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!

Sweet Stamp Shop Day FIVE!

April 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Provocraft, Spellbinders

Gooooood Morning!

We are here this week with some fun projects from Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps. You know the drill…comment here on the blog ALL WEEK long AND over on our FACEBOOK PAGE for the chance to win some Core goodies. Make sure you check out their store for  some CUTE stamps and their blog for a chance to win, too!!

And here is a fun blinkie just for you to use on your blog to let them know how much you love stamping with Sweet Stamp Shop stamps.

Today we have a card from Design Team Member Andrea Amu.  Andrea used her Spellbinder’s die,  a Darice Embossing folder, some May Arts ribbon, the Cricut Just Because Cartridge and Spectrum Noir markers to color in the pie stamp.  If you haven’t seen these makers you MUST! And Crafter’s Companion is having a blog hop right now so check it out, you may just win some!

Close up:

Don’t forget  our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY going on right now. It’s HUGE…a value of over $700!!!! So make sure you enter today AND tell your friends! {when you enter it will give you the chance to send emails to your friends and  share on Facebook) The MORE we get signed up, the bigger and more frequent we giveaway prizes!

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!

BOOOOOOOOOO!

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Glue Arts, Provocraft, Queen & Co.

Scared you, didn’t I?

Well, before we have some Halloween inspiration for you from Design Team Member Char Dobson we anted to let you know that Monday we are at it again with Graphic 45! We have one of these up for grabs, too! Our Signature Series Cardstock…it’s FabUlous!

Now we are ready for some SUPER CUTE monsters from Design Team Member Char Dobson.

Core Essentials, Vintage, Whitewash, Black Magic

Other supplies: Cricut Mini Monsters, various embossing folders, googly eyes

Some more…cute cute cute cute!!!

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