Day Three with Bella Blvd

June 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Spellbinders

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.

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! Head over there and check out all the gorgeous projects their team has been cooking up this week. You won’t be disappointed. AND rumor has it that they are doing a paper and sticker giveaway today!

LOVE the Bella Blvd stickers. They make great accents to any papercrafting project…check out how our team used them below!

And don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Core’dinations post for a chance to win some Glitter Silk Cardstock! Remember..to win the Bella Blvd giveaway you must comment over on their blog here.

So…let’s get started!

First up we have some layouts and cards from Design Team Member Kim Jefress.

Love this idea that Kim does…she embosses, sands, and  then splatters some paint on it.

Kim ROCKED the Darice embossing folders. We just love them..on this layout she used the Gears folder and just love all the amazing little details Kim does on her layout including the Bella Blvd photo corner just turned on an angle a bit and how she repeats that shape in the orange Core Essentials.

And remember that Glitter Silk giveaway from yesterday?  Kim uses it beautifully on this card…the white might be my FAVE!

And..we have a layout from Design Team Member Char Dobson. Char rocks her Cricut and loving the waves on this layout as a background. Char did loads of sanding here and distressed the orange cardstock for some added texture. Love all those colors against the brown.

AND WE ARE ON PINTEREST! Follow us here!

Ribbon Week with May Arts Day TWO!

May 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

We are here May Arts this week! So make sure you check out the gorgeous projects from Shaunte Wadely. She worked the Core and ribbon for sure!  Check out the May Arts blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too!  You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win)  or on our Facebook page! Since we hit 6k likes last week we are in it to win it for 7k!!!!

We need to announce a winner from our week with Authentique!

And our Random Winner from over 225 comments was………

Shelley Scarbro says:
May 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Love the layouts!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.

Now…are we ready for some May Arts love???

First up we have a super cool double page layout from Design Team Member Char Dobson! Check out ALL THAT RIBBON!

She used the twill stripes…cotton stripes…mesh ribbon and it all core’dinates beautifully with our cardstock. Char used carstock from the Darks Collection pack, Vintage and Spotted collections.

And Char also created this gorgeous card….LOVE the ribbon on cards and check out the fun loopty loops along the bottom!

FUN!!!

Tuesday Tutorial From April Derrick

Don’t forget. THERE ARE TWO CHANCES TO WIN CORE GOODIES going on RIGHT NOW! Head over to the BasicGrey blog to see how you can WIN TWO BasicGrey Core Impression packs!!!

AND we have our own challenge featuring Core Impressions…the old…the new…just use some Core Impressions on your layout for a chance to win your choice of any of CI packs (subject to availability) !!! Check out Details HERE. You don’t want to miss out on the chance  to win that, do you???

Curious about how to make these?  Well keep reading. We have a fabulous tutorial for you today from Design Team Member April Derrick!
Supplies Used for Project:
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die
- Cuttlebug
- Ranger Perfect Pearls
- Ranger Stickles
- Paper Studio Jewel Brads
- Pink Paislee Wood Letters
- Ranger Distress Stain
- Wooden Embroidery Hoop
How to create the flowers:
- Pick out several core’rdinating colors of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock and use a flower die to cut out several flowers
- Place each flower on top of a mouse pad and grab a small/medium sized stylus.
- Starting at the top of each flower petal, rub the end of the stylus in a circular motion working your way down the petal to the center of the flower.  The petals will start curl in as you do this.
- When you are happy with the flowers, place them into a container or cardboard box for misting.
- Create your own shimmery glimmer mist by combining Ranger’s Perfect Pearls with water.   Spray all of the flowers with your glimmer mist and let them dry.
* Note: I added about a 1/2 tsp of the “Perfect Pearl” powder to a 2 oz Ranger Mister bottle filled 3/4 of the way with water. You don’t have to make this much each time, I just like to keep this beautiful white mist on hand at all times so I have it ready whenever I need to add a little shimmer to my projects!
And here is the final project with some Black Magic all distressed and sanded for the background.Gorgeous!
- For this particular project, I layered the flowers together, punched a hole in the center, and then added a jeweled brad to the centers!

Back to the Grind…

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

Good Monday Morning!

Did you scrap your heart out this weekend?  We did!

And we have some fun stuff going on!

THERE ARE TWO CHANCES TO WIN CORE GOODIES!  Head over to the BasicGrey blog to see how you can WIN TWO BasicGrey Core Impression packs!!!

AND we have our own challenge featuring Core Impressions…the old…the new…just use some Core Impressions on your layout for a chance to win your choice of any of CI packs (subject to availability) !!! Details HERE.

So today..we thought we would show you one of our very FIRST collection packs featuring Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions Classics. Design Team Member Debbie Standard used the Seedlings cardstock and sanded it and distressed the edges to really show off that colored Core.  Pair it with your favorite Cosmo Cricket cardstock or use it on its own…it is perfect for any scrapbookers collection.

One Last Colour Inspiration

March 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Petaloo

Layout for you!

Design Team Member Char Dobson created this layout using some Jenni Bowlin Everyday Core Impressions. This Whitewash in Butter Churn has a gorgeous yellow core so Char inked it a bit to bring in some of those  cool distress tones to this layout. And don’t forget about those Petaloo Flowers made to match Core perfectly! Check out the Color Matching Series here.

In case you missed it…here is the Colour Lover’s Palette for March:

Details here.

Day FOUR of our Design Team’s Favorite things!

We are having a blast….are you??? And we are only on DAY FOUR!

From now until Christmas Eve we are showcasing our Design Team’s Favorite cardstock. Each designer picked a few of their favorite lines and created some gorgeous projects for you showcasing why they love it so much.

Then, on that day, just by commenting on that post, you have the chance to win! AND some days we might be showcasing more than one line … like today! ;)

Here is how it works:

1.) We post every day. The following day we pick a winner and then start over so keep coming back!

2.) You have all day and night to post. Yes, you heard me! You can win up until the next day when I pick a winner when I get up. We want our international fans to be able to win and they are normally sleeping now ;)

3.) Want additional chances to win?  Comment on Facebook and share the excitement on your blogs! If you share on your blog, come back here and link us up. Remember, you can do it every day for more chances to win!

AND WE ARE GETTING CLOSE TO 5000 FANS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!

HEAD OVER THERE AND LIKE US FOR ADDITIONAL CHANCES TO WIN THROUGHOUT OUR FAVORITE THINGS!

4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until the January due to the Holidays.

WHO WANTS A WINNER???

Yesterday’s winner of some JBS Black and Cream collection is…..

Donna W says:
December 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

What a great project idea. I can handle that
one. Like the paper too.

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So….ready for some inspiration and give-a-ways????

Today is all about Tim Holtz Adirondack Cardstock!

Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira worked up some amazing layouts for us today.

And how fun is this?  Melissa added a few of her favorite things to this layout, too! If you are familiar with Melissa’s work you will see one of these techniques on almost every layout of hers.

1. ) Sand the area  where want to journal (in this case, using the date stamp) so it “pops” off the page.

2.) Loosely and unevenly sanding around the edges of the page to create a distressed/weathered border.

3.) Grey!!! We love grey! And Melissa is obsessed with it.

And Melissa created some double page layouts for us, too!

The great thing about Tim Holtz Adirondack collection is that you don’t have to do grunge and  major distressing.  It is full of bright colors that are perfect for any project!!!

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