Tracy Gruber has some amazing projects for us today. ENJOY!
Winter cards are so fun to make with Core’dinations card stock because you can rip the paper to look just like snow! Start with a white card base that measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (A2 size). Next cut a light blue mat that measures 4″ x 5 1/4.” Then cut a piece of White Wash card stock with a blue background to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and then emboss it with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder and sand it with the Sand It Gadget. Rip two strips of white card stock from the Neutrals Essentials pad to fit along the bottom of the embossed snowflake piece. Stamp the sentiment from Lawn Fawn on top of the white card stock. Next, cut out the snowman image from the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge at 3 1/4.” I used the white and brown card stock from the Neutrals paper pad, the teal, lime green, and orange card stock from the Brights paper pad, and the light pink from the Pastels paper pad. I attached that to the card base with Tombow 3D Foam Tabs. Finish the card by adding twine from The Twinery.
-Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge
-Lawn Fawn Let It Snow stamp set
-Core’dinations Neutrals, Brights, and Pastels Essentials paper pads
-The Twinery twine
-Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
-Core’dinations White Wash paper pad
-Sand It Gadget
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Snowflakes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Creating Winter Layouts is even more fun when there is glitter involved! For my layout, I pulled out my Core Couture card stock and got to work! I used the white, navy blue, and light blue Core Couture and punched them out with a 1.5″ circle punch from Fiskars. Next, emboss each of the circles with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and sand them with the Sand It Gadget. Arrange them onto a piece of gray card stock from the Neutrals Essentials paper pad. Emboss three lines around the edge of the gray card stock and sand it with the Sand It Gadget. Finish the layout by adding a title, snowflakes, and branches.
-Core’dinations Neutrals and Darks Essentials paper pads
-Core’dinations Couture Collection
-Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection
-Cricut Alphalicious cartridge – letters cut at 1 1/2″
-Sand It Gadget
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-Fiskars 1.5″ circle punch
-My Favorite Things snowflake dies
-Martha Stewart branch punch
-May Arts Natural twine
-October Afternoon letter stickers
I love to use the White Wash Collection on my layouts! Start with a 12×12 piece of White Wash card stock that has a kraft/brown background and emboss two lines on easy edge. Sand over them to make the color show through. Next, cut a piece of light blue card stock from the Pastels paper pad to 10″ x 10.” Adhere that down to the 12×12 piece. Cut three squares of White Wash card stock with a blue backing to 3” x 3,” emboss them with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder, and sand them with the Sand It Gadget. Cut the title at 1 1/4″ from the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge. Sand the top and the bottom of each letter so the blue shows through and leaves the middle white. It creates a cool ombre effect. Add snowflakes, buttons, twine, and sequins to complete the layout.
Who is ready for some Valentines Inspo? We are gearing up for week FULL of amazing projects from our Design Team just for YOU!
These are all quick and easy ideas that you can do in no time for that sweet someone in your life! Let’s start it off with Clare Buswell….
Interlocking Lace Heart Notecards with matching envelopes
Cut Silhouette files from Fuchsia Fizz and white Core. Emboss envelopes with Rosa folder, sand using Sand-It Gadget. Assemble and stamp sentiment and hearts. Add baker’s twine as closure for envelopes.
Silhouette files – Card Interlocking Lace Heart and Envelope Set #53860, Silhouette Portrait, Cutttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, Big Shot, Memento Luxe Love Letter, Waltzingmouse Stamps – My Heart, Nordic Winter stamp sets, baker’s twine.
And Clare isn’t done yet!
Card – Pop-Up Heart Valentine
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Core white cardstock. Cut square of Pastels cardstock, emboss, sand using Sand-It Gadget and machine stitch border. Adhere to card front. Using Silhouette cut hearts and sentiment from Fuchsia Fizz, lightly sand and attach to card. For the inside, using Silhouette cut Pop Up Heart insert from Fuchsia Fizz and layer onto light green cardstock, adhere to inside of card. Stamp hearts and sentiment. Cut heart borders using Silhouette and adhere to card to finish.
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials – Pastels, Core Essentials – Neutrals, Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – (Border Hearts #24381, Hearts and Words #53851, Card Pop Up Love #6766), Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Rosa embossing folder, Big Shot, My Heart stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Memento Luxe Love Letter, sewing machine, silicone glue, Jet Black Ranger archival ink.
Today we have some inspiration for Valentine’s Day for you from Ava Gavloski. I hope you love red, pink and black because you came to the right place!
Hello Ava here …Happy Valentines Day! The heart is wonderful place for all things kind and good.
Here is a card that I designed showcasing Core’dinations Vintage collection and Scarlett from the Darks collection.
You can see that embossing and sanding the Scarlett red cardstock matches the Vintage cardstock well. That is one nice feature of Core’dinations cardstock, so many of the collections co-ordinate with each other to design a wonderful presentation.
Add some embellishments like Darice washi tape, rhinestones, pins and ribbon and your have a luscious full bodied presentation of a vintage valentine card. Visit your nearest LSS and pick up some Core’dinations Cardstock for that special card.
Scarlette Dark Collection
Sand it Set
Darice Washi Tape/Folder
Helmar Premium Adhesive
May Arts Ribbon
Maya Road Stick Pins
Gina K Designs Stamps
Clearsnap Stephine Barnard Dye Ink, Raspberry
I would like to share a Wedding Layout with you to celebrate February the month of Sweetheart Valentines.
