Spring always gets me in the mood to make some new home decor. Today I have a cross to share with you that I made using Core’dinations supplies and is a perfect piece to put up for Easter (or year-round!).
Easter Cross Supplies:
- Silver Glitter Adhesive Cardstock
- Party Mixers Silver Pearl Rosettes
- Party Mixers Purple Grandeur Rosettes
- Hot Glue Gun
- Chipboard Cross
- Metal Leaf Die Cut
- Purple Petaloo Flowers
Step 1: Trace cross onto the back of the adhesive cardstock.
Technique Tip: Using some kind of liquid adhesive to attach cardstock to chipboard can be a nightmare! The glitter adhesive cardstock is perfect for not messing with that. It attaches quickly and smoothly and needs no time to dry! That’s a win in my book!
Step 2: Cut out your glitter adhesive cardstock and peel it back at the top.
Step 3: Attach the glitter adhesive cardstock to your chipboard cross.
Technique Tip: Start at the top of the cross and slowly work your way down attaching it to the cross. If you don’t get a great position at first pull it back up before you get too far. This cardstock peels up pretty easy initially – just be sure to push it down hard once you are happy with the position.
Step 4: Use a hot glue gun to attach the Party Mixer Rosettes. The rosettes are so sturdy and already assembled so they make this step really fast! No long hard struggles with assembling the rosettes.
Step 5: Die cut some vellum leaves.
Technique Tip: Core’dinations vellum cuts great in both a manual die cut machine and electronic die cutting machine. Just make sure that if you are using electronic you set the speed and depth to an appropriate setting for vellum
Step 6: Slide the leaves underneath the rosettes to hide the adhesive and attach them. Add small flowers as a final touch.
With all the colors available in glitter adhesive cardstock and rosettes you have a lot of options to make a beautiful piece of home decor that matches your own house perfectly!
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Adore Card by Shaunte Wadley
I have to admit- I have a hard time using my Petaloo Flower Stash- not because they are hard to use, they are in fact, the easiest! It seems like every project I have added them to has gone from “pretty” to “breathtaking.” They are so detailed, they make your projects look time intensive when in actuality, all you have to do is adhere them. I have a hard time using them- because I am afraid I will run out of them. There. I said it. I am a craft supply hoarder!
Adore Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan
- Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft
- Core’dinations Basics Vellum
- Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max
- Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue
- Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Step 1: Cut the “Adore” frame shape using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the frame from Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan.” This cardstock is thick and has a beautiful pearlized sheen. It cuts really nicely in electronic cutting machines, even with shapes as intricate as this one. The base of the card was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die using Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft.
Step 2: The center of the card is some Core’dinations Basics Vellum, circle cut and embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. Here is a tip I have learned when embossing vellum. Vellum is tricky, it is hard to get the pressure correct when working with embossing and die cut machines. I have had 100 percent success by using a simple kitchen rolling pin! Insert the vellum inside the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure you are working on a flat surface. Roll the rolling pin over the embossing folder, using steady pressure. Gently open part of the folder and check on the vellum, if it is not quite even, or deep enough, roll it again.Adhere the vellum to the center of the card- using adhesive only on the edges so it will not show through.
Step 3: Then, I ran my cut frame shape through my Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max. I prefer to use an adhesive machine for intricate shapes like this one. Otherwise it is a very tedious job to try and apply adhesive onto all of the tiny parts of the shape.
Step 4: This card uses flowers from the Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue.” I used three of the lighter shade of flower, and four of the leaves. These flowers and leaved are thick. I found it easiest to use a little piece of Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape to adhere them into place.
Here is a close-up of the card:
Many Thanks Tag by Tami Mayberry
Many Thanks Tag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic cardstock
- Core’dinations Sandable Tags (Dark)
- Unity Stamp Company Thanks, Thanks & Thanks stamp set
- Clearsnap espresso pigment ink pad
- Petaloo orange/yellow flowers set
- Petaloo cream rick-rack and stitched edge ribbon
- May Arts brown burlap string
- Sizzix Tattered Florals die (#656640)
- Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder (#659450)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Clearsnap Art Dauber
- Xyron: Tape Runner, 3 inch Sticker Maker
Step 1: Emboss tag using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Trim off top edge just below eyelet.
