Gail Lindner here with a fun way to create your own clipboard embellishment to showcase your child’s homework or artwork for your next project:
My oldest is in the first grade this year and we have seen such a leap in her reading and writing skills! These days she is always writing in a notebook and I really want to remember her “newbie” writing!
I created the layout below with a photo from the first day of school and a special spot to add some samples of her writing that I find!
Core’dinations Whitewash Collection – Grandma’s Locker
Vintage Collection – Rivulet
Pastel Collection - Reflecting Pool
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Dried Marigold
Core Essentials Buttercup and Chocolate Box cardstock
Avery Elle & My Favorite Things Dies
Thirsty Script font
I created my own background from some Whitewash Cardstock which I simply scored some lines across using my Scor-Pal. A quick sand revealed the yellow core and gave the subtle effect of lined notebook paper!
With some Chocolate Box, I was able to create a “clipboard” on my layout which is the perfect spot to add samples of my daughter’s writing! I simply cut it to size, rounded the corners and added a clip at the top! Just sand the edges a bit to give it that worn look.
I love this idea and think I’ll be re-creating it often on other projects!
Mary Pat Siehl here with you today and I am excited to share a new Back to School layout using some Core’dinations cardstock.
Cardstock-Core’dinations (Core Impressions Jillibean Soup, Graphic 45 Signature Series, Core Essentials, 110lb. smooth)
Canvas Embellishments- Little Yellow Bicycle
Spectrum Noir markers
Sand It Gadget
Lawn Fawn dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder
1. I love to layer my cardstock and so I decided to layer grey on top of light blue. I wanted to create a light chalkboard effect with the grey so I scored my grey cardstock with a scoring board and scored at the 1/2 inch line all around the paper. Then just sanded the paper pretty heavily to really expose the lighter inner core.
3. I then took a piece of the Core’dinations Jillibean Soup Impression paper and sanded it and placed that on top of the blue piece. If you don’t have Core Impressions you could easily emboss another sheet.
4. Next I added a small strip of yellow and added that on top. (Again, I LOVE to layer my paper with different textures and designs.)
5. Add photos.
6. Make a star embellishments using die cuts, embossing them using an embossing folder, and lightly sanded them.
I also have this video for you on how this layout came together.
We are one of the main sponsors over at CSI: Color….Stories…Inspiration this month and we couldn’t be more excited! Every Friday there is a new color palette introduced called a Case File. This week it’s Case File No. 126.
LOVE how not only is there the “scene” which is the color palette but there is “evidence” and “testimony” that give you prompts to create as well! We will be sponsoring all month long so make sure you stay close this month for a few more chances to win some Core. All images you create must be posted over on the CSI site.
Today we have a layout from Debbie Standard using this gorgeous Case File focusing on the Chevron pattern from the Evidence using our Core Impressions cardstock.
Make sure you head over the CSI Facebook page for more amazing inspiration!
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Next up we are showcasing Chocolate Box on the blog this week. What a sweet treat…
chocolate covered cardstock! Sand, tear and emboss it to reveal the yummy colors hidden beneath the texture. It is available in 12×12 assorted packs, 6×6 and Cut & Emboss. And don’t forget single sheets for those special projects, too. First up we have Kate Nolan Denham with a masculine layout filled with TONS of technique!
I wanted to create a very “boy” layout with the photos of my Grandson so I immediately grabbed my stock of Core’dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock. I embossed, debossed, and die cut my way through the Chocolate Box on this layout! Each piece of Chocolate Box was sanded to show the great core colors I chose to compliment Seth’s plaid shirt.
Tracy Lucky Card:
I’m getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by making a few cards! Green is my favorite color, so naturally I had a blast making these green-filled cards. My first card used a bit of embossing, sanding, coloring, and die-cutting. Start with a piece of green card stock from the Darks Essentials pad and emboss it with the Plaid Darice embossing folder. Then, sand over the embossed part with the Sand-It Gadget. Next, use the different colored green card stocks from the Vintage Collection, Brights Essentials pad, and Pastels Essentials Collection. Use the Lawn Fawn dies to die cut the letters out of the light green piece. Then, emboss that piece with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and sand over it with the Sand It Gadget. Behind the embossed letters, attach a small piece of Copper Shimmer Glitter Silk card stock. Adhere all of those layers together. Lastly, stamp and color the Paper Smooches image on a piece of the 110 lb. white card stock.
-Core’dinations Brights, Darks, and Pastels Essentials paper pads
-Core’dinations Vintage Collection
-Core’dinations Glitter Silk paper pad
-Core’dinations 110 lb. white card stock
-Sand It Gadget
-Darice Plaid Background embossing folder
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-American Crafts Knock-Out border punch
-May Arts Natural twine
-Paper Smooches A Magical Spring stamp set
-Copic Markers: T8, E08, Y38, E00, G19
-Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC’s dies
Tracy Lucky To Know You Card:
Start off with an A2 sized card base made with a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Core. Usually I stray away from using a black card base, because you can’t write on the inside of the card easily, but by using the Kraft Core card stock, the inside is now kraft. Next, emboss a piece of gray card stock with the chevron embossing folder and sand it with the Sand It Gadget. Cut the shamrock from the A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge at 2.5.” Emboss that with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and sand it with the Sand It Gadget. Then, use a piece of light green card stock from the Pastels Essentials pad and stamp the sentiment with black ink in the lower right hand corner. Use green chevron ribbon to tie a bow and attach the shamrock with Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.
-Core’dinations Neutrals, Darks, and Lights Essentials paper pads
-Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core
-Darice Chevron embossing folder
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
-Sand It Gadget
-May Arts Ribbon
-Paper Smooches A Magical Spring stamp set
-American Crafts Knock-Outs border punch
-A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge
Tracy Shaker Rainbow Card:
Shaker cards are one of my most favorite cards to make. I had the perfect idea to make a cool shaker card for St. Patrick’s Day with a pot of gold.
-Core’dinations Neutrals, Lights, and Darks Essentials paper pad
-Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection
-Darice Stars Asst. embossing folder
-Sand It Gadget
-Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
And we are so lucky because Tracy has a video for us today!!!!!