Bleach Pen…what?!

May 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye, Tim Holtz

Remember those fun stamping techniques you can do with bleach pens???

Well..I was cleaning out some older Design team projects and came across this awesome layout from Designer April Derrick using her bleach pen and one of the FAB stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.  How cool is that?  The cardstock is Chocolate Box so see how the bleach goes through the first layer of the brown wash and that cool red core comes through?!

And next Apri mixed some My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions with Tim Holtz Kraft Core….mix and match those Core collections for maximum impact. Then layer them on some Black Magic …who needs patterned paper????

Black Magic & Chocolate Box Collections in here!

January 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Ellen here with some Core’dinations tips for you using Black Magic and Chocolate Box collections.

We love these two lines so much AND after seeing everyone at CHA loving them, too, we thought it would be fun to share a layout using both collections.

Scoring, sanding, and embossing are SO much fun! Who needs patterned paper?

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Here is a close up of the embossed letters. Just emboss and sand…that’s it!!!! The blue is the colored core coming through. Pretty, eh? And we are LOVING our Queen & Co. Washi tape here at Core!

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Fun, huh??

Day THREE with Scor-Pal

December 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co., Scor Pal

Wow, this week is just flying by, isn’t it?

First up we have important giveaway information. We are sponsoring DAY THREE of  Scrapbook & Cards today’s 12 Days of giveaways. You have until NOON Dec 22nd 2012 to post on their blog HERE to win ONE EACH of our 6×6 collection packs!

If you were here earlier then you know we are having a super fun week with SCOR PAL. Do you have one of these?  Well, if you are a paper craft you better. AND if you love Core, then  you BETTER! Scoring, then sanding with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only way to go.

Scoring raises the cardstock so you can sand it and release that inner Core. It’s gorgeous AND both design teams are going to show you easy and fabulous ways the Scor Pal products and Core’dinations can add interested to your papercrafting projects.

Did you know we have a Scoring Video?   Check out our Technique videos for some awesome ideas on what you can do with Core, including the scoring video.

PLEASE make sure you check out the Scor Pal blog for some INCREDIBLE designs this week (I think there might be a prize over there ;) ). They SIMPLY rockYou know we always have something up our sleeve for you when we do these fun blog events so keep commenting for a chance to win some great Core’dinations Cardstock!

Today we have some gorgeous designs from Designer Shaunte Wadley. She created this beautiful flower on the card just by using some simple scoring. The flower is a Lifestyle Crafts die so you could really do this with any flower.

See how Shaunte scores from the back?  That is important so the raised line is on the front of the cardstock. Especially when you are sanding.

And a close-up of it on the card. Keep in mind sanding the Gemstones will take off the shine so you may not want to sand it.

AND Shaunte  created her frame on this card by scoring and using the VERY FUN Scor Bug Embosser!!! It makes these fun dots that look so great sanded.

AND she scored the woodgrain on the branch using some Vintage Cardstock. So you can see all the really amazing details you can get on your projects just by scoring and sanding. The base of the card is Whitewash.

And another card for you from Shaunte using Core Essentials and loads of scoring.

Bling is from Queen & Co and Ribbon is from May Arts.


Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

With only a few days left to Halloween we thought we would share some very treats for you!

And when we say treats, we of course mean festive Halloween tags :) Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post for more of these fun and festive Halloween inspired tags. One for each day of the month of October.

Glitter Silk, Black Magic, Core Tags…you name it Designer Leica Forrest used it for her Halloween Daily Fun box of tags. I don’t know about you but this is my favorite time of year!

So for the last few days we have been sharing these fun tags Leica created for us.  This is a great idea for any month of the year…you could make them next month and pick something to be thankful every day or even December for fun things you and your family can do to celebrate Christmas.

Add some May Arts ribbon and you have the perfect tags.Don’t forget the sanding and embossing!

Stamping with Versamark looks GREAT on Black Magic Cardstock. Add a little bit of sanding on the edges and you are good to go!

Check out the gorgeous tags (on the right) using the Core Amour! Love this line for Halloween, too!  Leica stamped right on hers and used a bunch of fabulous Stampendous Glitter! Sky is the limit with Core.

Work it Wednesday, Baby!

August 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Maya Road, Petaloo

Happy Wednesday!

And when I mean work it..I mean WORK IT! Get out that Core and get busy ;)

Hope it is a great one. Not sure if you were over at our Facebook page today but we posted a card from Debbie Standard that is all about mixing Core’dinations collections.

And that is what Debbie did here, too! She takes the Black Magic cardstock and pairs it beautifully with some Whitewash. All you need to do is match up the cores..see how Debbie scored the frame on the Black Magic and that pink shows through after it is sanded. Add some Prima, Petaloo and Maya Road goodies and you have one fabulous layout. Notice there isn’t any patterned paper on this layout?

PS…we are working very hard on the Design Team Call applications. At this point we are trying to get it narrowed down by next week. It isn’t easy but we are working at it! So stay tuned!

Happy Canada Day!

June 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

I know that Canada Day isn’t for a few days but we wanted  to share a project with you to create just in time for that special day!
Design Team Member Char Dobson created this gorgeous project for you today with her daughter for our series Kids Krafts & Core.
Project: Canada Day Mini-Album
Techniques: sanding, paper tearing,  stamping
Other supplies: Paper lunch bags, Crop-a-Dile, Jute, Cricut Go Canada cartridge, Quickutz Canadian Collection die set, Sakura black journaling pen, Ranger Distress Ink in black, Pink by Design Canada stamp set, Images printed from the internet
Notes: We really wanted to do a project showcasing what we love about Canada; and thins that make us proud to be Canadian. My daughter chose the theme and design for each page on her own. So not only are you experiencing her artwork through this mini-album, but her own true feelings about being a Canadian as well. I mostly just ran the Cricut and helped to glue down some of those fussy phrases!
Don’t be afraid to use found objects in your house. Char actually used a wooden maple leaf that had in her house. They traced it using a stylus!
Making a mini album about your country is a great way for children to learn first hand about their country.
Trust us!!!
Kids LOVE sanding with their Sand It Gadgets!!! The Spotted collection is a perfect line because kids can see the dots right away. Don’t forget about our spotted in 6×6 …perfect for mini albums!
Paper tearing is a super simple way for kids to really explore texture AND it’s FUN!
Have your kids journal directly on the Core Cardstock like Char’s daughter did here!
And a cute stamped image on the back!

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