New Core SMOOOOOOOOTH Tags!

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection

Happy Friday! It is quite fabulous, isn’t it???

Designer April Derrick always mixes elements in the coolest fashion. Check out the details on this layout!  And see the scallop shape with the dots underneath the photo?  That is one of our BRAND NEW core SMOOTH tags…this one in particular is our large Fashion Tag. Our same great cardstock with a smooth finish…they are GREAT!

And, of course, April used a Crafter’s Workshop stencil on this layout while working her paint/misting skilz.

How fun is this vellum pocket???

Terrific Tuesday Tip…Spanish Moss

First up…we want to THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of the amazing Design Team applications. WOWOWOWOWOW is all we can say. This is not going to be easy. If you were here the other week  you saw that our David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system debuted some EXCLUSIVE kits on HSN  so make sure you get yours HERE!

We are working on the Design Team applications and should have an answer for you SOOOOOOOOOOOON!  I just got back from a Holiday long-weekend so once we get caught up we will let you know.


Today we have some more Spring inspiration for you!

Here is a little bit about this project from Andrea and how she used some Spanish Moss on her project. It looks so GREAT with the earth tones from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core collections.

I cut elements from a sheet of the Spring Seasonal  Impressions cardstock and then I sanded them and applied Paper Glaze medium to each piece before mounting them over the exact same areas of the teal Spring Seasonal Core Impressions page. I used the light colored Kraft Shattered cardstock for my backround and covered the surface with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Wild Honey to bring out the crackling. My nest and egg were die cut using the Picturesque Cricut cartridge. I used more Shattered Kraft in brown and teal blue and distressed the edges of the nest a bit with a tool before tucking in some Spanish Moss for realistic texture.

And a close up of that fabulous detail:

Love the look of the Spanish moss with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered!

Happy Spring! Stay tuned for more Easter Projects this week. We have some good ones!

Inking with Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection

So our  BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered collection is so cool!  If you love Tim Holtz products and Kraft-Core then you will undoubtedly love this collection, too. You can use it as is or do fun techniques to it just like Design Team Member Debbie Standard did on this layout. Inks soak up into the the kraft and leaves the crackle finish…it is SO COOL! Check it out….

Here is a little bit about this layout from Debbie:

In creating this page I used some Core’dination’s Tim Holtz Kraft Core to start with.  I sanded it all over to start and then wanted to create clouds. To make them I put a piece of cloud chipboard behind the paper where I wanted the clouds and again sanded over the chipboard – moved it and sanded again until I got the effect that I wanted. Along the bottom portion of the sanded background, I stamped with a checked stamp.  Then I used some of the new Tim Holtz Shattered Collection.

Some of the  lighter sheets are just perfect for inking!  I needed two different colors so the center portion I inked using some light brown inks.  Then on this other section I wanted more of the turquoise so I inked this piece with some blues.  Keep inking until you get the color you want.  I just love how this Shattered collection looks when you ink it! You can use ANY color you want…it makes this collection so versatile!


Here are some close-ups:

Can you see the blue ink and the brown ink?

How cool are these clouds?  You can do this outlining technique with ANY KIND of chipboard!

HERE is a video to see how it’s done:

And a shot of the stamping:

Here you can see the different inks  Debbie used against each other:

We hope you can get creative with the Tim Holtz KRaft-Core Shattered!

It’s shipping NOW!

MORE Tim Holtz Shattered in here!

Some more Tim Holtz Shattered Collection layouts!  This line was a HUGE hit at CHA…you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

A layout from Designer April Derrick:

Check out the fun folded card we learned from Guest Designer Leeann Pearce AND see that cool  postage stamp layer in the Kraft?  YEP…that is from the David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system Step two. We LOVE mixing and matching these collections!

And another postage stamp layer from the David Tutera line. Told ya we liked ’em! 🙂

On this layout, Designer April Derrick  used her Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Chipped Saphire by Ranger and inked the Shattered cardstock. See how the stain just soaks up in the cracks and turned blue??!?!?!?  HOW COOL IS THAT??? And she embossed some of it too (the layer under the photo). So many possibilities!

Stay tuned for more ideas on is BRAND NEW Line that we debuted at CHA 2013 featuring Tim Holtz-Kraft Core!

Guest Designer Leeann Pearce!

Monday Monday!

Hope you had a GREAT weekend! We are back to our regularly scheduled blog posts. Between Holidays, flu, getting ready for CHA, Hard Core Crop prizes and more…we are busy busy!

Today we have Guest Designer Leeann Pearce with us again! Leeann is the queen of cool. Her layouts are always so awesome with layers and layers of texture and this color combo is just a classic.  The gray tones that Leeann pairs together are just perfect and it’s so easy with Core’dinations Cardstock since everything “core’dinates”!

Here is a little bit about this layout from the lovely Leeann herself:

Hello and Happy New Year Core fan… Today I am sharing a quick page. I am a lover of solid colours and shapes. I created a chevron background by cutting 3” x 3” squares into triangles. I wanted to add just small pops of colour as you can see. I did add some texture to the bright yellow triangle using my embossing folder and Sizzix Big Shotz machine. I used a Core tag and have this hiding in small paper bag.
Materials Used: Cardstock Neutrals, Tim Holtz  Ranger Distress collection, pack all white  Core tags, Crate paper border stickers, a flair for buttons, Epiphany crafts round 14 tool and bubble cap, Amy Tangerine rosette, Heidi Swapp buzz words, twine.

Bonus Day with Scor-Pal

This is the last day of our week with SCOR PAL. Do you have one of these?  Well, if you are a paper craft you better. AND if you love Core, then  you BETTER! Scoring, then sanding with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only way to go. We hope that you have found some new and exciting ways use your Scor-Pal.

Scoring raises the cardstock so you can sand it and release that inner Core. It’s gorgeous AND both design teams are going to show you easy and fabulous ways the Scor Pal products and Core’dinations can add interested to your papercrafting projects.

Did you know we have a Scoring Video?   Check out our Technique videos for some awesome ideas on what you can do with Core, including the scoring video.

PLEASE make sure you check out the Scor Pal blog for some iNcReDiBle designs this week (I think there might be a prize over there 😉 ). They SIMPLY rockYou know we always have something up our sleeve for you when we do these fun blog events so keep commenting for a chance to win some great Core’dinations Cardstock!

Design Team Member April Derrick created this cool envelope for her layout to keep Core Tags with her journaling and some photos. Brilliant!

Don’t forget your Scor Tape!\

EEEEK! May Arts Ribbon!

Some more scoring….


Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Graphic 45 Signature Collection, Core Tags,  Queen & Co twinkle Goosebumps, May Arts Ribbon, Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray

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