We are gearing up for our SECOND Hard Core Crop and it starts soon so gather up those supplies and your Core’dinations Cardstock because we have TONS of challenges for you. AND they are all Holiday related. Cards, sketches, layouts, tags, fun little projects…you name it…we got it to get you ready for your holiday season.
AND we have our FIRST gift for you! Our Hard Core Cropper Blinkie. And it’s all dressed up and ready to go, too!
Wear it proud on your blogs and Facebook and come back here and let me know so I can put you in to win our FIRST prize pack. Don’t forget to link up where you put it because we do random checks. You don’t want to be on Santa’s Naughty list, do you?
Just right click on the image below and copy the link or save it to your computer. Or here is the direct link to copy and paste:
Now for some deets on the crop so you know how to manage your time that weekend week.
Challenges will be posted starting November 24th (Saturday) and November 25th (Sunday). You will have ONE WEEK to complete challenges. They must be uploaded using inLinkz on the designers individual blogs (don’t worry we will have a master list here for you). You MUST use Core on your projects . You can do each challenge as many times as you like but you cannot combine them. We do ask that since we put a lot of time into planning this event that challenges are newly created for this event.
We will post a shopping list here for you soon but you shouldn’t need much more than you have in your stash. Like I said, you must use Core so make sure you stock up on that.
We started the Facebook Event Page HERE so make sure you RSVP. Even if you aren’t sure, I would suggest saying “yes” so you can get updates when we post challenges, etc. And we are chatting up a storm over there and we had a ton of fun last time getting to know each other. It’s a great way to “meet” fellow scrappers from ALL over the world!
That’s it for now. Just get ready for the 24th!
Any questions just ask!
AND if you aren’t a Hard Core Crafter, PLEASE sign up here! We have tons of perks like sneak peeks (wink wink there might be some coming soon with CHA right around the corner) and EXCLUSIVE videos. AND there just might be an EXCLUSIVE challenge in there for the crop. Just saying there might be
We have another beautiful layout from Rebecca to share with you today!
She worked that Pink Paislee Core Impressions….First up, Rebecca actually turned the hexagon print on its side so it goes horizontally across the page. It totally changes the entire focus of the layout. Add some hand cut details from the pre-embossed circle designs and you are on your way to one awesome layout!
Here are is a detail of that sanding…loooooove it!
Have you heard the news?!
We are beyond excited to bring you a FABULOUS new release….
David Tutera™ ….
and Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock introduce to you….
YES… you read it right. The amazing David Tutera™ from My Fair Wedding AND the creator of his gorgeous Embellish Jewelry line (among many other things) created an awesome cardmaking system with the beautiful Core’dinations Cardstock you all know and love.
Not only will you get that fun, sandable, colored Core but you will also get pre-made cardbases, sentiments, tags, layers AND MORE! David Tutera™ has been a staple in the DIY crafting industry for years with his Bridal Collection that is available at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores. The David Tutera™ Celebrate card system was created with that very same concept in mind. Just like his weddings, every card can be custom designed and created for that special occasion.
So what should you do next? Hurry up and like the brand, new page on Facebook here! And keep reading below for more details….
Make sure you check our website here and go to each step. There are THREE steps ….
1.) Pick your card base. You will see A1, A2, A6 A7 and even SQUARE card bases to choose from in a variety Core’dinations Cardstock.
2.) Add Layers. Hmmm….what is a layer you ask? Once you select your card base, you can add style and color by choosing layers that come in a variety of different colors. They even come pre-embossed and die-cut so you don’t need to do anything but adhere to your card base. Well, you may want to sand a bit
3.) Embellish. Ah, yes. Stickers and Shapes! Flowers, butterflies, tags, shells, string, buttons, jewels..you name it we have it for you packed together and ready to mix and match to add that final touch to that perfect card for any occasion.
EASY! In three simple steps you have a gorgeous card. Check out our How To downloadable PDF’s and Step-by-Step videos that will show you easy steps to create beautiful projects. We will have many, many more of these to come very soon…including more ideas from our Card Design Team!
This line will be sold exclusively at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores.
NOW…Remember that talented Card Design Team we announced last week? Yep, you guessed it…these ladies are the lucky ones that get to create with this BRAND, NEW line! They get to play with the David Tutera™ Celebrate Card System and present to you new and unique projects. How cool is that??!?!?!?
This fabulous team will be bringing you first hand, the most awesome creations using this BRAND NEW line. Each has their own style and can really showcase how to use these wonderful products in a special way. So stay tuned for more from them very, very SOON!
Fab-u-lous Friday MOnday! YES..it is fabulous, isn’t it?!?!
