Father’s Day Cards with Chocolate Box

May 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Whether it’s a little or a lot, our Chocolate Box adds immediate impact on your papercrafting projects! It is definitely great for masculine projects as Kate did on this layout and for the Father’s Day cards we have for you today!

Debbie Standard paired hers with blue and some other neutrals. A great tip is to mix and match different embossed patterns for added interest like Debbie did for this card:

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Core’dinations Supplies:

Chocolate Box and Core Essentials Cardstock

David Tutera Celebrate supplies:
DT-GX-7500-02 Ivory  smooth card
GX-7300-54 Holiday Embellishment kit
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Whether it’s a little or a lot, our Chocolate Box looks great and really stands out as seen on this card by Designer Trine Brandt Lassen. The smooth kraft base looks amazing embossed, too!

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Core’dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock
David Tutera Celebrate supplies:
DT-GX-7100-13 A2 Kraft smooth card
GX-7300-54 Holiday Embellishment kit
Embossing folder, stars
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And how cute is this card from Tracy Gruber?  I love how she has a more whimsical Father’s Day take:
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Cut a piece of Chocolate Box card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″.”  Use the Curved Edge die from Simon Says Stamp to curve the bottom of the card stock.  Next, emboss it with the Asst. Stars embossing folder from Darice.  Sand over the embossed card stock with the Sand It Gadget.  Stamp the dinosaur and tree images from the Lawn Fawn Critters from the Part set onto 110lb Smooth Cardstock.  Color them in with Copics and fussy cut them out.  Attach the pieces to the card base and them tie the natural twine from May Arts around the card.  Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the dinosaur print in Memento Teal Zeal ink.
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Supplies:
-May Arts Twine
-Copics
-Simon Says Stamp Curved Edge die
Darice Embossing Folder

Chocolate Box Cards

May 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi friends! Vivian Keh here to share a card project that uses Core’dinations Chocolate Box Collection.The cardstock comes in a range of yummy chocolate hues, and the core comes in a pretty rainbow of colors to choose from.

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Step 1: Dry emboss a pretty design onto a piece of Chocolate Box Cardstock and sand to reveal the core color.

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Step 2: For a soft framing element, add a bit of intentionally carefree stitching along the edge.

Step 3: Die-cut a label out of another piece of Chocolate Box cardstock. Dry emboss and sand to reveal the core color. Layer coordinating embellishments that vary textures and keep the feeling soft.

 

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SUPPLIES:
Core’dinations – Chocolate Box Collection, Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – Dot Swirl and Medallion Embossing Folder Set #658286, Jar Labels Die and Embossing Folder Set #659184
Fiskars – small floral punch
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Seam binding
Prima Marketing – Gems, Wooden Banner
Ranger – liquid pearls
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – pink mist

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And next up we have a card from Clare Buswell with another take our Chocolate Box cardstock. LOVE how she chose to use blue to accent her flower!

1.) Make card from cardstock. 2.) Cut panel from Core’dinations Chocolate Box Blueberry cardstock, emboss using Anna Griffin Poppy embossing folder, sand using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy, adhere to card. 3.) Add strip of reverse Core’dinations Chocolate Box Blueberry cardstock to card.
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4.) Stamp greeting onto piece of Core’dinations Premium White Cardstock 110lb, attach to card. Stamp flower onto piece of Core’dinations Premium White Cardstock, color using Distress Markers and fussy cut. Fix flower to card using silicone glue. 5.)Add enamel dots, to finish.
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Supplies: Core’dinations Chocolate Box Blueberry cardstock, Core’dinations Premium Cardstock 110lb White, Core’dinations Dust Buddy and Core Sand It Gadget.
Other: Jet Black Ink Ranger, Penny Black stamp set, Potted Garden Stamp set The Craft’s Meow, Distress Markers – (Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass), embossing folder Anna Griffin Poppy Cuttlebug, Big Shot, enamel dots, silicone glue.

Spotted Cardstock Winner!

May 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

We hope you had a great long weekend! First up, we have a winner from our giveaway.

Ruby H says:
May 23, 2014 at 7:42 am  (Edit)

Love this cardstock thanks for a chance to win !!

Ruby email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com to claim your prize by June 1st, 2014

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Next up we are showcasing Chocolate Box on the blog this week. What a sweet treat…
chocolate covered cardstock! 
Sand, tear and emboss it to reveal the yummy colors hidden beneath the texture. It is available in  12×12 assorted packs, 6×6 and Cut & Emboss. And don’t forget single sheets for those special projects, too. First up we have Kate Nolan Denham with a masculine layout filled with TONS of technique!

 

I wanted to create a very “boy” layout with the photos of my Grandson so I immediately grabbed my stock of Core’dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock.  I embossed, debossed, and die cut my way through the Chocolate Box on this layout!  Each piece of Chocolate Box was sanded to show the great core colors I chose to compliment Seth’s plaid shirt.

I used Spellbinder’s Sprightly Sprockets Dies to create all the fun gears on this page.   Just loving how once I sanded down gears they looked aged with all that red showing though the Chocolate Box.  I added a bit of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint to them make them pop just a bit more.
Core’dinations Supplies:
Chocolate Box Cardstock
Core Essentials Darks Pack
Vintage Collection
Sand It Gadget 
Dust Buddy 
Other Supplies:
Spellbinder’s Sprightly Sprockets
Darice Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint
Elle’s Studio Tag
Misc Brads

Mother’s Day Inspiration

May 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We have another amazing day of inspirational Mother’s Day projects for you today.

