Core Cards Creative Frenzy

Hello Peeps,

True confession time … I am a paper junkie, card stock, patterned paper, scrap paper, post it note paper, toilet paper (oops – didn’t think you noticed) – I LOVE paper period. DH thinks my studio is a fire hazard and the stamps only serve as fuel! LOL – I just love being in my paper haven.

Today I’m sharing the many ways I work with paper. (love making a video tutorial once I get my studio cleaned up)

Project #1: Paint it.

This one I dabbed on with a stippling brush. Dip my brush into many colors and twirl it on the cardstock. Well I stamped it after that, punched it and sewed on it too! Followed by some wet embossing .. you can’t do too much with cardstock!

Project #2: Cut and emboss.

It’s paper – how can you not cut it! I die cut a big ole’ hole in the middle and embossed the heck out of it. I love the colored core of the Core’dination paper I used. It brings out the design so much more! Oh I wish I had some of the kraft core paper but my Archivers or LSS didn’t carry them..hmm.

Project #3: Score it and sand it.

Well, actually I didn’t want to score it by hand so I ran it into the crimping machine (which I cranked by hand … does that count?) and sanded it to get the way COOL score lines! It sure made lining up the sentiments so much easier.

If you love paper as much as I do – head on over to Core’dinations and get the amazing variety of colored core cardstock that you can humanly manipulate!


Crafter’s Companion Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday to Crafter’s Companion and welcome to our birthday celebration!!


Today, we are celebrating Crafter’s Companion‘s birthday with a fun blog hop and a chance to win a grand prize of $100 gift card to the Crafter’s Companion online store. Woohooo!!!

* Wait .. there is more…I’m also drawing a random winner from comments on my personal blog and giving away Popcorn the Bear – Party Time stamp set!!*

What do you do to win??
  • Follow my blog & let me know
  • Follow Crafter’s Companion blog
  • Be a US resident (sorry shipping restrictions)
  • Find the secret phrase and email Bindy at Each DT member has a letter on their blog that will spell out the secret phrase and my letter is “T”.

The hop starts today August 6 and end at midnight PST on August 10.  Winners will be posted August 11.

Head on over to my very talented design team and win these fantastic prizes!!

Carolyn LaBille

Dawn Lotharius
Stephanie Lee (you’re here)
Have fun and good luck to you all!!