Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock is gorgeous. With chalkboard home decor being so popular today, it is a perfect addition to your crafting stash! If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope this project will make you want to!
Chalkboard Family Frame Supplies:
- Core’dinations Chalk Core 12″ white and colors
- Core’dinations WhiteWash
- Flower punches and dies
- Misc: frame
- Sand it Set
Step 1: Use a simple black 8×10 frame and cut four (4) 1/2″ strips of White Core Chalk Core, sand them, and Mod-Podged the strips to the perimeter of the frame. The frame already had a photo mat that came with the frame so cover the photo mat with White Core Chalk Core and sand it.
Step 2: Use a sheet of Colored Core Chalk Core for the inside of the photo mat. ISand it, and adher it to the cardboard frame backing.
Step 3: Then, using a variety of flower punches and the Colored Chalk Core decorate the frame.
Core’dinations Chalk Core pairs well with Core’dinations Whitewash Cardstock. They both have a subtle “chalky” look. Mix in some of that with the flowers as accents and leaves and some fun self adhesive pearls and rhinestones to the flower centers.
Step 4: Cut the banner and the title with your Silhouette electronic cutting machine or any other machine you have.
Step 5: Attaching the photo: I used a heavy duty glue dot behind a metal clip. This way I can switch the photo out whenever we have a current shot.
Here is a close-up of some of the flowers-you can see the fabulous texture of the cardstocks.
Can you believe this project is all cardstock? I love to create beautiful (one of a kind) things for my home that are inexpensive, and best of all- unique. ~ Shaunte
There is no place better than the beach! And not just during the summer, during those non-summer months, when it’s a little rougher to get to the beach due to the lack of time and return to regular routines. Here is a great way to remind yourself of just how great the beach is and what’s around the corner!
Die – EllenTina Cutting Dies/Tessler Crafts
Cut Files – Kolette Hall Studios (Design ID #43142 and #61944), Hero Arts (Design ID #40428)
Buy yourself a lovely weathered frame and dress it up with some Core’dinations cardstock cut with beachy dies and cut files!
The Kraft Core Shattered collection adds that perfect weathered feel to a beach themed project. So too does sanding add a sand worn effect.
Tucking things between the background and the frame adds a 3D dimension and some added depth to your project. Note how the texture of the Core’dinations cardstock really makes this sea star that much more realistic!
Design by Suzanna Lee
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!
Yep, you guessed it! We have some SNOW inspiration for you because I am sure a lot of us in the States have TONS and TONS of snow layouts. Even those of us who never get snow!
Kim Moreno has too amazing layouts for us today. Kim has a way with Core! She scors, tears, sands, embosses like no other!
What else could you possible need? Tracy Gruber is working colors, patterns and so much more today!
First up a very fun and festive card…but keep scrolling down…there’s a great layout, too!
I love to find new techniques to use with my Core! For this card, I used a Studio Calico mask and put it behind my piece of Core card stock. I then sanded with the Sand It Gadget until the design started to show. Pretty cool, huh? Then, I cut some stars and then added the white shape with the Paper Smooches sentiment. Next up some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce Glam Rocks finish off this card perfeclty!
The best part about scrapping with Core’dinations card stock is the ability to use different techniques to create unique layouts. On the dark pink base, I simply used the Sand It Gadget to sand three different areas for a distress look. It adds a different element to your layout that is really easy to do! I then used a piece of light pink Spotted Tillie Dot and sanded it to make the polka dots “pop.” The last technique I used was crumpling up a piece of White Wash card stock, flattening it out, and then sanding it. This allows the Sand It Gadget to hit the creased spots and the background color to show through.
Happy Monday everyone!
Today we have two layouts from Designer Suzanna Lee using our Core Impressions. The great thing about these lines is that you can sand them or not sand them. So we thought we would give you to examples of each. The first one uses the BasicGrey Core Impression Whimsy collection not sanded.
The fun thing about Core is you can sand some …and not sand others ..all in the same layout like Suzanna did here. She sanded the tone on tone stars and scallop shape in red to make them pop off of each other and then left her Core Impressions as is. Don’t forget to get out your Sand it Gadget when you decide to sand 😉 It’s repositional sand paper pieces make it so easy to use!
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Washi: unknown (Japanese)
Twine: The Twinery
Brads: American Crafts
Letter Stickers: Simple Stories SNAP!
Core’dinations looks great cut in your Silhouette or any die cutting machine!
Love the bits of sanding….
Core Essentials: Darks
Core Impressions Basic Grey Whimsy
Tim Holtz/Ranger: Distress
Whitewash 6×6 pad
Sand it Gadget
Patterned Paper and stickers: Pebbles
Decorative bag: Fancy Pants
Stamp: Cocoa Daisy
Wood pin:Little Yellow Bicycle
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Tag: Chic Tags
Die: Lifestyle Crafts