Back to School Layout with Petaloo

August 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Supply list:
Whitewash Cardstock
Petaloo flowers, mixed and matched
Silhouette cut files – Miss Kate Cuttables
Die – Lifestyle Crafts
Pin – Bella Blvd
Punch – Fiskars
Bling – Doodlebug
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Suzanna Lee here and over the months that I have designed for Core’dinations, I have shared with you many of the plus’ of working with Core’dinations cardstock. With the design team call announced (yes, you TOO could design for Core, see more about the call here) you know that this term is winding down for us and I have one last plus to share with you; no matter which manufacturer you put along side Core’dinations, there is always a WIDE assortment of coordinating Core’dinations cardstock to work with.
I have yet to find a company who I can’t coordinate Core’dinations cardstock with. Today we are partnering with Petaloo and just look at how amazing this Graphic 45 Dark’s collection pairs up with the Petaloo flowers! I was sent an assortment of different flowers that I mixed and matched to grow my garden with – a lovely bed of flowers indeed!
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And of course it cuts wonderfully in my Silhouette:
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And a close-up:
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Core’dinations and Petaloo Back to School

August 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Happy Monday! This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Now how about some inspiration from Clare Buswell? What goes better with Back to School then Chalk Core? Check it out on these projects below:
 
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Apple Card
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Supplies - Petaloo Botanica Minis Pistachio, Petaloo Mini Daisies Grey/Blacks, Petaloo Fancy Trims Black. Core’dinations Chalk Core Colors, Graphic 45 Signature Series Darks, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other – Silhouette file #64361, Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder, Big Shot, black twine, white pen.
 
Chalkboard Easel Card
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SuppliesPetaloo Dahlias Grey/Black, Petaloo Mini Daisies Grey/Blacks, Petaloo Fancy Trims Black. Core’dinations Chalk Core White, Graphic 45 Signature Series Darks, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other – Silhouette file #63016, Silhouette Portrait, Craft Concepts Woodgrain embossing folder, Big Shot, cream twine, white pen.
 
Owl Gift Bag
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SuppliesPetaloo Darjg Mix Mini Teasn Wht. Core’dinations Chalk Core White, Graphic 45 Signature Series Darks, Vanilla Cream Cardstock, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other – Silhouette file #45530, Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder, Big Shot, cream twine, white pen.

Bon Voyage Card

August 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

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Supply List:
110lb White Smooth Core’dinations Cardstock
No.10 Cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
Core Tags Canvas Textured Tags Brights
Sand-Gadget
Dust Buddy
Technique Tuesday Stamps All Abound
Ranger Coffee Ink
Distress Inks Ripe Persimmon, Brushed Corduroy
Wooden Buttons
May Arts 1/4″ Twill Ribbon with Chevron Stripes Orange, Green
Sizzix TH Alterations Carte Postale embossing folder
Big Shot
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Make card from 110lb Smooth White Core. Emboss No.10 Cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to cover card front, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Adhere to card. Sand edges of Core Tags Canvas Textured Tags Brights Tag, trim rectangle of 110lb White Smooth Core’dinations Cardstock to fit inside. Repeat stamp text using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, ink edges with Brushed Corduroy, adhere to tag. Cut three pieces of twill ribbon, plait and thread through tag. Attach tag to card. Stamp ship onto cardstock, cut out and ink edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, adhere to tag using foam pads. Stamp sentiment onto 110lb Smooth White Core, ink edges with Brushed Corduroy and attach to card. Adhere buttons, to finish.
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Smooth Tag and Core’dinating Gift Bag

August 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

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Supply List:
 
