A SHATTERING Tuesday Tutorial

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

Designer April Derrick has an awesome tutorial for us on this fine Tuesday featuring TONS of Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock. it is so versatile and this entire layout is cardstock!

First up, take your Crafter’s Workshop stencil and trace the template:

Next, using your craft knife, cut along the pencil lines:

You will already begin to see the gorgeous sunburst shape!

Now it is time to sew. Stitching on layotus never gets old! Layer the No. 7 Shattered cardstock on the No. 15 and you have a really great contrasting look.

And now for the final layout.  April added some embellishments and a Step Two layer from David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system. LOVE that postage stamp layer…it looks GREAT on layouts, too!

BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Kraft-Core SHATTERED Collection

January 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Did you check your email?   We released the BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Shattered Collection. It comes in 24 gorgeous colors with a very cool shattered design.  WARNING: Once you see this cardstock and get to try it, you won’t want to put it down. We thought we should be clear on that ;)

Remember, by signing up to be a Hard Core Crafter you get to see our new releases FIRST! So don’t delay…sign up now so you don’t miss out on this opportunity  again!

Want to see more?  Check out this video from Tim describing in detail all the cool details HERE on our YouTube channel.   You won’t want to miss it. All of the distressing is done for you….no crumpling or sanded needed! Though we do still recommend  it ;)

What are your Christmas Traditions?

December 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz

Well, Monday is Christmas Eve so this will  be our last post for awhile we spend some  time with our families, celebrate old traditions and create new ones of our own.

Be Safe, be Happy and be Merry!

We leave you today with a layout from Designer Char Dobson that celebrates all of these things:

Char used some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions and paired it with some Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights.

Love all the May Arts Ribbon Char added, too! Looks like a candy cane.

Day FIVE with Simple Stories!

We are here with Day FIVE of our week with Simple Stories!

Edited: So did anyone notice Day THREE was  missing??? UGh, thanks to my awesome team for letting me know! It is now fixed so PLEASE PLEASE go check out Wednesdays post. Our team worked really hard on these projects and we LOVE our Simple Stories around here!!!

So…I guess we should make it up to you, right?  WELL..here is what you do…go to December 5th’s post (the one that wasn’t there but is now) and leave a comment. Then come back to this post and let me know you did and what Core’dinations line you would like to win.  Of course, other comments are welcome too, for example how much you love Core and Simple Stories. :):):)  Yep..YOUR CHOICE of one of cardstock packs! Of course, it needs to be in stock . You have until Monday morning when we post the crop winners and I will announce the winner then, too.

Make sure you head over to the Simple Stories blog to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week. We have

been working with the Harvest Lane and Handmade Holiday collections this week. You will LOVE them and you MUST check them out HERE!  First up we have a layout from Shaunte Wadley. I think you get the idea how much we LOVE the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core with Harvest Lane.

And April Derrick used more Kraft Core here AND some Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions.

{One} More day with Helmar!

Happy Monday Morning! yes, you heard me. We have another day today with Helmar.

So, this post was supposed to go live Saturday, I just didn’t hit “schedule”. I must have just hit “save” instead so sorry about that!  These things happen when you try and blog before the correct amount of coffee necessary to function.

Designer April Derrick created that shows off her love of Zap Dots and the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  It works great on wood embellishments which always seem to need a little extra “umph” to stick since they are a bit heavier.

And check out that coverage with the misting on the Tim Holtz Kraft Core! Love it….AND that embossed chevron strop along the bottom is  a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Cut and emboss 2.5″x 12″. They fit the 12″ Sizzix embossing folders perfectly!!!!

Core Products Used: Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Core’dinations Essentials, Core Tags, &  Tim Holtz Kraft Core 2.25 x 12 Cut & Emboss Assorted Pack

* Helmar Products Used: Zap Dots, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Scrap Dots

Other: * May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix Embossing Plates

Brand NEW Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions

August 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics, Tim Holtz

Fab-u-lous Friday MOnday! YES..it is fabulous, isn’t it?!?!

Well, since this post was supposed to go up Friday and somehow I missed the publish button we will just pretend we are starting the whole weekend over ;)

Not sure if you saw over on our Facebook page but the HCC crop winners have started to go out! Please keep in mind we only ship twice a month and we generally get prizes out within that calendar month (sometimes there is a vacation in there and other unforeseen things come up).  We have to hand pick prize winners and each one gets packaged by a very special someone in our home office  and, if you have gotten one of our prizes before she adds a little extra something in there sometimes!) We have  had a TON of giveaways within the last month (around 30 prize packages are going out since July) AND we just  moved to a much bigger office!  So I promise we are moving as fast as we  can!

And we are finalizing the Card Design Team Call. It was not easy and this weekend we poured through them again to make some final decisions. There are so many talented card makers out there!!!

Have you seen our Seasonal Impressions by Tim Holtz!

Today we have a layout for you from our very own Mindy!  Look at all those cool impressions about Halloween and all things spooky and fun! Just and and you have an awesome and easy layout.

And a close up for you so you can check out all that sanding and tearing!

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