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!
AND PLEASE head over to Authentique’s FACEBOOK page to say “hi”!!!
We cannot get enough of this Be(you)tiful line, can you tell???
First let’s start with a fabulous mini album page from Jill Lebbin. Jill used the Chocolate Box for her title. See that sanding??!?!?
She used one of those fun crafts straws on her layout for some dimension….how COOL!
And a goooorgeous card from Gail Linder. I mean she CUT this pattern herself?!?!
The fabulous Kate Nolan Denham is up next with a layout. I love how she used the Red Pepper from the Brights Collection pack with the Be(you)tiful line. There are all these little accents of this color throughout the line and it is so so pretty!
And a fast and fabulous card from Kim Moreno! You can never have too many of these ready to go for those special occasions that just seem to sneak up on you. Kim embossed the grey cardstock and sanded it slightly to reveal the color core and then tore it along the bottom edge. Aftering punching and sasnding the butterflies, she adhered them to her card.
Did you love the projects yesterday featuring Heidi Swapp?If you missed yesterday’s post please check it out here, you do not want to miss the gorgeous Mixed Media layouts featured yesterday. Also..we have a list of winners for you located on our Hot Topics page for you, too!
Today we have more Mixed Company projects for you from our designers including both layouts and cards. I hope you are ready to be inspired! The color palette of the Mixed Media line is just so great…the pinks and blues and grays with the black accents are perfect for any occasion card or layout. OH and don’t miss Heidi Swapp’s giveaway..the ENTIRE Mixed Media LINE!
Vivian Keh created a card and layout for us today. Mixing and matching the papers from the Mixed Media collection is easy. Add some hand cut details , stamping, and a gorgeous Moraccan diecut and you have one gorgeous card.
Vivian really plays on the horizontal and vertical lines on this card which make it so visually appealing. The more you look at it, the more you see! Notice the hearts on the stamped stentiment? Yep, she stamped right on the Heidi Swapp patterend paper…loving that!
Such amazing detail!
Just love how the Mixed Company Bouquet patterned paper looks with the Moraccan shapes Vivian created out of some Whitewash cardstock from her scraps from the card above! She used some super cool shapes from the Sizzix Thinlits Moraccan die to create her own background for that gorgeous photo. She keeps your eye moving around the layout with these shapes, some gems and the spots from the Heidi Swapp patterned paper. A lot of time and love went in to this layout for sure!
And a gorgeous detail!
What an amazig looking detail…LOVING the white on Whitewash!
Here is a great detail that shows how Vivian mixed the Whitewash Core’dinations pieces with some of the patterned papers from the Mixed Media collection:
Heidi Swapp Mixed Company papers and Pink Paislee – Patterned Papers
The Paper Studio – Paper Punches, Gems
TPC – Stamp Set
Hemptique – Hemp Cord Thickers
And who doesn’t love circles, black and white contrasting colors and oodles of texture? Shaunte Wadley worked her magic on this layout for sure! Shaunte says she raided her stash on this layout but you wouldn’t know it. Mixing up embossing folders and patterned papers for the circles really adds to the interest of this layout. How did she make that circle pattern you ask? Silhouette Cameo with some gray Core Essentials..along with some Black Magic in the title. The background paper is Core Impressions from the Basic Grey Core Impressions line. Add a sprinkling of Queen & Co gemstones and washi tape and you’ve got yourself a great layout.
Silhouette Cuts used:
And Mary Pat Siehl is working some Whitewash love, too! Mary Pat has a unique way of capturing everyday activities and making them look like so much fun!
I loved combining my Core cardstock with Heidi’s wonderful pattern paper. It proves once again that Core really is the best cardstock! I first used a 12×12 template and sanded my Whitewash Cardstock over it. I love how the image is very light. I also tore the cardstock to expose the darker core at the top. Then I layered it on top of some of the awesome Mixed Media pattern paper! The contrasting prints look great. For my title “today” I sanded my paper first and then sanded it before cutting it in the Silhouette (this helps with these delicate cuts). This layout is a typical day after school- homework, computer games and outside play time. I love our everyday life!
We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long.
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway! AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win over there and keep reading on how to win on our blog, too.I heard a rumour that it might be a sticker maker?!??!?! So day TWO…hmmmm….how about some cards and a treat bag today?
Designer Clare Buswell worked her Xyron adhesive with a card and treat bag. I just loooooove me some Halloween projects and these are so awesome! You can do a lot with some Core, Authentique and a Xyron Mega runner.
Cover card base with black Core’dinations Color Core cardstock, sand edges with Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Trim patterned paper, round corners, ink edges with Distress Inks and machine stitch border. Adhere to card using Xyron Mega Runner. Cut spider’s web file from Core using Silhouette, attach to card and trim edges. Wrap seam binding around card and tie bow. Die cut labels from Core’dinations Color Core cardstock, stamp sentiment, ink edges and adhere to card using Xyron Mega Runner, to finish.
We are here with our Summer Brights Challenge!
Every month we challenge our designers to try new things. It might be a collection pack, techniques…something different just to get those creative juices flowing. So for July, we challenged our designers to use the Brights Collection pack and to do some fussy cutting for some added interest.
The Brights collection pack is the PERFECT color palette for all your summer layouts and projects! Don’t be afraid of those bright colors..embrace them!
First up we have Designer Shaunte Wadley. She created a card trio for us today using Brights, David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system, Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Core Couture, & Vintage Cardstock.
Here is a shot of some of the Core Couture glitter cardstock. SWOOOOOOOOON! Dies are from Lifestyle Crafts.
And I love how Designer Vivian Keh used the purples in this layout. The possiblities are endless with what you can do with a bright color palette. Add a op of yellow and that gorgeous fussy cutting of her stamps and you have the perfect layout!
