Introducing Suzanna Lee

May 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Thursday! Are you having fun yet?

We sure are!

This  we began a TWO THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team!    Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will  introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!

AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this  every week day until the end of May so don’t go far!!!

Today’s winner will receive a pack of……

GLITTER SILK!


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 ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com 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.

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So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????

Tona says:

Omgosh! That is the most amazing layout!!! I just love the colors and all of that texture!

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Today we have new Design Team Member…… Suzanna Lee!

Check out more about Suzanna and her projects on her blog HERE. Here is a little bit about her:

What can I say? I’m just a woman who is obsessed with her husband, her 2 kids, her camera (a Nikon!), living life to the fullest and preserving our memories as we go! Michael and I have been happily married for 14 years. Together we are raising two amazing children—Nikolas, 10, and Mia,almost 7.

I am very diverse when it comes to styles and techniques. I can’t claim any one as a main stay in my projects. I range from clean and simple to layered and packed with little details. The paper and photographs speak to me and I do what feels right. New styles, techniques, products, etc. are some of the major things that offer me inspiration. I am always excited to try new things and new opportunities, in life and with paper crafting.

When I’m not hiding behind my camera or cutting and creating both mess and beauty, I’m a physical therapist. I love what I do and love that it helps fund my hobby and collection! Who needs purses and shoes when you can have paper and embellishments?!

And how much do you loooooove the color combo of this layout??? I just love learning all these random bits about Suzanna.

And some close ups:

Ohhhhhh…embossing! :) Our 6×6 pads are a great way to add small deatils to layouts….they aren’t just for cards!

Now a little bit about Suzanna’s layout:

Every now and again, I try to do a page about myself. My kids love pouring through the albums and love seeing themselves but I know there will come a time when they will wish there was more of Mum and Dad. I know I love learning the little details of my parents’ lives. This layout served that purpose as well as sharing a little bit about myself with you. Random bits about Suzanna Lee. I literally wrote the first 5 thoughts that came to mind. I did say random! I also wanted to showcase how amazing core is! There is one piece of patterned paper on this page, the majority of the paper is Core of one type or another. All those different lines come together as a cohesive whole! Amazing!

Supply List:
Vintage Collection 6×6 and 12×12
Whitewash 6X6
Black Magic 6X6
Spotted: Tillie Dot 6X6
Core Impressions: Cosmo Cricket
Core Essentials Dark
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Embossing Folders: Tim Holtz, Cuttlebug, Lifestyle Crafts
Patterned Paper and Journal Spot: Fancy Pants
Brads: American Crafts
Tag: Chic Tags
Misc: vellum
Font: Billabong

GORGEOUS Mother’s Day Cardstock Bouquet

May 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Ever wonder what you can create with our 6×6 and Cut & Emboss collection packs?
KEEP READING!
Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson created this gorgeous handmade flower basket for her mother for Mother’s Day.
Here is a little bit about this project from Jennifer:
Mom’s always love to get a handmade gift for Mother’s Day so why not a bouquet of ‘flowers’ ….. Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock flowers to be exact :)
First, I adhered brown Shattered Cardstock to the outside of my ‘flower box’  and then added the ribbon around the outside top edge of the box and added a bow.  I stamped my sentiment on a white Core Tag and then ran it through my die cutting maching using a flourish embossing folder and then used a blue Core Bookmark and did the same thing but with a different pattern.  To make them work well together I cut the bottom off of the blue one and rounded the corners. I added a couple of punched leaves just under a twine tied button before adhereing this to the center of my bow .
Using some of my fave Core cardstock textures and colors I set to work punching all shapes and sizes of flowers before running them through my die cut machine with several different embossing folders !!  I sanded and adhered them all together keeping some flat and adding 3D foam to several as well.  I tied twine into some fun buttons and adhered them to the center of the flowers ….. I even got a few butterflies into the mix and added some adhesive backed pearls too.
I adhered each flower to a thin wooden kabob stick.  Once my ‘bouquet’ was complete, I added a styrofoam ball to the bottom inside and covered it with white crinkle cut paper.  Then I was able to gently push my flower ‘stems’ into the styrofoam and have them stand where I wanted them.
And another shot of all that embossing”
I love how this came together and now my mom can enjoy this pretty ‘bouquet’ all year long without ever having to think about watering it!
Supplies: Glitter Silk 6×6, Vintage Collection 6×6, Spotted Jillian Dot 6×6, Spotted Tillie Dot 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection 4.25 x 5.5, The Whitewash Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Gemstones Pearlescent Finish 4.25 x 5.5, Core Bookmarks, Core Tags

Tools: Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Embossing Folders

Hoooooo loves Core’dinations Spotted Cardstock?

