Day Four with Xyron and Core! Who’s having fun yet?!

October 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

Before we get started today we have some dates for you that you need to put on your calendars! We are having our THIRD  online crop in less than a month so make sure you save the dates! We have SO MUCH fun..we have tons of challenges all weekend long and then you have an entire WEEK to create.
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So if you have been with us this week then you have been seeing loads of Xyron and Core ALL week long. And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway over there, too. AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win.

We love our mega runners and today that is what we are working here on the Core blog!

And don’t forget to comment all week long for a chance to win this:
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AND this!
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Speaking of Fancy Pants Core Impressions….Jill Lebbin used hers for this cute mini album page:

Hi! I’m Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a project I made using the Xyron mega runner and Core’dinations Fancy Pants Core Impressions and pink Vintage cardstock. I also used some Authentique patterned paper. My daughter turned two recently and so we got her two year old pictures taken. I just adored this one and had to create a mini album page layout.

Mini Album Two Year Old Layout

 

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Fancy Pants Details

As mentioned before, I used the Xyron Mega tape runner. Even though it is called a “mega” tape runner it isn’t so mega that it is obtrusive to your crafting. Actually, I love the size of the mega tape runner. I also love the refill system, so simple and quick! Thank you Xyron!!!

In this layout I used the Fancy Pants Core impression paper for the photo frame, and then I sanded it. The pick accents are the Core’dinations Vintage Collection. I cut out the accents using my Silhouette Cameo.

Materials:

Fancy Pants Core Impressions, Vintage Core’dinations, Authentique Patterned paper, Vintage sequins from stash (the were my great grandmother’s), flower, Xyron mega tape runner, Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy.

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And next up Designer Ava Gavloski with an amazing project for us today, too!

Party Favors have truly taken center stage at parties and has given the cake a nudge. So, today, I would like the two too share the spot light together.
Lets start with quality Xyron Adhesive and the best cardstock on the market…Coredinations! 

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You need some GREAT adhesive for this. Have you ever made a project like this and then the next day it’s all popped apart?  Not with Xyron. This beauty is still going strong!

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Now, look at how lovely the Couture Creations Embossing folder showcases the Core’dinations inner colored cardstock.

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Adding some Graphic 45 papers to the top of the cake was a delight. To complete the bridal presentation I made a card and decorated a candle holder to match the festive occasion.

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Supplies:
Core’dinations:
“Sugar and Spice” from Pastels Collection
“Old Paper” from Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
Sand-It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Xyron:
Mega runner tape adhesive
1.5 Create a Sticker
Glue Stick for corners
May Arts Ribbon
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Couture Creations – Embossing Folder: Smooch, from Fresh & Fun Collection,
Graphic 45- Once a upon a springtime pattern paper
Marvy Uchida – Floral Paper Punch
Marvy Uchida-Poppy punch
Imaginisce-Glam Rocks

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And a layout from Designer Kim Moreno!

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Here’s how Kim created this layout:

 I used my ScorPal again to create the border around the edge of my layout and then sanded it slightly. I then sanded and cut out the ledger cardstock and adhered it to the center of the black cardstock. I matted my photo with the red cardstock and tore it along the bottom to reveal the colored core of the red cardstock. I cut out the clocks and sanded each of them to reveal the kraft core.  Then layered my photos and embellishments to finish my layout.

Supplies:

Cardstock: Core Essentials (Nightfll, Scarlet), Core Impressions (Jenni Bowlin, Graphic 45)
Stickers: Jillibean Soup (yellow “joy”)
Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
Letter Sticker: American Crafts (yellow), Doodlebug (black glitter)
Embellishments: Simple Stories
Flag Pins: Maya Road
Tool: ScorPal
Xyron mega tape runner

Xyron and Core’dinations inspiration in HERE!

October 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long.

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And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway! AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win over there and keep reading on how to win on our blog, too.I heard a rumour that it might be a sticker maker?!??!?! So day TWO…hmmmm….how about some cards and a treat bag today?

Designer Clare Buswell worked her Xyron adhesive with a card and treat bag. I just loooooove me some Halloween projects and these are so awesome!  You can do a lot with some Core, Authentique and a Xyron Mega runner.

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Halloween Card:

Cover card base with black Core’dinations Color Core cardstock, sand edges with Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Trim patterned paper, round corners, ink edges with Distress Inks and machine stitch border. Adhere to card using Xyron Mega Runner. Cut spider’s web file from Core using Silhouette, attach to card and trim edges. Wrap seam binding around card and tie bow. Die cut labels from Core’dinations Color Core cardstock, stamp sentiment, ink edges and adhere to card using Xyron Mega Runner, to finish.

