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!

Day THREE of our week with Simple Stories!

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Simple Stories

We are here with Day THREE of our week with Simple Stories! How exciting!

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.

Design Team Member Lydia Jackson created these cards for using the Harvest Lane collection and papers from the Core Darks collection…the PERFECT collection for those rich, fall colors.

Here are some details:

A card with a torn edge? SO COOL!

It’s amazing how some simple scoring along the edges can add that perfect detail…

Some great debossing…

Designer Debbie Standard created this card with some beautiful embossing and those cute little sentiments that make cardmaking as snap! Harvest Lane and Core look beautiful together!

And how about a layout from Designer Melissa Oliveira? Beautiful details using both Core’dinations Cardstock and Handmade Holiday.  The red cardstock is from Graphic 45 Signature Series and the embossed cardstock is BasicGrey Ornate Core Impressions.

Look at this gorgeous detail of the holy. Just hand cut the leaves, scor  and then sand and you are ready to go! Don’t  forget the Queen & Co. Bling …perfect for the berries.

Day TWO with Simple Stories!

December 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Simple Stories

We are here with Day TWO of our week with Simple Stories! How exciting! I told you this week was going to be GREAT!

Make sure you head over to their blog HERE to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week. You WILL NOT be disappointed.

Today’s project comes from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley. She used Handmade Holiday to create this beautiful home decor piece that is not only festive but gorgeous.

And a close-up for all that gorgeous Simple Stories and Core goodness!

Sigh…just gorgeous!

Simple Stories Day ONE!

December 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Simple Stories, Tim Holtz

We are here with Day 1 of our week with Simple Stories! How exciting!

Make sure you head over to their blog HERE to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week.

Today we have Debbie Standard using the Harvest Lane Line from Simple Stories. This is the perfect line to scrap all those Thanksgiving  photos you just took  last week and all those great outdoor, Fall photos.  The colors are so rich and the patterns are classic Simple Stories with their fabulous prints and textures.

For this first layout, Debbie paired Harvest Lane with some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core. Debbie took her sander and sanded gently over the surface of the cardstock to give it that subtle, sanded look. Love that! The Tim Holtz Kraft-Core matches perfectly with Harvest Lane.

And next up Debbie used the NEW Tim Holtz KRaft Core Seasonal Impressions! And Debbie used some of the Darice 12″ embossing folders to emboss the strips. These are so GREAT!

See you tomorrow!

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