A little goes a long way with Core’dinations! it is amazing how easy you can make monochromatic projects with just a few sheets of cardstock!
Vivian Keh has so many small yet incredible details on this card.
Core’dinations – Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Gemstones
Sizzix – Floral Die
Ranger – Crackle Accents
Viva Decor – Pearl Pen
A great way to add interest to your projects is to cut an image from the same color cardstock as your layout or card base. It is visually interesting and, in some instances, even looks like faux embossing! Plus…I am a sucker for fur baby layouts!
Hi there, Core’dinations friends! Vivian Keh here to share a layout of one of our furry babies, Jujubee. This past Christmas Eve, sadly, we lost her to cancer so I wanted to honor her in a layout.
Here are a few close ups of the details:
I die-cut these pretty birds using Core’dinations Core Essentials in Burgundy, sanding the edges for an elegant, subtle effect. For a bit of dimension, I propped the birds’ wings up on a small pop dot.
The pretty flourishes were crafted the same way, creating nice movement without being distracting.
To soften the horizontal lines of the composition, I added some Sizzix die-cut branches in a softer hue, “Concerto,” and paper punched some dainty blossoms in “Snowflake.”
This butterfly in the softest tint, “Rose Embroidery,” was dry embossed and sanded to further the natural theme of this layout.
I hope you enjoyed my project today. Thanks so much for visiting with me here on the Core blog. Looking forward to next time!
Core’dinations – Core Essentials in Burgundy, Concerto, Rose Embroidery, and Snowflake, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – Dies and Embossing Folders
Fiskars – Small Floral Punch
My Mind’s Eye – Patterned Paper
Prima – Self-adhesive Gems
I don’t know how she does it but Debbie Standard uses ALL Core’dinations on her layouts. The amount of detail is amazing and how she mixes and matches our different lines of Core is incredible! Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and get ready to be inspired!
I loved this sketch over at Page Drafts and knew exactly what picture I wanted to use with it. Love how the Tim Holtz Shattered collection gives you such great background even if you don’t do anything to it – it already has a great look. Love that I can do a layout and never touch any patterned paper.
American Craft Chipboard letters
Number Stickers: Crate Paper
Button (seriously) Crate Paper
Chipboard Speech Bubble: October Afternoon
Rub On: October Afternoon
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folders: Darice, Cuttlebug
Letter Stickers: Jenni Bowlin
Adhesive: Sookwang, Tombow Foam tabs and Glue Dots
Die Cuts” Spellbinder’s circle die
Sand It Gadget
Start with a Core Impressions base so you don’t have to emboss it on your own. Then use the Tim Holtz/Sizzix 12X 2 strips and emboss. The Core tags are so easy to use and add to your page.
I created the flower with Spellbinder’s dies and some Mr Huey’s spritz. I love how the flowers look when they have been sanded and sprayed – my new favorite thing to do!
Cuttlebug Embossing machine
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug- Anna Griffin, Cuttlebug
Spellbinder’s Dies: Rose dies, Foliage Dies, Aster Flowers
Pearls: Queen & Co.
Sand It Gadget
Brads: My Mind’s Eye
Letter Stickers: Tim Holtz
Mist: Mister Hueys Shine
My Mind’s Eye Brads
Silhouette Cameo Die for title
Photo by Inbloom photography
Next up a layout using tons of Core and a few embellishments:
Darice Washi Tape
Sand It Gadget
Silhouette Cameo Die for title
Bo Bunny Stickers
My Mind’s Eye Brads
Wood Veneer: Gossamer Blue
Photos by: Inbloom photograph
Kate Nolan Denhame here and I am all about the Tim Holtz Distressed Cardstock from Core’dinations. Did you know this line of cardstock coordinates perfecly with most of the Distress Paints? It sure does!
I started this card by pulling out the colors I wanted to use from the Distress Collection Cut & Emboss Series, Bundled Sage and Chipped Sapphire. Then I found the matching Distress Paints in my collection and went to work.
I love how the texture of the cardstock shows through even with the Distress Paint! I loved it so much I made another card using the same technique and a simple tutorial for you.
1) Start with a 4.5″ x 6″ card base made with Snowflake Core’dinations Cardstock (Neutrals Collection)
2) Cut, sand & dust colored cardstock mats from Distress Collection Cut & Emboss Series:
a) 5.5″ x 4.25″ in Rusty Hinge
b) 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ in Wild Honey
c) 5.25″ x 4″ in Spiced Marmalade
3) Cut a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Snowflake Core’dinations Cardstock. This will be your canvas for the matching Distress Paints.
