For some Chocolate? Chocolate Box that is….
Firs up is a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Debbie used Chocolate Box as the base of her layout here. Debbie used Chocolate Box with a blue core and sanded the scored frame to accent the blues throughout the layout. Also note on both of these layouts the hearts at the bottom of the page!
This layout is from Design Team Member Cari Locken. Brown looks GREAT with everything! The colors on this layout are gorgeous…blues…reds…greens and Cari anchors this layout with some Vintage cardstock as the base and uses the Mint Chocolate Chip Chocolate Box to accent the green. Remember: all of our lines Core’dinate! So the green in the Core of the Chocolate box core’dinates perfectly with the green from the Core Essentials. Isn’t that great? Makes matching colors for your project so easy.
We are celebrating color again today with one of the most classic color combinations: Black, White and Red. And it just so happens that some of our lines are just perfect for this combo!
For this layout Kim tore the edge of each of the “frames” used around the photos and sanded the Core Impressions cardstock to reveal the stars. She also used her Scor-Pal to score the lines across the bottom and top,then punched and sanded a border to adhere below the ribbon. Remember to check out our videos here for more information on scoring.
And if you love Black and White you have to check out our NEW Jenni BowlinCore Amour collection. You are going to love this line!!! And if you take a hard look at this card from Design Team Member Debbie Standard, you may be able to figure out who we are doing our next blog swap with next month.
Good Morning and happy Wednesday to you! Today we have some fun projects for you featuring our go to techniques with Core’dinations.
Whitewash. And printed her sentiment on the cardstock from her computer….
Flower is from Queen & Co.
And check out the amazing techniques on this card from Debbie Standard. Punching, stamping with some myStampBOX stamps, embossing, die cutting…GORGEOUS!
Happy Wednesday everyone! Today we wanted to share with you an amazing layout from the My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions line just released at CHA in January. This project is from the Lost & Found 12×12 paper pack.
Check out this gorgeous layout from Design Team Member Kim Moreno. Just gorgeous! It was designed to work with both My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Collections and it pairs beautifully with other Core’dinations lines like the Chocolate Box that Kim used as her base for this 12×12 layout. Notice how she scored the frame around the outer edge of the layout base?
Have a great day!!!
Today we have some wintery inspiration for you while we are gearing up for CHA! Sneak peaks and projects are flying in, things are getting packed and ready to go and we are gearing up for a TON of new Releases. I hope you are as excited as us!
Today’s inspiration is from Design Team Member Char Dobson.
I know the Holidays are over but this jar would look great for Valentine’s Day with some lollipops, don’t you think? Make sure you check out the amazing scoring on the Core Essentials.
Since we had the 12 Days of Techniques a few weeks ago, I bet you are all experts on scoring by now, right? Right! Check out the fabulous scoring on this. Again this is just Core Essentials cardstock. Turn your paper on an angle on your scoring tool to get the diagonal lines. For more information on scoring, make sure you check out the video on our website here. Again, even though this a Holiday themed project you can definitely apply this to any project!
And last but not least Char has the perfect card for the weather we are having here in the states. Lots of snow! Char used Core Essentials, Vintage, Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions AND Whitewash on this card. Don’t be afraid to mix your Core’dinations like Char does.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinationscardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.
In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:
Day One: Sanding
Day Two: Tearing
Day Three: Embossing
Day Four: Debossing
Day Five: Distressing
Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!
Today we have a special treat from
Any guesses what today’s Technique is? Going once……going twice….Yup, you guessed it! SCORING! The possibilities are endless when it comes to scoring and Core.
That is why todays winner will also receive the Ultimate Tool from Crafter’s Companion in addition to the Core Goodies! PLEASE make sure you head over to their Facebook Page and tell them how much you appreciate their support of the 12 Days of Techniques! They also have a YouTUBE page with some really great videos. Once you sign in, you can subscribe via email to get notified when they load new videos. BUT first you need to watch the Scoring Video here leave us a comment below. This is a video you don’t want to miss… there are some awesome ideas! We would love to hear what you will create with the Ultimate Tool from Crafter’s Companion and I am sure they would, too so tell them on their Facebook page
Today’s project comes from Mindy Ayers using the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool to create the box itself and the embossed lines on the tag. The pre-embossed Cardstok for the box is Core Impressions Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights and some Core Essentials for the tag.
Check out this close-up. Mindy cut the letters right from the Jenni Bowlin Alpha Cardstock! I know I have said this 1000x’s before but Core’dinations is so versatile!!!
AND Mindy has one more example for us today. Check out how these ornaments are hanging on this card! Yup, you guess it…she scored the lines in the black magic and then sanded them. C-L-E-V-E-R!
Now we are ready for a WINNER!!!
I can never distress too much. LOVE all things distressed. It is my go to technique. That is why I LOVE Core’dinations. The paper is such high quality (and still reasonably priced) that I know it will withstand whatever I throw at it. Combine Core’dinations with Tim Holtz and I am in heaven!!
LaRayne (yesterday’s winner) make sure you get us your address by clicking the contact button here.
SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!!! We have another give-a-way from a sponsor you have already seen during the 12 Days of Techniques!!!
Our Tuesday Tip comes from our very own Melissa Oliveira. She is sharing this cute pumpkin layout. Take a few minutes and look at the amazing details….the subtle sanding, the embossed paper piecing, the photo mounted with the Vintage cardstock, the scored leaves and the fun paper curls!
ALL this and NO patterned paper. Just gorgeous.
Melissa shared her tip for making the paper curls with us today. Just cut a strip of paper (scraps work really well for this) and curl it around a pencil like this:
Squeeze it fairly tight so it takes shape…
And Voila! You have fun curly piece of paper to add to your projects. AND the sky is the limit with these…you can sand them or even emboss them to add some added texture to your project.
Have a creative day!
Over the next week leading up until Halloween, we want to share with you some fun projects the Design Team has spooked up for you to make your Halloween festive and fun!
Isn’t this the most festive and cute Halloween project??? The doilies are the perfect touch..and who doesn’t love monsters? SO CUTE!