We are continuing our week with Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:
Give Thanks Layout by Christine Meyer
I always love the opportunity to get a favorite picture onto a layout and stored as a lifetime memory – today I have a fall layout to share with you featuring products from Core’dinations, Xyron, and Petaloo that does just that. Christine joining you today to share a layout of some of my kiddos with their Grandma enjoying a fall tradition – leaf piles.
Give Thanks Layout Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions
- Jillian Snowflake Spotted
- Core Basics Kraft
- Core Tags – Dark Assorted
- Dust Buddy & Sand-it Gadget
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection No. 3
- Coredinations Vellum Quotes & Titles
- Darice Leaf Embossing Folder
- Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy Trim – Paprika
- Petaloo Darjeeling Petites Autumn
- Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix
- Petaloo Darjeeling Petites Teastained Red
- Petaloo Trim Assorted Whites
- Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker
- Xyron Mega Runner
- Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots
Step 2: Cut out the center of the Seasonal Impressions cardstock – leaving just a one inch border. Sand the border and use the Xyron Mega Runne to add Spotted Cardstock underneath as the base.
Step 3: Add Tags and Red Cardstock to create the center of your layout use the Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker. Add Petaloo trims to the Xyron 3 inch Sticker Maker and then attach them above and below. Step 4: Run the vellum quote thru the Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker. This is the best way to attach vellum because it doesn’t show up at all! Add the vellum to the tag. Step 5: Put the picture on top of the Kraft cardstock and center it.
Step 6: Add a die cut banner and Embellish the corners with Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers. Xyron’s High Tack Adhesive Dots make attaching small flowers like this an easy job! Products like this make it both easy and fun to put together a layout that we can cherish forever!
Count Your Blessings Layout by Suzanna Lee
Do you have those family dinner table picture that we all take at Thanksgiving, and once you finally seen them think, “ugh! how am I going to scrap that?”. Well fret no more! I have the solution for you. First, convert your picture to black and white. The conversion will soften the clash between Auntie Rose’s purple hair and Grandpa Jack’s hot pink tie and allow you to use the colors of your choice in your layout, just as I did here!
Count Your Blessings Layout Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Impressions, Basic Grey Ornate
- Core’dinations Core Impressions, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Brown and Cream
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz, Kraft Core, Shattered
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz, Kraft Core, Adirondack
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget
- Core’dinations Dust Buddy
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Ink
- Petaloo Dahlias, Red/Fuschias
- Petaloo Mini Daisies, Red, Fuchias
- Xyron Adhesive Dots
- Xyron Mega Runner
Step 1:To create both bases of your layout, you will need your trusty Core’dinations steeds; your Sand It Gadget and your Dust Buddy. Sand the edges of the the Basic Grey Core Impressions and wipe the dust with your Dust Buddy to reveal the colored core. If you would like a bit more definition to the border of the page, as I did, then use some Distress ink around the edges. Fussy cut out the Jenni Bowlin Square Label paper and similarly, sand and dust it.
Step 2: Layer a long banner cut from Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock that you sanded and rubbed with some Distress Paint with your picture, Petaloo flowers and some die cut leaves. The PERFECT adhesive to stick Petaloo flowers down with is Xyron’s adhesive dots! They come in two sizes, 3/16 inch which is perfect for the little daises I used on the bottom, right hand corner of my page and the larger, 3/8 inch dots for the larger Petaloo flowers!
Step 3: Whatever was not put together with Adhesive Dots, was put everything together with my Xyron MegaRunner! I just love the ability to drop in the cartridge and set to work. No fuss running tape here, there and everywhere or having it snap and need to be re-thread mid-project! Just remove the spent cartridge and pop in a new one and you are good to go!
EMBOSSING AND DEBOSSING!
Don’t forget about our sketch challenge! You only have until January 25th so there is still time to enter. Create a card or a layout based on the sketch below and link it to THIS blog post or our Facebook page for a chance to win a Pastels Collection pack! Don’t forget to use some Core’dinations and you know how much we love technique. Don’t forget to tear it, sand it, emboss it and LOVE it!
So how do you do ONE sketch TWO ways….emboss it and then deboss it! It’s that easy with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
Yes, it is that easy. Just flip your cardstock over (or the folder) and run it through your machine to get the same pattern but the REVERSE embossed image. SO COOL and a GREAT way to spruce up those folders. If you are new to embossing and debossing and would like more information check out our technique videos HERE. Here is more about these cards from Gail Lindner:
Recently we were given a fun card sketch and to put my spin on it, I decided to create two cards, using the same colors and design but showing a variation on a technique.
Can you spot the difference with the two cards below?
We all know that Core cardstock is PERFECT for embossing as a light sand after embossing reveals the pattern even more.
Sometimes even I forget that a flip of the cardstock, to emboss on the reverse side is debossing and you get the opposite (but equally as effective) effect.
The card below was embossed right side up.
This next card was debossed (reverse side up).
Don’t you love the effect of debossing on Whitewash Cardstock?
