Merry Christmas!

From the Core’dinations Cardstock family we wish you the merriest of Christmases! Be safe and happy today. Enjoy your friends and families on this blessed day!

But of course we have some inspiration for you from Designer Suzanna Lee:

R U Merry?  Suzanna here to share with you a card that will be sure to get your recipient ready for the festivities ahead!

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Black Magic as a card base is a fantastic way to create a black background for your card yet have a colored cardstock on the inside for writing that important message. Sanded Seasonal Impressions is just like having a patterned paper for the the second layer of your background.

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Aren’t the layers of that tree fun? Just pleat some paper a little haphazardly and cut in a triangular shape. Back with a slightly darker shade and adorn with some May Arts garland and sequins ornaments! The tree trunk and white lace are also from May Arts. No Christmas tree is complete without presents underneath so just stamp on some of the amazing 110 pound white cardstock, handcolor and fussy cut for your gifting pleasures.

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Top the tree with a Glitter star and hang a banner to convery your greeting!

Supplies:

Core’dinations Black Magic (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/specialty-collections/black-magic-collection/)

Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impression (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tim-holtz/kraft-core/kraft-core-seasonal-impression/)

Core Essentials Crabgrass (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-essentials/)

Core Essentials Forest (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-essentials/)

Glitter Silk 6×6 (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/glitter-silk/)

Sand It Gadget (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tools/sand-it-gadget/)

Dust Buddy (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tools/dust-buddy/)

Ribbons: May Arts

Sequins: Hobby Lobby

Stamps: October Afternoon, Kaiser Crafts

Ink: VersaFine

Pens: Faber Castell

Star Punch: Marvy Uchida

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

December 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Stampendous

Well, yes it has been for a few weeks now but only FIVE days left until Christmas..can you believe it?

Today we have Designer Kim Moreno working some of her Core magic….ENJOY!

I just love the Tillie Dot paper and knew that it would make a cute and quick Christmas card so I went punch happy and put together this card in a snap! I punched 8 stars from the green cardstock and one from the yellow and sanded them each carefully with my Coredinations sanding block and arranged them on the Snowflake cardstock, that I tore along the bottom, in a tree shape. I then added jewels and a sticker to complete my card.

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Supplies:
Coredinations: Spotted Tillie Dot (Scarlet, Tillie Tulip, Tillie Shamrock), Core Essentials (Snowflake, Bon Bon)
Queen and Co jewels
Marvy Uchida star punch
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And Debbie Standard has some tags for us today, too! Take a good look at these beauties…there is SO much detail on them! Here is what Debbie has to say when it comes to creating with Core Tags:
I used some of the new smooth tags from Core’dination’s for these Christmas tags.  I started out stamping on my tag, then I used some clear embossing powder and dried it with a Paper Studio Embossing Heat Tool.  Then I played with some mists – using various ones.  Once done I picked some Christmas stamps and stamped my sentiment on them.  I added a May Arts Ribbon to finish them off.
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Supplies:
Inkadininado Stamp
Some Michael’s dollar stamps
Hobby Lobby brand stamp
Smooches Stamp
Tattered Angels Mists Meadow Green and Candy Apple Red
Mister Huey’s Blizzard Mist
May Arts Ribbon
Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Paper Studio Embosisng Heat Tool
Queen & Co. Enamel Do
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AND we have a layout from Gail Lindner today, too! Such a great layout with a non-traditional feel with the color palette!

Something I look forward to at Christmas is my kids’ visiting and getting their photo taken with Santa. I love the growing collection I have, seeing how fast they are growing up and realizing that next year there will be an extra one in the photo! Eeek!

Recently I scrapped last year’s photo, and wanted to keep to a soft, pastel color scheme.

 

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I used only cardstock from the Core’dinations Whitewash collection – I’ve been just a bit obsessed with it lately! But I love the soft colors it gives and how effective just a little bit of sanding is.

You can see in the close up photo below how the edge shows the core color so easily.

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For the panel down the bottom of the layout, I used a star punch to layer shapes punched out of the same cardstock. But with that little sand around the edges they really POP!

Now to work on this year’s photo!

