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.
mpapril1b
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!
mpapril1c
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!
mpapril1
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

Designing with Debbie Standard

I don’t know how she does it but Debbie Standard creats layout after layout and they are ALL amazing AND they showcase Core like no other…ENJOY!
~~~~~~~~~
When I saw these adorable pictures of little Gavin reading I immediately thought of the Cosmo Cricket Neutral collection for my background papers. Gavin adores books and will hunt them out to sit and read and be read to.  I added some Darice Washi tape to create a frame and also along the top of my page. I created the worm and books with a die cut from my Silhouette. I also used some Tim Holtz Distress Stain on my background and some Galatos to create the dribbles on the page.
Picture or Video 5117
Supplies:
Cosmo Cricket Neutral Collection
Basic Core – Red
Darice Washi tape
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye, Graphic 45
Gelatos:  Faber-Castell
Embellishments:  Graphic 45, Recollections, Heidi Swapp (arrow)
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Stains
Hangers:  Tim Holtz
String & Washi Tape:  Queen & Co.
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Silhouette

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Got these adorable photos of my daughter’s bff’s baby, Gavin and decided to scrap them in a grid design using only the colors in his clothes.  I Cut a border and then cut inside the border to form the outside of my frame.  Then cut strips 1/4″ wide to use as the center strips in my grid.  Then I chose two colors that matched his clothes and embossed them with different embossing folders.  I attached some ribbon around the top one and then used my scraps (I’m all about using scraps!) to make the flowers and hearts to embellish the embossed sections.  I sprayed the flowers and spin using the Mister Huey’s mist before added the brads.
Picture or Video 5161
Supplies:
Core Essentials:  GX-08040-12 (navy); GX-FG010-12 (leapfrog); GX-AB010-12 (harborside); GX-FB010(snowflake)
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folders:  Darice (hearts), Lifestyle Crafts
Spellbinder’s Die:  Aster Flower Topper (S5-102)Spectacular Spin (S5-114)
Martha Stewart heart punch
Brads:  My Mind’s Eye
Mister Huey’s Mists – Blizzard
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I loved this picture of my son, Jason, and his girlfriend, Maria, taken during an outing to Fredericksburg.  They love having me scrap pages and are getting where they are constantly sending me pictures to scrap (gotta love that after fighting to get pictures of this boy for years!!!)   I went for the 6 X 6 packs to create this and picked out colors from both the Darks and the Neutrals packages.  I first used a die cut to cut out the hexagons and then used different embossing folders to emboss each one with.  Then I sanded them and dusted them off and adhered them to my page.  Then I used my Silhouette to cut some swirls and the hearts and some Spellbinder’s die’s to cut the flowers and the leaves.  As I’ve said before when you cut something delicate like leaves or swirls – run it through your Xyron machine and while it’s still on the wax paper – sand it – it’s alot easier not to tear it that way.
Picture or Video 5148
Supplies:
Core Essential – Snowflake (GX-FB010)
Core Essentials Darks 6 X 6 collection, GX – 3000-06
Core Essentials Neutrals 6 X 6 – GX-3000-05
Tim Holtz Kraft Core 2.25-12 – GX-1920-26
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing folders:  Darice, Lifestyle Crafts, Cuttlebug
Silhouette Die Cuts
Spellbinder’s Die Cuts:  Aster Flower Topper (S5-102), Foliage (S44-328); Rose CreationsS5-050)
Mister Huey’s Mist – Blizzard
My Mind’s Eye brads
Queen & Co Pearls

 

Hearts All Around!

April 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

We love some 8.5×11″ around here!

So for this layout, Melissa  embossed the cardstock FIRST and then sanded BEFORE  punching into heart shapes. This is much more Time efficient than individually embossing and sanding each punched shape. And if the shapes are tiny it’s a bit harder to sand those small pieces, too.

And that scored frame is just an easy way to create a focal point on your projects. Scor THE BACK of the cardstock and then sand the raised image on the front. It is THAT easy!

And, of course, the stitched circle is just the perfect detail to finish this cute layout.

