Tuesday, August 19, 2014

National Aviation Day!

You can Imagine.Dream. Fly with us today!  It is National Avation Day!   Using a variety of Core'dinaitons products I was able to create this fun card to celebrate.    


 The card base is 4.5" x 6" (my favorite size) made from Core'dinations Distress Collection.  Of course, I distressed the edges a bit with my Sand It Gadget! 


 The background is an embossed piece of Core'dinations Kraft-Core.  I sanded the embossed image down quite a bit and ran my green ink over the embossed/sanded image, leaving some of the Kraft-Core peeking through.  


To create my sentiment, I trimmed up a Smooth CoreTag to fit in the corner.  I always save the trimmed off part of my CoreTags to use on other projects.  

Tip of the day: Core'dinations Cardstock makes a sturdy base for stickers.  On my card, I adhered the cute airplane sticker to a sanded piece of the same base cardstock and then trimmed around the sticker.  

Core'dinations Supplies:
Dust Buddy

Other Supplies:
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Ranger Archival Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Unity Stamp Co.
Fiskars Border Punch
Echo Park Sticker

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Core'dinations & Petaloo Go Back To School!

Happy Tuesday!  This week Core'dinations and Petaloo are pairing up to bring you cool back to school projects and fabulous prizes. Today my altered notebook is up! Hop on over to the Core'dinations Blog for more details on my notebook and how to win some Core'dinations and Petaloo products.

Core'dinations Supplies:

Petaloo Supplies:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Beach Mini Canvas

We love the beach and are so spoiled to live only 45 minutes from the ocean.  To me, the ocean is a place of freedom & relaxtion.  The thought of it inspired today's beach-themed mini canvas created with lots of Core'dinations Cardstock. 


To create this 4" x 4" mini-canvas:

1) Cut, sand and dust a 3.75" x 3.75" piece of Spotted Jillian Aquaduct.  Adhere to the canvas with craft paste .  I used Helmar's Decoupage.



2) Ink the edges of the canvas and paper with a color that matches the cardstock background. Let the ink dry thoroughly before moving onto next step.  You could even heat set the ink. 
3) Place another layer of craft paste over the canvas.  Set aside to dry while doing the next step. 


4) Tear, sand and dust three 3.75" wide pieces of Core'dinations Whitewash Cottage Porch.
  •  Layer & glue these pieces onto to the center of the canvas so the tearing is shows on each layer. This creates the beachy waves. 
  • Mix craft glue & chucky clear.  Paint this mixture onto the "waves." 

5) Tear, sand and dust one 3.75" inch piece of Core'dinations Whitewash Grandpa's Trunk.  
  • Heat emboss a bit of gold embossing glitter to this piece. This gives it a textured beach sand look.   
  • Glue the "beach sand" to the bottom of the canvas, overlapping the waves.  



6)  Punch out a starfish from Core'dinations Neutrals: Beach.  Sand & Dust starfish before adding a bit of ink along the edges.  Glue onto the right bottom of the canvas.  

7)  Add another layer of craft paste over whole canvas (sides included).  Let this dry thoroughly. 


8) Freehand paint the quote on the canvas using white craft paint.  Paint over the quote with another layer of white to make the quote really pop.  

***Core Tip: Use Core'dinations Cardstock for any multi-media canvas!  It is the only textured cardstock I have found that will not warp with multiple applications of craft paste, paint, embossing, inks and glues.  

Core'dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Martha Stewart Starfish Punch & Glitter
Helmar Decoupage & Craft Glue
Quick Quote Chalking Ink

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Core'dinations 2014-2015 Design Team Call!


Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock is currently having a Design Team Call!  I highly encourage anyone with a love for all things Core'dinations to apply.  It has been one of the best Design Team experiences I have had, honestly couldn't ask for a better company to work with.  You can find  details on the Core'dinations Blog

Monday, August 4, 2014

Friendship Makes Life Colorful

National Friendship Day is the perfect excuse to make a cute card for a friend!  I was able to make this cute friend card in a snap with Core'dinations Cardstock.  


1) The white card base is 4.5" x 6" of Core'dinations Neutral "Snowflake with the top right and bottom left corners rounded. 
2) I embossed the Core'dinations Whitewash background (4.25" x 5.75") with a Couture Creations Embossing Folder.  
3) The embossed piece was then sanded with Core'dinations Sand It Gadget and dusted with the Dust Buddy to let the blue core show through.


4) I printed my sentiment on Core'dinations Smooth Oval Tags.***

***Tip: When using CoreTags in your printer you are best to print the sentiment out on a piece of paper first to make sure that your sentiment will fit on your tag.  I then attach my CoreTag with semi-permanant adhesive over the already printed sentiment and print the sentiment again.  Always perfect placement when done this way! 

5) Colorful ribbon was then added to the printed tag was glued with ZapDots 1/3 up from the bottom of the card. 

6) The colorful die cut buttons are made from scraps of Core'dinations Cardstock.  Once cut, I ran them through my Xyron X Sticker Maker and sanded/dusted them before adding them to the embossed circles.  


7)  Give the card to a friend and you are sure to make him/her smile!  

Core'dinations Supplies:
Misc. Core'dinations scraps

Other Supplies:
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink Button Dies
EK Success Corner Rounder
Xyron Sticker Maker
Helmar ZapDots