Designer Mary Pat Siehl is working her Core magic today!

Hope you are ready for a GREAT weekend! Today we have some great layouts from Designer Mary Pat Siehl.  Here is a littl bit about these projects from Mary herself.

 

I love trying new techniques and Core Cardstock is just so perfect for everything. I love how it handles the different types of medium. For my project I first sanded the Spotted Cardstock. I then applied a light amount of paint. I then tore the cardstock to expose the Core. I then cut several embellishments using my Silhouette out of the Core and I lightly sanded them. ( I don’t know about you but I love making my own embellies!). Finally I added some of the new Smooth Core Tags. I am really addicted them right now!

 

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Supply list:
Cardstock- Tim Hotlz Distress Collection, Spotted 12×12
Tags- Core Smooth Tags
paper- Fancy Pants
Die Cut Tags- Elle’s Studio
wood veneer- freckled fawn
Misc. Paint
Sewing Machine
Silhouette
Sand It
Dust Buddy

And another layout working that Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions….

One of the things I love about Core Cardstock is that no matter what type of  Core cardstock you are using they all work together so nicely.  In this layout I used some of the Core Impressions mixed with some Core that I embossed myself.  I love how it looks all sanded.  The cardstock is so perfect for the base and main focus of your layout!

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 Supply list:

Cardstock- Core Impressions (Jillibean Soup), Cosmo Cricket Cream Woodgrain, Core Essentials Cardstock Pastels
Tags- Core’dinations Smooth Tags
paper- American Crafts, Elle’s Studio
Vellum – American Crafts
flair- a flair for buttons
twine- the stringery
wood veneer- studio calico and freckled fawn
alphabet stickers- jillibean soup and Glitz
Silhouette
Embossing folder- cuttlebug
Sand it
Dust Buddy

 

 

 

Designing with Ava Gavloski

Happy Monday Morning!
We are up today with some MORE exciting news….it keeps getting better around here, don’t you think?

For all of our Hard Core Crafters…check those inboxes! We have our BRAND NEW Hard Core Crafter newsletter filled with a FREE project download and a Core Tip of the month. Cool huh? We have some really great things lined up for this in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned. In the mean time..head to your inbox, grab your coffee and ENJOY!

Now we  more inspiration for you from Designer Ava Gavloski.

Creating with the Core’dinations Pastel collection is so inviting for a delicate project like a new baby card.  The texture of the cardstock with the soft color tones is perfect for any baby shower party decor or baby card. Going to a baby shower before the baby is born, creates the opportunity to design with any color combination outside of the traditional pink or blue.  Here is a card I designed with cardstock from the Pastel collection.  The texture is amazing after embossing and sanding to reveal the core color of the cardstock.

 

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Love the mix of Spotted Cardstock, paper crimping and embossing that Ava used…

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Supplies:
Pastels Core’dinations cardstock (pistachio, wisteria)
Jillian Dot Spotted
Tim Holtz Adirondack lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress, Dusty Concord
Pearls Cardmaker Series Core’dinations cardstock, starlight
May Arts  ribbon
Unity Stamp Co.
Want2Scrap
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Ranger Distress Ink,  Perserves
Cuttlebug
Spellbinders  bitty blossoms, labels sixteen dies
Darci Scrolls embossing folder
Fiskers Crimper
And next up we have some gorgeous Whitewash work from Ava…

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 I like to  emboss  and sand  my cardstock before  I trace and trim out the paper piecing pattern as this allows for a greater showcasing of the inner colored core.   I just love this inner jewel toned colored core from the Whitewash Core’dinations Collection.  I embossed small bits of Core’dinations cardstock and cut out the heart pattern to make the charms.  To make the heart charms, I embossed small bits of Core’dinations cardstock, inked and trimmed.
                     
My tip for you today is when you can’t find the right color of twine within your stash, just color another complementary piece of twine with some ClearSnap Pigment Ink.

