Tombow Winner!

August 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics, Jenni Bowlin, Spellbinders

We have a random winner!

Thank you so much for a GREAT week! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and got loads of inspo for your Core and Tombow to use in the future. You can’t do much without quality adhesive, right?  RIGHT!

So, again, we THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your continued support of Core’dinations Cardstock. We love our Hard Core Crafters!!!!

So we pick our winners randomly by blog and then by comments. The random blog was Clare Buswell’s and the winner is…..

marylouh August 12, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Very pretty card. Love the textures and embellishments.

MaryLou email ellen_sosnoski@core’dinations.com with your full name, address and phone number with Tombow Winner in the subject line.

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And how about another card from Design Team Member Heather Kaesgan? A super cute card using some Marvy Uchida punches and Glitter Silk, Core Couture, Core Essentials and a Darice embossing folder for the buttons. What a great mix don you think? Love how the ribbon that she created with the punches pops off the top a bit. Oh of cours..Tombow adhesive!

Heather Core Tombow

Designing 8.5×11″ layouts with Suzanna Lee

Who loves 8.5×11″ layouts?  I DO I DO!  First up we have THE COOLEST layout from Designer Suzanna Lee!  I know I am going to try this for sure. She has a GREAT Tip for you today for our Tuesday Tip of the week.
Using embossed Core for a background is one of my favorite things to do with Core. It adds so much texture and visual interest to a layout. As I don’t have a larger die cut machine to run my folders through, I cut the paper then  run each half of the paper through my Big Shot. You can barely tell that it’s a sheet of paper cut into two pieces! The tone on tone chevrons create an interesting subtle background.
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Love this texture! This looks like the cardstock came this way, doesn’t it?
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Supply List:
Core Essentials Brights
Core Essentials Darks
Core Super Assortment So Mod! Vintage Collection
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Dies: Die-Namics, DoCrafts, Die-Versions
Stamp: Lawn Fawn
Ink: VersaFine
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
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And another layout with a much different color palette.  EEK! I love how Suzanna created the flab/banner at the top with the Jenni Bowlin Mini Calendar piece!  Is there any other company out there that has products like this that allow you the creativity to create such cool, one of a kind embellishments???
When pondering what to use for my layouts, I typically grab my colors from the colors in the picture. This picture of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France was taken in panoramic mode with my iPhone. It has a hints of red from the underside of the escalators that I wanted to make stand out a little bit so I chose the similar hues in both pre-embossed and “plain” cardstock. There is nothing plain about Core however!! The Kraft Core that I used to cut the title tied together the browns and reds perfectly!
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Supply List:
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic
Core Tag
Core Essentials Neutrals
Core Essentials Darks
Core Impressions Mini’s; Jenni Bowlin Studio
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Embossing Folder: Darice
Dies: Die-namics
Stamps: October Afternoon, Technique Tuesday
Ink: QuickQuotes, VersaFine
Twine: The Twinery
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Project Life Card: American Crafts

Earth Day How To

April 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, Jenni Bowlin

We normally do our Tutorials on Tuesday BUT in honor of Earth Day we have a really great project from Designer Lydia Jackson using her Core. For this project Lydia used the BRAND NEW Graphic 45 lights collection. The colors of this line are beautiful.

Last week Lydia posted this layout where she printed directly on her cardstock. Once she printed it, she realized that it was too small so it went into the scrap pile.

Hmmm..what to do …what to do?  Well, her to crafty little guys figured it out! Punch it, emboss it and then sand it for the perfect card!

And a close-up:

Queen & Co Pearls, Jenni Bowlin Studios Butterfly, SRM stickers.

Tim Holtz Shattered as is…

February 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo, Queen & Co.

We have been talking about our BRAN NEW Tim Holtz KRaft-Core Shattered line a lot lately and today Designer Melissa Oliveira has a super sweet layout for you. And she uses the No. 1 for her background. Make sure you check out the detail shots so you can get the idea of how great this cardstock looks up close.

So, even though inking it and embossing it is a lot of fun, you can still use it as your go to cardstock for backgrounds in lieu of patterned paper.

Some products from our partners:  Lifestyle crafts: embossing folders (for banners beside photo) and doily die cut (to the left of photo),petaloo: paper flowers, Queen& Co: pearls and  Fiskars: paper crimper and border punches

Valentine’s Day Inspiration Day FOUR!

February 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

We sure hope you are feeling the LOVE this week!  We sure are. And we have a fun way to kick off this weekend, too! A SUPER HUGE MEGA AWESOME giveaway for you!   We are proud to partner with Scrapbook  Trends for some exciting things to celebrate their 15th Anniversary.

Now…if you want win the party for your friends (some of those goodies include Core’dinations cardstock!!!!) CLICK HERE.

And if you want to win the YEAR subscription just do a few things for us here…the more you do the more chances to win! Did you know we are on Twitter?  AND Pinterest?

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Now how about some Valentine’s Day inspiration????

Design Team Member Debbie Standard has a fun card for us today. Nothing screams Valentine’s Day hearts and glitter, don’t you think?  I love the pink and gray combo.

AND we aren’t done yet! Guest Designer Leeann Pearce is here with us again with just the coolest layout! If you are familiar with Leeann’s work she always has uber amounts of texture and depth to her projects and this one is no exceptioan!  All I have to say is that kebab sticks aren’t just for grillin’  Here is a little bit about this layout from her:

Hello core fans…. I hope you are all well after another successful CHA. I hope you are all ready to share the LOVE this month. I am, that’s why today I get to share another fabulous page with you featuring none other than CORE!!!!
I created this page using jenni Bowlin core collection – I used the wallpaper print, as a matt and background. I didn’t sand it I really love the natural embossed texture. Plus I wanted to let you all know how I made my heart embellishment.
How too heart paper softie:
1: cut out oversize heart shape and sand
2: punch holes in one heart
3: hand stitched to heart shapes together
4: leave small opening and stuff with plastic bags (tissue paper or batting would work here, too)
5: make arrow and thread thru before stitching closed
6: embellished and glue to page.
Tip: Stuff your heart with chocolates and give to LOVED ones.
Material: Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Heidi Swapp buzz words, prima vines, epiphany crafts vintage settings and bubble caps, kebab stick and feathers.

What are your Christmas Traditions?

December 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz

Well, Monday is Christmas Eve so this will  be our last post for awhile we spend some  time with our families, celebrate old traditions and create new ones of our own.

Be Safe, be Happy and be Merry!

We leave you today with a layout from Designer Char Dobson that celebrates all of these things:

Char used some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions and paired it with some Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights.

Love all the May Arts Ribbon Char added, too! Looks like a candy cane.

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