Spotted Cardstock in the House!

March 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today we have Debbie Standard working her Spotted magic!
Core has two kinds of spotted cardstock: Tillie is the large dot and Jillian is the smaller dot. Both are perfect for cardmaking and layouts since they come in BOTH 12×12 and 6×6!

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Check in here for cardmaking inspiration!

November 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

If you like cards you came to the right place, just sayin’! Today we have some gorgeous cards for you from our very talented design team member, . But first… we wanted to say Thank YOU for an awesome week and weekend of Cropping Hard Core style!

We will post winners as SOON as we can. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Seeing Core’dinations in action is always amazing and I learn so much and see so many new things.  So stay close!

Now here are Tracy Grubers two CUTE cards. She always stamps beautifully, don’t you think?

There is no question that I love to stamp and color with Copics.  The awesome part?  I can stamp on my Core Tags and then color them.  They are made with a really heavy card stock, which allows you to color and shade your images without the ink bleeding.  I used a Lawn Fawn stamp set to make this cute baby card.  The background is made with Spotted Jillian Dot and Vintage Core’dinations papers.

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Supply List:
Core Tags
Lawn Fawn Plus One stamp set
Core’dinations Spotted Jillian Dot
Core’dinations Vintage Collection
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Copics: V15, E31, E33, C1, C3,C5
Studio Calico Wood Veneer
Lilac twine from The Twinery

The Chocolate Box Collection has some really cool card stock!  I love how one side is brown and the other side has a variety of colors that can be revealed when sanded.  I used one of this card that was a tan backing to keep with the “animal/jungle” theme.  I paper pieced the leaves with green card stock from the Darks paper pad.

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Supply List:
Core’dinations The Chocolate Box Collection
Core’dinations Neutrals and Darks paper pads
Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small
Copics: YG61, YG63, YG67
Paper Smooches Zoo Crew stamp set
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Simon Says Stamp Talk Bubbles 2
May Arts twine
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
DCWV Safari Chic Matstack
Tombow 3D Foam Tabs

Introducing Kate Nolan-Denham

May 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Wow, Tuesday already? We hope you took the time to remember and thank all of our service men and women that have sacrificed so much for us to have our freedom. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We are back up and finishing off our last week (week three) of our Design Team Introductions!  If you have been following us  make sure you check our WINNER page HERE to see if you won!
Today we are saying hello too…..Kate Nolan-Denham!
Here is a little bit about Kate:

Hello! My name is Kate Nolan-Denham, but I answer to Katie, Mom, and Mimi, too. I live in Maine with my dear hubby (Scott), our youngest daughter(Lily) and two dogs(Lexi & Ryder). Our oldest daughter(Kass) lives nearby with our two grandsons(Chase & Seth). We are so lucky to live in a small community that is situated only 45 minutes from the ocean and the mountains. By day, I am an Office Manager for a Speech-Language Pathology Center. I love my day job because the women I work with do great work and have huge hearts! I was encouraged to start scrapbooking by a dear friend who insisted that scrapbooking was “so me.” She was right! Twelve years later my love of paper crafting has evolved to include scrapbooking, card making, stamping, altered art, and a dabbling of mixed-media. My style is clean and colorful (most of the time). I have had the honor of being on several design teams during the last few years, but I am especially excited about joining the Core’dinations team. Now I can check it off my bucket list!

Check out more awesome projects on Kate’s blog HERE!

So who is ready for a layout all about Kate?????
If you were taking a sneak into my Instragram account, you would see these pictures.  Amazing how a phone can caputre those moments that define you!
I wanted my layout to be a reflection of me, not only with photos, but also in style.  The clean, colorful design of my layout is what I consider my papercrafting style.

I scored my background Core’dinations Cardstock at the 1″ vertical mark and then every 2.4″ horizontally. This created a grid in which I sanded to give a little pop.  Each of the arrows is die cut out of differerent colored Core’dinations Cardstock. I used my Cricut to cut the titlework out of Core’dinations Cardstock, too.

Core’dinations Supplies:
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection 12″x12″ and Cut & Emboss
Jillian Dot Spotted 6″x6″
Other Supplies:
Fabscraps Pearls
Pebbles Patterned Paper
American Crafts Jute
Helmar Glues
Cricut
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And……………….we need a winner of our Vintage Cardstock, right??????

Yvette Moore says:

This layout is so pretty and this is my favorite paper pack yet!

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Today we have some Spotted Cardstock up for grabs!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this weekend will be posted on Tuesday due to the holiday weekend here in the States. Winner will win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

Tuesday Tutorial with Andrea Amu

We have a fun tutorial for you today from Design Team Member Andrea Amu!
But first up we need a winner from last week from our week with May Arts!
Judy Webb says:

Cannot get enough Core!!! Loving this week.

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.


