White on White Monochromatic cards

August 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives

I think my new favorite color is white…is that possible?!?!?

Shaunte Wadley created these beauties for us today…wowzas! Creating dramatic monochromatic projects is so easy with Core because you can mix and match the different lines for some sparkle…emboss for some texture and you have the perfect card.  For each card, I listed the  lines she used so you can look closely and see beautiful details. Little things like different embossed layers, pearls and stitching make all the difference.

For more monochromatic ideas check out a post we did a few weeks ago HERE.

Card One is the simpliest with a David Tutera Cardmaking system white smooth cardbase, Core Essentials white, and the butterfly is Core Couture.

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Card two: start with a David Tutera Cardmaking system white cardbase and emboss it.  Then add a strip of Core Couture with die cut letters, then emboss some Core Essentials white in another strip. Stitch together. Then add butterflies laong the top in Glitter Silk and a strip along the bottom from Step 3 of the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system.

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Again, starting with a David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system smooth white cardbase, emboss a layer in white Core Essentials. Adhere with Helmar Zap dotsafter punching a hole in the side, add white heart on a string from Glitter Silk Cardstock, finish by creating some embossed strips along the bottom with scalloped pieces, an embossed strip from Core Couture and a banner created using a Dymo Label maker.

Did you know we have  a video on how to create with your Label Maker?  Check it out HERE!

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Mixing and Matching with Suzanna Lee

One of the great things about Core is that you can mix and match ALL of our lines together SEAMLESSLY!  This first card by Designer Suzanna Lee mixes Core’dinations lines and the David Tutera Celebrate layers to make the CUTEST card! Please, two different sized googley eyes?  How ca-ute is that?!???!?!
Here are some tidbits from Suzanna regarding these projects:
One of the many amazing things about Coredinations is the texture you can create.The embossability of Core made it possible to create a whole beach scene; the waves below from Glitter Silk, the sunny sky from David Tutera layers and the clouds from good ol Snowflake. The Glitter Silk creates a lovely glimmer of sun reflecting off the waves! I prefer to stamp on a solid cardstock and find that the tags are the perfect size for that very purpose.
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Supply List:

Coredinations Nightfall cardstock
Coredinations Glitter Silk 6×6 pad
David Tutera Celebrate A2/A6 Layers

Embossing Folder: Darice

Stamps: Rubbersoul, Papertrey Ink, EK Success
Ink: StazOn
Punches: Fiskars
Twine: The Twinery
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And next up a black and yellow card…one of my FAVE color combos!!! AND the Darice honeycomb/hexagon embosing folder is too perfect for this theme.
This card is inspired by the bee stamp. Browsing the aisles of the store, this stamp caught my eye and screamed, take me home with you! (Ever have that happen to you?!). Emboss some Core for a subtle hive for her to buzz around and you have an adorable card!
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Supply List:

Nightfall cardstock
CoreCards – Brights
Core Essentials – Dark

Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Embossing Folder: Darice
Stamp: Recollections
Ink: VersaFine
Font: AltlastGreeting
Ribbon: May Arts
Vellum: PaperSource
Twine: The Twinery
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And a layout using some super cool techniques! Paper tearing…inking the Spotted Cardstock..Suzanna really works it here!
One of the tag lines for Core-dinations is Tear it and that’s what I challenged myself to do with this layout. I have a tearing phobia… I like things nice and neat and clean. There is nothing neat about tearing… I get in a quiet panic just at the thought of tearing. Sound familiar? Well, take a deep breath and do as I did, remind yourself that you have a thousand more pieces of paper in your stash and it’s okay of you “mess it up”. Though if you think about it, you can’t really mess it up. Tearing is tearing and it’s supposed to look that way! Right? Another nifty little thing I did with this layout is paint. Actually I used a brayer to roll paint onto the Spotted Jillian dot for a multi-color effect. Amazing what you can do with Core!!!
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Here is  close up of that inking on the white Spotted Cardstock!
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And some lovely embossing details….
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Supply List:
Spotted Jillian Dot
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress
Whitewash
Core Impressions; Basic Grey Whimsy
Core Impressions; Cardinal Buttercup
Core Tag Pastel
Core Essentials Pastel
Core Impressions Mini’s; My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Labels Collection
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Die: Memory Box
Twine: The Twinery
Chipboard, Stickers and Washi: My Mind’s Eye
Decorative Bag: Fancy Pants
Punches: Martha Stewart/EK Success
Letter Stickers: American Crafts

May Arts, Stampendous AND Core!

