With Easter this week, we thought some layouts for you today would be a great way to get those creative juices flowing for all those photos!
First up Kate Nolan-Denham:
Believe it or not, I built this layout around the bunnies. I couldn’t help but notice that the pastel colors in the Core Couture Glitter Collection looked like Easter Peeps.
I created the peep scene by cutting green, yellow, pink and blue bunnies out of Core Couture Glitter with my Silhoutte. I crimped their ears a bit to give them dimension.
The green grass was cut out of a 12″ strip of the green in the Light Graphic 45 Collection, matching the background green cardstock. I just randomly snipped the top 1″(or so) of the strip and sanded afterwards. Sanding after I snipped made the individual blades of “grass” stand out more. Don’t forget to use your Dust Buddy after sanding to give it that finished look!
Mary Pat Siehl is sharing a fun Easter themed card for us today featuring some stamping and our BRAND NEW 110 cardstock. But guess what? She isn’t just stamping on it, she embosses it and stamps on her Core Essentials, too!
1. Start with Core 110 lb smooth cardstock and emboss it using a Darice embossing folder.
TIP: Want that sanded look from your ColorCore Cardstock on stamped images? Sand your cardstock first using your Sand it Gadget from Core’dinations.
Clean the surface of your paper and then stamp your image. Making sure you clean your surface with a Dust buddy is SO important! Your image will stamp much much cleaner!
I stamped my eggs and then fussy cut them out. Now they have a bit of a soft distress feel to them even though they were in the bright collection! Last but not least I cut some grass out using the Gemstone collection and my Silhouette and here is what I came up with!
Hi Everyone! Tracy Gruber here! Hopefully it’s starting to feel like spring where you are! I decided to create my own beautiful flowers out of Core’dinations card stock to get me in the mood for spring and summer. Start out by cutting the hydrangea from the Walk In My Garden Cricut cartridge at 4 inches. Next, emboss a piece of White Wash card stock with the Cloudy Sky embossing folder from Darice. I de-embossed it and sanded it so the clouds stayed white and the sky became blue. Then, tear two strips of brown card stock to create the “dirt” at the bottom on the card. Use the Fiskar’s grass border punch and Kraft Core card stock to create the grass that is behind the dirt. Die cut the clouds from white card stock and stamp the sentiment on the medium cloud. Adhere everything together for a fun card!
I love to create 3D flowers with my Core card stock. After a little sanding, they start to look real! Die cut the flowers using the Spellbinder’s Rose Creations die. Bend each flower petal and then sand each one with the Sand It Gadget. I like to attach each flower layer together with a brad, but you could use whatever you want. For the card base, layer together a piece of yellow and dark purple card stock. Sand the purple card stock to give it a distress look. Attach a white Core Tag to the card base and stamp the sentiment. Lastly, attach each flower and the leaves onto the card front.
The ombre trend is hot right now and I love to use my Core card stock to create ombre backgrounds. We have been having gorgeous sunsets lately, so I was inspired to create a card with a sunset that looks like it’s on fire! I tore strips of red, orange, and yellow card stock and attached them to a white card base. I die cut the sky line with a Memory Box die and used Glitter Silk for the buildings windows. The windows look like they are really lit up because of all of the sparkle from the Glitter Silk card stock! I used the speech bubble die from Simon Says Stamp and stamped the Paper Smooches sentiment on it.
Nothing sets the stage for a holiday like a banner! Core’dinations has the PERFECTcolor 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!
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Hello Core’dinations Fans! Kate here today. Not sure if you have noticed, but my style is pretty simple and colorful. Just one of the things I love about Core’dinations Cardstock is the color core. I love to use simple techniques to showcase the color core making my layouts so very colorful.
For this layout I had initially chosen a neutral pallete, but knew it was missing a pop of color. I started by pulling in color through alternating layers of cardstock which I paper tore to show the colored core. I loved the pop of yellow from tearing the Black Magic so I found the perfect match of yellow in the Core Essentials Brights Collection and used that as my background paper.
Next time you need a pop of color in your paper project, try tearing your Core’dinations!
And Kim Moreno just uses a touch of tearing on her layout below. She does a great job mixing embossing, tearing, scoring ANd outlining on here. Again…don’t be afraid to check out our technique videos for more ideas!
During the holidays I was finally able to my sisters kids and mine together for a group picture… it wasn’t easy to get them all to smile and look at the camera but I managed to get one good shot in and just love it! I couldn’t wait to print and scrap it!
I used my ScorPal tool to create the embossed lines around the edge of my layout. I like doing this because I feel like it frames my layouts well and I like the look.
I then placed a large chipboard star behind my layout where I wanted it and using my Sand It Gadget sanded over the top of the cardstock to reveal the star image below the cardsock. I trimmed different sized stars from cardstock and embossed and sanded them each and attached to my layout using pop dots to a few of them to give them more dimension. I used the star embossing folder to emboss a strip of gray cardstock and sanded it to reveal the lighter gray core the tore the edge of some green cardstock and made banners of each and adhered to my layout. I added the title to finish my layout.
Core’dinations- Core Essentials (navy, scarlet, snowflake, Cityscape, and parsley)
How fun is it to take a different perspective on things? I love how Designer Ava Gavloski does it…see that hand-stamped image that Ava cut out? It’s a witch! How cool is that? Ava just layers and layers and layers…it’s amazing!!!
And since we are living in color today…we have some gorgeous creations from designer Kate Nolan Denham, too!
Bright & colorful is always a fun way to go when making birthday cards. The card I am sharing today shows how easy it is to make a bright birthday card with several different Core’dinations Cardstock lines, not just the Brights Collection (which is pretty cool in itself).
To create my card, I started by embossing a Brights Core Tag. These tags are textured and sandable! I then took a piece of the Whitewash Collection die the word “LIVE” out with my Cricut. After sanding this focal point down so the Core color shined through, I added the rest of my sentiment with stickers and brads. The tag and sentiment were then added to a sanded background from the Vintage Collection and then the card base, which is in the Brights Collection.
Next time you are making a bright card, don’t be afraid to pull out all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock. You are sure to find the perfect colors!
I love colors that are bold! Today I have a layout in which the colors in the tags dictated what fantastic bold colors of Core’dinations Cardstock I used. Throw in a bit of dotted texture and it was the perfect blend of bold and beautiful! The bit of Black Magic and Neutral Core’dinations I used for this layout was just to balance the bold colors I used.
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