For my son’s 9th Birthday he was having a pool party at our house. I know our pool is still open for business even though school has started! Everything was themed ‘Splish Splash’ so I pulled out some fabulous Core’dinations Cardstock and got to work with my Silhouette cutting all kinds of little bits to decorate with!
Let’s start off with this cute little frame from the David Tutera Wedding Collection. Perfect for any occasion …. including a 9 year old boys birthday party:
One of my favorite things were these fun water bottle tags. With (15) 9 year olds running around all afternoon I knew I needed to try and keep their drinks straight so I cut these super fun shapes and made these name tags for each of them.
- Spotted Jillian Dot - Tulip, Apple Green, Tranquil Blue
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Broken China, Mustard Seed
- David Tutera Wedding – Frame
- Spotted Tillie Dot – Navy
- Graphic 45 Signature Series Cardstock – Gala Gold, Bon Voyage
It’s time to start thinking of back to school and I have a cute, but simple gift bag idea.
Darice White Gift Bag
Darice Lines Thin Embossing Folder
Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge
The Alley Way Stamps Gotta Bug stamp set
Hero Arts Soft Granite ink
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
May Arts ribbon
1. Start with a white gift bag from Darice. Cut a piece of Tillie Spottedcardstock to 8” x 6”. Sand over the embossed dots with the Sand It Gadget.
3. Attach both of these pieces to the gift bag.
4. Cut the apple from the Locker Talk Cricut cartridge at 4.” Attach that to the gift bag with foam squares.
5. Stamp the mason jar on a piece of whitecardstock with black ink and the cover with gray ink. Punch a hole in the top, thread ribbon through it, and tie a bow. Core Tip: Make any stamped image your tag. Tags don’t have to be traditional looking, they can be any design you want!
6. Glue sequins to the bag for added sparkle
Design by Tracy Gruber
2) Keeping the titlework on the adhesive backing, sand the Core’dinations Cardstock with Sand It Gadget until the color core shows.
3) Using your Dust Buddy, dust the sanded titlework.
4) Add any liquid you may use to enhance the color core to your title work before taking the titlework off the adhesive backing.
The pinwheels are cut out of Core’dinations Jillian Spotted Collection. This fun dotted collection is just perfect for the whimsical pinwheels.
Being one not to waste good negatives, I made two cards out of the titlework negatives.
With Core’dinations, it’s all about the technique! The beauty of Core’dinations IS, the core. The core of the paper, getting to the core of the matter. You can do so much with it!
Emboss it, crimp it, sand it and run it through your label machine it! These are the things I have done on this layout. If you haven’t already visited, be sure to check out the technique videos on the Core blog. There are many more techniques to see there too!
Crimp it! Running your Core’dinations cardstock through a crimper with some sanding provides not only a neat texture but a striped effect depending upon the color core you reveal with your sanding.
Sand it! I used the Spotted Tillie cardstock to create my own Lego bricks! Cut each brick to size using your paper trimmer and sand! Dead easy!!
Label it! I created the sub title of my layout by running an appropriate sized strip of cardstock through my label maker and sanded it! Simple yet so effective!
Designer Suzanna Lee here today with an Easter project for you.
Using an accordian card die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I created this fun Easter home decor. Each of the backgrounds is not only a different color but a different cardstock as well. I used some Core Essentials cardstock and some Core Impressions in various designs. See my supply list for more details.
The oval of each panel is cut using white cardstock and individually decorated using more die cut cardstock and some stamps.
Emboss bits and pieces of the panel for added texture like I did here with the tulip. Then shade it with Gelatos for a hint of ombre color and shading. Scor the outer edge of this panel and sand to frame the letters.
Embellish each oval shape and make a quick nest out of some twine like I did below:
Twine – The Twinery
Stamps – Stampendous, October Afternoon
Dies – Memory Box, Avery Elle, Die-namics, Lifestyle Crafts, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Ink – Heidi Swapp, VersaFine
Button – American Crafts
Today we have Debbie Standard working her Spotted magic!
Core has two kinds of spotted cardstock: Tillie is the large dot and Jillian is the smaller dot. Both are perfect for cardmaking and layouts since they come in BOTH 12×12 and 6×6!