Wishing someone a Happy New Year is such a great way to kick off the year! Positive thoughts for a positive start to the new year!
Kate here today to share two bright and happy New Year’s cards I made using Core’dination Cardstock.
Kicking it off with a BRIGHT card. The 4.5″ x 6″ card base and all brightly colored layers were made from the Core Essentials Bright Collection. I embossed the yellow layer with a chevron embossing folder by Darice. While embossing, I placed a cardstock shim on top of the plate sandwich. When I ran this through my Big Shot, the embossing cut through the paper just where the shim was placed.
This picture perfect card whipped up in no time at all! The 4.5″ x 6″ card base is Core’dinations Tulip Jillian Dot. I sanded the little dots with my Sand It Gadget. The sentiment is printed on a scrap piece of Core’dinations Cardstock (pretty sure it is in the Neutral Collection). Once printed, I tore the paper and added a bit of Chalking Ink to match the Tulip colored base.
The next few days we have some Core Tag inspiration for you. Tags are the perfect item to have in your crafting arsenal this year. Did you know the come in our fabulous texture cardstock with colored Core AND we have Smooth Tags, too! You can use them for Thanksgiving tags or place settings or maybe even to use on a wine bottle! The possibilities are endless. So over the next few days we have some tag inspiration for you and this Holiday Season feauring our Core Tags.
Thanksgiving Day Tag from Debbie Standard
For this tag I wanted to try some embossing, inking and misting. I started off embossing my tag, then I sanded it with my Sand It Gadget. Then I used my Dust Buddy on it and then inked the embossed portion with some Tim Holtz ink. Then I sprayed it with the Tattered Angels mist – let it dry and then added my embellishments which I created in the same fashion as the tag. I cut them, embossed them, inked and sprayed them. Then I ran them through my Xyron machine and attached them to the card. I used the Spellbinder’s die to cut and emboss my flowers, then I lightly sanded them, dusted them off, inked the edges and rolled the edges. Then I sprayed them with the Tattered Angels, let them dry and put them together with the My Mind’s Eye brads.
And a close up of that embossing and sanding detail:
For this tag I wanted to try some embossing, inking and misting. I started off embossing my tag, then I sanded it with my Sand It Gadget. Then I used my Dust Buddy on it and then inked the embossed portion with some Tim Holtz ink. Then I sprayed it with the Tattered Angels mist – let it dry and then added my embellishments which I created in the same fashion as the tag. I cut them, embossed them, inked and sprayed them. Then I ran them through my Xyron machine and attached them to the card. I used a Die namics die cut for my flowers. I lightly inked them with some Color Box chalk. I then rolled them up.
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Such a beautiful time of year and we are soaking it in on the Core Blog today with some fabulous Fall inspiration pieces! If you were cropping with us then you saw this GORGEOUS card from Vivian Keh that is all about autumn colors! Make sure you check out her challenge and blog HERE for more amazing details!
Creating with Core is easy! For this card, Heather embosed the word “Hello” along the bottom and then added circles and Marvy Uchida punched flowers in the middle. Did you know these Marvy punches actually punch the flowers with embossed designs? SO COOL! Finish of your card with some May Arts ribbon and you are done! It’s all about sanding, sanding, sanding! So get out that Sand It Gadget and have some fun.
And next up a card from Tracy Gruber. I LOVE how she mixed in some Black Magic for her fall themed card.
I love the fall season because there are so many gorgeous colors and fun fall activities! Picking out the perfect pumpkin is always a great time, even when you are 23 ; ) I cut out the pumpkin on my card from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 inches. I used card stock from the Core’dinations Neutrals, Brights, Darks, and Pastels for it. For my background, I used Black Magic with an orange background. I sanded it with the Sand It Gadget to reveal the orange through the black. I added some stitching and natural twine to complete my card!
How fun is it to take a different perspective on things? I love how Designer Ava Gavloski does it…see that hand-stamped image that Ava cut out? It’s a witch! How cool is that? Ava just layers and layers and layers…it’s amazing!!!
And since we are living in color today…we have some gorgeous creations from designer Kate Nolan Denham, too!
