Lucky Number 7!

December 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

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’dinationscardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:

Day One: Sanding

Day Two: Tearing

Day Three: Embossing

Day Four: Debossing

Day Five: Distressing

Day Six: Scoring

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!

And today we have a special treat from……

AGAIN????? Yeppers! We have some Awesome Chipboard from Tim Holtz to share today. We have some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chipboard: Iconic Plain, Elements Plain, Basics Plain, Alphas Plain.  Here is a sample:

Why chipboard you ask? Because today’s Technique is outlining. Outlining is a fun technique you can use on any project and it allows you to stretch your budget  by being able to use your chipboard for more than one project.   All you do is take chipboard, lay it underneath your cardstock, and Sand! Make sure you check out the example below AND make sure you check out the video. It has some great tips!

PLEASE make sure you head over to Tim’s Facebook Page and tell him how much you appreciate his support of the 12 Days of Techniques!  I don’t know about you but I looooove my Tonic Tools.  BUT first you need to watch the Distressing Video here leave us a comment!

Did you know that Core’dinations has a Facebook Page? Make sure you check us out here.

Todays projects come from design Team member Ellen Sosnoski. Instead of using bought chipboard, Ellen cut out an tree image from some left over chipboard, placed it underneath her cardstock base and the sanded the edges.  Cardstock is Core Essentials.


Gayle Taylor says:

December 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

Techniques are what I love about blogs. You are giving me some tips on techniques that I thought I already knew. I’m loving learning new things each day with this “12 Days of Techniques”. I would love to be a winner! Thanks for such a great opportunity.

Don’t forget we will not be shipping any prizes until the week of December 27th.


87 Responses to “Lucky Number 7!”
  1. Lesley from WI says:

    I have never seen this technique before and look forward to try it. Thanks for sharing so many great techniques. I have learned a lot and cannot wait to try them!

  2. Tracey says:

    Beautiful tree card!

    I love outlining with my Core’dinations paper! I cut out items with my Cricut twice to make sure they are thick enough. Glue the two die cuts together and sand away.

  3. Teresa Jaye says:

    Awesome idea! I am loving these 12 days of techniques! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  4. Irene L says:

    I’ve never thought of making a design in the paper like that. What a great idea.

  5. Kristy Lentz says:

    Wow! I never knew about outlining! Another Awesome technique! And I LOVE Tim Holtz! Between his 12 tags of Christmas and your 12 days of techniques, I am in scrapping heaven!

  6. cort says:

    Great job Ellen! Love the outlining technique! Plus it has bling!!! You can never have too much bling. 🙂

  7. Jeryl Massey says:

    Never would have thought of this; thanks:)

  8. Mandie W says:

    This is such a cool idea! I don’t think I would have thought of this on my own 🙂 It’s so great to learn new techniques!!! Thanks for another great giveaway!

  9. Joyce says:

    And very pretty tree!

  10. Karen Siegfried says:

    I love this technique and can imagine using a cutout of Tim Holtz tall pines to sand outline! That would be so cool!

  11. Ying says:

    Oooh, great idea! I just put some chipboard away so now I know where those are, I can do that the next time I make cards!

  12. Jenn K says:

    I love outlining! It really adds something to my projects! Thanks for another awesome chance to win! <3 Tim Holtz too! 🙂

  13. Melissa Ziggy Cook says:

    Very nice! I have to remember this for when I’ve got extra pieces or a piece that’s colored and doesn’t match but I still want to use the shape. Love the grunge board from Tim, that’s the first set I bought and I’ve used almost all the pieces but kept the outlines in case I could use them for something else.

  14. gisele says:

    how interesting!!

  15. Corinne Braun says:

    outlining is awesome – there’s some really interesting shapes out there – like the Maya Road coasters – those are cool when outlined too….
    thanks for doing the 12 techniques – it’s super!

  16. Lisa K says:

    I think this is a great technique. I’m definitely going to try this one because I like the idea of trying to stretch my scrapping budget. Thanks for the chance to win all these great prizes.

  17. Tina M says:

    Congrats to the winner…..Ohhh what a giveaway, I love Tim Holtz product! This is my first year blog hopping and I have learned so many great techniques and gained some great inspiration. Thank you.

  18. Jean Marmo says:

    Who knew!! Such a clever idea. Thank you again for another wonderful technique!!

  19. Kim Stathakos says:

    Thank goodness for the Twelve Techniques of Christmas….I have learned sooo much….today is another technique that I had never experienced before. Thanks for the gift of knowledge!

