June 15, 2013 by Ellen
Filed under May Arts Ribbon, Scrapbook Blog, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
So I was going through some blog posts looking for something and found this project from Ava Gavloski that never posted! This is such a gorgeous idea for that special graduate in your life! I have a freind going to a graduation party this week so hoping we aren’t too late for you.
Here’s what Ava has to say about creating this awesome project:
Are you getting ready for that Graduation Party? Plan ahead and check out your Core’dinations Cardstock to see if you have some color tones that will match the school colors. Try the de-embossed look to your front card panel, sanding lightly give the card a vintage feel. To stamp a clear image on the glitter paper, ink your stamp, lay your stamp face up and then lay your paper onto the stamp and gentle rub your glitter cardstock over the inked stamp image. This technique should give you a clear impression of your image on the glitter cardstock. This card design allows you to use up small bits and pieces from your core stash with the baner and star embellishments.
Dust off that crimper, find some embossing folders that speak to you and get creative with a few layers of your favorite Core’dinations cardstock. Layers are the secret to volume and a feel good texture. So, join me and make that gift bag with layers of Core cardstock that will be a wow the gift presentation.
Here are some detail shots on the gift bag:
And the fun centerpiece! Love how that Core Couture shines!
GOOD Morning! Friday here…and our last day of Authentique.
If you haven’t seen their new Carefree Collection you are missing out! It is goooorgeous AND it looks FAB with Core!
AND…DID YOU SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE RECENTLY????? We hit the 6k+ mark and we Thank you, Thank YOU so much for getting us there! We gave away a bunch of cardstock this week to celebrate! I wasn’t kidding when I said we would give some good stuff away! Stay close to our FB page so that when you have more chances to win. Sometimes we just do random giveaways over there!
Now lets get to the good stuff! We couldn’t be more excited than to do it this week with our friends over at Authentique and today is the last day! All good things must come to an end, I guess.
So how can you STILL win this week:
1.) Comment on our blog all week long. So if you comment every day than it’s up to FIVE chances to win. We choose a random winner and post it the following Monday.
2.) Head over to the Authentique blog for chances to win, too! If you comment over on their blog, you can win some Authentique, too!!!!! Here is a link to their Facebook page, too. While you are over there make sure you tell them we said “HI”!
Who is read for some more amazing projects from our team?
First up we have a layout from Debbie Standard using some gorgeous embellishments and circles on this layout to showcase the Authentique Carefree collection and the embossing. Debbie embossed her own Core Essentials with a Tim Holtz Sizzix folder (bricks) and she used a piece of pre embossed Core Impressions from Graphic45 to anchor her layout as well (damask). OH…and don’t forget the Petaloo Flowers that match our Cardstock perfectly with the Color Matching Series where Petaloo flowers are died to match our cardstock perfectly!
And Andrea Amu made a gorgeous altered candle box using our Spotted Collection and load of gorgeous Authentique goodies. Then, she topped it off with some beautiful May Arts ribbon.
We are here with a super fun week with Authentique. If you have been here before for our blog swap weeks, you know the drill. Comment ALL WEEK LONG for a chance to win some Core’dinations! If you post every day, that is five chances to WIN!
AND…DID YOU SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE RECENTLY????? We have 5936 5946 5988 Likes. How cool is that? We are less than 70 60 15 away from 6K and we want to make that happen this week. SO PLEASE help us get there! Shout it from the roof tops, tell you friends…SHARE this Core & Authentique badge with your friends. 6k or Bust!
We couldn’t be more excited than to do it this week with our friends over at Authentique?!?!?!
We have a some Tim Holtz Kraft Core up for grabs. Who wants some???? If we get to 6k this week will give some away and it COULD BE YOU! Just help us on Facebook ..it’s that easy!
So how can you win this week:
1.) Comment on our blog all week long.
2.) Help us get to 6k of Facebook by sharing with your friends, shouting from the rooftops how much you LOVE Core and Authentique, doing a dance…just kidding with that last part but we would still love to see it
3.) Head over to the Authentique blog for chances to win, too! If you comment over on their blog, you can win some Authentique, too!!!!! Here is a link to their Facebook page, too. While you are on Facebook helping us get to 6000 likes, stop by and say “HI!”
and a close up…loving that black splatter against the Whitewash! Don’t be afraid to get out that Sand It Gadget and really sand that Whitewash to get that color core to come through like Kim did here.
And Lydia Jackson uses the touch of Graphic45 Core Impressions along with top of this layout…
Check out the awesome details…Lydia used her Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder on this layout and then inked over top of it for a really fabulous distressed feel. The sanded parts of the Core really pick up the inking. Lydia also used her Spellbinder’s Label Die and printed her journaling directly on it. LOVE the tone on tone…fabulous! OOOH and some May Arts Ribbon
Happy Friday! It’s Christmas Eve EVE!
From now until Christmas Eve we are showcasing our Design Team’s Favorite cardstock. Each designer picked a few of their favorite lines and created some gorgeous projects for you showcasing why they love it so much.
