Do you know that we love when you share on our Facebook page? It absolutely amazes us to see your beautiful projects! Today, we will be sharing this amazing set of mini cards by Nataliya Serova. Aren't these adorable?
First, we have this gorgeous Sweet Sentiments layout from the amazing Nadya. How whimsical, stunning, and absolutely breathtaking.
"Vintage photo shoot with my daughter inspired me to create this unusual LayOut. I wanted so much to bring to life a book of paper and it was very easy with the beautiful Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiment collection! As a basis, I took a few sheets that became a book. And then picked up the scissors and got great pleasure from cutting! This is so exciting! I wanted the characters from the book come to life, and it happened!" ~Nadya
Next, we have this gorgeous mixed media layout from Solange using Botanical Tea and a beautiful technique you can read about below.
"This is one of my favorite techniques: melt the photo on the background. I really love to do this. I've worked directly on the canvas and I prolonged my photo using acrylic gesso,modeling paste and paints. Botanical Tea collection is the perfect collection to complete my layout with flowers, birds and butterflies. To finish my page I used G45 stamps and twinklings."~Solange
Welcome to the blog this Monday, G45ers! Many of you prepping for this Thanksgiving week. We hope everything goes wonderfully, and your week is filled with delicious food and family memories. Today, we have beautiful home decor ideas from Ginny Nemchak and Andrew Roberts. You will leave inspired!
We have a new contest this week. Just enter by following the steps in this giveaway. You could win a $35 prize pack of our new Time to Flourish collection! We will announce our winner on Monday, December 1. Deadline is Sunday, November 30 at 11:59 PM EST.
Below is the randomly chosen winner from our $115 Core'dinations Blog Hop giveaway:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize, Debbi! Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who took part in our hop!
Now, let's enjoy some beautiful home decor from our Design Team! Ginny creates this stunning fall table display using various Graphic 45 collections. What a beauty to update your table! We are in love with this gorgeous project. We love how Ginny shows us how to take a color scheme, and use what papers you have around to create a stunning piece.
Next, we have some incredible frames from Andrew Roberts that he is going to add to his scrap room. They are filled with wonderful embellishments and he uses various Graphic 45 collections to make his altered frames. Love this idea!
"I hope to have enough projects and wall hangings to decorate my craft room. These scrap frames will be great decor items to hang. The three new collections were were great themes and colours to add to my scrap room. Also I have one to put away and bring out each christmas. there were so many great images it was hard to choose which ones to include.
Tip: To create depth in each section of the frame layer different papers and images adhering the with gel glue or foam tape and shape images with shaping tools." ~Andrew
We can't believe it's already the last day of the Core'dinations Blog Hop. As they say, time flies when you're having fun! We are ending the hop with three incredible projects from Annette Green, Keri Sallee, and Romy Veul. Enjoy hopping today, we're so glad you joined us. Stay until the end to hop on over to Core'dinations blog!
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"Each year I look forward to adding to my holiday home decor with a new handmade item. This year, I created a simple project using inexpensive paper mache letters from the craft store along with beautiful Twas The Night Before Christmas collection and Core-dinations cardstock. The poinsettia die makes the most realistic flower, I just had to share with you how it was made. Once it’s added to the word JOY, it will make a festive addition to any mantel, shelf or window sill for the holidays. " ~Annette
Next, we have this stunning canvas by Keri. She really creates an amazing piece with Core'dinations and Graphic 45!
"When I heard we were doing a blog hop with Core’dinations, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I loved the idea of mixing as many colors of Core’dinations Signature G45 cardstock with as many patterns as I could to form a background for a mixed media piece. This piece measures 8x10 and features images from G45’s “Typography” collection, along with lots of fun texture, paints and stamped images. I loved the saying “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” because I think it is so true. Life can get hard and busy and sometimes just plain unfun, but when we take time to express ourselves through art, we can...even if just for a short time...be free of all those burdens and pour our hearts onto a page or canvas."~Keri
Now, enjoy these ATCs from Romy. What beautiful little canvases. We adore these!
"I love making cards, but sometimes they take me quite some time to make. That’s why I am a huge fan of the Staples ATC tags. They are smaller than cards, but can still be used as a small gift card to go with a present. I usually don’t decorate the backside of the ATC tags, but thought it might be nice to add a bit of colour to their backsides as well. Therefore, I took out some beautiful Core’dinations cardstock and inked and teared them to create a simple yet nice backside that I can write a short sentiment on."~Romy
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Welcome to Day 4 of the Core'dinations and Graphic 45 blog hop! What do Jane Austen, family memories, and expectant families all have in common? Our Design Team members created beautiful projects for all of these topics today on the blog! Nichola Battilana, Andrew Roberts, and Lori Williams will be sharing bright and beautiful ideas today using G45 and Core'dinations cardstock.
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Nichola amazes us with a Jane Austen inspired hat box, slippers, and shoebox. Her imagination and creativity knows no bounds!
"I’ve been wanting to create a Jane Austen inspired something for a while. What started out as a quest to make a paper bonnet quickly grew to include a hat box, slippers and shoe box. The slippers are a variation of a pattern by Glenda Waterworth. The boxes are simple square and round boxes I crafted to size (which is actually pretty darned small). As a jumping off point I chose ‘Robin’s Egg’ from Cordinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights and coordinated with several papers from Botanical Tea." ~Nichola
Next, we have the most beautiful tags by Andrew with beautiful memories and photos of his family!
"The inspiration for this project was the Core’dinations cardstock colours. The Graphic 45 signature series colours are wonderful to use and I love how they are a perfect match with Graphic 45 paper collections. I have demonstrated this through the use of 6 different collections and the cardstock colours I think match best. I also asked my children what their favorite colours were and made a tag with a photo of each of them.
Tip:When using dies with open sections you use contrasting cardstock colours on the back of the die cut images as I have on the picture wheel used on these tags." ~Andrew
Wouldn't you love to receive this beautiful card? Lori tells you the inspiration for this beautiful Baby 2 Bride card below.
"My neighbors are expecting their first little girl and I knew I wanted to make them a card to congratulate their family. I couldn’t think of a more perfect collection to use “Baby to Bride” to create for them a heartfelt wish. I can’t wait to hold their new little bundle of joy, soon enough.
I like to layer my projects and a great way to add that extra layering detail is with Core’dinations paper. The colors match Graphic 45 collections making it super easy to blend together. I used an embossing folder on the Core’dinations paper and then sanded to really make the embossed portion pop. It takes a plain sheet of paper and turns it’s into a real WOW. The chubby little babies were then fussy cut and layered over the paper along with some various embellishments. I also finished off the interior of my cards as I always want the inside to be pretty like the outside." ~Lori
How are you this lovely Wednesday, blog hoppers? We are having the best time hopping with Core'dinations and we hope you are getting lots of great ideas from these talented designers! Today, we have three more fabulous projects from Yumi Muraeda, Miranda Edney, and Rhea Freitag. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us for fun on Day 3!
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We are inspired by this gorgeous book by Yumi Muraeda using Times Nouveau - the rich colors, the amazing dies she used on the Signature Series cardstock, the journaling tags - it's a stunner. There is even a Snapguide tutorial so you can try one yourself!
"In Japan we called”Autumm is a Reading book season”,so I made this reding note book.
If you have this reding note book , you have a such beautiful time!
Next, we have these stunning mini canvases by the amazing Miranda. Absolutely beautiful!
"I LOVE to create these mini canvases. And you can achieve some really cool backgrounds with the Core’dinations cardstock! I simply embossed mine with my Big Shot and a folder, primed it with clear gesso, then went to town coloring with inks and paints. After I was done I sanded the paper to add more interest on the raised areas! I used lots of G45 supplies to top it off , Graphic 45 has some of the BEST stamps! Especially the script ones!" ~Miranda