Some More Father’s Day inspiration…

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Scor Pal, Simple Stories

Hi Everyone!  Ellen here today with a Father’s Day card I made…well two of them.  And they are very different!  I was inspired this week by two different things.

First up, I was working with some Couture Creations dies and after my cut I realized unfortunately that my sandwich was wrong. So it didn’t cut all the way through. That happens to me from time to time and I just put them in my recycle bin. WEll not this this time! I thought…I can do something with that…and I did! You have to check out their Doily dies..they are AWESOME! And versatile….

There was no way I could cut this with craft knife because it was too detailed so I grabbed my Sand it Gadget and I sanded and sanded and sanded a bit more and the “etched” image created starts to pop off the card.  It’s subtle but I think it works AND I saved some scraps ;)

And next up I was in my inbox and the daily RSS feed from Scrapbook & Cards Today was there and I found this treat: Folded Shirt Card for Father’s Day!

Aly Dosdal from the WRMK Design Team originally did the video so I had to try it out because I just KNEW that Core w0uld be awesome with this tutorial. I used Core Essentials for the shirt, Chocolate Box for the tie and background and a David Tutera Celebrate card for the base. I cannot get enough of these square cards!   For the original video check out the WRMK blog .

I gotta tell you…I did it on the FIRST try so it wasn’t that hard. You will need your Scor-Pal or scoring tool of some sort.

And  here is the inside of the card. You can open it up and put something in there.

Introducing Clare Buswell!

Sorry we are a bit late today…things have been crazy around here the last few weeks. It’s all good though!
Before we introduce Clare to you today, we want to take this time to tell you about our Hard Core Crafter program!  You get  access to EXCLUSIVE videos,  giveaways AND sneak peeks that no one else does…AND it’s FREE. I am bringing this up now because in case you haven’t notice, we recently hit 10,000 likes on our Facebook page! ;) ;) So I would make sure you are an HCC member so you don’t miss out on anything.  So don’t waste anymore time and sign up HERE!
Now….on to the good stuff…..
Today we are saying hello  to Clare Buswell!
Here is a little bit about Clare:

Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.

I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.

I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.

When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.

I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!

If you have been to Clare’s blog you will notice she isn’t a layout girl…her cards are incredible so she did her signature paper ruffles for us today! You will see more of this gorgeous, handmade technique in the future and if you want to learn how to do it yourself, check out Clare’s blog HERE.
You can get some really realistic looking paper ruffles using this simple technique. Once you get the hang of it you can apply your paper ruffles to your cards and layouts in lots of different ways.  Here is how she does it:
To make the ruffles I cut strips of Core’dinations cardstock approx 1 1/2″ deep, mist the back of the cardstock with water, leave for a minute and the cardstock becomes malleable and easy to form into ruffles. Just be careful not to wet it too much! Once you’ve shaped your ruffles, leave to dry and apply to your projects with double sided tape. For a detailed tutorial you can visit my blog.
For my first card I went for an ombre effect and layered tones of blue and turquoise ruffles on my card. When layering the ruffles always start at the bottom. You can enhance the edges of the ruffles by gently rubbing them with your Sand It Gadget for some added texture.
Swoooooooooooooon!
Supplies:
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic, Tim Holtz Distress Collection, The Whitewash Collection, Sand it Gadget, Dust Buddy, Big Shot, Spellbinders Tag Trio, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Sweet Sentiments stamp The Craft’s Meow, Onyx Black VersaFine Ink, Distress Ink – Antique Linen, teal satin ribbon, baker’s twine.
I think it is only fitting that we giveaway some of that fabulous Tim Holtz Kraft Core, don’t you?????
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this weekend will be posted on Tuesday due to the holiday weekend here in the States. Winner will win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.
If you have been following us  make sure you check our WINNER page HERE to see if you won!
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AND the winner of the Spotted cardstock from yesterday is…………
Kathy Wittlock says:

Cute layout – those little arrows get to the point!
love the spotted cardstock- would love to have some to try~

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish?

March 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co.

OR NOT?!?!

This just makes me smile all over. Luckily I have a good bit ‘o Irish in me but if you don’t, than this is for YOU! Designer Shaunte Wadley created this card with so many details!  Pretty crafty how Shaunte used the washi tape and pins to make her own flags, don’t  you think?   And a simple scalloped square out of the Spotted cardstock is a great place for the sentiment.  Embellish and you have a fabulous card that is perfect for any occasion! Don’t forget to use those 6×6 paper packs for your cards, too, they are available in both Tillie and Jillian Spotted collections.

Supplies Shaunte used: Cut & Emboss  brights and Glitter Silk (title)
Other Supplies: Queen & Co. washi tape, May Arts ribbon, Darice Embossing Folder

Stay tuned for winners this week. We have a TON to get picked and posted so stay close! You don’t want to miss your name up here for some fabulous cardstock or the issue of Cardmaps Vol. 3!

AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!

Tuesday Tips and Newsday

March 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Sit back, grab that coffee and relax..we have a few updates for you today!

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FIRST up we will have a winner for you for the Sketch Challenge soon with all of these goings on  we are a bit behind.

Second…DESIGN TEAM CALL posted yesterday! Not sure if you know this but we have a Hot Topics section on our homepage right underneath the flash images (the images that rotate of the new products). We can tag things from our blog and other areas of the site there so that the important stuff stays in one place. Like contests, challenges, giveaways and, of course, Design Team calls!

THIRD ….we posted our winner of the year long sub to ScrapbookTrends on Facebook yesterday…the winner IS……Carol Casatelli Vivenzio!  I emailed you Carol so heads up on that inbox.

FOURTH…want a chance to win EVEN MORE CORE????  We are one of the sponsors of the Cupcake Inspiration blog two hundredth challenge  celebration! Click here for more details on how to win win win win! We are only one of the awesome companies that donated some prizes.

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Hmmmmm…I think that is for now!   So…last week on Facebook I said we would give you some St Patty’s Day inspiration so let’s do it! Thanks to Design Team Member Debbie Standard we have a great card for you today.

This Tuesday’s  Tip is to break out that Glitter Silk for St Patty’s Day. As you can see, we love our GS here ..it was great for Valentine’s Day and we are STILL using it in March!

Gosh, it looks beautiful embossed, doesn’t it? Pair it with some Core Couture and you have a festive card.

Valentine’s Week Inspiration

February 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Happy {pre} Valentine’s Week!

This week we have Valentine’s Day projects for you all week long. From layouts to cards to fun altered projects we have a ton of inspiration for you.

Let’s get stared with a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard featuring the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions. This pack of cardstock is SO perfect for the Holidays. You can pick and choose from a variety of colors that core’dinate with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core and the Shattered Kraft Core.

How easy is that?

And a close-up of that awesome Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered cardstock. It is SO COOL!

And Debbie added at touch of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core No. 24. Love the black against the pink.

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