Cards for the men in your life

July 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tombow Adhesive

Hello, Ava here  to share a Congratulations Card for a young man who recently got a new full time job.
Supplies:
Tombow Adhesive
Clearsnap Embossing Products
Tip:  Practice making this card using 8.5 x 11″ regular copy paper before you start with your favorite Core’dinations Cardstock to figure out all the folds.
Step # 1   Score lines on your suit cardstock base, sand and dust using your Core’dinations Dust Buddy. Tent fold the card and then freehand the rounded edges for the shoulder.
Step # 2  Spray your custom size card base Core’dinations Cardstock with a mixture of water and glycerin (16 to 1 parts)  roll cardstock suit lapels while cardstock is still damp.
Step # 3  Create your pocket embellishment, adhere to card, add brads and shirt to finish off your card.

At first glance this card appears to have a strip of twine across the front of the card.  After a closer look, you can see that Core’dinations Cardstock has been scored, which reveals the inner colored core that creates this “faux twine look”.
Supplies:
Clearsnap Embossing Products
Tombow Adhesive
Step # 1  Scor front panel of cardstock, sand and dust using Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy. Tip: the closer together the scored lines are, the more it lookslike twine.
Step # 2  Stamp and heat emboss sentiment onto card front.
Step # 3  Die cut star’s, sand, layer and adhere onto card.

Mixing and Matching Core and David Tutera

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Jennifer Edwardson here and I’ve been lucky enough to work with the David Tutera Celebrate system from the beginning and have made some super cute quick and easy cards, along with more detailed ones too but I wanted to try something a bit different this time so I encorporated bits and pieces of the David Tutera Celebrate line with Core’dinations lines, too.
Many card makers are also scrapbookers and I decided to take some of the new patterned cards and create a layout instead.  I started with a brown Core’dinations cardstock base and layered a white spotted piece slightly smaller on top.

 

I chose the colors of cards I wanted to use and made a border punched mat for my photos first. Once i had this all in place I started punching shapes from the card bases.  I used a couple different sizes of scalloped circle punched and then a tiny circle punch too.

 

I gently sanded the edges of these and then layered them on top of each other using 3D foam throughout the layout, trimming a few to a straight edge here and there as well.
I added a layered card sentiment as the title and some typewriter journaling to complete this one of Em and one of her closest girlfriends on her 13th birthday !!
Supplies:

David Tutera Celebrate A2 Assorted Patterned Bold Cards & Envelopes
David Tutera Celebrate Happy Birthday Layered Sentiments
David Tutera CelebrateBaby Girl Embellishment Kit
Core Essentials: French Roast, Izmir Purple
Spotted Jillian Dot: Snowflake
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other: Xyron and American Crafts adhesive

Thank You Teacher Ideas

May 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

I don’t know about you but the end of school is right around the corner for us and I am looking for some ideas for my children’s teachers. If you are, to0, then this is the place for you!

Today we have a cute gift bag and mini card from Shaunte Wadley.

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Instructions for the Gift Bag:
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Using an electronic cutting machine, cut a scalloped border medallion shape from yellow cardstock. Fold and glue shape. Adhere to small kraft gift bag.

Using a 2 3/4″ circle punch, cut a circle from blue cardstock. Emboss with swirls embossing folder. Sand. Adhere to center of yellow medallion.

Using an electronic cutting machine, cut four (4) 2″ apple shapes from red cardstock. Fold each apple in half. Adhere apples back to back, and attach to center of blue cardstock circle. Add brown cardstock stem. Using a craft punch, create two leaves from green cardstock. Fold in half. Sand. Adhere to apple top.

Tie small tag to stem of apple. Hand write sentiment on tag.
Instructions for card:
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Using a craft punch, create scalloped circle from yellow cardstock. Adhere to center of label shaped mini card. Using a craft punch, create a circle from blue cardstock. Sand. Adhere to center of yellow circle. Computer generate sentiment. Trim ends into pennant shape. Adhere to bottom of circle. Using a craft punch, create apple from red cardtstock. Add to top of circle. Using a craft punch, create leaves from green cardstock. Add to apple. Adhere red gems to bottom of circle.

