Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

Good day everyone!!
I have been super busy lately, my husband and I just got two yellow lab puppies and we have been busy with them! But I saw this design team call and knew I had to do it. This post has to have three projects using Core'dinations cardstock. It could be any three projects, but what better way to showcase core'dination cardstock than with a card, layout, and a mini book. The cardstock is so versatile, I did a fun card, a wedding layout, and a boy themed minibook.

Project #1
This is a fun little card I created. The pink cardstock is core'dinations cardstock. I simply embossed and sanded either side of the cardstock leaving a unembossed strip in the middle. This is where I put my flower and sentiment. I layered it all on some black cardstock from my stash and ta-da, fantastic easy card. Did I mention I sanded around the core'dination cardstock to give it some rough edges? Love that effect.

Project #2
This is a wedding layout I did of my own wedding. This is all core'dinations cardstock. I love the pearlized cardstock for the back ground. This layout was super easy to make although it may not look that way. Again, I embossed some core'dination cardstock and lightly sanded over the raised portion. I also sanded in some of the negative space of the embossed design to give it a little something extra. Then I took a q-tip and some ink and colored in the embossed image. Love how that looks! Of course, the corner rounder was a big part of this layout. It adds a little extra something. A ribbon, button and pearls complete the look, along with some glitter alphabet stickers. :)

Project #3
This is a minibook that I created for my nephew. I wanted it to be simple and easy. Something that I wouldn't be super upset if it got lost or damaged. But I also wanted it to be fun, modern, and boyish* (*note: cool). Core'dinations cardstock again gave me the tools I needed to complete this project. I embossed several pieces of core'dination cardstock and sanded the embossed area. I also flipped the paper over and embossed the opposite side of the cardstock, then ran my ink pad over the raised areas to create a matching yet different look. So easy! I glued the cardstock to some coasters and punched holes in each 'page' using my crop-a-dile. The best part of the whole minibook is the front cover. I took all my leftover different colored pieces of core'dination cardstock, sanded it well, crumpled it up and smoothed it back out, tore it in pieces and glued it down on the coaster. I absolutely love how it turned out, and it looks really cool too. I think my nephew will approve. A few diecuts and pictures make this a fun and simple minibook.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my post! Thank you core'dinations for taking the time to look and/or consider me for your design team!

I'll be back soon with a few other projects I've put together. :)