To Sand or Not to Sand…

November 9, 2010 by  
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That is the question for this Tuesday’s Tip.

For this card Linda Beeson sanded the pre-embossed Stacy Julian Core Impressions cardstock lightly for a soft effect:

Hera Frei uses the same paper line from Stacy Julian coupled with some Cosom Cricket Core Impressions without sanding:

Well..How about both? Heather Bowser left her Core Essentionals background paper as is and then sanded her pumpkins:

How do you decide whether a projects needs that little extra touch of sanding? We would love to hear your thoughts!

Fabulous Friday Finds

March 12, 2010 by  
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Today’s Find comes from Beth Ullman. Beth does amazing work with her Cuttlebug and Cricut. We know that both of those tools go with Core’dinations beautifully!

The Black Magic Cardstock looks gorgeous on this box!

Take a look at the view from the top…..Beautiful!

Your Go-To Cardstock

March 2, 2010 by  
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Did you know Core’dinations can also be used as your go-to cardstock. . . no technique required? We all love the different techniques such as sanding, tearing, embossing and all the other techniques you can do BUT Core’dinations Cardstock can be used as your everyday cardstock, too.

Here are some great designs from our DT that showcase how you can use Core’dinations as your everyday, reach for first, cardstock. You can use it to mount photos, as your background, journal on it and print on it, too!

Here are some great examples of those techniques:








Fabulous Core’dinations Finds

February 27, 2010 by  
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We love finding gorgeous creations with Core’dinations Cardstock and these are no exception!

Enfys Cashmore made this gorgeous card with layers and layers of Whitewash:

Make sure you check out her blog here for some more fabulous creations.

And Maria Gurnsey made this beautiful card with some simple embossing and sanding:

check out more of her great creations at her blog here.

Jillibean Soup + Core’dinations =

February 25, 2010 by  
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VERY cool embossed cardstock ;)!

Here are a few layouts from Paula Gilarde featuring the New Jillbean Embossed Cardstock. Don’t forget to pair it up with your favorite Jillibean Soup papers!

It looks great cut out….

or with just a bit of sanding….

Core Essentials

February 23, 2010 by  
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We are heading back to the basics with Core Essentials Cardstock this week. The Core Essentials Cardstock is perfect for any project. Even though it’s fun to emboss and sand the to the core of our Black Magic and Chocolate Box cardstocks, don’t forget how great Core’dinations Cardstock can be for the essential cardstock on any project.

Debbie Standard created this layout with just the basics. By just using different shades of blue Core Essentials and some Whitewash, she created depth and movement on this gorgeous page!

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