Bright & colorful is always a fun way to go when making birthday cards. The card I am sharing today shows how easy it is to make a bright birthday card with several different Core’dinations Cardstock lines, not just the Brights Collection (which is pretty cool in itself).
To create my card, I started by embossing a Brights Core Tag. These tags are textured and sandable! I then took a piece of the Whitewash Collection die the word “LIVE” out with my Cricut. After sanding this focal point down so the Core color shined through, I added the rest of my sentiment with stickers and brads. The tag and sentiment were then added to a sanded background from the Vintage Collection and then the card base, which is in the Brights Collection.
Next time you are making a bright card, don’t be afraid to pull out all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock. You are sure to find the perfect colors!
I love colors that are bold! Today I have a layout in which the colors in the tags dictated what fantastic bold colors of Core’dinations Cardstock I used. Throw in a bit of dotted texture and it was the perfect blend of bold and beautiful! The bit of Black Magic and Neutral Core’dinations I used for this layout was just to balance the bold colors I used.
And don’t forget! We are cropping FRIDAY! Check out the RULES HERE!
First, our Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions shown here from Designer Debbie Standard:
I love when the season is one that works with Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions cardstock – it makes the page so easy to do. For this page I started with sanding the entire sheet. Then I inked the outside design and some of the words with Tim Holtz Ink. Then I shielded the middle of the sheet and sprayed the edges again with Ranger Dylusions Pure Sunshine spray. Then I embossed a sheet of Tim Holtz Adirondack cardstock and sanded it and layered it over a sheet of patterned paper from Graphic 45′s French County collection.
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country collection
Washi Tape: Queen & Co.
Brads: Queen & Co. and Creative Charms
Flowers and foam embellishments: Creative Charms
Trim: KI Memories
Cuttlebug embossing tool
Darice embossing folder
AND … we have another gorgeous gorgeous creation using our SECOND must have for Halloween projects…..BLACK MAGIC!
Chalkboard is all the rage currently and what better product than Core to create your own embellishments and layouts! Especially Black Magic!! For a “grungier” chalkboard look, that look as if the blackboard has been used, be sure to rub your chalk (yes, real chalk), lightly on the Nightfall cardstock before decorating. I have used 4 different chalkboard effects here to create this layout; 1.) white pencil on paper (my title, Carved), 2.) Die cut or punched objects with sanded edges (bat and numbers), 3.) white powder embossed stamps and 4.) embossed Black Magic which is sanded to show color for a pop of color.
HOW COOL! Suzzana used some of her own chalk skills on here AND did some simple sanding on the star. SO COOL!
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And who’s ready for some projects from Design Team Member Kim Moreno??? I don’t think there is one project on here where Kim doesn’t work her ScorPal. Scoring is a GREAT and EASY way to add accents to projects. From creating a unique frame around your projects to adding journal lines and even making your own patterns….you name it! You can do it with Core’dinations!!
And a few cards…Kim can really work her card magic. All you need is some Core and a few accents and, “Voila!” You have some gorgeous cards for any occasion.
I know we shared this card on Facebook already but with the upcoming Holiday, I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see it. Repeating the same shape in different colors and lines of Core’dinations looks amazing! AND it’s quick and easy. You just grab some scraps, run them through your embossing machine…adhere…and that’s it!
I used the ScorPal to create the border around the edge of my card and sanded it slightly to reveal the kraft core of the paper. I then ran the papers through my Cuttlebug to emboss the leaves… sanded each of them and cut them out. I used the 250 to adhere the leaves down and then used the glue dots to keep the sentiment block down- I wanted it to be a bit more tacky since it was going over the twine.
Core’dinations: Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Tim Holtz Shattered, Vintage Collection
Embossing: Cuttelbug folder and machine
Adhesive: Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots, 250 machine, Mega Runner
Stamp: Lawn Fawn
And another cute card…I just love these little square cards! Scoring is the perfect accent, too. Here is how she did it:
I used my scor pal to make the lines around the edge of the card. I then ran the pink paper through my cuttlebug and sanded the sentiment slightly to reveal the colored core of the pink paper. I then backed it in patterned paper twice and adhered to the center of card and added jewels and felt embellishment to finish.