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Monday, May 24, 2010

BLOG SWAP: Let's get to the CORE with Core'dinations

We are very excited to do a BLOG SWAP this week with our friends over at Core'dinations. What happens during these blog swaps? First, you'll get TONS of ideas from our amazing design team using both Imaginisce products and Core'dinations cardstocks (scroll down). Second, make new friends...we encourage you to hop on over to Core'dinations site to find out what their designers are creating with both product lines and make some new friends. Third, FREE stuff!! Each day visit both our blogs and leave a comment to be entered to win at the end of the week (great prize packages from both companies).

Our resident expert, Cari Locken gave us some tips and ideas on using Core'dinations cardstock. By the way, Cari designs for both companies so she's probably the most familiar with both product lines...lucky us!!

Cari's Ideas:

1. I like to tear the paper to show the core color.

2. I LOVE embossing on the cardstock and sanding it.

3. You can also emboss and then ink the image - that's a cool effect too.

Cari's Layouts:
This layout I used some Core'dinations cardstock and some Cuttlebug folders. Simply emboss the patterns on the cardstock blocks and then lightly sanded them to make the designs pop!
For this layout I used some more Splash Dance Collection and Core' cardstock (tearing) and then I used the i-rock tool for the gems and white dots on the starfish eyes (which I made using the i-top tool).

Tip:
I've realized that when making cards you have to be careful when scoring it because if you press too hard you can easily tear the cardstock.

So what is Core'dinations Cardstock?
Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock has a core color which “core’dinates” with the surface color. Each sheet has a tab underneath labeled “core color” that represents the interior color of the sheet. You can choose to keep that color hidden or add your own creative touch by sanding, tearing or embossing. Here are some specifics:
  • A sandable cardstock that has a “core’dinating” core color instead of a white core
  • Heavy weight, 80 lb., premium, acid and lignin free
  • Sand, tear or antique it to reveal the beautiful core colors and add your own creative touch
  • Canvas texture on one side and smooth on the other
FREE STUFF...want to win?? Leave a comment today on our blog and then hop on over to Core'dinations site and leave a comment too. We'll be doing this all week long, so don't forget to start hopping!!

87 comments:

Sue D said...

Great layouts. I really like using the cuttlebug folders and the Core'dinations cardstock.

Sharon said...

i have a few sheets of this paper and just don't the nerve to use it thanks for show casing it think i might tear into it now

Creative Char said...

Great job Cari! Love your LO. :)

Auntie Em said...

Your pages are amazing! I love using the Core'dinations with the Cuttlebug folders and sanding it and/or tearing it, too! Anything to bring out the layers of colours!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Ann said...

Great cardstock with so many possibilities. Thanks for the tips.

Carolyn Wolff said...

I love Core'dinations and Imaginisce......what a great combination. Your samples are sooooo cute. I love the little starfish and the embossing is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

2Angels said...

Fab layouts! I have done the embossing and sanding with patterned paper before but it is nice to know I could do it with the Core'dinations cardstock! :)

karahoward said...

Great ideas! I'm excited to try embossing/sanding.

TeenaBugg38 said...

awesome layouts! I loveeeee coredinations!!

Ashly said...

Now I have two new MUST HAVES!! the coredinations and the Irock!!! My hubby wont be happy :)
thanks for the amazing ideas

Kelly Massman said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that collection anyway and when you add the Core-dinations it pops even more!!! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

I love the way you tore the coordinations papers

ShoppingTamii said...

wow! Those are amazing! Thanks for sharing your awesome work.

Denise said...

Great layouts. Love the embossing and sanding.

Diane S. said...

I love Coredinations cardstock!! Love what you can do with it!Love imaginisce too!! Looks great together.

Laurie! said...

Those are some super duper cute pages! I love how the cardstock was torn to show the interior color! Looks fabulous.

PamS said...

That layout is so very cute. Thank you for all the tips, Cari. I think that I am going to try some embossing and sanding today.

A Sarasota said...

love how the paper looks when sanded and torn, very neat effect! great LO idea!

Liz said...

i love these papers and i use alot of the Coredinations cardstock its amazing what you can do with it
Liz Hagage

mustangkayla said...

How fun! Love the projects shared today!

Thebug415 said...

This layout is great. OH I AM sooooo excited to get my hands on this set of papers!

Laura Stewart said...

great projects!

scrappygrandma said...

I recently bought this paper for the first time...looking forward to playing with it

pdrnc said...

I absolutely love the look of the embossed and sanded core'dinations cardstock. I will definitely do that!

Samantha said...

I've never used this paper before!!Super LOs

Jessica said...

Love the embossing and sanding! Looks so cool! Great jogot

Michelle said...

I've seen it around for a while and just getting around to buying some....cannot wait to play!!!

Julie said...

Great layouts! I have some of the core'dinations cardstock, but I've never used it before! Thanks for the ideas!

Bobbi said...

Cute layouts. I love core'dinations cardstock. I like to emboss and sand for my cards, I never tried it on a layout before though so off to experiment.

Kim said...

OH LORDY!! Now I NEED a Cuttlebug!! LOVE the sanding and embossing! COOL Effect!! Thanks for the opp to win some goodies!! IMAGINISCE just ROCKS!

Tiffany Leola Johnson Koehn said...

I have never used this paper but I will be getting me some, that is just too freakin awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Wendy Crowe said...

