Tiny Turtles Layout featuring Graphic 45

November 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Graphic 45, Scrapbooking

The color palette for the Graphic 45 Couture Collection was a perfect match for photos I just took of my daughter and her tiny pet turtle. The aqua color was an obvious choice to match the photo background- but I knew I wanted to bring the green of the turtle in as well. I decided to create a “quilt” effect, and add in the green using Core’dinations cardstock. All the patterns of the Graphic 45, and the textures of the embossed cardstock mimic the look of a quilt, and machine stitching the squares together really brought the look together.

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Tiny Turtles Layout Supplies:

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Step 1: Select papers you would like for your layout, using a mixture of patterned papers and coordinating cardstock. and cut them into 4″x3″ pieces. Emboss and sand the cardstock pieces. Arrange the pieces out on a 12×12 sheet of cardstock, centering around a 4×6 photo. Machine stitch the perimeter of each piece.

Step 2: Using an Electronic Cutting Machine create title using Core’dinations Chalk Core. Adhere to layout.

Step 3: Using an Electronic Cutting Machine cut turtle shapes from Mantis and Crab Grass cardstock. Assemble turtles on Smooth Ivory Tags. Add Baker’s twine. Add additional embellishments to tags as desired. Adhere tags to layout.

Here is a close-up of the turtles:

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Step 4: Add 3″ x 4″ photo to layout using washi tape.

Step 5 :Cut Chalk Core cardstock into strips to fit a manual Dymo Label Maker (pictured). Create journaling strips. Sand strips. Adhere to layout.

 ~Shaunte

 

1st Day of School Layout and Video

July 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Mary Pat Siehl here with you today and I am excited to share a new Back to School layout using some  Core’dinations cardstock.

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Supplies:
Cardstock-Core’dinations (Core Impressions Jillibean SoupGraphic 45 Signature SeriesCore Essentials110lb. smooth)
Canvas Embellishments- Little Yellow Bicycle
Scoring Board
Spectrum Noir markers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Lawn Fawn dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder

1. I love to layer my cardstock and so I decided to layer grey on top of light blue. I wanted to create a light chalkboard effect with the grey so I scored my grey cardstock with a scoring board and scored at the 1/2 inch line all around the paper. Then just sanded the paper pretty heavily to really expose the lighter inner core.

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2. Next, I took a piece of Core Essentials and laid it on an embossing folder to create a very light embossed look to the paper strip again sanding  pretty heavily to give it a very distressed look.

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3. I then took a piece of the Core’dinations Jillibean Soup Impression paper and sanded it and placed that on top of the blue piece. If you don’t have Core Impressions you could easily emboss another sheet.
4. Next I added a small strip of yellow and added that on top. (Again, I LOVE to layer my paper with different textures and designs.)
5. Add  photos.
6. Make a star embellishments using die cuts, embossing them using an embossing folder, and lightly sanded them.

I also have this video for you on how this layout came together.

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DIY Wedding Cards

June 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Clare Buswell here today sharing some cards for you for the upcoming summer wedding season. I tried to play with a white-on-white color palette with some splashes of color. You can easily interchange any color you want for the theme of the wedding, too. ENJOY!

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May You Live Happily Ever After
Supplies: David Tutera A7 White Smooth Cards and Envelopes,  Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, Core Essentials Snowflake, Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Precious Pink, Core Premium  110lb cardstock White. Other: Stampendous Stamps – Cling Jumbo Lovely Garden, Cling Jumbo Hydrangea Garden and matching dies, VersaMark ink, StazOn Jet Black ink, May Arts (1/4″ Twill Ribbon w/Chevron stripes Pink, 7/8″ Crochet Ribbon White, 1mm waxed cord White), Big Shot, corner rounder, Silver Pearl embossing powder, heat gun, sewing machine, WMS Big Day Additions stamp set, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, flat backed pearls, Ranger Distress Markers – Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters.
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Cover a David Tutera A7 White Smooth Card base with Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Precious Pink cardstock. Cut a rectangle of Core Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, emboss using Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, round corners and machine stitch border. Layer onto larger panel of Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and round corners. Adhere lace, ribbon and cord. Attach panel to card base. Stamp sentiment onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White and attach to card with foam pads.
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Stamp flowers and leaves onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White using VersaMark ink and emboss in Silver Pearl. Color flowers and leaves using Distress Markers and wet with a artist’s paintbrush to create a watercolor effect. Once dry attach to card with foam pads and add pearls, to finish.
For the Bride and Groom
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SuppliesDavid Tutera A7 White Smooth Cards and Envelopes,  Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, Core Essentials Snowflake, Premium  110lb cardstock in White. Other: StazOn Jet Black ink, May Arts (7/8″ Crochet Ribbon White), Big Shot, corner rounder,  sewing machine, WMS Big Day Additions stamp set, flat backed pearls, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, embossing folders – Embossalicious Crafter’s Companion Roses, Cuttlebug Script Provocraft, Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden dies.
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Cut a rectangle of Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and emboss using the roses embossing folder and round corners. Die cut two butterflies using the Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden dies and Core Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, cut another two butterflies using Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and emboss using the script embossing folder. Arrange butterflies onto panel, fix and machine stitch centers. Add lace and adhere panel to a David Tutera A7 White Smooth Card base. Stamp sentiment onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White and attach to card with foam pads. Add row of pearls and pink flowers, to finish.

Graduation Card

 Ava Gavloski here with  a graduation card using tons of technique!   I am excited to share this card for my niece who will be graduating and the school colors are red, white and black.

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Step 1: Die cut a few labels from Spellbinders, emboss, ink and you have a quick multi-layered card.

