Summer Layouts and more with Tracy Gruber

Happy Wednesday! We hope you are enjoying your summer so far and today we want to start out with a super summery layout from Design Team Member Tracy Gruber.  I always struggle with white as a base for my layouts but Tracy makes it looks so easy! Plus…all  that embossing just makes me happy. :)

Nothing says summer like the Core’dinations Brights Card Stock paper pad!  The colors in this collection match the colors of the sunset almost perfectly.  I used a couple of different techniques on this layout including tearing, embossing, and sanding.  I also used Distress Inks and a water brush to make the water-colored looking circles.

 

TracySummerSunLayout

Supplies:
-Core’dinations Brights and Neutrals paper pads
-Tim Holtz Distress Collection paper pad
-Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
-Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies and Jessie’s ABC’s stamp sets
-Water Brush
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-1″ Fiskars circle punch
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles, Seeing Spots, Spots and Dots
-Sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder
-Thickers
-Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Turtley Awesome
I love to combine Core’dinations cardstock with stamps, especially when I am creating a “scene” on my card.  The tan card stock is perfect for sand, because when you tear it, it looks just like a beach!  I also used a piece of light blue card stock, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then sanded with the Sand It Gadget.  It makes a perfect sky!
TracyTurtleyAwesomeCard
Supplies:
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-Copics: E23, E25, YG61, YG63, YG67
-The Alley Way Stamps Sea Mates and Tropic Topic stamp sets
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Memory Box Puffy Clouds die
God Bless Card
 
One of my favorite types of Core’dinations paper is the Core Couture Glitter.  Why? Because I love glitter and this card stock has plenty of it!  I used the black Core Couture Glitter card stock as the background, along with a Core Tag to stamp the sentiment on.  I used a Cuttlebug die to cut out the 3-D flowers from the Core’dinations Pastels, Brights, and Darks paper pads.  I then sanded the edges of them to add some texture.
TracyGodBlessCard
Supplies:
-Cuttlebug Quilled Daisy Kit
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Avery Elle Winter Blend Sequins
-Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy

Winners and Design Team Inspiration

June 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Stampendous

We have a bunch of winners for you today! We have the winners of the Core Tags AND May Arts ribbon.

First up we 100′s of comments on the participating blogs from the week  and we are picking TWO winners….

Darlene Satkewich says:
June 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Oh my, another fun week of hopping!!! Off to start…I’m sure it will be amazing!


and

Melanie says:
June 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I am never disappointed with your unending and amazing inspiration! Beautiful!

Darlene and Melanie..go to www.mayarts.com and pick out some ribbon and email it to ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com along with your address AND phone number with “May Arts/Core TAgs winner” in the subject line. Please pick a few options of the May Arts ribbon in case anything is out of stock. Please include the name, size and code of the ribbon you choose.

And our Surprise DT blog was Kate Nolan-Denham so we picked a random winner from her blog as well….that winner is….

Blogger Angelica Chambers said…
These are sweet! Those bright colors on the card would brighten anyone’s day!

June 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

And since we had so many comments  and had such a fun week, we decided to pick ONE MORE winner of some Core Tags…sound good?

Iris Soscia says:
June 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

This hop just gets better and better each day.

Angelica and Iris, email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address AND phone number with Core Tags winner in the subject line.  Winners have until 6/24/13 to claim their prizes

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Now let’s get some Design Team inspiration going, sound good??? Today we have some cards from Designer Tracy Gruber.

I hope you are ready for some serious cuteness!!!

Supply List:

Antique Vanity WhiteWash

Cellar Door WhiteWash

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

Cuttlebug Seeing Spots folder

Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge

Core’dinations Nightfall, Nostalgia, Snowflake, Love Potion, Tranquil Blue

Sizzix Swirls folder

Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

The Twinery Shore and Blossom twine

Cuttlebug &  Cricut

And how cute is this little deer? I looove how she turned her woodgrain embossing folder on its side for this card. It is the small details like that this that make these cards so great!

Supply List:

Core’dinations Brownie & Olive Core Essentials

Core’dinations Snowflake Core Esssentials

White Assorted Core Tags

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

Paper Smooches Happy Camper stamp set

Copics: E31 and E33

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Cuttlebug Forest Branches folder

Cappuccino twine from The Twinery

Fiskars Grass border punch

Memory Box Talk Bubbles 2 and Puffy Clouds dies

Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Cricut & Cuttlebug

Layouts with Designer Melissa Oliveira

April 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Pink Paislee, Queen & Co.

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!

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!

Scrapfest Tutorial

September 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45

Thank you so much to everyone at Scrapfest for an awesome weekend!!!

Today we have a tutorial for you on how to make the project we did over the weekend in case you didn’t get a chance to visit us or you want to recreate it. Don’t forget that Arhivers in the MOA is selling the easels and wood bases in case you want extras.

1.) Cut the base from Graphic 45 Core Impressions.

2.) Using a corner round, punch all four corners and then sand.

3.) Adhere to wood base with some Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive.

4.) Score lines on the Tim Holtz Dusty Concord cardstock strip from the Distressed Collection. Sand and adhere to Graphic 45 Core Impressions base.

5.) Fold the green Core Essentials cardstock in half and cut two leaves along the folded edge (See step by step photos below). We recommend free handing it!!!!

Now it is time to make the flower. We like to call them Core’Sages here ;)

Design Team Member Lydia Jackson created a tutorial here for the flowers for your reference as well. (Please note the flowers shown here were created from a different color Core Essentials and Lydia used her Fiskars Paper Crimper to create the veins in the leaf).

Again, please note... For these photos Lydia used her Fiskars Paper Crimper. You do NOT need

it for this project. Just sand your leaf along the fold for the vein. This just gives it added texture. You could always score some of your own veins, too!

Now, clip your favorite photo or ink the edges of the frame and you have the perfect project!

Again many many many many thanks to all the amazing consumers we met and saw again this weekend.

WE LOVE  YOU!!!!!

Tuesday Tip{s} with Maya Road

March 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road

So how we doing so far??? Are you having fun!?!??!  We sure are! We are keeping with our regular schedule Tuesday Tips today because Maya Road Chipboard and Core’dinations are so much fun and there are so many unique things you can do with chipboard and cardstock!

Remember those GREAT videos we have on our website here? Make sure you watch the video on Outlining that Design Team Member Cari Locken showcases on this beautiful layout with loads of Core Essentials Cardstock.

And check out all the techniques on this layout by Design Team Member Hera Frei!   She used an ENTIRE sheet of rubons on this layout in addition to Maya  Road mists, chipboard tags,  and flowers. The chipboard tags were part of an album but they look great on a layout, too! They really show off those photos beautifully.

Here are some tips on how to create these cool  letters! Take your mist (Maya Mist Hydrangea Blue) and make a mask by cutting a border with the Fiskars Wave Border Punch and then just  lay it over half of the chipboard letters and spray! LOVE IT!

And….GUESS WHAT????   you CAN use rubons on our Core Impressions Cardstock. It looks SO COOL! Check out this fun detail from Hera’s layout using in ENTIRE sheet of Maya Road Rubons.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win some Core’dinations Goodies!!! You have until Friday night at Midnight!

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