Couture Creations day TWO!

We are here having fun this week with Couture Creations. It’s no secret that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock looks fabulous with dies and embossing folder especially when you sand, sand, sand!  Couture Creations is  an Australian owneda & loved brand, Couture Creations is the culmination of 20 years experience in the scrapbooking industry. From its final inception in 2010, Couture Creations has been devoted to producing expertly designed, high quality products overseen by veteran designers & crafters for a result that is both simple and elegant.

Make sure you head over to their BLOG, PINTERESTFACEBOOK pages to find out all the other chances you can win. Here is a sneak of what is going on over there today.  Please keep in mind we are in two different time zones so in case we are off on our times bit please forgive us.   We are getting our coffee ready when they are getting ready for bed.

We have some gorgeous projects for you today! Three very different takes on what you can do with Core’dinations and Couture Creations projects.  Mixed Media and a CAS card…something for everyone.

First up Designer Ava Gavloski. She is the queen of texture! She always is inspired by life and created this mixed media canvas for us today. Here is a little bit about this project from Ava….Recently, I visited the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada ( www.rbg.ca).  That visit inspired me to create my Core’dinations Couture Creations canvas.    There is a plant at the rock garden  called a Helleborus that likes the shade and the young leaves of the plant look like a pale mint green flower which eventually become the leaves of the plant.

ava couture full

I folded tissue paper making  a stack of 4 sheets for each of the 3 flowers die cutting with  the Couture Creations Doily die.  Keeping the tissue paper stacked together after removing from the die, fold the flower in half and half again and hot glue the edges as you shape the doily flower.  Spray with your favorite re-inker/water mixture  and dry.

ava couture tranquility

And a close up of that gorgeous Fantasia Doily Die from Couture Creations:

ava couture transide

Then the fun part of this project was selecting the various green co-ordinating colors from the Core’dinations collections that harmonize with each other.  Core’dinations collections sing in harmony on this organic canvas.

Once the color tones were selected the Couture Creations Embossing folders were perfect for this organic rock garden inspired canvas.  Emboss, sand and tear the Core’dinations embossed papers and layer onto your canvas.  Apply the Gel medium to hold all the elements in place and sprinkle with the beads and sequins while the gel is still wet. Love the grass chipboard pieces by ScrapMatts.
It’s all about texture…
Supplies:
Couture Creations, Blossom, Doily die from the Fantasia Collection
Couture Creations, Fudge, Magical, Smooch  folders from the Fresh & Fun Collection
Core’dinations, Tim Holtz Adirondack, Willow and Meadow green
Core’dinations, Tim Holtz Distress, Old Paper, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
ScrapMatts chipboard
Cuttlebug
Ranger Distress re-inker, peeled paint green
Golden Gel Mediums, High Solid Gel (Matte) and Hot Glue
Canvas, Cheesecloth, seed beads, beads, sequins, colored wire
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Next up we have Designer Jill Lebbin. Mint green is  SO in right now and I just love love this color combo!

Golf Card by Every Day is an Occasion

And we are looooving the 3D Foam Adhesive from Couture Creations! Check out this great detailed shot from Jill showing all that dimension:

IGolf card by Every Day is an Occasion

Materials:

Core’dinations- Vintage Collection (Black and Green), Glitter Silk 6×6 pad

Couture Creations: Fantasia Collection- Tatted Lace

Misc. Brads

Couture Creations Foam Adhesive

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:

Core Couture

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.

Winners, Announcements, etc.

June 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

So we need to pick some winners, huh?

We had so much fun last week with Bella Blvd that I have one more card for you! We had so much fun…Design Team Member Lydia Jackson had a party to go last week and created this last minute card for her friend. We just can’t stop! Some fun patterned paper and embellishments and gorgeous cardstock is all you need for THE perfect card.

So anyone ready for some winners???

We have two random winners from last week who are going to be getting some gorgeous Glitter Silk!

Winner from the first Glitter Silk Giveaway is…

Rebecca W says:
June 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

Beautiful projects. I love the giraffe and the quilt style background is lovely.

And the second is….

June Houck says:
June 21, 2012 at 6:54 am

Oh, precious LOs and projects! All are adorable.

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information. Winners chosen randomly using random.org.


Have you seen our Hard Core Crafter videos?  Check them out here for an all access pass to EXCLUSIVE videos, Sneak Peeks AND TONS of giveaways!

See you tomorrow with more inspiration!

Are you a Hard Core Crafter?

May 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

Do you want sneak peeks of BRAND NEW releases?

View EXCLUSIVE videos?

Be automatically signed up for CONTESTS to win loads of CORE?

Then sign up HERE!

Please note that the winning emails went out yesterday for our April Grand Prize Giveaway so check those in boxes!!!

It could be YOU! Please use the link provided in the email to enter your name and address information. Prizes will be sent once all the winners have responded.

In the meant time…check out some new videos and tell your friends to sign up! The more members we have the more winners there will be!

So how about a card from none other than our fabulous cardmaker, Design Team Member Debbie Standard!

Love the Black Magic against the Glitter Silk, don’t you? And check out those flowers using a Spellbinders Die…gorgeous!

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