Tuesday Tutorial

Don’t have a Cuttlebug or embossing machine?  DON’T WORRY!

Today Lydia Jackson is going to show you how to create your own distress folder.

For some projects you don’t always want a crisp clean embossed detail. When you want
your edges to fade to nothing, or to blend an embossing folder where the
edges don’t match up, this technique is just what you need.

Notice how the swirls vary in embossed depth?

What you will need is your desired embossing folder, a hammer, sanding block
and hard surface.

Place your paper between your embossing folder, then hammer all over,
hammering lightly around the edges, or theplace you wish it to fade.

Remove from the folder and sand.

Have a great week!

Maya Road Winner!

March 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road

Good Morning!

We have a winner for you today!!! First off we wanted to say THANK YOU for such a fun week last week with Maya Road!  We picked a random winner from ALL of the comments including those of you on Facebook …..is……………

Pamk says:

March 15, 2011 at 9:09 am

what a great idea with the letters. They turned out fantastic and absolutely perfect for that layout.

AND did you see this????  Don’t forget about the Design Team Call. We cannot wait to see those awesome entries  that show off that Core’dinations!


We have one last Maya Road Layout from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira using lots of fun Maya Road Chipboard. Don’t you love how she used the negative pieces for the snowflakes???  And of course all that gorgeous Core Essentials and Whitewash Cardstock!

Have a GREAT week!!!!!!!!!!!


Celebrating Maya Road!

March 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road

Good Morning!

We are still celebrating our product swap with Maya Road this week.  Today we have a fun mix of products for you. A mini album…cards….and layouts!

Here is a fun mini album featuring Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions from Design Team Member Paula Gilarde:

And look how gorgeous these Maya Road kraft doilies look against Core’dinations Graphic 45 Core Impressions on this card from Design Team Member Linda Beeson. Oh and check out the fabulous detail with the Maya Road flowers in the center!

And don’t be afraid to use some Maya Road Chipboard on your cards!  Here DesignTeam member Sarah Hodginkson creates a  colorful card featuring some Vintage Cardstock:

And one last card from Design Team Member Heather Bowser with some sweet Maya Road Chipboard Butterfly details:

Don’t forget to keep posting to WIN!!!!!!!!!!!

More Maya Road & Core’dinations!

March 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road

Hi Everyone! We are here today with MORE Maya Road and Core’dinations projects for you.   Don’t forget to keep leaving your comments on the Maya Road posts this week for a chance to win an awesome prize package filled with Core’dinations goodies.

AND if you missed our Design Team Call announcement yesterday, make sure you check it out here!

How about some layouts today???

These Maya Road Felt Badges are the perfect accent for any project AND they look gReAt with Core’indations, don’t they? Check out this great layout from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira:

Cardstock used:  Core Essentials and Vintage Cardstock.

Maya Road trim and rubon details finish off this layout beautifully!

Here is a close-up:

And how cool is this layout from Design Team Member Paula Gilarde?! She used Maya Road Chipboard houses and alphas. Check out how perfectly the Maya Road mists “core’dinate” with our cardstock….specially with the shiny Gemstones cardstock.

Cardstocks used:   Core Essentials, Gemstones and Core Impressions.

Not into Misting? That’s okay! Maya Road Chipboard looks great natural especially against some gorgeous Core’dinations Cardstock shown here on a beautiful layout by Design Team Member Heather Bowser:

Cardstock used: Core Essentials.

Have a GREAT week!

Tuesday Tip{s} with Maya Road

March 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road

So how we doing so far??? Are you having fun!?!??!  We sure are! We are keeping with our regular schedule Tuesday Tips today because Maya Road Chipboard and Core’dinations are so much fun and there are so many unique things you can do with chipboard and cardstock!

Remember those GREAT videos we have on our website here? Make sure you watch the video on Outlining that Design Team Member Cari Locken showcases on this beautiful layout with loads of Core Essentials Cardstock.

And check out all the techniques on this layout by Design Team Member Hera Frei!   She used an ENTIRE sheet of rubons on this layout in addition to Maya  Road mists, chipboard tags,  and flowers. The chipboard tags were part of an album but they look great on a layout, too! They really show off those photos beautifully.

Here are some tips on how to create these cool  letters! Take your mist (Maya Mist Hydrangea Blue) and make a mask by cutting a border with the Fiskars Wave Border Punch and then just  lay it over half of the chipboard letters and spray! LOVE IT!

And….GUESS WHAT????   you CAN use rubons on our Core Impressions Cardstock. It looks SO COOL! Check out this fun detail from Hera’s layout using in ENTIRE sheet of Maya Road Rubons.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win some Core’dinations Goodies!!! You have until Friday night at Midnight!

Goooooood Morning!

March 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives, Jillibean Soup, Maya Road

Are you ready for some Maya Road and Core’dinations inspiration???  WE ARE! If you have been to one of our Blog Swaps before than sit back, relax, grab some coffee and be inspired!

If this is your first time here, the rules are simple. There aren’t any! We just give you as much inspiration in one week as we possibly can using our favorite cardstock, Core’dinations and  lots of Maya Road goodies…chipboard, rubons, mists, mini albums and more! And don’t forget to leave comments ALL WEEK LONG for the chance to win a Core’dinations Prize Pack.  And you may see some more inspiration (and chances to win ;)) over on our Facebook page.

Make  sure you head over to the Maya Road blog for some more AmaZing Inspiration this week, too!

So…..are you ready????   To kick off this week, we have an awesome mini book from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson using Core Essentials, Chocolate Box and Whitewash Core’dinations Cardstock.  Can you guess how many Maya Road goodies are in this album???

Remember this Tutorial for making Core’sages?

Other Supplies used: Jillibean Soup, Helmar Adhesives, Fiskars.

Don’t forget to leave a comment here by Friday, March 18th to be entered to win one of our AwEsoME prize packages!!!  See you tomorrow for some more Maya Road inspiration.

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