Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a St. Patrick’s Day Craft with you. Seriously, how much fun is St. Patrick’s Day? We love it here in Notre Dame country! Today I have a cute little kids treat and then I decided to make a grown up version of it too! There are 2 free printables for you, so just click on the links and download!
To create these rainbow seeds, I used a pail from Darice and filled it with Skittles. Then I used this cut from the Silhouette store to cut out a shamrock on Spotted Core. If you do not have a Silhouette fear not, here is a template for you to cut some out. Then I sanded the core with my Sand-It tool. I just love how it makes the spots pop just by sanding it!
Then I used some fun fur to tie around the handle and this free printable on my blog. To print the free printable, I used Core’dinations 8 1/2×11 white 110 lb cardstock. My printer loves it!! To create the flourish cut around the leprechaun tag, I used this Flourish Slim punch from Hobby Lobby. That’s it pretty easy peasy.
St. Patrick’s Day Treat
Here is another St. Patrick’s Day treat idea that is for a different age range.
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.
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.
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Every month we challenge our designers to try new things. It might be a collection pack, techniques…something different just to get those creative juices flowing. So for July, we challenged our designers to use the Brights Collection pack and to do some fussy cutting for some added interest. Cut those stamps…cut those embossed images…you name it the sky is the limit!
The Brights collection pack is the PERFECT color palette for all your summer layouts and projects! Don’t be afraid of those bright colors..embrace them!
First up we have a tutorial from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham on how she cut out some stamped images from her Brights Cardstock. This is a super easy way to create your own embellishments, don’t you think?
Stamp directly on the Core texture side. Looks awesome!
LOVE that thick outlined image you get from the stamping…
And since circles seem to be a theme for a lot of our team right now, we thought we would share a layout from Design Team Member Gail Linder using our Brights Collection pack for this very challenge as well! Here is a little bit about this layout from Gail:
I think that bright, fun photos call for bright colors! I couldn’t go past an awesome YELLOW background for this layout!
To create an interesting background, I cut a heap of “bubbles” out of the same color cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I arranged them over the background and once I was happy with where they were, I gave each bubble a slight sand before adhering them. I just love the tone-on-tone look my background has now! And by sanding the edges of each shape, it makes them stand out just a little bit more!
I also used my Cameo to cut out the title and finally I added a cute banner up the top, adding a bit more color! You can see that I embossed and sanded each piece and I just love the look of the different textures all together.
I hope I’ve inspired you to pull out some Core and create your own background just like this!
Core Brights – Tulip, Heartfelt
Core Neutrals – Chocolate Mocha
Core Pastels – Reflecting Pool, Scotch
Graphic 45 Signature Series – Precious Pink
Tim Holtz Distress Core – Spiced Marmalade
Sand It Gadget
Darice and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Silhouette Cameo and cutting files
Okay, well, Gail didn’t fussy cut her own details but you get the idea. We LOVE our Silhouette Cameo here at Core. There are so many amazing things you can do with it!
And one from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Debbie anchored her Brights Collection with some Whitewash. And how about all that embossing and sanding! Fabulous…every detail is just amazing! Debbie combines multiple embossing folders form Darice, her Fiskars Paper crimper, outlining on the layout base, die cuts….you name it!
Hope you are ready for a GREAT weekend! Today we have some great layouts from Designer Mary Pat Siehl. Here is a littl bit about these projects from Mary herself.
I love trying new techniques and Core Cardstock is just so perfect for everything. I love how it handles the different types of medium. For my project I first sanded the Spotted Cardstock. I then applied a light amount of paint. I then tore the cardstock to expose the Core. I then cut several embellishments using my Silhouette out of the Core and I lightly sanded them. ( I don’t know about you but I love making my own embellies!). Finally I added some of the new Smooth Core Tags. I am really addicted them right now!
And another layout working that Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions….
One of the things I love about Core Cardstock is that no matter what type of Core cardstock you are using they all work together so nicely. In this layout I used some of the Core Impressions mixed with some Core that I embossed myself. I love how it looks all sanded. The cardstock is so perfect for the base and main focus of your layout!
Not sure about you but wedding season is in full swing for us in the summer and today Designer Gail Linder has some gorgeous engagement cards for you today. Gail mixes and matches our cardstock brilliantly! Glitter Silk and Chocolate Box? Fabulous!
Here is a little bit about these gorgeous cards from Gail:
I’ve had a couple of family members announce engagements recently so I created a couple of cards to celebrate the good news! I started by choosing a gorgeous card from the Chocolate Box collection and cutting a couple of designs out from my Cameo. In the end I settled on the fun sunburst and polaroid and went from there!
For the blue card, I chose the background from the Gemstone collection as the gave it an elegant feel. I’ve embossed the background and adhered my sanded polaroid over the top with pop dots, adding some patterned paper and a red Gemstone card underneath the cut out pieces.
Similarly, behind the sanded sunburst (be careful sanding the fine frame) I used a pink Glittersilk card to add a bit of elegance. The leaves were die cut from Gemstone cardstock also and the project was completed with the fun pink flower!
I added the same greeting to both cards, stamped on a Core Bookmark which I then trimmed with the banner ends. The white bookmark card was so wonderful to stamp on!
So there you have two card designs, made into elegant engagement cards by using specialty cardstock but imagine the same designs in different colors for any occasion!