Nothing sets the stage for a holiday like a banner! Core’dinations has the PERFECT color for you for all your St Patrick’s Day needs…it’s Shamrock Green!
Mary Pat Siehl created this banner just for us today…ENJOY!
I know I sound like a broken record but I LOVE my Core for home decor items. I love to give my family room a little facelift with each holiday that comes around. As soon as March 1st comes my family room has accents of green for St. Patrick’s day! My mantel needed a little lift and I made a little fun banner! I used my Silhouette to cut out my banner but you could easily hand cut any shape or use a template. I started with my Core Essentials and and made a base in yellow. I then cut my top layer and embossed it using a Darice Shamrock embossing folder. I lightly sanded it to expose the inner core and the shamrocks. I layered it onto of my yellow with some foam tape. ( I love to add dimension to my projects). Next I grabbed my Core Couture Glitter cardstock in Five Star and punched some circles. Again foam taping them on to the base. Next I cut out the work Lucky using the Rodeo Drive from the Glitter collection and adhered it on to the circle. So much fun for our family room.
Here is a close up of a banner piece. You can see all the glitter and the fun embossing.
As I mentioned before I love dimension and here is a close up of the layers of all the pieces. This really makes it Pop!
Silhouette- Design ID #20957 and Arial Font in Bold
I love to make clean and simple layouts that really focus on the photo and cardstock. For my layout I started with my Core Essentials Snowflake and misted it lightly with a light teal color. I then used my Silhouette and cut some winter trees. I then tore the edges to expose the wonderful Core. I then took a green color and tore that and layered the colors making a border at the top and bottom. Next I took the green and embossed it and lightly sanded it with a snowflake pattern to frame mat my photo. Finally I cut out a 3×4 card with the title and to carry the theme of trees I cut out a tree. I then added some snowflake wood veneers. I just love the Clean and Simple look!
Silhouette ID # 14779
I love to make my own Christmas cards and Core’dinations is just perfect for them! For my first card I used Core Impressions and lightly sanded. Next I cut my Tim Holtz Distress collection and cut the word Believe and a circle using my Silhouette. I then lightly sanded it. Next I cut my snowflake out using my Silhouette and placed it in the center of my card. Then typical to my style I added a touch of bling to the center. To finish it off I added some yummy solid twine from May Arts.
My second card I wanted to bling it up using the Core Couture Glitter andGlitter Silk collections. Did you know that these two cardstocks work perfectly in the Silhouette. Yup, they do and I made this card using the Silhouette base. The glitter collections ROCK for making a Christmas tree. To add a touch more of bling I added some sequins.
Silhouette Design ID #50419
Twine- May Arts
Bling- Hero Arts
Day THREE is already here! Are you having fun yet???
We are here all week long with Lawn Fawn! Our team loves loves loves loves their stamps so much..make sure you head over to their site to do some shopping! From cards to layouts, we have it for you! Please make sure you head over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration AND their Facebook page. Their Design Team is incredible and you don’t want to miss anything.
And don’t forget…we have a prize up for grabs this week! Some Fancy Pants Core Impressions!
Who’s ready for some projects?
First up designer Kate Nolan Denham with a layout:
Stamping on the backside of the textured Core’dinations Cardstock is one of my favorite ways to use that smooth side of the paper. It always leaves me with a crisp image that pops. Today I used Lawn Fawn’s “Many Thanks” sentiment stamps and “Quinn’s ABCs” to stamp the titlework of my layout on the smooth side of Core’dinations Cardstock.
To create the fun scalloped bottom, I debossed my Core’dinations Cardstock using a contrasting ink on my embossing folder. So, for the purple cardstock, I used a blue ink and for the blue cardstock, I used a purple ink. Looks cool don’t you think? Then I punched out lots of circles, cut them in half and alternated the colors in five layers
It was so much fun to pair up Core’dinations Cardstock with Lawn Fawn stamps!
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
Ranger Archival Ink
CM Circle Punch
And next up a CAS card from Designer Jill Lebbin….she used one of our AWESOME Core Tags and created her own hand-stamped image for a background. Cute, huh??!?! Loving the So Much to Say set from Lawn Fawn….there is something for every stamper in that set!
David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system smooth A2 Cardbase
And Designer Kim Moreno is up with us again today another card creating her own background as well!
Colorbox ink by Clearsnap
Pop dots by Helmar
Ribbon by Offray
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!
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Let’s say howdy to Jennifer Edwardson!
Hey everyone, i’m Jennifer Edwardson and like most, I began scrapbooking shortly after the birth of my daughter in 2000 and never looked back. I’ve been creative my whole life and loved back to school shopping the most….all the paper and crayons and color – love, love loved it !!
Shortly after my 2nd child was born …. (like REALLY shortly – he was just 9 mos. old – CRAZY !!!) …. I decided it’d be cool to open a business, so I did…….and have had my own successful LSS since 2006.
I am so fortunate to get to do what I love every day …… I have extensive instruction and design experience that has allowed me to travel and share my passion with many. My work has been featured on manufacturers blogs as a Guest Designer, i’ve created projects for CHA, have been a member of the Bella Blvd. Design Team for the past 2 years, am on the David Tutera Celebrate Design Team, am an American Crafts Certified Instructor and now cannot wait to share my creativity with you during my time on the new Core’dinations Design Team (yep – super EXCITED !!)
When I am not running the day to day operations of my business or designing a fun new workshop, you can find me spending time with my husband, Scott, children Emma and Alex, our 2 crazy puppies and our horses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada !!
Check out my blog here: http://www.3dfoamandasandingblock.blogspot.com
What better way to celebrate yourself then a wedding layout! Here is a little bit about Jennifer’s layout:
I punched out several hearts and then embossed a few using some of my fave Darice embossing folders. I LOVE the Core Couture Glitter cardstock and added in some pearl Gemstones behind the photo, too! The red embossed border along the left of the layout was cut from the Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions – LOVE it ……
I even added a few bits from the David Tutera Celebrate Card Making System by Core’dinations. A white border along the top of the photo mat, the small silver heart, red gem and the twine, too!
Spotted Tillie Dot – Nightfall
Gemstones – Pearl
Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection – No. 3
Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions – Valentines No. 3
Core Essentials – Duchess Rose
Core Essentials – Cardinal
Core Couture – Black Tie
Core Couture – White Gloves
Sand It Gadget
And our winner of the Black Magic Cardstock is………….
Patricia Meadows says:
Welcome Gail, Love the stripes .Just found the blog today. Really think am going to love it, so many ideas. I too like clean pages not alot of clutter. I purchase cor’dinations at JoAnn’s by the sheet,had no idea there was so much to choose from! Again welcome. Thanks for the giveaway!
Today’s giveaway is…………..
Tillie Spotted Cardstock! Did you love it in Jennifer’s layout? Now is your chance to win it!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this today will be posted on Monday to the weekend. Winner will win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email email@example.com by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
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