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We have a WOW of a Wednesday for you today from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. How many diffferent embossed patterns can you get on a layout?
Now I count SIX on this layout. Now actually it could be SEVEN because Debbie’s flowers are embossed, too! Oh no, EIGHT because she has two different kinds of embossed flowers from her Spellbinder’s dies. Now..here is the catch?!?!?! Think you can do more?!?! Well, let’s see if you can!
WE CHALLENGE YOU TO GET AS MANY EMBOSSED PATTERNS ON LAYOUT AS YOU CAN! You have until the end of this month, March 31st, to link your layout to THIS blog post or on our Facebook page. You must use Core’dinations cardstock on your project. It can be any kind…you can emboss it yourself or use our Core Impression lines so the sky is the limit!
First up just a reminder that our DESIGN TEAM CALL is going on NOW! You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to be able to create with Core’dinations all day, every day!
We hope you had a GREAT weekend and a fun St. Patrick’s Day! Beleive it or not we got FOUR inches of snow here yesterday! So the kids were home early and we had one last snow day, hopefully, boefore the first day of spring this week!
Speaking of Spring….when I think of Spring, Easter is one of the things that pops into my head.
Designer Shaunte Wadley created this for us today celebrating a classic Easter delicatessen, PEEPS! AND she used hers scraps. TOO CUTE!
Here is how she did it:
Jillian Dot Cardstock for the card base
Gemstone Cardstock for the Peeps and flower
May Arts ribbon, Queen & Co. Washi Tape (for those cute pin flags again!), Bunny is Lifestyle Crafts die.
First up..we have a BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE Hard Core Crafter on the site for you.
Cards Cards and more Cards! Loving the new Shattered Collection? WE ARE! If your retailer isn’t carrying this then make sure you ask them. It is shipping NOW!
Design Team member Debbie Standard is rocking the cards for us today. We had one on Facebook yesterday and it got such great feedback we have more for you today! Debbie used some of our 6×6 collection packs here in addition to the Shattered and some gorgeous May Arts Ribbon.
And another…. this one as Shattered and some bits and pieces of our other collections. They all go so GREAT together!
AND..Debbie used some of our BRAND NEW Core SMOOTH tags! Perfect for stamping.
And another with all of the above
And Debbie embossed her Shattered cardstock here…SIGH……love it!
Before we get started today we have a quick update on the Northrige winners. They have been picked and emails will go out shortly! So stay close to your inbox and we will post names soon, too.
Today we have a layout from Designer Debbie Standard featuring some Core Amour. Sand the white wash and the black core comes through…it’s so cool! Debbie accented it with blues and yellows from the Spotted Collection. Love that pop of color, don’t you?
And how about pairing that Spotted Cardstock with some Fancy Pants Core Impressions? Mixing and matching our different collections is so much fun! Add some of your own embossing like Debbie did here with the Whitewash strip and who needs patterned paper?
Good Tuesday Morning!
First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….
What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!
And we have our Sketch Winner, too! Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!
Donna & Kerrie..email email@example.com with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.
So how about Tuesday’s tip? I created this layout about our yearly St Patty’s Day parade. We go every year and just love, love it. It’s in a small town near us and it is CrAzY! The boys love it…they love the necklaces and the candy they get. I, of course, love the bagpipes. For this layout I used some Core Cuts, Core Couture, Spotted, Brights, Stacy Julian Core Impressions and Whimsy Core Impressions from BasicGrey.
I know we have said this a gazillion times before but it is amazing how EASILY our collection packs Core’dinate!
So what is the tip? I have a few for you today
1.) After distressing your edges, use a dark contrasting color to ink like I did here with black. I love the way it looks against the pink Core Couture cardstock.
2.) Use pre-embossed cardstock, like our Core Impressions lines or Step two layers from David Tutera Celebrate, for your die cuts. It is so so easy! It is just one less step then embossing them yourself.
I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for this layout.
And my last tip is…..
3.) Use of the large tags from Step 3 David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system for a journaling tag. One of our smaller tags wasn’t big enough for what I wanted to say so I reached for one of these. Plus the cardstock is smooth.
Please note the Stacy Julian Cardstock is no longer available as it has been discontinued. Stamps are Lawn Fawn, Ink by Memento, tickets are Maya Road and misc buttons from my stash, Glue Arts adhesive.
AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!
