Tuesday Tutorial

March 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today’s Tutorial comes from Linda Beeson. Remember the gorgeous house she created with Tim Holtz Core’dinations Cardstock, stamps, inks and other goodies? Well, Linda put together a wonderful tutorial for you today including the dimensions needed for your own house!

This is a little bird house made of cardstock.  It can be created from a 12” x 12” piece of cardstock (right click and save  the image below to your computer then print out. You will need to recreate the dimensions on a 9 1/2 x 11″ piece of cardstock) .  For my bird house, I cut out a circle in the front and lined that with a piece of acetate this way it can hold a little gift of candy and the window shows you the treats inside.

Here is the pattern for the base created from a 9 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock.  Note: This pattern can be altered though to make the house in the size you want.  Keep the 11” side the same, just adjust the size of the middle and/or top sections to make the house taller or shorter.

I wanted my bird house to be created from embossed cardstock but the Cuttlebug or Sizzix embossing folders are not big enough for the entire bird house at once, so I created a base bird house with plain cardstock and then embossed pieces to glue to the sides of the bird house and then additional pieces to create my little roof.

Score on the score lines and crease those folds with a bone folder.  Here is a photo of what all of the folds and cuts will look like.

When all of the lines are scored and creased, the paper folds to form a box.  Glue along the edge of the extra tab.  Here you can see how the roof should come together.  You can give the roof folds scored lines too or use your fingers to give the correct creases.

I used my Coluzzle circle cutter to cut my hole in the front of the house.  Then, I cut a piece of acetate and glued that to the inside of the house.  This is optional.  I filled my house with candy. If you aren’t going to do that, the top can be stapled or glued together and use some kind of a paper clip so that it can be easily opened.

Now, I measured each of my sections and cut embossed pieces of cardstock and glued those in place.

Remember if you need tips on embossing to check out our videos here.

Here is another view:

We hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial. A HUGE thank you to Linda for putting this together. It’s gorgeous!!! We would love to see yours if you create one so make sure you link us up.  Have a great week!

Fabulous Friday Finds

February 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

Happy Friday Everyone! We are back on track with our Fabulous Friday Finds.  About a month or so ago, Jolene Johnston linked our Facebook Page with some amazing cards. I sent her a message asking if we could feature them here on the blog and she said, yes! Well, it gets better….she created a BRAND  new project for us!   So, if you want to see those gorgeous cards click here to go our Facebook Page and check them out. And if you want to see more of her work, click here for Jolene’s blog.

Now let’s check out the amazing details on this layout!

1.) The inking of the embossed dots on the Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions.

2.)  How she mixed the different lines together (Core Essentials, Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Black Magic and Chocolate Box)

3.) All the different techniques…punching, embossing, sanding, tearing (see close up below)

4.) AND, yes there’s more if you look closely…Jolene used a neutral piece of Core Essentials as her base for this layout. Remember, Core’dinations Cardstock can be your go to cardstock for all of your needs!

5.) AND Jolene used some awesome stamps (one of my favorites) from our preferred partner myStamp Box!

6.)  Those great photos of that handsome boy :)

close up:

And another gorgeous layout. The monochromatic feel is gorgeous, especially with embossed patterns.

Love the two embossed patterns together!!!

Make sure you tell Jolene how much you enjoyed her work!  We sure did! Have a great weekend.

Fabulous Friday Finds

April 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Well, there is no other way to kick of National Scrapbooking Weekend than with a great layout that we spotted this past week from Suzanna Lee.

The color combo on this layout is striking. Suzanna did just a touch of sanding and some really cool yellow inking. And the Core Impression Cardstock just looks so great against this fab color scheme.

Thanks so much for sharing, Suzanna!

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