Walking in a Winter Wonderland…

January 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

With Design Team Member Debbie Standard!

Core’dination’s has so many wonderful collections to choose from it makes creating easy!  I love this Pink Paisley Impression’s collection.  I picked pink for my page and sanded it with my Sand it Gadget so that the embossing would stand out more.  Then I used my Dust Buddy to collect the extra dust from the sanding.  Next I chose a piece of the Spotted Jillian collection – attached it with my Xyron mega runner and stitched on it.  I added some of the pastel Core’dination’s tags and layered it.  I added a David Tutera tag on which I stamped.  Then using some of the Glitter Silk collection I punched out some snowflakes and topped them with pearls and pom poms from Queen & Co.  I created a little film strip along the bottom of my photos of more of the photos from the day.

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Supply List:
Pink Paislee CoreImpressions
Spotted Jillian Collection
David Tutera white tag
Core’dination’s pastel tags
Glitter Silk white
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Queen & Co. Pearl, Pom Poms
My Mind’s Eye tags and brads
Ribbon:  Stash
Clear works:  Heidi Swapp
Stamp:  Ellie’s Studio
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And Whitewash Cardstock is the PERFECT accent for all those snow photos!
I love the White Wash Collection.  There’s just so many fun things to do with it.  For this page I started out scoring around the page.  Then I opened up a Cuttlebug Embossing folder of snowflakes and laid it open behind my cardstock and sanded over it.  It didn’t come out  in sharp detail but gave the background a different look.  Then I also just sanded  with my Sand It Gadget around the entire outside edge of the page.  Once I finished I dusted it all off with my Dust Buddy and added some stenciling and stamping.  I added some Darice Washi tape along the top and bottom of my page and then added my papers, tags and photo.  I wrapped the top photo layer with some Queen & Co. twine (love this stuff).  I wanted some sparkly snowflakes so I took a sheet of the David Tutura Step two Edge Silver Metalic pack and punched out my snowflakes.  Then I just added some rhinestones from Queen & Co. You can see more on my blog:  
http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/

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Supplies: 
WhiteWash collection
Core’dination’s Dark Collection – midnight
David Tuture Step Two Edge Silver Metalic
Core’dination’s Smooth White Cardstock
Pebbles cardstock
Tags:  My Mind’s Eye, Core’dination’s Dark tags, DCWV collection, October Afternoon, Lilybee design
Enamel Dots:  My Mind’s Eye
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Score It
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Darice Washi Tape (1217-96)
Tickets: Noel Mignon kit
Wood veneer:  Noel Mignon kit

Snow Day Layouts!

January 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

First up we want to wish everyone a very SAFE and HAPP New Year!  We could not have had such a successful year without YOU! OUr HARD CORE CRAFTERS! 
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I don’t know about you but a lot of team has been getting hit with snow in their respective states so why not share a little bit of that Snow Day love today?!

I hope this post finds you warm and cozy! Suzanna here from Life’s Trivialities  to share with you a winter layout created with left over scraps of Coredinations cardstock. Gather colors in the hues of a pleasing snowy palate, emboss a few and lay them out as you would a cozy warm quilt. In order to tie the paper into the theme of the layout, chose snow filled embossing folders. Fill in some holes with David Tutera tags and zig zag with your sewing machine (or use a pen for faux stitching). The layers of the layout in some places are as numerous as the layers you will need to be out in that winter wonderland. Voila! The base of your layout, it’s that easy!

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oooohhhh! aaaahhh! Core Tags!

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Gorgeous detail:

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This is a great way to use multiple embossing techniques and different cardstocks!

Supplies

Spotted Jillian; Aqueduct http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/spotted/spotted-12×12/

Glitter Silk 6×6; Glitter Girl http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/glitter-silk/

Gemstones Collection http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/specialty-collections/gemstones-collection/

Core Impressions; Fancy Pants Collection: Refreshed http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-impressions/fancy-pants-collection/

Core Tags; Smooth Tag; Gift Tag White http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/core-tags/

David Tuterra Tags

Embossing Folders: Darice, Stampin Up

Bling: Prima

Die: Memory Box, Avery Elle

Stamps: Avery Elle, Stampin Up

Ribbong: Tim Holtz

Paper Clip: Prima

Alpha Letters: American Crafts

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Happy Snow Day Core Fans!  Kate here, sharing a simple snow layout with you using lots of Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot cardstock.
I did lots of sanding with the Sand It Gadget in this layout to make it pop.

