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!!!
Helmar, Zap Dots, Acid Free, Super Tac glue
Sizzix, Embossing, Medallion
Clearsnap Chunky Glitter, Surfacez, Berry Colorbox Ink
Gina K Stamps
May Arts Ribbon
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!
Darice Embossing Folder
We R Memory Keepers Corner Punch
Jillibean Soup Alpha Stickers
Xyron & Helmar Adhesives
And how about some Spotted on Dotted? Well..kind of! Kate mixes and matches our Spotted Carstock with some Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions! I am LOVING those arrows…
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!
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No I promised some Halloween goodies so here we go! First up Designer Vivian Keh with a cool card with some awesome Chalkboard technique!
Hello, Core fans! Vivian Keh here to tell you I have been getting so much use out of my 6 x 6 pack of Black Magic! Today I have a Halloween themed project that uses the Black Magic with lovely orange and green core, revealed with a nice dose of sanding. In addition, there is a lot of stamping and fun embellishing with Liquid Pearls.
How awesome is this detail?????
And another of that awesome Black Magic and stamping:
Core’dinations – “Black Magic” Collection, Sand-it Gadget, Dust Buddy
Clearsnap – Frost White Pigment Ink
Studio 112 – Spider Stamp, Web Stamp
Martha Stewart – Caution Stamp
Ranger – Liquid Pearls
AND it wouldn’t be Halloween without MORE Black Magic cardstock, right!???!??!? NExt up a card from Designer Clare Buswell and a little bit about how she created it:
Make card from cardstock. Emboss Black Magic cardstock, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges using Milled Lavender Distress Ink, adhere to card. Add patterned paper (Authentique Thrilling Collection) panel, ink edges and round bottom corners. Add ribbon, bow and twine. Adhere Authentique Thrilling Collection stickers to cardstock, ink edges and fussy cut, attach to card using foam pads. Adhere flower, twine and bottle, to finish.
And a close-up of that gorgeous detail:
Supplies – Core’dinations Black Magic
(Whammy), Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Authentique Thrilling Collection, Distress Inks (Milled Lavender, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw), Jet Black Ink Ranger, Craft Concepts Starry Night, Big Shot, flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, Purple ribbon May Arts, black seam binding, lavender twine, bottle embellishment, corner rounder, foam pads.
And let’s switch it up a bit with a layout from Designer Mary Pat Siehl:
I love playing around with Core’dinations cardstock. First, I took my Black Magic cardstock and made a border by scoring my edges and lightly sanding it. I then lightly sanded the black cardstock to give it a distressed look. Then, I misted the cardstock with some white paint. Next I took my Core Essentials orange cardstock and sanded it. I then cut a large spider web using my Silhouette. Next I cut a spider and attached him to the spider web. I love how the Core cuts in my Silhouette!!! Finally I added my photo. I love how the Core is the center of attention!
pattern paper, stickers- Bella Blvd.
twine- The stringery
Digi Cut Files- Some Odd Girl
Studio Calico Mist
All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?
We have been busy this October for sure but before we get started a few things. First up..winners from last week will be posted HERE torrow so please check back to see if you won. AND, next up, SAVE the date! In a few weeks we will be cropping ALL WEE LONG! Rules will be posted on October 28th so check back then for more details but challenges will be posted that first week in November.
Now on to this weeks festivities. First up we have Shaunte Wadley working some Pride layouts. I don’t know about you but I JUST got my summer photos printed so I am going to be reaching for this paper pack for sure. I just love how Shaunte works the 12×12 sticker sheet here with all the little bits you can make with them. She creates her own little embellies al over the page with the tags and banners. Layouts are easy with Core’dinations and Authentique!
And when you are done here make sure you head over to the Authentique blog for inspiration and a giveaway, too!
Twine by David Tutera Celebrate
And nothing goes better with 4th of July projects than Tim Holtz Core Seasonal Impressions! Again, Shaunte used the cardstock stickers for fun little elements all over the page
And another Pride
layout from Suzanna Lee:
Wanting to stick with the Independence day theme of the Authentique papers that I received, I wanted to create a coordinating background using Coredinations. I traced a Crafters Workshop stencil/mask with an embossing stylus on a piercing mat then sanded the raised “self embossed” pattern.
Core Impressions My Mind’s Eye
(the little red cutout in the tip right corner)
You know it wouldn’t it be October and Halloween with out some Black Magic, right??? Comment all week long to win win win!
