Geometric Thank You Card

September 5, 2014 by  
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Hi there! Suzanna here to share with you a thank you card today. I don’t know about you but I am always looking for a card to say thanks! This design could easily be used for any sentiment.

thank you card


This was a very simple card to create with some Core’dinations cardstock from my left overs, a David Tutera card base from Step 1, a die, an embossing folder and some twine!


Create a visually pleasing look with triangles, wrap it up with twine to really capture your interest and voila! You’re finished!


I used “thank you” as my sentiment but really, as generic as triangles are, anything could go here!

Tim Holtz Kraft Core Card

September 4, 2014 by  
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I’m trying to create more cards to keep on hand for the occasions that pop up! One of the cards that I’m always needing are the ones for the men in my life. I find that using Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock always gives a simple design a more masculine look.





I’ve used the same embossing folder for each panel but some are embossed and some are debossed!

My other top cardmaking tip is to use a general sentiment such as ‘for you’ so the card can be used for a variety of occasions such as birthdays, Father’s Day, thank you etc.



Gail Lindner


Embellished Gift Box with Tim Holtz Shattered Collection

September 3, 2014 by  
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 Create a stunning gift box with the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection and a few other embellishments!
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  • Tim Holtz Shattered Collection
  • Cardboard container
  • Recollections bling
  • Recollections lace
  • Helmer’s Craft Glue
  • Sookwang
  • Spellbinder’s Rose Die cuts
  • Dienamics tiny roses die
  • Cuttlebug embossing machine
  • Darice Embossing Folder
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • My Mind’s Eye Brads
  • Mister Huey mists – Opaque white
Step 1.  First turn over your Tim Holtz cardstock and draw a circle around the bottom and top of your box.
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Step 2.  Cut your circles out and then cut paper strips to fit around the edge of the lid as well as the bottom of the container.
Step 3.  Then  emboss and sand the section that went around the container.  After I sanded it with my Sand It Gadget I dusted it off with my Dust Buddy.
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Step 4. Use Helmar’s craft blue to adhere all the pieces to my container and add some lace trim around the top of the box using a sookwang to add adhesive.
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Step 5.  Next  add some bling pieces to the lid.
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Step 6. Then using some rose die cuts from Spellbinders I cut out several flowers for the lid.  After embossing them I lightly sanded them (be careful they are delicate!).   I curled them and sprayed this with Mr. Huey’s mists.

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Core Tip:  Since our cardstock is such a great weight, just use a pencil or paintbrush to curl the flowers. They will hold up to getting sprayed and stay curled!

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Here is an image of the top of the box:

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DIY Cards with Smooth Core Tags

September 1, 2014 by  
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Hi there Core fans! Suzanna here to share with you a couple of cards I created using smooth Core Tags.



The sentiment is stamped on the tag and becomes the main focus of the card. The smooth tags are perfect for stamping and the 300gsm paper ensures that the tags don’t curl.


Next up, a card featuring a small, white circle tag. Can you tell where it is?



Yes, there is a Core Tag there! It’s covert; under a cover of Gelatos, nestled in the heart of the sun rays! The hole of the circle tag is hiding under the bottom of the ‘o’. Again, a smooth Core Tag, and it withheld the water from my waterbrush used to blend the Gelato.


Suzanna Lee 

“Opening Day” Layout with Core Tags

August 31, 2014 by  
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I love the Core Tags. They are so much fun. I love making them the center of my layout as well as turning them into embellishments for my page. In this layout I chose to use 3 tags. I used a medium white Core Tag as well as 2 tags from the Darks collection. One was the perfect place to write my title. This tag is a focal point on the layout and the other two I used them embellishments on my layout.


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And a video for you on how I created this layout:

Mary Pat Siehl

Patriotic Decor

August 30, 2014 by  
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Celebrate this Labor Day with American pride! Create this beautiful USA bunting and patriotic decor just in time for the holiday!



The most difficult part of this project is making the rosettes. Start by searching rosette tutorials on Pinterest, you will find a ton! Make a few of these out of core’dinating cardstock. Adhere to banners, adding trim and other embellishments. Don’t forget to cut out the USA title from some Glitter Silk Cardstock.


Next up, make the stars by doing some simple scoring. Scor from the back, fold and sand. The are super simple to make and we will need a few. Some for the frame itself and some for the buckets.


Add bits and pieces of different embellishments and you have a great piece of home decor.

Shaunte Wadley

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