Last Day with Tombow!

August 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Today is the LAST day to comment on the Designer blogs to be entered to win some awesome goodies from Core and Tombow. We pick winners tomorrow morning!

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Don’t forget to LIKE our Facebook pages! We have addtional content over there we don’t always share here.

Core Facebook and Tombow Facebook

Here is the Lineup for Thursday:

Marie Browning
Ellen Sosnoski
Kim Moreno
Ava Gavloski 

If you get lost just come back here or head over to the Tombow blog.

And a look at what is up for grabs from Core (win this by commenting on the Core blogs.)

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Subject to availability. Winner will be notified if we are out of stock of anything.

And from Tombow you can win (win this by commenting on Tombow blog and designer blogs)

Tombow prize will include:
· New Power Tabs 
· New Foam Tabs
· New Fastener Tabs 
· Mono Glue Pen

If you missed yesterday here you go. Hurry up because we will be picking winners TOMORROW the 16th!

Jennie
Mary Pat Siehl
Vivian Keh 
Debbie Standard
Kate Nolan-Denham 

And check it out…we have another super cute project from Designer Shaunte Wadley!

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Again those awesome tabs let you remove and close over and over again!

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Shaunte used the Stamp Runner to adhere the embellishments and embossed pieces to the project. Here’s a bit more about this project from Shaunte,  I really like the ease of adhesive placement, and the strong hold.

Then use the Hook and Loop Tabs for the enclosure. They are perfect to keep everything contained in my purse!

The post-it note holder (which included the perfectly nested separate squares that I embossed) is a Silhouette file, you can download it here.

The mini-pens I picked up at Dollar Tree. They come in a pack of 5, and are in the school supply section.
The neon post-it notes are from Walmart, and are Post-It brand. But you can use whatever you choose.

Other supplies:

Darice embossing folders
Queen &  Co bling
Lifestyle Crafts die cuts
Core essentials for all of the cardstock of course!

Day TWO: Tombow and Core’dinations

August 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We are here hopping again all week long! So if you didn’t see your name on our winner list last week, you still have a chance to win. Just comment on the Designer blogs from both companies for a chance to win.

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Here is the Lineup for Tuesday:

Melissa
Tracy Gruber
Suzanna Lee 
Jill Lebbin 

If you get lost just come back here or head over to the Tombow blog.

And a look at what is up for grabs from Core (win this by commenting on the Core blogs.)

GS 6x6 BM SIT

Subject to availability. Winner will be notified if we are out of stock of anything.

And from Tombow you can win (win this by commenting on Tombow blog and designer blogs)

Tombow prize will include:
· New Power Tabs 
· New Foam Tabs
· New Fastener Tabs 
· Mono Glue Pen

If you missed yesterday here you go. Hurry up because we will be picking winners Friday the 16th!

Monday
Tombow: http://blog.tombowusa.com/
Debbie
Clare Buswell
Gail Lindner 
Core’dinations

And Today we have a project for from Designer Jennifer Edwardson:

I have been a HUGE Tombow adhesive fan for a very long time, so naturally I was excited to show off my love of this glue for the Core’dinations / Tombow Blog Hop !!
One of my fave Tombow adhesives is the Glue Pen.  It truly is the best for adhereing tiny little pieces without having any excess glue sneak out the sides :) )
 
I started this card using a piece of Core’dinations cardstock from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection (No. 28 – LOVE the kraft core) …… I cut a 12 x 12″ sheet down to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and then folded it in half to open like a tent.  I then put the front of the card base into the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  I lightly sanded off the top layer and got a super effect for the front of the card
 
Using several different pieces of cardstock from the 6 x 6″ pkgs, I cut the branch, owls and hearts using my Silhouette.  Because this cutting tool is so precise, you can get teeny tiny little pieces of cardstock.  This is why I love the Tombow Glue Pen.  It was so easy for me to ‘draw’ my glue onto the back of all these little bits and they adhered perfectly where I wanted them ….. 
 
To finish it off I adhered a sentiment sticker from the David Tutera Celebrate Card Making system using 3D foam ….. Too cute !!
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And check out these tiny pieces…you DEFINITELY need a tool like the Tombow Glue pen to get in those details and not make a mess.

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Supplies:

We’re all torn up over Core’dinations!

 Aren’t you? But of course in a good way! Today we have some projects from Designer Vivian Keh. This first card is so cool! It takes paper tearing to an entirely new level. And Vivian mixes and matched all  kinds of Core…some Spotted, Core Essentials and Vintage.

Hello, friends!  Vivian Keh on the Core blog today with a happy card using cardstocks from a number of different Core’dinations collections.  I’ve been having so much fun simply tearing our lovely color core cardstock for fast texture in papercrafted projects!  I tore several strips of Core for the right side of my card and tucked a simple sleeve behind the torn pieces to house a cute die-cut tag which slides out. Just about all the elements were sanded because I am in love the distressed result and how beautifully sanding brings out Core edges and embossing.

