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  
Filed under Core Blog

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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CSI: Color…Stories…Inspiration

June 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We are one of the main sponsors over at CSI: Color….Stories…Inspiration this month and we couldn’t be more excited!  Every Friday there is a new color palette introduced called a Case File. This week it’s Case File No. 126.

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LOVE how not only is there the “scene” which is the color palette but there is “evidence” and “testimony” that give you prompts to create as well! We will be sponsoring all month long so make sure you stay close  this month for a few more chances to win some Core. All images you create must be posted over on the CSI site.

Today we have a layout from Debbie Standard using this gorgeous Case File focusing on the Chevron pattern from the Evidence using our Core Impressions cardstock.

Supplies: Core Essentials, Spotted Cardstock

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Make sure you head over the CSI Facebook page for more amazing inspiration!

Spotted Cardstock Winner!

May 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

We hope you had a great long weekend! First up, we have a winner from our giveaway.

Ruby H says:
May 23, 2014 at 7:42 am  (Edit)

Love this cardstock thanks for a chance to win !!

Ruby email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com to claim your prize by June 1st, 2014

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Next up we are showcasing Chocolate Box on the blog this week. What a sweet treat…
chocolate covered cardstock! 
Sand, tear and emboss it to reveal the yummy colors hidden beneath the texture. It is available in  12×12 assorted packs, 6×6 and Cut & Emboss. And don’t forget single sheets for those special projects, too. First up we have Kate Nolan Denham with a masculine layout filled with TONS of technique!

 

I wanted to create a very “boy” layout with the photos of my Grandson so I immediately grabbed my stock of Core’dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock.  I embossed, debossed, and die cut my way through the Chocolate Box on this layout!  Each piece of Chocolate Box was sanded to show the great core colors I chose to compliment Seth’s plaid shirt.

I used Spellbinder’s Sprightly Sprockets Dies to create all the fun gears on this page.   Just loving how once I sanded down gears they looked aged with all that red showing though the Chocolate Box.  I added a bit of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint to them make them pop just a bit more.
Core’dinations Supplies:
Chocolate Box Cardstock
Core Essentials Darks Pack
Vintage Collection
Sand It Gadget 
Dust Buddy 
Other Supplies:
Spellbinder’s Sprightly Sprockets
Darice Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint
Elle’s Studio Tag
Misc Brads

We are lucky (in love) with these cards from Tracy!

March 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Tracy Lucky Card:
I’m getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit by making a few cards! Green is my favorite color, so naturally I had a blast making these green-filled cards. My first card used a bit of embossing, sanding, coloring, and die-cutting. Start with a piece of green card stock from the Darks Essentials pad and emboss it with the Plaid Darice embossing folder. Then, sand over the embossed part with the Sand-It Gadget. Next, use the different colored green card stocks from the Vintage Collection, Brights Essentials pad, and Pastels Essentials Collection. Use the Lawn Fawn dies to die cut the letters out of the light green piece. Then, emboss that piece with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and sand over it with the Sand It Gadget. Behind the embossed letters, attach a small piece of Copper Shimmer Glitter Silk card stock. Adhere all of those layers together. Lastly, stamp and color the Paper Smooches image on a piece of the 110 lb. white card stock.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Brights, Darks, and Pastels Essentials paper pads
-Core’dinations Vintage Collection
-Core’dinations Glitter Silk paper pad
-Core’dinations 110 lb. white card stock
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Darice Plaid Background embossing folder
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-American Crafts Knock-Out border punch
-May Arts Natural twine
-Paper Smooches A Magical Spring stamp set
-Copic Markers: T8, E08, Y38, E00, G19
-Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC’s dies

Tracy Lucky To Know You Card:
Start off with an A2 sized card base made with a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Core. Usually I stray away from using a black card base, because you can’t write on the inside of the card easily, but by using the Kraft Core card stock, the inside is now kraft. Next, emboss a piece of gray card stock with the chevron embossing folder and sand it with the Sand It Gadget. Cut the shamrock from the A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge at 2.5.” Emboss that with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and sand it with the Sand It Gadget. Then, use a piece of light green card stock from the Pastels Essentials pad and stamp the sentiment with black ink in the lower right hand corner. Use green chevron ribbon to tie a bow and attach the shamrock with Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Neutrals, Darks, and Lights Essentials paper pads
-Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core
-Darice Chevron embossing folder
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-May Arts Ribbon
-Paper Smooches A Magical Spring stamp set
-American Crafts Knock-Outs border punch
-A Child’s Year Cricut cartridge

Tracy Shaker Rainbow Card:
Shaker cards are one of my most favorite cards to make. I had the perfect idea to make a cool shaker card for St. Patrick’s Day with a pot of gold.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Neutrals, Lights, and Darks Essentials paper pad
-Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection
-Darice Stars Asst. embossing folder
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Spellbinder’s Standard Circle Small
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Gold Stickles

And we are so lucky because Tracy has a video for us today!!!!!

Celebrating St. Patty’s Day with Layouts

March 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

I know every day I feel lucky to have Core’dinations as a part of my life and when I saw this layout from Kate Nolan-Denham, I couldnt wait to share!

When we are lucky enough to have a good friend that will stand by us through thick and thin, we should celebrate it!  What better time of year to celebrate how lucky we are than St. Patrick’s Day?

My layout today is inspired by the lucky theme of St. Patrick’s Day and the colors we associate with this day, too. It is chock-full of glittery greens, golds and blacks found in Core’dinations Gemstone, Glitter Silk, and Core Couture Glitter Collections.  I bet you didn’t even realize there were so many fantastic glittery collections by Core’dinations!

I embossed the black Glitter Silk Cardstock and then lightly sanded it just so the embossing would pop.  The die cut doilies are also lightly sanded to show off the core.

The titlework was also cut out of the Glitter Silk Collection.  When using your Silhouette to cut the Glitter Silk, I recommend reversing your image and cutting it Glitter Silk side down.

 

Core’dinations Supplies:
Glitter Silk 6″ x 6″
Gemstone Collection 12″ x 12″
Core Couture Glitter Collection 12″ x 12″
Core Essentials: Brights 12″ x 12″
Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
LYB Patterned Paper
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Maya Road Ribbon
EK Success Punch
CM stickers
Papertrey Ink Die
Lucky Me…Friend Silhouette Cut File

Wishing you much luck today! ~Kate

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And how about another fabulous layout from Suzanna Lee?!?!?!

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How awesome are these cuts Suzanna made with her Silhouette?

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And a close up

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And a close up of that Darice Shamrock embossing folder!

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