More Valentine’s Day Inspiration

January 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, Sizzix, Tim Holtz

I mean, what doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day like glitter cardstock?  Well, Core’dinations has some amazing lines for you! Our Gemstones, Glitter Silk and Core Couture are the BEST glitter cardstocks out there. And don’t forget about Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions. There are sheets in there for all those major holidays.

Let’s check out some amazing projects from Suzanna Lee!

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Love is in the air! Actually love is amidst glittery and shimmering X’s and O’x on this tri-fold card! What better way to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day than with glitter and hearts?

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Supplies

Glitter Silk Princess Pink

Gemstones 6×6 Pad

Gemstones Onyx

Core Couture 6×6 Pad

Die: Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard

Stamp: Hampton Arts

Paperclip: Websters

Cut file created from Ali Edward’s brush

Silhouette Cameo

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That day of sweet notes and sweet treats is around the corner and today I have a layout to share with you showcasing the Valentine’s paper of the Seasonal Impressions collection. I love selectively sanding the words that work with and support my layout. It’s almost like having a piece of patterned paper for a background.

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Check out how cool the dots look along the letters:

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And look at all that texture!

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Supplies

Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions

Gemstones Collection

Spotted, Jillian, Snowflake

Core Essentials, Neutrals

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

Cut Files; Layered Heart (#37620), Heart Clips (#53821, modified), Hugs, Kisses both created from Heidi Swapp brushes

Punches: Martha Stewart

Tag: Chic Tags

Twine: American Crafts

iRock and Hot Rocks: Imaginisce

CUTE Baby Gift Idea with Gail Lindner

I love projects that just wow you and are totally out of the box! I know a lot of my friends that are having children now already have a lot of what they need and this idea is PERFECT for  that family!

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Hi Core Fans! Gail here and I recently attended a dear cousin’s baby shower. We know she is expecting a little girl in July and has gathered quite the collection of gorgeous baby girl clothes so I created a set of wardrobe dividers for her, to help keep the sizes organised!
 
I searched the Silhouette shop for a doorknob hanger shape and when I found the shape I was happy with, I set about cutting six in the shades of pink and green that the nursery is decorated in. To add more detail and prettiness to them, I then embossed the hangers with the flower embossing folder and sanded them to reveal the lighter core.
 
Each divider is decorated in the same way: a die cut white label (adhered with pop dots), size numbering and a paper bow. The numbers and the bows were cut with the Silhouette Cameo and I also embossed the numbers to match the actual hanger.
 
The verdict: my sweet cousin loved them and I can’t wait to see them in action next time I visit!
 
Oh yeah – after the photos were taken, I cut a slit in each divider so they could easily be popped over the clothes rod! 
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Supply List:
Core Essentials Sugar-N-Spice
Core Essentials Pistachio
Core Essentials Snowflake
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo
Papertrey Ink label die
My Mind’s Eye patterned paper

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And we have a layout from Gail today, too!

I have been dying to use some of the Shattered cardstock as it’s such a unique effect! When I printed these photos of my son’s first face paint I knew it was the perfect excuse! The majority of the background is the green shattered cardstock which I gave a light sand to bring out the effect a bit more.
 
I then built up a few layers with some patterned paper scraps and more cardstock white I have embossed and sanded to add even more dimension and texture.
 
I wanted to add a touch of yellow on the layout without it standing out too much. The perfect solution was to use yellow whitewash cardstock! Once I embossed and sanded it, it was just enough yellow! I think the whitewash is my new favourite collection!

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And a close up…LOVING that Whitewash embossed and sanded!

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For the finishing touch I built up three little clusters of embellishments using layers of Core, with bits and pieces from my stash. But the definite star of the show is that shattered cardstock! And of course my sweet boy in the photos!
 
