Monochromatic Layouts and Cards

August 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Every month we challenge our designers with something fun and this month it was all about monochromatic color schemes.

Did you get the August newsletter?  Well if you did then you got a FREE downloadable PDF from Designer Mary Pat Siehl featuring a quick “how to” on how to create EASY monochromatic looks with just embossing!  Core makes scrapbooking easy, don’t you think? By being a Hard Core Crafter you are automatically signed up for our newsletter.

Our Design Team also did some for us today as well. As you can tell our team likes blue :)

First up Kate Nolan-Deham…Kate used a banner to really enhance her monochromatic color scheme. And how sweet is her Glitter Silk dress form that she embellished!

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And look at all this texture from Designer Gail Linder??!?! LOVE how she chose to use some yellow…a color I think a lot of scrappers struggle with:

A super simple card from Designer Ava Gavloski…monochromatic doesn’t need to be complicated….

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 and one last card from Designer Heather Kaesgan…LOVE how she mixed in some Gemstones for her monochromatic look for that bit of shimmer….

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Clare Buswell used our Core Amour Cardstock to create a unique monochromatic look:

And Tracy Gruber always creates the CUTEST cards….hippo-ray, LOL! So cuuuuute! And monochromatic doesn’t need to be the exact same color. Tracy used different hues of purple for hers and added some Gemstones as well.

And how about a Pink Monochromatic layout from Designer Ava Gavloski? Look at all that gorgeous detail!  Using the BasicGrey Core Impressions for her base and then just adding fabulous bits and pieces in pink and white….

Day THREE with Scor-Pal

December 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co., Scor Pal

Wow, this week is just flying by, isn’t it?

First up we have important giveaway information. We are sponsoring DAY THREE of  Scrapbook & Cards today’s 12 Days of giveaways. You have until NOON Dec 22nd 2012 to post on their blog HERE to win ONE EACH of our 6×6 collection packs!

If you were here earlier then you know we are having a super fun week with SCOR PAL. Do you have one of these?  Well, if you are a paper craft you better. AND if you love Core, then  you BETTER! Scoring, then sanding with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only way to go.

Scoring raises the cardstock so you can sand it and release that inner Core. It’s gorgeous AND both design teams are going to show you easy and fabulous ways the Scor Pal products and Core’dinations can add interested to your papercrafting projects.

Did you know we have a Scoring Video?   Check out our Technique videos for some awesome ideas on what you can do with Core, including the scoring video.

PLEASE make sure you check out the Scor Pal blog for some INCREDIBLE designs this week (I think there might be a prize over there ;) ). They SIMPLY rockYou know we always have something up our sleeve for you when we do these fun blog events so keep commenting for a chance to win some great Core’dinations Cardstock!

Today we have some gorgeous designs from Designer Shaunte Wadley. She created this beautiful flower on the card just by using some simple scoring. The flower is a Lifestyle Crafts die so you could really do this with any flower.

See how Shaunte scores from the back?  That is important so the raised line is on the front of the cardstock. Especially when you are sanding.

And a close-up of it on the card. Keep in mind sanding the Gemstones will take off the shine so you may not want to sand it.

AND Shaunte  created her frame on this card by scoring and using the VERY FUN Scor Bug Embosser!!! It makes these fun dots that look so great sanded.

AND she scored the woodgrain on the branch using some Vintage Cardstock. So you can see all the really amazing details you can get on your projects just by scoring and sanding. The base of the card is Whitewash.

And another card for you from Shaunte using Core Essentials and loads of scoring.

Bling is from Queen & Co and Ribbon is from May Arts.


Stampendous Day Two!

October 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Queen & Co., Stampendous

Welcome to our Second Day of our week with Stampendous! We couldn’t be more excited than to share gorgeous projects with you featuring Core’dinations and Stamendous products all week long!

We love Stampendous and their products so make sure you do a few things for us while you are here this week.

1.) Like them on Facebook. AND  2.)  Follow them on Pinterest. Oh and if you tweat, 3.) Follow them on Twitter here.