Then, on that day, just by commenting on that post, you have the chance to win! AND some days we might be showcasing more than one line so you need come back often.
Here is how it works:
1.) We post every day. The following day we pick a winner and then start over so keep coming back!
2.) You have all day and night to post. Yes, you heard me! You can win up until the next day when I pick a winner when I get up. We want our international fans to be able to win and they are normally sleeping now
3.) Want additional chances to win? Comment on Facebook and share the excitement on your blogs! If you share on your blog, come back here and link us up. Remember, you can do it every day for more chances to win!
WE LOVE our FACEBOOK FANS! And we do LOADS of giveaways over there, too. Make sure you like us to be able to win
4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until the January due to the Holidays. Winners must email email@example.com with your name, address, phone number if international to claim prizes.
Now who wants some winners????
Yesterday’s Winner of the Vintage Cardstock pack is………..
Denise Bryant says:
Love the Vintage cardstock! Scrumptious colors! Also, I’m excited to look into your Hot Topics section! Can’t wait to see what fun projects I might find there!
And Today is all about TAGS TAGS TAGS TAGS!
Did you know that Core makes precut tags? And EVERY tag comes with a gorgeous grommet. LOVE that…just makes it look classy, don’t you think? Seven colors in each pack; three different sizes!!! Oh and THREE different color packs, too.
Designer Ellen Sosnoski created these tags for you today.
Punch little stars to make the wreath out of some Glitter Silk.
And, just like our larger sheets of cardstock, it stamps beautifully!
Score your lines for your ornaments so it looks as if they are hanging…
Here is a close-up…
And for the snowflakes, punch another snowflake out of core’dinating cardstock for an fun embellishment…
And add some Glimmer Mist for some extra shine
And Design Team Member Char Dobson created these tags for you today, too!
Use your Crimper to create these cute trees and finish the tag off with some May Arts Ribbon…
Some Tim Holtz Sizzix folders work wonders!
And how about this gorgeous poinsettia?!
And check out this gorgeous lamp post…LOVE it!
Here in the States we are CeLeBraTiNg the Fourth of July, our Independence Day.
We are kicking off this week with a fabulous layout from April Derrick using the Fabulous Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions. Don’t you love how April used the large scalloped sheet? Fabulous! And that strip of photos???? Love it!
Have a wonderful Holiday and be safe!
Did you see yesterday’s post?
Make sure you check out the journaling challenge! AND throw in an uber cool Core technique and you get TWO chances to win!!!
Today we have some inspirational cards from Kandis Smith. Kandis always makes the most beautiful cards.
For the first card, Kandis used the Provocraft Diamond Plate and her Cuttlebug to create the subtle but perfect background. LOVE the gray.
And how about some Tim Holtz Inspiration? The rich, earthy tones from the Tim Holtz/Ranger collections are perfect for those Father’s Day projects. And don’t forget those awesome Tim Holtz/Ranger Sizzix dies for your embossing machines. They add the perfect touch to this amazing cardstock collection!
Welcome to our First Ever 12 Days of Techniques. We are excited to share with you some of our favorite techniques using our unique color core cardstock. Each day a Design Team member is going to share a project featuring a technique with Core’dinations cardstock. We have TWELVE unique and amazing days lined up for you leading right into Christmas Eve Day.
In case you are just joining us today here is what we covered so far:
Day One: Sanding
Day Two: Tearing
Day Three: Embossing
Day Four: Debossing
Each day we will be giving away a great selection of Core’dinations ! Each prize will also receive a Dust Buddy and our NEW Sand It Gadget! And today we have one of our favorite sponsors and they have a prize for you in addition to the Core’dinations prize pack!
Todays Winner will also receive this an edge distressor from none other than Mr. Tim Holtz! PLEASE make sure you head over to Tim’s Facebook Page and tell him how much you appreciate his support of the 12 Days of Techniques! You may be seeing more of him in the next few days….just sayin’ I don’t know about you but I looooove my Tonic Tools. I would recommend the non-stick scissors too . BUT first you need to watch the Distressing Video here leave us a comment!
Today Paula Gilarde is sharing a card she created with loads of distressing. Paula used FOUR, yes, FOUR different Core’dinations Lines! Here they are in order from the cardbase: Black Magic (sanded to show the red core), Core Essentials (Notice the Sizzix by Tim Holtz brick embossing folder????) Jenni Bowlin Vintage Core Impressions and Jenni Bowlin Whitewash Core Impressions (Both from the brown and cream line). Paula added some great details to this card including an SRM Sticker.
SO WE NEED A WINNER, RIGHT?????????
LaRayne S says:
I took a class that had some debossing projects and it was very easy and looked great. A Cuddlebug would be the ideal thing to pratice this fun technique.
LaRayne….PELASE make sure you contact us through the contact button because I cannot access your contact information via your comment or send us a message on our Facebook page.
Stay tuned tomorrow for some more inspiration! We are going straight through the weekend so don’t forget to stop by and check us out.
Did you know that Core’dinations has a Facebook Page? Make sure you check us out here. Don’t forget we will not be shipping any prizes until the week of December 27th.