Core’dinations WhiteWash Collection
Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection - Spun Sugar
Core Tags Smooth White 1.62×3.25″
Dust Buddy
Sand-It Gadget
Darice Paper Bag White
May Arts Sheer Ruffle Edge White
May Arts Paper Cord Ribbon Pink
Chevron embossing folder Embossalicious
Big Shot
Paper doily
Marianne Design Butterfly Die
SRM Stickers Sticker Sentiments Wishing You Well
Hole punch
Flower embellishment
Here is how I made this gift bag in a few easy steps!
1.) Emboss cardstock from Whitewash Collection, sand with Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Trim to fit front of gift bag and adhere.
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2.) Punch two holes at top of bag using hole punch. Thread through ribbon and tie bow.
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3.) Adhere paper doily. Die-cut butterfly from Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection Spun Sugar cardstock, adhere to bag.
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4.)  Add sticker sentiment to tag. Attach tag to bag using paper cord. Add flower embellishment to finish.
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Tip: When die cutting intricate dies always add a piece of wax paper between the die and your cardstock, it makes it much easier to remove from the die.

Design by Clare Buswell 

Happy Friendship Day!

August 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives, Xyron

National Friendship Day is the perfect excuse to make a cute card for a friend!
Core’dinations Supplies:
Misc. Core’dinations scraps
Other Supplies:
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink Button Dies
EK Success Corner Rounder
Xyron Sticker Maker
Helmar ZapDots
How To:
1) The white card base is 4.5″ x 6″ of Core’dinations Neutral Snowflake with the top right and bottom left corners rounded.
2) I embossed the Core’dinations Whitewash background (4.25″ x 5.75″) with a Couture Creations Embossing Folder.
3) The embossed piece was then sanded with Core’dinations Sand It Gadget and dusted with the Dust Buddy to let the blue core show through.
4) Then, I printed my sentiment on Core’dinations Smooth Oval Tags.
***Tip: When using Core Tags in your printer, it is  best to print the sentiment out on a piece of paper first to make sure that your sentiment will fit on your tag.  Then attach your Core Tag with semi-permanant adhesive over the already printed sentiment and print the sentiment again.  Always perfect placement when done this way! 
5) Colorful ribbon was then added to the printed tag was glued with ZapDots 1/3 up from the bottom of the card.
6) The colorful die cut buttons are made from scraps of Core’dinations Cardstock.  Once cut, I ran them through my Xyron X Sticker Maker and sanded/dusted them before adding them to the embossed circles.
7)  Give the card to a friend and you are sure to make them smile!
Design by Kate Nolan-Denham

Starry Sky Tim Holtz Mini Canvas

July 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Mixed Media

You can really add some great texture to your mixed media projects using Core’dinations cardstock. By using embossing and tearing techniques you can really add a great tactile quality to your projects!

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Supplies: Core’dinations – Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Darice – Stars embossing folder. Crafter’s Companion Embossalicious Chevron embossing folder, canvas 6×6, white pen, acrylic paints, star sequins, Hero Arts Typewriter letters stamps, Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Ink, Mod Podge, Big Shot, sewing machine, glow in the dark paint, distressing tool.

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1. Paint the canvas black using acrylic paint. Emboss some black (No.24-S) cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection using the stars embossing folder. Sand using the Sand-It Gadget and wipe with a Dust Buddy.
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2. Tear a piece of green cardstock (No.12-S) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection and two pieces of (No.9) from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to form the hills. Emboss using the chevron embossing folder. Distress straight edges using a distressing tool.
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3. Adhere pieces to star embossed square, machine stitch border and distress edges using a distressing tool.
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4. Cut come simple star shapes from the Kraft side of some cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, apply white acrylic paint. Once dry sand edges using Sand-It Gadget for a distressed effect.
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5. Adhere stars to square panel. Attach panel to canvas using Mod Podge, leave to dry.
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6. Cut some small rectangles of No.24 cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, write “follow”, “your” and “own” on each rectangle using a white pen. Stamp “star” using a white ink pad.
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7. Add a white paint wash to the hills to highlight. Adhere text to canvas using Mod Podge. Add glitter to large stars and adhere some sequin stars.
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8. Paint edges of canvas using blue acrylic paint and outline stars in blue. Outline text in white paint. Add some glow in the dark paint to the stars for a fun effect!
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