4) Place the cut piece of Snowflake on a Splat Mat with a wave stencil at the bottom. *I used Cascade Trails by Kiwi Lane. I also recommend taping the stencil so it doesn’t slide (believe me, it will!)
5) Run your Distress Paint along the top of the wave stencil. *Some hints on this one…test your Distress Paint before you use it on your cut cardstock & make sure do not use too much paint.
6) Delicately lift the stencil off of your cardstock.
7) Immediately clean the paint off the front and back of stencil. The best way I found to do this is just with a dry paper towel.
8) Reposition the stencil over the last wave you painted. This allows the waves to line up.
9) Repeat steps 7 and 8.
10) Allow the paint to completely dry before adding a stamped sentiment in the bottom right hand corner (if you want it like my first card). For my second card I trimmed the painted mat by 1/2″ and split the sentiment.
11) Mat the painted cardstock onto the mats you created in step 2.
12) Glue the matted cardstock on to the center front of your card base.
13) Add simple embellishments around the sentiment.
14) Give to someone to enjoy!
Tim Holtz Distress Paints by Ranger
Um Wow Studio Chipboard
Kiwi Lane Stencil
PaperTrey Ink Stamp & Die
Kelly Purkey Stamp
Today we have some amazing projects from Ava Gavloski for all of your Holiday Home Decor needs! From centerpieces to ornaments, we have got it for you today!
Also…please note: we will be announcing our winners from the Tim Holtz Kraft Core giveaway by Friday at the latest so stay close to those emails.
AND, one more thing…ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!!! This time it is over at Canadian Scrapbooker!
Okay..now here’s that inspo!!!!
Ava here to share with you a cute little Christmas Decor item that you can make using the Core’dinations Cardstock Neutral collection. Snip a few pieces of greenery from outdoors and you have a great table center piece or home decor item.
Search the internet images for pattern’s or check out Coats and Clark for this great reindeer pattern.
Emboss, sand and cut out two pieces of each pattern for each of the reindeer. You need a front and back which is glued together.
And a close up:
See how nice the inner core of the Core’dinations Cardstock matches so well with the paper pieced antler color of the Core’dinations Neutral collection?
Have some fun creating your own home decor items from the Core’dinations Cardstock Neutral Collection. Decor items can be so vogue with sanded matching color tones.
Core’dination Sand it Set
AND Ava has a bonus project for us today, too! Some Ornaments!
If you need a quick table centre piece this is something you can make with supplies on hand. Three different sized Christmas ornaments.
Emboss a strip of paper approximately 2.5 “, tape some christmas washi tape to the backside sand the front to reveal the core and trim your paper strips to the width and size of your choice. Add a rolled stem and some ribbon and you are good to go.
Sand it Set
Darice, 12” Lace embossing folder and Washi Tape
All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?
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!
markers- Spectrum Noir
Twine and Ribbon- May Arts
Next how about a mini album all about Tradition
from Ava Gavloski. SO MANY amazing details on this gorgeous project!
Authentique is one of my favorite pattern paper companies. They have quality weight paper with a vintage feel to their pattern’s and color tones.
Add some Clearsnap ink for the edges of the pages and this album has a great look. Heat set the May Arts ribbon and the album has a vintage feel.
You can see the beauty of the Core’dinations inner core with each page being embossed and sanded. The Authentique pattern papers match perfectly with Core’dinations cardstock.
This Authentic Tradition collection is truly a complete collection to allow for a finished album without the need to purchase additional supplies.
The Authentique sticker elements embellished the album by bring back memories of our Christmas Eve Celebration.
Notice on the red banner how you can make your own design by placing the cardstock over any textured surface and sand to reveal the pattern and inner core color.
Pattern Papers: Rudolph, Customary, Medley
Core Essentials Scarlet GX-CR-040
Sand it Gadget set
Maya Road chipboard album, mixed layered book
Clearsnap ColorBox ink, lipstick red
Helmar, Gem Stone and Craft Adhesive.
Sizzix Texture Fades,Snow Flurries
You know it wouldn’t it be October and Halloween with out some Black Magic, right??? Comment all week long to win win win!
We are giving some away so comment here to win!
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