Summer Layouts and more with Tracy Gruber

Happy Wednesday! We hope you are enjoying your summer so far and today we want to start out with a super summery layout from Design Team Member Tracy Gruber.  I always struggle with white as a base for my layouts but Tracy makes it looks so easy! Plus…all  that embossing just makes me happy. 🙂

Nothing says summer like the Core’dinations Brights Card Stock paper pad!  The colors in this collection match the colors of the sunset almost perfectly.  I used a couple of different techniques on this layout including tearing, embossing, and sanding.  I also used Distress Inks and a water brush to make the water-colored looking circles.

 

TracySummerSunLayout

Supplies:
Core’dinations Brights and Neutrals paper pads
Tim Holtz Distress Collection paper pad
-Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
-Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies and Jessie’s ABC’s stamp sets
-Water Brush
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-1″ Fiskars circle punch
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles, Seeing Spots, Spots and Dots
-Sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder
-Thickers
-Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Turtley Awesome
I love to combine Core’dinations cardstock with stamps, especially when I am creating a “scene” on my card.  The tan card stock is perfect for sand, because when you tear it, it looks just like a beach!  I also used a piece of light blue card stock, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then sanded with the Sand It Gadget.  It makes a perfect sky!
TracyTurtleyAwesomeCard
Supplies:
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-Copics: E23, E25, YG61, YG63, YG67
-The Alley Way Stamps Sea Mates and Tropic Topic stamp sets
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Memory Box Puffy Clouds die
God Bless Card
 
One of my favorite types of Core’dinations paper is the Core Couture Glitter.  Why? Because I love glitter and this card stock has plenty of it!  I used the black Core Couture Glitter card stock as the background, along with a Core Tag to stamp the sentiment on.  I used a Cuttlebug die to cut out the 3-D flowers from the Core’dinations Pastels, Brights, and Darks paper pads.  I then sanded the edges of them to add some texture.
TracyGodBlessCard
Supplies:
-Cuttlebug Quilled Daisy Kit
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Avery Elle Winter Blend Sequins
-Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy

Graphic45 Vintage Love with Clare Buswell

July 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbon

You are not going to want to miss these beauties! Designer Clare Buswell is designing Vintage style for us today with some Graphic45 papers and Signature Series Cardstock. Sit back and enjoy…it’s gorgeous!

Bon Anniversaire Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, layer onto cardstock. Add vintage papers, stamp sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, tag, flowers, lace and pins.
ClareG45Card1emboss
Supplies:
Cardstock: Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Juliet Damask
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, lace, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, trinket pins, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, sentiment stamp (French Country, Waltzingmouse Stamps), twine, corner rounder.
 Bon Fete Card
ClareG45Card2
Make card from cardstock, round corners. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, layer onto cardstock. Add vintage sticker, stamp sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, tag, flowers, lace and charm.

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Supplies:
Cardstock: Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Rosa
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, charm, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, sentiment stamp (French Country, Waltzingmouse Stamps), corner rounder.
 Bonjour Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners and ink edges. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, adhere to card. Add vintage sticker, pocket, add sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, flowers, lace, pin and charm.
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Supplies:
Cardstock:  Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper:   Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Poppy
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, lace, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, trinket pins, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, twine, corner rounder.

Winners and Design Team Inspiration

June 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Stampendous

We have a bunch of winners for you today! We have the winners of the Core Tags AND May Arts ribbon.

First up we 100’s of comments on the participating blogs from the week  and we are picking TWO winners….

Darlene Satkewich says:
June 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Oh my, another fun week of hopping!!! Off to start…I’m sure it will be amazing!


and

Melanie says:
June 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I am never disappointed with your unending and amazing inspiration! Beautiful!

Darlene and Melanie..go to www.mayarts.com and pick out some ribbon and email it to ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com along with your address AND phone number with “May Arts/Core TAgs winner” in the subject line. Please pick a few options of the May Arts ribbon in case anything is out of stock. Please include the name, size and code of the ribbon you choose.

And our Surprise DT blog was Kate Nolan-Denham so we picked a random winner from her blog as well….that winner is….

Blogger Angelica Chambers said…
These are sweet! Those bright colors on the card would brighten anyone’s day!

June 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

And since we had so many comments  and had such a fun week, we decided to pick ONE MORE winner of some Core Tags…sound good?

Iris Soscia says:
June 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

This hop just gets better and better each day.

Angelica and Iris, email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address AND phone number with Core Tags winner in the subject line.  Winners have until 6/24/13 to claim their prizes

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Now let’s get some Design Team inspiration going, sound good??? Today we have some cards from Designer Tracy Gruber.

I hope you are ready for some serious cuteness!!!

Supply List:

Antique Vanity WhiteWash

Cellar Door WhiteWash

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

Cuttlebug Seeing Spots folder

Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge

Core’dinations Nightfall, Nostalgia, Snowflake, Love Potion, Tranquil Blue

Sizzix Swirls folder

Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

The Twinery Shore and Blossom twine

Cuttlebug &  Cricut

And how cute is this little deer? I looove how she turned her woodgrain embossing folder on its side for this card. It is the small details like that this that make these cards so great!

Supply List:

Core’dinations Brownie & Olive Core Essentials

Core’dinations Snowflake Core Esssentials

White Assorted Core Tags

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

Paper Smooches Happy Camper stamp set

Copics: E31 and E33

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Cuttlebug Forest Branches folder

Cappuccino twine from The Twinery

Fiskars Grass border punch

Memory Box Talk Bubbles 2 and Puffy Clouds dies

Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Cricut & Cuttlebug

David Tutera Celebrate Card System

April 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Have you been over to the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System Facebook page yet?

They are SO CLOSE to 2000 LIKES! Let’s help them. PLUS, you won’t miss out on the beautiful inspiration pieces like this that they feature over there on a daily basis.

And another gorgeous card for Mother’s Day or any occasion….Just swap the sentiment!

And a detail…just love how Shaunte used the inside die cut piece of this step two layer to make a little window box!

EXCLUSIVE David Tutera Celebrate Kits on HSN NOW!

March 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Couldn’t stay up until 1 a.m.?  That’s okay! Tune in on HSN at 1:00 EST and 6:00 EST today to see David present his one of a kind cardmaking system! You will love it AND these kits are EXCLUSIVE to HSN.

SHOP HERE!

Here are some of the kits you will find.  Please note these are subject to availability and may sell out so DON”T wait. Grab yours now!

Starter kit:

Congrats Wedding Kit:

Special Day kit:

Glamorous Thank You:

AND there are more! So check them out FAST because quantities are limited!

Happy Tuesday!

March 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co.

First up just a reminder that our DESIGN TEAM CALL is going on NOW! You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to be able to create with Core’dinations all day, every day!


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We hope you had a GREAT weekend and a fun St. Patrick’s Day! Beleive it or not we got FOUR inches of snow here yesterday! So the kids were home early and we had one last snow day, hopefully, boefore the first day of spring this week!

Speaking of Spring….when I think of Spring, Easter is one of the things that pops into my head.

Designer Shaunte Wadley created this for us today celebrating a classic Easter delicatessen, PEEPS! AND she used hers scraps. TOO CUTE!

Here is how she did it:
Jillian Dot Cardstock for the card base
Gemstone Cardstock for the  Peeps and flower
May Arts ribbon, Queen & Co. Washi Tape (for those cute pin flags again!), Bunny is Lifestyle Crafts die.

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