It sure is!
We are looking forward to the weekend here, are you???
Today we have a fabulous find from our very own Design Team Member Andrea Amu! Andrea is a whiz on the Cricut and you can see that on this double page layout featuring Core Essentials. Here are the cartridges she used:
Paper Lace cartridge (floral lace background); Lyrical Letters cartridge (birdhouse); Cindy Loo cartridge (font letters); Straight From the Nestcartridge (heart flourish).
Here are the individual pages. Check out how Andrea used the negative image from the large, floral, lace background on the first page. Such a great idea and a great way to use every inch of that Core!
Have a GREAT weekend!!!
YES! I said Winner(s)!
We couldn’t pick just one so we picked TWO!!!
First up is Irit Shalom. Irit submitted two fabulous entries with some fun journaling and cool techniques and here they are:
Some awesome Basic Grey Core Impressions on this layout. Love it paired with all of the vertical strips of cardstock and ribbon. AND, yes! We would love to go to that Cherry Festival! Sounds amazing.
Love love all the Jillibean Soup Core Impressions on this layout and how Irit sanded the “18″ with the Core Impressions. And those layered journaling spots are the best!
Such a cool idea!!!
Make sure you check out how Sherry mixed handwriting with tiny alphas for her journaling.
Thank you thank you so much for all the entries!!! We will be doing challenges every month so stay tuned for the 1st of July for details for the July challenge.
Winners can you please email your address and phone number (for international entries) to email@example.com.
Have a GREAT week!
We have one more post for you to help you be inspired for all of those rockin’ men in your life.
How about some Teresa Collins Core Amour love from Brianne Nevill? On the Edge is perfect for those projects ar LOVE the white journaling around the edges of the Black Magic base. What a great idea and perfect inspiration for our Journaling challenge!!!
You still have time to get those entries in for a prize pack of CORE
And check out this amazing detail! Gosh that guitar is so awesome!!!
First up..don’t forget to check out our June Challenge!!!
All you need to do is journal and show us a fun Hard Core technique and you can get up to TWO chances to win!!
Check out details here.
The Cosmo Cricket Woodgrain Core Impressions is still a favorite around here. It can be used for layouts, cards…
anything! Today’s card from Cari Locken is no exception.
First off, it is SO stinkin’ CUTE! And it can be perfect for those men in your life as we are celebrating Father’s Day.
And check out the inside!!! The wood grain and additional embossing look fabulous.
This is such a great example of cards that work on the inside AND out.
Have a GREAT week!
Did you see yesterday’s post?
Make sure you check out the journaling challenge! AND throw in an uber cool Core technique and you get TWO chances to win!!!
Today we have some inspirational cards from Kandis Smith. Kandis always makes the most beautiful cards.
For the first card, Kandis used the Provocraft Diamond Plate and her Cuttlebug to create the subtle but perfect background. LOVE the gray.
And how about some Tim Holtz Inspiration? The rich, earthy tones from the Tim Holtz/Ranger collections are perfect for those Father’s Day projects. And don’t forget those awesome Tim Holtz/Ranger Sizzix dies for your embossing machines. They add the perfect touch to this amazing cardstock collection!
Don’t have a Cuttlebug or embossing machine? DON’T WORRY!
Today Lydia Jackson is going to show you how to create your own distress folder.
For some projects you don’t always want a crisp clean embossed detail. When you want
your edges to fade to nothing, or to blend an embossing folder where the
edges don’t match up, this technique is just what you need.
Notice how the swirls vary in embossed depth?
What you will need is your desired embossing folder, a hammer, sanding block
and hard surface.
Place your paper between your embossing folder, then hammer all over,
hammering lightly around the edges, or theplace you wish it to fade.
Remove from the folder and sand.
Have a great week!
Today we have the CUTEST project for you from Design Team Member Hera Frei!
Hera made these adorable place settings for her Easter Celebration this weekend. They are super easy, adorable and the perfect way to celebrate your Holiday weekend with family and friends.
Here are some more photos:
Just a little bit of sanding you have an adorable place setting!!!
We have some Easter Cards to share with you from our Design Team today! These will definitely get you inspired to create some festive projects this week while you wait for the Easter Bunny to arrive.
First up we have a super cute card from Design Team Member Cari Locken. Cari used Core Essentials, Gemstones and Whitewash Cardstocks and some Queen & Co. pearls along with the Cricut Expressions & Spring Holiday Cards Cartridge.
And here is a fun card from Design Team Member Linda Beeson. Check out all the cute details on here, including the gorgeous stamping on the Core Essentials and the Core Impressions Woodgrain on the cardbase.
Have a GREAT week everyone!
We will keep you updated on the Design Team call as well.
For some Chocolate? Chocolate Box that is….
Firs up is a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Debbie used Chocolate Box as the base of her layout here. Debbie used Chocolate Box with a blue core and sanded the scored frame to accent the blues throughout the layout. Also note on both of these layouts the hearts at the bottom of the page!
This layout is from Design Team Member Cari Locken. Brown looks GREAT with everything! The colors on this layout are gorgeous…blues…reds…greens and Cari anchors this layout with some Vintage cardstock as the base and uses the Mint Chocolate Chip Chocolate Box to accent the green. Remember: all of our lines Core’dinate! So the green in the Core of the Chocolate box core’dinates perfectly with the green from the Core Essentials. Isn’t that great? Makes matching colors for your project so easy.
We are celebrating color again today with one of the most classic color combinations: Black, White and Red. And it just so happens that some of our lines are just perfect for this combo!
For this layout Kim tore the edge of each of the “frames” used around the photos and sanded the Core Impressions cardstock to reveal the stars. She also used her Scor-Pal to score the lines across the bottom and top,then punched and sanded a border to adhere below the ribbon. Remember to check out our videos here for more information on scoring.
And if you love Black and White you have to check out our NEW Jenni BowlinCore Amour collection. You are going to love this line!!! And if you take a hard look at this card from Design Team Member Debbie Standard, you may be able to figure out who we are doing our next blog swap with next month.