Tracy Gruber has such a great idea for a Spring card for us today! Silhouettes make beautiful home decor so why not use them on a card? The Black Magic
for the silhouette against our Core Essentials Pastels
really pops and is a great alternative to flowers or stamping. Don’t forget to sand and distress!
Cut the silhouette image from the A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge at 3 1/4″ out of the Black Magic Cardstock
. Then, use the Sand It Gadget to sand the edges. Cut the light purple rectangle from the Core Essentials Pastels Pack
and emboss with the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder. Sand over the embossed part with the Sand It Gadget. Next emboss a piece of the light green card stock, also from the Core Essentials Pastels Pack
, with the Darice Wire Fence Embossing Folder and sand with the Sand It Gadget. Finally, distress the edges of a piece of lime green card stock from the Core Essentials Brights Pack
with the Tim Holtz Edge Distresser. Attach all of the layers together and adhere the silhouette die cut with foam squares. Tie the black bow around the top using May Arts twine. For the sentiment piece, cut a circle using a Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small die out of the 110lb Smooth Cardstock
. Stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
-A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
-Darice Wire Fence embossing folder
-May Arts Twine
-Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small dies
-Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me set
This sweet pic of my girl, Emma, and one of her closest friends was taken this past summer and I was so excited that I could use this fun lace doily embossing folder on my Core’dinations cardstock as is matched with Mackenzie’s creme top .
I chose several colors of Core’dinations to pick up the colors in my pictures and used the same portion of the embossing folder on each one. One of my fave things about Core cardstock is how well it picks up the tiniest details of the embossing folder like with this one when you sand it gently. The lace pattern really stands out so beautifully!
I rounded the corners and cut my larger photo the same way. For the smaller ring pictures, I cut the photo down to what I wanted to show and then cut it in half again to adhered it on 2 different mats.
I mean..seriously? How cute are these??!??!? Keep on reading on how to make these little cuties. They are perfect for Spring! And the button embossing folder is too perfect!
If you haven’t gotten a Fiskars Paper crimper yet then you better! Check out our Technique Videos HERE
for more ideas and a video on Corrugating.
Cut files from cardstock using Silhouettte Portrait. Use paper crimper on roofs and sand using Sand It Gadget. Emboss main sections of bird houses using the button box embossing folder, sand using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.
Assemble each bird house, thread ribbon through roof and glue roof in position. Roll piece of Core cardstock tightly to make peg for perch and place in position, to finish.
And a close up:
Other: Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette cut files (#44005, #44006), Crafters Companion Embossalicious 8×8 Embossing Folder Button Box, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, pink grosgrain ribbon, paper crimper.
Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a birthday card with you today! I used Core’dinations Gemstones paper, which is one of my favorite paper packs.
Birthday Card using Gemstones Core
To make this card, I used Gemstones Core, Green 6×6 spotted core, and a little White Wash Core along with this Silhouette Card cut and this Silhouette Envelope Cut. But you don’t need a die cutting machine..any cardbase will do!
Once I cut out all the shapes I sanded the Core flowers with my Sand-It tool! To add a little fun detail to this card I used my Sew Easy Tool from We R Memory Keepers to create the little tiny holes. I then sanded the holes with my Sand-It tool.
I also used some of Heidi Swapp’s new stamps and ink. I stamped directly onto the Gemstones Core. The Gemstones Core just LOVED the ink! I just soaked it right up!
What is your favorite Core’dinations paper pack?
….that is with our CORE IMPRESSIONS! Debbie Standard is rocking the layouts for us today. ENJOY!!!!
Creating with the Core Impressions line is SO MUCH fun! For this page I wanted an embossed background in a soft color so I chose a sheet from the Pink Paisley collection as my base which I sanded with my Sand It Gadget and then dusted with my Dust Buddy. Then I just went through my scraps (and yes I keep all reusable Core’dination’s scraps) and picked colors from the basic core colors that went with my photo and background paper. To tie them all together I used a neutral beige to back each square. I embossed each square with Darice embossing folders, sanded them and then matted them with the Neutral beige. I added my title and some embellishments both hand made and pre-made to compete the page. The beautiful girls are my daughter (left) and her bff.
Pink Paislee Core Impressions
Core Basic Colors – a variety
Sand it Gadget
Darice Embossing folders: 1218-28, 1215-62, 1215-61, 1216-68, 1216-64, 1217-59, 1215-60
Spellbinder’s Die: S4-328 Foliage,S5-050 Rose Creations, andS5-114 Spectacular Spin
AND another layout from Debbie Standard working that Core Impressions…this time the Cosmo Cricket Woodgrain cardstock. Debbie uses these for her CSI case files. The colors are always amazing!
The cool thing about Core Impressions, in addition to the fact they come embossed, is that you can add layers and layers of sanding and inking and sewing like Debbie did here:
Ink: Tim Holtz
Stamps: Fancy Pants, Cornish Heritage Farms
Papers: Webster’s Pages
Lace: Webster’s Pages
Brads: My Mind’s Eye
Rubons: Basic Grey
Creating with the Impressions lines is SO MUCH fun! There are some really cool textures in these lines. This is one of the My Mind’s Eye Impressions lines. This photo is of my daughter, Brandy, with her bff since College, Megan. The cardstock is pre-embossed so all you have to do is sand it to create this fabulous background.
My Mind’s Eye Impressions
Core’dinations Basics – white
Core’dination’s Smooth 110 cardstock
Patterned paper: 3 bugs in a rug
Sand it Gadget
Clock: Tim Holtz
Flowers: Prima, Recollections
Martha Stewart Punch
Letters: Heidi Swapp
My Mind’s Eye tags
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