Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2014 by  
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Hi there, Core fans! Vivian Keh here with a bit of St. Patrick’s Day inspiration for you. My roots are Korean, and so I’ve not been one to celebrate this day much in the past. But the little I do know of Irish culture is fascinating to me and I wish I knew more. At the very least, I know that the clover is significant. In the garden, whenever I find clover growing anywhere, four leaved or not, there are always lots of earthworms in the soil just beneath, which is true good fortune for this devoted gardener. I may even steal a few of the “brown gold” makers from this spot and place them in areas where the soil really needs their good work!

Today I have a card for you that uses Core’dinations Cardstock from a few of my beloved collections.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_1For my focal image, I used a green hue from the Core’dinations “Vintage Collection” to die-cut these delicate clovers on my Silhouette, using file #32596 by Patty Young Designs. For a soft background, I used our Tim Holtz “Shattered” Kraft Core Collection.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_2I added distress inks, spritzes of water and colored mists to make my background just a little bit grungier.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_CPersonally, I adore greens and purples together, so I set the focal image atop a purple banner piece cut from our Tim Holtz Nostalgic Kraft Core Collection. There is a beautiful muted green hue that’s already pre-embossed in our Basic Grey “Ornate” Collection which I used for my background piece, sanding to reveal the pretty doily shapes.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_BA strip of natural looking fiber added some textural interest, as well as a few dots of pearls.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_AI hope you enjoyed my St. Patrick’s Day inspiration! Thanks so much for visiting with me today on the Core blog!

-Vivian

Core’dinations: Vintage Collection, Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft Core Collection, Basic Grey Ornate  Collection , Sand-It Gadget, Dust BuddySilhouette: File #32596 by Patty Young Designs
Viva Decor – Pearl Pen
Ranger – Distress Inks
May Arts – fibers

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And Jennifer Edwardson is working that Core today, too! We LOVE using our backsides with our Specialty lines…keep reading to learn how….

With St. Patricks Day here I got out all my fave green cardstock and started making 4 leaf clovers :))
 
It’s no secret that I love my Silhouette and when I saw this super cute little swirly clover I knew it had to end up on this ‘so lucky’ card.

 

I started with a David Tutera Celebrate A2 white card base and ran it through my eBosser using my fave dotted embossing folder.
 
Then I took a piece of The Chocolate Box cardstock with the green back and flipped it over and embossed it the same to create a mat.
 
I cut the clover cut file using both sides of the same piece of cardstock so that I could use 3D foam and layer the clovers !!  Between the layering and the flourish I am in LOVE with this clover :))
 
I added  Step 3 chip shape from the DT123 embellishment packs for my sentiment and some fab polka dot ribbon with a big ol’ bow to complete !!

 

Supplies:

  • The Chocolate Box – Key Lime
  • David Tutera Celebrate White A2 Card Base
  • David Tutera Celebrate Step 3 Chip Shape Sentiment
  • Misc: American Crafts Ribbon

Lucky Earings featuring Glitter Silk and Modge Podge

March 12, 2014 by  
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Shaunte Wadley has some cute custom holiday earrings with Glittersilk and some Mod Podge, for us today!
Here is the step-out tutorial:

Using a craft punch, die-cut or electronic cutting machine- cut four small shamrock shapes. Two of the shamrocks should be cut in the opposite directions so the four shapes can be sandwiched together front to back.

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Using your Xyron adhesive, adhere the shapes together.

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Using a small hole punch, or a needle, create a hole where you would like the shamrock to hang.

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Lay the (double sided) shamrock flat, and apply Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to entire surface of shamrock. Allow to dry fully.

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Flip shamrocks over, and apply Dimensional Magic to entire surface of reverse side.
Using a needle, go through holes again (to clear out Dimensional Magic) , and insert a small jump ring into hole.  Attach earring hook to jump ring.

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Finished earrings! (Attached to David Tutera Step mini card- cute gift giving idea!

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The DImensional Magic gives the finished earring stability and the look of enamel. They are very sturdy, and do not look like paper at all .A great way to make cute seasonal earrings for every holiday for pennies.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2014 by  
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It’s not too late to put together some quick and easy David Tutera Celebrate cards for that special someone in your life!

