“Hippo Birdie to You” Birthday Card

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Even though we have our new Chalk Core you can still use our Black Magic Cardstock to create a really fun chalkboard look, too!


“Hippo Birdie to You” Card Supplies:

Step 1. Use the Sand It Gadget to sand over a piece of Black Magic card stock. Use your Dust Buddy to dust off the residue because it will help you stamp the image and emboss it clearer.

Step 2. Stamp the images from the Lawn Fawn stamp set with VersaMark and heat set with white embossing powder.


Tracy Gruber

Miss You Card

September 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Can you tell there’s a bookmark on this card? See that tab with the sentiment? That’s actually a Core Tag Bookmark! Just mount it on some colored cardstock so it pops and you have a quick and easy way to add interest to your project.
Supply List:
Make card from 110lb Smooth White Core. Stamp typewriter in bottom right corner.
Stamp sentiment on paper in typewriter. Trim No.24 Cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to fit across top of card and adhere. Add black chevron stripe ribbon. Trim bookmark, layer onto black cardstock and cut out, following shape of bookmark. Stamp sentiment in black, adhere to top of card. Stamp shapes, to finish.
Gail Lindner

“Ruff day?” Card with Chalk Core

September 6, 2014 by  
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Having a bad day? Nothing could cheer me up better than a Chalk Core Card!

Step 1. Cut three pieces of the Chalk Core sizes 4″ x 5 1/4″, 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, and 3 1/3″ x 2 1/4.”
Step 2. Using a Score Board, score each side 1/4″ from the edge and sand over the lines with the Sand It Gadget.
Step 3. Heat emboss the sentiment onto the smallest rectangle with Apricot Zing embossing powder.
Step 4. Stamp the image onto a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White card stock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out.
Step 5.  Attach all of the pieces together and add the rhinestones.
Tracy Gruber

Geometric Thank You Card

September 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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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