Today we have two layouts from Designer Suzanna Lee using our Core Impressions. The great thing about these lines is that you can sand them or not sand them. So we thought we would give you to examples of each. The first one uses the BasicGrey Core Impression Whimsy collectionnot sanded.
The fun thing about Core is you can sand some …and not sand others ..all in the same layout like Suzanna did here. She sanded the tone on tone stars and scallop shape in red to make them pop off of each other and then left her Core Impressions as is. Don’t forget to get out your Sand it Gadget when you decide to sand 😉 It’s repositional sand paper pieces make it so easy to use!
Patterned paper-less (or primarily cardstock) layouts are so easy to create with Core’dinations! Especially when you throw some Core Impressions in the mix – the printed design and embossed images really add some fine detail to the layout. Just because the cardstock is embossed, it doesn’t mean you have to sand it. I like the subtle texture of the unsanded Core.
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Washi: unknown (Japanese)
Twine: The Twinery
Brads: American Crafts
Letter Stickers: Simple Stories SNAP!
The Sanded Layout:
Next up we have a layout from Suzanna where did quite a bit of sanding on the BasicGrey Core Impressions. We LOVE the look of BOTH and are happy we can give you that creative option!
Core’dinations looks great cut in your Silhouette or any die cutting machine!
Love the bits of sanding….
Just because you have the ability to sand it, tear it and emboss it, doesn’t mean you have to. Sometimes, less is more. That’s the highlight of this layout. Pure, simple unadulterated Core! LOL!! Okay, I did sand the Core Impressions, but of the 5 types of Core I used, it’s the only one I “did” something to. One teeny tiny strip of patterned paper, that’s all! And a few embellishments.
Happy Wednesday! We hope you are enjoying your summer so far and today we want to start out with a super summery layout from Design Team Member Tracy Gruber. I always struggle with white as a base for my layouts but Tracy makes it looks so easy! Plus…all that embossing just makes me happy.
Nothing says summer like the Core’dinations Brights Card Stock paper pad! The colors in this collection match the colors of the sunset almost perfectly. I used a couple of different techniques on this layout including tearing, embossing, and sanding. I also used Distress Inks and a water brush to make the water-colored looking circles.
I love to combine Core’dinations cardstock with stamps, especially when I am creating a “scene” on my card. The tan card stock is perfect for sand, because when you tear it, it looks just like a beach! I also used a piece of light blue card stock, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then sanded with the Sand It Gadget. It makes a perfect sky!
-The Alley Way Stamps Sea Mates and Tropic Topic stamp sets
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Memory Box Puffy Clouds die
God Bless Card
One of my favorite types of Core’dinations paper is the Core Couture Glitter. Why? Because I love glitter and this card stock has plenty of it! I used the black Core Couture Glitter card stock as the background, along with a Core Tag to stamp the sentiment on. I used a Cuttlebug die to cut out the 3-D flowers from the Core’dinations Pastels, Brights, and Darks paper pads. I then sanded the edges of them to add some texture.
Hope you are ready for a GREAT weekend! Today we have some great layouts from Designer Mary Pat Siehl. Here is a littl bit about these projects from Mary herself.
I love trying new techniques and Core Cardstock is just so perfect for everything. I love how it handles the different types of medium. For my project I first sanded the Spotted Cardstock. I then applied a light amount of paint. I then tore the cardstock to expose the Core. I then cut several embellishments using my Silhouette out of the Core and I lightly sanded them. ( I don’t know about you but I love making my own embellies!). Finally I added some of the new Smooth Core Tags. I am really addicted them right now!
And another layout working that Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions….
One of the things I love about Core Cardstock is that no matter what type of Core cardstock you are using they all work together so nicely. In this layout I used some of the Core Impressions mixed with some Core that I embossed myself. I love how it looks all sanded. The cardstock is so perfect for the base and main focus of your layout!
Happy Monday Morning!
