Using Core’dinations to Add Texture and Layers

Hello, Ava here to share one of my favorite trees that graces our gardens each summer.  We have a beautiful Wisteria tree that adds lovely color and texture to our backyard and I wanted to share that same idea on this layout.
Coredination Supplies:
Other Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow USA adhesive
My Favorite Things Leaf filled flourish Die
Couture Creations, Fresh and Fun collection, Magical Folder
Step # 1: Use the Whammy cardstock from the Black Magic Collection to distress, antique, sanding  and outline.  New to these techniques? Check out our videos here.
Step # 2: Die cut some leaf flourishes and sand them.
Step # 3: Emboss and thensand some lavender cardstock and punch out some petals to arrange into floral sprays to represent the wisteria branches.
Step # 4: Sand some lavender cardstock and die cut the title.
Step # 5: Starting with the double matted photo, adhere with foam tape to background page and add layers of embossed torn layers of cardstock.
Step #6: Continue to embellish layout with flourishes, floral sprays, ribbon and title.

Creating Layouts with School Colors

There are a lot of High School graduations going on right now and  Kate Nolan Denham has a great layout to share with us today using school colors. With such a variety of different colors and kinds of cardstock to choose from, Core’dinations Cardstock can be your go to paper for any occasion!
On this layout, Kate does a great job working around that issue we always find when using Core and embossing folders….”how do I only use a 5×7″ folder on a 12″ layout?” She balances it perfectly with a 5×7″ photo and then, of course, sands!
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Kate here today with a graduation layout that sports school colors from Core’dinations Vintage Collection.  It is one of my favorite collections!
I did a lot of sanding with my Sand It Gadget.  I wanted the color core to really pop on the edges of the mats  where I embossed and scored.  It allowed me to add dimension without having to add more layers.
You can see how awesome the Core’dinations Color Core looks in this up close photo!
Other Supplies:
Fiskars Crimper
Scor-Pal
Spellbinders Nested Pennant Dies
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Jenni Bowlin Date Tag
Creative Memories Circle System
Stampin Up! Paper Shapers
American Crafts Thickers
Queen & Co. Pearls

How Do You Thank Your Teachers?

May 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Getting ready for the end of the school year means thanking those who have spent the year inspiring our little ones to learn.  Today Kate Nolan Denham is sharing a gift bag and card made with a variety Core’dinations Cardstock.
I decorated a simple kraft gift bag from Darice by creating a base designed to look similar to a chalk board.  The same base design was used for the thank you card.
The giant cardstock pencils on both the bag and card were scored, sanded and bent to give it the 3-D effect of a real pencil.
Core’dinations Cardstock:
Core Essentials: Lake
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
Tim Holtz  Kraft Core
Black Magic Collection
Whitewash Collection
Graphic 45 Lights Collection
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
Darice Kraft Gift Bag
Scor Pal

Masking with our NEW 110lb Smooth Cardstock

May 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Get out those stencils! We are working them today with Suzanna Lee and our 110 lb White Cardstock found in our Core Basics line.

If you’re into mixed media and/or stamping and are looking for THE cardstock to use on your layouts or cards that doesn’t warp, look no further! Core’dinations NEW 110lb premium cardstock is JUST what you’re looking for! It is my go to cardstock!

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The Tim Holtz floral mask was the perfect compliment to my Chinese New Year layout. I rubbed my VersaMark ink pad over the stencil and cardstock then liberally sprinkled clear embossing powder. After heat setting the powder, I layed down laters of color with my Gelatos. A spritz or two of water here and there, a finger that dragged the color around and the above is the finished effort. And most importantly, my paper stayed flat! Even with the heat gun! Amazing!

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That little guy was also stamped on Core’dinations 110 lb white cardstock! Hand colored and fussy cut before being adhered to his life long background!

Supplies

Core Basics – 110lb Smooth White Cardstock

Black Magic

Vintage

Stamps – Stampendous, Hero Arts, All Night Media

Font – AR Berkley

Mask – Tim Holtz

Gelatos – Faber Castell

Die – Lifestyle Crafts

Creating your own background with Black Magic

March 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi there! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion (http://everydayisanoccasion.com/) here to share a very colorful layout with you today! I normally do not make layouts as busy as this, but I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and go for it!

