Sand, Sand, Sand

September 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Wow..is it Thursday already?

We had a bunch of announcements including our Card DT and September Guest Designer, Rebecca Keppel so make sure you bop around the blog for some fabulous inspiration!

Today we have a very cool layout from Design Team Member Leica Forrest! So Sand…Sand…Sand…does it ever get old? NO WAY! We love how Leica just sanded the Jillianbean Soup Core Impressions around the photo to create a beautiful focal point. AND she inked the Jenni Bowlin Core Impression Everyday Collection strips to really make them pop. Remember to Sand with a Sand It Gadget, then  use your Dust Buddy THEN ink.

OR you could even turn it over and use the back side! Cool, huh?

Easter Bunny Bow Ties

April 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye

Happy Tutorial Tuesday!
We have a fun tut today from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress. Kim created these SUPER cute bow ties for those fun Easter candy treats you get on a stick. AdorAble!
BOW TIES
1 Start with your choice of Core’dinations cardstock (Kim used My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions), Sand it Gadget and  a Dust buddy.
2 On a piece of scrap 12 inch cardstock draw this design- basically think of it as two fish kissing. Mine is approx 2 inches wide.
3 Cut it out and then trace around it onto your core cardstock and cut out.
4 Using your sanding block sand the embossed pattern of your cardstock. Remember to wipe off the excess dust with your dust buddy.
5 Take your scissors and cut a slit in the indented end (cut half way through), now turn your cardstock 180 degrees and repeat at the other end but make sure it’s on the opposite side.
6 Now comes the tricky part, twist your cardstock over and join each slit cut into the cardstock
7 You should now have something that looks like this.
8 Push down on the centre of the loop as shown.
9 Staple through all the layers to hold it together.
10 Cut a strip approx 1 inch wide of a coordinating pattern paperand wrap around the middle of your bow and glue into place.
11 Now take your chocolate bunny on a stick and using strong adhesive, adhere the back of your bow to the stick as shown. Allow to dry.
12 Your bunny is complete
CUTE!

Fabulous Friday with Some….

KRAFT CORE!

You asked and you shall receive!

I have for you today a gorgeous layout from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress using Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Spotted and Core Essentials. Isn’t AWESOME how wonderfully all of our cardstock lines “core’dinate” with each other???  It makes scrapping easy ;)

Kim works the tone on tone neutrals on this layout with a pop of red. Don’t forget all that gorgeous sanding, too! And Kim added a touch of paint along the edges of the layout, too.  It’s just those subtle details that make this so gorgeous.

Make sure you are asking your retailers to pick up our new Sand It Set! It’s a  Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy in one!

Have a GREAT weekend!

PS…don’t forget to sign up for our NEW Hard Core Crafter program HERE!!!

Dust Buddy & Sand It Gadget Combo Pack

January 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

This is probably one of my most favorite releases for us this CHA.

If you know me, you know how much I love my Sandit Gadget and Dust Buddy. If you use Core, you must get this! It’s a combo back that includes a Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadet and refill sand paper! Everyone needs one of these so make sure you tell your retailer to stock these for you.

Want proof of how much you will use yours?  Here is a photo of my Dust Buddy from scrapping this weekend. I made two layouts with our BRAND NEW Darks collection pack (see yesterday’s post if you missed it) and this is what my Dust Buddy looked like when I was done. It definitely works and it picked up other dust and debris that makes its way onto you projects. Your projects (and hands) will be much cleaner when you use this.

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????

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