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…
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
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Here in the States we are CeLeBraTiNg the Fourth of July, our Independence Day.
We are kicking off this week with a fabulous layout from April Derrick using the Fabulous Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions. Don’t you love how April used the large scalloped sheet? Fabulous! And that strip of photos???? Love it!
Have a wonderful Holiday and be safe!
This week we are celebrating Fathers and Family here on the blog!
We are kicking it off with two layouts from Debbie Standard. Debbie packs her layouts FULL of amazing details so grab your coffee and be ready to get inspired!
For this first layout, Debbie sanded a sheet of My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions. It looks beautiful with the bright blue embossed Core Essentials. And check out the fun details from the 4×6″ mini My Mind’s Eye collection pack! They go perfectly together. And of course those fun photos of the kids playing around with their Dad. They just make you smile!
Next up, Debbie shares with us another layout about family. For this layout Debbie scored her Whitewash background . Such an easy and quick way to make your own background!
The flowers are stamped. All you need to do is turn your Core’dinations over and stamp on the backside for a nice, smooth finish.
AND…yes, there is more! Debbie printed her clouds from her computer using a digital image directly on some Whitewash and the sanded.
We have some Easter Cards to share with you from our Design Team today! These will definitely get you inspired to create some festive projects this week while you wait for the Easter Bunny to arrive.
First up we have a super cute card from Design Team Member Cari Locken. Cari used Core Essentials, Gemstones and Whitewash Cardstocks and some Queen & Co. pearls along with the Cricut Expressions & Spring Holiday Cards Cartridge.
And here is a fun card from Design Team Member Linda Beeson. Check out all the cute details on here, including the gorgeous stamping on the Core Essentials and the Core Impressions Woodgrain on the cardbase.
Have a GREAT week everyone!
We will keep you updated on the Design Team call as well.
Today’s Tutorial comes from Linda Beeson. Remember the gorgeous house she created with Tim Holtz Core’dinations Cardstock, stamps, inks and other goodies? Well, Linda put together a wonderful tutorial for you today including the dimensions needed for your own house!
This is a little bird house made of cardstock. It can be created from a 12” x 12” piece of cardstock (right click and save the image below to your computer then print out. You will need to recreate the dimensions on a 9 1/2 x 11″ piece of cardstock) . For my bird house, I cut out a circle in the front and lined that with a piece of acetate this way it can hold a little gift of candy and the window shows you the treats inside.
Here is the pattern for the base created from a 9 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock. Note: This pattern can be altered though to make the house in the size you want. Keep the 11” side the same, just adjust the size of the middle and/or top sections to make the house taller or shorter.
I wanted my bird house to be created from embossed cardstock but the Cuttlebug or Sizzix embossing folders are not big enough for the entire bird house at once, so I created a base bird house with plain cardstock and then embossed pieces to glue to the sides of the bird house and then additional pieces to create my little roof.
Score on the score lines and crease those folds with a bone folder. Here is a photo of what all of the folds and cuts will look like.
When all of the lines are scored and creased, the paper folds to form a box. Glue along the edge of the extra tab. Here you can see how the roof should come together. You can give the roof folds scored lines too or use your fingers to give the correct creases.
I used my Coluzzle circle cutter to cut my hole in the front of the house. Then, I cut a piece of acetate and glued that to the inside of the house. This is optional. I filled my house with candy. If you aren’t going to do that, the top can be stapled or glued together and use some kind of a paper clip so that it can be easily opened.
Now, I measured each of my sections and cut embossed pieces of cardstock and glued those in place.
Remember if you need tips on embossing to check out our videos here.
Here is another view:
We hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial. A HUGE thank you to Linda for putting this together. It’s gorgeous!!! We would love to see yours if you create one so make sure you link us up. Have a great week!
Today we have some awesome Tim Holtz projects from the Design Team that were displayed at CHA!
Here are a few of them up close. Make sure you check out the amazing details! All of these projects were created with the Tim Holtz Core’dination Collectin in addition to his other great inks, stamps and embellishments. YES! We said stamping. Our cardstock is great for stamping on the textured side or the smooth side.
A layout from Debbie Standard:
And an altered Journal from Ellen Sosnoski:
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’dinationscardstock. 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
Day Five: Distressing
Day Six: Scoring
Day Seven: Outlining
Day Eight: Label
Day Nine: Antiquing
Day Ten: Corrugating
And Today’s Technique is AS IS!
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! Make sure you leave a comment here letting us know how much you have been enjoying the 12 Days of Techniques! AND if you missed any of the previous days, you can check out the videos by CLICKING HERE.
AND today we have some extra goodies for you to win from….
Queen & Co. has a wonderful selection of embellishments and their colors are designed to Core’dinate specifically with our cardstock!!!
So I mentioned that today’s is to use our Core’dinations Cardstock just as it is. What does that mean exactly? You don’t always have to sand Core’dinations in order to enjoy the great quality. Core’dinations can be your go to cardstock for all your projects. Today Design Team member Kimber McGray created projects with stamping. Yes, you can stamp on your Core! If you don’t like to stamp on textured cardstock, than just flip it over and use the back. Notice how Kimber stamped on the backside but then used the textured side (the front) of the Core’dinations for her layered card bases. Beautiful!
Note on this first card that Kimber also drew a frame on the card base…don’t be afraid to write on your Core, too!
Look closely at this card. Kimer embossed on the textured white card base. GORGEOUS!
And another beauty here using some color blocking as the base. No sanding required!
So who is ready for yesterday’s WINNER??????????????????
Wow, what a great idea!
SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR THE LAST DAY!!!
Boy did we have fun last week! Thank you, thank you for all of your wonderful comments. Reading them was a lot of fun and we enjoy your feedback. We will post a winner tomorrow of the wonderful give-a-way so stay tuned for that.
And this card by Debbie Standard is just loaded with amazing details! From the layered Spellbinders die-cuts, to the stamping and sanding, you can’t take your eye off of this one!
Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend. It is Monday again and time to share some great ways you can use Core’dinations as your go to cardstock.
Today’s tip comes from Kandis. On this layout, Kandis turned over her cardstock and used the backside! We LOVE our backsides here at Core’dinations. And doesn’t it look great paired with some Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions? Don’t be afraid to mix and match the different lines of Core’dinations like Kandis did on this layout:
And don’t forget your rubons. Core’dinations Cardstock works great with any kind of rubons, too.
Today we are going to be sharing some more creations featuring ways to use your Core’dinations as your go-to cardstock. Remember, you an print on our cardstock, stamp and use your markers as well!