Day THREE with Petaloo: Teacher Cards

August 13, 2014 by  
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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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Today we have a few cards from Debbie Standard to give to your teachers and start that school year off right!
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1.  Cut purple card base purple.  Cut a second sheet in yellow that is slightly smaller.
2.  Tear the ends.  Then emboss the portion that will be in the front of the card.  Sand it with your Sand It Gadget and dust it off with your Dust Buddy and attach it to your card base.
3.  Tie a piece of Petaloo lace around the card.  Then tie a bow to the lace.
4.  Layer Petaloo flowers behind a frame.  You can create the sentiment in a Word document and color the fonts as you like. Attach over the large Petaloo flowers.  Then layer smaller flowers around it.
Supplies:
Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock in purple and yellow
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Darice Embossing folder
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Frame – stash
Petaloo lace
Petaloo Flowers
Xyron Mega Runner
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1.  Cut a card base in purple.  Cut a second sheet in white slightly smaller.  Then take a sheet of Black Magic with a purple base.
 Notice the purple Core in the Black Magic matches the Core’s Essentials?
2.  Emboss it with a number’s folder.  Sand it with your Sand it Gadget and dust if off with your Dust Buddy.  Cut it slightly smaller than the white sheet you did in Step 1.
3.  Attach Petaloo lace in two spots around the two top layers of the card and then attach to card base.
4.  Cut another sheet of white and another sheet of the same purple you used in your card base, the purple slightly smaller.  Curl cut the corners.
5.  Stamp your image on a sheet of the 110 cardstock.  Color it and fussy cut around.  Run it through your Xyron 250 and attach to the front of the purple piece.  Use pop dots to pop it from the card.
Supplies:
Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock
110 lb Smooth Cardstock
Black Magic 
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Petaloo lace
Petaloo Flowers
Xyron Mega Runner
Lily of the Valley Rubber Stamp
Copic Markers

Petaloo and Chalk Core Altered Notebook

August 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

 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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Kate Nolan Denham here and this week Core’dinations has paired up with Petaloo to bring you some fantastic back to school projects.  Today I am sharing an altered notebook showcasing Core’dinations Chalk Core and Petaloo Trims and Embossed Daisies.

Notebooks are a must for school, but altered notebooks seem so much more fun! I chose the most school appropriate cardstock, the new Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock to create the base of my notebook.

I die-cut a piece of the blue Chalk Core to look like notebook paper, then scored ruled lines using my Scor-Pal and sanded the lines so the blue core was showing. The word “notes” is just the back side of the Chalk Core.  Core Tip: To ensure that your title matches your project, just turn your cardstock over and use the back side!  Then, I added some perfectly matching, layered Petaloo Embossed Daisies.
Don’t you just love how much the white Chalk Core looks just like a school chalkboard!  I used the Outline Technique to make my “I {heart} School.”  Just and over some chipboard and you have a great title. You can find this technique in the Core’dinations Technique Videos.
Petaloo Supplies:

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!
Petaloo_MainHeader
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.

Multi-Media Summer Canvas

August 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We love the beach and are so spoiled to live only 45 minutes from the ocean.  To me, the ocean is a place of freedom & relaxtion.  The thought of it inspired today’s beach-themed mini canvas created with lots of Core’dinations Cardstock.
To create this 4″ x 4″ mini-canvas:
1) Cut, sand and dust a 3.75″ x 3.75″ piece of Spotted Jillian Aquaduct.  Adhere to the canvas with craft paste .  I used Helmar’s Decoupage.

2) Ink the edges of the canvas and paper with a color that matches the cardstock background. Let the ink dry thoroughly before moving onto next step.  You could even heat set the ink.
3) Place another layer of craft paste over the canvas.  Set aside to dry while doing the next step.
4) Tear, sand and dust three 3.75″ wide pieces of Core’dinations Whitewash Cottage Porch. Layer & glue these pieces onto to the center of the canvas so the tearing is shows on each layer. This creates the beachy waves. Mix craft glue & chucky clear.  Paint this mixture onto the “waves.”
5) Tear, sand and dust one 3.75″ inch piece of Core’dinations Whitewash Grandpa’s Trunk.  Heat emboss a bit of gold embossing glitter to this piece. This gives it a textured beach sand look.   Glue the “beach sand” to the bottom of the canvas, overlapping the waves.

