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 Card Supplies:
- Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Bright Assorted Tags
- ColorCore Cardstock Brights
- Vellum Quotes and Titles Sentiments
- Sand-It Gadget
- Punch Bunch – Small Cherry Blossom, Large Cherry Blossom, Medium Birch Leaf
- Heartfelt Creations Decorative Flower Pot Die
- Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal
- May Arts Ribbon KB-33
- Adhesive Pearls
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.
I hope that I have put a little spring into your day! Thanks for stopping by.
Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you today. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring. Even though we are in the middle of Winter here I still like to create projects with flowers and dream of warmer weather. Today I have one of those projects to share with you using some Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection cardstock- and dies from Sizzix by Tim as well. Not only is it filled with layers of texture, it can be used for any occasion and created in any color you desire!
Tattered Floral Tag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection cardstock
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget
- Sizzix Tim Holtz dies: Tattered Florals (#656640), Framelits 8pk Tag Collection (#658784); Garden Greens (#659436)
- Wooden button
- Rose-colored thread
- Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: 3D Foam squares, adhesive dots, EZ Runner
- Tombow Mono Adhesive
Step 1: Die-cut largest tag shape from Linen cardstock and hole reinforcement from Black Soot cardstock. Sand edges; adhere together.
Step 2: Die-cut vine shape from Forest Moss and Peeled Paint cardstocks. Add veins to leaves using stylus. Sand and shape as desired. Adhere Forest Moss layer to tag using feature photo as a guide and trimming as needed. Layer Peeled Paint layer on top of previous layer adhering only along stems and curving leaves upward.
Step 3: Die-cut two flower shapes from Victorian Velvet cardstock and one from Tattered Rose cardstock; sand lightly. Shape layers as desired; layer together as shown alternating colors and using foam squares in between layers. Adhere assembled flower to tag.
Step 4: Thread button with thread. Attach to center of flower using adhesive dot.
Looking for an easy way to take your holiday gift wrapping to the next level? Why not grab some of your favorite Core’dinations papers and embellish your gift bags?
Holiday Gift Bags Supply List:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions
- Core’dinations Core Basics White Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics Black Cardstock
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk
- Core’dinations Sand It Set
- Darice Kraft Gift Bags
- Darice Hemp Cord
- Die Cut Machine
Step 1: Die cut one snowflake or reindeer border with either an electronic or manual die cut machine and one larger snowflake or reindeer for tag from Core’dinations White cardstock.
Step 2: Attach snowflake border to bag with adhesive.
Step 3: Tie hemp cord through tag and tie to bag
Santa Bag Instructions:
Step 1: Cut Red Christmas Seasonal Impressions paper 3 inches x 8 inches. Sand using Sand it Gadget and removing excess paper from cardstock and work surface with the Dust Buddy.
Step 2: Cut Black Core’dinations Cardstock 1 1/2 inches x 8 inches.
Step 3: Cut Copper Glitter Silk Cardstock 2 inches x 2 inches and add a slit 1/2 inch from either side and 1 1/2 inches tall to create buckle.
Step 4: Thread black Core’dinations cardstock through the slits of the Glitter Silk Cardstock and layer over the red Seasonal Impressions to create belt.
Step 5: Attach “belt” to red Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions and then to bag using your favorite adhesive.
Step 6: Create Tag by layering Seasonal Impressions Carstock, Copper Glitter Silk, and Black Core’Basics cardstock. Attach to bag with hemp cord.
Good Monday Morning! We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas card I created using a Dreamweaver metal stencil and some Stampendous stamps in addition to, of course, Core’dinations cardstock. I used the stencil for some airbrushing and then just simply stamped my sentiment right over top of it. The Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock Number 12 is the perfect shade of green for this Holiday season.
Airbrushed Christmas Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Basics A2 Kraft Card (and envelope)
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Shattered
- Core’dinations Basics 6×6 White 80lb Smooth Cardstock
- Stampendous Stamps, Tis The Season
- Dreamweaver Metal Stencil, Poinsetta
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Markers
- Ink – VersaFine
- Embossing Powder – Mark Enterprises
- Mist – Heidi Swapp
These metal stencils are great not only for embossing but to be used as a mask as well. I added color via my Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool as shown above. Then mask off your red and move the stencil to apply a green leaf or two for contrast. Wanting a bit more contrast and sparkle, it is a Christmas card after all, I flicked some gold mist on top of the flower.
Sentiments from Stampendous’ Tis the Season stamp set are the perfect sentiments for any Christmas card! Embossing really adds some more texture to the card and pops the sentiment so that it stands out a bit more from your artwork.
