Fall Home Decor Ideas in here!

Get that “Pin It” button ready! We have some AH-mazing Thanksgiving/Fall inspired table decor for you today featuring our Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock.

First up Designer Ava Gavloski created this amazing tablescape. How cool will this look on your Thanksgiving Day Table?

Autumn is a bouquet of colors which truly is magical to watch as you stroll down the country side roads and city parks.   The fresh cool air of autumn brings memories to warm everyone’s heart. Designing with the Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered collection during this sunny day of Autumn has set the ambiance   for a thankful Thanksgiving.

dinner table AVA

Below you will see all the leaves that I distressed. 

a) This line you see the green leaves cut out straight up from the paper. B) this side presents the harvest orange, crumbled and sanded leaves green leaves were made by first crumbling the cardstock, sanding and then die cutting the leaves out. C) this line of leaves shows the differences from inked and die cut to crumbled and sanded before die cutting the leaves. D) this sample is taking the cherry bright cardstock , crumbled, sanded before die cutting.

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And some close ups:

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Look at all that gorgeous Shattered cardstock!

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dinner glass

And one more of the distressed, crumpled leaves:

golden red collection leaves

Supplies

Tim Holtz Shattered Collection Kraft Core, Sand It Set, Helmar, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Ranger Distress Ink, Ripe Persimmon , Procraft cuttlebug, Leaves die 37-1214, Thrift store:  candle, tray and candle holder

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Next a Fall themed topiary from Designer Shaunte Wadley! The large flower is just a scalloped shape piece of cardstock (you can use a die for this or a cutting machine) and then scored and folded.  For a similar project that I did for Christmas check out Debbie’s Dares blog for more!

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These are pretty easy to make. Just take 4 circles and cut off the bottoms to make a straight line (this is how they will stand up on their own). Scor down the middle and fold. Then adhere them back to back around a stick (I use kabob skewers that I cut down) to make the little pumpkings. Ink the edges so they really pop.

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Vivian Keh…a gorgeous mini AND a layout!

Hello, Core friends! Vivian Keh here with an accordion mini album that I made for one of my three closest high school friends, all of whom were able to visit me recently for an amazing reunion, just as we all hit the big Four Oh! I crafted this album to house small photos from our long weekend together, using a monochromatic palette, which is extra fun with all the lovely tones and tints of cardstock that Core’dinations has available! 

Check out the Core Essentials part of the website for color families so you can create your very own monochromatic look like this!

There’s some die-cutting, dry embossing, stamping, and of course my current favorite – tearing!

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A distressed crumpled look is so so easy with Core!

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Layer your scalloped edges for a “gingerbread” look! Ya know, like the roofs of gingerbread houses..cute, huh?!??!

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SUPPLIES:
Core’dinations -
“Sugar and Spice” from Pastels Collection
“Worn Lipstick” from Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection
Jillian Dot Collection
Snowflake” White Cardstock
Sand-It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Sizzix – “Mariposa” bigz die, embossing folders
Hampton Art – stamps
Fiskars – scallop edger punch, small butterfly punch
Tim Holtz – tiny attacher
EK Success – floral punch, circle punch
Memento – Dye ink
Gems
Decorative Brads

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Next up a layout….. How cool are those torn squares?!?!

Vivian Keh with a layout that’s about as clean as I go – lots of white space, featuring graphic design elements created entirely with torn Core and paper punched blossoms from Marvy Uchida.  I sanded the blossoms to reveal the embossing that simultaneously occurs when you punch these pretties.  I must say, this paper punch was a pleasure to handle, cutting cleanly and embossing with a single, very easy press of the palm.
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And yeah for the cool embossed punches from Marvy Uchida!!!  How cool are those torn squares?  First layer the torn paper on some scrap paper and adhere.  Then cut out any shape you like and you have your very own embellishment!
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SUPPLIES:
Core’dinations -
Pastel Collection
Tim Holtz Distress Collection
“Snowflake” White Cardstock
“Heritage Kraft” from Graphic 45 Signature Collection
Sand-It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Sizzix – Sizzlit “Typeset” Alphabet Strip Die
The Paper Studio – Self-adhesive pearls

A SHATTERING Tuesday Tutorial

April 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Designer April Derrick has an awesome tutorial for us on this fine Tuesday featuring TONS of Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock. it is so versatile and this entire layout is cardstock!

First up, take your Crafter’s Workshop stencil and trace the template:

Next, using your craft knife, cut along the pencil lines:

You will already begin to see the gorgeous sunburst shape!

Now it is time to sew. Stitching on layotus never gets old! Layer the No. 7 Shattered cardstock on the No. 15 and you have a really great contrasting look.

And now for the final layout.  April added some embellishments and a Step Two layer from David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system. LOVE that postage stamp layer…it looks GREAT on layouts, too!

Happy Wednesday! Anyone Hungry?

March 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

So with Easter right around the corner, what do you think of?  Um, CHOCOLATE CANDY! Not sure if you hang out with us on Facebook but I posted a question over there about the endless debate of what is the best Easter candy.  So why not share some Chocolate with you today?

That is Chocolate Box cardstock!

Designer Debbie STandard created this card with some Chocolate Box Cut  & Emboss and David Tutera Celebrate step three Sentiments.


And don’t  forget about our Challenge for this month! How many embossed designs can you get on your layouts????

Check out DETAILS HERE!


And one more Chocolate Box cardstock for all you chocolate lovers out there:

This one is from Designer Shaunte Wadley.  She used her Scor-Pal to create the border and the Scor-Buddy for the dots. Such a GREAT way to add a simple border. And don’t be afraid to mix and match the different Chocolate Box washes together. It’s just like mixing and matching patterned paper.  For a video on how to Scor on your layouts click here.



Day THREE of our week with Simple Stories!

December 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Simple Stories

We are here with Day THREE of our week with Simple Stories! How exciting!

Make sure you head over to the Simple Stories blog to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week. We have been working with the Harvest Lane and Handmade Holiday collections this week. You will LOVE them and you MUST check them out HERE!  First up we have some cards for you today.

Design Team Member Lydia Jackson created these cards for using the Harvest Lane collection and papers from the Core Darks collection…the PERFECT collection for those rich, fall colors.

Here are some details:

A card with a torn edge? SO COOL!

It’s amazing how some simple scoring along the edges can add that perfect detail…

Some great debossing…

Designer Debbie Standard created this card with some beautiful embossing and those cute little sentiments that make cardmaking as snap! Harvest Lane and Core look beautiful together!

And how about a layout from Designer Melissa Oliveira? Beautiful details using both Core’dinations Cardstock and Handmade Holiday.  The red cardstock is from Graphic 45 Signature Series and the embossed cardstock is BasicGrey Ornate Core Impressions.

Look at this gorgeous detail of the holy. Just hand cut the leaves, scor  and then sand and you are ready to go! Don’t  forget the Queen & Co. Bling …perfect for the berries.

Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel

September 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, Jenni Bowlin

What a wonderful week we are having here at Core!

We are just FILLED to the brim with fun stuff for you. And today is another great day..we would like LOVE to introduce you to our September Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel. Rebecca has been a long time fan of Core’dinations and we are so happy to have her with us this month!

Here is a little bit about Rebecca:

In the beginning of 2005 I was a corporate attorney in San Francisco, but then my daughter was born and I became a stay at home mom. I started scrapbooking around that time and found the creative outlet a santity saver to say the least! We moved to Arizona and my son was born in 2007. They are the main stars of my scrapbooking show. I love practicing new photography skills on them and then creating layouts with those pictures. I’ve been blogging for about 4 years now and love sharing projects, ideas and photos on my blog. I also enjoy card making and creating mini albums and gifts for friends and family. I generally think of my style as clean with a focus on the photos, but with a definite fun twist. Two of my favorite additions to layouts are machine sewing and typewritten journaling. Since I started scrapbooking, along with my clean style has been a love of cardstock. I never create a project without at least a little of it. When I first discovered Core’dinations I couldn’t believe the dimension it added to my projects–there was nothing basic about cardstock anymore! I am so thrilled to be here as a guest deisgner and want to thank Core’dinations so much for this opportunity.

So how about a layout???

How cool is this idea?!

Rebecca used her Imaginisce distress tool (you know how much we love our Imaginisce here!) and this Sunburst Crafter’s Workshop Template and created this gorgeous sun!   She worked from the front of the Vintage Cardstock because you are distressing it (unlike when we work from the back with scoring).

Wow is this just awesome!

Finish it up with some Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, title and a few embellies and you have a fabulous layout!

We will have more amazing layouts from Rebecca later in the month so stay close!

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