 Supply List:

Core’dinations Neutrals – Snowflake
Pastels – Sugar N Spice
Whitewash – Corner Hutch, Grandma’s Rocker, Cottage Porch, Garden Gate
Darice washi tape
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Silhouette Cameo
Cutting file – Perfect Flourish Words

Clean and Simple Layouts with Mary Pat Siehl

I love to make clean and simple layouts that really focus on the photo and cardstock.  For my layout I started with my Core Essentials Snowflake and misted it lightly with a light teal color.  I then used my Silhouette and cut some winter trees.  I then tore the edges to expose the wonderful Core.  I then took a green color and tore that and layered the colors making a border at the top and bottom.  Next I took the green and embossed it and lightly sanded it with a snowflake pattern to frame mat my photo. Finally I cut out a 3×4 card with the title and to carry the theme of trees I cut out a tree. I then added some snowflake wood veneers.  I just love the Clean and Simple look!
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Supply list:
Couture Creations
Studio Calico
Silhouette ID # 14779
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I love to make my own Christmas cards and Core’dinations is just perfect for them!  For my first card I used Core Impressions and lightly sanded.   Next I cut my Tim Holtz Distress collection and cut the word Believe and a circle using my Silhouette.  I then lightly sanded it.  Next I cut my snowflake out using my Silhouette and placed it in the center of my card.  Then typical to my style I added a touch of bling to the center.  To finish it off I added some yummy solid twine from May Arts.  
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My second card I wanted to bling it up using the Core Couture Glitter andGlitter Silk collections.  Did you know that these two cardstocks work perfectly in the Silhouette.  Yup, they do and I made this card using the Silhouette base.  The glitter collections ROCK for making a Christmas tree.  To add a touch more of bling I added some sequins.  
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Supplies
Silhouette Design ID #50419
Sequins
Twine- May Arts
Bling- Hero Arts

Tag You’re It, Christmas Tags!

November 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix

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We are back with more Core Tags! This time we have moved on to the Christmas theme because you can never have too many tags this time of year, right?

First up we have some Tags from Kate Nolan-Denham. I looove all the details that Kate gets on her tags! Grab those embossing folders…don’t be nervous! You can pop out that metal gromment and run it through your embossing machine or you can just put the folder right below it like Kate did on this first tag:

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And our Smooth tags are PERFECT for stamping!

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Supplies:

Core’dinations CoreTags – Brights
Core’dinations CoreTags – Creative Sm Ivory
Core’dinations CoreTags – Oval Tag White
Core’dinations Cut & Emboss 4.25 x 5.5

Stampin’ Up Stamps
Gel-A-Tins Stamps
Sizzix Dies & Embosssing Folder
EKSucess Border Punch
Ranger Archival Ink & Stickles
Queen & Co Bling

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And Heather Kaesgan has some great tags for us today, too!  And for this first tag, Heather used her scallop bunch along the bottom.  There are SO many things you can do with our tags…sky is the limit!

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How cute is Rudolph in the brown with his red nose bling?

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Supply list for Heather’s Tags:

Tree 

Core’dinations Core Tags – Dark

Core’dinations Color Cardstock – Chocolate Mocha

Anna Griffin Embossing Folder

Silhouette – tree # 50884

Darice Ribbon

Darice Pearls

Sand It Gadget

Snowflake

Core’dinations Core Tags – Dark

Darice Embossing Folder

Darice Pearls

Darice Ribbon

David Tutera Sticker

Sand It Gadget

Rudolph

Core’dinations Core Tags – Dark

Core’dinations Color Cardstock - Red Rose

Sizzix Embossing Folder

“Merry Christmas” Silhouette File # 4347

Darice Pearls

Darice Ribbon

Darice Embossing Folder

 

Debbie Standard…Tag You’re It!

