Happy New Year Cards from Clare Buswell

December 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hard to believe that Christmas is over! Now it’s on to New Years….let’s CELEBRATE!  Designer Clare Buswell has some gooooorgeous cards for us today AND she shows us how to use your scraps/negative images of cardstock when you are doing cuts on your Silhouette or die cutting machine.

Card 1 – Happy New Year 
Make card from cardstock. Cut lettering from Glitter Silk using Silhouette, use negative cut out. Trim rectangle of Core’dinations Premium Cardstock White, use Distress Stains to add strips of color across cardstock, spritz with water and leave to dry. Layer cut lettering panel onto colored rectangle, adhere to another panel of Glitter Silk, add seam binding and attach to card. Add quilled shapes and gems, to finish.
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And a close up:
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Supplies:
Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot, Core’dinations Glitter Silk, Core’dinations Premium Cardstock White.
Silhouette file #24322, Silhouette Machine, Distress Stains – (Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry), Magenta seam binding, pink gems, quilling strips, quilling tool.
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Card 2 – Happy New Year
Make card from cardstock. Cut lettering and stars from Glitter Silk using Silhouette. Trim rectangle of Core’dinations Premium Cardstock White, use Distress Stains to add strips of color across cardstock, spritz with water and leave to dry. Round corners of colored panel and adhere to card. Add cut lettering, stars and sequins, to finish.
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Supplies:
Silhouette files #15293, #17221, Silhouette Machine, Distress Stains – (Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean), star sequins.

David Tutera Celebrate Carmaking System goes Halloween!

October 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We are so excited about the BRAND NEW David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system embellishments!

Today our David Tutera Celebrate design team is creating some  Halloween cards for us!

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First up is Designer Margie Higuchi. Margie used the Glitter Silk Carstock base for her card. You don’t need much more than that to add sparkle and pizazz to your cards!

AND all THREE of the projects have FREE downloadable pdf’s so you can recreate these cards at home. How cool is that?  Just check out our How To page HERE.

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This first card is from Debbie Standard using only Step 3 embellishments! How cuuuute?

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And how fun is this card?  Debbie used some mists on her black Step 2 layer to match that orange layer. Clever, huh??? And these banners come PRE-CUT for you in the new embellishement packs. How cool is that? Just punch out and sand…easy as 1-2-3!

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We don’t forget about our HUGE giveaway!

All you need to do is LIKE both Core’dinations and Couture Creations on Facebook (giving our friends over there shout out would be nice, too 😉 and then click HERE to enter to win! That’s it! We are giving away FOUR prizes of $50 FULL of products from both companies. You don’t want to miss this!

Core and Couture Creations Giveaway

White on White Monochromatic cards

August 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives

I think my new favorite color is white…is that possible?!?!?

Shaunte Wadley created these beauties for us today…wowzas! Creating dramatic monochromatic projects is so easy with Core because you can mix and match the different lines for some sparkle…emboss for some texture and you have the perfect card.  For each card, I listed the  lines she used so you can look closely and see beautiful details. Little things like different embossed layers, pearls and stitching make all the difference.

For more monochromatic ideas check out a post we did a few weeks ago HERE.

Card One is the simpliest with a David Tutera Cardmaking system white smooth cardbase, Core Essentials white, and the butterfly is Core Couture.

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Card two: start with a David Tutera Cardmaking system white cardbase and emboss it.  Then add a strip of Core Couture with die cut letters, then emboss some Core Essentials white in another strip. Stitch together. Then add butterflies laong the top in Glitter Silk and a strip along the bottom from Step 3 of the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system.

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Again, starting with a David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system smooth white cardbase, emboss a layer in white Core Essentials. Adhere with Helmar Zap dotsafter punching a hole in the side, add white heart on a string from Glitter Silk Cardstock, finish by creating some embossed strips along the bottom with scalloped pieces, an embossed strip from Core Couture and a banner created using a Dymo Label maker.

