Cricut Cards with Andrea Amu

January 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, May Arts Ribbon, Pink Paislee

Happy Hump Day!

Today we have some projects from Designer Andrea Amu. As usual Andrea works her Cricut and the Core…so many amazing details so grab that coffee and sit back and enjoy!

Loving all the Spotted and Core Essentials cardstock PLUS..some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce iRock, too!

And how about some ch-ch-ch-chevron?!  The Core Impressions Pink Paislee Modern Prints collection has tons of great chevron prints. Swooooon! Andrea used the backside of the Chocolate Box and inked it for the first layer and then cut out pieces of the chevron and sanded  every other one, too!  Add a stamped sentiment and you are good to go. Love it!

Black Magic & Chocolate Box Collections in here!

January 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Ellen here with some Core’dinations tips for you using Black Magic and Chocolate Box collections.

We love these two lines so much AND after seeing everyone at CHA loving them, too, we thought it would be fun to share a layout using both collections.

Scoring, sanding, and embossing are SO much fun! Who needs patterned paper?

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Here is a close up of the embossed letters. Just emboss and sand…that’s it!!!! The blue is the colored core coming through. Pretty, eh? And we are LOVING our Queen & Co. Washi tape here at Core!

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Fun, huh??

HaPPY FrIDaY!

June 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

We had so much fun yesterday and Wednesday….did you?!?!?!  If you missed the fun hop with Peachy Keen stamps there is still time to enter…just see the posts below.

Today we have some Color Inspiration for you! Don’tforget to follow us on Pinterest and if you LOVE colour like we do…than check out our Colour Lover’s Challenge board here:

Design TEam Member Kim Jeffress created this and it just looks gorgeous! LOVE this color combo on a card. AND what goes perfectly with cards???  Our new Cut & Emboss series in the Chocolate Box. She also used a Spellbinder’s Die to create the flower and a Darice Embossing folder.

YUMMMMMMMM….Chocolate!

April 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Since it is Easter week, we all have chocolate on our brains…or at least I do ;)

So what better way to celebrate our love of Easter candy  than with some Chocolate Box cards!

If you haven’t tried Core’dinations Chocolate Box cardstock, you don’t know what you are missing.  AND DON’T FORGET! We have all of your favorite specialty Core Collections available in our Cut and Emboss series so you can make cards like these in a flash.

Here are a few designs from our fabulous and always inspiring Design Team!

Char Dobson using her magic on the Cricut!

Leica Forrest …loooooving all of those hearts!

Tuesday Tutorial

February 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today we have a great tutorial from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress using one of our favorites….Chocolate Box!!! Kim needed a quick and easy gift for a friend and this is what she created….

Step 1 Take a sheet of chocolate box cardstock and punch a circle about 2 inches from the edge.

Step 2 Cut the cardstock into a rectangle shape approx 3 inches  wide and 8 inches in  length(leave one side on the side of the circle longer than the other)

step 3 Score the cardstock near the punched out circle on the longer side to create a fold.
step 4 Using a sanding tool or sandpaper, sand all the edges of the choocolate box cardstock to reveal the coloured core!
step 5 Cut another rectangle from the chocolate box cardstock two and a half inches wide and 4.75 inches in length. Using a die cut machine emboss the BACK side of the cardstock. Adhere this piece to the bottom section of the tag.
step 6 Take a piece of matching cardstock approx 2 inches wide and create a banner piece by folding back and forth as shown, repeat for the other side and then cut inverse triangles on each end.
step 7 Add foam tape to the back of the banner piece and adhere to the centre of the tag as shown. Add a matching sticker to embellish.
step 8 Type out your sentiment to the back of the cardstock ,cut out ,add a brad and attach with foam dots, Fold your card on the scored line and hang from a bottle!
And here is the final project!
And a close up for some of that fabulous detail…

Tuesday Tutorial: Make your own Chevron Print

November 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

I love Core’dinations so much! The possibilities are truly, truly ENDLESS!  Ellen Sosnoski here with a fun and easy tutorial on how to make your own Chevron print.

How much do you love Chevron?  Let me here it!  Here are some of my favorite examples I have found on Pinterest.

P.S. did you know Core’dinations is on Pinterest?  Follow us here and we will follow you back, too.

From iheartprintsandpatterns.blogspot.com:

And another gorgeous print from a cute Etsy Store with loads of chevron prints

Here is my tag I created using some Chocolate Box cardstock.

And a close up:

Here is how I did it. Please note: I recreated this on a larger scale so it was easier to take photos and see the grid. I would recommend starting small like I did with a tag. A 12×12 sheet of cardstock is really hard to line up on your scoring too for THIS project because you are twisting and turning it. So you want to practice first and start on a smaller scale.

Note: Not familiar with Scoring?  Check out the Learn Tab on our website for our awesome How To videos including Scoring.

First, start making a grid on the BACK of  your Core’dinations Cardstock. Remember that when you are scoring with Core, you want to work from the back so the raised image is on the front to sand.

Now you want to connect the grid to make the Chevron pattern. I did mine freehand, you can definitely use your ruler but this is only a guideline for scoring. You definitely want to use the ruler for the grid.

Now you can adjust the sizes of  your pattern if you would like. The larger the pattern the easier. As you can see, it may  take you some sketching to get the look you are looking for but we are working from the back so that doesn’t matter!

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