Good Tuesday Morning!
First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….
What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!
And we have our Sketch Winner, too! Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!
Donna & Kerrie..email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.
So how about Tuesday’s tip? I created this layout about our yearly St Patty’s Day parade. We go every year and just love, love it. It’s in a small town near us and it is CrAzY! The boys love it…they love the necklaces and the candy they get. I, of course, love the bagpipes. For this layout I used some Core Cuts, Core Couture, Spotted, Brights, Stacy Julian Core Impressions and Whimsy Core Impressions from BasicGrey.
I know we have said this a gazillion times before but it is amazing how EASILY our collection packs Core’dinate!
So what is the tip? I have a few for you today
1.) After distressing your edges, use a dark contrasting color to ink like I did here with black. I love the way it looks against the pink Core Couture cardstock.
2.) Use pre-embossed cardstock, like our Core Impressions lines or Step two layers from David Tutera Celebrate, for your die cuts. It is so so easy! It is just one less step then embossing them yourself.
I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for this layout.
And my last tip is…..
3.) Use of the large tags from Step 3 David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system for a journaling tag. One of our smaller tags wasn’t big enough for what I wanted to say so I reached for one of these. Plus the cardstock is smooth.
Please note the Stacy Julian Cardstock is no longer available as it has been discontinued. Stamps are Lawn Fawn, Ink by Memento, tickets are Maya Road and misc buttons from my stash, Glue Arts adhesive.
AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!
Didn’t win this time? Don’t forget about about our $100 David Tutera giveway HERE!
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!
Happy St Patty’s Day!
We have been gearing up for it this week if you haven’t noticed!!!!
And some close ups of that fabulous detail:
Yes…it is that time of year!
Ready for some Valentine’s Day cards? Cards have never been easier with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
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Design Team Member Debbie Standard created some gorgeous cards for us today focusing on black and red anchored with a neutral base. Just love how it pops off the page!
No one does red and black like Jenni Bowlin! Debbie used the Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Red and Black on this card with some other fabulous embellies.
Debbie embossed some Black Magic for this card and painted the Maya Road hearts in red to match. Don’t forget that May Arts ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before we do some inspiration…we have an update for you:
We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the winners of our Tim Holtz Kraft Core giveaway. We had a programming glitch which prevented the shipping addresses of the winners from being collected. The good news is that we’ve found the problem, it is fixed, and all future giveaways will work very smoothly.
To show how much we appreciate everyone’s patience, we are doing ANOTHER giveaway! We have THREE SIGNED Tim Holtz Kraft Core packs ready to give away to our Facebook fans. So if you aren’t a Facebook fan, LIKE US NOW! Tell your friends and hurry!!! We’ll be picking our 3 random winners on January 10th.
Please note this is only a Facebook giveaway so make sure you Like us over here!
We wish everyone a safe and prosperous New Year from here at Core! Hope it is off to a good one so far.
How about some inspiration to get that New Year kicked off in the right direction?
Today we have a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard using our January Color Lover’s Challenge as inspiration.
Debbie die cut, embossed, sanded, embossed some more You get the idea of how much detail is on this layout. And she used some goodies from one of our preferred partners, Maya Road. Looks gorgeous, don’t you think?
WE are a bit early posting this but we thought since some people may be off due to the Holidays that you could get a jump start for January!
All entries are due by January 31st either link to this post or posted on Facebook. Please note: due to CHA falling at this time, we may be delayed in posting a winner until the 2nd week in February.
Are you on Pinterest? Make sure you follow us if you are. We loooooooooove pinning!
The little hearts are a Cuttlbug die…I use this one all the time! And the flower is cut from some May Arts ribbon.
Remember you must use Core’dinations Cardstock on your project. Cards, layouts…anything will do just make sure you use some Core and you know how we love techniques
Due by January 31st, 2012 link to THIS post or on our Facebook page.
Today is our last day with Graphic 45 but that doesn’t mean that you won’t see more Graphic goodness here in the future. Don’t forget that we have one of these awesome packs for grabs, too! Our Signature Series Cardstock...it’s FabUlous! In the past we have teamed up with Graphic 45 for our Core Impressions and this past summer we debuted the Signature Series. Now you can get the gorgeous Graphic 45 designs on our cardstock AND their “signature” colors! So if you have loads of Graphic 45 sitting at home waiting to be used, this pack of cardstock will match perfectly.
AND of course we are giving one away here!!! Make sure you head over to the Graphic 45 Blog for more chances to win!
AND we always do a little something over on our Facebook page, too, so make sure you check in there often. Graphic 45 has a Facebook page so make sure you go over there and tell them how much you looooove them :):)
We have some amazing altered pieces for you today.
