Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Margie's Core'dinations Creative Frenzy!

A couple of weeks ago when I heard about the call, I was trying to organize my cardstock stash and found my stash of Core'dinations cardstock. I had forgotten how AMAZING these cardstock papers are...maybe that's why I purchased them! DUH!! Got lost in the cardstock goodness and started to play! Heehee...

Since Teacher Appreciation Week coming up in May (you knew that, right? lol!), I created a teacher's gift using all sorts of stuff I had in my scrap area. This is what I came up with!

Thank You Standing Clipboard by Margie Higuchi
Cardstock: Core'dinations (Cosmo Cricket Neutral Collection and Jenni Bowlin Red & Black Collection); Chalkboard Paper: Canvas Crop.; Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket; Stamp: Mint Motif; Ink: VersaMark, Clearsnap; Embossing Powder: Stampendous; BingoCard: Jenni Bowlin; Button: Dress It Up; Binder Ring: Tim Holtz; Tool: Spellbinders (S4-310 Labels Eighteen, LF-126 Grand Squares); Other: Library Pocket/Card, Mini Clothes Pin & Charm

Using my Grand Calibur, I cut/embossed the largest size in the Grand Squares with a thin cardboard (think cereal box thin) and Core'dinations cardstock to cover over the cardboard. Then in the back I added an adhesive back easel stand that I purchased at an office supply store.

What I loved about Core'dinations in this project was its durablity...I mean look what I did to a piece of their cardstock?!


The ABUSE - it still held up! LOL! This is the mat behind the picture of my son, Hiroyuki, and his teacher. It turned out to be a great frame for the picture :0)

My next project is a scrapbook layout I created for my hubby (yes, need those brownie points for future scrapbook purchases...heehee!!) and his favorite pastime - GOLF! I had all the papers and pictures in a 12x12" clear envelope for months. Well, at least I was organized in a small way ;0P

Golf by Margie Higuchi
Cardstock: Core'dinations (Graphic45 Timeless Collection & Cosmo Cricket Neutrals Collection); Patterned Paper: Graphic45 (A Proper Gentleman Collection); Metal Accent: Tim Holtz; Adhesives: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L 3D Foam Squares, GlueArts & Xyron 150; Tools: Quickutz (Diesel Font), Uchida Marvy Circle Punch and Spellbinders (S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants, Narrow Ribbon Tail); Other: Button

To save some of the wonderful papers, I cut them so that no one will ever know unless I tell so I'll just show you pictures - my lips are SEALED! LOL!!


OK....I lied...the middle picture I need to explain. I had the four pictures lined up to where I wanted them. Lightly penciled the edges, put the pictures aside and sanded the penciled area (erasing the lines as I went along). Sanding the embossed area, I created a "mat" for the pictures...less layer.

The last project I created was a birthday card - yes, this was posted yesterday but it is made out of Core'dinations too and I loved the colors! I shifted the flower and the sentiment over to the right so technically it's new, right? HAHAHA!

Happy Birthday by Margie Higuchi
Cardstock: Core'dinations (Core Essentials Collection); Patterned Paper: TaDa Creative Studios (Abode a la Mode Collection); Stamp: Flourishes; Ink: Stampin' Up; Bling & Pearl Swirl: KaiserCraft; Adhesives: SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L, GlueArts & Beacon Adhesives; Tools: Spellbinders (S5-029 Lacey Pennants, Ribbon Tail, LF-161 Grand Labels One); Other: Bakers Twine

To make the flower in the card, I tore a piece of the Core'dination cardstock into a (attempted) circle and then tore a swirl.


Then I rolled it into a blossom and dabbed a drop of liquid adhesive to the end to secure. To give more dimension, I rolled the edges back and sanded some areas until I got the look I wanted. For a finishing touch, I added the bling and adhered to the card. I better send this card off soon!

Here are some my favorite projects I have done in the past using Core'dinations:




I enjoy creating with Core'dinations. Matter of fact, a few days ago I just picked up Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Collection to split with a friend. Can't wait to create with those sheets :0)

Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Mariangeles M said...

Great stuff!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

looks like some great stuff!

Jingle said...

All wonderful projects!!!

Beth said...

Oh, I LOVE that flower!! So creative! Your projects are gorgeous!

Pam Wendt said...

Oh Margie, what an awesome post. All of your projects are gorgeous, and I love (and appreciate) all of the tips you've scattered throughout! :o)

Handmade Hannah said...

Fabulous projects. Many thanks for sharing :)

Becky said...

Amazing projects! Love that standing clipboard!

Shell said...

their cardstock is so much fun - I also love running it through the cuttlebug - it makes the white pop up!

Love your flower - I was making bunches of those last night out of scraps of paper - while watching TV

Alyssa said...

Beautiful projects! I especially like the clipboard and the Golf layout.

Connie said...

wow`tons of goodness~ love the clip board and your flower on the card so pretty~ the one you tore! love it all!!!!

Elizabeth Schaffer Miranda said...

Love all of your projects,

Amy said...

Love all of these!! Good luck with the dt!!

Keshet said...

These cards are beautiful!

Melissa Elsner said...

Beautiful projects! Good luck with the team. They'd be lucky to have you. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful projects Margie! Great way to showcase that fun paper! Good luck! I'm sure you will be a great addition :)

Suzanna said...

Wow Margie! You are so amazingly talented!! Love that torn paper flower; great idea! Good luck!

Linda Beeson said...

Wonderful creations! You the neatest job with the Core and I love that you showed what you did for some of the techniques.