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.

 

We are lucky (in love) with these cards from Tracy!

March 6, 2014 by  
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Tracy Lucky Card:
I’m getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by making a few cards! Green is my favorite color, so naturally I had a blast making these green-filled cards. My first card used a bit of embossing, sanding, coloring, and die-cutting. Start with a piece of green card stock from the Darks Essentials pad and emboss it with the Plaid Darice embossing folder. Then, sand over the embossed part with the Sand-It Gadget. Next, use the different colored green card stocks from the Vintage Collection, Brights Essentials pad, and Pastels Essentials Collection. Use the Lawn Fawn dies to die cut the letters out of the light green piece. Then, emboss that piece with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and sand over it with the Sand It Gadget. Behind the embossed letters, attach a small piece of Copper Shimmer Glitter Silk card stock. Adhere all of those layers together. Lastly, stamp and color the Paper Smooches image on a piece of the 110 lb. white card stock.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Brights, Darks, and Pastels Essentials paper pads
-Core’dinations Vintage Collection
-Core’dinations Glitter Silk paper pad
-Core’dinations 110 lb. white card stock
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Darice Plaid Background embossing folder
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-American Crafts Knock-Out border punch
-May Arts Natural twine
-Paper Smooches A Magical Spring stamp set
-Copic Markers: T8, E08, Y38, E00, G19
-Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC’s dies

Tracy Lucky To Know You Card:
Start off with an A2 sized card base made with a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Core. Usually I stray away from using a black card base, because you can’t write on the inside of the card easily, but by using the Kraft Core card stock, the inside is now kraft. Next, emboss a piece of gray card stock with the chevron embossing folder and sand it with the Sand It Gadget. Cut the shamrock from the A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge at 2.5.” Emboss that with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and sand it with the Sand It Gadget. Then, use a piece of light green card stock from the Pastels Essentials pad and stamp the sentiment with black ink in the lower right hand corner. Use green chevron ribbon to tie a bow and attach the shamrock with Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Neutrals, Darks, and Lights Essentials paper pads
-Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core
-Darice Chevron embossing folder
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-May Arts Ribbon
-Paper Smooches A Magical Spring stamp set
-American Crafts Knock-Outs border punch
-A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge

Tracy Shaker Rainbow Card:
Shaker cards are one of my most favorite cards to make. I had the perfect idea to make a cool shaker card for St. Patrick’s Day with a pot of gold.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Neutrals, Lights, and Darks Essentials paper pad
-Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection
-Darice Stars Asst. embossing folder
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Gold Stickles

And we are so lucky because Tracy has a video for us today!!!!!

Lucky Cards with Debbie Standard

March 5, 2014 by  
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Happy St Patty’s Day WEEK! We are celebrating the luck of the Irish this week here on the Core blog! 
Today Debbie Standard is working some of her magic with some CUTE cards!
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Coredinations Supplies:
Vintage Cardstock
Core Essentials White
May Arts Ribbon
Maya Road Pin
Silhouette Die cut
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Coredinations Supplies:
Glitter Silk
Vintage
Darice Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Queen & Co. Bling

Home Decor Valentine’s Day Projects

February 11, 2014 by  
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We have some fun and festive Valentine’s Day home decor projects for you from Designer Mary Pat Siehl to share with you today that you are going to LOVE! Pun intended ;)

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I love Valentine’s Day and I love to decorate my house to fit this holiday.  Core is really perfect for making all your home decor needs.  For my first project I made a message board.  In my kitchen I have an 8×10 photo frame and the glass functions as a dry erase board.  I love to leave messages to my kids and also make to do lists.  For my Valentine’s Day message board I started off with a base of the Core Gemstones in Opal.  I then cut out 3 hears in ruby red and pink diamond.  I then ran them through my Cuttlebug embossing folders just to give them an embossed look.  I then cut out the xo in onyx cardstock.

 

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Supplies:
Core’dinations Gemstone Cardstock
Silhouette – basic heart, pacifico font
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My next project is perfect for my mantel.  I found this frame on sale and thought it would be so fun to make my own journaling cards style photo frame.  I really got to have fun with my core for this project and really got to sand the cardstock.  I love the blackboard effect and made on box using the Core essentials Nightfall and sanded it to give the blackboard look. One of my favorite things about Core’dinations is that no matter what collection you use they all work together so well.  For this project I used papers from the Essentials, Tim Holtz Adirondack collection, and Glitter Silk!
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Supplies: 
Core’dinations Cardstock: Glitter Silk, Black Magic, Core Essentials
Silhouette- Arial font, basic arrow, basic heartt
Thanks so much for joining me today.  I hope you have fun making your own home decor items!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

All that shimmers for Valentine’s Day is CORE!

February 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

We have THE best Glitter Cardstock out there. It cuts beautifully, embosses…you name it! From our Gemstones cardstock to the Glitter Silk and Core Couture...You will love it.  AND it is the perfect cardstock for all of your glittery and shiney needs for this Valentine’s Day. I mean, you need something shimmery on those projects, right?  That’s what it’s all about!

