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 you can find their complete lines of gorgeous papers HERE. Today is all about cards, cards and more cards using the Authentique Be(you)tiful line.
First up Debbie Standard shows us how all you need is some Core Essentials and gorgeous patterned papers to make some quick and easy cards! Love how Debbie mixes the hexagons with other prints using her embossing folders.
Cardstock: Core’dinations Darks Collection
Patterned Paper: Authentique Be(you)tiful collection
This card from Debbie showcases a great way to use those scraps! You can cut out shapes from your Core and save them for another project and use the negative space.
Cardstock: Core’dinations Core Essentials
And next up we have Vivian Keh with some more cards…loving the Vintage Cardstock on this first one. Everyone LOVES a gray color palette and the Be(you)tiful is perfect for it! I know gray has become my “go to” neutral.
And a gorgeous close up:
Hemp for cards is a favorite of mine because you can add a soft touch and it’s not too bulky:
See how Core and Authentique match PERFECTLY???
Get out those diec cuts and pop up dots! Just some simple shapes cut out of cardstock, and of course sanded, not only add visual interest but it makes cardmaking easy!
And another close up:
Authentique – Be(you)tiful Collection
Fiskars – Edger Punch
EK Success – Flower Burst Border Punch
Momenta – Metal Embellishments
Xyron – X Tool, Mega Runner
Cuttlebug – Embossing Folder
Spellbinders – Layered Flowers Die
Ranger – Antique Linen Distress Ink
Hemptique – Hemp String
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!
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!
Cardstock: Core’dinations Tim Holtz 6 X 6 Shattered Collection –> PERFECT for cards!
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.
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration!
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 all week long with Lawn Fawn! Our team loves loves loves loves their stamps so much..make sure you head over to their site to do some shopping! From cards to layouts, we have it for you! Please make sure you head over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration AND their Facebook page. Their Design Team is incredible and you don’t want to miss anything.
First up we have Designer Tracy Gruber with a super cute card:
I love my Lawn Fawn stamps, so I was very excited to pair them with Core! I started with the Whitewash paper and embossed it with the Swirls embossing folder. I sanded the de-embossed side, so more of the blue color showed. I then stamped the tree from the Critters in the Forest set twice and kept one piece whole and the other one I cut each other the “sections” apart. I then attached each of the pieces to the whole tree and popped up the bottom with Tombow Foam Tabs to give it dimension. I used the green Core Vintage paper and tore it to create the grass for my scene.
LOOK at all that AMAZING detail!
We are here hopping again all week long! So if you didn’t see your name on our winner list last week, you still have a chance to win. Just comment on the Designer blogs from both companies for a chance to win.
Don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook pages! We have addtional content over there we don’t always share here.
Here is the Lineup for Wednesday:
If you get lost just come back here or head over to the Tombow blog.
And a look at what is up for grabs from Core (win this by commenting on the Core blogs.)
Subject to availability. Winner will be notified if we are out of stock of anything.
And from Tombow you can win (win this by commenting on Tombow blog and designer blogs)
If you missed yesterday here you go. Hurry up because we will be picking winners Friday the 16th!
And Today we have a project for from Designer Shaunte Wadley!
Tombow Stamp Runner
Tombow Hook and Eye Tabs