I’m trying to create more cards to keep on hand for the occasions that pop up! One of the cards that I’m always needing are the ones for the men in my life. I find that using Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock always gives a simple design a more masculine look.
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core - No7, No11, No15, No18
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Big Shot
- Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
- Simon Says Stamp die
- Winnie & Walter stamp
I’ve used the same embossing folder for each panel but some are embossed and some are debossed!
My other top cardmaking tip is to use a general sentiment such as ‘for you’ so the card can be used for a variety of occasions such as birthdays, Father’s Day, thank you etc.
Celebrate this Labor Day with American pride! Create this beautiful USA bunting and patriotic decor just in time for the holiday!
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostaglia
- Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions
- May Arts Silver Trim
- David Tutera Casual Elegance Silver Buckets
- Misc. Star Sequins
- Misc. Frame
The most difficult part of this project is making the rosettes. Start by searching rosette tutorials on Pinterest, you will find a ton! Make a few of these out of core’dinating cardstock. Adhere to banners, adding trim and other embellishments. Don’t forget to cut out the USA title from some Glitter Silk Cardstock.
Next up, make the stars by doing some simple scoring. Scor from the back, fold and sand. The are super simple to make and we will need a few. Some for the frame itself and some for the buckets.
Add bits and pieces of different embellishments and you have a great piece of home decor.
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress CollectionTim Holtz Kraft-Core CollectionChocolate Box: 4.25″ x 5.5″, Cut & Emboss
- CoreTag: Large Smooth Fashion Ivory
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust BuddyOther Supplies:Couture Creations Embossing FolderRanger Archival Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Ink
- Unity Stamp Co.
- Fiskars Border Punch
- Echo Park Sticker
Back to school… A bitter sweet time of the year where we return to schedules and learning, leaving behind the laid back lazy days of summer. Typically we think of primary colors red, yellow and blue when we think of back to school thanks to pencils, school buses and composition note books. I didn’t want that for this layout so I’m breaking out of the norm and jazzing it up a bit!
Ribbon – May Arts
Washi/clip – Freckled Fawn
Embossing Folders – Darice, Teresa Collins
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Punch – EK Success
Project Life Card – Becky Higgins
I still have three of the primary colors in there but the pink background really gives the over all feel of the layout a more girly theme. One of the traditions in our house on the first day of school is a “back to school” sheet cake that they have to pose with before digging in for snack. Not sure how I’m going to do that with a middle schooler and one in elementary school!
Fussy cut around your embossed images for something with a bit more dimension, it’s easy to do! Kraft Core leaves a wonderful brown core that really pops the images.
Design By Suzanna Lee
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