Clean and Simple Layouts with Mary Pat Siehl

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!
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Supply list:
Couture Creations
Studio Calico
Silhouette ID # 14779
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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.  
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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.  
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Supplies
Silhouette Design ID #50419
Sequins
Twine- May Arts
Bling- Hero Arts

More Thanksgiving Projects AND a Video!

November 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Today we have more inspiration for you during this amazing time of year. Looking for a beautiful frame for your mantel or your wall?  This would also make a really fabulous gift for the host of your Thanksgiving Day celebration. You can get inexpensive frames at your local craft store or maybe you have an old one your stash and have been waiting to be inspired. Now is the time! You can’t get this kind of the at Pier 1 Imports now can you?

Here is a little bit about these projects from Mary Pat Siehl from Siehled with a Kiss:

I love to decorate my house for fall and Thanksgiving.  My mantle was missing something this year so I decided to make asome fall/Thanksgiving framed art.  I started with some yummy Shattered Core’dinations from Tim Holtz.  To me these colors just scream fall with the beautiful hues.  Then I  used my Silhouette to cut out my design (item #46560 and #13696).  After framing it using an old 8×10 frame that I had on hand, I placed it on my mantel with my other home decor.  I made a video for you to see how it came together so scroll down!

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And a close up:

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And check out how to create this wonderful piece with Mary Pat in her video  below:

Supplies:
Core Essentials
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock
Tattered Angels mist
Silhouette images #46560 and #13696 (Falling back into school and thankful)

And we aren’t done yet! How about a super cute Turkey Card from Mary Pat?  I don’t care how old you are…turkeys are too cute and never get old when it comes to Thanksgiving. I can’t imagine this card not sanded..it is the perfect  touch to any project!

I love making shaped cards because they are just so much fun and just so adorable.  For my project I created a shaped card using my Silhouette ( item # 34152) and I used all Core Essential pieces.  Once I cut out and sanded each layer around the edges to give it a distressed look, I just adhered it!   I think it turned out so cute!  

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Supply list:
Core Essentials Darks
Silhouette Shape #34152 (Turkey Card)
Sand it
Dust Buddy

Enter to win a HUGE Core’dinations and Couture Creations Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

We have a HUGE giveaway for you! How exciting is this?

All you need to do is LIKE both Core’dinations and Couture Creations on Facebook (giving our friends over there shout out would be nice, too ;) and then click HERE to enter to win! That’s it! We are giving away FOUR prizes of $50 FULL of products from both companies. You don’t want to miss this!

Core and Couture Creations Giveaway

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And who’s ready for some projects from Design Team Member Kim Moreno??? I don’t think there is one project on here where Kim doesn’t work her  ScorPal. Scoring is a GREAT and EASY way to add accents to projects. From creating a unique frame around your projects to adding journal lines and even making your own patterns….you name it! You can do it with Core’dinations!!

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LOVE the outlining technique for the title!

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Cardstock: Core Essentials (Nightfall, Fushia Fizz, Atoll Aqua), Core Impressions (BasicGrey)
Cardstock Sticker: Crate Paper
Foam letter stickers: American Crafts
Tool: ScorPal

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And a few cards…Kim can really work her card magic. All you need is some Core and a few accents and, “Voila!” You have some gorgeous cards for any occasion.

I know we shared this card on Facebook already but with the upcoming Holiday, I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see it. Repeating the same shape in different colors and lines of Core’dinations looks amazing! AND it’s quick and easy. You just grab some scraps, run them through your embossing machine…adhere…and that’s it!

I used the ScorPal to create the border around the edge of my card and sanded it slightly to reveal the kraft core of the paper. I then ran the papers through my Cuttlebug to emboss the leaves… sanded each of them and cut them out. I used the 250 to adhere the leaves down and then used the glue dots to keep the sentiment block down- I wanted it to be a bit more tacky since it was going over the twine.

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Core’dinations: Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Tim Holtz Shattered, Vintage Collection
Twine: Twinery
Embossing: Cuttelbug folder and machine
Adhesive: Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots, 250 machine, Mega Runner
Tool: ScorPal
Stamp: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Clearsnap

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And another cute  card…I just love these little square cards!  Scoring is the perfect accent, too. Here is how she did it:

I used my scor pal to make the lines around the edge of the card. I then ran the pink paper through my cuttlebug and sanded the sentiment slightly to reveal the colored core of the pink paper. I then backed it in patterned paper twice and adhered to the center of card and added jewels and felt embellishment to finish.

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Cardstock: Core Essentials (Atoll Aqua, Fushia Fizz)

Jewels: Queen & Co.

Embosing folder and machine: Cuttlebug

Felt embellishment: Maya Road
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper
Tool: Scor-Pal

Authentique & Core’dinations….4th of July!

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?

We have been busy this October for sure but before we get started a few things.  First up..winners from last week will be posted HERE torrow so please check back to see if you won. AND, next up, SAVE the date! In a few weeks we will be cropping ALL WEE LONG! Rules will be posted on October 28th so check back then for more details but challenges will be posted that first week in November.

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Now on to this weeks festivities. First up we have Shaunte Wadley working some Pride layouts. I don’t know about you but I JUST got my summer photos printed so I am going to be reaching for this paper pack for sure.  I just love how Shaunte works the 12×12 sticker sheet here with all the little bits you can make with them.  She creates her own little embellies al over the page with the tags and banners.  Layouts are easy with Core’dinations  and Authentique!

And when you are done here make sure you head over to the Authentique blog for inspiration and a giveaway, too!

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Supplies:
Base is Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions French Label

Rosette are Core Essentials

Stars is  Glittersilk

Star Border is cut from Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions  cardstock

Twine by David Tutera Celebrate

And nothing goes better with 4th of July projects than Tim Holtz Core Seasonal Impressions!  Again, Shaunte used the cardstock stickers for fun little elements all over the page

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Title letters/journaling base is Core Essentials

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And another Pride layout from Suzanna Lee:
Wanting to stick with the Independence day theme of the Authentique papers that I received, I wanted to create a coordinating background using Coredinations. I traced a Crafters Workshop stencil/mask with an embossing stylus on a piercing mat then sanded the raised “self embossed” pattern.
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Supplies:

Core Impressions My Mind’s Eye (the little red cutout in the tip right corner)
Patterned Paper, stickers: Authentique Pride
Embossing Stylus
Dies: Spellbinders

 

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You know it wouldn’t it be October and Halloween with out some Black Magic, right??? Comment all week long to win win win!
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We are giving some away so comment here to win!

Day Three with Lawn Fawn!

Day THREE is already here! Are you having fun yet???

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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!

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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  
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It was so much fun to pair up Core’dinations Cardstock with Lawn Fawn stamps!
Layout supplies:
Coredinations Cardstock: Distress Collection
Coredinations Cardstock: Neutrals Collection
Lawn Fawn: Many Thanks
Lawn Fawn: Quinn’s ABCs
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
Ranger Archival Ink
Want2Scrap Pearls
CM Circle Punch

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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!

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Supplies:
Lawn Fawn-so much to say
David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system smooth A2 Cardbase
Core’dinations Spotted 6×6 pad (punched butterfly)
Core Smooth tag
foam adhesive
black ink
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And Designer Kim Moreno is up with us again today another card creating her own background as well!

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Supplies:

Coredinations cardstock- Core Couture (Stiletto), Core Essentials (imperial, snowflake), and Core Tags
Lawn Fawn stamps (Interlocking backdrops)
Colorbox ink by Clearsnap
Queen & Company jewels
Pop dots by Helmar
Ribbon by Offray

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