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.

She Shoots….

March 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup, Petaloo, Spellbinders

SHE SCORS!

Well…not the scoring you might see at a football game…but the FUN kind of SCORING! We highlighted scoring yesterday on the blog and I just happen to come across a few more amazing examples of how to SCOR with CORE ;)

We love love to scor here at Core. If you haven’t scor’d before than PLEASE check out our Technique Videos here. LOADS of inspiration and REMEMBER to scor from the BACK of your Core so when you sand the front with your Sand It Gadget, that gorgeous core shines through.

First up we have a layout from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia created her own design here just by scoring! You can create a patchwork design like this and the outline around the layout to frame it, too. SO easy yet SO much impact.

Lydia used Tim Holtz Kraft Core as her base and some Core Essentials and added some great details from Jillibean Soup.

And design Team Member Melissa Oliveira used this month’s Colour Lover’s Inspiration palette for this layout. See how Melissa used scoring to frame the layers of the layout? Gorgeous gorgeous! I cannot  tell you how easy this technique is and how much impact it can have on your layouts with Core’dinatons Colorcore Cardstock!

Here is a little about scoring from Melissa, “Scoring is my favorite way to add some extra visual interest without added bulk or additional layers.”  I AGREE, do you?

And Melissa used her Petaloo flowers that match Core PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!

And a Spellbinder’s Die for the shape…

Black Magic, Scoring,

March 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

Ask you will receive!!! We try and give you as many ideas and inspiration as we possibly can here on our blog so make sure you let us know if there is something you would like to see.

Yesterday  on Facebook we asked what you wanted to see on the blog today and we got a response for Scoring…Black Magic…

Design Team Member Leica Forrest created this layout that has all of the above and then some!!!

See the scored lines on the Black Magic cardstock base?  You can create ANY design you want! And if you need some tips on how to scor, check out our Technique Videos here. AND we have our Hard Core Crafter videos, too!!! Make sure you sign up to be a member to get exclusive videos, win prizes and more!

Leica also used some Spellbinders Dies to create the gorgeous scalloped circles. They look great with the different embossed designs! And Leica turned her Black Magic over and journaled (with journaling strips) to make sure the colors core’dinate perfectly!

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