Who is ready for day THREE of Xyron & Core?

October 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, Provocraft, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Xyron

We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long!  We hope you have been having fun so far!

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And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway!  AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win over there and keep reading on how to win on our blog, too.

Let’s start today off with festive layout from Tim Holz Seasonal Kraft Core with Designer Suzanna Lee:

For those of you who have followed my blog, you’ve already heard my rave review of the Xyron MegaRunner. You can read all about it here. Having had the chance to use my MegaRunenr A LOT more since that review, I am still a big fan! The cartridges are so easy to just drop in and get scrapping. You don’t have to rely on that one friend who threads it for you, nor do you have to keep re-threading. Big bonuses! The Create-A-Sticker “X” has been sitting on my desk for AGES. I think it’s the one adhesive that still remains from early, early days. It’s the tried and true work horse for letters (like the title on this layout) and smaller embellishements (like the pumpkins, ribbon and burlap). New “wows” that I got to play with in the making of this layout with are the 3/16 inch dots and 1/2 inch double sided tape, each with their own environmentally friendly dispenser. The double sided tape is fantastic when you’re using Core’dinations products in that sometimes the sanded Core, no matter how clean that Dust Buddy gets it, can be a little more resistant to stick and bond to more Core. Not the case with Xyron’s double sided tape! Thanks Xyron for some innovative, earth friendly and reliable adhesives!

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And another detail shot:

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Core’dinations Kraft Core; Nostalgic, Shattered, Seasonal Impressions
Core’dinations Deep Lagoon
Core’dinations Rustic
Core Tag
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Xyron MegaRunner
Xyron Create-A-Sticker 1.5 inch
Xyron 3/16 inch dots
Xyron Double sided tape
Twine – The Twinery
Glassine bag – Michaels
Tags – October Afternoon, Chic Tags
Punch – McGill
Letter Dies – Lifestyle Crafts
Decorative Scissors – Fiskars
Ribbons – May Arts
Pennant – October Afternoon
Stamp/dies – Lawn Fawn
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Misc craft supply – burlap, tulle

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And how about a super cute card from Designer Tracy Gruber? Love her play on geometric shapes and of course that CUTE stamp! The create-a-sticker is perfect for the chevron shapes along the side of the card.

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Supplies:

-Core’dinations Neutrals Paper pad
-Core’dinations Tags
-Xyron Create A Sticker
-Xyron Mega Runner
-Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe
-Copic Markers: E23 and E25
-My Favorite Things Chevron die
-Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Sizzix Diamond embossing folder
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And next up we have a Designer Gail Linder with a GREAT layout featuring the Xyron Mega Runner.

Inspired by an advert I saw online, I wanted to create a background with even strips of cardstock. Once I chose my colors and cut my strips, it was so quick and easy to adhere them to a background cardstock using the Xyron Mega Runner!
To add interest and texture, one of my strips is the gorgeous Tillie Dot embossed cardstock. Before all the strips were adhered, I gave them all a slight sand to reveal a bit of their core with my Sand it Gadget.Finally, I wanted to add a large ’2′ to my background but didn’t want to detract from my strips so I simply hand-stitched the outline of the number.
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Just a fabulous color combo….Gail knows how to work yellow for sure!
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Supplies: 
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And don’t forget to comment all week long for a chance to win this on the blog and on FACEBOOK!
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AND this!
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Day ONE with Imaginisce and Core’dinations

August 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce

What a wonderful Monday! We are hanging out with Imaginisce ALL WEEK LONG!

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  Here is today’s list. Make sure you hit all  of them for more chances to WIN! Keep on reading for those great prizes. So all you need to do to win is a few things:

Leave a comment on each designer’s blog post & the company blog posts EACH day.
Don’t forget our Facebook Page and Imaginisce’s Facebook page as well…tons of inspiration there, too! We just celebrated 15 Likes and give away a lot over there so you won’t want to miss anthing there.

Today:

Core Designers:
Mary Pat Siehl 

Vivian Keh
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Imaginisce Designers:

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Regina Mangum
Guiseppa Gubler 
Jennie McGarvey
Monique Liedtke 

Looking for a sneak of what you might see on your way? L@@k at all that torn Vintage Cardstock!

