Spring Centerpiece with Vellum Daisy Flowers

February 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Decor, Seasonal, Spring Projects

Are you guys ready for Spring yet? The part of the country that I’m from, we haven’t had much of a winter. Bulb flowers are already starting to bloom and it is only the first part of February. It is crazy! We usually get plenty of snow. Anyway, I am starting to get excited about Spring. I love the plants coming back to life, the weather warming up, and all the flowers that come with it. Today I’m going to share this fun and simple Spring Centerpiece with Vellum Daisy Flowers with you.


Spring Centerpiece with Vellum Daisy Flowers Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Vellum in Pink, Blue, Shimmery Gold, Shimmery White
  • Large Brads for Flower Centers
  • Green Paper Straws
  • Tin Pot
  • Floral Foam
  • Green Shredded Paper
  • Scissors
  • Electronic Die Cutting Machine or Flower Punch


Step 1. Cut four flowers out of each color of Vellum.


Step 2. Put two of the matching flowers together, off setting the petals.


Step 3. Put large brad through center and fold back the prongs. Use something to push them down so they are tight.


Step 4. Make sure the brad is centered on the flower front.


Step 5. Slide the paper straw onto one of the prongs on the back of the flower.


Step 6. Adjust the flower petals if needed.


Step 7. Place the floral foam in the bottom of the tin pot.


Step 8. Start placing paper straws, with flowers on them, into the floral foam. Trim straws as needed to make the flowers different heights.


Step 9. Make sure you can see all the flowers. Adjust if needed.



Step 10. Add shredded paper to cover the floral foam.


Now you have a beautiful Spring Centerpiece to display in your home, even if it isn’t feeling very Spring like outside yet.




Get Well Soon Box

February 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Do you have a friend, family member, or co-worker suffering from cold and flu season?  Why not bring them a Get Well Soon box made from a few basic Core’dinations supplies and filled with goodies to have them feeling better in no time.

get well box

Get Well Box Supplies:

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Step 1: Trace box template onto white Core’dinations cardstock.  The 110lb cardstock has a nice weight and will create a sturdy box.  If you want something a little more heavy duty, you can add a layer of thin chipboard or shirt board.  Score along inside lines.

first aid_coredinations_nancy keslin_cut and embossStep 2:  Cut strips of Roasted Pepper, Jillian Dot paper 1/2 x 1 1/2 wide.  You will need 4 strips to create the cross shapes for the front and back of the box.

first aid_coredinations_nancy keslin_red cutsStep 3:  Assemble box and attach Medical Cross to the front and back.

first aid_coredinations_nancy keslin_assembleStep 4:  Fill your box with your recipeint’s favorite things.  Some suggestions include magazines, puzzle book, cough drops, tissues, hand sanitizer, tea bags, lip balm…really, the sky is the limit.  Don’t forget a cute, bright colored tag with well wishes written on it.






Tim Holtz Distressed Floral Tag

Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you today. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring. Even though we are in the middle of Winter here I still like to create projects with flowers and dream of warmer weather. Today I have one of those projects to share with you using some Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection cardstock- and dies from Sizzix by Tim as well. Not only is it filled with layers of texture, it can be used for any occasion and created in any color you desire!


Tattered Floral Tag Supplies:

Step 1: Die-cut largest tag shape from Linen cardstock and hole reinforcement from Black Soot cardstock. Sand edges; adhere together.

Step 2: Die-cut vine shape from Forest Moss and Peeled Paint cardstocks. Add veins to leaves using stylus. Sand and shape as desired. Adhere Forest Moss layer to tag using feature photo as a guide and trimming as needed.  Layer Peeled Paint layer on top of previous layer adhering only along stems and curving leaves upward.


Step 3: Die-cut two flower shapes from Victorian Velvet cardstock and one from Tattered Rose cardstock; sand lightly. Shape layers as desired; layer together as shown alternating colors and using foam squares in between layers. Adhere assembled flower to tag.

Step 4: Thread button with thread. Attach to center of flower using adhesive dot.




Floral “Thinking of You” Card

Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you again today to share another clean and simple card project great for any occasion.


Thinking of You Card Supplies:

Step 1: Die-cut around desired vellum sentiment using Ornate Label die.


Step 2: Die-cut same size label from white cardstock. Attach vellum layer to cardstock label using brads.

Step 3: Using Calendar Months dies, die-cut three sets of  flower shapes from desired cardstock; sand top layers lightly as desired using Sand-It Gadget.


Step 4: Cut a 4 x 5 1/4-inch piece from green cardstock; die-cut Mixed Media shape from bottom left corner.


Step 5: Form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch card from smooth white cardstock; adhere die-cut pieces to card front, layering together as shown and using foam squares for flower layers.




Heart Candle Wrap

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to show you how to make this quick and easy customized candle using a variety of specialty cardstocks from Core’dinations.

heart candle wrapHeart Candle Wrap Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Pop Dot cardstock (white)
  • Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock (Princess Pink)
  • Core’dinations Gemstones cardstock (Moonstone, Blue Topaz)
  • Dollar Tree candle holder
  • Pink self-adhesive rhinestones
  • Sizzix dies: Sizzlits Decorative Strip Dots & Scallops (#656541), Bigz Banners & Hearts (#659958)
  • Scor-Pal Scor-Tape
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Dodz adhesive dots


Step 1: Mark height of candle on back of Pop Dot cardstock; cut out.


Step 2: Wrap Pop Dot cardstock around candle; mark length and trim to fit. Adhere to candle.


 Step 3: Die-cut borders from pink Glitter Silk cardstock. Adhere to candle.


Step 4: Die-cut hearts from blue Gemstones cardstock; attach to candle using adhesive dots. Attach rhinestones.


And that’s it!! You now have a customized candle ready to decorate your favorite table or shelf.



Valentine’s Day Card With Vellum Quotes

Hi Everyone, Mary Pat here with you today and I am making a clean and simple Valentine’s day card that has a lot of embossing and bling!  You totally need bling on Valentine’s day, right??


For my card I combined some of my all time faves from Core’dinations. I am in love the 110 lb. smooth cardstock.  I really don’t think I can make a card without it.  It looks so awesome when it is embossed.  I has such dimension because of the thickness.  I combined the smooth texture with the bling from the Core’dinations Glitter Silk.

“I Love You” Card Supplies:


I have a video for you on how this card came about.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will see you soon.

~Mary Pat


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