ONE amazing Monday and THREE incredible layouts from Gail Linder!
Sweet Delight Layout
I have a secret to share today. Sometimes I scraplift my own layouts! Gasp!
Seriously, if you’re ever “stuck” for ideas, just choose an older layout of your own that you loved and scraplift it using new products or techniques!
That’s exactly what I did for today’s layout.
I knew I wanted to create bright, fun blocks at the top of the layout and I wanted to use Core cardstock (of course) showing a couple of techniques.
I cut 10 squares of cardstock (in 6 different colours) that were 2″x2″. After finding the arrangement that I was happy with I simply when from square to square, embellishing slightly.
Some of the techniques I used include:
- Embossing (you could also try de-bossing)
- Sanding and inking
- Adding die cuts (some raised on pop dots)
- Punching out a shape from the square, using the negative space
- Punching a circle ‘notch’ from the corner to add in a circular embellishment
I kept them quite simple as I wanted to fabulous colours to stand out!
And take a look where my journaling is hidden in this one:
The photo panel lifts up to reveal journaling underneath! I just folded a piece of white core cardstock to be the ‘flap’.
You can actually see the original layout that inspired this one on my blog here. I hope I’ve inspired you to look back at your older layouts for inspiration with fresh eyes!
Supply List – Gail January Project #2 – Sweet Delight Layout
Sand It Gadget
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
SSS, MFT & Avery Elle dies
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Feathers cutting file
One Little Word Layout
Do you follow the One Little Word concept? Although I’m a little late sharing my One Little Word for 2014, I have had it chosen since the end of last year, or rather, it came to me as per usual! Give.
I decided to create a layout for my word, using a phone selfie of myself (it’s the only recent photo I could find of me!).
I created the background to this layout by overlapping pieces of Core’dinations cardstock in pink and aqua with a few scraps of patterned paper. The card was cut at an angle (alternating directions) and I started from the bottom and worked my way up!
I gave all pieces of cardstock a quick sand to reveal a bit of the lighter core, for more dimension.
A couple more things to note:
- The title was cut using my Cameo. The word ‘give’ was cut out of Black Magic card (with a pink core) so when the edges had a light sand, they had a bit of pink showing to coordinate with the rest of the layout!
- I didn’t think my photos and title stood out enough on the busier background so I again used my Cameo to cut the circle design out of simple white cardstock to layer beneath! I love that effect and think it’s something I’ll be doing again and again!
I didn’t want to cover up any more of the background with a journaling blog and knew I had a bit to say about my OLW. An easy solution? I journalled on a white core tag, slipped it into a glassine bag and adhered it behind my photos. Love me some hidden journaling!
If you are interested in reading about why I chose this particular word, and more about my personal OLW journey, please visit my blog here!
I hope I’ve inspired you today!
Sand It Gadget
White Core Tag
Spellbinders ‘Asters & Poppies’ die
SSS heart die
Thirsty Script & Georgia fonts
Circle Background cutting file
Hello! I have another fun and colorful layout to share today! Can you tell I love putting together awesome color combinations with my Core’dinations cardstock? For this layout, I was inspired by a card I saw around the web that had strips of washi tape on the background. I tried to re-create the look with strips of embossed card.
I wanted the colors to “pop” so I used the reverse of a Kraft Core cardstock for a neutral kraft background. Then I chose six bright colors for my strips and got to work adding some texture to each strip.
You can see in the detail photos that a couple of strips are embossed and sanded to reveal the core. A few other strips I added some lines and borders simply using my Scor-Pal: a criss-cross, stripes and an outline.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core (reverse side)
Core Essentials – Fuschia Fizz, St Valentino
Neutrals – Snowflake
Brights – Atoll, Aqua
Tillie Dot – Tulip
Distress – Tumbled Glass
Adirondack – Purple Twilight
Sand It Gadget
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
PTI border die
Spellbinders speech bubble die
Thirsty Script font
Fall is here and we are all about scarves..sweaters..all things warm including coffee! Well, Suzanna really made this layout in July and it’s of iced coffee but that’s okay That allows me to point out the fact that she used her brown journal marker right on her Core Amour…it’s pre embossed but that’s okay! Don’t be afraid to embrace that texture and write right over it
And can we just talk about the perspective of that photo? What a beautiful shot.
