Winter Layouts

Hot Chocolate Layout by Mary Pat

Hi Everyone,

Mary Pat here with you today and winter is just around the corner.  We already had our first light snow!  Core’dinations Cardstock is just perfect for all your winter themed projects.  Today I have a winter layout that I made using many different types of the Core’dinations Cardstock!

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Hot Chocolate Layout Supplies:

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I love to layer my cardstock and I layered my Gemstone Cardstock on top of Vintage Colleges.  I then cut out using my Silhouette some snowflakes using more of the Gemstone.

I made a video on how I made this layout along with demonstrating three very fun techniques using Core (scoring, corrugating, and sanding).

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Joy to the World Layout by Suzanna Lee

That time of the year where red and green dominates and all things holly and jolly is fast approaching! I have just finished a plethora of last years Christmas layouts using the traditional colors and I’m ready for something different! Today I’m sharing with you a Christmas layout that doesn’t scream Christmas but is still “of the genre” so to speak.

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Joy to the World Layout Supplies:

Still have the green, still have the stars that are often associated with Christmas, even the boughs. Just omit the red, replace it with blue and a little shimmery metallic and you have a non-traditional Christmas layout.

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Banners of combined embossing and debossing with parts of words fussy cut to create the title are dead simple with Core’dinations cardstock! Run the cardstock through your die cut machine and trim away with your scissors. Sand it a tad with the Sand -It-Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with the Dust Buddy or you will be remembering that project all Christmas season long!

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Core’dinations vellum is perfect for the holidays! Here I used a sub-title stamped on Core’dinations vellum for a little contrast and visual pop.

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More fussy cutting of embossing items. That top, right space needed a little something and these stars were the perfect complimentary filler.

 

Fall Gift Bag & Tag with May Arts Ribbon

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.

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Mary Pat here with you today and I was really excited to find out that Core’dinations was teaming up with May Arts!  What a great combo! I always like to bring a little hostess gift when visiting friends and family during the holidays.  Just a little something to say “Thanks”.  So I made a little gift bag and tag using the yummy Core’dinations and the beautiful May Arts Ribbon.

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A close up of the Tag.

novmay2For my project I used the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection to make all my pieces and layers.  This collection to me has such rich colors that just scream fall to me.  I used my Silhouette to create the fall leaves and then I added some stamped images to add some fun embellishments.  Finally to add the finishing touch I added the beautiful May Arts ribbon and cord.

Fall Gift Bag & Tag Supplies:

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Here is a video to help you create this gift bag and tag:

~Mary Pat

 

Embellished Gift Box with Tim Holtz Shattered Collection

September 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

 Create a stunning gift box with the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection and a few other embellishments!
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Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz Shattered Collection
  • Cardboard container
  • Recollections bling
  • Recollections lace
  • Helmer’s Craft Glue
  • Sookwang
  • Spellbinder’s Rose Die cuts
  • Dienamics tiny roses die
  • Cuttlebug embossing machine
  • Darice Embossing Folder
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • My Mind’s Eye Brads
  • Mister Huey mists – Opaque white
Step 1.  First turn over your Tim Holtz cardstock and draw a circle around the bottom and top of your box.
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Step 2.  Cut your circles out and then cut paper strips to fit around the edge of the lid as well as the bottom of the container.
Step 3.  Then  emboss and sand the section that went around the container.  After I sanded it with my Sand It Gadget I dusted it off with my Dust Buddy.
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Step 4. Use Helmar’s craft blue to adhere all the pieces to my container and add some lace trim around the top of the box using a sookwang to add adhesive.
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Step 5.  Next  add some bling pieces to the lid.
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Step 6. Then using some rose die cuts from Spellbinders I cut out several flowers for the lid.  After embossing them I lightly sanded them (be careful they are delicate!).   I curled them and sprayed this with Mr. Huey’s mists.

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Core Tip:  Since our cardstock is such a great weight, just use a pencil or paintbrush to curl the flowers. They will hold up to getting sprayed and stay curled!

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Here is an image of the top of the box:

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Starry Sky Tim Holtz Mini Canvas

July 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Mixed Media

You can really add some great texture to your mixed media projects using Core’dinations cardstock. By using embossing and tearing techniques you can really add a great tactile quality to your projects!

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Supplies: Core’dinations – Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Darice – Stars embossing folder. Crafter’s Companion Embossalicious Chevron embossing folder, canvas 6×6, white pen, acrylic paints, star sequins, Hero Arts Typewriter letters stamps, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Ink, Mod Podge, Big Shot, sewing machine, glow in the dark paint, distressing tool.

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1. Paint the canvas black using acrylic paint. Emboss some black (No.24-S) cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection using the stars embossing folder. Sand using the Sand-It Gadget and wipe with a Dust Buddy.
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2. Tear a piece of green cardstock (No.12-S) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection and two pieces of (No.9) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to form the hills. Emboss using the chevron embossing folder. Distress straight edges using a distressing tool.
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3. Adhere pieces to star embossed square, machine stitch border and distress edges using a distressing tool.
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4. Cut come simple star shapes from the Kraft side of some cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, apply white acrylic paint. Once dry sand edges using Sand-It Gadget for a distressed effect.
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5. Adhere stars to square panel. Attach panel to canvas using Mod Podge, leave to dry.
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6. Cut some small rectangles of No.24 cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, write “follow”, “your” and “own” on each rectangle using a white pen. Stamp “star” using a white ink pad.
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7. Add a white paint wash to the hills to highlight. Adhere text to canvas using Mod Podge. Add glitter to large stars and adhere some sequin stars.
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8. Paint edges of canvas using blue acrylic paint and outline stars in blue. Outline text in white paint. Add some glow in the dark paint to the stars for a fun effect!
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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.

ALL Core layouts with Debbie Standard

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!
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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.
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Supplies:
Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock
Basic Core’dinations Cardstock
American Craft Chipboard letters
Number Stickers:  Crate Paper
Buttons- stash
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
Dust Buddy
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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!
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Supplies:
Core Impressions Fancy Pants Whitewash
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection – 12 X 2
Core Essentials Neutrals Collection
Core Tags – Brights
Cuttlebug Embossing machine
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug- Anna Griffin, Cuttlebug
Spellbinder’s Dies:  Rose dies, Foliage Dies, Aster Flowers
Pearls:  Queen & Co.
Dust Buddy
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
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Next up a layout using tons of Core and a few embellishments:
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Supplies:
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core
Graphic 45 Timeless Impressions
Core Basic Neutrals
Darice Washi Tape
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Silhouette Cameo Die for title
Bo Bunny Stickers
My Mind’s Eye Brads
Wood Veneer:  Gossamer Blue
Photos by: Inbloom photograph

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