Hot Chocolate Layout by Mary Pat
Mary Pat here with you today and winter is just around the corner. We already had our first light snow! Core’dinations Cardstock is just perfect for all your winter themed projects. Today I have a winter layout that I made using many different types of the Core’dinations Cardstock!
Hot Chocolate Layout Supplies:
- Core’dinaions Cardstock (Vintage Collection, Gemstone Collection, Whitewash Collection )
- Imaginisce pattern paper
- Some Odd Girl clear stamps
- Silhouette images
- Martha Stewart (scoring board and circle cutter)
- Hero Arts ink
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
I love to layer my cardstock and I layered my Gemstone Cardstock on top of Vintage Colleges. I then cut out using my Silhouette some snowflakes using more of the Gemstone.
I made a video on how I made this layout along with demonstrating three very fun techniques using Core (scoring, corrugating, and sanding).
Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a wonderful and crafty day!
Joy to the World Layout by Suzanna Lee
That time of the year where red and green dominates and all things holly and jolly is fast approaching! I have just finished a plethora of last years Christmas layouts using the traditional colors and I’m ready for something different! Today I’m sharing with you a Christmas layout that doesn’t scream Christmas but is still “of the genre” so to speak.
Joy to the World Layout Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Adirondack Meadow, GX-1910-41
- Kraft Core Shattered Collection
- Core’dinations Gemstones
- Kraft Core, Nostalgic collection
- Core’dinations Vellum
- Dust Buddy
- Embossing Folders; Sizzix/Tim Holtz, Couture Creations, Design Objectives
- Big Kick
- Die – Dienamics
Still have the green, still have the stars that are often associated with Christmas, even the boughs. Just omit the red, replace it with blue and a little shimmery metallic and you have a non-traditional Christmas layout.
Banners of combined embossing and debossing with parts of words fussy cut to create the title are dead simple with Core’dinations cardstock! Run the cardstock through your die cut machine and trim away with your scissors. Sand it a tad with the Sand -It-Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with the Dust Buddy or you will be remembering that project all Christmas season long!
Core’dinations vellum is perfect for the holidays! Here I used a sub-title stamped on Core’dinations vellum for a little contrast and visual pop.
More fussy cutting of embossing items. That top, right space needed a little something and these stars were the perfect complimentary filler.
As the holidays approach, it’s fun to start planning and creating those special little things that make a hand-crafted celebration. In my family, we usually have small favors for each of our guests. I’m always hunting for ideas that are cute, but aren’t too expensive or too time consuming to make. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a jump start with these adorable Turkey Treat Holders. Won’t these look fabulous on the dinner table?
Turkey Treat Holder Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Core’dinations Heavyweight 80 lb. Kraft
- Core Essentials Brights Cardstock
- Sizzix Writing Desk Die
- May Arts Ribbon – 7/8″ Solid Ivory Check AKB14; 5″ Tulle 471-5-28; 1/8″ Burlap Cord SP-10
- Fiskars Fuse Die Cutting Machine
- Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry
- Small Clay Flower Pot
- Punch Bunch – Large Pear Punch
- Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
Step 1. Die cut feathers. With this die, I was easily able to cut 4 layers of paper at a time.
Step 2. Add ribbon around the lip of the pot.
Step 3. Glue the feathers.
Step 4. Hand draw turkey body. Cut out.
Step 5. Punch a pear shape to create the turkey’s wattle. Snip a triangle for the beak. Use buttons and brads to create the eyes. Attach to flower pot.
Step 6. Wrap treats in tulle. Tie with burlap cord and place in flower pot.
Hope this helps make your holidays even happier!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the warmth of an amazing meal and the gathering of my family each year. It’s just a wonderful time to enjoy each other and remember to give thanks for the blessings my family and I enjoy on a daily basis.
So I like to decorate for Thanksgiving as well. Bring on the visual reminders of gratitude, thankfulness, and even those reminders that some blessings come with a cost. So I wanted something to reflect those sentiments and help me remember to be openly thankful AND giving this season.
This Thankful Banner fits the bill. Since it hangs from a branch, you can hang it anywhere from your front door to the mantel–all you need is a hook, nail, or knob!
Thankful Banner Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
- Darice Pearl White Berry Garland
- 1″ Twill Tape
- Small branch
- Hot glue gun
- Glue Dots
Step 1: Start with a piece of muslin-covered cardboard approximately 15″ x 10″. Hot glue the fabric to the back side of the cardboard to get a nice smooth front.
Step 2: Adhere two pieces of twill tape to the back of the cardboard.
Step 3: Cut paper banner, “Thankful” greeting, and leaves from card stock using electronic cutter or craft knife. The greeting was cut from the back side of the card stock for a different color.
Step 4: Adhere greeting to paper banner, and adhere paper banner to your fabric banner at the top and centered.
Step 5: Create different leaf looks. Fold 1/3 of your leaves in half length wise to mimic a leaf stem, then distress. Take the other 2/3 of the leaves and use the back and front sides for different effects. You should now have a variety similar to this. You might want to add a few different colors of leaves.
