Who is ready for some Valentines Inspo? We are gearing up for week FULL of amazing projects from our Design Team just for YOU!
These are all quick and easy ideas that you can do in no time for that sweet someone in your life! Let’s start it off with Clare Buswell….
Interlocking Lace Heart Notecards with matching envelopes
Cut Silhouette files from Fuchsia Fizz and white Core. Emboss envelopes with Rosa folder, sand using Sand-It Gadget. Assemble and stamp sentiment and hearts. Add baker’s twine as closure for envelopes.
How cute are those interlocking hearts?
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials Neutrals, Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – Card Interlocking Lace Heart and Envelope Set #53860, Silhouette Portrait, Cutttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, Big Shot, Memento Luxe Love Letter, Waltzingmouse Stamps – My Heart, Nordic Winter stamp sets, baker’s twine.
And Clare isn’t done yet!
Card – Pop-Up Heart Valentine
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Core white cardstock. Cut square of Pastels cardstock, emboss, sand using Sand-It Gadget and machine stitch border. Adhere to card front. Using Silhouette cut hearts and sentiment from Fuchsia Fizz, lightly sand and attach to card. For the inside, using Silhouette cut Pop Up Heart insert from Fuchsia Fizz and layer onto light green cardstock, adhere to inside of card. Stamp hearts and sentiment. Cut heart borders using Silhouette and adhere to card to finish.
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials – Pastels, Core Essentials – Neutrals, Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – (Border Hearts #24381, Hearts and Words #53851, Card Pop Up Love #6766), Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Rosa embossing folder, Big Shot, My Heart stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Memento Luxe Love Letter, sewing machine, silicone glue, Jet Black Ranger archival ink.
Personally, I would ask Debbie Standard. She always creations beautiful layouts that not only showcase Core but they are full of amazing details, beautiful photos and over all well designed elements. What do you say we check out a few?
Flowers: Reminisce, Prima, Petaloo
Bling: Recollections; Prima, Queen & Co.
Word Stickers: Little Yellow BIcycle
Tags: My Mind’s Eye
Tags: My Mind’s Eye
And next up another amazing layout. Check out the placement of the photos and just how balanced this amazing layout is! The flowers move our eye around and the hand cut details….
I have lways been a huge fan of the Core Amour Line and this Teresa Collins line in pink – for princess – was just perfect for wedding photos. Such a photogenic couple too! I love these new David Tutera tags, stickers and dies – make cards and layouts so easy. The leaves were made with the Spellbinder’s Foliage die and then run through my Xyron so that I could sand them before putting them on the page. Using your Xyron for this makes it so much easier to sand those delicate things.
Teresa Collins Core Amour Princess Collection
Spellbinders Die -Foliage and Rose Collection
Martha Stewart Punch
Recollections Letter Stickers
And don’t forget we are still cropping away! TONS of time to get things done . Check out details Here:
So who was cropping with us this weekend????? We are having so much fun make sure you come chat with us here
Such a beautiful time of year and we are soaking it in on the Core Blog today with some fabulous Fall inspiration pieces! If you were cropping with us then you saw this GORGEOUS card from Vivian Keh that is all about autumn colors! Make sure you check out her challenge and blog HERE for more amazing details!
What screams autumn color tones better than our Chocolate Box and Vintage Cardstock? Heather Anne Kaesgan used both on this card for us today.
Creating with Core is easy! For this card, Heather embosed the word “Hello” along the bottom and then added circles and Marvy Uchida punched flowers in the middle. Did you know these Marvy punches actually punch the flowers with embossed designs? SO COOL! Finish of your card with some May Arts ribbon and you are done! It’s all about sanding, sanding, sanding! So get out that Sand It Gadget and have some fun.
And next up a card from Tracy Gruber. I LOVE how she mixed in some Black Magic for her fall themed card.
I love the fall season because there are so many gorgeous colors and fun fall activities! Picking out the perfect pumpkin is always a great time, even when you are 23 ; ) I cut out the pumpkin on my card from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 inches. I used card stock from the Core’dinations Neutrals, Brights, Darks, and Pastels for it. For my background, I used Black Magic with an orange background. I sanded it with the Sand It Gadget to reveal the orange through the black. I added some stitching and natural twine to complete my card!
-Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium 6×6 paper pad
-My Craft Spot Happy Fall! stamp set
-May Arts twine
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Xyron Foam Tabs
Okay, so when we first saw these punches at CHA last year we fell in major love! And that is an understatement.
Marvy Uchida has the most gorgeous punches that emboss AND punch at the SAME time! WOW! They are called Silhoutte and Embossing craft punches. So…you know the embossed images look so great sanded with our Core Cardstock. See those red areas? That is where the embossed area is so you can sand it. So what are you waiting for??? Order yours NOW!
Here are a few projects highlighting these punches. I have to say
walk RUN to your favorite retailer and ask them to get some of these. You won’t stop using yours!
These next two cards are from Clare Buswell using the Button Punch and Poppy punch. Keep in mind for this first one Clare used the Gemstones cardstock so she didn’t sand but take a good look at the dimension JUST from a punch. So cool! Add an SRM Sticker and you are finished. How easy is that?
Look how gorgeous!
Cardstock: Core Tim Holtz and Ranger Adirondack Collection, Core Couture Glitter, Core Essentials Neutrals
Marvy Punches: Poppy and Buttons
Embossing Folder: Darice Diagonal Stripe Background
Other: Die cutting machine, white twill ribbon, spotty brads, SRM Stickers (sentiment).
For this card Clare used the Poppy punch:
And a close up:
Cardstock: Core Spotted Tillie Dot, Core Essentials Neutrals, Core Tim Holtz and Ranger Adirondack Collection
Marvy Punches: Poppy
Embossing Folder: Darice Paisley Background
Other: Die cutting machine, white cotton lace, gemstone brads, SRM Stickers (sentiment), baker’s twine, Sand It Gadget.
This next card is from Designer Suzanna Lee:
Quick simple yet fun card to welcome a new baby. The Marvy punches make it so easy as they not only punch but emboss too, adding that special little touch. The small detail that make the button more visually appealing. It’s the small things that matter!
Core’dinations Spotted Jillian Dot 6×6 pad
Core’dinations Graphic 45 Lights Signature Series
Core’dinations Whitewash 6×6 pad
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Stamps: Hampton Arts
Twine: The Twinery
Sorry we are a bit late today…things have been crazy around here the last few weeks. It’s all good though!
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Now….on to the good stuff…..
Today we are saying hello to Clare Buswell!
Here is a little bit about Clare:
Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.
I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.
I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.
When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.
I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!
If you have been to Clare’s blog you will notice she isn’t a layout girl…her cards are incredible so she did her signature paper ruffles for us today! You will see more of this gorgeous, handmade technique in the future and if you want to learn how to do it yourself, check out Clare’s blog HERE
You can get some really realistic looking paper ruffles using this simple technique. Once you get the hang of it you can apply your paper ruffles to your cards and layouts in lots of different ways. Here is how she does it:
To make the ruffles I cut strips of Core’dinations cardstock approx 1 1/2″ deep, mist the back of the cardstock with water, leave for a minute and the cardstock becomes malleable and easy to form into ruffles. Just be careful not to wet it too much! Once you’ve shaped your ruffles, leave to dry and apply to your projects with double sided tape. For a detailed tutorial you can visit my blog.
For my first card I went for an ombre effect and layered tones of blue and turquoise ruffles on my card. When layering the ruffles always start at the bottom. You can enhance the edges of the ruffles by gently rubbing them with your Sand It Gadget for some added texture.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic, Tim Holtz Distress Collection, The Whitewash Collection, Sand it Gadget, Dust Buddy, Big Shot, Spellbinders Tag Trio, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Sweet Sentiments stamp The Craft’s Meow, Onyx Black VersaFine Ink, Distress Ink – Antique Linen, teal satin ribbon, baker’s twine.
I think it is only fitting that we giveaway some of that fabulous Tim Holtz Kraft Core, don’t you?????
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this weekend will be posted on Tuesday due to the holiday weekend here in the States. Winner will win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
If you have been following us make sure you check our WINNER
page HERE to see if you won!
AND the winner of the Spotted cardstock from yesterday is…………
Kathy Wittlock says:
Cute layout – those little arrows get to the point!
love the spotted cardstock- would love to have some to try~
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