Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy

For awhile now, I have had the amazing opportunity to work with Core'dinations Cardstocks.  I  am pretty sure there isn't a project that I work on that doesn't include it in some way.

I love the texture, I love the colors, all of the Core Impressions designs that have embossed designs on them already that they have released are wonderful and so fun to work with but my favorite part is what happens when you emboss this paper. The core that is revealed when you sand the paper makes for a great look and all of the embossing folders that have been introduced by a variety of companies make this technique even more fun.  SOOOOOO...are you ready for my entry as I reapply for the team!?

For my first layout, I discovered this amazing piece of Sable Core Amour that somehow I missed before! It just seemed that it needed to be paired with a beach photo and theme. 
I hand wrote the word "beach" and then cut it out for my title. 
My little sun accent was created with a punched circle and hand cut rays that were cut from a larger circle. 
For my pleated border, I took a piece of Cosmo Cricket Neutrals Core Impressions that has a notebook kind of embossed design it in . I cut a strip and then hand folded it on some of the lines that are embossed in it. It was so easy and I love the 3-D look of it. 
This layout highlights a couple of the very newest cardstocks by Core'dinations. The pink piece is from the Teresa Collins collection and then I used a piece of silver Glitter Silk. Wow is this combination "girly"!!!  I had just picked up some pieces of Teresa Collins patterned papers so I used them for accents. 
The flowers were cut out of one of the patterned papers. And, the photos are actually ME!!!
Can you see that great embossed pattern in the Core'dinations Core Impressions and I wanted to also try to show you the wonderful glitter of the silver piece. 
Next, a card using four colors from the Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions collection. 
This collection comes with that great embossed design in it already, all I did was sand it a little bit. And, when it comes to sanding, you HAVE to get the new Sand It Gadget! I have never found anything that sands like this thing. I use it on all of my Core but on every other kind of paper that I sand too.
I pleated a strip of patterned paper for an accent and the sentiment is a rub-on by EAD Designs and Paper Smooches, Martha Stewart border punches. 
One last card, here I wanted to show how great these cardstocks look when you used embossing folders.  I used three different ones by Cuttlebug and Sizzix.  I used Card Patterns for my inspiration.
The labels are cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities and the sentiment is a sticker by SRM stickers. 

Thanks for visiting and looking around, Linda (lbpost)

22 comments:

cappuccino and colour said...

absolutely beautiful Linda. love the pleated cosmo strip and you rocked the teresa collins too. great work and good luck.

Joan B said...

wow, these are amazing! beautiful work as always!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Awesome creative creations dear.

Lydia said...

Oh wow these layouts are simply stunning, I have loved being on this team with you and hopefully we will get to serve another term together

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi there Linda- seriously...could there be any better lay outs with this cs then these??? ha ha! Really these are just superb! Because of you I have bought the cor cs and am just starting to use it! tfs all! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! Linda!! These are AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the textures and all the details!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cheryl Nelson said...

Oh myyyyy GOODNESS WOW!! LOOOOOOOOVE ALL of these INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS creations!!! I'm in AWE!

Bridgette said...

the beach layout is GORGEOUS. you hand cut that title? holy cow. AWESOME.

Connie said...

you blow me away with your designs~Core'dinations should pay you to stay~awesomeness!!!

dstandard said...

Awesome work Linda - you rocked these! Love them and love working with you - hoping for the best for each of us!

Char Dobson said...

Wonderful projects. I especially love how you pleated the border on the first layout.

Christine said...

Wowzers...stunning projects. Really love that beach one!

Theresa said...

Holy cats! What stunningly beautiful projects! Your eye for detail is amazing!

karen In Houston said...

Linda, your layouts and card are absolutely beautiful and love the way you showcased the cardstock with no embossing, sanding and embossing. Wonderful job, good luck on making the team again....

Auntie Em said...

All your projects are awesome! I just love the beach LO with the folded strip and the gorgeous colours. All your pretty cards and the other LOs really show off the great embossing.
Best of luck with your application and thank you for sharing and inspiring! :)

Kimberly Kett said...

Beautiful creations!! I love the boxed pleats!

Lindalou said...

Wow, your work is just amazing. Hard to decide which one I like the best. Love all the pink. I have to admit I have a weakness for pink.

NinaB said...

Wow, beautiful projects! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

Andrea Amu said...

How beautiful are your submissions, Linda!! I am lovin' them all... and WOW... that silver Glitter Silk paired with Teresa Collins (that I sooo want) is wonderful!

Best of luck... Core' would be lucky to have you stay on with them! ;)

Paula said...

I think your work is so beautiful! I love Coredinations and you do such wonderful things with it.

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

So much wonderful creations Linda! Everything is just an eye candy!

Crafting Misfit said...

Beautiful work! I am a new follower :)
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