Spellbinder’s Dies – foliage S4-328 and Aster Flower Topper S5-102
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Debbie Stadard here with an easy step-by-step on how to create a festive gift bag and tag for the that next big day of yours! Don’t be afraid to emboss that Glitter Silk. It looks amazing!
1. First off pick a little box – as you can see I have had this one awhile but that’s ok – I’m covering it. Using the wrong side of your paper mark the bottom of the box and the top of the box and cut out. The great thing about Glitter Silk is that the back is white so it’s easy to make lines. Then cut a smaller piece to fit in the bottom of the box.
2. Now glue all the pieces to the box.
3. Measure around the box and the height of the bottom of the box and cut. Glue to sides holding to get a tight fit. If you have to cut a second strip it’s easier to cut one side and then piece it that way.
4. Do the same thing for the top of the box.
5. Now because I didn’t want my seam to show on to I used these pearls from Paper Studios. They worked well on here because they are all attached in one long line so you can do an entire side at one time.
6. Then I used a Spellbinder’s die to cut my flower and leaves and embossed the them. I used my Xyron 250 to run the leaves through and attach to the top of the box and then some Glue dots to add the flower after I added a brad.
7. Now to make my bag I used the rest of the turquoise sheet. I embossed it (you don’t sand Glitter Silk due to the glitter finish) and attached it and another embossed purple strip. Then I made a banner sentiment using the green and layering it with some turquoise and added a David Tutera Sentiment.
8. Tie a festive bow to the top and you have a great gift set!
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Next up we are showcasing Chocolate Box on the blog this week. What a sweet treat…
chocolate covered cardstock! Sand, tear and emboss it to reveal the yummy colors hidden beneath the texture. It is available in 12×12 assorted packs, 6×6 and Cut & Emboss. And don’t forget single sheets for those special projects, too. First up we have Kate Nolan Denham with a masculine layout filled with TONS of technique!
I wanted to create a very “boy” layout with the photos of my Grandson so I immediately grabbed my stock of Core’dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock. I embossed, debossed, and die cut my way through the Chocolate Box on this layout! Each piece of Chocolate Box was sanded to show the great core colors I chose to compliment Seth’s plaid shirt.
I used Spellbinder’s Sprightly Sprockets Dies to create all the fun gears on this page. Just loving how once I sanded down gears they looked aged with all that red showing though the Chocolate Box. I added a bit of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint to them make them pop just a bit more.
I mean..seriously? How cute are these??!??!? Keep on reading on how to make these little cuties. They are perfect for Spring! And the button embossing folder is too perfect!
If you haven’t gotten a Fiskars Paper crimper yet then you better! Check out our Technique Videos HERE for more ideas and a video on Corrugating.
Cut files from cardstock using Silhouettte Portrait. Use paper crimper on roofs and sand using Sand It Gadget. Emboss main sections of bird houses using the button box embossing folder, sand using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.
Assemble each bird house, thread ribbon through roof and glue roof in position. Roll piece of Core cardstock tightly to make peg for perch and place in position, to finish.
Sorry we are a bit late today…things have been crazy around here the last few weeks. It’s all good though!
Before we introduce Clare to you today, we want to take this time to tell you about our Hard Core Crafter program! You get access to EXCLUSIVE videos, giveaways AND sneak peeks that no one else does…AND it’s FREE. I am bringing this up now because in case you haven’t notice, we recently hit 10,000 likes on our Facebook page! So I would make sure you are an HCC member so you don’t miss out on anything. So don’t waste anymore time and sign up HERE!
Now….on to the good stuff…..
Today we are saying hello to Clare Buswell!
Here is a little bit about Clare:
Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.
I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.
I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.
When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.
I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!
If you have been to Clare’s blog you will notice she isn’t a layout girl…her cards are incredible so she did her signature paper ruffles for us today! You will see more of this gorgeous, handmade technique in the future and if you want to learn how to do it yourself, check out Clare’s blog HERE.
You can get some really realistic looking paper ruffles using this simple technique. Once you get the hang of it you can apply your paper ruffles to your cards and layouts in lots of different ways. Here is how she does it:
To make the ruffles I cut strips of Core’dinations cardstock approx 1 1/2″ deep, mist the back of the cardstock with water, leave for a minute and the cardstock becomes malleable and easy to form into ruffles. Just be careful not to wet it too much! Once you’ve shaped your ruffles, leave to dry and apply to your projects with double sided tape. For a detailed tutorial you can visit my blog.
For my first card I went for an ombre effect and layered tones of blue and turquoise ruffles on my card. When layering the ruffles always start at the bottom. You can enhance the edges of the ruffles by gently rubbing them with your Sand It Gadget for some added texture.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic, Tim Holtz Distress Collection, The Whitewash Collection, Sand it Gadget, Dust Buddy, Big Shot, Spellbinders Tag Trio, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Sweet Sentiments stamp The Craft’s Meow, Onyx Black VersaFine Ink, Distress Ink – Antique Linen, teal satin ribbon, baker’s twine.
I think it is only fitting that we giveaway some of that fabulous Tim Holtz Kraft Core, don’t you?????
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this weekend will be posted on Tuesday due to the holiday weekend here in the States. Winner will win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
If you have been following us make sure you check our WINNER page HERE to see if you won!
AND the winner of the Spotted cardstock from yesterday is…………