I have always loved working with Core’dinations cardstock. I love being able to emboss and sand the cardstock to create custom looks. Sometimes though, I want to be able to put a layout together, without getting out an arsenal of tools, or spending a whole lot of time.
Enter the Core Cuts cardstock pad.
I am in love.
It looks like I spent hours. Let’s be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to even make this layout, without the pad- there aren’t 12×12 embossing folders in existence!
- Core’dinations Scrappy Cat Core Cuts – 12 x 12 inch – 36 sheets
- White Cardstock (for journaling block, and flower centers)
- Washi Tape
- Baker’s Twine
- Sand-it Gadget
- Glue Dots
- Circle Punch
- Paper Clips
- Die Cut Letters (optional)
- Sewing Machine (optional)
The first thing I did was select the papers I wanted to use, and remove them from the paper pad.
I chose this pink inner-frame:
I chose an orange sheet, and adhered my selected frames to the orange base.
The next frame nests perfectly.
For the next step, I chose to add machine stitching to my layout. This is completely optional. I just like the look, and the inner frame provided a fantastic embossed line for me to follow! Straightest stitching I have ever done!
To add the title, I die-cut letters the same color as my background. When I sanded them, the core color of the cardstock edged the letters. Layering color on color gives a subtle embossed look to a project.
I measured three inches down from the top of my layout, and marked it.
It would be perfect to take on a crop, where you are limited on space.
And there are many more elements in the pack, and endless combinations!
I hope you do yourself a favor, and pick up one of these Core’dinations Core Cuts pads to try.
I am pretty sure you will be in love too.
More Project Ideas
Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).