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

Looking for some Halloween Inspiration?

October 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

You came to the right place!

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We have a HUGE giveaway for you! How exciting is this?

All you need to do is LIKE both Core’dinations and Couture Creations on Facebook (giving our friends over there shout out would be nice, too ;) and then click HERE to enter to win! That’s it! We are giving away FOUR prizes of $50 FULL of products from both companies. You don’t want to miss this!

Core and Couture Creations Giveaway

OH and we have 0ur winner from last week with Authentique!!!!!

Diane Fortune Potter says:
October 18, 2013 at 8:41 am  

I just found this blog and I’m loving it! I love the way you use the cut out parts in the layouts – no waste!

Diane, email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your full name, address and phone number and BLACK MAGIC winner in the subject.

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No I promised some Halloween goodies so here we go! First up Designer Vivian Keh with a cool card with some awesome Chalkboard technique!

Hello, Core fans!  Vivian Keh here to tell you I have been getting so much use out of my 6 x 6 pack of Black Magic!  Today I have a Halloween themed project that uses the Black Magic with lovely orange and green core, revealed with a nice dose of sanding.  In addition, there is a lot of stamping and fun embellishing with Liquid Pearls.

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How awesome is this detail?????

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And another of that awesome Black Magic and stamping:

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SUPPLIES:

Core’dinations – “Black Magic” Collection, Sand-it Gadget, Dust Buddy

Clearsnap – Frost White Pigment Ink

Studio 112 – Spider Stamp, Web Stamp

Martha Stewart – Caution Stamp

Ranger – Liquid Pearls

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AND it wouldn’t be Halloween without MORE Black Magic cardstock, right!???!??!? NExt up a card from Designer Clare Buswell and a little bit about how she created it:

Make card from cardstock. Emboss Black Magic cardstock, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges using Milled Lavender Distress Ink, adhere to card. Add patterned paper (Authentique Thrilling Collection) panel, ink edges and round bottom corners. Add ribbon, bow and twine. Adhere Authentique Thrilling Collection stickers to cardstock, ink edges and fussy cut, attach to card using foam pads. Adhere flower, twine and bottle, to finish. 

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And a close-up of that gorgeous detail:

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Supplies – Core’dinations Black Magic (Whammy), Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Authentique Thrilling Collection, Distress Inks (Milled Lavender, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw), Jet Black Ink Ranger, Craft Concepts Starry Night, Big Shot, flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, Purple ribbon May Arts, black seam binding, lavender twine, bottle embellishment, corner rounder, foam pads.
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And let’s switch it up a bit with a layout from Designer Mary Pat Siehl:
I love playing around with Core’dinations cardstock.  First, I took my Black Magic cardstock and made a border by scoring my edges and lightly sanding it.  I then lightly sanded the black cardstock to give it a distressed look.  Then, I misted the cardstock with some white paint.  Next I took my Core Essentials orange cardstock and sanded it.  I then cut a large spider web using my Silhouette.  Next I cut a spider and attached him to the spider web.  I love how the Core cuts in my Silhouette!!! Finally I added my photo.  I love how the Core is the center of attention!
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Supplies:
Core’dinations Dark Collection
Black Magic Cardstock
pattern paper, stickers- Bella Blvd.
twine- The stringery
Digi Cut Files- Some Odd Girl
Silhouette
Studio Calico Mist

Playing with some Be(you)tiful papers and Core’dinations!

All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that? BUT first check out our Heidi Swapp Winners HERE!

We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven!  But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!

Make sure you check out the Authentique BLOG for more ideas and a giveaway  AND you can find their complete lines of gorgeous papers HERE. Today  is all about cards, cards and more cards using the Authentique Be(you)tiful line.

First up Debbie Standard shows us how all you need is some Core Essentials and gorgeous patterned papers to make some quick and easy cards!  Love how Debbie mixes the hexagons with other prints using her embossing folders.

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Supplies:

Cardstock:  Core’dinations Darks Collection

Patterned Paper:  Authentique Be(you)tiful collection

Adhesive:  Xyron Mega Runner
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folder: Darice
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Queen & Co pearls

This card from Debbie showcases a great way to use those scraps! You can cut out shapes from your Core and save them for another project and use the negative space.

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Supplies:

Cardstock:  Core’dinations Brights Collection & David Tutera Sentiment

Patterned Paper:  Authentique Be(you)tiful collection
Adhesive:  Xyron Mega Runner
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folder: Darice 1215-59
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy


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Supplies:

Cardstock:  Core’dinations  Core Essentials

Patterned Paper:  Authentique Be(you)tiful collection
Adhesive:  Xyron Mega Runner
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts Hexagon
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy

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And next up we have Vivian Keh with some more cards…loving the Vintage Cardstock on this first one. Everyone LOVES a gray color palette and the Be(you)tiful is perfect for it!   I know gray has become my “go to” neutral.

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And a gorgeous close up:

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Hemp for cards is a favorite of mine because you can add a soft touch and it’s not too bulky:

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See how Core and Authentique match PERFECTLY???

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Get out those diec cuts and pop up dots!  Just some simple shapes cut out of cardstock, and of course sanded, not only add visual interest but it makes cardmaking easy!

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And another close up:

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SUPPLIES:

Core’dinations – Vintage Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy

Authentique – Be(you)tiful Collection

Fiskars – Edger Punch
EK Success – Flower Burst Border Punch
Momenta – Metal Embellishments
Xyron – X Tool, Mega Runner
Cuttlebug – Embossing Folder
Spellbinders – Layered Flowers Die

Ranger – Antique Linen Distress Ink

Hemptique – Hemp String

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You know it wouldn’t it be October and Halloween with out some Black Magic, right??? Comment all week long to win win win!
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We are giving some away so comment here to win!

Authentique & Core’dinations….4th of July!

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?

We have been busy this October for sure but before we get started a few things.  First up..winners from last week will be posted HERE torrow so please check back to see if you won. AND, next up, SAVE the date! In a few weeks we will be cropping ALL WEE LONG! Rules will be posted on October 28th so check back then for more details but challenges will be posted that first week in November.

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Now on to this weeks festivities. First up we have Shaunte Wadley working some Pride layouts. I don’t know about you but I JUST got my summer photos printed so I am going to be reaching for this paper pack for sure.  I just love how Shaunte works the 12×12 sticker sheet here with all the little bits you can make with them.  She creates her own little embellies al over the page with the tags and banners.  Layouts are easy with Core’dinations  and Authentique!

And when you are done here make sure you head over to the Authentique blog for inspiration and a giveaway, too!

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Supplies:
Base is Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions French Label

Rosette are Core Essentials

Stars is  Glittersilk

Star Border is cut from Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions  cardstock

Twine by David Tutera Celebrate

And nothing goes better with 4th of July projects than Tim Holtz Core Seasonal Impressions!  Again, Shaunte used the cardstock stickers for fun little elements all over the page

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Title letters/journaling base is Core Essentials

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And another Pride layout from Suzanna Lee:
Wanting to stick with the Independence day theme of the Authentique papers that I received, I wanted to create a coordinating background using Coredinations. I traced a Crafters Workshop stencil/mask with an embossing stylus on a piercing mat then sanded the raised “self embossed” pattern.
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Supplies:

Core Impressions My Mind’s Eye (the little red cutout in the tip right corner)
Patterned Paper, stickers: Authentique Pride
Embossing Stylus
Dies: Spellbinders

 

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You know it wouldn’t it be October and Halloween with out some Black Magic, right??? Comment all week long to win win win!
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We are giving some away so comment here to win!

Last Day with Xryon and Core…

October 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

Before we get started we wanted to let you know we have a super fun day planned tomorrow for WCMD!
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Did you have fun this week?????  We sure hope we inspired you to go out and get a Sticker Maker or Xyron Mega Runner to use with your Core’dinations.

AND GUESS WHAT???  Xyron added ANOTHER giveaway on their FACEBOOK page HERE for another chance to win! What an awesome week of inspo and prizes, don’t you think?  We have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! So CLICK HERE to enter to win over there.

First up we have some cards from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. The Mega Runner is perfect for cards!

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Cardstock:  Core Essentials Dark Collection
Patterned paper:  Authentique Be(you)tiful collection
Sentiment: David Tutera Celebrate
Adhesive:  Xyron Mega Runner
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folder:  Darice 1215-59
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy

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Cardstock:  Core Essentials Dark Collection
Patterned Paper:  Authentique Be(you)tiful collection
Adhesive:  Xyron Mega Runner
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folder:  Darice1218-28
Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy

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Cardstock:  Core’dinations Tim Holtz 6 X 6 Shattered Collection –> PERFECT for cards!

Adhesive:  Xyron Mega Runner
Tag:  David Tutera Celebrate
Stamp:  Lawn Fawn
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts Hexagon
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A gorgeous card from Designer Kim Moreno:

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Supplies:

Core’dinations: CoreEssentials, Core Tags, Core Vintage Collection
Chipboard: Crate Paper
Ribbon: Offray
Punch: Martha Stewart
Embossing: Cuttlebug folder and machine
Adhesive: Xyron Mega Runner, 150 Machine
Stamp: Stamps of Life
Ink: Clearsnap

And last but not least a layout from Ellen Sosnoski using tons of distressing!

