Gift Card Holder by Core Teacher Kimber McGray

December 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Projects, Hot Topics, Queen & Co.

Core’dinations Christmas Gift card holder
by Core Teacher Kimber McGray
Supplies Needed:
Core’dinations Core Essentials:
Snowflake (White)
Shamrock (Green)
Core’dinations Spotted:
Jillian Scarlet (Red)
Sand-It Gadget
Silhouette Machine & Shapes (Library Pocket set  and Holly)
Queen & Company Pearls (Red)
Button (Red)
White floss for button
Twine
Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget

1. Cut the base 3 1/2” x 5 1/2” from Spotted (red) cardstock using the Silhouette machine and the Library Pocket set from Silhouette. Lightly sand the embossed swiss dots with the Sand-It Gadget. Fold and assemble the pocket.

2. Using the Library Pocket set from Silhouette cut the insert from white cardstock. Fold
over top flap and adhere button on top of the flap. Wrap a length of twine around the
pocket and tie into a bow.
3. Cut the holly from cardstock using the Silhouette.
4. Using adhesive, adhere a gift card to the insert and slide it into the pocket.
Stay tuned for more Core Teacher’s projects monthly!

Tuesday Tip From Melissa Oliveira

November 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, Graphic 45

We have some fun tips from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira.

Even though these layouts have a summer theme to them doesn’t mean you can’t use these tips for any project.

First up Melissa stamped on her Whitewash for this journaling. If you have used our cardstock before, you know it gets a bit dusty  when you sand it. First up, you really should have a Sand it Gadget to make your sanding easy. After that, you want to use our Dust Buddy.

The Dust Buddy is a unique cloth that does many things, including cleaning the sanding residue so your adhesives can stick better. One additional thing it does is make your stamped images crisper and cleaner as seen on Melissa’s layout here. If you sanded this Whitewash and didn’t use a Dust Buddy,  the stamped imaged wouldn’t be as great.  So make sure you tell your favorite Core’dinations Cardstock retailer to get some Dust Buddies. They go a long way, too!

And here is another example of a layout where Melissa stamped over some Graphic 45 Core Impressions. And of course, how cool are those torn waves in the Whitewash????

Core’dinations and Glue Arts Blog Swap

Goooood Monday Morning!

We are up  bright and early to bring you some Core’dinations and Glue Arts projects.

But first we have some winners to announce, right????  (Please note: we will post WCMD winner & October Colour Lover’s Challenge tomorrow)

We have FOUR winners to announce from our Spellbinders trade last week.

So without further ado the winners are…….

Two winners from posting here on the Core blog:

Skeeter Horne says:

September 28, 2011 at 9:56 am (Edit)

Love the project-cant wait to make this.

AND

Kelly Massman says:

September 29, 2011 at 8:44 am (Edit)

These are darling!

Facebook:  Amy Brock Coose:  Looking forward to some great projects this week!

Random post was Brianne Nevill’s blog:

Marge R. (mer) said…Ohhh what spooky FUN!!! I totally have the perfect place for these and NEED them!!! They’re ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!

Please email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your address (phone numbers if you are international) so we can get your prizes out as soon as possible.

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Now it’s time for some Glue Arts!

Make sure you head over to the Glue Arts blog for some awesome projects from their Design Team. They are also introducing a new product, Glue Glider Pro PLUS and they are doing 10 days of give-a-ways over there!!! And they have a GrEaT Facebook page, too, make sure you head over there as well.

And, YES, we are giving away ANOTHER pack of Core for one lucky winner that posts here on the blog this week!!!

Today we have some designs from Ellen Sosnoski.

I love taking my projects off the page and you must have a good adhesive to be able to do just that.

For this gift bag I used some My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions and My Mind’s Eye Minis and Glue Arts Adhesive Squares,  Glue Arts Glider Pro and Glue Arts UCut it Foam Adhesive.

And next up I created a card using some Pink Paislee Core Impressions and a Core Tag in Pastels (I looooove these!!!) I was over at their Live Pink (The Pink Paislee forum) this weekend and played along with some of their WCMD challenges to upcycle so I used a rubon applicator.

