Couture Creations Day ONE!

June 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co.

We are here having fun this week with Couture Creations. It’s no secret that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock looks fabulous with dies and embossing folder especially when you sand, sand, sand!  Couture Creations is  an Australian owneda & loved brand, Couture Creations is the culmination of 20 years experience in the scrapbooking industry. From its final inception in 2010, Couture Creations has been devoted to producing expertly designed, high quality products overseen by veteran designers & crafters for a result that is both simple and elegant.

Make sure you head over to their BLOG, PINTERESTFACEBOOK pages to find out all the other chances you can win. Here is a sneak of what is going on over there today.  Please keep in mind we are in two different time zones so in case we are off on our times bit please forgive us.   We are getting our coffee ready when they are getting ready for bed.

So…today! What do we have for you today?  First up we have some projects from Debbie Standard:

Debbie used loads of Core’dinations Core Essentials, Black Magic and Spotted Cardstock. Love those banner ribbons along the bottom in the May Arts ribbon? So pretty! Coutre Creations products are  Fresh and Fun embossging folders and the Fantasia Doily dies (these are gorgeous!!!!).

And Designer Mary Pat Siehl created a fresh winter card for us today as well using some Whitewash and doesn’t the sanding with the Couture Creations Super Powder Puff embossing folder look amazing!? And she accented it with some gemstones, too! Don’t forget about the Couture Creations double sided foam mounting tape…perfect for that dimension on the sentiment.

Here’s a little bit about this card from Mary Pat:

When I saw the embossing folder (Super Powder Puff) my Core brain immediately thought of the Whitewash collection.  I thought the two would be perfect together for a nice winter type card.  I embossed the cardstock and then lightly sanded it to bring out the beautiful blue color.  I then stamped my sentiment on matching cardstock and attached it to my card.  I wanted to add a bit of sparkle to the card so I added some sparkle twine and some huge bling gems.  I love the soft look.

And if you want to win some Core’dinations awesomeness here’s how:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Introducing…Ava Gavloski

Hello day THREE and say Hello to Ava!
Here is a little bit about Ava:

Hello, I am from the Great Lakes of Ontario Canada.  Scrapbooking started out for me a few years ago, lots of classes from great instructors and here I am looking at mixed media as my new challenge for 2013.  As for my scrapping style… well, that is ….TBA.  I create using products that feel good to me.    I am inspired by talented designers and experiment with new techniques, so spikes of different styles will be noted above the radar!

I tend to scrap in 3 styles : Eclectic/Freestyle,  Romantic/Shabby Chic and Multimedia.

And to see more of her work check out her blog HERE!

Here is a little bit about this layout from Ava:  Costa: Ocean Waters calm my Soul
Have  you tried this technique water misting yet?  Let me share my layout with you that features water misting and hot glue application.
The lace border trim around the photo was created using the Martha Stewart punch, by misting the border punched trim with a water mister.   Once the water has soaked in like 1 minute, fold like a fan the strip of paper and shape to the desired shape and let the border rest (dry) somewhat and like magic, you have a full textured element for your page.  I misted my flower as well to get the curled look to the petals.
Now, you can see how much fun embossing Core essential papers are from this layout, which I made exclusively with Core’dinations cardstock.   All my embellishments are made from Core’dinations cardstock as well. The vine, tags, border circle trim, medallions and flower….all CORE!
Now let’s check out the glossy water ripples on this layout.  Fellow Core team designer Vivian Keh, is known as is an educator of this technique.  I am one of her followers and thought I had better give this a try on this layout.  You can get lots of technique videos from Vivian at her blog.  Using the hot glue on this layout is fast and very effective for a water scene to get the ripple effect.  Be sure to get some practice before you make an attempt on a final art project because your paper may ripple a bit from the hot glue. So, this is a layout about me;  water’s edge has a magical calming effect on my inner self.
Check out these details!
How about those Core Tags?
Layers and layers of TEXTURE! Gorgeous!
See the sketch this layout was based on check out her blog HERE!
Supply List:
Gemstones Core’dinations cardstock
Jillian Spottedcardstock
Tim Holtz Distress collection
Core Tags- Dark Assorted  tags
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
My Favorite Things die –Leaf Filled Flourish
Martha Stewart punch-Garden Trellis
Couture Creations embossing folder-Fresh and Fun Collection, Magical
So I guess you want our winner from yesterday, huh?
Diane Sturgess says:

What a beautiful layout…and GREAT journaling! love it.

