Good Friday Morning!

January 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road, Spellbinders

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?

January Colour Lover’s Challenge

December 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, May Arts Ribbon, Maya Road

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! :)

Today’s layout is from Designer Ellen Sosnoski. I used Vintage Cardstock and Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions for this layout and lots of layering! Love love to layer as much Core as I possibly can!

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.

The Grande Finale with Graphic 45

November 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Glue Arts, Graphic 45, Helmar Adhesives, Maya Road

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?

{Sigh} Paris!

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.

Some details…

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.

Day THREE with Graphic 45

November 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, Maya Road

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.

Tuesday Tutorial from Kim Jeffress

October 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road, Petaloo

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!!!

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