Learn how to make paper bracelets with Ava Gavloski

March 11, 2014 by  
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I hope you have your creative juices ready! Today we have a super cool project for you from Ava Gavloski…and it’s PINK!!!  I love me some pink when all you see is red and green!

Ava here to share the spirt of gift giving which is in high gear and the countdown to Christmas Eve Church services with family gatherings are fast approaching.  To-day, I would like to share something new that has caught my eye and I hope to experiment with in the new year.  Jewelry making is an unlimited vast area of artistry that could lead to many journeys of happiness.
I want to share my Core’dinations Cardstock beads with you and show how you could make your own gift for someone special.

I have created a bracelet from Core’dinations Cardstock.

Collect your supplies and lets get started.  You can make beads with all types of materials and for today, I will share my Core’dinations Cardstock version.  I used 2 types of paper strips:  1 at 7.5 ” and the other a tapered strip at 5.5″. Each strip of paper started out at 1/2″ wide.

Then the experimental step is next.  You can play with the size of cardstock bead you want and the type of tool you use to roll your bead with.  I used knitting needles at size 9 or with a smaller diameter.  Start with 1 strip and glue it down, then add the tapered strip of paper over top ending with the tapered end as you finish rolling the paper.

Roll and glue your beads, add an eyelet if you wish and some glitter.

Design your bracelet and string your beads and embellishments onto elastic cord or a string of choice.

The possibilities are endless.  Enjoy the process, experiment and start making a stash of beads that will always been on hand for a quick gift giving surprise to someone.


Guest Designer Leeann Pearce!

December 26, 2012 by  
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Is with us again today! Aren’t we lucky?!
We are so excited to have Leeann designing with us for the next few months. AND…HAVE YOU HEARD???
Leeann just earned the amazing title of Scrapbook Master from Scrapbooking Memories! And we have her all to ourselves today.
PLEASE check out her  blog here for more gorgeous creations.
Here are the projects Leeann created for us today using the awesome {and sparkly} Core Couture Cardstock. We love this cardstock for so many reasons. Of course, it has tons of glitter in it but it doesn’t shed like other cardstocks (meaning you won’t be covered with glitter when you are working with it) and it embosses and cuts beautifully!  It doesn’t have a sandable finish like our other lines but you won’t be disappointed.
First up is a gorgeous Holiday card.  See those rubons? Yep! ANOTHER reason we love this cardstock. Glitter cardstock that takes rubons beautifully!
And a close up:
Here is a little bit about these projects from Leeann herself:
Hello Core fans… I hope you are all having a fabulous time celebrating the silly season with family and friends. Anyway here’s a quick page and card I whipped up using some of the Core Couture…. If you like a little bit shimmer and glimmer well this is the core for you.
And a close up:
And a Happy Boxing day to all of our Canadian friends!

Beat those Monday Blues

January 23, 2012 by  
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With some Glitter Silk….in the GoRgEoUs Regal Royal Blue!

Not sure if you noticed or not but we have been showing off how much we love this great cardstock over the last few weeks.  Glitter Silk has a SMOOTH surface (unlike a lot of other glitter based cardstocks) so your adhesive sticks better,  it barely sheds AND it folds without cracking with a white back! So it is perfect for cardmakers AND embossing.

Design Team Member April Derrick paired her Glitter Silk with some beautiful patterned papers in white and black. And if the glitter wasn’t enough…how about a gorgeous strip of sequins? Just love how it plays off the ruffles on April’s dress in that beautiful photo. Go {big} BLUE or go home, right?!?!?!?

It’s a Sushiney, Glittery kind of day!

June 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives

Don’t you think?

We sure do here at Core! Have you seen our tried our Glitter Silk paper yet? If you haven’t, you must!

It is smooth as silk and cuts beautifully…and the best part is that it doesn’t shed glitter all of your scrapbook room and yourself. There have been plenty of times I have walked around the house or even the grocery store with glitter on my face and didn’t even know it! This won’t happen with this versatile cardstock.

Here is a card from Ellen Sosnoski that shows off how beautifully it cuts and looks great with our other cardstock lines like Core Essentials. Remember for tips on scoring click here for our videos.

And p.s…..don’t forget to check out our June Challenge!!!

All you need to do is journal and show us a fun Hard Core technique and you can get up to TWO chances to win!!

Check out details here.

And a close up of  the die cut flowers from Lifestyle Crafts:

The sentiment is from MyStamp Box and embossed with clear embossing powder and the flowers are layered with Helmar Zapdots.

AND we have more 😉 YOU know how much we LOVE color ’round here so if you like this color combination here it is for you:

Tuesday’s Tip

February 22, 2011 by  
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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:

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