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Supplies: Core Essentials Neutrals, Core Essentials Darks, Core Couture Glitter, Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Xyron – Mega Runner
Other: Authentique Papers – Thrilling Collection, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Fancy Tags Two, Big Shot, sewing machine, Silhouette file – Spider Webs, Silhouette Portrait,  sentiment stamp from Hocus Pocus from Waltzingmouse Stamps, seam binding, Jet Black Ink (Ranger), Distress Inks – Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo (Ranger), card base, corner rounder.
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Halloween Bag:
Cut spider’s web file from Core using Silhouette, use as a mask to ink spider’s webs onto Kraft bag. Trim patterned papers, ink edges and layer onto bag using Xyron Mega Runner. Cut Trick or Treat file from black Core using Silhouette and adhere to piece of orange Core, emboss with stars embossing folder, ink edges and stitch border. Add glossy accents to text. Adhere panel to bag using Xyron Mega Runner. Punch two holes at top of bag and add seam binding, to finish. 
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And check out this amazing detail!
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Supplies: 
Core Essentials Neutrals, Core Essentials DarksSand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Xyron – Mega Runner
Other: Authentique Papers – Thrilling Collection, Big Shot, sewing machine, Silhouette file – Spider Webs and Trick or Treat, Silhouette Portrait, seam binding, Jet Black Ink (Ranger), Distress Inks – Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo (Ranger), Kraft bag, hole punch, embossing folder Starry Night (Craft Concepts), Glossy Accents (Ranger).
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Next up we have Designer Kate Nolan Denham with the cutest little boy card! First up Kate stamped on one of our Smooth Tags.  The she created her own fauz washi tape pieces out of some embossed scraps of  Core. So CUTE!
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Here are some detailed shots oh how Kate made those cute little washi tape looking strips using her 1.5 Sticker maker.  We use these 24/7 around here. No more sticky hands from that wet adhesive and small paper bits!
It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
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Layer it all on some Spotted Cardstock and then a Vintage Cardstock base and you are good to go!
And don’t forget to comment all week long for a chance to win this:
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AND this!
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Chevron, Core Tags, Spotted…

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, Jillibean Soup, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron

What else could you possible need?  Tracy Gruber is working colors, patterns and so much more today!

First up a very fun and festive card…but keep scrolling down…there’s a great layout, too!

I love to find new techniques to use with my Core!  For this card, I used a Studio Calico mask and put it behind my piece of Core card stock.  I then sanded with the Sand It Gadget until the design started to show.  Pretty cool, huh?  Then, I cut some stars and then added the  white shape with the Paper Smooches sentiment. Next up some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce Glam Rocks finish off this card perfeclty!

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Neutral and Dark paper pads
-May Arts Ribbon
-Imaginisce Glam Rocks and I-Rock
-Paper Smooches Word Salad
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Spellbinder’s Label 4 die
-Memory Box Cosmic Star Set
-Studio Calico Mask

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The best part about scrapping with Core’dinations card stock is the ability to use different techniques to create unique layouts.  On the dark pink base, I simply used the Sand It Gadget to sand three different areas for a distress look.  It adds a different element to your layout that is really easy to do!  I then used a piece of light pink Spotted Tillie Dot and sanded it to make the polka dots “pop.”  The last technique I used was crumpling up a piece of White Wash card stock, flattening it out, and then sanding it.  This allows the Sand It Gadget to hit the creased spots and the background color to show through.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Brights paper pad
-Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot paper pad
-Core’dinations Whitewash
-Studio Calico Star Wood Veneers
-Core’dinations Tags
-May Arts Ribbon
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Jillibean Soup “hello” sticker
-My Mind’s Eye chipboard stickers
-The Twinery twine
-Xyron Mega Runner

Introducing Heather Kaesgen

Happy Monday!  Did you have a great weekend? We sure did!

Make sure you check out the full list of winners HERE. We are back for another fun week of intros and giveaways!

First up we have our winner from Friday of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core….

Tami McDaniel says:
May 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Very cute L/O. I love the added layers and the feather. Thanks for the chance to win. tfs Tami

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Today we are introducing Heather Kaesgen!

