We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.
Harvest Feast Layout from Suzanna Lee
Thanksgiving for some of us, is around the corner. A month away! A month to think about what’s for lunch or dinner, where you will be, if and how you will decorate, etc. There is nothing more seasonal when it comes to Core’dinations cardstock than Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Seasonal Impressions! I have another Seasonal Impressions Thankful layout to share with you. Last year, I used Thankful No.21 and this year I am going with Thankful No. 19.
Harvest Feast Layout Supplies:
- Core’dinations Seasonal Impressions
- Core’dinations Rustic
- Core TagCore Tags, Darks and Large Bracket Ivory Smooth
- Core Essentials, Parsley GX-PG040-12 and Paprika GX-JP030-12
- Core’dinations Chocolate Box/Cherry Cordial GX-CBX210-12
- Dust Buddy
- Sand It Gadget
- May Arts ribbon
- Cut Files – Miss Kate Cuttables and self created (leaf)
- Ink – Tim Holtz Distress
- Punch – American Crafts
Step 1: Ink the pre-embossed Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions. This lighter color pre-embossed cardstock was a bit more difficult to see than the darker colors. Typically with Core, you sand with your Sand It Gadget to reveal the core color and have a two tone cardstock. In order to better see the pre-embossed words, rather than sanding, I used my Tim Holtz ink blender to rub color over the embossed words. You can see that better here:
Step 2: Add some Core Tags! Using Core Tags on your layouts is a great way to add journaling or a decorative element behind or around your photos as well! If you happen to have some of May Arts Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon, it makes a perfect compliment to the Core Tags! Perfect for a fall or Thanksgiving themed layout!
I just love the background that the pre-embossed Seasonal Impressions creates! Such an incredibly effective background without using patterned paper!
Thanksgiving Card by Mary Pat
Hi Everyone! Mary Pat here with you today and with the holidays fast approaching I have a great idea for a Clean and Simple Thanksgiving Day card that is so easy that you will want to mass produce these to send to everyone on your Friends and Family list!
Thanksgiving card supplies:
- Core’dinations Chocolate Box
- Tim Holtz Shattered Collection
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Simon Says Stamps
For my card I broke out some of the yummy Chocolate Box collection and used the Cherry Cordial. I then scored and sanded my edges. I then used a digi cut file from the Silhouette store and cut out the flower. I backed the negative space with the Tim Holtz Shattered collection. Finally I stamped my sentiment using the back of the Cherry Cordial.
Here is a video on how this card came about:
Thanks so much for joining me. Hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!
Thank You Card by Tami
Hi all!! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a quick and easy card idea using you’re Core’dinations products.
Thanks card supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Nostalgic Kraft Core cardstock (brown)
- Sand-It Gadget
- Core’dinations Core Basics Ivory Card & Envelope
- Unity Stamp Co. Thanks, Thanks & Thanks stamp set
- Clearsnap brown ink pads: Pigment (espresso), Archival (mudslide)
- Clearsnap embossing powder
- May Arts brown burlap string
- Kandicorp hot fit nail heads
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Layered Leaf with Textured Fades embossing folder (#660039)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Fiskars corner rounder
- Kandicorp hot fix setting tool
- Embossing heat tool
- Clearsnap Art Dauber
- Clearsnap glue gloss
- Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: EZ runner, 3D foam squares
Step 1: Round top right and bottom left corners of pre-made card using corner rounder punch.
Step 2: Die-cut leaf from brown cardstock retaining negative image for use on envelope.
Step 3: Emboss die-cut leaf using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Adhere to card front.
Step 4: Wrap left edge of card with string; tie in a bow.
Step 5: Stamp sentiment onto back side of Kraft Core cardstock using brown dye ink; cut out. Attach to card front using foam squares.
Step 6: Attach nail heads to card front as shown using hot fit tool.
Envelope Instructions: (shown below)
Step 1: Place negative image from die-cut leaf onto envelope at an angle.
Step 2: Sponge pigment ink onto envelope using art dauber.
Step 3: Sprinkle with embossing powder; heat-emboss.
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress CollectionTim Holtz Kraft-Core CollectionChocolate Box: 4.25″ x 5.5″, Cut & Emboss
- CoreTag: Large Smooth Fashion Ivory
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust BuddyOther Supplies:Couture Creations Embossing FolderRanger Archival Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Ink
- Unity Stamp Co.
