We have some amazing projects from Gail Lindner for you today! If these don’t inspire you to get that Core and take if off the page onto some Holiday home decor projects than I don’t know what will!
I have officially started creating projects for Christmas! You might recall I created a cute Christmas countdown a little while back (see it here). Well . . . I loved using the embroidery hoop as my “frame” and have been wanting to do more to create a cluster on my wall for Christmas. A trip to the craft store was in order and I purchased a few different sized hoops.
Here’s my next one:
This is a great project for using up scraps of Core’dinations! I dug through to find a few colours to work together, cut strips and started assembling my “tree”!
Of course, this being Core cardstock, I couldn’t leave it plain! I had to emboss and sand the strips in various designs to add even more interest.
The background is from the fabulous Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions collection. Instant Christmas!
The starts were die cut from Core Couture Glitter Cardstock for a bit of sparkle! This little tree was so easy and fun to make – here are a couple more ideas:
- For the front of your Christmas cards! These will be easy to mass-produce.
- Get the kids involved – maybe adding the stars or other embellishments to the pre-made trees.
Thanks for popping by and please pop by my blog for more inspiration!
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions: Holiday No 14
Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack: Pool
Chocolate Box: Cool Mint Truffle
Core Essentials: Sugar’n'Spice
Graphic 45: Lemon Chiffon, Spring Green
Core Couture Glitter: White Gloves, Oscar
Sand It Gadget
Darice & Cuttlebug embossing folders
Fiskars star punch, SSS star die
It’s just typical of me to be creating Christmas projects so close to the actual day! But my decor items get brought out each year so I know they will get plenty of attention in the long run!
Inspired by an image I saw online, I wanted to create a sort of looped wire wreath, accented with stars. Sorry about the vague description! How about I just show you my project so you know what I mean?
I decided to create mine on a smaller scale and pop it into a shadow box frame. Honestly, I was really wanting to use the kraft coloured Seasonal Impressions cardstock! Isn’t it a fantastic, subtle background???
I chose three shades of Gemstones cardstock for the stars, so they would have a slight sheen, and scattered them around my wire wreath.
Simple but cute! I can honestly see me creating more of these for different occassions such as Valentines or new babies. Just think of the color combinations and die cut shapes you could use!
We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long.
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.I heard a rumour that it might be a sticker maker?!??!?! So day TWO…hmmmm….how about some cards and a treat bag today?
Designer Clare Buswell worked her Xyron adhesive with a card and treat bag. I just loooooove me some Halloween projects and these are so awesome! You can do a lot with some Core, Authentique and a Xyron Mega runner.
Cover card base with black Core’dinations Color Core cardstock, sand edges with Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Trim patterned paper, round corners, ink edges with Distress Inks and machine stitch border. Adhere to card using Xyron Mega Runner. Cut spider’s web file from Core using Silhouette, attach to card and trim edges. Wrap seam binding around card and tie bow. Die cut labels from Core’dinations Color Core cardstock, stamp sentiment, ink edges and adhere to card using Xyron Mega Runner, to finish.
I think my new favorite color is white…is that possible?!?!?
Shaunte Wadley created these beauties for us today…wowzas! Creating dramatic monochromatic projects is so easy with Core because you can mix and match the different lines for some sparkle…emboss for some texture and you have the perfect card. For each card, I listed the lines she used so you can look closely and see beautiful details. Little things like different embossed layers, pearls and stitching make all the difference.
For more monochromatic ideas check out a post we did a few weeks ago HERE.
Card One is the simpliest with a David Tutera Cardmaking system white smooth cardbase, Core Essentials white, and the butterfly is Core Couture.
Card two: start with a David Tutera Cardmaking system white cardbase and emboss it. Then add a strip of Core Couture with die cut letters, then emboss some Core Essentials white in another strip. Stitch together. Then add butterflies laong the top in Glitter Silk and a strip along the bottom from Step 3 of the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system.
Again, starting with a David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system smooth white cardbase, emboss a layer in white Core Essentials. Adhere with Helmar Zap dotsafter punching a hole in the side, add white heart on a string from Glitter Silk Cardstock, finish by creating some embossed strips along the bottom with scalloped pieces, an embossed strip from Core Couture and a banner created using a Dymo Label maker.
Did you know we have a video on how to create with your Label Maker? Check it out HERE!
We are here with our Summer Brights Challenge!
Every month we challenge our designers to try new things. It might be a collection pack, techniques…something different just to get those creative juices flowing. So for July, we challenged our designers to use the Brights Collection pack and to do some fussy cutting for some added interest.
The Brights collection pack is the PERFECT color palette for all your summer layouts and projects! Don’t be afraid of those bright colors..embrace them!
First up we have Designer Shaunte Wadley. She created a card trio for us today using Brights, David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system, Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Core Couture, & Vintage Cardstock.
Here is a shot of some of the Core Couture glitter cardstock. SWOOOOOOOOON! Dies are from Lifestyle Crafts.
And I love how Designer Vivian Keh used the purples in this layout. The possiblities are endless with what you can do with a bright color palette. Add a op of yellow and that gorgeous fussy cutting of her stamps and you have the perfect layout!
And nothing is cuter than a swimming doggie Blues and yellows are the perfect summer colors!
Don’t want to stamp on the textured side? Flip it over!
And Suzanna Lee created a layout focusing on the primary colors found in the Brights Collection pack. And, not to mention, this yogurt place is awesome! You pick your own ice cream and toppings and then they weigh it for you. You gotta be careful though….it adds up! LOL! Tone on tone embossing and die cuts with jsut the perfect touch of sanding. LOVE IT!
Wahoo! Our site is up and we are ready to rock-n-roll! But we did lose a few blog posts from earlier this week so today is one of those posts. Unfortunately they were some Fourth of July posts so it may seem a little late so sorry about that!
BUT the good thing is that you can make these stars ANY time of the year! They look SO good on layouts, too. Keep on reading for some great step-by-step directions from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham!
1)Create a card base, A2 size, made out of Red Rose Core’dinations Cardstock.
2)Cut a piece of White Glove CoreCouture Glitter Cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″. Glue to card base.
3)Deboss a piece of Navy Cardstock from the 4.25 x 5.5″ Darks collection and layer it on top of the white mat. I used Craft Concepts Solid Stars embossing folder for this card. The debossing is a GREAT contrast to the raised stars, don’t you think?
4)Die cut 3 larger stars in different sizes and 2 small stars out of the Red Rose cardstock leftover from making the base of the card. I used Sizzix Star Framelits.
5)Score each large star at each point.
6)Scor the stars along the scored lines and sand them with the Sandit Gadget to give them a 3-D effect.
7)Die cut a label shape out of the White Glove CoreCouture Glitter Cardstock, trim the bottom of it so it will be flush with the White Glove mat already on the card.
8)Stamp the sentiment on the label you die cut in #7. I used Spellbinders Label.
9)Add the stars and sentiment label to the card using 3-D foam. I used Helmar Zapdots.
10)Give to someone. This card is bound to brighten anyone’s day!
Core’dinations 12×12 Darks – Red Rose
Core’dinations 4.25 x 5.5 Darks – Navy
Core Couture 6×6 – White Gloves
Sand it Gadget
Scor-Buddy by Scor-Pal
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive & ZapDots
Spellbinders & Sizzix Dies
Stampin’ Up! Stamp