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!
Hi Core Fans! Gail here and I recently attended a dear cousin’s baby shower. We know she is expecting a little girl in July and has gathered quite the collection of gorgeous baby girl clothes so I created a set of wardrobe dividers for her, to help keep the sizes organised!
I searched the Silhouette shop for a doorknob hanger shape and when I found the shape I was happy with, I set about cutting six in the shades of pink and green that the nursery is decorated in. To add more detail and prettiness to them, I then embossed the hangers with the flower embossing folder and sanded them to reveal the lighter core.
Each divider is decorated in the same way: a die cut white label (adhered with pop dots), size numbering and a paper bow. The numbers and the bows were cut with the Silhouette Cameo and I also embossed the numbers to match the actual hanger.
The verdict: my sweet cousin loved them and I can’t wait to see them in action next time I visit!
Oh yeah – after the photos were taken, I cut a slit in each divider so they could easily be popped over the clothes rod!
I have been dying to use some of the Shattered cardstock as it’s such a unique effect! When I printed these photos of my son’s first face paint I knew it was the perfect excuse! The majority of the background is the green shattered cardstock which I gave a light sand to bring out the effect a bit more.
I then built up a few layers with some patterned paper scraps and more cardstock white I have embossed and sanded to add even more dimension and texture.
I wanted to add a touch of yellow on the layout without it standing out too much. The perfect solution was to use yellow whitewash cardstock! Once I embossed and sanded it, it was just enough yellow! I think the whitewash is my new favourite collection!
And a close up…LOVING that Whitewash embossed and sanded!
For the finishing touch I built up three little clusters of embellishments using layers of Core, with bits and pieces from my stash. But the definite star of the show is that shattered cardstock! And of course my sweet boy in the photos!
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.
Add some twine, ribbon and rhinestones and you have found your vintage card to mail to someone who will truly hold the card in their hands and think back to a Christmas from the past.
Some days, we get side tracked and while making this card, looking for my supplies, I got side tracked.
Look what I discovered….
A wonderful use for the Tombow adhesive tabs.
Apply the soft side of the tab to the backside of the sponge pad.
Apply the coarse side of the tab to the back of your stamp pad.
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/
We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven! But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!
Make sure you check out the Authentique BLOG for more ideas and a giveaway AND their complete lines of gorgeous papers HERE. Today we are using the Seasons Autumn and the Tradition lines.
Before we give you all the goods PLEASE check out both companies on Pinterest and follow them for endless inspiration!
First up we have Mary Pat Siehl with a layout using the Seasons Autumn layout. She really embraces the Autumn color palette with the rusts and reds and I love that touch of navy blue!
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I think is is the beautiful rich colors that are all around! Core and Authentique are such a great pairing becuse of the beautful textures and colors that both companies have. For today I made a fall layout with the new collection from Authentique and I paired it up with some Core Amour and Core Impressions Jillibean Soup. The colors really mixed well and the texture it provided just made the layout!