Today we have some projects from Designer Mary Pat Siehl for all those back to school ideas!
School is starting for us this month and due to the fact that I am a teacher I am always working on my son’s first day of school. Since I am not there when he wakes up I always put a little something special on the breakfast table for him. This year I made a card for his first day of school using the amazing Core cardstock. I used my silhouette to cut out the apple parts. For my cardstock I used the Brights collection and the Tim Holtz Adirondak collection. For my base I used Snowflake. I cut the apple out twice and glued it together to form the actual card. After cutting out the apple pieces I embossed them using a variety of embossing folders. I then lightly sanded them to expose the inner core! Next, I used a smooth Core Tag and cut it down just a bit and stamped my sentiment and tied on the stem using some yummy twine. Finally I added some bling to make it looks like some apple seeds. I think my son is going to love this!
And speaking of school projects. Mary Pat creates these large envelope layouts for all of her kids school years. How cool is that? It’s a great way to store their report cards, schedules, and all the other things that they get throughout the year that they might want to save and have to look back on one day.
Happy National Scrapbooking Day!
We have NOT ONE but TWO awesome challenges for you: The first one is here (keep reading) and the SECOND is over at the BasicGrey blog! Design Team Melissa Oliveira created this gorgeous layout for us today using BasicGrey Indie Bloom and BasicGrey Core Impressions Ornate collection. BUT you need to head over to the BasicGrey blog to find out how you can WIN this collection AND the BasicGrey Core Impression Whimsy collection pack AND some goodies from them, too!
Please note that BG is posting challenges throughout the day and ours will not go up until 4 pm CST. So set that alarm!!!
Yes, you heard me right…TONS of giveaways today for the craftest day of the year 🙂
Here is a sneak of what you might find over there…
NOW …time for our Challenge to YOU!
We love LOVE love working with Core Impressions and we know you do, too. SO our challenge is to get out that Core Impressions and get to work. You may use any Core’dinations Core Impressions…new or old…doesn’t matter! We do ask this project is newly created for this challenge only because we are giving the random winner their choice of a Core Impressions pack! yep…you get to choose which one you want! Just create a new layout using Core Impressions (it must be predominately in the layout), link it to this post or on our Facebook page by Wednesday May 9th and midnight your time (Winner will be posted Friday) to be eligible to win. We want to make sure you have time to complete all the awesome challenges going on this weekend! Prize subject to availability.
Here are a few of our favorite layouts from our Design Team using various Core Impressions:
Leica Forrest using Fancy Pants Core Impressions:
Char Dobson using Jenni Bowlin Red and Black:
Debbie Standard using Graphic 45:
Hmmmmm…what else….Lydia Jackson using some Pink Paislee Core Impressions…
You get the idea! Thank you so much for coming by today. Please head over to the BasicGrey blog and we cannot wait to see what you can do with some Core Impressions!!! The SKY is the limit! Remember the BasicGrey blog challenge is different than this one so you will need to go over there to see their challenge to be eligible to win AND if you complete our layout challenge, link it to THIS post or to our Facebook page.
AND if you aren’t a Hard Core Crafter yet, you should be!!!
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Ask you will receive!!! We try and give you as many ideas and inspiration as we possibly can here on our blog so make sure you let us know if there is something you would like to see.
Yesterday on Facebook we asked what you wanted to see on the blog today and we got a response for Scoring…Black Magic…
Design Team Member Leica Forrest created this layout that has all of the above and then some!!!
See the scored lines on the Black Magic cardstock base? You can create ANY design you want! And if you need some tips on how to scor, check out our Technique Videos here. AND we have our Hard Core Crafter videos, too!!! Make sure you sign up to be a member to get exclusive videos, win prizes and more!
Leica also used some Spellbinders Dies to create the gorgeous scalloped circles. They look great with the different embossed designs! And Leica turned her Black Magic over and journaled (with journaling strips) to make sure the colors core’dinate perfectly!
Are you Hard Core?
Do you love tearing, sanding and ripping Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock EVERY chance you get???
Than we are looking for YOU!
We have been working behind the scenes creating a super cool program that is designed to give our Hard Core Crafters exclusive benefits.
Want to know more? Than keep reading…..