Keeping it cool with layouts

January 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects

Today we have some layouts from Mary Pat Siehl that are all about SNOW! Most of us here in the states are getting a lot of it. Regardless of what the them is that you are scrapping, you can get some great ideas from Mary Pat today. She always has well balanced layouts that really work that Core’dinations Cardstock!
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Once again for my layout I started with the a Core’dinations Essentials Dark background.  I scored the edges and lightly sanded them to create a border around my layout.  Next, I embossed a piece of the White Wash collection using a Couture Creations embossing folder.  I sanded it to expose the red core!  Next, I cut my title using Core Essentials cardstock.  I also used my Marvy punch to create the snowflakes.  This punch ROCKS becuase it also gives it a light embossed look as well.  Finally I added in some pattern paper along with a homemade Core Essentials tag.
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Supply list
Core’dinations Essentials (Darks and Neutrals)
Core Couture Glitter
Core’dinations White Wash Collection
stickers and paper- Echo Park
Signo Gel Pen
Marvy punch
Silhouette
The Twinery twine
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Using the Silhouette with Core’dinations cardstock is just so darn fun because it cuts BEAUTIUFLLY!  I was a bit unsure about using the the Core Couture Glitter collection with the Silhouette but it cut like BUTTA!  I was so excited.  For my layout I cut the snowflakes using the glitter Core.  You always need a bit of sparkle on a winter layout.  Right????  I then cut my title using the Core Essentials Neutrals.  Once I had those items taken care of it was time to play with and form the layout.  I started with the Core Essentials Darks and then layered the wonderful Jillibean Soup Core Impressions paper. Next, I took some red from the Core Essentials and ran it through my paper crimper and lightly sanded it.  Finally, I added in some pattern paper and arranged my snowflake embellishments and title.  So perfect!
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Supply list
Core’dinations Essentials (Darks, Neutrals)
Core Couture glitter
Core’dinations Jillibean Soup Core Impressions
paper- Echo Park
sticker- Echo Park
Silhouette

Heidi Swapp and Core’dinations Day TWO!

October 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Did you love the  projects yesterday featuring Heidi Swapp?If you missed yesterday’s post please check it out here, you do not want to miss the gorgeous Mixed Media layouts featured yesterday. Also..we have a list of winners for you located on our Hot Topics page for you, too!

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Today we have more Mixed Company projects for you from our designers including both layouts and cards. I hope you are ready to be inspired!  The color palette of the Mixed Media line is just so great…the pinks and blues and grays with the black accents are perfect for any occasion card or layout.   OH and don’t miss Heidi Swapp’s giveaway..the ENTIRE Mixed Media LINE!

Vivian Keh created a card and layout for us today. Mixing and matching the papers from the Mixed Media collection is easy. Add some hand cut details , stamping, and a gorgeous Moraccan diecut and you have one gorgeous card.

Vivian really plays on the horizontal and vertical lines on this card which make it so visually appealing. The more you look at it, the more  you see!   Notice the hearts on the stamped stentiment?  Yep, she stamped right on the Heidi Swapp patterend paper…loving that!

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Such amazing detail!

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Just love how the Mixed Company Bouquet patterned paper looks with the Moraccan shapes Vivian created out of  some Whitewash cardstock from her scraps from the card above! She used some super cool shapes from the Sizzix Thinlits Moraccan die to create her own background  for that gorgeous photo.  She keeps your eye moving around the layout with these shapes, some gems and the spots from the Heidi Swapp patterned paper.  A lot of time and love went in to this layout for sure!

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And a gorgeous detail!

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What an amazig looking detail…LOVING the white on Whitewash!

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Here is a great detail that shows how Vivian mixed the Whitewash Core’dinations pieces with some of the patterned papers from the Mixed Media collection:

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The Paper Studio – Paper Punches, Gems

TPC – Stamp Set
Hemptique – Hemp Cord Thickers

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And who doesn’t love circles, black and white contrasting colors and oodles of texture?  Shaunte Wadley worked her magic on this layout for sure! Shaunte says she raided her stash on this layout but you wouldn’t know it. Mixing up embossing folders and patterned papers for the circles really adds to the interest of this layout. How did she make that circle pattern you ask? Silhouette Cameo with some gray Core Essentials..along with some Black Magic in the title. The background paper is Core Impressions from the Basic Grey Core Impressions line. Add a sprinkling of Queen & Co gemstones and washi tape and you’ve got yourself a great layout.

