Mary Pat here with you today and I have a fun St. Patrick’s day card to share with you. I love St. Patty’s day! Maybe it is because my maiden name is O’Brien but I love making fun cards to send to my family members. Here is a look at one of them.
For my card I got to do all my favorite techniques: embossing, sanding, stamping, misting, and coloring all using my favorite Core products! Here is what you need to make this card.
Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Vintage Collection
- Core 110. lb. Smooth Cardstock
- Core Tags
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Darice Embossing Folder
- Darice Stickers
- Paper Smooches Stamps
- Ink (Hero Arts, Memento)
- Spectrum Noir Markers
To make this card I first started with a my cardstock and embossed it using a fun embossing folder.
I then used my Sand it Gadget and lightly sanded the cardstock to expose the awesome embossing.
Next, I stamped and image on my 110 lb and used my markers to color the image.
I stamped my sentiment on the back side of the Core Tag becuase it has a smooth side and it is easier to stamp.
I then used my mist that has a gold shimmer and misted the tag.
Finally I embellished my tag using some fun glitter foam shamrock and added some yummy twine to finish it off.
I attached my tag to my card base using some foam dots to give it a bit of dimension.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a wonderful and crafty day!
Mary Pat here with you today and it seems like winter is back and it is going to be a long cold winter! Here in Ohio where I live it has been really cold and I love to send little notes in the mail to warm up my friends! So I made this fun and easy winter mitten card.
For my project I took a Silhouette image and turned it into a shaped card. I love shaped cards because I think they are just so darn fun and cute! I really wanted to use a variety of Core on this card. I used The Chocolate Box collection, The Vintage collection, Core Essentials, and Core Couture (Everyone needs a little bling, right?). I also had to include some stamping for a super cute sentiment.
Winter Mitten Card Supplies:
- Coredinations Cardstock- Core Couture, Core Essentials, The Vintage Collection, The Chocolate Box
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Some Odd Girl Stamps
- Jenni Bowlin Ink
- Silhouette Cut File
- Darice Embossing Folder
I made a video for you. I demonstrate the techniques of embossing and sanding. Enjoy!
Thanks for joining me today. Have a wonderful and crafty day!
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!
We hope you had a great long weekend! First up, we have a winner from our giveaway.
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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.