White on White Monochromatic cards

August 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives

I think my new favorite color is white…is that possible?!?!?

Shaunte Wadley created these beauties for us today…wowzas! Creating dramatic monochromatic projects is so easy with Core because you can mix and match the different lines for some sparkle…emboss for some texture and you have the perfect card.  For each card, I listed the  lines she used so you can look closely and see beautiful details. Little things like different embossed layers, pearls and stitching make all the difference.

For more monochromatic ideas check out a post we did a few weeks ago HERE.

Card One is the simpliest with a David Tutera Cardmaking system white smooth cardbase, Core Essentials white, and the butterfly is Core Couture.

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Card two: start with a David Tutera Cardmaking system white cardbase and emboss it.  Then add a strip of Core Couture with die cut letters, then emboss some Core Essentials white in another strip. Stitch together. Then add butterflies laong the top in Glitter Silk and a strip along the bottom from Step 3 of the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system.

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Again, starting with a David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system smooth white cardbase, emboss a layer in white Core Essentials. Adhere with Helmar Zap dotsafter punching a hole in the side, add white heart on a string from Glitter Silk Cardstock, finish by creating some embossed strips along the bottom with scalloped pieces, an embossed strip from Core Couture and a banner created using a Dymo Label maker.

Did you know we have  a video on how to create with your Label Maker?  Check it out HERE!

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Introducing Jennifer Edwardson!

May 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Can you believe it is our last day of the 2013-2014 intros????

Don’t forget 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!

Let’s say howdy to Jennifer Edwardson!

Hey everyone, i’m Jennifer Edwardson and like most, I began scrapbooking shortly after the birth of my daughter in 2000 and never looked back. I’ve been creative my whole life and loved back to school shopping the most….all the paper and crayons and color – love, love loved it !!

Shortly after my 2nd child was born …. (like REALLY shortly – he was just 9 mos. old – CRAZY !!!) …. I decided it’d be cool to open a business, so I did…….and have had my own successful LSS since 2006.

I am so fortunate to get to do what I love every day …… I have extensive instruction and design experience that has allowed me to travel and share my passion with many. My work has been featured on manufacturers blogs as a Guest Designer, i’ve created projects for CHA, have been a member of the Bella Blvd. Design Team for the past 2 years, am on the David Tutera Celebrate Design Team, am an American Crafts Certified Instructor and now cannot wait to share my creativity with you during my time on the new Core’dinations Design Team (yep – super EXCITED !!)

When I am not running the day to day operations of my business or designing a fun new workshop, you can find me spending time with my husband, Scott, children Emma and Alex, our 2 crazy puppies and our horses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada !!

Check out my blog here: http://www.3dfoamandasandingblock.blogspot.com

What better way to celebrate yourself then a wedding layout! Here is a little bit about Jennifer’s layout:

I punched out several hearts and then embossed a few using some of my fave Darice embossing folders.  I LOVE the Core Couture Glitter cardstock and added in some pearl Gemstones behind the photo, too! The red embossed border along the left of the layout was cut from the Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions – LOVE it ……
I even added a few bits from the David Tutera Celebrate Card Making System by Core’dinations.  A white border along the top of the photo mat, the small silver heart, red gem and the twine, too!

Supplies:
Spotted Tillie Dot – Nightfall
Gemstones – Pearl
Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection – No. 3
Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions – Valentines No. 3
Core Essentials – Duchess Rose
Core Essentials – Cardinal
Core Couture – Black Tie
Core Couture – White Gloves
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
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And our winner of the Black Magic Cardstock is………….
Patricia Meadows says:

Welcome Gail, Love the stripes .Just found the blog today. Really think am going to love it, so many ideas. I too like clean pages not alot of clutter. I purchase cor’dinations at JoAnn’s by the sheet,had no idea there was so much to choose from! Again welcome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Today’s giveaway is…………..
Tillie Spotted Cardstock! Did you love it in Jennifer’s layout? Now is your chance to win it!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this today will be posted on Monday to the  weekend. 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.

Tuesday Tip …

March 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Glue Arts, Maya Road

Good Tuesday Morning!

First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….

Donna Idlet says:
March 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!

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And we have our Sketch Winner, too!  Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!

Donna & Kerrie..email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.

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So how about Tuesday’s tip? I created this layout about our yearly St Patty’s Day parade. We go every year and just love, love it. It’s in a small town near us and it is CrAzY! The boys love it…they love the  necklaces and the candy they get. I, of course, love the bagpipes.   For this layout I used some Core Cuts, Core Couture, Spotted, Brights, Stacy Julian Core Impressions and Whimsy Core Impressions from BasicGrey.

I know we have said this a gazillion times before but it is amazing how EASILY our collection packs Core’dinate!

So what is the tip?   I have a few for you today :)

1.) After distressing your edges, use a dark contrasting color to ink like I did here with black. I love the way it looks against the pink Core Couture cardstock.

2.) Use pre-embossed cardstock,  like our Core Impressions lines or Step two layers from David Tutera Celebrate, for your die cuts. It is so so easy! It is just one less step then embossing them yourself.

I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for this layout.

And my last tip is…..

3.) Use of the large tags from Step 3 David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system for a journaling tag. One of our smaller tags wasn’t big enough for what I wanted to say so I reached for one of these. Plus the cardstock is smooth.

Please note the Stacy Julian Cardstock is no longer available as it has been discontinued. Stamps are Lawn Fawn, Ink by Memento, tickets are Maya Road and  misc buttons from my stash, Glue Arts adhesive.

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

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Didn’t win this time? Don’t forget about about our $100 David Tutera giveway HERE!

St Patty’s Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock

March 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co., Tim Holtz

So how about a St. Patricks’ Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Cardstock.

This entire layout is  Shattered cardstock except for: the Core Tags (journaling) Glitter Silk (Shamrocks, title) Core Couture (pennants).  Loving that scoring detail around the edges?  Break out your Scor-Pal. It’s easy and looks GREAT!  Remember to Scor from the back and sand the front for that great detail.

Shaunte used gold ink and rubbed it into the lighter shade of the Shattered cardstock. This detail shot shows the gold color it turned the cardstock, and seeped down into the cracks. I sprayed it with glitter spray too. Never too much bling, right?!!? And love how Shaunte makes these flags with the Queen & Co. washi!!!!

LOVE IT! Hope this inspires you to scrap those St Patty’s day layouts!

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.

Tuesday Tips

October 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

It has been a crazy few weeks so we are finally back on track with a Tuesday Tip!

And it’s all about Halloween!

Designer Shaunte Wadley created this gorgeous table topper for us today. Break out those die-cuts and let’s get busy! For this gorgeous piece, Shaunte used Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Check out their Halloween collection here. You will NOT be disappointed! Dies are a great way to cut Core and create your own gorgeous creations.

Core Essentials for the base and the tree.
Vintage Cardstock for the moon, and the bats and the pumpkin/leaves.
Glitter Silk for the purple on the base, and Core Couture for the witch Silhouette.

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