Thursday, March 21, 2013

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy

As promised today I have several Core'dinations projects to share with you.  I've been digging thru my core cardstock and pulling out some of my faves ......

As you all know by now, i LOVE LOVE LOVE to sand ...... so Core'dinations cardstock is an obvious choice for me to love to create with !!  I can take the amazing pre-embossed sheets like the Jillian Dot Spotted base above and sand the top layer off to show to lighter color inner core.

For the embellishments I chose some Spotted, Gemstones and Core Couture Glitter and pulled out my punches.  For the center of the white flowers I used a piece of  yellow Gemstones and ran it thru my big shot using a spotted embossing folder and then punched out the little circles and raised them using 3d foam ...... The shimmer and shine of using the Gemstones and Glitter cardstock worked perfectly together on this layout !! 

I've been working thru some of Emma's baby photos and came up with these super cute ones of her in her crib at about 6 months old.  She was ALWAYS smiling ..... I wanted to combine some of my fave Core cardstock colors with some Bella Blvd. Baby Girl.  Core'dinations works so well with ANY patterned paper and this was no exception.

I chose (5) different pieces and got to work.  The 12 x 12" base of the layout is Tillie Dot and comes pre-embossed.  I lightly sanded off the top to show the dimension of the cardstock and then added some patterned paper on top.

The other (4) pieces got a run thru my Big Shot with different embossing folders......floral on the pink, swirls on the white gemstone, checkered print on the mauve and dots on the Tim Holtz Distress Collection !!!  It doesn't matter what patterned paper collection you are using, you will always find some Core'dinations to coordinate !!

Creating cards can be quick and easy using the endless color choices from Core.  For this fun card I used some Jillian Dot for the first layer on top of a David Tutera Celebrate card base.  I used my new fave Darice chevron embossing folder to show this fun pattern on the grey/blue cardstock.  I cut the ends off of (2) creme pearlescent DTC tags and ran them thru my Big Shot using an embossing folder too......a few flowers and leaves punched out and a splash of patterned paper from Lilybee Designs, a DTC sticker sentiment and this card is good to go !!!!

This was such a fun card to create.  I picked (3) pieces of Core cardstock and (3) embossing folders and started sanding ..... this all worked so well together with this great little bee by Bella Blvd.  I feel like the opportunities to create beautiful, different and super creative projects using Core'dinations cardstock is absolutely endless !!!

I've got a GIVE-AWAY for you tomorrow (Friday) and you'll have all weekend to enter so come on back !!!

TFL ..... Talk soon.
j. xo


  1. Great layouts - especially love that second one but I'm a sucker for babies! LOVE your cards - totally rocked the core there! Good luck!

  2. Really cute submissions! You've worked all the embossing wonderfully here. Best of luck to you :)