Supply List:
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered (green)
Tim Holtz Distress Collection (red)
Whitewash Collection – Butterchurn
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Big Shot
Simple Stories patterned paper
Greatest View flair
wood shapes, enamel dots, letter stickers

Stepper Cards with Clare Buswell

January 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Happy New Year!   Hard to believe we are working our way into January already! Let’s get this month started off right with some Stepper Cards from designer Clare Buswell. Now, I have seen these kinds of cards a lot but never make them.  They are gorgeous and it amazes me how much detail you can get with ehse kinds of layers! So….I headed off to Pinterest and searched “stepper cards” and found a TON!  None of them are as gorgeous as Clare’s cards ;) but you will be able to find a simple tutorial on how to make them like this one here. You pretty much just make folds where you want layers.   SO COOL!
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Make stepper card from cardstock. Emboss Kraft-Core using Anna Griffin embossing folder, ink edges and adhere panels to facing sections. Add strip of embossed Kraft-Core across facing back panel. Die cut labels, stamp trees on large label and ink edges. Stamp trees, frame and sentiment on small label. Attach large label to back. Add seam binding to front section and add small label. Cut deer and trees using silhouette machine. Add trees to background using silicone glue. Add deer and smaller trees using silicone glue to front section, to finish.
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Supplies:
Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Poppy embossing folder, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Circular Grid embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five, Big Shot, Waltzingmouse Stamps – (Vintage Labels 25, Man of the Hour), Marianne Design Eline’s Huis stamps Jingle Bells, Distress Inks – (Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain), StazOn Jet Black Ink, silicone glue, seam binding, Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette files #22748, #23251, #14718.
 
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 Cardinal and Iine cones
Make stepper card from cardstock. Emboss Kraft-Core using mistletoe embossing folder,  ink edges and adhere panels to facing sections. Add strip of embossed Kraft-Core across facing back panel. Die cut label, stamp foliage on back label, ink edges and adhere with silicone glue. Die cut oval label, stamp frame and ink edges. Add ribbon and attach oval. Die cut foliage and adhere with silicone glue. Cut cardinal using silhouette machine, sand edges and attach to card using silicone glue, to finish.
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Supplies:
Crafter’s Companion embossing folders – (Mistletoe, Snowflakes), Big Shot, Spellbinders – (Decorative Labels One, Classic Ovals Large, Fall Foliage)Waltzingmouse Stamps – (Ovals Classic Frames, Festive Foliage), Distress Inks – (Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain), silicone glue, satin ribbon, Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette file #13950.

New Year’s Eve Banner with Tracy Gruber

December 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Tim Holtz

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The countdown has begun…having a New Year’s Eve party?  Then you came to the right place!
We have a great New Year’s  Banner from Designer Tracy Gruber:
Every celebration needs a fun banner and New Year’s Eve is no exception!  Starte by cutting 4×4″ squares from black Core card stock from the Neutrals Collection.  Next, cut 3×3″ squares from gray Core card stock, also from the Neutrals collection.  Then use a corner rounder to round all of the corners of both the black and gray squares.  Sand the edges of all of the black squares with the Sand It Gadget.  Cut out the letters using the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge at 2 1/4.”  Next, Cut out the bottles from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 1/2″ each.  Emboss and then sand the “liquid” in side of the bottle with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to make it look like bubbles!  Attach them to the banner with Tombow 3D foam tabs.
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And some close ups:
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How cute are the sequins for the bubbles???
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Supplies:
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Alphalicious Cricut cartridge
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder
-Diamond Stickles
-Sequins

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Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of glitter and confetti.  So for my New Year’s card, I got out my Glitter Silk paper!  It is so fun and sparkly….perfect for for my card.  Simply cut three strips (I used the Princess Pink and Copper Shimmer) and adhere them to a white card base.  I cut the larger strip at 1 1/4″ and the two smaller at 1/4.”  The champagne glass is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and is cut at 4 3/4.”  I embossed and sanded the “liquid” inside of the glass to make it look bubbly!

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Supplies:
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Lawn Fawn Harold’s ABC’s stamp set
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Tombow 3D Foam Tabs and Mono Multi Glue
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz

From the Core’dinations Cardstock family we wish you the merriest of Christmases! Be safe and happy today. Enjoy your friends and families on this blessed day!

