Don’t forget…only ONE MORE WEEK

August 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Okay one more week and a day ;)
Calling all Cardmakers … Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is looking for Card Designers!
Please Note…we edited with some answers to your questions.
We are looking for talented and dedicated cardmakers that can not only create cards but other projects that can show the creative use of pre-made card bases (like our Core Cards that are pre-cut and scor’d. Think about it like this: if we sent you a pack of our Core Cards what would you do with them? ), die cuts, and embellishments. We are looking for cards that use all kinds of die cuts…tags, labels, scalloped pieces, hearts, stars etc. Any design, whether you cut it with your own machine or if it is pre-made is fine (so don’t worry if you do not have a die cutting machine you will not need one if chose as part of the team).
- Step One: Design and then post three projects in one posting on your personal blog on or before Friday August 10th at 12:00pm EST titled “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” Keep in mind we are looking for paper crafters that specialize in cardmaking and that can showcase pre-made card bases and die cuts with cards and other unique projects.  Feel free to include step out photos or step-by-step instructions of any techniques that you used that you feel need highlighting as we are looking for our designers to be able to create tutorials in PDF format on occasion.
- Step Two: Send us an email with a link to this exact blog posting to  coredt@coredinations.com. Please ensure the link is to “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” posting and not just a link to your blog. It makes it much easier to find, especially if you post frequently on your blog. Please include in your email your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Also include a resume of your publications and current design team obligations (if applicable).
- We are also looking for designers that are comfortable creating how-to videos and tutorials as well so please let is us know if this interests you (camera and compensation will be provided).
- If you have any questions about the application process and/or design team requirements, be sure to post them on the Core’dinations’ Facebook page  or on this post as they may be questions that several applicants would like answered or email Ellen at ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com. New projects or the use of Core’dinations Cardstock is not required but if you have some Core’dinations and would like to create something brand new we would love to see it!
Requirements will be comparable to other papercrafting companies  and  Core’dinations will compensate with ample  product as well as monetary compensation for special projects.  Ideally we are looking for designers that have blogs to help with promotional activities (only on occasion) but this is not a requirement so please feel free to send us a link to an online gallery, flickr account, etc.
And, yes of course! International Applicants are welcome!
So why not share a card today in the spirit of cardmaking?!
Design Team member Shaunte Wadley made this gorgeous card using Core’dinations Whitewash and some Petaloo flowers that are dyed to match our papers perfectly!

More May Arts goodies in here!

As you know we are having some FUN this week!  Check out the May Arts blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too!  You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win)  or on our Facebook page! Since we hit 6k likes last week we are in it to win it for 7k!!!!

How’s about we get messy today?  Design Team April Derrick  whipped up some super cool  layouts for you today! The pop of May Arts Glitter ribbon is so perfect on this layout. And look closely, there are some awesome details like the Whitewash under the folder embossed with the Darice Clouds embossing folder….the color matching Petaloo flower….

Have you seen these gorgeous oversized  frayed flowers from May Arts???

They looks so gorgeous cut and used here on layout…and check out the ribbon weaving!

See you tomorrow with MORE MORE MORE!

Happy Friday!

May 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo, Sizzix, Tim Holtz

GOOD Morning! Friday here…and our last day of Authentique.

If you haven’t seen their new Carefree Collection you are missing out! It is goooorgeous AND it looks FAB with Core!

AND…DID YOU SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE RECENTLY????? We hit the 6k+ mark and we Thank you, Thank YOU so much for getting us there! We gave away a bunch of cardstock this week to celebrate!  I wasn’t kidding when I said we would give some good stuff away! Stay close to our FB page so that when you have more chances to win. Sometimes we just do random giveaways over there!

Now lets get to the good stuff! We couldn’t be more excited than to do it this week with our friends over at Authentique and today is the last day!  All good things must come to an end, I guess.

