Super Bowl Party Invitation

All right football fans, the most anticipated sports/social event of the year is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start party planning.  This cute invitation will catch the eye of everyone on your guest list.

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Super Bowl Party Invitation Supplies:


Step 1.  Cut paper for card base 6″ x 12″. Score at 3″ and 9″.


Step 2.  Cut a piece of green cardstock 5 1/2″ square.  Score every half inch.  Sand the score lines with the Sand-It Gadget.


Step 3.  Cut the square in half.  Fold the card base as a gatefold card, and glue the green paper to each side.


Step 4.  Cut a football shape from paper.  Line the football up over the opening of the card.  Mark holes to punch through the football and card base.  Use a hole punch to make the holes larger.


Step 5.  Emboss the football with folder.  Sand the raised areas.  Line the holes up and glue to one side of the card.

Step 6.  Print the details for your invitation on vellum, using the computer.  Glue to the inside of the card.


Step 7.  Loosely lace the football to close the card.  After all of the holes are laced, then tighten them.



Which ever team you are pulling for….I hope you have a great time with family and friends!  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!



Snowflake Card with Chalk Core

During the holiday season, it is easy to focus on getting those Christmas cards made and sent out, but this time of year, we also need a steady supply of thank you cards.   This trendy chalkboard card fits the bill.  Add an easy matching envelope, and you have a stunning set!

snowflake-card-CoredinationsSnowflake Card & Envelope Supplies:


Step 1.  Score each side of the card front to create a border.  Sand with the Sand-It Gadget to reveal the chalkboard effect.

Step 2.  Die cut the label, then emboss with the folder.  Sand the edges and the designs.

Step 3.  Die cut the decorative label. Mount on the card base with foam adhesives.  Mount the snowflake label on top with more foam adhesives.

Step 4.  Add gems and ribbon to decorate.

Step 5.  Die cut snowflakes with Glitter Silk and layer on the card.

Step 6.  Die cut the sentiment and mount on another die cut label for the inside greeting.


Envelope Directions:

Step 1.  Emboss a piece of the colored chalkboard with the Snowflake folder.

Step 2.  Tear the edge of the embossed paper.  Trim to fit the envelope and adhere.

Step 3.  Add glitter glue to the centers of the snowflakes.

Get started crafting now!  Then you can have your thank-you cards ready to go, and you can sit back and enjoy the holidays.



May Arts Joy Holiday Tag

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.

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May Arts Joy Tag by Tami

joy-tag-CoredinationsJoy Tag supplies:


Step 1: Trim top and bottom edges from from red tag.

Step 2: Score three 1/4-inch lines along top and bottom of tag from back side; sand lightly.

Step 3: Spritz with spray ink; let dry.

Step 4: Remove threads along top and bottom edge of snowflake trim to fray edges; adhere to tag with snowflake centered as shown below. Wrap ends of trim to back of tag and adhere in place.

Step 5: Wrap tag with string; tie in a bow positioning in center of snowflake pattern..

Step 6: Secure in place using hot fix nail head.

Step 7: Adhere red tag to white tag.

Step 8: Attach scalloped edge trim along top and bottom of tag as shown,

Step 9: Die-cut “joy” from white cardstock; adhere to tag.

Step 10: Thread white ribbon through top of tag; tie in a bow.




Black Magic Birthday Card

Celebrate your next Birthday with a Core’dinations Black Magic card. With some simple sanding and heat embossing you can make it look just like chalkboard!


Black Magic Birthday Card Supplies:

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Step 1.   Begin by sanding the Black Magic cardstock first. It’s important you sand BEFORE you stamp and wipe dust with Dust Buddy. Removing excess sand will help the clear ink pad stamp clearly to ensure a crisp image when you emboss.

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Step 2. Emboss with Tim Holtz & Ranger heat embossing powder. I like to use my scraps because sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good image.

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Step 3. Add layers of Glitter Silk and more Black Magic along with embellishments.



T-minus TWO days until Halloween!

And we have some MUST haves for you scrapbooking.

First, our Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions shown here from Designer Debbie Standard:

I love when the season is one that works with Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions cardstock – it makes the page so easy to do.  For this page I started with sanding the entire sheet.  Then I inked the outside design and some of the words with Tim Holtz Ink.  Then I shielded the middle of the sheet and sprayed the edges again with Ranger Dylusions Pure Sunshine spray.  Then I embossed a sheet of Tim Holtz Adirondack cardstock and sanded it and layered it over a sheet of patterned paper from Graphic 45′s French County collection.
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Embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Spellbinder’s Dies:  Rose Creations (S5-050) and Foliage (S4-328)
My Mind’s Eye Brads
Queen and Co. Ribbon
My Mind’s Eye tag
Glitz Puffy Words
Creative Charms – puffy words (parenthesis )
Queen and Co. Washi Tape
Reminisce chipboard Stickers
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Cardstock: Tim Holtz Seasonal and Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack collections
Patterned Paper:  Graphic 45 French Country collection
Washi Tape:  Queen & Co.
Brads:  Queen & Co. and Creative Charms
Flowers and foam embellishments:   Creative Charms
Trim:  KI Memories
Cuttlebug embossing tool
Darice embossing folder
AND … we have another gorgeous gorgeous creation using our SECOND must have for Halloween projects…..BLACK MAGIC!
Chalkboard is all the rage currently and what better product than Core to create your own embellishments and layouts! Especially Black Magic!! For a “grungier” chalkboard look, that look as if the blackboard has been used, be sure to rub your chalk (yes, real chalk), lightly on the Nightfall cardstock before decorating. I have used 4 different chalkboard effects here to create this layout; 1.) white pencil on paper (my title, Carved), 2.) Die cut or punched objects with sanded edges (bat and numbers), 3.) white powder embossed stamps and 4.) embossed Black Magic which is sanded to show color for a pop of color.
HOW COOL! Suzzana used some of her own chalk skills on here AND did some simple sanding on the star. SO COOL!
Embossing Folder -  Cuttlebug
Stamps – Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkado, Recollections
Font – Toskanische, EgyptienneInitialen
Ink – VersaMark
Embossing Powder – Ranger
Die – Papertrey Ink
Punch – EK Success
Watercolor Pencil – Derwent
YES! Suzanna has a card for us, too. Happy Dance!!!
Washi – Bella Blvd
Embossing Folder and powder – Tim Holtz & Ranger
Enamel Dots – My Minds Eye
Stamp – Papertrey Ink
Die – Sizzix, My Favorite Things
Foam Adhesive – Imaginisce

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