Designing with Gail Linder

February 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

ONE amazing Monday and THREE incredible layouts from Gail Linder!

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Sweet Delight Layout

I have a secret to share today. Sometimes I scraplift my own layouts! Gasp!

Seriously, if you’re ever “stuck” for ideas, just choose an older layout of your own that you loved and scraplift it using new products or techniques!

That’s exactly what I did for today’s layout.

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I knew I wanted to create bright, fun blocks at the top of the layout and I wanted to use Core cardstock (of course) showing a couple of techniques.

I cut 10 squares of cardstock (in 6 different colours) that were 2″x2″. After finding the arrangement that I was happy with I simply when from square to square, embellishing slightly.

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Some of the techniques I used include:

  • Embossing (you could also try de-bossing)
  • Sanding and inking
  • Adding die cuts (some raised on pop dots)
  • Punching out a shape from the square, using the negative space
  • Punching a circle ‘notch’ from the corner to add in a circular embellishment

I kept them quite simple as I wanted to fabulous colours to stand out!

And take a look where my journaling is hidden in this one:

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The photo panel lifts up to reveal journaling underneath! I just folded a piece of white core cardstock to be the ‘flap’.

You can actually see the original layout that inspired this one on my blog here. I hope I’ve inspired you to look back at your older layouts for inspiration with fresh eyes!

Supply List – Gail January Project #2 – Sweet Delight Layout

Core Cardstock:
Snowflake (neutrals)
Navy (darks)
Love Potion & Tulip (brights)
Sugar’n’spice (pastels)
Tumbled Glass & Shabby Shutters (Distress)

Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
SSS, MFT & Avery Elle dies
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Silhouette Cameo
Feathers cutting file

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One Little Word Layout

Do you follow the One Little Word concept? Although I’m a little late sharing my One Little Word for 2014, I have had it chosen since the end of last year, or rather, it came to me as per usual! Give.

I decided to create a layout for my word, using a phone selfie of myself (it’s the only recent photo I could find of me!).

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I created the background to this layout by overlapping pieces of Core’dinations cardstock in pink and aqua with a few scraps of patterned paper. The card was cut at an angle (alternating directions) and I started from the bottom and worked my way up!

I gave all pieces of cardstock a quick sand to reveal a bit of the lighter core, for more dimension.

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A couple more things to note:

  • The title was cut using my Cameo. The word ‘give’ was cut out of Black Magic card (with a pink core) so when the edges had a light sand, they had a bit of pink showing to coordinate with the rest of the layout!
  • I didn’t think my photos and title stood out enough on the busier background so I again used my Cameo to cut the circle design out of simple white cardstock to layer beneath! I love that effect and think it’s something I’ll be doing again and again!

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I didn’t want to cover up any more of the background with a journaling blog and knew I had a bit to say about my OLW. An easy solution? I journalled on a white core tag, slipped it into a glassine bag and adhered it behind my photos. Love me some hidden journaling!

If you are interested in reading about why I chose this particular word, and more about my personal OLW journey, please visit my blog here!

I hope I’ve inspired you today!

 

Supplies:

Core Cardstock:
Snowflake (neutrals)
Reflecting Pool, Sugar’n’Spice & Scotch (pastels)
Tanzanite (Gemstones)
Hex (Black Magic)
Spring Green (G45 Signature Series)
Worn Lipstick (Tim Holtz Distress)

Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
White Core Tag
Big Shot
Spellbinders ‘Asters & Poppies’ die
SSS heart die
Silhouette Cameo
Thirsty Script & Georgia fonts
Circle Background cutting file

Crazy Layout

Hello! I have another fun and colorful layout to share today! Can you tell I love putting together awesome color combinations with my Core’dinations cardstock? For this layout, I was inspired by a card I saw around the web that had strips of washi tape on the background. I tried to re-create the look with strips of embossed card.

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I wanted the colors to “pop” so I used the reverse of a Kraft Core cardstock for a neutral kraft background. Then I chose six bright colors for my strips and got to work adding some texture to each strip.

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You can see in the detail photos that a couple of strips are embossed and sanded to reveal the core. A few other strips I added some lines and borders simply using my Scor-Pal: a criss-cross, stripes and an outline.

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Supplies:

Tim Holtz Kraft Core (reverse side)
Core Essentials – Fuschia Fizz, St Valentino
Neutrals – Snowflake
Brights – Atoll, Aqua
Tillie Dot – Tulip
Distress – Tumbled Glass
Adirondack – Purple Twilight
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Scor-pal
Big Shot
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
PTI border die
Spellbinders speech bubble die
Silhouette Cameo
Thirsty Script font

All that shimmers for Valentine’s Day is CORE!

February 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

We have THE best Glitter Cardstock out there. It cuts beautifully, embosses…you name it! From our Gemstones cardstock to the Glitter Silk and Core Couture...You will love it.  AND it is the perfect cardstock for all of your glittery and shiney needs for this Valentine’s Day. I mean, you need something shimmery on those projects, right?  That’s what it’s all about!

First up Designer Debbie Standard  creates tons of layers using some Spellbinder’s Die cuts, embossing and, well, just Debbie’s Core’dinations magic!

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OH and don’t forget Core Tags and some May Arts ribbon!

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And next up some cards from Designer Clare Buswell! Get ready to SWOOOOON!

 With Love
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Fuchsia Fizz and sand edges. Cut rectangle of Glitter Silk and round corners, adhere to card. Using Silhouette machine cut heart border, scalloped hearts and sentiment. Attach to card as shown. Add sequins, twine and stamp heart. Use glossy accents on sentiment to finish.
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And look at those gorgeous bits of Core Couture glitter in that cardstock!
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Supplies:
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials Neutrals, Glitter Silk, Core Couture Glitter, Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – (2 Scalloped Hearts #38258, Border Hearts #24381, With Love title word art #46238), My Heart stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Memento Luxe Love Letter, sequins, baker’s twine, corner rounder, Ranger glossy accents, silicone glue, Silhouette Portrait.
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Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Fuchsia Fizz and sand edges. Cut rectangle of Core Couture Glitter and adhere to card front. Using Silhouette machine cut heart border and heart with sentiment. Cut hearts from border and adhere to background. Add heart with silicone glue and glossy accents on sentiment to finish.

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How much do you LOVE our Black Tie Core Couture…again bits and bits of glitter and it barely sheds!!!

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Supplies:
Core’dinations - Fuchsia Fizz, Core Couture Glitter, Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files - Hearts and words #53851, Border Hearts #24381, Ranger glossy accents, silicone glue, Silhouette Portrait.

Sketch Challenge Winner(s) in here!

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Well, if you hang out over at our Facebook page we were mulling over the idea of not one BUT TWO prizes for our sketch challenge. We are so happ you guys had fun with it and looks  like we will have another one soon!  Nothing makes us happier then seeing Core in action. All that sanding just makes me  HAPPY!

So…who wants some winners?????

The winner of Pastels Collection pack is….Jenny from Jen’s Scraptography!!!

And we have to other winners, too!  Please note:  once winners will email us, we will contact you with your prize. Not sure what we have in stock right now for prizes :) There was just too much sanding and tearing and FUN we just couldn’t choose one so we have two other random winners for you:

Jackie Schachter and Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com  with “Sketch Challenge Winner” in the subject line. Email your name address and phone number. Please allow 6-8 weeks shipping and handling.

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Now, inspiration please??? I mean what else is inspiring you right now besides snow?

Happy Snow Day Core Fans!  Kate here, sharing a simple snow layout with you using lots of Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot.
I did lots of sanding with the Sand It Gadget in this layout to make it pop.

I cut the snowflakes out of Core’dinations Snowflake using my Silhoutte, painted the die cut with some glue and added some fine glitter.

Core’dinations Supplies:

12 x 12 Spotted Tillie Dot

12 x 12 Core Essentials Neutrals

Sand It Set

Other Supplies:

Fiskars Crimper

American Crafts Thickers

Silhoutte “Snowflake Lace” cut

Helmar & Xyron Adhesives

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And next up two layouts from Debbie Standard:

I have always loved the Jenni Bowlin collection. The reds, blacks and browns are always so striking. And there are so many wonderful collections in Core’dination’s products that it’s easy to mix and match to get just the look you want. For this I started with some Jenni Bowlin with the dots, added a piece of the JB with the words on it. Then I used some of the Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12 pieces and embossed and sanded them. I added a few other color scraps and then sanded and cut around the My Mind’s Eye Core mini label. Then I punched out some snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch, attached them and then added the Queen & Co and the Kaser Goosebumps. The kids having so much are my grandkids, who had an unexpected snow day and a great family play day.

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Supply List:
Jenni Bowlin Red and Black Impressions
Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12
My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions minis- Lost & Found Labels Collection
Glitter Silk White 6 X 6
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Cuttle Bug Folder, Darice Folder
American Crafts Letters,
Martha Stewart Punch
Queen & Co. Goosebumps
Kaser Crafts Glittler Buttons

Tim Holtz is always a winner in my book. For this page I used papers from his Shattered collection. I started with the red sheet and left it as is. Then I took a sheet of black and embossed it with a snow flake embossing folder and sanded it. Then I choose a piece of the yellow and embossed it with a folder of winter sayings. Then I added the strips of grey and white. I used my Silhouette to make the snowflakes out of the Glitter Silk White paper and added some of the Queen & Co. Pom poms. I used some random My Mind’s Eye buttons as well. This is my little great-nephew, Cason, who is finally old enough to get out and enjoy the snow.

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Supply List:
Tim Holtz Shattered
Glitter Silk White – 6 X 6
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
My Mind’s Eye tags and buttons
Letters: American Crafts
Queen & Co. Pompoms
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Silhouette Die cuts – snowflakes

Fabulous Friday layouts and more with Authentique!

October 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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

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 their complete lines of gorgeous papers HERE.

AND PLEASE head over to Authentique’s FACEBOOK page to say “hi”!!!

We cannot get enough of this Be(you)tiful line, can you tell???