So how can you STILL win this week:

1.) Comment on our blog all week long. So if you comment every day than it’s up to FIVE chances to win. We choose a random winner and post it the following Monday.

2.) Head over to the Authentique blog for chances to win, too! If  you comment over on their blog, you can win some Authentique, too!!!!! Here is a link to their Facebook page, too. While you are over there make sure you tell them we said “HI”!

Who is read for some more amazing projects from our team?

First up we have a layout from Debbie Standard using some gorgeous embellishments and circles on this layout to showcase the Authentique Carefree collection and the embossing. Debbie embossed her own Core Essentials with a Tim Holtz Sizzix folder (bricks) and she used a piece of pre embossed Core Impressions from Graphic45 to anchor her layout as well (damask). OH…and don’t forget the Petaloo Flowers that match our Cardstock perfectly with the Color Matching Series where Petaloo flowers are died to match our cardstock perfectly!

And Andrea Amu made a gorgeous altered candle box using our Spotted Collection and load of gorgeous Authentique goodies.  Then, she topped it off with some beautiful May Arts ribbon.

Sweet Stamp Shop Day THREE!

Gooooood Morning!

We are here this week with some fun projects from Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps. You know the drill…comment here on the blog ALL WEEK long AND over on our FACEBOOK PAGE for the chance to win some Core goodies!!! Make sure you check out their store for  some CUTE stamps and their blog for a chance to win, too!

Today we have a layout from Design Team Member April Derrick! I love love to stamp on layouts. You have to check out the cool details on here.

April stamped with her colored ink pads right on the Whitewash cardstock and check out that gorgeous May Arts ribbon!  And see that cool label sticking out from underneath the photo?  That is from the My Mind’s Eye Core Impression MINI’S! Yes, they are the cutest and they are mini pads of MME Core Impressions that you can use on any project. See that green Petaloo flower?  It’s made to match Core perfectly!

And don’t forget to check out our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY going on right now. It’s HUGE…a value of over $700!!!! So make sure you enter today AND tell your friends! {when you enter it will give you the chance to send emails to your friends and  share on Facebook) The MORE we get signed up, the bigger and more frequent we giveaway prizes!

One Last Colour Inspiration

March 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Petaloo

Layout for you!

Design Team Member Char Dobson created this layout using some Jenni Bowlin Everyday Core Impressions. This Whitewash in Butter Churn has a gorgeous yellow core so Char inked it a bit to bring in some of those  cool distress tones to this layout. And don’t forget about those Petaloo Flowers made to match Core perfectly! Check out the Color Matching Series here.

In case you missed it…here is the Colour Lover’s Palette for March:

Details here.

She Shoots….

March 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup, Petaloo, Spellbinders

SHE SCORS!

Well…not the scoring you might see at a football game…but the FUN kind of SCORING! We highlighted scoring yesterday on the blog and I just happen to come across a few more amazing examples of how to SCOR with CORE ;)

We love love to scor here at Core. If you haven’t scor’d before than PLEASE check out our Technique Videos here. LOADS of inspiration and REMEMBER to scor from the BACK of your Core so when you sand the front with your Sand It Gadget, that gorgeous core shines through.

First up we have a layout from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia created her own design here just by scoring! You can create a patchwork design like this and the outline around the layout to frame it, too. SO easy yet SO much impact.

Lydia used Tim Holtz Kraft Core as her base and some Core Essentials and added some great details from Jillibean Soup.

And design Team Member Melissa Oliveira used this month’s Colour Lover’s Inspiration palette for this layout. See how Melissa used scoring to frame the layers of the layout? Gorgeous gorgeous! I cannot  tell you how easy this technique is and how much impact it can have on your layouts with Core’dinatons Colorcore Cardstock!

Here is a little about scoring from Melissa, “Scoring is my favorite way to add some extra visual interest without added bulk or additional layers.”  I AGREE, do you?

And Melissa used her Petaloo flowers that match Core PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!

And a Spellbinder’s Die for the shape…

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