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!

Spring Inspiration In here with Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions

March 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz


Don’t forget about our Design Team call going on now. You don not want to miss out on being a part of this awesome team! And you could find yourself wearing this badge.

You know what is perfect for Spring?

TIM HOLTZ SEASONAL IMPRESSIONS! Sorry for the excitment but you know how I get excited about my Core 🙂

Designer Debbie Standard created this layout using the Spring themed cardstock. .Just sand it and this gorgeous embossed design  with “seasonal’ phrases and designs.

AND ..it gets better…the colors of the Seasonal Impressions match all of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock, too! So, for this layout, the No. 15 will match perfectly. Debbie new instantly that the No. 2, No. 6 & No. 22 would look perfect with it.

And who doesn’t love a picture of their grandaughter kissing the Easter Bunny?

Valentine’s Week Inspiration

February 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Happy {pre} Valentine’s Week!

This week we have Valentine’s Day projects for you all week long. From layouts to cards to fun altered projects we have a ton of inspiration for you.

Let’s get stared with a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard featuring the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions. This pack of cardstock is SO perfect for the Holidays. You can pick and choose from a variety of colors that core’dinate with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core and the Shattered Kraft Core.

How easy is that?

And a close-up of that awesome Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered cardstock. It is SO COOL!

And Debbie added at touch of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core No. 24. Love the black against the pink.

Day FIVE with Simple Stories!

We are here with Day FIVE of our week with Simple Stories!

Edited: So did anyone notice Day THREE was  missing??? UGh, thanks to my awesome team for letting me know! It is now fixed so PLEASE PLEASE go check out Wednesdays post. Our team worked really hard on these projects and we LOVE our Simple Stories around here!!!

So…I guess we should make it up to you, right?  WELL..here is what you do…go to December 5th’s post (the one that wasn’t there but is now) and leave a comment. Then come back to this post and let me know you did and what Core’dinations line you would like to win.  Of course, other comments are welcome too, for example how much you love Core and Simple Stories. :):):)  Yep..YOUR CHOICE of one of cardstock packs! Of course, it needs to be in stock . You have until Monday morning when we post the crop winners and I will announce the winner then, too.

Make sure you head over to the Simple Stories blog to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week. We have

been working with the Harvest Lane and Handmade Holiday collections this week. You will LOVE them and you MUST check them out HERE!  First up we have a layout from Shaunte Wadley. I think you get the idea how much we LOVE the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core with Harvest Lane.

And April Derrick used more Kraft Core here AND some Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions.

Stampendous, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core, and Ranger Distress Stains


ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT! Make sure you check out the Master Challenge List HERE.

Did you know that our friends over at Stampendous have a very fun challenge for us for our Hard Core {Holiday} Crop??

Check it out HERE. All you need is some Core and stamps!!!! And the winner will get a pack of our Darks Collection pack. The rich tones of this cardstock is PERFECT for this time of year.

Designer April Derrick has a layout for us! Stampendous has the CUTEST and FUNNIEST sentiments for Holidays like this Tinsel one that April used.  And she always ROCKS the Ranger and we all know how great the Distress Inks and stains go well with kraft.

Products used:

Core: Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions, Core Tags
Stampendous Products: Boss Gloss, Shabby Pink Pastel Embossing Enamel, Glitter, Cling Poinsettia Background stamp, & Cling Tinsel Tangle Stamp
Queen & Co., Twinkle Goosebumps, Twinkle Motifs, Pearls

* Tinsel tip 1: I sanded over the embossed words just a little, and then I stained them with Ranger’s Distress Stain. I gently wiped the excess stain off with a paper towel and repeated the process once more to darken the color. As you can see from this layout, the Kraft-Core from the Nostaglia line and the Seasonal Impressions core’dinate perfectly!

* Tinsel tip 2: I used a damp paint brush to apply Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage to the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions cardstock and then I quickly dropped some fine snow white glitter from Stampendous all over it. It dries in no time flat and then you have super sparkly embossed cardstock!

And just one more close up for you to get all this goodness 🙂

Especially our Core Tags..they ROCK!

Brand NEW Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions

August 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics, Tim Holtz

Fab-u-lous Friday MOnday! YES..it is fabulous, isn’t it?!?!

Well, since this post was supposed to go up Friday and somehow I missed the publish button we will just pretend we are starting the whole weekend over 😉

Not sure if you saw over on our Facebook page but the HCC crop winners have started to go out! Please keep in mind we only ship twice a month and we generally get prizes out within that calendar month (sometimes there is a vacation in there and other unforeseen things come up).  We have to hand pick prize winners and each one gets packaged by a very special someone in our home office  and, if you have gotten one of our prizes before she adds a little extra something in there sometimes!) We have  had a TON of giveaways within the last month (around 30 prize packages are going out since July) AND we just  moved to a much bigger office!  So I promise we are moving as fast as we  can!

And we are finalizing the Card Design Team Call. It was not easy and this weekend we poured through them again to make some final decisions. There are so many talented card makers out there!!!

Have you seen our Seasonal Impressions by Tim Holtz!

Today we have a layout for you from our very own Mindy!  Look at all those cool impressions about Halloween and all things spooky and fun! Just and and you have an awesome and easy layout.

And a close up for you so you can check out all that sanding and tearing!

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