  20. cowchipper says:

    very interesting, thanks for sharing!

  21. Darrell says:

    new day new technique!! yeah~!

  22. Wow, i have never tried this and now I will. I love this technique, thanks for sharing and broadening my scope of coredinations paper.

  23. Dave R says:

    like this technique. tried once b4 but might do it again!

  24. Lindy says:

    The 12 Days of Techniques are great especially for new scrappers like myself. So many wonderful ideas! Thanks for much for the chance to win.

  25. M.Chipman says:

    love this idea.. going to try it right now!

  26. StampinCathy says:

    What a beautiful card and love love love this technique. What an awesome giveaway. I just love Tim’s products and how exciting to have a chance to win some. Thanks you so so so MUCH!

  27. Zendalina says:

    wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing

  28. CindyM says:

    I am so excited about the 12 days of techniques, I never really new how much was possible with the Colorcore Cardstock, these techniques will take my crafting to a whole new level!!! Thanks

  29. Lisa P says:

    I love this technique. Such a great look and stretching my supplies and my budget are fabulous. Thanks for the idea and the chance to win.

    Lisa P

  30. Annika / Sweden says:

    Oooh, looks great!
    I don’t think we have cordinations crdstock in Sweden, at least not in any of the webstores I normaly visit…
    Will go look for them!

  31. Kellie says:

    Loving all your ideas, your gifts, your projects!! And I LOVE sanding – one of my favorite LOs is the word FAMILY sanded in different chipboard fonts above a picture of our little family!! Love it!! Thanks for fabulous site!! You guys are great!!

  32. Denise Bryant says:

    I love Ellen’s tree card! Very sweet!

  33. Barb Mc says:

    What a great technique! Thanks for the inspiration!

  34. Lesa Bean says:

    Love this technique!! going to finish my Christmas cards tonight while watching Surviver and wanna try this tip! Thank-you for sharing and for a chance to win this prize!

  35. Erika Taylor says:

    Whodda thunk??? I love this happy card that Ellen created. What a great way to use chipboard and Core’dinations. Crossing my fingers to win this one. I Love Grungeboard!!!<3

  36. nina t says:

    What a Cool Idea! Love how that tree turned out! Love the card and the tip Ellen!

  37. Ellis says:

    Cool technique, haven’t seen this before but I’m going to check them all out so that I can get new ideas! =)
    Fabulous card! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  38. Heather Robertson says:

    pretty card. Since I’m always trying to make the most of my supplies and cut costs this technique is one I’ll be using

  39. Doris Widder says:

    I couldn’t get the outlining video to play, but I did get to see the effect on the outlined word “outline” 🙂 Very cool technique. Reminds me of rubbings, but even easier! 😀

  40. tammy k says:

    this is an absolutely brilliant idea! I need try that today (after the mall? LOL…just 4 more things to cross off my list!). Thanks again for the great inspiration!

  41. Elisabeth says:

    Great idea! I will try this one after Christmas!
    Thanks for the inspiration

  42. I hadn’t thought about this technique before. Can’t wait to try it. I’m already thinking about all kinds of things I can put under the paper for designs!

  43. Jessie G. says:

    I didn’t know about this technique! Thanks for sharing! I am going to have give it a try!

  44. Tona says:

    What a great idea! I would have never thought to do that. Lovin’ these techniques!

  45. Wow, this is a fantastic technique, cant believe I never came across it before! I cant wait to go try it out now though 😀

  46. Gayle Taylor says:

    I was the Lucky #7 so I won the Dust Buddy, the Sand It Gadget and the Tim Holtz Tonic Distresser. WOW!!! I feel totally like a Lucky # &!!! I just am never a lucky person so this just blows me away. Thank you, Ellen and everyone at Core’Dinations for this wonderful prize. I am loving this time of techniques and am having so much fun following along. I will go to Tim Holt’s Facebook page and tell him thank you, too.

    Hugs from Abilene, TX,

    Gayle Taylor

  47. Sue Stultz says:

    I look forward to trying this technique. All of the techniques that you have brought to us are something I can use. The “tools” of the trade are awsome and I hope to have some of them someday. Thanks for all the ideas.

  48. ruth tacoma says:

    I love everything I’ve seen and I’ve bookmarked your videos so I can share them with friends. 🙂

  49. Jenn Jackson says:

    I am loving all the new techniques and can’t wait to try them!! I also LOVE grunge board!!! There are so many possibilities!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

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