Be Happy Home Decor

June 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You… is one of those sayings that makes me smile.  Kate Nolan Denham here and  I thought it was perfectly fitting to use Core’dinations Core Essentials Brights Collection to present this saying to one of my  friends for her birthday.


Core’dinations Supplies
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Other Supplies:
Silhoutte “Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You” Subway Art File
Darice Embossing Folder
Cart-Us Embossing Folder
We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile II
EK Success Punch
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
I matted the purple and pink cardstock from the Brights Collection for the background of my framed saying.  The saying is  cut from my Silhoutte..don’t forget to use the negative images of your cuts.  The orange and yellw cardstock behind “be bright” is embossed with whimsical patterns and then sanded to show the Core.
To show a pop of the bright purple cardstock I punched holes in “be you.” The sweet butterflies are double layered and sanded with a touch of pearl pen for sheen.

Father’s Day Cards with Chocolate Box

May 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Whether it’s a little or a lot, our Chocolate Box adds immediate impact on your papercrafting projects! It is definitely great for masculine projects as Kate did on this layout and for the Father’s Day cards we have for you today!

Debbie Standard paired hers with blue and some other neutrals. A great tip is to mix and match different embossed patterns for added interest like Debbie did for this card:

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Core’dinations Supplies:

Chocolate Box and Core Essentials Cardstock

David Tutera Celebrate supplies:
DT-GX-7500-02 Ivory  smooth card
GX-7300-54 Holiday Embellishment kit
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Whether it’s a little or a lot, our Chocolate Box looks great and really stands out as seen on this card by Designer Trine Brandt Lassen. The smooth kraft base looks amazing embossed, too!

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Core’dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock
David Tutera Celebrate supplies:
DT-GX-7100-13 A2 Kraft smooth card
GX-7300-54 Holiday Embellishment kit
Embossing folder, stars
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And how cute is this card from Tracy Gruber?  I love how she has a more whimsical Father’s Day take:
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Cut a piece of Chocolate Box card stock to 4″ x 5 1/4″.”  Use the Curved Edge die from Simon Says Stamp to curve the bottom of the card stock.  Next, emboss it with the Asst. Stars embossing folder from Darice.  Sand over the embossed card stock with the Sand It Gadget.  Stamp the dinosaur and tree images from the Lawn Fawn Critters from the Part set onto 110lb Smooth Cardstock.  Color them in with Copics and fussy cut them out.  Attach the pieces to the card base and them tie the natural twine from May Arts around the card.  Stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the dinosaur print in Memento Teal Zeal ink.
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Supplies:
-May Arts Twine
-Copics
-Simon Says Stamp Curved Edge die
Darice Embossing Folder

Spotted Cardstock Winner!

May 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

We hope you had a great long weekend! First up, we have a winner from our giveaway.

Ruby H says:
May 23, 2014 at 7:42 am  (Edit)

Love this cardstock thanks for a chance to win !!

Ruby email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com to claim your prize by June 1st, 2014

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Next up we are showcasing Chocolate Box on the blog this week. What a sweet treat…
chocolate covered cardstock! 
Sand, tear and emboss it to reveal the yummy colors hidden beneath the texture. It is available in  12×12 assorted packs, 6×6 and Cut & Emboss. And don’t forget single sheets for those special projects, too. First up we have Kate Nolan Denham with a masculine layout filled with TONS of technique!

 

I wanted to create a very “boy” layout with the photos of my Grandson so I immediately grabbed my stock of Core’dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock.  I embossed, debossed, and die cut my way through the Chocolate Box on this layout!  Each piece of Chocolate Box was sanded to show the great core colors I chose to compliment Seth’s plaid shirt.

I used Spellbinder’s Sprightly Sprockets Dies to create all the fun gears on this page.   Just loving how once I sanded down gears they looked aged with all that red showing though the Chocolate Box.  I added a bit of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint to them make them pop just a bit more.
Core’dinations Supplies:
Chocolate Box Cardstock
Core Essentials Darks Pack
Vintage Collection
Sand It Gadget 
Dust Buddy 
Other Supplies:
Spellbinder’s Sprightly Sprockets
Darice Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint
Elle’s Studio Tag
Misc Brads

