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COLOR and BUTTERFLIES and GIRAFFES, right??? Jennifer Edwardson is sharing her love of Core with us today. I just can’t get enough of all the sanding and embossing!
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I don’t know where my love of butterflies came from recently but I find myself gravitating towards them for embellishments these days, especially on cards !!
 
I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ white David Tutera Celebrate cards base and added the yellow cardstock that I embossed using a dotted embossing folder and a little light sanding …..

 

I chose a different embossing folder for the blue background (the sky :) for the butterflies …… Lightly sanding the top really made the pattern pop !!
 
I LOVE the colors in the Graphic 45 Lights collection so I used (6) for my butterfly punchies ….. I used (2) different sizes and styles of butterfly punches  - 2 of each color ….
 
I only adhered each of the punchies in the center so that I could fold up the wings.  I added little min pearls in the center to jazz them up a bit …. A ‘hello’ sentiment sticker and this card is ready to give.

 

Supplies:

 

 

While playing around on my Silhouette I cam across this sweet little giraffe cut file and knew I had these fun zoo pics from a few years back !!

 

I started with my ‘go to’ base – Spotted Tillie Dot in white (can’t get enough of this pre-embossed cardstock) …. Then I cut a piece of black and lightly sanded the edges and layered it on top.  I ran the yellow cardstock through my eBosser using a large honeycomb embossing folder (love this one) and layered it on top of the black.
 
For the (3) green-ish photo mats, I used the same embossing folder for each pieces and lightly sanded the top off to really show off the pattern.  This was perfect for these sweet pics of the giraffe :) )
 
I bordered these pieces with a piece of Spotted Jillian Dot in creme edges with a border punch –  love this one !!

 

 

I cut the little giraffe using some great Core Essentials and glued him together ….. The Gg is also a Silhouette cut file but I added some American Crafts Thickers and Jillibean Soup Alphabeans to complete my title …. Such a whimsical little layout for our trip to the zoo !!!

 

LUCKY us!

March 14, 2014 by  
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Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion  here to share a St. Patrick’s Day Craft with you. Seriously, how much fun is St. Patrick’s Day? We love it here in Notre Dame country! Today I have a cute little kids treat and then I decided to make a grown up version of it too! There are 2 free printables for you, so just click on the links and download!

Rainbow Seeds

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To create these rainbow seeds, I used a pail from Darice and filled it with Skittles. Then I used this cut from the Silhouette store to cut out a shamrock on Spotted Core. If you do not have a Silhouette fear not, here is a template for you to cut some out. Then I sanded the core with my Sand-It tool. I just love how it makes the spots pop just by sanding it!

St. Patrick's Day Kids Craft

Then I used some fun fur to tie around the handle and this free printable on my blog. To print the free printable, I used Core’dinations 8 1/2×11 white 110 lb cardstock. My printer loves it!! To create the flourish cut around the leprechaun tag, I used this Flourish Slim punch from Hobby Lobby. That’s it pretty easy peasy.

St. Patrick’s Day Treat

Here is another St. Patrick’s Day treat idea that is for a different age range.

St. Patrick's Day Craft by Every Day is an Occasion

This was created the same way as I mentioned above, but I used Sixlets from Darice and a printable I created, which you can download here… Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 Happy St. Patrick's Day

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and checking out my projects!

I hope that you are able to use the free printable with some 110 lb white core!

Every Day is an Occasion

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And we have a layout from Jennifer Edwardson! See we are LUCKY!!! Here is a little bit about this layout from Jennifer….

I found this lucky clover placemat cut file at the Silhouette online store and thought it would super fun on a 12 x 12″ layout.

 
I started with one of my fave bases – Spotted Jillian Dot in white and then adhered this clover ‘placemat’ that I cut using spring green from the Graphic 45 Lights collection …..

 

I cut up a 4 x 6″ Bell Blvd. journalling card and added my photos to create a line across the middle of the layout ….

I added my journalling and some faux stitching around the edge of the placemat as well as onto the chip alphas for my title.
 
This is a simple layout but I love how it all came together with this great Core’dinations cardstock !!

