Quick and easy Thank You cards with Gail Lindner

Hi Everyone! Gail Lindner here…. I had a simple design in mind using ONLY Core’dinations cardstock and looked to Pinterest for some fun color combinations! I came up with four combinatons and made several of each in one big creating session!

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I cut the sentiment “Thanks” out using my Silhouette Cameo but wanted it to stand out from the background. I saw the trick of cutting out several and layering them during some blog hopping and it really was a quick way of adding dimension that you can see in the following close up photo.

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Because the writing is quite detailed and fine, using pop dots would not only be time consuming but would also not be sturdy enough. I simply cut multiple words out of a full sheet of white cardstock and ended up adhering four layers to give it enough dimension.

I’ve also used techniques such as embossing, sanding, distressing and folding to add interest and dimension.

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It sure feels good to have a nice collection of thank you cards handy again!

Supply List – Gail February Project #3 – Thank You Cards

Core Cardstock:
Pool, Lemonade, Stonewashed, Sunset Orange (Tim Holtz Adirondack)
Snowflake, Cityscape (Neutrals)
Navy (Darks)
Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz Distress)
Spring Green (Graphic 45)
Aruba (Pastels)
110lb White Premium Cardstock

Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder
Silhouette Cameo
Thirsy Script Font

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It’s Gail here again!  I’m putting some creative energy to work to create some layouts and things for our sweet baby #3. Here’s a layout documenting some thoughts on late pregnancy, using one of my favourite color combinations of Core cardstock!

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For this layout, I started with the idea of placing different colored squares of Core’dinations cardstock over my background, varying the size and texture of each one.

I started by just cutting some squares in various sizes and playing with the placement. You can see I’ve created a few visual triangles to balance the layout – mainly with the three squares of the navy and light pink cardstock.

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You can see a couple of fun embossing folders that I’ve used on the squares! As usual, a quick sand to reveal the core brings them to life!

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For the title and accents on my layout, I put my Silhouette Cameo cutter to good use and cut a variety of hearts and arrows in the same colours as the squares and scattered them, raising some on pop dots.

My title was also cut with the Cameo using my favorite font: Thirsty Script. You’ll find it works wonderfully with the Core cardstock!

Supply List – Gail February Project #1 – Almost Layout

Core Cardstock:
Snowflake, French Roast (neutrals)
Navy (darks)
Love Potion (brights)
Spun Sugar (Tim Holtz &Ranger Distress cardstock)

Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Cuttlebug & Darice embossing folders
Silhouette Cameo
Cut Files: Arrows, 8 Thin Arrows, Echo Park Heart
Thirsty Script font

Back to School with Mary Pat Siehl

August 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce

Today we have some projects from Designer Mary Pat Siehl for all those back to school ideas!

School is starting for us this month and due to the fact that I am a teacher I am always working on my son’s first day of school.  Since I am not there when he wakes up I always put a little something special on the breakfast table for him.  This year I made a card for his first day of school using the amazing Core cardstock.  I used my silhouette to cut out the apple parts.  For my cardstock I used the Brights collection and the Tim Holtz Adirondak collection.  For my base I used Snowflake.  I cut the apple out twice and glued it together to form the actual card.  After cutting out the apple pieces I embossed them using a variety of embossing folders.  I then lightly sanded them to expose the inner core!  Next, I used a smooth Core Tag and cut it down just a bit and stamped my sentiment and tied on the stem using some yummy twine.  Finally I added some bling to make it looks like some apple seeds.  I think my son is going to love this!

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Supplies:
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Adirondak collection
Core’dinations Smooth Tags
twine- the stringery
stamps- Paper Trey ink
ink- Hero arts, Jenni Bowlin
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And speaking of school projects. Mary Pat creates these large envelope layouts for all of her kids school years. How cool is that?  It’s a great way to store their report cards, schedules, and all the other things that they get throughout the year that they might want to save and have to look back on one day.

To see the video on how to create this check out our Facebook Page HERE! Or on her YouTube page…it’s awesome!

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Fabulous Friday!

We have some fun projects for you today. Hope this weekend is a scrappy one! But first we want to make sure we see you back here Monday!

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First a card from Designer Gail Linder:

My just-turned-two year old son is obsessed with trucks at the moment so I had to create a truck card for his birthday! 
 
Using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, I cut out the truck in three core colors so I could mix and match it when I put it together on the card! I think I must say this all the time, but it is truly awesome how just a little sand can add so much dimension and definition to simple shapes like these!
 
And of course, what good is a dump truck without a pile of dirt? Torn, embossed and sanded Chocolate Box cardstock was the perfect, rough dirt for this (I have to say) cute little dump truck!
 
My son’s eyes lit up when he saw it!
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How cute is all this detail? WOW!
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Supply List:
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo and cutting files
Hero Arts stamp

 

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And a layout from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham

One of the things I love about Core’dinations Cardstock, besides the colored core, is that there are so many fantastic colors of cardstock.  Color can evoke a feeling in a layout, it can help support the theme of a layout or it can just compliment the photos.  It is awesome that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock has so many colors that it makes it so easy to do of these things! When creating this “All Boy” layout, I wanted to use what I consider “all boy” colors.  Core’dinations Cardstock did not fail me!