June 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Stampendous

Are you kidding?!  How cool is this?  We have an ENTIRE week of hopping with ALL THREE of our teams. RIBBON, STAMPS & CARDSTOCK all in once place?  It is going to knock your socks off.   You can win on all three manufacture blogs AND we have picked ONE special Design Team Member’s blog for a random winner as well. SO keep commenting all week long for your chance to win. Who doesn’t want some of this ribbon in their stash? So if you do keep reading.

You never know when we give out winners around here….I mean, over the last few weeks we gave away cardstock EVERY DAY! So stay close, have fun and get ready to get inspired.  And if you didn’t email us last week and you are a winner make sureyou check out our winners list HERE.

So now that you got to know  our DT over the last few weeks let’s see what they have done for you today!

May Arts:
Charlene Driggs http://www.paperandinkplayground.com/
Christina Colón http://www.thetwistedmuse.com/
DeeDee Catron http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/

Stampendous
Kristine Reynolds:  http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/

Here are a some sneaks of what you might see along the way. Dry AND heat embossing…sanding…ribbon..what more can you ask for?

Oh …I spy some May Arts chevron ribbon…loooooove that stuff!

And another one….yes…that is heat embossing on Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered cardstock!

So to recap:

Hop along to each DT blog and the company blogs. There are chances to win all over the place! Each manufacturer’s blog has multiple prizes and we have a surprise DT blog that we will be picking a winner from as well.  I will be giving hints all week long as to whose blog it is. ;) Might be here…might be Facebook…

Core’dinations AND May Arts winners will receive a roll of May Arts ribbon of their choice AND some Core Tags (see below)!  (Colors of the tags may vary due to availability) AND Stampendous THREE prize packages that include a Jumbo Butterfuly Trio stamp set, Perfectly Clear Handle, some David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system goodies, a Sand It Gadget AND some May Arts ribbon…what??!?  All that is up for grabs this week!


More Mother’s Day Inspiration!

May 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Don’t forget to reach out to those women in your life that make every day special for you!

Today we have a beautiful card from Designer Kerri Smith using the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system. The great thing about this system is cards take only minutes. AND this sentiment, “for you with love”, from Step 3 is so versatile. You could make this card and have it ready to go, adding the sticker sentiment at the last minute depending on the occasion. BUT since we are celebrating mom’s Designer Kerri Smith used the mother’s day sentiment from the white and black stickers.

We can’t wait to see what you create with this fabulous system.

Remember to share those creations on the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system FACEBOOK page!

You’re Special _______

May 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

The great thing about the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system is it’s versatility.  Basicall you can swap ideas that you see here with any of the sentiments OR just make a “You’re Special” card and keep it on hand for any occasion that arises.

Designer Margie Higuchi created this example for us today.

Here are a few tips:

1.) Use the die cut shapes on the Step  Two layers to match and place your sentiment.

2.) Mix and match the Step 3 pearls from other packs.  These pink pearls are found in the Butterfly 2 Shapes & Cupcake Shapes both of which were not used on this card.

3.) Use a SQUARE cardbase! EEEEK! These are so great and not that hard to do. See how Margie used the Step 2 A2 layer and then balanced it with the Border Strips?  Brilliant and EASY!

Have a beautiful day!

David Tutera Celebrate Card System

April 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Have you been over to the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System Facebook page yet?

They are SO CLOSE to 2000 LIKES! Let’s help them. PLUS, you won’t miss out on the beautiful inspiration pieces like this that they feature over there on a daily basis.

And another gorgeous card for Mother’s Day or any occasion….Just swap the sentiment!

And a detail…just love how Shaunte used the inside die cut piece of this step two layer to make a little window box!

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