Hi there, Core’dinations friends. Vivian Keh here today with a Clean and Simple card for St. Patty’s Day. Most of my projects are usually anything but CAS, but I think it’s very important to stretch one’s crafty muscles now and then. It gives me an opportunity to appreciate the skills of folks who design in styles other than mine as well as a chance to see if it’s time to venture into new crafty territory.
For my card, I started out with a bright and happy hue from our Core’dinations “Vintage” Collection, plus a great cutting file for my Silhouette Cameo, #25132 by Sweet Afton. This cutting file has three great borders, including horseshoes and fun St. Patty’s text in addition to the pretty clover strand you see here. I adore accentuating edges of my Core’dinations Cardstock with a delicate sanding of the edges. With these more intricate die-cuts, I do the sanding with a light hand so as not to tear any of the stems.
Have I shared with you how much I adore my Xyron X Sticker Maker? A crafty friend online introduced me to this tool awhile back, and it now sits on my craft table at all times, making adhering strips like these a complete breeze.
My die-cuts went onto a background of Creme Brulee from our Graphic 45 Signature Series. I love this particular cream because it’s very fresh. For a bit of shine, I added some Glossy Accents from Ranger to the clover strip and some text that was also die-cut from my Silhouette, file #39508 by Jamie Koay.
And a few gems from my stash to liven up the white space a little bit but stay within the world of CAS. I rounded the top corner of my cream piece and my green base in order to bring the eye upward. Thanks so much for visiting with me here today!
Core’dinations: Vintage Collection, Graphic 45 Signature Series, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Silhouette: File #25132 by Sweet Afton, File #39508 by Jamie Koay
Xyron: X Sticker Maker
Ranger: Glossy Accents
We R Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper
Wishing someone a Happy New Year is such a great way to kick off the year! Positive thoughts for a positive start to the new year!
Kate here today to share two bright and happy New Year’s cards I made using Core’dination Cardstock.
Kicking it off with a BRIGHT card. The 4.5″ x 6″ card base and all brightly colored layers were made from the Core Essentials Bright Collection. I embossed the yellow layer with a chevron embossing folder by Darice. While embossing, I placed a cardstock shim on top of the plate sandwich. When I ran this through my Big Shot, the embossing cut through the paper just where the shim was placed.
Darice Chevron Embossing Folder
Die-namics Alpha Dies
This picture perfect card whipped up in no time at all! The 4.5″ x 6″ card base is Core’dinations Tulip Jillian Dot. I sanded the little dots with my Sand It Gadget. The sentiment is printed on a scrap piece of Core’dinations Cardstock (pretty sure it is in the Neutral Collection). Once printed, I tore the paper and added a bit of Chalking Ink to match the Tulip colored base.
Core’dinations Smooth Stamping Paper
Unity Stamp Co.
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year! ~Kate
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!!!
Helmar, Zap Dots, Acid Free, Super Tac glue
Sizzix, Embossing, Medallion
Clearsnap Chunky Glitter, Surfacez, Berry Colorbox Ink
Gina K Stamps
May Arts Ribbon
And since we are living in color today…we have some gorgeous creations from designer Kate Nolan Denham, too!
Bright & colorful is always a fun way to go when making birthday cards. The card I am sharing today shows how easy it is to make a bright birthday card with several different Core’dinations Cardstock lines, not just the Brights Collection (which is pretty cool in itself).
To create my card, I started by embossing a Brights Core Tag. These tags are textured and sandable! I then took a piece of the Whitewash Collection die the word “LIVE” out with my Cricut. After sanding this focal point down so the Core color shined through, I added the rest of my sentiment with stickers and brads. The tag and sentiment were then added to a sanded background from the Vintage Collection and then the card base, which is in the Brights Collection.
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!
Darice Embossing Folder
We R Memory Keepers Corner Punch
Jillibean Soup Alpha Stickers
Xyron & Helmar Adhesives
And how about some Spotted on Dotted? Well..kind of! Kate mixes and matches our Spotted Carstock with some Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions! I am LOVING those arrows…
I love colors that are bold! Today I have a layout in which the colors in the tags dictated what fantastic bold colors of Core’dinations Cardstock I used. Throw in a bit of dotted texture and it was the perfect blend of bold and beautiful! The bit of Black Magic and Neutral Core’dinations I used for this layout was just to balance the bold colors I used.
And don’t forget! We are cropping FRIDAY! Check out the RULES HERE!
Well look no further! Our team is using the Believe line from Heidi Swapp again today. It doesn’t get much more festive than this! Please make sure you head over to Heidi’s blog for more amazing ideas!
Don’t forget about our GIVEAWAY on FACEBOOK !!!!!
So are we ready for some layouts? Love how Kim Moreno went the chalkboard look on this layout using her Black Magic and the Heidi Swapp Believe collection. The Peppermint Stix paper with the chalkboard words is perfect for this and all the papers are dobule sided so endless options! And can we talk about that cute little house made of Core’dinations Chocolate Box and Heidie Swapp papers? And it’s layered on the Core Tag? Eeeeeek! How clever is that!?
Core Tags, Black Magic Core’dinations, Chocolate Box Core’dinations, Heidi Swapp Believe patterned papers, May Arts ribbon, American Crafts Thickers.
And another layout from Kate Nolan Denham! These snowflakes are the perfect accent for the Believe collection and I just LOVE how Kate plays with the angle on this layout!
Kate here, bringing you some snow a little bit early this year! It was so easy to share our Christmas snow with you by using lots of Core’dinations Cardstock paired with Heidi Swapp’s Believe Collection.
The snowflakes were cut out of Snowflake Core’dinatins Cardstock (perfectly named) using my Cameo. I painted them with some Gemstone Glue and sprinkled Shaved Ice onto the snowflakes. Core’dinations Cardstock is so sturdy that is the the perfect base for this technique!
Love how Kate worked the Merry & Bright paper:
May Arts Ribbon
Stampendous Shaved Ice
Helmar and Xyron Adhesives
One more layout from Jennifer Edwardson!
When I opened my box of goodies for this product trade with Heidi Swapp I got sooooo excited !! I absolutely LOVE this holiday paper and went straight to my ‘Seasonal Core Impressions’ for the base for this layout. I lightly sanded my Core cardstock to allow the kraft core show through – makes the words completely stand out !!
I mixed my fave patterns from the Heidi Swapp ‘Believe’ collection with a piece of scarlet ’tillie dot’ cardstock for a base to my photo. I also wanted to have a little layer underneath a few of the cut outs so I ran a piece of ‘peeled paint’ cardstock through my Big Shot using the ‘wire fence’ embossing folder by Darice. LOVE this folder ……
I used a light pattern for my journaling and put it in my typewriter – this is my fave way to add journaling to my layouts. and done !
Heidi Swapp ‘Believe
‘ patterned paper
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – peeled paint
Other: twine, gems