Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

We want to wish you all an amazing Independence Day! We are celebrating our freedom on the Core blog today with a layout featuring Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions.

 I love using the Tim Holtz papers!  These pre-embossed papers make a layout so easy!  Add a few things and the page will simply fall into place. I had these adorable photos of my grandson waving and playing with the flags down on the beach.
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Supplies:
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Darice star embossing folder
Scor Pal
Spellbinder’s Die Cuts- S4-110 (Classic Ovals) and S4-111 (Classic Scalloped Ovals)
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
DieNamics – Cloud die cut
1.  Start with your selected sheet of Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions.  Sand it thoroughly with your Sand It Gadget to let the kraft base show through and then dust it off with your Dust Buddy.
2.  Take a sheet of the dark red.  Using a star embossing folder emboss it.  You will need to use the embossing folder approximately three times to cover the entire length of your sheet.  Again sand it down with your Sand It Gadget and dust it off with your Dust Buddy and attach it to your page.
3.  Mat your photos with white cardstock.  Cut an oval out of white cardstock using a Spellbinder’s die cut.  Then using a scallped Spellbinder’s oval die cut a navy piece.  Adhere together and then to the layout for placing your title.
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4.  Taking a sheet of red cut out a star.  Using a Score Pal score it so that you can fold it to pop up.  This involved scoring it first on the top from point to point.  I sand my scored lines while they are still on the Score Pal so that they are sharp.  Then turn it over and score it again from the inner points.
5.  To create the clouds use a DieNamics Cloud die and cut your clouds out of the blue based White Wash papers.  Sand them to show some of the blue through.
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4th of July Card Trio

June 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Shaunte Wadley here with a 4th of July card set featuring Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic and Shattered cardstock lines.

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Stars Card
1- Cut red and blue pieces and emboss cardstock into 1″ strips. Set aside extra strips for card 3. Sand edges. Adhere to kraft card base alternating colors. Machine stitch stripes.
2- Cut two large stars from Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock. Fold star into 3D shape. Adhere to card gluing the corners of the star.
3- Punch circle/star shape with craft punch out of silver Glitter Silk. Adhere to center of stars.
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Clothesline Celebrate Card
1- Adhere section of Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock in blue to scalloped edge kraft card base.
2- Attach red and white bakers twine to card.
3- Using craft punches, make several star shapes out of red and silver Glitter sSilk. Attach to twine with small clothes pins. Attach David Tutera card sentiment to twine.
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Fireworks Card
1- Using cut 1″ stripes leftover from the first card, adhere strips to white card base alternating colors. Machine stitch stripes.
2- Using liquid pearls, create firework burst.
3- Adhere sequin star to firework center. Adhere additional sequin stars to card as desired. Adhere red rhinestone to sequin star centers. Adhere David Tutera card sentiment.

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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

4th of July Layout with a Video

June 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Mary Pat Siehl here with you today and I have a really fun and easy 4th of July layout for you using a variety of our Tim Holtz cardstocks.

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1. Start with the Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions and lightly sand it to expose the awesome subway art.
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2. Matt photo (s) with coordinating cardstock and or pattern paper. I used TH Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection and Graphic 45 pattern paper.
3. Die cut some embellishments ( I used stars for the theme of July 4th).
4. If you want a more textured look, you can emboss them. I used and embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
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5. Sand the embellishments to expose the yummy core.
6. Add a title and you are done. I used my Silhouette to create the title.
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Supply List:
Cardstock- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered, Seasonal Impressions, and Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
Paper- Graphic 45
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Silhouette
Lawn Fawn Dies
Some Odd Girl Digi Cut File
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Glossy Accents

I have a quick video for you today on how this layout came together and how I sanded the Core.

4th of July Layout

June 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Hi there! Suzanna here with a seasonal Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions layout to share with you using one of the individual embossed papers focusing on the American No. 17 sheet. It’s perfect for the 4th of July.

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Supplies:

Tim Holtz – Kraft Core – Seasonal Impressions

Tim Holtz – Kraft Core – Shattered

Tim Holtz – Kraft Core – Nostalgic

Sand It Gadget

Bust Buddy

Embossing Folder – Tim Holtz

Cut File – 3d Banner, Design ID #53911

Silhouette Cameo: Font - Independence

Twine – The Twinery

Wood Veneer – Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico

Dies – Lifestyle Craft, Die-Versions

 I selectively sanded the word  that corresponded with my theme. I also happen to have the Tim Holtz embossing folder that matches this pre-embossed cardstock and was able to fussy cut the 4 in a slightly bigger size. It worked out perfectly!

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This entire layout was created using all Kraft Core products! I love the vintage feel it gives to the layout.

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Another fun technique that is unique to Core’dinations cardstock is the ability to run it through your label maker for some fun banners. By sanding the raised print, like I did on the little red flag to reveal the colored core underneath, you can really see the letters!

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Capturing Those Lazy Summer Days

June 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi Everyone, Suzanna Lee here today and just thinking about those lazy summer days… What a I wouldn’t give for a sunset surf today. As spring wraps to a close and summer draws near, my patience wears thin… Just a good soak of the toes in the lake and the serenity of the sun slipping behind the horizon would do me some good right about now! Anybody with me?

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Supplies:

Whitewash – Cottage Porch
Tim Holtz – Distress Collection Pack

Tim Holtz – Adirondack Collection Pack

Core Essentials – Bright Collection, Pastel Collection, French Roast
Tim Holtz – Kraft Core – Nostalgic

Core’dinations Canvas Textured Tag – Bright

Distress Stickles – Tim Holtz

Wood Veneer – Studio Calico

Twine – The Twinery

Die – Lifestyle Crafts

Mist – Heidi Swapp

 

For those of you who know me and follow my work, I didn’t tear paper until I found Core’dinations Cardstock. Nope! Not ME. I did on this layout and I absolutely LOVE the finished effect. I won’t lie, it did freak me out a little bit. I mean, come on, how does a Type A, highlighted, bolded and underlined person rip paper without freaking out? Tearing paper is not something you can control, trust me. Until I realized that you don’t want a controlled tear.  Go for it! You CAN do it! If I can, I know you can!

See…the more asymmetrical and uneven the  BETTER because you can see more CORE!

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I flicked a little gold mist along the top layer to add to a layer of depth to the sky, seperating it from the water below.

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That tag contains hidden journaling, you can pull it out for the pocket I created in the layers of paper. I loved the clean look of the layout and didn’t want my journaling to disturb that serene look I created. There is nothing private about the journaling, it’s hidden so as not to be a distraction. Did you see the Distress Stickles along the torn edges for some more dimension to the layout?

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