David Tutera Quick and Easy Mini Album

November 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Let’s Celebrate Saturday…with David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system!!!
The David Tutera Card Making system is fantastic for quick, easy and beautiful cards, but it is also perfect to create mini albums too! Designer Jennifer Edwardson created a super cute and FUN mini album for us today…ENJOY!
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I chose several pieces to put this fun birthday mini together.  The ‘cover’ to my album is a 5 1/2″ card base and the pages are (2) A7 (5 x 7″) white card bases.  I layered these together and then used my Crop A Dile to punch 2 holes in the spine to thread my twine through.
To embellish the cover I used tags, ballons, twine and a layered sentiment sticker from Step 3 of this system.  The bits to embellish with are so cute and together with some Bella Blvd. alphas they were perfect !!
Once I had my album bound together I started to create all the pockets and photos onto my pages. I added A2 and A1 cards to the main pages to create more spots for photos and cut the edges of a few for ‘hidden’ journaling spots.  I left these space blank as Alex wants to write his memories of his special day in this album (LOVE this :)
I love how it all came together and this shows that by taking great basics and putting them together, you can create amazing ‘step outside the box’ projects !!!
Jennifer Mini copy
Supplies:

5 1/2″ Prince Asst. Smooth Cards
A7 White Smooth Cards & Envelopes
A7 Neutral Smooth Cards & Envelopes
A1 Vintage Paper Asst. Canvas Cards & Envelopes
Asst. Tags Deco Edge White
Asst. Tags Neutral
Happy Birthday 2 Sentiments
Balloon Shapes
Tillie Dot Cardstock
Other – Bella Blvd. Birthday Boy collection

Holiday Inspiration with Authentique!

All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?

We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven!  But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!

Make sure you check out the Authentique BLOG for more ideas and a giveaway  AND their complete lines of gorgeous papers HERE. Today we are using the Seasons Autumn and the Tradition lines.

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Before we give you all the goods ;) PLEASE check out both companies on Pinterest and follow them for endless inspiration!

Authentique Paper- http://www.pinterest.com/beauthentique/
Core’dinations- http://www.pinterest.com/coredinations/
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First up we have Mary Pat Siehl with a layout using the Seasons Autumn layout. She really embraces the Autumn color palette with the rusts and reds and I love that touch of navy blue!

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I think is is the beautiful rich colors that are all around!  Core and Authentique are such a great pairing becuse of the beautful textures and colors that both companies have.  For today I made a fall layout with the new collection from Authentique and I paired it up with some Core Amour and Core Impressions Jillibean Soup.  The colors really mixed well and the texture it provided just made the layout!

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Supplies:
Paper, die cut stickers, tag and title- Authentique Seasons: Autumn
Cardstock- Core Impressions  Jillibean Soup and Core Amour
Sand it 
Dust Buddy
pearls- Recollections
markers- Spectrum Noir
Twine and Ribbon- May Arts

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 Next how about a mini album all about Tradition from Ava Gavloski. SO MANY amazing details on this gorgeous project!
Authentique is one of my favorite pattern paper companies.  They have quality weight paper with a vintage feel to their pattern’s and color tones. 
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Add some Clearsnap ink for the edges of the pages and this album has a great look.  Heat set the May Arts ribbon and the album has a vintage  feel.

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You can see the beauty of the Core’dinations inner core with each page being embossed and sanded.  The Authentique pattern papers match perfectly with Core’dinations cardstock.

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This Authentic Tradition collection is truly a complete collection to allow for a finished album without the need to purchase additional supplies.

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The Authentique sticker elements embellished the album by bring back memories of our Christmas Eve Celebration.

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Notice on the red banner how you can make your own design by placing the cardstock over any textured surface and sand to reveal the pattern and inner core color.

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Supplies:
Authentique: Traditions Collection
Pattern Papers:  Rudolph, Customary, Medley
Elements stickers
Core’dinations
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered No. 16-S
Core Essentials Scarlet GX-CR-040
Sand it Gadget set
Want2Scrap Rhinestones
MayArts Ribbon
Maya Road chipboard album, mixed layered book
Clearsnap ColorBox ink, lipstick red
Helmar, Gem Stone and Craft Adhesive.
Embossing folders:
Spellbinders EL-021
Sizzix Texture Fades,Snow Flurries
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You know it wouldn’t it be October and Halloween with out some Black Magic, right??? Comment all week long to win win win!
Black magic
We are giving some away so comment here to win!

David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System Versatility

November 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Pink Paislee

Hi Everyone!

I couldn’t  wait to dive into the NEW David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system for things other than cards. Making gift bags is one of my favorite things and I knew the time had come when I wanted to make a mini album for a friend who just had the cutest little guy a year ago.  So I made a premade album for her so all she  needed to do was just add photos.

I used one of the tags from Step 3.  The tags come with different pre-embossed designs so all you need to do is sand.

Same with the Step 2 layers. They make PERFECT pages for the album AND NO CUTTING or EMBOSSING!!!!!! Just sand them if you want and adhere. SO SO easy.

