ONE amazing Monday and THREE incredible layouts from Gail Linder!
Sweet Delight Layout
I have a secret to share today. Sometimes I scraplift my own layouts! Gasp!
Seriously, if you’re ever “stuck” for ideas, just choose an older layout of your own that you loved and scraplift it using new products or techniques!
That’s exactly what I did for today’s layout.
I knew I wanted to create bright, fun blocks at the top of the layout and I wanted to use Core cardstock (of course) showing a couple of techniques.
I cut 10 squares of cardstock (in 6 different colours) that were 2″x2″. After finding the arrangement that I was happy with I simply when from square to square, embellishing slightly.
Some of the techniques I used include:
- Embossing (you could also try de-bossing)
- Sanding and inking
- Adding die cuts (some raised on pop dots)
- Punching out a shape from the square, using the negative space
- Punching a circle ‘notch’ from the corner to add in a circular embellishment
I kept them quite simple as I wanted to fabulous colours to stand out!
And take a look where my journaling is hidden in this one:
The photo panel lifts up to reveal journaling underneath! I just folded a piece of white core cardstock to be the ‘flap’.
You can actually see the original layout that inspired this one on my blog here. I hope I’ve inspired you to look back at your older layouts for inspiration with fresh eyes!
Supply List – Gail January Project #2 – Sweet Delight Layout
Sand It Gadget
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
SSS, MFT & Avery Elle dies
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Feathers cutting file
One Little Word Layout
Do you follow the One Little Word concept? Although I’m a little late sharing my One Little Word for 2014, I have had it chosen since the end of last year, or rather, it came to me as per usual! Give.
I decided to create a layout for my word, using a phone selfie of myself (it’s the only recent photo I could find of me!).
I created the background to this layout by overlapping pieces of Core’dinations cardstock in pink and aqua with a few scraps of patterned paper. The card was cut at an angle (alternating directions) and I started from the bottom and worked my way up!
I gave all pieces of cardstock a quick sand to reveal a bit of the lighter core, for more dimension.
A couple more things to note:
- The title was cut using my Cameo. The word ‘give’ was cut out of Black Magic card (with a pink core) so when the edges had a light sand, they had a bit of pink showing to coordinate with the rest of the layout!
- I didn’t think my photos and title stood out enough on the busier background so I again used my Cameo to cut the circle design out of simple white cardstock to layer beneath! I love that effect and think it’s something I’ll be doing again and again!
I didn’t want to cover up any more of the background with a journaling blog and knew I had a bit to say about my OLW. An easy solution? I journalled on a white core tag, slipped it into a glassine bag and adhered it behind my photos. Love me some hidden journaling!
If you are interested in reading about why I chose this particular word, and more about my personal OLW journey, please visit my blog here!
I hope I’ve inspired you today!
Sand It Gadget
White Core Tag
Spellbinders ‘Asters & Poppies’ die
SSS heart die
Thirsty Script & Georgia fonts
Circle Background cutting file
Hello! I have another fun and colorful layout to share today! Can you tell I love putting together awesome color combinations with my Core’dinations cardstock? For this layout, I was inspired by a card I saw around the web that had strips of washi tape on the background. I tried to re-create the look with strips of embossed card.
I wanted the colors to “pop” so I used the reverse of a Kraft Core cardstock for a neutral kraft background. Then I chose six bright colors for my strips and got to work adding some texture to each strip.
You can see in the detail photos that a couple of strips are embossed and sanded to reveal the core. A few other strips I added some lines and borders simply using my Scor-Pal: a criss-cross, stripes and an outline.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core (reverse side)
Core Essentials – Fuschia Fizz, St Valentino
Neutrals – Snowflake
Brights – Atoll, Aqua
Tillie Dot – Tulip
Distress – Tumbled Glass
Adirondack – Purple Twilight
Sand It Gadget
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
PTI border die
Spellbinders speech bubble die
Thirsty Script font
Suzanna here to share with you a layout of those distant yet approaching warmer, summer days! We all need a bit of sunshine right now to cheer us up.
Have you noticed the increase of projects on an angle lately? I thought the slight tilt to this layout was only fitting for these pictures of the kids at the water park as they slipped and slid through the slides. The embossed cardstock adds to the water park feel.
Stamping on the textured cardstock can be tricky but don’t worry, Core’dinations has just the solution for that; 110 pound smooth cardstock! Just perfect for stamping on AND better yet for those stamped images that have a corresponding die like these letters from Lawn Fawn!
Not all of your cardstock needs to be self embossed. I mixed Spotted, Core Impressions and Core Essentials that I embossed myself and left just as it is. Check out the “rolled” edge that running the 110 pound cardstock with a die through your die cutting machine leaves. It’s not that abrupt ending of the edge.
I created a sketch of this layout for you so you can adapt it for your own scrapping pleasures! If you create something based on my layout and/or sketch, please do share! I would love to see what you were inspired to do!
Dust BuddyLetter Stamp and coordinating die: Lawn Fawn
Enamel shape: My Minds Eye
Die: Lifestyle Crafts
And Kate Nolan -Denham has an awesome two page layout today with some amazing photos. LOOK at all that green grass!!! Here is a little bit about this layout from Kate:
It is so easy to add interest to a layout chock full of cardstock only by using simple techniques like embossing and sanding. You can see where I sanded the papers and the Kraft-Core pops through.
Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of glitter and confetti. So for my New Year’s card, I got out my Glitter Silk paper! It is so fun and sparkly….perfect for for my card. Simply cut three strips (I used the Princess Pink and Copper Shimmer) and adhere them to a white card base. I cut the larger strip at 1 1/4″ and the two smaller at 1/4.” The champagne glass is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and is cut at 4 3/4.” I embossed and sanded the “liquid” inside of the glass to make it look bubbly!
From the Core’dinations Cardstock family we wish you the merriest of Christmases! Be safe and happy today. Enjoy your friends and families on this blessed day!
But of course we have some inspiration for you from Designer Suzanna Lee:
R U Merry? Suzanna here to share with you a card that will be sure to get your recipient ready for the festivities ahead!
Black Magic as a card base is a fantastic way to create a black background for your card yet have a colored cardstock on the inside for writing that important message. Sanded Seasonal Impressions is just like having a patterned paper for the the second layer of your background.
Aren’t the layers of that tree fun? Just pleat some paper a little haphazardly and cut in a triangular shape. Back with a slightly darker shade and adorn with some May Arts garland and sequins ornaments! The tree trunk and white lace are also from May Arts. No Christmas tree is complete without presents underneath so just stamp on some of the amazing 110 pound white cardstock, handcolor and fussy cut for your gifting pleasures.
Top the tree with a Glitter star and hang a banner to convery your greeting!
Core’dinations Black Magic (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/specialty-collections/black-magic-collection/)
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impression (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tim-holtz/kraft-core/kraft-core-seasonal-impression/)
Core Essentials Crabgrass (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-essentials/)
Core Essentials Forest (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-essentials/)
Glitter Silk 6×6 (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/glitter-silk/)
Sand It Gadget (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tools/sand-it-gadget/)
Dust Buddy (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tools/dust-buddy/)
Ribbons: May Arts
Sequins: Hobby Lobby
Stamps: October Afternoon, Kaiser Crafts
Pens: Faber Castell
Star Punch: Marvy Uchida