Well, if you hang out over at our Facebook page we were mulling over the idea of not one BUT TWO prizes for our sketch challenge. We are so happ you guys had fun with it and looks like we will have another one soon! Nothing makes us happier then seeing Core in action. All that sanding just makes me HAPPY!
So…who wants some winners?????
The winner of Pastels Collection pack is….Jenny from Jen’s Scraptography!!!
And we have to other winners, too! Please note: once winners will email us, we will contact you with your prize. Not sure what we have in stock right now for prizes There was just too much sanding and tearing and FUN we just couldn’t choose one so we have two other random winners for you:
Winners email email@example.com with “Sketch Challenge Winner” in the subject line. Email your name address and phone number. Please allow 6-8 weeks shipping and handling.
Now, inspiration please??? I mean what else is inspiring you right now besides snow?
I cut the snowflakes out of Core’dinations Snowflake using my Silhoutte, painted the die cut with some glue and added some fine glitter.
American Crafts Thickers
Silhoutte “Snowflake Lace” cut
Helmar & Xyron Adhesives
And next up two layouts from Debbie Standard:
I have always loved the Jenni Bowlin collection. The reds, blacks and browns are always so striking. And there are so many wonderful collections in Core’dination’s products that it’s easy to mix and match to get just the look you want. For this I started with some Jenni Bowlin with the dots, added a piece of the JB with the words on it. Then I used some of the Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12 pieces and embossed and sanded them. I added a few other color scraps and then sanded and cut around the My Mind’s Eye Core mini label. Then I punched out some snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch, attached them and then added the Queen & Co and the Kaser Goosebumps. The kids having so much are my grandkids, who had an unexpected snow day and a great family play day.
Jenni Bowlin Red and Black Impressions
Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12
My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions minis- Lost & Found Labels Collection
Glitter Silk White 6 X 6
Sand it Gadget
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Cuttle Bug Folder, Darice Folder
American Crafts Letters,
Martha Stewart Punch
Queen & Co. Goosebumps
Kaser Crafts Glittler Buttons
Tim Holtz is always a winner in my book. For this page I used papers from his Shattered collection. I started with the red sheet and left it as is. Then I took a sheet of black and embossed it with a snow flake embossing folder and sanded it. Then I choose a piece of the yellow and embossed it with a folder of winter sayings. Then I added the strips of grey and white. I used my Silhouette to make the snowflakes out of the Glitter Silk White paper and added some of the Queen & Co. Pom poms. I used some random My Mind’s Eye buttons as well. This is my little great-nephew, Cason, who is finally old enough to get out and enjoy the snow.
Tim Holtz Shattered
Glitter Silk White – 6 X 6
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
My Mind’s Eye tags and buttons
Letters: American Crafts
Queen & Co. Pompoms
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Silhouette Die cuts – snowflakes
Today we have more inspiration for you during this amazing time of year. Looking for a beautiful frame for your mantel or your wall? This would also make a really fabulous gift for the host of your Thanksgiving Day celebration. You can get inexpensive frames at your local craft store or maybe you have an old one your stash and have been waiting to be inspired. Now is the time! You can’t get this kind of the at Pier 1 Imports now can you?
Here is a little bit about these projects from Mary Pat Siehl from Siehled with a Kiss:
I love to decorate my house for fall and Thanksgiving. My mantle was missing something this year so I decided to make asome fall/Thanksgiving framed art. I started with some yummy Shattered Core’dinations from Tim Holtz. To me these colors just scream fall with the beautiful hues. Then I used my Silhouette to cut out my design (item #46560 and #13696). After framing it using an old 8×10 frame that I had on hand, I placed it on my mantel with my other home decor. I made a video for you to see how it came together so scroll down!
And a close up:
And check out how to create this wonderful piece with Mary Pat in her video below:
And we aren’t done yet! How about a super cute Turkey Card from Mary Pat? I don’t care how old you are…turkeys are too cute and never get old when it comes to Thanksgiving. I can’t imagine this card not sanded..it is the perfect touch to any project!
I love making shaped cards because they are just so much fun and just so adorable. For my project I created a shaped card using my Silhouette ( item # 34152) and I used all Core Essential pieces. Once I cut out and sanded each layer around the edges to give it a distressed look, I just adhered it! I think it turned out so cute!
Happy Tuesday everyone!
We have a HUGE giveaway for you! How exciting is this?
All you need to do is LIKE both Core’dinations and Couture Creations on Facebook (giving our friends over there shout out would be nice, too and then click HERE to enter to win! That’s it! We are giving away FOUR prizes of $50 FULL of products from both companies. You don’t want to miss this!
And who’s ready for some projects from Design Team Member Kim Moreno??? I don’t think there is one project on here where Kim doesn’t work her ScorPal. Scoring is a GREAT and EASY way to add accents to projects. From creating a unique frame around your projects to adding journal lines and even making your own patterns….you name it! You can do it with Core’dinations!!
LOVE the outlining technique for the title!
And a few cards…Kim can really work her card magic. All you need is some Core and a few accents and, “Voila!” You have some gorgeous cards for any occasion.
I know we shared this card on Facebook already but with the upcoming Holiday, I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see it. Repeating the same shape in different colors and lines of Core’dinations looks amazing! AND it’s quick and easy. You just grab some scraps, run them through your embossing machine…adhere…and that’s it!
I used the ScorPal to create the border around the edge of my card and sanded it slightly to reveal the kraft core of the paper. I then ran the papers through my Cuttlebug to emboss the leaves… sanded each of them and cut them out. I used the 250 to adhere the leaves down and then used the glue dots to keep the sentiment block down- I wanted it to be a bit more tacky since it was going over the twine.
Core’dinations: Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Tim Holtz Shattered, Vintage Collection
Embossing: Cuttelbug folder and machine
Adhesive: Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots, 250 machine, Mega Runner
Stamp: Lawn Fawn
And another cute card…I just love these little square cards! Scoring is the perfect accent, too. Here is how she did it:
I used my scor pal to make the lines around the edge of the card. I then ran the pink paper through my cuttlebug and sanded the sentiment slightly to reveal the colored core of the pink paper. I then backed it in patterned paper twice and adhered to the center of card and added jewels and felt embellishment to finish.
Jewels: Queen & Co.
Embosing folder and machine: Cuttlebug
Did you have fun this week????? We sure hope we inspired you to go out and get a Sticker Maker or Xyron Mega Runner to use with your Core’dinations.
AND GUESS WHAT??? Xyron added ANOTHER giveaway on their FACEBOOK page HERE for another chance to win! What an awesome week of inspo and prizes, don’t you think? We have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! So CLICK HERE to enter to win over there.
First up we have some cards from Design Team Member Debbie Standard. The Mega Runner is perfect for cards!
Cardstock: Core’dinations Tim Holtz 6 X 6 Shattered Collection –> PERFECT for cards!
A gorgeous card from Designer Kim Moreno:
Core’dinations: CoreEssentials, Core Tags, Core Vintage Collection
Chipboard: Crate Paper
Punch: Martha Stewart
Embossing: Cuttlebug folder and machine
Adhesive: Xyron Mega Runner, 150 Machine
Stamp: Stamps of Life
And last but not least a layout from Ellen Sosnoski using tons of distressing!
A close up of the scoring. Remember to scor from the back with your Scor Pal so you can send the raised image.
Distressing is sooooooooooooooo much fun with Core! AND you need a good adhesive to adhere 4 layers of cardstock. And something new that I tried….I put my rubons on first and then sanded over them so they got a bit distressed, too.
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration!