Vintage Cardstock and some The Crafter’s Workshop LOVE in here!

September 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives, Imaginisce, May Arts Ribbon

Today Ava Gavloski created an awesome tag that has a really masculine feel to it. I don’t know about you but I could really use more of these for those last minute gifts for the men in my life!

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Here I used the Ahoy Matey stamps from Inspired by Stamping and paired this stamp set with the Core’dinations Vintage Collection.  
You can really see how well the double sided Core’dinations Cardstock can stretch your options as a designer within the craft industry.  The blue and golden brown tones of this cardstock gives you the sand and sea effect co-ordinating well with the stamp set.   

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I used the Darice Birch embossing folder to give some weathered board texture and the tearing of the Core’dination cardstock gives the feel of waves rolling to shore.

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Supplies:
Vintage Collection Core’dination Cardstock
Darice, Birch 4.5×5.75 embossing folder
Sand It Set, Core’dinations
Imaginisce, Glam Rocks rhinestuds 002272 4mm
Imaginisce, I-rock heat setting tool
Inspired by Stamping, Ahoy, Matey
ClearSnap, Colorbox Black Ink
May Arts Ribbon
         Cuttlebug
Helmar Quick-fix Permanent Adhesive Runner & ZapDots
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I love that we have such a mix of styles on our team!   Designer Jill Lebbin really works the CAS look but don’t let that you fool you. There are some amazing details on this card. Jill used her Crafter’s Workshop stencil so keep reading on how she did it….
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I heat embossed the balloon using my Darice heat tool. I laid down the TCW stencil and used Ferro from Viva with a putty knife on top and smoothed it over … a technique I learned from CHA!  The ferro is charcoal color and I got it from Hobby Lobby.  I wish computers would allow you to touch the card bc the ferro makes the card 3d almost because it dries hard.  It’s like a putty paste . It seriously is THE COOLEST stuff!! 

Chevron, Core Tags, Spotted…

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, Jillibean Soup, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron

What else could you possible need?  Tracy Gruber is working colors, patterns and so much more today!

First up a very fun and festive card…but keep scrolling down…there’s a great layout, too!

I love to find new techniques to use with my Core!  For this card, I used a Studio Calico mask and put it behind my piece of Core card stock.  I then sanded with the Sand It Gadget until the design started to show.  Pretty cool, huh?  Then, I cut some stars and then added the  white shape with the Paper Smooches sentiment. Next up some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce Glam Rocks finish off this card perfeclty!

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Neutral and Dark paper pads
-May Arts Ribbon
-Imaginisce Glam Rocks and I-Rock
-Paper Smooches Word Salad
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Spellbinder’s Label 4 die
-Memory Box Cosmic Star Set
-Studio Calico Mask

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The best part about scrapping with Core’dinations card stock is the ability to use different techniques to create unique layouts.  On the dark pink base, I simply used the Sand It Gadget to sand three different areas for a distress look.  It adds a different element to your layout that is really easy to do!  I then used a piece of light pink Spotted Tillie Dot and sanded it to make the polka dots “pop.”  The last technique I used was crumpling up a piece of White Wash card stock, flattening it out, and then sanding it.  This allows the Sand It Gadget to hit the creased spots and the background color to show through.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Brights paper pad
-Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot paper pad
-Core’dinations Whitewash
-Studio Calico Star Wood Veneers
-Core’dinations Tags
-May Arts Ribbon
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Jillibean Soup “hello” sticker
-My Mind’s Eye chipboard stickers
-The Twinery twine
-Xyron Mega Runner

Happy Monday!

Sorry I am a little late today, the flu bug has hit our home and today hasn’t been so much fun. Thank goodness it’s today and not next week when our kids go back to school.

So what is on the agenda for today?  First we have a giveaway!!! Does that word ever get old? LOL! May Arts, our absolutely go to ribbon around here, is celebrating so check out how to win HERE!

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Next up we have Designer Kim Moreno with a  ffew gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous layouts!

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To create the hearts in the background of my layout I placed a chipboard heart behind my cardstock and slightly sanded over the top making sure to get the edges well so the heart would show clearly (the outlining technique).
I the layered the pre-embossed Spotted purple cardstock and the cuttlebug embossed grey paper to create my layout. I added white spotted cardstock and instead of inking the raised dots I simply rubbed them along the black cardstock and it picked up the “leftover” dust and colored the white spotted cardstock nicely. 
I then added my stickers and embellishments to complete my layout!

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Supplies:
Cardstock: Core’dinations (Spotted- Forge me not, BlackMagic- protect, Core Essentials- Argos, Snowflake)
Chipboard: Heidi Swapp (arrows), American Crafts (letters), Magistical Memories (heart used to sand)
Stickers: Jillibean Soup
Flowers: Creative Charms
Jewels: Queen & Co
Washi Tape: K&Co (black dot), scroll (unknown)
Cuttlebug machine and embossing folders.