Now let’s get to the this cool tutorial on how to make this!
Here is a little bit from Andrea herself:
Today I wanted to share with you a technique for making a pretty textural ribbon flower that can be used on a variety of projects.
I created my ribbon flower by covering panels of cardstock with rows of adhesive backed ribbon and then die cut and layering a variety of different sized floral shapes from the ribbon panels.
Here’s a list of supplies needed:
Choice of Core’dinations Cardstock (I used Jillian Spotted Cardstock)
Choice of coordinating ribbon  (I used May Arts Silky Crush ribbon in brown and teal)
Choice of metal dies (I used Spellbinder’s Nestabilities dies, Classic Scalloped Circles)
Die cutting/Embossing machine (I used my Cuttlebug)
Xyron 15 Adhesive and Applicator
Core’dinations Sand It Gadget
Decorative Brad
Okay, to get started you will want to cut various scraps of light colored cardstock into panels and then cut several strips of the ribbon.
You will want to add adhesive to the backs of the ribbons strips.  I have found that the easiest method of doing this is to run ribbon strips through a Xyron Adhesive Applicator.
Once you apply the adhesive to the ribbon, you can begin to cover the surface of the cardstock scrap panels, alternating strips of color as I have done, or  you can cover a panel using strips of one color.
Once all the panels are covered entirely with the ribbon strips you can now die cut your desired shapes from the panels using various sizes of dies.  To create my layered flower, I have die cut my shapes using scalloped circles dies from Spellbinder’s Nestabilities dies.  To give more visual contrast and texture, I have also die cut some embossed cardstock shapes to be layered into my flower as well.  I used a Sand It Gadget, which is a sanding block by Core’dinations, to sand over the embossed dots of the cardstock.
For the next step, you will want to take each die cut shape and crinkle it up in your hands… don’t be afraid to crinkle them up tightly… the more crinkle the better!   Now take each piece and flatten them back out, and  you’ve just created even more lovely texture and dimension to the pieces.
To form the flower, simply layer each shape center to center forming a stack from largest to smallest.  You will want to punch a hole in the centers of each and then attach the stack together using a decorative brad.  Before attaching my brad here I also rolled up a small piece of extra ribbon and coiled it around the center punched hole.  Once you attach the brad fluff up the layers to give dimension.
Now you can have fun embellishing your projects with beautiful ribbon flowers that you’ve made on your own!

Ribbon Week with May Arts

May 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

We sure hope you had a great week last week with Authentique. We sure did! We will post a winner tomorrow so make sure you come back and see  if your name is here! And if you haven’t checked out our Facebook page yet, you should! We gave away a bunch of cardstock last week  so please stick with us while we get those prizes out. We are still shipping some Tim Holtz Adirondack packs from our April Grand Prize giveaway,  too!

Soooooooooooooooo speaking of giveaways and fun stuff…..

Are here with May Arts this week!  Check out their blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too!  You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win)  or on our Facebook page! Since we hit 6k likes last week we are in it to win it for 7k!!!!


So let’s get started!  Today Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley worked the May Arts Ribbon and some Spotted Cardstock here on this layout. What a great way to use up all  of those scraps!

And Shaunte made some cards for us, too!

Have you seen our Core Cards?  They come pre folded with an envelope…ready to embellish and go! Check out our entire Cardmaker Series on the website here.  This striped twill ribbon is gorgeous, don’t you think???

Shaunte just mixes and  matches ribbon beautifully! Pair it with some Core Tags and you have a GREAT card!

Day FIVE of our Design Team’s Favorite Things

December 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee

Happy Friday!

Don’t forget…we will be here tomorrow and Sunday, too!

From now until Christmas Eve we are showcasing our Design Team’s Favorite cardstock. Each designer picked a few of their favorite lines and created some gorgeous projects for you showcasing why they love it so much.

Then, on that day, just by commenting on that post, you have the chance to win! AND some days we might be showcasing more than one line … like today!

Here is how it works:

1.) We post every day. The following day we pick a winner and then start over so keep coming back!

2.) You have all day and night to post. Yes, you heard me! You can win up until the next day when I pick a winner when I get up. We want our international fans to be able to win and they are normally sleeping now 😉

3.) Want additional chances to win?  Comment on Facebook and share the excitement on your blogs! If you share on your blog, come back here and link us up. Remember, you can do it every day for more chances to win!

WE  ARE WORKING OUR WAY TO 5000 FANS! CAN YOU HELP US GET THERE? LIKE US ON FACEBOOK IF YOU DON’T ALREADY! TELL YOU FRIENDS…FAMILY…EVERYONE! WE DO GIVEAWAY OVER THERE, TOO 😉

4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until January due to the Holidays. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com to claim prize. Please include “Favorite Things” in the email title and name, address, and phone number if international.

Who wants a winner??? Yesterday’s winner of the  Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection pack is….


Karen K says:
December 16, 2011 at 1:14 am

Cute layouts. That sister love one is so darn cute. What a great choice for a favorite the Tim Holtz Adirondack Cardstock. It would be a fun one to work with.


So….ready for some inspiration and give-a-ways????

Today is all about Core’dinatons SPOTTED Collections.

This is one of our most versatile collections today. The Tillie spots are bigger and perfect for layouts and the Jillian spots are a bit smaller and closer together and are great for layouts and cardmakers, too. Just what every paper crafter needs in their day-to-day supplies.

First up we have Design Team Member Lydia Jackson with some Jillian AND Tillie cardstock on one layout and she used some patterned paper from our friends over at Jilliebean Soup.

And this is what we are talking about when we say this cardstock is versatile.

Check out this layout from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress…different color palette yet SAME GREAT cardstock and gorgeous,gorgeous layout.

And anyone have any guesses as to what patterned paper Kim used on that layout?

Yep, you guessed it. PINK PAISLEE. Why am I asking?

BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO GIVEAWAYS TODAY! Yes, you heard me right. TWO!

We have a Pink Paislee Core Impressions cardstock collection pack to giveaway today, too!

YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Here is a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard using some Pink Paislee Core Impressions:

See you tomorrow. We will be here all weekend long!!!

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