Valentine’s Day Inspiration Week Day TWO!

February 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

Today we have designer Andrea Amu with the Tuesday Tip to create a handmade gift for that special someone….grandmothers, moms,dads, teacher’s aunts, uncles…this is perfect for ANYONE!

Framed subway art! How cool is this. Just create the cuts on your Cricut or diecutting machine and viola! You have the perfect gift for anyone, anytime of year.

And Andrea has some great tips:

1.) Back the cuts in a lighter color so they really pop.

2.) Cuts don’t line up exactly how you want?  Add little embellishments!

3.) AND, of course, a photo! Personalizing it will mean so much.

4.) Add a doily for that soft, feminine touch.

5.) And don’t spend a ton on a frame. Get them on sale at your craft store. You can paint them any color you like!

And a detail:

Valentine’s Week Inspiration

February 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Happy {pre} Valentine’s Week!

This week we have Valentine’s Day projects for you all week long. From layouts to cards to fun altered projects we have a ton of inspiration for you.

Let’s get stared with a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard featuring the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions. This pack of cardstock is SO perfect for the Holidays. You can pick and choose from a variety of colors that core’dinate with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core and the Shattered Kraft Core.

How easy is that?

And a close-up of that awesome Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered cardstock. It is SO COOL!

And Debbie added at touch of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core No. 24. Love the black against the pink.

Mixing and Matching AND 6×6

January 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Scor Pal, Tim Holtz

Did you know that we are offering the BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Shattered collection in 6×6?  Oh yeah!

Here is a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Check out how she scored the frame around the outside of the layout and then sanded it. We love our ScorPals! Same GREAT Kraft Core!

And, since we are in the purple mood today….how about another layout from Design Team Member April Derrick. For this layout April paired her Shattered Cardstock  with some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core. These two lines were designed in the exact same color scheme (No. 1, No.2, etc) so they core’dinate perfectly!

AND our Tim Holtz Kraft-Core is available in 6×6 now, too!!!!

April used a stencil from The Crafters Workshop to sand the base piece of Kraft Core. Just put your Core on top of it and sand and you get a really cool design!

Happy 5th Birthday to Us!

January 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Core’dinations is celebrating FIVE years today! It’s hard to believe it but it’s true. And as a celebration the entire Core team…our designers, teachers and employees put together an album for our fearless leader, Anthony.

It was so much fun seeing it all come together.  Here are a few shots of Anthony looking through the book. And a few shots of the pages from our team.

By Debbie Standard

by Lydia Jackson

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And Anth0ny opening the book. I think he likes it!

And one more..

Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel

December 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

First up we want to announce last week’s winner! We had such an amazing time with Scor-Pal! We hope that you did, too. Their products and Core’dinations go hand in hand. Scoring+Sanding = FUN FUN FUN!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:
December 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

wow…These are Beautiful. I really need a score-buddy so I can do these. Those papers are gorgeous too. Wonderful job.

Amy, please email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address and phone number ASAP so we can get your Core prize out to you! Please note, we are gathering Hard Core Crop winners and addresses and shipping those right now so your prize many not go out until after the Holiday.  Thanks!

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So who wants a layout? ME! ME! ME!

Due to our Hard Core Crop and blog swaps we ran out of time to get Rebecca’s last Guest Designer layout out up on the blog so we are doing it today. Such a HUGE thank you to her and beautiful, out of the box designs that show off Core’dinations Cardstock. Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions was our very  first line of Core Impressions and it is still a favorite around here. It is so versatile…just like how Rebecca used it for a Christmas layout. The Red is perfect!

Sand first and then add some paint or stamping details for that perfect accent:

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