Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Giveaway!

December 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

 

We have a fun treat for you!  Merry Christmas! Happy New year!  

How much do you love Kraft-Core? Well we have a treat for YOU…HURRY you only have until Sunday. Click on the image and then enter to WIN!

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How about some inspiration from our Design Team using this fabulous line of Core’dinations!

First up we have a layout from Kate Nolan-Denham.Looks so cool, doesn’t it?  Loving the red and green she used here for a cute Christmas layout:

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And next up some projects from Debbie Standard using the Shattered cardstock.  Love how she used the doilies on this layout and all that embossing and sanding is INCREDIBLE! You can use your Kraft-Core as is or play with it…sky is the limit.

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And it works GREAT for cards, too!  Debbeie added a touch of stamping with one of our Smooth Tags (they are SO great for stamping).

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Using those Tombow Tabs…

December 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Have you ever come across some vintage cards from days gone by?  Well I wanted to create a card today with a vintage feel.  Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft-Core is the perfect cardstock collection to achieve this look.  The Shattered look to the cardstock takes you back to days gone by.

Photographing the card with some vintage crochet doilies really does make this card vintage looking.

Here I have started out by using the Tombow mono glue on the back of the die cut tree allowing the glue to dry semi-transparent.  This re-positionable option is my favorite.

Next step, is sanding and inking the Shattered Cardstock which created the weathered vintage feel that I was trying to achieve for my card.

The next step was to ink and tear the Shattered cardstock.  The ink embeds into the cracked pattern of the cardstock giving the cardstock a weathered feel.

Add some twine, ribbon and rhinestones and you have found your vintage card to mail to someone who will truly hold the card in their hands and think back to a Christmas from the past.
Some days, we get side tracked and while making this card, looking for my supplies, I got side tracked.
 Look what I discovered….
A wonderful use for the Tombow adhesive tabs.
 Apply the soft side of the tab to the backside of the sponge pad.
Apply the coarse side of the tab to the back of your stamp pad.

Gently, press the sponge pad to hook the two sides of the tabs together to help organize your supplies.

Whenever you want to use your ink, your sponge is on the back of your stamp pad making it easy to attach to your blending tool.  Think of how convenient this will be whenever you need to ink a project.
For more projects check out my blog here.  http://cottagerca.blogspot.ca/

Supplies
Core’dinations
Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft-Core Cardstock
Sand it Set
Other supplies
Tombow Mono Adhesive Glue
Tombow Hook and Loop Tabs
Tombow tape runner
Gina K Stamps
Clearsnap Colorbox embossing, embossing powder & ink
Want2Scrap Rhinestones
Spellbinder die
May Arts Ribbon

Holiday Inspiration with Authentique!

All week long we are playing with Authentique papers! How awesome is that?

We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven!  But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!

Make sure you check out the Authentique BLOG for more ideas and a giveaway  AND their complete lines of gorgeous papers HERE. Today we are using the Seasons Autumn and the Tradition lines.

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Before we give you all the goods ;) PLEASE check out both companies on Pinterest and follow them for endless inspiration!

Authentique Paper- http://www.pinterest.com/beauthentique/
Core’dinations- http://www.pinterest.com/coredinations/
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First up we have Mary Pat Siehl with a layout using the Seasons Autumn layout. She really embraces the Autumn color palette with the rusts and reds and I love that touch of navy blue!

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I think is is the beautiful rich colors that are all around!  Core and Authentique are such a great pairing becuse of the beautful textures and colors that both companies have.  For today I made a fall layout with the new collection from Authentique and I paired it up with some Core Amour and Core Impressions Jillibean Soup.  The colors really mixed well and the texture it provided just made the layout!

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Supplies:
Paper, die cut stickers, tag and title- Authentique Seasons: Autumn
Cardstock- Core Impressions  Jillibean Soup and Core Amour
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pearls- Recollections
markers- Spectrum Noir
Twine and Ribbon- May Arts

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 Next how about a mini album all about Tradition from Ava Gavloski. SO MANY amazing details on this gorgeous project!
Authentique is one of my favorite pattern paper companies.  They have quality weight paper with a vintage feel to their pattern’s and color tones. 
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Add some Clearsnap ink for the edges of the pages and this album has a great look.  Heat set the May Arts ribbon and the album has a vintage  feel.

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You can see the beauty of the Core’dinations inner core with each page being embossed and sanded.  The Authentique pattern papers match perfectly with Core’dinations cardstock.

