Quick Christmas Cards

As my Christmas card list grows every year, I like to come up with designs that are easy to mass produce. This card certainly fits the bill!  One embossing folder and a few simple embellishments makes a hand made card that looks like it took a long time to create, but it didn’t!

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Step 1: The great thing about the Core’dinations Cut and Emboss series of papers, is that they are the exact size of a standard embossing folder (and incidentally the exact size of an A2 card).

Select the color of paper you would like to use, and insert it into the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure the paper is right side UP and the manufacturer name on the embossing folder is facing UP as well.

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Remove the cardstock from the folder and lay it on a flat surface.

Step 2: Using a Sand-it Gadget, lightly sand the surface of the cardstock to reveal the lighter core. Remove any cardstock “dust” with the Dust Buddy.

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Step 3: Using a glue pen, go over any surface you would like to have glittered. The glitter will only adhere to areas that you add the glue pen to. Use your embossed image like a coloring book!

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After you apply the glue, place your card into a Tidy Tray, and tap glitter over the glue surfaces. Shake off any excess. Allow the glittered/glue areas to dry.

Step 4: Using Liquid Pearls, add some bling to other areas of the embossed card! Liquid Pearls dry and look like tiny brads. A very quick, and inexpensive way to add character to embossed images.

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When you have added the embellishments you desire, allow the images to dry and adhere to an A2 card base. I chose to machine stitch my cards, but any adhesive will work too.

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Happy Crafting!

~Shaunte

 

Thankful Tree Centerpiece

Are you looking for a simple, yet meaningful Thanksgiving decoration the whole family can enjoy?  How about this Thanksgiving Tree centerpiece.

thanks_tree_coredinations_nancy-keslinThankful Tree Centerpiece Supplies:

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Step 1.  Place disk arranger inside of pail and insert twigs.  You can add a bit of moss or some cardstock on top of the twigs to give it a more finished look if you like.

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Step 2.  Have family members write the things they are thankful for on to tags.  Younger family members may need a little help.  Their are so many beautiful shades and styles of tags to choose from.  Everyone is sure to have a favorite.

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Step 3.  Gather your tags and hang on the branches.

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This is sure to become a favorite family decoration that can be added to year after year, reminding us of all we have to be thankful for.

~Nancy

 

Clean & Simple Leaf Cards

Thanksgiving Card by Mary Pat

Hi Everyone! Mary Pat here with you today and with the holidays fast approaching I have a great idea for a Clean and Simple Thanksgiving Day card that is so easy that you will want to mass produce these to send to everyone on your Friends and Family list!

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For my card I broke out some of the yummy Chocolate Box collection and used the Cherry Cordial.  I then scored and sanded my edges.  I then used a digi cut file from the Silhouette store and cut out the flower.  I backed the negative space with the Tim Holtz Shattered collection.  Finally I stamped my sentiment using the back of the Cherry Cordial.

Here is a video on how this card came about:

Thanks so  much for joining me.  Hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!

 ~Mary Pat

Thank You Card by Tami

Hi all!! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a quick and easy card idea using you’re Core’dinations products.

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Thanks card supplies:

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Card Instructions:

Step 1: Round top right and bottom left corners of pre-made card using corner rounder punch.

Step 2: Die-cut leaf from brown cardstock retaining negative image for use on envelope.

Step 3: Emboss die-cut leaf using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Adhere to card front.

Step 4: Wrap left edge of card with string; tie in a bow.

Step 5: Stamp sentiment onto back side of Kraft Core cardstock using brown dye ink; cut out. Attach to card front using foam squares.

Step 6: Attach nail heads to card front as shown using hot fit tool.

Envelope Instructions: (shown below)

Step 1: Place negative image from die-cut leaf onto envelope at an angle.

Step 2: Sponge pigment ink onto envelope using art dauber.

Step 3: Sprinkle with embossing powder; heat-emboss.

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 ~Tami

 

Summer Challenge: Brights Day Two

We are here with our Summer Brights Challenge!

Every month we challenge our designers to try new things. It might be a collection pack, techniques…something different just to get those creative juices flowing.  So for July, we challenged our designers to use the Brights Collection pack and to do some fussy cutting for some added interest.

 The Brights collection pack is the PERFECT color palette for all your summer layouts and projects! Don’t be afraid of those bright colors..embrace them!

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First up we have Designer Shaunte Wadley. She created a card trio for us today using Brights, David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system, Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Core Couture, & Vintage Cardstock.

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Here is a shot of some of the Core Couture glitter cardstock. SWOOOOOOOOON! Dies are from Lifestyle Crafts.

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And I love how Designer Vivian Keh used the purples in this layout. The possiblities are endless with what you can do with a bright color palette. Add a op of yellow and that gorgeous fussy cutting of her stamps and you have the perfect layout!

And nothing is cuter than a swimming doggie :) Blues and yellows are the perfect summer colors!

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Don’t want to stamp on the textured side?  Flip it over!

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And Suzanna Lee created a layout focusing on  the primary colors found in the Brights Collection pack.   And, not to mention, this yogurt place is awesome! You pick your own ice cream and toppings and then they weigh it for you. You gotta be careful though….it adds up! LOL!  Tone on tone embossing and die cuts with jsut the perfect touch of sanding. LOVE IT!

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Guest Designer Announcement in HERE!

August 3, 2012 by  
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So guess what we did yesterday?

We started shipping those Hard Core Cropper prizes!!!!

AND………………….we finalized the guest designer entries.

Did I hear a drumroll??????????????

Congratulations to Leeann Pearce!

And Rebecca Keppel!

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank  you to all of the entries we received! This was not easy…it never is and we just loved every single project.

Please, if you design cards…check out our Card Design Team Call HERE!  We are looking for some talented cardmakers that love Core.

Design Team Announcement!

May 7, 2011 by  
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HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY!

We wanted thank each and every person for applying for the Design Team Call.

It was not easy and the Core’dinations Team spent endless hours going through the entries. There were so many amazing entries and narrowing things down was extremely difficult.

Without further ado, here is the new Core’dinations Cardstock Design Team (in alphabetical order).

Andrea Amu
April Derrick
Char Dobson
Leica Forrest
Lydia Jackson
Kim Jeffress
Brianne Nevill
Melissa Oliveira
Debbie Standard
Shaunte Wadley

Sarah Hodgkinson, DT Core’dinator

Ellen Sosnoski, Blog Core’dinator

Core Teachers:
Vicki Boutin
Cari Locken
Kimber McGray

Again, thank you to all of the applicants!!!  We thank you for

the amazing entries and for your love of Core’dinations Cardstock. It

means so much to see that.

And just a note a note about our NSD festivities….

We are celebrating HardCore style ;)

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