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.
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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!
We have a project for you today featuring Paper Trunk goodies and Core’dinations Cardstock.
Make sure you head over to their blog for some more GREAT ideas and inspiration.
AND DON’T FORGET.. we are giving away some Cardstock to one lucky person. So leave a comment on any post you see with Paper Trunk (here at our blog) for a chance to win!!! (Please note prize will not be mailed until after the 12th of September due to us being at an event out of the country).
How cool is that Scoring in the corners?!??!!?!? If you want to see some more ideas on Scoring, check out our Videos here. And the touch of misting over the sanded hatching looks awesome, too.
Are you using Chocolate Box? If so we would love to see!