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.


One Last Colour Inspiration

March 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Petaloo

Layout for you!

Design Team Member Char Dobson created this layout using some Jenni Bowlin Everyday Core Impressions. This Whitewash in Butter Churn has a gorgeous yellow core so Char inked it a bit to bring in some of those  cool distress tones to this layout. And don’t forget about those Petaloo Flowers made to match Core perfectly! Check out the Color Matching Series here.

In case you missed it…here is the Colour Lover’s Palette for March:

Details here.

Welcome to day FOUR of our May Arts and Petaloo Week

October 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo

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???

Today we have a special treat for you from Design Team Member Andrea Amu. THIS is how you work Black Magic Cardstock. Just sayin’ ;)

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…

Day “Tree” Here with May Arts and Petaloo

October 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo

We are so excited to be sharing this week of May Arts, Petaloo AND Core’dinations with you!

It is DAY THREE already?  Can you believe that?  That is how time flies around here especially when you are having fun and being inspired.

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 IT’S CHRISTMAS HERE AT THE CORE BLOG TODAY!!!!

YES, I said Christmas. It’s holiday time so grab your spiced lattes and sit back and get ready  to be inspired. You are going to want to get out those Holiday papers from last year you never used and, of course, Core’dinations Cardstock!!!

Now, did you notice the title of this post?  I said “TREE” instead of THREE…and you will see why.

First up we have just the coolest card ever from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley. I mean….a ribbon tree???  Yes! It’s ribbon, flower and cardstock (Core Essentials to be specific ;) ) heaven here! That is all you need to create gorgeous projects.

And speaking of cool trees…..

Design Team Member Lydia Jackson made a tree out of flowers. How cool is that!?  Looks awesome…such a great way to  use up those flowers in your stash. And Lydia used ribbon, patterned paper and cardstock (Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Collection) on this layout seemlessly.

Here is a close-up of that tree….LOVE the star out of some Core Whitewash that Lydia sanded.

And here we have a layout from Design Team Member April Derrick. How awesome is that sanded Tim Holtz Kraft-Core????

From the ribbon banners to the flowers off the page…such a festive and FUN layout!

MAKE SURE YOU HEAD OVER TO MAY ARTS AND PETALOO WEBSITES FOR ALL OF YOUR HOLIDAY RIBBON AND FLOWER NEEDS. YOU CANNOT GO WRONG WITH THESE TWO COMPANIES.

Day TWO of May Arts and Petaloo Week

October 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Petaloo

We are so excited to be sharing this week of May Arts, Petaloo AND Core’dinations with you!

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???

Today is all about Halloween!!!

We have some awesome layouts from our team that celebrate this fun holiday.

Nothing screams Halloween like Goth. Design Team Member April Derrick used some Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Cardstock on this layout along with loads of purple and black ribbon from May Arts and flowers from Petaloo. From the purple ink splats to the ruffled May Arts Satin ribbon….this is one great layout. And that May Arts metallic velvet ribbon adds the perfect sparkle.

Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley designed this layout using Black Magic as her base. Check out all the amazing details!!! Banners, tags, flowers ribbon, tons of sanding :):):)  It’s gorgeous!  The May Arts Satin Striped ribbon on orange, black and purple that Shaunte used for the photo banner is PERFECT for Halloween. Pair it with some flowers at the end and you have a perfect banner.

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