Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog

March 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi Everyone! We have a special treat this week…we are sponsoring the Cupcake Inspiration blog so if you are looking to win a Core’dinations prize pack head over there for you chance to not only be inspired but win some core!

Make sure you check out their RULES section here.  You only have one week to participate so hurry!

Our Design Team was busy, too!

Kate Nolan-Denham

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Ava Gavloski

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Do you LOVE David Tutera Celebrate?

February 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

WE DO!

And since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, what better way to get ready in a flash then David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system. You can put these cards together a quickly and easily as 1-2-3. So if you are last minute, like me, then this system is perfect for you!

Designer Trine Brandt-Lassen created these for cards and tags in a flash!

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Trined used the BACK of the Step 2 Silver embossed layer so it looks debossed.

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And these are some of the brand new embellishments. Just pop these little postage stamp die cuts, sand and adhere!

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How do you do ONE sketch TWO ways with Core?

January 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

EMBOSSING AND DEBOSSING! 

Don’t forget about our sketch challenge! You  only have until January 25th so there is still  time to enter. Create a card or a layout based on the sketch below and link it to THIS blog post or our Facebook page for a chance to win a Pastels Collection pack! Don’t forget to use some Core’dinations and you know how much we love technique. Don’t  forget to tear it, sand it, emboss it and LOVE it!

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So how do you do ONE sketch TWO ways….emboss it and then deboss it! It’s that easy with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.

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Yes, it is that easy. Just flip your cardstock over (or the folder) and run it through your machine to get the same pattern but the REVERSE embossed image. SO COOL and a GREAT way to spruce up those folders. If you are new to embossing and debossing and would like more information check out our technique videos HERE. Here is more about these cards from Gail Lindner:

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Recently we were given a fun card sketch and to put my spin on it, I decided to create two cards, using the same colors and design but showing a variation on a technique.

Can you spot the difference with the two cards below?

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We all know that Core cardstock is PERFECT for embossing as a light sand after embossing reveals the pattern even more.

Sometimes even I forget that a flip of the cardstock, to emboss on the reverse side is debossing and you get the opposite (but equally as effective) effect.

The card below was embossed right side up.

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This next card was debossed (reverse side up).

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Don’t you love the effect of debossing on Whitewash Cardstock?

Another advantage of using the Whitewash Collection is that you can use the back of the card to matt with and the color matches perfectly! Love it!

Thanks for visiting and I hope I’ve inspired you to get double the use out of your embossing folders!

 Supplies:

 Whitewash Collection – Wicker Chair, Washboard, Grandma’s Rocker
Graphic 45 Collection – Creme Brulee
Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection – Lake Mist
Core Basics 110 lb. Premium White Cardstock
Big Shot
Darice & Cuttlebug embossing folders
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy

 

Stepper Cards with Clare Buswell

January 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Happy New Year!   Hard to believe we are working our way into January already! Let’s get this month started off right with some Stepper Cards from designer Clare Buswell. Now, I have seen these kinds of cards a lot but never make them.  They are gorgeous and it amazes me how much detail you can get with ehse kinds of layers! So….I headed off to Pinterest and searched “stepper cards” and found a TON!  None of them are as gorgeous as Clare’s cards ;) but you will be able to find a simple tutorial on how to make them like this one here. You pretty much just make folds where you want layers.   SO COOL!
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 Deer Birthday Card
Make stepper card from cardstock. Emboss Kraft-Core using Anna Griffin embossing folder, ink edges and adhere panels to facing sections. Add strip of embossed Kraft-Core across facing back panel. Die cut labels, stamp trees on large label and ink edges. Stamp trees, frame and sentiment on small label. Attach large label to back. Add seam binding to front section and add small label. Cut deer and trees using silhouette machine. Add trees to background using silicone glue. Add deer and smaller trees using silicone glue to front section, to finish.
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Supplies:
Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Poppy embossing folder, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Circular Grid embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five, Big Shot, Waltzingmouse Stamps – (Vintage Labels 25, Man of the Hour), Marianne Design Eline’s Huis stamps Jingle Bells, Distress Inks – (Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain), StazOn Jet Black Ink, silicone glue, seam binding, Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette files #22748, #23251, #14718.
 
