Give Thanks Harvest Wreath

It has been a long time since I made a wreath but I have seen so many awesome paper ones lately that I knew I wanted to make one this fall.  I pulled out my Core’dinations supplies and got to work making a Harvest Wreath with some non-traditional colors.

Core-Harvest-WreathGive Thanks Wreath Supplies:

Core supply list wreathStep 1: Choose 4 colors of cardstock and cut 7 strips that measure 1 1/4″ X 12″ in each color.

Step 2: Sand the cardstock bringing out the core color.

Core step out wreathStep 3: Add adhesive to the back side of the strips and then begin to loop them around the wreath (I used a 10 inch wreath).  Overlap slightly so that the wreath form doesn’t show. Notch the end of each strip as you go.

Core Step out wreath 2Step 4: Die Cut a banner and leaves and add them to the wreath.

Core-Harvest-Wreath-CU-2Step 6: Add flowers, twine, buttons, or other small embellishments to bring in some additional textures.

Core-Harvest-Wreath-CU-1Don’t you just love all the decorating possibilities you have when you play with paper!?!

~Christine

 

Say Hello to Tracy Gruber…

May 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Today we are introducing Tracy Gruber!

AND IT’S HER BIRTHDAY!

Hello!  My name is Tracy and I have been crafting since I was a little girl.  I started scrapbooking when I was in high school and card-making about 3 years ago.  I am currently going to college for Graphic Design and work part-time at a local scrapbooking store.  I have been published a couple of times and also have an Etsy shop where I sell handmade banners and cards.  Paper-crafting is such an awesome hobby because I am able to preserve memories while expressing my creativity!  When I’m not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family, rollerblading playing tennis, and shopping.  I am so excited to be a part of the Core’dinations design team and use the best card stock on the planet!

Make sure you check out Tracy’s Blog HERE for more inspiration and keep reading to learn more about her layout today.

I love using bright colors on my layouts!  I cut banners out of different colored Core’dinations cardstocks and sanded them for some added texture.  I also used dies to cut out the hearts and flowers and sanded them as well.  I thought the Core Tags would be a cool way to display all of my photos on the layout, I just had to trim the bottoms off of them a bit.

Supplies:
TIm Holtz Shattered Cardstock
White Core Tags
Core Essentials Brights
Lawn Fawn and Memory Box dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Cuttlebug
The Twinery twine
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Dear Lizzy Thickers
Alison Kreft Sweet Notes 6×6 paper pad and cardstock stickers
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Curious to see who won the Pastel pack????
Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

Very Pretty page. I love your color choices. The blue and teals

really make that photo pop. Welcome to the team Heather.

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Today’s giveaway is……a Brights Collection Pack!

Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to 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 Tip with Debbie Standard

April 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Tuesday!

Make sure you check out the wonderful tip from Designer Lydia Jackson that was on the blog yesterday on how to use up those Core scraps for a really cute card.

Today we have Design Team Member Debbie Standard sharing with us her Tuesday Tip usint Tim Holtz Collection.

First off I scored a frame around where I was going to focus my page – actually double scored it – two sets of lines.  As you score use your Sand it Gadget to sand over the scoring ridge while it’s still on the score ridge – much easier and cleaner than trying to sand it after you are done scoring.  Then I sanded down outside my scoring to really accent a frame look.  To create the red portion of the page I used a circle cutter I think was made by CK (OLD tool of mine) and sanded over it again and again moving it around behind my page – I really like how it came out.  We call this technique outlining. Then I used a strip of The Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions line with the stars.  I used some of the Tim Holtz Kraft and embossing it and cut out sections, also just tore a few pieces.  Added some of the Jenni Bowlin black/kraft piece and cut out circles of it. Oh and then I sanded and cut out my title from the letters on a sheet from the Jenni Bowlin line- ran then through the Xyron machine and put them on some black cardstock which I cut around the letters so when I put them on my page they popped a little more.

Spring has Sprung!

March 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

So I know you have been seeing a lot of the Tim Holtz KRaft-Core Seasonal Impressions but it is so perfect for this time of year since it is seasonal. The Spring words and phrases not only make it perfect for Springtime but Easter, too!

Sand it….sand it…sand it!!!  And add other Tim Holtz Kraft-Core accents like designer Shaunte Wadley did here on this layout.  AND how much do you love that pop of red? Just perfect.

And don’t forget only a few more days to win some David Tutera Celebrate goodies! March only!

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St Patty’s Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock

March 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co., Tim Holtz

So how about a St. Patricks’ Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Cardstock.

This entire layout is  Shattered cardstock except for: the Core Tags (journaling) Glitter Silk (Shamrocks, title) Core Couture (pennants).  Loving that scoring detail around the edges?  Break out your Scor-Pal. It’s easy and looks GREAT!  Remember to Scor from the back and sand the front for that great detail.

Shaunte used gold ink and rubbed it into the lighter shade of the Shattered cardstock. This detail shot shows the gold color it turned the cardstock, and seeped down into the cracks. I sprayed it with glitter spray too. Never too much bling, right?!!? And love how Shaunte makes these flags with the Queen & Co. washi!!!!

LOVE IT! Hope this inspires you to scrap those St Patty’s day layouts!

Valentine’s Inspiration Day FIVE!

February 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

We have some more super cute projects for you today to get you motivated for next week. You better get on it…Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it!

AND the cool thing about these Valentines from Designer Lydia Jackson isn’t they aren’t PINK…just a great change of pace from all the pinks and reds you see around this time of year.  Lydia used loads of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core for these as well.

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