We have been hanging out with Heidi Swapp all week and let me tell you how inspired I am! Wow…their team is incredible. I love the attention to detail and the inspiration. Did you see Maridette’s interactive layout yesterday? I mean WOW! Definitely on my to do list to try.
On Wednesday’s Heidi takes over their blog so make sure you head over there today for some great ideas. I love her videos on the My Craft Channel. Today our team is working some more Mixed Company and some Believe Heidi Swapp projects.
First up Tracy Gruber!
I loved pairing the colors in the Heidi Swapp Mixed Company collection with the different Core’dinations cardstocks! This confetti paper is so fun and really reminds me of the texture of Core’dinations with the dots so why not pair it with the turquoise cardstock from the Spotted Tillie Dot and the light pink from the Pastels paper pad? Simply sand over both of them with your Sand It Gadget…it’s that easy! I also cut 1 inch circles, embossed them with an embossing folder, and sanded them to create what looks like a scalloped border using the Navy from the Darks Collection pad. I cut down the patterned paper to 11.5 x 11.5 inches and matted the whole thing with a piece of gray Core’dinations from the Neutrals paper pad. I like how this makes the Mixed Company patterned paper really “pop”. To create the embellishments, I used my Spellbinder’s circles to cut the patterns from a piece the Mixed Company Good Life paper They look like premade embellishments!
And a close up…
Tracy does such a great job on this card by mixing and matching the stripes and dots and adding some of the fun Heidi Swapp Chipboard stickers. They are the perfect accent for any card or layout. Just put them on my wish list
I thought it would be fun to create a card using the extra supplies from my layout! I used the same turquoise Spotted Tillie Dot and some patterned paper from the Mixed Company Collection. I added some stickers and crinkle ribbon to complete my card!
And guess what we have in store for you tomorrow and Friday? The gorgeous Heidi Swapp Believe Collection!
Here is a little sneak of this collection from Clare Buswell…don’t go far, you will want to see more of this Holiday collection this week. Loving how Clare used the Jingle All the Way 12×12 sheet for her sentiment on this card. Who doesn’t love some chalkboard and this sheet makes it EASY! No stamping…no mess…just some scissors.
Make card from cardstock. Emboss Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection cardstock, sand with Sand-It gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges with Distress Ink and adhere to card front. Add lace, ribbon and ric rac. Layer sentiment panel onto patterned paper, ink edges and machine stitch border, adhere to card with foam pads. Attach holly, string and bells embellishments.
Today we have some really great layouts from Designer Mary Pat Siehl. She always creates really well-balanced layouts and mixes and matches her Core! For the first layout she creates balance bu using circles and her Silhouette. For the second layout….check out how she works those Core TAGS! You are going to love love it.
One of my favorite things about Core Cardstock is that it cuts beautifully in the Silhouette. For my layout I cut out the background using the white in the Nuetral collection. I then took my 1 inch punch and cut out 81 circles to fill the negative spaces. Core cardstock has so many colors to coordinate with your pattern paper so I punched 63 circles using the Core cardstock (some were embossed and I lighty sanded them and some I left with their solid color) and only 18 with pattern paper. I then matted my photo using my Core Cardstock that I scored and lightly sanded to frame the photo. Finally I scored the 12×12 sheet to frame the circle background.
Core Cardstock is really amazing because you can do so many things with it. I used the Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and scored it to give it a slight frame. Next I misted it lightly just to add a hint of color. I then also stamped directly on it. The cardstock is awesome for all these “On Trend” techniques. I then made a banner with the different Core Tags. I just love the different sizes and here I embossed all the tags with different embossing folders and then lightly sanded them.
What else could you possible need? Tracy Gruber is working colors, patterns and so much more today!
First up a very fun and festive card…but keep scrolling down…there’s a great layout, too!
I love to find new techniques to use with my Core! For this card, I used a Studio Calico mask and put it behind my piece of Core card stock. I then sanded with the Sand It Gadget until the design started to show. Pretty cool, huh? Then, I cut some stars and then added the white shape with the Paper Smooches sentiment. Next up some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce Glam Rocks finish off this card perfeclty!
The best part about scrapping with Core’dinations card stock is the ability to use different techniques to create unique layouts. On the dark pink base, I simply used the Sand It Gadget to sand three different areas for a distress look. It adds a different element to your layout that is really easy to do! I then used a piece of light pink Spotted Tillie Dot and sanded it to make the polka dots “pop.” The last technique I used was crumpling up a piece of White Wash card stock, flattening it out, and then sanding it. This allows the Sand It Gadget to hit the creased spots and the background color to show through.
Who’s up for some cute cards today? Well we have some cute cards from Kate Nolan-Denham for you today that include some stamping and, of course, Core!
One of ourfavorite things to do on Core’dinations Cardstock is stamp! Kate does that on this first card…love all the tiny accents on this card, too. And don’t forget to use the 6×6 packs for your cards!
How about a layout?
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This month we want to share some tips with you about designing Ombre.
It’s so EASY with our Core Essentials color families like this layout using the Cobalt Blues. From dark to the light the colors are:
Klondlike Blue, Evening Sky, Celestial and Blue Lilac. We sell all of our Core Essentials cardstock in open stock so ask your favorite retailer to get some of your favorite colors. And we have some in 8.5×11 as well!
Just emboss different patterns, add hand cut or punch embellishments and sand using your Sand It Gadget to create texture.
Here is a layout from Tracy Gruber using the yellows from our Core Essentials Collection pads. They come in 12×12″ pads or 6×6″ pads.
Tracy only used three colors in her layout. The darkest is from the Darks Collection pad, the middle one is from Brights Collection pad, and the lightest is from the Pastels paper pad. She embossed each of the 1 inch circles with the Darice Circles embossing folder and sanded them with the Sand It Gadget.
Then, just add different embellishments from your stash and you are good to go!