Helmar Adhesives Grande Finale!

We had a great week of Helmar and Core’dinations Teaming up for some fabulous inspiration!!!!  Make sure you head over to their blog, too. The Helmar blog is jam packed with inspiration this week!!! We are by no means done featuring projects using these great adhesives so make sure you stop by for more in the future. AND today is the LAST day to comment to win some of our fabulous cardstock. You can comment every day for more chances to win.

AND they have an awesome  Facebook Page . P.S. tell them thanks for a fabulous week!  AND CHECK  IT OUT!!! HELMAR IS OFFERING A CHANCE TO WIN, TOO!!!

Today is our grande finale…it’s kinda like a fireworks show. So keep scrolling for some awesome designs using Core’dinations and Helmar Adhesives!  Can you tell our Design team likes the Zap Dots from Helmar? If you haven’t used them YOU MUST! They should be a staple in every crafter’s collection.

We will start off from a gorgeous layout from Design Team member Cari Locken featuring an awesome mix of our different collections. She included the Core Amour Onyx Collection, Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions, Vintage and Core Jenni Bowlin Impressions.

Here is a close-up of how Cari cut the Jenni Bowlin letters from the alpha cardstock and raised them with the Helmar Zap dots:

Next up Design team member Sarah Hodginkson has some super cute invites with Helmar Zap dots, tape runner and SRM STickers and Core Essentials Cardstock:

A super cool layout from Design Team Member Hera Frei (even thought it’s about getting stuck in a Hurricane!). Hera adhered the clouds in various layers with Helmar Zap dots and used her Helmar Tape Runner. Also Hera used the  Core Impressions for the clouds. SO easy…just punch them out and they are embossed and ready to go!

And a card from Design Team member Ellen Sosnoski using some, yep! You guessed it…Helmar Zap dots on the sentiment and 450 Quick Dry Adhesive for the tag and ribbon (also a mix of Vintage Cardstock and Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions):

We will choose a random winner from all the comments this weekend. Thanks so much!

12 Days of Techniques DAY FIVE!

December 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Sizzix, SRM Stickers

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’dinations cardstock. 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

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!

Todays Winner will also receive this an edge distressor from none other than Mr. Tim Holtz! PLEASE make sure you head over to Tim’s Facebook Page and tell him how much you appreciate his support of the 12 Days of Techniques!  You may be seeing more of him in the next few days….just sayin’ ;)     I don’t know about you but I looooove my Tonic Tools. I would recommend the non-stick scissors too ;) . BUT first you need to watch the Distressing Video here leave us a comment!

Today Paula Gilarde is sharing a card she  created with loads of distressing.   Paula used FOUR, yes, FOUR different Core’dinations Lines! Here they are in order from the cardbase: Black Magic (sanded to show the red core), Core Essentials (Notice the Sizzix by Tim Holtz brick embossing folder????) Jenni Bowlin Vintage Core Impressions and Jenni Bowlin Whitewash Core Impressions (Both from the brown and cream line). Paula added some great details to this card including an SRM Sticker.


LaRayne S says:

December 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

I took a class that had some debossing projects and it was very easy and looked great. A Cuddlebug would be the ideal thing to pratice this fun technique.

LaRayne….PELASE make sure you contact us through the contact button because I cannot access your contact information via your comment or send us a message on our Facebook page.

Stay tuned tomorrow for some more inspiration!  We are going straight through the weekend so don’t forget to stop by and check us out.

Did you know that Core’dinations has a Facebook Page? Make sure you check us out here. Don’t forget we will not be shipping any prizes until the week of December 27th.

Cards, Cards, and more Cards!

July 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

HAppy Friday Everyone!

Today we are sharing some cards that the team has created. Sometimes summer gets in the way of scrapping so we hope we can inspire you to create something quick and easy this weekend.

This one from Linda Beeson just screams summer. Love how she mixed so many different lines togther:

And Melissa Oliveira created this cute card with some SRM Stickers and embossing:

Have a GREAT weekend!

We {Heart} Core Amour

July 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

and we hope you do, too!

Today we want to share some fabulous layouts featuring our Core Amour lines. It is so versatile. All you need is a bit of sanding and a splash of color and you have some gorgeous projects! Today’s projects feature the Onyx collection.

Here is one from Hera Frei. Hera accented her layout with some Cosmo Cricket and Queen & Co. jewels:

And a sweet card from Cari Locken. Cari accented her Core Amour with a splash of color and a SRM Sticker:

Bee Happy…it’s the Weekend!

July 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Well, almost the weekend ;) Summer cards are the greatest. They make you smile when you make them and even happier when you see the smile on the person’s face who receives them. Wouldn’t you love to receive one of these cuties?

From Sarah Hodgkinson using some Black Magic and Vintage cardstock and an SRM Sticker:

And another super cute card from Kimber McGray utilizing some Whitewash and Chocolate Box Cardstock:

Have a great weekend and remember to BEE happy!

It’s all about Details!

April 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Preferred Partners

It always amazes me the amount of details I see on cards. So today we are sharing some cards the Design Team created.

LOOK at these gorgeous flowers on this card from Debbie! Wowzers…gorgeous..and she added an SRM Sticker on here, too. Just the perfect finishing touch.

And the shape of this card by Linda is wonderful She lets the Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions stand on its own with a fun embellishment cluster, too. Check out the top, right hand corner. Love that special detail she did with her corner punch.


They have been Celebrating Core over the last week and you don’t want to miss out on the gorgeous creations their team has been working on.

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