Trendy Tuesday: All About Cork

All About Cork
By Colleen Harshaw

As I have been cruising around online and blog hopping over the past several months, I have noticed the increasing popularity of cork as an element on both cards as well as scrapbook pages. It is easy to see the appeal of these products, particularly for use on masculine projects and school themed projects. Cork also gives the feel of dimension and texture, which are both elements that add visual interest to projects, and that many of us strive for when creating.
The following are some projects that I found online to inspire you!

Card by Joanne Basile
www.stampedbyhand.blogspot.com

In this card, you can see that cork has been used for the heart behind the sentiment.

  

Card by Joanne Basile
www.stampedbyhand.blogspot.com

Here we have cork used as the mat for the main image on a card.

Card by okcapitolgirl, photo courtesy of Splitcoast Stampers
www.punkydoodlepapers.typepad.com

This image shows how well cork elements can be incorporated into a school themed project.

Page by Ali Edwards
www.aliedwards.com

This scrapbook page uses cork letter stickers in the title.

Layout by stidwell, photo courtesy of Two Peas in a Bucket

Once again, here we have cork used on a scrapbook page. In this case, it helps to give the page a bit of a masculine feel since the subject featured is a baby boy.

Photo from Stampin’ Up! idea gallery

Here cork embellishments are used on cards as well as on a scrapbook page, showing us the versatility of the products.

Layout by Wendeeb, photo courtesy of Two Peas in a Bucket

Once again, here cork is used on a school themed page.

Project by abaldwin, photo courtesy of Two Peas in a Bucket

I was happy to find this example of cork being used for a project other than a card or scrapbook page. In this case, the cork is used to create a football calendar. How cute is that?! Once again…this use of the product shows how very useful it is for those masculine projects and cards.

Project from Stampin’ UP! Idea Book and Catalogue    2011-2012

In the above example, cork was used to create a peg board for hanging keys, pinning up receipts, etc.

 

With the trend of using cork in crafting, it isn’t surprising that many companies are creating cork stickers and embellishments for scrapbookers and stampers alike. Cork can also be purchased in sheets; in most cases as 6 x 6 inch or 12 x 12 inch sized sheets. These sheets are thin and can be used with many die cutting systems and dies.

Below I have listed some products and the companies that are making them.

www.stampinup.com
Stampin’ Up!
6x 13 cork sheets

www.scrapbook.com
Canvas Corp
6 x 6 inch sheets
12 x 12 inch adhesive corkstock

www.amazon.com
Darice 12 x 18 cork sheets

Pink Paisley Bayberry Cottage Cork Buttons

Hot off the Press Inc.
12 x 12 cork sheets

www.makingmemories.com

Making Memories
Great Escape Cork Alpha Stickers

www.mftstamps.com
My Favorite Things
6 x 6 cork sheets

www.closetomyheart.com
Close To My Heart
Color-Ready Alphabet

www.closetomyheart.com
Close To My Heart
Color-Ready Evergreen Cork Shapes

If you haven’t already used cork in your crafting, I hope that this article has given you the inspiration needed to jump right in and give it a try! I look forward to seeing your projects posted in the blogosphere!

6 replies on “Trendy Tuesday: All About Cork”

  1. Love seeing all the cork projects! And to think I often just “cover it up” with paper or fabric! I think it is a really cool element too. Loved your post!

  2. Great job Colleen. Nice to see what’s out there for cork. It’s something I consistently overlook, but it does add a nice touch to so many projects, not just school related ones! Thanks 🙂

  3. Great projects. I love the added textural element of cork. Thanks for the long list of suppliers. I’ll be checking them out.

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