And next up we have a layout using loads of Core’dinations and some Graphic45 papers & stickers. What else screams fall but picking currants? Designer Shaunte Wadley adds so much gorgeous detail to this layout using her Lifestyle Crafts dies and Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered cardstock. The Graphic 45 are the perfect touch to add vintage elements to this project.
And how about some Chocolate box for that title?
Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions for the background.
Whitewash for the butterfly accents.
Chocolate Box for the title.
Core Essentials for the flowers and journaling tag.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered for the leaf vines.
September 18, 2013 by Ellen
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
First up we have a gingerbread card from Designer Vivina Keh. Keep reading because this isn’t the gingerbread you were thinking of
Vivian Keh here today to share with you a card which uses a technique I came up with awhile back which I call the “Gingerbread” technique. Perhaps a Hard Core video tutorial is in store for you sharing this really easy technique! In conjunction with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock that has been sanded, the patterns really pop off your papercrafted projects!
LOOK at that GORGEOUS Marvy Uchida punch!
“Sugar and Spice” from Pastels Collection
“Shabby Shutters” from Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
Maya Road – Canvas Tag
This is the last day of our week with SCOR PAL. Do you have one of these? Well, if you are a paper craft you better. AND if you love Core, then you BETTER! Scoring, then sanding with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only way to go. We hope that you have found some new and exciting ways use your Scor-Pal.
Scoring raises the cardstock so you can sand it and release that inner Core. It’s gorgeous AND both design teams are going to show you easy and fabulous ways the Scor Pal products and Core’dinations can add interested to your papercrafting projects.
Did you know we have a Scoring Video? Check out our Technique videos for some awesome ideas on what you can do with Core, including the scoring video.
PLEASE make sure you check out the Scor Pal blog for some iNcReDiBle designs this week (I think there might be a prize over there ). They SIMPLY rock. You know we always have something up our sleeve for you when we do these fun blog events so keep commenting for a chance to win some great Core’dinations Cardstock!
Design Team Member April Derrick created this cool envelope for her layout to keep Core Tags with her journaling and some photos. Brilliant!
Don’t forget your Scor Tape!\
EEEEK! May Arts Ribbon!
Some more scoring….
From now until Christmas Eve we are showcasing our Design Team’s Favorite cardstock. Each designer picked a few of their favorite lines and created some gorgeous projects for you showcasing why they love it so much.
Then, on that day, just by commenting on that post, you have the chance to win! AND some days we might be showcasing more than one line so you need come back often.
Here is how it works:
1.) We post every day. The following day we pick a winner and then start over so keep coming back!
2.) You have all day and night to post. Yes, you heard me! You can win up until the next day when I pick a winner when I get up. We want our international fans to be able to win and they are normally sleeping now
3.) Want additional chances to win? Comment on Facebook and share the excitement on your blogs! If you share on your blog, come back here and link us up. Remember, you can do it every day for more chances to win!
WE LOVE our FACEBOOK FANS! And we do LOADS of giveaways over there, too. Make sure you like us to be able to win
4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until the January due to the Holidays. Winners must email email@example.com with your name, address, phone number if international to claim prizes.
Now who wants a winner from yesterday’s post?
The winner of the pack of Whitewash is…………..
Beautiful LO~ I like the whitewash cause it gives such a ‘weathered’ feel to my projects. I have only seen it in individual sheets and was wondering does it come in pads also? Thanks for sharing
Now let’s get today’s giveaway!
Today is all about Graphic 45 Core Impressions Timeless Collection.
We think this collection is timeless and is always one of our favorites! You can use it with your favorite Graphic 45 products or pair it with what you have in your stash like Design Team Member Debbie Standard did for us today!
Love the use of ribbon on this card from Debbie. She combines lace and satin trim and of course the Le Fleur and Houndstooth patterns.
See you tomorrow!