Core'dinations and Stampendous (Day 3)

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Core'dinations has teamed up with Stampendous all this week for some fun blog hops! Of course there are some great prizes up for grabs, so scroll down to the end of this post for all the details. SO here's what I made for the hop, a little gift set of notecards neatly packed in a gift bag!


For this pretty notecard set I used the David Tutera A1 Ivory card bases with matching envelopes. I embossed a selection of cardstock from the Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights collection using a chevron embossing folder which I lightly sanded. 


I added a little bit of contrasting ribbon and washi tape to each notecard. As the focal point on each notecard I used a different Stampendous stamp from both Cling Jumbo Lovely Garden and Cling Jumbo Hydrangea Garden, stamped using VersaMark ink and embossed in a soft white. To create a subtle watercolor effect I colored each stamp lightly using a mix of Distress Markers and blended with a wet artist's brush. I used the matching dies to die cut each stamp. 


For the sentiments I went for a chalkboard look using Stampendous Vintage Typewriter stamp set embossed in white on Core Essentials Night Fall cardstock. I decorated the paper bag using the same techniques with the addition of a Core Tag.

Supplies:David Tutera A1 Ivory Canvas Cards and Ivory envelopes, Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights, Core Essentials Night Fall cardstock, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Core Tags, Darice Paper Crafter 3 3/4"x5" paper crafting bag, Darice Washi Masking Tape (Blue Lattice, Pink w/white), Stampendous - Cling Jumbo Lovely Garden, Cling Jumbo Hydrangea Garden, Lovely Garden Die Cut Set, Hydrangea Garden Die Cut Set, Vintage Typewriter stamp set. Other: May Arts Twill stripe ribbon, Seafoam white embossing powder, heat gun, VersaMark ink, Big Shot, sewing machine, chevron embossing folder, Ranger Distress Markers (Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough), sequins. 



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Of course there are prizes this week! Three prize packages will be awarded. The package from Stampendous includes the Lovely Garden Stamp Set; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies; a Sand It Kit from Core'dinations which includes a sanding block, replacement sandpaper, and a "must-have" Dust Buddy clean up cloth; AND Core'dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of our fantastic 6" X 6" paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus - our friends at Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin from Stampendous
used in her terrific card she'll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on the blog banner!)
LET'S GET STARTED!
We'll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we'll choose one comment from each. Of course we'll love you even more if you pin our projects to your Pinterest Boards or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook, follow us, like our pages. You know the drill! Here's who is posting today!
Clare Buswell (you are here!)

Want a look at our awesome Vintage Cardstock? This could be yours so comment all week long for your chance! Please note: variety of 6x6's for winners will be chosen based on availability.

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36 comments

  1. Lovely bag and cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. What a great gift idea!!! just fun and pretty!!!

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  3. Love the bag and matching cards, the colors are so soft and pretty :)

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  4. Gorgeous cards and such a great bag! Awesome as always Clare!

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  5. Beautiful cards and a great gift idea!

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  6. Oh my Clare - these are spectacularly super-duper (running out of superlatives here)! I love them all - lots! My birthday is 7th April if you are looking for a receipient (wink)!

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  7. What a wonderful gift for a special friend. Love the different color combinations.
    thanks for a great idea that I'll be using soon.

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  8. GORGEOUS gift Clare!!!
    LOVE the BEAUTIFUL cards with the STUNNING flowers and DELIGHTFUL embossed Core - WOW!!!
    LOVE how you have decorated the gift bag too!!!
    LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  9. These are just stunning. Love the matching gift bag.

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  10. Your little note cards are so pretty, and the bag, just an extra bonus. I love your papers and of course those flowers and big butterfly look amazing. Thanks for sharing with us..

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  11. Absolutely FANTABULOUS! What a great gift idea!! It is the gift that keeps on giving! I love it! TFS!

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  12. These are so delicate and pretty!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous, love the bag and that flower on your set of cards is just stunning!!!

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  14. Watercoloring, distressing, washi tape and ribbon oh my! All the things I love.

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  15. What a lovely card set!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007 (at) gmail(dot) com

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  16. What a beautiful gift!! thanks for the inspiration

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  17. What a wonderful gifts. Love the water colored flowers. TFS

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  18. I just loved the little co-ordinations(ing) gift bag with the cards. they are adorable love the vintage feel. super cute.

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  19. Loooove it! Would like to give it as a gift...great watercolor technique!

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  20. What a gorgeous project, Clare! Love the idea of using different stamps on each card, and the watercoloring is just fantastic! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week!

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  21. Lovely cards...this is such a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. What a great gift set! Thanks for the idea!

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  23. What a sweet set of cards and love the matching bag.

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  24. These are great! I am always looking for unique ways to package cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Wow! I want to touch the flowers and butterfly to really get a sense of the texture. Beautiful idea.

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  26. I like the variety you created with the different papers and the stamps to make this great gift set.

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  27. Wow, your gift bags and cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Clare,
    Gorgeous cards. Great gift pack. Love the coloring, textures, stamps, and paper.

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  29. Just gorgeous Clare!! I love your water coloring on the images!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  30. WOW! WOW! WOW! What beautiful cards and I love the matching gift bag. I pinned. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765604126821/

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  31. Great gift bag and
    love the cards in it!
    Very pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  32. Stunning! I love each design and the matching bag is awesome!

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  33. Thank you for such a wonderful set. It is so different than the other entries. I love the bag design and the card set. It is so very versatile. Thanks for the great ideas.

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