Good Tuesday Morning!
First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….
What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!
And we have our Sketch Winner, too! Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!
Donna & Kerrie..email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.
So how about Tuesday’s tip? I created this layout about our yearly St Patty’s Day parade. We go every year and just love, love it. It’s in a small town near us and it is CrAzY! The boys love it…they love the necklaces and the candy they get. I, of course, love the bagpipes. For this layout I used some Core Cuts, Core Couture, Spotted, Brights, Stacy Julian Core Impressions and Whimsy Core Impressions from BasicGrey.
I know we have said this a gazillion times before but it is amazing how EASILY our collection packs Core’dinate!
So what is the tip? I have a few for you today 🙂
1.) After distressing your edges, use a dark contrasting color to ink like I did here with black. I love the way it looks against the pink Core Couture cardstock.
2.) Use pre-embossed cardstock, like our Core Impressions lines or Step two layers from David Tutera Celebrate, for your die cuts. It is so so easy! It is just one less step then embossing them yourself.
I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for this layout.
And my last tip is…..
3.) Use of the large tags from Step 3 David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system for a journaling tag. One of our smaller tags wasn’t big enough for what I wanted to say so I reached for one of these. Plus the cardstock is smooth.
Please note the Stacy Julian Cardstock is no longer available as it has been discontinued. Stamps are Lawn Fawn, Ink by Memento, tickets are Maya Road and misc buttons from my stash, Glue Arts adhesive.
AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!
Didn’t win this time? Don’t forget about about our $100 David Tutera giveway HERE!
Have you had time to play with our Core Cuts?
Are team is having fun with it! Make sure you check out the Core Cuts page HERE for more idea AND some videos!
Design Team Member Char Dobson created these beautiful projects for us today! Char added some bits and pieces of her embellishment stash that matched perfectly BUT the rest is all cardstock from the Core Cuts pack. You don’t need much else, do you?
Char embossed the card base with a Provocraft Embossing folder. LOVE the contrast of the chevron print with the doilies.
And here is a layout from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira using her Core Cuts.
All you need are some alphas and you have an easy layout…no patterned paper required! Don’t you love how Melissa used the smaller damask pieces off the page at the top and bottom going off the page? Such a great touch…you can do SO much with this pack.
And a close up:
We continue to work on the Card Design Team call daily!
Hoping to get you some answers by next week. Thanks for you patience!
Have you seen the sneak peek yet? Well..before we get to that, make sure you come back tomorrow!!!! You know, we just love to give away stuff… 😉
If you signed up to be a Hard Core Crafter than you got an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek last week! ..One of the many benefits of becoming Hard CORE! So sign up now and then make sure you come back to check out this very fun collection called Core Cuts.
Embossing….die cuts…gorgeous colors…sandable CORE…all in ONE awesome pack!
We will have more creations for you SOON so stay close to see more! Okay..okay…here is a little one of another project…how much do you loooove that color?!?!?!?!?! And those die cuts pop right out of the paper! SO easy.