A Tablescape we can all be Thankful for!

October 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

I know we have been giving you all sorts of Halloween Inspiration but today we are switching gears to something to be thankful for!Some truly gorgeous pieces from Designer Jennifer Edwardson that will make your Thanksgiving truly memorable. Thanksgiving in Canada was a few weeks ago but due to our three blog swaps, we are a bit behind on the blog. You can never complain about not enough inspiration around here, that’s for sure!

Thanksgiving in Canada is only a few weeks away and I love creating fun little place holders for the dinner table.  I am loving my Silhouette more and more these days and I knew I wanted a tiny box to sit at each place setting.  I found this great cut file by Lori Whitlock and started cutting.  I used some brown cardstock for the base of several and also cut a few boxes using my fave white spotted cardstock too.
 
These were really easy to put together and I love the look of the embossed Core’dinations cardstock.  It adds some great depth to the project.
 
As cute as the boxes were, I wanted a sweet embellishment for the top so again using my Silhouette, I cut out an adorable mini sunflower !!  It was cut to be held together in the center by a brad but I wanted it a bit more 3 dimensional than that so I layered the two petal pieces with 3D foam and added a button with twine in the center.
 
I finished each box off with a mini tag from the David Tutera Celebrate collection.  These little tags are adorable and were the perfect size for everyone’s names.  I mixed white with a few of the pearl finish tags and tucked them under the ‘petal’ of the flowers. I am so excited to fill each box with a little note about what I am thankful for with each person…….what a nice little surprise at the Thanksgiving dinner table …… I wonder who is going to write in mine!

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Supplies:
White Jillian Dot Spotted Cardstock
White Tillie Dot Spotted Cardstock
Signature Series – Dark Cashmere
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection – No. 11-S (green)
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection – No. 6-S (yellow)
David Tutera Celebrate Mini Tags

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I have always loved the look of burlap on pretty much anything home décor and craft related so when I got a whole package of it from the David Tutera Wedding Collection I couldn’t wait to add it into my Core’dinations projects. This was a fun, quick and easy addition to the Fall / Thanksgiving décor I have been working on for the upcoming holiday (it’s on October 14th in Canada :)) …..
I cut a piece of burlap approx. 5 x 12″ and folded it in half.  I ran it through my sewing machine on each side INSIDE OUT and then turned it ‘right side out’ again. I pulled a few strand of the burlap off the top to fray it a bit and then tied it using natural colored twine.
The Core Tags are SUPER and something that everyone should have in hteir stash.  They come in several shapes and I love that I can just easily throw them into my typewriter to personalize them however I want.  I added a few die cut leaves to the tag and bag and it’s ready for some fun fall treats …..

 

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Supplies:
Fashion Tag Small Ivory
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection No. 7-S (orange)
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No. 6 (yellow)
Signature Series Darks Graphic 45 – Dark Cashmere (brown)
David Tutera Wedding Collection Burlap
David Tutera twine (comes in embellishment pkgs.)
Sand It Gadget
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And Jennifer created this Thankful Frame using TONS of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core!

Our family recently moved into a new/old home that we are slowly renovating and one of the first things I asked to be built was a new mantle.  I absolutely LOVE decorating a mantle for the different seasons and I needed a new Fall / Thanksgiving piece.
 
I took a basic white frame and removed the glass.  I added a piece of Jillian Vanilla Crème cardstock behind the white mat that the frame came with.
 
I put the frame and matting back together and worked on the piece so that I knew I had all the bits where I wanted them.  Using a piece of orange carstock from the Shattered Collection, I cut this phrase using my Silhouette. (love this)…..
 
I used (4) different pieces of cardstock to cut all these great leaves from my Silhouette as well. I used my embossing folders and Big Shot to add a bit of pattern to a couple of leaves and lightly sanded off the top to show a bit more interest !!
 
The David Tutera Wedding Collection has some AMAZING pieces and I am In absolute LOVE with this burlap.  I cut several strips and pulled the ‘string’s top and bottom so it frayed slightly.  Then I got out my hot glue gun and adhered it to the bottom edge of the frame.  I wanted to ruffle it up a bit so I could add a few more ‘fallen’ leaves …… I love how this all came toghether and can’t wait to add it to my new mantle as soon as it’s complete !!!

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You need to see these close-ups!

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Supplies:
Jillian Dot Spotted Cardstock Vanilla Crème
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection No. 7-S (orange)
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection No. 11-S (green)
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No. 6 (yellow)
Signature Series Darks Grphic 45 – Dark Cashmere (brown)
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
other: embossing folders
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We have a HUGE giveaway for you! How exciting is this?

