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
WOW….these past few weeks have been a blast. We are coming to an end of our Design Team Favorite things only two more days.
From now until Christmas Eve we are showcasing our Design Team’s Favorite cardstock. Each designer picked a few of their favorite lines and created some gorgeous projects for you showcasing why they love it so much.
Then, on that day, just by commenting on that post, you have the chance to win! AND some days we might be showcasing more than one line so you need come back often.
Here is how it works:
1.) We post every day. The following day we pick a winner and then start over so keep coming back!
2.) You have all day and night to post. Yes, you heard me! You can win up until the next day when I pick a winner when I get up. We want our international fans to be able to win and they are normally sleeping now 😉
3.) Want additional chances to win? Comment on Facebook and share the excitement on your blogs! If you share on your blog, come back here and link us up. Remember, you can do it every day for more chances to win!
WE LOVE our FACEBOOK FANS! And we do LOADS of giveaways over there, too. Make sure you like us to be able to win 😉
4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until the January due to the Holidays. Winners must email email@example.com with your name, address, phone number if international to claim prizes.
Now who wants some winners???? We have TWO winners to announce from yesterday.
The MME Core Impressions winner is………….
What an adorable card! I’d love to get that or give it! (mostly get!!!) Thanks for the chance to win!
The BasicGrey Whimsy Core Impressions is ………………………..
Maryann W. says:
Great inspiration for using great product lines.
Before we get started with today’s inspiration…..I wanted to point something out. Did you know we have a Hot Topics section?
We post projects here that we don’t put on the blog or Facebook including our Core Teachers series! So make sure you check that part of our website out, too!
So today is all about our Vintage Cardstock. Seriously, our Vintage Cardstock is gorgeous…gorgeous. It is unlike any other cardstock!
Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley is up again with a gorgeous project for you today.
After seeing this layout I can’t imagine you not running to your local retailer asking for some of this! And the stars add the perfect touch of glam for this rockstar, don’t you think? Shaunte used our Core Couture cardstock for them. Perfect!
Dies used in this layout are from Lifestyle Crafts.
Today’s FABULOUS Friday Find comes from Maggie Lamarre. The details on this layout are amazing and
it is just perfect for Mother’s Day this weekend!
Here is a little bit about this layout from Maggie in her own words,
As we get ready to celebrate this Mother’s day, I wanted to create a layout of the favorite places my daughter and I love to hang out together. Until this day most of our mother/daughter getaways involve spending time at a theme park or enjoying the many attractions available here in Florida.
I’m Maggie from PassionatelyArtistic.com, I wanted to share a simple way to incorporate glitter very easily into your projects by using Core’dinations Core Couture cardstock. There is no mess… just beautiful glittered cardstock, the best part is the glitter stays in place with no worries about wandering glitter. (We SO agree, Maggie!)
Core’dinations Couture Cardstock and Black Magic Cardstock
Well we have a solution for you! XYRON adhesive! Nothing’s falling out of this basket with this great adhesive.
Not sure how to you use your Xyron products? Well, check out these great videos on their site for tips and project ideas.
AND they have a great Facebook Page where they post ideas, projects AND tons of give-a-ways.
For this super cute Easter project, Design Team Member Hera Frei used her Xyron Mounting tape, Core Couture Cardstock (the eggs) and NEW Pearls cardstock (card base). Perfect for all of your Easter projects!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!! WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOUR EASTER PROJECTS.
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