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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A WONDERFUL PRODUCT DISCOVERY

Hey All! Hope all is well in your parts of the world. Thanks for all the nice things you guys posted on the Faerie post Monday. You were all so sweet as usual!


Whenever I find something that I was not aware of and find it to be majorly AWESOME, I am compelled to share it with you. Well, this is one of those times. I'm sure some of you know that this product exists, but there may be many of you like me who didn't have a clue. This post is all about this product which is now one of my most favorites.


The product is called "Core' Dinations". It is the coolest card stock I have ever used. Here is the pad I purchased:





It is a card stock with a complimentary core color. This particular pad has 80 sheets 2 each of 40 different colors. I LOVE THIS STUFF! Are you ready to see what I made with it???? Take a look at these:














Is this the neatest effect or what??? I simply ran the paper through each of my CB folders, trimmed them, and then used a sanding block on the embossed image. They turned out so rich and beautiful. This is so much easier that inking up your folders to get this effect, and it gives you a nicer look than white core because the color you get is a coordinated color. Here is a couple of pics for you to see the sanded part a little closer:








I just can't get over how these turned out. Fast and easy with such a great look. No stamping. . . except for the sentiment. You will see at the bottom of each card I left a blank space for any sentiment I choose. Here is a pic of the entire set:



As it says on the cover of the paper, it is so versatile. You can use it as is, emboss and sand the image, antique it, tear it, crumple it up for a great effect, etc. You know me a note card sets. . . I think these in an A2 size with just the embossed panel and ribbon would make a wonderful set.


Don't let the price stop you. Even though the price you see on the pic of the product says $29.99, I bought it from Hobby Lobby when they had their paper on sale for 50% off. That made it very reasonable! The card stock also comes in smaller quantities and in different color combos. If you would like to get more information on this, click here for their website. They even have a video showing how it can be used.


Well, I hope you enjoyed this. Again, thanks for coming to see me and don't forget the pic of the week below! I think this one may be one of my most favorite shots simply because of the lighting that I caught.


That's it for now! I'll be seeing you on your blogs to leave ya some love! LOL


Best,


Curt O'Brien


"God, please help me be the person that my dog's think I am."

41 comments:

dpkennedy said...

I am so glad that you discovered this! This is a gorgeous set of cards to give as a gift! I have a stash of this paper that I've never used...shame on me! You have inspired me to pull it out and give it a go! Have a great day!

Aud said...

Your cards are wonderful!♥
Will have to be on the look out for that CS... Thanks for the tip! =0)

Hugs,
Aud

Patti J. said...

Almost like a birthday and Christmas all wrapped up in one when you find a new product you love, isn't it? Yay! for Cordinations paper! I used some last week on a little box I posted. LOVE it!!! The possibilities are endless! It tears beautifully too, if you like torn edges! Beautiful cards sir!!!

mudmaven said...

Holy cow dude - you know how to make a gals day! Love the paper and can't wait to get some and play! Even better - that picture just blew me away. You are soooo talented! Thanks for sharing your find both paper and photo! ~chris

Danielle said...

It sure is a fun product Curt - you made beautiful cards with it too!
Hugs, Danielle

Lauri said...

You know I have read about it....I even bought a few sheets of it at joanns a few weeks ago because I had kind-of heard about it....but I have not used it!! and now I absolutely will!!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards!!!

Jackie said...

Wow, those are awesome! I have some of that paper, I guess it's time to get it out and play with it. Thank you for sharing your discovery.

Nilla said...

Beautiful cards, love the simplicity look yet so elegant! I have bought some but not tried yet, will do now!! Hugs Nilla

scrapperjulia said...

Thanks for the tip, Curt! Beautiful cards! I have some of those folders so I will have to find this paper and try it!

The Rubber Maid said...

These cards are just gorgeous and I love each and everyone equally. Love the sanding you did and the elegance it lends to the work. Awesome! Pat

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Curt.
You did a beautiful job of them!!
I'll have to check that paper out. Looks great.

Karen x

Lisa L. said...

I love what you did with this cardstock! I saw it for the first time a few months ago and I just fell in love with it. So much fun!

Margie said...

Ooooo, sooo pretty! Your cards are gorgeous! What a great technique! I didn't know that this is what is so special about this paper! ;)
TFS! I will have to see if any of my local stores has any!
Hope all is well :*)
~ margie

Jackie said...

Thank you for the kind words on my blog and for that fabulous LINK! You're the bestest :-)

lisa808 said...

Wow, love the embossing/sanding look. tfs

Joan Fricker said...

Curt, what a great find. I love each of the cards you created with it. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Joan

Diane said...

Beautiful cards. I have a few pads of Cordination, one is called Chocolate, well you know I had to have that!!! The outside is chocolate and the inside the colors, and I have one called black magic....love them!!!

Leigh Anne said...

awesome! what A great discovery! {I thought I knew this was your discovery by your mention the other day} I actually have this stuff and I LOVE IT!! sooooo fun! haven't used this tech yet on it but I will I will! lol I have the black magic & chocolate box too - those are fun too!

