Hi Everyone! Gail Lindner here…. I had a simple design in mind using ONLY Core’dinations cardstock and looked to Pinterest for some fun color combinations! I came up with four combinatons and made several of each in one big creating session!
I cut the sentiment “Thanks” out using my Silhouette Cameo but wanted it to stand out from the background. I saw the trick of cutting out several and layering them during some blog hopping and it really was a quick way of adding dimension that you can see in the following close up photo.
Because the writing is quite detailed and fine, using pop dots would not only be time consuming but would also not be sturdy enough. I simply cut multiple words out of a full sheet of white cardstock and ended up adhering four layers to give it enough dimension.
I’ve also used techniques such as embossing, sanding, distressing and folding to add interest and dimension.
It sure feels good to have a nice collection of thank you cards handy again!
Supply List – Gail February Project #3 – Thank You Cards
Pool, Lemonade, Stonewashed, Sunset Orange (Tim Holtz Adirondack)
Snowflake, Cityscape (Neutrals)
Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz Distress)
Spring Green (Graphic 45)
110lb White Premium Cardstock
Sand It Gadget
Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder
Thirsy Script Font
It’s Gail here again! I’m putting some creative energy to work to create some layouts and things for our sweet baby #3. Here’s a layout documenting some thoughts on late pregnancy, using one of my favourite color combinations of Core cardstock!
For this layout, I started with the idea of placing different colored squares of Core’dinations cardstock over my background, varying the size and texture of each one.
I started by just cutting some squares in various sizes and playing with the placement. You can see I’ve created a few visual triangles to balance the layout – mainly with the three squares of the navy and light pink cardstock.
You can see a couple of fun embossing folders that I’ve used on the squares! As usual, a quick sand to reveal the core brings them to life!
For the title and accents on my layout, I put my Silhouette Cameo cutter to good use and cut a variety of hearts and arrows in the same colours as the squares and scattered them, raising some on pop dots.
My title was also cut with the Cameo using my favorite font: Thirsty Script. You’ll find it works wonderfully with the Core cardstock!
Supply List – Gail February Project #1 – Almost Layout
Sand It Gadget
Cuttlebug & Darice embossing folders
Cut Files: Arrows, 8 Thin Arrows, Echo Park Heart
Thirsty Script font
Today we have some projects from Designer Mary Pat Siehl for all those back to school ideas!
School is starting for us this month and due to the fact that I am a teacher I am always working on my son’s first day of school. Since I am not there when he wakes up I always put a little something special on the breakfast table for him. This year I made a card for his first day of school using the amazing Core cardstock. I used my silhouette to cut out the apple parts. For my cardstock I used the Brights collection and the Tim Holtz Adirondak collection. For my base I used Snowflake. I cut the apple out twice and glued it together to form the actual card. After cutting out the apple pieces I embossed them using a variety of embossing folders. I then lightly sanded them to expose the inner core! Next, I used a smooth Core Tag and cut it down just a bit and stamped my sentiment and tied on the stem using some yummy twine. Finally I added some bling to make it looks like some apple seeds. I think my son is going to love this!
And speaking of school projects. Mary Pat creates these large envelope layouts for all of her kids school years. How cool is that? It’s a great way to store their report cards, schedules, and all the other things that they get throughout the year that they might want to save and have to look back on one day.
We have some fun projects for you today. Hope this weekend is a scrappy one! But first we want to make sure we see you back here Monday!
First a card from Designer Gail Linder:
One of the things I love about Core’dinations Cardstock, besides the colored core, is that there are so many fantastic colors of cardstock. Color can evoke a feeling in a layout, it can help support the theme of a layout or it can just compliment the photos. It is awesome that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock has so many colors that it makes it so easy to do of these things! When creating this “All Boy” layout, I wanted to use what I consider “all boy” colors. Core’dinations Cardstock did not fail me!
To pop the ColorCore on the green background paper, orange arrows and brown titlework I simply distressed the cardstock with the Core’dinations Sandit Gadget and Dust Buddy.
