12 Days of Techniques Day Two!!!

December 14, 2010 by  
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Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinations cardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!

BUT FIRST….WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Teresa Collins 25 Days of Give-a-Ways is…..

CindyM says:

December 13, 2010 at 9:50 am (Edit)

Oh I love all the different layers Hera used on her LO, Looks great! An amazing projet made with amazing products!! My Favorite paper!! Thanks

And our First Winner of  the 12 Days of Give-Aways is………..

Kerri says:

December 13, 2010 at 9:25 pm (Edit)

tis the season for great techniques !! keep up the great work & hope to carry on thru the next 11 days ! woooot

If you missed us yesterday, that’s okay. You can still check out the post here on sanding and don’t forget to check out the video.

Now on to day TWO of our 12 Days of Techniques.  Next up we have tearing.  Check out the video on tearing here and it gives you a sneak on what you might win today in addition to the Core give-a-way. Whether you are a novice scrapbooker or been scrapping for years, tearing does not get old ’round here!    Lydia Jackson is up today with a fabulous layout showcasing how you can create your own embellishments with tearing. Isn’t it snow clever how she creates circles with tearing? And the Whitewash Cardstock is perfect for your wintery layouts. The white surface and color core are the perfect way to accent those fun snow pictures.  Just a great way to showcase how tearing doesn’t have to be in a straight line. Lydia also combined other blue cardstock from the Core Essentials line–don’t be afraid to mix and match the Core’dinations lines, they core’dinate beautifully!

So, for today, leave a comment telling us what unique ways you can use tearing on your projects and you could win some Core’dinations Cardstock, our Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget, AND …yes I said AND…. a Tearing Ruler from FISKARS! (The image below is an example and not may not be the exact ruler winner will receive)

Please make  sure you give a big shout out to Fiskars on their Facebook page and tell them you appreciate their support for our 12 Days of Techniques because you may be seeing them again this week 😉

And don’t forget to give us a shout our on our Facebook Page. We love to hear from over there and it is a great way for you show us what you’ve been creating with Core’dinations. You might find your project on our blog during our Fabulous Friday Finds where we showcase projects using Core from the scrapbooking community.

All prizes will be shipped the week of December 27th.


114 Responses to “12 Days of Techniques Day Two!!!”
  1. Dakota Bear says:

    I have used tearing both free hand and with a ruler. I like to use free hand to emulate waves for beach scenes.

  2. Janice says:

    Tearing works great for making flowers, gives them a rustic look.

  3. cort says:

    Ohh yeah for tearing..i have seen some really cool layouts with tearing and a fold that I love but was afraid to try…since it’s blustery and cold here maybe I’ll bust out some supplies after work and give it a try! Loving these technique tips and beautiful layouts!

  4. Lindy says:

    I actually received a tear tool as a gift and I love it. Haven’t tried free hand though. Thanks for the wonderful chance!

    Beautfiul layout!

  5. Elisa K says:

    The layout is awesome and I love the snow balls… Perfect way to embellish the page.

  6. Nicole Maki says:

    I love using torn cardstock as a mask to make clouds and stormy skies with Distress ink and an applicator. Here’s an example of the technique:


  7. ruth tacoma says:

    I love tearing paper for borders and such, but after seeing the snowballs it reminded me to think outside the box. So I thought….I could tear a CHristmas tree! 🙂

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Elizabeth P says:

    Those snowballs are so cute ! I use tearing for paper pieceing quilt-like backgrounds on cards, and for snow and sand backgrounds.

  9. Knititall says:

    I love tearing as a way to make contrasted pictures – have half of an object on the top sheet, torn to make the other half visible on the contrasting color background. I’ve only been doing it by hand so far, so I’d love a tool for it. (Not to mention the awesome cardstock and sanding tools.)

  10. rebecca keppel says:

    Gorgeous page Lydia! I love the torn snowballs 🙂

  11. Pretty cool and the torn is gorgeous.. want a sanding tool now.. Thanks for the 12 days of xmas fun fun

  12. rachel renee layer says:

    i actually haven’t tried this technick i would like to though.

  13. wendi r says:

    what what a super creative way to tear!!!! I love to layer tearing on my pages and then sew strips across em.

  14. Jean Marmo says:

    I love tearing to create the look of mountains or hills. Am really enjoying this 12 Days of Techniques! Thank you.


  15. Tina G says:

    How awesome! With all the snow we’ve had this winter so far, I’m sure I’d have lots of opportunities to use the tools here. I’ve loved tearing and especially with this amazing paper!

  16. Larissa Heskett says:

    I LOVE the layout for today!! The colors of this page are just beautiful!! Red and turquoise are my favorite winter combo!! =) The photos as well are so cute!! =) To much fun in the snow!!
    Thanks so much for the fun 12 days of techniques!! So far this is GREAT and I can’t wait fot the other fun filled days to follow!! Thanks also for the AWESOME giveaways, makes it even more fun!! HAVE A FABULOUS DAY!! =)

  17. Kerri says:

    tearing pretty papers, ahhh a scrapbooker’s papers scary thoughts but loveee using my metal ruler just to start a rip & just go wild ! what cute snowballs, never would have thought such a adorable idea 🙂

  18. I love tearing paper , i think it adds so much to a page. I like to use contrasting colors and rip from corner to corner.

