Airbrushed Core’dinations Christmas Card

Good Monday Morning! We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop.  Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.

Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas card I created using a Dreamweaver metal stencil and some Stampendous stamps in addition to, of course, Core’dinations cardstock. I used the stencil for some airbrushing and then just simply stamped my sentiment right over top of it. The Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock Number 12 is the perfect shade of green for this Holiday season.

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Airbrushed Christmas Card Supplies: 

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These metal stencils are great not only for embossing but to be used as a mask as well. I added color via my Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool as shown above. Then mask off your red and move the stencil to apply a green leaf or two for contrast. Wanting a bit more contrast and sparkle, it is a Christmas card after all, I flicked some gold mist on top of the flower.

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Sentiments from Stampendous’ Tis the Season stamp set are the perfect sentiments for any Christmas card! Embossing really adds some more texture to the card and pops the sentiment so that it stands out a bit more from your artwork.

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You can see really see the gold mist here and how much it adds to the card.

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The Tim Holtz Shattered green cardstock mimics the veins of the poinsetta leaves for some more interest as well!

~Suzanna Lee

 

Winter Layouts

Hot Chocolate Layout by Mary Pat

Hi Everyone,

Mary Pat here with you today and winter is just around the corner.  We already had our first light snow!  Core’dinations Cardstock is just perfect for all your winter themed projects.  Today I have a winter layout that I made using many different types of the Core’dinations Cardstock!

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Hot Chocolate Layout Supplies:

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I love to layer my cardstock and I layered my Gemstone Cardstock on top of Vintage Colleges.  I then cut out using my Silhouette some snowflakes using more of the Gemstone.

I made a video on how I made this layout along with demonstrating three very fun techniques using Core (scoring, corrugating, and sanding).

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Joy to the World Layout by Suzanna Lee

That time of the year where red and green dominates and all things holly and jolly is fast approaching! I have just finished a plethora of last years Christmas layouts using the traditional colors and I’m ready for something different! Today I’m sharing with you a Christmas layout that doesn’t scream Christmas but is still “of the genre” so to speak.

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Joy to the World Layout Supplies:

Still have the green, still have the stars that are often associated with Christmas, even the boughs. Just omit the red, replace it with blue and a little shimmery metallic and you have a non-traditional Christmas layout.

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Banners of combined embossing and debossing with parts of words fussy cut to create the title are dead simple with Core’dinations cardstock! Run the cardstock through your die cut machine and trim away with your scissors. Sand it a tad with the Sand -It-Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with the Dust Buddy or you will be remembering that project all Christmas season long!

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Core’dinations vellum is perfect for the holidays! Here I used a sub-title stamped on Core’dinations vellum for a little contrast and visual pop.

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More fussy cutting of embossing items. That top, right space needed a little something and these stars were the perfect complimentary filler.

 

Graphic 45 Christmas Wall Art

Hi everyone, It’s Joann with you today to share a fun Christmas project.  This week Core’dinations and Graphic 45 are doing a blog hop, stop by and check it out for a chance to win some great prizes.  With the Christmas season fast approaching I remembered one of my favorite traditions.  Every year the family goes to see the local production of the Nutcracker so I dug out my G45 Nutcracker paper collection and this is what I came up with.

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Graphic 45 Wall Art Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1. Cut all of your pieces out in the paper you choose.  I used a White card stock.

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Step 2. Assemble your shadow boxes.  Each of the boxes except for the largest one is 2 pieces the same size so matching them up is easy.

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Step 3. Attach the largest frame to the front panel and then start attaching the individual shadow boxes starting in a corner and working your way out.

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Step 4. Once all the shadow boxes have been attached, fasten on the back panel.

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Step 5.  Cut a piece of your Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions and using your Sand It Gadget, sand all the panels to show off that lovely embossing. Don’t forget yo use your Dust Buddy to clean-up the dust!  Once you are finished your sanding attach the pieces to the front of the assembled unit and start decorating!

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends!

~Joann

 

Fall Candle Wreath with May Arts Ribbon

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.

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Fall Candle Wreath with May Arts Ribbon

There is something about cool weather season, that really makes me enjoy staying in, and adding some fun seasonal decor to my home.  I found this grapevine wreath at my local craft store, and decided to use it to give a large pillar candle a make-over.  This is such an easy project, and works well for different holidays and themes.

candle-wreath-CoredinationsFall Mini-Wreath Candle Holder Supplies:

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Step 1.  Die cut leaves from the Shattered Paper Collection.

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Step 2.  Emboss the leaves using the matching embossing folder.

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Step 3.  Sand the raised areas using the Sand-It Gadget.

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Step 4.  Cut the wired edges from the Faux Burlap ribbon and fray the edges.  Weave through the wreath.

Step  5.  Hot glue the leaves onto the wreath.

Step 6.  Tie a bow with the striped ribbon and glue on the wreath to finish.

I’m sure you will be able to adapt this project to fit your decorating style.  Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Gini

 

Fall Gift Bag & Tag with May Arts Ribbon

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.

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Mary Pat here with you today and I was really excited to find out that Core’dinations was teaming up with May Arts!  What a great combo! I always like to bring a little hostess gift when visiting friends and family during the holidays.  Just a little something to say “Thanks”.  So I made a little gift bag and tag using the yummy Core’dinations and the beautiful May Arts Ribbon.

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A close up of the Tag.

novmay2For my project I used the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection to make all my pieces and layers.  This collection to me has such rich colors that just scream fall to me.  I used my Silhouette to create the fall leaves and then I added some stamped images to add some fun embellishments.  Finally to add the finishing touch I added the beautiful May Arts ribbon and cord.

Fall Gift Bag & Tag Supplies:

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Here is a video to help you create this gift bag and tag:

~Mary Pat

 

Harvest Feast Layout with May Arts Ribbon

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014. 

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Harvest Feast Layout from Suzanna Lee

Thanksgiving for some of us, is around the corner. A month away! A month to think about what’s for lunch or dinner, where you will be, if and how you will decorate, etc. There is nothing more seasonal when it comes to Core’dinations cardstock than Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Seasonal Impressions! I have another Seasonal Impressions Thankful layout to share with you. Last year, I used Thankful No.21 and this year I am going with Thankful No. 19.

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Harvest Feast Layout Supplies:

Step 1: Ink the pre-embossed Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions. This lighter color pre-embossed cardstock was a bit more difficult to see than the darker colors. Typically with Core, you sand with your Sand It Gadget to reveal the core color and have a two tone cardstock. In order to better see the pre-embossed words, rather than sanding, I used my Tim Holtz ink blender to rub color over the embossed words. You can see that better here:

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Step 2: Add some Core Tags! Using Core Tags on your layouts is a great way to add journaling or a decorative element behind or around your photos as well! If you happen to have some of May Arts Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon, it makes a perfect compliment to the Core Tags! Perfect for a fall or Thanksgiving themed layout!

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I just love the background that the pre-embossed Seasonal Impressions creates! Such an incredibly effective background without using patterned paper!

~ Suzanna

 

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