Stepping outside your comfort zone with Jennifer Edwardson

July 16, 2013 by  
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Today we have some layouts from Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson! She is working some circles and tags for you today so we hope you enjoy!
This was a step outside of the box layout for me.  I am very linear in my designing and usually shy away from circles since I can’t seem to keep them in a straight line ;))  I have been playing around with my Silhouette lately and found this super cute circle template so I cut it to 11 x 11″ using a piece of ‘Shattered’ cardstock. 
jennifer edwardson - June 2a
I really wanted to use it twice on this layout so I layed it underneath my Kraft Core base and lightly sanded over top to have the image come through on top.  I added my photo first and then started embellishing around it …… I took the circle template and carefully cut it into several pieces and adhered them around the photo slightly overlapping in spots and laying off the edge of the layout in others.  
jennifer edwardson - June 2b jennifer edwardson - June 2c
To add some more color I chose 4 pieces from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection and punched a couple sizes of circles out.  I ran them through my Big Shot using a spotted embossing template and lightly sanded them to make the dots pop !!  I raised all these circles around the layout to appear like I am ‘juggling’ lots of balls in the air …. (read the journaling)
Tim Holtz  Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection – No. 24
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection – No. 9-S
White Wash – Picket Fence
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
AND how about some Core Tags?  If you come around our blog a lot then you know how much we love love love  Core Tags! They come with a metal grommet and are perfect for any paper crafter….scrabookers…cardmakers…we all love them and Jennifer has a layout that just rocks them!
jennifer edwardson - June 1a
Over the years I’ve seen adorable tag projects but have never takent the time to create one myself …. Until I got these fantastic Core’dinations tags – LOVE them !!!
jennifer edwardson - June 1d
Of course like many of you I’m sure, I tend to take an absolute TON of pics of my kids and the stack I have of Alexander’s 1st soccer camp from a few summers back was crazy !!  Lots of them were taken from quite far away but the expressions on his face and his actions were so cute I wanted to capture them all but needed to crop the photos small to really focus on him.
jennifer edwardson - June 1c
I started with a Spotted Jillian Dot base in French Roast and sanded off the top to show my fave big dots underneath.  I chose 4 colors in 2 sizes of tags to emboss and ran them through my Big Shot with different  Darice  embossing folders (LOVE the clouds) …..
 jennifer edwardson - June 1b
I adhere them to the outside edges of the base and then strung natural colored twine through the eyelets and tied them together …..
I cropped my photos and lightly sanded the edges to give me a nice white border and then rasied them onto 6 of the tags using 3D foam.  I typed my journaling onto Snowflake cardstock and trimmed it to fit throughout the layout ….. All that was left was to add a title with some mini alphas !!!
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice Embossing Folders – Stars, Stars Small, Cloudy Sky


It’s all about layers with Mary Pat

June 18, 2013 by  
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Cardstock, Cardstock and more Core’dinations Cardstock makes for GREAT layers, don’t you think?   Just that small border that Mary Pat Siehl created with the Darks collection pack colors instantly starts to draw your eye in and of course, the scoring!

And here is a little bit about this layout from Designer Mary Pat  Siehl AND there’s a card yet, too!

I love to layer my paper and with this project I layered my cardstock.  I sanded the edges of the first layer (the red)  to give it a distressed look.  I then took my blue sheet and scored the edges and sanded those and tore the bottom edge to expose the lighter core.  Core cardstock cuts absolutetly perfect in the Silhouette ( like butta!) and I cut out my title to use the negative space.  Finally I added some of the Core Tags.  I like to sometimes doodle on my projects and I doodled a rim around the tags just to define them a bit and to make them pop!
Core Essentials Darks
Core Tags
paper- My Mind’s Eye
Brads- My Mind’s Eye
Tags- Chic Tags and Elle’s Studio
Twine- The Stringery
Flair- paper play studio
wood veneer- studio calico
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
And how about the cutest card you’ve ever seen? I have to say that toothpicks are a must have in my scrapbook room these days!  And this super cute Darice embossing folder with the clouds is so CUTE! Perfection.

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