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Did someone say prizes?  Look what is up for grabs….All you need to do is comment on the design team blogs all week long and we will pick a random winner. Make sure you head over to the Imaginisce Blog to win, too!

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Monthly Core Tip: Tear Those Core Tags!

July 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Hot Topics

Welcome to the Core Tip of the Month! If you are here then you are receiving our BRAND NEW Hard Core Crafter newseltter! We hope you are enjoying it so far. Not on the list?  Sign up HERE !

This month we want to share some tips with you about designing our Core Tags. We love, love them here at Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.  They come in a variety of sizes and colors to match our Pastels, Brights and Darks collection packs, not to mention individual packs of all white. They have a great texture, a metal grommet and you will find they are great for journaling, adding titles and much, much more!

For this project, Designer Kim Moreno used tags from the Brights Collection pack and tore the bottom of one of the Core Tags to create that perfect amount of added interest and texture.

For more tips on tearing Core’dinations Cardstock, make sure you check out our Technique videos HERE.

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And a close-up of that detail:

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 But keep in mind you don’t always need to tear them…you can just stack your tags on your layouts for journaling, too. April Derrick did just this and added some doodling to her tags to personalize them a bit, too! The white tags are perfect for this…

GX_1800_04_CTagAssort_LRSee how April layered them along the sides?  Perfect for titles and journaling.

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Make sure you check them out in Pastels and Darks, too!

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Hampton Arts Blog Week Day FIVE!

February 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Welcome to the Hampton Arts Blog hop week! We have tons of chances to win from BOTH companies so don’t miss out. NOT to mention the amount of inspiration is ridiculous!

We have chosen one of the Core’dinations Design Team blog’s as the designated blog to pick a random winner from the comments. The catch is…we aren’t telling you who it is.   SO make sure you comment all week long to win win win win!

Here is the list for the entire week in case you are just starting:

Hampton Art blog: http://blog.hamptonart.com/ START  HERE
Core’dination’s blog: http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/cat…scrapbook-blog/ END HERE

In case you missed the line up for the week, we have it listed in its entirety below. But you have until Sunday night to complete the hop.

Monday: Adora Concepcion http://adoraconcepcion.blogspot.com/

Beverly Sizemore http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/
Debbie Standard http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/ (Core)
April Derrick http://memoryvilla.com/blog/ (Core)

Tuesday: Britt Bass http://pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
Vivian Keh http://contadinak.wordpress.com/
Ellen Sosnoski http://closeyourears.blogspot.com/ (Core)

Wednesday: Gretchen McElveen http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Nina Yang http://waffleflower.com/
Lydia Jackson http://lidibids-scrapnotions.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Leica Forrest http://10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/leica_forrest/ (Core)

Thursday: Gloria Stengel http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Dana Warren http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Debbie Standard http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Melissa Oliveira http://www.bzzyfingers.typepad.com/(Core)

Friday: Gini Cagle http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Andrea Amu http://imlivinonscraps.blogspot.com (Core)

Here is a sneak of what you will see on your hop…so pretty!

And you can win here, too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

AND while you are here..we have a few other things going on, too.

FIRST is our February Sketch Challenge! Lydia Jackson created an awesome sketch for us so check out all the details HERE. There is a Core prize package up for grabs!!! So ANOTHER chance to win…you have until the end of February for this.

AND we have ANOTHER giveaway from Scrapbook Trends HERE. You could win a ONE YEAR SUB!!!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!  Yep, you heard me….a ONE YEAR SUB to Scrapbook Trends AND a HUGE prize package giveaway for you and your friends that, of course, includes Core :) :):)

Happy 5th Birthday to Us!

January 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Core’dinations is celebrating FIVE years today! It’s hard to believe it but it’s true. And as a celebration the entire Core team…our designers, teachers and employees put together an album for our fearless leader, Anthony.

It was so much fun seeing it all come together.  Here are a few shots of Anthony looking through the book. And a few shots of the pages from our team.

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by Lydia Jackson

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And Anth0ny opening the book. I think he likes it!

And one more..

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