Designer Mary Pat Siehl is working her Core magic today!

Hope you are ready for a GREAT weekend! Today we have some great layouts from Designer Mary Pat Siehl.  Here is a littl bit about these projects from Mary herself.

 

I love trying new techniques and Core Cardstock is just so perfect for everything. I love how it handles the different types of medium. For my project I first sanded the Spotted Cardstock. I then applied a light amount of paint. I then tore the cardstock to expose the Core. I then cut several embellishments using my Silhouette out of the Core and I lightly sanded them. ( I don’t know about you but I love making my own embellies!). Finally I added some of the new Smooth Core Tags. I am really addicted them right now!

 

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Supply list:
Cardstock- Tim Hotlz Distress Collection, Spotted 12×12
Tags- Core Smooth Tags
paper- Fancy Pants
Die Cut Tags- Elle’s Studio
wood veneer- freckled fawn
Misc. Paint
Sewing Machine
Silhouette
Sand It
Dust Buddy

And another layout working that Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions….

One of the things I love about Core Cardstock is that no matter what type of  Core cardstock you are using they all work together so nicely.  In this layout I used some of the Core Impressions mixed with some Core that I embossed myself.  I love how it looks all sanded.  The cardstock is so perfect for the base and main focus of your layout!

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 Supply list:

Cardstock- Core Impressions (Jillibean Soup), Cosmo Cricket Cream Woodgrain, Core Essentials Cardstock Pastels
Tags- Core’dinations Smooth Tags
paper- American Crafts, Elle’s Studio
Vellum – American Crafts
flair- a flair for buttons
twine- the stringery
wood veneer- studio calico and freckled fawn
alphabet stickers- jillibean soup and Glitz
Silhouette
Embossing folder- cuttlebug
Sand it
Dust Buddy

 

 

 

Say Hello to Tracy Gruber…

May 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Today we are introducing Tracy Gruber!

AND IT’S HER BIRTHDAY!

Hello!  My name is Tracy and I have been crafting since I was a little girl.  I started scrapbooking when I was in high school and card-making about 3 years ago.  I am currently going to college for Graphic Design and work part-time at a local scrapbooking store.  I have been published a couple of times and also have an Etsy shop where I sell handmade banners and cards.  Paper-crafting is such an awesome hobby because I am able to preserve memories while expressing my creativity!  When I’m not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family, rollerblading playing tennis, and shopping.  I am so excited to be a part of the Core’dinations design team and use the best card stock on the planet!

Make sure you check out Tracy’s Blog HERE for more inspiration and keep reading to learn more about her layout today.

I love using bright colors on my layouts!  I cut banners out of different colored Core’dinations cardstocks and sanded them for some added texture.  I also used dies to cut out the hearts and flowers and sanded them as well.  I thought the Core Tags would be a cool way to display all of my photos on the layout, I just had to trim the bottoms off of them a bit.

Supplies:
TIm Holtz Shattered Cardstock
White Core Tags
Core Essentials Brights
Lawn Fawn and Memory Box dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Cuttlebug
The Twinery twine
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Dear Lizzy Thickers
Alison Kreft Sweet Notes 6×6 paper pad and cardstock stickers
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Curious to see who won the Pastel pack????
Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

Very Pretty page. I love your color choices. The blue and teals

really make that photo pop. Welcome to the team Heather.

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Today’s giveaway is……a Brights Collection Pack!

Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

Introducing Suzanna Lee

May 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Thursday! Are you having fun yet?

We sure are!

This  we began a TWO THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team!    Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will  introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!

AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this  every week day until the end of May so don’t go far!!!

Today’s winner will receive a pack of……

GLITTER SILK!


Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

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So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????

Tona says:

Omgosh! That is the most amazing layout!!! I just love the colors and all of that texture!

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Today we have new Design Team Member…… Suzanna Lee!

Check out more about Suzanna and her projects on her blog HERE. Here is a little bit about her:

What can I say? I’m just a woman who is obsessed with her husband, her 2 kids, her camera (a Nikon!), living life to the fullest and preserving our memories as we go! Michael and I have been happily married for 14 years. Together we are raising two amazing children—Nikolas, 10, and Mia,almost 7.

I am very diverse when it comes to styles and techniques. I can’t claim any one as a main stay in my projects. I range from clean and simple to layered and packed with little details. The paper and photographs speak to me and I do what feels right. New styles, techniques, products, etc. are some of the major things that offer me inspiration. I am always excited to try new things and new opportunities, in life and with paper crafting.

When I’m not hiding behind my camera or cutting and creating both mess and beauty, I’m a physical therapist. I love what I do and love that it helps fund my hobby and collection! Who needs purses and shoes when you can have paper and embellishments?!

And how much do you loooooove the color combo of this layout??? I just love learning all these random bits about Suzanna.

And some close ups:

Ohhhhhh…embossing! :) Our 6×6 pads are a great way to add small deatils to layouts….they aren’t just for cards!

Now a little bit about Suzanna’s layout:

Every now and again, I try to do a page about myself. My kids love pouring through the albums and love seeing themselves but I know there will come a time when they will wish there was more of Mum and Dad. I know I love learning the little details of my parents’ lives. This layout served that purpose as well as sharing a little bit about myself with you. Random bits about Suzanna Lee. I literally wrote the first 5 thoughts that came to mind. I did say random! I also wanted to showcase how amazing core is! There is one piece of patterned paper on this page, the majority of the paper is Core of one type or another. All those different lines come together as a cohesive whole! Amazing!