Step 2: Apply adhesive to back of trimmed tag using 3-inch Sticker Maker.
Step 3: Attach to rust colored tag.
Step 4: Die-cut Tattered Flower shapes from two coordinating colors of Kraft-Core cardstock.
Step 5: Sand and ink edges of flowers as desired; layer together and attach to tag as shown. Attach orange flower.
Step 6: Stamp sentiment banner onto back side of a scrap of kraft core cardstock; cut out.
Step 7: Attach banner to tag. Embellish bottom edge of tag with rick-rack trim. Tie a large loopy bow from string; attach under edge of flower as shown.
We are continuing our week with Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:
Hi Everyone! Mary Pat here with you today and I have a beautiful fall card using Core’dinations and Petaloo. What a totally fun combo! I love fall and I wanted my card to capture the beautiful fall colors that surround us at this time.
Thanks card supplies:
- Core Basics: Kraft and 110 lb. smooth
- Petaloo flowers
- Xyron adhesive
- Heidi Swapp mist
- Studio Calico mist
- Simon Says Stamp clear stamps
- Memento tuxedo ink
- Stampin’ Up ink
- Spectrum Noir markers
For my card I used the Core Basics collection. I think I am totally hooked on the yummy Kraft and I don’t think I can make a project without using the 100 lb. smooth cardstock. I then added some stamped images and the finishing touch was the addition of the beautiful Petaloo flowers.
Here is a close up of my flowers and pumpkins.
I made a video for you on how this card came about.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a wonderful and crafty day!
~ Mary Pat
We hope you are ready for a fun week with our friends over at Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:
Hello again, fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and today I have an upcycling project to share with you, using some of my favorite products. With a little help from Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo, I was able to transform a lowly Pringles Chip container into a dispenser for cosmetic cotton rounds.
A Thing of Beauty Supply List:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core Essentials Cardstock Neutrals
- Core’dinations Vellum Quotes & Titles – Inspirational Motivations
- Dusty Buddy
- Xyron 9″ Creative Station – Permanent Adhesive
- Xyron Tape Runner
- Petaloo Darjeeling Collection: Darjg Mix Mini Teasn; Mini Daisies with Leaves
- Petaloo Fancy Trims Black
- Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Three; Grand Caliber Machine
- Zva Creative Gem Flourish CR-06CA-104
- Graphic 45 Metal Buttons
- Stampendous Stamp
- Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Delicata Ink- Golden Glitz; Sheer Shimmer Spritz- Gold; VersaMark Watermark Ink
- Heat Tool
- Pringles Chip Canister
Step 1. Measure around your container and cut paper to fit.
Step 2. Draw a template for your opening on scrap cardstock. Cut in the center of the paper as well as the canister.
Step 3. Stamp decorative border at the top and bottom of the paper with watermark ink. Heat emboss with gold powder. Tip: Sometimes metallic embossing powders leave a residue. Use the Dust Buddy after embossing to remove this powder.
Step 4. Run the paper through the Creative Station machine to apply adhesive. Carefully adhere to the canister, lining up the openings.
Step 5. Ink the back of the vellum quote with metallic gold. Die cut a frame using the Glitter Silk cardstock.
Step 6. Use the small tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of the frame. Center quote and trim the excess.
Step 7. Cut a circle to match the top of the canister. Add trim around the top and bottom of the canister and lid to hide the raw edges.
Step 8. Spritz the flowers with gold and let dry and add the embellishments to the canister to finish as shown.
So remember, look at your empty containers with a creative eye, before you take out your trash! See you soon.
Welcome to our week long celebration with Xyron and Petaloo. We have tons of inspiration and prizes up for grabs. PLEASE make sure you head over to the Xyron and Petaloo blogs for more projects and prizes!
Here is our schedule of events:
Day Three: Mary Pat Siehl Fall card with a video
Day Four: Joanna Jamieson’s 3D Pumpkin Carriage
Day Five: Winner announced and Fall Tag from Tami Mayberry
And of course our giveaway!