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….
Oh my, another fun week of hopping!!! Off to start…I’m sure it will be amazing!
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 email@example.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….
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?
This hop just gets better and better each day.
Angelica and Iris, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!!!
Antique Vanity WhiteWash
Cellar Door WhiteWash
Sand It Gadget
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!
Core’dinations Brownie & Olive Core Essentials
Core’dinations Snowflake Core Esssentials
White Assorted Core Tags
Sand It Gadget
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
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!
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!
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.
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!!!!!
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!
Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great day yesterday. Due to technical difficulties, this post didn’t make it to the blog yesterday in case you missed the Facebook page.
Check out these adorable Valentine’s day cards Design Team Member Sarah Hodgkinson made with her daughter this weekend using only one sheet of Snowflake white (Core Essentials) and one sheet of Poinsettia Posies (Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions) for 36 of them!!! She also added some kraft cardstock from Jillibean Soup and used some Fiskars punches (hearts).
We love being able to partner with some of our favorite companies to create great projects for your inspiration!
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!
First off we would like to thank you for your AMAZING support for our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We love, love to share our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock and we are so happy that all of YOU were a part of it this year. We have had TWELVE unique and amazing days and have had a blast. We hope you do, too. THANK YOU!
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
Day Ten: Corrugating
Day Eleven: As is
And Today’s Technique is PUNCHING!
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! Make sure you check out our Facebook page!
***Please note that we would LOVE to see if you were inspired for our 12 Days of Give-a-ways! So make sure you tell us here in your comments OR link us up on our Facebook Page. YOU MIGHT JUST SEE YOURSELF ON OUR BLOG!*****
Now on to today’s technique….PUNCHING. Who makes the best punches ever? Yup, you guessed it. FISKARS IS OUR SPONSOR AGAIN! So today’s winner will get some punches from Fiskars in addition to their Core’dinations goodies listed above. Wanna see ‘em?
WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And with that we have some Gorgeous cards from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Debbie used her Fiskars embossed border punches which are double the benefit with Core’dinations because you get to punch AND emboss in one shot! LOVE this first card paired with the Graphic 45!
BEFORE WE LEAVE YOU FOR THE HOLIDAY WE HAVE A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE NEW YEAR!!!
Core’dinations and Helmar Adhesives have joined forces and will be bringing you the FIRST major event of the NEW YEAR! Join us for major inspiration and MORE give-a-ways!!!
PLEASE NOTE!!! WE WILL BE PICKING TODAY’S WINNER AND POSTING IT NEXT WEEK SO WE CAN BREAK FOR THE HOLIDAYS AFTER TODAY’S POST. REMEMBER…SHIPPING FOR THE WINNERS WILL NOT HAPPEN TO THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 27TH. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND HAVE AN AMAZING HOLIDAY!!!!
So who is ready for yesterdays WINNER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Michelle Hodges says:
Love all the cards & techniques!!
Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
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’dinations cardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.
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!
The Teresa Collins 25 Days of Give-a-Ways is…..
Oh I love all the different layers Hera used on her LO, Looks great! An amazing projet made with amazing products!! My Favorite paper!! Thanks
And our First Winner of the 12 Days of Give-Aways is………..
tis the season for great techniques !! keep up the great work & hope to carry on thru the next 11 days ! woooot
Now on to day TWO of our 12 Days of Techniques. Next up we have tearing. Check out the video on tearing here and it gives you a sneak on what you might win today in addition to the Core give-a-way. Whether you are a novice scrapbooker or been scrapping for years, tearing does not get old ’round here! Lydia Jackson is up today with a fabulous layout showcasing how you can create your own embellishments with tearing. Isn’t it snow clever how she creates circles with tearing? And the Whitewash Cardstock is perfect for your wintery layouts. The white surface and color core are the perfect way to accent those fun snow pictures. Just a great way to showcase how tearing doesn’t have to be in a straight line. Lydia also combined other blue cardstock from the Core Essentials line–don’t be afraid to mix and match the Core’dinations lines, they core’dinate beautifully!
So, for today, leave a comment telling us what unique ways you can use tearing on your projects and you could win some Core’dinations Cardstock, our Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget, AND …yes I said AND…. a Tearing Ruler from FISKARS! (The image below is an example and not may not be the exact ruler winner will receive)
Please make sure you give a big shout out to Fiskars on their Facebook page and tell them you appreciate their support for our 12 Days of Techniques because you may be seeing them again this week
And don’t forget to give us a shout our on our Facebook Page. We love to hear from over there and it is a great way for you show us what you’ve been creating with Core’dinations. You might find your project on our blog during our Fabulous Friday Finds where we showcase projects using Core from the scrapbooking community.
All prizes will be shipped the week of December 27th.
Hera Frei used Fiskars embossing plates for this festive card: