Welcome back for another day of Core'dinations and Simple Stories goodness! The combination is perfect isn't it? For my layout I used the oldest trick in the book--paper tearing! I know it is not very high tech, but with Core'dinations, the simple act of tearing paper has fabulous results! Remember to tear towards yourself to reveal the gorgeous Core!
I tore several sheets of the Tim Holtz Distress Core'dinations and matched with Simple Stories Handmade Holiday it adds a very homespun look! Next I wanted some stars to twinkle across my page so I punched several from the Core'dinations Gemstones collection.
Core'dinations Tim Holtz Distress Cardstock
Core'dinations Gemstones Collection Cardstock
Simple Stories SN@P Life Collection Teal/Calendar #2816
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday 12 x 12 Fundamentals Stickers #2702
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday 12 x 12 Expression Cardstock Stickers #2703
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday December 25 #2706
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday Handcrafted #2707
Simple Stories Handmade Holiday 3x4 SN@P Cards #2726
Are you frantically making cards in every spare moment? It's time to get those season's greetings into the mail... Why not make things easier on yourself with a simple design and some fun materials. We were really happy to swap some Simple Stories for Core'dinations Cardstock, especially at this time of year when cardstock is a staple for making cards. I particularly love the Tim Holz Kraft-Core because it distresses beautifully and provides a kraft colored inside for easy handwriting. It also compliments our Simple Stories Handmade Holiday collection perfectly.
I used one of my old McGill flower punches and some of the Core'dinations cardstock to make this flower. Then I shadowed it with another flower of the same size using some of the Handmade Holiday 6 x 6 patterned paper. Next, I added a Handmade Holiday cardstock sticker ornament for the center. The Christmas banner sentiment was cut from another piece 6 x 6 patterned paper.
I simply cut a 4.5 x 12 inch strip of Karft-Core cardstock, scored and folded it, and then added the embellishments. The patterned paper is from the Handmade Holiday 6 x 6 patterned paper pad and the tiny Merry Christmas sentiment is from the 12 x 12 fundamental cardstock stickers.
I just love the Handmade Holiday advent calendar numbers and wanted to make "25" the focal point of this card. A little bit of twine tied around the pop-dotted numbers completes the "handmade" look.
The popcorn garland is too cute for words, so I added just a bit to provide a little more interest to this simple card. Hope you have all of your cards ready to mail soon. Only 18 more days left until Christmas...
Have a wonderful weekend!