We are so excited to be sharing this week of May Arts, Petaloo AND Core’dinations with you!
THREE awesome companies have come together to inspire you. And our teams have been working hard to create some festive projects for you, too. It’s all about the Holidays. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and even Christmas…you will see festive projects to get those creative juices flowing and hopefully give you some ideas for this time of year.
And of course…there are give-a-ways!!! All three companies will giving away tons and tons of goodies this week so make sure you head over to the Petaloo Blog and May Arts Blog for details and inspirational projects. Don’t forget about Facebook! Join us on our Facebook page here, the May Arts and Petaloo pages, too, for additional chances to win. Make sure you tell them we sent you!
Did you know that Core’dinations and Petaloo have a color matching program? We sure do! We did all the hard work so that you can easily match your favorite Core Colors with favorite Petaloo flowers. How easy is that???
So are you ready for some projects???
Don’t forget to leave a comment every day this week for a chance to win a Core’dinations prize pack!!!
Today we have some Thanksgiving and Fall Inspired projects from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira.
Melissa used her Fiskars Paper Crimper for this tag…
Let’s talk about these flowers and leaves. First off the cluster is awesome. Add some cool vintage buttons from your stash and you have a gorgeous embellishment. And did you notice the leaves are May Arts ribbon? Melissa cut them into leaf shapes and then held them near a flame (PLEASE be careful if you try this at home) to melt the edges so they won’t fray. And it just gives is a really cool, rustic look. Add some ink to your Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions after you sand it to help accent the different colors in your layout.
Good Tuesday Morning!
We have the CoolEst Tutorial for you today from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. She created these awesome corrugated alphas for her layout. If you have been to our blog before you know how much we love our Fiskars Paper Crimper! And pair it with the Xyron and you have the perfect match.
This is a great technique for any papercrafting project…cards…layouts…mini albums… you name it!
Check out this Texture!!!
And here is the layout! Make sure you check out the additional details on this layout. There is so much to look at like all the additional scoring along the edge of the layout and the punched strip along the top. Lydia used FIVE different colors of Core Essentials, too!
Have a GREAT week. Again, the Team is working on the Design Team Call as we speak. Stay tuned this
week for some more details. Thanks for your patience!
Did you know we have THREE different kinds of glitter cardstock? Didn’t know? Already love it? Either way…. make sure you keep reading!
First up on this wonderful day is our Tuesday Tip and this week’s project comes from Paula Gilarde. This gorgeous layout was featuring in the CHA booth this year in the section featuring all of our Glittery Cardstock, this layout more specifically the Core Couture line.
Here are some of our tips when working with our Core Couture Cardstock:
1.) Don’t Shy away from Color! Mix and match your colors so they really play with each other and enhance your photos.
2.) Use a neutral to anchor your layout. Notice how Paula anchors her photos and uses the white Core Couture Cardstock as a focal point.
3.) You can emboss it and tear it…the possibilities are endless! Paula used her Fiskars Paper Crimper for the corrugated blue strip. For more tips on paper crimping make sure you check out the video here.
4.) Use the backside to journal. Even though you might think every white is the same, it’s not. You want to make sure your white’s match too, so flip it over to the non-textured side to journal, ensuring the colors “core’dinate”.
Now make sure you head over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog! Our very own Sarah Hodgkinson is over there with a fun tutorial and a card featuring some Core’dinations 😉 Here is a sneak of some of that fabulous Core Impressions:
So do you want to see our Make-n-Takes from CHA??? They were so CUTE and everyone loved them. They really showed off Core’dinations Cardstock and how versatile it is. So bust our your Fiskars Paper Crimper and let’s get started. And we want to give a huge shout out to Glue Arts for supplying us with the Extreme Adhesive Glue Squares for this. They worked brilliantly!
Hats off to Design Team Member Lydia Jackson for this awesome idea and Tutorial!
Steps to create Flower:
1. On the back of a 3×3 piece of cardstock draw a loose spiral.
2. Then tear the spiral shape, tearing away from your body.
3. Sand the torn edges of the flower to make them look antique
4. Using petal roller or quilling tool, roll flower from the inside edge of the outer ring of the swirl
5. When you get the the center circle, remove the flower from the tool.
6. Place an Glue arts adhesive square on the center circle and push the flower into it to hold.
Steps for Creating the Leaf:
1. Fold green cardstock in half.
2. Run it through a paper crimper on a 45 degree angle.
3. Cut (or Tear) a half leaf shape along the fold.
4. Unfold and sand the textured side.
5 Adhere leaves to the bottom of your flower.
Voila you have a beautiful Core-sage!
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………………………………….
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!
Remember that Fiskars paper crimper? Today’s Tutorial from Design Team Member Ellen Sosnoski showcases a unique way to use that crimper with Core’dinations Chocolate Box cardstock. So blow the dust off of it and let’s get moving!
First, using your paper trimmer or scissors, cut very thin strips out of the cardstock. Scraps work great for this, too.
Next, run them through the crimper.
In three easy steps, you have your very own, hand made raffia. the great thing about using the Chocolate Box cardstock is that you can showcase the front and the back of the cardstock!
You can use it too fill jars like this or gift bags and other little trinkets.
Here is the finished project…