First let’s start with a fabulous mini album page from Jill Lebbin. Jill used the Chocolate Box for her title. See that sanding??!?!?

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She used one of those fun crafts straws on her layout for some dimension….how COOL!

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Materials:
Chocolate Box Core’dinations
Authentique Be(you)tiful
Straw
Hot glue
xyron-megarunner
Epiphany Crafts Round 25 tool
Brads
Mini Album 6×6 cardboard piece

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And a goooorgeous card from Gail Linder. I mean she CUT this pattern herself?!?!

I just loved the colors in the Be(You)tiful collection and wanted to include a few patterns in my project, along with a couple of coordinating colors of Core! A quick search on Pinterest for chevron patterns and I decided on one and got to work building it up. 
 
It took a little while to piece it all together but am very happy with how it turned out. I chose a couple of colors from the Vintage cardstock collection to match beautifully, and the vintage wash toned with the style of the papers.  
 
What fun colors and patterns to play with!

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I mean..AMAZING!

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Supplies: 
Vintage Core cardstock – Lemonade, Sun Coral
Authentique Be(you)tiful papers, stickers and die cut
MFT die
Big Shot
Xyron Sticker Maker

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The fabulous Kate Nolan Denham is up next with a layout. I love how she used the Red Pepper from the Brights Collection pack with the Be(you)tiful line. There are all these little accents of this color throughout the line and it is so so pretty!

I pulled out Core’dinations Brights Core Essential Collection to find the perfect cardstock to play on the pretty colors in Authentique’s Be(you)tiful Collection.  It matches  perfectly with bits and pieces of this line like here in the arrow from the accents sheet.
 
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The rosettes were created from Core’dinations Cardstock and a die by Sizzix.  I used the same rosette die in creating ruffled border.  Instead of folding and connecting the the rosettes,  I overlapped the three creased layers to create the border. Let’s not forget about the amazing journal spots that come with Authenique collections. Cut them out and you have instant journaling areas. No excuses not to journal!
 
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edited: sorry friends…our links weren’t working for Kate but we have updated them!
Core’dinations Supplies:
Authentique Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co.
Ranger Versa Mark
Stampendous Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Xyron Mega Runner & Sticker Maker
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And a fast and fabulous card from Kim Moreno! You can never have too many of these ready to go for those special occasions that just seem to sneak up on you. Kim embossed the grey cardstock and sanded it slightly to reveal the color core and then tore it along the bottom edge. Aftering  punching and sasnding the butterflies, she adhered them to her card.

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Authentique patterned paper and die cuts Be(you)tiful
Coredinations cardstock: Core essentials (stormy grey, and tulip)
Sei ribbon
Cuttlebug machine and folder

 

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!

Thursday Layouts

 

Happy Thursday! Today we have some gorgeous projects for you! I mean, don’t we always? ;)

First up Designer Gail Linder and a beautiful display of our Pastel Core Essentials Collection Pack

 I love fun color combinations! For this layout I had a special story to tell and a couple of photos that I converted to black and white so I could use a soft color scheme to match the overall “feel” of the layout. So of course, my first stop was the pastel cardstock collections for some soft pinks, aquas and yellow.

I used a simple grid design, adding cardstock squares the same size as my photos. I then had fun embellishing each cardstock block with – you guessed it – more cardstock! But when I added the layers on top, I embossed, sanded and distressed them to make them stand out and add dimension!

For a scrapper like me that LOVES distressed edges, Core’dinations cardstock sure makes that easy! With minimal effort (ie. just a light sand), your edges are DONE! I even sanded the tiny scallop edge and die cut letters!

My little girl started school this year and (I’m sure all Mothers would agree) that it was quite an emotional time! The night before the first day of school, I wrote her a letter that I hope she’ll read and appreciate in years to come. As the journaling was quite long, I added a flap to the cardstock blocks so they lift up to reveal the journaling underneath! Fun!

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Supply List:
Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock: Pastels, Neutrals
Graphic 45 Signature Series cardstock
Pastel Core Tag
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug embossing folder
MFT Dies
EK Success punches
Big Shot
Heidi Swapp patterned paper
Simple Stories stickers
sequins, twine, pearls
And another layout from Designer Debbie Standard. How much do you LOVE this color combo????
I made this page of my daughter’s bff’s new baby.  I’m scrapping for him because he’s just so adorable and I’m honorary grandma.  I started with a sheet of basic Core in grey.  I really like the more rustic used look of some of the Core when I have sanded down so that some of the white shows through.  Then I added a sheet of the black dotted core which I also sanded and matted with blue.  I added some yellow which I embossed bu only lightly sanded over the dot part of the embossing.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch a border which I then sanded.  I used a Spellbinder’s die to make my flower.
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Supply List:
Core Essentials – Pastels and Darks
Core Spotted
Martha Stewart Punch
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug
Sizzix and Darice Embossing folders
May Arts Ribbon
Queen & Co. Pearls and twine and washi tape
Basic Grey Button and tags
Teresa Collins tags and brads
Spellbinder’s Die
Epic Park Tag (title)
Momenta sticker
Recollections wood – butterfly

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