Colorful Core Layout

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To create this layout, the first thing I did was take out my trusty 110lb 12×12 White Core. My favorite cardstock on the planet earth by the way! I had my son and daughter paint it with water colors they got with a coloring book. I wanted a random background and since they are always asking to paint, I thought this was the perfect opportunity. After the paper was dry, I trimmed 1/2 in. off each side and adhered it to the light blue Gemstones Core.

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Then using Black Magic Core I cut out this shape with my Silhouette. How amazing is the Black Magic Core? After I cut out the shape the beautiful purpley color showed through on the edges as if I had inked the edges all the way around. Nope, I didn’t, it’s just the beautiful Black Magic core showing through! Then using my Sand It tool I sanded away on the hearts because I wanted the purple to show through. I chose the hearts to sand because I wanted to make a statement with them. You know, like when you were a kid and would make a heart as the dot for an “i” and then color it in. Did you do that? Maybe that was just me, but sanding those hearts reminded me of that. Seriously though, that is the great thing about the Black Magic Core, certain shapes can stand out simply by sanding them.

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On this layout, I loved the fact that the core I used 6×6 Glitter Core to create the mini book on the album. I simply cut the pages down to 4×4 in. and stapled them together on the left hand side. I then took some We R Memory Keepers Sew easy twine and wrapped it around the book so you couldn’t see the staples. I also stapled the book to the layout before I added the picture on the last page. Once I added the picture on the last, you couldn’t see the staples anymore. I simply took a glitter clothespin I got from Michaels and used it to close the book. Below are the pages inside of the mini album. I used some Heidi Swapp Hello Today from Michaels to embellish the pages. I love using Core and Heidi Swapp products. They go perfectly together.

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Below are some close ups of how nicely the Silhouette cut through the Black Magic Core and some Heidi Swapp embellishments.

Core'dinations Card stock

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a SUPER fun day!

Every Day is an Occasion

Good Luck Card Using Green Core Essentials Color Families and MORE!

March 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Who’s lucky?
Today we have cards for you that are all about Good Luck and GREEN!  If you go to our individual Core Essentials part of the website here, you will see that we have them all listed by color family for you. So when you are creating, it’s easy to find colors that match and fall into the same color family.  AND a great way for really who off those colors is to add texture like  Ava did today using all kinds of greens and textures for this festive Good Luck card.

Find some complementary colors that will blend well and try out different embossing folders for an interesting textural feel to the card.  A gentle sanding with your Sand it Gadget and a clean wipe with your Dust Buddy will result in some great looking faux washi tape.

Add some embellishments and you have a CAS card ready in your stash for any congratulatory event.

Core’dinations Supplies
Signature Series Graphic 45 Collection
Helmar Adhesive and Sizzix embossing Folders.

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And Suzanna Lee with a fun card for us,too!

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one day a year where I can celebrate a holiday that doesn’t feel like a huge marketing scheme has overtaken the true meaning of the day.  We get to don our green shirts, eat either green foods (prepared by Mum) or corned beef and cabbage (prepared by Dad) and put a lot of stock in Luck.  And that’s where my craft comes in!
Today I have a card that I made for this special day in March and I’m here to share it with you!  It was dead easy using a cut file from the Silhouette store. It originally had a heart as the center shape but I removed that and inserted my own four leafed clover. I used the back side of the Black Magic and flipped it for the heart on the left and cut a kelly green clover for the right hand side! Pop the Black Magic bracket frame and viola!
Have fun this green day and don’t forget to pinch someone for me!!!!
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Loving how the gree “pops” through the Black Magic!
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Supplies
Black Magic
Spotted Jillian
Core Essentials – Crab Grass
Core Essentials, Brights
Letter Stickers: Studio Calico
Twine: The Twinery
Cut File (amended to clover by me): Silhouette Store Design #50081
Foam Adhesive: Imaginisce
Silhouette Cameo

 

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