Last Day of Back To School with

August 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo, Sizzix, Spellbinders

Petaloo and Sweet Stamp Shop!

We have a fun week for you this week! We have teamed up with Petaloo and Sweet Stamp shop for some FUN! If you love flowers make sure you buy Petaloo flowers that core’dinate with our cardstock PERFECTLY!  No worrying about matching them yourself, we did that for you.

Don’t forget to head over to Petaloo blog and the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check things out. I heard some rumors there are goodies up for grabs over there, too! (Keep  in mind SSS is PST time so they be up a bit later).

We will be giving away some goodies here on the blog for commenting ALL WEEK long (make sure to comment on every post here for more chances to win).

Today is our first day of school in Pennsylvania…we got a bit of a late start here due to some construction but it is always a fun day…alarms…a bit of scrambling….what to wear…pictures…pencils…

AND head over to our Facebook page, too! Leave a comment over there about what the first day of school is like in your house!  I know it is a crazy day here!!! And if you don’t have kids in school then share a found memory you have about your first day of school.  We want to here it…we are gearing up for 8000 likes over there and can’t wait!

We hope you had fun this week. We sure did! We will post our winners next Monday or Tuesday. You can still comment today and all weekend long…

Today we have some cards for you!

Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira created this FUN window card. Is it ever possible to have too much woodgrain?  I didn’t think so. She used the Sizzix Tim Holtz woodgrain folder for the embossing and then the woodgrain Sweet Stamp Shop  stamped on the inside of the card.

And close up of the flowers. Melissa used a Spellbinder’s Label die to create the window.

And the inside:

And Design Team Member Debbie Standard created this cute card! She used the back of her cardstock for the bus and all that fun embossing and sanding is just perfect! Don’t forget to run that “grass” through your Fiskars Paper crimper for that perfect look…add a Petaloo flower and you have a perfect Back To School card!

Fabulous Friday with Imaginisce

March 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

And we are having a BLAST! Are you? Sorry we are a bit late getting up today. We had some technical difficulties but we are ready!!!

REMEMBER…you can post on our blog here all week long for a chance to win. We will put all of the comments in random. org and pick one random winner from ALL the  blog posts ….  the more you comment the more you can WIN WIN WIN! AND we will pick one lucky winner from our Facebook page, too!

AND…yes there is more! Imaginisce is giving away goodies on their blog, too! Of course there is loads inspiration over on their blog as well. PLEASE head over to their Facebook page as well. If you don’t like them, well you should! And if you already do…awesome! Tell them we said HI!

Today we have layouts galore for you from our ever inspiring Design Team!

We got to play with the i-Rock.

And of course…we are showing off what it can do with some Core’dinations Cardstock!  A match made in heaven!  Today we have some layouts for you from our Design Team.

First up a layout from me :)….Want to know how to make this arrow using your i-Rock and some Glam Rocks???

CLICK HERE to go to our Facebook page and view a quick video to see how I did it with some Core Essentials cardstock. It is so easy and just ONE MORE reason to get yourself an i-Rock ;)

And a close up of the  arrow:

And we have some Spotted galore on this layout from Lydia Jackson!!!

How much do you love the Legos she created?????? Brilliant!

And another layout from Melissa Oliveira. Melissa used her Glam Rocks as little accents on her title and ran her hanging banner flags through her Fiskars Paper Crimper.

And how much do you love all of this gray Tim Holtz KRaft-Core???

Welcome to the May Arts and Petaloo Week

October 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo

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.

Tuesday Tutorial: Xyron

April 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

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!

Tuesday’s Tip

February 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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”.

5.) Have fun with it and make sure you share with us how you use your Core’dinations Gemstones, {new} Glitter Silk and Core Couture!

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:

Core’Sages–Tutorial Tuesday!

February 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

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!

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