Supplies:

Core Essentials in Dandelion (yellow)

Core Essentials in Marine Blue (blue) embossed with Swirls embossing folder

Vintage in Ruby (red)

Jillian Spotted in Parsley (green)

David Tutera Mini Card (Label Shape)

One embossing folder, five different colors

May 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Check out this great layout from Jennifer Edwardson using one embossing folder and five different colors from our Graphic45 Signature Series Lights collection pack.
This sweet pic of my girl, Emma, and one of her closest friends was taken this past summer and I was so excited that I could use this fun lace doily embossing folder on my Core’dinations cardstock as is matched with Mackenzie’s creme top .
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I chose several colors of Core’dinations  to pick up the colors in my pictures and used the same portion of the embossing folder on each one.  One of my fave things about Core cardstock is how well it picks up the tiniest details of the embossing folder like with this one when you sand it gently.   The lace pattern really stands out so beautifully!
And’t don’t forget about the new 110 lb premium cardstock. It is great for journaling right from you computer.
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I rounded the corners and cut my larger photo the same way.  For the smaller ring pictures, I cut the photo down to what I wanted to show and then cut it in half again to adhered it on 2 different mats.
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Supplies: Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights: Vintage Rose, Precious Pink, Lemon Chiffon, Spring Green, Blue Lagoon;
Premium Cardstock 110lb White; Spotted Jillian Dot Snowflake; Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy

Spring Decor with Kate Nolan Denham

May 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

It was a long, white winter here in Maine and sand we are craving spring so I decided to bring a bit of it inside with some pretty spring decor created with Core’dinations Jillian Spotted, Tillie Spotted Cardstock and Whitewash Collections.
Cutting titlework out of Core’dinations Cardstock is always a plus when looking to compliment your layout, project or card perfectly.  I cut the “Hello Spring” out of Core’dinations Whitewash Collection using my Silhoutte.
When working with Core’dinations Cardstock for my titlework, I like to use the following process:
1) Run the cut title through a Xyron Create-a-Sticker, making sure to rub and peel before you pull the plastic off.

2) Keeping the titlework on the adhesive backing, sand the Core’dinations Cardstock with Sand It Gadget until the color core shows.

3) Using your Dust Buddy, dust the sanded titlework.

4) Add any liquid you may use to enhance the color core to your title work before taking the titlework off the adhesive backing.

The pinwheels are cut out of Core’dinations Jillian Spotted Collection.  This fun dotted collection is just perfect for the whimsical pinwheels.

Being one not to waste good negatives, I made two cards out of the titlework negatives.

Core’dinations Supplies:
Tillie Dot Spotted Collection
Jillian Dot Spotted Collection
Whitewash Collection 6×6
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
Viva Decor Lila Perle Pen
JilliBean Patterened Paper
Crate Paper Patterned Paper
Dymo
Silhoutte “Pinwheel”

Creating a Lego inspired layout with Suzanna Lee

April 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog

With Core’dinations, it’s all about the technique! The beauty of Core’dinations IS, the core. The core of the paper, getting to the core of the matter. You can do so much with it!

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Emboss it, crimp it, sand it and run it through your label machine it! These are the things I have done on this layout. If you haven’t already visited, be sure to check out the technique videos on the Core blog. There are many more techniques to see there too!

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Crimp it! Running your Core’dinations cardstock through a crimper with some sanding provides not only a neat texture but a striped effect depending upon the color core you reveal with your sanding.

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Sand it! I used the Spotted Tillie cardstock to create my own Lego bricks! Cut each brick to size using your paper trimmer and sand! Dead easy!!

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Label it! I created the sub title of my layout by running an appropriate sized strip of cardstock through my label maker and sanded it! Simple yet so effective!

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