Friday, August 10, 2012

Core Card Creative Frenzy

What could be more exciting! A Design Team call for card making from my favorite Cardstock company Core'dinations!
Of course I had to put in for this one! I couldn't seem to stop myself once I got started - there are so many exciting paper lines to work with with Core'dination's cardstock. Here are some of my favorite tools when I'm using Core'dination's cardstock. First off my Provo Craft Cuttlebug - don't know what I would do without this!

Next up would be my Sand - It Gadget - as you can see mine is well used!Here are my cards together with some explanations on how I made each one. First up is this card made with the Gemstone's collection. AND isn't it fabulous that it comes in not only the 12 X 12 size but also the smaller 4 X 6 which is just perfect for card-making or for any small section you need on a layout. For this card I selected a base from the white collection then picked several of the smaller sheets and embossed them with my Cuttlebug and then punched out circles. I ran my circles through my Xyron sticker creater and then layered them.

I matted the strip with a piece of the grey color I had used in my circles and then I stamped directly on the paper - worked wonderfully!
Then I made a flower with a Tim Holtz embossing plate - folded it and glued it and then layered embellishments over it.
Next us is a card I made using the Core basic collections - again this comes in both the 12 X 12 sheets and the smaller packs. They have separated out into several different collections, Brights, Darks, Neutrals, Tim Holtz collections, etc. I started here with a green card base, then I used another sheet of the same color and ran it through my embossing machine with an embossing folder and then sanded it with my Sand it Gadget - wiped it off with a dust buddy and attached it to my card base. I cut a smaller sheet in white and matted it with a sheet of pink. I wrapped a ribbon around the bottom and attached it to my card base using pop up dots to add dimension.

For the flowers I used a Spellbinders flower die cut and cut several layers of the pink flowers. I followed the package directions and embossed them as well - then sanded them and layered them. I attached a brad to the centers. Then I used a piece of the Core'dination's Core Couture Glitter cardstock and again used a Spellbinder's die cut and cut and embossed the leaves. I ran the leaves through my Xyron machine and layered them and the flowers. The tag is more Spellbinder's die cuts layered, stamped and added with more pop dots to the top left of the card.
Next us is a card I made with the Glitter Silk collection I showed above here. I used a red card base - embossed the black piece and cut it into four pieces and attached to my card. I used a Spellbinder's die and cut a red scalloped circle - then a white scalloped Martha Stewart tag layered over that. Then I used the same stems I used from the above card again here. The flowers I created using some of the red glitter silk cardstock and a Die-namics die cut. Rolled them and attached them to a large glue dot and attached to the card. I used a SRM sticker for my sentiment.
This shows you a close up of the black cardstock that is embossed - just gives that glitter silk such an awesome texture.
Then just because I was having fun I made two more cards using the card bases that Core'dinations makes. For the first I used some of the fun "Dot" collection - just a simple card - layered with a punched edge and a Spellbinder's label - all just lightly sanded to show off the dots.
Then using another cardbase from the set -I matched it with the Black Magic collection and made this card. Perfect match as you can see.
I embossed the framed piece and then sanded it and added the centered die cuts and stamps.Thanks so much for stopping by and considering my entry.


  1. I've never actually sanded down this paper~what a great time you had with these projects! They are beautiful. I love the scallops!

  2. WOW!!!All of your cards are AMAZING!!!Very BEAUTIFUL!!!TFS!!Oh! and Congrats to you!!

  3. So awesome, Debbie! I love what you did with those embossed circles! Good luck. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. They'll be so lucky to have you!

  4. You always rock Core's papers!!! I loveeeeeeeeee all of these!!!

  5. Wow this is amazing!!! Gorgeous work!

  6. These are all totally amazing girl! I love each & every one of them!!!

  7. Beautiful cards really show off this fantastic product to perfection!!