Get That Label Maker Out!

We are hitting it hard today with our Label Makers.

We just LOVE using it around here. It works perfectly with Core and if you aren’t sure how to use it, CLICK HERE for the video and some “how to” tips under “LABEL IT”.

For these next two layouts Design Team Member Lydia Jackson used her label maker. Check them out!

For this fun summery layout, Lydia also used some of the Core Tags and the background is Jillian Spotted Cardstock. We love these and are so great for any project. Lydia also used her Xyron for the waves. And make sure you look closely at the Title. Lydia used her Tim Holtz Ranger  inks to gently ink the white Paper Trunk alphas…doesn’t that look FABULOUS!  Great detail….

And next up is Design Team Member Leica Forrest. She created this beautiful layout about herself and used her Label Maker for ALL of her journaling. Love the Pink Paislee Core Impressions against the Chocolate Box.

We will post May Arts/Petaloo winner tomorrow!


September 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog

Want to win some CORE?????????

BasicGrey Core Impressions that is…

Check out the BasicGrey blog today (you must comment over there for a chance to win by midnight MST)


See you tomorrow with some more inspiration!

Core’dinations and Paper Trunk ….

July 28, 2011 by  
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Make sure you check back Monday, August 1st as we get started to show off some gorgeous designs from Core’dinations and Paper Trunk!!!

Here are some sneaks for you.

I know the one thing I am super excited for is COLOR!!!

See you Monday!!!

Tutorial Tuesday with April Derrick

We have an awesome tutorial for you today from Design Team Member April Derrick.

Let’s get started!

Step 1 – To create the background for my layout, I started by gathering the following supplies: Ranger Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Broken China, two Ranger Foam Applicator Tools, Core’dinations Sand it Gadget , and of course a beautiful sheet of Core’dinations Core Impression Cardstock. The particular sheet I used was from the Jenni Bowlin Studio Collection: Vintage Brights!

Step 2 – I started by applying some of the Weathered Wood Distress Ink along the bottom of the cardstock.

Step 3
– Next I added a layer of Broken China Distress Ink and I made sure to blend the two colors together where they meet so it would having a flowing effect.

Step 4 – I continued to apply the Broken China distress ink all the way up to the top of the cardstock, however I didn’t apply as much towards the top because I wanted to make sure that some of the whitewash coat and stunning red core would show through! This picture shows a close up of how the colors blended beautifully.

Step 5 – I grabbed my Core’dinations Sand it Gadget and started distressing away! I sanded various areas of the cardstock making sure to leave a few un-sanded patches to add visual interest!

Step 6
– I also sanded along the edges of the cardstock to help create a beautiful red border. You can see what my completed layout background looked like before I began adding embellishments.

Step 7 – I completed the layout by adding pictures I had created in a free online photo editor, and various patterned papers & embellishments!

* Supply list for Project:
Core’dinations Core Impressions Cardstock
– Distress Inks: Ranger
– Stickles: Ranger
– Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin
– Rub on: Jenni Bowlin
– Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz
– Tools: Ranger Foam Applicator tool
– Mini Staples: Tim Holtz
– Other: Baker’s twine, Photo booth pictures made in Big Huge Labs

Designer Spotlight-Paul Gilarde

May 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Good Morning!

Since we will be announcing the new Design Team on National Scrapbooking Day, we wanted to showcase each of our outgoing Design Team Members over the next few weeks with some of their favorite Core’dinations Projects!

Next up is Design Team Member Paula Gilarde. Here is a little bit from Paual in her own words:

“I’ve loved being a part of the Core’dinations Design Team for the past two years. I would never have imagined how exciting and fun card-stock could be to work with – every new release has blown me away!”

Here are a few of Paula’s favorite Core Projects. Paula has always had a way with combining different lines of Core’dinations into one, gorgeous cohesive project!

Core used: Core Essentials, Whitewash, Vintage and Chocolate Box.

And how about the cool colors and embossing on this layout from Paula???

Core used: Vintage, Whitewash, and Black Magic

And Paula’s spotlight wouldn’t be complete without one of her cards. Paula’s attention to detail is amazing!

Core used: core Essentials, Whitewash, Vintage, Chocolate Box





Design Team Feature

May 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Good Morning!

Since we will be announcing the new Design Team on National Scrapbooking Day, we wanted to showcase each of our outgoing Design Team Members over the next few weeks with some of their favorite Core’dinations Projects!

First us is Debbie Standard!

Here is a little something from Debbie in her own words:

Wow what can I say about being on the Core’dination’s Design Team. It’s been an amazing two years! I LOVE this cardstock and cannot image not starting every project off with some. The girls of this team have been an inspiration to me and I think we have all learned so much from each other. Everyone is so supportive and we have shared techniques and ideas. Mindy is just a dream to work for and we have been given so many great opportunities to work with different company’s and different products together with the constantly new and changing Core’dinations cardstock. It has been such an honor to be a part of this amazing team and to work with these talented designers. Core’dinations cardstock totally speaks for itself. Every time a new product comes out we are all waiting by the mailbox in anticipation of seeing what new and exciting product is coming to us and we are NEVER disappointed! There is no limit to what can be done with it and I’m constantly amazed that even though we are all working with the same products we each have found new and different ways to make this cardstock unique. I find myself ordering tools and embossing equipment totally because of what I can do with it and this cardstock. I appreciate the opportunity to have been a part of this team and to have worked for Mindy the last two years.

Here are a few of Debbie’s favorite Core’dinations Projects:

Of course, Debbie’s amazing use of color!

Core used: Core Impressions, Core Essentials

Her eye for design and composition….

Core used: Core ImpressionsCore Essentials

And Debbie can rock the Core Amore like nobody’s business! Whether it is from the Onyx or Sable collection (like the cardstock on this  layout) she is able to accent it with amazing details and colors:

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