Spring Decor with Kate Nolan Denham

May 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

It was a long, white winter here in Maine and sand we are craving spring so I decided to bring a bit of it inside with some pretty spring decor created with Core’dinations Jillian Spotted, Tillie Spotted Cardstock and Whitewash Collections.
Cutting titlework out of Core’dinations Cardstock is always a plus when looking to compliment your layout, project or card perfectly.  I cut the “Hello Spring” out of Core’dinations Whitewash Collection using my Silhoutte.
When working with Core’dinations Cardstock for my titlework, I like to use the following process:
1) Run the cut title through a Xyron Create-a-Sticker, making sure to rub and peel before you pull the plastic off.

2) Keeping the titlework on the adhesive backing, sand the Core’dinations Cardstock with Sand It Gadget until the color core shows.

3) Using your Dust Buddy, dust the sanded titlework.

4) Add any liquid you may use to enhance the color core to your title work before taking the titlework off the adhesive backing.

The pinwheels are cut out of Core’dinations Jillian Spotted Collection.  This fun dotted collection is just perfect for the whimsical pinwheels.

Being one not to waste good negatives, I made two cards out of the titlework negatives.

Core’dinations Supplies:
Tillie Dot Spotted Collection
Jillian Dot Spotted Collection
Whitewash Collection 6×6
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
Viva Decor Lila Perle Pen
JilliBean Patterened Paper
Crate Paper Patterned Paper
Dymo
Silhoutte “Pinwheel”

Creating a Lego inspired layout with Suzanna Lee

April 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog

With Core’dinations, it’s all about the technique! The beauty of Core’dinations IS, the core. The core of the paper, getting to the core of the matter. You can do so much with it!

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Emboss it, crimp it, sand it and run it through your label machine it! These are the things I have done on this layout. If you haven’t already visited, be sure to check out the technique videos on the Core blog. There are many more techniques to see there too!

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Crimp it! Running your Core’dinations cardstock through a crimper with some sanding provides not only a neat texture but a striped effect depending upon the color core you reveal with your sanding.

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Sand it! I used the Spotted Tillie cardstock to create my own Lego bricks! Cut each brick to size using your paper trimmer and sand! Dead easy!!

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Label it! I created the sub title of my layout by running an appropriate sized strip of cardstock through my label maker and sanded it! Simple yet so effective!

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

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