We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven! But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!
Make sure you check out the Authentique BLOG for more ideas and a giveaway AND you can find their complete lines of gorgeous papers HERE. Today is all about cards, cards and more cards using the Authentique Be(you)tiful line.
First up Debbie Standard shows us how all you need is some Core Essentials and gorgeous patterned papers to make some quick and easy cards! Love how Debbie mixes the hexagons with other prints using her embossing folders.
Cardstock: Core’dinations Darks Collection
Patterned Paper: Authentique Be(you)tiful collection
This card from Debbie showcases a great way to use those scraps! You can cut out shapes from your Core and save them for another project and use the negative space.
Cardstock: Core’dinations Core Essentials
And next up we have Vivian Keh with some more cards…loving the Vintage Cardstock on this first one. Everyone LOVES a gray color palette and the Be(you)tiful is perfect for it! I know gray has become my “go to” neutral.
And a gorgeous close up:
Hemp for cards is a favorite of mine because you can add a soft touch and it’s not too bulky:
See how Core and Authentique match PERFECTLY???
Get out those diec cuts and pop up dots! Just some simple shapes cut out of cardstock, and of course sanded, not only add visual interest but it makes cardmaking easy!
And another close up:
Authentique – Be(you)tiful Collection
Fiskars – Edger Punch
EK Success – Flower Burst Border Punch
Momenta – Metal Embellishments
Xyron – X Tool, Mega Runner
Cuttlebug – Embossing Folder
Spellbinders – Layered Flowers Die
Ranger – Antique Linen Distress Ink
Hemptique – Hemp String
We have been hanging out with Heidi Swapp all week and let me tell you how inspired I am! Wow…their team is incredible. I love the attention to detail and the inspiration. Did you see Maridette’s interactive layout yesterday? I mean WOW! Definitely on my to do list to try.
On Wednesday’s Heidi takes over their blog so make sure you head over there today for some great ideas. I love her videos on the My Craft Channel. Today our team is working some more Mixed Company and some Believe Heidi Swapp projects.
First up Tracy Gruber!
I loved pairing the colors in the Heidi Swapp Mixed Company collection with the different Core’dinations cardstocks! This confetti paper is so fun and really reminds me of the texture of Core’dinations with the dots so why not pair it with the turquoise cardstock from the Spotted Tillie Dot and the light pink from the Pastels paper pad? Simply sand over both of them with your Sand It Gadget…it’s that easy! I also cut 1 inch circles, embossed them with an embossing folder, and sanded them to create what looks like a scalloped border using the Navy from the Darks Collection pad. I cut down the patterned paper to 11.5 x 11.5 inches and matted the whole thing with a piece of gray Core’dinations from the Neutrals paper pad. I like how this makes the Mixed Company patterned paper really “pop”. To create the embellishments, I used my Spellbinder’s circles to cut the patterns from a piece the Mixed Company Good Life paper They look like premade embellishments!
And a close up…
Tracy does such a great job on this card by mixing and matching the stripes and dots and adding some of the fun Heidi Swapp Chipboard stickers. They are the perfect accent for any card or layout. Just put them on my wish list
I thought it would be fun to create a card using the extra supplies from my layout! I used the same turquoise Spotted Tillie Dot and some patterned paper from the Mixed Company Collection. I added some stickers and crinkle ribbon to complete my card!
And guess what we have in store for you tomorrow and Friday? The gorgeous Heidi Swapp Believe Collection!
Here is a little sneak of this collection from Clare Buswell…don’t go far, you will want to see more of this Holiday collection this week. Loving how Clare used the Jingle All the Way 12×12 sheet for her sentiment on this card. Who doesn’t love some chalkboard and this sheet makes it EASY! No stamping…no mess…just some scissors.
Make card from cardstock. Emboss Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection cardstock, sand with Sand-It gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges with Distress Ink and adhere to card front. Add lace, ribbon and ric rac. Layer sentiment panel onto patterned paper, ink edges and machine stitch border, adhere to card with foam pads. Attach holly, string and bells embellishments.
Did you love the projects yesterday featuring Heidi Swapp?If you missed yesterday’s post please check it out here, you do not want to miss the gorgeous Mixed Media layouts featured yesterday. Also..we have a list of winners for you located on our Hot Topics page for you, too!
Today we have more Mixed Company projects for you from our designers including both layouts and cards. I hope you are ready to be inspired! The color palette of the Mixed Media line is just so great…the pinks and blues and grays with the black accents are perfect for any occasion card or layout. OH and don’t miss Heidi Swapp’s giveaway..the ENTIRE Mixed Media LINE!
Vivian Keh created a card and layout for us today. Mixing and matching the papers from the Mixed Media collection is easy. Add some hand cut details , stamping, and a gorgeous Moraccan diecut and you have one gorgeous card.
Vivian really plays on the horizontal and vertical lines on this card which make it so visually appealing. The more you look at it, the more you see! Notice the hearts on the stamped stentiment? Yep, she stamped right on the Heidi Swapp patterend paper…loving that!
Such amazing detail!
Just love how the Mixed Company Bouquet patterned paper looks with the Moraccan shapes Vivian created out of some Whitewash cardstock from her scraps from the card above! She used some super cool shapes from the Sizzix Thinlits Moraccan die to create her own background for that gorgeous photo. She keeps your eye moving around the layout with these shapes, some gems and the spots from the Heidi Swapp patterned paper. A lot of time and love went in to this layout for sure!
And a gorgeous detail!
What an amazig looking detail…LOVING the white on Whitewash!
Here is a great detail that shows how Vivian mixed the Whitewash Core’dinations pieces with some of the patterned papers from the Mixed Media collection:
Heidi Swapp Mixed Company papers and Pink Paislee – Patterned Papers
The Paper Studio – Paper Punches, Gems
TPC – Stamp Set
Hemptique – Hemp Cord Thickers
And who doesn’t love circles, black and white contrasting colors and oodles of texture? Shaunte Wadley worked her magic on this layout for sure! Shaunte says she raided her stash on this layout but you wouldn’t know it. Mixing up embossing folders and patterned papers for the circles really adds to the interest of this layout. How did she make that circle pattern you ask? Silhouette Cameo with some gray Core Essentials..along with some Black Magic in the title. The background paper is Core Impressions from the Basic Grey Core Impressions line. Add a sprinkling of Queen & Co gemstones and washi tape and you’ve got yourself a great layout.
Silhouette Cuts used:
And Mary Pat Siehl is working some Whitewash love, too! Mary Pat has a unique way of capturing everyday activities and making them look like so much fun!
I loved combining my Core cardstock with Heidi’s wonderful pattern paper. It proves once again that Core really is the best cardstock! I first used a 12×12 template and sanded my Whitewash Cardstock over it. I love how the image is very light. I also tore the cardstock to expose the darker core at the top. Then I layered it on top of some of the awesome Mixed Media pattern paper! The contrasting prints look great. For my title ”today” I sanded my paper first and then sanded it before cutting it in the Silhouette (this helps with these delicate cuts). This layout is a typical day after school- homework, computer games and outside play time. I love our everyday life!
Yep! We are at it again with Heidi Swapp this week! But before we get started just wanted to let you know that winners will be posted tomorrow. We have last week Xyron winners and our WCMD winner.
REMEMBER! You can still enter to win by participating in our challenge til NOON today! Details here:
And don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE! We are cropping again!
Some important links this week –> Heidi Swapp blog for TONS if inspiration AND Heidi Swapp Facebook page, too! I heard a rumour there are some giveaways going over there in addition so some amazing inspiration. If you have ever seen their design team’s projects….I mean INCREDIBLE!
Let’s get started with some Heidi Swapp Mixed Company projects with Suzanna Lee:
I wanted to match my Coredinations cardstock to the wonderful colors that Heidi used in this line and compliment the dots and circular textures used in the patterned papers. Though subtle, the top dotted punched border is made using some of Core’s spotted line to compliment the confetti of the background. Check out those letters!! My favorite part of this layout. First, cut out your title (I used Bebas font with my Silhouette). Then rub Distress stain on your embossing folder, place your letters in the folder and run it through your die cutting system. I do recommend waiting for the letters to dry and bit before removing them from the embossing folder so as not to “stretch” them.
and some close ups…some embossed Core!
So cool how cool those embossed letters are?!
Coredinations Spotted Jillian Aqueduct
Coredinations Fuschia Fizz
Core Impressions Basic Grey
Sand It Gadget
Patterned Paper – Heidi Swapp Mixed Company
Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug
Ink – Martha Stewart
Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Letter stickers – October Afternoon
Die – Spellbinders
Thread – Guttermans
Date Stamp – American Crafts
Font – Bebas
And next up Debbie Standard working that Heidi Swapp Mixed Company and Core’dinations Fancy Pants Core Impressions. It’s amazing how these color just work perfectly together! Debbie used her Spellbinder’s dies to really work that patterned paper and Core’dinations and make her own unqiue embellishments. Then, she hand cut some of the gorgeous flowers found in the Mixed Media line. Don’t be afraid to mix and matc the flowers and graphic prints found in this gorgeous line for unique, one of a kind scrapbooking layouts and projects.
And it wouldn’t be a week like this without a giveaway! Heidi Swapp is giving away some goodies on their FACEBOOK page so head over there to win and we are giving away some of our Spotted Cardstock on our blog HERE!
We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long! We hope you have been having fun so far!
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway! AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win over there and keep reading on how to win on our blog, too.
Let’s start today off with festive layout from Tim Holz Seasonal Kraft Core with Designer Suzanna Lee:
For those of you who have followed my blog, you’ve already heard my rave review of the Xyron MegaRunner. You can read all about it here. Having had the chance to use my MegaRunenr A LOT more since that review, I am still a big fan! The cartridges are so easy to just drop in and get scrapping. You don’t have to rely on that one friend who threads it for you, nor do you have to keep re-threading. Big bonuses! The Create-A-Sticker “X” has been sitting on my desk for AGES. I think it’s the one adhesive that still remains from early, early days. It’s the tried and true work horse for letters (like the title on this layout) and smaller embellishements (like the pumpkins, ribbon and burlap). New “wows” that I got to play with in the making of this layout with are the 3/16 inch dots and 1/2 inch double sided tape, each with their own environmentally friendly dispenser. The double sided tape is fantastic when you’re using Core’dinations products in that sometimes the sanded Core, no matter how clean that Dust Buddy gets it, can be a little more resistant to stick and bond to more Core. Not the case with Xyron’s double sided tape! Thanks Xyron for some innovative, earth friendly and reliable adhesives!
And another detail shot:
Core’dinations Kraft Core; Nostalgic, Shattered, Seasonal Impressions
Core’dinations Deep Lagoon
Sand It Gadget
Xyron Create-A-Sticker 1.5 inch
Xyron 3/16 inch dots
Xyron Double sided tape
Twine – The Twinery
Glassine bag – Michaels
Tags – October Afternoon, Chic Tags
Punch – McGill
Letter Dies – Lifestyle Crafts
Decorative Scissors – Fiskars
Ribbons – May Arts
Pennant – October Afternoon
Stamp/dies – Lawn Fawn
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Misc craft supply – burlap, tulle
And how about a super cute card from Designer Tracy Gruber? Love her play on geometric shapes and of course that CUTE stamp! The create-a-sticker is perfect for the chevron shapes along the side of the card.