We cannot wait to see what you can do with the NEW David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system. It’s not just for cards…the possibilities are endless.

For more ideas and inspiration check out our Gallery and How to sections.

Fabulous Friday

March 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup

So I hope you have loads of good things to do this weekend! And if  you are crafting, I hope it’s gonna be with some Core.

Need some inspiration?  Don’t forget about our Hard Core Crafter program! We just loaded some new videos just in time for the weekend for you to get crafty. Join or Login in here. You don’t want to miss out on exclusive videos AND giveaways!!!

Today we have some super cute mini’s from Design Team Member Leica Forrest. using some Jillibean Soup Core Impressions.

The Jenni Bowlin Mini Calendar papers are the perfect fit for the front page of this album, don’t you think???

Welcome to Day 1 with Imaginisce!

March 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We are excited! Are you?

First some housekeeping…you can post on our blog here all week long for a chance to win. We will put all of the comments in random. org and pick one random winner from blog posts. AND we will pick one lucky winner from our Facebook page, too!

AND…yes there is more! Imaginisce is giving away goodies on their blog, too! Of course there is loads inspiration over on their blog as well. PLEASE head over to their Facebook page as well. If you don’t like them, well you should! And if you already do…awesome! Tell them we said HI! Cannot wait to see how they work some Core!

Our team got to work with the iRock and the word is out, “WE LOVE IT”! No more brads getting stuck under your fingernails for sure.

First up we have a tutorial from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress.

Here is a little about this book from Kim in her own words,  “I wanted to create a simple mini book to help my son with his number recognition and counting skills. The glam rocks that form the numbers provide a tactile as well as a visual way to learn, he can trace over each number with his finger to learn how to form each number. The black dots provide extra practise for him to count a collection for each number.”
Step 1 Gather a chipboard album, paper trimmer and Core cardstock. I have used a combination of BasicGrey Core Impresssions and Core Essentials.Take apart the chipboard album,  measure and cut the cardstock to the size of each album page and round the edges.
Step 2 Cover your chipboard pages with PVA glue then lay the cardstock on the pages. Allow them to dry for several hours. I placed some heavy books onto each page as they dried to allow for an even surface.
Step 3 Once the pages are dry, sand the embossed cardstock and the edge of the Essentials cardstock to reveal the Core underneath. This gives a fun element to the book.
Step 4 Take a sheet of kraft core in black and punch enough circles (using a small punch) to co ordinate with the number on each page.
Step 5 Using the foam squares from Imaginesce add one to the back of each black circle. This will provide a bit of depth on each page.
Step 6 Using a lead pencil very lightly write a number on each page 1-10
Step 7 Add the glam rocks along the pencil line, placing them fairly close to each other. Using an eraser carefully rub out the pencil lines. Print the written word for each number onto some white paper then adhere to the bottom of each page. Add the co ordinating amount of black circles to each page.
Step 8  Reassemble the album, add a piece of ribbon and you are done!

The Grande Finale with Graphic 45

November 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Glue Arts, Graphic 45, Helmar Adhesives, Maya Road

Today is our last day with Graphic 45 but that doesn’t mean that you won’t see more Graphic goodness here in the future. Don’t forget that we have one of these awesome packs for grabs, too! Our Signature Series Cardstock...it’s FabUlous! In the past we have teamed up with Graphic 45 for our Core Impressions and this past summer we debuted the Signature Series. Now you can get the gorgeous Graphic 45 designs on our cardstock AND their “signature” colors! So if you have loads of Graphic 45 sitting at home waiting to be used, this pack of cardstock will match perfectly.

AND of course we are giving one away here!!! Make sure you head over to the Graphic 45 Blog for more chances to win!

AND we always do a little something over on our Facebook page, too, so make sure you check in there often. Graphic 45 has a Facebook page so make sure you go over there and tell them how much you looooove them :):):)

We have some amazing altered pieces for you today.

First up is an album AND matching frame set from Design Team Member Char Dobson. LOVE how these ladies worked the metal door plates from Graphic 45 Staples collection!!!! LOOK at all that Graphic 45 Core Impressions Timeless collection! We love how our Cardstock looks with shine so Char used some Maya Mist …looks gorgeous, don’t you think?

{Sigh} Paris!

Here are some details on the album. The album is Graphic 45. These premade Policy Envelopes from the Staples collection make creating minis so easy!!!! Char used Glue Arts and Helmar Adhesives to help create this gorgeous mini,too.

AND a printer’s tray with Designer April Derrick. The details are amazing.

Some details…

April die cut out the treasures title using  the Graphic 45 Signature Series cardstock and then applied glossy accents to the top so when it dried it has a 3-d effect.

Them April took the metal flowers from Graphic 45 Staples collection and ran them through the Cuttlebug and embossed them, then painted them with some Tattered Angels silver metallic glimmer glaze!  And add some Petaloo flowers. Love them in black.

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