Mark your Calendars!

Card Design Team call update:  We are still narrowing down entries.  We are HOPING to have a decision by the end of the week.

This is not an easy process and something we don’t take lightly so we appreciate your patience!

It is going to be GREAT! We always have such a GREAT time doing our cross promotions!

So here is a little taste of some of the Petaloo flowers created specifically to match our papers!!! How much do you love the fact that you have everything that will core’dinate at your finger tips?  It makes creating easy AND beautiful!

Melissa used a bunch of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L on this layout, too!  She used the Dodz to adhere the flowers (once these guys go down they aren’t going anywhere!) and some of the 3D foam adhesive for the hand cut flowers that she alternated with the Petaloo flowers. Did you know those hand cut flowers are from our Jillibean Soup Core Impressions pack? Melissa also used some Vintage cardstock (green) and Fancy Pants Core Impressions (yellow) and Core Essentials (pink).

Here is a close up of the Whitewash hearts and the 3d Foam adhesive on the flowers.

Happy Monday!

Can you believe we are in August already?!

For a lot of us, it is Summer and it’s winding down quickly!

Today we have some fun, summery layouts from Design Team Member Debbie Standard featuring some BasicGrey Core Impressions (green) and some Vintage Cardstock for the background.

Debbie used some more BasicGrey Core Impressions on this layout in addtion to some Fancy Pants Core Impressions.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match your Core Impressions for some great contrasting prints.  It’s just like patterned paper! Add some bits and pieces of Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinder’s Dies and you have a fun, summer layout.

Oh and there is that Cloud Embossing folder from Darice! We are loving that one ;)

Don’t forget about our CARD DESIGN TEAM CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fabulous Friday

March 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup

So I hope you have loads of good things to do this weekend! And if  you are crafting, I hope it’s gonna be with some Core.

Need some inspiration?  Don’t forget about our Hard Core Crafter program! We just loaded some new videos just in time for the weekend for you to get crafty. Join or Login in here. You don’t want to miss out on exclusive videos AND giveaways!!!

Today we have some super cute mini’s from Design Team Member Leica Forrest. using some Jillibean Soup Core Impressions.

The Jenni Bowlin Mini Calendar papers are the perfect fit for the front page of this album, don’t you think???

She Shoots….

March 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup, Petaloo, Spellbinders

SHE SCORS!

Well…not the scoring you might see at a football game…but the FUN kind of SCORING! We highlighted scoring yesterday on the blog and I just happen to come across a few more amazing examples of how to SCOR with CORE ;)

We love love to scor here at Core. If you haven’t scor’d before than PLEASE check out our Technique Videos here. LOADS of inspiration and REMEMBER to scor from the BACK of your Core so when you sand the front with your Sand It Gadget, that gorgeous core shines through.

First up we have a layout from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia created her own design here just by scoring! You can create a patchwork design like this and the outline around the layout to frame it, too. SO easy yet SO much impact.

Lydia used Tim Holtz Kraft Core as her base and some Core Essentials and added some great details from Jillibean Soup.

And design Team Member Melissa Oliveira used this month’s Colour Lover’s Inspiration palette for this layout. See how Melissa used scoring to frame the layers of the layout? Gorgeous gorgeous! I cannot  tell you how easy this technique is and how much impact it can have on your layouts with Core’dinatons Colorcore Cardstock!

Here is a little about scoring from Melissa, “Scoring is my favorite way to add some extra visual interest without added bulk or additional layers.”  I AGREE, do you?

And Melissa used her Petaloo flowers that match Core PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!

And a Spellbinder’s Die for the shape…

Colour Lover’s Challenge Palette

March 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup, Petaloo, Queen & Co.

We have some more  inspiration for you for the March’s Colour Lover’s Challenge! It’s got a little bit of green for St Patty’s Day and some other gorgeous accent colors that scream SPRING!  Make sure you follow us on Pinterest to see more of these amazing colour palettes.

{photo credit Pinterest}

Today we have a layout from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson using oooooodles of embossing on her Core Essentials!

So many amazing things about this layout…the photo! And the little Queen & Co accents {did you know that Queen & Co. and Core have a color matching program?!} Speaking of color matching……see those gorgeous Petaloo flowers that match perfectly???  We make it easy for you, don’t we?  Also,  Lydia used her label maker on the Whitewash for her journaling! If you haven’t seen this technique yet make sure you check out our Technique videos HERE.

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