Supplies:
  • Spotted Jillian Dot Cardstock – Snowflake
  • Signature Series Graphic 45 – Spring Green
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Misc: Bella Blvd. journaling card & chip alphas

Spotted Cardstock in the House!

March 13, 2014 by  
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Today we have Debbie Standard working her Spotted magic!
Core has two kinds of spotted cardstock: Tillie is the large dot and Jillian is the smaller dot. Both are perfect for cardmaking and layouts since they come in BOTH 12×12 and 6×6!

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Good Luck Card Using Green Core Essentials Color Families and MORE!

March 4, 2014 by  
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Who’s lucky?
Today we have cards for you that are all about Good Luck and GREEN!  If you go to our individual Core Essentials part of the website here, you will see that we have them all listed by color family for you. So when you are creating, it’s easy to find colors that match and fall into the same color family.  AND a great way for really who off those colors is to add texture like  Ava did today using all kinds of greens and textures for this festive Good Luck card.

Find some complementary colors that will blend well and try out different embossing folders for an interesting textural feel to the card.  A gentle sanding with your Sand it Gadget and a clean wipe with your Dust Buddy will result in some great looking faux washi tape.

Add some embellishments and you have a CAS card ready in your stash for any congratulatory event.

Core’dinations Supplies
Signature Series Graphic 45 Collection
Helmar Adhesive and Sizzix embossing Folders.

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And Suzanna Lee with a fun card for us,too!

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one day a year where I can celebrate a holiday that doesn’t feel like a huge marketing scheme has overtaken the true meaning of the day.  We get to don our green shirts, eat either green foods (prepared by Mum) or corned beef and cabbage (prepared by Dad) and put a lot of stock in Luck.  And that’s where my craft comes in!
Today I have a card that I made for this special day in March and I’m here to share it with you!  It was dead easy using a cut file from the Silhouette store. It originally had a heart as the center shape but I removed that and inserted my own four leafed clover. I used the back side of the Black Magic and flipped it for the heart on the left and cut a kelly green clover for the right hand side! Pop the Black Magic bracket frame and viola!
Have fun this green day and don’t forget to pinch someone for me!!!!
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Loving how the gree “pops” through the Black Magic!
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Supplies
Black Magic
Spotted Jillian
Core Essentials – Crab Grass
Core Essentials, Brights
Letter Stickers: Studio Calico
Twine: The Twinery
Cut File (amended to clover by me): Silhouette Store Design #50081
Foam Adhesive: Imaginisce
Silhouette Cameo

 

Celebrating St. Patty’s Day with Layouts

March 3, 2014 by  
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I know every day I feel lucky to have Core’dinations as a part of my life and when I saw this layout from Kate Nolan-Denham, I couldnt wait to share!

When we are lucky enough to have a good friend that will stand by us through thick and thin, we should celebrate it!  What better time of year to celebrate how lucky we are than St. Patrick’s Day?

My layout today is inspired by the lucky theme of St. Patrick’s Day and the colors we associate with this day, too. It is chock-full of glittery greens, golds and blacks found in Core’dinations Gemstone, Glitter Silk, and Core Couture Glitter Collections.  I bet you didn’t even realize there were so many fantastic glittery collections by Core’dinations!

I embossed the black Glitter Silk Cardstock and then lightly sanded it just so the embossing would pop.  The die cut doilies are also lightly sanded to show off the core.

The titlework was also cut out of the Glitter Silk Collection.  When using your Silhouette to cut the Glitter Silk, I recommend reversing your image and cutting it Glitter Silk side down.

 

Core’dinations Supplies:
Glitter Silk 6″ x 6″
Gemstone Collection 12″ x 12″
Core Couture Glitter Collection 12″ x 12″
Core Essentials: Brights 12″ x 12″
Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
LYB Patterned Paper
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Maya Road Ribbon
EK Success Punch
CM stickers
Papertrey Ink Die
Lucky Me…Friend Silhouette Cut File

Wishing you much luck today! ~Kate

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And how about another fabulous layout from Suzanna Lee?!?!?!

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How awesome are these cuts Suzanna made with her Silhouette?

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And a close up

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And a close up of that Darice Shamrock embossing folder!

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