I cut the snowflakes out of Core’dinations Snowflake using my Silhoutte, painted the die cut with some glue and added some fine glitter.

Core’dinations Supplies:

12 x 12 Spotted Tillie Dot

12 x 12 Core Essentials Neutrals

Sand It Set

Other Supplies:

Fiskars Crimper

American Crafts Thickers

Helmar Adhesives

Off the page Holiday inspiration in here!

December 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We have some amazing projects from Gail Lindner for you today! If these don’t inspire you to get that Core and take if off the page onto some Holiday home decor projects than I don’t know what will!

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I have officially started creating projects for Christmas!  You might recall I created a cute Christmas countdown a little while back (see it here). Well . . . I loved using the embroidery hoop as my “frame” and have been wanting to do more to create a cluster on my wall for Christmas. A trip to the craft store was in order and I purchased a few different sized hoops.

Here’s my next one:

 

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This is a great project for using up scraps of Core’dinations! I dug through to find a few colours to work together, cut strips and started assembling my “tree”!

Of course, this being Core cardstock, I couldn’t leave it plain! I had to emboss and sand the strips in various designs to add even more interest.

 

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The background is from the fabulous Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions collection. Instant Christmas!

The starts were die cut from Core Couture Glitter Cardstock for a bit of sparkle!  This little tree was so easy and fun to make – here are a couple more ideas:

  • For the front of your Christmas cards! These will be easy to mass-produce.
  • Get the kids involved – maybe adding the stars or other embellishments to the pre-made trees. 

Thanks for popping by and please pop by my blog for more inspiration!

 

Supply List:

Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions: Holiday No 14
Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack: Pool
Chocolate Box: Cool Mint Truffle
Core Essentials: Sugar’n'Spice
Graphic 45: Lemon Chiffon, Spring Green
Core Couture Glitter: White Gloves, Oscar
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Darice & Cuttlebug embossing folders
Fiskars star punch, SSS star die

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It’s just typical of me to be creating Christmas projects so close to the actual day! But my decor items get brought out each year so I know they will get plenty of attention in the long run!

Inspired by an image I saw online, I wanted to create a sort of looped wire wreath, accented with stars. Sorry about the vague description! How about I just show you my project so you know what I mean?

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I decided to create mine on a smaller scale and pop it into a shadow box frame. Honestly, I was really wanting to use the kraft coloured Seasonal Impressions cardstock! Isn’t it a fantastic, subtle background???

I chose three shades of Gemstones cardstock for the stars, so they would have a slight sheen, and scattered them around my wire wreath.

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Simple but cute! I can honestly see me creating more of these for different occassions such as Valentines or new babies. Just think of the color combinations and die cut shapes you could use!

 Supplies:

Tim Holtz Kraft Core – Seasonal Impressions No 23
Gemstones Collection - Peridot, Yellow Topaz, Red Ruby
Silhouette Cameo
Christmas Tree Cutting File (star only)

So, so much to be Thankful for…

Like some amazing projects from Core’dinations, right?!??!   Whether it is just some simple sanding, embossing or distressing we have it for you today!  Suzanna Lee uses just a bit of distressing on this first layout. It is a great idea if you are just starting to use Core or if you just want a simple touch of the distressed look.

But first don’t forget we are cropping!!!!!!!!

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There is so much to point out on this layout but the one touch that strikes me the most is the ground covered fall foliage! Easy to create with a piece of Kraft Core that you wad into a ball and sand to create the nooks and cranny’s of the ground followed by layering of fallen leaves. Both the Marvy Uchida embossing punch and Lawn Fawn dies are perfect for such a task! The mica fragments, embossed wind swooshes and and touch of Imaginisce gold add the perfect complimentary touches!

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Sanding those veins is just THE perfect touch!

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Oh these leaves!

