Let’s take it off the page with Heidi Swapp today!

October 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi Everyone..what a gorgeous day to get ready for Christmas. What?!?  Yes…for the next two days we are working the Heidi Swapp Believe collection.  In this pack you get 48 sheets of pure Holiday magic! Our team made some cool projects today that will get you ready for the Holidays for sure.
But first..giveaways…we can’t forget about those!
First up Heidi Swapp is giving away the ENTIRE line of Mixed Company on her Facebook page  so head over there to say HI and win! Make sure you check out the Heidi Swapp blog for projects today, too!
We have a giveaway on our Facebook page HERE as well and on the blog yesterday (keep  in mind the blog giveaway ends tonight so don’t delay!)
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Hello! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a double sided magnetic board with you today. I love making these magnetic boards because they are super fun to hold pictures I print from Instagram.

Double Sided Magnetic Board

This summer I was fortunate enough to go to CHA and while I was there a must-do on my list was meet Heidi Swapp. To showcase my  holiday photos this season I made a magnetic board. It’s super easy and quite festive.

Double Sided Magnetic Board

 

To create this magnetic board I used Heidi’s Believe 12×12 paper pack and Core’dinations Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions.

 

Double Sided Magnetic Board 2

 

The 4 small magnets are made using Heidi Swapp’s 12 x12 Believe paper pack and the Epiphany Crafts 25 Round tool. The bow is actually a magnet , too! You can get little magnets at your local craft store and you can get full sheets, too, so you can cut them any size you want. The bow is  Core’s Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions paper and cut  from my Silhouette. EASY!

Just cover the magnets with patterned paper after you cut them with the Epiphany Crafts round tool so they will “stick” to the back. This way you can change photos or even make a Christmas countdown. So many possibilities with this easy project.

Double Sided Magnetic board magnets

 

Materials: 
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Seasonal Core Impressions
Heidi Swapp Believe
Epiphany Crafts 25 Round Tool
Metal Roof Flashing
Metal Stand
 Xyron Mega Tape Runner
Magnets
Silhouette Bow

 

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Next up Gail Linder…I am so making this, too!
I took advantage of the super cute number patterned paper, appropriately called Countdown, and punched out the number 1 to 25 to create a countdown to Christmas using an embroidery hoop as my “frame”!  It was so easy to coordinate Core’dinations cardstock with the Heidi Swapp ‘Believe’ collection. I embossed and sanded my cardstock to match it to the distressed look of the patterned paper!
 
I can’t wait to create more of these for a little cluster of frames to hang up at Christmas time!
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Supplies:
Tim Holtz & Distress cardstock – Barn Door
KatyDid Core cardstock
Sand It Gadget
Dust buddy
Heidi Swapp patterned paper
Maya Road ribbon
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
MFT Dies
Big Shot

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And if check out yesterday’s post you will see one  of Clare’s gorgeous cards and we have another one for you today, too!
Make card from cardstock. Emboss Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection cardstock, sand with Sand-It gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges with Distress Ink and adhere to card front. Add patterned paper across card. 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 bow embellishment.

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Supplies:
Core’dinations Black Magic, Core’dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection and Nostaligic, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Other: Foam pads, Distress Inks – Antique Linen and Vintage Photo, sewing machine, buttons, black paper string, cream twill, Christmas Words embossing folder Sizzix, Snowflake embossing folder Embossalicious, Big Shot.

If you love Halloween, you came to the right place!

September 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Provocraft

 
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First up we have a layout from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham:
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year!  Definitely a time to for me to be imaginative and have fun.  The Halloween layout I am sharing today shows a fun way to use Core’dinations Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions as a fantastic background.
To make the words POP on the background, I not-so-gently sanded all the words on the Halloween Seasonal Impressions Cardstock and theen added some chalk.  I really wanted the Kraft-Core to absorb the color in the orange and blue Chalking Inks so giving it a good sanding is the key.

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The title work was super easy!  I cut the title out of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Black Magic with my Cricut and then sanded it like crazy so the blue background would play on the title.

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Next time you are creating a seasonal layout grab some of the Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions!
Core’dinations Supplies:
12 x12 Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions 
4.25 x 5.5 Black Magic
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
Dymo
American Crafts Thickers
Making Memories & October Afternoon Brads
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And next up we have card from Designer Clare Buswell:

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Love this card?  Here is how Clare did it:

Make cardbase from cardstock. Emboss Black Magic cardstock, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Ink edges using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, adhere to card and round bottom corners. Add patterned paper (Authentique Thrilling Collection) panel and adhere sticker stitches. Add ribbon, bow and twine. Adhere Authentique Thrilling Collection stickers to cardstock, ink edges and fussy cut, attach to card using foam pads. Adhere flower, enamel dot and broom, to finish. 

SuppliesCore Black Magic (Warlock), Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy.
Authentique Thrilling Collection, Distress Inks (Ripe Persimmon, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw), SRM Stickers – Sticker Stitches, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Reflected Damask, Big Shot, flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, black seam binding, tinsel twine, broom embellishment, corner rounder, enamel dot, foam pads.
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And next up we have a super simple card from Debbie Standard. All she did was emboss two colors of cardstock with two different folders and then added an EK Success sticker. And don’t forget  that May Arts ribbon…it’s actually cord that is PERFECT for Halloween with the black, orange and purple!
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Core’dinations – Darks and Brights collections
Cuttlebug Embossing machine
EK Success Sticker
Emossing Folder:  Lifestyle Crafts

Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!

