Mother’s Day Coupons

April 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion  here to share a Mother’s Day Project with you! I LOVE coupon booklets and so I thought it would be fun for my kids to give one to each of their Grandmothers with their present.

Mother’s Day Coupons

Children's Gift for Mother's Day by Every Day is an Occasion

To make these Mother’s Day Coupons I used my favorite 8 1/2 x 11 in. 110lb White Core’dinations cardstock and this print and cut design from the Silhouette Online Store.

Children's Activity for Mother's Day

My kids and I had so much fun thinking of different coupon ideas. I had fun hearing what they had to say like this one, “Good for one trip to the Candy Store.” I said, ” Now we need to think about what your Grandmothers are going to like.”  My daughter said, ” Oh my Grandma LOVES candy!”

kids Mother's Day idea by Every Day is an Occasion

To give the front cover of the Mother’s Day Coupons an aged look, I simple sanded the front cover AFTER I sprayed it. Since I printed onto 110 lb White Core, when I sanded the white came through and gave the pot an aged look which I thought was fun. We hope that our Grandmothers will enjoy this coupon book!

Mother’s Day Cards

April 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We are celebrating Mother’s Day on the Core’dinations blog this week! ENJOY!
Happy Mother’s Day Cards by Clare Buswell
  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Cut squares from Core’dinations Fuschia Fizz, Tulip and Aruba cardstock using decorative edge scissors, emboss squares using Anna Griffin Ogee Damask embossing folder, sand using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.
  3. Machine stitch each square and adhere to card base.
  4. Attach buttons.
  5. Stamp sentiment onto piece of Core’dinations Premium White Cardstock 110lb, adhere to card, to finish.
And a gorgeous close up:
Supplies: Core’dinations Premium Cardstock 110lb White, Core’dinations Fuschia Fizz, Tulip and Aruba, Core Dust Buddy and Core Sand It Gadget. Other: Embossing folder Anna Griffin Ogee Damask Cuttlebug, Big Shot, sewing machine, buttons, Memento Rose Bud Ink, Jet Black Ranger Ink, Clearly Besotted Stamps Happy Everything, decorative edge scissors.
 With Love Card
  1. Make card from cardstock. Cut panel from Core’dinations Heartfelt cardstock and round corners.
  2. Cut rectangle from of Core’dinations Premium White Cardstock 110lb and stamp sentiment and flowers.
  3. Color flowers using Distress Markers.
  4. Round corners and adhere panels to card. Add enamel dots, to finish.

Supplies: Core’dinations Premium Cardstock 110lb White, Core’dinations Heartfelt cardstock. Other: Jet Black Ranger Ink, Clearly Besotted Stamps Happy Everything, Distress Markers – (Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo), corner rounder, enamel dots.

Happy Easter Cards with Kate

April 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

Today we have some cute Easter bunny cards for you from Kate Nolan Denham:
I am totally loving Core’dinations brand new Core Basics 110lb Cardstock!  It is the perfect smooth cardstock for stamping.  Today I am sharing two new Easter cards. Each card has some lovely bunnies stamped onto the 110lb Cardstock.

I stamped all the bunnies using Quick Quotes Chalk Ink.  The pretty stamped images totally pop on the 110lb Cardstock.

Each card also uses the pretty Pastels Collection.  By embossing and sanding the Pastels, I added just the perfect touch of texture to my simple Easter cards.

Core’dinations Supplies:
Core Basics: 110lb White Cardstock
Pastels Collection: 12″ x 12″
Neutrals Collection: 12″ x 12″
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
Gel-A-Tins Stamps
Quick Quotes Chalk Ink
Ranger Archival Ink
Cart-Us Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Embossing Folder
FabScraps Pearls
Kaisercraft Rhinestones

Wishing you a hippity, hoppity good day!


NEW CHA products in HERE!

January 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Every year I say I am going to blog while we are at CHA and I always run out of time. BUT we did post some stuff on Facebook so hoping you got a chance to see it over there. We will be updating our website soon with these FABULOUS new products as they will be shipping late February, early March.

First up CHALK CORE! Can I get some applause please?  Holy wow you are going to LOOOOOOOVE this stuff!  It is smooth and sandable. What?!?!  Check it out below:

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Chalk Core comes in FIVE colors and white. Red, orange yellow, green and blue Cores….they are gorgeous.

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See how the blue and red just pop when sanded?  It looks JUST like chalkboard!

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AND we have a NEW Core Basics line. White, Black and Kraft in smooth and textured. Same Core’dinations, heavyweight cardstock but no colored core.   They come in 12″ and 6″ and we have a new 110 cardstock that you will LOVE!  That comes in 8.5×11, too.  OH and smooth cards in the white, cream and kraft.

We will have more photos of projects SOON! First up…a photo of some SMOOTH Kraft. OOOOOH!   AAAAAAH!

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Here are some projects done with the Basics. We will have more SOON!

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So stay close…we will have lots of photos for you coming very SOON!

Bonus Saturday Post! Happy Turkey Day Cards

November 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Tombow Adhesive

We have had so many great design ideas from our team this Thanksgiving that we have a bonus post for you this Saturday! Here’s a little bit about these projects from Tracy Gruber!

There is nothing like a good clean and simple card. First, stamp the leaves onto 3 different colors from the Core’dinations Darks Collection pack. Next, fussy cut them out, emboss them, sand them with the Sand It Gadget, and then attach them to the Core’dinations 110 lb. white card base. Use a Tombow 3D Foam Tabs to attach the yellow leaf. Finally, stamp the sentiment and attach a May Arts Natural twine bow.


Coredinations Essentials – Darks
-Core’dinations 110 lb. White Card stock
Dust Buddy
-Sand It Gadget
-The Alley Way Stamps “It’s Fall About You”
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
May Arts Natural Twine
Tombow 3D Foam Tabs


I love polka dots! I wanted to create a fall card with lots of polka dots and navy blue. First, punch some 1″ and 1 1/2″ circles from the Core’dinations Darks Collection pack using a Fiskars punch. Next, emboss, sand, and attach them to a white card front. The turkey is stamped on some Core’dinations 110 lb. white card stock (this is perfect for coloring with Copics!) and colored in with Copics. Finally, attach the turkey and the sentiment with Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.



Core’dinations Darks Collection pack
-Core’dinations Neutrals Collection pack
-Core’dinations 110 lb. white card stock
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
-The Alley Way Stamps “It’s Fall About You”
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Copic Markers: R05, YR68, E25, Y15, B37
-Simon Says Stamp Speech Bubble dies
-Fiskars 1″ and 1 1/2″ circle punches


Don’t you think that sanding on the turkey just adds so much texture and dimension? SO CUTE!

Do you have a turkey for your traditional Thanksgiving meal? We have both turkey and ham! Since I didn’t have a ham image on my Cricut, I had to settle with the turkey cut from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge. First, cut it at 2 3/4″ and emboss the light brown pieces with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Then, sand them and the dark brown piece, since turkeys are not one perfect shade of brown 😉 The “greenery” is Parsley Core’dinations card stock and the light blue “plate” is from the Core’dinations Essentials Pastels Pack. Next, use the gray card stock from the Core’dinations Essentials Neutrals pack and the orange piece from the Core’dinations Essentials Darks Pack. Finish the card by adding a May Arts Natural twine bow.


-Core’dinations Neutrals, Pastels, and Darks Essentials packs
Core’dinations Parsley cardstock
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
-Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
May Arts Natural Twine
-My Craft Spot “Happy Fall!”

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