Core'dinations is having a design team call for the September 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015 term. I played with my Core'dinations card stock collections to create a couple of back-to school gifts for my daughters' teachers, Ms. Wai and Mr. Harris.
If you are not familiar with Core'dinations card stock, it is a textured card stock that embosses beautifully and has no white core! You can sand the card stock to reveal the color core as much (tree, acorns) or as little as you like (grass). On this pillow box filled with trail mix I embossed and sanded the acorns, tree, and part of the squirrel:Supplies: Core' dinations "Nostalgia" super assortments papers; SRM acrylic box; Cricut "Create a Critter" squirrel and "Everyday Pop-Up Cards" tree; Cuttlebug embossing folders "Seeing Spots" and "Swiss Dots"; Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder for tree and acorns; Martha Stewart grass border punch; Imaginisce leaf paper; Punnylicious sentiment; Making Memories sanding block; Costco Kirkland Trail Mix; Xyron, foam tape, and 2-way glue pen.
I also made a water bottle tag, creating a pocket for a "Tea2Go" packet for a back-to-school teacher gift:
Core' dinations "Nostalgia" super assortments papers; SRM "Congratulations" sticker sentiment; Cuttlebug embossing folder "Harlequin"; Cosmo Cricket "The Boyfriend" papers and ribbon; Making Memories mini brad and sanding block; 4C Tea2Go; Xyron and photo tape.
I have two crafting passions: creating teacher gifts and card making. I am a some-time scrapbooker, but my heart is into creating little gifts or greeting cards. Here is a card I made recently using Core'dinations' "Nostalgic" Kraft-Core card stock for the base layer:
Core' dinations Tim Holtz/Core-dinations kraft-core "Nostalgic collection" card stock lattice embossed and sanded down; thank you sticker sentiment placed on top of a bright blank red polka dot label sticker; stone twine bow; Xyron; black card stock; kraft card stock; PTI tag die.
This is a black sheet of Kraft-Core card stock; the collection has a rainbow of warm colors, all with kraft core. I love kraft card stock!
I also own some Core'dinations Whitewash card stock, Black Magic card stock, and Glitter Silk. There is lots of fun to be had with each of these collections. As you can see, Core'dinations card stock is beautiful when sanded, but torn edges or wrinkling it gives wonderful depth and texture to your projects too. For more inspiration using Core'dinations card stock check out the Core blog. And if you are a fan of the chalkboard trend there are Chalk Core collections too...hey, I'm just here to enable...