But of course we have some inspiration for you from Designer Suzanna Lee:

R U Merry?  Suzanna here to share with you a card that will be sure to get your recipient ready for the festivities ahead!

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Black Magic as a card base is a fantastic way to create a black background for your card yet have a colored cardstock on the inside for writing that important message. Sanded Seasonal Impressions is just like having a patterned paper for the the second layer of your background.

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Aren’t the layers of that tree fun? Just pleat some paper a little haphazardly and cut in a triangular shape. Back with a slightly darker shade and adorn with some May Arts garland and sequins ornaments! The tree trunk and white lace are also from May Arts. No Christmas tree is complete without presents underneath so just stamp on some of the amazing 110 pound white cardstock, handcolor and fussy cut for your gifting pleasures.

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Top the tree with a Glitter star and hang a banner to convery your greeting!

Supplies:

Core’dinations Black Magic (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/specialty-collections/black-magic-collection/)

Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impression (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tim-holtz/kraft-core/kraft-core-seasonal-impression/)

Core Essentials Crabgrass (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-essentials/)

Core Essentials Forest (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-essentials/)

Glitter Silk 6×6 (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/glitter-silk/)

Sand It Gadget (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tools/sand-it-gadget/)

Dust Buddy (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tools/dust-buddy/)

Ribbons: May Arts

Sequins: Hobby Lobby

Stamps: October Afternoon, Kaiser Crafts

Ink: VersaFine

Pens: Faber Castell

Star Punch: Marvy Uchida

Christmas Cards with David Tutera Celebrate!

Only a few more days until Christmas! One of the things that is SO GREAT about Core’dinations is that you can mix and match our lines beautifully. They all core’dinate…even our Core’dinations lines and David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System. Designer Jennifer Edwardson does this for us today!
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Only a few more days until Christmas! Let’s get those cards done and mailed, right?  Well if you are like me then you are always a bit behind. That is why David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system is for YOU! You can mix and match the layers AND mix it with some Core’dinations carstock, too!!! Let’s take a look at what Jennifer Edwardson did with it today:
Like many of you I know, I too have been making Christmas cards like crazy lately and I’ve got a couple to share with you today !!
I started with an A7 (5 x 7) David Tutera card base and put it through my embossing machine with my fave Darice snowflake embossing folder.

 

I created the first ‘tree’ by punching snowflakes from white Glitter Silk cardstock and rasied them with 3D foam.  I embossed a piece of brown cardstock from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ paper pad (LOVE these – cardmakers NEED these pads) ….. I used the Darice woodgrain embossing folder and then sanded the top lightly to show the pattern !!

 

 

I added a star and sentiment from the David Tutera Celebrate Step 3 embellishment packs and finished this one off with some red twine.

 

 
I created the 2nd card using the same steps but different cardstock !! 
 
I started with the same kraft card base and then punched smaller heart shapes from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered cardstock and raised them using 3D foam …..

 

 
I punched a circle from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress cardstock pack and embossed it with a circle embossing folder and lightly sanded off the top for the ‘trunk’ of the tree ……

 

…… again the tree top and sentiment are from the Step 3 packs by David Tutera Celebrate with a little red twine wrapping it all up with a bow !!!

 

……. 2 different ways to create the same Christmas-y card featuring Core’dinations and David Tutera Celebrate !!!
 
Supplies:
 
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection No. 13-S
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection Brushed Corduroy
Coredinations Glitter Silk Opulent Opal
A7 David Tutera Celebrate kraft card base
David Tutera Celebrate embellishments
David Tutera Celebrate Sentiment Stickers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Hemptique Twine – red
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And a few quick cards using the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system from Debbie Standard! Again..we cannot stay this enough but they are as easy as ONE-TWO-THREE!
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Debbie embossed her cardbase here like Jennifer did above. Don’t be afraid to have fun with your premade cardbases!
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Oh and how about some white on white?  LOOOOVE it! The Glitter Silk is so perfect for this!
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