Tim Holtz Shattered as is…

February 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo, Queen & Co.

We have been talking about our BRAN NEW Tim Holtz KRaft-Core Shattered line a lot lately and today Designer Melissa Oliveira has a super sweet layout for you. And she uses the No. 1 for her background. Make sure you check out the detail shots so you can get the idea of how great this cardstock looks up close.

So, even though inking it and embossing it is a lot of fun, you can still use it as your go to cardstock for backgrounds in lieu of patterned paper.

Some products from our partners:  Lifestyle crafts: embossing folders (for banners beside photo) and doily die cut (to the left of photo),petaloo: paper flowers, Queen& Co: pearls and  Fiskars: paper crimper and border punches

Get that Helmar and Cricut ready to go!

We are here with Helmar this week and couldn’t be more excited! We have gorgeous projects all week long for you.

So are you having fun yet???  We sure are!

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… comment here on the Core blog all week long for a chance to WIN some FAB Core’dinations goodies all for yourself. Comment every day for more chances to win!!!

Want to see what you can win this week?

And, of course…check in over at the Helmar Blog for more inspiration!

Design Team Member Andrea Amu  has a gorgeous design for us today that  is perfect for your Thanksgiving decor.

Interested in seeing more of this?  Keep Readin!

Here is a little bit about this project from Andrea: I made some Thanksgiving Decor showcasing the beautiful Core’dinations cardstock all held together perfectly with Helmar Adhesives! All of my cuts were done using the Thanksgiving Cricut cartridge. I cut the pilgrims out at 5 3/4″ each, using Signature Series Graphic 45 Core cardstock in Photogenic and Kraft and green Core from the Tim Holtz Adirondack collection. I also cut out the pumpkin design at 2″, again using some orange Core from the Adirondack collection. That beautiful embossed word collage background is some of the new Tim Holtz collection Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions line! It’s the most wonderful backdrop for this Autumnal framed decor.

The Helmar black ZapDots 3D foam squares were great to use to add dimension to layered ares of my pilgrim and pumpkin cuts.

I love the performance of the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive! This was my first time using this glue and it won’t be my last. Seriously, where has this been all my life? It is a must have for paper crafting. Here I used it to adhere most of my layers together, to attach the ribbon to my embossed cardstock base and to apply the Stampendous Vintage Champagne Glass glitter to the centers of the Petaloo mulberry flowers. After the glue and glitter quickly dries, I applied pearl accents from Queen&Co. to each center to finish off this seasonal project.

Helmar +Petaloo Flowers+ Stampendous Glitter = Happiness!

And another close up of the flower details:

Happy Tuesday…Tuesday Tip!

September 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post introducing our BRAND NEW Card Design Team!!! We cannot wait to get started with these fabulous ladies!

Tuesdays are all about tips and tutorials…today we have TWO tips for you.

Today we have a layout from Design Team Member April Derrick.  Her tip is to break out those stamps and use them for something different than what you normally would..for example:  She used her Sweet Stamp Shop stamps called Pretty Packaging on her layout! How fun?  You would think that these stamps would be for presents and little gifts.  How fun is this layout?!?!?  And she added some Petaloo dyed to match flowers….no need to worry about matching them. We did if for you ;)

April used a Crafter’s Workshop Filmstrip Template and sanded it to create her background. How cool!! Another fabulous way to work that Core.

Happy Labor Day!

September 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

If you are in the states than today is a Holiday so a lot of people are off of work and school so please be safe at all those picnics and bbqs! It is kind of an “end of the summer” celebration around here so have a wonderful day everyone!

I don’t know what I was thinking but last week I missed this layout from Design Team Member  Lydia Jackson. Lydia just welcome this precious little sweetie into her family a few short weeks ago.

Isn’t this the sweetest layout?  She used Petaloo flowers (remember they are dyed to match Core!) and some Sweet Stamp Shop stamps. LOVE how she incorporated the RAK stamps that you would think would be for little gifts on to a layout.