6)  Punch out a starfish from Core’dinations Neutrals.  Sand & Dust starfish before adding a bit of ink along the edges.  Glue onto the right bottom of the canvas.
7)  Add another layer of craft paste over whole canvas (sides included).  Let this try thoroughly.

8) Freehand paint the quote on the canvas using white craft paint.   Paint over the quote with another layer of white to make the quote really pop.
Core Tip: Use Core’dinations Cardstock for any multi-media canvas!  It is the only textured cardstock I have found that will not warp with multiple applications of craft paste, paint, embossing, inks and glues.  
Other Supplies:
Martha Stewart Starfish Punch & Glitter
Helmar Decoupage & Craft Glue
Quick Quote Chalking Ink

Match Your Sunset Colors with Core Cardstock

August 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Ava Gavloski here  today with a layout that focuses on tearing, antiquing and edge distressing our Tim Holtz & Ranger Collections of Cardstock.  The Chipped Sapphire and  Peach Bellini and  Graphic 45 Signature Series  my sunset perfctly! The great thing about Core’dinations is there are so many great colors to choose from, you can match virtually any project.   If these techniques are new to you then check out Core’dinations videos for great how-to’s!

Core’dinations Supplies: 

Tim Holtz & Ranger Distressed and Adirondack cardstock,  Graphic 45 Signature Series Lights cardstock, Sand it Gadget and  Dust Buddy.  Other Supplies:  Petaloo flowers, Want2Scrap, ScrapMatts chipboard, Maja Designs pattern paper, Clearsnap Ink and Helmar Adhesive.

1.  Cut cardstock, pattern papers and distress edges.  Sand cardstock to reveal the inner colored core.

2.  Paint and ink up chipboard pieces.

3.  Spray Blue Sapphaire cardstock with a mixture of water and glycerin 16.1 ratio, damp’in cardstock, crinkle outer edges, dry, sand with Sand-it-Gadget and iron to flatten page.

Tip:  Use a low heat setting on your iron you to flatten out your cardstock after crumbling it.

4.  Tear some embossed, sanded pieces of cardstock to give the “look” of waves and ocean sand before adhering your chipboard pieces.

5.  Assemble distressed edges of pattern paper, cardstock, photo’s onto Antiqued background paper and adhere all embellishments onto layout.

Core’dinations 2014-2015 Design Team CALL!

August 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Do you love crafting with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock? Core’dinations is looking for new design team members!

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Design Team Perks:

- FREE Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock and LOTS of it!

- Payment for magazine publications, catalogues, and CHA assignments!

- TONS of additional product from our industry partners.

- Your name, bio, headshot on the Core’dinations website.

What are we looking for?

Core’dinations is a unique cardstock. NO WHITE CORE! Our product is technique oriented and education based so we are looking for quality designers that can really show off what Core can do. The ability to write-up good instructions, do a monthly tutorial, and take step out photos is important. Good photography skills is a must.

Design Team Requirements:

3 projects per month that primarily feature Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.

Occasional projects which involve product exchange with other manufacturers.

Must be active on Social Media.

Application Process:

Step One: Design and then post three projects in one posting on your personal blog on or before August 20, 2014 8:00pm EST. These projects may include layouts, cards, altered items, and other such paper crafts and should focus on the use of Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. Entitle the blog posting “Core’dinations Design Team Call ”. Please include step out photos or step-by-step instructions of any techniques that you used that you feel need highlighting. Videos are welcome, too. We are looking for a wide variety of paper crafters…..cardmakers, layouts, stampers, altered artists, mixed media, etc. So in your blog post let us know what you think you do best. We are not looking for a set number of specific designers and you will not be required only to do those kinds of projects but we are looking for a well rounded team.

Step Two: Send us an email with a link to this exact blog posting to: CoreDT@coredinations.com. Please ensure the link is to “Core’dinations Design Team Call” posting and not just a link to your blog. It makes it much easier to find. Please include in your email your name, mailing address, and phone number. You may also include a resume of your publications and current design team obligations if applicable. Being published and past design team experience is not a requirement. Please also include what social media platforms you are active on. No attachments please.

Projects do not need to be newly created but it is encouraged.

Other notes:

 Design Team contract is for 6 months September 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

Current and past members are welcome to re-apply!

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