We are here with Helmar this week and couldn’t be more excited! We have partnered with them previously and it has been great so we hope you enjoy yourself this week and stick around Sit back with your cup of coffee and be ready to be inspired.
Also, 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… post 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 some gorgeous designs from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. For this first layout, Debbie adds pops of colors against the black Graphic 45 Core Impressions. And you need great adhesive to adhere that May Arts ribbon down, don’t you? Well grab that Helmar Quickfix adhesive tape runner ..it’s the perfect size for ribbon! And the 450 Helmar Quick Dry adhesive works really well for those little bits like the green flowers Debbie cut using her Spellbinders dies. You can dab some of the Quick dry on and you are good to go..and fast! No drying time needed
I know Halloween was last week but we just had to share this fun layout with you using some of the newly released Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions. These are so fun!!!!!!! Pre-embossed sheets for all your favorite Holidays. Seriously..did I say how fun these are? It’s like magic when you start sanding and all the color starts to come through.
Remember to use that Dust Buddy after you sand so that adhesive sticks better.
With only a few days left to Halloween we thought we would share some very treats for you!
And when we say treats, we of course mean festive Halloween tags Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post for more of these fun and festive Halloween inspired tags. One for each day of the month of October.
So for the next few days we will be showing you bits and pieces of these fun tags Leica created.
See the purple Glitter Silk tag on the left?! Don’t be afraid to use those rubons on your Glitter Silk (the green swirls under the pumpkings). They go on smooth and don’t rub off.
And how about that Fiskars paper crimper? Oh yes!
We looove to crimp here and it looks great on tags, too!
Ready for some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions?
Today Design Team Member Debbie Standard created this fun layout that is all about Trick-or-Treating! How much do you love the purple??? Add you favorite accents and other Core to this great collection for fabulous layouts. I love how debbie layered her alphas right over the sanded Halloween sentiments.
And Just in case you were curious…Black Magic isn’t just for Halloween! You can use it on your day-to-day cards as well. And Debbie added some May Arts Ribbon on this card traditionally used for Halloween projects, too. Dies are Spellbinders.
How much do you love Core Tags?! We sure do! Each tag comes with a beautiful, sturdy metal grommet and that awesome Core that you know and love! Char used some of the tags from the Darks collection. The core’dination perfectly with our Core Essentials Darks collection. Add some May Arts Ribbon and Graphic45 Core Impressions and you have a fabulous layout!
Design Team Member Char Dobson worked that title with some Black Magic Cardstock and her Cricut. LOVE it!
Our Fabulous Core Couture and Glitter Silk cardstock lines!
Did you know that not all of our cardstock has a sandable surface? I know, I know…can you believe it? But we do have some lines that have a beautiful shimmer and shine to them. Same GREAT Core…just a little different that if you sand it, that finish will go away BUT you can still cut it, emboss and do all the other great things you do with Core everyday.
Here are some designs from Design Team Member Debbie Standard:
And our Gorgeous Glitter Silk!!!
You will LOVE this…it barely sheds, cuts like butter…embosses beautifully! Take a close look..Debbie embossed it!
And some more Core Couture…as you can see the glitter picks up all sorts of colors. And is beautiful even in black.
Add some May Arts Ribbon and Queen & Co pearls and you have a gorgeous card.
See how it embosses??? LOVE it!
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!
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.
And when I mean work it..I mean WORK IT! Get out that Core and get busy
Hope it is a great one. Not sure if you were over at our Facebook page today but we posted a card from Debbie Standard that is all about mixing Core’dinations collections.
And that is what Debbie did here, too! She takes the Black Magic cardstock and pairs it beautifully with some Whitewash. All you need to do is match up the cores..see how Debbie scored the frame on the Black Magic and that pink shows through after it is sanded. Add some Prima, Petaloo and Maya Road goodies and you have one fabulous layout. Notice there isn’t any patterned paper on this layout?
PS…we are working very hard on the Design Team Call applications. At this point we are trying to get it narrowed down by next week. It isn’t easy but we are working at it! So stay tuned!
Can you believe we are in August already?!
For a lot of us, it is Summer and it’s winding down quickly!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today we are here with Design Team Member Char Dobson. Char’s Tueseday tip for you is all about the CD pocket. They are acid free and archival safe so perfect for any project. And self-adhesive so just peal off the back!
Yes…we are in LOVE with these! I love the sentiment that Char uses…wonder what is on that CD?
And the other side:
Make sure you comment here to win an AWESOME Core goodie pack AND over at the Scrapbook Adhesives blog as well because they have an awesome giveaway of their adhesives, too! You have ALL WEEK LONG!
In that goodie pack from us you will see some of our awesome Glitter Silk cardstock.
Please note we will be posting winners from our online Crop this weekend this week ..so stay tuned for that!
We have been so crazy this month we only got to post twice about our June Colour Lover’s Inspiration from our Pinterest Board.
Summer is crazy, isn’t it?!?!? Before I show you this super cute card …did you hear??!?!?!??!!?!?!??!
Mark your calendars…all you need is CORE!
Here is our June Inspiration piece…
And Debbie Standard’s take. LOVE how she used the tone on tone here. Debbie used the Stacy Julian Core Impressions line. In that pack you get pre-embossed sheets and canvas (plain Core Essentials) sheets that match so you can core’dinate easy projects like this. The different embossed patterns look amazing, too!
Add some May Arts ribbon and you have a gorgeous card!