Good Tuesday Morning!
First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….
What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!
And we have our Sketch Winner, too! Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!
Donna & Kerrie..email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.
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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Yes…it is that time of year!
Ready for some Valentine’s Day cards? Cards have never been easier with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
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Design Team Member Debbie Standard created some gorgeous cards for us today focusing on black and red anchored with a neutral base. Just love how it pops off the page!
No one does red and black like Jenni Bowlin! Debbie used the Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Red and Black on this card with some other fabulous embellies.
Debbie embossed some Black Magic for this card and painted the Maya Road hearts in red to match. Don’t forget that May Arts ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before we do some inspiration…we have an update for you:
We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the winners of our Tim Holtz Kraft Core giveaway. We had a programming glitch which prevented the shipping addresses of the winners from being collected. The good news is that we’ve found the problem, it is fixed, and all future giveaways will work very smoothly.
To show how much we appreciate everyone’s patience, we are doing ANOTHER giveaway! We have THREE SIGNED Tim Holtz Kraft Core packs ready to give away to our Facebook fans. So if you aren’t a Facebook fan, LIKE US NOW! Tell your friends and hurry!!! We’ll be picking our 3 random winners on January 10th.
Please note this is only a Facebook giveaway so make sure you Like us over here!
We wish everyone a safe and prosperous New Year from here at Core! Hope it is off to a good one so far.
How about some inspiration to get that New Year kicked off in the right direction?
Today we have a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard using our January Color Lover’s Challenge as inspiration.
Debbie die cut, embossed, sanded, embossed some more 😉 You get the idea of how much detail is on this layout. And she used some goodies from one of our preferred partners, Maya Road. Looks gorgeous, don’t you think?
We are still celebrating our product swap with Maya Road this week. Today we have a fun mix of products for you. A mini album…cards….and layouts!
And look how gorgeous these Maya Road kraft doilies look against Core’dinations Graphic 45 Core Impressions on this card from Design Team Member Linda Beeson. Oh and check out the fabulous detail with the Maya Road flowers in the center!
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Hi Everyone! We are here today with MORE Maya Road and Core’dinations projects for you. Don’t forget to keep leaving your comments on the Maya Road posts this week for a chance to win an awesome prize package filled with Core’dinations goodies.
AND if you missed our Design Team Call announcement yesterday, make sure you check it out here!
How about some layouts today???
Maya Road trim and rubon details finish off this layout beautifully!
Here is a close-up:
And how cool is this layout from Design Team Member Paula Gilarde?! She used Maya Road Chipboard houses and alphas. Check out how perfectly the Maya Road mists “core’dinate” with our cardstock….specially with the shiny Gemstones cardstock.
Cardstock used: Core Essentials.
Have a GREAT week!
So how we doing so far??? Are you having fun!?!??! We sure are! We are keeping with our regular schedule Tuesday Tips today because Maya Road Chipboard and Core’dinations are so much fun and there are so many unique things you can do with chipboard and cardstock!
Remember those GREAT videos we have on our website here? Make sure you watch the video on Outlining that Design Team Member Cari Locken showcases on this beautiful layout with loads of Core Essentials Cardstock.
And check out all the techniques on this layout by Design Team Member Hera Frei! She used an ENTIRE sheet of rubons on this layout in addition to Maya Road mists, chipboard tags, and flowers. The chipboard tags were part of an album but they look great on a layout, too! They really show off those photos beautifully.
Here are some tips on how to create these cool letters! Take your mist (Maya Mist Hydrangea Blue) and make a mask by cutting a border with the Fiskars Wave Border Punch and then just lay it over half of the chipboard letters and spray! LOVE IT!
And….GUESS WHAT???? you CAN use rubons on our Core Impressions Cardstock. It looks SO COOL! Check out this fun detail from Hera’s layout using in ENTIRE sheet of Maya Road Rubons.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on today’s post for a chance to win some Core’dinations Goodies!!! You have until Friday night at Midnight!