January 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Glue Arts, Helmar Adhesives, Queen & Co., Scor Pal

We are back on track with Tutorial Tuesday!
Remember this cutie we posted on our Facebook page during CHA?
Here he is at an angle so you can get the idea of all the layers. He’s a beauty!
WELL, the most awesome Designer Lydia Jackson who created this gorgeous owl using our Spotted Cardstock recreated a pattern JUST for you!  How cool is that?  PLEASE give her a HUGE Hard Core Thank you!
To create this owl that you will need are 3 colors of Core’dinations Spotted cardstock, black cardstock and a little yellow cardstock for the eyes, 2 black buttons and 3 types of Queen & Co washi tape. Tools: scissors, pinking shears, a crimper, Sand it Gadget and a Dust Buddy, Zap Dots and a Glue Arts tape runner.
First:
1. Print the owl part images on 8.5 x 11 paper and then use them as a template to cut matching color cardstock. See below.
Next:
2. Sand all elements and wipe off with a Dust buddy
3. Fold and stick  Queen& Co. washi tape around the lower portion of the eyes. I trimmed the ends of the washi tape with pinking shears, but most any decorative edge scissors will work.
4. Assemble the head with eyes and then beak and then using pop dots, pop up wings and and pop up head I used a thin pop dot on the wings and a thick dot on the head.
5. Create his chest feathers using this technique { here is this link http://lidibids-scrapnotions.blogspot.ca/2010/07/quick-leaf-tutorial.html }
6. And lastly cut or punch two hearts for feet.
Here are your print outs:
PLEASE NOTE: you may need to resize this print out on your own computer. Lydia’s orginal owl is 8″ but you can resize it to any size you wish. Just right click on the image, and click save in order to save it to your computer. We kept them sized as big as we could to fit on the blog (you will notice that they are larger then the screen) in order for you to be able to size them accordingly on your computer at the highest resolution.
Owl Base
Owl Parts
If you create one of these little fella’s, we would love to see it on our Facebook page, so please pop over and share it with us!!!
a HUGE thanks to Lydia!

December Guest Designer….

December 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Tim Holtz

Leeann Pearce!
We are so excited to have Leeann designing with us for the next few months. AND…HAVE YOU HEARD???
Leeann just earned the amazing title of Scrapbook Master from Scrapbooking Memories! And we have her all to ourselves today.
PLEASE check out her  blog here for more gorgeous creations.
Here is a little bit about these cards from Leeann:
Hello… My name is Leeann Pearce and I live in a small country town called Capel in Western Australia with my darling husband Quentin and 3 gorgeous girls, Holly, Storm and Jorja. I have been scrapping for nine years and I love it! It has taken me on this amazing creative journey that makes me strive for. I have a massive love for all crafting products and I love playing with all the new stuff. But I also like to mix it up with the older stuff as well. Because it’s all still so cool to me. I scrap for a lot of reasons not just to record. I love the creative outlet it gives me – the freedom to create!
I really Love my core cardstock. There is so much you can do with it. Today I want to share two cards I made using Tim holtz kraft-core from the nostalgic collection. I simply trimmed my Kraft core to size and using a Christmas number embossing folder and ran this through my Cuttlebug, lightly sand the top, revealing the Kraft colour. It certainly makes the cardstock pop and adds great texture at the same time. Then I simply finished each card of with a sentiment and buttons and some hand folded leaves.
If you were at our Hard Core Crop you saw these gorgeous leaves!
Here’s an extra for you – if you would like to know how to make these leaves follow these directions.
Special Note: I am NOT the original creator of these leaves…
Here is a close up. I tried this myself and LOVE it! SO much fun especially with Core.
MATERIALS: Tim Holtz Kraft-core nostalgic collection, Core cardstock neutrals, Core Sand It Gadget, Cuttlebug and numbers embossing folder, epiphany crafts star 25 tool and star 25 bubble cap, Webster’s  Pagessentiment royal Christmas sticker tags, basic grey buttons, Prima pearls, machine stitching.

Scor a GREAT Fall Layout in HERE!

November 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We are having so much fun with Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel we thought we would give you ONE MORE layout of hers to show of how she works that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. How does that sound???

We all know it’s that time of year for some Fall layouts and scoring is a GREAT way to add texture and interesting details to your projects.

Don’t forget to check out more of Rebecca’s amazing work on her personal blog, My Cluttered Corner,  and you can follow her on Pinterest as well.

Scoring is so much fun when you have Core’dinations! Just keep checking out what Rebecca created with her Core in the next few photos. You can make easy and gorgeous fall layouts with just a few simple lines and your Sand It Gadgets!

Stampendous Day Three!!!

October 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Stampendous, Tim Holtz

Welcome to our Third Day of our week with Stampendous! We couldn’t be more excited than to share gorgeous projects with you featuring Core’dinations and Stamendous products all week long!

We love Stampendous and their products so make sure you do a few things for us while you are here this week.

1.) Like them on Facebook. AND  2.)  Follow them on Pinterest. Oh and if you tweat, 3.) Follow them on Twitter here.

And we have a blog hop for you, too!

Oh..we promised some winners…RIGHT?  Well……………

Miriam Prantner

come on down!

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.

Here is a list to hop along…make sure you do as we are giving away prizes ALL WEEK LONG for those that are commenting and having fun.

Stampendous Blog

Andrea Amu

April Derrick

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Krissy Fossmeyer

Wendy Price

And of course…our blog! And for inspiration here today, we have a project from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley. She created the most beautiful card for us today!

Where do we start?  Shaunte started with a Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardbase that she embossed and sanded.  And Core Tags? Yes, Please!!! (keep reading for more details on those ;) )

Did you know that with our Core Tags you can pop out the silver grommet?  So..if you want to emboss it…PERFECT! Or if you want to flip your tag over and use the smooth side to stamp…YOU CAN! And if you are working with some FAB-u-Lous embossing powders like we are from Stampendous then you are in luck. OH! And don’t forget the beautiful Stampendous sentiment stamp using the Cling Flower Path stamp:

And another gorgeous detail….

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