First up, Ava Gavloski with a classic black and white card for Mother’s Day…

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You can see how well the Core’dinations Core Essentials in Snowflake and the Graphic 45 Signature Series in Photogenic compliment each other. Both Cardstocks are my favorite! Add a sheer ribbon and some crystals by Zva Creative and your card is a classic that will make mom proud.
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Core’dinations Supplies:

G45 Signature Series, Photogenic
Core Essentials Snowflake
Sand It Set

 Other Supplies

Zva Creative Crystals
Unity Stamp Co.
Clearsnap Colorbox Ink
Sizzix Embossing folders
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow Mono Adhesive
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And next up, a Mother’s Day layout from Mary Pat Siehl:
I love using the Core Impressions!  It makes the most beautiful background paper.
1.) Sand the cardstock heavily around the edges.   Keeping the phot0s next to each other allowed me to show off the cool design of the BasicGrey Core Impressions.
2.) Next,use apiece of the Core Impressions in Chocolate Box  to mat the photos.
3.) Then,  dry emboss pink Core Essentials cardstock using a Darice embossing folder and lightly sand it.  Add some embellishments and a small splash of pattern paper to tie all the spring colors together.
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Supplies:
Bella Blvd paper, alphabet stickers, and fabric flowers
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
My Mind’s Eye enamel dots.
Darice embossing folder

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi there, Core fans! Vivian Keh here with a bit of St. Patrick’s Day inspiration for you. My roots are Korean, and so I’ve not been one to celebrate this day much in the past. But the little I do know of Irish culture is fascinating to me and I wish I knew more. At the very least, I know that the clover is significant. In the garden, whenever I find clover growing anywhere, four leaved or not, there are always lots of earthworms in the soil just beneath, which is true good fortune for this devoted gardener. I may even steal a few of the “brown gold” makers from this spot and place them in areas where the soil really needs their good work!

Today I have a card for you that uses Core’dinations Cardstock from a few of my beloved collections.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_1For my focal image, I used a green hue from the Core’dinations “Vintage Collection” to die-cut these delicate clovers on my Silhouette, using file #32596 by Patty Young Designs. For a soft background, I used our Tim Holtz “Shattered” Kraft Core Collection.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_2I added distress inks, spritzes of water and colored mists to make my background just a little bit grungier.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_CPersonally, I adore greens and purples together, so I set the focal image atop a purple banner piece cut from our Tim Holtz Nostalgic Kraft Core Collection. There is a beautiful muted green hue that’s already pre-embossed in our Basic Grey “Ornate” Collection which I used for my background piece, sanding to reveal the pretty doily shapes.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_BA strip of natural looking fiber added some textural interest, as well as a few dots of pearls.

VivianKehCoreStPattysCard_AI hope you enjoyed my St. Patrick’s Day inspiration! Thanks so much for visiting with me today on the Core blog!

-Vivian

Core’dinations: Vintage Collection, Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft Core Collection, Basic Grey Ornate  Collection , Sand-It Gadget, Dust BuddySilhouette: File #32596 by Patty Young Designs
Viva Decor – Pearl Pen
Ranger – Distress Inks
May Arts – fibers

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And Jennifer Edwardson is working that Core today, too! We LOVE using our backsides with our Specialty lines…keep reading to learn how….

With St. Patricks Day here I got out all my fave green cardstock and started making 4 leaf clovers :))
 
It’s no secret that I love my Silhouette and when I saw this super cute little swirly clover I knew it had to end up on this ‘so lucky’ card.

 

I started with a David Tutera Celebrate A2 white card base and ran it through my eBosser using my fave dotted embossing folder.
 
Then I took a piece of The Chocolate Box cardstock with the green back and flipped it over and embossed it the same to create a mat.
 
I cut the clover cut file using both sides of the same piece of cardstock so that I could use 3D foam and layer the clovers !!  Between the layering and the flourish I am in LOVE with this clover :))
 
I added  Step 3 chip shape from the DT123 embellishment packs for my sentiment and some fab polka dot ribbon with a big ol’ bow to complete !!

 

Supplies:

  • The Chocolate Box – Key Lime
  • David Tutera Celebrate White A2 Card Base
  • David Tutera Celebrate Step 3 Chip Shape Sentiment
  • Misc: American Crafts Ribbon

Check in here for cardmaking inspiration!

November 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

If you like cards you came to the right place, just sayin’! Today we have some gorgeous cards for you from our very talented design team member, . But first… we wanted to say Thank YOU for an awesome week and weekend of Cropping Hard Core style!

We will post winners as SOON as we can. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Seeing Core’dinations in action is always amazing and I learn so much and see so many new things.  So stay close!

Now here are Tracy Grubers two CUTE cards. She always stamps beautifully, don’t you think?

There is no question that I love to stamp and color with Copics.  The awesome part?  I can stamp on my Core Tags and then color them.  They are made with a really heavy card stock, which allows you to color and shade your images without the ink bleeding.  I used a Lawn Fawn stamp set to make this cute baby card.  The background is made with Spotted Jillian Dot and Vintage Core’dinations papers.

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Supply List:
Core Tags
Lawn Fawn Plus One stamp set
Core’dinations Spotted Jillian Dot
Core’dinations Vintage Collection
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Copics: V15, E31, E33, C1, C3,C5
Studio Calico Wood Veneer
Lilac twine from The Twinery

The Chocolate Box Collection has some really cool card stock!  I love how one side is brown and the other side has a variety of colors that can be revealed when sanded.  I used one of this card that was a tan backing to keep with the “animal/jungle” theme.  I paper pieced the leaves with green card stock from the Darks paper pad.

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Supply List:
Core’dinations The Chocolate Box Collection
Core’dinations Neutrals and Darks paper pads
Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small
Copics: YG61, YG63, YG67
Paper Smooches Zoo Crew stamp set
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Simon Says Stamp Talk Bubbles 2
May Arts twine
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
DCWV Safari Chic Matstack
Tombow 3D Foam Tabs

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