With Core’dinations, it’s all about the technique! The beauty of Core’dinations IS, the core. The core of the paper, getting to the core of the matter. You can do so much with it!
Emboss it, crimp it, sand it and run it through your label machine it! These are the things I have done on this layout. If you haven’t already visited, be sure to check out the technique videos on the Core blog. There are many more techniques to see there too!
Crimp it! Running your Core’dinations cardstock through a crimper with some sanding provides not only a neat texture but a striped effect depending upon the color core you reveal with your sanding.
Sand it! I used the Spotted Tillie cardstock to create my own Lego bricks! Cut each brick to size using your paper trimmer and sand! Dead easy!!
Label it! I created the sub title of my layout by running an appropriate sized strip of cardstock through my label maker and sanded it! Simple yet so effective!
Chocolate, right? Well we have the next bext thing today… Chocolate Box cardstock!
Mary Pat here with a fun layout all about corrugating! For a video on how to do this technique with your paper crimper click HERE to view our Technique videos.
And we have Ava Gavloski here with a cute little shaped card for Easter.
Sometimes it’s a refreshing change to make a shaped card. Here I used the Core’dinations Core Essential’s Pastel Collection. Just Emboss and sand the card to show the inner core.
I embellished my card with a die cut from Spellbinders, May Arts Ribbon and ScrapFX chipboard to give the card some layers and texture. The Core’dinations Pastel collection colors core’dinate so well with each other!
Tombow Adhesive, Liquid Mono and Foam Tabs
Well, if you hang out over at our Facebook page we were mulling over the idea of not one BUT TWO prizes for our sketch challenge. We are so happ you guys had fun with it and looks like we will have another one soon! Nothing makes us happier then seeing Core in action. All that sanding just makes me HAPPY!
So…who wants some winners?????
The winner of Pastels Collection pack is….Jenny from Jen’s Scraptography!!!
And we have to other winners, too! Please note: once winners will email us, we will contact you with your prize. Not sure what we have in stock right now for prizes There was just too much sanding and tearing and FUN we just couldn’t choose one so we have two other random winners for you:
Winners email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Sketch Challenge Winner” in the subject line. Email your name address and phone number. Please allow 6-8 weeks shipping and handling.
Now, inspiration please??? I mean what else is inspiring you right now besides snow?
I cut the snowflakes out of Core’dinations Snowflake using my Silhoutte, painted the die cut with some glue and added some fine glitter.
American Crafts Thickers
Silhoutte “Snowflake Lace” cut
Helmar & Xyron Adhesives
And next up two layouts from Debbie Standard:
I have always loved the Jenni Bowlin collection. The reds, blacks and browns are always so striking. And there are so many wonderful collections in Core’dination’s products that it’s easy to mix and match to get just the look you want. For this I started with some Jenni Bowlin with the dots, added a piece of the JB with the words on it. Then I used some of the Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12 pieces and embossed and sanded them. I added a few other color scraps and then sanded and cut around the My Mind’s Eye Core mini label. Then I punched out some snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch, attached them and then added the Queen & Co and the Kaser Goosebumps. The kids having so much are my grandkids, who had an unexpected snow day and a great family play day.
Jenni Bowlin Red and Black Impressions
Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12
My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions minis- Lost & Found Labels Collection
Glitter Silk White 6 X 6
Sand it Gadget
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Cuttle Bug Folder, Darice Folder
American Crafts Letters,
Martha Stewart Punch
Queen & Co. Goosebumps
Kaser Crafts Glittler Buttons
Tim Holtz is always a winner in my book. For this page I used papers from his Shattered collection. I started with the red sheet and left it as is. Then I took a sheet of black and embossed it with a snow flake embossing folder and sanded it. Then I choose a piece of the yellow and embossed it with a folder of winter sayings. Then I added the strips of grey and white. I used my Silhouette to make the snowflakes out of the Glitter Silk White paper and added some of the Queen & Co. Pom poms. I used some random My Mind’s Eye buttons as well. This is my little great-nephew, Cason, who is finally old enough to get out and enjoy the snow.
Tim Holtz Shattered
Glitter Silk White – 6 X 6
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
My Mind’s Eye tags and buttons
Letters: American Crafts
Queen & Co. Pompoms
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Silhouette Die cuts – snowflakes
We have some fun projects for you today. Hope this weekend is a scrappy one! But first we want to make sure we see you back here Monday!
First a card from Designer Gail Linder:
One of the things I love about Core’dinations Cardstock, besides the colored core, is that there are so many fantastic colors of cardstock. Color can evoke a feeling in a layout, it can help support the theme of a layout or it can just compliment the photos. It is awesome that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock has so many colors that it makes it so easy to do of these things! When creating this “All Boy” layout, I wanted to use what I consider “all boy” colors. Core’dinations Cardstock did not fail me!
To pop the ColorCore on the green background paper, orange arrows and brown titlework I simply distressed the cardstock with the Core’dinations Sandit Gadget and Dust Buddy.
I stamped some fun boy adjectives after adding a bit of Distress Paint to a Core’dinations Core’Tag. These sturdy, smooth tags are awesome for adding wet mediums. Stamping on the textured ColorCore Cardstock has such a great effect, too, as you can see on the “guareneed trouble” spot.
Ranger Archival Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Paint
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Die-namics Alpha Die
Designing with Melissa Oliveira today! Here is a little bit about this cute layout from Melissa:
The graphic design of the Pink Paislee Core Impressions made a great home for a grid style layout. AND chevrons are all the rage these days! Keeping the layout clean and simple with just a bit of sanding and embossing allows the little details like the punched butterflies, sanded edges and machine stitched border shine through.
And a close up…Core’dinations is just so great. Sand some, emboss some, use your Fiskars Paper Crimper like Melissa did here with the yellow strip …so many textures so little time! And the added Queen & Co. bling on the butterflies is the perfect touch!
With only a few days left to Halloween we thought we would share some very treats for you!
And when we say treats, we of course mean festive Halloween tags Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post for more of these fun and festive Halloween inspired tags. One for each day of the month of October.
So for the next few days we will be showing you bits and pieces of these fun tags Leica created.
See the purple Glitter Silk tag on the left?! Don’t be afraid to use those rubons on your Glitter Silk (the green swirls under the pumpkings). They go on smooth and don’t rub off.
And how about that Fiskars paper crimper? Oh yes!
We looove to crimp here and it looks great on tags, too!