I choose the Core Amour Whitewash cardstock to showcase how quickly pre-embossed collections from Core’dinations can have a layout completed with a great textured presentation.
This close up showcases the sanding to reveal a light pink inner core that works so well with the Vintage black lae pattern of this cardstock. I have punched out some mini hearts from the Gemstones collection and embossed the hearts for some texture to show the shine of the Gemstone collection.
To complement the pattern of the cardstock, I die cut some flourish’s from Sizzix and embossed the flourish to give the gemstone cardstock some texture.
The layout is embellished with some doilies, tulle and sequins.
Gina K Stamps has a cute set of stamps which celebrates Valentine’s Day and I thought this vintage phone complements the vintage feel of the Core’dinations Vintage collection.
I stamped the image using WOW embossing powder to gloss up the image to support the quality of the vintage Core’dinations cardstock. The pre-embossed vintage Core’dinations cardstock makes this card full with dimension after sanding to reveal the inner colored core.
I also embossed, sanded and border punched some strips of black cardstock from the Neutral collection to reveal the inner grey core of this cardstock to make faux washi tape. Think of the unlimited possibilities of creating faux washi tape just by sanding your Core’dinations Cardstock strips.
Embellish your card with rhinestones, sequences and Mary Arts Ribbon.
Happy New Year! Hard to believe we are working our way into January already! Let’s get this month started off right with some Stepper Cards from designer Clare Buswell. Now, I have seen these kinds of cards a lot but never make them. They are gorgeous and it amazes me how much detail you can get with ehse kinds of layers! So….I headed off to Pinterest and searched “stepper cards” and found a TON! None of them are as gorgeous as Clare’s cards but you will be able to find a simple tutorial on how to make them like this one here. You pretty much just make folds where you want layers. SO COOL!
Deer Birthday Card
Make stepper card from cardstock. Emboss Kraft-Core using Anna Griffin embossing folder, ink edges and adhere panels to facing sections. Add strip of embossed Kraft-Core across facing back panel. Die cut labels, stamp trees on large label and ink edges. Stamp trees, frame and sentiment on small label. Attach large label to back. Add seam binding to front section and add small label. Cut deer and trees using silhouette machine. Add trees to background using silicone glue. Add deer and smaller trees using silicone glue to front section, to finish.
Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Poppy embossing folder, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Circular Grid embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five, Big Shot, Waltzingmouse Stamps – (Vintage Labels 25, Man of the Hour), Marianne Design Eline’s Huis stamps Jingle Bells, Distress Inks – (Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain), StazOn Jet Black Ink, silicone glue, seam binding, Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette files #22748, #23251, #14718.
Cardinal and Iine cones
Make stepper card from cardstock. Emboss Kraft-Core using mistletoe embossing folder, ink edges and adhere panels to facing sections. Add strip of embossed Kraft-Core across facing back panel. Die cut label, stamp foliage on back label, ink edges and adhere with silicone glue. Die cut oval label, stamp frame and ink edges. Add ribbon and attach oval. Die cut foliage and adhere with silicone glue. Cut cardinal using silhouette machine, sand edges and attach to card using silicone glue, to finish.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! The countdown has begun…having a New Year’s Eve party? Then you came to the right place!
We have a great New Year’s Banner from Designer Tracy Gruber:
Every celebration needs a fun banner and New Year’s Eve is no exception! Starte by cutting 4×4″ squares from black Core card stock from the Neutrals Collection. Next, cut 3×3″ squares from gray Core card stock, also from the Neutrals collection. Then use a corner rounder to round all of the corners of both the black and gray squares. Sand the edges of all of the black squares with the Sand It Gadget. Cut out the letters using the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge at 2 1/4.” Next, Cut out the bottles from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 1/2″ each. Emboss and then sand the “liquid” in side of the bottle with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to make it look like bubbles! Attach them to the banner with Tombow 3D foam tabs.
Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of glitter and confetti. So for my New Year’s card, I got out my Glitter Silk paper! It is so fun and sparkly….perfect for for my card. Simply cut three strips (I used the Princess Pink and Copper Shimmer) and adhere them to a white card base. I cut the larger strip at 1 1/4″ and the two smaller at 1/4.” The champagne glass is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and is cut at 4 3/4.” I embossed and sanded the “liquid” inside of the glass to make it look bubbly!
Hard to believe that Christmas is over! Now it’s on to New Years….let’s CELEBRATE! Designer Clare Buswell has some gooooorgeous cards for us today AND she shows us how to use your scraps/negative images of cardstock when you are doing cuts on your Silhouette or die cutting machine.
Card 1 – Happy New Year
Make card from cardstock. Cut lettering from Glitter Silk using Silhouette, use negative cut out. Trim rectangle of Core’dinations Premium Cardstock White, use Distress Stains to add strips of color across cardstock, spritz with water and leave to dry. Layer cut lettering panel onto colored rectangle, adhere to another panel of Glitter Silk, add seam binding and attach to card. Add quilled shapes and gems, to finish.
Make card from cardstock. Cut lettering and stars from Glitter Silk using Silhouette. Trim rectangle of Core’dinations Premium Cardstock White, use Distress Stains to add strips of color across cardstock, spritz with water and leave to dry. Round corners of colored panel and adhere to card. Add cut lettering, stars and sequins, to finish.