White on White Monochromatic cards

August 30, 2013 by  
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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.


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.


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!


More Mother’s Day Inspiration!

May 3, 2013 by  
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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  
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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  
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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!

Friday Giveaway Time!

March 8, 2013 by  
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I am not sure if you have been following us this week or not but we have TONS of ways you can win this week.


Our Hard Core Crafter videos are being featured over on the Northridge Media YouTube page. Comment over there to win and make sure you are Hard Core Crafter, too!   There are five videos…one for each day of this week! (today’s  might not be up yet)


We have an issue of CARDMAPS 3 for one lucky person! Comment on this blog post by Monday Morning 8 AM EST for your chance to win!

CardMaps Vol. 3 is brimming with inspiration, techniques and creative ideas for your next cardmaking adventure.  It features over 70 gorgeous cards from some of today’s top designers, more than 40 card sketches from PageMaps, step-by-step instructions for every card, and eight photo technique how-to’s!  All this in a high quality, beautifully photographed resource book you’ll keep for years to come!

Check out more details about HERE.

THIRD…a David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system giveaway of 100 dollars!!!!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

AND our DESIGN TEAM CALL posted this week! Not sure if you know this but we have a Hot Topics section on our homepage right underneath the flash images (the images that rotate of the new products). We can tag things from our blog and other areas of the site there so that the important stuff stays in one place. Like contests, challenges, giveaways and, of course, Design Team calls!

David Tutera Celebrate Cards

November 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We are here with some inspiration from our David Tutera Design Team. These talented women have been working hard the last few weeks!  Make sure you check out our David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system that is available exclusively at JoAnn Fabric and Craft stores.

Did you know we have a playlist video on our YouTube channel that has tons of videos for this line?  Check them out HERE!

The great thing about this cardmaking line is that you can make easy cards in minutes or you can add your own personal touch like Designer Trine-Brandt Lassen did for us here.  Sunbursts are a hot ticket on layouts and cards right now and the Step 2 layers make it easy to create your own. Since it is already cut to fit the cardbase, all you need to do is cut your strips for the sunburst!

And … notice how  Trine used the backside of the large dot layer?

And Designer Shaunte Wadley created this stunning A7 card that is full of bright colors and tons of layers. Sand them, cut them, stitch them and make them your own!

So much fun, don’t you think???

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