Whether it’s a little or a lot, our Chocolate Box adds immediate impact on your papercrafting projects! It is definitely great for masculine projects as Kate did on this layout and for the Father’s Day cards we have for you today!
Debbie Standard paired hers with blue and some other neutrals. A great tip is to mix and match different embossed patterns for added interest like Debbie did for this card:
And how cute is this card from Tracy Gruber? I love how she has a more whimsical Father’s Day take:
Cut a piece of Chocolate Box card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″.” Use the Curved Edge die from Simon Says Stamp to curve the bottom of the card stock. Next, emboss it with the Asst. Stars embossing folder from Darice. Sand over the embossed card stock with the Sand It Gadget. Stamp the dinosaur and tree images from the Lawn Fawn Critters from the Part set onto 110lb Smooth Cardstock. Color them in with Copics and fussy cut them out. Attach the pieces to the card base and them tie the natural twine from May Arts around the card. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the dinosaur print in Memento Teal Zeal ink.
Tracy Gruber has such a great idea for a Spring card for us today! Silhouettes make beautiful home decor so why not use them on a card? The Black Magic for the silhouette against our Core Essentials Pastels really pops and is a great alternative to flowers or stamping. Don’t forget to sand and distress!
Cut the silhouette image from the A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge at 3 1/4″ out of the Black Magic Cardstock. Then, use the Sand It Gadget to sand the edges. Cut the light purple rectangle from the Core Essentials Pastels Pack and emboss with the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder. Sand over the embossed part with the Sand It Gadget. Next emboss a piece of the light green card stock, also from the Core Essentials Pastels Pack, with the Darice Wire Fence Embossing Folder and sand with the Sand It Gadget. Finally, distress the edges of a piece of lime green card stock from the Core Essentials Brights Pack with the Tim Holtz Edge Distresser. Attach all of the layers together and adhere the silhouette die cut with foam squares. Tie the black bow around the top using May Arts twine. For the sentiment piece, cut a circle using a Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small die out of the 110lb Smooth Cardstock. Stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
If you like cards you came to the right place, just sayin’! Today we have some gorgeous cards for you from our very talented design team member, . But first… we wanted to say Thank YOU for an awesome week and weekend of Cropping Hard Core style!
We will post winners as SOON as we can. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Seeing Core’dinations in action is always amazing and I learn so much and see so many new things. So stay close!
Now here are Tracy Grubers two CUTE cards. She always stamps beautifully, don’t you think?
There is no question that I love to stamp and color with Copics. The awesome part? I can stamp on my Core Tags and then color them. They are made with a really heavy card stock, which allows you to color and shade your images without the ink bleeding. I used a Lawn Fawn stamp set to make this cute baby card. The background is made with Spotted Jillian Dot and Vintage Core’dinations papers.
The Chocolate Box Collection has some really cool card stock! I love how one side is brown and the other side has a variety of colors that can be revealed when sanded. I used one of this card that was a tan backing to keep with the “animal/jungle” theme. I paper pieced the leaves with green card stock from the Darks paper pad.