Cards and Tags Using Petaloo, Core’dinations & Xyron

We hope you had a fun week with Core’dinations, Petaloo and Xyron! Today is the announcement of our WINNER of the Chalk Core Prize pack! 
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 Email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with “Chalk Core Winner” in the subject line. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping and handling. 

Adore Card by Shaunte Wadley

I have to admit- I have a hard time using my Petaloo Flower Stash- not because they are hard to use, they are in fact, the easiest! It seems like every project I have added them to has gone from “pretty” to “breathtaking.” They are so detailed, they make your projects look time intensive when in actuality, all you have to do is adhere them. I have a hard time using them- because I am afraid I will run out of them. There. I said it. I am a craft supply hoarder!

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Step 1: Cut the “Adore” frame shape using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the frame from Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan.” This cardstock is thick and has a beautiful pearlized sheen. It cuts really nicely in electronic cutting machines, even with shapes as intricate as this one. The base of the card was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die using Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft.

Step 2: The center of the card is some Core’dinations Basics Vellum, circle cut and embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. Here is a tip I have learned when embossing vellum. Vellum is tricky, it is hard to get the pressure correct when working with embossing and die cut machines. I have had 100 percent success by using a simple kitchen rolling pin! Insert the vellum inside the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure you are working on a flat surface. Roll the rolling pin over the embossing folder, using steady pressure. Gently open part of the folder and check on the vellum, if it is not quite even, or deep enough, roll it again.Adhere the vellum to the center of the card- using adhesive only on the edges so it will not show through.

Step 3: Then, I ran my cut frame shape through my Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max. I prefer to use an adhesive machine for intricate shapes like this one. Otherwise it is a very tedious job to try and apply adhesive onto all of the tiny parts of the shape.

Step 4: This card uses flowers from the Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue.” I used three of the lighter shade of flower, and four of the leaves. These flowers and leaved are thick. I found it easiest to use a little piece of Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape to adhere them into place.

Here is a close-up of the card:

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Many Thanks Tag by Tami Mayberry

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Many Thanks Tag Supplies:

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Step 1: Emboss tag using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Trim off top edge just below eyelet.

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Step 2: Apply adhesive to back of trimmed tag using 3-inch Sticker Maker.

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Step 3: Attach to rust colored tag.

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Step 4: Die-cut Tattered Flower shapes from two coordinating colors of Kraft-Core cardstock.

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Step 5: Sand and ink edges of flowers as desired; layer together and attach to tag as shown. Attach orange flower.

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Step 6: Stamp sentiment banner onto back side of a scrap of kraft core cardstock; cut out.

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Step 7: Attach banner to tag. Embellish bottom edge of tag with rick-rack trim. Tie a large loopy bow from string; attach under edge of flower as shown.

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Happy Tuesday…Tuesday Tip!

September 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s post introducing our BRAND NEW Card Design Team!!! We cannot wait to get started with these fabulous ladies!

Tuesdays are all about tips and tutorials…today we have TWO tips for you.

Today we have a layout from Design Team Member April Derrick.  Her tip is to break out those stamps and use them for something different than what you normally would..for example:  She used her Sweet Stamp Shop stamps called Pretty Packaging on her layout! How fun?  You would think that these stamps would be for presents and little gifts.  How fun is this layout?!?!?  And she added some Petaloo dyed to match flowers….no need to worry about matching them. We did if for you 😉

April used a Crafter’s Workshop Filmstrip Template and sanded it to create her background. How cool!! Another fabulous way to work that Core.

Happy Labor Day!

September 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

If you are in the states than today is a Holiday so a lot of people are off of work and school so please be safe at all those picnics and bbqs! It is kind of an “end of the summer” celebration around here so have a wonderful day everyone!

I don’t know what I was thinking but last week I missed this layout from Design Team Member  Lydia Jackson. Lydia just welcome this precious little sweetie into her family a few short weeks ago.

Isn’t this the sweetest layout?  She used Petaloo flowers (remember they are dyed to match Core!) and some Sweet Stamp Shop stamps. LOVE how she incorporated the RAK stamps that you would think would be for little gifts on to a layout.

And of course…CORE TAGS! We are all obsessed with them here..we love our tags. The come in a variety of shape and sizes and a sturdy metal grommet. Lydia used one small piece of patterned paper and then core’dinated her Core Cardstock to match it.

A close-up of the Sweet Stamp Shop stamps…

We will post winners of the blog hop tomorrow!

