Get that “Pin It” button ready! We have some AH-mazing Thanksgiving/Fall inspired table decor for you today featuring our Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock.
First up Designer Ava Gavloski created this amazing tablescape. How cool will this look on your Thanksgiving Day Table?
Autumn is a bouquet of colors which truly is magical to watch as you stroll down the country side roads and city parks. The fresh cool air of autumn brings memories to warm everyone’s heart. Designing with the Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered collection during this sunny day of Autumn has set the ambiance for a thankful Thanksgiving.
Below you will see all the leaves that I distressed.
a) This line you see the green leaves cut out straight up from the paper. B) this side presents the harvest orange, crumbled and sanded leaves green leaves were made by first crumbling the cardstock, sanding and then die cutting the leaves out. C) this line of leaves shows the differences from inked and die cut to crumbled and sanded before die cutting the leaves. D) this sample is taking the cherry bright cardstock , crumbled, sanded before die cutting.
And some close ups:
Look at all that gorgeous Shattered cardstock!
And one more of the distressed, crumpled leaves:
Tim Holtz Shattered Collection Kraft Core, Sand It Set, Helmar, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Ranger Distress Ink, Ripe Persimmon , Procraft cuttlebug, Leaves die 37-1214, Thrift store: candle, tray and candle holder
Next a Fall themed topiary from Designer Shaunte Wadley! The large flower is just a scalloped shape piece of cardstock (you can use a die for this or a cutting machine) and then scored and folded. For a similar project that I did for Christmas check out Debbie’s Dares blog for more!
These are pretty easy to make. Just take 4 circles and cut off the bottoms to make a straight line (this is how they will stand up on their own). Scor down the middle and fold. Then adhere them back to back around a stick (I use kabob skewers that I cut down) to make the little pumpkings. Ink the edges so they really pop.
I know we have been giving you all sorts of Halloween Inspiration but today we are switching gears to something to be thankful for!Some truly gorgeous pieces from Designer Jennifer Edwardson that will make your Thanksgiving truly memorable. Thanksgiving in Canada was a few weeks ago but due to our three blog swaps, we are a bit behind on the blog. You can never complain about not enough inspiration around here, that’s for sure!
Thanksgiving in Canada is only a few weeks away and I love creating fun little place holders for the dinner table. I am loving my Silhouette more and more these days and I knew I wanted a tiny box to sit at each place setting. I found this great cut file by Lori Whitlock and started cutting. I used some brown cardstock for the base of several and also cut a few boxes using my fave white spotted cardstock too.
These were really easy to put together and I love the look of the embossed Core’dinations cardstock. It adds some great depth to the project.
As cute as the boxes were, I wanted a sweet embellishment for the top so again using my Silhouette, I cut out an adorable mini sunflower !! It was cut to be held together in the center by a brad but I wanted it a bit more 3 dimensional than that so I layered the two petal pieces with 3D foam and added a button with twine in the center.
I finished each box off with a mini tag from the David Tutera Celebrate collection. These little tags are adorable and were the perfect size for everyone’s names. I mixed white with a few of the pearl finish tags and tucked them under the ‘petal’ of the flowers. I am so excited to fill each box with a little note about what I am thankful for with each person…….what a nice little surprise at the Thanksgiving dinner table …… I wonder who is going to write in mine!
I have always loved the look of burlap on pretty much anything home décor and craft related so when I got a whole package of it from the David Tutera Wedding Collection I couldn’t wait to add it into my Core’dinations projects. This was a fun, quick and easy addition to the Fall / Thanksgiving décor I have been working on for the upcoming holiday (it’s on October 14th in Canada
I cut a piece of burlap approx. 5 x 12″ and folded it in half. I ran it through my sewing machine on each side INSIDE OUT and then turned it ‘right side out’ again. I pulled a few strand of the burlap off the top to fray it a bit and then tied it using natural colored twine.
The Core Tags are SUPER and something that everyone should have in hteir stash. They come in several shapes and I love that I can just easily throw them into my typewriter to personalize them however I want. I added a few die cut leaves to the tag and bag and it’s ready for some fun fall treats …..
And Jennifer created this Thankful Frame using TONS of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core!
Our family recently moved into a new/old home that we are slowly renovating and one of the first things I asked to be built was a new mantle. I absolutely LOVE decorating a mantle for the different seasons and I needed a new Fall / Thanksgiving piece.
I took a basic white frame and removed the glass. I added a piece of Jillian Vanilla Crème cardstock behind the white mat that the frame came with.
I put the frame and matting back together and worked on the piece so that I knew I had all the bits where I wanted them. Using a piece of orange carstock from the Shattered Collection, I cut this phrase using my Silhouette. (love this)…..