- Fiskars Border Punch
- Echo Park Sticker
Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a kid’s Craft project with you. Today I’m sharing how I made puppets for the story, Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See ? featuring tons of Core’dinations Cardstock including the Brown Bear as the focal point made out of Chocolate Box cardstock!
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See Puppets
I used to teach first grade and my students LOVED reading this book. It’s a great book because it’s repetitive and kids can pick up on how to read it pretty quickly! My son memorized this book when he was 2 1/2 and now being 4 he likes to “read” it to his little sister. I thought it would be really fun for him to use these puppets in his puppet theater and create a puppet show for his little sister to watch.
To create the puppets, I used Chocolate Box , Core Basics , 110 lb White Premium Cardstock, straws, and photos. I cut out the animals using my Silhouette. They might not be the exact same shape as the animals in the book, but at least they are the same animals. At the end of the story, there is a Teacher and Students part. I used photos that I had taken in my son’s class. All the animals and photos I adhered to straws using hot glue. The bear I assembled using Xyron Glue Dots and Xyron Glue Stick.
I love the way this brown bear looks sanded! I used the Chocolate Box and sanded away! I love how the sanding gives him so much dimension.
Core Tip: Use the backsides! The great thing about the Chocolate Box Pack is that it gives you so many options. You can sand away like I did on the bear or you can flip over the colors and use the colored side on the back!
This was such a fun project and I cannot wait to give it to my son and watch his puppet show!!
All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?
We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven! But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!
AND PLEASE head over to Authentique’s FACEBOOK page to say “hi”!!!
We cannot get enough of this Be(you)tiful line, can you tell???
First let’s start with a fabulous mini album page from Jill Lebbin. Jill used the Chocolate Box for her title. See that sanding??!?!?
She used one of those fun crafts straws on her layout for some dimension….how COOL!
And a goooorgeous card from Gail Linder. I mean she CUT this pattern herself?!?!
The fabulous Kate Nolan Denham is up next with a layout. I love how she used the Red Pepper from the Brights Collection pack with the Be(you)tiful line. There are all these little accents of this color throughout the line and it is so so pretty!
And a fast and fabulous card from Kim Moreno! You can never have too many of these ready to go for those special occasions that just seem to sneak up on you. Kim embossed the grey cardstock and sanded it slightly to reveal the color core and then tore it along the bottom edge. Aftering punching and sasnding the butterflies, she adhered them to her card.
We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long! We hope you have been having fun so far!
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway! AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win over there and keep reading on how to win on our blog, too.
Let’s start today off with festive layout from Tim Holz Seasonal Kraft Core with Designer Suzanna Lee:
For those of you who have followed my blog, you’ve already heard my rave review of the Xyron MegaRunner. You can read all about it here. Having had the chance to use my MegaRunenr A LOT more since that review, I am still a big fan! The cartridges are so easy to just drop in and get scrapping. You don’t have to rely on that one friend who threads it for you, nor do you have to keep re-threading. Big bonuses! The Create-A-Sticker “X” has been sitting on my desk for AGES. I think it’s the one adhesive that still remains from early, early days. It’s the tried and true work horse for letters (like the title on this layout) and smaller embellishements (like the pumpkins, ribbon and burlap). New “wows” that I got to play with in the making of this layout with are the 3/16 inch dots and 1/2 inch double sided tape, each with their own environmentally friendly dispenser. The double sided tape is fantastic when you’re using Core’dinations products in that sometimes the sanded Core, no matter how clean that Dust Buddy gets it, can be a little more resistant to stick and bond to more Core. Not the case with Xyron’s double sided tape! Thanks Xyron for some innovative, earth friendly and reliable adhesives!
And another detail shot:
Core’dinations Kraft Core; Nostalgic, Shattered, Seasonal Impressions
Core’dinations Deep Lagoon
Sand It Gadget
Xyron Create-A-Sticker 1.5 inch
Xyron 3/16 inch dots
Xyron Double sided tape
Twine – The Twinery
Glassine bag – Michaels
Tags – October Afternoon, Chic Tags
Punch – McGill
Letter Dies – Lifestyle Crafts
Decorative Scissors – Fiskars
Ribbons – May Arts
Pennant – October Afternoon
Stamp/dies – Lawn Fawn
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Misc craft supply – burlap, tulle
And how about a super cute card from Designer Tracy Gruber? Love her play on geometric shapes and of course that CUTE stamp! The create-a-sticker is perfect for the chevron shapes along the side of the card.