January 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives, Provocraft, SRM Stickers

To day ONE of Helmar and Core’dinations Teaming up for some fabulous inspiration.  Make sure you leave us a comment today and every day for more chances to win some of our unique cardstock.

The first of today’s projects comes from Cari Locken. This Happy New Year card is too perfect to start this week off, don’t you think? Cari used Core Essentials and Vintage Cardstock  on this card. She turned the textured side over to the backside of the cardstock for some smooth stamping with her myStampBOX Stamps.  And, OF COURSE, Helmar Zap dots!

Here is a close up of the Zap Dots:

This next project is from Hera Frei. Hera made festive Chinese New year envelopes.  Hera shares some background on this project with us today, “An ancient custom which has an important role in Chinese New Year is Hong Bao. This involves gifting small red envelopes filled with “lucky money”. These envelopes are given to children and unmarried adults by the married couples. The red color is considered to bring good fortune, and the money inside the envelope is used by them to buy holiday treats”.

These envelopes looks so amazing in the Couture cardstock, don’t they? And Hera embossed them, too! Love the look of the glittery cardstock embossed.

Hera made the basic envelope using a template and red Core Couture Cardstock and sealed it with Quick Dry Adhesive. Then punched some stars using a Fiskars punch and then used Zap Dots to layer them.  She also used the Zap Dots to seal the gemstone  to the top star and then finished them off with a SRM Sticker.

Do us a favor and make sure you head over to Helmar’s Facebook Page and tell them thanks for a fabulous day!


109 Responses to “Welcome!”
  1. KSDerby says:

    I love both projects. Now, I’ll go check out the Helmar pages.

  2. cg says:

    Oh how I love Core’dinations! Beautiful projects.

  3. Awesome card Cari! Love that embossing folder!

  4. Lisa W says:

    Both of these projects are amazing! I love the purple card with just a hint of sparkle and black. The stars on the envelope are gorgeous.

  5. April W says:

    How beautiful!!
    – April W

  6. I love the dimension on Cari’s card (and of course myStanpBOX!) The Chinese New Year envelopes look like a fun project. Thanks for the prizes!

  7. Cathy Harper says:

    Great projects that show what can be done with this great cardstock! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Ann says:

    Beautiful projects! Love the textures and dimensions!

  9. StampinCathy says:

    Both the projects are just beautiful and so inspiring. Thanks for a chance.

  10. Irene L. says:

    Wow. What great projects. Love the ideas you share on this blog.

  11. Erika Seever says:

    GORGEOUS!!!! I’m in love with Core’dinations paper! Have been playing with it all weekend 🙂 Looking forward to seeing all the fabulous projects this week!

  12. louise #3903 says:

    Great cards! This is my year to make cards & I’ve already started with a dozen but would love to win your paper as I can’t find it near me!

  13. Becky D says:

    Great projects! Love that card – the patterns and the colors are just perfect! Might have to start that Chinese New Years tradition except that i would want to get an envelope and I am married so that would not happen – is that bad? 🙂 Thanks for sharing and for your great giveaways!

  14. Aimee D says:

    Beautiful card! Love all the textures. The envelope is really pretty and an easy project to do. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  15. Jyce says:

    It does look beautiful!

  16. sandra m. says:

    love the purples and blues color combo on Cari’s card, also, thanks for the little info on the Chinese New year envelopes–didnt know about that tradidion.

  17. Tracie J says:

    What great inspiration to start off the new year. Love them both!!!!

  18. Elizabeth P says:

    Love Cari’s blue and purple card and the embossing just pops with your paper ! This is going to be a fun week with Core’dinations and Helmar !

  19. conniemelancon says:

    I love both! Excited about this week.

  20. Glynis says:

    I love those fun envelopes, and that card is super cute!! Can’t wait to start playing with the stack of Core’dinations I recieved for christmas and all those great new techniques from your 12days of techniques!! :O)

  21. cort says:

    Love all the fancy work on that card. the tag is awesome too!

  22. Susan says:

    Love both projects. I’m not familiar with Helmar, so I’m off to visit them!

  23. Marie Butler says:

    Great projects! You are keeping my creative juices flowing.

  24. Dakota Bear says:

    Both projects are very nice!

  25. Lesley from WI says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the design of the first card with the embossing. Perfect!

  26. Debra Renwick says:

    Happy New Year everyone… Luv that embossing folder !

  27. Donna W says:

    I love both projects – love the stars on the chinese envelopes but also the purple card with sparkles is amazing

  28. LisaT says:

    Great way to start the New Year off!!! Love both projects and can’t wait to see more!

  29. tammy k says:

    wow…beautiful projects!!!!!!!

  30. Tanya says:

    I love both projects but the first one is my favorite cause I love purple 🙂 I love Helmar and Core’dinations!!!!

  31. rebecca keppel says:

    beautiful cards!

  32. Oh, I love that purple card and I just got a banner die, you really got me to thinking.

  33. Love that purple! So much fun!

  34. Tina M says:

    Beautiful projects! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  35. Pam Spradlin says:

    Such great inspiration from two wonderful companies.

  36. Larissa Heskett says:

    AWESOME!! =)
    I just LOVE these products!! I am so excited about my new found LOVE for core`dinations, and to have HELMAR along as the glue well a match made in HEAVEN!! After following Donna Downey I have been a HELMAR user and I can’t say enough about how AWESOME it is!! THANKS so much for the fun week ahead and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)
    p.s the projects today are just amazing and I can’t wait for more!! =)

  37. Cindylu2u says:

    Fabulous way to start off the new year, these projects are beautiful!!

  38. Tona says:

    Great projects! I love all the layers on that card.

  39. Pamk says:

    beautiful cards and that purple paper rocks.

  40. Jan Garber says:

    Beautiful card and envelopes! The problem I have is that I truly like the cardstock SO much that I tend not to want to use it up! I hoard it for months before I finally reach in and make a project! And I always love the results Would love to win some then perhaps i would be more apt to let go!

  41. Lesley says:

    Love the colors and the embossing on the card is beautiful.

  42. HeatherC says:

    Fantastic projects! Thanks for the inspiration. I can always use inspiration on cards. I would love to win some fabulous Core’dinations and Helmars. Thanks!

  43. melanie says:

    Beautiful card! Happy New Year!

  44. mary jean says:

    Love both the projects!!

  45. Jessie G. says:

    Both projects are beautiful! I love your paper collections!

  46. wendi r says:

    stunning cards!!!! Wow.. soo pretty

  47. Doris Widder says:

    Love both projects! The card is particularly inspirational for me though since I’m just starting to learn to make cards. Great example to learn from. Thank you!

  48. Aymee Gandy says:

    Wonderful projects!!!

  49. martha g says:

    One word! “Best” paper ever! I love your cardstock and can’t get enough of it! These projects are great! Thank you for sharing!

  50. ruth tacoma says:

    OH I love the raised swirly paper on the first card! Such cute projects!

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