Cards, Cards, and a layout!

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.

Supply List:
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered
Core EssentialsNeutrals 6×6
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug
Lifestyle Crafts Folder
American Crafts sticker
Creative Charms flowers
Queen & Co. Pearls

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.

Additional supplies:

Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Prima Flowers

Queen & Co Bling

Designing with Cari Locken

April 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Today we are sharing some fabulous designs from one of our Special Projects gals. Cari Locken is a leading designer in the industry that has been with Core for years now. She creates special projects for us and she uses Core in her day-to-day creations,  too!

Today we have some layouts to share with you from her that have been featured in leading publications within the industry. She really has an eye for color and really knows how to use Core. From scoring to embossing….you’ll see it here today! Cari really knows how to use that Core Essentials as is or add that perfect pop of technique.

How cool is this masking?  Core and ink go great together! And again…that scoring detail is just perfect.

And one more….

For this layout Cari took the BasicGrey Core Impressions and turned it on its side! Love that kind of detail!

Day THREE of our week with Simple Stories!

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Simple Stories

We are here with Day THREE of our week with Simple Stories! How exciting!

Make sure you head over to the Simple Stories blog to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week. We have been working with the Harvest Lane and Handmade Holiday collections this week. You will LOVE them and you MUST check them out HERE!  First up we have some cards for you today.

Design Team Member Lydia Jackson created these cards for using the Harvest Lane collection and papers from the Core Darks collection…the PERFECT collection for those rich, fall colors.

Here are some details:

A card with a torn edge? SO COOL!

It’s amazing how some simple scoring along the edges can add that perfect detail…

Some great debossing…

Designer Debbie Standard created this card with some beautiful embossing and those cute little sentiments that make cardmaking as snap! Harvest Lane and Core look beautiful together!

And how about a layout from Designer Melissa Oliveira? Beautiful details using both Core’dinations Cardstock and Handmade Holiday.  The red cardstock is from Graphic 45 Signature Series and the embossed cardstock is BasicGrey Ornate Core Impressions.

Look at this gorgeous detail of the holy. Just hand cut the leaves, scor  and then sand and you are ready to go! Don’t  forget the Queen & Co. Bling …perfect for the berries.

Ahhh…Spring!

April 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

Spring Break, Easter..

That is what these gorgeous pottery pieces remind me of. And our team has chosen this as their Colour Inspiration piece for the month of April.

First up we have a layout from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson.  Lydia used some BasicGrey Core Impressions and Cosmo Cricket Core impressions with some Core Essentials. It looks awesome with all of that October Afternoon, don’t you think?

And do you see the yellow tag?!  We are in love with tags here at Core!  This one is from the pastels collection of the Core Tags series. You will LOVE them and they each come with a gorgeous, metal grommet….same GREAT Core’dinations Cardstock just in a tag.

Lydia used this Pinterest inspired photo found here on our Colour Lover’s board.

Edited: For the past few months we have issued a challenge around our Pinterest board called Colour Lover’s. Sorry for the confusion but we are not offering a prize for this challenge at this time due to our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY going on right now. It’s HUGE…a value of over $700!!!! So make sure you enter today AND tell your friends! {when you enter it will give you the chance to send emails to your friends and  share on Facebook) The MORE we get signed up, the bigger and more frequent we giveaway prizes!

Day 2 of our Imaginisce Party!

March 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

How much did you LOVE yesterday’s project from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress?

REMEMBER…you can post on our blog here all week long for a chance to win. We will put all of the comments in random. org and pick one random winner from ALL the  blog posts ….  the more you comment the more you can WIN WIN WIN! AND we will pick one lucky winner from our Facebook page, too!

AND…yes there is more! Imaginisce is giving away goodies on their blog, too! Of course there is loads inspiration over on their blog as well. PLEASE head over to their Facebook page as well. If you don’t like them, well you should! And if you already do…awesome! Tell them we said HI! Cannot wait to see how they work some Core!

Today we have layouts galore for you from our ever inspiring Design Team!

We got to play with the i-Rock.

First up is Design Team Member Melissa Oliviera using some red Glam Rocks and Core Essentials and Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions:

And a close up of some of that great detail:

And Design Team Member Debbie Standard created this gorgeous layout with some BasicGrey Core Impressions:

And Debbie gave us some close up to check out those Glam Rocks! See how she put them in the little embossed circles? Brilliant!

AND………… Design Team Member April Derrick! How much do you love the Rain drops on this layout with the sweetest photo you have ever seeeeeeen! Looks beautiful with some Vintage Cardstock.

See you tomorrow!

Favorite 2011 Layouts from Andrea Amu

January 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Graphic 45

Today’s favorite projects come from Design Team Member Andrea Amu!

How cool is this?  Andrea made her own basket out of CORE??!??!?! Check out her blog here for more details on how to make this.

And this gorgeous layout was featured over at the BasicGrey blog! Loads of Core Impressions on there.

And some Graphic 45 Signature Series!

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