Spellbinder’s Dies – foliage S4-328 and Aster Flower Topper S5-102
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Debbie Stadard here with an easy step-by-step on how to create a festive gift bag and tag for the that next big day of yours! Don’t be afraid to emboss that Glitter Silk. It looks amazing!
1. First off pick a little box – as you can see I have had this one awhile but that’s ok – I’m covering it. Using the wrong side of your paper mark the bottom of the box and the top of the box and cut out. The great thing about Glitter Silk is that the back is white so it’s easy to make lines. Then cut a smaller piece to fit in the bottom of the box.
2. Now glue all the pieces to the box.
3. Measure around the box and the height of the bottom of the box and cut. Glue to sides holding to get a tight fit. If you have to cut a second strip it’s easier to cut one side and then piece it that way.
4. Do the same thing for the top of the box.
5. Now because I didn’t want my seam to show on to I used these pearls from Paper Studios. They worked well on here because they are all attached in one long line so you can do an entire side at one time.
6. Then I used a Spellbinder’s die to cut my flower and leaves and embossed the them. I used my Xyron 250 to run the leaves through and attach to the top of the box and then some Glue dots to add the flower after I added a brad.
7. Now to make my bag I used the rest of the turquoise sheet. I embossed it (you don’t sand Glitter Silk due to the glitter finish) and attached it and another embossed purple strip. Then I made a banner sentiment using the green and layering it with some turquoise and added a David Tutera Sentiment.
8. Tie a festive bow to the top and you have a great gift set!
There are a lot of High School graduations going on right now and Kate Nolan Denham has a great layout to share with us today using school colors. With such a variety of different colors and kinds of cardstock to choose from, Core’dinations Cardstock can be your go to paper for any occasion!
On this layout, Kate does a great job working around that issue we always find when using Core and embossing folders….”how do I only use a 5×7″ folder on a 12″ layout?” She balances it perfectly with a 5×7″ photo and then, of course, sands!
Kate here today with a graduation layout that sports school colors from Core’dinations Vintage Collection. It is one of my favorite collections!
I did a lot of sanding with my Sand It Gadget. I wanted the color core to really pop on the edges of the mats where I embossed and scored. It allowed me to add dimension without having to add more layers.
You can see how awesome the Core’dinations Color Core looks in this up close photo!
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Next up we are showcasing Chocolate Box on the blog this week. What a sweet treat…
chocolate covered cardstock! Sand, tear and emboss it to reveal the yummy colors hidden beneath the texture. It is available in 12×12 assorted packs, 6×6 and Cut & Emboss. And don’t forget single sheets for those special projects, too. First up we have Kate Nolan Denham with a masculine layout filled with TONS of technique!
I wanted to create a very “boy” layout with the photos of my Grandson so I immediately grabbed my stock of Core’dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock. I embossed, debossed, and die cut my way through the Chocolate Box on this layout! Each piece of Chocolate Box was sanded to show the great core colors I chose to compliment Seth’s plaid shirt.
I used Spellbinder’s Sprightly Sprockets Dies to create all the fun gears on this page. Just loving how once I sanded down gears they looked aged with all that red showing though the Chocolate Box. I added a bit of Ranger Distress Crackle Paint to them make them pop just a bit more.
I don’t know about you but we are gearing up for the end of school here. With only less then two weeks left, I need to get busy on some gifts for my kid’s teachers and we hope you have been enjoying the ideas so far this week! You can easily incorporate these with layouts, cards or any paper crafting project.
I love a good gift bag and Debbie Standard as one for us today but that’s not the focal point. She created her own award ribbon using some Spellbinders Scalloped Circle dies! Just die cut them with an embossing machine and then cut them into pieces. Sand and then adhere them in a circular pattern, add some banner strips and you are done!
I mean..seriously? How cute are these??!??!? Keep on reading on how to make these little cuties. They are perfect for Spring! And the button embossing folder is too perfect!
If you haven’t gotten a Fiskars Paper crimper yet then you better! Check out our Technique Videos HERE for more ideas and a video on Corrugating.
Cut files from cardstock using Silhouettte Portrait. Use paper crimper on roofs and sand using Sand It Gadget. Emboss main sections of bird houses using the button box embossing folder, sand using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.
Assemble each bird house, thread ribbon through roof and glue roof in position. Roll piece of Core cardstock tightly to make peg for perch and place in position, to finish.