Accordian Easter card by Suzanna Lee

April 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Designer Suzanna Lee here today with an Easter project for you.

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Using an accordian card die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I created this fun Easter home decor. Each of the backgrounds is not only a different color but a different cardstock as well. I used some Core Essentials cardstock  and some Core Impressions in various designs. See my supply list for more details.

The oval of each panel is cut using white cardstock and individually decorated using more die cut cardstock and some stamps.

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Emboss bits and pieces of the panel for added texture like I did here with the tulip. Then shade it with Gelatos for a hint of ombre color and shading. Scor the outer edge of this panel and sand to frame the letters.

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 Embellish each oval shape and make a quick nest out of some twine like I did below:

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Supplies:

Spotted Jillian

Core Impressions, Basic Grey, Whimsy

Core Impressions, Fancy Pants

Core Essentials, Neutrals

Core Essentials, Pastels

Core Couture Glitter

Core Basics, 110lb white

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

Twine – The Twinery

Stamps – Stampendous, October Afternoon

Dies – Memory Box, Avery Elle, Die-namics, Lifestyle Crafts, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Ink – Heidi Swapp, VersaFine

Button – American Crafts

Spotted Cardstock in the House!

March 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today we have Debbie Standard working her Spotted magic!
Core has two kinds of spotted cardstock: Tillie is the large dot and Jillian is the smaller dot. Both are perfect for cardmaking and layouts since they come in BOTH 12×12 and 6×6!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

December 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Stampendous

Well, yes it has been for a few weeks now but only FIVE days left until Christmas..can you believe it?

Today we have Designer Kim Moreno working some of her Core magic….ENJOY!

I just love the Tillie Dot paper and knew that it would make a cute and quick Christmas card so I went punch happy and put together this card in a snap! I punched 8 stars from the green cardstock and one from the yellow and sanded them each carefully with my Coredinations sanding block and arranged them on the Snowflake cardstock, that I tore along the bottom, in a tree shape. I then added jewels and a sticker to complete my card.

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Supplies:
Coredinations: Spotted Tillie Dot (Scarlet, Tillie Tulip, Tillie Shamrock), Core Essentials (Snowflake, Bon Bon)
Queen and Co jewels
Marvy Uchida star punch
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And Debbie Standard has some tags for us today, too! Take a good look at these beauties…there is SO much detail on them! Here is what Debbie has to say when it comes to creating with Core Tags:
I used some of the new smooth tags from Core’dination’s for these Christmas tags.  I started out stamping on my tag, then I used some clear embossing powder and dried it with a Paper Studio Embossing Heat Tool.  Then I played with some mists – using various ones.  Once done I picked some Christmas stamps and stamped my sentiment on them.  I added a May Arts Ribbon to finish them off.
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Supplies:
Inkadininado Stamp
Some Michael’s dollar stamps
Hobby Lobby brand stamp
Smooches Stamp
Tattered Angels Mists Meadow Green and Candy Apple Red
Mister Huey’s Blizzard Mist
May Arts Ribbon
Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder
Paper Studio Embosisng Heat Tool
Queen & Co. Enamel Do
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AND we have a layout from Gail Lindner today, too! Such a great layout with a non-traditional feel with the color palette!

Something I look forward to at Christmas is my kids’ visiting and getting their photo taken with Santa. I love the growing collection I have, seeing how fast they are growing up and realizing that next year there will be an extra one in the photo! Eeek!

Recently I scrapped last year’s photo, and wanted to keep to a soft, pastel color scheme.

 

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I used only cardstock from the Core’dinations Whitewash collection – I’ve been just a bit obsessed with it lately! But I love the soft colors it gives and how effective just a little bit of sanding is.

You can see in the close up photo below how the edge shows the core color so easily.

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For the panel down the bottom of the layout, I used a star punch to layer shapes punched out of the same cardstock. But with that little sand around the edges they really POP!

Now to work on this year’s photo!

 Supply List:

Core’dinations Neutrals – Snowflake
Pastels – Sugar N Spice
Whitewash – Corner Hutch, Grandma’s Rocker, Cottage Porch, Garden Gate
Darice washi tape
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Silhouette Cameo
Cutting file – Perfect Flourish Words

What a Wonderful Wednesday!

