Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Day TWO!

Today we are here with Design Team Member Char Dobson. Char’s Tueseday tip for you is all about  the CD pocket. They are acid free and archival safe so perfect for any project.  And self-adhesive so just peal off the back!

Yes…we are in LOVE with these! I love the sentiment that Char uses…wonder what is on that CD?

And the other side:

Other supplies:  Bella Blvd stickers, May Arts ribbon, Ranger Distress ink
And Char created a card for us today, too. Love how Char combines purple with the natural jute and burlap flower from May Arts.
Notice the metal embellishments, too?  You need some GREAT adhesive for these kinds of embellishments, especially on a card that will be open and closed. That is why we love our Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L power tape.
Char’s next Tuesday  Tip is …..don’t be afraid to emboss those Core Cards!  Just emboss the front by sliding it in to your folder. They are perfectly sized A2 Cards that will fit right in your standard embossing folders like this one from Provocraft.
Other Core’dinations used : Kraft CoreCut & Emboss

NOW…make sure you check out the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog HERE and head over to Like them on Facebook here…you don’t want to miss any of that inspiration, do you?

Make sure you comment here to win an AWESOME Core goodie pack AND over at the Scrapbook Adhesives blog as well because they have an awesome giveaway of their adhesives, too! You have ALL WEEK LONG!

In that goodie pack from us you will see some of our awesome Glitter Silk cardstock.

Please note we will be posting winners from our online Crop this weekend this week ..so stay tuned for that!

Happy Thursday

June 28, 2012 by  
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The sun is shining…vacations are happening…AND it’s baseball season!!!

Isn’t this the cutest little guy you’ve ever seen?  Design Team Member Debbie Standard used loads of Bella Blvd goodies on here in addition to some Vintage Core Cardstock (base) and Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions (Dots)  and a fabulous Core tag!

And how much do you love that star?  They are so so easy to make. Cut out a star with any kind of diecutting machine or even free hand it. Then turn it over and score from point to point and then sand the front! Remember to always scor from the back so the raised image is on the front to sand. For more tips on scoring check out our videos here.

And make sure you check to see if you are a winner!

Bella Blvd posted their winners here and ours were posted here.

Winners, Announcements, etc.

June 25, 2012 by  
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So we need to pick some winners, huh?

We had so much fun last week with Bella Blvd that I have one more card for you! We had so much fun…Design Team Member Lydia Jackson had a party to go last week and created this last minute card for her friend. We just can’t stop! Some fun patterned paper and embellishments and gorgeous cardstock is all you need for THE perfect card.

So anyone ready for some winners???

We have two random winners from last week who are going to be getting some gorgeous Glitter Silk!

Winner from the first Glitter Silk Giveaway is…

Rebecca W says:
June 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

Beautiful projects. I love the giraffe and the quilt style background is lovely.

And the second is….

June Houck says:
June 21, 2012 at 6:54 am

Oh, precious LOs and projects! All are adorable.

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information. Winners chosen randomly using random.org.


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See you tomorrow with more inspiration!

Day Five with Bella Blvd

June 22, 2012 by  
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Sniff Sniff. I don’t know about you but this has been an AWESOME week! Our team has create some really gorgeous  projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella Blvdproducts. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to fun designer tape…Bella Blvd has  products for every paper crafter.

We are hope you had fun!

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you!  AND we would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us and the Bella Blvd blog is looking fabulous, too!  There have been giveaways almost every day between the both blogs so make sure you check out  EVERY day!

And guess what?!  We have two packs of Glitter Silk cardstock to  giveaway so make sure you head back to every post this week here on the Core blog to find the blog posts to comment to win. We won’t pick a winner until Monday!

AND Bella Blvd is giving away THIS on their blog today! So head over there to comment to win and, of course, see the gorgeous projects there DT created today.

Today Design Team Member April Derrick created some super cool layouts for us! April works the ink and mists like no other!

