Day Five with Helmar…it’s worth it!

November 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives

WOWZAS! Can you believe this week?  What is better than sanding, embossing, tearing…and gluing it all together?
So glad you “stuck” around with us this week and we are NOT done yet!

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

So are you having fun yet???  We sure are!

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!!!

Want to see what you can win this week?

And, of course…check in over at the Helmar Blog for more inspiration!

Today we have a gorgeous, detail packed layout from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira. Here is a little bit about it from Melissa herself:
I had a left over piece of pleated fabric from a recent sewing project that I wanted to use for a layout. The frayed fibers were trimmed from the fabric and Helmar Fray Stoppa was applied to the raw edges. After five minutes, the fabric was completely dry and ready to adhere to the layout. I used Scrap Dots Liquid adhesive to squeeze several gooey dabs of adhesive along the back side of the pleated fabric and adhered it to the corner of the layout. This adhesive is my new best friend! I love using fabric and fibers on my paper crafting projects, and Scrap Dots is strong and thick enough to stay where it is put and dries clear and quick. I also used Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere the title banner pieces to the fabric. The glue is gooey and flexible when applied, so I had plenty of “wiggle room” to straighten the banner pieces that landed on the layout a little askew.

1/4″ Helmar Zap Dots were used to pop up the butterfly embellishments as well as the photo.
Large Butterfly Die Cut is Lifestyle Crafts punched from Bella Blvd patterned paper.
Embossed dots on butterflies above photo are made using a Darice embossing folder
Core’dinations papers used are Core Essentials and BasicGrey Core Impressions (pink)

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!

Work it Wednesday, Baby!

August 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Maya Road, Petaloo

Happy Wednesday!

And when I mean work it..I mean WORK IT! Get out that Core and get busy ;)

Hope it is a great one. Not sure if you were over at our Facebook page today but we posted a card from Debbie Standard that is all about mixing Core’dinations collections.

And that is what Debbie did here, too! She takes the Black Magic cardstock and pairs it beautifully with some Whitewash. All you need to do is match up the cores..see how Debbie scored the frame on the Black Magic and that pink shows through after it is sanded. Add some Prima, Petaloo and Maya Road goodies and you have one fabulous layout. Notice there isn’t any patterned paper on this layout?

PS…we are working very hard on the Design Team Call applications. At this point we are trying to get it narrowed down by next week. It isn’t easy but we are working at it! So stay tuned!

First Day of a Great week with Bella Blvd!

June 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Goood Monday Morning!  We are here ALL WEEK LONG with Bella Blvd. and couldn’t be more excited.  Our team has created some really gorgeous   projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella products. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to super fun decorative tape…Bella Blvd. has  products for every paper crafter!

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you!AND we would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us. And don’t forget to visit the Bella Blvd. blog, too. They have some fabulous projects up and ready to go for you!

Don’t forget to come ALL WEEK LONG! You know there will be giveaways from both companies ;)

Today Shaunte Wadley has some gorgeous layouts for you!

Shaunte uses a GREAT mix of Stacy Julian Core impressions {how much do you LOVE that yellow!!!!}, Vintage and Core Tags.

Love the scor’d frame on the Tim Holtz-Kraft Core.

The Vintage cardstock  makes a GREAT football, doesn’t it?!  And Shaunte really worked that very cool Bella Blvd. decorative tape along the bottom.

And on a side note: we will be  announcing winners for the Facebook giveaway for the NEW Core Cuts on Facebook sometime today.

Happy Tuesday Tutorial!

June 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

I just love Tips and Tutorials. Today’s in no exception. Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley created this awesome layout today with her daughter. What better way to preserve memories than having your kids do it with you?!

If you want to see how to do this…keep reading! This is going to be two part series. Today we will be talking about how to make the title and the next part will be how to print on those cool Core Tags!

First, grab some Black Magic Cardstock and a stylus. Have your child press firmly and spell out there name. You can write lightly with a pencil if  you need to but very lightly. The pressure from the stylus will blend it in to the black cardstock.

Also, you need to work on a craft mat of some sort NOT a hard surface.  The stylus needs a soft surface so it can make an impression in the cardstock.

With your Sand It Gadget sand..sand …sand! Notice we are sanding the negative space. Doesn’t it look awesome?!

All you need to do is add some of your children’s art work and you have an awesome layout that not only preserves those memories of your children but truly makes them a part of it.

Other products used: Core Tags, Spotted Collection, Whitewash Cardstock.

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