Well, since this post was supposed to go up Friday and somehow I missed the publish button we will just pretend we are starting the whole weekend over
Not sure if you saw over on our Facebook page but the HCC crop winners have started to go out! Please keep in mind we only ship twice a month and we generally get prizes out within that calendar month (sometimes there is a vacation in there and other unforeseen things come up). We have to hand pick prize winners and each one gets packaged by a very special someone in our home office and, if you have gotten one of our prizes before she adds a little extra something in there sometimes!) We have had a TON of giveaways within the last month (around 30 prize packages are going out since July) AND we just moved to a much bigger office! So I promise we are moving as fast as we can!
And we are finalizing the Card Design Team Call. It was not easy and this weekend we poured through them again to make some final decisions. There are so many talented card makers out there!!!
Have you seen our Seasonal Impressions by Tim Holtz!
Today we have a layout for you from our very own Mindy! Look at all those cool impressions about Halloween and all things spooky and fun! Just and and you have an awesome and easy layout.
And a close up for you so you can check out all that sanding and tearing!
And here is a layout from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira using her Core Cuts.
All you need are some alphas and you have an easy layout…no patterned paper required! Don’t you love how Melissa used the smaller damask pieces off the page at the top and bottom going off the page? Such a great touch…you can do SO much with this pack.
And a close up:
We continue to work on the Card Design Team call daily!
Hoping to get you some answers by next week. Thanks for you patience!
It is NEW RELEASE TIME!
But don’t forget about our Hard Core Crop going on! I cannot begin to tell you how AWESOME the challenges are the amazing entries we have been receiving! They are stunning, creative and just plain AWESOME!
Have you seen our BRAND NEW Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions collection? Great color collections for every season and favorite time of the year with core’dinating embossed sentiments.
AND our specialty collections are now available in 6×6! Wahoooooo!
Same great Core’dinations Cardstock but in a convenient size.
We are shipping now so ask your favorite retailer to order these!
They are perfect for cardmakers AND paper crafters!
We need to post some rules and guidelines to get things started for our FIRST Hard Core Crop next week. Who is psyched?!?!
Remember we have details on yesterday’s post here on how to win some Core before the crop even starts by promoting our Hard Core Cropper blinkie!
The crop dates are July 17th through the 22nd 2012. Designers will be posting their challenges on their individual blogs on Tuesday, July17th. We have designers from all over the world so please be patient as the time zones will vary but they will do their best to have them up first thing Tuesday Morning.
Challenges will be posted on Day 1 and Day 2 and you will have through Sunday Night, July 22nd at midnight EST to get them posted. Schedule posted Monday. All questions should be directed to the Core blog to THIS post or on our Facebook Hard Core Crop page here.
Each Designer will post their challenge on their blog with Linkitz. You will need to link your project to that post, again, by midnight EST July 22nd, 2012. This way you can post your projects on your blog, Flicker, Pinterest, Photobucket or whatever photo sharing site you use and then just link them. We will have a master challenge list here on the Core Blog for you so that you can keep track of all the challenges easily. Challenges will be for layouts and cards so everyone will be able to find some challenges they will enjoy. All you need is Core’dinations Cardstock. You must use Core on your creations to be eligible. Each designer will highlight a certain line of Core but you can use any kind you wish for that challenge as long as it is Core’dinations.
We will also be posting tidbits and fun stuff on our Facebook Event page HERE so stay close because we will have some fun random challenges going on there throughout the week, too!
SO…how do you win some Core???
Designers will pick an entry from their blog to win the Core’dinations Cardstock designated that day. Our team is looking for creative uses for Core (and other things like following rules, etc). Get creative and show off you use that Core’dinations Cardstock!
On (or around)July 27th, 2012, a master list of winners will be posted on the Core blog so please make sure you check back then to see if you won! (Designers will be posting on their individual blogs as well). The more challenges you participate in, the better you chances of winning! You may do each challenge as many times as you wish but you may not combine challenges. We also ask since our Designers and Team have put a lot of time in to this crop that these are newly created projects just for this event.
So get those photos printed…stock up on adhesive…we are ready!
Details on the Guest Designer Spot will be posted here on the blog tomorrow as well.
So how about a sneak of one of the challenges????
We have been so crazy this month we only got to post twice about our June Colour Lover’s Inspiration from our Pinterest Board.
Summer is crazy, isn’t it?!?!? Before I show you this super cute card …did you hear??!?!?!??!!?!?!??!
Mark your calendars…all you need is CORE!
Here is our June Inspiration piece…
And Debbie Standard’s take. LOVE how she used the tone on tone here. Debbie used the Stacy Julian Core Impressions line. In that pack you get pre-embossed sheets and canvas (plain Core Essentials) sheets that match so you can core’dinate easy projects like this. The different embossed patterns look amazing, too!
Add some May Arts ribbon and you have a gorgeous card!