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A close up of the scoring. Remember to scor from the back with your Scor Pal so you can send the raised image.

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Distressing is sooooooooooooooo much fun with Core! AND you need a good adhesive to adhere 4 layers of cardstock. And something new that I tried….I put my rubons on first and then sanded over them so they got a bit distressed, too.

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Supplies:

Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Tim Holtz Adirondack and Distress Collections, Core Essentials Snowflake and Xyron Mega Runner, Simple Stories Journal Spot, EK Success Punch, Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy

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And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration!

And don’t forget to comment all week long for a chance to win this:
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AND this!
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Day Four with Xyron and Core! Who’s having fun yet?!

October 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

Before we get started today we have some dates for you that you need to put on your calendars! We are having our THIRD  online crop in less than a month so make sure you save the dates! We have SO MUCH fun..we have tons of challenges all weekend long and then you have an entire WEEK to create.
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So if you have been with us this week then you have been seeing loads of Xyron and Core ALL week long. And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway over there, too. AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win.

We love our mega runners and today that is what we are working here on the Core blog!

And don’t forget to comment all week long for a chance to win this:
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AND this!
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Speaking of Fancy Pants Core Impressions….Jill Lebbin used hers for this cute mini album page:

Hi! I’m Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a project I made using the Xyron mega runner and Core’dinations Fancy Pants Core Impressions and pink Vintage cardstock. I also used some Authentique patterned paper. My daughter turned two recently and so we got her two year old pictures taken. I just adored this one and had to create a mini album page layout.

Mini Album Two Year Old Layout

 

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As mentioned before, I used the Xyron Mega tape runner. Even though it is called a “mega” tape runner it isn’t so mega that it is obtrusive to your crafting. Actually, I love the size of the mega tape runner. I also love the refill system, so simple and quick! Thank you Xyron!!!

In this layout I used the Fancy Pants Core impression paper for the photo frame, and then I sanded it. The pick accents are the Core’dinations Vintage Collection. I cut out the accents using my Silhouette Cameo.

Materials:

Fancy Pants Core Impressions, Vintage Core’dinations, Authentique Patterned paper, Vintage sequins from stash (the were my great grandmother’s), flower, Xyron mega tape runner, Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy.

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And next up Designer Ava Gavloski with an amazing project for us today, too!

Party Favors have truly taken center stage at parties and has given the cake a nudge. So, today, I would like the two too share the spot light together.
Lets start with quality Xyron Adhesive and the best cardstock on the market…Coredinations! 

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You need some GREAT adhesive for this. Have you ever made a project like this and then the next day it’s all popped apart?  Not with Xyron. This beauty is still going strong!

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Now, look at how lovely the Couture Creations Embossing folder showcases the Core’dinations inner colored cardstock.

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Adding some Graphic 45 papers to the top of the cake was a delight. To complete the bridal presentation I made a card and decorated a candle holder to match the festive occasion.

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Supplies:
Core’dinations:
“Sugar and Spice” from Pastels Collection
“Old Paper” from Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
Sand-It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Xyron:
Mega runner tape adhesive
1.5 Create a Sticker
Glue Stick for corners
May Arts Ribbon
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Couture Creations – Embossing Folder: Smooch, from Fresh & Fun Collection,
Graphic 45- Once a upon a springtime pattern paper
Marvy Uchida – Floral Paper Punch
Marvy Uchida-Poppy punch
Imaginisce-Glam Rocks

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And a layout from Designer Kim Moreno!

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Here’s how Kim created this layout:

 I used my ScorPal again to create the border around the edge of my layout and then sanded it slightly. I then sanded and cut out the ledger cardstock and adhered it to the center of the black cardstock. I matted my photo with the red cardstock and tore it along the bottom to reveal the colored core of the red cardstock. I cut out the clocks and sanded each of them to reveal the kraft core.  Then layered my photos and embellishments to finish my layout.

Supplies:

Cardstock: Core Essentials (Nightfll, Scarlet), Core Impressions (Jenni Bowlin, Graphic 45)
Stickers: Jillibean Soup (yellow “joy”)
Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
Letter Sticker: American Crafts (yellow), Doodlebug (black glitter)
Embellishments: Simple Stories
Flag Pins: Maya Road
Tool: ScorPal
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