Stampendous and Core’dinations Giveaway

December 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Stampendous


Welcome to our Mini Hop with Stampendous this week! We have some incredible inspiration for you this week just in time for that Holiday cardmaking. If you have joined us before, you know the drill. Enter to win this awesome prize pack below and don’t forget to check out the blog this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday!


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Graphic 45 Sentiment Cards

We sure hope you had fun this week!  Graphic 45 and Core’dinations go hand in hand. Today I have a variety of cards using the Graphic 45 Signature Series Collections: Graphic 45 Lights collection and the Graphic 45 Darks collection.  Both are great for any papercrafting including matching those Graphic 45 collections perfectly.
AND, don’t forget to CLICK HERE for your chance to WIN some of your own!


Wedding Card

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Wedding Card Supplies:
  • Graphic 45 – Botanical Tea
  • Core’dinations Graphic 45 lights collection
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
  • Darice  Embossing folders
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Sookwang
  • David Tutera Sentiment sticker
  • My Mind’s Eye Brad
1.  I cut an extra sheet of the cardstock and embossed, sanded and dusted it.
2.  Then I attached it to the front of the card base.
3.  I added a sheet of the patterned paper to the top of the card and then tied a ribbon around it.
4.  Then all you have to do is add a sentiment and a brad.

Friend Card

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Friend Card Supplies:
  • Graphic 45  Bohemian Bazaar and Secret Garden Stickers
  • Core’dination’s Graphic 45 lights
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
  • Darice  Embossing folders
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Sookwang
This is just such a beautiful paper line.  I actually combined the Bohemian Bazaar line with some Secret Garden Stickers to create the card.
1.  First , cut a card base and fold it.
2.  Then, cut a sheet of the patterned paper and attach it to the front of the card base.
3.  Then, emboss a sheet of the yellow cardstock, sand it and dust it off and then cut it diagonally and attach it.
4.  Emboss and cut little strips from both cardstock and patterned paper.
5.  Attach the sentiment stickers.

Thank You Card

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Thank You Card Supplies:
  • Graphic 45  Botanical Tea
  • Core’dination’s Graphic 45 darks
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
  • Darice  Embossing folders
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Sookwang
  • SRM sentiment sticker
  • My Mind’s Eye brad
1.  Cut your card base and fold it in half.
2.  Cut a sheet of white cardstock smaller and attach it
3.  Cut another sheet of the cardstock same color as the base, emboss it, sand it and dust it off and attach it to the card.
4.  Then cut sheet of the patterned paper and mat it with white.  Use foam squares to pop this off the base of the card.
5.  Create a flower using the same color cardstock as the card base, sand it slightly, curl it and attach it to the card with a brad.
6.  Add a sentiment sticker

‘You’re The Best’ Card

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‘You’re The Best’ Card Supplies:
  • Graphic 45  Place in Time
  • Core’dination’s Graphic 45 darks
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
  • Darice  Embossing folders
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Sookwang
  • SRM sentiment sticker
  • KI Glitter Dots
  • Ribbon – stash
  • Martha Stewart punch – butterfly and border punch
1.  Cut a card base with a light purple
2.  Cut another sheet of cardstock in a darker shade and then cut a sheet of patterned paper and use the card cardstock to mat it.
3.  Cut a sheet of beige cardstock and punch a double border on it with a punch.  I then embossed it and attached it to the card front.  I ran a ribbon around all this and attached it to the card base.
4.  I used a little tag from the patterned paper and cut it out and added a SRM sentiment.
5.  Using a little sheet of cardstock I punched out a couple of butterflies and embossed them.


CAS Cards with Graphic 45 Signature Series

I love all the Core’dinations collections but one of my favorites is the Graphic 45 Signature Series. The colors are just so rich and yummy and the match perfectly to the Graphic 45 pattern papers. For my projects I made a feminine and masculine card to show the versatility of our cardstock and their patterned papers.

Feminine Sentiment Card


Feminine Sentiment Card Supplies:

For this card I used the Place in Time collection. For my Cardstock I used the Signature Series Lights collection. I layered my cardstock and embossed the Robin’s Egg using a Darice embossing folder and then layered my pattern paper on top. For my sentiment I used some Paper Smooches dies and stamps.

Masculine Birthday Card

For my masculine card I used the Graphic 45 Good ol Sports collection along with my Core’dinations Signature Series Darks. I once again, I layered my cardstock and used the tearing technique at the botton of the cardstock. I then punched circles of the pattern paper and layered them on the card.


Masculine birthday card supplies:

I have a video to share with you today on how I made this card:

~Mary Pat


Unique Graphic 45 Gift Bag & Card

Hanging your more 3D cards on the front of an altered gift bag is a great way to display your card and create a unique feature for your bag. Clare Buswell created this neat design using Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series Lights and Graphic 45 papers.