First up Designer Debbie Standard  creates tons of layers using some Spellbinder’s Die cuts, embossing and, well, just Debbie’s Core’dinations magic!

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OH and don’t forget Core Tags and some May Arts ribbon!

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And next up some cards from Designer Clare Buswell! Get ready to SWOOOOON!

 With Love
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Fuchsia Fizz and sand edges. Cut rectangle of Glitter Silk and round corners, adhere to card. Using Silhouette machine cut heart border, scalloped hearts and sentiment. Attach to card as shown. Add sequins, twine and stamp heart. Use glossy accents on sentiment to finish.
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And look at those gorgeous bits of Core Couture glitter in that cardstock!
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Supplies:
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials Neutrals, Glitter Silk, Core Couture Glitter, Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – (2 Scalloped Hearts #38258, Border Hearts #24381, With Love title word art #46238), My Heart stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Memento Luxe Love Letter, sequins, baker’s twine, corner rounder, Ranger glossy accents, silicone glue, Silhouette Portrait.
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Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Fuchsia Fizz and sand edges. Cut rectangle of Core Couture Glitter and adhere to card front. Using Silhouette machine cut heart border and heart with sentiment. Cut hearts from border and adhere to background. Add heart with silicone glue and glossy accents on sentiment to finish.

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How much do you LOVE our Black Tie Core Couture…again bits and bits of glitter and it barely sheds!!!

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Supplies:
Core’dinations - Fuchsia Fizz, Core Couture Glitter, Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files - Hearts and words #53851, Border Hearts #24381, Ranger glossy accents, silicone glue, Silhouette Portrait.

Sketch Challenge Winner(s) in here!

January 30, 2014 by  
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Well, if you hang out over at our Facebook page we were mulling over the idea of not one BUT TWO prizes for our sketch challenge. We are so happ you guys had fun with it and looks  like we will have another one soon!  Nothing makes us happier then seeing Core in action. All that sanding just makes me  HAPPY!

So…who wants some winners?????

The winner of Pastels Collection pack is….Jenny from Jen’s Scraptography!!!

And we have to other winners, too!  Please note:  once winners will email us, we will contact you with your prize. Not sure what we have in stock right now for prizes :) There was just too much sanding and tearing and FUN we just couldn’t choose one so we have two other random winners for you:

Jackie Schachter and Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com  with “Sketch Challenge Winner” in the subject line. Email your name address and phone number. Please allow 6-8 weeks shipping and handling.

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Now, inspiration please??? I mean what else is inspiring you right now besides snow?

Happy Snow Day Core Fans!  Kate here, sharing a simple snow layout with you using lots of Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot.
I did lots of sanding with the Sand It Gadget in this layout to make it pop.

I cut the snowflakes out of Core’dinations Snowflake using my Silhoutte, painted the die cut with some glue and added some fine glitter.

Core’dinations Supplies:

12 x 12 Spotted Tillie Dot

12 x 12 Core Essentials Neutrals

Sand It Set

Other Supplies:

Fiskars Crimper

American Crafts Thickers

Silhoutte “Snowflake Lace” cut

Helmar & Xyron Adhesives

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And next up two layouts from Debbie Standard:

I have always loved the Jenni Bowlin collection. The reds, blacks and browns are always so striking. And there are so many wonderful collections in Core’dination’s products that it’s easy to mix and match to get just the look you want. For this I started with some Jenni Bowlin with the dots, added a piece of the JB with the words on it. Then I used some of the Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12 pieces and embossed and sanded them. I added a few other color scraps and then sanded and cut around the My Mind’s Eye Core mini label. Then I punched out some snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch, attached them and then added the Queen & Co and the Kaser Goosebumps. The kids having so much are my grandkids, who had an unexpected snow day and a great family play day.

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Supply List:
Jenni Bowlin Red and Black Impressions
Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12
My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions minis- Lost & Found Labels Collection
Glitter Silk White 6 X 6
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Cuttle Bug Folder, Darice Folder
American Crafts Letters,
Martha Stewart Punch
Queen & Co. Goosebumps
Kaser Crafts Glittler Buttons

Tim Holtz is always a winner in my book. For this page I used papers from his Shattered collection. I started with the red sheet and left it as is. Then I took a sheet of black and embossed it with a snow flake embossing folder and sanded it. Then I choose a piece of the yellow and embossed it with a folder of winter sayings. Then I added the strips of grey and white. I used my Silhouette to make the snowflakes out of the Glitter Silk White paper and added some of the Queen & Co. Pom poms. I used some random My Mind’s Eye buttons as well. This is my little great-nephew, Cason, who is finally old enough to get out and enjoy the snow.

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Supply List:
Tim Holtz Shattered
Glitter Silk White – 6 X 6
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
My Mind’s Eye tags and buttons
Letters: American Crafts
Queen & Co. Pompoms
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Silhouette Die cuts – snowflakes

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