November 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron

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The next few days we have some Core Tag inspiration for you. Tags are the perfect item to have in your crafting arsenal this year. Did you know the come in our fabulous texture cardstock with colored Core AND we have Smooth Tags, too! You can use them for Thanksgiving tags or place settings or maybe even to use on a wine bottle! The possibilities are endless. So over the next few days we have some tag inspiration for you and this Holiday Season feauring our Core Tags.
Thanksgiving Day Tag from Debbie Standard
For this tag I wanted to try some embossing, inking and misting.  I started off embossing my tag, then I sanded it with my Sand It Gadget.  Then I used my Dust Buddy on it and then inked the embossed portion with some Tim Holtz ink.  Then I sprayed it with the Tattered Angels mist – let it dry and then added my embellishments which I created in the same fashion as the tag.  I cut them, embossed them, inked and sprayed them.  Then I ran them through my Xyron machine and attached them to the card.  I used the Spellbinder’s die to cut and emboss my flowers, then I lightly sanded them, dusted them off, inked the edges and rolled the edges.  Then I sprayed them with the Tattered Angels, let them dry and put them together with the My Mind’s Eye brads.  
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And a close up of that embossing and sanding detail:
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Core Tags Dark Asst.  - GX-1800-07
Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Tim Holtz Ink Walnut Stain
Tattered Angels – Pearl Shimmer Mist
Spellbinder’s Die Cut – Rose Creations S5-050
Ribbon:  Stash
Brads:  My Mind’s Eye
Sentiment:  David Tutera
Leaves:  Silhouette Cameo die cut
Cameo die cutting machine
Lace and ribbon:  May Arts
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Xyron machine
 Thankful Family Tags from Debbie Standard
For this tag I wanted to try some embossing, inking and misting.  I started off embossing my tag, then I sanded it with my Sand It Gadget.  Then I used my Dust Buddy on it and then inked the embossed portion with some Tim Holtz ink.  Then I sprayed it with the Tattered Angels mist – let it dry and then added my embellishments which I created in the same fashion as the tag.  I cut them, embossed them, inked and sprayed them.  Then I ran them through my Xyron machine and attached them to the card.  I used a Die namics die cut for my flowers.  I lightly inked them with some Color Box chalk.  I then rolled them up.
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And a close up:
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Core Tags Dark Asst. Sandable – GX-1800-07
Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Tim Holtz Ink Walnut Stain
Tattered Angels – Pearl Shimmer Mist
Die Namics Die Cut- royal rolled rose and mini rolled rose
Ribbon:  Stash
Sentiment:  David Tutura
Leaves:  Cameo die cut
Cameo die cutting machine
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Xyron Sticker machine
Harvest Blessing Tag
AND tags don’t have to be layers and layers. They can be as easy as 1-2-3! That is what David Tutera Celebrate is all about. Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 and you are done. In this case are only using Step 3.
A tag and an one embellishment and some May Arts Ribbon..that’s it!
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Bonus Saturday Post! Happy Turkey Day Cards

November 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Tombow Adhesive

We have had so many great design ideas from our team this Thanksgiving that we have a bonus post for you this Saturday! Here’s a little bit about these projects from Tracy Gruber!

There is nothing like a good clean and simple card. First, stamp the leaves onto 3 different colors from the Core’dinations Darks Collection pack. Next, fussy cut them out, emboss them, sand them with the Sand It Gadget, and then attach them to the Core’dinations 110 lb. white card base. Use a Tombow 3D Foam Tabs to attach the yellow leaf. Finally, stamp the sentiment and attach a May Arts Natural twine bow.

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Supplies:
-Coredinations Essentials – Darks
-Core’dinations 110 lb. White Card stock
-Dust Buddy
-Sand It Gadget
-The Alley Way Stamps “It’s Fall About You”
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-May Arts Natural Twine
-Tombow 3D Foam Tabs

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I love polka dots! I wanted to create a fall card with lots of polka dots and navy blue. First, punch some 1″ and 1 1/2″ circles from the Core’dinations Darks Collection pack using a Fiskars punch. Next, emboss, sand, and attach them to a white card front. The turkey is stamped on some Core’dinations 110 lb. white card stock (this is perfect for coloring with Copics!) and colored in with Copics. Finally, attach the turkey and the sentiment with Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Darks Collection pack
-Core’dinations Neutrals Collection pack
-Core’dinations 110 lb. white card stock
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
-The Alley Way Stamps “It’s Fall About You”
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Copic Markers: R05, YR68, E25, Y15, B37
-Simon Says Stamp Speech Bubble dies
-Fiskars 1″ and 1 1/2″ circle punches

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Don’t you think that sanding on the turkey just adds so much texture and dimension? SO CUTE!

Do you have a turkey for your traditional Thanksgiving meal? We have both turkey and ham! Since I didn’t have a ham image on my Cricut, I had to settle with the turkey cut from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge. First, cut it at 2 3/4″ and emboss the light brown pieces with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Then, sand them and the dark brown piece, since turkeys are not one perfect shade of brown ;) The “greenery” is Parsley Core’dinations card stock and the light blue “plate” is from the Core’dinations Essentials Pastels Pack. Next, use the gray card stock from the Core’dinations Essentials Neutrals pack and the orange piece from the Core’dinations Essentials Darks Pack. Finish the card by adding a May Arts Natural twine bow.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Neutrals, Pastels, and Darks Essentials packs
-Core’dinations Parsley cardstock
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
-Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
-May Arts Natural Twine
-My Craft Spot “Happy Fall!”

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