Who is ready for day THREE of Xyron & Core?

October 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, Provocraft, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Xyron

We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long!  We hope you have been having fun so far!

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And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway!  AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win over there and keep reading on how to win on our blog, too.

Let’s start today off with festive layout from Tim Holz Seasonal Kraft Core with Designer Suzanna Lee:

For those of you who have followed my blog, you’ve already heard my rave review of the Xyron MegaRunner. You can read all about it here. Having had the chance to use my MegaRunenr A LOT more since that review, I am still a big fan! The cartridges are so easy to just drop in and get scrapping. You don’t have to rely on that one friend who threads it for you, nor do you have to keep re-threading. Big bonuses! The Create-A-Sticker “X” has been sitting on my desk for AGES. I think it’s the one adhesive that still remains from early, early days. It’s the tried and true work horse for letters (like the title on this layout) and smaller embellishements (like the pumpkins, ribbon and burlap). New “wows” that I got to play with in the making of this layout with are the 3/16 inch dots and 1/2 inch double sided tape, each with their own environmentally friendly dispenser. The double sided tape is fantastic when you’re using Core’dinations products in that sometimes the sanded Core, no matter how clean that Dust Buddy gets it, can be a little more resistant to stick and bond to more Core. Not the case with Xyron’s double sided tape! Thanks Xyron for some innovative, earth friendly and reliable adhesives!

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And another detail shot:

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Core’dinations Kraft Core; Nostalgic, Shattered, Seasonal Impressions
Core’dinations Deep Lagoon
Core’dinations Rustic
Core Tag
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Xyron MegaRunner
Xyron Create-A-Sticker 1.5 inch
Xyron 3/16 inch dots
Xyron Double sided tape
Twine – The Twinery
Glassine bag – Michaels
Tags – October Afternoon, Chic Tags
Punch – McGill
Letter Dies – Lifestyle Crafts
Decorative Scissors – Fiskars
Ribbons – May Arts
Pennant – October Afternoon
Stamp/dies – Lawn Fawn
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Misc craft supply – burlap, tulle

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And how about a super cute card from Designer Tracy Gruber? Love her play on geometric shapes and of course that CUTE stamp! The create-a-sticker is perfect for the chevron shapes along the side of the card.

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Supplies:

-Core’dinations Neutrals Paper pad
-Core’dinations Tags
-Xyron Create A Sticker
-Xyron Mega Runner
-Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe
-Copic Markers: E23 and E25
-My Favorite Things Chevron die
-Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Sizzix Diamond embossing folder
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And next up we have a Designer Gail Linder with a GREAT layout featuring the Xyron Mega Runner.

Inspired by an advert I saw online, I wanted to create a background with even strips of cardstock. Once I chose my colors and cut my strips, it was so quick and easy to adhere them to a background cardstock using the Xyron Mega Runner!
To add interest and texture, one of my strips is the gorgeous Tillie Dot embossed cardstock. Before all the strips were adhered, I gave them all a slight sand to reveal a bit of their core with my Sand it Gadget.Finally, I wanted to add a large ’2′ to my background but didn’t want to detract from my strips so I simply hand-stitched the outline of the number.
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Just a fabulous color combo….Gail knows how to work yellow for sure!
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Supplies: 
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And don’t forget to comment all week long for a chance to win this on the blog and on FACEBOOK!
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AND this!
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Summer Challenge: Brights Collection Pack

July 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Provocraft

Every month we challenge our designers to try new things. It might be a collection pack, techniques…something different just to get those creative juices flowing.  So for July, we challenged our designers to use the Brights Collection pack and to do some fussy cutting for some added interest. Cut those stamps…cut those embossed images…you name it the sky is the limit!

 The Brights collection pack is the PERFECT color palette for all your summer layouts and projects! Don’t be afraid of those bright colors..embrace them!

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First up we have a tutorial from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham on how she cut out some stamped images from her Brights Cardstock. This is a super easy way to create your own embellishments, don’t you think?

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Stamp directly on the Core texture side. Looks awesome!

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LOVE that thick outlined image you get from the stamping…

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And since circles seem to be a theme for a lot of our team right now, we thought we would share a layout from Design Team Member Gail Linder using our Brights Collection pack for this very challenge as well! Here is a little bit about this layout from Gail:

I think that bright, fun photos call for bright colors! I couldn’t go past an awesome YELLOW background for this layout! 
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To create an interesting background, I cut a heap of “bubbles” out of the same color cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I arranged them over the background and once I was happy with where they were, I gave each bubble a slight sand before adhering them. I just love the tone-on-tone look my background has now! And by sanding the edges of each shape, it makes them stand out just a little bit more!
 
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I also used my Cameo to cut out the title and finally I added a cute banner up the top, adding a bit more color! You can see that I embossed and sanded each piece and I just love the look of the different textures all together. 
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I hope I’ve inspired you to pull out some Core and create your own background just like this!
Supply List:
Core Brights – Tulip, Heartfelt
Core Neutrals – Chocolate Mocha
Core Pastels – Reflecting Pool, Scotch
Graphic 45 Signature Series – Precious Pink
Tim Holtz Distress Core – Spiced Marmalade
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
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Silhouette Cameo and cutting files
Patterned paper

Okay, well, Gail didn’t fussy cut her own details but you get the idea. We LOVE our Silhouette Cameo here at Core. There are so many amazing things you can do with it!