All you need to do is LIKE both Core’dinations and Couture Creations on Facebook (giving our friends over there shout out would be nice, too ;) and then click HERE to enter to win! That’s it! We are giving away FOUR prizes of $50 FULL of products from both companies. You don’t want to miss this!

Core and Couture Creations Giveaway

Handmade Paper Roses with Clare Buswell

If this was Facebook we would need a LOVE button for this post!

Make card from cardstock. Layer spotted cardstock onto pink cardstock, sew border using sewing machine. Emboss border on Core Tag, stamp sentiment and adhere to panel with foam pads. Attach twine and adhere panel to card. Add sequins. Die-cut layers of flowers, shape petals using rounded end of pen on a foam mat. Sand tips of petals. Ink centers of layers with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, layer petals together and glue. Cut leaf shapes from green Kraft-Core, score line in middle and pinch vein lines with needle nosed tweezers. Sand with Sand-It Gadget. Attach leaves and flower to card.
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Swooooooooooooooon!
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Don’t forget to stamp on our Smooth Core Tags!
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Supplies:
Other: Sewing Machine, Jet Black ink pad (Ranger), Baker’s Twine, Foam pads, sequins, Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, Big Shot, embossing folder Anna Griffin Rosa (border) Cuttlebug, Distress Inks – Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Cottage Garden stamp set from The Craft’s Meow.
And how about another one??!?!?!?
Make card from cardstock. Layer spotted cardstock onto yellow cardstock, sand surface and sew border using sewing machine. Emboss border on Core Tag, stamp sentiment and adhere to panel with foam pads. Attach twine and adhere panel to card. Add sequins. Die-cut layers of flowers, shape petals using rounded end of pen on a foam mat. Sand tips of petals. Ink centers of layers with Antique Linen Distress Ink, layer petals together and glue. Cut leaf shapes from green Kraft-Core, score line in middle and pinch vein lines with needle nosed tweezers. Sand with Sand-It Gadget. Attach leaves and flower to card. 

 

 

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Supplies:
Other: Sewing Machine, Jet Black ink pad (Ranger), Baker’s Twine, Foam pads, sequins, Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, Big Shot, embossing folder Anna Griffin Poppy (border) Cuttlebug, Distress Inks – Antique Linen, Cottage Garden stamp set from The Craft’s Meow.

 

Graphic45 Vintage Love with Clare Buswell

July 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbon

You are not going to want to miss these beauties! Designer Clare Buswell is designing Vintage style for us today with some Graphic45 papers and Signature Series Cardstock. Sit back and enjoy…it’s gorgeous!

Bon Anniversaire Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, layer onto cardstock. Add vintage papers, stamp sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, tag, flowers, lace and pins.
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Supplies:
Cardstock: Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Juliet Damask
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, lace, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, trinket pins, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, sentiment stamp (French Country, Waltzingmouse Stamps), twine, corner rounder.
 Bon Fete Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, layer onto cardstock. Add vintage sticker, stamp sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, tag, flowers, lace and charm.

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Supplies:
Cardstock: Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Rosa
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, charm, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, sentiment stamp (French Country, Waltzingmouse Stamps), corner rounder.
 Bonjour Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners and ink edges. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, adhere to card. Add vintage sticker, pocket, add sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, flowers, lace, pin and charm.
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Supplies:
Cardstock:  Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper:   Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Poppy
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, lace, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, trinket pins, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, twine, corner rounder.

Day FOUR with Simple Stories….

December 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Simple Stories

We are here with Day FOUR of our week with Simple Stories!

Make sure you head over to the Simple Stories blog to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week. We have been working with the Harvest Lane and Handmade Holiday collections this week. You will LOVE them and you MUST check them out HERE!  First up we have some cards for you today.

Today we are up with Designer Andrea Amu. She has this neat Primitive Tree that she decorates for all the seasons and she is sharing that with us today. Here is a little bit about it from her:

I chose to design some simple, but oh so cute and festive ornies to decorate my Primitive tree for the Christmas season!
These were all cut out from  patterned paper designs included in the 6×6 Handmade Holidays Paper Pad, and the shapes were
all cut using the Cricut Gingerbread cartridge. Here I was able to cut out 4 of each 2 3/4″ shape per sheet design.

The layers for each ornament were done with Core’dinations cardstock in Snowflake white Core Essentials and Heritage Kraft from the Graphic 45 Signature Series Core collection.

I embellished some of the areas of each shape with some Diamond Dust glass glitter and I attached hanger loops to each with 2 ply jute twine from Darice.

Bakers twine adorned with a small jingle bell were also tied onto each “ornament” and “snow beanie” shape for an extra festive touch!

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