Core'dinations is having a design team call for the September 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015 term. I played with my Core'dinations card stock collections to create a couple of back-to school gifts for my daughters' teachers, Ms. Wai and Mr. Harris.
If you are not familiar with Core'dinations card stock, it is a textured card stock that embosses beautifully and has no white core! You can sand the card stock to reveal the color core as much (tree, acorns) or as little as you like (grass). On this pillow box filled with trail mix I embossed and sanded the acorns, tree, and part of the squirrel:Supplies: Core' dinations "Nostalgia" super assortments papers; SRM acrylic box; Cricut "Create a Critter" squirrel and "Everyday Pop-Up Cards" tree; Cuttlebug embossing folders "Seeing Spots" and "Swiss Dots"; Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder for tree and acorns; Martha Stewart grass border punch; Imaginisce leaf paper; Punnylicious sentiment; Making Memories sanding block; Costco Kirkland Trail Mix; Xyron, foam tape, and 2-way glue pen.
I also made a water bottle tag, creating a pocket for a "Tea2Go" packet for a back-to-school teacher gift:
Core' dinations "Nostalgia" super assortments papers; SRM "Congratulations" sticker sentiment; Cuttlebug embossing folder "Harlequin"; Cosmo Cricket "The Boyfriend" papers and ribbon; Making Memories mini brad and sanding block; 4C Tea2Go; Xyron and photo tape.
I have two crafting passions: creating teacher gifts and card making. I am a some-time scrapbooker, but my heart is into creating little gifts or greeting cards. Here is a card I made recently using Core'dinations' "Nostalgic" Kraft-Core card stock for the base layer:
Core' dinations Tim Holtz/Core-dinations kraft-core "Nostalgic collection" card stock lattice embossed and sanded down; thank you sticker sentiment placed on top of a bright blank red polka dot label sticker; stone twine bow; Xyron; black card stock; kraft card stock; PTI tag die.
This is a black sheet of Kraft-Core card stock; the collection has a rainbow of warm colors, all with kraft core. I love kraft card stock!
I also own some Core'dinations Whitewash card stock, Black Magic card stock, and Glitter Silk. There is lots of fun to be had with each of these collections. As you can see, Core'dinations card stock is beautiful when sanded, but torn edges or wrinkling it gives wonderful depth and texture to your projects too. For more inspiration using Core'dinations card stock check out the Core blog. And if you are a fan of the chalkboard trend there are Chalk Core collections too...hey, I'm just here to enable...
awesome projects June!!!
June they all came out beautifully!
i love that little squirrel and the acorns in particular - so adorable. and the water bottle came out great too :-)Lucky teachers! but that thank you really is gorgeous - the cardstock just really stands out on all the projects but in particular the thank you. And such adorable sentiments! good luck sweetie!
Wonderful projects!!! Best of luck!
Wow wow wow!! These are gorgeous!!! Good luck my friend!!!!!!
Good luck! I wanted to tell you that it is so kind of you to make such darling gifts for your children's teachers. Teachers always appreciate these kinds of treasures...as many times they are putting in long, long hours at school or home preparing for the next day.
All of your projects are amazing, June!! I love the the bag of nuts...so adorable!! The water bottle tag is fabulous!! And what a gorgeous card!! Good luck in the DT call!! I'm rooting for you!! Have a great day :)
A Mermaid's Crafts
such cute projects. Love the water bottle cover
What beautiful projects and how they show off the coredinations! Good luck; you are an asset to any team!
I know I've told you this a ton of times but I love your style!! I love the colors you pick and these are no exception, you did a great job with the coredinations paper. You got my vote :)
i already *LOVE* core'dinations... but if i hadn't been on board, this totally totally would've convinced me!!! super-cool gift ideas, you are just wayyyyyy too clever!!! :)
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