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool Curt! tfs!

Wendalyn said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous... I need to have some of that cardstock now LOL. I love using those embossing folders I mainly use them for backgrounds though so you gave me a new idea to use them for... Thanks for all the nice comments you always leave on my blog also... hugs Wendy

Scossie Jane said...

Welcome to the world of Core'dinations Curt... Love this stuff, it's great for distressing and tearing.... Judging by the comments above, I'm amazed so many crafters haven't come across it yet.... I guess that's one advantage of having worked in my LSS for a couple of years.... Your cards are elegant in their simplicity - beautiful... xx

Percy said...

Love your cards Curt! They really are beautiful...the sanding gives it such a delicate touch!!! Thanks for the tip on this product, and for sharing....

Glee said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! Curt, you are so right....this paper is outstanding! The set of cards you made is wonderful, my Friend!

Sharon Caudle said...

this set of cards is truly fantastic, Curt!!! Love how you made them. That cardstock is awesome! Thanks for sharing your find with us!! hugs!

Juls~ said...

Hiya Curt!

Wow! Wonderful card set! You're right about the saturation and texture of them - very rich looking!

Juls~

Amy said...

Hi Curt! I love the set of cards. Someone else had mentioned that paper in the store the other week, but this is the first time I've seen it. I also wanted to let you know that I FINALLY set up my own blog (with the inspiration from you). It's www.stitchology101.blogspot.com. I can't wait to hear what you think of it!

Amy (from Archiver's)

Ila said...

Wow!! and I have had a pkg of this since Feb...Thanks so much for sharing these lovely cards and how to use it!!!...Have Wonderful Weekend!!...Ila :)

"Tillymint" said...

Hi Curt, yes I knew about this wonderful card but I'm unable to get it in a pad as you talked about. We have nothing like the choice here in Australia -how maddening is that!!! Every time I winge I'm told "It's a population thing!!!!'.
I do buy the bigger sheets but it's not as cost effective is it and with the pads you get a huge range of colours!
Think I'll have to scour the 'local' internet site as your cards are awsome!!!

Ruelysi said...

Great cards Curt, I too love using this card, it's so universal ideal for tearing, and scrunching also.

Nina said...

Curt, these cards are simple and very stunning!! I think we all forget how stunning those embossing folders can be and how they can truly stand on their very own. You have showcased both the folders and that cardstock very well! The technique is a wonderful addition to the folders! I think these are some wonderfully rich fall cards! I think I am going to case these for a birthday gift I wanted to make this weekend!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and talent! you so ROCK; even with fairies! :O) (giggle giggle)

Nina said...

PS.. LOVE your pic of the day, that queens ann's lace rocks with the bee!

Anonymous said...

CARDS ARE BEAUTIFUL, AND THE "PIC OF THE WEEK" AWESOME. LOVE YA MOM

Shirley said...

Wow, talk about gorgeous! I have to try those. How creative!

Carmen O. said...

Wow your cards are GORGEOUS! I've actually seen this cardstock had it in my hands and then put it back. I like sanding and distressing. I usually use an emery board. I like making note card sets.

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Curt! I've heard of this paper but didn't realize it did THIS! What a cool product! Thanks for sharing!!

I love your blog and your pups... ADORABLE! Super cute!

I'm now a follower and a FAN of your work! Impressive!

Phyllis said...

Curt, I think your pumpkin on your MMSC14 is awesome. Beautifully colored. Great fall card. Of course I have only heard of this fall thing. Here in TEXAS we have HOT Summer and Cool summer. So this fall thing is only a rumor to us. The Midnight Madness Design Team wants to thank you for playing in our challenge this week and we will be looking forward to seeing what you do for next week. I know Sue is excited that you used her digi of the pumpkin. I also love those Cuttlebugged and sanded cards that you have done. They are awesome and I am definitely going to give those a shot!!

Phyllis - Midnight Madness Design Team
aka SparklePlenty1000 at SCS

Lora said...

Hi Cuet, I love this cardstock and have used it loads. I haven't used it for a while though because I have none left but this has just reminded me how fun it is to play with :)

Hugs Lora x
p.s I have something on my blog for you!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Curt, these are AWESOME!!! I have heard of this card stock, but never took the plunge to try it out. Well, that is about to change!!! These cards look like a million bucks! I can't wait until HL's next 50% off sale so I can try it out with my embossing folders!!! You have definitely sold me on this product:o) Thank you so much for sharing it with us and for all the inspiration and encouragement!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Nina said...

hey just stopping by to case these cards... need a quick kind of gift so I thought these would be perfect... cause they are beautiful... and I could not find this cardstock at my hobbly lobbly (tear tear).... thanks for the lift!

Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful, Curt! I've never used this card stock but after seeing your projects, I just might have to get me some of dat!

TFS; you rock!

Nina said...

hey hey curt, I am back to let you know that my completed project is now posted on my blog for the world to see... LOL.. and of course you! Thanks for the case/lift... I love how it all turned out!!