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Silhouette Cuts used:

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And Mary Pat Siehl is working some Whitewash love, too! Mary Pat has a unique way of capturing everyday activities and making them look like so much fun!

I loved combining my Core cardstock with Heidi’s wonderful pattern paper.  It proves once again that Core really is the best cardstock!  I first used a 12×12 template and sanded my Whitewash  Cardstock over it.  I love how the image is very light.  I also tore the cardstock to expose the darker core at the top.  Then I layered it on top of some of the awesome Mixed Media pattern paper!  The contrasting prints look great.  For my title  “today” I sanded my paper first and then sanded it before cutting it in the Silhouette (this helps with these delicate cuts).  This layout is a typical day after school- homework, computer games and outside play time.  I love our everyday life!

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supply list
Core’dinations Vintage collection and Core Essentials Darks
Heidi Swapp pattern paper from Mixed Company Collection, tags, stickers and mist
Be Happy AND  Circle Background
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And, starting today, comment to win some of our Spotted Cardstock!  Yes….today we want to hear how much you looooooove Heidi Swapp and Core’dinations. We are closing this giveaway THURSDAY October 10th! So don’t delay! 
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Designing with Debbie Standard

We have three gorgeous layouts from the amazing Debbie Standard!

Debbie creates the most amazing projects…so much detail and SO MUCH CORE!  She really demonstrates the entire concept of, ahem, not needing any patterned paper.  You can do it!

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I love using the White Wash collection – there’s just so many uses for it.  For my page here I  sanded over the entire sheet so some of the blue tones would come through and then up under the title area I put a piece of cloud chipboard and sanded over it in several different places to simulate the sky and clouds in that area of my page.  Then I had two small embossing folders and I used some of the bright cardstock which perfectly matched the little dress and embossed and sanded two small squares.  I then used the same paper and scored it around the area of my embossed piece to create little frames.  To make the embossed piece stand out I backed it with white.  The leaves were all created on my Silhouette machine.  As long as you can run these through your Xyron you can sand these delicate pieces before taking them off the backing and applying them to your page.  The flowers are all cut with Spellbinder’s Dies.  Then I  lightly sanded them – you have to be really careful doing this as they are delicate – I find it works best to put my finger in the middle of the flower and then lightly sand the edges of the petals.  The larger the flower the easier it is to sand.  Then I rolled the petals over my paper piercer and sprayed them with some Maya Road mist.  I continued to encourage the edges to curl after misting.  After they were dry I added some My Mind’s Eye brads.  This adorable little subject is my sister’s bff’s granddaughter, Bridgette.

Supply List:
Whitewash cardstock
Core Brights
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug
Silhouette Cameo
Spellbinders Dies – Rose Creations
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix, Cuttlebug
Xyron
My Mind’s Eye Brads
Scor it
D’eja Views Clear Word Stickers

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I just love the dotted collection – both of them – one has larger dots and one smaller.  It even comes in the 6 X 6 too!  For this I started with a sheet of the blue in the Jillian collection.  First I scored a frame around the entire sheet and then I sanded only inside my frame.  Then I cut a piece from the Tillie collection in a lighter shade of blue and attached it to top of my page.  I then used a sheet of Core Impressions Fancy Pants collection which I sanded and then just cut out the frame from.  I made my clouds using a die cut and then cutting it from a sheet of White Wash – these make the best clouds – you can sand them letting the blue come through and they really look like clouds!  Then using some of the smooth tags I used one for my title tying a May Arts ribbon around it and another for my journaling.  The adorable little subject is my daughter’s bff’s baby – so love that she got these monthly stickers so she can record a picture every month for me!

