Lip Balm Holder Tutorial

January 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog

Today’s tutorial comes from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley. She has the cutest idea for a fun Valentines’ Day project!

Normally we do tutorials on Tuesdays but we have some blogging issues yesterday so we are sharing it with you today.

Select your choice of pre-embossed Core’dinations cardstock.
You will need one sheet. Shaunte used some BasicGrey Core Impressions Whimsy cardstock.

1. Cut two (2)  5¾” x 3½” pieces of cardstock. Sand both pieces. One piece will be the cover of your lip balm holder, and the other will be cut to hold the lip balm on the inside.

2- Score both pieces of cardstock lengthwise at 2½” and 3¼. This is shown in the photo as blue lines. I use the gutter of my paper trimmer and an embossing stylus to create the score lines.

3-Set one piece of cardstock aside (the cover) From the other cardstock, make the following cuts. (Make sure the embossing faces outward.

The following cuts begin from the far right score line :
a- measuring  1 1/4″ from the top of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long.
b-measuring  1 1/4″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long.
The following cuts begin at the center of both score lines:
c-measuring 3/8″  from the top of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long.
d-measuring 3/8″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long.

The following cuts begin from the far right score line (photo 6): a- measuring  1 1/4″ from the top of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long. b-measuring  1 1/4″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 1 1/2″ long.
The following cuts begin at the center of both score lines: c-measuring 3/8″  from the top of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long. d-measuring 3/8″ from the bottom of the project, make a slit that is 3/4″ long.

4- Fold center two slits vertically, this will hold the lip balm inside your project.
5- Fold both top and bottom slits inward. This creates “shelves” to hold your lip balm inside the finished project.
6- Select a length of ribbon approximately 24″ long. Adhere ribbon horizontally across the center of the (set aside) cover.
And here is your finished project all embellished and ready to! Just perfect for any project…any time of year.

Day TEN of our Design Team’s Favorite Things!

December 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, My Mind's Eye

Only FIVE more days until Christmas!

From now until Christmas Eve we are showcasing our Design Team’s Favorite cardstock. Each designer picked a few of their favorite lines and created some gorgeous projects for you showcasing why they love it so much.

Then, on that day, just by commenting on that post, you have the chance to win! AND some days we might be showcasing more than one line so you need come back often.

Here is how it works:

1.) We post every day. The following day we pick a winner and then start over so keep coming back!

2.) You have all day and night to post. Yes, you heard me! You can win up until the next day when I pick a winner when I get up. We want our international fans to be able to win and they are normally sleeping now ;)

3.) Want additional chances to win?  Comment on Facebook and share the excitement on your blogs! If you share on your blog, come back here and link us up. Remember, you can do it every day for more chances to win!

WE LOVE our FACEBOOK FANS! And we do LOADS of giveaways over there, too. Make sure you like us to be able to win ;)

4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until the January due to the Holidays. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address, phone number if international to claim prizes.

Now who wants a winner from yesterday????

Sue VanDeVusse says:
December 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Oooh, this looks fantastic! Great samples with this line.

Today is all about BasicGrey and My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions! Yep! You guessed it….we have TWO giveaways for you today.

First up we have Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley with a layout using the MME Core Impressions. Did you know we have mini packs of cardstock in the MME design for our cardmaker friends?  We sure do!  Obviously these look awesome on layouts as Shaunte shows us here.

Love how she hung the cutout shapes with the MayArts Ribbon like ornaments!

And a close-up. Love how Shaunte inked the edges in black. Looks gorgeous on the whitewash and a great way to accent that sanding. REMEMBER! Use your Dust Buddy before you ink ;)

And next up we have some BasicGrey Core Impressions from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress using the Whimsy collection.

How about this for upcycling your scrappy packaging???? Everything does go better with candy.

See you tomorrow!

Friday Finale!

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Fabulous Friday Finale!

Thank you so much for an awesome week with BasicGrey! We hope you had as much fun as we did.

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!

4.) And hurry over to the Facebook page, too! Tell them we sent you!

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!

But we have ONE MORE announcement. Yes..there’s more!

Starting Monday we are having our FIRST every Design Team’s Favorite Things. Each of our Design Team Members picked a few of their favorite lines and we are showcasing them on the blog starting Monday  EVERY DAY until Christmas!

AND you can WIN the lines that they picked just by coming here and commenting. How COOL is that???

Today we have Design Team Member Andrea Amu sharing some layouts using Nordic Holiday. It looks great with some May Arts ribbon, doesn’t it?!

And a two-pager!

with a close-up…

Want to go on a Nordic Holiday with us?

December 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog

Happy Wednesday !

This is going to be a GREAT week. We are here, kicking of December with BasicGrey! Ready for some Holiday inspiration???

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 have some gorgeous projects from Design Team Member Char Dobson. Char used the fun Nordic Holiday Collection from BasicGrey. You MUST pick up this collection for all of your Holiday needs. Char used both the Whimsy and Ornate Core Impressions collections. The BOTH mix beautifully with this line.

The non-traditional colors of this layout is awesome!

That Black Core Impressions just pops of the page, doesn’t it?

I seriously think that circles are my favorite shape. Everyone needs a gift bag this time of year, right???

Have a great week and keep commenting to win!

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