Fabulous Finds Friday — Easy Cardmaking

In a rush? Have a card emergency? David Tutera (working with Core’dinations) has come to the rescue, making it easy for anyone — even non-stampers — to make several cards in the time it takes to brew a cup of tea.

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The collection is a great introduction for beginning crafters, but experienced cardmakers will find it easy to turn it up a notch. There are three basic steps: Pick your card base, add a layer, and finish with a sentiment and embellishments. Stampers, of course, can add a stamped sentiment or embellishment. Don’t forget to stamp the envelope!

Here are a few samples:

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(I chose a pearly card base and distressed the butterfly to show off the colored core of the Core’dinations distressable stock. See the stamped envelope peeking out from behind? Butterflies (Hero Arts) stamped using a Kaleidacolor Tahiti rainbow pad from Tsukineko, now known as Imagine Crafts.)

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(oops! I used a Tombow Multi Purpose glue pen to attach the top layer but got a splotch on the bottom part of the card. I covered it with this felt self-adhesive trim from Queen & Co.)

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I added some text stamping (Hero Arts 5344) to the butterfly on this one. Here’s a close-up:

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(Ignore the speck of glitter … from another project … that I neglected to remove before taking the photo!)

Thanks for stopping by!

4 Responses

  1. I saw this on HSN. They look easy to put together. Do you get instructions?

    • are you talking about the Lifestyle basket dies? Sooooo easy!!! pretty fast, too. The hardest part is picking the paper! (And punching out all the pieces from the lattice work!)

      • I was asking about the David Tutera kits. Do they come with instructions?

      • Ooops!!! Grin. They have rather simple general instructions. They come in separate packages — one packet has card stock and envelopes; another has the overlays; another has embellishments. The packets are also labeled “Step 1 (card base), Step 2 (layers), etc. And by size (A2/A6 layers, for instance.) And there are plenty of how-to videos at http://www.coredinations.com/tutera. Thanks for asking, Alice!

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