End of Summer Birthday Bash!

August 21, 2014 by  
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For my son’s 9th Birthday he was having a pool party at our house. I know our pool is still open for business even though school has started! Everything was themed ‘Splish Splash’ so I pulled out some fabulous Core’dinations Cardstock  and got to work with my Silhouette cutting all kinds of little bits to decorate with!

Let’s start off with this cute little frame from the David Tutera Wedding Collection.  Perfect for any occasion …. including a 9 year old boys birthday party:

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One of my favorite things were these fun water bottle tags.  With (15) 9 year olds running around all afternoon I knew I needed to try and keep their drinks straight so I cut these super fun shapes and made these name tags for each of them.

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I started with the pre-made tag base using the Smooth Bookmarks (Bright) and punched a hole in the top to slip over the top of the water bottle.

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Supplies:

Jennifer Edwardson

Working with Core Tags

August 18, 2014 by  
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Kate here!  Today I will be showing you a quick and easy way to use Core’dinations Core Tags as reusable accents for gift bags and cards.
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Core’dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Darice Mini Gift Bags
  • Darice Embossing Folder
  • Fiskars Crimper
  • CM Circle Punch
  • Papertrey Ink Stamp
  • Couture Creations Embossing Folder
  • Sizzix Stamp & Die Set
  • Scor-Pal
I created a simple bag tag for these cute mini-bags from Darice. Here’s how you can create this  removable tag:
Step 1.  Crimp a large Core’dinations Sandable Core Tag using a Fiskars Crimper. 
Step 2. Punch a 1″ circle in the middle of a small Core’dinations Sandable Core Tag.  I used a CM Circle Punch and trim the bottom of the tag for a banner effect.
Step 3.  Sand and dust both tags.
Step 4.  Stamp your sentiment on a 1.25″ x 1.25″ inch piece of Core’dinations Core Basic 110lb Smooth Cardstock and place behind the circle on the small CoreTag.
Step 5.  Layer and adhere the tags together.
Step 6. Punch holes in the bag where the grommets to match up with the holes on the layered tags. Now tie the tags onto the bag with some tulle. To add this tag to card, just untie the tags from the gift bag and attach to a card base.
The same tag attached onto a card:
Super cute idea, isn’t it?
Here is another example of how I reused a gift bag tag for a card…
Core Tip:  When using two CoreTags layered on top of each other (like in my Thank You Tag above), just pop out the grommets from both tags before layering and then add just put one of the grommets back in.  These grommets remove easily!

National Aviation Day

August 16, 2014 by  
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You can Imagine. Dream. Fly with us today!  Using a variety of Core’dinations products I was able to create this fun card to celebrate National Aviation Day.
Core’dinations Supplies:
 The card base is a standard A2 cardbase, my favorite size, made from Core’dinations Distress Collection.  Of course, I distressed the edges a bit with my Sand It Gadget!
 The background is an embossed piece of Core’dinations Kraft-Core.  I sanded the embossed image down quite a bit and ran my green ink over the embossed/sanded image, leaving some of the Kraft-Core peeking through.
To create my sentiment, I trimmed up a Smooth CoreTag to fit in the corner.  I always save the trimmed off part of my CoreTags to use on other projects.
Tip of the day: Core’dinations Cardstock makes a sturdy base for stickers.  On my card, I adhered the cute airplane sticker to a sanded piece of the same base cardstock and then trimmed around the sticker.
Design by Kate Nolan -Denham

Match Your Sunset Colors with Core Cardstock

August 6, 2014 by  
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Ava Gavloski here  today with a layout that focuses on tearing, antiquing and edge distressing our Tim Holtz & Ranger Collections of Cardstock.  The Chipped Sapphire and  Peach Bellini and  Graphic 45 Signature Series  my sunset perfctly! The great thing about Core’dinations is there are so many great colors to choose from, you can match virtually any project.   If these techniques are new to you then check out Core’dinations videos for great how-to’s!

Core’dinations Supplies: 

Tim Holtz & Ranger Distressed and Adirondack cardstock,  Graphic 45 Signature Series Lights cardstock, Sand it Gadget and  Dust Buddy.  Other Supplies:  Petaloo flowers, Want2Scrap, ScrapMatts chipboard, Maja Designs pattern paper, Clearsnap Ink and Helmar Adhesive.

1.  Cut cardstock, pattern papers and distress edges.  Sand cardstock to reveal the inner colored core.

2.  Paint and ink up chipboard pieces.

3.  Spray Blue Sapphaire cardstock with a mixture of water and glycerin 16.1 ratio, damp’in cardstock, crinkle outer edges, dry, sand with Sand-it-Gadget and iron to flatten page.

Tip:  Use a low heat setting on your iron you to flatten out your cardstock after crumbling it.

4.  Tear some embossed, sanded pieces of cardstock to give the “look” of waves and ocean sand before adhering your chipboard pieces.

5.  Assemble distressed edges of pattern paper, cardstock, photo’s onto Antiqued background paper and adhere all embellishments onto layout.

Create Your Own Clipboard with Chocolate Box

July 30, 2014 by  
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Gail Lindner here with a fun way to create your own clipboard embellishment to showcase your child’s homework or artwork for your next project:

My oldest is in the first grade this year and we have seen such a leap in her reading and writing skills! These days she is always writing in a notebook and I really want to remember her “newbie” writing!

I created the layout below with a photo from the first day of school and a special spot to add some samples of her writing that I find!

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Supplies:

Core’dinations Whitewash Collection – Grandma’s Locker
Vintage Collection – Rivulet
Pastel Collection - Reflecting Pool
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Dried Marigold
Core Essentials Buttercup and Chocolate Box cardstock

Darice washi Tape
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy

Scor-Pal
Big Shot
Avery Elle & My Favorite Things Dies
Silhouette Cameo
Thirsty Script font

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I created my own background from some Whitewash Cardstock which I simply scored some lines across using my Scor-Pal. A quick sand revealed the yellow core and gave the subtle effect of lined notebook paper!

With some Chocolate Box, I was  able to create a “clipboard” on my layout which is the perfect spot to add samples of my daughter’s writing! I simply cut it to size, rounded the corners and added a clip at the top! Just sand the edges a bit to give it that worn look.

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I love this idea and think I’ll be re-creating it often on other projects!

1st Day of School Layout and Video

July 28, 2014 by  
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Mary Pat Siehl here with you today and I am excited to share a new Back to School layout using some  Core’dinations cardstock.

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Supplies:
Cardstock-Core’dinations (Core Impressions Jillibean SoupGraphic 45 Signature SeriesCore Essentials110lb. smooth)
Canvas Embellishments- Little Yellow Bicycle
Scoring Board
Spectrum Noir markers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Lawn Fawn dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder

1. I love to layer my cardstock and so I decided to layer grey on top of light blue. I wanted to create a light chalkboard effect with the grey so I scored my grey cardstock with a scoring board and scored at the 1/2 inch line all around the paper. Then just sanded the paper pretty heavily to really expose the lighter inner core.

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2. Next, I took a piece of Core Essentials and laid it on an embossing folder to create a very light embossed look to the paper strip again sanding  pretty heavily to give it a very distressed look.

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3. I then took a piece of the Core’dinations Jillibean Soup Impression paper and sanded it and placed that on top of the blue piece. If you don’t have Core Impressions you could easily emboss another sheet.
4. Next I added a small strip of yellow and added that on top. (Again, I LOVE to layer my paper with different textures and designs.)
5. Add  photos.
6. Make a star embellishments using die cuts, embossing them using an embossing folder, and lightly sanded them.

I also have this video for you on how this layout came together.

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