DIY Wedding Cards

June 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Clare Buswell here today sharing some cards for you for the upcoming summer wedding season. I tried to play with a white-on-white color palette with some splashes of color. You can easily interchange any color you want for the theme of the wedding, too. ENJOY!

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May You Live Happily Ever After
Supplies: David Tutera A7 White Smooth Cards and Envelopes,  Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, Core Essentials Snowflake, Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Precious Pink, Core Premium  110lb cardstock White. Other: Stampendous Stamps – Cling Jumbo Lovely Garden, Cling Jumbo Hydrangea Garden and matching dies, VersaMark ink, StazOn Jet Black ink, May Arts (1/4″ Twill Ribbon w/Chevron stripes Pink, 7/8″ Crochet Ribbon White, 1mm waxed cord White), Big Shot, corner rounder, Silver Pearl embossing powder, heat gun, sewing machine, WMS Big Day Additions stamp set, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, flat backed pearls, Ranger Distress Markers – Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters.
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Cover a David Tutera A7 White Smooth Card base with Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Precious Pink cardstock. Cut a rectangle of Core Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, emboss using Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, round corners and machine stitch border. Layer onto larger panel of Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and round corners. Adhere lace, ribbon and cord. Attach panel to card base. Stamp sentiment onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White and attach to card with foam pads.
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Stamp flowers and leaves onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White using VersaMark ink and emboss in Silver Pearl. Color flowers and leaves using Distress Markers and wet with a artist’s paintbrush to create a watercolor effect. Once dry attach to card with foam pads and add pearls, to finish.
For the Bride and Groom
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SuppliesDavid Tutera A7 White Smooth Cards and Envelopes,  Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, Core Essentials Snowflake, Premium  110lb cardstock in White. Other: StazOn Jet Black ink, May Arts (7/8″ Crochet Ribbon White), Big Shot, corner rounder,  sewing machine, WMS Big Day Additions stamp set, flat backed pearls, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, embossing folders – Embossalicious Crafter’s Companion Roses, Cuttlebug Script Provocraft, Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden dies.
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Cut a rectangle of Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and emboss using the roses embossing folder and round corners. Die cut two butterflies using the Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden dies and Core Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, cut another two butterflies using Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and emboss using the script embossing folder. Arrange butterflies onto panel, fix and machine stitch centers. Add lace and adhere panel to a David Tutera A7 White Smooth Card base. Stamp sentiment onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White and attach to card with foam pads. Add row of pearls and pink flowers, to finish.

Thank You Teacher Ideas

May 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

I don’t know about you but the end of school is right around the corner for us and I am looking for some ideas for my children’s teachers. If you are, to0, then this is the place for you!

Today we have a cute gift bag and mini card from Shaunte Wadley.

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Instructions for the Gift Bag:
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Using an electronic cutting machine, cut a scalloped border medallion shape from yellow cardstock. Fold and glue shape. Adhere to small kraft gift bag.

Using a 2 3/4″ circle punch, cut a circle from blue cardstock. Emboss with swirls embossing folder. Sand. Adhere to center of yellow medallion.

Using an electronic cutting machine, cut four (4) 2″ apple shapes from red cardstock. Fold each apple in half. Adhere apples back to back, and attach to center of blue cardstock circle. Add brown cardstock stem. Using a craft punch, create two leaves from green cardstock. Fold in half. Sand. Adhere to apple top.

Tie small tag to stem of apple. Hand write sentiment on tag.
Instructions for card:
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Using a craft punch, create scalloped circle from yellow cardstock. Adhere to center of label shaped mini card. Using a craft punch, create a circle from blue cardstock. Sand. Adhere to center of yellow circle. Computer generate sentiment. Trim ends into pennant shape. Adhere to bottom of circle. Using a craft punch, create apple from red cardtstock. Add to top of circle. Using a craft punch, create leaves from green cardstock. Add to apple. Adhere red gems to bottom of circle.

Supplies:

Core Essentials in Dandelion (yellow)

Core Essentials in Marine Blue (blue) embossed with Swirls embossing folder

Vintage in Ruby (red)

Jillian Spotted in Parsley (green)

David Tutera Mini Card (Label Shape)

Happy Birthday Box

May 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today we have Jennifer Edwardson sharing a great alternative to a traditional birthday card.
I’ve seen these great pop up cards but had never tackled one until now and I love how it came together.  I used a Silhouette cut file and 4 spring colors of Core’dinations cardstock Graphic45 Signature Series.  One of the many great things about Core cardstock is how well it cuts through any die cutting machine.  This is an A2 size card so the cuts are very detailed and quite small and the cardstock cuts great!
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Once I had the green, blue and red pieces cut, I ran them through my eBosser with a couple of embossing folders and then lightly sanded them each to make the patterns pop !! I loved adhering all the bits to the inside so when it is ‘opened’ the flowers open up too.  A little butterfly punch and a birthday sentiment and this card is ready for my Mom’s birthday.
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Supplies:  Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights: Lemon Chiffon, Vintage Rose, Robin’s Egg, Spring Green; Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy; David Tutera Celebrate Sentiment Stickers

Quick and easy David Tutera Celebrate Easter cards

April 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Debbie Standard has some Easter cards for us today that she made in MINUTES with the David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system.

Check out how to mix and match Step 1, 2 &3 steps to make fabulous cards in a flash!

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Debbie used her scraps from one card to make a second one!

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These A1 Glitter assorted cardbases make the CUTEST cards! The A1 size (3.475″x4.875) is just a tad smaller than the standard A2 size so it’s perfect for gift bags or a card you need in a hurry.

David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System

April 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today we have some quick and easy cards for you from Debbie Standard using the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System!

Debbie created these cards in MINUTES!

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Layer the diecut pieces:

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White on white!!!

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Emboss a 5″x7″ card for some added interest:

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Cut up those step two layers for your own twist:

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David Tutera Celebrate cards

April 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

 

Quick and Easy David Tutera Celebrate cards are too much fun! Designer Trine Brandt Lassen puts her own twist on these little Happy Birthday mini cards.  Take a ProMarker (any kind of marker will do) and have some fun!

 

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Trine used the ombre look on this one….so easy yet looks amazing!

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