T-minus TWO days until Halloween!

And we have some MUST haves for you scrapbooking.

First, our Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions shown here from Designer Debbie Standard:

I love when the season is one that works with Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions cardstock – it makes the page so easy to do.  For this page I started with sanding the entire sheet.  Then I inked the outside design and some of the words with Tim Holtz Ink.  Then I shielded the middle of the sheet and sprayed the edges again with Ranger Dylusions Pure Sunshine spray.  Then I embossed a sheet of Tim Holtz Adirondack cardstock and sanded it and layered it over a sheet of patterned paper from Graphic 45′s French County collection.
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Embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix
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Spellbinder’s Dies:  Rose Creations (S5-050) and Foliage (S4-328)
My Mind’s Eye Brads
Queen and Co. Ribbon
My Mind’s Eye tag
Glitz Puffy Words
Creative Charms – puffy words (parenthesis )
Queen and Co. Washi Tape
Reminisce chipboard Stickers
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Cardstock: Tim Holtz Seasonal and Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack collections
Patterned Paper:  Graphic 45 French Country collection
Washi Tape:  Queen & Co.
Brads:  Queen & Co. and Creative Charms
Flowers and foam embellishments:   Creative Charms
Trim:  KI Memories
Cuttlebug embossing tool
Darice embossing folder
AND … we have another gorgeous gorgeous creation using our SECOND must have for Halloween projects…..BLACK MAGIC!
Chalkboard is all the rage currently and what better product than Core to create your own embellishments and layouts! Especially Black Magic!! For a “grungier” chalkboard look, that look as if the blackboard has been used, be sure to rub your chalk (yes, real chalk), lightly on the Nightfall cardstock before decorating. I have used 4 different chalkboard effects here to create this layout; 1.) white pencil on paper (my title, Carved), 2.) Die cut or punched objects with sanded edges (bat and numbers), 3.) white powder embossed stamps and 4.) embossed Black Magic which is sanded to show color for a pop of color.
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HOW COOL! Suzzana used some of her own chalk skills on here AND did some simple sanding on the star. SO COOL!
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Supplies:
Embossing Folder -  Cuttlebug
Stamps – Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkado, Recollections
Font – Toskanische, EgyptienneInitialen
Ink – VersaMark
Embossing Powder – Ranger
Die – Papertrey Ink
Punch – EK Success
Watercolor Pencil – Derwent
YES! Suzanna has a card for us, too. Happy Dance!!!
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Supplies:
Washi – Bella Blvd
Embossing Folder and powder – Tim Holtz & Ranger
Enamel Dots – My Minds Eye
Stamp – Papertrey Ink
Die – Sizzix, My Favorite Things
Foam Adhesive – Imaginisce

Day Two with Lawn Fawn!

September 10, 2013 by  
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Day Two!

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We are here all week long with Lawn Fawn! Our team loves loves loves loves their stamps so much..make sure you head over to their site to do some shopping! From cards to layouts, we have it for you! Please make sure you head over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration AND their Facebook page.  Their Design Team is incredible and you don’t want to miss anything.

First up we have Designer Tracy Gruber with a super cute card:

I love my Lawn Fawn stamps, so I was very excited to pair them with Core!  I started with the Whitewash paper and embossed it with the Swirls embossing folder.  I sanded the de-embossed side, so more of the blue color showed.  I then stamped the tree from the Critters in the Forest set twice and kept one piece whole and the other one I cut each other the “sections” apart.  I then attached each of the pieces to the whole tree and popped up the bottom with Tombow Foam Tabs to give it dimension.  I used the green Core Vintage paper and tore it to create the grass for my scene.

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LOOK at all that AMAZING detail!

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Supply List:
Core’dinations Pastels paper pad
Core’dinations White Wash paper pad
Core’dinations Darks paper pad
Core’dinations Vintage collection
Core’dinations Neutrals paper pad
Lawn Fawn Critters In The Forest stamp set
Cuttlebug Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders
Copics: E23, E25, E39, E31, R20, R29, R39
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
May Arts Natural Twine
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
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And Designer Mary Pat has a card for us today too!  Line up that gorgeous Gemstones cardstock for  a unique, embossed background. And of course, Spectrum Noir markers look AMAZING on our NEW smooth tags!  We love to stamp on texture but just in case you don’t, the smooth tags are a GREAT alternative.  And of course that cuuuuute little Bee Mine stamp set from Lawn Fawn ;)
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Supplies:
embossing folder- Darice
Spectrum Noir markers
twine- the stringery

 

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And one last card today from Designer Kim Moreno!
I embossed the base of my card and sanded the dots slightly to reveal the color core of the cardstock, round the bottom edges of the card. I then used the long leafy stamp from the Lawn Fawn blissful botanicals set and stamped several rows in different colors and then punched them into circles and then punched again smaller circles within the larger circles. I then adhered them all to the yellow cardstock and adhered it to the center of the card. I stamped “thanks” several times on a white strip of cardstock and adhered below to finish my card.
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Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Blissful Botnicals)
Ink: Colorbox by Clearsnap
Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug embossing folder
Creative Memories corner rounder
And don’t forget to comment ALL WEEK LONG for a chance to win this:
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Summer Layouts and more with Tracy Gruber

Happy Wednesday! We hope you are enjoying your summer so far and today we want to start out with a super summery layout from Design Team Member Tracy Gruber.  I always struggle with white as a base for my layouts but Tracy makes it looks so easy! Plus…all  that embossing just makes me happy. :)

Nothing says summer like the Core’dinations Brights Card Stock paper pad!  The colors in this collection match the colors of the sunset almost perfectly.  I used a couple of different techniques on this layout including tearing, embossing, and sanding.  I also used Distress Inks and a water brush to make the water-colored looking circles.

 

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Brights and Neutrals paper pads
-Tim Holtz Distress Collection paper pad
-Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
-Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies and Jessie’s ABC’s stamp sets
-Water Brush
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-1″ Fiskars circle punch
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles, Seeing Spots, Spots and Dots
-Sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder
-Thickers
-Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles
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I love to combine Core’dinations cardstock with stamps, especially when I am creating a “scene” on my card.  The tan card stock is perfect for sand, because when you tear it, it looks just like a beach!  I also used a piece of light blue card stock, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then sanded with the Sand It Gadget.  It makes a perfect sky!
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Supplies:
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-Copics: E23, E25, YG61, YG63, YG67
-The Alley Way Stamps Sea Mates and Tropic Topic stamp sets
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Memory Box Puffy Clouds die
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One of my favorite types of Core’dinations paper is the Core Couture Glitter.  Why? Because I love glitter and this card stock has plenty of it!  I used the black Core Couture Glitter card stock as the background, along with a Core Tag to stamp the sentiment on.  I used a Cuttlebug die to cut out the 3-D flowers from the Core’dinations Pastels, Brights, and Darks paper pads.  I then sanded the edges of them to add some texture.
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Supplies:
-Cuttlebug Quilled Daisy Kit
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Avery Elle Winter Blend Sequins
-Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy

Designing 8.5×11″ layouts with Suzanna Lee

Who loves 8.5×11″ layouts?  I DO I DO!  First up we have THE COOLEST layout from Designer Suzanna Lee!  I know I am going to try this for sure. She has a GREAT Tip for you today for our Tuesday Tip of the week.
Using embossed Core for a background is one of my favorite things to do with Core. It adds so much texture and visual interest to a layout. As I don’t have a larger die cut machine to run my folders through, I cut the paper then  run each half of the paper through my Big Shot. You can barely tell that it’s a sheet of paper cut into two pieces! The tone on tone chevrons create an interesting subtle background.
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Love this texture! This looks like the cardstock came this way, doesn’t it?
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Supply List:
Core Essentials Brights
Core Essentials Darks
Core Super Assortment So Mod! Vintage Collection
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Dies: Die-Namics, DoCrafts, Die-Versions
Stamp: Lawn Fawn
Ink: VersaFine
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
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And another layout with a much different color palette.  EEK! I love how Suzanna created the flab/banner at the top with the Jenni Bowlin Mini Calendar piece!  Is there any other company out there that has products like this that allow you the creativity to create such cool, one of a kind embellishments???
When pondering what to use for my layouts, I typically grab my colors from the colors in the picture. This picture of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France was taken in panoramic mode with my iPhone. It has a hints of red from the underside of the escalators that I wanted to make stand out a little bit so I chose the similar hues in both pre-embossed and “plain” cardstock. There is nothing plain about Core however!! The Kraft Core that I used to cut the title tied together the browns and reds perfectly!
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Supply List:
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic
Core Tag
Core Essentials Neutrals
Core Essentials Darks
Core Impressions Mini’s; Jenni Bowlin Studio
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Embossing Folder: Darice
Dies: Die-namics
Stamps: October Afternoon, Technique Tuesday
Ink: QuickQuotes, VersaFine
Twine: The Twinery
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Project Life Card: American Crafts

It’s all about layers with Mary Pat

June 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Cardstock, Cardstock and more Core’dinations Cardstock makes for GREAT layers, don’t you think?   Just that small border that Mary Pat Siehl created with the Darks collection pack colors instantly starts to draw your eye in and of course, the scoring!

And here is a little bit about this layout from Designer Mary Pat  Siehl AND there’s a card yet, too!

I love to layer my paper and with this project I layered my cardstock.  I sanded the edges of the first layer (the red)  to give it a distressed look.  I then took my blue sheet and scored the edges and sanded those and tore the bottom edge to expose the lighter core.  Core cardstock cuts absolutetly perfect in the Silhouette ( like butta!) and I cut out my title to use the negative space.  Finally I added some of the Core Tags.  I like to sometimes doodle on my projects and I doodled a rim around the tags just to define them a bit and to make them pop!
Supplies:
Core Essentials Darks
Core Tags
paper- My Mind’s Eye
Brads- My Mind’s Eye
Tags- Chic Tags and Elle’s Studio
Twine- The Stringery
Flair- paper play studio
wood veneer- studio calico
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
And how about the cutest card you’ve ever seen? I have to say that toothpicks are a must have in my scrapbook room these days!  And this super cute Darice embossing folder with the clouds is so CUTE! Perfection.

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