Nothing sets the stage for a holiday like a banner! Core’dinations has the PERFECT color for you for all your St Patrick’s Day needs…it’s Shamrock Green!
Mary Pat Siehl created this banner just for us today…ENJOY!
I know I sound like a broken record but I LOVE my Core for home decor items. I love to give my family room a little facelift with each holiday that comes around. As soon as March 1st comes my family room has accents of green for St. Patrick’s day! My mantel needed a little lift and I made a little fun banner! I used my Silhouette to cut out my banner but you could easily hand cut any shape or use a template. I started with my Core Essentials and and made a base in yellow. I then cut my top layer and embossed it using a Darice Shamrock embossing folder. I lightly sanded it to expose the inner core and the shamrocks. I layered it onto of my yellow with some foam tape. ( I love to add dimension to my projects). Next I grabbed my Core Couture Glitter cardstock in Five Star and punched some circles. Again foam taping them on to the base. Next I cut out the work Lucky using the Rodeo Drive from the Glitter collection and adhered it on to the circle. So much fun for our family room.
Here is a close up of a banner piece. You can see all the glitter and the fun embossing.
As I mentioned before I love dimension and here is a close up of the layers of all the pieces. This really makes it Pop!
Silhouette- Design ID #20957 and Arial Font in Bold
Happy St Patty’s Day WEEK! We are celebrating the luck of the Irish this week here on the Core blog!
Today Debbie Standard is working some of her magic with some CUTE cards!
May Arts Ribbon
Maya Road Pin
Silhouette Die cut
Darice Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Sand It Gadget
Queen & Co. Bling
I know every day I feel lucky to have Core’dinations as a part of my life and when I saw this layout from Kate Nolan-Denham, I couldnt wait to share!
When we are lucky enough to have a good friend that will stand by us through thick and thin, we should celebrate it! What better time of year to celebrate how lucky we are than St. Patrick’s Day?
My layout today is inspired by the lucky theme of St. Patrick’s Day and the colors we associate with this day, too. It is chock-full of glittery greens, golds and blacks found in Core’dinations Gemstone, Glitter Silk, and Core Couture Glitter Collections. I bet you didn’t even realize there were so many fantastic glittery collections by Core’dinations!
I embossed the black Glitter Silk Cardstock and then lightly sanded it just so the embossing would pop. The die cut doilies are also lightly sanded to show off the core.
The titlework was also cut out of the Glitter Silk Collection. When using your Silhouette to cut the Glitter Silk, I recommend reversing your image and cutting it Glitter Silk side down.
LYB Patterned Paper
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Maya Road Ribbon
EK Success Punch
Papertrey Ink Die
Lucky Me…Friend Silhouette Cut File
Wishing you much luck today! ~Kate
And how about another fabulous layout from Suzanna Lee?!?!?!
How awesome are these cuts Suzanna made with her Silhouette?
And a close up
And a close up of that Darice Shamrock embossing folder!
We have some fun and festive Valentine’s Day home decor projects for you from Designer Mary Pat Siehl to share with you today that you are going to LOVE! Pun intended
I love Valentine’s Day and I love to decorate my house to fit this holiday. Core is really perfect for making all your home decor needs. For my first project I made a message board. In my kitchen I have an 8×10 photo frame and the glass functions as a dry erase board. I love to leave messages to my kids and also make to do lists. For my Valentine’s Day message board I started off with a base of the Core Gemstones in Opal. I then cut out 3 hears in ruby red and pink diamond. I then ran them through my Cuttlebug embossing folders just to give them an embossed look. I then cut out the xo in onyx cardstock.
Silhouette – basic heart, pacifico font
My next project is perfect for my mantel. I found this frame on sale and thought it would be so fun to make my own journaling cards style photo frame. I really got to have fun with my core for this project and really got to sand the cardstock. I love the blackboard effect and made on box using the Core essentials Nightfall and sanded it to give the blackboard look. One of my favorite things about Core’dinations is that no matter what collection you use they all work together so well. For this project I used papers from the Essentials, Tim Holtz Adirondack collection, and Glitter Silk!
Silhouette- Arial font, basic arrow, basic heartt
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have fun making your own home decor items! Have a wonderful and crafty day!
We have THE best Glitter Cardstock out there. It cuts beautifully, embosses…you name it! From our Gemstones cardstock to the Glitter Silk and Core Couture...You will love it. AND it is the perfect cardstock for all of your glittery and shiney needs for this Valentine’s Day. I mean, you need something shimmery on those projects, right? That’s what it’s all about!
First up Designer Debbie Standard creates tons of layers using some Spellbinder’s Die cuts, embossing and, well, just Debbie’s Core’dinations magic!
OH and don’t forget Core Tags and some May Arts ribbon!
And next up some cards from Designer Clare Buswell! Get ready to SWOOOOON!
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Fuchsia Fizz and sand edges. Cut rectangle of Glitter Silk and round corners, adhere to card. Using Silhouette machine cut heart border, scalloped hearts and sentiment. Attach to card as shown. Add sequins, twine and stamp heart. Use glossy accents on sentiment to finish.
Silhouette files – (2 Scalloped Hearts #38258, Border Hearts #24381, With Love title word art #46238), My Heart stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Memento Luxe Love Letter, sequins, baker’s twine, corner rounder, Ranger glossy accents, silicone glue, Silhouette Portrait.
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Fuchsia Fizz and sand edges. Cut rectangle of Core Couture Glitter and adhere to card front. Using Silhouette machine cut heart border and heart with sentiment. Cut hearts from border and adhere to background. Add heart with silicone glue and glossy accents on sentiment to finish.
How much do you LOVE our Black Tie Core Couture…again bits and bits of glitter and it barely sheds!!!
Silhouette files - Hearts and words #53851, Border Hearts #24381, Ranger glossy accents, silicone glue, Silhouette Portrait.
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