Monday, February 2, 2009

Fun with Cork

SORRY! This project has been removed for publication. Please look for it in the Sept/Oct issue of Paper Crafts Magazine! :)

Cork is making its way into embellishments. Chatterbox had some amazing pieces in their new collection. Being curious, I tried some thin cork in my Cuttlebug with a CB die and with my Nesties.

On this card, I used two flowers cut with a Cuttlebug Flower die. It cut perfectly!

Here is a close up look at the scoring detail and the little flower I stamped into the scallops.

Here is a Label One shape. I tried many attempts to get my Cuttlebug to work, but the best I could do was get a impression and cut the shape with my scissors. Just makes me want a Wizard! :)
Its been a rough weekend. My cousin died unexpectedly, my son is sick with a fever and a terrible cough, and the store that I work at is making the official announcement that it is closing in the end of March. Plus, I have been working very hard on some publication calls and some special projects. I am beat. So, forgive me for not being around much this week. I have posts scheduled and one of them is another really cool way to use your Nestabilities and our new Flourishes Tuesday.
Once again, please vote for me HERE. thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Birthday Girl:
Cardstock, stamps, ribbon-Papertrey Ink (Polka Dot Basics, Beautiful Blooms)
Ink-Memento (Tuxedo Black), Palette (Fresh Snow)
Brad-Basic Grey (Bittersweet)
Cork-Michael's
Tools-Cuttlebug Flower die, Scoring Blade
Hello:
Cardstock, stamps-Papertrey Ink (Guide Lines)
Stickers-Martha Stewart
Rub ons-American Crafts
Ink-Versamark (Watermark)
Ribbon-Making Memories

27 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh wow, I've never used cork on a card. I LOVE the look of it!

DeeDee said...

Well look at you stepping out of the box!! I love the look the cork gives on your cards! EXCELLENT work girlie! These cards are so adorable!

Sheene said...

Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time..

Deanna said...

Hey Kim, these are fantastic! So sorry to hear about the kaka that's happening in your life right now! Hope things perk up soon! :)

Julie Masse said...

Love these cards Kim! The cork is such a neat embellishment!! Sorry to hear of your tough week - hope it gets better!! Off to vote again! :)

Julie Masse said...

Hhhmm did my other comment go through?? Oh well, I love your cards with cork! Such a great idea - I'm going to try that!! Sorry to hear about your hard week - hope things get better soon!!! I just voted for you again!! :)

Mothermark said...

No! YOU are amazing! How fun is this? Corkboard? Wow, its really a fun thing....makes a really fun embellishment....you are so creative!!!

Beth M said...

Kim -

Sorry for the loss of your cousin. Hope your son is feeling better soon! And sorry to hear the Stampin' Post is closing! That won't leave many shopping options here in town. Sad.

Love the cards with the cork, esp the flowers and I'll be sure to vote again today. Hope you're week isn't too crazy.

Beth M said...

Kim -

Sorry for the loss of your cousin. Hope your son is feeling better. And very sad to hear that the Stamping Post is closing. That won't leave many shopping options here in town.
I hope your week goes smoothly!

Love the cards with the cork, esp the birthday flower one. I'll be sure to stop and vote again today. Good luck!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your bad news :( You'll be in my thoughts and prayers

Amanda said...

Sorry for your rough times. It will get better soon. Very sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers are with you and your family. Beautiful cards.

Mary K said...

Kim, I'm so sorry that you're going through such a hard time right now. You have a lot to deal with at once. I'll be thinking about you and your family.

Niki Estes said...

Wow, I love those, Kim, especially the first one! I love the cork flowers! Okay, now I need to find some cork. :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

These look fabulous, Kim! Thanks for the great idea! I have a Cuttlebug class fast approaching and needed a neat idea! I may have to try this!

Sorry to hear life has you down, and especially sending you my sympathy at the loss of your cousin! Many cyber-hugs and prayers to you!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Kim, a big hug for you my friend, you're in my prayers. I love the card you've posted, your use of cork is fabulous!
--Becca

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that your son will feel better soon, and sorry again about your store closing. Your cards are beautiful and I love to come by your blog and see what you've come up with! I hope that this week will be better for you!
Melissa

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Kim, I'm so sorry you're having such a rotten week!!! I'm so sorry for the loss of your cousin. Big hugs to you!

Your cards are really cool! I love the look of the cork! Awesome work as always!! :) Take care and hope things turn around quickly for you!

Regan said...

wow- these are fab cards..so sorry to hear about your cousin...

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I LOVE these Kimberly! LOVE the Kraft cardstock! It's been a while since I used mine. Thanks for inspiring me to get it out with your GORGEOUS cards!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oooooo, the cork looks so great! I have a sheet of it from a long time ago - now I know what to do with it! TFS!! Hope things take a turn for the better for you - sending big hugs your way.

Tracey said...

These are gorgeous Kim! I love the added touch of the cork!

happiness blooms said...

Oh, what FABULOUS creations! I love the touch of the little flowers with the scallops!
Prayers and positive thoughts heading your way!

Carol A. said...

Love the cork, Kim. I have some of this tucked away somewhere so I am just going to have to find it..LOL! Do sorry about your cousin and I hope little E is feeling better very soon. Get some rest!

Silke said...

Oh - Kim - these are fabulous!!! I have not worked with cork, but I love how it looks!!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

I love those cards Kim! Sorry things are tough right now, sending sprinkles of happy thoughts & love your way!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh Kim - I'm so sorry about all your bad news - your cards are so fantastic tho that I'm sure your magazine and design career will take off. Hugs.

Trisha said...

Kim,
I love these cards. You are so talented.
I am very sorry to hear about the chaos in your life right now. I will keep you in prayer.
Trisha