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
- Signature Series Lights Graphic 45 – Lemon Chiffon, Precious Pink, Vintage Rode, Spring Green, Creme Brulee, Robin’s EggTim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Stormy Sky
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- David Tutera Celebrate White Card Base
- Misc: Jillibean Soup ‘hello’ sentiment sticker
- Spotted Tillie Dot – Snowflake
- Spotted Jillian Dot – Vanilla Creme
- Core Essentials – Nightfall
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection – No. 6
- Core Essentials – French Roast, Vanilla Creme
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Misc: American Crafts Thickers, Jillibean Soup Alphabeans
Kate Nolan Denhame here and I am all about the Tim Holtz Distressed Cardstock from Core’dinations. Did you know this line of cardstock coordinates perfecly with most of the Distress Paints? It sure does!
3) Cut a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Snowflake Core’dinations Cardstock. This will be your canvas for the matching Distress Paints.
5) Run your Distress Paint along the top of the wave stencil. *Some hints on this one…test your Distress Paint before you use it on your cut cardstock & make sure do not use too much paint.
6) Delicately lift the stencil off of your cardstock.
9) Repeat steps 7 and 8.
10) Allow the paint to completely dry before adding a stamped sentiment in the bottom right hand corner (if you want it like my first card). For my second card I trimmed the painted mat by 1/2″ and split the sentiment.
11) Mat the painted cardstock onto the mats you created in step 2.
12) Glue the matted cardstock on to the center front of your card base.
13) Add simple embellishments around the sentiment.
14) Give to someone to enjoy!
….that is with our CORE IMPRESSIONS! Debbie Standard is rocking the layouts for us today. ENJOY!!!!
Creating with the Core Impressions line is SO MUCH fun! For this page I wanted an embossed background in a soft color so I chose a sheet from the Pink Paisley collection as my base which I sanded with my Sand It Gadget and then dusted with my Dust Buddy. Then I just went through my scraps (and yes I keep all reusable Core’dination’s scraps) and picked colors from the basic core colors that went with my photo and background paper. To tie them all together I used a neutral beige to back each square. I embossed each square with Darice embossing folders, sanded them and then matted them with the Neutral beige. I added my title and some embellishments both hand made and pre-made to compete the page. The beautiful girls are my daughter (left) and her bff.
Pink Paislee Core Impressions
Core Basic Colors – a variety
Sand it Gadget
Darice Embossing folders: 1218-28, 1215-62, 1215-61, 1216-68, 1216-64, 1217-59, 1215-60
Spellbinder’s Die: S4-328 Foliage,S5-050 Rose Creations, andS5-114 Spectacular Spin
AND another layout from Debbie Standard working that Core Impressions…this time the Cosmo Cricket Woodgrain cardstock. Debbie uses these for her CSI case files. The colors are always amazing!
The cool thing about Core Impressions, in addition to the fact they come embossed, is that you can add layers and layers of sanding and inking and sewing like Debbie did here:
My Mind’s Eye Impressions
Core’dinations Basics – white
Sand it Gadget
First up we have Designer Vivian Keh with a few cards that are all about LOVE just in time for that very special Valentine’s Day coming up this week!
Hello, friends! Vivian Keh here today to share with you Valentine’s Day cards that whip up really fast and are great if you have some mass producing to do for this special holiday.
These small cards were die-cut using the lovely Core’dinations’ Core Impressions Basic Grey “Ornate” Collection. These pretty pastels are pre-embossed with feminine patterns, so all you have to do to reveal the texture is swipe the surface with your Sand-It Gadget.
The pretty scalloped edges and perfect cuts are thanks to the Sizzix “Card, Mini Heart” #658478 Bigz Die. One pass cut out the card base as well as all the pretty shapes. Since the die is of the sturdy Bigz type, you can cut several sheets of your Core with one pass of your manual die-cut machine and save loads of time!
Core’dinations – Core Impressions Basic Grey “Ornate” Collection, Vanilla Creme Core Essentials, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – “Card, Mini Heart” #658478 Bigz Die
Viva Decor – pearl pen
Ranger – Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Prima Marketing – wooden buttons
Hemptique – fine hemp string
Vivian Keh here again to share with you a bit of my love for the softer and subtler Coredinations hues – creams, greys, neutrals – we have such a beautiful and abundant range of these colors available. I’ve been experimenting with our unique color core, sanding and layering pieces of a single hue to create interesting patterns and textures.
For my card project today, I first die-cut beautiful hearts using Core’dinations “Pumice Stone” from the Tim Holtz Distress Collection and a Sizzix “Hearts, True Affections”#658923 die. Sanding the edges of the die-cut pieces brought out the pretty curves in these hearts and added interest to my background.
I paper punched and sanded several pretty blossoms using my favorite Fiskars floral punch with “Spun Sugar,” also from the Tim Holtz Distress Collection. These were all glued to another piece from the same Sizzix die-cut.
Thanks so much for visiting with me here at the Core’dinations blog.
Core’dinations – “Pumice Stone” and “Spun Sugar,” Tim Holtz Distress Collection; Vanilla Cream Core Essentials, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – “Hearts, True Affections”#658923 die
Xyron – X Sticker Machine
Viva Decor – pearl penMemento – Espresso dye ink
Studio G – Alphabet stamps
And we aren’t done yet!!!!! Designer Kim Moreno always makes the CUTEST A1 size cards!
I love projects that just wow you and are totally out of the box! I know a lot of my friends that are having children now already have a lot of what they need and this idea is PERFECT for that family!
And we have a layout from Gail today, too!
And a close up…LOVING that Whitewash embossed and sanded!