Didn’t win this time? Don’t forget about about our $100 David Tutera giveway HERE!
This just makes me smile all over. Luckily I have a good bit ‘o Irish in me but if you don’t, than this is for YOU! Designer Shaunte Wadley created this card with so many details! Pretty crafty how Shaunte used the washi tape and pins to make her own flags, don’t you think? And a simple scalloped square out of the Spotted cardstock is a great place for the sentiment. Embellish and you have a fabulous card that is perfect for any occasion! Don’t forget to use those 6×6 paper packs for your cards, too, they are available in both Tillie and Jillian Spotted collections.
Stay tuned for winners this week. We have a TON to get picked and posted so stay close! You don’t want to miss your name up here for some fabulous cardstock or the issue of Cardmaps Vol. 3!
AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!
I am not sure if you have been following us this week or not but we have TONS of ways you can win this week.
Our Hard Core Crafter videos are being featured over on the Northridge Media YouTube page. Comment over there to win and make sure you are Hard Core Crafter, too! There are five videos…one for each day of this week! (today’s might not be up yet)
We have an issue of CARDMAPS 3 for one lucky person! Comment on this blog post by Monday Morning 8 AM EST for your chance to win!
CardMaps Vol. 3 is brimming with inspiration, techniques and creative ideas for your next cardmaking adventure. It features over 70 gorgeous cards from some of today’s top designers, more than 40 card sketches from PageMaps, step-by-step instructions for every card, and eight photo technique how-to’s! All this in a high quality, beautifully photographed resource book you’ll keep for years to come!
Check out more details about HERE.
THIRD…a David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system giveaway of 100 dollars!!!!!!
AND our DESIGN TEAM CALL posted this week! Not sure if you know this but we have a Hot Topics section on our homepage right underneath the flash images (the images that rotate of the new products). We can tag things from our blog and other areas of the site there so that the important stuff stays in one place. Like contests, challenges, giveaways and, of course, Design Team calls!
So how about a St. Patricks’ Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Cardstock.
This entire layout is Shattered cardstock except for: the Core Tags (journaling) Glitter Silk (Shamrocks, title) Core Couture (pennants). Loving that scoring detail around the edges? Break out your Scor-Pal. It’s easy and looks GREAT! Remember to Scor from the back and sand the front for that great detail.
Shaunte used gold ink and rubbed it into the lighter shade of the Shattered cardstock. This detail shot shows the gold color it turned the cardstock, and seeped down into the cracks. I sprayed it with glitter spray too. Never too much bling, right?!!?
LOVE IT! Hope this inspires you to scrap those St Patty’s day layouts!
Andrea die cut the hearts for flowers from her Cricut, added some Queen & Co. pearls, and wrapped the stems in twine. Backing the title is a GREAT way to make it pop, too! Layer bits and pieces of the project to added depth. This is a great way to create your very own home decor for any holiday or season!
And GUESS what???!?!?!?!!?
OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL IS POSTED HERE!
CHECK OUT! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to design with the BEST cardstock!
Sit back, grab that coffee and relax..we have a few updates for you today!
FIRST up we will have a winner for you for the Sketch Challenge soon with all of these goings on we are a bit behind.
Second…DESIGN TEAM CALL posted yesterday! Not sure if you know this but we have a Hot Topics section on our homepage right underneath the flash images (the images that rotate of the new products). We can tag things from our blog and other areas of the site there so that the important stuff stays in one place. Like contests, challenges, giveaways and, of course, Design Team calls!
THIRD ….we posted our winner of the year long sub to ScrapbookTrends on Facebook yesterday…the winner IS……Carol Casatelli Vivenzio! I emailed you Carol so heads up on that inbox.
FOURTH…want a chance to win EVEN MORE CORE???? We are one of the sponsors of the Cupcake Inspiration blog two hundredth challenge celebration! Click here for more details on how to win win win win! We are only one of the awesome companies that donated some prizes.
Hmmmmm…I think that is for now! So…last week on Facebook I said we would give you some St Patty’s Day inspiration so let’s do it! Thanks to Design Team Member Debbie Standard we have a great card for you today.
This Tuesday’s Tip is to break out that Glitter Silk for St Patty’s Day. As you can see, we love our GS here ..it was great for Valentine’s Day and we are STILL using it in March!
Gosh, it looks beautiful embossed, doesn’t it? Pair it with some Core Couture and you have a festive card.