First up is an album AND matching frame set from Design Team Member Char Dobson. LOVE how these ladies worked the metal door plates from Graphic 45 Staples collection!!!! LOOK at all that Graphic 45 Core Impressions Timeless collection! We love how our Cardstock looks with shine so Char used some Maya Mist …looks gorgeous, don’t you think?
Here are some details on the album. The album is Graphic 45. These premade Policy Envelopes from the Staples collection make creating minis so easy!!!! Char used Glue Arts and Helmar Adhesives to help create this gorgeous mini,too.
AND a printer’s tray with Designer April Derrick. The details are amazing.
April die cut out the treasures title using the Graphic 45 Signature Series cardstock and then applied glossy accents to the top so when it dried it has a 3-d effect.
Them April took the metal flowers from Graphic 45 Staples collection and ran them through the Cuttlebug and embossed them, then painted them with some Tattered Angels silver metallic glimmer glaze! And add some Petaloo flowers. Love them in black.
Since today is Wednesday and we are here with Graphic 45 so why not have some more inspiration for you??? OH YES…..
We have one of these awesome packs for grabs, too! Our Signature Series Cardstock...it’s FabUlous! In the past we have teamed up with Graphic 45 for our Core Impressions and this past summer we debuted the Signature Series. Now you can get the gorgeous Graphic 45 designs on our cardstock AND their “signature” colors! So if you have loads of Graphic 45 sitting at home waiting to be used, this pack of cardstock will match perfectly.
AND of course we are giving one away here!!! Make sure you head over to the Graphic 45 Blog for more chances to win!
AND we always do a little something over on our Facebook page, too, so make sure you check in there often. Graphic 45 has a Facebook page so make sure you go over there and tell them how much you looooove them AND THAT WE SENT YOU:):):)
We have a super cool layout for you from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira to start off today.
Melissa sanded the clocks from the Graphic 45 Timeless collection and then inked them in a “core”dinating color, just looks awesome and makes those clocks really pop, don’t you think?
Melissa colored in the clock hands with a black zig milennium pen then added a thin layer of glossy accents and allowed it to dry to make them really shine.
Add some May Arts ribbon and you have a gorgeous layout.
Next up Design Team Member Leica Forrest created this gorgeous box and mini album for a future trip to Paris! A girl can dream, right??!?! That is the beauty about the Graphic 45 papers. They take you to another place with their gorgeous Parisian themes and images of fairy tales and all things beautiful.
Do you remember as a child creating those little concertina folded friends? Well today we would love to share a project on how to make them using some CORE Essentials and some scraps of pattern papers from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress.
Step 1 Take a sheet of 12×12 Core Essentials cardstock and cut a strip off about 3 inches wide. Concertina fold it (back and forth) so you have four flaps, draw a person on one flap making sure the arms of the person are touching the fold line (this will keep the attached). Cut out around the edge of the drawn image.
Step 2 Unfold your cutout and using a sanding block or sand paper distress the edges of your little friends.
Step 3 Create a dress template from scrap card and then choose 4 co ordinating pattern paper scraps and trace around the dress template on the back of the pattern paper. Cut out.
Step 4 Ink around the dress to add some definition.
Step 5 Glue your dress to each body on your friends and embellish each different using buttons, pearls, lace and bows.
And here they are all dressed up! Add some buttons…flowers and trim and you have the cutest project!
Kim used our October Color Challenge for this project. Still time to enter!!!
Today is Thanksgiving in Canada and we want to wish all of you an amazing day!
We are so thankful here at Core’dinations for so many reasons.
We had such an awesome week last week with Glue Arts!
Between the Glue ARts blog and the wonderful projects here at the Core blog you had to come away with some inspiration. You must have GREAT cardstock AND awesome adhesive for your crafting projects. If you missed last week, don’t worry. Go to our main site, www.coredinations.com and then click on “Scrapbook Projects” and then you will see “2,4,6,8 Core’dinate”. There you will see all of our preferred partners, including Glue Arts, and the projects that we have created.
Today our Design Team Member Char Dobson created this layout in celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving using Core’dinations and, of course… GLUE ARTS. We just couldn’t stop! Char also used some Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions and Black Magic.
There are so many great details on this layout and so many things to be thankful for.
AND NOW FOR OUR GLUE ARTS WINNER!
Maggy Tronche (@MaggyTronche) says:
Beautiful layouts, love them!!! TFS girls! You are so talented and creatives!! Hugs.. Maggy
Maggie..email email@example.com with your address information for your prize!