  19. kimberlee says:

    Oh, cute snowballs with Coredinations!! I always love to tear the cardstock to make it look like snowy hills as the backdrop for a snowman.

  20. Deb Long says:

    Tearing was one of the first techniques I learned when I started scrapbooking, adn I still use it! I like to tear and roll the edges of my pages and cards.

  21. Marie Butler says:

    As a relative beginner to scrapbooking, I look forward to trying tearing in my upcoming projects. I think I will start simply with borders.

  22. Erika Taylor says:

    I love how tearing can really add to borders, flowers, and mats. Love this 12 days with Coredinations. You guys ROCK!!!

  23. Judy B says:

    Tearing is a great way to add texture to your cards and scrapbook pages. Even hand tearing is a fun thing to do, but it sure would be lots more fun with your tool!!

  24. Tona says:

    I think to free hand tear a tree would look great.

  25. What a cool page! I love the dotted paper. I didn’t realize there were tearing border type rulers out there. I do it free hand but it doesn’t always work real well.

  26. Ann says:

    you know, I don’t think I’ve torn in awhile, but I have torn the bottom edge of a photo mat and then inked and distressed, from time to time.

  27. Lisa P says:

    I love using tearing, especially for a border or photo mat. I love the snowflake idea though. I’ll have to try it. Hopefully I can find some of the white cardstock around here.

  28. RobynC says:

    Tearing is one of my primary scrapbooking and card making techniques. I go to the tear before the scissors or cutter every time. I have 2 Fiskars tearing rulers and I LOVE THEM!!! Thanks for the tips and tricks about tearing – and thanks for the chance to win a price, too!

  29. Bambi Pro says:

    I love tearing. Both free hand and with rulers. Love the video. Thank you for inspiring.

  30. Gini Cagle says:

    I love making a sandy beach by tearing – also love framing pictures with a torn mat.

  31. msgriff says:

    ..and to think…I have had a whole stack of this paper that I never used…
    Now that I see all of the uses for this paper, I will be using it more in my designs. Thanks for the inspirations..

  32. April W says:

    Very cool!!!
    – April W

  33. Michel E says:

    Tearing can be used to create the look of snow and water.

  34. Janet Zeppa says:

    What a great layout! Love the snowballs! I like to tear to make waves for those pool and beach pages.

  35. Shereen says:

    I like to tear the paper to make the different layers, or boughs of a pine tree. It’s really pretty.
    I love that layout too.

  36. CindyM says:

    I love the tearing technique it works great for all kinds of landscape like trees, sand, dirt or gravel, I just think it adds so much depth to a page. Have not used the ruler yet, that looks great too!! This is the greatest paper!!

  37. Carol Douglass says:

    I love the torn paper look and I have used rulers and free hand. There are certain things that require a certain look and you need to use one or the other. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  38. Beth W says:

    Probably not overly original but I like to tear paper for waves in the water and for making snow drifts, thank some glitter on the tear for a little oomph.

  39. karen ladd says:

    I have been tearing paper for layouts and cards from way back and just love it. I especially like to ink the edges after tearing, to give it a vintage, distressed look. The torn edge really shows up well!

  40. cheryl says:

    i have never torn paper on my scrapbook pages. i now will have to try it and break out my fiskars.

  41. Lisa W says:

    I live in the country and like to use torn paper to represent the fields and hills. I’m glad I found your paper because with other paper I would use ink to hide the white core and it never looks right.

  42. Laura says:

    I’m relatively new to scrapbooking and have only torn cardstock for a layout once. ha, ha I look forward to checking out the video and getting some ideas!

  43. jennybean says:

    I think it would look pretty neat to tear a strip of paper and roll it up into a flower!

  44. Tina M says:

    I love tearing, and todays layout is beautiful. Perfect color combos!!!! Would love to win this give a way and use the paper that doesn’t have a white core!!!!! Thank you for the inspiration and for the chances to win…..

  45. sue kithcart says:

    I love tearing! I really like tearing in a circle and then layering the circles for a pretty flower!

  46. Cynthia B. says:

    Adorable page of a cute little guy playing in the snow!
    I’ve most often used tearing to create backgrounds – beachy scenes (with brown distress ink for sand) or snow drifts (with a light blue inking for snow).
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. I have torn my paper and used it as grass or a mountain on a card. I love the different colors it gives off and at times I might ink the edge.

  48. Cassie t says:

    I love tearing paper to layer flowers and borders. Lovin’ this….

  49. Kasondra says:

    I’d love to feel more confident with my paper tearing. The layout above is great example of this technique done very, very well. I wish my own attempts would turn out as wonderful.

  50. ava says:

    thanks for sharing such a great layout……..tear is a great technique for a layout.

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