TAG, You’re it!

October 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbon, Provocraft

How much do you love Core Tags?!  We sure do! Each tag comes with a beautiful, sturdy metal grommet and that awesome Core that you know and love!  Char used some of the tags from the Darks collection.  The core’dination perfectly with our Core Essentials Darks collection. Add some May Arts Ribbon and Graphic45 Core Impressions and you have a fabulous layout!

Design Team Member Char Dobson worked that title with some Black Magic Cardstock and her Cricut. LOVE it!

Day THREE of Back to School with ….

August 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Petaloo and Sweet Stamp Shop!

We have a fun week for you this week! We have teamed up with Petaloo and Sweet Stamp shop for some FUN! If you love flowers make sure you buy Petaloo flowers that core’dinate with our cardstock PERFECTLY!  No worrying about matching them yourself, we did that for you.

Don’t forget to head over to Petaloo blog and the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check things out. I heard some rumors there are goodies up for grabs over there, too! (Keep  in mind SSS is PST time so they be up a bit later).

We will be giving away some goodies here on the blog for commenting ALL WEEK long (make sure to comment on every post here for more chances to win).

Today is our first day of school in Pennsylvania…we got a bit of a late start here due to some construction but it is always a fun day…alarms…a bit of scrambling….what to wear…pictures…pencils…

AND head over to our Facebook page, too! Leave a comment over there about what the first day of school is like in your house!  I know it is a crazy day here!!! And if you don’t have kids in school then share a found memory you have about your first day of school.  We want to here it…we are gearing up for 8000 likes over there and can’t wait!

How about some Cut & Emboss cards? If you haven’t seen our Cut & Emboss specialty packs then you must! Just the perfect pack to have in your scrap supplies, especially if you are a carddmaker.

Today we have Design Team Member Andrea Amu with a fabulously layered card…here is a little bit about her project…

The Sweet Stamp Shop set that I got to work with was the “School’s Out”.  I used the apple border stamp to create an “all over” pattern on a piece of the turquoise Cut & Emboss 4.25 x 5.5 cardstock whichI layered onto a black Kraft 6″ square card base.  I used paper Petaloo flowers to coordinate along with the Core and the chevron May Arts ribbon.  My die cuts were created using Cricut’s Country Life cartridge.

And a close up..again…LOVING how our team thinks outside the box and uses the black in on the colored cardstock. And don’t be afraid to layer those Petaloo flowers!

And we have another card Design Team Member Lydia Jackson.  Nothing beats a thank you card for that perfect teacher. We all need to keep these on for sure. And, again, Lydia used some cardstock from the Darks Cut & Emboss cardstock pack. PERFECT for cardmakers! And see that cute little apple? Lydia cut the petals of her flower and used them for the apple leaves. Brilliant!


Day Two with Bella Blvd–Tips and Tuts

June 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Sizzix

We are here ALL WEEK LONG with Bella Blvd and couldn’t be more excited.  Our team has create some really gorgeous   projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella products. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to super fun decorative tape…Bella Blvd. has  products for every paper crafter.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you! If you were here yesterday than you saw some gorgeous layouts from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley.

We would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us and the Bella Blvd blog is looking mighty fine, too! Head over there and check out all the gorgeous projects their team has been cooking up this week. You won’t be disappointed.

And are you ready for our FIRST giveaway?  Get commenting on THIS post to win a Core Prize pack including some of this silky smooth cuts like butter Glitter Silk cardstock….

Tuesday’s Tip comes from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia pretty much created an entire baby album with Bella and Core. What is so great about this is that it EASY! You have all of your coordinating Bella Blvd embellishments, papers, and alphas AND now you know that our Core Cardstock matches PERFECTLY! I don’t know about  you, but having all of that at my fingertips makes creating a unified (and super cute) baby album EASY! Not to mention I have always LOVED Bella Blvd chipboard shapes and pieces.

Let’s check out what Lydia did…she created her own patchwork background with different pieces of Core Essentials and different embossed patterns. Don’t forget to print right on that Core! Gosh this baby boy line is SO CUTE.

And another layout for this super cute baby boy album…Lydia used some Fancy Pants Core Impressions along with some Core Essentials and Core Tags. LOVE that piece of tape right over the photo.

And next up we have a Tuesday Tutorial for you from Design Team Member Andrea Amu using the very cool Designer Tape from Bella Blvd that we have all fallen deeply and passionately in love with here at Core. She cut it on her Cricut…SO COOL!  Here is a little bit about this project in her own words, “I added a strip of the yellow chevron designer tape from Bella Blvd to a scrap of yellow Brights Core Essentials and I used my Cricut to diecut 1/2″ alphas (Lyrical Letters Cricut cart – Jack Sprat font).   I also folded some of the paper tape into tabs and used them on the neck of the giraffe diecut which was cut from some yellow WhiteWash Core.  I embossed the giraffe (Cricut New Arrival cart – cut at 6″) with a Sizzix animal print folder, sanded the spots and went in and added some extra brown tones with a Ranger ink pad and the Ranger blending tool.”

LOVE it! What do you think?

The blending looks so great on the giraffe. By embossing, then sanding and then adding the ink really makes it look realistic and adds another layer of depth. But remember…emboss, sand and THEN ink.

Spring Has Sprung!

April 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, Provocraft, Sizzix

How much do you love gardening?

I know I do and getting seed packets with the boys every spring is so much fun.

Design Team Member Char Dobson created these cute seed packets using loads of Core’dinations and her Cricut. She can work her magic on that thing! And Core cuts beautifully.   AND don’t forget to emboss those images after you cut them.

Don’t you love how the cabbage looks embossed with Tim Holtz Sizzix brick embossing folder???  It looks so realistic. The  base of the packets are Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions found here.

OH AND P.S. WE WILL HAVE PART TWO OF CHAR’S SEED PAPER UP OVER AT OUR HOT TOPICS SECTION HERE!

Irish Eyes are Smiling

Happy St Patty’s Day!

We have been gearing up for it this week if you haven’t noticed!!!!

Here is another altered item from Design Team Member Andrea Amu using her Cricut, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo Flowers with our Color Matching program, and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

And some close ups of that fabulous detail:

And another….

Fabulous Cards

February 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye, Provocraft, Tim Holtz

Today from Design Team Member Andrea Amu!

Andrea’s cards have more details than my layouts. Anyone would be so blessed to receive one of these. They are amazing!

How about some scoring and Tim Holtz Kraft Core??? Notice the letters cut in the Chocolate Box?  yes please!!!

And this card has a beautiful mix of Tim Holtz Kraft Core and My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions. Don’t be afraid to mix up those collections….they all core’dinate!

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