I know we have been giving you all sorts of Halloween Inspiration but today we are switching gears to something to be thankful for!Some truly gorgeous pieces from Designer Jennifer Edwardson that will make your Thanksgiving truly memorable. Thanksgiving in Canada was a few weeks ago but due to our three blog swaps, we are a bit behind on the blog. You can never complain about not enough inspiration around here, that’s for sure!
Thanksgiving in Canada is only a few weeks away and I love creating fun little place holders for the dinner table. I am loving my Silhouette more and more these days and I knew I wanted a tiny box to sit at each place setting. I found this great cut file by Lori Whitlock and started cutting. I used some brown cardstock for the base of several and also cut a few boxes using my fave white spotted cardstock too.
These were really easy to put together and I love the look of the embossed Core’dinations cardstock. It adds some great depth to the project.
As cute as the boxes were, I wanted a sweet embellishment for the top so again using my Silhouette, I cut out an adorable mini sunflower !! It was cut to be held together in the center by a brad but I wanted it a bit more 3 dimensional than that so I layered the two petal pieces with 3D foam and added a button with twine in the center.
I finished each box off with a mini tag from the David Tutera Celebrate collection. These little tags are adorable and were the perfect size for everyone’s names. I mixed white with a few of the pearl finish tags and tucked them under the ‘petal’ of the flowers. I am so excited to fill each box with a little note about what I am thankful for with each person…….what a nice little surprise at the Thanksgiving dinner table …… I wonder who is going to write in mine!
I have always loved the look of burlap on pretty much anything home décor and craft related so when I got a whole package of it from the David Tutera Wedding Collection I couldn’t wait to add it into my Core’dinations projects. This was a fun, quick and easy addition to the Fall / Thanksgiving décor I have been working on for the upcoming holiday (it’s on October 14th in Canada
I cut a piece of burlap approx. 5 x 12″ and folded it in half. I ran it through my sewing machine on each side INSIDE OUT and then turned it ‘right side out’ again. I pulled a few strand of the burlap off the top to fray it a bit and then tied it using natural colored twine.
The Core Tags are SUPER and something that everyone should have in hteir stash. They come in several shapes and I love that I can just easily throw them into my typewriter to personalize them however I want. I added a few die cut leaves to the tag and bag and it’s ready for some fun fall treats …..
And Jennifer created this Thankful Frame using TONS of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core!
Our family recently moved into a new/old home that we are slowly renovating and one of the first things I asked to be built was a new mantle. I absolutely LOVE decorating a mantle for the different seasons and I needed a new Fall / Thanksgiving piece.
I took a basic white frame and removed the glass. I added a piece of Jillian Vanilla Crème cardstock behind the white mat that the frame came with.
I put the frame and matting back together and worked on the piece so that I knew I had all the bits where I wanted them. Using a piece of orange carstock from the Shattered Collection, I cut this phrase using my Silhouette. (love this)…..
I used (4) different pieces of cardstock to cut all these great leaves from my Silhouette as well. I used my embossing folders and Big Shot to add a bit of pattern to a couple of leaves and lightly sanded off the top to show a bit more interest !!
The David Tutera Wedding Collection has some AMAZING pieces and I am In absolute LOVE with this burlap. I cut several strips and pulled the ‘string’s top and bottom so it frayed slightly. Then I got out my hot glue gun and adhered it to the bottom edge of the frame. I wanted to ruffle it up a bit so I could add a few more ‘fallen’ leaves …… I love how this all came toghether and can’t wait to add it to my new mantle as soon as it’s complete !!!
You need to see these close-ups!
other: embossing folders
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All you need to do is LIKE both Core’dinations and Couture Creations on Facebook (giving our friends over there shout out would be nice, too and then click HERE to enter to win! That’s it! We are giving away FOUR prizes of $50 FULL of products from both companies. You don’t want to miss this!
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!
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:
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
Today we have some projects our team created with their kids! Crafting is so much fun especially when you can do it with your kids.
First up we have Designer Heather Ann Kaesgan. She made a some wall art with her son. Her son just LOVED the doggie accents with the Imaginisce Good Dog line. He sanded the canvas using his Sand it Gadget after gluing down some Vintage Cardstock…PS KIDS LOVE OUR SAND IT GADGET! It is easy for them to hold onto and, of course, sanding is so much fun! And when they clean off the paper with the Dust Buddy it’s like magic!
Next we have Jill Lebbin…..
Hello Everyone! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion back with another project for you! Today I have a Hot Air Balloon Card. We gave this card to my sweet cousin, who turned 17 this year. I have to tell you, I cannot take complete credit for this card. My son actually assisted me in making this card. He helped pick out the colors, stamp the background, and use the hot air balloon dies. He is such a big helper!
Hot Air Balloon Birthday Card
For this card I used Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Brights Pack, and Neutral Pack of Core’dinations paper. Like I always say, the brights and white are my go to paper packs. I am very impressed with the way that they take stamps. I even put glossy accents on top of the balloons that I had popped up with foam adhesive. The paper held up very well. It did not tear. I sprayed some Colorshine on the paper too, just to give it extra excitement.
Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my..I mean..my son’s and my hot air balloon card!
Have a SUPER fun day!!
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