Tag Archives: Core’dinations

Harvest Card with the New Cinderella’s Pumpkin

21 Oct
 The temperatures are coming down and it’s time to start making fall type cards and things, hooray!
I used the Cinderella’s Pumpkin die and the Thanksgiving Embossing Plate for this card.
 I also used the Lace Light Deco Border for the opening edge of the card.
I took some ecru colored lace and stitched onto the base of the card before assembling the card.
I think the lace adds to the vintage feel I was creating with this.
In the back of the colored pumpkins is an embossed image of the pumpkins.  I just love how this all turned out.
Have you seen all the new FABULOUS new dies?
Be sure to go HERE to check them all out.
You will love the new line-up, I know I do.
Thanks for stopping by, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.
Dies used today:

Cheery Lynn Designs and Core’dinations go Native!!

19 Aug
Today I am paying tribute to my heritage. I am Native American and part of the Navajo tribe.
I was inspired to focus on some Navajo designs for today’s post.
Here are 2 of my favorite images I found that my cards today are based off of.

Where do I begin to tell you what Core’dinations paper and Cheery Lynn Designs dies I used?

For my paper I used paper from the Core’dinations Whitewash and Vintage Collections.

As for dies, I used the Fanciful Flourish as a mask for the card base and sprayed some Turquoise Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to create that beautiful background. I then took as assortment of dies and cut and or embossed all the detail for my “pottery” vase. The pottery base was embossed with the Burble/Cheesecloth Embossing Plate. I used the following dies, listed in order from the bottom of the vase and working my way up. Japanese Lace, Wittle Wicker, Border Carnivale, Ribbon Eyelet w/Piercing, Pennant, Japanese Lace, Border Carnivale, Daisy Chain and Heart Chain.

For my lettering, I used the Optimistic 1/2″ dies. Ya’at’eeh means HELLO in Navajo.

I did a lot of sanding on these cards, I mean a lot. Core’dinations has a wonderful tool called the Sand It Gadget which makes sanding pretty painless. I do want to pass a top secret Polka tip onto you however. If you have narrow pieces or small pieces like I do in today’s cards, lie the Core’dinations paper “sanding needed” side facing up on a piece of fine sandpaper. You can see in my photo below I have all my pieces on the sandpaper, the Sand It block is pictured towards the back. By placing your pieces on top of sandpaper and then using the Sand It Gadget, your pieces will stay put! The sandpaper underneath works like velcro not allowing the paper to move while you sand. You still want to hold the pieces in place while sanding, but trust me this works like magic!

For this card I mostly used paper from the Core’dinations Black Magic Collection.

I cut paper in 4 different colors with the Dottie’s Ric-Rac die. I cut pieces from both sides of the paper and then intertwined them together.

The yellow frame is the Japanese Frame. I also used the Stitcher plate on the black background to give it texture.

I used tons of extras on this to make it special. I used twine, hot fix silver studs, jewelry findings, glass beads, silver charms ribbon and silver string.

What do you think? So colorful, don’t you agree?

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today!

I might have to mail these to my Grandma…look at her, isn’t she adorable?
Now be sure to hop on over to the Core’dinations blog and see what their DT has made with the Cheery Lynn Designs dies….
Have a Fabulous Friday and a great weekend.

You have gotta see this!!

19 Apr

I am here today with a Sweet Stamps card that I have really put a lot of effort into.  I used the Sweet Stamps stamp called, FORGET ME NOT HEART.

I chose this stamp since the new stamp challenge on the Sweet Stamps blog is to use a frame stamp. 

Remember, if you want to join our challenge, there is a $20.00 gift cert for the SWEET STAMPS store.

Come on and play along, what have you got to lose?

For my card today, I actually used black acrylic paint to stamp my image.

I chose paint, since I knew I was going to be using a bunch or different mediums and knew the dried paint could handle it.

I love my background on this card.

 To create this, I used some of my Cheery Lynn Designs dies and by using the rubber embossing pad, I can use my dies as plates.

I wanted this to have rich, bold colors so I stuck to reds and blues.

To really make it shine, I uses some of my favorite stones and studs from RHINESTONE HUES.

I also used glass beads and my favorite glitters from PK GLITZ.

My doily background is done on a piece of Core’dnations VINTAGE COLLECTION.

OOOOH, I just love the way this has turned out!

 Now, show your love and head on over to  Sweet Stamps and read the challenge rules and join our challenge.

Have a great week!

My card today is dedicated to my neighbor, Jim Wright, and his family.  

Keep him in your prayers and may he be able to recover from his injuries.

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

15 Apr

I have been working on some cards for the Core’dinations Design Team Call.

I put the finishing touches on these and I am getting ready to submit these to CORE’DINATIONS.

Wish me luck, I am sure the competition will be fierce, in a friendly way:)

This is my first card.  I made this with the CORE’DINATIONS VINTAGE FLOWER POWER collection paper.

This paper is so gorgeous.  It has the look and feel of linen.  The colors for the core are rich and beautiful.

Here is a side view and a close up of my ribbon and flowers.

I used a piece of the Graphics 45 paper for the focal point, I love how all the colors came together on this card.

This card I made with a piece from the WHITEWASH COLLECTION.

I love all the summer colors on this.

I have sprinkled my fruits with my PK GLITZ glitter.

The WHITEWASH paper is fun to work with.  It reminds me of paper sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Now we have arrived at my last entry. 

For this card, I wanted to show you that you can use this metal dies to EMBOSS with.

I took my Oriental ButterflyDoily and before running it through my big shot, I placed the thinner of the 2 EMBOSSING PADS on top of my paper.

The sandwich, for the BIG SHOT, would be Multi Purpose Platform on TAB 1, Acrylic plate, die facing up, paper right side up, embossing pad, acrylic plate and then you are ready to roll it through the machine.

The Rubber Embossing pad stops the die from actually cutting.

I used 3 different papers for this butterfly.  I love the way it looks.

If you have any thin metal dies, like the CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS, experiment by embossing with them.

With the CORE’DINATIONS lines of paper you really can’t fail.

Wish me luck, I truly would love to work with CORE’DINATIONS, wouldn’t you??

Have a great weekend, go make a card, have fun and come back and visit me soon:)