Day 11 of the 12 Days of Techniques

December 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinationscardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:

Day One: Sanding

Day Two: Tearing

Day Three: Embossing

Day Four: Debossing

Day Five: Distressing

Day Six: Scoring

Day Seven: Outlining

Day Eight: Label

Day Nine: Antiquing

Day Ten: Corrugating

And Today’s Technique is AS IS!

Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!  Make sure you leave a comment here letting us know how much you have been enjoying the 12 Days of Techniques! AND if you missed any of the previous days, you can check out the videos by CLICKING  HERE.

AND today we have some extra goodies for you to win from….

QUEEN & CO!


Queen & Co. has a wonderful selection of embellishments and their colors are designed to Core’dinate specifically with our cardstock!!!

So I mentioned that today’s is to use our Core’dinations Cardstock just as it is. What does that mean exactly? You don’t always have to sand Core’dinations in order to enjoy the great quality. Core’dinations can be your go to cardstock for all your projects.  Today Design Team member Kimber McGray created projects with stamping. Yes, you can stamp on your Core! If you don’t like to stamp on textured cardstock, than just flip it over and use the back.  Notice how Kimber stamped on the backside but then used the textured side (the front) of the Core’dinations for her layered card bases. Beautiful!

Note on this first card that Kimber also drew a frame on the card base…don’t be afraid to write on your Core, too!

Look closely at this card. Kimer embossed on the textured white card base. GORGEOUS!

And another beauty here using some color blocking as the base. No sanding required!

So who is ready for yesterday’s WINNER??????????????????

I am ;)

Helene says:

December 22, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Wow, what a great idea!

SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE LAST DAY!!!

Day 10 of the 12 Days of Techniques!

December 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinationscardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:

Day One: Sanding

Day Two: Tearing

Day Three: Embossing

Day Four: Debossing

Day Five: Distressing

Day Six: Scoring

Day Seven: Outlining

Day Eight: Label

Day Nine: Antiquing

Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!  Make sure you leave a comment here letting us know how much you have been enjoying the 12 Days of Techniques! AND CLICK HERE to check out the video on .

Today we have a special treat from Fiskars!!! AGAIN! Yes, they have been super generous and donated a PAPER CRIMPER for our 10th Day of Techniques Today.  Yes, you guessed it, today’s technique is CORRUGATUNG. We are blowing the dust off these great tools and working some Holiday Magic with them.  Make sure you check out the video here to get some great tips on using your paper crimper.   Again, if you get a chance to give Fiskars a shout out on their Facebook Page for the generosity we would appreciate it!  It might just get you another shot in to win today’s prize!!!! ;)

Today’s inspiration comes from Design Team Member Sarah Hodgkinson. Sarah used her Whitewash Cardstock, ran it through her Crimper,  and cut it so it looks like a landscaped background for her card. Beautiful and easy!!! Thanks Fiskars!  We cannot wait to see what you do with your paper crimper.

So who wants a winner from yesterday? Don’t forget that EVERY DAY we are giving away a Core’dinations paper pack, Sand It Gadget AND a Dust Buddy, too!!!!

Yesterday’s Winner is………………………………….

StampinCathy says:

December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

All the projects are awesome and so inspiring. I just love this Antiquing technique. Love the look and what a fun way to add add texture to a project.

SEE YOU TOMORROW! ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!

12 Days of Techniques Day 9!

December 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinationscardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:

Day One: Sanding

Day Two: Tearing

Day Three: Embossing

Day Four: Debossing

Day Five: Distressing

Day Six: Scoring

Day Seven: Outlining

Today –> Antiquing

Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!  Make sure you leave a comment here letting us know how much you have been enjoying the 12 Days of Techniques! AND CLICK HERE to check out the video.

Today Char Dobson has a wonderful technique for our 9th day….Antiquing!

First, cut your image and then crinkle it.

And Sand. Char sands in this dish because it helps catch some of the dust (such a great idea!):

Embellish it….

And Voila!!! You have a gorgeous project:

Here are a few more examples Char created for us today. See how antiquing looks great as the background?

And these gorgeous wine bottles!!! How cool does that Black Magic look???

So are you ready for yesterdays winner???????

Larissa Heskett says:

December 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm

WOW!! Like a spin on yesterdays technique only for the titles and journaling!! =) I have never owned on of these, but I have always thought it would be a fun thing to have!! I THANK YOU for the NEW TECHNIQUE, just like yesterday’s I would have never thought of this on my own!! THANKS SO MUCH, and I am having so much fun with my new paper and trying all of the techniques thus far!! I can’t wait to see what you have for us next!! =)
Have a FABULOUS DAY!! =)

SEE YOU TOMORROW WITH ANOTHER FABULOUS SPONSOR!

Day 8 of the 12 Days of Techniques

December 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinationscardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:

Day One: Sanding

Day Two: Tearing

Day Three: Embossing

Day Four: Debossing

Day Five: Distressing

Day Six: Scoring

Day Seven: Outlining

Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!

AND today we have another cool addition to the Core’dinations prize pack. The winner will also receive this…Their VERY own Label Maker!!

All we ask of you is to leave us a comment either here OR on our Facebook page for two chances to win today!!! And don’t forget to check out the video on Label Making here.

Design Team Member Melissa Oliveria has some beautiful projects for us using her label maker. Melissa used a beautiful combination of Black Magic, Vintage and Core Essentials cardstocks.

Melissa used her Label Maker to embellish the heart! Just a brilliant idea!

And yesterday’s Winner is……………………………..

Lesley from WI says:

December 19, 2010 at 9:11 am

I have never seen this technique before and look forward to try it. Thanks for sharing so many great techniques. I have learned a lot and cannot wait to try them!

Have a GREAT Day!!!

Lucky Number 7!

December 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinationscardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:

Day One: Sanding

Day Two: Tearing

Day Three: Embossing

Day Four: Debossing

Day Five: Distressing

Day Six: Scoring

Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!

And today we have a special treat from……

AGAIN????? Yeppers! We have some Awesome Chipboard from Tim Holtz to share today. We have some Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chipboard: Iconic Plain, Elements Plain, Basics Plain, Alphas Plain.  Here is a sample:


Why chipboard you ask? Because today’s Technique is outlining. Outlining is a fun technique you can use on any project and it allows you to stretch your budget  by being able to use your chipboard for more than one project.   All you do is take chipboard, lay it underneath your cardstock, and Sand! Make sure you check out the example below AND make sure you check out the video. It has some great tips!

PLEASE make sure you head over to Tim’s Facebook Page and tell him how much you appreciate his support of the 12 Days of Techniques!  I don’t know about you but I looooove my Tonic Tools.  BUT first you need to watch the Distressing Video here leave us a comment!

Did you know that Core’dinations has a Facebook Page? Make sure you check us out here.

Todays projects come from design Team member Ellen Sosnoski. Instead of using bought chipboard, Ellen cut out an tree image from some left over chipboard, placed it underneath her cardstock base and the sanded the edges.  Cardstock is Core Essentials.

YOU READ FOR YESTERDAY’S WINNER????………….

Gayle Taylor says:

December 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

Techniques are what I love about blogs. You are giving me some tips on techniques that I thought I already knew. I’m loving learning new things each day with this “12 Days of Techniques”. I would love to be a winner! Thanks for such a great opportunity.

Don’t forget we will not be shipping any prizes until the week of December 27th.

Day SIX of the 12 Days of Techniques

December 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinationscardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:

Day One: Sanding

Day Two: Tearing

Day Three: Embossing

Day Four: Debossing

Day Five: Distressing

Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!

Today we have a special treat from

Any guesses what today’s Technique is? Going once……going twice….Yup, you guessed it! SCORING! The possibilities are endless when it comes to scoring and Core.

That is why todays winner will also receive the Ultimate Tool from Crafter’s Companion in addition to the Core Goodies! PLEASE make sure you head over to their Facebook Page and tell them how much you appreciate their support of the 12 Days of Techniques!  They also have a YouTUBE page with some really great videos. Once you sign in, you can subscribe via email to get notified when they load new videos.    BUT first you need to watch the Scoring Video here leave us a comment below.  This is a video you don’t want to miss… there are some awesome ideas!  We would love to hear what you will create with the Ultimate Tool from Crafter’s Companion and I am sure they would, too so tell them on their Facebook page ;)

Today’s project comes from Mindy Ayers using the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool to create the box itself and the embossed lines on the tag.  The pre-embossed Cardstok for the box is  Core Impressions Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights and some Core Essentials for the tag.

Check out this close-up. Mindy cut the letters right from the Jenni Bowlin Alpha Cardstock! I know I have said this 1000x’s before but Core’dinations is so versatile!!!

AND Mindy has one more example for us today. Check out how these ornaments are hanging on this card! Yup, you guess it…she scored the lines in the black magic and then sanded them. C-L-E-V-E-R!

Now we are ready for a WINNER!!!

RobynC says:

December 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I can never distress too much. LOVE all things distressed. It is my go to technique. That is why I LOVE Core’dinations. The paper is such high quality (and still reasonably priced) that I know it will withstand whatever I throw at it. Combine Core’dinations with Tim Holtz and I am in heaven!!

LaRayne (yesterday’s winner) make sure you get us your address by clicking the contact button here.

SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!!!  We have another give-a-way from a sponsor you have already seen during the 12 Days of Techniques!!!

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