Well, yes it has been for a few weeks now but only FIVE days left until Christmas..can you believe it?
Today we have Designer Kim Moreno working some of her Core magic….ENJOY!
I just love the Tillie Dot paper and knew that it would make a cute and quick Christmas card so I went punch happy and put together this card in a snap! I punched 8 stars from the green cardstock and one from the yellow and sanded them each carefully with my Coredinations sanding block and arranged them on the Snowflake cardstock, that I tore along the bottom, in a tree shape. I then added jewels and a sticker to complete my card.
Something I look forward to at Christmas is my kids’ visiting and getting their photo taken with Santa. I love the growing collection I have, seeing how fast they are growing up and realizing that next year there will be an extra one in the photo! Eeek!
Recently I scrapped last year’s photo, and wanted to keep to a soft, pastel color scheme.
I used only cardstock from the Core’dinations Whitewash collection – I’ve been just a bit obsessed with it lately! But I love the soft colors it gives and how effective just a little bit of sanding is.
You can see in the close up photo below how the edge shows the core color so easily.
For the panel down the bottom of the layout, I used a star punch to layer shapes punched out of the same cardstock. But with that little sand around the edges they really POP!
Now to work on this year’s photo!
Core’dinations Neutrals – Snowflake
Pastels – Sugar N Spice
Whitewash – Corner Hutch, Grandma’s Rocker, Cottage Porch, Garden Gate
Darice washi tape
Sand It Gadget
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cutting file – Perfect Flourish Words
We have been hanging out with Heidi Swapp all week and let me tell you how inspired I am! Wow…their team is incredible. I love the attention to detail and the inspiration. Did you see Maridette’s interactive layout yesterday? I mean WOW! Definitely on my to do list to try.
On Wednesday’s Heidi takes over their blog so make sure you head over there today for some great ideas. I love her videos on the My Craft Channel. Today our team is working some more Mixed Company and some Believe Heidi Swapp projects.
First up Tracy Gruber!
I loved pairing the colors in the Heidi Swapp Mixed Company collection with the different Core’dinations cardstocks! This confetti paper is so fun and really reminds me of the texture of Core’dinations with the dots so why not pair it with the turquoise cardstock from the Spotted Tillie Dot and the light pink from the Pastels paper pad? Simply sand over both of them with your Sand It Gadget…it’s that easy! I also cut 1 inch circles, embossed them with an embossing folder, and sanded them to create what looks like a scalloped border using the Navy from the Darks Collection pad. I cut down the patterned paper to 11.5 x 11.5 inches and matted the whole thing with a piece of gray Core’dinations from the Neutrals paper pad. I like how this makes the Mixed Company patterned paper really “pop”. To create the embellishments, I used my Spellbinder’s circles to cut the patterns from a piece the Mixed Company Good Life paper They look like premade embellishments!
And a close up…
Tracy does such a great job on this card by mixing and matching the stripes and dots and adding some of the fun Heidi Swapp Chipboard stickers. They are the perfect accent for any card or layout. Just put them on my wish list
I thought it would be fun to create a card using the extra supplies from my layout! I used the same turquoise Spotted Tillie Dot and some patterned paper from the Mixed Company Collection. I added some stickers and crinkle ribbon to complete my card!
And guess what we have in store for you tomorrow and Friday? The gorgeous Heidi Swapp Believe Collection!
Here is a little sneak of this collection from Clare Buswell…don’t go far, you will want to see more of this Holiday collection this week. Loving how Clare used the Jingle All the Way 12×12 sheet for her sentiment on this card. Who doesn’t love some chalkboard and this sheet makes it EASY! No stamping…no mess…just some scissors.
Make card from cardstock. Emboss Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection cardstock, sand with Sand-It gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges with Distress Ink and adhere to card front. Add lace, ribbon and ric rac. Layer sentiment panel onto patterned paper, ink edges and machine stitch border, adhere to card with foam pads. Attach holly, string and bells embellishments.
We sure hope you had a great week last week with Authentique. We sure did! We will post a winner tomorrow so make sure you come back and see if your name is here! And if you haven’t checked out our Facebook page yet, you should! We gave away a bunch of cardstock last week so please stick with us while we get those prizes out. We are still shipping some Tim Holtz Adirondack packs from our April Grand Prize giveaway, too!
Soooooooooooooooo speaking of giveaways and fun stuff…..
Are here with May Arts this week! Check out their blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too! You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win) or on our Facebook page! Since we hit 6k likes last week we are in it to win it for 7k!!!!
So let’s get started! Today Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley worked the May Arts Ribbon and some Spotted Cardstock here on this layout. What a great way to use up all of those scraps!
And Shaunte made some cards for us, too!
Have you seen our Core Cards? They come pre folded with an envelope…ready to embellish and go! Check out our entire Cardmaker Series on the website here. This striped twill ribbon is gorgeous, don’t you think???
Shaunte just mixes and matches ribbon beautifully! Pair it with some Core Tags and you have a GREAT card!
Don’t forget…we will be here tomorrow and Sunday, too!
From now until Christmas Eve we are showcasing our Design Team’s Favorite cardstock. Each designer picked a few of their favorite lines and created some gorgeous projects for you showcasing why they love it so much.
Then, on that day, just by commenting on that post, you have the chance to win! AND some days we might be showcasing more than one line … like today!
Here is how it works:
1.) We post every day. The following day we pick a winner and then start over so keep coming back!
2.) You have all day and night to post. Yes, you heard me! You can win up until the next day when I pick a winner when I get up. We want our international fans to be able to win and they are normally sleeping now
3.) Want additional chances to win? Comment on Facebook and share the excitement on your blogs! If you share on your blog, come back here and link us up. Remember, you can do it every day for more chances to win!
WE ARE WORKING OUR WAY TO 5000 FANS! CAN YOU HELP US GET THERE? LIKE US ON FACEBOOK IF YOU DON’T ALREADY! TELL YOU FRIENDS…FAMILY…EVERYONE! WE DO GIVEAWAY OVER THERE, TOO
4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until January due to the Holidays. Winners must email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim prize. Please include “Favorite Things” in the email title and name, address, and phone number if international.
Who wants a winner??? Yesterday’s winner of the Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection pack is….
Cute layouts. That sister love one is so darn cute. What a great choice for a favorite the Tim Holtz Adirondack Cardstock. It would be a fun one to work with.
So….ready for some inspiration and give-a-ways????
Today is all about Core’dinatons SPOTTED Collections.
This is one of our most versatile collections today. The Tillie spots are bigger and perfect for layouts and the Jillian spots are a bit smaller and closer together and are great for layouts and cardmakers, too. Just what every paper crafter needs in their day-to-day supplies.
First up we have Design Team Member Lydia Jackson with some Jillian AND Tillie cardstock on one layout and she used some patterned paper from our friends over at Jilliebean Soup.
And this is what we are talking about when we say this cardstock is versatile.
Check out this layout from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress…different color palette yet SAME GREAT cardstock and gorgeous,gorgeous layout.
And anyone have any guesses as to what patterned paper Kim used on that layout?
Yep, you guessed it. PINK PAISLEE. Why am I asking?
BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO GIVEAWAYS TODAY! Yes, you heard me right. TWO!
We have a Pink Paislee Core Impressions cardstock collection pack to giveaway today, too!
See you tomorrow. We will be here all weekend long!!!
In case you missed Monday’s post here is the introduction to this month’s Core Colour Lover’s Challenge!
Here is the inspiration piece. These muted fall tones are just GorgeOus! Remember, you have until the end of the month to get your projects linked or posted to our Facebook page.
Design Team Member Kim Jeffress created this beautiful layout for us using some of the Tillie dot cardstock. You must get some of this for your scrapbooking stash. It is the perfect go to cardstock for any project.
Have a GREAT week everyone!
And don’t forget to mark your calendars……….