Graphic 45 Signature Series Giveaway

November 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45

We have another GREAT week for you this week! This time we are celebrating a week long even with Graphic 45! Graphic 45 is a staple in the papercrafting industry featuring amazing patterns and colors in their paper lines. AND, did you know that we have TWO Graphic 45 paper lines featuring their signature colors: Graphic 45 Lights collection and the Graphic 45 Darks collection packs.  Both are great for any papercrafting crafting including matching those Graphic 45 collections perfectly.

Looking to win an awesome goodie box full of Darice products AND some Graphi45 Signature Series?  Well then keep reading!



Here is our line up for this week:

Monday — Ava Gavloski’s Altered Cigar box 

Tuesday — Bright and Cheerful Cards from Suzanna Lee‎ and Shaunte Wadley’s Tiny Turtle Layout

Wednesday — Unique Gift Bag and Tag from Clare Buswell

Thursday — CAS cards with Mary Pat and Rainy Day Bank with Gini Cagle

Friday — Joann Jamieson Wall Art  and Graphic 45 Cards from Debbie Standard


And who wants to win some of this????  Keep reading on how you can win….

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Core’dinations and May Arts GIVEAWAY

November 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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We are teaming up with May Arts Ribbon this week! If you stop by our blog a lot, you will see that May Arts ribbon is a staple around here. We use it all the time and just love the wide variety of ribbons and it’s durable quality. It wouldn’t be a blog hop if we didn’t have a giveaway, right? 

First up, our weekly schedule. Stop by here all week long to enter to win and for updated links for all the amazing projects. And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts Blog and Facebook page for more inspiration and giveaways!

Monday: Suzanna Lee Harvest Layout

Tuesday: Mary Pat Siehl Fall Gift Bag & Tag, Tami Mayberry Joy Tag

Wednesday: Gini Cagle Candle Wreath

Thursday: Joann Jamieson Vintage Ornaments and Shaunte Glitter Silk Card

FridayChristine Meyer Thankful Layout


Now let’s get to the good stuff! What is up for grabs this week? 

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Enter to win below:


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Torn Cardstock Halloween Witch Hat

I looooove Halloween! And when I got my hands on this Darice witch hat, I knew it screamed the need for some  Core’dinations Cardstock.


Torn Cardstock Witch Hat Supplies:

Step 1: Paint the top and bottom of the hat black just in case any of the base of the hat sneaks through. Basic black craft paint works just fine.

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Step 2: Tear different strips of Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock. Paper tearing never gets old! Core is great for this because the color core looks great. For tips on tearing our cardstock, view our videos here. Tear the strips, sand them with Sand it Gadget and white off with Dust Buddy. Using the Dust Buddy is important because it helps the adhesive stick.

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Step 3: Adhere torn strips, rotating colors and patterns on the top of the hat and finish off with some May Arts Ribbon.


Step 4: Place on a pumpkin or other decoration.




Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo Giveaway

October 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo, Xyron

Welcome to our week long celebration with Xyron and Petaloo. We have tons of inspiration and prizes up for grabs. PLEASE make sure you head over to the Xyron and Petaloo blogs for more projects and prizes!

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Here is our schedule of events:

Day One: Gini Cagle and her Upcycled Pringles Can Project

Day Two: Fall Layouts from Christine Meyer and Suzanna Lee

Day Three: Mary Pat Siehl Fall card with a video

Day Four: Joanna Jamieson’s 3D Pumpkin Carriage

Day Five: Winner announced and Fall Tag from Tami Mayberry


And of course our giveaway!


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Black Magic Birthday Card

Celebrate your next Birthday with a Core’dinations Black Magic card. With some simple sanding and heat embossing you can make it look just like chalkboard!


Black Magic Birthday Card Supplies:

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Step 1.   Begin by sanding the Black Magic cardstock first. It’s important you sand BEFORE you stamp and wipe dust with Dust Buddy. Removing excess sand will help the clear ink pad stamp clearly to ensure a crisp image when you emboss.

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Step 2. Emboss with Tim Holtz & Ranger heat embossing powder. I like to use my scraps because sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good image.

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Step 3. Add layers of Glitter Silk and more Black Magic along with embellishments.



Quick & Easy Cards with Core Basics

September 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz

Today I have two cards using our Core Basics line. The Vellum and  110 lb Smooth White cardstock are great for stamping.  And even though the Kraft and Black cardstocks are not sandable, they still look great embossed, scored and punched!


Core Basics Cards Supplies:

  • Core Basics: 110 lb Smooth cardstock, Smooth
  • Kraft, Smooth Black, Textured Kraft and Vellum
  • David Tutera Celebrate white cardstock base
  • Fiskars Punch
  • Memento Ink
  • May Arts twine
  • Misc button
  • Darice embossing folder
  • Papertrey Ink dies
  • MyStampBox Stamps
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Happy Day Card

Step 1. Emboss black cardstock and adhere to card base.

Step 2. Stamp sentiment and cut in a banner shape. Gently fold it over a pencil to curl it.

Step 3.  Adhere with embellishments.


Congratulations Card

Step 1. Stamp on a piece vellum, let dry.

Step 2. Adhere with staples over punched images.



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