And nothing is cuter than a swimming doggie 🙂 Blues and yellows are the perfect summer colors!
Don’t want to stamp on the textured side? Flip it over!
And Suzanna Lee created a layout focusing on the primary colors found in the Brights Collection pack. And, not to mention, this yogurt place is awesome! You pick your own ice cream and toppings and then they weigh it for you. You gotta be careful though….it adds up! LOL! Tone on tone embossing and die cuts with jsut the perfect touch of sanding. LOVE IT!
We are here having fun this week with Couture Creations. It’s no secret that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock looks fabulous with dies and embossing folder especially when you sand, sand, sand! Couture Creations is an Australian owneda & loved brand, Couture Creations is the culmination of 20 years experience in the scrapbooking industry. From its final inception in 2010, Couture Creations has been devoted to producing expertly designed, high quality products overseen by veteran designers & crafters for a result that is both simple and elegant.
Make sure you head over to their BLOG, PINTEREST, FACEBOOK pages to find out all the other chances you can win. Here is a sneak of what is going on over there today. Please keep in mind we are in two different time zones so in case we are off on our times bit please forgive us. We are getting our coffee ready when they are getting ready for bed.
We are happy that you hung in there with us this week that we shortned all of our posts into a few so it would be easier for our readers and not have to jump from post ot post. Sound good? Oh and as a thank you we are offering ANOTHER giveaway so make sure you check THIS POST!!!!
1) Create a 4.5″x 6″ card base out of a piece of Cream Core’dinations Cardstock.
2) Emboss a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of Blueberry cardstock from Coredinations Chocolate Box Collection with Couture Creations embossing folder.
3) Trim embossed cardstock to 4″ x 5.5.”
4) Lightly sanded embossed image using the Sandit Gadget, so as the Blueberry color shows, and then clean the dust off using the Dust Buddy.
5) Add VersaMark and sprinkle clear embossing powder over the entire 4″x5.5″ embossed paper.
6) Heat embossing powder until a lovely sheen appears.
7) Now add this piece of embossed Blueberry cardstock to the card base, leaving an even amount of matting on all sides.
8) Die cut a piece of Rivulet from Core’dinations Vintage 6″x6″ Collection using Couture Creations Doily Die.
And a close up of that fabulous sanding!!! :):):)
9) Trim two sides of the die cut paper so that it is flush against the bottom right of the embossed paper on the card base.
10) Before added the trimmed doily to the card, sand the edges a bit using the Sandit Gadget. Don’t forget to use the Dust Buddy!
11) Add foam dots to the backside of the doily (I used Helmar Zapdots) and place on the bottom right of the embossed paper.
12) Punch a circle out of the Cream cardstock used to create the base.
13) Trim two edges of the circle so that it is flush with the doily. Add to the doily.
14) Cut a one inch banner out of some more Blueberry Chocolate Box Cardstock. Sand it a bit.
15) Stamp sentiment on banner and adhere stamped banner to the bottom third of the doily/circle.
16) Add a few pearls around the outside of the circle.
17) Give to someone for their birthday!
I really enjoyed using Couture Creations products with Core’dinations Cardstock! The embossing folders are really crisp and the embossing really stands out on all the Core’dinations Cardstock. The doily die is incredibly intricate, yet it cut through the hearty Core’dinations Cardstock like butter. I look forward to playing with these product again! ~Kate
Next up Designer Shaunte Wadley with fabulous pr0jects! Shaunte really works color combos that are just perfection!
The background is BasicGrey Core Impressions
And next up a super cute gift bag and card:
The topper is the Couture Creations die mounted on a circle and then folded in half to top the bag.
The gift card is embossed with the Couture Creations die from the Sweet Dreams embossing folder line.
Happy Thursday! Are you having fun yet?
We sure are!
This we began a TWO THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team! Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!
AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this every week day until the end of May so don’t go far!!!
Today’s winner will receive a pack of……
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email email@example.com by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????
Omgosh! That is the most amazing layout!!! I just love the colors and all of that texture!
Today we have new Design Team Member…… Suzanna Lee!
Check out more about Suzanna and her projects on her blog HERE. Here is a little bit about her:
What can I say? I’m just a woman who is obsessed with her husband, her 2 kids, her camera (a Nikon!), living life to the fullest and preserving our memories as we go! Michael and I have been happily married for 14 years. Together we are raising two amazing children—Nikolas, 10, and Mia,almost 7.
I am very diverse when it comes to styles and techniques. I can’t claim any one as a main stay in my projects. I range from clean and simple to layered and packed with little details. The paper and photographs speak to me and I do what feels right. New styles, techniques, products, etc. are some of the major things that offer me inspiration. I am always excited to try new things and new opportunities, in life and with paper crafting.
When I’m not hiding behind my camera or cutting and creating both mess and beauty, I’m a physical therapist. I love what I do and love that it helps fund my hobby and collection! Who needs purses and shoes when you can have paper and embellishments?!
And how much do you loooooove the color combo of this layout??? I just love learning all these random bits about Suzanna.
And some close ups:
Ohhhhhh…embossing! 🙂 Our 6×6 pads are a great way to add small deatils to layouts….they aren’t just for cards!
Now a little bit about Suzanna’s layout:
Every now and again, I try to do a page about myself. My kids love pouring through the albums and love seeing themselves but I know there will come a time when they will wish there was more of Mum and Dad. I know I love learning the little details of my parents’ lives. This layout served that purpose as well as sharing a little bit about myself with you. Random bits about Suzanna Lee. I literally wrote the first 5 thoughts that came to mind. I did say random! I also wanted to showcase how amazing core is! There is one piece of patterned paper on this page, the majority of the paper is Core of one type or another. All those different lines come together as a cohesive whole! Amazing!