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.

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!


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.


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 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.

David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System

September 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

Have you heard the news?!

We are beyond excited to bring you a FABULOUS new release….

David Tutera™ ….

and Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock introduce to you….

YES… you read it right. The amazing David Tutera™ from My Fair Wedding AND the creator of his gorgeous Embellish Jewelry line (among many other things) created an awesome cardmaking system with the beautiful Core’dinations Cardstock you all know and love.

Not only will you get that fun, sandable, colored Core but you will also get pre-made cardbases, sentiments, tags, layers AND MORE!  David Tutera™ has been a staple in the DIY crafting industry for years with his Bridal Collection that is available at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores. The David Tutera™ Celebrate card system was created with that very same concept in mind. Just like his weddings, every card can be custom designed and created for that special occasion.

So what should you do next? Hurry up and  like the brand, new page on Facebook here! And keep reading  below for more details….

Make sure you check our website here and go to each step. There are THREE steps ….

1.) Pick your card base. You will see A1, A2, A6 A7 and even  SQUARE card bases to choose from in a variety Core’dinations Cardstock.

2.) Add Layers. Hmmm….what is a layer you ask? Once you select your card base, you can add style and color by choosing layers that come in a variety of different colors.  They even come pre-embossed and die-cut so you don’t need to do anything but adhere to your card base. Well, you may want to sand a bit 😉

3.) Embellish. Ah, yes. Stickers and Shapes!  Flowers, butterflies, tags, shells, string, buttons, name it we have it for you packed together and ready to mix and match to add that final touch to that perfect card for any occasion.

EASY! In three simple steps you have a gorgeous card. Check out our How To downloadable PDF’s and Step-by-Step videos that will show you easy steps to create beautiful projects. We will have many, many more of these to come very soon…including more ideas from our Card Design Team!

This line will be sold exclusively at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores.

NOW…Remember that talented Card Design Team we announced last week? Yep, you guessed it…these ladies are the lucky ones that get to create with this BRAND, NEW line!  They get to play with the David Tutera™ Celebrate Card System and present to you new and unique projects. How cool is that??!?!?!?

This fabulous team will be bringing you first hand, the most awesome creations using this BRAND NEW line.  Each has their own style and can really showcase how to use these wonderful products in a special way. So stay tuned for more from them very, very SOON!

Don’t forget…only ONE MORE WEEK

August 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Okay one more week and a day 😉
Calling all Cardmakers … Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is looking for Card Designers!
Please Note…we edited with some answers to your questions.
We are looking for talented and dedicated cardmakers that can not only create cards but other projects that can show the creative use of pre-made card bases (like our Core Cards that are pre-cut and scor’d. Think about it like this: if we sent you a pack of our Core Cards what would you do with them? ), die cuts, and embellishments. We are looking for cards that use all kinds of die cuts…tags, labels, scalloped pieces, hearts, stars etc. Any design, whether you cut it with your own machine or if it is pre-made is fine (so don’t worry if you do not have a die cutting machine you will not need one if chose as part of the team).
Step One: Design and then post three projects in one posting on your personal blog on or before Friday August 10th at 12:00pm EST titled “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” Keep in mind we are looking for paper crafters that specialize in cardmaking and that can showcase pre-made card bases and die cuts with cards and other unique projects.  Feel free to include step out photos or step-by-step instructions of any techniques that you used that you feel need highlighting as we are looking for our designers to be able to create tutorials in PDF format on occasion.
Step Two: Send us an email with a link to this exact blog posting to Please ensure the link is to “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” posting and not just a link to your blog. It makes it much easier to find, especially if you post frequently on your blog. Please include in your email your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Also include a resume of your publications and current design team obligations (if applicable).
– We are also looking for designers that are comfortable creating how-to videos and tutorials as well so please let is us know if this interests you (camera and compensation will be provided).
– If you have any questions about the application process and/or design team requirements, be sure to post them on the Core’dinations’ Facebook page  or on this post as they may be questions that several applicants would like answered or email Ellen at New projects or the use of Core’dinations Cardstock is not required but if you have some Core’dinations and would like to create something brand new we would love to see it!
Requirements will be comparable to other papercrafting companies  and  Core’dinations will compensate with ample  product as well as monetary compensation for special projects.  Ideally we are looking for designers that have blogs to help with promotional activities (only on occasion) but this is not a requirement so please feel free to send us a link to an online gallery, flickr account, etc.
And, yes of course! International Applicants are welcome!
So why not share a card today in the spirit of cardmaking?!
Design Team member Shaunte Wadley made this gorgeous card using Core’dinations Whitewash and some Petaloo flowers that are dyed to match our papers perfectly!

Father’s Day Inspiration

June 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

Hope you are having a wonderful Friday!

Today we have some gorgeous cards for you from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Get out those embossing  folders and make your own gorgeous backgrounds for you cards.  It’s so easy and it really makes a beautiful card for any occasion. AND don’t forget about stamping. We love to stamp on our Core with Spectrum Noir markers.

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