Handmade Cards with Core Smooth Tags

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

“I Love You” Tag Card

First up, an obvious tag card. This is clearly a tag and I have done nothing to disguise that fact! 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.



“I Love You” Tag Card Supplies:

“Hello Sunshine” Tag Card

Tag?! Yup, there is a CoreTag there! It’s covert; under 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 CoreTag, and it withheld the water from my waterbrush used to blend the Gelato. I don’t think you have known it was a Core Tag had I not told you, that’s how diverse these tags can be!



“Hello Sunshine” Card Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Super Assortment
  • Core’dinations Smooth CoreTags
  • Embossing Folder – Lifestyle Crafts
  • Die – Serendipity Stamps
  • Stamp – Heidi Swapp
  • Stickers – Evalicious
  • Stickles – Tim Holtz
  • Gelatos – Faber Castell
  • Thread – Gutterman

 ~Suzanna Lee


Quick and Easy “MOM” Tag

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today with another quick and easy project made possible by Core’dinations. For this project I have created a quick and easy  “MOM” tag using Core Tags, pre-made tags by Core’dinations.


“MOM” tag supplies


Step 1: Remove metal eyelet from light purple tag. *Tip: Removing the eyelet from the bottom tag allows easy layering without extra bulk.

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Step 2: Die-cut Mixed Media shape from center of white tag; attach on top of purple tag using foam squares.

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Step 3: Die-cut “MOM” from Gemstones cardstock; attach to tag using foam squares. Attach rhinestones along right edge.

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Step 4: Wrap tag with ribbon as shown; tie in a knot.

Step 5: Die-cut three flower layers from pastel purple cardstock; shape as desired.

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Step 5: Layer die-cut flowers using foam squares. Attach pearl to center; attach to tag.

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Step 6: Tie ribbon through top of tag.

And there you have it!

Note: This tag can easily be changed to a Father’s Day tag by changing the colors and adding a more masculine element in place of the flower!



Graduation Card

A special time in one’s life is graduation day.  The preparation leading up to this event is enjoyable by all families.  Ava here to share a card for my niece who will be graduating and the school colors are red, white and black.

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Step 1.  Die cut a few labels from Spellbinders, emboss, ink and you have a multi-layered card.

Step 2.  Tearing Core’dinations Cardstock for a distressed edge is my favorite technique.  Here I used Tim Holtz and  Ranger Distress Collection,  Fire Brick Red Cardstock.

Step 3.  Heat embossed my sentiment in black ink and stamped my star’s in Red, Clearsnap Colorbox Ink.

Step 4.  Layer the label die cuts with foam squares from Tombow, add some rhinestones and a bow.

I am ready from Graduation, are you?



“Bee Well Soon” Double Embossed Card

Texture and mixed media are the “buzz” words now, and Core’dinations papers are the perfect paper for this trend. Not only is the paper  great for tearing, embossing, and distressing to add texture, but many of the papers have an aged look already, like the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection that I used to create this Bee Well Soon Card.


“Bee Well Soon” Card Supplies:

  • Gemstones
  • Kraft-core Shattered
  • Kraft-core Nostalgic
  • Stampendous: Queen Bee, Timeless Tags Stamps
  • Penny Black: Sweet As Honey (sentiment) stamp
  • Sizzix: Book Cover #1 Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Small, Pierced Ovals Die Sets, Grand Calibur Machine
  • Close To My Heart Heat Tool
  • May Arts Ribbons: 445-15-32; SM-27
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz; Versafine Onyx Black; Memnto Luxe Elderberry ink pads; and Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; Radiant Neon Amplify – Black, Electric Yellow; Clear Embossing Powder
  • Madeira: Gold Thread
  • Xyron Adhesives
  • Tapestry Needle

Step 1.  Emboss a panel of Shattered with an embossing folder.

Step 2.  Rub gold ink over the raised areas and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Step 3.  Stamp the bee and die cut.

Step 4.  Add hand stitching around the oval panel.

Step 5.  Paint the bee with Amplify! and heat set to create dimension.

Step 6.  Layer the card as shown with mats, sentiment and ribbons.


There are so many techniques to try using Core’dinations! Just jump in and give it a go.



Flower Pot Card with Hidden Tag

We still have weeks more of winter, but I am already yearning for the warmer days of spring. I adore the bright and beautiful flowers of the season, and find that they lift my spirits like nothing else.  I find that I often start making cheerful projects to help me get over the winter blues.  This fun card is sure to brighten someone’s day as well.

Flower-pot-cardFlower Pot Card Supplies:


Step 1.  Score a piece of cardstock along the top edge of the card base (large enough to accommodate the flower pot die).  Tape the die so the top cutting edge is off of the cardstock, and cut.


Step 2.  Die cut the smaller sized flower pot and distress the surface with the Sand-It Gadget.


Step 3.  Machine stitch the smaller pot onto the larger one, leaving the top open to form a pocket.

Step 4.  Decorate the flower pot with die cuts and ribbons.


Step 5.  Use the smaller die to draw a line to trim a large tag, so that it will fit into the pocket, while leaving enough visible at the top to add flowers.



Step 6.  Decorate the tag with flowers, ribbon and vellum sentiment.


Step 7.  Slide into the pocket to finish.

010I hope that I have put a little spring into your day! Thanks for stopping by.



Winter Wonderland Lantern

The holidays may be over, but we still have a few more months of wintery weather.  Bring a little light into the season, with this shimmery tea-light lantern.  Add a battery powered tea light, and   the vellum paper allows a beautiful glow.


Winter Wonderland Lantern Supplies:


Step 1.  Die cut 2 sets of the Luminary die.

Step 2.  Score the cuts as marked on the cuts.


Step 3. Add vellum to the backside of the windows with double-sided tape.


Step 4.  Assemble the lantern with double-sided tape.


Step 6.  Die cut snowflakes and glue to the center of the vellum window.


Step 7.  Embellish the lantern with Shaved Ice, snow border punch, ribbon and floral stems.


So instead of heading out into the winter weather, stay inside where it’s warm and create your own winter wonderland!



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