouts!
I’ve been wanting to create a grid style layout for a while and really wanted the squares to be a great focus so when I snapped these cute pics of our daschund puppy I knew they’d be perfect for this layout.
I chose a piece of 12 x 12″ Snowflake Jillian Dot for the base and then cut (25) 2 1/2″ squares to create the focal point of my layout. I used carstock from the Neutrals Collection and ran them thru my Big Shot using (3) different embossing folders.
I lightly sanded off the top and then laid them out evenly spaced onto my base. Once I had them all adhered, I used a ruler and bloack journaling pen to draw the ‘stitching’ in between each row.
I adhered one fo the photos of Marshall flat and the other raised using 3D foam. I used a large ‘ticket’ embosssing folder to create the ‘Admit One’ ticket and then precision cut it out of the cardstock. I tucked it just under the edge of the flat photo with a piece of May Arts ribbon. Then I lightly twisted another piece of May Arts ribbon on an angle underneath the photos and added a couple stickers to it as well.
For the title I used a piece of Kraft-Core and cut ‘puppy’ using a font file on my Silhouette. The ‘rotten’ type text stickers are Bella Blvd. High Five Alphas…..LOVE how this one of my ‘rotten puppy’ came together !!
Darice Embossing Folders – Wire Fence (1218-58) Crackle (1218-57) Ticket (1218-89)
Other – Craft Concepts embossing folder, Studio Calico sticker, LilyBee Design sticker
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