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.
We hope this week is going to be a great one for you. Today we wanted to showcase a few projects using different lines of Core’dinations. The great thing about our cardstock is that you can mix and match our lines to create unique, one of a kind projects.
Each line core’dinates with the others! So get out that Core Impressions and Core Amour and that Vintage and Core Essentials and get ready to be inspired.
If this card by Design Team member Heather Bowser doesn’t get your week started of brilliantly than I don’t know what will. Check out the mix of textures and different Core’dinations cardstock (Vintage, Core Essentials, Stacy Julian Core Impressions).
Have you seen our video on paper tearing? It is such a simple and effective way to add texture and release that gorgeous inner core!
Have a great week. I have a busy day today picking our winners from our Facebook give-a-way last week and this weekend so stay tuned for some announcements!
For some Chocolate? Chocolate Box that is….
Firs up is a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Debbie used Chocolate Box as the base of her layout here. Debbie used Chocolate Box with a blue core and sanded the scored frame to accent the blues throughout the layout. Also note on both of these layouts the hearts at the bottom of the page!
This layout is from Design Team Member Cari Locken. Brown looks GREAT with everything! The colors on this layout are gorgeous…blues…reds…greens and Cari anchors this layout with some Vintage cardstock as the base and uses the Mint Chocolate Chip Chocolate Box to accent the green. Remember: all of our lines Core’dinate! So the green in the Core of the Chocolate box core’dinates perfectly with the green from the Core Essentials. Isn’t that great? Makes matching colors for your project so easy.
Here on the Core blog! Check out this cool mask Design Team Member Char Dobson created with her Cricut. Once Char cut the mask from some Black Magic Cardstock, she tore Gemstones Cardstock for the feathers and then embellished with some Queen & Co pearls. Then just finish it off with some ribbon and you are done!
And check out this cute model! Such a fun and easy project for a party or even a craft project to do with your kids.
Have a great week!!!
We are celebrating color again today with one of the most classic color combinations: Black, White and Red. And it just so happens that some of our lines are just perfect for this combo!
For this layout Kim tore the edge of each of the “frames” used around the photos and sanded the Core Impressions cardstock to reveal the stars. She also used her Scor-Pal to score the lines across the bottom and top,then punched and sanded a border to adhere below the ribbon. Remember to check out our videos here for more information on scoring.
And if you love Black and White you have to check out our NEW Jenni BowlinCore Amour collection. You are going to love this line!!! And if you take a hard look at this card from Design Team Member Debbie Standard, you may be able to figure out who we are doing our next blog swap with next month.
Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinations cardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.
Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!
The Teresa Collins 25 Days of Give-a-Ways is…..
Oh I love all the different layers Hera used on her LO, Looks great! An amazing projet made with amazing products!! My Favorite paper!! Thanks
And our First Winner of the 12 Days of Give-Aways is………..
tis the season for great techniques !! keep up the great work & hope to carry on thru the next 11 days ! woooot
Now on to day TWO of our 12 Days of Techniques. Next up we have tearing. Check out the video on tearing here and it gives you a sneak on what you might win today in addition to the Core give-a-way. Whether you are a novice scrapbooker or been scrapping for years, tearing does not get old ’round here! Lydia Jackson is up today with a fabulous layout showcasing how you can create your own embellishments with tearing. Isn’t it snow clever how she creates circles with tearing? And the Whitewash Cardstock is perfect for your wintery layouts. The white surface and color core are the perfect way to accent those fun snow pictures. Just a great way to showcase how tearing doesn’t have to be in a straight line. Lydia also combined other blue cardstock from the Core Essentials line–don’t be afraid to mix and match the Core’dinations lines, they core’dinate beautifully!
So, for today, leave a comment telling us what unique ways you can use tearing on your projects and you could win some Core’dinations Cardstock, our Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget, AND …yes I said AND…. a Tearing Ruler from FISKARS! (The image below is an example and not may not be the exact ruler winner will receive)
Please make sure you give a big shout out to Fiskars on their Facebook page and tell them you appreciate their support for our 12 Days of Techniques because you may be seeing them again this week
And don’t forget to give us a shout our on our Facebook Page. We love to hear from over there and it is a great way for you show us what you’ve been creating with Core’dinations. You might find your project on our blog during our Fabulous Friday Finds where we showcase projects using Core from the scrapbooking community.
All prizes will be shipped the week of December 27th.
As summer rolls along we have so much to celebrate. And we want to wish all of our Canadian friends and customers a Happy Canada Day!
Charlotte has been sending us the best projects as our Guest Designer for the next few months and this card is just so festive we couldn’t wait to share it with you on this special day.
Look at all these intricate little paper tears…fabulous!
Happy Canada Day! Stay tuned for some more festive creations on Sunday for the 4th of July.