Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

We want to wish you all an amazing Independence Day! We are celebrating our freedom on the Core blog today with a layout featuring Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions.

 I love using the Tim Holtz papers!  These pre-embossed papers make a layout so easy!  Add a few things and the page will simply fall into place. I had these adorable photos of my grandson waving and playing with the flags down on the beach.
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Supplies:
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Darice star embossing folder
Scor Pal
Spellbinder’s Die Cuts- S4-110 (Classic Ovals) and S4-111 (Classic Scalloped Ovals)
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
DieNamics – Cloud die cut
1.  Start with your selected sheet of Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions.  Sand it thoroughly with your Sand It Gadget to let the kraft base show through and then dust it off with your Dust Buddy.
2.  Take a sheet of the dark red.  Using a star embossing folder emboss it.  You will need to use the embossing folder approximately three times to cover the entire length of your sheet.  Again sand it down with your Sand It Gadget and dust it off with your Dust Buddy and attach it to your page.
3.  Mat your photos with white cardstock.  Cut an oval out of white cardstock using a Spellbinder’s die cut.  Then using a scallped Spellbinder’s oval die cut a navy piece.  Adhere together and then to the layout for placing your title.
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4.  Taking a sheet of red cut out a star.  Using a Score Pal score it so that you can fold it to pop up.  This involved scoring it first on the top from point to point.  I sand my scored lines while they are still on the Score Pal so that they are sharp.  Then turn it over and score it again from the inner points.
5.  To create the clouds use a DieNamics Cloud die and cut your clouds out of the blue based White Wash papers.  Sand them to show some of the blue through.
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Cards for the men in your life

July 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tombow Adhesive

Hello, Ava here  to share a Congratulations Card for a young man who recently got a new full time job.
Supplies:
Tombow Adhesive
Clearsnap Embossing Products
Tip:  Practice making this card using 8.5 x 11″ regular copy paper before you start with your favorite Core’dinations Cardstock to figure out all the folds.
Step # 1   Score lines on your suit cardstock base, sand and dust using your Core’dinations Dust Buddy. Tent fold the card and then freehand the rounded edges for the shoulder.
Step # 2  Spray your custom size card base Core’dinations Cardstock with a mixture of water and glycerin (16 to 1 parts)  roll cardstock suit lapels while cardstock is still damp.
Step # 3  Create your pocket embellishment, adhere to card, add brads and shirt to finish off your card.

At first glance this card appears to have a strip of twine across the front of the card.  After a closer look, you can see that Core’dinations Cardstock has been scored, which reveals the inner colored core that creates this “faux twine look”.
Supplies:
Clearsnap Embossing Products
Tombow Adhesive
Step # 1  Scor front panel of cardstock, sand and dust using Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy. Tip: the closer together the scored lines are, the more it lookslike twine.
Step # 2  Stamp and heat emboss sentiment onto card front.
Step # 3  Die cut star’s, sand, layer and adhere onto card.

Using Core’dinations to Add Texture and Layers

Hello, Ava here to share one of my favorite trees that graces our gardens each summer.  We have a beautiful Wisteria tree that adds lovely color and texture to our backyard and I wanted to share that same idea on this layout.
Coredination Supplies:
Other Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow USA adhesive
My Favorite Things Leaf filled flourish Die
Couture Creations, Fresh and Fun collection, Magical Folder
Step # 1: Use the Whammy cardstock from the Black Magic Collection to distress, antique, sanding  and outline.  New to these techniques? Check out our videos here.
Step # 2: Die cut some leaf flourishes and sand them.
Step # 3: Emboss and thensand some lavender cardstock and punch out some petals to arrange into floral sprays to represent the wisteria branches.
Step # 4: Sand some lavender cardstock and die cut the title.
Step # 5: Starting with the double matted photo, adhere with foam tape to background page and add layers of embossed torn layers of cardstock.
Step #6: Continue to embellish layout with flourishes, floral sprays, ribbon and title.

Quick and Easy 5 and 10 Minute Cards

June 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Jennifer Edwardson here with you to share some quick and easy cards you can make in under 10 minutes! Sometimes you just need a quick card …. you know when you have the gift but forgot the card  or you just want to get one in the mail fast? These are a few ideas that are super easy, super cute and ready for any sentiment you might need.
  I added a Step 2 layer that coordinated and gently sanded the top off the show the lighter color inner core.  I embossed a couple of butterfly die cuts and sanded them to show the purple core but only adhered them  to the card in the center so they look like they’re ‘flying’ ….. a few adhesive backed pearls and a sentment and this was done in under 10 minutes !!!

 

5 MINUTE CARD ALERT !!  This one was even faster. Again I went with a polka dot base but chose kraft instead.  I adhered (3) of the pre-embossed envelope seals and raised them using 3D foam and added a ‘miss you’ sentiment sticker to the middle – DONE !!  Cute and quick – love that !!

Gorgeous 3D Wedding Cards

June 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi, Ava here today and I would like to share a couple of Wedding Cards with you that I made in anticipation of the summer Wedding season upon us.
The David Tutera Celebration Card Embellishment Kits should be a staple in every home to help make fresh cards for any occasion.  The 3 step kits are ready to use and a little sanding adds texture to the cards.
Step # 1
Select a card base from the many choices that are available. I am using the Window Die cut cardbases.
Step # 2
Select a decorative layer from the Step # 2 or your choice of matching colored Core’dinations Cardstock.
Step # 3
Add matching embellishments from the Love Embellishment Kit and fun bow from some May Arts ribbon.

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