Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"Core'dinations Design Team Call"

Can't believe it's that time again for re-applying to this fabulous team!  Can't say enough about how great this team is to be on.  Such a great cardstock and it's so versatile! I have done a variety of layouts and projects over the years.  I have also prepared set out photos and instructions as well as video how tos.  I also love to stamp and have used the 110 cardstock for my stamping projects.  Here are some of my layouts, tags and cards to show you.  I want to show you a variety of techniques here that I have used.
For this first page I started with some Tim Holtz cardstock which is  just wonderful all by itself.  Then I embossed in sections some white cardstock which I then pieced back together as I glued it on my page.  Then I used some Gelatos  and some water to add purple to the embossed page.  I then layered several die cuts - some of which were lightly sanded to give them a weathered look.  I made flowers from die cuts which I embossed, sanded and sprayed with Mr. Huey spray.
   For this first page I used some of the Black Magic.  Love the different core colors it comes it.  I scored several lines on my cardstock and then punched out some borders in a different color and sanded them with my Sand It Gadget and dusted them off with my Dust Buddy.  I created the flowers using a die cut from Spellbinder's, sanded them down and then curled them.  Then I sprayed them with some Mister Huey mist and after they dried I added them.
 For this second layout I used some of the Jenni Bowlin cardstock and sanded it.  Then I embossed several different patterns on grey cardstock, sanded them, cut them in squares and then sewed them to my page.  I used the Tim Holtz shattered for my red which is awesome just used alone without embossing or sanding but can be embossed as well.  The flowers were created with die cuts and the Tim Holtz kraft cardstock.  I  sanded  them and then put them together.  I've added a close of up the flowers.  You can see that I sanded the edges before putting them together - this shows the kraft core underneath.
 For this next layout I started with some Tim Holtz Seasonal cardstock.  I love the chance to use this paper as it almost creates the layout on it's own.   First I sanded it down.  Then I stained around the frame of the page and then while protecting the middle section I sprayed Mr. Huey spray mist around the stained frame.  I cut leaves from my Cameo, embossed and sanded them.  I cut a piece of another sheet of the Tim Holtz Seasonal cardstock - this time in green, sanded it and used it as my title. I added a close up of the edge on this.
 For this page I had a great time scoring my paper.  I started with a point at the bottom and radiated my score lines from there. I've found that if you sand your lines while you still have the paper on the ridge on the Score-It it gives you a cleaner sanded edge.    Then I embossed and sanded a circle and added my title and photo.  The title was cut from a Silhouette die cut with Coredinations cardstock.
 For this page I started with a piece of black cardstock.  I scored a frame and then sanded the outside of the cardstock from my scored marks.  Then I cut a sheet of red cardstock to fit inside this area.  I laid my cardstock over some old Creative Keepsakes circle cutting tools and sanded and moved them and sanded some more.  Then I created more circles using some cardstock which I embossed and sanded as well as some Jenni Bowlin pieces.  The Snow Fun of the title is cut from the Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights collection.  I just sanded the letters I needed and cut them out.
 Next I have a couple of cards I created.  The first I patched together different embossed pieces to create a heart shaped flag for 4th of July.
 Next I raided my scraps and embossed different fall colored sheets of cardstock, dusted them off and punched out circles.  Then I just layered them over my card base, added a sentiment and a fan shaped flower I made with cardstock and a Tim Holtz embossing plate.
 This last card I made using some of the Graphic 45 cardstock.  I sanded the pre-embossed cardstock to show the kraft base.  Then I used a sheet of kraft cardstock, double scored it both top and bottom and cut slits to weave my May Art's ribbon through.
 For these tags I started with some fall colored Core'dinations tags.  I embossed them, sanded them with my Sand It Gadget and then using some Tim Holtz inks inked the embossed parts.  I then added some flowers and leaves I had made using die cuts, sanded and then sprayed with Mr. Huey mists.

Thank you for your consideration of my submission.  This is a fabulous team to work with!


  1. You ALWAYS ROCK their products!!! I have no doubt that you will be returning to them!!! :)

  2. These are fabulous Debbie! You do such great work with their cardstock!!!

  3. You do such an AMAZING job showcasing the Core'dinations papers, Debbie! they would be crazy to not snatch you up again! :)

  4. You are a pro at using Core'dinations my friend! These are fabulous! Hope you return for another term!

    P/s: I just got the Sand It Gadget and the Dust Buddy! :)

  5. Always love looking at your work, Debbie!!!

  6. Debbie, wow, great presentation and I just love those thanks cards!!!!

  7. wow your work is aazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Brilliant layouts and projects! Wow wow wow!! You have been doing sooo much! Don't know how you get it all done!!

  9. Gorgeous! Love that sun ray layout especially!

  10. I love your layouts! You scrapbook like I like's about the story and the photos...the papers COMPLIMENT that...not take over. Beautiful job. Good luck on your re-application.