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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
Looking for a great Summer-themed layout? You came to the right place! Shaunte Wadley created a vibrant layout for us today using our Core Essentials Brights collection. Looking for a way to add interest to your title? Just run it through your paper crimper!
Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You… is one of those sayings that makes me smile. Kate Nolan Denham here and I thought it was perfectly fitting to use Core’dinations Core Essentials Brights Collection to present this saying to one of my friends for her birthday.
Silhoutte “Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You” Subway Art File
Darice Embossing Folder
Cart-Us Embossing Folder
We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile II
EK Success Punch
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
I matted the purple and pink cardstock from the Brights Collection for the background of my framed saying. The saying is cut from my Silhoutte..don’t forget to use the negative images of your cuts. The orange and yellw cardstock behind “be bright” is embossed with whimsical patterns and then sanded to show the Core.
To show a pop of the bright purple cardstock I punched holes in “be you.” The sweet butterflies are double layered and sanded with a touch of pearl pen for sheen.
Whether it’s a little or a lot, our Chocolate Box adds immediate impact on your papercrafting projects! It is definitely great for masculine projects as Kate did on this layout and for the Father’s Day cards we have for you today!
Debbie Standard paired hers with blue and some other neutrals. A great tip is to mix and match different embossed patterns for added interest like Debbie did for this card:
And how cute is this card from Tracy Gruber? I love how she has a more whimsical Father’s Day take:
Cut a piece of Chocolate Box card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″.” Use the Curved Edge die from Simon Says Stamp to curve the bottom of the card stock. Next, emboss it with the Asst. Stars embossing folder from Darice. Sand over the embossed card stock with the Sand It Gadget. Stamp the dinosaur and tree images from the Lawn Fawn Critters from the Part set onto 110lb Smooth Cardstock. Color them in with Copics and fussy cut them out. Attach the pieces to the card base and them tie the natural twine from May Arts around the card. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the dinosaur print in Memento Teal Zeal ink.