First she sanded the Whitewash Jillibean Soup Core impressions and then added loads of color with blue ink. All that texture is FABULOUS!

And how about some Whitewash with Bella Blvd? LOVE!

And Tim Holtz Kraft Core…ooooh….ahhhhhh! Looks fab against all those gorgeous colors!  And notice how April outlines certain elements in black to make them “pop”?

Day Two with Bella Blvd–Tips and Tuts

June 19, 2012 by  
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We are here ALL WEEK LONG with Bella Blvd and couldn’t be more excited.  Our team has create some really gorgeous   projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella products. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to super fun decorative tape…Bella Blvd. has  products for every paper crafter.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you! If you were here yesterday than you saw some gorgeous layouts from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley.

We would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us and the Bella Blvd blog is looking mighty fine, too! Head over there and check out all the gorgeous projects their team has been cooking up this week. You won’t be disappointed.

And are you ready for our FIRST giveaway?  Get commenting on THIS post to win a Core Prize pack including some of this silky smooth cuts like butter Glitter Silk cardstock….

Tuesday’s Tip comes from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia pretty much created an entire baby album with Bella and Core. What is so great about this is that it EASY! You have all of your coordinating Bella Blvd embellishments, papers, and alphas AND now you know that our Core Cardstock matches PERFECTLY! I don’t know about  you, but having all of that at my fingertips makes creating a unified (and super cute) baby album EASY! Not to mention I have always LOVED Bella Blvd chipboard shapes and pieces.

Let’s check out what Lydia did…she created her own patchwork background with different pieces of Core Essentials and different embossed patterns. Don’t forget to print right on that Core! Gosh this baby boy line is SO CUTE.

And another layout for this super cute baby boy album…Lydia used some Fancy Pants Core Impressions along with some Core Essentials and Core Tags. LOVE that piece of tape right over the photo.

And next up we have a Tuesday Tutorial for you from Design Team Member Andrea Amu using the very cool Designer Tape from Bella Blvd that we have all fallen deeply and passionately in love with here at Core. She cut it on her Cricut…SO COOL!  Here is a little bit about this project in her own words, “I added a strip of the yellow chevron designer tape from Bella Blvd to a scrap of yellow Brights Core Essentials and I used my Cricut to diecut 1/2″ alphas (Lyrical Letters Cricut cart – Jack Sprat font).   I also folded some of the paper tape into tabs and used them on the neck of the giraffe diecut which was cut from some yellow WhiteWash Core.  I embossed the giraffe (Cricut New Arrival cart – cut at 6″) with a Sizzix animal print folder, sanded the spots and went in and added some extra brown tones with a Ranger ink pad and the Ranger blending tool.”

LOVE it! What do you think?

The blending looks so great on the giraffe. By embossing, then sanding and then adding the ink really makes it look realistic and adds another layer of depth. But remember…emboss, sand and THEN ink.

First Day of a Great week with Bella Blvd!

June 18, 2012 by  
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Goood Monday Morning!  We are here ALL WEEK LONG with Bella Blvd. and couldn’t be more excited.  Our team has created some really gorgeous   projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella products. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to super fun decorative tape…Bella Blvd. has  products for every paper crafter!

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you!AND we would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us. And don’t forget to visit the Bella Blvd. blog, too. They have some fabulous projects up and ready to go for you!

Don’t forget to come ALL WEEK LONG! You know there will be giveaways from both companies 😉

Today Shaunte Wadley has some gorgeous layouts for you!

Shaunte uses a GREAT mix of Stacy Julian Core impressions {how much do you LOVE that yellow!!!!}, Vintage and Core Tags.

Love the scor’d frame on the Tim Holtz-Kraft Core.

The Vintage cardstock  makes a GREAT football, doesn’t it?!  And Shaunte really worked that very cool Bella Blvd. decorative tape along the bottom.

And on a side note: we will be  announcing winners for the Facebook giveaway for the NEW Core Cuts on Facebook sometime today.

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