And…today we are giving away some Chocolate Box cardstock!!! Comment here to win and we will pick a winner tomorrow morning. We are giving away cardstock this week and the following week!  How cool is that?! So if you don’t win today..there’s still a chance so keep coming back.

Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

Workin’ it Wednesday!

March 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Fancy Pants, Spellbinders

Before we get started today we have a quick update on the Northrige winners. They have been picked and emails will go out shortly! So  stay close to your inbox and we will post names soon, too.

Today we have a layout from Designer Debbie Standard featuring some Core Amour.  Sand the white wash and the black core comes through…it’s so cool! Debbie accented it with blues and yellows from the Spotted Collection. Love that pop of color, don’t you?

And how about pairing that Spotted Cardstock with some Fancy Pants Core Impressions? Mixing and matching our different collections is so much fun!  Add some of your own embossing like Debbie did here with the Whitewash strip and who needs patterned paper?

Valentine’s Week Inspiration

February 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Happy {pre} Valentine’s Week!

This week we have Valentine’s Day projects for you all week long. From layouts to cards to fun altered projects we have a ton of inspiration for you.

Let’s get stared with a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard featuring the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions. This pack of cardstock is SO perfect for the Holidays. You can pick and choose from a variety of colors that core’dinate with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core and the Shattered Kraft Core.

How easy is that?

And a close-up of that awesome Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered cardstock. It is SO COOL!

And Debbie added at touch of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core No. 24. Love the black against the pink.

Cricut Cards with Andrea Amu

January 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, May Arts Ribbon, Pink Paislee

Happy Hump Day!

Today we have some projects from Designer Andrea Amu. As usual Andrea works her Cricut and the Core…so many amazing details so grab that coffee and sit back and enjoy!

Loving all the Spotted and Core Essentials cardstock PLUS..some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce iRock, too!

And how about some ch-ch-ch-chevron?!  The Core Impressions Pink Paislee Modern Prints collection has tons of great chevron prints. Swooooon! Andrea used the backside of the Chocolate Box and inked it for the first layer and then cut out pieces of the chevron and sanded  every other one, too!  Add a stamped sentiment and you are good to go. Love it!

Pre Crop Challenge!

November 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Tomorrow is THE DAY! BUT…we have a surprise for you 🙂

Anyone scrapping tonight???  How about a pre-crop challenge from Designer Shaunte Wadley?

Now this might just be the cutest stocking stuffer EVER!

Shaunte used a piece of the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System Step 2 Layer and, folded it in half and adhered it over the top of the Chapstick.

Next, embellish! A David Tutera Celebrate STep 3 Tag would be perfect.  Yep…everything comes PRE-EMBOSSED for you! Just pop ’em out of the package sand and you are ready to go. Even the birdie is from the David Tutera Celebrate step 3 line, too!

Last, but not least, a fun sentiment. Chappy Holidays! Wouldn’t this be cute for Chappy Birthday, too?

SO…for this challenge, you need to create a  small gift item. It doesn’t have to be chapstick but it can be any little stocking stuffer you want…it just needs to be some kind of   itty bitty cute little gift. We will post all the rules tomorrow morning and a master challenge list for you.

The winner of this challenge will win a  BRAND NEW David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system goodie pack so you can easily recreate fun projects like this.

Please note you can use ANY Core for this project, not just the David Tutera Celebrate line. If you have our Cut & Emboss collection, that size would be perfect for this, too.  If all fails, cut yours down to size or use some scraps.

Ribbon is from our friends over at May Arts.


Challenges must use the Linkinz below (. If you do not have a blog, please
feel free to use Photobucket or Flickr or any other photo sharing sight that
provides links. Challenges must include {any kind of} Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
You may NOT combine this challenge with any of the other HCC challenges but
you may complete this challenge as many times as you like.  We do ask that since our designers put so much time into those projects that this is newly created just for our HCC crop. You must link by
8 pm, December 2nd (Sunday). All winners must email by DECEMBER 12th with their name, address,
phone number and prize the won in the subject line. For ex.: Core’dinations
Crop Tillie Prize pack Winner.

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