Did you know we have  a video on how to create with your Label Maker?  Check it out HERE!

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Introducing…Shaunte Wadley!

May 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome Back!

Yesterday we began a TWO THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team!    Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will  introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!

AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this until the end of May so don’t go far!!!

Today’s winner will receive a pack of……

GLITTER SILK!


Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

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So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????

Anita T says:

Glitter Silks…oh, how pretty! I would love to play with some that paper. Awesome LO!!

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Today we have another returning Design Team Member…Shaunte Wadley!

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Shaunte over the past few years and she has an eye for design that always blows me away. She adds just the smallest details and I think, “Man! Why didn’t I think of that?!”   Here is a little bit about Shaunte:

I guess if I were to describe myself as a crafter- I would say I like little details- tags, tabs, pearls, tiny flowers, etc.  I also love to add texture and dimension to my projects. I love to sand, machine stich, die cut and I buy pop-dots in bulk.
I naturally gravitate towards happy colors, but I depend on my photos to determine my color palette.
My favorite Core products are Glittersilk and Vintage.
Vintage looks (and feels) to me like a good pair of comfortable broken-in jeans, which is what you will find me wearing almost daily. I like to embellish things with Glittersilk. Anything sparkly and glittery will always appeal to me!

Journaling reads:

40 hit me this year like a truckload of bricks. You tend to reflect on life at each decade- what worked, what didn’t. Here is what I know. Sure I have made mistakes, but I have also been pretty stinking lucky.

I married well. Sam and I still love each other- and humor has been the glue to hold this family together. We like to laugh a lot- at ourselves, at each other, and at life.

We have five great kids! They are hitting the teen years, and honestly? I really like these guys! Thanks to Sam’s job, we have had many adventures traveling together as a family. I turned my hobby into a job. Work from home in my pajamas? Yes, please.

Life is good. I am grateful.

Here is the detail of how Shaunte cut the title  with her Cameo. Cutting glitter cardstock, like our Glitter Silk, upside down and in reverse helps save your blade and make a nice, clean cut so your glitter won’t shed.

Supply List:

Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock, Vintage Cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core, Glitter Silk (Shaute cut it on her Silhouette by putting the paper in upside down, and printing the title in reverse. ) Queen & Co. washi tape and bling.


All that shimmers is…

October 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co.

Our Fabulous Core Couture and Glitter Silk cardstock lines!

Ooooh….ahhhhhh….Shiney!

Did you know that not all of our cardstock has a sandable surface? I know, I know…can you believe it?  But we do have some lines that have a beautiful shimmer and shine to them.  Same GREAT Core…just a little different that if you sand it, that finish will go away BUT you can still cut it, emboss and do all the other great things you do with Core everyday.

Here are some designs from Design Team Member Debbie Standard:

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And our Gorgeous Glitter Silk!!!

You will LOVE this…it barely sheds, cuts like butter…embosses beautifully! Take a close look..Debbie embossed it!

And some more Core Couture…as you can see the glitter picks up all sorts of colors. And is beautiful even in black.

Add some May Arts Ribbon and Queen & Co pearls and you have a gorgeous card.

See how it embosses???  LOVE it!

Happy Thursday!

August 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Man, this week is FLYING BY! I know some of you are on pins and needles waiting for the card team announcement. We were hoping to get an answer this week but I am not sure if that is going to happen. I promise you we are working on it.  I have said this a few times now but you guys did not make it easy for us!

Did you see that we have a new Hard Core Crafter video featuring our Glitter Silk?   There are some really great tips …you can use rubons on it (YES, rubons on glitter paper!!!) emboss it…cut it….

WE LOVE IT!  If you aren’t an HCC member you better hurry up and get on it! You get access to these exclusive videos…giveaways and MORE!  Click here to join.

Here is a card from Design Team member Char Dobson using some of those very techniques!

Keep in mind this is not a sandable cardstock.

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