Step 2: Tearing Core’dinations Cardstock for a distressed edge is my favorite technique.  Here I used Tim Holtz and  Ranger Distress Collection,  Fire Brick Red Cardstock.

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Step 3: I Heat embossed a sentiment in black ink and stamped my star’s in Red, Clearsnap Colorbox Ink.

Step 4: Layer the label die cuts with foam squares from Tombow, add some rhinestones and a bow and you are done!

Core’dination supplies
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock
Signature Series G45, Photogenic
Core Essentials Pastel Pack, Snowflake
Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy

Other supplies
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow Adhesive
Spellbinders label 8 dies
Clearsnap Colorbox Ink

Xyron + Core = one lucky recipient!

March 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

Hi there, Core’dinations friends. Vivian Keh here today with a Clean and Simple card for St. Patty’s Day. Most of my projects are usually anything but CAS, but I think it’s very important to stretch one’s crafty muscles now and then. It gives me an opportunity to appreciate the skills of folks who design in styles other than mine as well as a chance to see if it’s time to venture into new crafty territory.

VivianKehCASCoreCard_1 For my card, I started out with a bright and happy hue from our Core’dinations “Vintage” Collection, plus a great cutting file for my Silhouette Cameo, #25132 by Sweet Afton. This cutting file has three great borders, including horseshoes and fun St. Patty’s text in addition to the pretty clover strand you see here. I adore accentuating edges of my Core’dinations Cardstock with a delicate sanding of the edges. With these more intricate die-cuts, I do the sanding with a light hand so as not to tear any of the stems.

VivianKehCASCoreCard_2Have I shared with you how much I adore my Xyron X Sticker Maker? A crafty friend online introduced me to this tool awhile back, and it now sits on my craft table at all times, making adhering strips like these a complete breeze.

VivianKehCASCoreCard_3My die-cuts went onto a background of Creme Brulee from our Graphic 45 Signature Series. I love this particular cream because it’s very fresh. For a bit of shine, I added some Glossy Accents from Ranger to the clover strip and some text that was also die-cut from my Silhouette, file #39508 by Jamie Koay.

VivianKehCASCoreCard_AAnd a few gems from my stash to liven up the white space a little bit but stay within the world of CAS. I rounded the top corner of my cream piece and my green base in order to bring the eye upward. Thanks so much for visiting with me here today!

-Vivian

SUPPLIES:
Core’dinations: Vintage  Collection, Graphic 45 Signature Series, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Silhouette: File #25132 by Sweet Afton, File #39508 by Jamie Koay
Xyron: X Sticker Maker
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Self-adhesive Gems
We R Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper

Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock–embossed!

February 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, Tim Holtz

Hello, Core’dinations fans! I hope you are having a great week. Vivian Keh here today to share with you a card that I recently crafted while daydreaming about spring. I used my Core’dinations Cardstock exclusively on all my handmade flowers for several wreaths I made to decorate the house for Christmas, and the love of Core is now continuing on my handmade flowers for the spring.

VivianKehCoreDogwoodCard_AFor the flowers, I used “Creme Brulee” from Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series. die-cutting them with a Sizzix “Flower, Dogwood” #658405 Die Set.

VivianKehCoreDogwoodCard_CTo achieve the soft veining in the leaves, I used a stylus on the backside of my die-cut pieces to press vein lines into the leaves, sanded off the ridges with my Sand-it Gadget, and lightly misted. The mist absorbed along the sanded areas to create a very soft look that I love!

VivianKehCoreDogwoodCard_BThe pretty embossed pattern was achieved using a Sizzix “Flowers and Perfume” #658969 Embossing Folder Set and a soft neutral hue from Core’dinations’ Tim Holtz Kraft-Core “Shattered” Collection.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! Hope spring reaches you soon if it hasn’t already!

-Vivian

SUPPLIES:
Core’dinations – “Creme Brulee” from Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series, Core’dinations’ Tim Holtz Kraft-Core “Shattered” Collection, Sand-it Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – “Flower, Dogwood” #658405 Die Set, “Flowers and Perfume” #658969 Embossing Folder Set
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Cream Lace
Viva Decor – pearl pen
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – “Curiouser Chartreuse” mist
Ranger – Vintage Photo Distress Ink

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And we have some Graphic45 cards for you today as well! Clare Buswell is the card queen!

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Make card from cardstock, emboss using Argyle embossing folder. Add patterned paper border and seam binding. Trim image from Graphic45 paper, layer onto red cardstock and stitch border. Adhere to card. Fussy cut lady from second piece of Graphic45 paper and layer using foam pads. Stamp sentiment onto cardstock, ink edges and attach with foam pads to card. Add bow.

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Supplies:
Core’dinations: Core Signature Series Graphic45, Core Essentials Neutrals, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Other: Graphic45 French Country Collection, foam pads, seam binding, sewing machine, Distress Inks – Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo, Jet Black archival ink pad (Ranger), Potted Garden stamp set from The Craft’s Meow, Big Shot, Argyle embossing folder Crafter’s Companion.

 

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Make card from cardstock, emboss using Argyle embossing folder. Add seam binding. Trim image from Graphic45 paper and stitch border. Adhere to card. Fussy cut pears from second piece of Graphic45 paper and layer using foam pads. Stamp sentiment onto cardstock, ink edges and attach with foam pads to card. Add bow.

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Supplies: Core’dinations: Core Signature Series Graphic45, Core Essentials Neutrals, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Other: Graphic45 French Country Collection, foam pads, seam binding, sewing machine, Distress Inks – Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo, Jet Black archival ink pad (Ranger), Potted Garden stamp set from The Craft’s Meow, Big Shot, Argyle embossing folder Crafter’s Companion.

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