Happy Wednesday!

June 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Scor Pal, Tim Holtz, Xyron

What a great day…the sun is shining…only a few more days until Friday…what more can we ask for? WELL, Designer Debbie Standard has some layouts for you today.

This layout brought a smile to my face today. First up the Cosmo Cricket Woodgrain background…and the colors…yellow…gray…and that pop of red are just awesome! Oh and you cannot forget about the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions. Debbie hand cut those details for her title and subtitles.

And how cute is this???  Debbie was inspired by all the sunburst layouts she has been  seeing on Pinterest. SPEAKING of Pinterest…make sure you follow us on our page HERE! What a great way to use up those scraps of Core you have in your bin. AND all those lush embossed (and sanded of course!) designs are gorgeous, gorgeous!

Debbie cut, embossed and sanded each section and then created the sunburst effect along the top.  Then she added the Stacy Julian Core Impressions pre-embossed words along the side.  Then she added some clouds that she die cut using the Whitewash collection which makes really great clouds by the way because you can lightly sand them and bring out the blue tones.

Supplies:

Core Essentials
Stacy Jullian collection
White Wash Collection 6 X 6
Embossing folders – numerous
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Queen & Co. Washi tape and gems

Jennifer Edwardson’s Photo Card

June 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

First up today we have some fun stuff for  you.

We are sponsoring a giveaway over at Cookin’ Up Creations!  Would you love to win this???   Check out the Forum HERE and how to win HERE!

So we have some more ideas for you for Father’s Day. Love this idea from Jennifer Edwardson…it can be used for ANY occasion…at tri-fold card! Of course, it is full of tons and tons of gorgeous Core’dinations Cardstock!

Here is a little bit about this project from Jennifer:

I am pretty new to the Silhouette game but have been having so much fun finding new pieces to cut out and turn into great projects !! I loved this folding card and thought it would be great to add a couple of photos to as a gift…..It would look so cute on a shelf, mantle or bedside table too !!


I cut the base using the Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection (No.23) and then ran either end thru my die cutting machine with swirly embossing folder. Then I sanded off the top layer to show the kraft underneath as well as the edges of the base too. I cut a few more doilies out as well and embossed both sides of the same cardstock and sanded off the top layer to those as well.


I punched a few flowers from some of the Core Essentials that coordinated with my photos and layered all the pieces together finishing them off with a little circle punched from my fave Core Couture in Black Tie. I added a couple of Core Couture butterflies and some clear gems from the David Tutera Celebrate collection too !! I really love how this all came together and can’t wait to give this to the kids’ grandparents 🙂


Supplies:
Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection – No. 23
Core Essentials – Harbourside
Core Essentials – Dahlia
Core Essentials – Snowflake
Core Couture – Black Tie
Core Couture – White Gloves

Whitewash
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy

Workin’ it Wednesday!

March 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Fancy Pants, Spellbinders

Before we get started today we have a quick update on the Northrige winners. They have been picked and emails will go out shortly! So  stay close to your inbox and we will post names soon, too.

Today we have a layout from Designer Debbie Standard featuring some Core Amour.  Sand the white wash and the black core comes through…it’s so cool! Debbie accented it with blues and yellows from the Spotted Collection. Love that pop of color, don’t you?

And how about pairing that Spotted Cardstock with some Fancy Pants Core Impressions? Mixing and matching our different collections is so much fun!  Add some of your own embossing like Debbie did here with the Whitewash strip and who needs patterned paper?

Stampendous Day Five!

October 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Stampendous

Welcome to our Fifth Day of our week with Stampendous! We couldn’t be more excited than to share gorgeous projects with you featuring Core’dinations and Stampendous products all week long!

We love Stampendous and their products so make sure you do a few things for us while you are here this week.

1.) Like them on Facebook. AND  2.)  Follow them on Pinterest. Oh and if you tweat, 3.) Follow them on Twitter here.

And we have a blog hop for you, too!

Here is a list to hop along…make sure you do as we are giving away prizes ALL WEEK LONG for those that are commenting and having fun.

Stampendous Blog

Char Dobson

April Derrick

Core’dinations Blog (pssst that’s us!)