October 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We have been hanging out with Heidi Swapp all week and let me tell you how inspired I am! Wow…their team is incredible. I love the attention to detail and the inspiration. Did you see Maridette’s interactive layout yesterday? I mean WOW! Definitely on my to do list to try.

On Wednesday’s Heidi takes over their blog so make sure you head over there today for some great ideas. I love her videos on the My Craft Channel. Today our team is working some more Mixed Company and some Believe Heidi Swapp projects.

First up Tracy Gruber!

I loved pairing the colors in the Heidi Swapp Mixed Company collection with the different Core’dinations cardstocks!  This confetti paper is so fun and really reminds me of the texture of Core’dinations with the dots so why not pair it with the  turquoise  cardstock from the Spotted Tillie Dot and the light pink from the Pastels paper pad?  Simply sand over both of them with your Sand It Gadget…it’s that easy!  I also cut 1 inch circles, embossed them with an embossing folder, and sanded them to create what looks like a scalloped border using the Navy from the Darks Collection pad.  I cut down the patterned paper to 11.5 x 11.5 inches and matted the whole thing with a piece of gray Core’dinations from the Neutrals paper pad. I like how this makes the Mixed Company patterned paper really “pop”.  To create the embellishments, I used my Spellbinder’s circles to cut the patterns from a piece the Mixed Company Good Life paper They look like premade embellishments!

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And a close up…

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Tracy does such a great job on this card by mixing and matching the stripes and dots and adding some of the fun Heidi Swapp Chipboard stickers. They are the perfect accent for any card or layout. Just put them on my wish list ;)

I thought it would be fun to create a card using the extra supplies from my layout!  I used the same turquoise Spotted Tillie Dot and some patterned paper from the Mixed Company Collection.  I added some stickers and crinkle ribbon to complete my card!

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Neutrals paper pad
-Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot paper pad
-Heidi Swapp Mixed Company 12×12 paper pad
-Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small
-Heidi Swapp Stickers
-Crinkle Ribbon
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
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And guess what we have in store for you tomorrow and Friday? The gorgeous Heidi Swapp Believe Collection!

Here is a little  sneak of this collection from Clare Buswell…don’t go far, you will want to see more of this Holiday collection this week. Loving how Clare used the Jingle All the Way 12×12 sheet for her sentiment on this card. Who doesn’t love some chalkboard and this sheet makes it EASY! No stamping…no mess…just some scissors.

Make card from cardstock. Emboss Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection cardstock, sand with Sand-It gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges with Distress Ink and adhere to card front. Add lace, ribbon and ric rac. Layer sentiment panel onto patterned paper, ink edges and machine stitch border, adhere to card with foam pads. Attach holly, string and bells embellishments.

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And what amazing detail with the bells and holly!
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Supplies:
Core’dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Heidi Swapp 12×12 Paper Pad – Believe
Other: Foam pads, Distress Inks – Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, sewing machine, red velvet ribbon, crochet lace, gold bells, holly embellishment, paper string, gold ric rac, Mistletoe embossing folder Embossalicious, Big Shot.
AND DON’T MISS OUT!!!
And, starting today, comment to win some of our Spotted Cardstock!  Yes….today we want to hear how much you looooooove Heidi Swapp and Core’dinations. We are closing this giveaway THURSDAY October 10th! So don’t delay!
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Ribbon Week with May Arts

May 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

We sure hope you had a great week last week with Authentique. We sure did! We will post a winner tomorrow so make sure you come back and see  if your name is here! And if you haven’t checked out our Facebook page yet, you should! We gave away a bunch of cardstock last week  so please stick with us while we get those prizes out. We are still shipping some Tim Holtz Adirondack packs from our April Grand Prize giveaway,  too!

Soooooooooooooooo speaking of giveaways and fun stuff…..

Are here with May Arts this week!  Check out their blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too!  You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win)  or on our Facebook page! Since we hit 6k likes last week we are in it to win it for 7k!!!!


So let’s get started!  Today Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley worked the May Arts Ribbon and some Spotted Cardstock here on this layout. What a great way to use up all  of those scraps!

And Shaunte made some cards for us, too!

Have you seen our Core Cards?  They come pre folded with an envelope…ready to embellish and go! Check out our entire Cardmaker Series on the website here.  This striped twill ribbon is gorgeous, don’t you think???

Shaunte just mixes and  matches ribbon beautifully! Pair it with some Core Tags and you have a GREAT card!

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