I used (4) different pieces of cardstock to cut all these great leaves from my Silhouette as well. I used my embossing folders and Big Shot to add a bit of pattern to a couple of leaves and lightly sanded off the top to show a bit more interest !!
The David Tutera Wedding Collection has some AMAZING pieces and I am In absolute LOVE with this burlap. I cut several strips and pulled the ‘string’s top and bottom so it frayed slightly. Then I got out my hot glue gun and adhered it to the bottom edge of the frame. I wanted to ruffle it up a bit so I could add a few more ‘fallen’ leaves …… I love how this all came toghether and can’t wait to add it to my new mantle as soon as it’s complete !!!
You need to see these close-ups!
other: embossing folders
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Today we have some layouts from Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson! She is working some circles and tags for you today so we hope you enjoy!
This was a step outside of the box layout for me. I am very linear in my designing and usually shy away from circles since I can’t seem to keep them in a straight line ) I have been playing around with my Silhouette lately and found this super cute circle template so I cut it to 11 x 11″ using a piece of ‘Shattered’ cardstock.
I really wanted to use it twice on this layout so I layed it underneath my Kraft Core base and lightly sanded over top to have the image come through on top. I added my photo first and then started embellishing around it …… I took the circle template and carefully cut it into several pieces and adhered them around the photo slightly overlapping in spots and laying off the edge of the layout in others.
To add some more color I chose 4 pieces from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection and punched a couple sizes of circles out. I ran them through my Big Shot using a spotted embossing template and lightly sanded them to make the dots pop !! I raised all these circles around the layout to appear like I am ‘juggling’ lots of balls in the air …. (read the journaling)
Sand It Gadget
AND how about some Core Tags? If you come around our blog a lot then you know how much we love love love Core Tags! They come with a metal grommet and are perfect for any paper crafter….scrabookers…cardmakers…we all love them and Jennifer has a layout that just rocks them!
Over the years I’ve seen adorable tag projects but have never takent the time to create one myself …. Until I got these fantastic Core’dinations tags – LOVE them !!!
Of course like many of you I’m sure, I tend to take an absolute TON of pics of my kids and the stack I have of Alexander’s 1st soccer camp from a few summers back was crazy !! Lots of them were taken from quite far away but the expressions on his face and his actions were so cute I wanted to capture them all but needed to crop the photos small to really focus on him.
I started with a Spotted Jillian Dot base in French Roast and sanded off the top to show my fave big dots underneath. I chose 4 colors in 2 sizes of tags to emboss and ran them through my Big Shot with different Darice embossing folders (LOVE the clouds) …..
I adhere them to the outside edges of the base and then strung natural colored twine through the eyelets and tied them together …..
I cropped my photos and lightly sanded the edges to give me a nice white border and then rasied them onto 6 of the tags using 3D foam. I typed my journaling onto Snowflake cardstock and trimmed it to fit throughout the layout ….. All that was left was to add a title with some mini alphas !!!
Sand It Gadget
Darice Embossing Folders – Stars, Stars Small, Cloudy Sky
Make sure you check out the wonderful tip from Designer Lydia Jackson that was on the blog yesterday on how to use up those Core scraps for a really cute card.
Today we have Design Team Member Debbie Standard sharing with us her Tuesday Tip usint Tim Holtz Collection.
First off I scored a frame around where I was going to focus my page – actually double scored it – two sets of lines. As you score use your Sand it Gadget to sand over the scoring ridge while it’s still on the score ridge – much easier and cleaner than trying to sand it after you are done scoring. Then I sanded down outside my scoring to really accent a frame look. To create the red portion of the page I used a circle cutter I think was made by CK (OLD tool of mine) and sanded over it again and again moving it around behind my page – I really like how it came out. We call this technique outlining. Then I used a strip of The Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions line with the stars. I used some of the Tim Holtz Kraft and embossing it and cut out sections, also just tore a few pieces. Added some of the Jenni Bowlin black/kraft piece and cut out circles of it. Oh and then I sanded and cut out my title from the letters on a sheet from the Jenni Bowlin line- ran then through the Xyron machine and put them on some black cardstock which I cut around the letters so when I put them on my page they popped a little more.
I have to say I am a little a LOT biased when it comes to this layout! Which reminds me I need April to send me this photo! Isn’t it great? We had so much fun working at CHA. YES..I said working, LOL! Pinch me I never knew working could be so much fun!
I guess it is fitting that April used two of my favorite Core products on this layout. Okay, okay, you got me..they are all my Favorite but Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock and Core Tags are a match made in heaven! Kind of like us in this photo…awwwww
Wanna close-up of those awesome Core Tags??!?!?!?!?!!??! Don’t you love that added gems that April put in the metal grommet? As if the metal grommet detail wasn’t enough? NEVER!
And another close up for you:
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