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:

Racing for the Cure!

October 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Sizzix, Tim Holtz

When we look out at our crafting community, it’s hard to imagine that pretty much everyone has been touched by Breast Cancer in one way or another.

Design Team Member Char Dobson created this card for us today to remember those who have fought and are fighting today. Please take a moment and reach out to someone you love today!

Supplies:

Core Cards, Core Tags
Other supplies: Cricut Pink Journey cartridge, Tim Holtz Floral Frames embossing folder, Rachel Bright Ornate Swirls embossing folder
Also…just a quick reminder to save the date!!!!!!!

TAG, You’re it!

October 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbon, Provocraft

How much do you love Core Tags?!  We sure do! Each tag comes with a beautiful, sturdy metal grommet and that awesome Core that you know and love!  Char used some of the tags from the Darks collection.  The core’dination perfectly with our Core Essentials Darks collection. Add some May Arts Ribbon and Graphic45 Core Impressions and you have a fabulous layout!

Design Team Member Char Dobson worked that title with some Black Magic Cardstock and her Cricut. LOVE it!

Designing with Core Cuts

September 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

Have you had time to play with our Core Cuts?

Are team is having fun with it! Make sure you check out the Core Cuts page HERE for more idea AND some videos!

Design Team Member Char Dobson created these beautiful projects for us today! Char added some bits and pieces of her embellishment stash that matched perfectly BUT the rest is all cardstock from the Core Cuts pack. You don’t need much else, do you?

Char embossed the card base with a Provocraft Embossing folder. LOVE the contrast of the chevron print with the doilies.

Day Two with Bella Blvd–Tips and Tuts

June 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Sizzix

We are here ALL WEEK LONG with Bella Blvd and couldn’t be more excited.  Our team has create some really gorgeous   projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella products. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to super fun decorative tape…Bella Blvd. has  products for every paper crafter.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you! If you were here yesterday than you saw some gorgeous layouts from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley.

We would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us and the Bella Blvd blog is looking mighty fine, too! Head over there and check out all the gorgeous projects their team has been cooking up this week. You won’t be disappointed.

And are you ready for our FIRST giveaway?  Get commenting on THIS post to win a Core Prize pack including some of this silky smooth cuts like butter Glitter Silk cardstock….

Tuesday’s Tip comes from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia pretty much created an entire baby album with Bella and Core. What is so great about this is that it EASY! You have all of your coordinating Bella Blvd embellishments, papers, and alphas AND now you know that our Core Cardstock matches PERFECTLY! I don’t know about  you, but having all of that at my fingertips makes creating a unified (and super cute) baby album EASY! Not to mention I have always LOVED Bella Blvd chipboard shapes and pieces.

Let’s check out what Lydia did…she created her own patchwork background with different pieces of Core Essentials and different embossed patterns. Don’t forget to print right on that Core! Gosh this baby boy line is SO CUTE.

And another layout for this super cute baby boy album…Lydia used some Fancy Pants Core Impressions along with some Core Essentials and Core Tags. LOVE that piece of tape right over the photo.

And next up we have a Tuesday Tutorial for you from Design Team Member Andrea Amu using the very cool Designer Tape from Bella Blvd that we have all fallen deeply and passionately in love with here at Core. She cut it on her Cricut…SO COOL!  Here is a little bit about this project in her own words, “I added a strip of the yellow chevron designer tape from Bella Blvd to a scrap of yellow Brights Core Essentials and I used my Cricut to diecut 1/2″ alphas (Lyrical Letters Cricut cart – Jack Sprat font).   I also folded some of the paper tape into tabs and used them on the neck of the giraffe diecut which was cut from some yellow WhiteWash Core.  I embossed the giraffe (Cricut New Arrival cart – cut at 6″) with a Sizzix animal print folder, sanded the spots and went in and added some extra brown tones with a Ranger ink pad and the Ranger blending tool.”

LOVE it! What do you think?

The blending looks so great on the giraffe. By embossing, then sanding and then adding the ink really makes it look realistic and adds another layer of depth. But remember…emboss, sand and THEN ink.

Father’s Day Inspiration

June 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

Hope you are having a wonderful Friday!

Today we have some gorgeous cards for you from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Get out those embossing  folders and make your own gorgeous backgrounds for you cards.  It’s so easy and it really makes a beautiful card for any occasion. AND don’t forget about stamping. We love to stamp on our Core with Spectrum Noir markers.

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