Hi Everyone..what a gorgeous day to get ready for Christmas
. What?!? Yes…for the next two days we are working the Heidi Swapp Believe
collection. In this pack you get 48 sheets of pure Holiday magic! Our team made some cool projects today that will get you ready for the Holidays for sure.
But first..giveaways…we can’t forget about those!
First up Heidi Swapp is giving away the ENTIRE line of Mixed Company on her Facebook page so head over there to say HI and win! Make sure you check out the Heidi Swapp blog for projects today, too!
We have a giveaway on our Facebook page HERE as well and on the blog yesterday (keep in mind the blog giveaway ends tonight so don’t delay!)
Hello! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a double sided magnetic board with you today. I love making these magnetic boards because they are super fun to hold pictures I print from Instagram.
Double Sided Magnetic Board
This summer I was fortunate enough to go to CHA and while I was there a must-do on my list was meet Heidi Swapp. To showcase my holiday photos this season I made a magnetic board. It’s super easy and quite festive.
To create this magnetic board I used Heidi’s Believe 12×12 paper pack and Core’dinations Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions.
The 4 small magnets are made using Heidi Swapp’s 12 x12 Believe paper pack and the Epiphany Crafts 25 Round tool. The bow is actually a magnet , too! You can get little magnets at your local craft store and you can get full sheets, too, so you can cut them any size you want. The bow is Core’s Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions paper and cut from my Silhouette. EASY!
Just cover the magnets with patterned paper after you cut them with the Epiphany Crafts round tool so they will “stick” to the back. This way you can change photos or even make a Christmas countdown. So many possibilities with this easy project.
Metal Roof Flashing
Xyron Mega Tape Runner
Next up Gail Linder…I am so making this, too!
I took advantage of the super cute number patterned paper, appropriately called Countdown, and punched out the number 1 to 25 to create a countdown to Christmas using an embroidery hoop as my “frame”! It was so easy to coordinate Core’dinations cardstock with the Heidi Swapp ‘Believe’ collection. I embossed and sanded my cardstock to match it to the distressed look of the patterned paper!
I can’t wait to create more of these for a little cluster of frames to hang up at Christmas time!
Tim Holtz & Distress cardstock – Barn Door
KatyDid Core cardstock
Sand It Gadget
Heidi Swapp patterned paper
Maya Road ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
And if check out yesterday’s post you will see one of Clare’s gorgeous cards and we have another one for you today, too!
Make card from cardstock. Emboss Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection cardstock, sand with Sand-It gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges with Distress Ink and adhere to card front. Add patterned paper across card. Add lace, ribbon and ric rac. Layer sentiment panel onto patterned paper, ink edges and machine stitch border, adhere to card with foam pads. Attach bow embellishment.
Core’dinations Black Magic, Core’dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection and Nostaligic
, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Other: Foam pads, Distress Inks – Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, sewing machine, buttons, black paper string, cream twill, Christmas Words embossing folder Sizzix, Snowflake embossing folder Embossalicious, Big Shot.
Before we get started we wanted to let you know we have a super fun day planned tomorrow for WCMD!
Did you have fun this week????? We sure hope we inspired you to go out and get a Sticker Maker or Xyron Mega Runner to use with your Core’dinations.
AND GUESS WHAT??? Xyron added ANOTHER giveaway on their FACEBOOK page HERE for another chance to win! What an awesome week of inspo and prizes, don’t you think? We have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! So CLICK HERE to enter to win over there.
First up we have some cards from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. The Mega Runner is perfect for cards!
Patterned paper: Authentique Be(you)tiful collection
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folder: Darice 1215-59
Sand it Gadget
Patterned Paper: Authentique Be(you)tiful collection
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folder: Darice1218-28
Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy
Cardstock: Core’dinations Tim Holtz 6 X 6 Shattered Collection –> PERFECT for cards!
Stamp: Lawn Fawn
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts Hexagon
Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy
A gorgeous card from Designer Kim Moreno:
Core’dinations: CoreEssentials, Core Tags, Core Vintage Collection
Chipboard: Crate Paper
Punch: Martha Stewart
Embossing: Cuttlebug folder and machine
Adhesive: Xyron Mega Runner, 150 Machine
Stamp: Stamps of Life
And last but not least a layout from Ellen Sosnoski using tons of distressing!
A close up of the scoring. Remember to scor from the back with your Scor Pal so you can send the raised image.
Distressing is sooooooooooooooo much fun with Core! AND you need a good adhesive to adhere 4 layers of cardstock. And something new that I tried….I put my rubons on first and then sanded over them so they got a bit distressed, too.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Tim Holtz Adirondack and Distress Collections, Core Essentials Snowflake and Xyron Mega Runner, Simple Stories Journal Spot, EK Success Punch, Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration!
And don’t forget to comment all week long for a chance to win this:
We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long.
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway! I heard a rumour that it might be a sticker maker?!??!?!
Designer Shaunte Wadley is up first with some mixing and matching of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Season Impressions, Kraft-Core and Fancy Pants Core Impressions. And see that super cool strip of pumpkins? Shante used her 2.5 Sticker maker so keep scrolling to check out easy it is to adhere that with Xyron tools.
How is easy is that???
It’s like magic…it’s sticky and NO MESS!
