St Patty’s Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock

March 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co., Tim Holtz

So how about a St. Patricks’ Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Cardstock.

This entire layout is  Shattered cardstock except for: the Core Tags (journaling) Glitter Silk (Shamrocks, title) Core Couture (pennants).  Loving that scoring detail around the edges?  Break out your Scor-Pal. It’s easy and looks GREAT!  Remember to Scor from the back and sand the front for that great detail.

Shaunte used gold ink and rubbed it into the lighter shade of the Shattered cardstock. This detail shot shows the gold color it turned the cardstock, and seeped down into the cracks. I sprayed it with glitter spray too. Never too much bling, right?!!? And love how Shaunte makes these flags with the Queen & Co. washi!!!!

LOVE IT! Hope this inspires you to scrap those St Patty’s day layouts!

MORE Tim Holtz Shattered in here!

Some more Tim Holtz Shattered Collection layouts!  This line was a HUGE hit at CHA…you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

A layout from Designer April Derrick:

Check out the fun folded card we learned from Guest Designer Leeann Pearce AND see that cool  postage stamp layer in the Kraft?  YEP…that is from the David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system Step two. We LOVE mixing and matching these collections!

And another postage stamp layer from the David Tutera line. Told ya we liked ‘em! :)

On this layout, Designer April Derrick  used her Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Chipped Saphire by Ranger and inked the Shattered cardstock. See how the stain just soaks up in the cracks and turned blue??!?!?!?  HOW COOL IS THAT??? And she embossed some of it too (the layer under the photo). So many possibilities!

Stay tuned for more ideas on is BRAND NEW Line that we debuted at CHA 2013 featuring Tim Holtz-Kraft Core!

Technique Tuesday

July 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Featuring the Core Colour Challenge from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress.

Kim created this gorgeous layout using this month’s inspiration from our Pinterest Colour Lovers Board.  If you don’t follow us over there, you should. There is TONS of colorful inspiration!

Here is Kim’s Layout. Just love how Kim layered her Core Essentials cardstock. They really pop off the page

with those distressed edges!  How did she do those edges???  Well keep reading….

All you need is a scissor! Yep, that’s it…nothing fancy. Just the  sharp side of your scissor and the edge of your paper.

AND Voila! Instant edge distressing :)

And another close up for you…

Apply varying pressure to create these cool tears…

Thanks Kim! Have a great day!

It’s in the Details

May 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today’s layout is from Melissa Oliveira. The details on this layout are amazing!!!

She shared a little bit about this gorgeous project with us today, too.  Make sure you take the time and

check out every detail there are so many beautiful things to look at…


To create the clouds, I hand cut a chipboard cloud shape and temporarily adhered it to the back side of the blue background paper (which I first distressed the edges of) and lightly sanded over the template to create a soft cloud image on the base of the page. I then traced the template onto a piece of Whitewash cardstock and trimmed the clouds slightly inside the traced line to create smaller images that would fit inside the sanded background images. The cloud shapes were embossed with a swirl design using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and my Big Shot. Once the clouds were sanded I machine stitched them and added them to the layout.

The base for the house was cut from a piece of Whitewash that I edge distressed and scored from the back side of the paper and sanded to emulate the look of clapboard siding. For the roof, I sanded a piece of Basic Grey Core Impressions and cut it into scalloped strips then layered them with foam tape onto a triangle piece of cardstock.

The journaling strips were sanded and inked for extra detail before being stamped .


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