Any old but goodie!
Designer Melissa Oliveria created this layout for us today. Banners never get old, do they?
The cupcake banner was created by embossing and sanding several 1″ strips of Core Essentials cardstock, then trimming a “v” shape at one end of each strip. A punched, sanded Whitewash border was added to each flag before adhering to the layout using foam dots. The base is Pink Paislee Core Impressions…just a little sanding goes a long way!
And I just heard that the NEW Design Team is 99.99% finalized. So stay tuned for the announcement!!!!!!!!!!!
We have a big HUGE week schedule for you! Mark your calendars! Inspiration….prizes….STAMPING (EEEEK!), Core’dinations! What could be better??!?!!?!?
AND WE HAVE OUR VERY OWN EVENT PAGE! How cool is that? We can chat, share projects, give away stuff :0
AND next week we have Valentine’s Day project for you all week long!
Happy Hump Day!
Today we have some projects from Designer Andrea Amu. As usual Andrea works her Cricut and the Core…so many amazing details so grab that coffee and sit back and enjoy!
And how about some ch-ch-ch-chevron?! The Core Impressions Pink Paislee Modern Prints collection has tons of great chevron prints. Swooooon! Andrea used the backside of the Chocolate Box and inked it for the first layer and then cut out pieces of the chevron and sanded every other one, too! Add a stamped sentiment and you are good to go. Love it!
We love these two lines so much AND after seeing everyone at CHA loving them, too, we thought it would be fun to share a layout using both collections.
Scoring, sanding, and embossing are SO much fun! Who needs patterned paper?
Here is a close up of the embossed letters. Just emboss and sand…that’s it!!!! The blue is the colored core coming through. Pretty, eh? And we are LOVING our Queen & Co. Washi tape here at Core!
We had so much fun yesterday and Wednesday….did you?!?!?! If you missed the fun hop with Peachy Keen stamps there is still time to enter…just see the posts below.
Design TEam Member Kim Jeffress created this and it just looks gorgeous! LOVE this color combo on a card. AND what goes perfectly with cards??? Our new Cut & Emboss series in the Chocolate Box. She also used a Spellbinder’s Die to create the flower and a Darice Embossing folder.
Since it is Easter week, we all have chocolate on our brains…or at least I do
So what better way to celebrate our love of Easter candy than with some Chocolate Box cards!
If you haven’t tried Core’dinations Chocolate Box cardstock, you don’t know what you are missing. AND DON’T FORGET! We have all of your favorite specialty Core Collections available in our Cut and Emboss series so you can make cards like these in a flash.
Here are a few designs from our fabulous and always inspiring Design Team!
Char Dobson using her magic on the Cricut!
Leica Forrest …loooooving all of those hearts!
Step 1 Take a sheet of chocolate box cardstock and punch a circle about 2 inches from the edge.
Step 2 Cut the cardstock into a rectangle shape approx 3 inches wide and 8 inches in length(leave one side on the side of the circle longer than the other)
I love Core’dinations so much! The possibilities are truly, truly ENDLESS! Ellen Sosnoski here with a fun and easy tutorial on how to make your own Chevron print.
How much do you love Chevron? Let me here it! Here are some of my favorite examples I have found on Pinterest.
P.S. did you know Core’dinations is on Pinterest? Follow us here and we will follow you back, too.
And another gorgeous print from a cute Etsy Store with loads of chevron prints
Here is my tag I created using some Chocolate Box cardstock.
And a close up:
Here is how I did it. Please note: I recreated this on a larger scale so it was easier to take photos and see the grid. I would recommend starting small like I did with a tag. A 12×12 sheet of cardstock is really hard to line up on your scoring too for THIS project because you are twisting and turning it. So you want to practice first and start on a smaller scale.
Note: Not familiar with Scoring? Check out the Learn Tab on our website for our awesome How To videos including Scoring.
First, start making a grid on the BACK of your Core’dinations Cardstock. Remember that when you are scoring with Core, you want to work from the back so the raised image is on the front to sand.
Now you want to connect the grid to make the Chevron pattern. I did mine freehand, you can definitely use your ruler but this is only a guideline for scoring. You definitely want to use the ruler for the grid.
Now you can adjust the sizes of your pattern if you would like. The larger the pattern the easier. As you can see, it may take you some sketching to get the look you are looking for but we are working from the back so that doesn’t matter!
We are hitting it hard today with our Label Makers.
We just LOVE using it around here. It works perfectly with Core and if you aren’t sure how to use it, CLICK HERE for the video and some “how to” tips under “LABEL IT”.
For these next two layouts Design Team Member Lydia Jackson used her label maker. Check them out!
For this fun summery layout, Lydia also used some of the Core Tags and the background is Jillian Spotted Cardstock. We love these and are so great for any project. Lydia also used her Xyron for the waves. And make sure you look closely at the Title. Lydia used her Tim Holtz Ranger inks to gently ink the white Paper Trunk alphas…doesn’t that look FABULOUS! Great detail….
And next up is Design Team Member Leica Forrest. She created this beautiful layout about herself and used her Label Maker for ALL of her journaling. Love the Pink Paislee Core Impressions against the Chocolate Box.
We will post May Arts/Petaloo winner tomorrow!