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!
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!
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.
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: