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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Designer Layouts with Kim Moreno

December 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

Can you belive Christmas is over and in two days it will be 2014?  We thought it would be a cool idea to show you some layouts that focus on important days we celebrated in 2013 today. Kim Moreno has some layouts focusing on her kids and some milestones they celebrated this year. ENJOY!

 

With the rough background in this picture I knew the woodgrain Core Impression paper would be perfect for this layout. I chose the purple and navy to coordinate with the colors from the photo and then purple is their favorite color so I had to add that in there somehow! I wanted to keep the layout fairly simple to focus on this awesome photo of the two of them!
I sanded the background woodgrain paper to bring out the lighter color core of the paper. I then chose border punches that not only cut but had an embossed image as well and sanded them slightly and layered them for a fun look. I used an embossing folder to create the dots on the cut out heart.
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Coredinations: Cosmo Cricket Core Impression, Core Essentials (Dahlia, Navy, French Roast), GlitterSilk (silver)
Heidi Swapp letters
Pink Paislee chipboard arrows
Martha Stewart border punches
Cuttlebug machine and embossing folders
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EEEEK! I looove this big HUGE star!
This photo of my oldest son at the Texas State 7on7 tournament just pulls at my heart, this was the all seniors photo we took at the end of the tournament. Seriously, how can I have a senior already? He would say he loves this photo because it’s during the summer and he’s allowed to have to super, awesome, manly beard! ha!
I used my trusty Scor Pal (do y’all see a theme to my layouts? they feel naked without a border to me!) to create the lines around the edge of my layout and then sanded the Black Magic to reveal the orange color core. I love this pop of color! I then traced the big star from the orange cardstock and cut and punched the green stars and sanded the edges to give them some character and reveal the color core. I tore the edge of my orange cardstock and the edge of the tag to reveal the colored core as well. Notice printing directly onto the cardstock comes out awesome as well!
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Core’dinations: Black Magic (Shazam), Core Essentials (Orange, Parsley, Snowflake)
Core Tag (orange)
American Crafts letter stickers
Marvy Uchida star punch
Crate paper dots
Jillibean Soup “friends” sticker

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

December 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Stampendous

Well, yes it has been for a few weeks now but only FIVE days left until Christmas..can you believe it?

Today we have Designer Kim Moreno working some of her Core magic….ENJOY!

I just love the Tillie Dot paper and knew that it would make a cute and quick Christmas card so I went punch happy and put together this card in a snap! I punched 8 stars from the green cardstock and one from the yellow and sanded them each carefully with my Coredinations sanding block and arranged them on the Snowflake cardstock, that I tore along the bottom, in a tree shape. I then added jewels and a sticker to complete my card.

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Supplies:
Coredinations: Spotted Tillie Dot (Scarlet, Tillie Tulip, Tillie Shamrock), Core Essentials (Snowflake, Bon Bon)
Queen and Co jewels
Marvy Uchida star punch
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And Debbie Standard has some tags for us today, too! Take a good look at these beauties…there is SO much detail on them! Here is what Debbie has to say when it comes to creating with Core Tags:
I used some of the new smooth tags from Core’dination’s for these Christmas tags.  I started out stamping on my tag, then I used some clear embossing powder and dried it with a Paper Studio Embossing Heat Tool.  Then I played with some mists – using various ones.  Once done I picked some Christmas stamps and stamped my sentiment on them.  I added a May Arts Ribbon to finish them off.
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Supplies:
Inkadininado Stamp
Some Michael’s dollar stamps
Hobby Lobby brand stamp
Smooches Stamp
Tattered Angels Mists Meadow Green and Candy Apple Red
Mister Huey’s Blizzard Mist
May Arts Ribbon
Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Paper Studio Embosisng Heat Tool
Queen & Co. Enamel Do
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AND we have a layout from Gail Lindner today, too! Such a great layout with a non-traditional feel with the color palette!

Something I look forward to at Christmas is my kids’ visiting and getting their photo taken with Santa. I love the growing collection I have, seeing how fast they are growing up and realizing that next year there will be an extra one in the photo! Eeek!

Recently I scrapped last year’s photo, and wanted to keep to a soft, pastel color scheme.

 

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I used only cardstock from the Core’dinations Whitewash collection – I’ve been just a bit obsessed with it lately! But I love the soft colors it gives and how effective just a little bit of sanding is.

You can see in the close up photo below how the edge shows the core color so easily.

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For the panel down the bottom of the layout, I used a star punch to layer shapes punched out of the same cardstock. But with that little sand around the edges they really POP!

Now to work on this year’s photo!

 Supply List:

Core’dinations Neutrals – Snowflake
Pastels – Sugar N Spice
Whitewash – Corner Hutch, Grandma’s Rocker, Cottage Porch, Garden Gate
Darice washi tape
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Silhouette Cameo
Cutting file – Perfect Flourish Words

Core Tags with Clare Buswell

November 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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If you LOVE tags than you came to the right place. We have them in textured Core, lights, darks, pastels, smooth tags and MORE! Make sure you check them out HERE.

Today we have some gorgeous festive cards from Designer Clare Buswell!

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If these don’t get you in the spirit, I am not sure what will!

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How cute is the pompom trim?

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Supplies:
 
Core’dinations Canvas Textured Tags – Brights Assorted Sandable, Smooth Tags – Creative Tag Medium Ivory, Circle Tag Ivory, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.

Memento Luxe Love Letter ink pad, Jet Black Ranger Ink, Distress Ink (Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo), Mistletoe Moments embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion, Big Shot (Sizzix), Waltzingmouse Stamps (Nordic Winter, Compliments of the Season, Santa’s Coming to Town), baker’s twine, seam binding, pom pom trim, silver bells, red saddle stitch ribbon.

Tag You’re It, Christmas Tags!

November 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix

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We are back with more Core Tags! This time we have moved on to the Christmas theme because you can never have too many tags this time of year, right?

First up we have some Tags from Kate Nolan-Denham. I looove all the details that Kate gets on her tags! Grab those embossing folders…don’t be nervous! You can pop out that metal gromment and run it through your embossing machine or you can just put the folder right below it like Kate did on this first tag:

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And our Smooth tags are PERFECT for stamping!

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Supplies:

Core’dinations CoreTags – Brights
Core’dinations CoreTags – Creative Sm Ivory
Core’dinations CoreTags – Oval Tag White
Core’dinations Cut & Emboss 4.25 x 5.5

Stampin’ Up Stamps
Gel-A-Tins Stamps
Sizzix Dies & Embosssing Folder
EKSucess Border Punch
Ranger Archival Ink & Stickles
Queen & Co Bling

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And Heather Kaesgan has some great tags for us today, too!  And for this first tag, Heather used her scallop bunch along the bottom.  There are SO many things you can do with our tags…sky is the limit!

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How cute is Rudolph in the brown with his red nose bling?

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Supply list for Heather’s Tags:

Tree 

Core’dinations Core Tags – Dark

Core’dinations Color Cardstock – Chocolate Mocha

Anna Griffin Embossing Folder

Silhouette – tree # 50884

Darice Ribbon

Darice Pearls

Sand It Gadget

Snowflake

Core’dinations Core Tags – Dark

Darice Embossing Folder

Darice Pearls

Darice Ribbon

David Tutera Sticker

Sand It Gadget

Rudolph

Core’dinations Core Tags – Dark

Core’dinations Color Cardstock - Red Rose

Sizzix Embossing Folder

“Merry Christmas” Silhouette File # 4347

Darice Pearls

Darice Ribbon

Darice Embossing Folder

 

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