My name is Heather Kaesgen; I am a proud stay at home mom of 2 boys Parker (13) & Hayden (8). They keep me very busy with all of their activities. You can find us at a baseball field 6 nights a week from April – August. Thank God I love baseball! I have been married almost 15 years to the greatest husband and father I could have ever of wished for. I am very blessed to be able to stay at home and play in my craft room daily.  I am always making something. Whether it is for a party, a card, for the house or scrapbooking, I always have a project in the works. My passion is scrapbooking; there is nothing more precious than to see your family on a beautifully decorated page. We LOVE to travel as a family.  We spent 3 weeks in Europe last summer – can you imagine those pictures!? My favorite place in the world is Paris (and the Outer Banks and Disney and Out West, get it LOVE to travel). We are starting a lofty goal of visiting every Major League Ballpark, all 32 of them, in the next 5 years! Did I mention we LOVE baseball. I can’t wait to start that scrapbook!

And about Heather’s layout…she is passionate about traveling so that is what she created for you today! A layout about her travels:

I loved picking one thing that I totally love and doing an entire page on it!  As it says I am obsessed with the Eiffel Tower. I have been to the top, spent hours up there and have many, many pictures of it. I used hues of brown with a hint of blue. Very French! My personality is a lot like my crafting, some days it is Classic, Timeless and Simple. Other days it is Colorful, Sassy and Crazy. Obviously you see what mood I was in, how could you not… it is PARIS.  Every piece of paper used was Core’dinations. It is so versatile! I love to emboss and then sand. I can’t get enough of it! Enjoy and Au revoir.

Core’dinations Cardstock:
Neutrals Core Esssentials Pack
Vanilla Cream
Tranquil Blue
Spotted Tillie Dot
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress, Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Shattered
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice Embossing Folder
DaisyD Flowers
ColorBox brads & gems
Darice Basic Expressions Ribbon
Cricut
Xyron Mega Runner
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Today we are giving away some Pastel Cardstock! The colors in this pack are gorgeous, don’t you think?

Tuesday Tutorial with Andrea Amu

We have a fun tutorial for you today from Design Team Member Andrea Amu!
But first up we need a winner from last week from our week with May Arts!
Judy Webb says:

Cannot get enough Core!!! Loving this week.

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.


Now let’s get to the this cool tutorial on how to make this!
Here is a little bit from Andrea herself:
Today I wanted to share with you a technique for making a pretty textural ribbon flower that can be used on a variety of projects.
I created my ribbon flower by covering panels of cardstock with rows of adhesive backed ribbon and then die cut and layering a variety of different sized floral shapes from the ribbon panels.
Here’s a list of supplies needed:
Choice of Core’dinations Cardstock (I used Jillian Spotted Cardstock)
Choice of coordinating ribbon  (I used May Arts Silky Crush ribbon in brown and teal)
Choice of metal dies (I used Spellbinder’s Nestabilities dies, Classic Scalloped Circles)
Die cutting/Embossing machine (I used my Cuttlebug)
Xyron 15 Adhesive and Applicator
Core’dinations Sand It Gadget
Decorative Brad
Okay, to get started you will want to cut various scraps of light colored cardstock into panels and then cut several strips of the ribbon.
You will want to add adhesive to the backs of the ribbons strips.  I have found that the easiest method of doing this is to run ribbon strips through a Xyron Adhesive Applicator.
Once you apply the adhesive to the ribbon, you can begin to cover the surface of the cardstock scrap panels, alternating strips of color as I have done, or  you can cover a panel using strips of one color.
Once all the panels are covered entirely with the ribbon strips you can now die cut your desired shapes from the panels using various sizes of dies.  To create my layered flower, I have die cut my shapes using scalloped circles dies from Spellbinder’s Nestabilities dies.  To give more visual contrast and texture, I have also die cut some embossed cardstock shapes to be layered into my flower as well.  I used a Sand It Gadget, which is a sanding block by Core’dinations, to sand over the embossed dots of the cardstock.
For the next step, you will want to take each die cut shape and crinkle it up in your hands… don’t be afraid to crinkle them up tightly… the more crinkle the better!   Now take each piece and flatten them back out, and  you’ve just created even more lovely texture and dimension to the pieces.
To form the flower, simply layer each shape center to center forming a stack from largest to smallest.  You will want to punch a hole in the centers of each and then attach the stack together using a decorative brad.  Before attaching my brad here I also rolled up a small piece of extra ribbon and coiled it around the center punched hole.  Once you attach the brad fluff up the layers to give dimension.
Now you can have fun embellishing your projects with beautiful ribbon flowers that you’ve made on your own!

April Grand Prize Giveaway!

April 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

{Make sure you scroll down to the post below for our weekend Giveaway. Chance to win a pack  of  Fancy Pants Core Impressions}

CHECK out this! HURRY, you only have through April! Winners will be chosen April 30th.


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