Supply List:
WhiteWash Collection
Jillian Dots Collection
Tillie Dots Collection
Core Pastels collection
Core Impressions Fancy Pants collection
Core Smooth tags
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Martha Stewart Punch
Tags:  October Afternoon, My Mind’s Eye
Chipboard:  Basic Grey
Hellicopter:  Best Creations
D’eja Views Clear Word Stickers
Ribbon:  May Arts

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I saw this wedding photo and immediately knew I would be jumping into my Core Amour collection for this one.  I also used some of the Core Pastels which were the colors of her wedding.  This particular Amour sheet only requires that you sand across the works.  Then I misted it.  I used my  Silhouette to cut some swirls which I layered down the side of the page.  I then used a Martha Stewart punch and placed a small pink ribbon over it.  The photo itself I first matted with black, then with pink and then which yellow white I tore around .  The flowers and butterfly all came from die cuts which I cut, sanded and then sprayed with Maya Road spray.  I let them dry and then put them together and attached to my page.  I added some little tiny die cut tags and some prima leaves.  

Supply List:
Core Onyx Amour Collection
Core Pastels collection
Spellbinder’s Rose Creations Die, and tags CD003
My Mind’s Eye Brads
Maya Road Mist
D’eja Views Clear Word Stickers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Silhouette Cameo
Xyron
Ribbon:  Stash
Envelope:  Stash
Bling:  Queen & Co.
Leaves:  Prima

Designing with Ava Gavloski

Happy Monday Morning!
We are up today with some MORE exciting news….it keeps getting better around here, don’t you think?

For all of our Hard Core Crafters…check those inboxes! We have our BRAND NEW Hard Core Crafter newsletter filled with a FREE project download and a Core Tip of the month. Cool huh? We have some really great things lined up for this in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned. In the mean time..head to your inbox, grab your coffee and ENJOY!

Now we  more inspiration for you from Designer Ava Gavloski.

Creating with the Core’dinations Pastel collection is so inviting for a delicate project like a new baby card.  The texture of the cardstock with the soft color tones is perfect for any baby shower party decor or baby card. Going to a baby shower before the baby is born, creates the opportunity to design with any color combination outside of the traditional pink or blue.  Here is a card I designed with cardstock from the Pastel collection.  The texture is amazing after embossing and sanding to reveal the core color of the cardstock.

 

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Love the mix of Spotted Cardstock, paper crimping and embossing that Ava used…

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Supplies:
Pastels Core’dinations cardstock (pistachio, wisteria)
Jillian Dot Spotted
Tim Holtz Adirondack lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress, Dusty Concord
Pearls Cardmaker Series Core’dinations cardstock, starlight
May Arts  ribbon
Unity Stamp Co.
Want2Scrap
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Ranger Distress Ink,  Perserves
Cuttlebug
Spellbinders  bitty blossoms, labels sixteen dies
Darci Scrolls embossing folder
Fiskers Crimper
And next up we have some gorgeous Whitewash work from Ava…

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 I like to  emboss  and sand  my cardstock before  I trace and trim out the paper piecing pattern as this allows for a greater showcasing of the inner colored core.   I just love this inner jewel toned colored core from the Whitewash Core’dinations Collection.  I embossed small bits of Core’dinations cardstock and cut out the heart pattern to make the charms.  To make the heart charms, I embossed small bits of Core’dinations cardstock, inked and trimmed.
                     
My tip for you today is when you can’t find the right color of twine within your stash, just color another complementary piece of twine with some ClearSnap Pigment Ink.

 

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Supply List:
 Core’dinations Whitewash Collection
Couture Creations embossing folder-Fresh and Fun Collection, Magical & Double Sided Tape
May Arts ribbon, satin string, twine
Want2Scrap, Black pearl
Gina K Designs Stamp, Sung from the Heart
Tombow Adhesive, mono glue
ClearSnap Pigment Ink, Cranberry, Blackbird, Alabaster; Siren Smooch pearlized ink,
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug

 

 

Happy Friday! Altered Calendar Box with Graphic 45 in here!

