I couldn’t resist! If you follow Jennifer Edwardson’s blog then you will know her daughter shows horses competitively and she is INCREDIBLE! Jennifer always does such a neat job capturing those special moments like she did for us today.
And of course she used ALL Core’dinations Cardstock! Who doesn’t love that???
My studio is literally covered in red and pink and white for Valentine’s projects so I took a break and created a different kind of love layout using nothing but fab pieces of Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock !!!
I have endless pics of Em and her horses but her and Ginger are my fave to work with right now. It’s not a secret that I am completely obsessed with this gorgeous mare !!
I started with a pre-embossed creme base and lightly sanded off the top. I used several embossing folders on the other pieces. I used a tiny polka dot folder for the blue and clocks for the brown (love this one :)) ……
I punched 2 different sizes of hearts from (5) different colors of Core and then embossed and sanded each one. When I layered them onto my layout I adhered the bottom flat and then tucked a piece of 3D foam under the top to raise pit up a little for more dimension.
I ran a piece of Kraft Core cardstock through my Silhouette to cut the title ‘enjoy every moment’ …. I say things like this all the time at home – live every day ect … so this title was great for this layout of these everyday pics of my 2 fave girls :))
I used my typewriter on a piece of creme cardstock for my journaling and then cut it up into a few pieces and rounded the inside edges …. adhered flat and this one is ready for Em’s album !!!
Tag, You’re it! Well, maybe not you, but this layout is chock full of Core’dinations Core Tags. Core Tags are such a great way to accent a layout, journal, or frame a photo like I did in this layout.
I used several different technques on the tags. Crinkling and distressing, debossing and distressing, paper tearing and distressing, embossing and distressing all can be done on the Core Tags, just like you would any Core’dinations Cardstock. The title Core Tag was even die cut in my Silhouette. Before you try sending a Core Tag through your Silhoutte, remember to remove the grommet first. I added mine back after die cutting.
By keeping the grommets in the Core Tags before applying any techniques to the tags, it allowed for the gromments to take on a grungy, smooshed look.
What do you do to your Core Tags? We’d love to hear about it!
Did you know that we have a series of Technique videos that explain the basic techniques you can use with Core’dinations? Check them out HERE. AND we also have our Hard Core Crafter emails that come monthly with EXCLUSIVE content! You don’t want to miss out on exclusive videos, how to’s, giveaways and more!!!
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)
Hello!! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a fun Kids Craft & Core project with you! Do any of you have the winter blahs? This sweet little treat container can cheer anyone up!! It would be a fun gift to give or a favor for a winter birthday party!
1. Put gumballs into pail.
2. Wrap washi tape around pail.
3. Punch snowflakes out of white cardstock.
4. Punch a snowflake out of blue tag and adhere white cardstock behind. Use foam adhesive to pop snowflake up.
5. Sand snowflake with Sand It Gadget…my kids favorite part!!
Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion ( http://everydayisanoccasion.com/) here to share a really cute baby shower gift . This gift is for the person that has everything already…. or perhaps someone who is having their second, third or fourth baby! Babysitting coupons are ALWAYS appreciated, take it from a mom with two little ones right now!
If you have ever seen any of my projects on here before you know my love for Core’s BRAND NEW 110 lb white cardstock! This is no exception! I used it and ran it through my printer to print this cute tag (Just for You). My printer adores this paper, seriously!
I used my Silhouette to make the cover of this coupon booklet. Basically I just typed in the words I wanted, added a heart and cut. I just trimmed off the corners to make it a tag. I used Darice’s pink polka dot washi tape on a separate tag. Then I used foam adhesive to attach the two together.
Then I used Core tags to make 5 days worth of coupons.
I love. Core. tags. They are so sturdy! My faves are the tags with the eyelets though because I like to use them with craft rings.
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!
Can you belive Christmas is over and in two days it will be 2014? We thought it would be a cool idea to show you some layouts that focus on important days we celebrated in 2013 today. Kim Moreno has some layouts focusing on her kids and some milestones they celebrated this year. ENJOY!
With the rough background in this picture I knew the woodgrain Core Impression paper would be perfect for this layout. I chose the purple and navy to coordinate with the colors from the photo and then purple is their favorite color so I had to add that in there somehow! I wanted to keep the layout fairly simple to focus on this awesome photo of the two of them!
I sanded the background woodgrain paper to bring out the lighter color core of the paper. I then chose border punches that not only cut but had an embossed image as well and sanded them slightly and layered them for a fun look. I used an embossing folder to create the dots on the cut out heart.
This photo of my oldest son at the Texas State 7on7 tournament just pulls at my heart, this was the all seniors photo we took at the end of the tournament. Seriously, how can I have a senior already? He would say he loves this photo because it’s during the summer and he’s allowed to have to super, awesome, manly beard! ha!
I used my trusty Scor Pal (do y’all see a theme to my layouts? they feel naked without a border to me!) to create the lines around the edge of my layout and then sanded the Black Magic to reveal the orange color core. I love this pop of color! I then traced the big star from the orange cardstock and cut and punched the green stars and sanded the edges to give them some character and reveal the color core. I tore the edge of my orange cardstock and the edge of the tag to reveal the colored core as well. Notice printing directly onto the cardstock comes out awesome as well!