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!

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!

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