Mary Pat here with you and today I have a fun St. Patrick’s Day layout to share. I had a lot of fun creating this layout because I got to do some fun techniques: Misting, sanding, and layering!
St. Patrick’s Day Layout Supplies:
- Core Essentials Cardstock
- Core Basics Patterned Paper (green & yellow patterns of your choice)
- Darice foam shamrock stickers
- Gold shimmer mist
- Gold doily
- Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Die cutting machine
I started with misting the white cardstock with a gold shimmer mist.
Using my Silhouette I cut out an overlay with shamrocks. I then used my Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy to sand and distress my overlay.
I then layered my white cardstock on to a green cardstock that matches the green in the overlay.
Next, I layered my 4×6 photo with the new Core Basics Patterned Paper.
Finally I layered everything on my layout. I added a title also cut using my Silhouette and Core Essentials cardstock. For some cute little touches I added the foam shamrock stickers from Darice.
Thanks so much for joining me today.
~ Mary Pat
Heart Candle Wrap Supplies:
- Core’dinations Pop Dot cardstock (white)
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock (Princess Pink)
- Core’dinations Gemstones cardstock (Moonstone, Blue Topaz)
- Dollar Tree candle holder
- Pink self-adhesive rhinestones
- Sizzix dies: Sizzlits Decorative Strip Dots & Scallops (#656541), Bigz Banners & Hearts (#659958)
- Scor-Pal Scor-Tape
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Dodz adhesive dots
Step 1: Mark height of candle on back of Pop Dot cardstock; cut out.
Step 2: Wrap Pop Dot cardstock around candle; mark length and trim to fit. Adhere to candle.
Step 3: Die-cut borders from pink Glitter Silk cardstock. Adhere to candle.
Step 4: Die-cut hearts from blue Gemstones cardstock; attach to candle using adhesive dots. Attach rhinestones.
And that’s it!! You now have a customized candle ready to decorate your favorite table or shelf.
Mary Pat here with you today. I have an easy New Year’s Card for you today using some of my favorite Core cardstock – Chalk Core and Glitter Silk! You can’t go wrong with a combination like that!
For my card I started with the Chalk Core and embossed it using an embossing folder. I then lightly sanded it. I then found an image from the internet and traced it on my Glitter Silk and cut it out. I then used the Core Basics Vellum and embossed my sentiment using embossing powder. To finalize things I added some pearls in matching colors. Very quick and easy. You can make several of these to send to friends and family!
Happy New Year Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Cardstock – Chalk Core, Glitter Silk, Core Basics Vellum
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Paper Smooches Stamps
- Sizzix Embossing Folder
- Embossing Powder
- Doodlebug Pearls
I made this video demonstrating the techniques of embossing (both dry and heat), and sanding.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I will see you soon. Have a wonderful and crafty day!
We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Today I have a card to share that uses lots of embossing and some stamping too!
Christmas Card Supply List:
- Core Essentials Scarlett Red
- Core Gemstones in Topal
- Chalk Core in White
- Spotted: Jillian Dot
- White 80 Lb Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget
- Dreamweaver “Greetings” Embossing Folder
- Stampendous “Tis the Season” clear stamps
Step 1: Emboss the Chalk Core with the Greetings Embossing folder and sand with Sand It Gadget to bring out the chalk.
Step 2: Emboss a small piece of the Scarlett Red cardstock to get a little bit of the embossing folder border and add it to the white tag.
Step 3: Sand the Spotted paper and add it and Scarlett Red cardstock to the base of your card. Top with the embosssed Chalk Core piece.
Step 4: Stamp your sentiment on a white circle cut from Core Basics 80Lb Cardstock.
Step 5: Die cut a deer head from Gemstone Cardstock. Add all the pieces to the tag using dimensional adhesive to pop some up.
Don’t forget to click HERE to enter to win our Chalk Core Prize pack!
Good Monday Morning! We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas card I created using a Dreamweaver metal stencil and some Stampendous stamps in addition to, of course, Core’dinations cardstock. I used the stencil for some airbrushing and then just simply stamped my sentiment right over top of it. The Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock Number 12 is the perfect shade of green for this Holiday season.
Airbrushed Christmas Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Basics A2 Kraft Card (and envelope)
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered
- Core’dinations Basics 6×6 White 80lb Smooth Cardstock
- Stampendous Stamps, Tis The Season
- Dreamweaver Metal Stencil, Poinsetta
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers
- Ink – VersaFine
- Embossing Powder – Mark Enterprises
- Mist – Heidi Swapp
These metal stencils are great not only for embossing but to be used as a mask as well. I added color via my Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool as shown above. Then mask off your red and move the stencil to apply a green leaf or two for contrast. Wanting a bit more contrast and sparkle, it is a Christmas card after all, I flicked some gold mist on top of the flower.
Sentiments from Stampendous’ Tis the Season stamp set are the perfect sentiments for any Christmas card! Embossing really adds some more texture to the card and pops the sentiment so that it stands out a bit more from your artwork.
You can see really see the gold mist here and how much it adds to the card.
The Tim Holtz Shattered green cardstock mimics the veins of the poinsetta leaves for some more interest as well!
As my Christmas card list grows every year, I like to come up with designs that are easy to mass produce. This card certainly fits the bill! One embossing folder and a few simple embellishments makes a hand made card that looks like it took a long time to create, but it didn’t!
Christmas Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Cut and Emboss Core Essentials in Darks
- David Tutera A2 Card Base in smooth white
- Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Darice Embossing Folder (Ornaments)
- Glue Pen
- Darice Ultra Fine Glitter
- Liquid Pearls in Gold, Silver
- Tidy Tray
Step 1: The great thing about the Core’dinations Cut and Emboss series of papers, is that they are the exact size of a standard embossing folder (and incidentally the exact size of an A2 card).
Select the color of paper you would like to use, and insert it into the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure the paper is right side UP and the manufacturer name on the embossing folder is facing UP as well.
Remove the cardstock from the folder and lay it on a flat surface.
Step 2: Using a Sand-it Gadget, lightly sand the surface of the cardstock to reveal the lighter core. Remove any cardstock “dust” with the Dust Buddy.
Step 3: Using a glue pen, go over any surface you would like to have glittered. The glitter will only adhere to areas that you add the glue pen to. Use your embossed image like a coloring book!
After you apply the glue, place your card into a Tidy Tray, and tap glitter over the glue surfaces. Shake off any excess. Allow the glittered/glue areas to dry.
Step 4: Using Liquid Pearls, add some bling to other areas of the embossed card! Liquid Pearls dry and look like tiny brads. A very quick, and inexpensive way to add character to embossed images.
When you have added the embellishments you desire, allow the images to dry and adhere to an A2 card base. I chose to machine stitch my cards, but any adhesive will work too.