Day THREE is already here! Are you having fun yet???
We are here all week long with Lawn Fawn! Our team loves loves loves loves their stamps so much..make sure you head over to their site to do some shopping! From cards to layouts, we have it for you! Please make sure you head over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration AND their Facebook page. Their Design Team is incredible and you don’t want to miss anything.
And don’t forget…we have a prize up for grabs this week! Some Fancy Pants Core Impressions!
Who’s ready for some projects?
First up designer Kate Nolan Denham with a layout:
Stamping on the backside of the textured Core’dinations Cardstock is one of my favorite ways to use that smooth side of the paper. It always leaves me with a crisp image that pops. Today I used Lawn Fawn’s “Many Thanks” sentiment stamps and “Quinn’s ABCs” to stamp the titlework of my layout on the smooth side of Core’dinations Cardstock.
To create the fun scalloped bottom, I debossed my Core’dinations Cardstock using a contrasting ink on my embossing folder. So, for the purple cardstock, I used a blue ink and for the blue cardstock, I used a purple ink. Looks cool don’t you think? Then I punched out lots of circles, cut them in half and alternated the colors in five layers
It was so much fun to pair up Core’dinations Cardstock with Lawn Fawn stamps!
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
Ranger Archival Ink
CM Circle Punch
And next up a CAS card from Designer Jill Lebbin….she used one of our AWESOME Core Tags and created her own hand-stamped image for a background. Cute, huh??!?! Loving the So Much to Say set from Lawn Fawn….there is something for every stamper in that set!
David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system smooth A2 Cardbase
And Designer Kim Moreno is up with us again today another card creating her own background as well!
Colorbox ink by Clearsnap
Pop dots by Helmar
Ribbon by Offray
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!
Cardstock- Tim Hotlz Distress Collection, Spotted 12×12
Tags- Core Smooth Tags
paper- Fancy Pants
Die Cut Tags- Elle’s Studio
wood veneer- freckled fawn
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!
paper- American Crafts, Elle’s Studio
Vellum – American Crafts
flair- a flair for buttons
twine- the stringery
wood veneer- studio calico and freckled fawn
alphabet stickers- jillibean soup and Glitz
Embossing folder- cuttlebug
Ever wonder what you can create with our 6×6 and Cut & Emboss collection packs?
Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson created this gorgeous handmade flower basket for her mother for Mother’s Day.
Here is a little bit about this project from Jennifer:
Mom’s always love to get a handmade gift for Mother’s Day so why not a bouquet of ‘flowers’ ….. Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock flowers to be exact
First, I adhered brown Shattered Cardstock to the outside of my ‘flower box’ and then added the ribbon around the outside top edge of the box and added a bow. I stamped my sentiment on a white Core Tag
and then ran it through my die cutting maching using a flourish embossing folder and then used a blue Core Bookmark
and did the same thing but with a different pattern. To make them work well together I cut the bottom off of the blue one and rounded the corners. I added a couple of punched leaves just under a twine tied button before adhereing this to the center of my bow .
Using some of my fave Core cardstock textures and colors I set to work punching all shapes and sizes of flowers before running them through my die cut machine with several different embossing folders !! I sanded and adhered them all together keeping some flat and adding 3D foam to several as well. I tied twine into some fun buttons and adhered them to the center of the flowers ….. I even got a few butterflies into the mix and added some adhesive backed pearls too.
I adhered each flower to a thin wooden kabob stick. Once my ‘bouquet’ was complete, I added a styrofoam ball to the bottom inside and covered it with white crinkle cut paper. Then I was able to gently push my flower ‘stems’ into the styrofoam and have them stand where I wanted them.
And another shot of all that embossing”
I love how this came together and now my mom can enjoy this pretty ‘bouquet’ all year long without ever having to think about watering it!
Supplies: Glitter Silk 6×6
, Vintage Collection 6×6
, Spotted Jillian Dot 6×6, Spotted Tillie Dot 6×6
, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection 4.25 x 5.5
, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection 4.25 x 5.5
, The Whitewash Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Gemstones Pearlescent Finish 4.25 x 5.5
, Core Bookmarks, Core Tags
Happy Friday! It is quite fabulous, isn’t it???
Designer April Derrick always mixes elements in the coolest fashion. Check out the details on this layout! And see the scallop shape with the dots underneath the photo? That is one of our BRAND NEW core SMOOTH tags…this one in particular is our large Fashion Tag. Our same great cardstock with a smooth finish…they are GREAT!
And, of course, April used a Crafter’s Workshop stencil on this layout while working her paint/misting skilz.
How fun is this vellum pocket???
April is all about things blooming and new life so it is a perfect time to share this beautiful layout from Design Team Memmber Lydia Jackson. From the color combo to the journaling…it is just amazing! Lydia used Core Essentials on this layout with touches of patterned paper and one of our NEW smooth tags!
For the complete journaling you can go to Lydia’s blog here.
Here is a close up of the tab for the pocket of the hidden journaling:
and the journaling printed directly on the Core’dinations Core Essentials: