Summer Party Banner

July 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

Decorate for Summer with a fun banner like this one from Tracy Gruber.

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Supplies:

Core Essentials CardstockSand It GadgetDust Buddy

Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Lawn Fawn Year stamp set

Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, Create A Critter and Alphalicious Cricut cartridges

Foam Squares, Misc. Ribbon

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1.   Cut 5×5 inch squares from Core Essentials cardstock.  Round the corners with a We R Memory Keepers ¼’’ Corner Chomper. 

2. Cut the letters from the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge at 3 ¾’’ plus the shadow.  Cut the palm trees from the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge, also at 3 ¾.”  I used the flip button for one of them, so they are faced different directions. 

3.  Tear pieces of Core Essentials cardstock for the sandy beach and the water and attach to the squares. Core Tip: Tear different colors of our blue Core Essentials cardstock to create waves.  With five different color families that gives you 20 different blues to choose from.

4.   Emboss the letters and the palm trees with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and sand with the Sand It Gadget

5.    Attach the letters and palm trees to the squares with foam squares. 


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6.  Tie each of the squares together with ribbon. 

7.  Stamp the dots onto each “sand piece” with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.  This helps define the sand a little more.

Creating Layouts with School Colors

There are a lot of High School graduations going on right now and  Kate Nolan Denham has a great layout to share with us today using school colors. With such a variety of different colors and kinds of cardstock to choose from, Core’dinations Cardstock can be your go to paper for any occasion!
On this layout, Kate does a great job working around that issue we always find when using Core and embossing folders….”how do I only use a 5×7″ folder on a 12″ layout?” She balances it perfectly with a 5×7″ photo and then, of course, sands!
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Kate here today with a graduation layout that sports school colors from Core’dinations Vintage Collection.  It is one of my favorite collections!
I did a lot of sanding with my Sand It Gadget.  I wanted the color core to really pop on the edges of the mats  where I embossed and scored.  It allowed me to add dimension without having to add more layers.
You can see how awesome the Core’dinations Color Core looks in this up close photo!
Other Supplies:
Fiskars Crimper
Scor-Pal
Spellbinders Nested Pennant Dies
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Jenni Bowlin Date Tag
Creative Memories Circle System
Stampin Up! Paper Shapers
American Crafts Thickers
Queen & Co. Pearls

DIY Wedding Cards

June 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Clare Buswell here today sharing some cards for you for the upcoming summer wedding season. I tried to play with a white-on-white color palette with some splashes of color. You can easily interchange any color you want for the theme of the wedding, too. ENJOY!

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May You Live Happily Ever After
Supplies: David Tutera A7 White Smooth Cards and Envelopes,  Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, Core Essentials Snowflake, Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Precious Pink, Core Premium  110lb cardstock White. Other: Stampendous Stamps – Cling Jumbo Lovely Garden, Cling Jumbo Hydrangea Garden and matching dies, VersaMark ink, StazOn Jet Black ink, May Arts (1/4″ Twill Ribbon w/Chevron stripes Pink, 7/8″ Crochet Ribbon White, 1mm waxed cord White), Big Shot, corner rounder, Silver Pearl embossing powder, heat gun, sewing machine, WMS Big Day Additions stamp set, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, flat backed pearls, Ranger Distress Markers – Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters.
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Cover a David Tutera A7 White Smooth Card base with Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Precious Pink cardstock. Cut a rectangle of Core Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, emboss using Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, round corners and machine stitch border. Layer onto larger panel of Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and round corners. Adhere lace, ribbon and cord. Attach panel to card base. Stamp sentiment onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White and attach to card with foam pads.
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Stamp flowers and leaves onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White using VersaMark ink and emboss in Silver Pearl. Color flowers and leaves using Distress Markers and wet with a artist’s paintbrush to create a watercolor effect. Once dry attach to card with foam pads and add pearls, to finish.
For the Bride and Groom
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SuppliesDavid Tutera A7 White Smooth Cards and Envelopes,  Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, Core Essentials Snowflake, Premium  110lb cardstock in White. Other: StazOn Jet Black ink, May Arts (7/8″ Crochet Ribbon White), Big Shot, corner rounder,  sewing machine, WMS Big Day Additions stamp set, flat backed pearls, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, embossing folders – Embossalicious Crafter’s Companion Roses, Cuttlebug Script Provocraft, Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden dies.
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Cut a rectangle of Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and emboss using the roses embossing folder and round corners. Die cut two butterflies using the Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden dies and Core Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, cut another two butterflies using Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and emboss using the script embossing folder. Arrange butterflies onto panel, fix and machine stitch centers. Add lace and adhere panel to a David Tutera A7 White Smooth Card base. Stamp sentiment onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White and attach to card with foam pads. Add row of pearls and pink flowers, to finish.

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

How Do You Thank Your Teachers?

May 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Getting ready for the end of the school year means thanking those who have spent the year inspiring our little ones to learn.  Today Kate Nolan Denham is sharing a gift bag and card made with a variety Core’dinations Cardstock.
I decorated a simple kraft gift bag from Darice by creating a base designed to look similar to a chalk board.  The same base design was used for the thank you card.
The giant cardstock pencils on both the bag and card were scored, sanded and bent to give it the 3-D effect of a real pencil.
Core’dinations Cardstock:
Core Essentials: Lake
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
Tim Holtz  Kraft Core
Black Magic Collection
Whitewash Collection
Graphic 45 Lights Collection
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
Darice Kraft Gift Bag
Scor Pal

Spring Silhouette Card

May 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Tracy Gruber has such a great idea for a Spring card for us today! Silhouettes make beautiful  home decor so why not use them on a card? The  Black Magic for the  silhouette  against our Core Essentials Pastels really pops and is a great alternative to flowers or stamping. Don’t forget to sand and distress!
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Cut the silhouette image from the A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge at 3 1/4″ out of the Black Magic Cardstock.  Then, use the Sand It Gadget to sand the edges.  Cut the light purple rectangle from the Core Essentials Pastels Pack and emboss with the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder.  Sand over the embossed part with the Sand It Gadget.  Next emboss a piece of the light green card stock, also from the Core Essentials Pastels Pack, with the Darice Wire Fence Embossing Folder and sand with the Sand It Gadget.  Finally, distress the edges of a piece of lime green card stock from the Core Essentials Brights Pack with the Tim Holtz Edge Distresser.  Attach all of the layers together and adhere the silhouette die cut with foam squares. Tie the black bow around the top using May Arts twine.  For the sentiment piece, cut a circle using a Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small die out of the 110lb Smooth Cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
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Supplies:
-A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge
-Black Magic Cardstock
-Core Essentials Pastels Pack
-Core Essentials Brights Pack
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
-Darice Wire Fence embossing folder
-May Arts Twine
-Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small dies
-110lb Smooth Cardstock
-Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me set
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy

 

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