Gift Bag and Tag Supply List:

  • Signature Series Graphic 45 – Lights
  • Graphic 45 – Bohemian Bazaar Collection 8×8
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Darice Paper Crafting Bags Bag
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folder Anna Griffin Ogee Damask
  • Big Shot
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals Die
  • Card hanger die (
  • Ranger Coffee Ink
  • May Arts 5/8″ Crochet Ribbon Natural
  • May Arts Twisted Burlap Ribbon Ivory
  • Enamel dots
  • Circle It stamp set The Crafts Meow
  • Flower Stamen


Flower Instructions:

Step 1. Die cut 5 large flowers and 1 medium using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and Creme Brulee cardstock from the Signature Series Graphic 45 – Lights Collection. Using a scissors snip in between the petals on the medium flower. Sand all edges using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.


Step 2. On a foam mat use the top of a pen lid to create a cupped effect on each petal by pressing into the cardstock. Repeat for each layer. Make a hole in the center of each flower.


Step 3. Fold over a bunch of flower stamen, insert into center of smallest layer. Continue adding layers and add a small amount of tacky glue at the base of each flower between layers.


Step 4. To make sure the back of the flower was flat I added some pieces of masking tape to cover the ends of the stamen. This makes it easier to attach to your project.


Step 5. Once all the layers are complete, use your fingers to shape the flower, pushing the center petals slightly closed.


Bag Instructions: 

Step 1. Die cut two pieces of Spring Green cardstock from the Signature Series Graphic 45 – Lights Collection and the card hanger die. Cut two strips of patterned paper from Graphic 45 – Bohemian Bazaar Collection 8×8 to fit across the top of the bag.


Step 2. Use the inner piece from the die cut hanger to trace around on your bag, cut out slightly larger. Adhere the die cut piece, as shown.


Step 3. Adhere the second die cut piece on the inside of the bag, for a neat finish.


Step 4. Attach the patterned paper strips from Graphic 45 – Bohemian Bazaar Collection to the top of the bag at the front and back and then slip the card through the card holder.




Bright & Cheerful Cards with Graphic 45

November 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects

Suzanna Lee here today and I created two bright and cheerful cards that are perfect for pretty much any occasion! Just replace the sentiment for your special event and you have two beautiful cards.  Graphic 45 and Core’dinations are the perfect match.

‘Wish You Were Here’ Sentiment Card


‘Wish You Were Here’ Card Supplies:

Step 1:  Cut a large banner shape from Core’dinations cardstock and then sand and emboss. Cut a smaller banner shape from core’dinating patterned paper. Adhere.

Step 2: Cut a small square and score frame. Sand. Cut a smaller sentiment from Graphic 45 patterned paper and some flowers.


Step 3: Adhere twine and you are done!


Congrats Tri-Fold Card

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  • Core’dinations Graphic 45 Darks collection
  • Core Basics Smooth Kraft
  • Sand it Set
  • Patterned Paper – Graphic 45 (Couture, 6×6 patterns and solids)
  • Embossing folder – Elizabeth Crafts
  • Die – Sizzix
  • i Rock tool and gems – Imaginisce
  • Twine – The Twinery
  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp
  • Button – Tim Holtz
  • Chipboard hearts – Studio Calico

Step 1: Using a die cut, cut the smooth kraft cardstock. Trim Core’dinations cardstock, sand and emboss and adhere to base. Do the same with patterned paper or more cardstock for the other side.

Step 2: Die cut the repeating scallop shape in various Graphic 45 papers, stamp sentiment and add embellishments. Adhere.


Step 3: Add a gift card in the inside for a quick and easy gift!




Altered Photo Storage Box With Graphic 45

November 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Graphic 45

We have another GREAT week for you this week! This time we are celebrating a week long event with Graphic 45! Graphic 45 is a staple in the papercrafting industry featuring amazing patterns and colors in their paper lines. We have TWO Graphic 45 paper lines featuring their signature colors:  Graphic 45 Lights collection and the Graphic 45 Darks collection packs.  Both are great for any papercrafting crafting including matching those Graphic 45 collections perfectly.
Looking to win an awesome goodie box full of Darice products AND some Graphic 45 Signature Series?  Well then comment on the blog all week  long and CLICK HERE to enter to win THIS:
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Altered Box by Ava Gavloski

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Altered Photo Box Supplies:

Step 1.  Paint a cigar  box in a  golden color.  Adhere side panels of box and attach door plate and door knob.
Step 2.  Spray cardstock with a mixture of water and glycerin 16.1, crumble, emboss, dry, and sand.
Step 3.  Emboss measured inside box trim edge strip of cardstock and sand.
Step 4.  Adhere inside pattern paper panel and inside sanded trim to inside walls of box.
Step 5.  Die cut embellishments for front window panel and back panel of box.
Step 6.  Assemble embellishments on back panel and adhere front pattern paper window panel with cardstock trim.
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One last look on an angle, which showcases this photo box book for your library shelf.
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~ Ava


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