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:
My just-turned-two year old son is obsessed with trucks at the moment so I had to create a truck card for his birthday!
Using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, I cut out the truck in three core colors so I could mix and match it when I put it together on the card! I think I must say this all the time, but it is truly awesome how just a little sand can add so much dimension and definition to simple shapes like these!
And of course, what good is a dump truck without a pile of dirt? Torn, embossed and sanded Chocolate Box cardstock was the perfect, rough dirt for this (I have to say) cute little dump truck!
My son’s eyes lit up when he saw it!
How cute is all this detail? WOW!
Sand It Gadget
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Silhouette Cameo and cutting files
Hero Arts stamp
And a layout from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham
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.
Aren’t you? But of course in a good way! Today we have some projects from Designer Vivian Keh. This first card is so cool! It takes paper tearing to an entirely new level. And Vivian mixes and matched all kinds of Core…some Spotted, Core Essentials and Vintage.
Hello, friends! Vivian Keh on the Core blog today with a happy card using cardstocks from a number of different Core’dinations collections. I’ve been having so much fun simply tearing our lovely color core cardstock for fast texture in papercrafted projects! I tore several strips of Core for the right side of my card and tucked a simple sleeve behind the torn pieces to house a cute die-cut tag which slides out. Just about all the elements were sanded because I am in love the distressed result and how beautifully sanding brings out Core edges and embossing.
And a cute close up of the pocket.
Sizzix - “For the Record” Thinlit Die Set #659108, Sizzlit “Love Set” #657789
Little Yellow Bicycle – Cork Alphas
Really Reasonable Ribbon – White Seam Binding
And who is ready for a layout?
For my base, I sanded a sheet of this wonderful Coconut Cream Woodgrain cardstock that we carry – I love the organic patterns and the versatile creamy color. For the embellishment, I relied heavily on my beloved paper punches. The photo was backed with a piece of Core that I dry embossed and then fashioned into an easy folder. I added a cute tab that I had die cut and embellished with a heart-shaped button. Simple journaling in the bottom left corner, and more detailed journaling hidden inside the folder.
Thanks to my punches, this layout came together quickly, which was very exciting for this typically slowpoke scrapper.
Some hidden journaling…perfect!
Sizzix – “For the Record” Thinlit Die Set $659108
EK Success – paper punches
Martha Stewart – paper punches
Kaisercraft – Chipboard title
The Paper Studio – embossing folder
Recollections – Self-adhesive pearls
Mark Richards – Nailheads
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.
-Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
-Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies and Jessie’s ABC’s stamp sets
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-1″ Fiskars circle punch
-Sand It Gadget
-Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles, Seeing Spots, Spots and Dots
-Sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder
-Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles
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!
-Sand It Gadget
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-Copics: E23, E25, YG61, YG63, YG67
-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.
-Cuttlebug Quilled Daisy Kit
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Avery Elle Winter Blend Sequins
-Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler
-Sand It Gadget
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!
Cardstock- Tim Hotlz Distress Collection, Spotted 12×12
Tags- Core Smooth Tags
paper- Fancy Pants
Die Cut Tags- Elle’s Studio
wood veneer- freckled fawn
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!
paper- American Crafts, Elle’s Studio
Vellum – American Crafts
flair- a flair for buttons
twine- the stringery
wood veneer- studio calico and freckled fawn
alphabet stickers- jillibean soup and Glitz
Embossing folder- cuttlebug
Happy Monday Morning!
We are up today with some MORE exciting news….it keeps getting better around here, don’t you think?
For all of our Hard Core Crafters…check those inboxes! We have our BRAND NEW Hard Core Crafter newsletter filled with a FREE project download and a Core Tip of the month. Cool huh? We have some really great things lined up for this in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned. In the mean time..head to your inbox, grab your coffee and ENJOY!
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…
May Arts ribbon
Unity Stamp Co.
Sand it Gadget
Ranger Distress Ink, Perserves
Spellbinders bitty blossoms, labels sixteen dies
Darci Scrolls embossing folder
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.
Couture Creations embossing folder-Fresh and Fun Collection, Magical & Double Sided Tape
May Arts ribbon, satin string, twine
Want2Scrap, Black pearl
Gina K Designs Stamp, Sung from the Heart
Tombow Adhesive, mono glue
ClearSnap Pigment Ink, Cranberry, Blackbird, Alabaster; Siren Smooch pearlized ink,
Sand it Gadget
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