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And a cute close up of the pocket.

 

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Sizzix - “For the Record” Thinlit Die Set #659108, Sizzlit “Love Set” #657789

Little Yellow Bicycle – Cork Alphas

Really Reasonable Ribbon – White Seam Binding

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And who is ready for a layout?

For my base, I sanded a sheet of this wonderful Coconut Cream Woodgrain cardstock that we carry – I love the organic patterns and the versatile creamy color. For the embellishment, I relied heavily on my beloved paper punches.  The photo was backed with a piece of Core that I dry embossed and then fashioned into an easy folder.  I added a cute tab that I had die cut and embellished with a heart-shaped button. Simple journaling in the bottom left corner, and more detailed journaling hidden inside the folder.
Thanks to my punches, this layout came together quickly, which was very exciting for this typically slowpoke scrapper.

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Lovely sanding….

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Some hidden journaling…perfect!

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SUPPLIES:
Core’dinations Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions – “Coconut Cream” Woodgrain, Darks Collection, Graphic 45 Signature Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – “For the Record” Thinlit Die Set $659108
EK Success – paper punches
Martha Stewart – paper punches
Kaisercraft – Chipboard title
The Paper Studio – embossing folder
Recollections – Self-adhesive pearls
Mark Richards – Nailheads

 

 

Graphic45 Vintage Love with Clare Buswell

July 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbon

You are not going to want to miss these beauties! Designer Clare Buswell is designing Vintage style for us today with some Graphic45 papers and Signature Series Cardstock. Sit back and enjoy…it’s gorgeous!

Bon Anniversaire Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, layer onto cardstock. Add vintage papers, stamp sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, tag, flowers, lace and pins.
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Supplies:
Cardstock: Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Juliet Damask
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, lace, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, trinket pins, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, sentiment stamp (French Country, Waltzingmouse Stamps), twine, corner rounder.
 Bon Fete Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, layer onto cardstock. Add vintage sticker, stamp sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, tag, flowers, lace and charm.

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Supplies:
Cardstock: Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Rosa
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, charm, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, sentiment stamp (French Country, Waltzingmouse Stamps), corner rounder.
 Bonjour Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners and ink edges. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, adhere to card. Add vintage sticker, pocket, add sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, flowers, lace, pin and charm.
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Supplies:
Cardstock:  Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper:   Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Poppy
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, lace, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, trinket pins, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, twine, corner rounder.

Stepping outside your comfort zone with Jennifer Edwardson

July 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today we have some layouts from Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson! She is working some circles and tags for you today so we hope you enjoy!
This was a step outside of the box layout for me.  I am very linear in my designing and usually shy away from circles since I can’t seem to keep them in a straight line ;) )  I have been playing around with my Silhouette lately and found this super cute circle template so I cut it to 11 x 11″ using a piece of ‘Shattered’ cardstock. 
 
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I really wanted to use it twice on this layout so I layed it underneath my Kraft Core base and lightly sanded over top to have the image come through on top.  I added my photo first and then started embellishing around it …… I took the circle template and carefully cut it into several pieces and adhered them around the photo slightly overlapping in spots and laying off the edge of the layout in others.  
 
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To add some more color I chose 4 pieces from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection and punched a couple sizes of circles out.  I ran them through my Big Shot using a spotted embossing template and lightly sanded them to make the dots pop !!  I raised all these circles around the layout to appear like I am ‘juggling’ lots of balls in the air …. (read the journaling)
Supplies:
Tim Holtz  Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection – No. 24
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection – No. 9-S
White Wash – Picket Fence
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
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AND how about some Core Tags?  If you come around our blog a lot then you know how much we love love love  Core Tags! They come with a metal grommet and are perfect for any paper crafter….scrabookers…cardmakers…we all love them and Jennifer has a layout that just rocks them!
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Over the years I’ve seen adorable tag projects but have never takent the time to create one myself …. Until I got these fantastic Core’dinations tags – LOVE them !!!
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Of course like many of you I’m sure, I tend to take an absolute TON of pics of my kids and the stack I have of Alexander’s 1st soccer camp from a few summers back was crazy !!  Lots of them were taken from quite far away but the expressions on his face and his actions were so cute I wanted to capture them all but needed to crop the photos small to really focus on him.
 
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I started with a Spotted Jillian Dot base in French Roast and sanded off the top to show my fave big dots underneath.  I chose 4 colors in 2 sizes of tags to emboss and ran them through my Big Shot with different  Darice  embossing folders (LOVE the clouds) …..
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I adhere them to the outside edges of the base and then strung natural colored twine through the eyelets and tied them together …..
 
I cropped my photos and lightly sanded the edges to give me a nice white border and then rasied them onto 6 of the tags using 3D foam.  I typed my journaling onto Snowflake cardstock and trimmed it to fit throughout the layout ….. All that was left was to add a title with some mini alphas !!!
 
 
Supplies:
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice Embossing Folders – Stars, Stars Small, Cloudy Sky

 

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