Here’s to Fall…

November 25, 2009 by  
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As November comes to an end, we thought it would be a wonderful time to share some Fall layouts and projects that our Design Team has been working on…

Here is a wonderful layout from Heather Bowser. I just love how she utilized the negative space with her Fiskars punch:

And Melissa Oliveira made this layout with some Queen & Co. supplies from a product trade. This little angel is the sweetest pumpkin ever!

Melissa utilized sanding as a simple way to create a background for her photo.

Core’dinations and the Cuttlebug

November 19, 2009 by  
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Core’dinations is sponsoring the Cuttlebug Challenge blog this week for their Festival of Lights celebration so please hop over there and take part in the festivities.

As part of their celebration, we have joined forces and are featuring some of the Cuttlebug Challenge blog Design Team creations here today AND you can check out their blog for some of the fabulous creations the Core’dination’s Team has made utilizing their Cuttlebugs.

Today June Houck is showing us this how to make this wonderful recycled tin. What a great way to start off the holiday season by creating this great project. Here is a little but about her project in her own words:

This is a busy time of year for everyone, and paper crafters are no exception! Hand-made gifts are the best types of gifts, but quite often a lot of time and effort is spent preparing them. I have a few quick ideas that I hope will inspire you.


Supplies:
paint can (local craft store), tin canister, and 16oz. jar
Cuttlebug embossing folder (Candy Cane), Scor-it, glue gun
Designer paper and coordinating Core’dinations papers
Punches: 1/2″ circle, 2″ circle, small & large ovals, word window
Dies: QuicKutz Revolution flourish, QuicKutz Vixen, CTMH circles and Nestibilities circles

(Picture 2)
I created toppers for each container using various dies. The “You’re Sweet” is computer-generated and “You’re My Cup of Tea” is an Impression Obsession stamp. The “lights” on the paint can are CTMH stickers. I wrapped both of these with paper from Carol Wilson Fine Arts, Inc. What is inside? I have tea biscuits in the paint can and mint tea in the tin…perfect for a chilly winter day.

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I found recipes for both food and non-food items by doing a Google search for “gifts in a jar”. There are recipes for lots of things from sweets to bath salts! Many of these items are for 1 quart containers (4 cups). My jar is a recycled pickle or mayonnaise jar, which is only 2 cups. I adjusted my recipe accordingly.

So before you toss a jar into the recycle bin, think of the possibilities for gifts for good neighbors, teachers, and friends!

Turkey Kitty Card

November 19, 2009 by  
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Linda Beeson created this adorable card for Thanksgiving next week for those of us in the United States that are celebrating…it is just too cute.

Linda utilized her Fiskars crimper. It is one of the most versatile tools you can get to work with Core’dinations Color Cardstock. It is easy and you can do so many things with it. She used Paprika cardstock, a gorgeous color for this time of year!

Stay tuned later this week for our Cuttlebug highlights and blog swap! There will be some AmAzIng inspiration and

Core’dinations and the Scor It

November 5, 2009 by  
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Here at Core’dinations we LOVE our Score It minis and use them often. They make embossing easy with the unique way it keeps the paper from moving and the measuring tool along the top.

Here are a few examples of what our Design Team did with their Mini Scor It:

Lydia Jackson used her to make a grid for her title…

Here is a two page layout broken down individually so you can see the details of how Debbie Standard made her scored background:

BOO!

October 26, 2009 by  
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As we approach Halloween and Trick or Treating this week, we have to share this amazing project from the very talented Melissa {who btw had the cutest little girl a few weeks ago, Congratulations!}.

What is better this time of year that Black Magic Cardstock? It just screams Halloween.

Here are the instructions from Melissa:

The original wooden letters purchased for this project were all white so I painted the inside and outside portions of the wood with purple paint (two coats). The Black Magic paper was run through the Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the swirly design. After sanding the embossed paper, I adhered it to the letters and used an xacto knife and cutting mat to trim around the letter. I used sandpaper to sand the excess paper from the front of the letters, then added Stickles glitter glue to hilight some of the swirls.

To create the embellishments, I used several Quickutz dies to punch Halloween themed shapes. The die cuts were then sanded and pieced together using foam tape for added dimension. More glitter was added to accent the shapes after they were adhered to the letters. I added a variety of ribbons and rhinestones from my “stash” to jazz up the finished project.

Fabulous Friday Finds

October 23, 2009 by  
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Here are some more wonderful projects that the Design Team from the Cuttlebug Challenge blog has made with Core’dinations Color Cardstock over the past few weeks.

Don’t forget to check out their blog every Wednesday for the Be Inspired challenges and weekly give-a-ways and the previous post for next month’s blog hop.

Rosemary used the Whitewash collection for this amazing invitation.


Cindy made this festive Halloween card just in time for next week!

And Betty made this beautiful tri-folded card utilizing the Whitewash Cardstock.

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