September 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

EEEEEK! I love Halloween so much I can’t stand it! So over the next few weeks we will be showcasing some Halloween projects for you. First up we have Ava Gavloski working her Core magic Halloween style ;)

AND Ava totally works the Core Cuts. She used one of the diecuts from the Core Cuts pack, folded it in half and made a card out of it! BRILLIANT!

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Tis the season of pumpkins and witches! This card was such a treat (no pun intended) to design. The Core’dinations Shazam Black Magic inner core, jumps from the Black magic collection. PERFECT for all you Halloween projects. 
 
Take a close look at how crisp the sanded scrolls of  orange vibrantly pop from the matted black texture of the core’dinations cardstock.

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Now add a card base from the bold core cuts collection and you have a striking card to share with family and friends during this Halloween season.
 

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How magical are the Imaginisce glam rocks on this blackboard feel presentation? Top off your cards with a bit of May Arts ribbon and you have the upscale look of fashion on your cards.

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Supplies: 

Core Cuts, Core’dinations Cardstock

Shazam, Black Magic Core’dinations Cardstock

Sand It Set

Unity Stamp Co.,

May Arts Ribbon

Imaginisce, Glam Rocks rhinestuds 002272 4mm

Imaginisce, I-rock heat setting tool

Cuttlebug

Darice, Scrolls embossing folder

Clearsnap colorbox ink, blackbird

 

Tis the season upon us and what better way to celebrate and encourage the spirit of Halloween with some Halloween pictures which showcase Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic cardstock collection.  This layout came together so easy with the Nostalgic cardstock collection.

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The colors are so festive.  Sanding this kraft core give so much texture to the layout.

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I have made a second page to complement the layout with a large pocket with tag’s, so that additional photo’s can be included.

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I added a bit of coloured raffia and some Authentique pattern papers to bring out some color from the photo and all the elements showcase the happiness of the photo so well.

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Supplies:
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Core Impressions Core’dinations collection
Tillie Dot  and Tan pearl Pearls Core’dinations cardstock
Be(you)tiful Statements Die Cuts and Wonder Curiosity  Authentique pattern paper collection
Sand it Set
Xyron Adhesive
Raffia

Happy Wednesday!

June 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Scor Pal, Tim Holtz, Xyron

What a great day…the sun is shining…only a few more days until Friday…what more can we ask for? WELL, Designer Debbie Standard has some layouts for you today.

This layout brought a smile to my face today. First up the Cosmo Cricket Woodgrain background…and the colors…yellow…gray…and that pop of red are just awesome! Oh and you cannot forget about the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions. Debbie hand cut those details for her title and subtitles.

And how cute is this???  Debbie was inspired by all the sunburst layouts she has been  seeing on Pinterest. SPEAKING of Pinterest…make sure you follow us on our page HERE! What a great way to use up those scraps of Core you have in your bin. AND all those lush embossed (and sanded of course!) designs are gorgeous, gorgeous!

Debbie cut, embossed and sanded each section and then created the sunburst effect along the top.  Then she added the Stacy Julian Core Impressions pre-embossed words along the side.  Then she added some clouds that she die cut using the Whitewash collection which makes really great clouds by the way because you can lightly sand them and bring out the blue tones.

Supplies:

Core Essentials
Stacy Jullian collection
White Wash Collection 6 X 6
Embossing folders – numerous
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Queen & Co. Washi tape and gems

Layouts, Layouts and more Layouts!

April 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Tim Holtz

Design Team Member Debbie Standard uses Core in the most magical ways! Did I say layouts only?  ooooops…I am going to squeak in a card there, too. :)

Check out how she used the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection today.

First up:  Embossed AND Sanded :)

See sketch for this card here.

And a bit of everything on this layout…some sanded die cuts…some embossing and sanding….edge distressing…you name it! It’s perfection.

And another layout from Debbie using some of the scraps from the card above on here and some Tim Holtz KRaft Core Seasonal Impressions…love how these core’dinate, don’t you?

Terrific Tuesday Tip…Spanish Moss

First up…we want to THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of the amazing Design Team applications. WOWOWOWOWOW is all we can say. This is not going to be easy. If you were here the other week  you saw that our David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system debuted some EXCLUSIVE kits on HSN  so make sure you get yours HERE!

We are working on the Design Team applications and should have an answer for you SOOOOOOOOOOOON!  I just got back from a Holiday long-weekend so once we get caught up we will let you know.


Today we have some more Spring inspiration for you!

Here is a little bit about this project from Andrea and how she used some Spanish Moss on her project. It looks so GREAT with the earth tones from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core collections.

I cut elements from a sheet of the Spring Seasonal  Impressions cardstock and then I sanded them and applied Paper Glaze medium to each piece before mounting them over the exact same areas of the teal Spring Seasonal Core Impressions page. I used the light colored Kraft Shattered cardstock for my backround and covered the surface with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Wild Honey to bring out the crackling. My nest and egg were die cut using the Picturesque Cricut cartridge. I used more Shattered Kraft in brown and teal blue and distressed the edges of the nest a bit with a tool before tucking in some Spanish Moss for realistic texture.

And a close up of that fabulous detail:

Love the look of the Spanish moss with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered!

Happy Spring! Stay tuned for more Easter Projects this week. We have some good ones!

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