Nothing sets the stage for a holiday like a banner! Core’dinations has the PERFECT color for you for all your St Patrick’s Day needs…it’s Shamrock Green!
Mary Pat Siehl created this banner just for us today…ENJOY!
I know I sound like a broken record but I LOVE my Core for home decor items. I love to give my family room a little facelift with each holiday that comes around. As soon as March 1st comes my family room has accents of green for St. Patrick’s day! My mantel needed a little lift and I made a little fun banner! I used my Silhouette to cut out my banner but you could easily hand cut any shape or use a template. I started with my Core Essentials and and made a base in yellow. I then cut my top layer and embossed it using a Darice Shamrock embossing folder. I lightly sanded it to expose the inner core and the shamrocks. I layered it onto of my yellow with some foam tape. ( I love to add dimension to my projects). Next I grabbed my Core Couture Glitter cardstock in Five Star and punched some circles. Again foam taping them on to the base. Next I cut out the work Lucky using the Rodeo Drive from the Glitter collection and adhered it on to the circle. So much fun for our family room.
Here is a close up of a banner piece. You can see all the glitter and the fun embossing.
As I mentioned before I love dimension and here is a close up of the layers of all the pieces. This really makes it Pop!
Silhouette- Design ID #20957 and Arial Font in Bold
Like some amazing projects from Core’dinations, right?!??! Whether it is just some simple sanding, embossing or distressing we have it for you today! Suzanna Lee uses just a bit of distressing on this first layout. It is a great idea if you are just starting to use Core or if you just want a simple touch of the distressed look.
But first don’t forget we are cropping!!!!!!!!
There is so much to point out on this layout but the one touch that strikes me the most is the ground covered fall foliage! Easy to create with a piece of Kraft Core that you wad into a ball and sand to create the nooks and cranny’s of the ground followed by layering of fallen leaves. Both the Marvy Uchida embossing punch and Lawn Fawn dies are perfect for such a task! The mica fragments, embossed wind swooshes and and touch of Imaginisce gold add the perfect complimentary touches!
Sanding those veins is just THE perfect touch!
Oh these leaves!
Embossing Folder: Darice
Die: Lawn Fawn
iRock and Hot Rocks: Imaginisce
Punch: EK Success, Marvy Uchida
Mica Fragments: Stampendous
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
And another layout from Jennifer Edwardson
. I don’t know about you but I am a sucker for puppy layouts!
I’ve been wanting to create a grid style layout for a while and really wanted the squares to be a great focus so when I snapped these cute pics of our daschund puppy I knew they’d be perfect for this layout.
I chose a piece of 12 x 12″ Snowflake Jillian Dot for the base and then cut (25) 2 1/2″ squares to create the focal point of my layout. I used carstock from the Neutrals Collection and ran them thru my Big Shot using (3) different embossing folders.
I lightly sanded off the top and then laid them out evenly spaced onto my base. Once I had them all adhered, I used a ruler and bloack journaling pen to draw the ‘stitching’ in between each row.
I adhered one fo the photos of Marshall flat and the other raised using 3D foam. I used a large ‘ticket’ embosssing folder to create the ‘Admit One’ ticket and then precision cut it out of the cardstock. I tucked it just under the edge of the flat photo with a piece of May Arts ribbon. Then I lightly twisted another piece of May Arts ribbon on an angle underneath the photos and added a couple stickers to it as well.
For the title I used a piece of Kraft-Core and cut ‘puppy’ using a font file on my Silhouette. The ‘rotten’ type text stickers are Bella Blvd. High Five Alphas…..LOVE how this one of my ‘rotten puppy’ came together !!
Darice Embossing Folders – Wire Fence (1218-58) Crackle (1218-57) Ticket (1218-89)
Other – Craft Concepts embossing folder, Studio Calico sticker, LilyBee Design sticker