Introducing the new Core’dinations Design Team

September 18, 2014 by  
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Thank you for your patience. We finally have our Design Team announcement! This is never an easy process! Introducing our new 2014-2015 Design Team:

Christine Meyer

Gini Williams Cagle

Joann Jamieson

Mary Pat Siehl

Shaunte Wadley

Suzanna Lee

Tami Mayberry


And we have added some craft bloggers to our team as well! You may have noticed they started posting their projects on the Core Blog already and they are FAB-U-LOUS!

Adrianne Surian

Amy Cowley

Joy Dickson

Lisa Mabey

Nancy Keslin


We are looking forward to the next 6 months!

Core’dinations 2014-2015 Design Team CALL!

August 4, 2014 by  
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Do you love crafting with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock? Core’dinations is looking for new design team members!


Design Team Perks:

– FREE Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock and LOTS of it!

– Payment for magazine publications, catalogues, and CHA assignments!

– TONS of additional product from our industry partners.

– Your name, bio, headshot on the Core’dinations website.

What are we looking for?

Core’dinations is a unique cardstock. NO WHITE CORE! Our product is technique oriented and education based so we are looking for quality designers that can really show off what Core can do. The ability to write-up good instructions, do a monthly tutorial, and take step out photos is important. Good photography skills is a must.

Design Team Requirements:

3 projects per month that primarily feature Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.

Occasional projects which involve product exchange with other manufacturers.

Must be active on Social Media.

Application Process:

Step One: Design and then post three projects in one posting on your personal blog on or before August 20, 2014 8:00pm EST. These projects may include layouts, cards, altered items, and other such paper crafts and should focus on the use of Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. Entitle the blog posting “Core’dinations Design Team Call ”. Please include step out photos or step-by-step instructions of any techniques that you used that you feel need highlighting. Videos are welcome, too. We are looking for a wide variety of paper crafters…..cardmakers, layouts, stampers, altered artists, mixed media, etc. So in your blog post let us know what you think you do best. We are not looking for a set number of specific designers and you will not be required only to do those kinds of projects but we are looking for a well rounded team.

Step Two: Send us an email with a link to this exact blog posting to: Please ensure the link is to “Core’dinations Design Team Call” posting and not just a link to your blog. It makes it much easier to find. Please include in your email your name, mailing address, and phone number. You may also include a resume of your publications and current design team obligations if applicable. Being published and past design team experience is not a requirement. Please also include what social media platforms you are active on. No attachments please.

Projects do not need to be newly created but it is encouraged.

Other notes:

 Design Team contract is for 6 months September 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

Current and past members are welcome to re-apply!

Fantabulous Friday!

March 22, 2013 by  
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Man, do we have the round up for you today!

First up….

Don’t forget about our Design Team call going on now. You don not want to miss out on being a part of this awesome team! And you could find yourself wearing this badge. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

Second…we have a challenge for you! Don’t miss out on our embossing challenge for this month. How many embossed designs can you get on one layout????  Find out HERE!

AND third……….we couldn’t be more excited about the COVER of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! How cool is that?  Make sure you pick up your issues HERE. It’s shipping now! And don’t forget to get your issue of CardMaps 3, too! It’s amazing…so many beautiful and inspirational projects.

And last but not least……

EXCLUSIVE kits! Wow! Hit the DVR…you don’t want to miss this!

Don’t forget…only ONE MORE WEEK

August 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Okay one more week and a day 😉
Calling all Cardmakers … Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is looking for Card Designers!
Please Note…we edited with some answers to your questions.
We are looking for talented and dedicated cardmakers that can not only create cards but other projects that can show the creative use of pre-made card bases (like our Core Cards that are pre-cut and scor’d. Think about it like this: if we sent you a pack of our Core Cards what would you do with them? ), die cuts, and embellishments. We are looking for cards that use all kinds of die cuts…tags, labels, scalloped pieces, hearts, stars etc. Any design, whether you cut it with your own machine or if it is pre-made is fine (so don’t worry if you do not have a die cutting machine you will not need one if chose as part of the team).
Step One: Design and then post three projects in one posting on your personal blog on or before Friday August 10th at 12:00pm EST titled “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” Keep in mind we are looking for paper crafters that specialize in cardmaking and that can showcase pre-made card bases and die cuts with cards and other unique projects.  Feel free to include step out photos or step-by-step instructions of any techniques that you used that you feel need highlighting as we are looking for our designers to be able to create tutorials in PDF format on occasion.
Step Two: Send us an email with a link to this exact blog posting to Please ensure the link is to “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” posting and not just a link to your blog. It makes it much easier to find, especially if you post frequently on your blog. Please include in your email your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Also include a resume of your publications and current design team obligations (if applicable).
– We are also looking for designers that are comfortable creating how-to videos and tutorials as well so please let is us know if this interests you (camera and compensation will be provided).
– If you have any questions about the application process and/or design team requirements, be sure to post them on the Core’dinations’ Facebook page  or on this post as they may be questions that several applicants would like answered or email Ellen at New projects or the use of Core’dinations Cardstock is not required but if you have some Core’dinations and would like to create something brand new we would love to see it!
Requirements will be comparable to other papercrafting companies  and  Core’dinations will compensate with ample  product as well as monetary compensation for special projects.  Ideally we are looking for designers that have blogs to help with promotional activities (only on occasion) but this is not a requirement so please feel free to send us a link to an online gallery, flickr account, etc.
And, yes of course! International Applicants are welcome!
So why not share a card today in the spirit of cardmaking?!
Design Team member Shaunte Wadley made this gorgeous card using Core’dinations Whitewash and some Petaloo flowers that are dyed to match our papers perfectly!

Design Team Announcement!

May 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Uncategorized


We wanted thank each and every person for applying for the Design Team Call.

It was not easy and the Core’dinations Team spent endless hours going through the entries. There were so many amazing entries and narrowing things down was extremely difficult.

Without further ado, here is the new Core’dinations Cardstock Design Team (in alphabetical order).

Andrea Amu
April Derrick
Char Dobson
Leica Forrest
Lydia Jackson
Kim Jeffress
Brianne Nevill
Melissa Oliveira
Debbie Standard
Shaunte Wadley

Sarah Hodgkinson, DT Core’dinator

Ellen Sosnoski, Blog Core’dinator

Core Teachers:
Vicki Boutin
Cari Locken
Kimber McGray

Again, thank you to all of the applicants!!!  We thank you for

the amazing entries and for your love of Core’dinations Cardstock. It

means so much to see that.

And just a note a note about our NSD festivities….

We are celebrating HardCore style 😉

Please note, if you do not have a Facebook account feel free to

leave a comment on the blog with links to your projects.

Our Facebook is badge is off to the right side of the blog and will

take you right to our Facebook page.

Design Team Call Update

May 2, 2011 by  
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We hope everyone had a GREAT weekend!

Are you getting ready for NSD on Saturday?  WE ARE!

AND we are going to be making the Design Team Call announcement

that day, too!!!

Stay tuned for some hard”core” fun this coming weekend here on the blog and on Facebook.

Have you noticed we added a “Find us on Facebook” and “Networked Blogs” badge on the right hand side of the blog?

Make sure you click on there and sign up to “like” us on Facebook and follow the blog to get instant blog updates.

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