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And one from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. Debbie anchored her Brights Collection with some Whitewash. And how about all that embossing and sanding! Fabulous…every detail is just amazing!  Debbie combines multiple embossing folders form Darice, her Fiskars Paper crimper,  outlining on the layout base, die cuts….you name it!

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Stay tuned for tomorrow for some more fun in the sun layouts with our Brights Collection pack!

Hampton Arts Blog Hop Day FOUR!

February 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome to the Hampton Arts Blog hop week! We have tons of chances to win from BOTH companies so don’t miss out. NOT to mention the amount of inspiration is ridiculous!

We have chosen one of the Core’dinations Design Team blog’s as the designated blog to pick a random winner from the comments. The catch is…we aren’t telling you who it is.   SO make sure you comment all week long to win win win win!

Hampton Art blog: http://blog.hamptonart.com/ START HERE
Core’dination’s blog: http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/cat…scrapbook-blog/ END HERE

{yesterday}

Wednesday: Gretchen McElveen http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Nina Yang http://waffleflower.com/
Lydia Jackson http://lidibids-scrapnotions.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Leica Forrest http://10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/leica_forrest/ (Core)

{today}

Thursday: Gloria Stengel http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Dana Warren http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Debbie Standard http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Melissa Oliveira http://www.bzzyfingers.typepad.com/(Core)

Here’s a little sneak of  what you will see today :)

And you can win here, too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

AND while you are here..we have a few other things going on, too.

FIRST is our February Sketch Challenge! Lydia Jackson created an awesome sketch for us so check out all the details HERE. There is a Core prize package up for grabs!!! So ANOTHER chance to win…you have until the end of February for this.

AND we have ANOTHER giveaway from Scrapbook Trends HERE. You could win a ONE YEAR SUB!!!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!  Yep, you heard me….a ONE YEAR SUB to Scrapbook Trends AND a HUGE prize package giveaway for you and your friends that, of course, includes Core :):):)

Winners in here! And a Tuesday Tip!

September 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We had a fun week last week that is for sure! So anyone curious about some winners?

All winners are random:

For commenting here on Facebook………………

Mary-Anne V. says:
August 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm

These projects are so cute…love the colours and the die shapes!

And our random Facebook winner…

Cynthia Keogh Thank you for the inspiration this week. Such fantastic projects. Our first day of school was nerve racking, my worrier son doesn’t want to change classes, teachers, toys, friends. He did well no tears.


Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, AND phone number (only if out United States). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month (middle and end of the month) once we receive all prize winner’s information.


So how about a project? or Two?  Today’s Tuesday Tip  is from Debbie Standard…use those great Core Impressions designs for your back to school photos and projects. We have tons of designs that are great for back to school including  our Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions and Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions that have fun alphabet prints, ledger lines and more!

Join us for a Blog Hop with…

June 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Peachy Keen Stamps! We couldn’t be more excited about today and tomorrow!!!!

Day 1 Schedule

Core blog: http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/cat…scrapbook-blog/ (you are here now!)

Peachy Keen blog: http://peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com
Nikki Foraker http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com
Andrea Amu http://imlivinonscraps.blogspot.com/
Michelle Criswell http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com
April Derrick http://memoryvilla.com/blog/
Leanne Garner http://www.createdbyLeanne.blogspot.com
Debbie Standard http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/
Raven Baca http://love4stamps.blogspot.com

AND…it wouldn’t be a Core party if we didn’t give something away, right?!?! So here is how it goes…travel through the blogs and one of the Core DT members will have a cute little Peachy Keen guy on their blog somewhere. Come back here and enter the answer below and from there we will pick a winner from the correct answer. AND Peachy Keen is doing it with their DT members, too! So make sure you have the right team and the correct answer ;)

Peachy Keen is giving away this:

And we have a 6×6 Jillian and Tille Spotted collection for ONE lucky winner!

winners will be chosen Sunday!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

“>So how about some designs cards from Shaunte Wadley to get you started???? This Monster set is too much fun…AND it doesn’t just have to be for Halloween!

Want to see more of this layout??? Head over to our Facebook page to see it…it is AMAZING! Shaunte used these fun little monsters in such a unique way… you DO NOT want to miss it!!!! AND while you are there…check out the Peachy Keen page, as well. You will love it!

And this card is just too cute!!!!!!!!

Sweet Stamp Shop

April 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders

Gooooood Morning!

We are here this week with some fun projects from Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps. You know the drill…comment here on the blog ALL WEEK long AND over on our FACEBOOK PAGE for the chance to win some Core goodies!!! Make sure you check out their store for  some CUTE stamps and their blog for a chance to win, too! {Please note they are on the West Coast so their post might be up a bit later than ours since we are on EST}.

Today we have some cards from Design Team Member Char Dobson!

Char used a Darice embossing folder for the clouds…how much do you love that folder? And she stamped her cute little Sweet Shop Stamp right on some brown Core’dinations Core Essentials. And check out that gorgeous May Arts ribbon!

And who doesn’t love pie???????????? Char used her Spellbinder’s die to cut  the window and some more May Arts ribbon.

I also wanted to post about our Colour Lover’s Monthly Inspiration. For the past few months we have issued a challenge around our Pinterest board called Colour Lover’s. Sorry for the confusion but we are not offering a prize for this challenge at this time due to our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY going on right now. It’s HUGE…a value of over $700!!!! So make sure you enter today AND tell your friends! {when you enter it will give you the chance to send emails to your friends and  share on Facebook) The MORE we get signed up, the bigger and more frequent we giveaway prizes!

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