Summer Fun Gift Bag and Tag

July 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

It’s Gail Linder here with you today to share a fun summer project using a variety of Core’dinations Cardstock!

Where I live in Queensland (Australia) we have a very long and hot summer. Needless to say my kids get invited to lots of pool parties over these months! Below I’ve created a fun bag and tag set that is sure to suit the feel (and color scheme) of any pool party!

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Supplies:

Core Essentials Pastel Collection – Reflecting Pool
Core Essentials Brights Collection – Atoll Aqua, Tulip
Graphic 45 Signature Series – Creme Brulee, Gala Gold
Spotted Jillian Dot - Heartfelt
Core Tags - Pastel
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice gift bag

May Arts ribbon
paper crimper
Big Shot
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
My Favorite Things & Simon Says Stamp Dies
Silhouette Cameo
Wave Border Set cut file

To create the look of waves for the front of the bag, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut six wave strips out of light aqua card which I then backed in a darker blue color to make them really stand out.

To add even more texture to the waves, I ran the strips through my paper crimper before adhering them behind. A quick sand to reveal the lighter core and I LOVE the effect! Check our Corrugate It video here on how to do this.

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A few fun embellishments and a colorful banner across the top completed my decorated gift bag front!

Since I have the waves and water, all we needed was some sunshine so I created a tag to go with it, inspired by the sun!

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To create this bright 3-D sun, I simply cut strips from different shades of yellow cardstock to fold over and layer. You can see that I ran some strips through my paper crimper also for even more texture, and also to tie in with the bag!

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Using Core’dinations to Add Texture and Layers

Hello, Ava here to share one of my favorite trees that graces our gardens each summer.  We have a beautiful Wisteria tree that adds lovely color and texture to our backyard and I wanted to share that same idea on this layout.
Coredination Supplies:
Other Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow USA adhesive
My Favorite Things Leaf filled flourish Die
Couture Creations, Fresh and Fun collection, Magical Folder
Step # 1: Use the Whammy cardstock from the Black Magic Collection to distress, antique, sanding  and outline.  New to these techniques? Check out our videos here.
Step # 2: Die cut some leaf flourishes and sand them.
Step # 3: Emboss and thensand some lavender cardstock and punch out some petals to arrange into floral sprays to represent the wisteria branches.
Step # 4: Sand some lavender cardstock and die cut the title.
Step # 5: Starting with the double matted photo, adhere with foam tape to background page and add layers of embossed torn layers of cardstock.
Step #6: Continue to embellish layout with flourishes, floral sprays, ribbon and title.

Gorgeous 3D Wedding Cards

June 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi, Ava here today and I would like to share a couple of Wedding Cards with you that I made in anticipation of the summer Wedding season upon us.
The David Tutera Celebration Card Embellishment Kits should be a staple in every home to help make fresh cards for any occasion.  The 3 step kits are ready to use and a little sanding adds texture to the cards.
Step # 1
Select a card base from the many choices that are available. I am using the Window Die cut cardbases.
Step # 2
Select a decorative layer from the Step # 2 or your choice of matching colored Core’dinations Cardstock.
Step # 3
Add matching embellishments from the Love Embellishment Kit and fun bow from some May Arts ribbon.

4th of July Cards

June 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Authentique, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron

Happy 4th Card by Suzanna Lee

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Supplies:

Black MagicCore EssentialsCore Basics - 110lb White,  Bust Buddy , Sand It Gadget

David Tutera: White Smooth Cards & Envelopes – Size A2; DT-GX-7500-05

Darice Embossing “masks”, Die – Lifestyle Crafts, Embossing Folder – Tim Holtz

Patterened Paper – Pebbles Inc, Letter Roller Stamp – Pebbles Inc, Buttons – Michael’s

Stickles – Tim Holtz

 I used Darice’s embossing folder “mask” to create this special cut out instead of using one of your sandwich plates, you can select areas that you don’t emboss.

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To the left is the sandwich (minus the paper) and to your right is the resulting effect. I chose to “fill” the hole with another piece of embossed BlackMagic that I cut using the embossing mask to trace the oval. The result is less raised as you put embossed cardstock on flat cardstock (as opposed to two layers of embossed paper).

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There is a lot of depth to this card with the fireworks really coming at you! I only adhered the center of the die cut firework sprays thus enabling me to use my finger nail to curl out the “arms”. A little Stickles adds to festivities!

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Happy 4th card by Debbie Standard
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Supplies: 
Core Brights – Navy and Red
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Darice Embossing Folders
DieNamics Hexagon Die
May Arts Twine
Authentique sticker
Stickabilities sticker
Making Memories rub on letters
Xyron 250
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1.  Start by cutting hexagons with your hexagon die cut and your embossing machine.
2.  Take your hexagons and using about three different embossing folders emboss your hexagons.  Then you will sand them with your Sand It Gadget and dust them off with your Dust Buddy.
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3.  Run all your hexagons through your Xyron machine and place on your white card base.
4.  Tie ribbon below your hexagons and add a tag with your sentiment.

Core Essentials Brights & Authentique Flourish Cards

June 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Authentique, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

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Hi Everyone. Clare Buswell here sharing a tip on how easy it is to mix and match Core’dinatons Cardstock with your favorite patterned paper. Today I am using Authentique Flourish collection with some Core’dinations Brights Cardstock. It matches perfectly!

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 It’s Your Special Day
Supplies: David Tutera Kraft Smooth Cards and Kraft Envelopes, Core Essentials Cardstock Brights, Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy, Core Smooth Tags. Other: Authentique Flourish Collection, May Arts Ribbon, buttons, embossing folder swiss dots, Darice embossing folder Diagonal stripe, flowers Wild Orchid Crafts, SRM Stickers (Sentiment Happy Birthday, We’ve Got Your Border Baby Boy), Big Shot.
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Trim rectangle of cardstock from Core Essentials Cardstock Brights, emboss with Swiss Dots, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Add panel of Authentique Flourish Collection patterned paper. Trim Core Tag and attach, add Flourish Collection banner sticker and staple. Add strip of ribbon and adhere panel to a David Tutera Kraft Smooth Card base. Cut two leaf shapes from  Core Essentials Cardstock Brights, emboss with Diagonal stripe embossing folder and sand lightly using Sand-It Gadget. Attach flowers and leaves to card. Add sentiment sticker. Adhere washi tape sticker from Authentique Flourish Collection and ric-rac border sticker. Add buttons, to finish.
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SuppliesDavid Tutera Kraft Smooth Cards and Kraft Envelopes, Core Essentials Cardstock BrightsSand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy. Other: Authentique Flourish Collection, May Arts Ribbon, buttons, vellum, embossing folder Darice Stars, flowers Wild Orchid Crafts, SRM Stickers (Sentiment  Thinking of you, We’ve Got Your Border Valentine), Big Shot.
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Trim rectangle of cardstock from Core Essentials Cardstock Brights, emboss with Stars, using debossed side sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Add panel of Authentique Flourish Collection patterned paper. Adhere ribbon and Flourish Collection banner sticker. Trim piece of vellum and adhere behind panel, add sentiment sticker. Add rectangle of Authentique Flourish Collection pink paper to a David Tutera Kraft Smooth Card base. Add panel to card base. Adhere washi tape sticker from Authentique Flourish Collection and ric-rac border sticker. Add flowers and buttons, to finish.

 

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