Here’s a close up of it finished with the die cut layers:
THEN after you sand with your Sand it Gadget, take your chalks and apply desired color for a really cool look! Not sure if you saw Friday’s post but Designer Kate Nolan Denham did that on her layout, too, but with some Black Magic..super cool!
And next up is Designer Vivian Keh working the Black Magic! Just love how she chose Black Magic for her Thanksgiving card. For some step by step photos check out her blog HERE.
For this card, I used cardstock from our fantastic “Black Magic” Collection. Since I started playing with this stuff a month or so ago, I literally have not been able to stop crafting with it. The results are always interesting and unique. I sanded both my dry embossed background and my paper punched leaves, following that by applying a little pigment ink over the raised areas in a variety of autumn leaf tones. I used the Xyron 1.5 in Create-A-Sticker machine to adhere the leaves – totally nuts about this tool because it is incredibly fast and convenient for adhering tiny pieces, like die-cut alphas or these leaves, to papercrafted projects. No sticky, messy, glue-y fingers! I used the Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the card front to a slightly larger card base – nice strong hold.
And how amazing is this detail and all this color!? Very same concept as Shaunte using chalks but you can use ink, too!
Core’dinations – “Black Magic” Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – Fancy & Floral Frames Embossing Folder Set #657197, Brenda Walton “Gift Tags” Bigz die #658730
Inkadinkado – Sentiment Stamp
TPC Studios – Flourish Stamp
Clearsnap – PetalPoint Ink Pad Collection in “Provence,” Frost White Pigment Ink
And don’t forget to comment to win because we have some awesome prizes up for grabs for commenting this week. How about some Core AND a Xyron Mega runner? We have more in store for prizes this week so STAY CLOSE!
First up we have a layout from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham:
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year! Definitely a time to for me to be imaginative and have fun. The Halloween layout I am sharing today shows a fun way to use Core’dinations Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions as a fantastic background.
To make the words POP on the background, I not-so-gently sanded all the words on the Halloween Seasonal Impressions Cardstock and theen added some chalk. I really wanted the Kraft-Core to absorb the color in the orange and blue Chalking Inks so giving it a good sanding is the key.
The title work was super easy! I cut the title out of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Black Magic with my Cricut and then sanded it like crazy so the blue background would play on the title.
Next time you are creating a seasonal layout grab some of the Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions!
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
American Crafts Thickers
Making Memories & October Afternoon Brads
And next up we have card from Designer Clare Buswell:
Love this card? Here is how Clare did it:
Make cardbase from cardstock. Emboss Black Magic cardstock, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, adhere to card and round bottom corners. Add patterned paper (Authentique Thrilling Collection) panel and adhere sticker stitches. Add ribbon, bow and twine. Adhere Authentique Thrilling Collection stickers to cardstock, ink edges and fussy cut, attach to card using foam pads. Adhere flower, enamel dot and broom, to finish.
Authentique Thrilling Collection, Distress Inks (Ripe Persimmon, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw), SRM Stickers – Sticker Stitches, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Reflected Damask, Big Shot, flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, black seam binding, tinsel twine, broom embellishment, corner rounder, enamel dot, foam pads.
And next up we have a super simple card from Debbie Standard. All she did was emboss two colors of cardstock with two different folders and then added an EK Success sticker. And don’t forget that May Arts ribbon…it’s actually cord that is PERFECT for Halloween with the black, orange and purple!
Cuttlebug Embossing machine
EK Success Sticker
Emossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts
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Make card from cardstock. Layer spotted cardstock onto pink cardstock, sew border using sewing machine. Emboss border on Core Tag, stamp sentiment and adhere to panel with foam pads. Attach twine and adhere panel to card. Add sequins. Die-cut layers of flowers, shape petals using rounded end of pen on a foam mat. Sand tips of petals. Ink centers of layers with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, layer petals together and glue. Cut leaf shapes from green Kraft-Core, score line in middle and pinch vein lines with needle nosed tweezers. Sand with Sand-It Gadget. Attach leaves and flower to card.
Other: Sewing Machine, Jet Black ink pad (Ranger), Baker’s Twine, Foam pads, sequins, Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, Big Shot, embossing folder Anna Griffin Rosa (border) Cuttlebug, Distress Inks – Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Cottage Garden stamp set from The Craft’s Meow.
And how about another one??!?!?!?
Make card from cardstock. Layer spotted cardstock onto yellow cardstock, sand surface and sew border using sewing machine. Emboss border on Core Tag, stamp sentiment and adhere to panel with foam pads. Attach twine and adhere panel to card. Add sequins. Die-cut layers of flowers, shape petals using rounded end of pen on a foam mat. Sand tips of petals. Ink centers of layers with Antique Linen Distress Ink, layer petals together and glue. Cut leaf shapes from green Kraft-Core, score line in middle and pinch vein lines with needle nosed tweezers. Sand with Sand-It Gadget. Attach leaves and flower to card.
Other: Sewing Machine, Jet Black ink pad (Ranger), Baker’s Twine, Foam pads, sequins, Spellbinders Rose Creations dies, Big Shot, embossing folder Anna Griffin Poppy (border) Cuttlebug, Distress Inks – Antique Linen, Cottage Garden stamp set from The Craft’s Meow.
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