Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Core'dinations Design Team Call

After another hiatus I am back today with a special post.  Core'dinations is having a design team call and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to apply!  It gave me the most wonderful excuse to play with my paper stash the last few days.

Here are the projects that their products inspired.  I have kept them clean and simple so that you can see just how awesome their paper is.  

A2 Heart Card
One of my favorite paper collections is the Black Magic.  It is black on the top side and there are a variety of colors to choose from on the back.  I had a sheet of red backed paper and knew that hearts was the way to go.  Believe it or not all I had to do to achieve this detailed card was to emboss it. I then used a foam sanding block to expose however much of the red I wanted.  
Cardstock: Core'dinations Black Magic Collection-Hypnotic, Gemstones-Pearl
Embossing Folder: Darice-Layered heart background
Ribbon/Punch- SU!

 Embellished Mini Gift Bag
You may not know it but the David Tutera line of crafting products is by Core'dinations too!  He has some pretty great products.  This mini bag is absolutely adorable without any additions but I just couldn't help adding a few more things.  
I used the David Tutera A2 card fronts to include a place for a nameplate and at the top I snipped the edge of one of the A2 cards for a nice border. 
Cardstock: Core'dinations David Tutera Celebrate 
Bag: Core'dinations David Tutera Casual Elegance
Die/Flower/Pearls: Prima

12x12 Scrapbook Page
This was the simplest of the projects.  All you have to do is rip the edges of the papers and expose the bottom layer!  To frame the family portrait I used some of the Whitewash paper and embossed it.  The flag at the top is distressed on the edges.  
Cardstock: Core'dinations Black Magic Collection- Abracadabra, Gemstones-Moonstone,Whitewash-Window Pane,Cottage,Picket Fence,  Foundations- Canvas Texture Slate, Vintage Collection-Burnt,Starry Night 
Embossing Folder: Darice-Doily lace
Flowers/Gems: Prima

A2 Love Card
Again, an embossing folder is all you need to achieve this shabby chic look.  I liked using the Gemstone paper line in the background.  It has a shiny look and contrasts perfectly with the wood letters and whitewashed card front.  
Cardstock: Core'dinations Whitewash- Corner Hutch 
Embossing Folder: Scrolls
Flowers: Prima
Letters: Studio Calico

Well that's what I wanted to share with you today.  I hope you enjoyed viewing my latest creations, it was really terrific creating these over the last few days.  Thanks again for visiting and I hope this inspires you to get out your paper and play!


  1. Great cards good luck hope you get in

    1. Thanks so much Corrie! Great hearing from you!

  2. Paula - I LOVE the little bag - haven't seen thos eint he store - will have to look :-) My only suggestion would be to maybe make your font type bigger and/or darker for those of us with aging eyes. ;-)
    I think I have some of this coredinations paper - you have motivated me to write myself a note and go home and dig out from wherever its hiding :-)
    Good Luck with the Design Team!!!

    1. Thanks Wendy! I will definitely be updating my blog with darker/bigger font! And yes those mini bags were irresistible, I grabbed them at Joann's :)

  3. Hi Paula! Love the cards and layout you made? These projects look so easy to complete, right up my alley. I love the embossed look and the distressed over it. So nice. You are a shoe in for the design team! Looking forward to more posts from you. Best of luck

    1. You are too sweet Kari! Thanks so much for your comments, it is nice to get feedback! And I am for sure going to continue posting on a regular basis. Stay tuned :)