And we have a blog hop for you, too!

Here is a list to hop along…make sure you do as we are giving away prizes ALL WEEK LONG for those that are commenting and having fun. There are chances to win every day on one of these blogs from BOTH companies!

Stampendous

Impressions Blog

Core’dinations Blog

Ellen Sosnoski

April Derrick

Annette Witherspoon

Suzanne Czosek

Sorry about the technical difficulties with Lydia Jackson’s blog yesterday. That was my fault SO we are letting you comment on her blog again today for a chance to win to make up for it…hope that works!!!

And for inspiration here today, we have a project from Design team Member Melissa Oliveira. You MUST check out the details on this layout. I know we were going for a bit of a fall theme here this week but Melissa just couldn’t stop and had to pull out her favorite Stampendous stamp, the Stampendous Jumbo Magnolia cling stamp.

Here is a little bit about this layout from Melissa: To create the pieced flower, I stamped the flower image three times; twice on a lightly sanded piece of whitewash and once on a piece of core’dinating Gemstones Cardstock. One of the Whitewash stamped images was embossed using an embossing folder, and the other was trimmed and used as the base for the flower embellishment. Petals were cut from the embossed and Gemstone stamped flowers and layered over the matching petals on the base flower. I added some Queen&Co. pearls to the center of the layered flower for added interest and texture. Leaves were stamped onto a piece of BasicGrey Core impressions and layered beneath the completed flower.

How about that for some stamping?!  Gorgeous. Gorgeous!

And a close up…

See you tomorrow!

It’s the Luck of the Irish

March 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Tim Holtz

Here on the Core blog this week!

We have  a special treat from Core Teacher Vicki Boutin for you today!

What a way to to show off all the amazing colors and textures of Core’dinations cardstock. Our color families core’dinate in each line so you can mix and match them easily.

Here is a little bit about this layout from Vicki:

“We love St Patrick’s Day around here.  Not for the traditional reasons as much as the fact that it is my son Riley’s birthday!!!  We wear the green, get the Shamrock shakes from McDonalds and enjoy celebrating a “green” birthday.  So when I received a box of new Core’dinations I knew I wanted to put something together for a St Paddy’s Day layout.
I cut out a large shamrock shape for a base.  I then proceeded to punch a bunch of circles from Core Couture , Gemstones, Vintage, Spotted Jillian and Tillie and Core Essentials.  I layered the circles from the bottom of the shamrock up.
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Love how this turned out!!!  I used the back of Tim Holtz Kraft Core and a sheet of Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions for the base.
Hope you get into the St Patrick’s Day fun and make something special to commemorate the day!”

Imaginisce Winners!

March 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Provocraft

We have some Winners!

First up our random blog winner from commenting last week is….

Tracy G says:
March 9, 2012 at 5:16 am

I love that birthday card! I have the IRock tool…need to get some more gems!!

And from Facebook our random winner is:

Today was great just like the other days. The hop was great and feeled with a whole lot of inspiration. Thanks so much.

Please email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address, phone number (if international) with Imaginisce Winner in the subject header. We ship contest prizes twice a month so please expect a minimum of  two weeks for your prize to arrive.

If you missed our blog week last week, got to play with the i-Rock!

And to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this week, Design Team Andrea Amu created this gorgeous altered frame using lots of Core’dinations Vintage Cardstock, Gemstones and Core Essentials Cardstocks!  Doesn’t the i-Rock make the perfect accents? Oh and a touch of May Arts Ribbon.

Please note all cuts on this project were done with the Circut.

Summer Time!

July 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

It’s summer time, right?!?!?!

Haha, yes….I know a lot of us are getting hammered  with heat these days so what better way to spend

the days inside scrapping and being inspired, right?

Today’s super fun Summer Themed project comes from Design Team Member Brianne Neville.

How cute are these????????

Supplies:

Core’dinations: Core Essentials (Snowflake), Vintage, Gemstones.  Silhouette SD (glasses, umbrellas)

Have a great week!

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