Good Morning! We hope everyone had a great weekend! It’s Monday and we are ready to go for another week of fun!
But before we get started, we wanted to send out a huge congrats Congrats to all of our winners of the Core Impressions and Tim/Holtz Ranger contests! The winners have been notified. We appreciate your support and response to the give-a-way and look forward to more of these soon!
Today we are kicking it on school here at Core’dinations. What does that mean exactly? That means we are using some pre CHA 2011 products for you today. Our Design Team is busy working on their new goodies but we still love some of those older releases that have become staples in our scrapbooking supplies.
Looks gorgeous anchored with some Core Essentials as the layout base.
We’d love to see your “old school” layouts! Make sure you link us up or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
For some Chocolate? Chocolate Box that is….
Firs up is a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Debbie used Chocolate Box as the base of her layout here. Debbie used Chocolate Box with a blue core and sanded the scored frame to accent the blues throughout the layout. Also note on both of these layouts the hearts at the bottom of the page!
This layout is from Design Team Member Cari Locken. Brown looks GREAT with everything! The colors on this layout are gorgeous…blues…reds…greens and Cari anchors this layout with some Vintage cardstock as the base and uses the Mint Chocolate Chip Chocolate Box to accent the green. Remember: all of our lines Core’dinate! So the green in the Core of the Chocolate box core’dinates perfectly with the green from the Core Essentials. Isn’t that great? Makes matching colors for your project so easy.
Happy Thursday everyone. Today’s post is about mixing our Core Impressions lines with patterned paper. The great thing about these paper packs is that they are cardstock yet they can work just like patterned paper.
For instance, this layout by Design Team Member Kandis Smith. Notice how she uses the Damask print from the Graphic 45 Timeless Core Impressions line. She paired with some October Afternoon papers that have a completely different pattern. And check out that little strip of Gemstone. Perfect!
Also on this layout from our preferred partners: Queen & Co. Gemstones and Maya Road Chipboard.
And here is card from Kandis using the Stacy Julian Core Impressions dot cardstock. Who needs patterned paper when you’ve got this collection in your stash? Paired with the Graphic 45 tags and some Core Essentials, you’ve got a match made in heaven.
And one last example from Kandis. Check out this layout with the Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions against the graphic prints! And of course that cute smile doesn’t hurt We would love to see how you used your Core Impressions!!! Make sure you link us up on our Facebook page or in the comments here.
Have a GREAT week!
Today we have some wintery inspiration for you while we are gearing up for CHA! Sneak peaks and projects are flying in, things are getting packed and ready to go and we are gearing up for a TON of new Releases. I hope you are as excited as us!
Today’s inspiration is from Design Team Member Char Dobson.
I know the Holidays are over but this jar would look great for Valentine’s Day with some lollipops, don’t you think? Make sure you check out the amazing scoring on the Core Essentials.
Since we had the 12 Days of Techniques a few weeks ago, I bet you are all experts on scoring by now, right? Right! Check out the fabulous scoring on this. Again this is just Core Essentials cardstock. Turn your paper on an angle on your scoring tool to get the diagonal lines. For more information on scoring, make sure you check out the video on our website here. Again, even though this a Holiday themed project you can definitely apply this to any project!
And last but not least Char has the perfect card for the weather we are having here in the states. Lots of snow! Char used Core Essentials, Vintage, Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions AND Whitewash on this card. Don’t be afraid to mix your Core’dinations like Char does.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
We had a great week of Helmar and Core’dinations Teaming up for some fabulous inspiration!!!! Make sure you head over to their blog, too. The Helmar blog is jam packed with inspiration this week!!! We are by no means done featuring projects using these great adhesives so make sure you stop by for more in the future. AND today is the LAST day to comment to win some of our fabulous cardstock. You can comment every day for more chances to win.
Today is our grande finale…it’s kinda like a fireworks show. So keep scrolling for some awesome designs using Core’dinations and Helmar Adhesives! Can you tell our Design team likes the Zap Dots from Helmar? If you haven’t used them YOU MUST! They should be a staple in every crafter’s collection.
We will start off from a gorgeous layout from Design Team member Cari Locken featuring an awesome mix of our different collections. She included the Core Amour Onyx Collection, Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions, Vintage and Core Jenni Bowlin Impressions.
Here is a close-up of how Cari cut the Jenni Bowlin letters from the alpha cardstock and raised them with the Helmar Zap dots:
A super cool layout from Design Team Member Hera Frei (even thought it’s about getting stuck in a Hurricane!). Hera adhered the clouds in various layers with Helmar Zap dots and used her Helmar Tape Runner. Also Hera used the Core Impressions for the clouds. SO easy…just punch them out and they are embossed and ready to go!
And a card from Design Team member Ellen Sosnoski using some, yep! You guessed it…Helmar Zap dots on the sentiment and 450 Quick Dry Adhesive for the tag and ribbon (also a mix of Vintage Cardstock and Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions):
We will choose a random winner from all the comments this weekend. Thanks so much!
Today we wanted to share a few projects from our newest Design Team members. Their inspiration is just mind blowing!
Some Cards from Vicki Boutin….
And check out these cuuuuute Halloween bags from Char using the Black Magic Line. LOVE!
Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend. It is Monday again and time to share some great ways you can use Core’dinations as your go to cardstock.
Today’s tip comes from Kandis. On this layout, Kandis turned over her cardstock and used the backside! We LOVE our backsides here at Core’dinations. And doesn’t it look great paired with some Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions? Don’t be afraid to mix and match the different lines of Core’dinations like Kandis did on this layout:
And don’t forget your rubons. Core’dinations Cardstock works great with any kind of rubons, too.