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

Cards on Friday!

November 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Authentique, Core Blog

How does that sound??!??  Good to me!

But don’t forget….ONLY TWO MORE DAYS to get those projects in for our Crop!

OVER $300 worth of prizes up for grabs!!!!!

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First up we have some gorgeous gorgeous projects from Clare Buswell featuring some Authentique Be(you)tiful papers.  We cannot get enough of our Authentique goodies.  Here is a little bit from Clare about these projects:

Cover notebook with Vanilla Cream Core’dinations cardstock, sand edges and ink with Distress Inks. Stamp postage stamps using Coffee ink. Add panel of “expressed” Authentique patterned paper with inked edges to piece of solid Authentique coral color paper. Machine stitch top and bottom and adhere to notebook. Add piece of lace across front. Stamp text onto Vanilla Cream Core’dinations cardstock, trim, ink edges and adhere with foam tabs. Add “majestic” Authentique patterned paper to inside of cover. Wrap length of seam binding around notebook, adhere at front and tie bow closed. Add flowers, to finish.

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Supplies: Core’dinations cardstock – Vanilla Cream GX-C010-12, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Authentique – 6×6 Bundle Be(you)tiful Collection.
Other: Distress Inks – (Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo), Jet Black ink (Ranger), Coffee ink (Ranger), sewing machine, Hero Arts Type Writer Letters stamp set, Crafty Secrets – Artsy Banners stamp set, paper string, wooden button, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, vintage lace, seam binding, Distress Stains – (Antique Linen, Tattered Rose), Tombow foam tabs, Blending tool (Ranger), small notebook, peach seam binding.

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Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Vanilla Cream Core’dinations cardstock, sand edges and ink with Distress Inks. Trim “Persevere” Authentique patterned paper, round corners and ink with Distress Inks, layer onto solid Authentique coral color paper, round corners and machine stitch border. Adhere to card. Trim panel of “expressed” Authentique patterned paper, ink edges and adhere across card. Add lace, twine and button. Stamp sentiment onto Vanilla Cream Core’dinations cardstock, trim, ink edges and adhere with foam tabs. Stamp airmail stamp and add bow and flowers, to finish.

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Supplies: Core’dinations cardstock – Vanilla Cream GX-C010-12, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Authentique – 6×6 Bundle Be(you)tiful Collection.
Other: Distress Inks – (Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo), Jet Black ink (Ranger), Coffee ink (Ranger), sewing machine, Hero Arts Type Writer Letters stamp set, Crafty Secrets – Artsy Banners stamp set, paper string, wooden button, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, vintage lace, seam binding, Distress Stains – (Antique Linen, Tattered Rose), Tombow foam tabs, Blending tool (Ranger), corner rounder, peach seam binding.

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And we have another card from Designer Ava Gavloski:

Lawn Fawn’s Dewey Decimal paper collection matches so well with the Fancy Pants Refreshed and Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions  Core’dinations Cardstock.  The mix of of these papers gives the Lawn Fawn stamp set such a vintage look.  
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Add some inking by Clearsnap and you are taken back in time when postcard writing was such a pleasure to receive.  
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Add a miniature vintage postcard with matching Core’dinations cardstock to you next vacation layout. Sure to be a memorable embellishment.
Supplies:
Core’dinations Core Impressions Fancy Pants designs, Refreshed Collection (plaid)
Core Impressions Cosmo Cricket: Aegean, Mixed Dot
Sand It Set
Lawn Fawn, Dewey Decimal collection petite paper pack
Lawn Fawn, So much to say LF446, You’ve Got Mail LF385
May Arts Ribbon
Clearsnap, colorbox ink, Blackbird, Smooch pearlized ink, pumpkin
Scorpal
Helmar Adhesive

Creating with Lawn Fawn Day Four!

September 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Day four means only one more day of this fun week..makes me sad!

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We are here all week long with Lawn Fawn! Our team loves loves loves loves their stamps so much..make sure you head over to their site to do some shopping! From cards to layouts, we have it for you! Please make sure you head over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration AND their Facebook page as well. There is a stamp set up for grabs!

And don’t forget…we have a prize up for grabs this week! Some Fancy Pants Core Impressions!

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First up today we have a gorgeous card from Designer Clare Buswell and here is how she did it:

Make card from cardstock. Cover top half of card with blue Core’dinations cardstock, sand edges using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Stamp sentiment. Stamp clouds onto Tillie dot cardstock, fussy cut and adhere to card. Stamp pinwheels, color with Distress Markers, fussy cut and attach to card. Repeat stamp flowers, color with Distress Markers, fussy cut, trim and adhere to card. Fold piece of green Core’dinations cardstock, fringe edge with scissors to create grass effect, emboss using Gridlock embossing folder, sand and adhere to card with foam tabs. Attach baker’s twine, to finish.

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Supplies:

Core Essentials Brights, Core Essentials Neutrals, Core Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Core Spotted Tillie Dot, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Lawn Fawn – Sunny Skies and Cruising Through Life stamp sets.
Other: Embossing folder Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fades Gridlock, Jet Black Ink (Ranger), Distress Markers, Baker’s Twine, Big Shot die-cutting machine, Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.

