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.

Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel

December 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

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!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:
December 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

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 ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.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!

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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:

We are Hard Core Cropping…

November 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co.

Are you? Don’t forget you have until Sunday night to get the challenges done! That is a ton of time!

Challenges are listed here and Rules are posted here.

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:

Working it on Wednesday with Helmar

Happy Wednesday!

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:

Core Cards, Core Cut & Emboss Series 4.25″x5.5″ (various)

Helmar: 3D Zapdots, Quickfix Adhesive Runner

Preferred partners: Helmar, May Arts ribbon, Queen&Co. rhinestones

Other supplies: Cricut Teresa Collins December 25 cartridge, Tim Holtz Christmas muse tokens, Embossing folders (various)
Here is a little bit about this project from Char:
Today we’re going to make five easy cards in about an hour. Using the Core’dinations Cut & Emboss series, Core cards, a few minor embellishments and Helmar adhesives you can throw together some adorable die-cut cards in a snap.
The thing I love about the Cut&Emboss series is that not only are these sizes perfect for card bases and embossing, but they are great to use with your Cricut or other die-cut machine. I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I have only a smaller design to cut into a precious piece of 12″x12″ piece cardstock. With Cut&Emboss I can put all the colours I want on one mat.
Already, you can see how quick these cards are going to come together. All I have to do is emboss, adhere and add embellishments.
And we’re done! How quick was that!? How about some close-ups:

And our Jenni Bowlin  MINI Calendar Cards look so awesome on cards!

It’s Hauntingly Scary here….

October 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz

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.

AND she paired it with some of our Core Essentials and Vintage Cardstock.  Have you seen the label technique that Lydia used here on her layout for her journaling?  Check it out HERE!  Awesome!

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