St Patty’s Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock

March 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co., Tim Holtz

So how about a St. Patricks’ Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Cardstock.

This entire layout is  Shattered cardstock except for: the Core Tags (journaling) Glitter Silk (Shamrocks, title) Core Couture (pennants).  Loving that scoring detail around the edges?  Break out your Scor-Pal. It’s easy and looks GREAT!  Remember to Scor from the back and sand the front for that great detail.

Shaunte used gold ink and rubbed it into the lighter shade of the Shattered cardstock. This detail shot shows the gold color it turned the cardstock, and seeped down into the cracks. I sprayed it with glitter spray too. Never too much bling, right?!!? And love how Shaunte makes these flags with the Queen & Co. washi!!!!

LOVE IT! Hope this inspires you to scrap those St Patty’s day layouts!

Valentine’s Inspiration Day FIVE!

February 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

We have some more super cute projects for you today to get you motivated for next week. You better get on it…Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it!

AND the cool thing about these Valentines from Designer Lydia Jackson isn’t they aren’t PINK…just a great change of pace from all the pinks and reds you see around this time of year.  Lydia used loads of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core for these as well.

Mixing and Matching AND 6×6

January 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Scor Pal, Tim Holtz

Did you know that we are offering the BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Shattered collection in 6×6?  Oh yeah!

Here is a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Check out how she scored the frame around the outside of the layout and then sanded it. We love our ScorPals! Same GREAT Kraft Core!

And, since we are in the purple mood today….how about another layout from Design Team Member April Derrick. For this layout April paired her Shattered Cardstock  with some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core. These two lines were designed in the exact same color scheme (No. 1, No.2, etc) so they core’dinate perfectly!

AND our Tim Holtz Kraft-Core is available in 6×6 now, too!!!!

April used a stencil from The Crafters Workshop to sand the base piece of Kraft Core. Just put your Core on top of it and sand and you get a really cool design!

Stampendous, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core, and Ranger Distress Stains

WE ARE STILL GOING STRONG WITH THE CROP!

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT! Make sure you check out the Master Challenge List HERE.

Did you know that our friends over at Stampendous have a very fun challenge for us for our Hard Core {Holiday} Crop??

Check it out HERE. All you need is some Core and stamps!!!! And the winner will get a pack of our Darks Collection pack. The rich tones of this cardstock is PERFECT for this time of year.

Designer April Derrick has a layout for us! Stampendous has the CUTEST and FUNNIEST sentiments for Holidays like this Tinsel one that April used.  And she always ROCKS the Ranger and we all know how great the Distress Inks and stains go well with kraft.

Products used:

Core: Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions, Core Tags
Stampendous Products: Boss Gloss, Shabby Pink Pastel Embossing Enamel, Glitter, Cling Poinsettia Background stamp, & Cling Tinsel Tangle Stamp
Queen & Co., Twinkle Goosebumps, Twinkle Motifs, Pearls

* Tinsel tip 1: I sanded over the embossed words just a little, and then I stained them with Ranger’s Distress Stain. I gently wiped the excess stain off with a paper towel and repeated the process once more to darken the color. As you can see from this layout, the Kraft-Core from the Nostaglia line and the Seasonal Impressions core’dinate perfectly!

* Tinsel tip 2: I used a damp paint brush to apply Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage to the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions cardstock and then I quickly dropped some fine snow white glitter from Stampendous all over it. It dries in no time flat and then you have super sparkly embossed cardstock!

And just one more close up for you to get all this goodness :)

Especially our Core Tags..they ROCK!

Paper Trunk Tuesday

We are kicking off the last few days of August with Paper Trunk projects.

We have had so much fun working with them this month!!! Check out their blog for some more inspiration and DON’T FORGET!!!

YOU HAVE UNTIL TONIGHT FOR OUR COLOUR CHALLENGE FOR AUGUST!

Today we have a layout from  Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia shares some GREAT tips with this layout using Paper Trunk papers and some BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Kraft-Core.

With the Kraft-Core, the kraft IS the Core! It’s so cool! So, one tip that Lydia shares is that you are going to want to sand your Tim Holtz  Kraft-Core first before you print on it with your computer.  This will allow the cardstock to absorb the ink faster.

AND how fun is that sand castle out of the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core?!??!?!?!  Such a great layout. Lydia really shows off how you can use the blues and greens in this Paper Trunk line.

OH OH OH. And did you see those TAGS???  YES, we have tag! They are part of our Cardmaker Series and come with these gorgeous silver grommets.

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