Patriotic Star Tissue Box

June 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Scor Pal

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a quick and easy home decor project perfect for summer. Or if you’re like me and love red, white and blue–all year around! For this project I used my all time favorite Core’dinations Vintage Collection along with a  Darice® paper mache tissue box. The ready-to-decorate tissue box measures 5 x 5-inches so works well with both 6 x 6-inch and 12 x 12-inch cardstocks.


Patriotic Tissue Box Supplies:


Step 1: Trace each side of box onto ruby Vintage cardstock. Note: You can simple measure the sides but I like to trace each one individually and number them to make sure I have a perfect fit.


Step 2: Mark back of each panel 1/2-inch from bottom edge.


Step 3: Place embossing folder onto panel aligning edge with line. This will give you a border along both the top and bottom edge of the panel as shown.


Step 4: Sand embossed pattern lightly using Sand It Gadget**.


Step 5: Cut a 1  1/2-inch wide strip from oxford Vintage cardstock.


Step 6: With panel face-down on scoring board and short edge at the top, score a 1/8-inch border along both edges.


Step 7: Sand scored lines lightly using Sand It Gadget**.


**TIP: When sanding scored or embossed areas always wipe with Core’dinations Dust Buddy to remove extra residue. Note the amount removed here and how it better accents the scored area.


Step 8: Adhere strip to embossed panel; trim ends as needed.


Step 9: Trace box top onto back of ruby Vintage cardstock.


Step 10: Cut out traced image using craft knife for center.


Step 11: Score edges of panel 1/4-inch from each edge. Sand lightly using Sand It Gadget**.


Step 12: Adhere all panels to box; sand corners and edges as desired using Sand It Gadget. Attach metal stars using foam dots.




Father’s Day Necktie Gift Bag

Here’s a cute way to give Dad his treats this Father’s Day.  This shirt gift bag is quick and easy enough to get the kiddos in on the action as well.  Think what fun it would be to have an ugly tie contest (and Dad wouldn’t be stuck wearing it!)

shirtFather’s Day Necktie Gift Bag Supplies:

Step 1.  Cut paper 10″ x 11 1/2″

Step 2.  With the kraft side facing up, the the short edge lined up across the top fence, score at 2″.

Step 3.  Turn the paper a quarter turn, counter-clockwise and score at 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 6″, and 8″.  Go to the first large block (between 2 1/2″ and 6″), score every 1/4″ – just down to the horizontal score, to create the pinstripes for the front of the shirt.

Step 4.  Turn the paper over, so that the color is facing upwards.  Score at 4 1/2″ and 10″

Step 5.  Clip the tabs at the bottom.


Step 6.  Sand the pin-stripes.


Step 7.  Fold along the scores to assemble the bag.


Step 8.  Pinch the top of the bag together, and cut an inch in on each side.


Step 9.  Fold the tabs in to form the collar.


Step 10.  Hand cut a tie.  Adhere to the bag. Secure the collar using double sided tape.


Now the fun will just be thinking what goodies to put in your bag!



Embossed Baby Card

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today. I am super excited about the arrival of my first grandchild next month. That being said, when it comes to creating I have went into “baby on the brain” mode. So, today  I have a quick and easy embossed baby card that I created using a Core’dinations A2 kraft card base.

IMG_9104Embossed Baby Card Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Core Essentials Pastel cardstock pack (pink)
  • Core’dinations kraft Deco-Edge A2 cards
  • Darice® 4.25 x 5.75 Embossing Folder: Baby Clothes on Line
  • Darice pink dot washi tape
  • White self-adhesive pearls
  • Lawn Fawn Plus One stamp set
  • Clearsnap black ink pad
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machines
  • Scor-Pal scoring board
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® EZ Runer

Step 1: Begin with your choice of pre-made card bases from the Deco-Edge A2 Cards.


Step 2: Place card front inside embossing folder, as shown below, aligning the ends of the line with the top and left edges.


Step 3: Emboss image onto card front.


Step 4: Score 3 lines above decorate edge spaced 1/8-inch apart. Adhere a thin border cut from pink cardstock; embellish with pearls.


Step 5: Cut a 5.5 x 4.25-inch piece from pink cardstock. Adhere to inside panel of card. Stamp sentiment; attach Washi Tape.




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.



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 Tussy Mussy

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of the year to create nostalgic projects to give to your loved ones. Tussy Mussies became popular during the Victorian period, but I’ve updated this idea, using the new, trendy Kraft Polka Dot Pops paper.

Valentine-tussy-mussyValentine Tussy Mussy Supplies:


Step 1.  Cut a half circle to form the cone.  Mark the center on the backside, to assist in forming the cone.


Step 2.  Use Scor-tape to attach the sides.


Step 3.  Punch a hole on each side of the cone and use to add a ribbon holder.

Step 4.  Take about 4 yards of crepe paper, sew through the center to pleat, and add to the cone with Scor-tape.

Step 5.  Embellish the crepe ruffle with satin ribbon.

Step 6.  Emboss the Valentine heart with the folder.  Sand the raised edges.


Step 7.  Cut the heart out and attach to the cone.

Step 8.  Fill with tulle and other goodies of your choice.


This is an easy project to put together, and one that can be changed for any season or holiday.  Thanks for stopping by!



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