Spring Silhouette Card

May 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Tracy Gruber has such a great idea for a Spring card for us today! Silhouettes make beautiful  home decor so why not use them on a card? The  Black Magic for the  silhouette  against our Core Essentials Pastels really pops and is a great alternative to flowers or stamping. Don’t forget to sand and distress!
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Cut the silhouette image from the A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge at 3 1/4″ out of the Black Magic Cardstock.  Then, use the Sand It Gadget to sand the edges.  Cut the light purple rectangle from the Core Essentials Pastels Pack and emboss with the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder.  Sand over the embossed part with the Sand It Gadget.  Next emboss a piece of the light green card stock, also from the Core Essentials Pastels Pack, with the Darice Wire Fence Embossing Folder and sand with the Sand It Gadget.  Finally, distress the edges of a piece of lime green card stock from the Core Essentials Brights Pack with the Tim Holtz Edge Distresser.  Attach all of the layers together and adhere the silhouette die cut with foam squares. Tie the black bow around the top using May Arts twine.  For the sentiment piece, cut a circle using a Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small die out of the 110lb Smooth Cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
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Supplies:
-A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge
-Black Magic Cardstock
-Core Essentials Pastels Pack
-Core Essentials Brights Pack
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
-Darice Wire Fence embossing folder
-May Arts Twine
-Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small dies
-110lb Smooth Cardstock
-Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me set
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy

 

Cards, cards and more cards!

April 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Spellbinders, Xyron

Today we have some cards from Debbie Standard for Mother’s Day.

I love using my Xyron adhesive runner for these delicate swirls so that I can sand them. Simply cut your swirl from your die cutting machine and then run it through your Xyron adhesive runner. Before you take it off the paper you can sand it without risking tearing it apart.

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Supplies:
Core Basics Snowflake
Core Essentials Darks
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folders: Darice, Cuttlebug
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Spellbinder’s Die: Rose Creations and Daisy Heads
Mister Huey Mist – Shine
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Dynamics Rose Die cut, scallop die cut
David Tutera tag
Smooches Stamp
Suink Ink
Sewing Machine
Queen & Co. Rhinestones
American Crafts Tiny flowers
Ribbon: Stash
David Tutera Sentiment Tag
Xyron Adhesive
Fiskars tool
Silhouette Die Cutting Machine

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I love using  Silhouette cuts for quick and easy cards like this one.Add a little pink under the die cut out sentiment to make it pop.

After cutting the flowers from a Spellbinder’s die, I curled them over a Fiskar’s tool and sprayed them with Mister Huey’s shine mist.

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Supplies:
Core Essentials Pastels
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folders: Darice
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Spellbinder’s Die: Rose Creations
Mister Huey Mist – Shine
My Mind’s Eye Bradd
Queen & Co. Twine
Xyron Adhesive
Fiskars tool
Silhouette Die Cutting Machine

All you need is two kinds of cardstock for this card and lots of layers! Embossing, sanding and die cuts make it looks so easy!

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And a close up of that detail:

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Supplies:

Core Essentials Pastels
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folders: Darice
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
TomBow Foam Tabs
Spellbinder’s Die: Rose Creations
Mister Huey Mist – Shine
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Queen & Co. Rhinestones
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug
David Tutera Sentiment Tag
Spellbinder’s Die Cut: Fancy Tags Three
Sewing Machine
Xyron Adhesive
Fiskars tool
Silhouette Die Cutting Machine

110 lb smooth cardstock and no stamping?

April 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Mary Pat Siehl is sharing a fun Easter themed card for us today featuring some stamping and our BRAND NEW 110 cardstock. But guess what? She isn’t just stamping on it, she embosses it and stamps on her Core Essentials, too!
1.  Start with Core 110 lb smooth cardstock and emboss it using a Darice embossing folder.
2. Stamp  bunny and carrot on 110lb Smooth Cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir Markers.
TIP: Want that sanded look from your ColorCore Cardstock on stamped images?   Sand your cardstock first using your Sand it Gadget from Core’dinations.
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Clean the surface of your paper and then stamp your image. Making sure you clean your surface with a Dust buddy is SO important! Your image will stamp much much cleaner!
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I stamped my eggs and then fussy cut them out.  Now they have a bit of a soft distress feel to them even though they were in the bright collection! Last but not least I cut some grass out using the Gemstone collection and my Silhouette and here is what I came up with!
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Supplies:
Core’dinations- Essentials Brights, 110lb smooth cardstock, Gemstones
Stamps- The Alley Aay stamps
ink- Memento, Hero arts
Spectrum noir markers
Silhouette
Darice embossing folder
 Cuttlebug
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy

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