There is no place better than the beach! And not just during the summer, during those non-summer months, when it’s a little rougher to get to the beach due to the lack of time and return to regular routines. Here is a great way to remind yourself of just how great the beach is and what’s around the corner!
Die – EllenTina Cutting Dies/Tessler Crafts
Cut Files – Kolette Hall Studios (Design ID #43142 and #61944), Hero Arts (Design ID #40428)
Buy yourself a lovely weathered frame and dress it up with some Core’dinations cardstock cut with beachy dies and cut files!
The Kraft Core Shattered collection adds that perfect weathered feel to a beach themed project. So too does sanding add a sand worn effect.
Tucking things between the background and the frame adds a 3D dimension and some added depth to your project. Note how the texture of the Core’dinations cardstock really makes this sea star that much more realistic!
Design by Suzanna Lee
Supplies: Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered, Glitter Silk, David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system sentiment, liquid pearls, sequins, mini-clothes pins, twine, scoring tool and star punch
I love projects that just wow you and are totally out of the box! I know a lot of my friends that are having children now already have a lot of what they need and this idea is PERFECT for that family!
And we have a layout from Gail today, too!
And a close up…LOVING that Whitewash embossed and sanded!
We are celebrating the Holidays with some TIM HOLTZ KRAFT-CORE! Did you know that KRaft-Core comes in TWO collections? Both the Nostaglic collection and the Shattered Collection. Both come in 12″ and 6″ assorted packs, so perfect for any paper crafter.
We have a giveaway for you, too! Want your very own SIGNED copy from Tim Holtz himself???
Well we have a treat for YOU…HURRY you only have until Sunday. Click on the image and then enter to WIN!
Now some projects from our Design Team ….
Hi everyone! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a kids craft with you today!!! I made this chapstick card. This “kids” craft is great because it can be made by little kids for their teachers or by teenagers for friends! I think it is a great little something for anyone actually!!
To create this card I used Core’dinations’ Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection, 110 lb white coredinations paper, this silhoutte cut, and some Hemptique cord.
Thanks! Have a Great day!!! Smiles, Jill
And next up we have a card from Designer Clare Buswell using more of that Gorgeous Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered cardstock! Clare really adds some great distressing details with inks and stamps. This cardstock is so great because you can use it “as is” or add your own touches to it!
We have a fun treat for you! Merry Christmas! Happy New year!
How much do you love Kraft-Core? Well we have a treat for YOU…HURRY you only have until Sunday. Click on the image and then enter to WIN!
How about some inspiration from our Design Team using this fabulous line of Core’dinations!
First up we have a layout from Kate Nolan-Denham.Looks so cool, doesn’t it? Loving the red and green she used here for a cute Christmas layout:
And next up some projects from Debbie Standard using the Shattered cardstock. Love how she used the doilies on this layout and all that embossing and sanding is INCREDIBLE! You can use your Kraft-Core as is or play with it…sky is the limit.
And it works GREAT for cards, too! Debbeie added a touch of stamping with one of our Smooth Tags (they are SO great for stamping).
Have you ever come across some vintage cards from days gone by? Well I wanted to create a card today with a vintage feel. Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft-Core is the perfect cardstock collection to achieve this look. The Shattered look to the cardstock takes you back to days gone by.
Photographing the card with some vintage crochet doilies really does make this card vintage looking.
Here I have started out by using the Tombow mono glue on the back of the die cut tree allowing the glue to dry semi-transparent. This re-positionable option is my favorite.
Next step, is sanding and inking the Shattered Cardstock which created the weathered vintage feel that I was trying to achieve for my card.
The next step was to ink and tear the Shattered cardstock. The ink embeds into the cracked pattern of the cardstock giving the cardstock a weathered feel.
Gently, press the sponge pad to hook the two sides of the tabs together to help organize your supplies.
Whenever you want to use your ink, your sponge is on the back of your stamp pad making it easy to attach to your blending tool. Think of how convenient this will be whenever you need to ink a project.
For more projects check out my blog here. http://cottagerca.blogspot.ca/