Core’dinations Techniques

It’s Friday!  And here were we live it’s the last day of school before we have Fall Break.  Yep they get a whole week of school next week.  When you start school on Aug 1st you are ready for a break by mid September.

Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using the Core’dinations card stock that is in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  At my PAWS downline meeting last weekend I showed everyone a bunch of different ways to use this card stock.  Each person made a Core’dinations Technique book and this card that uses several of the techniques we went over.

I used the Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations card stock as the card base.  On the front I scored lines and then sanded them (that’s one technique).  Then I added a layer of the Early Espresso Core’dinations card stock that was cut with the Top Note die and sanded the edges (that’s another technique).  I tied some Cotton Ribbon around it with Linen Thread – it is stamped with the Loving Thoughts stamp set.  The final addition is a rose made out of the Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations card stock by tearing it into circle and layering them (that’s a third technique).

Here is a look at the technique book/sampler –  I just fanned all the pages out for you to see.

Here is a quick list of the techniques –

12 techniques

  1.  Sanding – just sand the card stock
  2. Tearing – tear toward you
  3. Embossing – use embossing folder
  4. Debossing – upside down folder and sand around the debossed image
  5. Distressing – distressing tool on the edge
  6. Scoring – score from the back and then sand
  7. Outlining – secure chipboard to surface, lay over and sand
  8. Label – use non-electric label maker, insert strip type letters, sand (or write in reverse on the back with a pencil or stylus and sand the front)
  9. Antiquing – crumple into a ball, flatten, sand
  10. Corrugating – run through crimper tool, sand
  11. As is – textured side
  12. Punching – use border punches

So on my card above I used #1, #2, and #6.   So go play with it and have some fun.

Have a good weekend!

Fall Foliage Core’dinations

Just a quick post for today showing this pretty fall card using the French Foliage stamp set and the new Core’dinations card stock.

This card was not my idea – but right this minute I can’t find where I got it from.  I’m pretty sure I copied it pretty close to the original one that I saw.  I thought Pinterest would help me find where I get ideas from but this one I didn’t see on my boards so I’m not sure where it came from now.  The card base is Crumb Cake and then a layer of the new Core’dinations card stock in Early Espresso – it was embossed with the new Woodgrain Embossing folder!  And then I sanded it just a bit more – it really looks like wood!  The stamped piece used French Foliage and I used the Rock ‘n’ Roll technique on the leaves – so ink in one color and then roll the edges in another – so on here I have More Mustard with Cherry Cobbler, and then Cherry Cobbler with Early Espresso.

Lots to do today – tonight Cindy and I are having an intro class for My Digital Studio 2!  It’s going to be fun.  I’m making little cupcakes and picks to go in them like I had at my Getaway Party.  Oh speaking of which I got a UPS notice that I have a package coming from the company that organizes the Stampin’ Up! incentive trips.  That must mean something is coming for the Getaway Trip that I get to go at the end of this month!  Now to patiently wait until UPS delivers it on Monday!  I wonder what it will be?  And if you happen to know – don’t tell me I want to be surprised!