You can see really see the gold mist here and how much it adds to the card.
The Tim Holtz Shattered green cardstock mimics the veins of the poinsetta leaves for some more interest as well!
Welcome to the Tombow and Core’dinations blog hop day 2! Suzanna here to day to share with you a Christmas layout created using product from both of these fantastic companies! Tombow is perfect for all your adhesive choices when it comes to getting Core’dinations paper adhered.
“Holly & Jolly” Layout Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tillie Spotted
- Core’dinations Chalk Core, Colored
- Core’dinations Core Couture
- Core’dinations tags; white textured, Gift Tag White
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core
- Core Essentials, Avalanche
- Adhesive: Tombow Power Tabs, Xtreme, Liquid Adhesive
- Number Stickers: Darice
- Embossing Folders: Craftwell/Teresa Collins, Tim Holtz
- Punch: EK Success
- Stamp: Websters/Allison Kreft
- Ink: VersaFine
- Cut File: Simple Stories
- Twine: The Twinery
- Washi and Sequins: Recollections
Tombow’s Power Tabs are the absolute best for all your dimensional adhesive needs! Especially when you decide that you want small bits of dimensional adhesive to raise your title but you don’t want it standing off your layout like a skyscraper! See how you raised the title is but you can’t see the adhesive? That’s because the Power Tabs are clear! Perfection! I am a sucker for Tombow Power Tabs and was SO glad to see these in my box! They are do easy to cut down too.
Core’dinations tags aren’t just for gift giving and cards, they are perfect for layouts too! I use them all the time on my layouts as a place to home journaling, dates, embellishments, you name it! Core Couture is the perfection hint of glitter to dress up Christmas layouts too! Pair the circle border punch with Tillie Dot and you’re spot on!
Colored Chalkboard paper embossed and sanded with a Sand It Gadget allow me to use one sheet of paper that appears to have the look of a blue and black striped patterned paper. Gluing down all those sanded and heavier layers can get sticky at times and that’s why Tombow Xtreme adhesive is the way to go! Don’t forget the liquid adhesive in the blue bottle for all your sequin’s adhering needs too! Those circles aren’t going anywhere!
Hot Chocolate Layout by Mary Pat
Mary Pat here with you today and winter is just around the corner. We already had our first light snow! Core’dinations Cardstock is just perfect for all your winter themed projects. Today I have a winter layout that I made using many different types of the Core’dinations Cardstock!
Hot Chocolate Layout Supplies:
- Core’dinaions Cardstock (Vintage Collection, Gemstone Collection, Whitewash Collection )
- Imaginisce pattern paper
- Some Odd Girl clear stamps
- Silhouette images
- Martha Stewart (scoring board and circle cutter)
- Hero Arts ink
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
I love to layer my cardstock and I layered my Gemstone Cardstock on top of Vintage Colleges. I then cut out using my Silhouette some snowflakes using more of the Gemstone.
I made a video on how I made this layout along with demonstrating three very fun techniques using Core (scoring, corrugating, and sanding).
Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a wonderful and crafty day!
Joy to the World Layout by Suzanna Lee
That time of the year where red and green dominates and all things holly and jolly is fast approaching! I have just finished a plethora of last years Christmas layouts using the traditional colors and I’m ready for something different! Today I’m sharing with you a Christmas layout that doesn’t scream Christmas but is still “of the genre” so to speak.
Joy to the World Layout Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Adirondack Meadow, GX-1910-41
- Kraft Core Shattered Collection
- Core’dinations Gemstones
- Kraft Core, Nostalgic collection
- Core’dinations Vellum
- Dust Buddy
- Embossing Folders; Sizzix/Tim Holtz, Couture Creations, Design Objectives
- Big Kick
- Die – Dienamics
Still have the green, still have the stars that are often associated with Christmas, even the boughs. Just omit the red, replace it with blue and a little shimmery metallic and you have a non-traditional Christmas layout.
Banners of combined embossing and debossing with parts of words fussy cut to create the title are dead simple with Core’dinations cardstock! Run the cardstock through your die cut machine and trim away with your scissors. Sand it a tad with the Sand -It-Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with the Dust Buddy or you will be remembering that project all Christmas season long!
Core’dinations vellum is perfect for the holidays! Here I used a sub-title stamped on Core’dinations vellum for a little contrast and visual pop.
More fussy cutting of embossing items. That top, right space needed a little something and these stars were the perfect complimentary filler.