Tuesday, July 17, 2012

'Strip it' Challenge - Hard Core Crop

Whoo Hoo !!  It's finally here......the FIRST EVER 
Hard Core Crop !!!

My challenge to you all is to 'STRIP IT' ..... i absolutely LOVE strips of paper, any paper, Core'dinations cardstock is perfect for this .....

I used 'jillian dot spotted' Core for the base and sanded off the top layer to show the lighter color of blue.  I then trimmed a piece of Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions and sanded it as well.  The lighter tan color core was perfect for the beachy theme of this layout....

Then I chose (3) solids (blue, pink and yellow) from a 'Brights' collection and different sized strips from each before running them through my Big Shot using (3) different embossing folders !!

Of course I sanded the top of these to really accentuate the patterns ..... I mixed them with some new American Crafts 'Shoreline' and sanded and folded them all together on top of each other to create this fun mix at the bottom of my layout. 

I love how it all came together and the Core'dinations cardstock works so well on it's own or 
combined with any patterned paper you choose !!!

......AND, I couldn't dhow you just ONE sample so I created TWO !!!

For this 'STRIP IT' layout I used Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions for the base and sanded off the top to show the lighter sand color core....

.....then I cut several strips from both Jenni Bowlin and Fancy Pants Core Impressions cardstock and sanded the top off of them as well to really show the great embossed patterns - LOVE THESE !!!

Mixing strips of Core'dinations cardstock with patterns is so fun and I love the way this family photo of a good friend of mine is still the focus of this layout....just surrounded by fabulous cardsotck, patterned paper and stickers too !!

All you have to do is:
  • Create a layout or card using STRIPS of paper
  • Submit it to my blog by July 22nd @ midnight
  • Use MAJORITY of Core'dinations on your creation

REMEMBER:  You only have until July 22nd at Midnight 
to submit your challenge sample to my blog for a chance to win a fabulous PRIZE pack from Core'dinations - LUCKY YOU !!

Thanks for playing along and I cannot wait to see what you come up with to 'STRIP IT'......

Talk soon.
j. xo


  1. LOVE it! What a great way to use up some scraps!

  2. I love using strips. Can we do an altered item for this?

  3. Awesome layouts! So glad you joined us on this! Going to have to try this!

  4. Absolutely Rachel !!! Can't wait to see what you create.....

  5. Thanks Debbie - I had so much fun working with you all :))

  6. Great challenge and examples!
    Thanks for playing with us this week!

  7. Love all the layered strips!

  8. I can't see my link but it says it's in this collection??? If you can't see it, here's the link to my blog

    Thanks for the fantastic challenge, had lots of fun with this one.

  9. This was a really fun challenge, Jennifer! You LO is lovely and I especially like how you folded your strips to create paper ruffles.

  10. Jennifer, you really picked a wonderful challenge as strips are so much fun to work with. Really love both your gorgeous layout samples. Thanks so much for the fun!

  11. Thanks for the challenge. I did add my Challenge here but it hasn't showed up yet, and it tells me it is here. LOL