Guest Designer Leeann Pearce!

Monday Monday!

Hope you had a GREAT weekend! We are back to our regularly scheduled blog posts. Between Holidays, flu, getting ready for CHA, Hard Core Crop prizes and more…we are busy busy!

Today we have Guest Designer Leeann Pearce with us again! Leeann is the queen of cool. Her layouts are always so awesome with layers and layers of texture and this color combo is just a classic.  The gray tones that Leeann pairs together are just perfect and it’s so easy with Core’dinations Cardstock since everything “core’dinates”!

Here is a little bit about this layout from the lovely Leeann herself:

Hello and Happy New Year Core fan… Today I am sharing a quick page. I am a lover of solid colours and shapes. I created a chevron background by cutting 3” x 3” squares into triangles. I wanted to add just small pops of colour as you can see. I did add some texture to the bright yellow triangle using my embossing folder and Sizzix Big Shotz machine. I used a Core tag and have this hiding in small paper bag.
Materials Used: Cardstock Neutrals, Tim Holtz  Ranger Distress collection, pack all white  Core tags, Crate paper border stickers, a flair for buttons, Epiphany crafts round 14 tool and bubble cap, Amy Tangerine rosette, Heidi Swapp buzz words, twine.

All that shimmers is…

October 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co.

Our Fabulous Core Couture and Glitter Silk cardstock lines!


Did you know that not all of our cardstock has a sandable surface? I know, I know…can you believe it?  But we do have some lines that have a beautiful shimmer and shine to them.  Same GREAT Core…just a little different that if you sand it, that finish will go away BUT you can still cut it, emboss and do all the other great things you do with Core everyday.

Here are some designs from Design Team Member Debbie Standard:

Core Couture

And our Gorgeous Glitter Silk!!!

You will LOVE this…it barely sheds, cuts like butter…embosses beautifully! Take a close look..Debbie embossed it!

And some more Core Couture…as you can see the glitter picks up all sorts of colors. And is beautiful even in black.

Add some May Arts Ribbon and Queen & Co pearls and you have a gorgeous card.

See how it embosses???  LOVE it!

Thursday with Authentique = more CARDS!

May 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders

GOOD Morning! Thursday already??? That means only a few more days of Authentique.

If you haven’t seen their new Carefree Collection you are missing out! It is goooorgeous AND it looks FAB with Core!

AND…DID YOU SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE RECENTLY????? We have 5936 6035Likes. How cool is that? Thank you, Thank YOU so much for getting us over 6k! We gave away a bunch of cardstock yesterday to celebrate!  I wasn’t kidding when I said we would give some good stuff away!

Stay close to our FB page so that when you have more chances to win. Sometimes we just do random giveaways over there!

Now lets get to the good stuff! We couldn’t be more excited than to do it this week with our friends over at Authentique.

So how can you STILL win this week:

1.) Comment on our blog all week long. So if you comment every day than it’s up to FIVE chances to win. We choose a random winner and post it the following Monday.

2.) Head over to the Authentique blog for chances to win, too! If  you comment over on their blog, you can win some Authentique, too!!!!! Here is a link to their Facebook page, too. While you are over there make sure you tell them we said “HI”!

Now I said cards, right???  Let’s get to it! Our Design Team just LOVES this Carefree collection…can’t you tell?!

First up we have a card from Kim Jeffress. Don’t be afraid to sand and emboss that Vintage Cardstock!

Next up is a card from Shaunte Wadley…the sanding on the gray cardstock is gorgeous!

And Debbie Standard. Love how Debbie mounted her card on the darker, brown cardstock. And she used some fun accents with her Spellbinder’s Dies and May Arts ribbon.

See you tomorrow   with some more layouts!

More Mother’s Day Celebrations

May 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Tim Holtz

Today we have a beautiful layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard about her mother. This layout just captures the spirit of the celebration of mothers and all they mean to us.

Debbie used Tim Holtz Kraft-Core and sanded it and then smeared some  ink as her background. Debbie always uses punches and such neat finishing touches to her layouts for amazing details.

Debbie also created a card that would be perfect for anyone in your life. The color combo is gorgeous and the mix of embossing folders rocks! Don’t be afraid to mix geometric patterns like Debbie did on this card …looks fabulous!  Especially the pop of teal in the Vintage cardstock against the Core Essentials and how she matted each piece with red. See…it’s in the details!

Colour Your World with Kim Jefress

September 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Sizzix

Today’s Tutorial is from Design Team Member Kim Jefress…..

AND she used Septembers Colour Inspiration  Challenge!


My two year old son is having trouble remembering his colours. I decided to make a mini album for him using some Core’dinations cardstock, embossing folders and chipboard.

1.Choose a pre made mini album, measure the size of each page and then cut your CORE cardstock in your chosen colours to size. Mark with a pencil where the holes are and using a hole punch,  punch some holes for the rings to thread through.

2. From the same sheets of coloured cardstock, cut pieces to fit into embossing folders you have, then emboss each coloured card with a different folder.

3.Using your sand it tool or sand paper, sand the embossed design on each piece of embossed cardstock.

4.Cover your album with PVA glue or craft glue and lay down your cardstock pieces from step 1. Smooth out with your fingers.

5. Now glue down your co ordinating embossed pieces the same way.

6. Choose some chipboard pieces and decorate each one to suit the colours of your pages. I have used, glimmer mist, paint, glitter and ink.

7. Using strong adhesive glue the chipboard onto each page, Type or write out a matching sentence for each colour, print trim and add to each page.

8. Use buttons and letter stickers to create your cover and then put your book together and you are done!

Here are some of the inside pages….GORGEOUS!!!!

And here are Kim’s cuties looking at this amazing book!

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