Petaloo and Chalk Core Altered Notebook

August 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

 This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Kate Nolan Denham here and this week Core’dinations has paired up with Petaloo to bring you some fantastic back to school projects.  Today I am sharing an altered notebook showcasing Core’dinations Chalk Core and Petaloo Trims and Embossed Daisies.

Notebooks are a must for school, but altered notebooks seem so much more fun! I chose the most school appropriate cardstock, the new Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock to create the base of my notebook.

I die-cut a piece of the blue Chalk Core to look like notebook paper, then scored ruled lines using my Scor-Pal and sanded the lines so the blue core was showing. The word “notes” is just the back side of the Chalk Core.  Core Tip: To ensure that your title matches your project, just turn your cardstock over and use the back side!  Then, I added some perfectly matching, layered Petaloo Embossed Daisies.
Don’t you just love how much the white Chalk Core looks just like a school chalkboard!  I used the Outline Technique to make my “I {heart} School.”  Just and over some chipboard and you have a great title. You can find this technique in the Core’dinations Technique Videos.
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Core’dinations and Petaloo Back to School

August 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Happy Monday! This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
Petaloo_MainHeader
How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Now how about some inspiration from Clare Buswell? What goes better with Back to School then Chalk Core? Check it out on these projects below:
 
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Apple Card
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Supplies - Petaloo Botanica Minis Pistachio, Petaloo Mini Daisies Grey/Blacks, Petaloo Fancy Trims Black. Core’dinations Chalk Core Colors, Graphic 45 Signature Series Darks, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other – Silhouette file #64361, Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder, Big Shot, black twine, white pen.
 
Chalkboard Easel Card
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SuppliesPetaloo Dahlias Grey/Black, Petaloo Mini Daisies Grey/Blacks, Petaloo Fancy Trims Black. Core’dinations Chalk Core White, Graphic 45 Signature Series Darks, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other – Silhouette file #63016, Silhouette Portrait, Craft Concepts Woodgrain embossing folder, Big Shot, cream twine, white pen.
 
Owl Gift Bag
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SuppliesPetaloo Darjg Mix Mini Teasn Wht. Core’dinations Chalk Core White, Graphic 45 Signature Series Darks, Vanilla Cream Cardstock, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other – Silhouette file #45530, Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder, Big Shot, cream twine, white pen.

Flower Garden Mini Canvas

July 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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Supplies: Core’dinations Cardstock:  Reflecting Pool, Meadow, Argos, Tangarine, Fuchsia Fizz, Nightfall, No.11 and No.21 from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other Supplies: Canvas 8×8, acrylic paints, Petaloo Flowers – Botanica Minis Pistachio, Floral Ephemera Fuchsia, Burlap Blossoms Natural, Botanica Blooms Fuchsia, glycerin, spray bottle, Mod Podge.
How to:
1. Mix water and glycerin in a ratio of 16:1 in a spray bottle. Spray a sheet of Core Reflecting Pool Cardstock on both sides.
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2. Scrunch cardstock into ball to add texture. Flatten out and leave to dry.
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3. Cover canvas with layer of Mod Podge and add textured cardstock.
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4. Trim excess cardstock from back of canvas and corners as shown. Add another layer of Mod Podge and leave to dry.
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5. Paint canvas with green and blue acrylic paint to create a blended effect. Technique Tip: Don’t feel like painting?  Just sand the textured cardstock before you apply M0dge Podge for a distressed look. That is the great thing about Core’dinations…so many possibilities!
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6. Add some simple strokes of green acrylic paint to create a grass effect and add some dots of pink to represent flowers, allow to dry.
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7. Draw some simple grass blades onto the reverse of some Meadow cardstock in different lengths. Cut out and sand using Sand-It Gadget. Fold gently lengthways to create a 3D effect.
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8. Arrange grass onto canvas and adhere with a strong craft adhesive.
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9. Add some simple small painted flowers to the background. Arrange and adhere paper flowers.
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10. Cut some simple leaf shapes from No.11 Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, score along center, pinch vein leaves using a needle nosed tweezers and sand using Sand-It Gadget. Add to canvas. Technique Tip: You can use a scoring tool for the veins in the leaves,too!
11. Trace bird template onto No.21 Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, cut out and sand edges. Trace beak onto Tangarine, legs onto Argos cardstock and eye onto Nightfall. See below for pattern.
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12. Assemble bird adding dimension using foam pads. Add dot of white acrylic paint to eye. Adhere bird to canvas behind some of the grass.
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13. Trace butterfly onto Fuchsia Fizz, cut out, sand edges and adhere to canvas.
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14. Add some more painted foliage and flowers in the background and some more Core cardstock for grass to the front to fill in any gaps to finish.
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 I included a template for the bird and butterfly below. Just right click and save to your computer, then print.
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What makes a well designed and well balanced layout?

November 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Personally, I would ask Debbie Standard. She always creations beautiful layouts that not only showcase Core but they are full of amazing details, beautiful photos and over all well designed elements. What do you say we check out a few?

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Supplies:
BasicGrey Core Impressions
Flowers:  Reminisce, Prima, Petaloo
Bling:  Recollections; Prima, Queen & Co.
Word Stickers:  Little Yellow BIcycle
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Tags:  My Mind’s Eye
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Tags:  My Mind’s Eye
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And next up another amazing layout. Check out the placement of the photos and just how balanced this amazing layout is!  The flowers move our eye around and  the hand cut details….
I have lways been a huge fan of the Core Amour Line and this Teresa Collins line in pink – for princess – was just perfect for wedding photos.  Such a photogenic couple too!  I love these new David Tutera tags, stickers and dies – make cards and layouts so easy. The leaves were made with the Spellbinder’s Foliage die and then run through my Xyron so that I could sand them before putting them on the page.  Using your Xyron for this makes it so much easier to sand those delicate things.  
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Supplies:
Teresa Collins Core Amour Princess Collection
Flowers:  Recollections
Spellbinders Die -Foliage and Rose Collection
Cuttlebug
Martha Stewart Punch
Recollections Letter Stickers

And don’t forget we are still cropping away! TONS of time to get things done . Check out details Here:

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Whitewash LOVE

April 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye, Petaloo

Ah…My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions…gorgeous, isn’t it?

Design Team Member Shaunte Wadely created this gorgeous gorgeous layout using the My Mind’s  Eye Core Impressions as her base and then accents in Vintage Cardstock and Core Essentials.  Oh and don’t forget about the Core Tags. They are great for journaling and just that perfect accent.

AND the flowers are from our friennds over at Petaloo. The flowers are dyed to match our cardstock. How cool is that??

Tim Holtz Shattered as is…

February 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo, Queen & Co.

We have been talking about our BRAN NEW Tim Holtz KRaft-Core Shattered line a lot lately and today Designer Melissa Oliveira has a super sweet layout for you. And she uses the No. 1 for her background. Make sure you check out the detail shots so you can get the idea of how great this cardstock looks up close.

So, even though inking it and embossing it is a lot of fun, you can still use it as your go to cardstock for backgrounds in lieu of patterned paper.

Some products from our partners:  Lifestyle crafts: embossing folders (for banners beside photo) and doily die cut (to the left of photo),petaloo: paper flowers, Queen& Co: pearls and  Fiskars: paper crimper and border punches

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