Fireworks Layout with Graphic 45

August 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today I have a Clean & Simple layout for you showcasing our Graphic 45 Signature Series collection and how well it goes with Graphic 45 papers!

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Step 1. Cut 2″ x 2″ squares from the Graphic 45 By The Sea 8×8 paper pad and the Core’dinations Graphic 45 Darks paper pad. Then, cut the squares in half diagonally to create triangles.
Step 2. Emboss the Core’dinations triangles with the Darice Stars Asst. embossing folder and sand with the Sand It Gadget.

Core Tip: You don’t always need to sand Core’dinations Cardstock! For this layout, I used the Heritage Kraft “as is” and didn’t sand it. Looks great like that for my layout base!

Step 3. Piece together the triangles to your liking.
Step 4. Adhere the wood veneer stars and add journaling.

 

Tracy Gruber 

Back to School Teacher Gift Bag

July 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

It’s time to start thinking of back to school and I have a cute, but simple gift bag idea. 

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Supplies:

Core Essentials Cardstock

Tillie Spotted cardstock

Darice White Gift Bag

Darice Lines Thin Embossing Folder

Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge

The Alley Way Stamps Gotta Bug stamp set

Hero Arts Soft Granite ink

Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Tuxedo Black Memento ink

May Arts ribbon

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

How To:

1.  Start with a white gift bag from Darice.  Cut a piece of Tillie Spottedcardstock to 8” x 6”. Sand over the embossed dots with the Sand It Gadget. 

2. Cut a piece of Lime Green cardstock and emboss it with the Darice Lines Thin embossing folder.  Sand over that with the Sand It Gadget

3. Attach both of these pieces to the gift bag. 

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4.  Cut the apple from the Locker Talk Cricut cartridge at 4.”  Attach that to the gift bag with foam squares. 

5. Stamp the mason jar on a piece of whitecardstock with black ink and the cover with gray ink.   Punch a hole in the top, thread ribbon through it, and tie a bow. Core Tip: Make any stamped image your tag. Tags don’t have to be traditional looking, they can be any design you want!

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6.  Glue sequins to the bag for added sparkle

Design by Tracy Gruber

Starry Sky Tim Holtz Mini Canvas

July 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Mixed Media

You can really add some great texture to your mixed media projects using Core’dinations cardstock. By using embossing and tearing techniques you can really add a great tactile quality to your projects!

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Supplies: Core’dinations – Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Darice – Stars embossing folder. Crafter’s Companion Embossalicious Chevron embossing folder, canvas 6×6, white pen, acrylic paints, star sequins, Hero Arts Typewriter letters stamps, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Ink, Mod Podge, Big Shot, sewing machine, glow in the dark paint, distressing tool.

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1. Paint the canvas black using acrylic paint. Emboss some black (No.24-S) cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection using the stars embossing folder. Sand using the Sand-It Gadget and wipe with a Dust Buddy.
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2. Tear a piece of green cardstock (No.12-S) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection and two pieces of (No.9) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to form the hills. Emboss using the chevron embossing folder. Distress straight edges using a distressing tool.
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3. Adhere pieces to star embossed square, machine stitch border and distress edges using a distressing tool.
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4. Cut come simple star shapes from the Kraft side of some cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, apply white acrylic paint. Once dry sand edges using Sand-It Gadget for a distressed effect.
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5. Adhere stars to square panel. Attach panel to canvas using Mod Podge, leave to dry.
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6. Cut some small rectangles of No.24 cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, write “follow”, “your” and “own” on each rectangle using a white pen. Stamp “star” using a white ink pad.
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7. Add a white paint wash to the hills to highlight. Adhere text to canvas using Mod Podge. Add glitter to large stars and adhere some sequin stars.
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8. Paint edges of canvas using blue acrylic paint and outline stars in blue. Outline text in white paint. Add some glow in the dark paint to the stars for a fun effect!
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Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

We want to wish you all an amazing Independence Day! We are celebrating our freedom on the Core blog today with a layout featuring Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions.