And of course…CORE TAGS! We are all obsessed with them here..we love our tags. The come in a variety of shape and sizes and a sturdy metal grommet. Lydia used one small piece of patterned paper and then core’dinated her Core Cardstock to match it.

A close-up of the Sweet Stamp Shop stamps…

We will post winners of the blog hop tomorrow!

Last Day of Back To School with

August 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo, Sizzix, Spellbinders

Petaloo and Sweet Stamp Shop!

We have a fun week for you this week! We have teamed up with Petaloo and Sweet Stamp shop for some FUN! If you love flowers make sure you buy Petaloo flowers that core’dinate with our cardstock PERFECTLY!  No worrying about matching them yourself, we did that for you.

Don’t forget to head over to Petaloo blog and the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check things out. I heard some rumors there are goodies up for grabs over there, too! (Keep  in mind SSS is PST time so they be up a bit later).

We will be giving away some goodies here on the blog for commenting ALL WEEK long (make sure to comment on every post here for more chances to win).

Today is our first day of school in Pennsylvania…we got a bit of a late start here due to some construction but it is always a fun day…alarms…a bit of scrambling….what to wear…pictures…pencils…

AND head over to our Facebook page, too! Leave a comment over there about what the first day of school is like in your house!  I know it is a crazy day here!!! And if you don’t have kids in school then share a found memory you have about your first day of school.  We want to here it…we are gearing up for 8000 likes over there and can’t wait!

We hope you had fun this week. We sure did! We will post our winners next Monday or Tuesday. You can still comment today and all weekend long…

Today we have some cards for you!

Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira created this FUN window card. Is it ever possible to have too much woodgrain?  I didn’t think so. She used the Sizzix Tim Holtz woodgrain folder for the embossing and then the woodgrain Sweet Stamp Shop  stamped on the inside of the card.

And close up of the flowers. Melissa used a Spellbinder’s Label die to create the window.

And the inside:

And Design Team Member Debbie Standard created this cute card! She used the back of her cardstock for the bus and all that fun embossing and sanding is just perfect! Don’t forget to run that “grass” through your Fiskars Paper crimper for that perfect look…add a Petaloo flower and you have a perfect Back To School card!

DAY FOUR of Back to School with….

August 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Petaloo and Sweet Stamp Shop!

Sorry we are a bit late this morning with our post…technical difficulties on my end..sorry! We are here and ready to go!

We have a fun week for you this week! We have teamed up with Petaloo and Sweet Stamp shop for some FUN! If you love flowers make sure you buy Petaloo flowers that core’dinate with our cardstock PERFECTLY!  No worrying about matching them yourself, we did that for you.

Don’t forget to head over to Petaloo blog and the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check things out. I heard some rumors there are goodies up for grabs over there, too! (Keep  in mind SSS is PST time so they be up a bit later).

We will be giving away some goodies here on the blog for commenting ALL WEEK long (make sure to comment on every post here for more chances to win).

Today is our first day of school in Pennsylvania…we got a bit of a late start here due to some construction but it is always a fun day…alarms…a bit of scrambling….what to wear…pictures…pencils…

AND head over to our Facebook page, too! Leave a comment over there about what the first day of school is like in your house!  I know it is a crazy day here!!! And if you don’t have kids in school then share a found memory you have about your first day of school.  We want to here it…we are gearing up for 8000 likes over there and can’t wait!

Today we have Design Team Member Leica Forrest working a super cool canvas! All I gotta say today is that Leica stamped on CORK! How super cool is that?!?!?!  Like I said earlier..everyone needs a large woodgrain stamp like this one from Against the Grain from Sweet STamp  shop!

Add some Petaloo beauties and you have a gorgeous canvas perfect for any teacher’s room. Leica added a touch of Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Label paper from the Brown and Cream line for any notes or quotes you may want to add. Don’t forget to sand ;)


Don’t forge to keep on commenting all week long!!!!!!!!!!

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