This is the best part. I used some UCut it Foam Adhesive, of course, and ONE adhesive square for the rubon applicator! I only needed one that is how tacky they are. I put it right under the ribbon knot and it’s not going anywhere.

See you tomorrow!

We are here all week long with Glue Arts!

Day 10 of the 12 Days of Techniques!

December 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinationscardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:

Day One: Sanding

Day Two: Tearing

Day Three: Embossing

Day Four: Debossing

Day Five: Distressing

Day Six: Scoring

Day Seven: Outlining

Day Eight: Label

Day Nine: Antiquing

Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!  Make sure you leave a comment here letting us know how much you have been enjoying the 12 Days of Techniques! AND CLICK HERE to check out the video on .

Today we have a special treat from Fiskars!!! AGAIN! Yes, they have been super generous and donated a PAPER CRIMPER for our 10th Day of Techniques Today.  Yes, you guessed it, today’s technique is CORRUGATUNG. We are blowing the dust off these great tools and working some Holiday Magic with them.  Make sure you check out the video here to get some great tips on using your paper crimper.   Again, if you get a chance to give Fiskars a shout out on their Facebook Page for the generosity we would appreciate it!  It might just get you another shot in to win today’s prize!!!! 😉

Today’s inspiration comes from Design Team Member Sarah Hodgkinson. Sarah used her Whitewash Cardstock, ran it through her Crimper,  and cut it so it looks like a landscaped background for her card. Beautiful and easy!!! Thanks Fiskars!  We cannot wait to see what you do with your paper crimper.

So who wants a winner from yesterday? Don’t forget that EVERY DAY we are giving away a Core’dinations paper pack, Sand It Gadget AND a Dust Buddy, too!!!!

Yesterday’s Winner is………………………………….

StampinCathy says:

December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am

All the projects are awesome and so inspiring. I just love this Antiquing technique. Love the look and what a fun way to add add texture to a project.

SEE YOU TOMORROW! ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!

12 Days of Techniques Day One And Teresa Collins 25 Favorite Things Give-a-way

December 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinations cardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.

AND each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! PLUS,  we have lined up some of our favorite sponsors and they have prizes for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack but you need to come back each day because you never know what day it will be! One lucky winner will be selected each day. But first, we have a special treat from Teresa Collins!!!

Core’dinations is super excited to be a part of Teresa Collins 25 Favorite Things Giveaway!!! Teresa has been featuring her favorite things over on her blog and today is day 13 and Core’dinations is her feature today.   If you haven’t been following, we sure hope you do because we love her products and are excited to reciprocate her generosity this month.  Make sure you leave a comment here to win some of our awesome Cardstock in honor of Teresa’s 25 Favorite things.

Yup, you guessed it. You have TWO chances to win some Core today! One winner will win some Cardstock for the Teresa Collins 25 days of Give-a-ways and the other one will win some of our Cardstock, a Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget to kick off our 12 Days of Techniques!  Just make sure you leave a comment here and check back tomorrow for the winners and another great technique.


LET”S GET STARTED…

Did you know we have videos along the right hand side of the blog??? Make sure you click here to see all off them. Each one of the videos will core’dinate with our 12 days of techniques.

The first day of our 12 Days of Techniques is sanding featuring some layouts from Hera Frei. Sanding is an easy way to change the look of Core’dinations Cardstock instantly.  Since the core is a different color, sanding is a great way release that inner core. Make sure you check out the video here for some GREAT tips, notice how she uses the Dust Buddy.  On these two layouts, Hera uses our Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions cardstock. It comes pre-embossed so all you need to do is sand! The Dust Buddy and Sand it Gadget are great tools to have to get to the Core of your favorite Core’dinations papers so that is why we are  giving them away today!

Not only does Hera sand away the brown from the Jenni Bowlin Chocolate box to show the red core but she mixes THREE different lines of Core’dinations.  Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions (brown) Core Essentials (red layout base), and Whitewash (layered under the Queen & Co. embellishments).

Make sure you leave a comment today to win the Carodstock, Dust Buddy & Sand It Gadget! We will pick a inner and post tomorrow . Don’t forget the Teresa Collins give-a-way!!!!

Please note that prizes will be shipping the week of December 27.

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