How we doing today??? I hope you are as excited as I am  for today’s project from Designer Ava Gavloski. She created this gorgeous Calendar box using our BasicGrey Core Impression. WOWZA is it GORGEOUS!

It’s all about texture.  The Card Keeper box is perfect for many filing options.  Today, I am sharing with you my file which helps me remember birthdays, anniversaries and events that are celebrated yearly.  You could change this file system by making tabs for the types of cards you have on hand.  (ie: Birthdays, Sympathy, Anniversary, Baby etc).
Core’dinations cardstock adds volume and texture to this card keeper project.   Layering this project with Graphic 45 pattern papers was a delight as the Bird Song collection matched perfectly with the Core’dinations Whitewash and Distress collection.
You can find the start up instructions to this project at Erica Cerwin’s blog: http://pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.ca/2012/06/stampin-celebration-june-blog-hop.html.  I adjusted the instructions a bit to fit my style of scrapping and my tip is to not glue the box together until you have the sides designed and glued down.  Enjoy!

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Loving this back detail with the Couture Creations embossing folder…

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Supply List
 Core’dinations, Basic Grey, Ornate Whitewash Collection
Core’dinations, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Collection, Tumbled Glass
Graphic 45, Bird Song Collection, Cherry Blossom
Couture Creations embossing folder-Fresh and Fun Collection, Smooch & Double Sided Tape
May Arts ribbon
Want2Scrap, Pink pearls
Tombow Adhesive
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug
Spellbinders, Bitty Blossoms
EK Success 3” Daisy punch, OTM Wooden this be Nice rub-on’s
Tulle, Wire

Winners and Design Team Inspiration

June 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Stampendous

We have a bunch of winners for you today! We have the winners of the Core Tags AND May Arts ribbon.

First up we 100’s of comments on the participating blogs from the week  and we are picking TWO winners….

Darlene Satkewich says:
June 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Oh my, another fun week of hopping!!! Off to start…I’m sure it will be amazing!


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Melanie says:
June 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I am never disappointed with your unending and amazing inspiration! Beautiful!

Darlene and Melanie..go to www.mayarts.com and pick out some ribbon and email it to ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com along with your address AND phone number with “May Arts/Core TAgs winner” in the subject line. Please pick a few options of the May Arts ribbon in case anything is out of stock. Please include the name, size and code of the ribbon you choose.

And our Surprise DT blog was Kate Nolan-Denham so we picked a random winner from her blog as well….that winner is….

Blogger Angelica Chambers said…
These are sweet! Those bright colors on the card would brighten anyone’s day!

June 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM

And since we had so many comments  and had such a fun week, we decided to pick ONE MORE winner of some Core Tags…sound good?

Iris Soscia says:
June 6, 2013 at 10:10 am

This hop just gets better and better each day.

Angelica and Iris, email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address AND phone number with Core Tags winner in the subject line.  Winners have until 6/24/13 to claim their prizes

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Now let’s get some Design Team inspiration going, sound good??? Today we have some cards from Designer Tracy Gruber.

I hope you are ready for some serious cuteness!!!

Supply List:

Antique Vanity WhiteWash

Cellar Door WhiteWash

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

Cuttlebug Seeing Spots folder

Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge

Core’dinations Nightfall, Nostalgia, Snowflake, Love Potion, Tranquil Blue

Sizzix Swirls folder

Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

The Twinery Shore and Blossom twine

Cuttlebug &  Cricut

And how cute is this little deer? I looove how she turned her woodgrain embossing folder on its side for this card. It is the small details like that this that make these cards so great!

Supply List:

Core’dinations Brownie & Olive Core Essentials

Core’dinations Snowflake Core Esssentials

White Assorted Core Tags

Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy

Paper Smooches Happy Camper stamp set

Copics: E31 and E33

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Cuttlebug Forest Branches folder

Cappuccino twine from The Twinery

Fiskars Grass border punch

Memory Box Talk Bubbles 2 and Puffy Clouds dies

Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Cricut & Cuttlebug

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