Trick-or-Treat Halloween Layout

Halloween is right around the corner and Core’dinations new Chalk Core is perfect for your all of your Halloween needs. It also core’dinates perfectly with our Black Magic and Core Essentials, too!

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Halloween Layout Supplies:

Step 1. Using a ruler and cutting tool, cut the grid pattern in 1″ increments. Within those 1″ pieces, cut out a smaller square.  Where some of the lines meet, punch a whole for added interest. Lay a piece of Black Magic Cardstock  underneath it and score the lines that will appare in the negative image of the squares you just cut.

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Step 2. Flip over the Black Magic and sand the scored lines, remove dust with Dust Buddy. Line them up again and adhere. Add your additional elements like the sanded doily cut from Chalk Core. Cut the ghosts from the vellum cardstock.

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Step 3. Emboss a piece of vellum and add your title along with some additional embellishments.

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“Ruff day?” Card with Chalk Core

September 6, 2014 by  
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Having a bad day? Nothing could cheer me up better than a Chalk Core Card!

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Supplies:
 
Step 1. Cut three pieces of the Chalk Core sizes 4″ x 5 1/4″, 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, and 3 1/3″ x 2 1/4.”
Step 2. Using a Score Board, score each side 1/4″ from the edge and sand over the lines with the Sand It Gadget.
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Step 3. Heat emboss the sentiment onto the smallest rectangle with Apricot Zing embossing powder.
Step 4. Stamp the image onto a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White card stock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out.
Step 5.  Attach all of the pieces together and add the rhinestones.
 
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Chalk Core Cards

August 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Chalk Core really does take the look of a chalkboard. A fun way to mass produce simple cards, that look like they took a lot of time to create.
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Supplies:
I wanted to show you today, the difference between the look of embossing (raised image) on Chalk Core, and de-bossing (embedded image.)The card on the left is debossed- the Chalk Core cardstock was inserted upside down. This embeds the image into the cardstock, so when it is sanded, the dark color remains in the embedded areas. The card on the right is embossed. The Chalk Core cardstock was inserted right side up, so when it is sanded, the color on the raised area is removed, revealing the core of the cardstock.

Two great looks, one embossing folder, and one specialty cardstock!

Chalk Core cardstock has a smooth surface, and it wonderful for wet embossing too. I added the sentiment by stamping it with white ink, and then adding white embossing powder and heat setting it.

 

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Shaunte Wadley

Petaloo and Chalk Core Altered Notebook

August 12, 2014 by  
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 This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Kate Nolan Denham here and this week Core’dinations has paired up with Petaloo to bring you some fantastic back to school projects.  Today I am sharing an altered notebook showcasing Core’dinations Chalk Core and Petaloo Trims and Embossed Daisies.

Notebooks are a must for school, but altered notebooks seem so much more fun! I chose the most school appropriate cardstock, the new Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock to create the base of my notebook.

I die-cut a piece of the blue Chalk Core to look like notebook paper, then scored ruled lines using my Scor-Pal and sanded the lines so the blue core was showing. The word “notes” is just the back side of the Chalk Core.  Core Tip: To ensure that your title matches your project, just turn your cardstock over and use the back side!  Then, I added some perfectly matching, layered Petaloo Embossed Daisies.
Don’t you just love how much the white Chalk Core looks just like a school chalkboard!  I used the Outline Technique to make my “I {heart} School.”  Just and over some chipboard and you have a great title. You can find this technique in the Core’dinations Technique Videos.
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Core’dinations and Petaloo Back to School

August 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Happy Monday! This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Now how about some inspiration from Clare Buswell? What goes better with Back to School then Chalk Core? Check it out on these projects below:
 
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Apple Card
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Supplies - Petaloo Botanica Minis Pistachio, Petaloo Mini Daisies Grey/Blacks, Petaloo Fancy Trims Black. Core’dinations Chalk Core Colors, Graphic 45 Signature Series Darks, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other – Silhouette file #64361, Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder, Big Shot, black twine, white pen.
 
Chalkboard Easel Card
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SuppliesPetaloo Dahlias Grey/Black, Petaloo Mini Daisies Grey/Blacks, Petaloo Fancy Trims Black. Core’dinations Chalk Core White, Graphic 45 Signature Series Darks, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other – Silhouette file #63016, Silhouette Portrait, Craft Concepts Woodgrain embossing folder, Big Shot, cream twine, white pen.
 
Owl Gift Bag
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SuppliesPetaloo Darjg Mix Mini Teasn Wht. Core’dinations Chalk Core White, Graphic 45 Signature Series Darks, Vanilla Cream Cardstock, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other – Silhouette file #45530, Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder, Big Shot, cream twine, white pen.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

May 6, 2014 by  
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 Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! We are celebrating with a fabulous card from Mary Pat Siehl using tons of stamping, heat embossing and a touch of scoring for the frame around her card.

Black Magic makes the perfect chalkboard look, don’t you think?  But don’t forget! Our NEW Chalk Core will be shipping SOON to a local craft store near you!

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Tell a teacher how much you care with a fabulous Core’dinations card!

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