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
- Core’dinations Core Tags: Large White, Pastel Assorted
- Core’dinations Gemstones Collection amethyst cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Essentials Pastels Collection cardstock (purple)
- 3 light purple self-adhesive rhinestones
- White self-adhesive pearl
- May Arts ribbon: light purple, light purple gingham
- Sizzix dies: Mixed Media (#660220), Block Talk Capital (#658563), Borders & Hydrangeas (#657721 )
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: adhesive foam squares, adhesive dots
Step 1: Remove metal eyelet from light purple tag. *Tip: Removing the eyelet from the bottom tag allows easy layering without extra bulk.
Step 2: Die-cut Mixed Media shape from center of white tag; attach on top of purple tag using foam squares.
Step 3: Die-cut “MOM” from Gemstones cardstock; attach to tag using foam squares. Attach rhinestones along right edge.
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.
Step 5: Layer die-cut flowers using foam squares. Attach pearl to center; attach to tag.
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!
April 19, 2015 by Core'dinator
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection, Tombow Adhesive
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.
Graduation Card Supplies:
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock
- Graphic 45 Signature Series, Photogenic
- Core Essentials Cardstock, Snowflake
- Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy
- May Arts Ribbon
- Tombow Adhesive
- Spellbinders label 8 dies
- Clearsnap Colorbox Ink
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.
Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up in just a few weeks and now’s the time to get creating if you want to make a special handmade gift! Today I am going to share with you how to transform plain old pencils into a beautiful bouquet just like this! And although it looks like it would take a lot of time, Core’dinations new Party Mixers make this project quick and easy!
Pencil Flower Bouquet Supply List:
- Party Mixers Rosette Garland Kits: Broken China, Scattered Straw, Coral, and Purple Grandeur
- Party Mixers – Paper Pops Brights
- Darice Sparkle Tape – Gold
- Darice Sparkle Tape – Silver
- Glue Gun
- Liquid Adhesive
- May Arts Ribbon
- Terra Cota Pot
Step 1: Wrap Glitter Tape around the pencils to pretty up the stems. I left about 2 inches at the bottom of the pencil so that they could be sharpened and usable if she wanted them to be used.
Step 2: Add a dot of hot glue to the eraser tip and attach a rosette there.
Step 3: Continue to add all the Rosettes to the pencils. I did ten total and that filled out the pot nicely.
Technique Tip: Because of the canvas texture of the Core Cardstock and the thickness these will soak up the hot glue quickly and don’t need much time at all to dry. I spent less than five minutes doing the glue part!
Technique Tip: As you go through your Paper Pops package make sure you look at both sides of the Pops! At first I wasn’t sure how to use them thinking I had a lot of letters and that wasn’t going to work for my flowers. But when I flipped them over I figured out they have a cute icon on the back of each one! Perfect for this project and so versatile!
Step 5: Add some ribbon to your pot and fill it with rice (or beans or coffee beans or something that will help hold your pencils in place)
Party Mixers made this project so easy! I love how versatile they are and that they can be used for all kinds of celebrations! I don’t know a teacher out there who wouldn’t love to receive something like this! I think I may make one for my homework area at home!
Spring is in the air! And of course, that means baskets filled with treats! I began working on this project, and really didn’t mean to make an Easter Basket, but since it’s that time of year, that’s exactly how mine turned out. But this simple creation could be used for any occasion, depending on your color scheme and decorations. Have you ever noticed that Core’dinations paper pads are grouped into colors that work great together? I used the Pastel Collection – which is perfect for Spring, but there are also the Brights, Darks and Neutral collections. I love having the papers that I need at my fingertips.
Spring Basket Supplies:
- Core Essentials Pastels
- Sand It Gadget
- Darice Embossing Folder – Paisley Background
- Crafter’s Companion Sweet Treats Embossing Board – Sweet Things
- May Arts Ribbon
- CTMH Scalloped Punch
Step 1. Using the embossing board template, score the container design twice.
Step 2. Cut out the design with scissors.
Step 3. Score and fold.
Step 4. Assemble with double-sided tape.
Step 5. Cut four smaller panels to decorate the basket.
Step 6. Emboss using the folder.
Step 7. Sand the design to reveal the color core.
Step 8. Add a strip of paper for the handle. Decorate the basket as shown.
Hope your spring is filled with sweet memories!
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:
- 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 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.
St. Patrick’s Day, and all that is green is soon approaching. It just so happens that green is my favorite color – any shade possible! To celebrate, I thought that an easy mixed media tag would be fun to put together.
St. Patrick’s Day Tag Supplies:
- Signature Series Graphic 45 Darks
- Sand-It Gadget
- Darice Shamrocks Foam Stickers
- Graphic 45 Place in Time Paper Pad
- Layers of Color Stencil – Botanical Swirls
- Crafter’s Companion Embossing Folder – Ancient Arches
- May Arts Ribbons
- Kaisercraft Flowers
- Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Creative Medium Iridescent Chartreuse; VersaMark Ink
- Tim Holtz Distress Paint
- Ultra Fine Glitter
Step 1. Cut tag from green cardstock and emboss with folder.
Step 2. Sand the raised areas.
Step 3. Paint the edges of the tag.
Step 4. Spread Creative Medium through stencil and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry.
Step 5. Arrange ribbons on the tag and nestle printed paper as shown.
Step 6. Ink the edges of the foam shamrock and add to the ribbons along with small green flowers.
I hope the luck of the Irish is with you this season! Thanks for stopping by.