Thursday, August 2, 2012

Core Cards Creative Frenzy

Whew! This post is going to be picture heavy! Hold onto your hats! This is for the Core'dinations card-makers DT call. Check it out HERE. You have until August 10th to get your projects posted. :)

**Edit: So I knew I had gotten inspiration from someone out there in  scrappy land, but couldn't remember who and it popped up on the Core blog today! I had seen the rainbow tag idea from Rebecca Keppel on her layout! I just forgot to pin it! I also cased my own thank you cards that you can see HERE. So it came from two places! :) **

Rainbow Tag Thank You

1. Here's what I love about the new 4.25x5.5" stacks.... I know there are other paper hoarders like me. I HATE using my pretty Core as a card base, but I want it on the front of my card. So use an ordinary white card base (and that way it is white inside to write on as well) and then add a black piece of Core that is already PERFECTLY cut for you to the front! 

2. In this case, I am scoring and sanding it before I put it on the front of my card. Love it. 

3. Next I pulled out my Twinery Twine. We glean inspiration from everywhere. You can find a piece of Core to match ANY color in your stash. So I started with the twine and then matched my Core to the Twinery twine. **I know, my twine is a mess!**

4. Between the Core Essentials Super "Elements" Assortment (one of my favorites!) and the Core Essentials "Darks", I had all 5 colors. :) I went for a darker color blue so I could use my scraps. Next I cut stars to match the colors in various sizes.

5. Place the stars where you think you want them and then adhere them down. I used foam tape on a few of them and just put others flat. Then take the tags and layer them adhering the top portion of the tag to the bottom of the tag above it. Do not place adhesive where the twine is going to go. I chose to do this part after the above steps. You can always do it first if you would like. 

6. Stamp your sentiment and doodle around the edges. Add twine. Then put foam dimensional tape on the back side of the whole tag ensemble. 

7. Adhere it to your pre-cut 4.25x5.5" scored "mat". Adhere the whole thing to your card base. Voila! Enjoy! 


Thank EWE (tee hee)



Here is a close up so that you can see the sand. 

Thanks for sticking with me through this whole long post! I hope you enjoyed it! :)



snappy scrappy said...

Love all three...good luck on the design team call! Lee-Ann :)

Melinda Spinks said...

Courtney, super cute cards as always. Just love the little crabby card. Have my fingers crossed for you :)

Michelle said...

You always make cute cards!! I am with Melinda.. I love the crabulous card.. so darn cute!!!

Tracy said...

I love your cards! Good luck : )

Jovan said...

Everything looks WONDERFUL!

lanejoy1 said...

Love the cards. I have been watching your blog to see if we all hear BABY NEWS !!! Guess you are still pregnant. Please let us all know when the baby comes.

Kimberli said...

Your first card is just gorgeous, I love how you made the colors pop off the white tags!!

Life and Knits said...

I love these! They're all great. Great card for the DT... you're sure to make the DT.


Carolyn King said...

wow...great cards and i love how detailed you were describing them. They are all fabulous! love how you did the tags!

Suzanne said...

Your projects are all wonderful Court. The tag one with the bright stars really catches my eye. I love it! Good luck on the DT call. They would be lucky to have you.

DIANA L. said...

This is so stinkin' cute.

DIANA L. said...

Ps You won over at Core'dinations during CHA for the little snowmen with the green background. I love that card you so totally deserved to win.


April said...

SO cute Court!! Good luck on the DT call!

Missy said...

Love, love them all Court. I think the one with the tags & stars is my favorite...but wait, the pig is so cute, and so is the crab....they're all just excellent. Good luck on the DT call!

Anonymous said...

These cards are gorgeous and so inventive. The tags one is definitely my favourite. Best of luck with the DT call- I'm trying out too!