 To pop the ColorCore on the green background paper, orange arrows and brown titlework I simply distressed the cardstock with the Core’dinations Sandit Gadget and Dust Buddy.

I stamped some fun boy adjectives after adding a bit of Distress Paint to a Core’dinations Core’Tag. These sturdy, smooth tags are awesome for adding wet mediums. Stamping on the textured ColorCore Cardstock has such a great effect, too, as you can see on the “guareneed trouble” spot.  

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Supply List:

Core’dinations Core Essentials: Brights

Core’dinations CoreTag: Smooth Bookmark

Core’dinations Tim Holtz: Adirondack

Core’dinations Dust Buddy

Core’dinations Sandit Gadget

Gel-A-Tins Stamps

Fiskars Crimper

Ranger Archival Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Paint

Basic Grey Patterned Paper

Sizzix Dies

Die-namics Alpha Die

 

Gettin’ Krafty with Kate & Clare!

Today we have a super “krafty” layout from designer Kate Nolan-Denham.

I am having a great love of all things Kraft lately and I find myself reaching for the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core all the time . The sweet layout of my grandson I am sharing today is chock-full of this line!


I sanded the background cardstock, Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.10, using my Sand it Gadget to give it a bit of an aged look.  To create the rulered mat, I embossed a piece of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.6, with Darice 12″ ruler embossing folders. After fussy cutting out each ruler, I inked them with Distress Ink and added them to a 9″x 8″ mat of Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No. 23.


The title work is die cut from Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.21 and distressed a bit with the Sandit Gadget.  Of course, I always use the Dust Buddy everytime I sand.  The photo mat and die punched hearts are made from scraps of Core’dinations papers I had in my stash.  Got to love stash!

Core’dinations Supplies:

Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection

Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection

Sandit Gadget

Dust Buddy

Other Supplies:

Darice Ruler Embossing Folder

Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Pebbles Paper

EK Success Punches

Dienamic Dies

Want2Scrap Bling

Helmar ZapDots & Premium Craft Glue

And ..the GREAT thing about Kraft Core is you can use a little or a lot!  Check out Clare Buswell’s card here using all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock including a paper ruffle flower from Kraft Core.  You can mix & match Core beautifully, don’t you think? Add some of the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress collection, too!

Check out more of Clare’s paper ruffles HERE. Gorgeous!

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 And just love love how she stamped on the Whitewash Cardstock.

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Introducing Kate Nolan-Denham

May 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Wow, Tuesday already? We hope you took the time to remember and thank all of our service men and women that have sacrificed so much for us to have our freedom. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We are back up and finishing off our last week (week three) of our Design Team Introductions!  If you have been following us  make sure you check our WINNER page HERE to see if you won!
Today we are saying hello too…..Kate Nolan-Denham!
Here is a little bit about Kate:

Hello! My name is Kate Nolan-Denham, but I answer to Katie, Mom, and Mimi, too. I live in Maine with my dear hubby (Scott), our youngest daughter(Lily) and two dogs(Lexi & Ryder). Our oldest daughter(Kass) lives nearby with our two grandsons(Chase & Seth). We are so lucky to live in a small community that is situated only 45 minutes from the ocean and the mountains. By day, I am an Office Manager for a Speech-Language Pathology Center. I love my day job because the women I work with do great work and have huge hearts! I was encouraged to start scrapbooking by a dear friend who insisted that scrapbooking was “so me.” She was right! Twelve years later my love of paper crafting has evolved to include scrapbooking, card making, stamping, altered art, and a dabbling of mixed-media. My style is clean and colorful (most of the time). I have had the honor of being on several design teams during the last few years, but I am especially excited about joining the Core’dinations team. Now I can check it off my bucket list!

Check out more awesome projects on Kate’s blog HERE!

So who is ready for a layout all about Kate?????
If you were taking a sneak into my Instragram account, you would see these pictures.  Amazing how a phone can caputre those moments that define you!
I wanted my layout to be a reflection of me, not only with photos, but also in style.  The clean, colorful design of my layout is what I consider my papercrafting style.

I scored my background Core’dinations Cardstock at the 1″ vertical mark and then every 2.4″ horizontally. This created a grid in which I sanded to give a little pop.  Each of the arrows is die cut out of differerent colored Core’dinations Cardstock. I used my Cricut to cut the titlework out of Core’dinations Cardstock, too.

Core’dinations Supplies:
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection 12″x12″ and Cut & Emboss
Jillian Dot Spotted 6″x6″
Other Supplies:
Fabscraps Pearls
Pebbles Patterned Paper
American Crafts Jute
Helmar Glues
Cricut
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And……………….we need a winner of our Vintage Cardstock, right??????

Yvette Moore says:

This layout is so pretty and this is my favorite paper pack yet!

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Today we have some Spotted Cardstock up for grabs!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this weekend will be posted on Tuesday due to the holiday weekend here in the States. Winner will win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

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