Step 6: Curl the leaves by rolling them between your fingers. The more you break down the fibers in the paper by rolling, the easier it is to get the shape you want.
Step 7: Cut section of berry garland, and twist into a mini wreath shape. Adhere leaves to the wreath as desired.
Step 8: Adhere wreath to fabric banner.
Step 9: Insert the small branch through the twill tape loops, and hang.
Fall is my very favorite time of year. One of my favorite things to do is go see all the beautiful fall colors in the mountains. I thought it would be fun to bring the fall colors inside, so I put this fun Fall Centerpiece together. Today I’m going to teach you how to make it.
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock (No. 4, 6, 8, & 13)
- 6 x 6 Kraft Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget
- Unfinished Wood Tray (Medium Size)
- Two Bamboo Skewers
- Jute Twine (about 18″)
- Foam Core Board (two layers trimmed to fit inside box)
- Paint Brush
- Hole Punch
- Adhesive (I used a glue stick)
- Digital Die Cutting Machine
Step 2: Using the Sand It Gadget, distress the leaves.
Step 3: Use the hole punch and punch a hole in the top of the leaves. Glue your letters to the leaves.
Step 4: Loop your Jute Twine.
Step 5: Slide the hole on the leaves over the loop of twine. Space leaves as needed.
Step 6: Place foam core board in bottom of wood tray. Poke skewers into foam core board on both sides of tray.
Step 7: Tie jute twine to skewers. Trim any extra twine with the scissors.
Step 8: Paint the Unfinished Wood Tray and let it dry.
Step 9: Using two sheets of 6×6 Kraft Cardstock, trim them down to the width of the tray. Place in tray, punch holes with skewers to line up with holes in the foam core board underneath.
Step 10: Cut 3D leaves out of the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine also.
Step 11: Use the Sand It Gadget to sand the leaves.
Step 12: Slide leaves together and place in wood tray.
Now your centerpiece is all finished!
All you need to do now, is find the perfect place to put it.
EEEEEK! I love Halloween so much I can’t stand it! So over the next few weeks we will be showcasing some Halloween projects for you. First up we have Ava Gavloski working her Core magic Halloween style
AND Ava totally works the Core Cuts. She used one of the diecuts from the Core Cuts pack, folded it in half and made a card out of it! BRILLIANT!
How magical are the Imaginisce glam rocks on this blackboard feel presentation? Top off your cards with a bit of May Arts ribbon and you have the upscale look of fashion on your cards.
Sand It Set
Unity Stamp Co.,
May Arts Ribbon
Imaginisce, Glam Rocks rhinestuds 002272 4mm
Imaginisce, I-rock heat setting tool
Darice, Scrolls embossing folder
Clearsnap colorbox ink, blackbird
Tis the season upon us and what better way to celebrate and encourage the spirit of Halloween with some Halloween pictures which showcase Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic cardstock collection. This layout came together so easy with the Nostalgic cardstock collection.
The colors are so festive. Sanding this kraft core give so much texture to the layout.
I have made a second page to complement the layout with a large pocket with tag’s, so that additional photo’s can be included.
I added a bit of coloured raffia and some Authentique pattern papers to bring out some color from the photo and all the elements showcase the happiness of the photo so well.
Just because this is out last “official” day with Lawn Fawn doesn’t mean that you won’t be seeing these stamps here again!
First up make sure you head over to Lawn Fawn for inspiration ever day! Our team loves loves loves loves their stamps so much..make sure you head over to their site to do some shopping, too. From cards to layouts, we have it for you! Please make sure you head over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration AND their Facebook page as well. There is a stamp set up for grabs!
And don’t forget…we have a prize up for grabs this week! Some Fancy Pants Core Impressions!
How about a super fun layout from Designer Suzanna Lee???
This layout was all about technique for me. I hand cut my own solid stamp, matching the outer edge of the strawberry. I colored the stamp with my Gelatos, misted it then printed the image onto a Core’dinations tag. I repeated this several times. I then stamped over that image with the actual Lawn Fawn stamp from Summertime Charm using black ink. Then I used the coordinating die to cut a few strawberries out. I love the little ants crawling around for those juicy strawberries!
Core Essentials: Crabgrass
Asparagus Alpha – Core Impressions Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights
Sand It Gadget
David Tuttera Celebrate tag
Lawn Fawn Summertime Charm and Happy Summer stamps
Ink = Colorbox
Rollerstamp = Glitz
Embossing Folder = Sizzix
Punch = EK Success
Washi = Bella Blvd, Prima
Twine = The Twinery
Faber Castell Gelatos
Mask = The Crafter’s Workshop
IAnd how about these Chalkboard cards from Design Team Member Vivian Lee! ?!??!!? Chalkboard is ALL the rage so make sure grab your Black Magic because it makes it so eassy! All you have to do is sand and you have that cool chalkboard look…add some Lawn Fawn stamps and voila! I mean, you can’t tell the difference between the stamping and the sanding!
And some close-ups….
Gorgeous stamping on the Black Magic….
Ahhhhh….look at all that gorgeous sanding!
Core’dinations – Black Magic Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy