Core Impressions…to sand or not to sand…

Happy Monday everyone!

Today we have two layouts from Designer Suzanna Lee using our Core Impressions.  The great thing about these lines is that you can sand them or not sand them. So we thought we would give you to examples  of each. The first one uses the BasicGrey Core Impression Whimsy collection not sanded. 

The fun thing about Core is you can sand some …and not sand others ..all in the same  layout like Suzanna did here. She sanded the tone on tone stars and scallop shape in red to make them pop off of each other and then left her Core Impressions as is. Don’t forget to get out your Sand it Gadget when you decide to sand ;) It’s repositional sand paper pieces make it so easy to use!

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Patterned paper-less (or primarily cardstock) layouts are so easy to create with Core’dinations! Especially when you throw some Core Impressions in the mix – the printed design and embossed images really add some fine detail to the layout. Just because the cardstock is embossed, it doesn’t mean you have to sand it. I like the subtle texture of the unsanded Core.

Supply List:

Core Impressions:  BasicGrey
Coredinations Tim Holtz  Distress

Sand it Gadget

Dust Buddy
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Washi: unknown (Japanese)
Twine: The Twinery
Brads: American Crafts
Letter Stickers: Simple Stories SNAP!
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The Sanded Layout:
Next up we have a layout from Suzanna where did quite a bit of sanding on the BasicGrey Core Impressions.  We LOVE the look of BOTH and are happy we can give you that creative option!

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Core’dinations looks great cut in your Silhouette or any die cutting machine!

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Love the bits of sanding….

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Just because you have the ability to sand it, tear it and emboss it, doesn’t mean you have to. Sometimes, less is more. That’s the highlight of this layout. Pure, simple unadulterated Core! LOL!! Okay, I did sand the Core Impressions, but of the 5 types of Core I used, it’s the only one I “did” something to. One teeny tiny strip of patterned paper, that’s all! And a few embellishments.

Supply List:

Core Essentials: Darks
Core Impressions Basic Grey Whimsy
Tim Holtz/Ranger: Distress
12×12 Crabgrass
Whitewash 6×6 pad
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Patterned Paper and stickers: Pebbles
Decorative bag: Fancy Pants
Ink: Memento
Stamp: Cocoa Daisy
Wood pin:Little Yellow Bicycle
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Tag: Chic Tags
Die: Lifestyle Crafts
Dot: Q&Co

BasicGrey Blog Week

December 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog

Good Monday Morning!

This is going to be a GREAT week. We are here, kicking of December with BasicGrey!

If you haven’t heard, we have a BasicGrey Core Impressions line that we just LOVE! There are TWO Core Impression packs in this line that are fabulous.  The Whimsy Collection is full of bright colors and whimsical patterns that match BasicGrey papers and embellishments. And the Ornate Collection has beautiful blues, greens and pinks that coordinate with BasicGrey papers and embellishments as well.  You will be seeing both of these collections in action this week along with LOADS of BasicGrey goodies, too!

Each pack has FOUR embossed patterns in FIVE colors totaling 20 unique sheets and we sell certain sheets individually as well.

And you know it wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t have a giveaway! We are giving away one of EACH of our BasicGrey Core Impressions lines!!!

You have a few ways to win this week.

1.) Leave a comment here on the Core blog all week long! Leave a comment everyday for up to FIVE chances to win!

2.) Head over to our Facebook page for another chance to win!

3.) Make your way over the BasicGrey blog for additionial chances to win, too!

Now are you ready for some inspiration?  Don’t forget to click HERE to get see the gorgeous projects over at the BG Blog and more chances to win win win!

Today we are being inspired by Design Team Member Debbie Standard.

Let me tell you, when our team got a hold of this BasicGrey paper, they didn’t hold back! Debbie has THREE layouts for us today!

For this first layout, Debbie used the Ornate collection and mixed it with some Tillie Spotted cardstock  (red).  She paired it with some Little Black Dress goodies from BasicGrey. Perfect for some Holiday layouts, don’t you think?

And this Cherry Cordial in the Sarsaparilla from the Ornate collection is one of my FAVES! Love how Debbie used it on her layout here today.Don’t be afraid to pair it with another graphic print like Debbie did here with the BasicGrey Herringbone patterned paper.

And back to the Ornate Collection. It’s so elegant and perfect for any layout!

NEW Basic Grey …

March 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

The NEW Basic Grey Core Impressions is perfect for your cards. Today we have some gorgeous cards from our Design Team Members using both collections.

The first card is a gorgeous Easter Card from Design Team Member Linda Beeson using the Basic Grey Core Impression Whimsy Collection.   Don’t you love that grass detail with the Gemstones in the upper right hand corner??? CUTE!

Next up is a beautiful, springy card from Design Team Member Kandis Smith using the Basic Grey Core Impressions Ornate Collection. Such great details…the strip of Core Essentials with the brad, glitter, stamping…GoRgEoUs!

Notice the perfect amount of sanding on these cards?  Well, don’t forget to ask your favorite retailer to get the NEW Sand it Gadget!

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