April 19, 2015 by Core'dinator
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection, Tombow Adhesive
A special time in one’s life is graduation day. The preparation leading up to this event is enjoyable by all families. Ava here to share a card for my niece who will be graduating and the school colors are red, white and black.
Graduation Card Supplies:
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock
- Graphic 45 Signature Series, Photogenic
- Core Essentials Cardstock, Snowflake
- Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy
- May Arts Ribbon
- Tombow Adhesive
- Spellbinders label 8 dies
- Clearsnap Colorbox Ink
Step 1. Die cut a few labels from Spellbinders, emboss, ink and you have a multi-layered card.
Step 2. Tearing Core’dinations Cardstock for a distressed edge is my favorite technique. Here I used Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock.
Step 3. Heat embossed my sentiment in black ink and stamped my star’s in Red, Clearsnap Colorbox Ink.
Step 4. Layer the label die cuts with foam squares from Tombow, add some rhinestones and a bow.
Texture and mixed media are the “buzz” words now, and Core’dinations papers are the perfect paper for this trend. Not only is the paper great for tearing, embossing, and distressing to add texture, but many of the papers have an aged look already, like the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection that I used to create this Bee Well Soon Card.
“Bee Well Soon” Card Supplies:
- Kraft-core Shattered
- Kraft-core Nostalgic
- Stampendous: Queen Bee, Timeless Tags Stamps
- Penny Black: Sweet As Honey (sentiment) stamp
- Sizzix: Book Cover #1 Embossing Folder
- Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Small, Pierced Ovals Die Sets, Grand Calibur Machine
- Close To My Heart Heat Tool
- May Arts Ribbons: 445-15-32; SM-27
- Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz; Versafine Onyx Black; Memnto Luxe Elderberry ink pads; and Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; Radiant Neon Amplify – Black, Electric Yellow; Clear Embossing Powder
- Madeira: Gold Thread
- Xyron Adhesives
- Tapestry Needle
Step 2. Rub gold ink over the raised areas and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
Step 3. Stamp the bee and die cut.
Step 4. Add hand stitching around the oval panel.
Step 5. Paint the bee with Amplify! and heat set to create dimension.
Step 6. Layer the card as shown with mats, sentiment and ribbons.
There are so many techniques to try using Core’dinations! Just jump in and give it a go.
Are you looking for a way to share a special Valentine card or gift? How about this mini mailbox made with some favorite Core’dinations products?
Love Notes Mailbox Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions
- Polka Dot Pops Paper
- Core Basics Patterned Paper in Light Pink Small Dot
- Victoria Lynn Sticky Rhinestone Heart Seals
- Martha Stewart Ribbons
- Petalloo Flowers
Step 1: Cut mailbox shape from Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions Valentine’s paper. I used an electronic cutter, but you can find templates on the internet if you would like to handcut. (search 3D mailbox template).
Step 2: Use Sand it Gadget to expose the words in the Seasonal Impressions paper.
This is an easy project that can make a big impact for that someone special this Valentine’s Day.
Hi Everyone! Gail Lindner here…. I had a simple design in mind using ONLY Core’dinations cardstock and looked to Pinterest for some fun color combinations! I came up with four combinatons and made several of each in one big creating session!
I cut the sentiment “Thanks” out using my Silhouette Cameo but wanted it to stand out from the background. I saw the trick of cutting out several and layering them during some blog hopping and it really was a quick way of adding dimension that you can see in the following close up photo.
Because the writing is quite detailed and fine, using pop dots would not only be time consuming but would also not be sturdy enough. I simply cut multiple words out of a full sheet of white cardstock and ended up adhering four layers to give it enough dimension.
I’ve also used techniques such as embossing, sanding, distressing and folding to add interest and dimension.
It sure feels good to have a nice collection of thank you cards handy again!
Supply List – Gail February Project #3 – Thank You Cards
Pool, Lemonade, Stonewashed, Sunset Orange (Tim Holtz Adirondack)
Snowflake, Cityscape (Neutrals)
Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz Distress)
Spring Green (Graphic 45)
110lb White Premium Cardstock
Sand It Gadget
Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder
Thirsy Script Font
It’s Gail here again! I’m putting some creative energy to work to create some layouts and things for our sweet baby #3. Here’s a layout documenting some thoughts on late pregnancy, using one of my favourite color combinations of Core cardstock!
For this layout, I started with the idea of placing different colored squares of Core’dinations cardstock over my background, varying the size and texture of each one.
I started by just cutting some squares in various sizes and playing with the placement. You can see I’ve created a few visual triangles to balance the layout – mainly with the three squares of the navy and light pink cardstock.
You can see a couple of fun embossing folders that I’ve used on the squares! As usual, a quick sand to reveal the core brings them to life!
For the title and accents on my layout, I put my Silhouette Cameo cutter to good use and cut a variety of hearts and arrows in the same colours as the squares and scattered them, raising some on pop dots.
My title was also cut with the Cameo using my favorite font: Thirsty Script. You’ll find it works wonderfully with the Core cardstock!
Supply List – Gail February Project #1 – Almost Layout
Sand It Gadget
Cuttlebug & Darice embossing folders
Cut Files: Arrows, 8 Thin Arrows, Echo Park Heart
Thirsty Script font