I love core'dinations!! And the Splash Dance collection is amazing! Love the sanding and embossing ideas. I've sanded the papers before but havent' gotten into embossing...YET!

Dara Lynn said...

I started scrapbooking 6 months ago and I am so glad to find core papers that match!!! When tearing, I don't always want to see the white. Thank you also for showing the i rock tool ...I love tools:)

Jennifer Moore said...

That first layout is so cute.

robynLA said...

Love the ideas, I have all the tools and just need your guidance to use them to the greatest effects, cant wait to try the core'dinations paper yay

Kathy said...

I have some of their already-embossed cardstock, and it is fabulous. Great weight, wonderful texture, and when you sand it, these delicious patterns and colors come up from below! I did a 'cardstock only' page with it and everyone thought I used patterned paper! Love it!

Saren said...

Great layouts! Love the products!

craftymom205 said...

Love the layout. Need the Splash Dance collection.

Samantha T. said...

Talk about your matches made in heaven! Woo hoo, this is going to be a fun week.

Kelly Jo said...

I am just in love with everything I see. Good thing I still have some photos from last summer last to scrap. =)

abbeyviolet said...

I love the tips and both companies!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

What a a great summer layout! Super cute!!!Thanks for the tips!
-Cher

colombean said...

i so want to buy that paper now! not like I didn't want to before...

Vanessa Glass said...

Fantastic layouts! I just love the Splash Dance Collection!

Suzuki said...

Very cute paper and idea! Can't wait to try this!

Kim. said...

Love both these layouts, really like the embossed effect and the starfish is perfect.
Kim xXx

labsuper said...

I love the starfish!

Manhattan Mandie said...

I love that torn starfish and I'm actually waiting for this paper to hit the stores so I can scrap our aquarium trip! I love both layouts!

karinsb_2000 said...

I LOVE Coordinations paper,it's my favorite
cardstock. Nostalgic is my favorite stack.
Great layouts too.

Heidi Y said...

I love all these great tips! Great fun layouts, too!

Lara said...

Great Combo! Love your colors!

thetachigurl said...

Amazing tips! Super cute layouts!!

CraftyGirl said...

I love using the cuttlebug with the core'dinations paper!! Great look!!
Barb :)

Elizabeth said...

Amazing projects from two of my favorite companies :)

liannallama said...

Great LO's! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wirg's Creative World said...

Love this card stock, not easy to find where I live, but my father is bring some back from the UK of all places for me, yay!

Laurie (Wally) said...

Cari I love your layouts.. and thanks for the tip reagarding making cards....
Great team up...

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful pages - I LOVE coredinations CS

Kath said...

GREAT work! I have the paper, now just need to try this!

Sweetpz said...

great layout pages! thanks for sharing! its perfect for summer beach time =)

hugs
juli

Jennifer B. said...

Cute cute cute!!!

Emily said...

Cute pages! Thanks for pairing up, love Imaginisce and Coredinations!

ashjoy said...

Cute little star fish!

Chelle said...

Very cool layouts. I love the cardstock.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Woohoo! Love these two combination companies! Great!!

Jen Adkins said...

So cute! I love the effect...hate the dust of sanding, LOL!

KanataNewf said...

Absolutely love the layout - embossing and then sanding the core'dinations panels looks great!

alwayscharlie said...

Great companies and fabulous layouts!!

Angie said...

ADORABLE lo! Has inspired me to try some new things!

smahrty said...

I have a few pieces of this and am hoarding it cuz there are so many things to do and I dont have enought to try them all! Hope to get more soon.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Wow - what a blog post! Inspiration on how to use hte i-top, i-rock and the core'dinations cardstock too!! Awesome :-)

serena said...

love Cari's layouts using core'dinations. it is great stuff.

Linda Beeson said...

What adorable accents on these layouts! I was able to play with Imaginisce products during this swap and I had so much fun!!! Can't wait to see what comes during the week.

Melanie said...

I love the Happy as a Clam layout...too cute!

Cynthia B. said...

Adorable layouts! Love the embossing/sanding technique for the Core'dinations cs on the first page, and the big starfish on the 2nd page is the cutest!

Drika said...

love the pages!!! the colors are amazing!!!

Michele said...

I just bought some Coordinations paper and can't wait to use it - so many options, so little time :)

ellen s. said...

these are awesome!!! love all the textures and techniques!

Kerryn said...

loveeeeeeeeeee those LO's! I need to get some of those papers! Love the cuttlebugged core'dinates too!

Sassette said...

These projects are so awesome! I love the Core'dinates Cardstock and the dimension and detail that you can get with it. Love this team up and thank you for sharing this wonderful inspiration with us!

Martine said...

Those LOs are so fun!!! love Core'dinations cardstock and all you can do with it!

DebL said...

Love that starfish - Coredinations and Imaginisce together is definitely the best of both worlds!

carla said...

I love how well the codinations blended so well with Imaginisce Splash Dance range, oh and just love the star fish very cute ...lol.. good imagination well done

Maika said...

This truly is a dream come true. :) Core'dinations and Imaginisce complement one another SO well. These projects are gorgeous...thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!! :D

beadz said...

These products look great together! Thanks for a chance to win!
hugs,
Gini

crittercrafts said...

The starfish is super cute.

April said...

Very cool! I love the colors...
- April W

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