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Supplies:
Core’dinations Vintage Cardstock  (12×12 and 6×6)
Tim Holtz Kraft Core
Core Impressions Graphic45
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress
Tim Holtz/Ranger Adirondack
Sand It Gagdet
Dust Buddy
Embossing Folder: Darice
Die: Lawn Fawn
Washi: Doodlebug
iRock and Hot Rocks: Imaginisce
Punch: EK Success, Marvy Uchida
Mica Fragments: Stampendous
Font: Bebas
Silhouette Cameo
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
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And another layout from Jennifer Edwardson. I don’t know about you but I am a sucker for puppy layouts!
I’ve been wanting to create a grid style layout for a while and really wanted the squares to be a great focus so when I snapped these cute pics of our daschund puppy I knew they’d be perfect for this layout.
 
I chose a piece of 12 x 12″ Snowflake Jillian Dot for the base and then cut (25) 2 1/2″ squares to create the focal point of my layout.  I used carstock from the Neutrals Collection and ran them thru my Big Shot using (3) different embossing folders.
 
I lightly sanded off the top and then laid them out evenly spaced onto my base.  Once I had them all adhered, I used a ruler and bloack journaling pen to draw the ‘stitching’ in between each row.
 
I adhered one fo the photos of Marshall flat and the other raised using 3D foam.  I used a large ‘ticket’ embosssing folder to create the ‘Admit One’ ticket and then precision cut it out of the cardstock.  I tucked it just under the edge of the flat photo with a piece of May Arts ribbon. Then I lightly twisted another piece of May Arts ribbon on an angle underneath the photos and added a couple stickers to it as well.
 
For the title I used a piece of Kraft-Core and cut ‘puppy’ using a font file on my Silhouette.  The ‘rotten’ type text stickers are Bella Blvd. High Five Alphas…..LOVE how this one of my ‘rotten puppy’ came together !!
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Supplies:
WhiteWash – Picket Fence
Darice Embossing Folders – Wire Fence (1218-58) Crackle (1218-57) Ticket (1218-89)
Other – Craft Concepts embossing folder, Studio Calico sticker, LilyBee Design sticker

Pink for Halloween? You betcha!

October 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45, Helmar Adhesives, Xyron

 How fun is it to take a different perspective on things? I love how Designer Ava Gavloski does it…see that  hand-stamped image that Ava cut out?  It’s a witch! How cool is that?  Ava just layers and layers and layers…it’s amazing!!!

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Supplies:
Core’dinations Cardstock
Helmar, Zap Dots, Acid Free, Super Tac glue
Sizzix, Embossing, Medallion
Clearsnap  Chunky Glitter, Surfacez, Berry Colorbox Ink
Zva Creative Crystals
Gina K Stamps
May Arts Ribbon
Cuttlebug
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And since we are living in color today…we have some gorgeous creations from designer Kate Nolan Denham, too!

Bright & colorful is always a fun way to go when making birthday cards.  The card I am sharing today shows how easy it is to make a bright birthday card with several different Core’dinations Cardstock lines, not just the Brights Collection (which is pretty cool in itself). 
 
To create my card, I started by embossing a Brights Core Tag.  These tags are textured and sandable! I then took a piece of the Whitewash Collection die the word “LIVE” out with my Cricut. After sanding this focal point down so the Core color shined through, I added the rest of my sentiment with stickers and brads.  The tag and sentiment were then added to a sanded background from the Vintage Collection and then the card base, which is in the Brights Collection.  
 
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Next time you are making a bright card, don’t be afraid to pull out all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock.  You are sure to find the perfect colors! 

Supply list:
Core’dinations Cardstock: Brights 12×12
Core’dinations Cardstock: Vintage 6×6
Core’dinations Cardstock: WhiteWash 4.25 x 5.5
Core’dinations Cardstock: Core Tags-Brights
Core’dinations Sandit Gadget & Dust Buddy
Darice Embossing Folder
We R Memory Keepers Corner Punch
Jillibean Soup Alpha Stickers
Xyron & Helmar Adhesives
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And how about some Spotted on Dotted? Well..kind of! Kate mixes and matches our Spotted Carstock with some Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions! I am LOVING those arrows…

I love colors that are bold!  Today I have a layout in which the colors in the tags dictated what fantastic bold colors of Core’dinations Cardstock I used.  Throw in a bit of dotted texture and it was the perfect blend of bold and beautiful!  The bit of Black Magic and Neutral Core’dinations I used for this layout was just to balance the bold colors I used.  

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And don’t forget! We are cropping FRIDAY! Check out the RULES HERE!

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