Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday!
Today we begin a TWO WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team! Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!
AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this until the end of May so don’t go far!!!
Today’s winner will receive a pack of……
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email email@example.com by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
We are starting things off with returning Designer and Core lover Debbie Standard. Debbie has been with Core’dinations for years and knows and love this cardstock. She has an eye for mixing and matching our different cardstock collections and every time she creates something I say, “I don’t know how she does it all!”
Make sure you visit her blog HERE for more Gorgeous creations!
My name is Debbie Standard and I live north of San Antonio, Texas. I have been scrapping for about 15 years now. I have been a Critical Care Nurse for 18 years. I work part time in a Level one Trauma Center in San Antonio. I am also a mother to four, three daughters and a son. Between my husband and myself we have a total of six children, eleven grandchildren and one great-greatchild (by his oldest granddaughter), two cats. I love scrapping – it’s my therapy. I have been published in several magazines and can’t say I have ever gotten over the thrill of seeing my work posted in magazines, blogs and facebook. I have met some wonderful people through design teams and boards. I am so excited to be a part of Core’dinations Design Team. I have been part of this team since 2009 and have loved every minute. This cardstock is such an exciting product and I am so looking forward with working with this impressive group of Design Team members!
Here is Debbie’s layout. I loved learning something new about Debbie..she loves to Kayak! How cool is that???
Tim Holtz Shattered
Tim Holtz Kraft Core
Core Smooth tag (large bookmark)
Spellbinder’s Die Cut
Sand It Gadget
Tags – Simple Stories
Letter Stickers – Jillibean Soup
Metal Flower – Queen & Co.
Creating with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered line is SO MUCH fun! This card was just perfect for using this line. Did you know that all the Kraft Core lines Core’dinate? Design Team Member Debbie Standard embossed the Core shattered and lightly sanded it so that it would show both the Shattered as well as the embossed image.
Debbie made this card using some of the Tim Holtz Shattered collection in the 6 X 6. This time she didn’t emboss it just left it as is. Then she layered it over Core Essentials Brights cardstock and stamped on the back of the white for the top of the card.
And a layout using some BasicGrey Core Impressions: According to Debbie, she loves creating layouts using some of the Core Impressions as the background . Sanded and dusted it creates such a great palette to use on your page.
Sand It Gadget
Remember those fun stamping techniques you can do with bleach pens???
Well..I was cleaning out some older Design team projects and came across this awesome layout from Designer April Derrick using her bleach pen and one of the FAB stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. How cool is that? The cardstock is Chocolate Box so see how the bleach goes through the first layer of the brown wash and that cool red core comes through?!
And next Apri mixed some My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions with Tim Holtz Kraft Core….mix and match those Core collections for maximum impact. Then layer them on some Black Magic …who needs patterned paper????
Chalkboard is all the rage these days and did you know that Black Magic is perfect for it? For this layout, Designer Leica Forrest used a few diffferent kind of Black Magic with a blue and pink core. This layout was in our booth at CHA and everyone LOVED it. The texture is just amazing!
Tip 1.) Make it look like it’s really chalk by using the Outlining technique. New to outlining? All you do is take some removable adhesive and put your chipboard letters on your kraft mat and then sand over. You can check out the Technique Video HERE. Leica used this technqiue for the “Family” title.
Tip 2.) Sand punched pieces and layer them on your layout base it looks like it is chalk. See that scalloped piece above the Family tile? Leica punched first, sanded and then adhered it. It looks just like a colored piece of chalkboard! She used the same technique for the banner along the bottom of the photo.
Tip 3.) Use your white gel pen or marker on the Black Magic just as you would with any other cardstock. Highlight the title…add some journaling….doodle…add some Queen & Co. bling…whatever you want! Looks awesome, don’t you think?
Got a lot of cardstock?
Not sure what to do with all of it?
Are you organizationally challenged (like me)?
Then you need to check out this simple cube system from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley. I could just sit and stare at all that gorgeous Core all day long!
We have some really fun stuff lined up for you over the next few weeks!
We will be introducing our BRAND NEW Design team to you starting next Monday so stay tuned for some awesme inspiration.
But for today…I have a 6×6 layout for you from Designer April Derrick using the Tim Holtz KRaft Core 6×6 paper pad.
Don’t you looooooove 6×6 layouts?
Don’t forget to reach out to those women in your life that make every day special for you!
Today we have a beautiful card from Designer Kerri Smith using the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system. The great thing about this system is cards take only minutes. AND this sentiment, “for you with love”, from Step 3 is so versatile. You could make this card and have it ready to go, adding the sticker sentiment at the last minute depending on the occasion. BUT since we are celebrating mom’s Designer Kerri Smith used the mother’s day sentiment from the white and black stickers.
We can’t wait to see what you create with this fabulous system.
Remember to share those creations on the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system FACEBOOK page!
The great thing about the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system is it’s versatility. Basicall you can swap ideas that you see here with any of the sentiments OR just make a “You’re Special” card and keep it on hand for any occasion that arises.
Designer Margie Higuchi created this example for us today.
Here are a few tips:
1.) Use the die cut shapes on the Step Two layers to match and place your sentiment.
2.) Mix and match the Step 3 pearls from other packs. These pink pearls are found in the Butterfly 2 Shapes & Cupcake Shapes both of which were not used on this card.
Have a beautiful day!
They are SO CLOSE to 2000 LIKES! Let’s help them. PLUS, you won’t miss out on the beautiful inspiration pieces like this that they feature over there on a daily basis.
And another gorgeous card for Mother’s Day or any occasion….Just swap the sentiment!
And a detail…just love how Shaunte used the inside die cut piece of this step two layer to make a little window box!
Today we are sharing some fabulous designs from one of our Special Projects gals. Cari Locken is a leading designer in the industry that has been with Core for years now. She creates special projects for us and she uses Core in her day-to-day creations, too!
Today we have some layouts to share with you from her that have been featured in leading publications within the industry. She really has an eye for color and really knows how to use Core. From scoring to embossing….you’ll see it here today! Cari really knows how to use that Core Essentials as is or add that perfect pop of technique.
How cool is this masking? Core and ink go great together! And again…that scoring detail is just perfect.
And one more….
For this layout Cari took the BasicGrey Core Impressions and turned it on its side! Love that kind of detail!