Friday, October 31, 2014

Darice & Core'dinations Witch Hat

I looooove Halloween! And when I got my hands on this Darice paper mache witch hat, I knew it screamed the need for some  Core'dinations Cardstock.


  Torn Cardstock Witch Hat Supplies:
Step 1: Paint the top and bottom of the hat black just in case any of the base of the hat sneaks through. Basic black craft paint works just fine.

  painting panting inside

 Step 2: Tear different strips of Core'dinations ColorCore cardstock. Paper tearing never gets old! Core is great for this because the color core looks great. For tips on tearing our cardstock, view our videos here. Tear the strips, sand them with Sand it Gadget and white off with Dust Buddy. Using the Dust Buddy is important because it helps the adhesive stick.

  tear strips
Step 3: Adhere torn strips, rotating colors and patterns on the top of the hat and finish off with some May Arts Ribbon.


Step 4: Place on a pumpkin or other decoration.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cards Easy as 1-2-3

So, Brian's brother got engaged to one of the cutest, funniest, nicest girls I know and we couldn't be more excited! I get a sister in-law!!!!!!!! One that likes wine, loves my kids and takes good care of my brother-in-law so who isn't happy about that?  Of course, we had to make them a card. The thing that is great about this David Tutera line is that stuff comes together so quickly and Henry can help me pick out the bits and pieces without any cutting or fussing.

I mean and who doesn't let chevron? I think you can put chevron on anything and it looks good!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Using Cardstock for the Chalkboard Look

Yep, it's me again getting my crafty groove on. I couldn't be more excited to be taking time out to do the one thing that I love...MAKE STUFF! A few weeks ago this card was featured on the Core Blog:

Celebrate your next Birthday with a Core'dinations Black Magic card. With some simple sanding and heat embossing you can make it look just like chalkboard!

  Black Magic Birthday Card Supplies:
BM cu3

Step 1.   Begin by sanding the Black Magic cardstock first. It's important you sand BEFORE you stamp and wipe dust with Dust Buddy. Removing excess sand will help the clear ink pad stamp clearly to ensure a crisp image when you emboss.

  BM cu2

 Step 2. Emboss with Tim Holtz & Ranger heat embossing powder. I like to use my scraps because sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good image.

  BM cu1

Step 3. Add layers of Glitter Silk and more Black Magic along with embellishments.



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Simple Cards with Embossing and Vellum

A few days ago, I had some cards using Core'dinations Core Basics line on the blog. It feels so good getting back into the crafting groove. The Vellum and  110 lb Smooth White cardstock are great for stamping.  And even though the Kraft and Black cardstocks are not sandable, they still look great embossed, scored and punched!

 Core Basics Cards Supplies:
  • Core Basics: 110 lb Smooth cardstock, Smooth
  • Kraft, Smooth Black, Textured Kraft and Vellum
  • David Tutera Celebrate white cardstock base
  • Fiskars Punch
  • Memento Ink
  • May Arts twine
  • Misc button
  • Darice embossing folder
  • Papertrey Ink dies
  • MyStampBox Stamps
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Happy Day Card

Step 1. Emboss black cardstock and adhere to card base.
Step 2. Stamp sentiment and cut in a banner shape. Gently fold it over a pencil to curl it.
Step 3.  Adhere with embellishments.


Congratulations Card

Step 1. Stamp on a piece vellum, let dry.
Step 2. Adhere with staples over punched images.

  corebasicscardscu1 Photobucket