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.
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
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?
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:
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.
First up we want to announce last week’s winner! We had such an amazing time with Scor-Pal! We hope that you did, too. Their products and Core’dinations go hand in hand. Scoring+Sanding = FUN FUN FUN!
wow…These are Beautiful. I really need a score-buddy so I can do these. Those papers are gorgeous too. Wonderful job.
Amy, please email email@example.com with your name, address and phone number ASAP so we can get your Core prize out to you! Please note, we are gathering Hard Core Crop winners and addresses and shipping those right now so your prize many not go out until after the Holiday. Thanks!
So who wants a layout? ME! ME! ME!
Due to our Hard Core Crop and blog swaps we ran out of time to get Rebecca’s last Guest Designer layout out up on the blog so we are doing it today. Such a HUGE thank you to her and beautiful, out of the box designs that show off Core’dinations Cardstock. Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions was our very first line of Core Impressions and it is still a favorite around here. It is so versatile…just like how Rebecca used it for a Christmas layout. The Red is perfect!
Sand first and then add some paint or stamping details for that perfect accent:
Are you? Don’t forget you have until Sunday night to get the challenges done! That is a ton of time!
Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira created this gorgeous card for Debbie Standard’s ribbon challenge. Here is how she did it:
Begin by sanding the edges of a dark green card base from Core’dinations, then add a layer of black Pearls cardstock (from our Cardmaker series) and a slightly smaller piece of red embossed Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions. Add black photo corners for a bit more detail. Trim a piece of green May Arts ribbon and adhere to the card with a snowflake cut from a piece of May Arts trim, embellish with a rhinestone from Queen & Co. Die cut a bracket shape onto a piece of Black Magic, and punch a scalloped circle form a gold piece of Glitter Silk, mounting with foam squares to the center of the card. Finish by stamping a Cats Life Press “christmas time” image onto a piece of Snowflake Core Essentials and punching into a circle shape.
Some details of the sanding:
We are here with Helmar this week and couldn’t be more excited! We have gorgeous projects all week long for you.
Make sure you say “hi” from us over on the Helmar Facebook page AND they have some awesome boards over on Pinterest, too! And…you know how it goes here… comment here on the Core blog all week long for a chance to WIN some FAB Core’dinations goodies all for yourself. Comment every day for more chances to win!!! And, of course…check in over at the Helmar Blog for more inspiration.
Today we have Five Easy Cards from Design Team Member Char Dobson! Don’t have a lot of time? With Christmas just around the corner, things seem to just get busier and busier. Keep reading to see how you can make a few cards in no time at all. Here are the supplies she used:
Preferred partners: Helmar, May Arts ribbon, Queen&Co. rhinestones
And our Jenni Bowlin MINI Calendar Cards look so awesome on cards!
I just love this time of year!
BOO! Ah…just love this time of year, don’t you? And Halloween isn’t just for grown ups.
And if you haven’t grabbed some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions than you must! Check out how Design Team Member Lydia Jackson just sanded certain details like the spiderweb in the corner and the “haunted” text.
Welcome to our first day of our week with Stampendous! We couldn’t be more excited than to share gorgeous projects with you featuring Core’dinations and Stamendous products all week long!
DON’T FORGET YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO LINK YOUR CARDS FOR WCMD!
We love Stampendous and their products so make sure you do a few things for us while you are here this week.
And we have a blog hop for you, too!
Here is a list to hop along…make sure you do as we are giving away prizes ALL WEEK LONG for those that are commenting and having fun. You can win on ANY of these blogs for your comments. How cool is that?! So lots of Stampendous and Core goodies up for grabs.
And of course…our blog! And for inspiration here today, we have a project from Design team Member Shaunte Wadley.
Shaunte is using the London Cling stamp set from Stampendous’s BRAND NEW summer release! For more products you MUST check out their new products here. All week long it is our plan to show you new products!
Pair this fun London stamp set with some gorgeous Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions from the Black and Red collection (that label shape is still an all time favorite of mine!!!) and you have an awesome layout.
Shaunte did something really cool here, too. She stamped a core’dinating image on some scrap Core and then punched it with her circle punch.
How cool is that?!?! Adds dimension and some fun detailing of all the gorgeous Stampendous Glitter that we all know and LOVE!
Remember to stay close and comment all week long on all the blogs for more chances to WIN, WIN, WIN!
So who is next up on the list of inspiration? Make sure you comment here and these blogs for your best chance of winning some awesome goodies from Core and Stampendous. If you have ever gotten a goodie box from us, well, you know it’s worth it!
What a wonderful week we are having here at Core!
We are just FILLED to the brim with fun stuff for you. And today is another great day..we would like LOVE to introduce you to our September Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel. Rebecca has been a long time fan of Core’dinations and we are so happy to have her with us this month!
Here is a little bit about Rebecca:
In the beginning of 2005 I was a corporate attorney in San Francisco, but then my daughter was born and I became a stay at home mom. I started scrapbooking around that time and found the creative outlet a santity saver to say the least! We moved to Arizona and my son was born in 2007. They are the main stars of my scrapbooking show. I love practicing new photography skills on them and then creating layouts with those pictures. I’ve been blogging for about 4 years now and love sharing projects, ideas and photos on my blog. I also enjoy card making and creating mini albums and gifts for friends and family. I generally think of my style as clean with a focus on the photos, but with a definite fun twist. Two of my favorite additions to layouts are machine sewing and typewritten journaling. Since I started scrapbooking, along with my clean style has been a love of cardstock. I never create a project without at least a little of it. When I first discovered Core’dinations I couldn’t believe the dimension it added to my projects–there was nothing basic about cardstock anymore! I am so thrilled to be here as a guest deisgner and want to thank Core’dinations so much for this opportunity.
So how about a layout???
How cool is this idea?!
Rebecca used her Imaginisce distress tool (you know how much we love our Imaginisce here!) and this Sunburst Crafter’s Workshop Template and created this gorgeous sun! She worked from the front of the Vintage Cardstock because you are distressing it (unlike when we work from the back with scoring).
Wow is this just awesome!
Finish it up with some Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, title and a few embellies and you have a fabulous layout!
We will have more amazing layouts from Rebecca later in the month so stay close!