We are up today with some MORE exciting news….it keeps getting better around here, don’t you think?
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Now we more inspiration for you from Designer Ava Gavloski.
Creating with the Core’dinations Pastel collection is so inviting for a delicate project like a new baby card. The texture of the cardstock with the soft color tones is perfect for any baby shower party decor or baby card. Going to a baby shower before the baby is born, creates the opportunity to design with any color combination outside of the traditional pink or blue. Here is a card I designed with cardstock from the Pastel collection. The texture is amazing after embossing and sanding to reveal the core color of the cardstock.
Love the mix of Spotted Cardstock, paper crimping and embossing that Ava used…
And next up we have some gorgeous Whitewash work from Ava…
I like to emboss and sand my cardstock before I trace and trim out the paper piecing pattern as this allows for a greater showcasing of the inner colored core. I just love this inner jewel toned colored core from the Whitewash Core’dinations Collection. I embossed small bits of Core’dinations cardstock and cut out the heart pattern to make the charms. To make the heart charms, I embossed small bits of Core’dinations cardstock, inked and trimmed.
My tip for you today is when you can’t find the right color of twine within your stash, just color another complementary piece of twine with some ClearSnap Pigment Ink.
Not sure about you but wedding season is in full swing for us in the summer and today Designer Gail Linder has some gorgeous engagement cards for you today. Gail mixes and matches our cardstock brilliantly! Glitter Silk and Chocolate Box? Fabulous!
Here is a little bit about these gorgeous cards from Gail:
I’ve had a couple of family members announce engagements recently so I created a couple of cards to celebrate the good news! I started by choosing a gorgeous card from the Chocolate Box collection and cutting a couple of designs out from my Cameo. In the end I settled on the fun sunburst and polaroid and went from there!
For the blue card, I chose the background from the Gemstone collection as the gave it an elegant feel. I’ve embossed the background and adhered my sanded polaroid over the top with pop dots, adding some patterned paper and a red Gemstone card underneath the cut out pieces.
Similarly, behind the sanded sunburst (be careful sanding the fine frame) I used a pink Glittersilk card to add a bit of elegance. The leaves were die cut from Gemstone cardstock also and the project was completed with the fun pink flower!
I added the same greeting to both cards, stamped on a Core Bookmark which I then trimmed with the banner ends. The white bookmark card was so wonderful to stamp on!
So there you have two card designs, made into elegant engagement cards by using specialty cardstock but imagine the same designs in different colors for any occasion!
So I was going through some blog posts looking for something and found this project from Ava Gavloski that never posted! This is such a gorgeous idea for that special graduate in your life! I have a freind going to a graduation party this week so hoping we aren’t too late for you.
Here’s what Ava has to say about creating this awesome project:
Are you getting ready for that Graduation Party? Plan ahead and check out your Core’dinations Cardstock to see if you have some color tones that will match the school colors. Try the de-embossed look to your front card panel, sanding lightly give the card a vintage feel. To stamp a clear image on the glitter paper, ink your stamp, lay your stamp face up and then lay your paper onto the stamp and gentle rub your glitter cardstock over the inked stamp image. This technique should give you a clear impression of your image on the glitter cardstock. This card design allows you to use up small bits and pieces from your core stash with the baner and star embellishments.
Dust off that crimper, find some embossing folders that speak to you and get creative with a few layers of your favorite Core’dinations cardstock. Layers are the secret to volume and a feel good texture. So, join me and make that gift bag with layers of Core cardstock that will be a wow the gift presentation.
Here are some detail shots on the gift bag:
And the fun centerpiece! Love how that Core Couture shines!
Core Neutrals Vanilla Creme
Core Graphic 45 Signature series Venetian lace
Core Black Magic Red
Core Glitter Silk Red
Core Glitter Red
Core Tillie Dots Spotted Red
Sand it Gadget
Sizzix Alterations Mini Rays A2 medium Embossing folder