Hello, Core friends! Vivian Keh here with an accordion mini album that I made for one of my three closest high school friends, all of whom were able to visit me recently for an amazing reunion, just as we all hit the big Four Oh! I crafted this album to house small photos from our long weekend together, using a monochromatic palette, which is extra fun with all the lovely tones and tints of cardstock that Core’dinations has available!
Check out the Core Essentials part of the website for color families so you can create your very own monochromatic look like this!
There’s some die-cutting, dry embossing, stamping, and of course my current favorite – tearing!
A distressed crumpled look is so so easy with Core!
Layer your scalloped edges for a “gingerbread” look! Ya know, like the roofs of gingerbread houses..cute, huh?!??!
Fiskars – scallop edger punch, small butterfly punch
Next up a layout….. How cool are those torn squares?!?!
We have some fun projects for you today. Hope this weekend is a scrappy one! But first we want to make sure we see you back here Monday!
First a card from Designer Gail Linder:
One of the things I love about Core’dinations Cardstock, besides the colored core, is that there are so many fantastic colors of cardstock. Color can evoke a feeling in a layout, it can help support the theme of a layout or it can just compliment the photos. It is awesome that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock has so many colors that it makes it so easy to do of these things! When creating this “All Boy” layout, I wanted to use what I consider “all boy” colors. Core’dinations Cardstock did not fail me!
To pop the ColorCore on the green background paper, orange arrows and brown titlework I simply distressed the cardstock with the Core’dinations Sandit Gadget and Dust Buddy.
I stamped some fun boy adjectives after adding a bit of Distress Paint to a Core’dinations Core’Tag. These sturdy, smooth tags are awesome for adding wet mediums. Stamping on the textured ColorCore Cardstock has such a great effect, too, as you can see on the “guareneed trouble” spot.
Ranger Archival Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Die-namics Alpha Die
Happy Monday Morning!
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Now we more inspiration for you from Designer Ava Gavloski.
Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today we have some gorgeous gorgeous creations from Designer Vivian Keh. She creates the most gorgeous rolled flowers! And then there is a layout…some Chocolate Box cardstock from the Fancy Pants Core Impressions line ….something for EVERYONE today!And a detail of that flower…SWOOOOOON!Hello Core’dinations fans! Vivian here today to share with you an elegant floral card using a muted palette of Core’dinations Cardstock. I used a warm beige from the Core’dinations Jenni Bowlin “Everyday” Collection for my card base, sanding the decorative leaf pattern already conveniently pre-embossed in this cardstock. I layered an elegant grey from the Neutral Collection that I had embossed with a great Sizzix embossing folder. For the blossom, I die-cut and sanded the pieces for nice shabby appeal, piercing with a simple brad to hold the bloom together. To finish, I added a bit of distress ink on all pieces, some bling and pretty seam binding.
Hope you enjoyed my project today, and thanks for looking! For more of my inspirations, please visit me on my blog!
Core’dinations – Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions “Everyday” Collection, Neutrals Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – “English Botanical” Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz – Distress Ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Seam Binding
Teresa Collins – Decorative Brad
Spellbinders – Floral Die
My Mind’s Eye – Gems~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Need a wedding card? Look no further!I love the aqua/ chocolate brown color pairing in just about everything, from papercrafts to home decor – both fresh and comforting. For today’s project, I used Core’dinations Fancy Pants Designs”Refreshed” Collection, which delivers that comforting chocolate embossed in a variety of designs as well as your pick of pretty pastels that are also pre-embossed. This makes for great papercrafted projects in a variety of themes.
I sanded all the layers and die-cuts and added distress ink to the edges. The sentiment was stamped using watermark ink and then heat embossed with embossing powder. Just a little bit of embellishment and this card was done.Supplies:Core’dinations – Fancy Pants Core Impressions “Refreshed” Collection, Venetian Lace (Cream Color) Cardstock, Sand-It Gadget, Dust BuddySizzix – Bigz Die “Butterflies and Labels”Hampton Art – “Happily Ever After” Clear Stamp SetTim Holtz – Distress Ink
Fiskars – Floral Punch
Stampendous – “Champagne” Embossing Powder
Versamark – Watermark Ink
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Lace~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~And nothing finishes up better than a layout, don’t you agree?
I chose several bold colors from Core’dinations Darks Collection, which have great grounding colors that are perfect for masculine projects. As you can see in the detail shot, there is so much easy interest one can create with Core – die-cut it, paper-punch it, sand it, tear it, emboss it, crimp it, distress it, stamp it. All of these were used in this layout. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!The story of how my husband and I met is really special. And both of us still can’t believe how serendipitous our meeting truly was. Hence, the “when pigs fly” stamping on my background, using the great kraft side of our Tim Holtz Kraft Core Cardstock with a simple black ink. His smile, and humorous personality brought levity to the rather challenging moment in our lives captured here on film. I simply layered a bunch of Core elements on top of a piece of old book paper, topping off with a little bling and some scrunched up mulberry paper that I had misted.Supplies:Core’dinations – Darks Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Venetian Lace (Cream Color), Sand-It Gadget, Dust BuddyDarice – Dominoes Embossing Folder
Sizzix – Chip Block Alphabet Strip Die, Washer Border Strip DieFiskars – Crimper, Hexagon Punches, Floral PunchBo Bunny – GemsHampton Art – Art Warehouse “Speckle Background” Woodblock Stamp, Graphic 45 “Olde Curiousity Shoppe One” Cling Stamp SetTim Holtz – Distress InkMemento – Tuxedo Black Dye InkLindy’s Stamp Gang – Mist
Old book paperMulberry Paper
Today we have a super “krafty” layout from designer Kate Nolan-Denham.
I am having a great love of all things Kraft lately and I find myself reaching for the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core all the time . The sweet layout of my grandson I am sharing today is chock-full of this line!
I sanded the background cardstock, Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.10, using my Sand it Gadget to give it a bit of an aged look. To create the rulered mat, I embossed a piece of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.6, with Darice 12″ ruler embossing folders. After fussy cutting out each ruler, I inked them with Distress Ink and added them to a 9″x 8″ mat of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No. 23.
The title work is die cut from Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.21 and distressed a bit with the Sandit Gadget. Of course, I always use the Dust Buddy everytime I sand. The photo mat and die punched hearts are made from scraps of Core’dinations papers I had in my stash. Got to love stash!
Darice Ruler Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
EK Success Punches
Helmar ZapDots & Premium Craft Glue
And ..the GREAT thing about Kraft Core is you can use a little or a lot! Check out Clare Buswell’s card here using all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock including a paper ruffle flower from Kraft Core. You can mix & match Core beautifully, don’t you think? Add some of the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress collection, too!
Check out more of Clare’s paper ruffles HERE. Gorgeous!
And just love love how she stamped on the Whitewash Cardstock.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic
Core Essentials Neutrals
Core Essentials Darks
Core Impressions Mini’s; Jenni Bowlin Studio
Sand it Gadget
Embossing Folder: Darice
Stamps: October Afternoon, Technique Tuesday
Ink: QuickQuotes, VersaFine
Twine: The Twinery
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Project Life Card: American Crafts