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 Cardinal and Iine cones
Make stepper card from cardstock. Emboss Kraft-Core using mistletoe embossing folder,  ink edges and adhere panels to facing sections. Add strip of embossed Kraft-Core across facing back panel. Die cut label, stamp foliage on back label, ink edges and adhere with silicone glue. Die cut oval label, stamp frame and ink edges. Add ribbon and attach oval. Die cut foliage and adhere with silicone glue. Cut cardinal using silhouette machine, sand edges and attach to card using silicone glue, to finish.
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Supplies:
Crafter’s Companion embossing folders – (Mistletoe, Snowflakes), Big Shot, Spellbinders – (Decorative Labels One, Classic Ovals Large, Fall Foliage)Waltzingmouse Stamps – (Ovals Classic Frames, Festive Foliage), Distress Inks – (Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain), silicone glue, satin ribbon, Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette file #13950.

Happy New Year Cards

December 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

Wishing someone a Happy New Year is such a great way to kick off the year! Positive thoughts for a positive start to the new year!

Kate here today to share two bright and happy New Year’s cards I made using Core’dination Cardstock.

Kicking it off with a BRIGHT card.  The 4.5″ x 6″ card base and all brightly colored layers were made from the Core Essentials Bright Collection.  I embossed the yellow layer with a chevron embossing folder by Darice.  While embossing, I placed a cardstock shim on top of the plate sandwich. When I ran  this through my Big Shot, the embossing cut through the paper just where the shim was placed.  
Supplies:
Darice Chevron Embossing Folder
Die-namics Alpha Dies
Xyron Adhesives
This picture perfect card whipped up in no time at all!  The 4.5″ x 6″ card base is Core’dinations Tulip Jillian Dot. I sanded the little dots with my Sand It Gadget.  The sentiment is printed on a scrap piece of Core’dinations Cardstock (pretty sure it is in the Neutral Collection).  Once printed, I tore the paper and added a bit of Chalking Ink to match the Tulip colored base.  
Supplies:
Core’dinations Jillian Dot Collection
Core’dinations 6″x 6″ Glitter Silk Collection
Core’dinations Smooth Stamping Paper
Unity Stamp Co.
Memento Ink
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
Want2Scrap Pearls
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy New Year! ~Kate

David Tutera Celebrate Cards!

December 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today we have some cards from David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system from one of our Designers …Jennifer Edwardson!  If you love these cards make sure you check out her blog here! First up Jennifer mixed and match our Core’dinations Whitewash with a David Tutera Cardbase:
I love the look of ribbon folded paper and have done it before in different ways but I wanted to make a sweet and simple card using the White Wash and a border punch (LOVE the White Wash) …..
I started with a white A2 (4.25 x 5.5″) card base from the David Tutera Celebrate card making system. I cut (4) 2 x 5 1/2″ pieces of white wash and then ran each piece through the same border punch. I lightly sanded the top of each piece to see the colors show through and then started to layer them onto my card base.
I ran a strip of double sided tape along the top of each piece and adhered that part down first, starting at the bottom of the base and working up.  Then I put 3D foam under the bottom punched edge to raise it off the base.  I layered each one on top of the other and then wrapped some ribbon at the edge of the top piece.  I stamped a thank you sentiment on the top right corner to finish it off ….. Super simple but super sweet  - easy to use for any occasion !!
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Supplies:
WhiteWash – Grandma’s Rocker, Cottage Porch, Corner Hutch, Garden Gate
David Tutera Celebrate – A2 white card base
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
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And another card from  Designer Jennifer Edwardson:

I love the look of chevron on just about anything so I decided to create this quick and easy card with a chevron theme.

I started with an A2 white card base. I chose a piece of blue cardstock from the A2 Bulk Sheets pkg and ran it through my Big Shot using a Chevron embossing folder. I lightly sanded off the top to show the pattern and then started to layer (5) pieces from the A2 Border Strips pkg. They were a bit long as I turned the card to open vertically, so I just snipped the ends of the strips off. I chose the layered ‘thank you’ from the ‘Thanks 1 Sentiments’ sheets to finish it off …. add the included envelope and it’s good to go !!

jennifer edwardson - August DTC Card 1a

jennifer edwardson - August DTC Card 1b

Supplies:
A2 White Smooth Cards & Envelopes
A2 Bulk Sheets Asst.
A2 Border Strips
Thanks 1 Sentiments
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice Embossing Folder – Chevron (1218-68)

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