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.
Well, if you hang out over at our Facebook page we were mulling over the idea of not one BUT TWO prizes for our sketch challenge. We are so happ you guys had fun with it and looks like we will have another one soon! Nothing makes us happier then seeing Core in action. All that sanding just makes me HAPPY!
And we have to other winners, too! Please note: once winners will email us, we will contact you with your prize. Not sure what we have in stock right now for prizes There was just too much sanding and tearing and FUN we just couldn’t choose one so we have two other random winners for you:
I have always loved the Jenni Bowlin collection. The reds, blacks and browns are always so striking. And there are so many wonderful collections in Core’dination’s products that it’s easy to mix and match to get just the look you want. For this I started with some Jenni Bowlin with the dots, added a piece of the JB with the words on it. Then I used some of the Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12 pieces and embossed and sanded them. I added a few other color scraps and then sanded and cut around the My Mind’s Eye Core mini label. Then I punched out some snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch, attached them and then added the Queen & Co and the Kaser Goosebumps. The kids having so much are my grandkids, who had an unexpected snow day and a great family play day.
Tim Holtz is always a winner in my book. For this page I used papers from his Shattered collection. I started with the red sheet and left it as is. Then I took a sheet of black and embossed it with a snow flake embossing folder and sanded it. Then I choose a piece of the yellow and embossed it with a folder of winter sayings. Then I added the strips of grey and white. I used my Silhouette to make the snowflakes out of the Glitter Silk White paper and added some of the Queen & Co. Pom poms. I used some random My Mind’s Eye buttons as well. This is my little great-nephew, Cason, who is finally old enough to get out and enjoy the snow.
Supply List: Tim Holtz Shattered Glitter Silk White – 6 X 6
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
My Mind’s Eye tags and buttons
Letters: American Crafts
Queen & Co. Pompoms
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Silhouette Die cuts – snowflakes
HAPPY NEW YEAR! The countdown has begun…having a New Year’s Eve party? Then you came to the right place!
We have a great New Year’s Banner from Designer Tracy Gruber:
Every celebration needs a fun banner and New Year’s Eve is no exception! Starte by cutting 4×4″ squares from black Core card stock from the Neutrals Collection. Next, cut 3×3″ squares from gray Core card stock, also from the Neutrals collection. Then use a corner rounder to round all of the corners of both the black and gray squares. Sand the edges of all of the black squares with the Sand It Gadget. Cut out the letters using the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge at 2 1/4.” Next, Cut out the bottles from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 1/2″ each. Emboss and then sand the “liquid” in side of the bottle with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to make it look like bubbles! Attach them to the banner with Tombow 3D foam tabs.
Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of glitter and confetti. So for my New Year’s card, I got out my Glitter Silk paper! It is so fun and sparkly….perfect for for my card. Simply cut three strips (I used the Princess Pink and Copper Shimmer) and adhere them to a white card base. I cut the larger strip at 1 1/4″ and the two smaller at 1/4.” The champagne glass is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and is cut at 4 3/4.” I embossed and sanded the “liquid” inside of the glass to make it look bubbly!
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.