Friday, May 18, 2012

This week's Friendzy Friday is all about something I fell in love with at our Spring Retreat. Some of you may already be sharing this love but for those of you who haven't seen the demos at Scrapfest or at the store you may soon find yourself falling in love too!

I would like to introduce you to Kraft Core cardstock. We have carried the Co-ordinations line of cardstock for a long time, you know, the one with the colour core? Well this is from the same company who have collaborated with that super crafty guy, Tim Holtz. They came up with a line of beautiful colours that have a KRAFT core. This means that when you sand, tear, emboss etc you get the kraft showing through under the colour surface.

The colours are beautiful and rich so of course you can use the cardstock the same way you would use any cardstock but the beauty of it really shows when you start to play with all the techniques.

You can tear it:

You can emboss it (using a Cuttlebug):

You can sand it:

And here comes my favourite thing to do: Use a dymo labeller to make captions/journalling strips for layouts!!

You cut the paper into 3/8 strips and feed it through where the tape would go, click your letters, sand and voila! This makes me so happy as I am not a fan of my handwriting and this is much quicker than going to the computer. Plus, I love the distressed feel. The 'ooooohs' and 'aaaaaahs' at the retreat and Scrapfest were hilarious, as if the wheel had been rediscovered! Just an F.Y.I. the dymo comes with 3 wheels, black adhesive tape and a great little bag to carry it all in.

Here is a layout you may have seen at the store that I used it on:

Kraft core cardstock is available by the sheet in all 24 wonderful colours or in 3 different pads:
A 12x12 pad that gives you 1 of each colour

A 4.25x5.5 pad with 3 of each colour

Or a 2.25x12 pad that also gives you 3 of each colour.
 This pad is ideal for borders and of course for creating strips with your Dymo!

 Another handy little tool for all this sanding is the Tim Holtz sanding tool.
It is super easy to hold on to and the sand paper is simple to replace.

SO that is my new love and I think we will have a long lasting relationship.

 I have highlighted direct links to the store so you can get you hands on some of these goodies. I also know that an order of these fab products are due any day in the store (might be here already!)


Darcy said...

thanks for sharing! I just might have to get that sanding grip!

Deanna said...

Wow you rock! Your layouts are amazing!

Avril Tanner said...

amazing layouts! And I love your tutorials!!! Miss you ... hope to see you soon!

Christa said...

Great work Shelby. Such a perfect Friendzy Friday too.

Dr. J said...

Shelby as always great tips. I especially love the dymo trick. I need to dig mine out and try this! We are so lucky to have you!

Joanne said...

Great tutorial Shelby! I love KraftCore and I love how you used it!
Joanne xo