Core’dinations and Team KNK are joining forces this week to bring you freebies and giveaways!

I’ve been busy in my laboratory (a.k.a. craft studio) creating three more Halloween files for a Spooktacular week of giveaways! Core’dinations and Team KNK are teamed up to celebrate the coming holiday with you.


The Halloween files I created specifically for use with Core’dinations card stock available in AI, GSD, KNK, MTC, SVG, and WPC.


Core’dinations – Black Magic card stock

Team KNK- $50 KNK USA gift certificate

Cuttin’ Up Designs – $20 gift certificate to my part of the store at VDBC

What you need to do:

Post a comment on Team KNK and post a comment to the Team KNK Halloween images on Core’dinations’ blog – that’s it. Pretty simple, eh? After the hectic week of Homecoming, I need simple!  We’ll match up those comments on Friday and post the winners next Monday!

So here is the first design of the week – the Grim Reaper – and his alter ego!

Sorry, the free file is no longer available.

And lit from behind with a spotlight:

Below are photos of the peeling process:

Start with the outer point of smaller pieces and peel toward the center or where it joins a larger section.

If your blade has penetrated far enough into the paper, the black layer will peel off easily.

Hold your paper piercing tool at a very low angle to the paper so you don’t pierce the colored layer, but slide just under the black layer.

The lettering I selected has lots of little nooks and crannies. I found it was much easier to peel from the outside to the middle on letters like H. For the letter E, I pulled right to left, and so on.

Although I hijacked Team KNK for today’s post, the next two will be on Tuesday and Thursday so my fellow designers can keep their posting schedules. Here is a sneak peek at tomorrow’s post using both cutting and sanding on the Core’dinations card stock:

Good luck to you on the Core’dinations, Team KNK, and Cuttin’ Up Designs Halloween Giveaways!

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

97 thoughts on “Core’dinations and Team KNK are joining forces this week to bring you freebies and giveaways!

  1. such an awsome technique, Michelle. I am hoping to make some lanterns with it today. going to coordinates facebook page now. thanks for sharing your fun posts with us.

  2. Michelle!!
    Great blogging and thank you for sharing this technique with us:). You are a gem. Be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  3. This is an awesome technique! Thank you for sharing both the technique and your files. I’m frantically digging through my paper stash for all my Core’dinations paper. Can’t wait to actually DO this.

  4. THANKS, Michele!! Such cool designs!!! What a neat thing you discovered. Thanks for showiing us how and thanks for the designs!!

  5. Michelle,
    Love this technique with coordinations card stock. It would be great on one of those clear glass blocks with lights inside. You are very clever. The pics are great.

  6. what a wonderful way to use core’dinations. i just love the way you have used this technique with great designs

  7. Can’t wait to try this, it is sooo cool, I love it and want to try some additional images as well…(besides Halloween)

  8. Awesome technique! I plan on making replacement lampshades for my Glade “candles”. This will be a cool effect. Thanks for sharing!

    • Oops-that should be Febreeze Flameless Luminary. The one that looks like a pyramid (square base) and has timer light.

  9. this is such a cool technique, thank you for the files and sharing them. cannt wait for the rest of the week. thanks for a chance to win.

  10. Thanks Michelle for showing us the neat ideas that can be done using the Coredinations papers and cardstock. You have done a awesome job with them. Also thanks for sharing your files.

  11. LOLOL.
    I have had a die cutter machine forever.
    I have had this problem with things not cutting all the way through.
    Who knew I should of invented a paper to make that problem into a gold mine.
    Thanks for the file.
    Too spooky!!!!

  12. This is an awesome technique that you discovered. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, the free file, and a chance to win some loot!!!!

  13. This is an awesome technique! I have a whole pack of Black Magic and have not done anything with it…Now I am inspired to try these designs!

  14. This technique looks like fun, hopefully I can pull it off (giggling) I have coordinations card stock but have not used it yet, this is the perfect opportunity!! TFS!! 🙂

  15. Great tips… I’ve been having a hard to with delicate patterns & this will help.

    Thanks for sharing.

  16. I LOVE this cut file. Just in time for Halloween.
    Core’dinations card stock is one of my favorite. I can’t wait to try this technique.

  17. This is so cool! I haven’t had a chance to try Co’ordinations yet, but it looks awesome!! I wouldn’t have thought to try to peel it. As soon as I can, I want to try this!!! Thanks!

  18. I love the way these images have turned out and can see them being uses as other back grounds too.. Thanks for sharing how u done them,

  19. wow that is so cool, I am going to try that this week!! Thanks for showing that to all of us!

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  21. I love the paper and get mine at JoAnn’s. It really is amazing paper.
    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to be creative in an outside the box way.
    I love Halloween and you’ve given me yet another way to create my “mean” Halloween, Michele.

  22. Great joint posting! I love the detail you have created – wonderfully spooky! Thanks for sharing with us.

  23. WOW Michelle, this design is awesome. Thanks for sharing 🙂 I like this new technique, gotta try it when I get the chance.

  24. Oh my! That’s a lot of work but such a great use of the black magic paper. I have lots of it and have never thought to do that.

  25. I don’t think I have ever seen this paper before but I really do love what they are doing with it. Not only I can see a card, but I can see it placed on on a glass block lighting it from behind. I think that would be pretty too and it shouldn’t get too warm….we always must be concious of safety….smile.
    Thanks for bring this to us. I look forward to seeing other graphics used.

  26. I know I said this before, but now I “get” the product.
    Thanks for the detailed pics and instructions.

  27. Love Core’dinations paper, and now this gives me a reason to love it even more!!! I want to learn more about the KNK machine too!!! This is sooo creepy cool!!! Thanks for the ‘spooktacular’ fun & freebies!

  28. Great job ladies! Thanks for the file. Loved seeing the extra photos of the peeling process and hints.

  29. What a BLAST! This week was a lot of fun, and I am in the mood for October to begin! I started pulling out my Halloween decorations and putting my Core’dinations projects in the windows. I found a great location in my lighted china hutch for two of the creations. I can’t wait til Monday, when we kick off October and learn who the winners are!!!!!! Good luck to all!

  30. I just love this technique. It offers so many possibilities. I just can’t find the paper anywhere local. Thanks for sharing. Melisa

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  32. WOW! Love Halloween. Hope this is what I need to do to get it free! Looks tedious to get those small lines out, though,….but I’m willing to try it.

  33. Wow! Love the design and am really impressed by the fine line cutting. This looks great!

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