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!

Tuesday’s Tip…Scraps from a Sketch

Hi! Ellen here with my take on Lydia’s sketch. Not much time so hurry up and LINK YOURS HERE or share it on our Facebook page!

My Tuesday Tip is all about scraps so keep reading ;)

And in case you missed it…here is the sketch from Designer Lydia Jackson:

Here are some close ups …the first one is of the BasicGrey Core Impressions and some of the scoring with my Score-Pal:

Next up the butterflies…I like to mix up the embossing folders with the dies.  Folders are a mix of STampin’ Up! And Darice.  Embellies are a mix of Studio Calico and October Afternoon.

AND ..last but not least…

My Tuesday Tip is to use those scraps. Now, if you are  like me you need to do this right away or I end up putting them on a pile in my desk.  So if I don’t use them on a card or another project immediately then I probably won’t.

So here is my card with my left over butterflies. The base is Pink Paislee Modern Prints Core Impressions and the envelope is from Maya Road.  All Adhesives are from 3L and burlap string is from May Arts.

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Maya Road

Yes…it is that time of year!

Ready for some Valentine’s Day cards? Cards have never been easier with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.

Before we get started, don’t forget to sign up for our NEW Hard Core Crafter program! Details are here.

You will get access to tons of giveaways….EXCLUSIVE videos….and it is FREE!!!!

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Friday Morning!

January 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road, Spellbinders

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?

Celebrating Maya Road!

March 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road

Good Morning!

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!

Here is a fun mini album featuring Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions from Design Team Member Paula Gilarde:

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!

And don’t be afraid to use some Maya Road Chipboard on your cards!  Here DesignTeam member Sarah Hodginkson creates a  colorful card featuring some Vintage Cardstock:

And one last card from Design Team Member Heather Bowser with some sweet Maya Road Chipboard Butterfly details:

Don’t forget to keep posting to WIN!!!!!!!!!!!

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