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. Sue Stultz says:

    Love the envelopes…will try to copy these projects.

  2. Kerri says:

    soooo cuteness! have to hunt around New Zealand to find me some Helmar cos i’ve got some ideas now !

  3. Carol Douglass says:

    Thanks for sharing your creativity. I love the color combos on the card. I am still trying to find some of the Helmar products locally. 🙁

  4. Mandi says:

    Love these projects! Especially love the embossing they both did!

  5. Natalie Laney says:

    I have bought packs of core’dination, now I have some ideas on how to use them.

  6. Sandra ltb says:

    not only inspiration, but a bit of an education!
    Sandra ltb

  7. Lucy says:

    I love the embossing. What a great card!

  8. Cyndi says:

    Both projects are great! Love them.

  9. Debbie Cornish says:

    Two great projects today. I love how the embossing turns out on the coredinations paper… and I have to find some of that Helmar quick dry.

  10. Michel E says:

    Love the colors in the first project. Great job. Love coredinations paper.

  11. Vicki Wilson says:

    Gorgeous projects. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Pat Loomstein says:

    great projects – thanks for sharing.

  13. Tracey says:

    Beautiful card Cari. It is a good card to start the week. The red envelope is great as well. The Couture cardstock is so pretty.

  14. Lori Leng says:

    I was so excited when I remembered that this started today…and I didn’t forget. Love the glitter card and you teamed up with some super companies…I can’t wait to see what’s on tap for the rest of the week. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Carol B says:

    So cute! Thanks for sharing.

    Carol B

  16. Dallas Freyer says:

    Love these! I didn’t know about this blog, but love the cardstock very much!! Thanks, Dallas

  17. jan m says:

    Is it possible to complete a project without a zap dot???

  18. Lisa J says:

    Love the card and the envelopes! I really need to save some pennies to get some of the card stock as I love how the colors don’t turn to white when embossed! Helmar is a very great product indeed for all scrapbooking!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Lisa J

  19. Jamie H says:

    Love Love Love Core’dinations! Great projects! I can’t want to get some scrappy time this week! <3

  20. Both great projects!! Cari is one of the most talented people I know!!!

  21. Fleur Smith says:

    Great projects – Happy New Year

  22. Deb Long says:

    Great projects – from 2 of my favorite crafting companies!

  23. Erika Seever says:

    Fantastic projects. love the embossing on the card.

  24. Misty Willis says:

    Awesome cards!!! I have been so excited about this week! Can’t wait to see all the inspiration!

  25. Lisa P says:

    Fabulous job on the embossing. Love the ideas shown.

  26. Debra Renwick says:

    Beautiful cards !!!

  27. martha g says:

    Fabulous!!! I love it!! Nothing short of Great!!! Thank you again!

  28. Tina M says:

    Love this! Thanks for the inspirations and generosity.

  29. Rebecca says:

    Awesome inspiration, love the red envelopes, will pass that on to son’s gf, her family honours that tradition for Chinese New Year

  30. Denise Bryant says:

    Great projects! Thanks for the great ideas!

  31. Janet Zeppa says:

    Wonderful projects to start off the week of fun!

  32. Teresa says:

    Thanks for the fabulous ideas!

  33. Moe says:

    I love everything about this card!
    Truly beautiful! Would love to try this paper!
    And with the g45 designs, as well.
    Where can we purchase them? Thanks, in advance! Moe

  34. Heather Robertson says:

    wonderful cards and envelopes

  35. VinDeeLoo says:

    Very cute. I love everything. I am new to the crafting world. Any candy would just help my (jobless) pocketbook.


  36. Wendy Orme says:

    Cool projects! Love your cardstock and Helmar adhesives.

  37. stephanie says:

    Great cards.

  38. rkokes says:

    great projects!

  39. Ying says:

    I like the red pocket idea!

  40. Some cuttte ideas for sure… The pocket and snowman

  41. {vicki} says:


    Looks like it’s gonna be a great week!

  42. Denise says:

    Love the card colours. Love your cardstock. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Suzanne E. C. says:

    Great projects! Thanks for sharing them!

  44. Lindy says:

    Beautiful projects! T4S

  45. Donna says:

    The embossed card is just gorgeous, I love the colors:)

  46. Ann says:

    I just love how your paper embosses!

  47. Melodie Stahl says:

    In love with the new year card….so nice!!!

  48. alwayscharlie says:

    Great projects!! I love the way embossing really pops on your cardstock!!

  49. Melissa D. says:

    Incredible! I love these projects! Such talent! Thank you for sharing.

  50. Ann E. says:

    The New Year’s card is gorgeous and I love the glittery envelope!

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