Hello, Core friends! Vivian Keh here with an accordion mini album that I made for one of my three closest high school friends, all of whom were able to visit me recently for an amazing reunion, just as we all hit the big Four Oh! I crafted this album to house small photos from our long weekend together, using a monochromatic palette, which is extra fun with all the lovely tones and tints of cardstock that Core’dinations has available!
Check out the Core Essentials part of the website for color families so you can create your very own monochromatic look like this!
There’s some die-cutting, dry embossing, stamping, and of course my current favorite – tearing!
A distressed crumpled look is so so easy with Core!
Layer your scalloped edges for a “gingerbread” look! Ya know, like the roofs of gingerbread houses..cute, huh?!??!
Fiskars – scallop edger punch, small butterfly punch
Next up a layout….. How cool are those torn squares?!?!
Welcome to the Core Tip of the Month! If you are here then you are receiving our BRAND NEW Hard Core Crafter newseltter! We hope you are enjoying it so far. Not on the list? Sign up HERE !
This month we want to share some tips with you about designing our Core Tags. We love, love them here at Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. They come in a variety of sizes and colors to match our Pastels, Brights and Darks collection packs, not to mention individual packs of all white. They have a great texture, a metal grommet and you will find they are great for journaling, adding titles and much, much more!
For more tips on tearing Core’dinations Cardstock, make sure you check out our Technique videos HERE.
And a close-up of that detail:
But keep in mind you don’t always need to tear them…you can just stack your tags on your layouts for journaling, too. April Derrick did just this and added some doodling to her tags to personalize them a bit, too! The white tags are perfect for this…
Make sure you check them out in Pastels and Darks, too!
We are so excited to be sharing this week of May Arts, Petaloo AND Core’dinations with you!
It is DAY FOUR already? Can you believe that? That is how time flies around here especially when you are having fun and being inspired. We love Thursdays around here, too! Why is that? Well, it’s ANOTHER day to comment to win win win!
THREE awesome companies have come together to inspire you. And our teams have been working hard to create some festive projects for you, too. It’s all about the Holidays. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and even Christmas…you will see festive projects to get those creative juices flowing and hopefully give you some ideas for this time of year.
And of course…there are give-a-ways!!! All three companies will giving away tons and tons of goodies this week so make sure you head over to the Petaloo Blog and May Arts Blog for details and inspirational projects. Don’t forget about Facebook! Join us on our Facebook page here, the May Arts and Petaloo pages, too, for additional chances to win. Make sure you tell them we sent you!
Don’t forget to comment all week long for a chance win a Core’dinations prize pack! And head over to our Facebook page…you never know when we offer up another chance to win.
Did you know that Core’dinations and Petaloo have a color matching program? We sure do! We did all the hard work so that you can easily match your favorite Core Colors with favorite Petaloo flowers. How easy is that???
And some close-ups. Add some Petaloo flowers and May Arts ribbon and you have a gorgeous project. Andrea also used a piece of Tillie Spotted Core’dinations behind the frame. For the floss-like fibers used in the button ties, Andrea pulled apart the May Arts cording… discarded the white fiber-fill from the inside and just used the flossy threads. COOL!
And one more…
Welcome to our week long inspirational blog swap with Spellbinders! We are super excited and both teams have been working diligently to inspire you.
Sophistication, value and maximum versatility make Spellbinders™ die templates #1. Beautiful Details Inspiring Creativity…Spellbinders unique triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil through the die template for unlimited possibilities. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine and Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities™ die templates cut and emboss up to 11¾”, taking die cutting to grand proportions. Follow Spellbinders on Facebook, Twitter and the Spellbinders Blog!
AND Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock will be giving away FOUR paper packs in total!!!
Here is how you can win:
1. Visit the Core’dinations blog and leave a comment every day, Monday the 26th through Friday the 30th. We will give away two packs to TWO lucky winners.
2. Like us on Facebook and comment to win a paper pack.
3. Visit the Core’dinations Designer’s blogs and leave a comment. We will be linking them up on the Core’dinations blog throughout the week and will choose one random designer’s blog to pick a winner.
Make sure you visit the Spellbinders blog for more details on how to win some of their awesome dies AND for some amazing projects from their Design Team.
Remember for additional chances to win, visit our designers blog and leave comment.
Now are you ready for some inspiration!? OH..one quick thing…make sure you check out the DT blogs linked here…they might just have additional projects posted on their blogs in addition to the chance to win
First up we have some fabulous cards…
Design Team Member Andrea Amu created this beautiful card using the Spellbinders Impressabilities Pebbles template.
Design Team Member Ellen Sosnoski Created this card using some Vintage Cardstock and the Large Scalloped circles to create the window.
Design Team Member Lydia Jackson created these cute cute cute cute bags for us today. WANT TO SEE MORE?
She has another sneak of it on her blog. There are so many awesome details to this fun project.
Besides some Core Essentials , Melissa used the Nested Lacey Pennants s5-028.
DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK TOMORROW!
We are kicking off the last few days of August with Paper Trunk projects.
We have had so much fun working with them this month!!! Check out their blog for some more inspiration and DON’T FORGET!!!
YOU HAVE UNTIL TONIGHT FOR OUR COLOUR CHALLENGE FOR AUGUST!
With the Kraft-Core, the kraft IS the Core! It’s so cool! So, one tip that Lydia shares is that you are going to want to sand your Tim Holtz Kraft-Core first before you print on it with your computer. This will allow the cardstock to absorb the ink faster.
AND how fun is that sand castle out of the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core?!??!?!?! Such a great layout. Lydia really shows off how you can use the blues and greens in this Paper Trunk line.
OH OH OH. And did you see those TAGS??? YES, we have tag! They are part of our Cardmaker Series and come with these gorgeous silver grommets.