Fabulous Cards

February 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye, Provocraft, Tim Holtz

Today from Design Team Member Andrea Amu!

Andrea’s cards have more details than my layouts. Anyone would be so blessed to receive one of these. They are amazing!

How about some scoring and Tim Holtz Kraft Core??? Notice the letters cut in the Chocolate Box?  yes please!!!

And this card has a beautiful mix of Tim Holtz Kraft Core and My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions. Don’t be afraid to mix up those collections….they all core’dinate!

Happy Birthday to you…

February 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Happy Birthday to you….

Happy Birthday dear Kimber…..

Happy Birthday to you!  How old are you now…..Did you like my singing voice? I will stop now while you still have ear drums!

Welcome to the Core’dinations Blog! We are celebrating a very fun day here today for our very own Core Teacher

Kimber McGray!!!

Hope it’s a great day for you, girl!

Here is a card that I made to celebrate this festive day.  I was looking for my lordy lordy looks who’s forty stamp but I must have misplaced it ;)

Next up is Celeste Smith’s blog so make sure you head on over there next!

While you are visiting…….

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It’s FREE and you will be able to view never seen before videos, exclusive giveaways AND sneak peaks!

Tuesday Tutorial: Make your own Chevron Print

November 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

I love Core’dinations so much! The possibilities are truly, truly ENDLESS!  Ellen Sosnoski here with a fun and easy tutorial on how to make your own Chevron print.

How much do you love Chevron?  Let me here it!  Here are some of my favorite examples I have found on Pinterest.

P.S. did you know Core’dinations is on Pinterest?  Follow us here and we will follow you back, too.

From iheartprintsandpatterns.blogspot.com:

And another gorgeous print from a cute Etsy Store with loads of chevron prints

Here is my tag I created using some Chocolate Box cardstock.

And a close up:

Here is how I did it. Please note: I recreated this on a larger scale so it was easier to take photos and see the grid. I would recommend starting small like I did with a tag. A 12×12 sheet of cardstock is really hard to line up on your scoring too for THIS project because you are twisting and turning it. So you want to practice first and start on a smaller scale.

Note: Not familiar with Scoring?  Check out the Learn Tab on our website for our awesome How To videos including Scoring.

First, start making a grid on the BACK of  your Core’dinations Cardstock. Remember that when you are scoring with Core, you want to work from the back so the raised image is on the front to sand.

Now you want to connect the grid to make the Chevron pattern. I did mine freehand, you can definitely use your ruler but this is only a guideline for scoring. You definitely want to use the ruler for the grid.

Now you can adjust the sizes of  your pattern if you would like. The larger the pattern the easier. As you can see, it may  take you some sketching to get the look you are looking for but we are working from the back so that doesn’t matter!

She runs…she shoots..she SCORES!

October 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Scor Pal, Spellbinders

Okay maybe we don’t have that kind of “Score”  here at the Core Blog but we got something BETTER!

We do this kind of SCORING! Need some more tips?  Make sure you check out our videos here. The possibilities are endless. You can make any design you want!!!! There is one  important tip  to remember when you are  SCOR with CORE.

Remember to score from the BACK of the cardstock. That way the raised scor image is on the front and you can sand it.

Design Team Member Leica Forrest scor’d her heart out on these layouts.

Core Essentials works beautifully for scoring. Notice the outline sanding Leica did for her title, too? SO COOL!

This layout is jam-packed with technique, too. From the embossed Black Magic scalloped shapes (using Spellbinder’s dies)to the  scoring and use of the label maker…

This is one awesome layout!

Happy Tuesday!

September 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

Have you seen September’s Core Colour Challenge???

CLICK here for more details if you didn’t ;)

Well, we have some more inspiration for you!!!

Today Design Team Member Char Dobson made this super fun and just perfect project for Back to School for us today. This is so fun and just perfect for a teacher gift.

And Char’s Tuesday tip is to not be afraid to pair those gorgeous primary colors with an accent color like purple. How awesome is this color combo???  Char used our September Colour Lover’s piece as her inspiration for this layout. You don’t have to use every color…just pick and choose the ones that work for YOU!

Core: Essentials (brights), Core tags (brights)

Other supplies: Cuttlebug Measure by Measure and Number Collage embossing folders, Scor-pal, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook (stars), unknown button brads, buttons, hemp cord, alphabet beads, pop dots, pencils, sticky notes

Happy Wednesday!

August 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD Morning!

We have a project for you today featuring Paper Trunk goodies and Core’dinations Cardstock.

Make sure you head over to their blog for some more GREAT ideas and inspiration.

AND DON’T FORGET.. we are giving away some Cardstock to one lucky person. So leave a comment on any post you see with Paper Trunk (here at our blog) for a chance to win!!!  (Please note  prize will not be mailed until after the 12th of September due to us being at an event out of the country).

Today we have a very fun layout from Design Team Member Char Dobson featuring some Paper Trunk goodies and Core’dinations Chocolate Box cardstock.

How cool is that Scoring in the corners?!??!!?!?  If you want to see some more ideas on Scoring, check out our Videos here. And the touch of misting over the sanded hatching looks awesome, too.

Are you using Chocolate Box?  If so we would love to see!

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