We have another amazing day of inspirational Mother’s Day projects for you today.
First up, Ava Gavloski with a classic black and white card for Mother’s Day…
G45 Signature Series, Photogenic
Sand It Set
Zva Creative Crystals
Unity Stamp Co.
Clearsnap Colorbox Ink
Sizzix Embossing folders
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow Mono Adhesive
And next up, a Mother’s Day layout from Mary Pat Siehl:
I love using the Core Impressions! It makes the most beautiful background paper.
1.) Sand the cardstock heavily around the edges. Keeping the phot0s next to each other allowed me to show off the cool design of the BasicGrey Core Impressions
3.) Then, dry emboss pink Core Essentials cardstock using a Darice embossing folder and lightly sand it. Add some embellishments and a small splash of pattern paper to tie all the spring colors together.
Bella Blvd paper, alphabet stickers, and fabric flowers
Sand it Gadget
My Mind’s Eye enamel dots.
Darice embossing folder
I mean..seriously? How cute are these??!??!? Keep on reading on how to make these little cuties. They are perfect for Spring! And the button embossing folder is too perfect!
If you haven’t gotten a Fiskars Paper crimper yet then you better! Check out our Technique Videos HERE
for more ideas and a video on Corrugating.
Cut files from cardstock using Silhouettte Portrait. Use paper crimper on roofs and sand using Sand It Gadget. Emboss main sections of bird houses using the button box embossing folder, sand using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.
Assemble each bird house, thread ribbon through roof and glue roof in position. Roll piece of Core cardstock tightly to make peg for perch and place in position, to finish.
And a close up:
Other: Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette cut files (#44005, #44006), Crafters Companion Embossalicious 8×8 Embossing Folder Button Box, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, pink grosgrain ribbon, paper crimper.
Today we have some cute Easter bunny cards for you from Kate Nolan Denham:
I am totally loving Core’dinations brand new Core Basics 110lb Cardstock! It is the perfect smooth cardstock for stamping. Today I am sharing two new Easter cards. Each card has some lovely bunnies stamped onto the 110lb Cardstock.
I stamped all the bunnies using Quick Quotes Chalk Ink. The pretty stamped images totally pop on the 110lb Cardstock.
Each card also uses the pretty Pastels Collection. By embossing and sanding the Pastels, I added just the perfect touch of texture to my simple Easter cards.
Quick Quotes Chalk Ink
Ranger Archival Ink
Cart-Us Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Embossing Folder
Wishing you a hippity, hoppity good day!
Happy Saturday! We have a bonus post for you today. For some reason I missed this when doing our St Paddy’s day layouts but it is too fabulous not to share.
The great thing about our Cardstock, and I know I sound like a broken record, but you can create a monochromatic layout so easy with just some simple embossing like Kate Nolan-Denham did here:
When you hear the saying “go green” I am sure you don’t think of creating a monochromatic layout using only cardstock, but I sure did! I went green with Envy Core’dinations Cardstock. By using techniques such as embossing, crinkling, sanding and a little bit of paint, I was able to add interest and dimension to my layout without adding another color.
I chose Envy as my monochromatic color because it was the perfect match to the background in my picture of Lily and her friends. I cut and snipped the Envy cardstock in random sizes. Then I embossed & crinkled & sanded the cardstock pieces to give a patterned paper appearance.
I chose a large crinkled piece my cardstock in which to paint my sentiment. I love how the plain white craft paint just pops on this green!
Don’t be afraid to “go green” on your next layout. Core’dinations Cardstock comes in every green imaginable, so I know there is one just perfect for you! ~Kate
Darice Embossing Folder
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Embossing Plate
Um Wow Chipboard Hearts
American Crafts Thickers
Martha Steward Twine
Plaid Craft Paint
COLOR and BUTTERFLIES and GIRAFFES, right??? Jennifer Edwardson is sharing her love of Core with us today. I just can’t get enough of all the sanding and embossing!
I don’t know where my love of butterflies came from recently but I find myself gravitating towards them for embellishments these days, especially on cards !!
I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ white David Tutera Celebrate cards base and added the yellow cardstock that I embossed using a dotted embossing folder and a little light sanding …..
I chose a different embossing folder for the blue background (the sky for the butterflies …… Lightly sanding the top really made the pattern pop !!
I LOVE the colors in the Graphic 45 Lights collection so I used (6) for my butterfly punchies ….. I used (2) different sizes and styles of butterfly punches - 2 of each color ….
I only adhered each of the punchies in the center so that I could fold up the wings. I added little min pearls in the center to jazz them up a bit …. A ‘hello’ sentiment sticker and this card is ready to give.
While playing around on my Silhouette I cam across this sweet little giraffe cut file and knew I had these fun zoo pics from a few years back !!
I started with my ‘go to’ base – Spotted Tillie Dot in white (can’t get enough of this pre-embossed cardstock) …. Then I cut a piece of black and lightly sanded the edges and layered it on top. I ran the yellow cardstock through my eBosser using a large honeycomb embossing folder (love this one) and layered it on top of the black.
For the (3) green-ish photo mats, I used the same embossing folder for each pieces and lightly sanded the top off to really show off the pattern. This was perfect for these sweet pics of the giraffe )
I bordered these pieces with a piece of Spotted Jillian Dot in creme edges with a border punch – love this one !!
I cut the little giraffe using some great Core Essentials and glued him together ….. The Gg is also a Silhouette cut file but I added some American Crafts Thickers and Jillibean Soup Alphabeans to complete my title …. Such a whimsical little layout for our trip to the zoo !!!
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