How much fun was this week??? We have had a bunch of winners so far so we thought putting all the winners in one place would make things easier for you. So CLICK HERE to go to out Hot Topics section of our website and see if you are a winner.
This week was the beginning of a THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team! Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!
AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this until the end of May so don’t go far!!!
Today’s winner will receive a pack of……
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 7 to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line. Please include address and phone number in the email.
And we have a winner from yesterday! I promise you this is random. We use random.org and it was number 12!
I love this color combo. This would be a great birthday present to win, since today is my birthday
So today we have layers and layers from Mary Pat Siehl.
First here is a little bit about Mary Pat:
My name is Mary Pat Siehl. I am an avid paper crafter, stamper, and card maker. I have been paper crafting for over 12 years. It truly is a passion of mine. I would descirbe my style as clean and simple, but this is not to say my style is boring. I love to layer my papers and add all types of embellishments. I love adding different textures to my layouts. I am married to a wonderful man who totally supports my addiction to paper crafting. I have 2 boys who keep me totally on the run and having fun. I am a high school teacher by day, and I am in my 24th year of teaching. I live in beautiful Springboro, Ohio. If I am not scrapping I am either hanging out with my 3 favorite guys or on the tennis courts.
Now Mary Pat’s layout..for more design inspiration make sure you check out her blog HERE!
Creating with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered line is SO MUCH fun! This card was just perfect for using this line. Did you know that all the Kraft Core lines Core’dinate? Design Team Member Debbie Standard embossed the Core shattered and lightly sanded it so that it would show both the Shattered as well as the embossed image.
Debbie made this card using some of the Tim Holtz Shattered collection in the 6 X 6. This time she didn’t emboss it just left it as is. Then she layered it over Core Essentials Brights cardstock and stamped on the back of the white for the top of the card.
And a layout using some BasicGrey Core Impressions: According to Debbie, she loves creating layouts using some of the Core Impressions as the background . Sanded and dusted it creates such a great palette to use on your page.
Sand It Gadget
Good Tuesday Morning!
First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….
What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!
And we have our Sketch Winner, too! Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!
Donna & Kerrie..email email@example.com with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.
So how about Tuesday’s tip? I created this layout about our yearly St Patty’s Day parade. We go every year and just love, love it. It’s in a small town near us and it is CrAzY! The boys love it…they love the necklaces and the candy they get. I, of course, love the bagpipes. For this layout I used some Core Cuts, Core Couture, Spotted, Brights, Stacy Julian Core Impressions and Whimsy Core Impressions from BasicGrey.
I know we have said this a gazillion times before but it is amazing how EASILY our collection packs Core’dinate!
So what is the tip? I have a few for you today
1.) After distressing your edges, use a dark contrasting color to ink like I did here with black. I love the way it looks against the pink Core Couture cardstock.
2.) Use pre-embossed cardstock, like our Core Impressions lines or Step two layers from David Tutera Celebrate, for your die cuts. It is so so easy! It is just one less step then embossing them yourself.
I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for this layout.
And my last tip is…..
3.) Use of the large tags from Step 3 David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system for a journaling tag. One of our smaller tags wasn’t big enough for what I wanted to say so I reached for one of these. Plus the cardstock is smooth.
Please note the Stacy Julian Cardstock is no longer available as it has been discontinued. Stamps are Lawn Fawn, Ink by Memento, tickets are Maya Road and misc buttons from my stash, Glue Arts adhesive.
AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!
Didn’t win this time? Don’t forget about about our $100 David Tutera giveway HERE!
These first TWO layouts are with our 6×6 paper pads! Cardmakers and scrapbookers will love these lines. Our same great cardstock just sized smaller for mini albums and cards.
How about a Glitter Silk layout from Shaunte Wadley…Shaunte used her Lifestyle Crafts die cuts for all the hearts. This cardstock cuts beautifully!!!
A Gemstones layout by Andrea Amu. Andrea embossed the Gemstones and then inked it…Looks cool!
And another Gemstone layout from Shaunte but this time in the 12×12:
Keep in mind these two lines do NOT have a sandable finish.
We love Stampendous and their products so make sure you do a few things for us while you are here this week.
And we have a blog hop for you, too!
Here is a list to hop along…make sure you do as we are giving away prizes ALL WEEK LONG for those that are commenting and having fun.
Core’dinations Blog (pssst that’s us!)
And for inspiration here today, we have a project from Design team Member Melissa Oliveira.
For this layout, I used the Cling Decorative Grate CRR145 stamp from Stampendous. I stamped it onto Snowflake core, stamping the image twice with each inking, creating one dark image and one lighter image. I trimmed the images from the cardstock and layered two light and one dark image onto a piece of whitewash cardstock. Lines were scored around the stamped layers creating a “window pane” type of effect.
The trio of rosettes was created by punching large scalloped circles, sanding them and tearing them in a spiral shape, then twisting them around the end of a stylus and adhering with a glue dot. A turquoise pearl from Queen&Co. was used in the center of each rosette to mimic the baby’s headband in the photo.
I created the banner by punching a border along the edge of a strip of Chocolate Box cardstock then trimming 1 inch strips up the border design. Alphabet stickers were added and the pieces were adhered over bakers twine. Journaling was done on a lightly sanded piece of Whitewash using a typewriter. I used a pink die cut square layer that I cute from a die from Lifestyle Crafts and the cardstock is from the 6×6 Spotted collection.
And a close up of those gorgeous flowers!!! Add some May Arts Ribbon and other details and you have a great layout.
It is NEW RELEASE TIME!
But don’t forget about our Hard Core Crop going on! I cannot begin to tell you how AWESOME the challenges are the amazing entries we have been receiving! They are stunning, creative and just plain AWESOME!
Have you seen our BRAND NEW Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions collection? Great color collections for every season and favorite time of the year with core’dinating embossed sentiments.
AND our specialty collections are now available in 6×6! Wahoooooo!
Same great Core’dinations Cardstock but in a convenient size.
We are shipping now so ask your favorite retailer to order these!
They are perfect for cardmakers AND paper crafters!