Black Magic Birthday Card

Celebrate your next Birthday with a Core’dinations Black Magic card. With some simple sanding and heat embossing you can make it look just like chalkboard!

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Black Magic Birthday Card Supplies:

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Step 1.   Begin by sanding the Black Magic cardstock first. It’s important you sand BEFORE you stamp and wipe dust with Dust Buddy. Removing excess sand will help the clear ink pad stamp clearly to ensure a crisp image when you emboss.

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Step 2. Emboss with Tim Holtz & Ranger heat embossing powder. I like to use my scraps because sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good image.

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Step 3. Add layers of Glitter Silk and more Black Magic along with embellishments.

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Ellen

We’re BACK!

July 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives, Scor Pal

Wahoo! Our site is up and we are ready to rock-n-roll! But we did lose a few blog posts from earlier this week so today is one of those posts. Unfortunately they were some Fourth of July posts so it may seem a little  late so sorry about that!

BUT the good thing is that you can make these stars ANY time of the year! They look SO good on layouts, too.  Keep on reading for some great step-by-step directions from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham!

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1)Create a card base, A2 size, made out of Red Rose Core’dinations Cardstock.

2)Cut a piece of White Glove CoreCouture Glitter Cardstock to 4″ x 5.25″. Glue to card base.

3)Deboss a piece of Navy Cardstock from the 4.25 x 5.5″ Darks collection and layer it on top of the white mat. I used Craft Concepts Solid Stars embossing folder for this card. The debossing is a GREAT contrast to the raised stars, don’t you think?

4)Die cut 3 larger stars in different sizes and 2 small stars out of the Red Rose cardstock leftover from making the base of the card.  I used Sizzix Star Framelits.

5)Score each large star at each point.

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6)Scor the stars along the scored lines and sand them with the Sandit Gadget to give them a 3-D effect.

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7)Die cut a label shape out of the White Glove CoreCouture Glitter Cardstock, trim the bottom of it so it will be flush with the White Glove mat already on the card.

8)Stamp the sentiment on the label you die cut in #7. I used Spellbinders Label.

9)Add the stars and sentiment label to the card using 3-D foam. I used Helmar Zapdots.

10)Give to someone.  This card is bound to brighten anyone’s day!

Core’dinations Supplies:

Core’dinations 12×12 Darks – Red Rose

Core’dinations 4.25 x 5.5 Darks – Navy

Core Couture  6×6 – White Gloves

Sand it Gadget

Dust Buddy

 Other Supplies:

Scor-Buddy by Scor-Pal

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive & ZapDots

Spellbinders & Sizzix Dies

Stampin’ Up! Stamp

St Patty’s Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock

March 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co., Tim Holtz

So how about a St. Patricks’ Day layout featuring Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Cardstock.

This entire layout is  Shattered cardstock except for: the Core Tags (journaling) Glitter Silk (Shamrocks, title) Core Couture (pennants).  Loving that scoring detail around the edges?  Break out your Scor-Pal. It’s easy and looks GREAT!  Remember to Scor from the back and sand the front for that great detail.

Shaunte used gold ink and rubbed it into the lighter shade of the Shattered cardstock. This detail shot shows the gold color it turned the cardstock, and seeped down into the cracks. I sprayed it with glitter spray too. Never too much bling, right?!!? And love how Shaunte makes these flags with the Queen & Co. washi!!!!

LOVE IT! Hope this inspires you to scrap those St Patty’s day layouts!

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.
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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!

Bonus Day with Scor-Pal

This is the last day of our week with SCOR PAL. Do you have one of these?  Well, if you are a paper craft you better. AND if you love Core, then  you BETTER! Scoring, then sanding with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only way to go. We hope that you have found some new and exciting ways use your Scor-Pal.

Scoring raises the cardstock so you can sand it and release that inner Core. It’s gorgeous AND both design teams are going to show you easy and fabulous ways the Scor Pal products and Core’dinations can add interested to your papercrafting projects.

Did you know we have a Scoring Video?   Check out our Technique videos for some awesome ideas on what you can do with Core, including the scoring video.

PLEASE make sure you check out the Scor Pal blog for some iNcReDiBle designs this week (I think there might be a prize over there 😉 ). They SIMPLY rockYou know we always have something up our sleeve for you when we do these fun blog events so keep commenting for a chance to win some great Core’dinations Cardstock!

Design Team Member April Derrick created this cool envelope for her layout to keep Core Tags with her journaling and some photos. Brilliant!

Don’t forget your Scor Tape!\

EEEEK! May Arts Ribbon!

Some more scoring….


Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Graphic 45 Signature Collection, Core Tags,  Queen & Co twinkle Goosebumps, May Arts Ribbon, Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray

Day FIVE with Scor-Pal

December 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Scor Pal

Happy Friday!

Who is having fun with SCOR PAL?????????? We are!   Do you have a Scor-Pal?  Well, if you are a paper craft you better. AND if you love Core, then  you BETTER! Scoring, then sanding with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only way to go.

Scoring raises the cardstock so you can sand it and release that inner Core. It’s gorgeous AND both design teams are going to show you easy and fabulous ways the Scor Pal products and Core’dinations can add interested to your papercrafting projects.

Did you know we have a Scoring Video?   Check out our Technique videos for some awesome ideas on what you can do with Core, including the scoring video.

PLEASE make sure you check out the Scor Pal blog for some iNcReDiBle designs this week (I think there might be a prize over there 😉 ). They SIMPLY rockYou know we always have something up our sleeve for you when we do these fun blog events so keep commenting for a chance to win some great Core’dinations Cardstock!

Today we have Design Team Lydia Jackson with the CUTEST CARD EVER! Can you tell we love the Scor-Bug Embosser??? It fits right in the grooves of your Scor-Pal and gives it tiny little bumps that look like dots. Sand them and you  have such a cool design.

Lydia layered her tree on a Zigzag  Edge  in the Glitter Silk (very much like a postage stamp shape) (Step 2 Layer from the David Tutera Cardmaking System.

And a close-up! How cool is this?  You can make any design you want!

Eeeek! Add some Queen & Co bling and you are good to go!

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