Sketch Challenge Winner(s) in here!

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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

New Year’s Eve Banner with Tracy Gruber

December 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Tim Holtz

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The countdown has begun…having a New Year’s Eve party?  Then you came to the right place!
We have a great New Year’s  Banner from Designer Tracy Gruber:
Every celebration needs a fun banner and New Year’s Eve is no exception!  Starte by cutting 4×4″ squares from black Core card stock from the Neutrals Collection.  Next, cut 3×3″ squares from gray Core card stock, also from the Neutrals collection.  Then use a corner rounder to round all of the corners of both the black and gray squares.  Sand the edges of all of the black squares with the Sand It Gadget.  Cut out the letters using the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge at 2 1/4.”  Next, Cut out the bottles from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 1/2″ each.  Emboss and then sand the “liquid” in side of the bottle with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to make it look like bubbles!  Attach them to the banner with Tombow 3D foam tabs.
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And some close ups:
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How cute are the sequins for the bubbles???
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Supplies:
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Alphalicious Cricut cartridge
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder
-Diamond Stickles
-Sequins

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Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of glitter and confetti.  So for my New Year’s card, I got out my Glitter Silk paper!  It is so fun and sparkly….perfect for for my card.  Simply cut three strips (I used the Princess Pink and Copper Shimmer) and adhere them to a white card base.  I cut the larger strip at 1 1/4″ and the two smaller at 1/4.”  The champagne glass is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and is cut at 4 3/4.”  I embossed and sanded the “liquid” inside of the glass to make it look bubbly!

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Supplies:
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Lawn Fawn Harold’s ABC’s stamp set
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Tombow 3D Foam Tabs and Mono Multi Glue
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

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.

Merry Christmas!

From the Core’dinations Cardstock family we wish you the merriest of Christmases! Be safe and happy today. Enjoy your friends and families on this blessed day!

But of course we have some inspiration for you from Designer Suzanna Lee:

R U Merry?  Suzanna here to share with you a card that will be sure to get your recipient ready for the festivities ahead!

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Black Magic as a card base is a fantastic way to create a black background for your card yet have a colored cardstock on the inside for writing that important message. Sanded Seasonal Impressions is just like having a patterned paper for the the second layer of your background.

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Aren’t the layers of that tree fun? Just pleat some paper a little haphazardly and cut in a triangular shape. Back with a slightly darker shade and adorn with some May Arts garland and sequins ornaments! The tree trunk and white lace are also from May Arts. No Christmas tree is complete without presents underneath so just stamp on some of the amazing 110 pound white cardstock, handcolor and fussy cut for your gifting pleasures.

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Top the tree with a Glitter star and hang a banner to convery your greeting!

Supplies:

Core’dinations Black Magic (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/specialty-collections/black-magic-collection/)

Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impression (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tim-holtz/kraft-core/kraft-core-seasonal-impression/)

Core Essentials Crabgrass (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-essentials/)

Core Essentials Forest (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-essentials/)

Glitter Silk 6×6 (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/glitter-silk/)

Sand It Gadget (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tools/sand-it-gadget/)

Dust Buddy (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/tools/dust-buddy/)

Ribbons: May Arts

Sequins: Hobby Lobby

Stamps: October Afternoon, Kaiser Crafts

Ink: VersaFine

Pens: Faber Castell

Star Punch: Marvy Uchida

Clean and Simple Layouts with Mary Pat Siehl

I love to make clean and simple layouts that really focus on the photo and cardstock.  For my layout I started with my Core Essentials Snowflake and misted it lightly with a light teal color.  I then used my Silhouette and cut some winter trees.  I then tore the edges to expose the wonderful Core.  I then took a green color and tore that and layered the colors making a border at the top and bottom.  Next I took the green and embossed it and lightly sanded it with a snowflake pattern to frame mat my photo. Finally I cut out a 3×4 card with the title and to carry the theme of trees I cut out a tree. I then added some snowflake wood veneers.  I just love the Clean and Simple look!
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Supply list:
Couture Creations
Studio Calico
Silhouette ID # 14779
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I love to make my own Christmas cards and Core’dinations is just perfect for them!  For my first card I used Core Impressions and lightly sanded.   Next I cut my Tim Holtz Distress collection and cut the word Believe and a circle using my Silhouette.  I then lightly sanded it.  Next I cut my snowflake out using my Silhouette and placed it in the center of my card.  Then typical to my style I added a touch of bling to the center.  To finish it off I added some yummy solid twine from May Arts.  
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My second card I wanted to bling it up using the Core Couture Glitter andGlitter Silk collections.  Did you know that these two cardstocks work perfectly in the Silhouette.  Yup, they do and I made this card using the Silhouette base.  The glitter collections ROCK for making a Christmas tree.  To add a touch more of bling I added some sequins.  
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Supplies
Silhouette Design ID #50419
Sequins
Twine- May Arts
Bling- Hero Arts

Designing with Ava Gavloski….

September 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Before we get started mark those calendars!

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Today Ava Gavloski created this STUNNING box using LOADS of Glitter Silk Cardstock. Enjoy!

Last week, I was sharing some of my projects with a dear friend and I was listening to what she had said about some cards she really liked.  Well, it’s her birthday next month and so this is a little gift I will be giving her. 

 

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Another angle of the gorgeous box:

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Love how the Glitter sparkles on the white Opulent Opal card base !

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These cards feature the very fun Marvy Uchida Silhouette punches. The EMBOSS and punch!

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Supplies:
Glitter Silk, Opulent opal, Red Flash, Bermuda Bling, Princess Pink & Regal Royal  Glitter Silk Cardstock
Core Couture
Sand It Set
Marvy Uchida,  Clever Lever Silhouette and Embossing punch, SE-E02 Heart Butterfly & SE-E03 Poppy
Martha stewart, double scallop edge punch
My Favorite Things, Die-namics, Beautiful bows
Imaginisce, I-rock heat setting tool, Glam Rocks, Rhinestuds 002272 4mm & Red 002988  4 mm
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive & ZapDots
May Arts Ribbon

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