Here is a close up of the Label technique we know and love here at Core. Melissa used her Label maker and then inked the raised letters so they pop off the cardstock. For more info on labeling check out our video here:

Journal strips are such a great way to accent your journaling. Again, Melissa used some Whitewash and sanded the edges…

Melissa used a variety of embossing folders from Sizzix, Darice and Provocraft in addition to some Queen & Co. bling.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L — Day THREE!

July 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Good Morning!

We are here with Day THREE of our Blog Week with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! Hope you are having as much fun as we are.

Today Design Team Member Andrea Amu has a really cool card for us. Don’t just take one look at this…keep looking at those close-ups!

Andrea used  Core’dinations White Wash collection and Snowflake white Core Essentials cardstock along with the Baby Boy collection from Bella Blvd.
The 3L product used for this project included:
- 3L Thin 3D Foam Squares to add slight dimension to the patterned paper accents added to the card, as well as the sticker and washi tape badge embellishing.
- 3L White Photo Corners.
- 3L 3D Dodz, used to attach the button the the “O”.
- 3L My Stik applicator E-Z Dots for general adhesive.
(for a list of all of these prodcuts check it out here at http://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/)
Here is a little bit about this project from Andrea herself,
“I embossed the Snowflake Core with a Darice Plaid embossing folder and added color to the embossing with a Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Broken China.  I then added extra dimensional lines to the plaid with some Aleene’s Paper Glaze dimensional medium.  After the lines completely dried, I went in and accenting color to the textured lines with some pearlized Smooch Ink in Sundance and Azure.”
You can totally see how she sanded the white wash and then added all that cool color in the stripes.
Check out all those layers!!!!

COOL, huh?!?!

NOW…make sure you check out the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog HERE and head over to Like them on Facebook here…you don’t want to miss any of that inspiration, do you?

Make sure you comment here to win an AWESOME Core goodie pack AND over at the Scrapbook Adhesives blog as well because they have an awesome giveaway of their adhesives, too! You have ALL WEEK LONG!

In that goodie pack from us you will see some of our awesome Glitter Silk cardstock.

Please note we will be posting winners from our online Crop this weekend this week ..so stay tuned for that!

Day Four with Bella Blvd

June 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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 designer tape…Bella Blvd has  products for every paper crafter.

ARE YOU HAVING FUN YET??!?!

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you!  AND 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 fabulous, too!  There have been giveaways almost every day between the both blogs so make sure you check out  EVERY day!

And guess what?!  We have ONE MORE Glitter Silk cardstock pack to giveaway so comment on this post to win.

Today Design Team Member Debbie Standard created some gorgeous layouts for you.

For this first layout Debbie created pairing up her Bella goodies with some Fancy Pants Core Impressions.  LOVE the different patterns that Debbie mixed here…

And..yep! You guessed it….Debbie did an album using Bella Blvd products and Core. That’s all you need for one fabulous album.  For this first layout, Debbie used a bit of the Jillibean Soup Core Impressions.

I have to say I think our Spotted Collection goes amazingly with Bella Blvd. AND it comes in 6×6 and 12×12!!!

Take a close look at the scallops going down the left-hand side of the layout. Debbie punched circles (you could easily cut them with a die-cut machine as well) embossed them and then lined them up to look like scallops!

Just add sanding and a monkey ;)

Gosh the Bella  Blvd chipboard shapes are the CUTEST!

And this Darice embossing folder with the clouds just awesome. You will love it…I know our Design Team has been using it 24/7 since they got their hands on it.

Fabulous Friday!

June 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Fancy Pants, Spellbinders

Happy Friday everyone!

Today we are here with a little Colour Lover’s Inspiration!  We love colour here at Core and if you do too, you have to check out our Pinterest boards….more specifically the Colour Lover’s Inspiration board here.

Loads of gorgeous colour palettes…

And here is Debbie Standard’s Layout using the gorgeous colors from the BasicGrey Core Impressions line and some Fancy Pants Core Impressions…LOVE the two together!!! Don’ you?? And Debbie used the super fun clouds embossing folder from Darice along with a Spellbinders die.

AND DID YOU SEE???????????? Well, if you signed up to be a Hard Core Crafter than you saw our VERY FIRST sneak peek of our  BRAND NEW Core Cuts line!!!

Make sure you sign up to be HCC NOW!

49 queries. 0.968 seconds