Supply List:
Vintage Collection 6×6 and 12×12
Whitewash 6X6
Black Magic 6X6
Spotted: Tillie Dot 6X6
Core Impressions: Cosmo Cricket
Core Essentials Dark
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Embossing Folders: Tim Holtz, Cuttlebug, Lifestyle Crafts
Patterned Paper and Journal Spot: Fancy Pants
Brads: American Crafts
Tag: Chic Tags
Misc: vellum
Font: Billabong

December Guest Designer….

December 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Tim Holtz

Leeann Pearce!
We are so excited to have Leeann designing with us for the next few months. AND…HAVE YOU HEARD???
Leeann just earned the amazing title of Scrapbook Master from Scrapbooking Memories! And we have her all to ourselves today.
PLEASE check out her  blog here for more gorgeous creations.
Here is a little bit about these cards from Leeann:
Hello… My name is Leeann Pearce and I live in a small country town called Capel in Western Australia with my darling husband Quentin and 3 gorgeous girls, Holly, Storm and Jorja. I have been scrapping for nine years and I love it! It has taken me on this amazing creative journey that makes me strive for. I have a massive love for all crafting products and I love playing with all the new stuff. But I also like to mix it up with the older stuff as well. Because it’s all still so cool to me. I scrap for a lot of reasons not just to record. I love the creative outlet it gives me – the freedom to create!
I really Love my core cardstock. There is so much you can do with it. Today I want to share two cards I made using Tim holtz kraft-core from the nostalgic collection. I simply trimmed my Kraft core to size and using a Christmas number embossing folder and ran this through my Cuttlebug, lightly sand the top, revealing the Kraft colour. It certainly makes the cardstock pop and adds great texture at the same time. Then I simply finished each card of with a sentiment and buttons and some hand folded leaves.
If you were at our Hard Core Crop you saw these gorgeous leaves!
Here’s an extra for you – if you would like to know how to make these leaves follow these directions.
Special Note: I am NOT the original creator of these leaves…
Here is a close up. I tried this myself and LOVE it! SO much fun especially with Core.
MATERIALS: Tim Holtz Kraft-core nostalgic collection, Core cardstock neutrals, Core Sand It Gadget, Cuttlebug and numbers embossing folder, epiphany crafts star 25 tool and star 25 bubble cap, Webster’s  Pagessentiment royal Christmas sticker tags, basic grey buttons, Prima pearls, machine stitching.

Tuesday Tutorial with Andrea Amu

We have a fun tutorial for you today from Design Team Member Andrea Amu!
But first up we need a winner from last week from our week with May Arts!
Judy Webb says:

Cannot get enough Core!!! Loving this week.

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.


Now let’s get to the this cool tutorial on how to make this!
Here is a little bit from Andrea herself:
Today I wanted to share with you a technique for making a pretty textural ribbon flower that can be used on a variety of projects.
I created my ribbon flower by covering panels of cardstock with rows of adhesive backed ribbon and then die cut and layering a variety of different sized floral shapes from the ribbon panels.
Here’s a list of supplies needed:
Choice of Core’dinations Cardstock (I used Jillian Spotted Cardstock)
Choice of coordinating ribbon  (I used May Arts Silky Crush ribbon in brown and teal)
Choice of metal dies (I used Spellbinder’s Nestabilities dies, Classic Scalloped Circles)
Die cutting/Embossing machine (I used my Cuttlebug)
Xyron 15 Adhesive and Applicator
Core’dinations Sand It Gadget
Decorative Brad
Okay, to get started you will want to cut various scraps of light colored cardstock into panels and then cut several strips of the ribbon.
You will want to add adhesive to the backs of the ribbons strips.  I have found that the easiest method of doing this is to run ribbon strips through a Xyron Adhesive Applicator.
Once you apply the adhesive to the ribbon, you can begin to cover the surface of the cardstock scrap panels, alternating strips of color as I have done, or  you can cover a panel using strips of one color.
Once all the panels are covered entirely with the ribbon strips you can now die cut your desired shapes from the panels using various sizes of dies.  To create my layered flower, I have die cut my shapes using scalloped circles dies from Spellbinder’s Nestabilities dies.  To give more visual contrast and texture, I have also die cut some embossed cardstock shapes to be layered into my flower as well.  I used a Sand It Gadget, which is a sanding block by Core’dinations, to sand over the embossed dots of the cardstock.
For the next step, you will want to take each die cut shape and crinkle it up in your hands… don’t be afraid to crinkle them up tightly… the more crinkle the better!   Now take each piece and flatten them back out, and  you’ve just created even more lovely texture and dimension to the pieces.
To form the flower, simply layer each shape center to center forming a stack from largest to smallest.  You will want to punch a hole in the centers of each and then attach the stack together using a decorative brad.  Before attaching my brad here I also rolled up a small piece of extra ribbon and coiled it around the center punched hole.  Once you attach the brad fluff up the layers to give dimension.
Now you can have fun embellishing your projects with beautiful ribbon flowers that you’ve made on your own!

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