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Summer Lovin’ layout using loads and loads of Imaginisce goodies!

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And a close up:

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Using my scorpal I embossed the lines around the edge of my layout to frame the whole layout I then sanded the lines and the edge of my paper rather roughly tearing some of the edges to reveal the color core of the cardstock. I backed my photo in patterened paper and vintage cardstock tearing along the bottom to reveal the core. I also traced on the back of the vintage yellow cardstock and tore the pieces of the sunshine out and sanded the edges slightly to create the sunshine piece.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Core’dinations (Autumn & Lemonade- Vintage Collection), (Nassau Blue, Snowflake, & Sutter Butter- Core Essentials collection)
Patterned paper/ sticker/ die cuts: Imaginisce
Adhesive: Zapdots by Helmar
Tool: ScorPal

WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics, Imaginisce

Anyone up for some winners????????

First up let me show you this awesome pool party that Heather Kaegsen put together using loads of Core and Imaginisce goodies! How stinkin’ cute is this??? That is one party I want to go to for sure!

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We sure are!  We have a big list for you today because we have our week with Imaginisce Winner and our 10k Likes Facebook Celebration Winnners!  If you don’t like us on Facebook you should. We do fun stuff over there, too!

So first up…our random winner from this week with Imaginisce is…..

Christi Conley said…

Never really thought I “needed” an I-Rock – now I know I need it – I have never seen the raindrops :)

4:37 PM 

Christi, email Ellen_Sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address, country and phone number with “Imaginisce Winner” in the subject line.

and make sure you head over to the Imaginisce blog to see who won their giveaway.

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Next up is our list of winners for the $100 prize packs of Core, Cardmaps Vol. 3, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron goodies AND Stampendous stamp set.  PLEASE check your in box and junk mail if you see your name below. Please note that we are sending to the email you used to enter.  Winners have 7 days to respond with their information. If we don’t hear from you we will pick other winners. Prizes will be sent once we hear from all the winners so please allow three to four weeks for processing and delivery.

Emails were successfully delivered so they should be in your inbox or check your junk folder. The subject line reads, ” Congratulations! You’ve won a $100 Prize Pack from Core’dinations!” Please follow the directions in the email carefully.

We are updating the list as we go…the names in RED we still need to hear from so if you know them let us know!

Donna L. United States
Terri  M. United States
Colleen F. United States
Kathy G. Canada
Angel C. United States
 Janet C. United States
Sylvia S.  United States
 Diana F. United States
Cheryl D. Canada
 Susie H. United States

Day Four with Imaginsice!

August 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce

Today is the last day for hopping. We will pick winners tomorrow so make sure you make your rounds today!

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 Our team had so much fun we have an extra layout for you from Designer Shaunte Wadley. I think Imaginisce goes with every single Core collection!

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We sure you hope you had fun this week and learned some great tips for your Core and Imaginsice stashes.   Here is today’s list. Make sure you hit all  of them for more chances to WIN!

Today’s List:

Core Designers:
Clare Buswell 
Gail Linder 
Jennifer Edwardson 

Imaginisce Designers

Adora Concepcion
Sara Zenger 
Suzanna Lee 

hmmmm….you might see this along the way! :)

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Did someone say prizes?  Look what is up for grabs? We will be posting winners on Friday!

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From Imaginisce:

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If you missed yesterday here you go:

Core Designers:

Ellen Sosnoski
Kim Moreno
Jill Lebbin

Imaginisce Designers:

Fleur Smith
Marcia Dehn-Nix
Apryl Holland
Mary Pat Siehl 

Day THREE … Imaginisce and Core!

August 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce

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Wahooooooo!  We are super excited to have a GREAT week lined up for you with Imaginisce this week.  Here is today’s list. Make sure you hit all  of them for more chances to WIN! Make sure you comment all week long on the designer blogs for you chance to win!

And head over to Imaginisce for some chances, too! Both teams have fabulous prizes below to giveaway.

Today:

Core Designers:

Ellen Sosnoski
Kim Moreno
Jill Lebbin

Imaginisce Designers:

Fleur Smith
Marcia Dehn-Nix
Apryl Holland
Mary Pat Siehl 

H0w’s about a sneaky peaky? :)

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Did someone say prizes?  Look what is up for grabs? We will be posting winners on Friday!

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From Imaginisce Team

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If you missed Yesterday here you go:

Imaginisce Designers:

Aimee Kidd 
Jodi Wilton
Diana Fisher

Core Designers:

Suzanna Lee
Kate  Nolan-Denham
Tracy  Gruber
Ava Gavloski

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