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Rhea Weigand

And for inspiration here today, we have a project from Design team Member Melissa Oliveira.

For this layout, I used the Cling Decorative Grate CRR145 stamp from Stampendous. I stamped it onto Snowflake core, stamping the image twice with each inking, creating one dark image and one lighter image. I trimmed the images from the cardstock and layered two light and one dark image onto a piece of whitewash cardstock. Lines were scored around the stamped layers creating a “window pane” type of effect.

The trio of rosettes was created by punching large scalloped circles, sanding them and tearing them in a spiral shape, then twisting them around the end of a stylus and adhering with a glue dot. A turquoise pearl from Queen&Co. was used in the center of each rosette to mimic the baby’s headband in the photo.

I created the banner by punching a border along the edge of a strip of Chocolate Box cardstock then trimming 1 inch strips up the border design. Alphabet stickers were added and the pieces were adhered over bakers twine. Journaling was done on a lightly sanded piece of Whitewash using a typewriter. I used a pink die cut square layer that I cute from a die from Lifestyle Crafts and the cardstock is from the 6×6 Spotted collection.

And a close up of those gorgeous flowers!!! Add some May Arts Ribbon and other details and you have a great layout.


Stampendous Day Two!

October 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Queen & Co., Stampendous

Welcome to our Second Day of our week with Stampendous! We couldn’t be more excited than to share gorgeous projects with you featuring Core’dinations and Stamendous products all week long!

We love Stampendous and their products so make sure you do a few things for us while you are here this week.

1.) Like them on Facebook. AND  2.)  Follow them on Pinterest. Oh and if you tweat, 3.) Follow them on Twitter here.

And we have a blog hop for you, too!

Here is a list to hop along…make sure you do as we are giving away prizes ALL WEEK LONG for those that are commenting and having fun. There are chances to win every day on one of these blogs from BOTH companies!

Stampendous

Impressions Blog

Core’dinations Blog

Ellen Sosnoski

April Derrick

Annette Witherspoon

Suzanne Czosek

Sorry about the technical difficulties with Lydia Jackson’s blog yesterday. That was my fault SO we are letting you comment on her blog again today for a chance to win to make up for it…hope that works!!!

And for inspiration here today, we have a project from Design team Member Melissa Oliveira. You MUST check out the details on this layout. I know we were going for a bit of a fall theme here this week but Melissa just couldn’t stop and had to pull out her favorite Stampendous stamp, the Stampendous Jumbo Magnolia cling stamp.

Here is a little bit about this layout from Melissa: To create the pieced flower, I stamped the flower image three times; twice on a lightly sanded piece of whitewash and once on a piece of core’dinating Gemstones Cardstock. One of the Whitewash stamped images was embossed using an embossing folder, and the other was trimmed and used as the base for the flower embellishment. Petals were cut from the embossed and Gemstone stamped flowers and layered over the matching petals on the base flower. I added some Queen&Co. pearls to the center of the layered flower for added interest and texture. Leaves were stamped onto a piece of BasicGrey Core impressions and layered beneath the completed flower.

How about that for some stamping?!  Gorgeous. Gorgeous!

And a close up…

See you tomorrow!

Words on Wednesday!

September 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Each of our designers have a really unique style. People always ask what companies are looking for when it comes to teams and I think one of them is diversity.

Speaking of teams………..we are going to be announcing the names of our BRAND NEW Card Design Team any day now! Everyone has officially said, “yes” so we are ready to go. Exciting stuff!!!!

Design Team Member April Derrick not can not only work the Core but she has a unique style AND she always has the neatest titles on her projects. I don’t know about you but titles can be the hardest part of a layout. I recently scrapped some photos of our trip to New York City and all three layouts had the same title, “NYC”!

So today is all about words, ie, titles!

How fun is this title?  Makes me smile because this is something we can all relate to for sure.

And take a look at the bottom blue strip…April embossed and layered some mists on it. Love that texture!

And next up …another fun from April. Check all the cool details…first up I notice the sanding of the Whitewash right away and then April does a lot of tone on tone in her layouts. Then to whave her title stand out, she outlines them with marker.

We hope that we inspired you to get creative with those layouts and titles!

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