The David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System makes it easy as 1-23-! Designer Debbie Standard has a card for us….
Start with a Red Step One base.  Emboss a Step Two Zig Zag Edge sheet with an embossing folder of  your choice.  Then cut a piece from the Step Two Silver Metal embossed collection.  Mat it with a black sheet from the bulk cardstock collection.  Attach all to your card base.  Then place your sticker onto another piece from the black sheet (one sheet should be able to mat both of these).  Attach it to to your card.  Then pick two different size flowers from the Step three flowers collection.  Attach and add a large Rhinestone.
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Card Base Step One DT-GX-7400-08
Step Two Zig Zag Edge DT-GX-7200-16
Step Two Silver Metal embossed DT-GX-7200-25
Step Two Black cardstock DT-GX-7200-26
Step Three – flowers – DT-GX-7300-25
Step Three Black and White Sticker
Step Three Bling
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And next up Designer Jennifer Edwardson!

Hey there !!  Today I’ve got a super cute little card to share ….. I often love the sweet size of an A1 card as it’s just a touch smaller than the A2 but still gives you a great space to create on the front of your card.

Because the David Tutera collection is created using Core’dinations cardstock, I ran my card base through my eBosser with a large embossing folder so I could sand off the top layer and show the dimension of the dot pattern…..

 

I took (3) white cardstock tags and adhered them at different heights at the bottom of the card and then gently trimmed off the excess.  I wanted them to stand out a little more so I added some faux stitching along the edges using my black journal pen.

The Step 3 embellishment pkgs have some super cute pieces in them so it was easy to add a couple of cute little hearts to these tags and a chip sentiment too !!

 

Supplies:
 

Do you LOVE David Tutera Celebrate?

February 13, 2014 by  
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WE DO!

And since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, what better way to get ready in a flash then David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system. You can put these cards together a quickly and easily as 1-2-3. So if you are last minute, like me, then this system is perfect for you!

Designer Trine Brandt-Lassen created these for cards and tags in a flash!

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Trined used the BACK of the Step 2 Silver embossed layer so it looks debossed.

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And these are some of the brand new embellishments. Just pop these little postage stamp die cuts, sand and adhere!

Trine_Love Love Love card

Trine_Silver love card

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with David Tutera!

February 12, 2014 by  
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Today is ALL about David Tutera Celebrate and DesignerJennifer Edwardson:
With Valentine’s Day almost here I have been using LOTS of red and pink and white and kraft Core’dinations cardstock !!!
 
I started with an A7 (5 x 7″) kraft cardstock card base and added a piece of Bronzed Glitter Silk cardstock and adhered it towards the right edge. 

 

I love love love my embossing folders and have been waiting to use these heart themed ones for Valentine’s Day !!  I used a piece of Barn Door from the Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection and ran it through my embossing machine and lightly sanded of the top to really have the pattern stand out …… 
 
For the large heart I used a piece of Antique Vanity from the Whitewash Collection and put it through my eBosser.  I sanded off the top to show the pink color and then used my precision scissors to cut around the detailed edge of the heart.  I raised it using 3D foam off to the right edge of the base and added a smaller red heart on top as well !!

 

 

I wanted to add a bit of ribbon to this card and chose this shear white American Crafts which worked perfectly with the whitewash cardstock ….. some alpha stickers to create a sentiment and this card is ready to give on the big day :))

 

 
Supplies:
  • A7 Kraft cardstock card base from the David Tutera Celebrate collection
  • Glitter Silk Cardstock – bronzed
  • Whitewash Cardstock – Antique Vanity
  • Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Barn Door
  • Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
  • American Crafts ribbon, misc. alphas

 

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….. i LOVE these Step 2 overlays. They are such an easy way to add so much dimension and creativity to your card ….
I started with a kraft A2 card base and adhered this pre-embossed layer with a circle that was the perfect place to add this sweet Step 3 chip shape for my ‘love’ sentiment !!

 

 

I adhered a few Step 3 tiny flowers using 3D foam and added an adhesive backed pearl to the center of each to finish it off – ‘love’ it !!!
 
For my 2nd card I started with a burgundy A2 card base and ran it through my eBosser using a large embossing folder to add a little dimension.  

 

I added a couple of die cut butterflies and a chip shape sentiment to finish off this simple yet sweet card that can be used for almost any occasion :))

 

Supplies ‘love’ card:
 

  • David
    Tutera Celebrate Step 1 – A2 Kraft Smooth Cards & Kraft Envelopes
    (DT-GX-7100-13)
  • David
    Tutera Celebrate Step 2 – A2 Diecut Circle White (DT-GX-7200-27)
  • David
    Tutera Celebrate Step 3 – ‘love’ chip shape
  • David
    Tutera Celebrate Step 3 – flower dicut shapes and adhesive pearls
  • Double
    sided adhesive and 3D foam
 
Supplies ‘live laugh love’ card:
 

  • David
    Tutera Celebrate Step 1 – A2 Parisian Nights Asst. Smooth Cards &
    White Envelopes (DT-GX-7400-04)
  • David
    Tutera Celebrate Step 3 – butterfly die cut shapes
  • David
    Tutera Celebrate Step 3 – bird shapes (DT-GX-7300-19)
  • David
    Tutera Celebrate Step 3 – ‘live laugh love’ chip shape
  • Double
    sided adhesive OR quick dry liquid glue
  • OPTIONAL: Embossing machine &
    folder

 AND one more from Jennifer. These super cute boxes can be used for ANY occasion

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Happy almost Valentine’s Day !!!  Today I have some super cute and easy treat containers to share with you …… 
 
Like most girls, I like a little sparkle in my life and the Core’dinations Core Couture Glitter cardstock is PERFECT as it has just the right amount of shimmer and it DOESNT RUB OFF !!  
 
For my Treat bag I used this fun glitter cardstock and for the little box I used my fave spotted jillian dot (love this cardstock :))

 

Both of these are Silhouette cut files.  Core’dinations cardstock works like a dream with this digital cutting system.  Quick and easy cuts that were ready to fold into shape and get embellished !!

 

 

I gently sanded the dotted cardstock BEFORE i ran it through the Silhouette.  This makes it easier so that you don’t tear the smaller notches and tabs that come with a box like this.
 
I used the negative heart shapes from the larger glitter bag to help embellish the white cardstock tag and then added a sentiment sticker to finish it off.

 

 
I just love this little bag …. so perfect for chocolate treats, cookies or gift cards too !!  I added another Core’dinations tag that I embellished with a scalloped shape punch using red Core Essentials cardstock and added a heart shaped sticker and tied it on using white sheer ribbon ….. such a fun bag for any occasion !!!

 

Supplies:
 
  • Core Couture Glitter Cardstock – Stiletto
  • Spotted Jillian Dot Cardstock – Roasted Pepper
  • Canvas Textures Tags – White Medium
  • Core Essentials – Poinsettia
  • David Tutera Celebrate – Step 3 Sentiment Stickers
  • Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
  • American Crafts white sheer ribbon

Walking in a Winter Wonderland…

January 2, 2014 by  
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With Design Team Member Debbie Standard!

Core’dination’s has so many wonderful collections to choose from it makes creating easy!  I love this Pink Paisley Impression’s collection.  I picked pink for my page and sanded it with my Sand it Gadget so that the embossing would stand out more.  Then I used my Dust Buddy to collect the extra dust from the sanding.  Next I chose a piece of the Spotted Jillian collection – attached it with my Xyron mega runner and stitched on it.  I added some of the pastel Core’dination’s tags and layered it.  I added a David Tutera tag on which I stamped.  Then using some of the Glitter Silk collection I punched out some snowflakes and topped them with pearls and pom poms from Queen & Co.  I created a little film strip along the bottom of my photos of more of the photos from the day.

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Supply List:
Pink Paislee CoreImpressions
Spotted Jillian Collection
David Tutera white tag
Core’dination’s pastel tags
Glitter Silk white
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Queen & Co. Pearl, Pom Poms
My Mind’s Eye tags and brads
Ribbon:  Stash
Clear works:  Heidi Swapp
Stamp:  Ellie’s Studio
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And Whitewash Cardstock is the PERFECT accent for all those snow photos!
I love the White Wash Collection.  There’s just so many fun things to do with it.  For this page I started out scoring around the page.  Then I opened up a Cuttlebug Embossing folder of snowflakes and laid it open behind my cardstock and sanded over it.  It didn’t come out  in sharp detail but gave the background a different look.  Then I also just sanded  with my Sand It Gadget around the entire outside edge of the page.  Once I finished I dusted it all off with my Dust Buddy and added some stenciling and stamping.  I added some Darice Washi tape along the top and bottom of my page and then added my papers, tags and photo.  I wrapped the top photo layer with some Queen & Co. twine (love this stuff).  I wanted some sparkly snowflakes so I took a sheet of the David Tutura Step two Edge Silver Metalic pack and punched out my snowflakes.  Then I just added some rhinestones from Queen & Co. You can see more on my blog:  
http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/

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Supplies: 
WhiteWash collection
Core’dination’s Dark Collection – midnight
David Tuture Step Two Edge Silver Metalic
Core’dination’s Smooth White Cardstock
Pebbles cardstock
Tags:  My Mind’s Eye, Core’dination’s Dark tags, DCWV collection, October Afternoon, Lilybee design
Enamel Dots:  My Mind’s Eye
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Score It
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Darice Washi Tape (1217-96)
Tickets: Noel Mignon kit
Wood veneer:  Noel Mignon kit

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