What does Spring mean to you?

COLOR and BUTTERFLIES and GIRAFFES, right??? Jennifer Edwardson is sharing her love of Core with us today. I just can’t get enough of all the sanding and embossing!
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I don’t know where my love of butterflies came from recently but I find myself gravitating towards them for embellishments these days, especially on cards !!
 
I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ white David Tutera Celebrate cards base and added the yellow cardstock that I embossed using a dotted embossing folder and a little light sanding …..

 

I chose a different embossing folder for the blue background (the sky 🙂 for the butterflies …… Lightly sanding the top really made the pattern pop !!
 
I LOVE the colors in the Graphic 45 Lights collection so I used (6) for my butterfly punchies ….. I used (2) different sizes and styles of butterfly punches  – 2 of each color ….
 
I only adhered each of the punchies in the center so that I could fold up the wings.  I added little min pearls in the center to jazz them up a bit …. A ‘hello’ sentiment sticker and this card is ready to give.

 

Supplies:

 

 

While playing around on my Silhouette I cam across this sweet little giraffe cut file and knew I had these fun zoo pics from a few years back !!

 

I started with my ‘go to’ base – Spotted Tillie Dot in white (can’t get enough of this pre-embossed cardstock) …. Then I cut a piece of black and lightly sanded the edges and layered it on top.  I ran the yellow cardstock through my eBosser using a large honeycomb embossing folder (love this one) and layered it on top of the black.
 
For the (3) green-ish photo mats, I used the same embossing folder for each pieces and lightly sanded the top off to really show off the pattern.  This was perfect for these sweet pics of the giraffe :))
 
I bordered these pieces with a piece of Spotted Jillian Dot in creme edges with a border punch –  love this one !!

 

 

I cut the little giraffe using some great Core Essentials and glued him together ….. The Gg is also a Silhouette cut file but I added some American Crafts Thickers and Jillibean Soup Alphabeans to complete my title …. Such a whimsical little layout for our trip to the zoo !!!

 

Tuesday Tutorial From April Derrick

Don’t forget. THERE ARE TWO CHANCES TO WIN CORE GOODIES going on RIGHT NOW! Head over to the BasicGrey blog to see how you can WIN TWO BasicGrey Core Impression packs!!!

AND we have our own challenge featuring Core Impressions…the old…the new…just use some Core Impressions on your layout for a chance to win your choice of any of CI packs (subject to availability) !!! Check out Details HERE. You don’t want to miss out on the chance  to win that, do you???

Curious about how to make these?  Well keep reading. We have a fabulous tutorial for you today from Design Team Member April Derrick!
Supplies Used for Project:
– Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die
– Cuttlebug
– Ranger Perfect Pearls
– Ranger Stickles
– Paper Studio Jewel Brads
– Pink Paislee Wood Letters
– Ranger Distress Stain
– Wooden Embroidery Hoop
How to create the flowers:
– Pick out several core’rdinating colors of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock and use a flower die to cut out several flowers
– Place each flower on top of a mouse pad and grab a small/medium sized stylus.
– Starting at the top of each flower petal, rub the end of the stylus in a circular motion working your way down the petal to the center of the flower.  The petals will start curl in as you do this.
– When you are happy with the flowers, place them into a container or cardboard box for misting.
– Create your own shimmery glimmer mist by combining Ranger’s Perfect Pearls with water.   Spray all of the flowers with your glimmer mist and let them dry.
* Note: I added about a 1/2 tsp of the “Perfect Pearl” powder to a 2 oz Ranger Mister bottle filled 3/4 of the way with water. You don’t have to make this much each time, I just like to keep this beautiful white mist on hand at all times so I have it ready whenever I need to add a little shimmer to my projects!
And here is the final project with some Black Magic all distressed and sanded for the background.Gorgeous!
– For this particular project, I layered the flowers together, punched a hole in the center, and then added a jeweled brad to the centers!

What’s Hot

How much to you love yellow and gray?  It’s hot hot hot right now!!! And it really is a gorgeous color palette for spring.

Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira and what is more perfect than using some Tim Holtz Core’dinations Cardstock!? Available in the Distress and Adirondack color, they are the perfect staple in any paper crafters collection!

Melissa also used cardstock from the Cut and Emboss Tim Holtz/Sizzix series for the smaller, embossed pieces. Get out those Sizzix folders!  Don’t they look awesome?

Make sure you check out the Cut and Emboss series here!

Fall Bliss

Want to make these cool leaves?  Well then make sure you enter to win our Tim Holtz Kraft Core give-a-way!!! This contest only runs until DECEMBER 6th so don’t wait.

Design Team Member Leica Forrest created these gorgeous leaves using Kraft Core and a Tim Holtz die, embossed them with a Tim HOltz Texture Fade and Ranger Distress inks.  Add some Tim Holtz accessories and you are good to go!  Using a sponge, Leica lightly inked the Pink Paislee Core Impressions with the Ranger Distress inks as well, the perfect touch to help the white blend with the distressed colors.
Spread YOUR love of Kraft Core!!!!

Write.Click. Scrapbook Give-a-way!!!!

June 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

So what is up for grabs over at Write.Click. Scrapbook???

updated with a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laura Slingerland Casey

Who wouldn’t just LOVE to win Core’dinations !!! It’s NOT your everyday cardstock…it’s the cardstock with a surprise !@! LOVE IT…Thanks !!

email Ellen_Sosnoski@coredinations.com with your address information!

Some NEW Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock. THE perfect glitter cardstock. 20 gorgeous colors, doesn’t shed glitter and is perfect for any paper crafter.

AND NEW Tim Holtz/Ranger Adirondack Core’dinations Colorcore Cardstock. You will love these colors, they core’dinate perfectly with all of the Adirondack colors. PLUS a Sand It Gadget!!!


And we are giving away another set of these on our FACEBOOK page!!! Make sure you head over there, “like” us and comment for another chance to win!!!

Father’s Day Inspiration

Did you see yesterday’s post?

Make sure you check out the journaling challenge! AND throw in an uber cool Core technique and you get TWO chances to win!!!

Today we have some inspirational cards from Kandis Smith. Kandis always makes the most beautiful cards.

For the first card, Kandis used the Provocraft Diamond Plate and her Cuttlebug to create the subtle but perfect background.  LOVE the gray.

And how about some Tim Holtz Inspiration? The rich, earthy tones from the Tim Holtz/Ranger collections are perfect for those Father’s Day projects. And don’t forget those awesome Tim Holtz/Ranger Sizzix dies for your embossing machines. They add the perfect touch to this amazing cardstock collection!

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