Stampendous, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core, and Ranger Distress Stains

WE ARE STILL GOING STRONG WITH THE CROP!

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT! Make sure you check out the Master Challenge List HERE.

Did you know that our friends over at Stampendous have a very fun challenge for us for our Hard Core {Holiday} Crop??

Check it out HERE. All you need is some Core and stamps!!!! And the winner will get a pack of our Darks Collection pack. The rich tones of this cardstock is PERFECT for this time of year.

Designer April Derrick has a layout for us! Stampendous has the CUTEST and FUNNIEST sentiments for Holidays like this Tinsel one that April used.  And she always ROCKS the Ranger and we all know how great the Distress Inks and stains go well with kraft.

Products used:

Core: Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions, Core Tags
Stampendous Products: Boss Gloss, Shabby Pink Pastel Embossing Enamel, Glitter, Cling Poinsettia Background stamp, & Cling Tinsel Tangle Stamp
Queen & Co., Twinkle Goosebumps, Twinkle Motifs, Pearls

* Tinsel tip 1: I sanded over the embossed words just a little, and then I stained them with Ranger’s Distress Stain. I gently wiped the excess stain off with a paper towel and repeated the process once more to darken the color. As you can see from this layout, the Kraft-Core from the Nostaglia line and the Seasonal Impressions core’dinate perfectly!

* Tinsel tip 2: I used a damp paint brush to apply Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage to the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions cardstock and then I quickly dropped some fine snow white glitter from Stampendous all over it. It dries in no time flat and then you have super sparkly embossed cardstock!

And just one more close up for you to get all this goodness :)

Especially our Core Tags..they ROCK!

Working it on Wednesday with Helmar

Happy Wednesday!

We are here with Helmar this week and couldn’t be more excited! We have gorgeous projects all week long for you.

Make sure you say “hi” from us over on the Helmar Facebook page AND they have some awesome boards over on Pinterest, too!  And…you know how it goes here… comment here on the Core blog all week long for a chance to WIN some FAB Core’dinations goodies all for yourself. Comment every day for more chances to win!!! And, of course…check in over at the Helmar Blog for more inspiration.

Today we have Five Easy Cards from Design Team Member Char Dobson! Don’t have a lot of time? With Christmas just around the corner, things seem to just get busier and busier.  Keep reading to see how you can make a few cards in no time at all. Here are the supplies she used:

Core Cards, Core Cut & Emboss Series 4.25″x5.5″ (various)

Helmar: 3D Zapdots, Quickfix Adhesive Runner

Preferred partners: Helmar, May Arts ribbon, Queen&Co. rhinestones

Other supplies: Cricut Teresa Collins December 25 cartridge, Tim Holtz Christmas muse tokens, Embossing folders (various)
Here is a little bit about this project from Char:
Today we’re going to make five easy cards in about an hour. Using the Core’dinations Cut & Emboss series, Core cards, a few minor embellishments and Helmar adhesives you can throw together some adorable die-cut cards in a snap.
The thing I love about the Cut&Emboss series is that not only are these sizes perfect for card bases and embossing, but they are great to use with your Cricut or other die-cut machine. I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I have only a smaller design to cut into a precious piece of 12″x12″ piece cardstock. With Cut&Emboss I can put all the colours I want on one mat.
Already, you can see how quick these cards are going to come together. All I have to do is emboss, adhere and add embellishments.
And we’re done! How quick was that!? How about some close-ups:

And our Jenni Bowlin  MINI Calendar Cards look so awesome on cards!

All that shimmers is…

October 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co.

Our Fabulous Core Couture and Glitter Silk cardstock lines!

Ooooh….ahhhhhh….Shiney!

Did you know that not all of our cardstock has a sandable surface? I know, I know…can you believe it?  But we do have some lines that have a beautiful shimmer and shine to them.  Same GREAT Core…just a little different that if you sand it, that finish will go away BUT you can still cut it, emboss and do all the other great things you do with Core everyday.

Here are some designs from Design Team Member Debbie Standard:

Core Couture

And our Gorgeous Glitter Silk!!!

You will LOVE this…it barely sheds, cuts like butter…embosses beautifully! Take a close look..Debbie embossed it!

And some more Core Couture…as you can see the glitter picks up all sorts of colors. And is beautiful even in black.

Add some May Arts Ribbon and Queen & Co pearls and you have a gorgeous card.

See how it embosses???  LOVE it!

Monday Winners!

October 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Pink Paislee, Queen & Co.

Who is ready for some winners?!?!??!?!

We have our random winners from last week’s giveaway with Team KNK!

The winner for the Black Magic cardstock is
KarenC says:
September 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Awesome! Another great way to use Co’ordinations, can’t wait to try this out.


And the winner for Kuttin’ Up eCertificate worth $20 is:
Lynda says:
September 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm
I love this. I want the paper and I want a Zing to cut with. Can’t wait for taxes to come in so I can do all the cool stuff

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.

So how about a layout for today?  We are switching gears since last week as all about Black Magic…why not show you our softer side?  Design Team member Lydia Jackson created this gorgeous layout using our Pastel Cardstock pack and a little piece of Pink Paislee Core Impressions on the banner flags.

Add some accents and don’t be afraid to print your journaling right on that  Core cardstock!   Add bits and pieces of your favorite embellishments like Pearls from Queen and Co. and you have the perfect layout.

Hello Monday

February 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Maya Road, Queen & Co.

Wow, does Monday just keep sneaking up on you? It does to me! What better way to celebrate a new week than with some scrappy inspiration?

Today we have a layout from Design Team member Kandis Smith that is just jam packed with techniques. On this layout, Kandis stamped, embossed (with a  Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder) sanded, used her Silohuette (for the flower), stitched and added some Maya Road AND
Queen Co. embellishments. Did we miss anything??? Besides the Whitewash and Core Essentials cardstock, of course!

This layout totally has me inspired to get in my scrappy room  and create.

Have a great Monday!

Terrific Tuesday!

January 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives, Provocraft, Queen & Co.

Good Morning Everyone! It is gearing up to be a terrific Tuesday, isn’t it?  We are gearing up for some more snow here on the East Coast. What does the weather look like in your area? I know when we get ready for a snow storm in our household we stock up on hot chocolate, pizza and adhesive!

So today we have a few things to share with you…FIRST is our winner from last week’s Helmar Blog Swap. We hope you guys had fun, we sure did AND rumor has it we will be doing it again.

We had over 400  posts from last week so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Our random winner for the Core’dinations cardstock goodies is from the first day of our the blog swap………….

Tracey says:

January 3, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Beautiful card Cari. It is a good card to start the week. The red envelope is great as well. The Couture cardstock is so pretty.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

With that announcement and the pending snow looming over us here on the East Coast, we have a beautiful card from Melissa Oliveira. Remember Day 8 of the 12 Days of Techniques featuring how to use your label maker?  (Don’t forget to check out the video if you missed it) .  Love the combination of Core Essentials and Whitewash on this card!

And a close-up:

Other supplies:

Embossing by Provocraft, Queen & Co. Pearls.

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