Happy St Patty’s Day WEEK! We are celebrating the luck of the Irish this week here on the Core blog!
Today Debbie Standard is working some of her magic with some CUTE cards!
May Arts Ribbon
Maya Road Pin
Silhouette Die cut
Darice Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Sand It Gadget
Queen & Co. Bling
Today we have cards for you that are all about Good Luck and GREEN! If you go to our individual Core Essentials part of the website here
, you will see that we have them all listed by color family for you. So when you are creating, it’s easy to find colors that match and fall into the same color family. AND a great way for really who off those colors is to add texture like Ava did today using all kinds of greens and textures for this festive Good Luck card.
Find some complementary colors that will blend well and try out different embossing folders for an interesting textural feel to the card. A gentle sanding with your Sand it Gadget and a clean wipe with your Dust Buddy will result in some great looking faux washi tape.
Add some embellishments and you have a CAS card ready in your stash for any congratulatory event.
Helmar Adhesive and Sizzix embossing Folders.
And Suzanna Lee with a fun card for us,too!
Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one day a year where I can celebrate a holiday that doesn’t feel like a huge marketing scheme has overtaken the true meaning of the day. We get to don our green shirts, eat either green foods (prepared by Mum) or corned beef and cabbage (prepared by Dad) and put a lot of stock in Luck. And that’s where my craft comes in!
Today I have a card that I made for this special day in March and I’m here to share it with you! It was dead easy using a cut file from the Silhouette store. It originally had a heart as the center shape but I removed that and inserted my own four leafed clover. I used the back side of the Black Magic and flipped it for the heart on the left and cut a kelly green clover for the right hand side! Pop the Black Magic bracket frame and viola!
Have fun this green
day and don’t forget to pinch someone for me!!!!
Loving how the gree “pops” through the Black Magic!
Core Essentials – Crab Grass
Core Essentials, Brights
Letter Stickers: Studio Calico
Twine: The Twinery
Cut File (amended to clover by me): Silhouette Store Design #50081
Foam Adhesive: Imaginisce
I know every day I feel lucky to have Core’dinations as a part of my life and when I saw this layout from Kate Nolan-Denham, I couldnt wait to share!
When we are lucky enough to have a good friend that will stand by us through thick and thin, we should celebrate it! What better time of year to celebrate how lucky we are than St. Patrick’s Day?
My layout today is inspired by the lucky theme of St. Patrick’s Day and the colors we associate with this day, too. It is chock-full of glittery greens, golds and blacks found in Core’dinations Gemstone, Glitter Silk, and Core Couture Glitter Collections. I bet you didn’t even realize there were so many fantastic glittery collections by Core’dinations!
I embossed the black Glitter Silk Cardstock and then lightly sanded it just so the embossing would pop. The die cut doilies are also lightly sanded to show off the core.
The titlework was also cut out of the Glitter Silk Collection. When using your Silhouette to cut the Glitter Silk, I recommend reversing your image and cutting it Glitter Silk side down.
LYB Patterned Paper
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Maya Road Ribbon
EK Success Punch
Papertrey Ink Die
Lucky Me…Friend Silhouette Cut File
Wishing you much luck today! ~Kate
And how about another fabulous layout from Suzanna Lee?!?!?!
How awesome are these cuts Suzanna made with her Silhouette?
And a close up
And a close up of that Darice Shamrock embossing folder!
I couldn’t resist! If you follow Jennifer Edwardson’s blog
then you will know her daughter shows horses competitively and she is INCREDIBLE! Jennifer always does such a neat job capturing those special moments like she did for us today.
And of course she used ALL Core’dinations Cardstock! Who doesn’t love that???
My studio is literally covered in red and pink and white for Valentine’s projects so I took a break and created a different kind of love layout using nothing but fab pieces of Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock !!!
I have endless pics of Em and her horses but her and Ginger are my fave to work with right now. It’s not a secret that I am completely obsessed with this gorgeous mare !!
I started with a pre-embossed creme base and lightly sanded off the top. I used several embossing folders on the other pieces. I used a tiny polka dot folder for the blue and clocks for the brown (love this one ) ……
I punched 2 different sizes of hearts from (5) different colors of Core and then embossed and sanded each one. When I layered them onto my layout I adhered the bottom flat and then tucked a piece of 3D foam under the top to raise pit up a little for more dimension.
I ran a piece of Kraft Core cardstock through my Silhouette to cut the title ‘enjoy every moment’ …. I say things like this all the time at home – live every day ect … so this title was great for this layout of these everyday pics of my 2 fave girls )
I used my typewriter on a piece of creme cardstock for my journaling and then cut it up into a few pieces and rounded the inside edges …. adhered flat and this one is ready for Em’s album !!!
Tag, You’re it! Well, maybe not you, but this layout is chock full of Core’dinations Core Tags. Core Tags are such a great way to accent a layout, journal, or frame a photo like I did in this layout.
I used several different technques on the tags. Crinkling and distressing, debossing and distressing, paper tearing and distressing, embossing and distressing all can be done on the Core Tags, just like you would any Core’dinations Cardstock. The title Core Tag was even die cut in my Silhouette. Before you try sending a Core Tag through your Silhoutte, remember to remove the grommet first. I added mine back after die cutting.
By keeping the grommets in the Core Tags before applying any techniques to the tags, it allowed for the gromments to take on a grungy, smooshed look.
What do you do to your Core Tags? We’d love to hear about it!
Couture Creations Embossing Folders
Darice Embossing Folder
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Hello Core’dinations Fans! Kate
here today. Not sure if you have noticed, but my style is pretty simple and colorful. Just one of the things I love about Core’dinations Cardstock is the color core. I love to use simple techniques to showcase the color core making my layouts so very colorful.
For this layout I had initially chosen a neutral pallete, but knew it was missing a pop of color. I started by pulling in color through alternating layers of cardstock which I paper tore to show the colored core. I loved the pop of yellow from tearing the Black Magic so I found the perfect match of yellow in the Core Essentials Brights Collection and used that as my background paper.
Next time you need a pop of color in your paper project, try tearing your Core’dinations!
Core Essentials: Brights Collection
Core Essentials: Neutrals Collection
Black Magic Collection
Core Tags: Assorted White
May Arts Ribbon
Jillibean Soup Alphas
American Crafts Jute
And Kim Moreno just uses a touch of tearing on her layout below. She does a great job mixing embossing, tearing, scoring ANd outlining on here. Again…don’t be afraid to check out our technique videos for more ideas!
During the holidays I was finally able to my sisters kids and mine together for a group picture… it wasn’t easy to get them all to smile and look at the camera but I managed to get one good shot in and just love it! I couldn’t wait to print and scrap it!
I used my ScorPal tool to create the embossed lines around the edge of my layout. I like doing this because I feel like it frames my layouts well and I like the look.
I then placed a large chipboard star behind my layout where I wanted it and using my Sand It Gadget sanded over the top of the cardstock to reveal the star image below the cardsock. I trimmed different sized stars from cardstock and embossed and sanded them each and attached to my layout using pop dots to a few of them to give them more dimension. I used the star embossing folder to emboss a strip of gray cardstock and sanded it to reveal the lighter gray core the tore the edge of some green cardstock and made banners of each and adhered to my layout. I added the title to finish my layout.
Core’dinations- Core Essentials
(navy, scarlet, snowflake, Cityscape, and parsley)
Core’dination Dust Buddy
Coredinations Sand It Gadget
Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine.
Marvy Uchida star punch
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