Core Essentials Collection Packs

February 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Not into buy tons of sheets of the same color?  Have a hard time matching color tones and families? Let us help you!!! Our Core Essentials packs come with like colors that match each other for certain themes and when you are needing colors that just go together.

For Example, Kate Nolan Denham used her Core Essentials Darks pack for a Christmas layout. The dark blues, greens and reds are perfect for this!

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Core’dinations Supplies:
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
Couture Creations Embossing Folders
ScorPal
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Want2Scrap Bling

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And Kate Nolan Denham is working the Pastel’s collection here! A great way to mix up the colors is to emboss different patterns and make your own shapes like Kate did here:
This particular layout will be framed in a white wooden frame and hung.  I love creating layouts for this purpose and when I do them for framing, I keep them pretty simple using texture through embossing and debossing. This allows for the appearance of dimension without adding too many layers.
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Core’dinations Supplies:
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
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And Tracy Gruber uses just the Neutrals collection pack for this layout:
Usually when I create, I like to mix and match papers from different Essentials collections.  I wanted to challenge myself though and use papers from only one collection.  I decided to use the Neutrals Essential pack to scrapbook a photo of my cat (or my baby)!  Start by cutting down a dark brown piece of card stock to 8″x8.”  Then score the edges with two lines and sand over them with the Sand It Gadget.  Next, cut down four squares to 4″x4″ and emboss them with two different embossing folders.  Use a Cricut to cut the letters out at 1 3/4.”  Finally, add your favorite embellishments to complete the page!
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Supplies:
-Studio Calico Wood Veneers
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cricut Alphalicious Cartridge
-The Twinery Twine
-Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
-Darice Circle Embossing Folder
-Cuttlebug Love Triangle Embossing Folder

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

Interlocking Lace Heart Notecards with Matching Envelopes

February 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

Who is ready for some Valentines Inspo?  We are gearing up for week FULL of amazing projects from our Design Team just for YOU!
These are all quick and easy ideas that you can do in no time for that sweet someone in your life! Let’s start it off with Clare Buswell….
Interlocking Lace Heart Notecards with matching envelopes
 
Cut Silhouette files from Fuchsia Fizz and white Core. Emboss envelopes with Rosa folder, sand using Sand-It Gadget. Assemble and stamp sentiment and hearts. Add baker’s twine as closure for envelopes.
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How cute are those interlocking hearts?
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Supplies:
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials Neutrals, Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – Card Interlocking Lace Heart and Envelope Set #53860, Silhouette Portrait, Cutttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, Big Shot, Memento Luxe Love Letter, Waltzingmouse Stamps – My Heart, Nordic Winter stamp sets, baker’s twine.
And Clare isn’t done yet!
Card – Pop-Up Heart Valentine
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Core white cardstock. Cut square of Pastels cardstock, emboss, sand using Sand-It Gadget and machine stitch border. Adhere to card front. Using Silhouette cut hearts and sentiment from Fuchsia Fizz, lightly sand and attach to card. For the inside,    using Silhouette cut Pop Up Heart insert from Fuchsia Fizz and layer onto light green cardstock, adhere to inside of card. Stamp hearts and sentiment. Cut heart borders using Silhouette and adhere to card to finish.

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Supplies:
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials – Pastels, Core Essentials – Neutrals, Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – (Border Hearts #24381, Hearts and Words #53851, Card Pop Up Love #6766), Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Rosa embossing folder, Big Shot, My Heart stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Memento Luxe Love Letter, sewing machine, silicone glue, Jet Black Ranger archival ink.

While the cats away the mice will play!

January 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Right?? Well, as of today, we are all off for  CHA in Anaheim for the Mega Show and busy as ever!  Don’t forget to stay close and keep coming back for some photos of the show and SNEAK PEEKS!

BUT…We thought it might be fun to have a challenge for you while we were gone!!! How does that sound?  Create a card or layout based on this sketch and link it to our Facebook Page or post a link ON THIS post for a chance to win. We will pick a winner when we return and get settled on January 25th so get those projects linked. Remember you must use a visible amount of Core and you know how we LOOOOOOOVE technique!

Mary Pat Siehl created this sketch, card AND video just for this challenge. ENJOY!

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Mary Pat used some Core Tags and the  Pastel Collection Pack  for this card….LOVING this color palatte!

AND Mary Pat has a video for us, too!

 

So what is up for grabs?  A PASTEL Collection Pack! Make sure you link to this post or our Facebook page!

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CUTE Baby Gift Idea with Gail Lindner

I love projects that just wow you and are totally out of the box! I know a lot of my friends that are having children now already have a lot of what they need and this idea is PERFECT for  that family!

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Hi Core Fans! Gail here and I recently attended a dear cousin’s baby shower. We know she is expecting a little girl in July and has gathered quite the collection of gorgeous baby girl clothes so I created a set of wardrobe dividers for her, to help keep the sizes organised!
 
I searched the Silhouette shop for a doorknob hanger shape and when I found the shape I was happy with, I set about cutting six in the shades of pink and green that the nursery is decorated in. To add more detail and prettiness to them, I then embossed the hangers with the flower embossing folder and sanded them to reveal the lighter core.
 
Each divider is decorated in the same way: a die cut white label (adhered with pop dots), size numbering and a paper bow. The numbers and the bows were cut with the Silhouette Cameo and I also embossed the numbers to match the actual hanger.
 
The verdict: my sweet cousin loved them and I can’t wait to see them in action next time I visit!
 
Oh yeah – after the photos were taken, I cut a slit in each divider so they could easily be popped over the clothes rod! 
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Supply List:
Core Essentials Sugar-N-Spice
Core Essentials Pistachio
Core Essentials Snowflake
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo
Papertrey Ink label die
My Mind’s Eye patterned paper

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And we have a layout from Gail today, too!

I have been dying to use some of the Shattered cardstock as it’s such a unique effect! When I printed these photos of my son’s first face paint I knew it was the perfect excuse! The majority of the background is the green shattered cardstock which I gave a light sand to bring out the effect a bit more.
 
I then built up a few layers with some patterned paper scraps and more cardstock white I have embossed and sanded to add even more dimension and texture.
 
I wanted to add a touch of yellow on the layout without it standing out too much. The perfect solution was to use yellow whitewash cardstock! Once I embossed and sanded it, it was just enough yellow! I think the whitewash is my new favourite collection!

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And a close up…LOVING that Whitewash embossed and sanded!

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For the finishing touch I built up three little clusters of embellishments using layers of Core, with bits and pieces from my stash. But the definite star of the show is that shattered cardstock! And of course my sweet boy in the photos!
 
Supply List:
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered (green)
Tim Holtz Distress Collection (red)
Whitewash Collection – Butterchurn
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Big Shot
Simple Stories patterned paper
Greatest View flair
wood shapes, enamel dots, letter stickers

Keeping it cool with layouts

January 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects

Today we have some layouts from Mary Pat Siehl that are all about SNOW! Most of us here in the states are getting a lot of it. Regardless of what the them is that you are scrapping, you can get some great ideas from Mary Pat today. She always has well balanced layouts that really work that Core’dinations Cardstock!
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Once again for my layout I started with the a Core’dinations Essentials Dark background.  I scored the edges and lightly sanded them to create a border around my layout.  Next, I embossed a piece of the White Wash collection using a Couture Creations embossing folder.  I sanded it to expose the red core!  Next, I cut my title using Core Essentials cardstock.  I also used my Marvy punch to create the snowflakes.  This punch ROCKS becuase it also gives it a light embossed look as well.  Finally I added in some pattern paper along with a homemade Core Essentials tag.
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Supply list
Core’dinations Essentials (Darks and Neutrals)
Core Couture Glitter
Core’dinations White Wash Collection
stickers and paper- Echo Park
Signo Gel Pen
Marvy punch
Silhouette
The Twinery twine
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Using the Silhouette with Core’dinations cardstock is just so darn fun because it cuts BEAUTIUFLLY!  I was a bit unsure about using the the Core Couture Glitter collection with the Silhouette but it cut like BUTTA!  I was so excited.  For my layout I cut the snowflakes using the glitter Core.  You always need a bit of sparkle on a winter layout.  Right????  I then cut my title using the Core Essentials Neutrals.  Once I had those items taken care of it was time to play with and form the layout.  I started with the Core Essentials Darks and then layered the wonderful Jillibean Soup Core Impressions paper. Next, I took some red from the Core Essentials and ran it through my paper crimper and lightly sanded it.  Finally, I added in some pattern paper and arranged my snowflake embellishments and title.  So perfect!
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Supply list
Core’dinations Essentials (Darks, Neutrals)
Core Couture glitter
Core’dinations Jillibean Soup Core Impressions
paper- Echo Park
sticker- Echo Park
Silhouette

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