Kids Crafts and Core!

August 21, 2012 by  
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Remember when we made seed paper back in the spring ?  Design Team Member Char Dobson has another take on that project!!!
We are going to make a handmade paper bowl – a perfect place for keeping coins, trinkets or treasures.
Follow steps #1 through #5 for making paper on THIS blog post.
We are now going to add three easy steps.
Step #1: After straining water from the paper pulp, press and form it around the strainer to make a bowl shape.
Find a safe, well-ventilated area to let the contents completely dry.
This may take several days.
Here is what ours looks like after two days of drying time.

Step #2: Trim bowl edges if necessary.

Prepare your work area – we just use and old plastic placemat.

Cover the entire bowl with Modge Podge, first one side and then the other.

Let dry overnight.

Step #3: Your finished project!

Such a great way to use those scraps of cardstock!

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:

Heather

Sarah:

Carrie:

Hera:

Ellen

Melissa

Lydia

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.

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