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This Authentic Tradition collection is truly a complete collection to allow for a finished album without the need to purchase additional supplies.

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The Authentique sticker elements embellished the album by bring back memories of our Christmas Eve Celebration.

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Notice on the red banner how you can make your own design by placing the cardstock over any textured surface and sand to reveal the pattern and inner core color.

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Supplies:
Authentique: Traditions Collection
Pattern Papers:  Rudolph, Customary, Medley
Elements stickers
Core’dinations
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered No. 16-S
Core Essentials Scarlet GX-CR-040
Sand it Gadget set
Want2Scrap Rhinestones
MayArts Ribbon
Maya Road chipboard album, mixed layered book
Clearsnap ColorBox ink, lipstick red
Helmar, Gem Stone and Craft Adhesive.
Embossing folders:
Spellbinders EL-021
Sizzix Texture Fades,Snow Flurries
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We {heart} Core Amour!

September 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Tim Holtz

Fall is here and we are all about scarves..sweaters..all things warm including coffee!  Well, Suzanna really made this layout in July and it’s of iced coffee but that’s okay ;)  That allows me to  point out the fact that she used her brown journal marker right on her Core Amour…it’s pre embossed but that’s okay! Don’t be afraid to embrace that texture and write right over it ;)

And can we just talk about the perspective of that photo? What a beautiful shot.

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Supplies:

Chocolate Box, Spotted, Core Amour

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And next up we have a layout using loads of Core’dinations and some Graphic45 papers & stickers. What else  screams fall but picking currants?  Designer Shaunte Wadley adds so much gorgeous detail to this layout using her Lifestyle Crafts dies and Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered cardstock. The Graphic 45 are the perfect touch to add vintage  elements to this project.

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And how about some Chocolate box for that title?

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Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions for the background.
Whitewash for the butterfly accents.
Chocolate Box for the title.
Core Essentials for the flowers and journaling tag.
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered for the leaf vines.

Graphic 45, stickers, patterned paper
Queen & Co bling.

Inking with Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection

So our  BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered collection is so cool!  If you love Tim Holtz products and Kraft-Core then you will undoubtedly love this collection, too. You can use it as is or do fun techniques to it just like Design Team Member Debbie Standard did on this layout. Inks soak up into the the kraft and leaves the crackle finish…it is SO COOL! Check it out….

Here is a little bit about this layout from Debbie:

In creating this page I used some Core’dination’s Tim Holtz Kraft Core to start with.  I sanded it all over to start and then wanted to create clouds. To make them I put a piece of cloud chipboard behind the paper where I wanted the clouds and again sanded over the chipboard – moved it and sanded again until I got the effect that I wanted. Along the bottom portion of the sanded background, I stamped with a checked stamp.  Then I used some of the new Tim Holtz Shattered Collection.

Some of the  lighter sheets are just perfect for inking!  I needed two different colors so the center portion I inked using some light brown inks.  Then on this other section I wanted more of the turquoise so I inked this piece with some blues.  Keep inking until you get the color you want.  I just love how this Shattered collection looks when you ink it! You can use ANY color you want…it makes this collection so versatile!


Here are some close-ups:

Can you see the blue ink and the brown ink?

How cool are these clouds?  You can do this outlining technique with ANY KIND of chipboard!

HERE is a video to see how it’s done:

And a shot of the stamping:

Here you can see the different inks  Debbie used against each other:

We hope you can get creative with the Tim Holtz KRaft-Core Shattered!

It’s shipping NOW!

MORE Tim Holtz Shattered in here!

Some more Tim Holtz Shattered Collection layouts!  This line was a HUGE hit at CHA…you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

A layout from Designer April Derrick:

Check out the fun folded card we learned from Guest Designer Leeann Pearce AND see that cool  postage stamp layer in the Kraft?  YEP…that is from the David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system Step two. We LOVE mixing and matching these collections!

And another postage stamp layer from the David Tutera line. Told ya we liked ‘em! :)

On this layout, Designer April Derrick  used her Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Chipped Saphire by Ranger and inked the Shattered cardstock. See how the stain just soaks up in the cracks and turned blue??!?!?!?  HOW COOL IS THAT??? And she embossed some of it too (the layer under the photo). So many possibilities!

Stay tuned for more ideas on is BRAND NEW Line that we debuted at CHA 2013 featuring Tim Holtz-Kraft Core!

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