Hi there! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion ( http://everydayisanoccasion.com/ ) here to share a fun way to package a treat. I was thinking these would be fun for Valentine’s Day, but also for a favor for a wedding shower, or even a birthday party. I just love these little treats. I think they are so fun!!
Hand Stitched Paper Heart Treats
To create these little fellas, I traced a heart pattern I had lying around onto Fancy Pants Embossed Core and Lavendar Core. Then I cut them out. You could find a heart pattern on the internet and print it out and use that as a pattern or you could draw one. Then I used the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy straight attachment to create the holes around the heart.
After the holes were punched, I just went ahead and hand stitched following the directions that came on the package. It was really fun and relaxing. If you haven’t hand stitched yet, I say give it a shot because it is fun. I love how it looks on a layout too! One piece of advice, make sure to sand your embossed paper after you have the heart all stitched up. When I sanded before it made the heart too pliable and harder to punch through. Before I stitched the heart up I added some Sixlets.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a SUPER fun day!!
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!
May Arts Ribbon
Jillibean Soup Alphas
American Crafts Jute
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!
Not into buy tons of sheets of the same color? Have a hard time matching color tones and families? Let us help you!!! Our Core Essentials packs come with like colors that match each other for certain themes and when you are needing colors that just go together.
For Example, Kate Nolan Denham used her Core Essentials Darks pack for a Christmas layout. The dark blues, greens and reds are perfect for this!
Core’dinations Supplies:Sand It GadgetDust BuddyOther Supplies:Couture Creations Embossing FoldersScorPalCuttlebug Embossing FoldersWant2Scrap Bling
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~And Kate Nolan Denham is working the Pastel’s collection here! A great way to mix up the colors is to emboss different patterns and make your own shapes like Kate did here:This particular layout will be framed in a white wooden frame and hung. I love creating layouts for this purpose and when I do them for framing, I keep them pretty simple using texture through embossing and debossing. This allows for the appearance of dimension without adding too many layers.
ONE amazing Monday and THREE incredible layouts from Gail Linder!
Sweet Delight Layout
I have a secret to share today. Sometimes I scraplift my own layouts! Gasp!
Seriously, if you’re ever “stuck” for ideas, just choose an older layout of your own that you loved and scraplift it using new products or techniques!
That’s exactly what I did for today’s layout.
I knew I wanted to create bright, fun blocks at the top of the layout and I wanted to use Core cardstock (of course) showing a couple of techniques.
I cut 10 squares of cardstock (in 6 different colours) that were 2″x2″. After finding the arrangement that I was happy with I simply when from square to square, embellishing slightly.
Some of the techniques I used include:
- Embossing (you could also try de-bossing)
- Sanding and inking
- Adding die cuts (some raised on pop dots)
- Punching out a shape from the square, using the negative space
- Punching a circle ‘notch’ from the corner to add in a circular embellishment
I kept them quite simple as I wanted to fabulous colours to stand out!
And take a look where my journaling is hidden in this one:
The photo panel lifts up to reveal journaling underneath! I just folded a piece of white core cardstock to be the ‘flap’.
You can actually see the original layout that inspired this one on my blog here. I hope I’ve inspired you to look back at your older layouts for inspiration with fresh eyes!
Supply List – Gail January Project #2 – Sweet Delight Layout
Sand It Gadget
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
SSS, MFT & Avery Elle dies
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Feathers cutting file
One Little Word Layout
Do you follow the One Little Word concept? Although I’m a little late sharing my One Little Word for 2014, I have had it chosen since the end of last year, or rather, it came to me as per usual! Give.
I decided to create a layout for my word, using a phone selfie of myself (it’s the only recent photo I could find of me!).
I created the background to this layout by overlapping pieces of Core’dinations cardstock in pink and aqua with a few scraps of patterned paper. The card was cut at an angle (alternating directions) and I started from the bottom and worked my way up!
I gave all pieces of cardstock a quick sand to reveal a bit of the lighter core, for more dimension.
A couple more things to note:
- The title was cut using my Cameo. The word ‘give’ was cut out of Black Magic card (with a pink core) so when the edges had a light sand, they had a bit of pink showing to coordinate with the rest of the layout!
- I didn’t think my photos and title stood out enough on the busier background so I again used my Cameo to cut the circle design out of simple white cardstock to layer beneath! I love that effect and think it’s something I’ll be doing again and again!
I didn’t want to cover up any more of the background with a journaling blog and knew I had a bit to say about my OLW. An easy solution? I journalled on a white core tag, slipped it into a glassine bag and adhered it behind my photos. Love me some hidden journaling!
If you are interested in reading about why I chose this particular word, and more about my personal OLW journey, please visit my blog here!
I hope I’ve inspired you today!
Sand It Gadget
White Core Tag
Spellbinders ‘Asters & Poppies’ die
SSS heart die
Thirsty Script & Georgia fonts
Circle Background cutting file
Hello! I have another fun and colorful layout to share today! Can you tell I love putting together awesome color combinations with my Core’dinations cardstock? For this layout, I was inspired by a card I saw around the web that had strips of washi tape on the background. I tried to re-create the look with strips of embossed card.
I wanted the colors to “pop” so I used the reverse of a Kraft Core cardstock for a neutral kraft background. Then I chose six bright colors for my strips and got to work adding some texture to each strip.
You can see in the detail photos that a couple of strips are embossed and sanded to reveal the core. A few other strips I added some lines and borders simply using my Scor-Pal: a criss-cross, stripes and an outline.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core (reverse side)
Core Essentials – Fuschia Fizz, St Valentino
Neutrals – Snowflake
Brights – Atoll, Aqua
Tillie Dot – Tulip
Distress – Tumbled Glass
Adirondack – Purple Twilight
Sand It Gadget
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
PTI border die
Spellbinders speech bubble die
Thirsty Script font
Right?? Well, as of today, we are all off for CHA in Anaheim for the Mega Show and busy as ever! Don’t forget to stay close and keep coming back for some photos of the show and SNEAK PEEKS!
BUT…We thought it might be fun to have a challenge for you while we were gone!!! How does that sound? Create a card or layout based on this sketch and link it to our Facebook Page or post a link ON THIS post for a chance to win. We will pick a winner when we return and get settled on January 25th so get those projects linked. Remember you must use a visible amount of Core and you know how we LOOOOOOOVE technique!
Mary Pat Siehl created this sketch, card AND video just for this challenge. ENJOY!
AND Mary Pat has a video for us, too!
So what is up for grabs? A PASTEL Collection Pack! Make sure you link to this post or our Facebook page!