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Friday, August 7, 2009
Coordinate with Core'dinations!
Rounding out the top 3 spots in the Top 10 list of our favorite items from CHA, is... Core'dinations cardstock!
Core'dinations cardstock comes in several variations. First, their ColorCore Cardstock (which looks very similar to Bazzill) has a core color which "core'dinates" with the surface color. We all know that if you picked a Bazzill Blue, it would be the same blue on the front, on the back and in between. The difference with Core'dinations is that there is one color on the front, then a different(but matching) color in the middle and on the back. You can add your own creative touch by sanding, tearing or embossing.
Each sheet is a heavy weight 80 lb. cardstock that is acid and lignin free (of course!). And, just like Bazzill, there is a canvas texture on one side and a smooth side on the other.
There are several video tutorials on the Core'dinations website that can be found here. Beach Scrapbooks will be selling individual 12x12 sheets in EVERY color!
The Whitewash Collection is a collection of colors under a white wash finish. For example, let's say you choose the Barn Siding white wash color (white on top, red on the bottom) and embossed it with your QuicKutz Diamond embossing folder. With a piece of sandpaper, you could lightly sand the top of the paper. The white wash color would actually sand off the Diamond shapes (which were raised because you embossed them) and reveal the red color underneath. If you are a visual person, like me, don't worry...we'll have plenty of samples at the store to teach you exactly how to do it! Check out all the white wash colors here.
The Vintage Collection appears to have been "pre-sanded"...a special technique that makes the cardstock look vintage without the work. Check out those colors here.
The Chocolate Box collection offers varying shades of brown on top and yummy colors hidden beneath! See those colors here.
Don't be fooled by the black surface of Black Magic...with a little sanding tearing or embossing, you can uncover the vivid core colors hidden beneath the texture! A huge hit with cardmakers, you'll be amazed by the versatility of this line. See all the colors here.
Yes, we know it's a LOT to digest, but trust us...you will absolutely LOVE what Core'dinations has to offer. And for all you Bazzill lovers...don't worry...this does NOT take the place of our Bazzill collection. It only adds to it! Afterall, what is the one thing we use on pretty much every single one of our layouts/cards/projects? CARDSTOCK!
The next question you probably have is...where is it going to fit?? Well, we'd like to build a loft, but we can't. So, you'll see some changes taking place near the bookshelves in the back so that we can accommodate all 240 new papers.