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Well look no further! Our team is using the Believe line from Heidi Swapp again today. It doesn’t get much more festive than this! Please make sure you head over to Heidi’s blog for more amazing ideas!
Don’t forget about our GIVEAWAY on FACEBOOK !!!!!
So are we ready for some layouts? Love how Kim Moreno went the chalkboard look on this layout using her Black Magic and the Heidi Swapp Believe collection. The Peppermint Stix paper with the chalkboard words is perfect for this and all the papers are dobule sided so endless options! And can we talk about that cute little house made of Core’dinations Chocolate Box and Heidie Swapp papers? And it’s layered on the Core Tag? Eeeeeek! How clever is that!?
Core Tags, Black Magic Core’dinations, Chocolate Box Core’dinations, Heidi Swapp Believe patterned papers, May Arts ribbon, American Crafts Thickers.
And another layout from Kate Nolan Denham! These snowflakes are the perfect accent for the Believe collection and I just LOVE how Kate plays with the angle on this layout!
Kate here, bringing you some snow a little bit early this year! It was so easy to share our Christmas snow with you by using lots of Core’dinations Cardstock paired with Heidi Swapp’s Believe Collection.
The snowflakes were cut out of Snowflake Core’dinatins Cardstock (perfectly named) using my Cameo. I painted them with some Gemstone Glue and sprinkled Shaved Ice onto the snowflakes. Core’dinations Cardstock is so sturdy that is the the perfect base for this technique!
Love how Kate worked the Merry & Bright paper:
May Arts Ribbon
Stampendous Shaved Ice
Helmar and Xyron Adhesives
One more layout from Jennifer Edwardson!
When I opened my box of goodies for this product trade with Heidi Swapp I got sooooo excited !! I absolutely LOVE this holiday paper and went straight to my ‘Seasonal Core Impressions’ for the base for this layout. I lightly sanded my Core cardstock to allow the kraft core show through – makes the words completely stand out !!
I mixed my fave patterns from the Heidi Swapp ‘Believe’ collection with a piece of scarlet ’tillie dot’ cardstock for a base to my photo. I also wanted to have a little layer underneath a few of the cut outs so I ran a piece of ‘peeled paint’ cardstock through my Big Shot using the ‘wire fence’ embossing folder by Darice. LOVE this folder ……
I used a light pattern for my journaling and put it in my typewriter – this is my fave way to add journaling to my layouts. and done !
Heidi Swapp ‘Believe
‘ patterned paper
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – peeled paint
Other: twine, gems
First up we have a layout from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham:
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year! Definitely a time to for me to be imaginative and have fun. The Halloween layout I am sharing today shows a fun way to use Core’dinations Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions as a fantastic background.
To make the words POP on the background, I not-so-gently sanded all the words on the Halloween Seasonal Impressions Cardstock and theen added some chalk. I really wanted the Kraft-Core to absorb the color in the orange and blue Chalking Inks so giving it a good sanding is the key.
The title work was super easy! I cut the title out of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Black Magic with my Cricut and then sanded it like crazy so the blue background would play on the title.
Next time you are creating a seasonal layout grab some of the Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions!
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
American Crafts Thickers
Making Memories & October Afternoon Brads
And next up we have card from Designer Clare Buswell:
Love this card? Here is how Clare did it:
Make cardbase from cardstock. Emboss Black Magic cardstock, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, adhere to card and round bottom corners. Add patterned paper (Authentique Thrilling Collection) panel and adhere sticker stitches. Add ribbon, bow and twine. Adhere Authentique Thrilling Collection stickers to cardstock, ink edges and fussy cut, attach to card using foam pads. Adhere flower, enamel dot and broom, to finish.
Authentique Thrilling Collection, Distress Inks (Ripe Persimmon, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw), SRM Stickers – Sticker Stitches, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Reflected Damask, Big Shot, flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, black seam binding, tinsel twine, broom embellishment, corner rounder, enamel dot, foam pads.
And next up we have a super simple card from Debbie Standard. All she did was emboss two colors of cardstock with two different folders and then added an EK Success sticker. And don’t forget that May Arts ribbon…it’s actually cord that is PERFECT for Halloween with the black, orange and purple!
Cuttlebug Embossing machine
EK Success Sticker
Emossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts
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