 I love using the Tim Holtz papers!  These pre-embossed papers make a layout so easy!  Add a few things and the page will simply fall into place. I had these adorable photos of my grandson waving and playing with the flags down on the beach.
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Supplies:
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Darice star embossing folder
Scor Pal
Spellbinder’s Die Cuts- S4-110 (Classic Ovals) and S4-111 (Classic Scalloped Ovals)
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
DieNamics – Cloud die cut
1.  Start with your selected sheet of Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions.  Sand it thoroughly with your Sand It Gadget to let the kraft base show through and then dust it off with your Dust Buddy.
2.  Take a sheet of the dark red.  Using a star embossing folder emboss it.  You will need to use the embossing folder approximately three times to cover the entire length of your sheet.  Again sand it down with your Sand It Gadget and dust it off with your Dust Buddy and attach it to your page.
3.  Mat your photos with white cardstock.  Cut an oval out of white cardstock using a Spellbinder’s die cut.  Then using a scallped Spellbinder’s oval die cut a navy piece.  Adhere together and then to the layout for placing your title.
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4.  Taking a sheet of red cut out a star.  Using a Score Pal score it so that you can fold it to pop up.  This involved scoring it first on the top from point to point.  I sand my scored lines while they are still on the Score Pal so that they are sharp.  Then turn it over and score it again from the inner points.
5.  To create the clouds use a DieNamics Cloud die and cut your clouds out of the blue based White Wash papers.  Sand them to show some of the blue through.
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4th of July Cards

June 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Authentique, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron

Happy 4th Card by Suzanna Lee

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Supplies:

Black MagicCore EssentialsCore Basics - 110lb White,  Bust Buddy , Sand It Gadget

David Tutera: White Smooth Cards & Envelopes – Size A2; DT-GX-7500-05

Darice Embossing “masks”, Die – Lifestyle Crafts, Embossing Folder – Tim Holtz

Patterened Paper – Pebbles Inc, Letter Roller Stamp – Pebbles Inc, Buttons – Michael’s

Stickles – Tim Holtz

 I used Darice’s embossing folder “mask” to create this special cut out instead of using one of your sandwich plates, you can select areas that you don’t emboss.

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To the left is the sandwich (minus the paper) and to your right is the resulting effect. I chose to “fill” the hole with another piece of embossed BlackMagic that I cut using the embossing mask to trace the oval. The result is less raised as you put embossed cardstock on flat cardstock (as opposed to two layers of embossed paper).

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There is a lot of depth to this card with the fireworks really coming at you! I only adhered the center of the die cut firework sprays thus enabling me to use my finger nail to curl out the “arms”. A little Stickles adds to festivities!

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Happy 4th card by Debbie Standard
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Supplies: 
Core Brights – Navy and Red
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Darice Embossing Folders
DieNamics Hexagon Die
May Arts Twine
Authentique sticker
Stickabilities sticker
Making Memories rub on letters
Xyron 250
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1.  Start by cutting hexagons with your hexagon die cut and your embossing machine.
2.  Take your hexagons and using about three different embossing folders emboss your hexagons.  Then you will sand them with your Sand It Gadget and dust them off with your Dust Buddy.
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3.  Run all your hexagons through your Xyron machine and place on your white card base.
4.  Tie ribbon below your hexagons and add a tag with your sentiment.

Creating an Embossed Grid Pattern

Sometimes I find that it can be tought to come up with new ideas for boy layouts.  I want to share with you a quick and easy tip on how to create your own grid-like pattern with Core’dinations. When I looked at  my son’s shorts in these photos, for some reason it reminded me of Lego ….. So I took my Core’dinations and got to work !!
I cut (4) different colors into 2″ pieces and ran them through this cool mini square embossing folder from Darice

 

 
I gently sanded each piece and then adhered them in a pattern onto the top and bottom of my white spotted cardstock base making sure that each color didn’t end up on top of one another.
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Supplies

Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection: Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint
Spotted Jillian Dot: Snowflake
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other: Darice embossing folder, Xyron Adhesive Runner

 

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