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And a card from Designer Debbie Standard featuring loads of Core and some of the cool background stamps from Lawn Fawn.

Some Tim Holtz Kraft Core and the sharp backdrops:

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and using the interlocking backdrops  with some Chocolate Box…loooove the subtle look of this. Debbie added some May Arts ribbon to both of her cards and a David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system  sentiment. These are GREAT if  you don’t have  a sentiment stamp that fits your needs.

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Next up a funky cool layout from Designer Ava Gavloski. LOVE how she created a layout and used the So much to say You’ve Got Mail  sets in such a cool and unique way!

Those furry babies in our homes provide unconditional love at all times.  Just the brand name “Lawn Fawn” can conjure up visions of fur babies!
This layout features Coredinations Black Magic and Amour, Jenni Bowlin cardstock.  The addition of the Lawn Fawn stamps and pattern paper collection Dewey Decimal truly complements my photo so well.

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Supplies:
Jenni Bowlin Core Amour from  Core’dinations Cardstock
Black Magic from Core’dinations Cardstock
Sand It Set
Lawn Fawn, So much to say LF446, You’ve Got Mail LF385
Lawn Fawn, Dewey Decimal paper pack collection
Couture Creations, Doily die, Fantasia Collection Blossom
Imaginisce, I-rock heat setting tool, Glam rocks , Red 002988 2.5m 4 mm
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils, Cell Theory & Chicken Wire Reversed
Clearsnap Ink, Blackbird, Pepper and Cherry Ice Smooch Spritz
Golden Gel medium
Staedtler, pigment liner pen, black 0.5
Cuttlebug

 

Summer Layouts and more with Tracy Gruber

Happy Wednesday! We hope you are enjoying your summer so far and today we want to start out with a super summery layout from Design Team Member Tracy Gruber.  I always struggle with white as a base for my layouts but Tracy makes it looks so easy! Plus…all  that embossing just makes me happy. :)

Nothing says summer like the Core’dinations Brights Card Stock paper pad!  The colors in this collection match the colors of the sunset almost perfectly.  I used a couple of different techniques on this layout including tearing, embossing, and sanding.  I also used Distress Inks and a water brush to make the water-colored looking circles.

 

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Supplies:
Core’dinations Brights and Neutrals paper pads
Tim Holtz Distress Collection paper pad
-Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade
-Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies and Jessie’s ABC’s stamp sets
-Water Brush
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-1″ Fiskars circle punch
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles, Seeing Spots, Spots and Dots
-Sizzix Swirls Embossing Folder
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-Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles
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I love to combine Core’dinations cardstock with stamps, especially when I am creating a “scene” on my card.  The tan card stock is perfect for sand, because when you tear it, it looks just like a beach!  I also used a piece of light blue card stock, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then sanded with the Sand It Gadget.  It makes a perfect sky!
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Supplies:
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-Copics: E23, E25, YG61, YG63, YG67
-The Alley Way Stamps Sea Mates and Tropic Topic stamp sets
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Memory Box Puffy Clouds die
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One of my favorite types of Core’dinations paper is the Core Couture Glitter.  Why? Because I love glitter and this card stock has plenty of it!  I used the black Core Couture Glitter card stock as the background, along with a Core Tag to stamp the sentiment on.  I used a Cuttlebug die to cut out the 3-D flowers from the Core’dinations Pastels, Brights, and Darks paper pads.  I then sanded the edges of them to add some texture.
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Supplies:
-Cuttlebug Quilled Daisy Kit
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Avery Elle Winter Blend Sequins
-Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy

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 …

March 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Glue Arts, Maya Road

Good Tuesday Morning!

First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….

Donna Idlet says:
March 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!

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And we have our Sketch Winner, too!  Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!

Donna & Kerrie..email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.

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So how about Tuesday’s tip? I created this layout about our yearly St Patty’s Day parade. We go every year and just love, love it. It’s in a small town near us and it is CrAzY! The boys love it…they love the  necklaces and the candy they get. I, of course, love the bagpipes.   For this layout I used some Core Cuts, Core Couture, Spotted, Brights, Stacy Julian Core Impressions and Whimsy Core Impressions from BasicGrey.

I know we have said this a gazillion times before but it is amazing how EASILY our collection packs Core’dinate!

So what is the tip?   I have a few for you today :)

1.) After distressing your edges, use a dark contrasting color to ink like I did here with black. I love the way it looks against the pink Core Couture cardstock.

2.) Use pre-embossed cardstock,  like our Core Impressions lines or Step two layers from David Tutera Celebrate, for your die cuts. It is so so easy! It is just one less step then embossing them yourself.

I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for this layout.

And my last tip is…..

3.) Use of the large tags from Step 3 David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system for a journaling tag. One of our smaller tags wasn’t big enough for what I wanted to say so I reached for one of these. Plus the cardstock is smooth.

Please note the Stacy Julian Cardstock is no longer available as it has been discontinued. Stamps are Lawn Fawn, Ink by Memento, tickets are Maya Road and  misc buttons from my stash, Glue Arts adhesive.

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AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!

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Didn’t win this time? Don’t forget about about our $100 David Tutera giveway HERE!

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