 

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Supply List:
 Core’dinations Whitewash Collection
Couture Creations embossing folder-Fresh and Fun Collection, Magical & Double Sided Tape
May Arts ribbon, satin string, twine
Want2Scrap, Black pearl
Gina K Designs Stamp, Sung from the Heart
Tombow Adhesive, mono glue
ClearSnap Pigment Ink, Cranberry, Blackbird, Alabaster; Siren Smooch pearlized ink,
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug

 

 

‘Tis the Season for Weddings!

Not sure about you but wedding season is in full swing for us in the summer and today Designer Gail Linder has some gorgeous engagement cards for you today.  Gail mixes and matches our cardstock brilliantly! Glitter Silk and Chocolate Box?  Fabulous!

Here is a little bit about these gorgeous cards from Gail:

I’ve had a couple of family members announce engagements recently so I created a couple of cards to celebrate the good news! I started by choosing a gorgeous card from the Chocolate Box collection and cutting a couple of designs out from my Cameo. In the end I settled on the fun sunburst and polaroid and went from there!
For the blue card, I chose the background from the Gemstone collection as the gave it an elegant feel. I’ve embossed the background and adhered my sanded polaroid over the top with pop dots, adding some patterned paper and a red Gemstone card underneath the cut out pieces.
Similarly, behind the sanded sunburst (be careful sanding the fine frame) I used a pink Glittersilk card to add a bit of elegance. The leaves were die cut from Gemstone cardstock also and the project was completed with the fun pink flower!
I added the same greeting to both cards, stamped on a Core Bookmark which I then trimmed with the banner ends. The white bookmark card was so wonderful to stamp on!
So there you have two card designs, made into elegant engagement cards by using specialty cardstock but imagine the same designs in different colors for any occasion!
Sunburst Card Supply List:
Glittersilk 6×6 cardstock
Chocolate Box cardstock
Core Bookmark
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cameo
Hero Arts Stamp
Ranger Distress Inks
PTI leaf die
Manor House flower
queen& Co Pearls
Polaroid Card Supply List:
Gemstone 4.25×5.5″ cardstock
Chocolate Box cardstock
Core Bookmark
Sand It Gadges
Dust Buddy
Cameo
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Big Shot
Hero Arts Stamp
Ranger Distress Inks
flowers

Graduate Gifts and Centerpiece

So I was going through some blog posts looking for something and found this project from Ava Gavloski that never posted! This is such a gorgeous idea for that special graduate in your life! I have a freind going to a graduation party this week so hoping we aren’t too late for you.

Here’s what Ava has to say about creating this awesome project:

Are you getting ready for that Graduation Party? Plan ahead and check out your Core’dinations Cardstock to see if you have some color tones that will match the school colors.  Try  the de-embossed look to your front card panel, sanding lightly give the card a vintage feel.  To stamp a clear image on the glitter paper, ink your stamp, lay your stamp face up and then lay your paper onto the stamp and gentle rub your glitter cardstock over the inked stamp image.  This technique should give you a clear impression of your image on the glitter cardstock.  This card design allows you to use up small bits and pieces from your core stash with the baner and star embellishments.

Dust off that crimper,  find some embossing folders that speak to you and get creative with a few layers of your favorite Core’dinations cardstock.  Layers are the secret to volume and a feel good texture.  So,  join me and make that gift bag with layers of Core cardstock that will be a wow the gift presentation.

Here are some detail shots on the gift bag:

And the fun centerpiece! Love how that Core Couture shines!

Supply List:
Core Neutrals Vanilla Creme
Core Graphic 45 Signature series Venetian lace
Core Black Magic Red
Core Glitter Silk Red
Core Glitter  Red
Core Tillie Dots Spotted Red
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug
Folder
Sizzix Alterations Mini Rays A2 medium Embossing folder
Cricut
Wild Card Cartridge
Unity Stamp Co.
ClearSnap Colorbox , Black Ink
Want2Scrap rhinestone
May Arts Ribbon
Spellbinders, Fleur de Lis Squares
Tissue Paper

Happy Dad’s Day Card

Looking for a really fun and handsome Father’s Day Card? The great thing about Core is that you can add ANY kind of texture to the cardstock with different embossing folders. Plaid, polka dots…sky is the limit! The different textures really make this card because they remind of the patterns of the shirt and tie, don’t you agree?
Keep on reading to see how Mary Pat Siehl created this awesome card….
Here is a little bit about this card from Mary Pat:
I cut the base of the card using my Silhouette. Then I used Core’dinations Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collections and cut it out to match the base of my card.  The I ran the Faded Jeans cardstock in my embossing folder and lightly sanded to show the pattern.  I cut my tie using the Scattered Straw cardstock then ran it  through another embossing folder and lightly sanded that.  Finally I stamped my sentiment and lightly inked the edges with the Tim Holtz faded Jeans distress ink.  Don’t you just love how this awesome Tim Holtz collection  matches the inks?  I know I do!
Supplies:
Core’dinations Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress collections
Stamps- Hero Arts
ink- Hero Arts and Tim Holtz
tiny attacher
Silhouette

Introducing…Ava Gavloski

Hello day THREE and say Hello to Ava!
Here is a little bit about Ava:

Hello, I am from the Great Lakes of Ontario Canada.  Scrapbooking started out for me a few years ago, lots of classes from great instructors and here I am looking at mixed media as my new challenge for 2013.  As for my scrapping style… well, that is ….TBA.  I create using products that feel good to me.    I am inspired by talented designers and experiment with new techniques, so spikes of different styles will be noted above the radar!

I tend to scrap in 3 styles : Eclectic/Freestyle,  Romantic/Shabby Chic and Multimedia.

And to see more of her work check out her blog HERE!

Here is a little bit about this layout from Ava:  Costa: Ocean Waters calm my Soul
Have  you tried this technique water misting yet?  Let me share my layout with you that features water misting and hot glue application.
The lace border trim around the photo was created using the Martha Stewart punch, by misting the border punched trim with a water mister.   Once the water has soaked in like 1 minute, fold like a fan the strip of paper and shape to the desired shape and let the border rest (dry) somewhat and like magic, you have a full textured element for your page.  I misted my flower as well to get the curled look to the petals.
Now, you can see how much fun embossing Core essential papers are from this layout, which I made exclusively with Core’dinations cardstock.   All my embellishments are made from Core’dinations cardstock as well. The vine, tags, border circle trim, medallions and flower….all CORE!
Now let’s check out the glossy water ripples on this layout.  Fellow Core team designer Vivian Keh, is known as is an educator of this technique.  I am one of her followers and thought I had better give this a try on this layout.  You can get lots of technique videos from Vivian at her blog.  Using the hot glue on this layout is fast and very effective for a water scene to get the ripple effect.  Be sure to get some practice before you make an attempt on a final art project because your paper may ripple a bit from the hot glue. So, this is a layout about me;  water’s edge has a magical calming effect on my inner self.
Check out these details!
How about those Core Tags?
Layers and layers of TEXTURE! Gorgeous!
See the sketch this layout was based on check out her blog HERE!
Supply List:
Gemstones Core’dinations cardstock
Jillian Spottedcardstock
Tim Holtz Distress collection
Core Tags- Dark Assorted  tags
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
My Favorite Things die –Leaf Filled Flourish
Cuttlebug
Martha Stewart punch-Garden Trellis
Couture Creations embossing folder-Fresh and Fun Collection, Magical
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So I guess you want our winner from yesterday, huh?
Diane Sturgess says:

What a beautiful layout…and GREAT journaling! love it.

And…today we are giving away some Chocolate Box cardstock!!! Comment here to win and we will pick a winner tomorrow morning. We are giving away cardstock this week..next week and the following week!  How cool is that?! So if you don’t win today..there’s still a chance so keep coming back.

Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

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