I hope this post finds you warm and cozy! Suzanna here from Life’s Trivialities to share with you a winter layout created with left over scraps of Coredinations cardstock. Gather colors in the hues of a pleasing snowy palate, emboss a few and lay them out as you would a cozy warm quilt. In order to tie the paper into the theme of the layout, chose snow filled embossing folders. Fill in some holes with David Tutera tags and zig zag with your sewing machine (or use a pen for faux stitching). The layers of the layout in some places are as numerous as the layers you will need to be out in that winter wonderland. Voila! The base of your layout, it’s that easy!
oooohhhh! aaaahhh! Core Tags!
This is a great way to use multiple embossing techniques and different cardstocks!
Spotted Jillian; Aqueduct http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/spotted/spotted-12×12/
Glitter Silk 6×6; Glitter Girl http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/glitter-silk/
Gemstones Collection http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/specialty-collections/gemstones-collection/
Core Impressions; Fancy Pants Collection: Refreshed http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-impressions/fancy-pants-collection/
Core Tags; Smooth Tag; Gift Tag White http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-tags/
David Tuterra Tags
Embossing Folders: Darice, Stampin Up
Die: Memory Box, Avery Elle
Stamps: Avery Elle, Stampin Up
Ribbong: Tim Holtz
Paper Clip: Prima
Alpha Letters: American Crafts
I cut the snowflakes out of Core’dinations Snowflake using my Silhoutte, painted the die cut with some glue and added some fine glitter.
American Crafts Thickers
We have some amazing projects from Gail Lindner for you today! If these don’t inspire you to get that Core and take if off the page onto some Holiday home decor projects than I don’t know what will!
I have officially started creating projects for Christmas! You might recall I created a cute Christmas countdown a little while back (see it here). Well . . . I loved using the embroidery hoop as my “frame” and have been wanting to do more to create a cluster on my wall for Christmas. A trip to the craft store was in order and I purchased a few different sized hoops.
Here’s my next one:
This is a great project for using up scraps of Core’dinations! I dug through to find a few colours to work together, cut strips and started assembling my “tree”!
Of course, this being Core cardstock, I couldn’t leave it plain! I had to emboss and sand the strips in various designs to add even more interest.
The background is from the fabulous Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions collection. Instant Christmas!
The starts were die cut from Core Couture Glitter Cardstock for a bit of sparkle! This little tree was so easy and fun to make – here are a couple more ideas:
- For the front of your Christmas cards! These will be easy to mass-produce.
- Get the kids involved – maybe adding the stars or other embellishments to the pre-made trees.
Thanks for popping by and please pop by my blog for more inspiration!
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions: Holiday No 14
Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack: Pool
Chocolate Box: Cool Mint Truffle
Core Essentials: Sugar’n'Spice
Graphic 45: Lemon Chiffon, Spring Green
Core Couture Glitter: White Gloves, Oscar
Sand It Gadget
Darice & Cuttlebug embossing folders
Fiskars star punch, SSS star die
It’s just typical of me to be creating Christmas projects so close to the actual day! But my decor items get brought out each year so I know they will get plenty of attention in the long run!
Inspired by an image I saw online, I wanted to create a sort of looped wire wreath, accented with stars. Sorry about the vague description! How about I just show you my project so you know what I mean?
I decided to create mine on a smaller scale and pop it into a shadow box frame. Honestly, I was really wanting to use the kraft coloured Seasonal Impressions cardstock! Isn’t it a fantastic, subtle background???
I chose three shades of Gemstones cardstock for the stars, so they would have a slight sheen, and scattered them around my wire wreath.
Simple but cute! I can honestly see me creating more of these for different occassions such as Valentines or new babies. Just think of the color combinations and die cut shapes you could use!
November 7, 2013 by Core'dinator
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, Imaginisce, Provocraft, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
Like some amazing projects from Core’dinations, right?!??! Whether it is just some simple sanding, embossing or distressing we have it for you today! Suzanna Lee uses just a bit of distressing on this first layout. It is a great idea if you are just starting to use Core or if you just want a simple touch of the distressed look.
There is so much to point out on this layout but the one touch that strikes me the most is the ground covered fall foliage! Easy to create with a piece of Kraft Core that you wad into a ball and sand to create the nooks and cranny’s of the ground followed by layering of fallen leaves. Both the Marvy Uchida embossing punch and Lawn Fawn dies are perfect for such a task! The mica fragments, embossed wind swooshes and and touch of Imaginisce gold add the perfect complimentary touches!
Sanding those veins is just THE perfect touch!
Oh these leaves!
How fun is it to take a different perspective on things? I love how Designer Ava Gavloski does it…see that hand-stamped image that Ava cut out? It’s a witch! How cool is that? Ava just layers and layers and layers…it’s amazing!!!
And since we are living in color today…we have some gorgeous creations from designer Kate Nolan Denham, too!
Next time you are making a bright card, don’t be afraid to pull out all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock. You are sure to find the perfect colors!
And don’t forget! We are cropping FRIDAY! Check out the RULES HERE!
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!