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!

Tuesday Tutorial From April Derrick

Don’t forget. THERE ARE TWO CHANCES TO WIN CORE GOODIES going on RIGHT NOW! Head over to the BasicGrey blog to see how you can WIN TWO BasicGrey Core Impression packs!!!

AND we have our own challenge featuring Core Impressions…the old…the new…just use some Core Impressions on your layout for a chance to win your choice of any of CI packs (subject to availability) !!! Check out Details HERE. You don’t want to miss out on the chance  to win that, do you???

Curious about how to make these?  Well keep reading. We have a fabulous tutorial for you today from Design Team Member April Derrick!
Supplies Used for Project:
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die
- Cuttlebug
- Ranger Perfect Pearls
- Ranger Stickles
- Paper Studio Jewel Brads
- Pink Paislee Wood Letters
- Ranger Distress Stain
- Wooden Embroidery Hoop
How to create the flowers:
- Pick out several core’rdinating colors of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock and use a flower die to cut out several flowers
- Place each flower on top of a mouse pad and grab a small/medium sized stylus.
- Starting at the top of each flower petal, rub the end of the stylus in a circular motion working your way down the petal to the center of the flower.  The petals will start curl in as you do this.
- When you are happy with the flowers, place them into a container or cardboard box for misting.
- Create your own shimmery glimmer mist by combining Ranger’s Perfect Pearls with water.   Spray all of the flowers with your glimmer mist and let them dry.
* Note: I added about a 1/2 tsp of the “Perfect Pearl” powder to a 2 oz Ranger Mister bottle filled 3/4 of the way with water. You don’t have to make this much each time, I just like to keep this beautiful white mist on hand at all times so I have it ready whenever I need to add a little shimmer to my projects!
And here is the final project with some Black Magic all distressed and sanded for the background.Gorgeous!
- For this particular project, I layered the flowers together, punched a hole in the center, and then added a jeweled brad to the centers!

Are you a Hard Core Crafter?

May 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

Do you want sneak peeks of BRAND NEW releases?

View EXCLUSIVE videos?

Be automatically signed up for CONTESTS to win loads of CORE?

Then sign up HERE!

Please note that the winning emails went out yesterday for our April Grand Prize Giveaway so check those in boxes!!!

It could be YOU! Please use the link provided in the email to enter your name and address information. Prizes will be sent once all the winners have responded.

In the meant time…check out some new videos and tell your friends to sign up! The more members we have the more winners there will be!

So how about a card from none other than our fabulous cardmaker, Design Team Member Debbie Standard!

Love the Black Magic against the Glitter Silk, don’t you? And check out those flowers using a Spellbinders Die…gorgeous!

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