Another advantage of using the Whitewash Collection is that you can use the back of the card to matt with and the color matches perfectly! Love it!
Thanks for visiting and I hope I’ve inspired you to get double the use out of your embossing folders!
Whitewash Collection – Wicker Chair, Washboard, Grandma’s Rocker
Graphic 45 Collection – Creme Brulee
Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection – Lake Mist
Core Basics 110 lb. Premium White Cardstock
Darice & Cuttlebug embossing folders
Sand It Gadget
Wahoo! Our site is up and we are ready to rock-n-roll! But we did lose a few blog posts from earlier this week so today is one of those posts. Unfortunately they were some Fourth of July posts so it may seem a little late so sorry about that!
BUT the good thing is that you can make these stars ANY time of the year! They look SO good on layouts, too. Keep on reading for some great step-by-step directions from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham!
1)Create a card base, A2 size, made out of Red Rose Core’dinations Cardstock.
2)Cut a piece of White Glove CoreCouture Glitter Cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″. Glue to card base.
3)Deboss a piece of Navy Cardstock from the 4.25 x 5.5″ Darks collection and layer it on top of the white mat. I used Craft Concepts Solid Stars embossing folder for this card. The debossing is a GREAT contrast to the raised stars, don’t you think?
4)Die cut 3 larger stars in different sizes and 2 small stars out of the Red Rose cardstock leftover from making the base of the card. I used Sizzix Star Framelits.
5)Score each large star at each point.
6)Scor the stars along the scored lines and sand them with the Sandit Gadget to give them a 3-D effect.
7)Die cut a label shape out of the White Glove CoreCouture Glitter Cardstock, trim the bottom of it so it will be flush with the White Glove mat already on the card.
8)Stamp the sentiment on the label you die cut in #7. I used Spellbinders Label.
9)Add the stars and sentiment label to the card using 3-D foam. I used Helmar Zapdots.
10)Give to someone. This card is bound to brighten anyone’s day!
Core’dinations 12×12 Darks – Red Rose
Core’dinations 4.25 x 5.5 Darks – Navy
Core Couture 6×6 – White Gloves
Sand it Gadget
Scor-Buddy by Scor-Pal
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive & ZapDots
Spellbinders & Sizzix Dies
Stampin’ Up! Stamp
June 15, 2013 by Ellen
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
So I was going through some blog posts looking for something and found this project from Ava Gavloski that never posted! This is such a gorgeous idea for that special graduate in your life! I have a freind going to a graduation party this week so hoping we aren’t too late for you.
Here’s what Ava has to say about creating this awesome project:
Are you getting ready for that Graduation Party? Plan ahead and check out your Core’dinations Cardstock to see if you have some color tones that will match the school colors. Try the de-embossed look to your front card panel, sanding lightly give the card a vintage feel. To stamp a clear image on the glitter paper, ink your stamp, lay your stamp face up and then lay your paper onto the stamp and gentle rub your glitter cardstock over the inked stamp image. This technique should give you a clear impression of your image on the glitter cardstock. This card design allows you to use up small bits and pieces from your core stash with the baner and star embellishments.
Dust off that crimper, find some embossing folders that speak to you and get creative with a few layers of your favorite Core’dinations cardstock. Layers are the secret to volume and a feel good texture. So, join me and make that gift bag with layers of Core cardstock that will be a wow the gift presentation.
Here are some detail shots on the gift bag:
And the fun centerpiece! Love how that Core Couture shines!
Creating with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered line is SO MUCH fun! This card was just perfect for using this line. Did you know that all the Kraft Core lines Core’dinate? Design Team Member Debbie Standard embossed the Core shattered and lightly sanded it so that it would show both the Shattered as well as the embossed image.
Debbie made this card using some of the Tim Holtz Shattered collection in the 6 X 6. This time she didn’t emboss it just left it as is. Then she layered it over Core Essentials Brights cardstock and stamped on the back of the white for the top of the card.
And a layout using some BasicGrey Core Impressions: According to Debbie, she loves creating layouts using some of the Core Impressions as the background . Sanded and dusted it creates such a great palette to use on your page.
Sand It Gadget
We are here with Day THREE of our week with Simple Stories! How exciting!
Make sure you head over to the Simple Stories blog to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week. We have been working with the Harvest Lane and Handmade Holiday collections this week. You will LOVE them and you MUST check them out HERE! First up we have some cards for you today.
Here are some details:
A card with a torn edge? SO COOL!
It’s amazing how some simple scoring along the edges can add that perfect detail…
Some great debossing…
Designer Debbie Standard created this card with some beautiful embossing and those cute little sentiments that make cardmaking as snap! Harvest Lane and Core look beautiful together!
And how about a layout from Designer Melissa Oliveira? Beautiful details using both Core’dinations Cardstock and Handmade Holiday. The red cardstock is from Graphic 45 Signature Series and the embossed cardstock is BasicGrey Ornate Core Impressions.
Look at this gorgeous detail of the holy. Just hand cut the leaves, scor and then sand and you are ready to go! Don’t forget the Queen & Co. Bling …perfect for the berries.