Day Five with Bella Blvd

June 22, 2012 by  
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Sniff Sniff. I don’t know about you but this has been an AWESOME week! Our team has create some really gorgeous  projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella Blvdproducts. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to fun designer tape…Bella Blvd has  products for every paper crafter.

We are hope you had fun!

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you!  AND we would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us and the Bella Blvd blog is looking fabulous, too!  There have been giveaways almost every day between the both blogs so make sure you check out  EVERY day!

And guess what?!  We have two packs of Glitter Silk cardstock to  giveaway so make sure you head back to every post this week here on the Core blog to find the blog posts to comment to win. We won’t pick a winner until Monday!

AND Bella Blvd is giving away THIS on their blog today! So head over there to comment to win and, of course, see the gorgeous projects there DT created today.

Today Design Team Member April Derrick created some super cool layouts for us! April works the ink and mists like no other!

First she sanded the Whitewash Jillibean Soup Core impressions and then added loads of color with blue ink. All that texture is FABULOUS!

And how about some Whitewash with Bella Blvd? LOVE!

And Tim Holtz Kraft Core…ooooh….ahhhhhh! Looks fab against all those gorgeous colors!  And notice how April outlines certain elements in black to make them “pop”?

Day Two with Bella Blvd–Tips and Tuts

June 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Sizzix

We are here ALL WEEK LONG with Bella Blvd and couldn’t be more excited.  Our team has create some really gorgeous   projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella products. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to super fun decorative tape…Bella Blvd. has  products for every paper crafter.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you! If you were here yesterday than you saw some gorgeous layouts from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley.

We would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us and the Bella Blvd blog is looking mighty fine, too! Head over there and check out all the gorgeous projects their team has been cooking up this week. You won’t be disappointed.

And are you ready for our FIRST giveaway?  Get commenting on THIS post to win a Core Prize pack including some of this silky smooth cuts like butter Glitter Silk cardstock….

Tuesday’s Tip comes from Design Team Member Lydia Jackson. Lydia pretty much created an entire baby album with Bella and Core. What is so great about this is that it EASY! You have all of your coordinating Bella Blvd embellishments, papers, and alphas AND now you know that our Core Cardstock matches PERFECTLY! I don’t know about  you, but having all of that at my fingertips makes creating a unified (and super cute) baby album EASY! Not to mention I have always LOVED Bella Blvd chipboard shapes and pieces.

Let’s check out what Lydia did…she created her own patchwork background with different pieces of Core Essentials and different embossed patterns. Don’t forget to print right on that Core! Gosh this baby boy line is SO CUTE.

And another layout for this super cute baby boy album…Lydia used some Fancy Pants Core Impressions along with some Core Essentials and Core Tags. LOVE that piece of tape right over the photo.

And next up we have a Tuesday Tutorial for you from Design Team Member Andrea Amu using the very cool Designer Tape from Bella Blvd that we have all fallen deeply and passionately in love with here at Core. She cut it on her Cricut…SO COOL!  Here is a little bit about this project in her own words, “I added a strip of the yellow chevron designer tape from Bella Blvd to a scrap of yellow Brights Core Essentials and I used my Cricut to diecut 1/2″ alphas (Lyrical Letters Cricut cart – Jack Sprat font).   I also folded some of the paper tape into tabs and used them on the neck of the giraffe diecut which was cut from some yellow WhiteWash Core.  I embossed the giraffe (Cricut New Arrival cart – cut at 6″) with a Sizzix animal print folder, sanded the spots and went in and added some extra brown tones with a Ranger ink pad and the Ranger blending tool.”

LOVE it! What do you think?

The blending looks so great on the giraffe. By embossing, then sanding and then adding the ink really makes it look realistic and adds another layer of depth. But remember…emboss, sand and THEN ink.

More May Arts goodies in here!

As you know we are having some FUN this week!  Check out the May Arts blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too!  You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win)  or on our Facebook page! Since we hit 6k likes last week we are in it to win it for 7k!!!!

How’s about we get messy today?  Design Team April Derrick  whipped up some super cool  layouts for you today! The pop of May Arts Glitter ribbon is so perfect on this layout. And look closely, there are some awesome details like the Whitewash under the folder embossed with the Darice Clouds embossing folder….the color matching Petaloo flower….

Have you seen these gorgeous oversized  frayed flowers from May Arts???

They looks so gorgeous cut and used here on layout…and check out the ribbon weaving!

See you tomorrow with MORE MORE MORE!

Sweet Stamp Shop Day THREE!

Gooooood Morning!

We are here this week with some fun projects from Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps. You know the drill…comment here on the blog ALL WEEK long AND over on our FACEBOOK PAGE for the chance to win some Core goodies!!! Make sure you check out their store for  some CUTE stamps and their blog for a chance to win, too!

Today we have a layout from Design Team Member April Derrick! I love love to stamp on layouts. You have to check out the cool details on here.

April stamped with her colored ink pads right on the Whitewash cardstock and check out that gorgeous May Arts ribbon!  And see that cool label sticking out from underneath the photo?  That is from the My Mind’s Eye Core Impression MINI’S! Yes, they are the cutest and they are mini pads of MME Core Impressions that you can use on any project. See that green Petaloo flower?  It’s made to match Core perfectly!

And don’t forget to check out our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY going on right now. It’s HUGE…a value of over $700!!!! So make sure you enter today AND tell your friends! {when you enter it will give you the chance to send emails to your friends and  share on Facebook) The MORE we get signed up, the bigger and more frequent we giveaway prizes!

Fabulous Favorite Friday!

January 20, 2012 by  
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It is hard to believe that almost 20 days of 2012 have gone by already!

Today Design Team Member Lydia Jackson is sharing some of her favorite projects from 2011.

Lydia has a way with using scoring for those magical details. And of course she rocked her label maker! Make sure you check out our videos on scoring and labeling for more ideas here.

And, hello! How many embossing folders did she us on this layout???????????????

And gorgeous….gorgeous….the neutrals…and Lydia does magic with blue….

Have a great weekend!

Favorite Projects from 2011

January 5, 2012 by  
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Featuring Shaunte Wadley!

We are having so much fun showcasing some of our Designer’s Projects from 2011!

L@@k at all of this delicious Whitewash, we can see why Shaunte picked this as her favorite project of the year. Make sure you check out all the close ups for the amazing details.

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