MORE Tim Holtz Shattered in here!

Some more Tim Holtz Shattered Collection layouts!  This line was a HUGE hit at CHA…you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

A layout from Designer April Derrick:

Check out the fun folded card we learned from Guest Designer Leeann Pearce AND see that cool  postage stamp layer in the Kraft?  YEP…that is from the David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system Step two. We LOVE mixing and matching these collections!

And another postage stamp layer from the David Tutera line. Told ya we liked ‘em! :)

On this layout, Designer April Derrick  used her Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Chipped Saphire by Ranger and inked the Shattered cardstock. See how the stain just soaks up in the cracks and turned blue??!?!?!?  HOW COOL IS THAT??? And she embossed some of it too (the layer under the photo). So many possibilities!

Stay tuned for more ideas on is BRAND NEW Line that we debuted at CHA 2013 featuring Tim Holtz-Kraft Core!

Black Magic & Chocolate Box Collections in here!

January 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Ellen here with some Core’dinations tips for you using Black Magic and Chocolate Box collections.

We love these two lines so much AND after seeing everyone at CHA loving them, too, we thought it would be fun to share a layout using both collections.

Scoring, sanding, and embossing are SO much fun! Who needs patterned paper?

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Here is a close up of the embossed letters. Just emboss and sand…that’s it!!!! The blue is the colored core coming through. Pretty, eh? And we are LOVING our Queen & Co. Washi tape here at Core!

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Fun, huh??

Tutorial Tuesday

November 2, 2010 by  
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Today’s Tuesday’s Tutorial comes from Lydia Jackson. Ever wonder how to use your Cuttlebug Embossing folders for a border on a layout? Keep reading…

NOTE: Remember to work from the BACK of the Core’dinations Cardstock because you will be sanding on the front of the paper.

Using a rolling pin and firm pressure, roll over the folder to create the embossed image.

Turn the cardstock over and sand:

Here is the finished layout. Isn’t that border fantastic? NOTE: Notice how Lydia overlapped the corners so you don’t have to worry about them lining up exactly. It adds to the whimsical feel of this adorable layout!

Supplies: Core’dinations Core Essentials, Cuttlebug folders from Provocraft.

Go To Cardstock

November 1, 2010 by  
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Good Monday Morning!

First off we wanted to give everyone a shout out that made our FIRST (and not last my any means) Facebook give-a-way a HUGE success. We appreciate your feedback and cannot wait to share our tips and techniques with you every Tuesday.

Next up………

No sanding required!

Here is  a layout from Kandis Smith showing off how easy it is to use Core’dinations as your go-to Cardstock.

Core’dinations used:  Core Impressions

Have a great week! See you tomorrow with some Tuesday Tips and Techniques.

Christmas is here!

December 25, 2009 by  
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Wishing everyone a Wonderful, Happy and Safe Holiday Season!!!

We have arrived to the big day and Paula Gilarde is sharing a little bit about herself with us on this very special day…

1. What is your most treasured Holiday memory? Growing up in Ireland the day after Christmas is an even bigger celebration than Christmas itself. It’s called the Wren’s Day and people used to dress up in crazy costumes and go around from house to house entertaining people, kind of like Halloween but with wackier costumes and less candy

2. Do you have any special Holiday traditions that are unique to you and your family? We celebrate with my husbands family on Christmas Eve – it’s a large gathering with 15 kids and ends up being a lot of fun. I don’t know that we have any traditions that are unique to us but we do have a few things that we like to do every year for Christmas – go look at lights, have breakfast with Santa, bake cookies, decorate the tree etc – all the usual things.

3. What kind of {scrapbooking} projects are you creating this year for this Holiday Season? I made a mini-album of photos and out-takes from my Christmas card photo shoot for the first 5 years. It was a lot of fun to put together.


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