Welcome to day ONE of the Core’dinations and Spellbinders Blog Swap

September 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

Welcome to our week long inspirational blog swap with Spellbinders! We are super excited and both teams have been working diligently to inspire you.

Sophistication, value and maximum versatility make Spellbinders™ die templates #1. Beautiful Details Inspiring Creativity…Spellbinders unique triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil through the die template for unlimited possibilities. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine and Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities™ die templates cut and emboss up to 11¾”, taking die cutting to grand proportions. Follow Spellbinders on FacebookTwitter and the Spellbinders Blog!

AND Core’dinations  ColorCore Cardstock will be giving away FOUR paper packs in total!!!

Here is how you can win:
1. Visit the Core’dinations blog and leave a comment every day, Monday the 26th through Friday the 30th. We will give away two packs to TWO lucky winners.
2. Like us on Facebook and comment to win a paper pack.
3. Visit the Core’dinations Designer’s blogs and leave a comment. We will be linking them up on the Core’dinations blog throughout the week and will choose one random designer’s blog to pick a winner.


Make sure you visit the Spellbinders blog for more details on how to win some of their awesome dies AND for some amazing projects from their Design Team.

Remember for additional chances to win, visit our designers blog and leave comment.

Andrea’s Blog

Ellen’s Blog

Melissa’s Blog

Now are you ready for some inspiration!? OH..one quick thing…make sure you check out the DT blogs linked here…they might just have additional projects posted on their blogs in addition to the chance to win ;)

First up we have some fabulous cards…

Design Team Member Andrea Amu created this beautiful card using the Spellbinders Impressabilities Pebbles template.

Design Team Member Ellen Sosnoski Created this card using some Vintage Cardstock and the Large Scalloped circles to create the window.

AND…..

Design Team Member Lydia Jackson created these cute cute cute cute bags for us today.  WANT TO SEE MORE?

She has another sneak of it on her blog. There are so many awesome details to this fun project.

Besides some Core Essentials , Melissa used the Nested Lacey Pennants s5-028.

DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK TOMORROW!

September’s Color Challenge

September 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Friday!

(edited with last month’s winner)

First up we want to Congratulate Courtney! She is the winner for last month’s Colour Challenge.  Email ellen.sosnoski@coredinations.com with your address information. Prizes will not go out until September 12  due to us being out of the office at an event.

Here is the cute card she made.  Love all the great Cricut work and the glossy accents. A GREAT example of how Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock can be your go to cardstock for any project.

You can see her entry here on her blog.

Now it is time to live with September’s Colour Challenge!!!

It is all about colour for sure.

Again, our inspiration piece comes from our Pinterest Colour Lover’s Board. Every Month Design Team Member Lydia Jackson gets the incredibly difficult task of choosing one of the beautiful color schemes found in Pinterest.

This month it is all  about back to school!

What is better than rainbow crayons???

Our Core Essentials line is PERFECT for this challenge. LOADS AND LOADS of gorgeous colours…..

Design Team Member Debbie Standard Created this fun card using this colour inspiration using loads of embossing and sanding:

AND…Debbie created a layout, too.

The great thing about this inspiration piece is that you don’t have to use every single colour like Debbie did here.  She focused on the blue, red, yellow, orange and brown. Looks awesome, don’t you agree?  The Stacy Julian Line Core Impressions is great for this challenge as well. No one does Colour like Stacy!

Remember you must use Core’dinations Cardstock on your project and link back to THIS post by September 30th or link us up on our Facebook page.

More Kraft-Core Inspiration!

July 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics, Tim Holtz

Just wanted to share another Kraft-Core Project with you today from Design Team Coordinator

Sarah Hodgkinson.

Make sure you check out that cute little owl Sarah made out of the Kraft-Core! This cardstock is so versatile.

You are going to love it!   These are brand new colors from Tim Holtz and Core’dinations, too!

Scor….tear…emboss…

February 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup, Provocraft, Queen & Co.

Good Morning and happy Wednesday to you! Today we have some fun projects for you featuring our go to techniques with Core’dinations.

Kimber McGray embossed with the Swiss Dots folder, tore, scored and sanded all one one card….Love all the Core Essentials on here!

Ellen Sosnoski embossed with some Provocraft folders, tore and sanded on this card using Core Essentials, Black Magic &

Whitewash.  And printed her sentiment on the cardstock from her computer….

Flower is from Queen & Co.

And check out the amazing techniques on this card from Debbie Standard. Punching, stamping with some myStampBOX stamps, embossing, die cutting…GORGEOUS!

Fabulous Friday Finds

February 11, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

Happy Friday Everyone! We are back on track with our Fabulous Friday Finds.  About a month or so ago, Jolene Johnston linked our Facebook Page with some amazing cards. I sent her a message asking if we could feature them here on the blog and she said, yes! Well, it gets better….she created a BRAND  new project for us!   So, if you want to see those gorgeous cards click here to go our Facebook Page and check them out. And if you want to see more of her work, click here for Jolene’s blog.

Now let’s check out the amazing details on this layout!

1.) The inking of the embossed dots on the Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions.

2.)  How she mixed the different lines together (Core Essentials, Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Black Magic and Chocolate Box)

3.) All the different techniques…punching, embossing, sanding, tearing (see close up below)

4.) AND, yes there’s more if you look closely…Jolene used a neutral piece of Core Essentials as her base for this layout. Remember, Core’dinations Cardstock can be your go to cardstock for all of your needs!

5.) AND Jolene used some awesome stamps (one of my favorites) from our preferred partner myStamp Box!

6.)  Those great photos of that handsome boy :)

close up:

And another gorgeous layout. The monochromatic feel is gorgeous, especially with embossed patterns.

Love the two embossed patterns together!!!

Make sure you tell Jolene how much you enjoyed her work!  We sure did! Have a great weekend.

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