The next few days we have some Core Tag inspiration for you. Tags are the perfect item to have in your crafting arsenal this year. Did you know the come in our fabulous texture cardstock with colored Core AND we have Smooth Tags, too! You can use them for Thanksgiving tags or place settings or maybe even to use on a wine bottle! The possibilities are endless. So over the next few days we have some tag inspiration for you and this Holiday Season feauring our Core Tags.
Thanksgiving Day Tag from Debbie Standard
For this tag I wanted to try some embossing, inking and misting. I started off embossing my tag, then I sanded it with my Sand It Gadget. Then I used my Dust Buddy on it and then inked the embossed portion with some Tim Holtz ink. Then I sprayed it with the Tattered Angels mist – let it dry and then added my embellishments which I created in the same fashion as the tag. I cut them, embossed them, inked and sprayed them. Then I ran them through my Xyron machine and attached them to the card. I used the Spellbinder’s die to cut and emboss my flowers, then I lightly sanded them, dusted them off, inked the edges and rolled the edges. Then I sprayed them with the Tattered Angels, let them dry and put them together with the My Mind’s Eye brads.
And a close up of that embossing and sanding detail:
For this tag I wanted to try some embossing, inking and misting. I started off embossing my tag, then I sanded it with my Sand It Gadget. Then I used my Dust Buddy on it and then inked the embossed portion with some Tim Holtz ink. Then I sprayed it with the Tattered Angels mist – let it dry and then added my embellishments which I created in the same fashion as the tag. I cut them, embossed them, inked and sprayed them. Then I ran them through my Xyron machine and attached them to the card. I used a Die namics die cut for my flowers. I lightly inked them with some Color Box chalk. I then rolled them up.
Personally, I would ask Debbie Standard. She always creations beautiful layouts that not only showcase Core but they are full of amazing details, beautiful photos and over all well designed elements. What do you say we check out a few?
And next up another amazing layout. Check out the placement of the photos and just how balanced this amazing layout is! The flowers move our eye around and the hand cut details….
I have lways been a huge fan of the Core Amour Line and this Teresa Collins line in pink – for princess – was just perfect for wedding photos. Such a photogenic couple too! I love these new David Tutera tags, stickers and dies – make cards and layouts so easy. The leaves were made with the Spellbinder’s Foliage die and then run through my Xyron so that I could sand them before putting them on the page. Using your Xyron for this makes it so much easier to sand those delicate things.
We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven! But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!
Make sure you check out the Authentique BLOG for more ideas and a giveaway AND their complete lines of gorgeous papers HERE. Today we are using the Seasons Autumn and the Tradition lines.
Before we give you all the goods 😉 PLEASE check out both companies on Pinterest and follow them for endless inspiration!
First up we have Mary Pat Siehl with a layout using the Seasons Autumn layout. She really embraces the Autumn color palette with the rusts and reds and I love that touch of navy blue!
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I think is is the beautiful rich colors that are all around! Core and Authentique are such a great pairing becuse of the beautful textures and colors that both companies have. For today I made a fall layout with the new collection from Authentique and I paired it up with some Core Amour and Core Impressions Jillibean Soup. The colors really mixed well and the texture it provided just made the layout!
We have three gorgeous layouts from the amazing Debbie Standard!
Debbie creates the most amazing projects…so much detail and SO MUCH CORE! She really demonstrates the entire concept of, ahem, not needing any patterned paper. You can do it!
I love using the White Wash collection – there’s just so many uses for it. For my page here I sanded over the entire sheet so some of the blue tones would come through and then up under the title area I put a piece of cloud chipboard and sanded over it in several different places to simulate the sky and clouds in that area of my page. Then I had two small embossing folders and I used some of the bright cardstock which perfectly matched the little dress and embossed and sanded two small squares. I then used the same paper and scored it around the area of my embossed piece to create little frames. To make the embossed piece stand out I backed it with white. The leaves were all created on my Silhouette machine. As long as you can run these through your Xyron you can sand these delicate pieces before taking them off the backing and applying them to your page. The flowers are all cut with Spellbinder’s Dies. Then I lightly sanded them – you have to be really careful doing this as they are delicate – I find it works best to put my finger in the middle of the flower and then lightly sand the edges of the petals. The larger the flower the easier it is to sand. Then I rolled the petals over my paper piercer and sprayed them with some Maya Road mist. I continued to encourage the edges to curl after misting. After they were dry I added some My Mind’s Eye brads. This adorable little subject is my sister’s bff’s granddaughter, Bridgette.
I just love the dotted collection – both of them – one has larger dots and one smaller. It even comes in the 6 X 6 too! For this I started with a sheet of the blue in the Jillian collection. First I scored a frame around the entire sheet and then I sanded only inside my frame. Then I cut a piece from the Tillie collection in a lighter shade of blue and attached it to top of my page. I then used a sheet of Core Impressions Fancy Pants collection which I sanded and then just cut out the frame from. I made my clouds using a die cut and then cutting it from a sheet of White Wash – these make the best clouds – you can sand them letting the blue come through and they really look like clouds! Then using some of the smooth tags I used one for my title tying a May Arts ribbon around it and another for my journaling. The adorable little subject is my daughter’s bff’s baby – so love that she got these monthly stickers so she can record a picture every month for me!
I saw this wedding photo and immediately knew I would be jumping into my Core Amour collection for this one. I also used some of the Core Pastels which were the colors of her wedding. This particular Amour sheet only requires that you sand across the works. Then I misted it. I used my Silhouette to cut some swirls which I layered down the side of the page. I then used a Martha Stewart punch and placed a small pink ribbon over it. The photo itself I first matted with black, then with pink and then which yellow white I tore around . The flowers and butterfly all came from die cuts which I cut, sanded and then sprayed with Maya Road spray. I let them dry and then put them together and attached to my page. I added some little tiny die cut tags and some prima leaves.
Core Onyx Amour Collection Core Pastels collection
Spellbinder’s Rose Creations Die, and tags CD003
My Mind’s Eye Brads
Maya Road Mist
D’eja Views Clear Word Stickers Sand It Gadget Dust Buddy
Bling: Queen & Co.
How we doing today??? I hope you are as excited as I am for today’s project from Designer Ava Gavloski. She created this gorgeous Calendar box using our BasicGrey Core Impression. WOWZA is it GORGEOUS!
It’s all about texture. The Card Keeper box is perfect for many filing options. Today, I am sharing with you my file which helps me remember birthdays, anniversaries and events that are celebrated yearly. You could change this file system by making tabs for the types of cards you have on hand. (ie: Birthdays, Sympathy, Anniversary, Baby etc).
Core’dinations cardstock adds volume and texture to this card keeper project. Layering this project with Graphic 45 pattern papers was a delight as the Bird Song collection matched perfectly with the Core’dinations Whitewash and Distress collection.
You can find the start up instructions to this project at Erica Cerwin’s blog: http://pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.ca/2012/06/stampin-celebration-june-blog-hop.html. I adjusted the instructions a bit to fit my style of scrapping and my tip is to not glue the box together until you have the sides designed and glued down. Enjoy!
Loving this back detail with the Couture Creations embossing folder…