I stamped some fun boy adjectives after adding a bit of Distress Paint to a Core’dinations Core’Tag. These sturdy, smooth tags are awesome for adding wet mediums. Stamping on the textured ColorCore Cardstock has such a great effect, too, as you can see on the “guareneed trouble” spot.
Ranger Archival Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Die-namics Alpha Die
Today we have a super “krafty” layout from designer Kate Nolan-Denham.
I am having a great love of all things Kraft lately and I find myself reaching for the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core all the time . The sweet layout of my grandson I am sharing today is chock-full of this line!
I sanded the background cardstock, Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.10, using my Sand it Gadget to give it a bit of an aged look. To create the rulered mat, I embossed a piece of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.6, with Darice 12″ ruler embossing folders. After fussy cutting out each ruler, I inked them with Distress Ink and added them to a 9″x 8″ mat of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No. 23.
The title work is die cut from Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.21 and distressed a bit with the Sandit Gadget. Of course, I always use the Dust Buddy everytime I sand. The photo mat and die punched hearts are made from scraps of Core’dinations papers I had in my stash. Got to love stash!
Darice Ruler Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
EK Success Punches
Helmar ZapDots & Premium Craft Glue
And ..the GREAT thing about Kraft Core is you can use a little or a lot! Check out Clare Buswell’s card here using all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock including a paper ruffle flower from Kraft Core. You can mix & match Core beautifully, don’t you think? Add some of the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress collection, too!
Check out more of Clare’s paper ruffles HERE. Gorgeous!
And just love love how she stamped on the Whitewash Cardstock.
Hello! My name is Kate Nolan-Denham, but I answer to Katie, Mom, and Mimi, too. I live in Maine with my dear hubby (Scott), our youngest daughter(Lily) and two dogs(Lexi & Ryder). Our oldest daughter(Kass) lives nearby with our two grandsons(Chase & Seth). We are so lucky to live in a small community that is situated only 45 minutes from the ocean and the mountains. By day, I am an Office Manager for a Speech-Language Pathology Center. I love my day job because the women I work with do great work and have huge hearts! I was encouraged to start scrapbooking by a dear friend who insisted that scrapbooking was “so me.” She was right! Twelve years later my love of paper crafting has evolved to include scrapbooking, card making, stamping, altered art, and a dabbling of mixed-media. My style is clean and colorful (most of the time). I have had the honor of being on several design teams during the last few years, but I am especially excited about joining the Core’dinations team. Now I can check it off my bucket list!
Check out more awesome projects on Kate’s blog HERE!
This layout is so pretty and this is my favorite paper pack yet!
How much fun was this week??? We have had a bunch of winners so far so we thought putting all the winners in one place would make things easier for you. So CLICK HERE to go to out Hot Topics section of our website and see if you are a winner.
This week was the beginning of a THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team! Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!
AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this until the end of May so don’t go far!!!
Today’s winner will receive a pack of……
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to 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.
And we have a winner from yesterday! I promise you this is random. We use random.org and it was number 12!
I love this color combo. This would be a great birthday present to win, since today is my birthday
So today we have layers and layers from Mary Pat Siehl.
First here is a little bit about Mary Pat:
My name is Mary Pat Siehl. I am an avid paper crafter, stamper, and card maker. I have been paper crafting for over 12 years. It truly is a passion of mine. I would descirbe my style as clean and simple, but this is not to say my style is boring. I love to layer my papers and add all types of embellishments. I love adding different textures to my layouts. I am married to a wonderful man who totally supports my addiction to paper crafting. I have 2 boys who keep me totally on the run and having fun. I am a high school teacher by day, and I am in my 24th year of teaching. I live in beautiful Springboro, Ohio. If I am not scrapping I am either hanging out with my 3 favorite guys or on the tennis courts.
Now Mary Pat’s layout..for more design inspiration make sure you check out her blog HERE!