Earth Day How To

April 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, Jenni Bowlin

We normally do our Tutorials on Tuesday BUT in honor of Earth Day we have a really great project from Designer Lydia Jackson using her Core. For this project Lydia used the BRAND NEW Graphic 45 lights collection. The colors of this line are beautiful.

Last week Lydia posted this layout where she printed directly on her cardstock. Once she printed it, she realized that it was too small so it went into the scrap pile.

Hmmm..what to do …what to do?  Well, her to crafty little guys figured it out! Punch it, emboss it and then sand it for the perfect card!

And a close-up:

Queen & Co Pearls, Jenni Bowlin Studios Butterfly, SRM stickers.

Tuesday Tip with Kim Jeffress

May 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

Design Team Member Kim Jeffress created these gorgeous cards for this very special occasion. And her Tuesday Tip is get out that Core and print on it!!!

Take some time and create these gorgeous cards for the special  women in your life.

And guess what!? Happy early NSD!!! Kim created a document just for you to print and make your very own cards at home! You can download it here:


Here is a little bit about this project from Kim,

Mothers day is getting closer and my eldest’s school was asking for donations of handmade cards for their mothers day stall.  I whipped a few sets of these up over a couple of hours on the weekend. I made 50 cards in total.
I have used Core Essentials in matching tones. I had a friend make some simple word art pictures in photoshop, I created a file with mulitple copies and I then printed them out onto the Core cardstock that was cut to size to fit in my printer. I then cut them up into individual cards and sanded the edges with my sanding block. Finally I cut more Core Essentials into a card shape and glued the word art to the card. Easy and quick!

Paper Trunk Tuesday

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!!!


Today we have a layout from  Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia shares some GREAT tips with this layout using Paper Trunk papers and some BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Kraft-Core.

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.

Wonderful Wednesday

June 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Preferred Partners, Spellbinders

Boy did we have fun last week! Thank you, thank you for all of your wonderful comments.  Reading them was a lot of fun and we enjoy your feedback. We will post a winner tomorrow of the wonderful give-a-way so stay tuned for that.

I will leave you with to more projects we spotted in the gallery with some Imaginisce and Core’dinations. These are just bright and summery, just like the weather here today!

Here Frei used a fun mix of Vintage Cardstock and Jenni Bowlin Core Impresions on this layout {and take note how she printed direction on her Core’dinations cardstock}:

And this card by Debbie Standard is just loaded with amazing details! From the layered Spellbinders die-cuts, to the stamping and sanding, you can’t take your eye off of this one!

Basic Mondays

March 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Monday!

Today we wanted to share with you some other great ways you can use Core’dinations as your go to cardstock just in case you aren’t convinced yet ;).

Paula Gilarde has some great layouts where she printed directly on her Core’dinations Cardstock.

Here Paula combined printing on her Core’dinations and she added some Whitewash clouds, too, showcasing how versatile Core’dinations can be for your everyday scrappbooking needs.

And another gorgeous example:

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