Halloween Layout

Hi Core’dinations fans! Christine joining you for the first time and I am going to share a Halloween layout that I created focusing in on the Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions Pack.

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Halloween Layout Supplies:

Core Supplies Oct.Step 1: Use your sand it gadget to sand the black Halloween themed Seasonal Impressions cardstock.

Core Halloween CU 1Step 2: Cut off 3 inches on each side of the purple Halloween Seasonal Impressions cardstock.  Sand it and then add it to the center of the black paper making sure to line up the words.

Halloween-Core-CU-2Step 3: Cut out and sand orange and green pieces from the 6 X 6 spotted cardstock.  Add the orange beneath the picture in the center.

Halloween Core CU 3Step 4:  Punch out circles using the green spotted cardstock and kraft basics.  Punch out stars using the Tulip Core Essentials cardstock.  Use those to embellish around the picture.  Add the Fashion Tags for journaling.

Core-Halloween-Layout (1)Don’t you just love how a little sanding can take cardstock somewhere very special!?!

~Christine

 

Graphic45 Vintage Love with Clare Buswell

July 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbon

You are not going to want to miss these beauties! Designer Clare Buswell is designing Vintage style for us today with some Graphic45 papers and Signature Series Cardstock. Sit back and enjoy…it’s gorgeous!

Bon Anniversaire Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, layer onto cardstock. Add vintage papers, stamp sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, tag, flowers, lace and pins.
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Supplies:
Cardstock: Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Juliet Damask
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, lace, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, trinket pins, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, sentiment stamp (French Country, Waltzingmouse Stamps), twine, corner rounder.
 Bon Fete Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, layer onto cardstock. Add vintage sticker, stamp sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, tag, flowers, lace and charm.

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Supplies:
Cardstock: Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Rosa
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, charm, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, sentiment stamp (French Country, Waltzingmouse Stamps), corner rounder.
 Bonjour Card
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Make card from cardstock, round corners and ink edges. Emboss cardstock, sand using Sand It Gadget, sew border, adhere to card. Add vintage sticker, pocket, add sentiment and ink edges. Add ribbon, twine, flowers, lace, pin and charm.
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Supplies:
Cardstock:  Core Signature Series Graphic 45, Core Essentials Neutrals
Patterned Paper:   Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Embossing folder: Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Poppy
Other: Graphic 45 French Country Stickers, Graphic 45 French Country Tags and Pockets, Distress Inks, Black ink pad, Sand It Gadget, lace, ribbon, Distress Stains, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, trinket pins, sewing machine, die-cutting machine, twine, corner rounder.

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
Cuttlebug
Martha Stewart punch-Garden Trellis
Couture Creations embossing folder-Fresh and Fun Collection, Magical
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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..next 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 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.

You’re Special _______

May 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

The great thing about the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system is it’s versatility.  Basicall you can swap ideas that you see here with any of the sentiments OR just make a “You’re Special” card and keep it on hand for any occasion that arises.

Designer Margie Higuchi created this example for us today.

Here are a few tips:

1.) Use the die cut shapes on the Step  Two layers to match and place your sentiment.

2.) Mix and match the Step 3 pearls from other packs.  These pink pearls are found in the Butterfly 2 Shapes & Cupcake Shapes both of which were not used on this card.

3.) Use a SQUARE cardbase! EEEEK! These are so great and not that hard to do. See how Margie used the Step 2 A2 layer and then balanced it with the Border Strips?  Brilliant and EASY!

Have a beautiful day!

Happy Monday! Winners…and something fun!

February 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics, Queen & Co.

We hope you had a great time with Hampton Art last week!

Ready for some winners????

First up from the Core blog we have………

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And we picked a random winner from Design Team member Debbie Standard’s blog from Thursday……

Wow…Your cards are so wonderful and perfect. I love all of your details. Wonderful job all the way around.

AND since we hit 9000 new likes on Facebook this weekend I thought we would do another winner…

Oh how lovely! Beautiful cards!

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name and address and phone number by Feb 28th 2013 with HAMPTON ART WINNER in the subject line. Prizes ship within a calendar month of receiving all addresses.

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And today we have something fun!  We are sponsoring a challenge over at the Cupcake Inspiration blog! How fun is that?  Each challenge you get an inspiration piece to create a card or project. You can draw from the colors or the design.

Here is the piece…how much do you love those colors!?!?

Here is an inspiration piece from Debbie Standard:

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE RULES ON THE CUPCAKE CHALLENGE BLOG HERE.  You must link your project to the correct post on their blog not here.  Rules are on the sidebar on the left hand side under the sponsors.

AND HAVE FUN!!!

Simple Stories Day ONE!

December 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Simple Stories, Tim Holtz

We are here with Day 1 of our week with Simple Stories! How exciting!

Make sure you head over to their blog HERE to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week.

Today we have Debbie Standard using the Harvest Lane Line from Simple Stories. This is the perfect line to scrap all those Thanksgiving  photos you just took  last week and all those great outdoor, Fall photos.  The colors are so rich and the patterns are classic Simple Stories with their fabulous prints and textures.

For this first layout, Debbie paired Harvest Lane with some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core. Debbie took her sander and sanded gently over the surface of the cardstock to give it that subtle, sanded look. Love that! The Tim Holtz Kraft-Core matches perfectly with Harvest Lane.

And next up Debbie used the NEW Tim Holtz KRaft Core Seasonal Impressions! And Debbie used some of the Darice 12″ embossing folders to emboss the strips. These are so GREAT!

See you tomorrow!

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