Last Day of Back To School with

August 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo, Sizzix, Spellbinders

Petaloo and Sweet Stamp Shop!

We have a fun week for you this week! We have teamed up with Petaloo and Sweet Stamp shop for some FUN! If you love flowers make sure you buy Petaloo flowers that core’dinate with our cardstock PERFECTLY!  No worrying about matching them yourself, we did that for you.

Don’t forget to head over to Petaloo blog and the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check things out. I heard some rumors there are goodies up for grabs over there, too! (Keep  in mind SSS is PST time so they be up a bit later).

We will be giving away some goodies here on the blog for commenting ALL WEEK long (make sure to comment on every post here for more chances to win).

Today is our first day of school in Pennsylvania…we got a bit of a late start here due to some construction but it is always a fun day…alarms…a bit of scrambling….what to wear…pictures…pencils…

AND head over to our Facebook page, too! Leave a comment over there about what the first day of school is like in your house!  I know it is a crazy day here!!! And if you don’t have kids in school then share a found memory you have about your first day of school.  We want to here it…we are gearing up for 8000 likes over there and can’t wait!

We hope you had fun this week. We sure did! We will post our winners next Monday or Tuesday. You can still comment today and all weekend long…

Today we have some cards for you!

Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira created this FUN window card. Is it ever possible to have too much woodgrain?  I didn’t think so. She used the Sizzix Tim Holtz woodgrain folder for the embossing and then the woodgrain Sweet Stamp Shop  stamped on the inside of the card.

And close up of the flowers. Melissa used a Spellbinder’s Label die to create the window.

And the inside:

And Design Team Member Debbie Standard created this cute card! She used the back of her cardstock for the bus and all that fun embossing and sanding is just perfect! Don’t forget to run that “grass” through your Fiskars Paper crimper for that perfect look…add a Petaloo flower and you have a perfect Back To School card!

Don’t forget…only ONE MORE WEEK

August 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Okay one more week and a day 😉
Calling all Cardmakers … Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is looking for Card Designers!
Please Note…we edited with some answers to your questions.
We are looking for talented and dedicated cardmakers that can not only create cards but other projects that can show the creative use of pre-made card bases (like our Core Cards that are pre-cut and scor’d. Think about it like this: if we sent you a pack of our Core Cards what would you do with them? ), die cuts, and embellishments. We are looking for cards that use all kinds of die cuts…tags, labels, scalloped pieces, hearts, stars etc. Any design, whether you cut it with your own machine or if it is pre-made is fine (so don’t worry if you do not have a die cutting machine you will not need one if chose as part of the team).
Step One: Design and then post three projects in one posting on your personal blog on or before Friday August 10th at 12:00pm EST titled “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” Keep in mind we are looking for paper crafters that specialize in cardmaking and that can showcase pre-made card bases and die cuts with cards and other unique projects.  Feel free to include step out photos or step-by-step instructions of any techniques that you used that you feel need highlighting as we are looking for our designers to be able to create tutorials in PDF format on occasion.
Step Two: Send us an email with a link to this exact blog posting to  coredt@coredinations.com. Please ensure the link is to “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” posting and not just a link to your blog. It makes it much easier to find, especially if you post frequently on your blog. Please include in your email your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Also include a resume of your publications and current design team obligations (if applicable).
– We are also looking for designers that are comfortable creating how-to videos and tutorials as well so please let is us know if this interests you (camera and compensation will be provided).
– If you have any questions about the application process and/or design team requirements, be sure to post them on the Core’dinations’ Facebook page  or on this post as they may be questions that several applicants would like answered or email Ellen at ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com. New projects or the use of Core’dinations Cardstock is not required but if you have some Core’dinations and would like to create something brand new we would love to see it!
Requirements will be comparable to other papercrafting companies  and  Core’dinations will compensate with ample  product as well as monetary compensation for special projects.  Ideally we are looking for designers that have blogs to help with promotional activities (only on occasion) but this is not a requirement so please feel free to send us a link to an online gallery, flickr account, etc.
And, yes of course! International Applicants are welcome!
So why not share a card today in the spirit of cardmaking?!
Design Team member Shaunte Wadley made this gorgeous card using Core’dinations Whitewash and some Petaloo flowers that are dyed to match our papers perfectly!

April Grand Prize Giveaway!

April 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

{Make sure you scroll down to the post below for our weekend Giveaway. Chance to win a pack  of  Fancy Pants Core Impressions}

CHECK out this! HURRY, you only have through April! Winners will be chosen April 30th.


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