I hope you have your creative juices ready! Today we have a super cool project for you from Ava Gavloski…and it’s PINK!!! I love me some pink when all you see is red and green!
Ava here to share the spirt of gift giving which is in high gear and the countdown to Christmas Eve Church services with family gatherings are fast approaching. To-day, I would like to share something new that has caught my eye and I hope to experiment with in the new year. Jewelry making is an unlimited vast area of artistry that could lead to many journeys of happiness. I want to share my Core’dinations Cardstock beads with you and show how you could make your own gift for someone special.
Collect your supplies and lets get started. You can make beads with all types of materials and for today, I will share my Core’dinations Cardstock version. I used 2 types of paper strips: 1 at 7.5 ” and the other a tapered strip at 5.5″. Each strip of paper started out at 1/2″ wide.
Then the experimental step is next. You can play with the size of cardstock bead you want and the type of tool you use to roll your bead with. I used knitting needles at size 9 or with a smaller diameter. Start with 1 strip and glue it down, then add the tapered strip of paper over top ending with the tapered end as you finish rolling the paper.
Roll and glue your beads, add an eyelet if you wish and some glitter.
Design your bracelet and string your beads and embellishments onto elastic cord or a string of choice.
The possibilities are endless. Enjoy the process, experiment and start making a stash of beads that will always been on hand for a quick gift giving surprise to someone.
We have some fun and festive Valentine’s Day home decor projects for you from Designer Mary Pat Siehl to share with you today that you are going to LOVE! Pun intended 😉
I love Valentine’s Day and I love to decorate my house to fit this holiday. Core is really perfect for making all your home decor needs. For my first project I made a message board. In my kitchen I have an 8×10 photo frame and the glass functions as a dry erase board. I love to leave messages to my kids and also make to do lists. For my Valentine’s Day message board I started off with a base of the Core Gemstones in Opal. I then cut out 3 hears in ruby red and pink diamond. I then ran them through my Cuttlebug embossing folders just to give them an embossed look. I then cut out the xo in onyx cardstock.
My next project is perfect for my mantel. I found this frame on sale and thought it would be so fun to make my own journaling cards style photo frame. I really got to have fun with my core for this project and really got to sand the cardstock. I love the blackboard effect and made on box using the Core essentials Nightfall and sanded it to give the blackboard look. One of my favorite things about Core’dinations is that no matter what collection you use they all work together so well. For this project I used papers from the Essentials, Tim Holtz Adirondack collection, and Glitter Silk!
We have THE bestGlitter Cardstock out there. It cuts beautifully, embosses…you name it! From our Gemstones cardstock to the Glitter Silk and Core Couture...You will love it. AND it is the perfect cardstock for all of your glittery and shiney needs for this Valentine’s Day. I mean, you need something shimmery on those projects, right? That’s what it’s all about!
First up Designer Debbie Standard creates tons of layers using some Spellbinder’s Die cuts, embossing and, well, just Debbie’s Core’dinations magic!
OH and don’t forget Core Tags and some May Arts ribbon!
And next up some cards from Designer Clare Buswell! Get ready to SWOOOOON!
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Fuchsia Fizz and sand edges. Cut rectangle of Glitter Silk and round corners, adhere to card. Using Silhouette machine cut heart border, scalloped hearts and sentiment. Attach to card as shown. Add sequins, twine and stamp heart. Use glossy accents on sentiment to finish.
Silhouette files – (2 Scalloped Hearts #38258, Border Hearts #24381, With Love title word art #46238), My Heart stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Memento Luxe Love Letter, sequins, baker’s twine, corner rounder, Ranger glossy accents, silicone glue, Silhouette Portrait.
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Fuchsia Fizz and sand edges. Cut rectangle of Core Couture Glitter and adhere to card front. Using Silhouette machine cut heart border and heart with sentiment. Cut hearts from border and adhere to background. Add heart with silicone glue and glossy accents on sentiment to finish.
Hard to believe that Christmas is over! Now it’s on to New Years….let’s CELEBRATE! Designer Clare Buswell has some gooooorgeous cards for us today AND she shows us how to use your scraps/negative images of cardstock when you are doing cuts on your Silhouette or die cutting machine.
Card 1 – Happy New Year
Make card from cardstock. Cut lettering from Glitter Silk using Silhouette, use negative cut out. Trim rectangle of Core’dinations Premium Cardstock White, use Distress Stains to add strips of color across cardstock, spritz with water and leave to dry. Layer cut lettering panel onto colored rectangle, adhere to another panel of Glitter Silk, add seam binding and attach to card. Add quilled shapes and gems, to finish.
Make card from cardstock. Cut lettering and stars from Glitter Silk using Silhouette. Trim rectangle of Core’dinations Premium Cardstock White, use Distress Stains to add strips of color across cardstock, spritz with water and leave to dry. Round corners of colored panel and adhere to card. Add cut lettering, stars and sequins, to finish.