April 19, 2015 by Core'dinator
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection, Tombow Adhesive
A special time in one’s life is graduation day. The preparation leading up to this event is enjoyable by all families. Ava here to share a card for my niece who will be graduating and the school colors are red, white and black.
Graduation Card Supplies:
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock
- Graphic 45 Signature Series, Photogenic
- Core Essentials Cardstock, Snowflake
- Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy
- May Arts Ribbon
- Tombow Adhesive
- Spellbinders label 8 dies
- Clearsnap Colorbox Ink
Step 1. Die cut a few labels from Spellbinders, emboss, ink and you have a multi-layered card.
Step 2. Tearing Core’dinations Cardstock for a distressed edge is my favorite technique. Here I used Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock.
Step 3. Heat embossed my sentiment in black ink and stamped my star’s in Red, Clearsnap Colorbox Ink.
Step 4. Layer the label die cuts with foam squares from Tombow, add some rhinestones and a bow.
Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up in just a few weeks and now’s the time to get creating if you want to make a special handmade gift! Today I am going to share with you how to transform plain old pencils into a beautiful bouquet just like this! And although it looks like it would take a lot of time, Core’dinations new Party Mixers make this project quick and easy!
Pencil Flower Bouquet Supply List:
- Party Mixers Rosette Garland Kits: Broken China, Scattered Straw, Coral, and Purple Grandeur
- Party Mixers – Paper Pops Brights
- Darice Sparkle Tape – Gold
- Darice Sparkle Tape – Silver
- Glue Gun
- Liquid Adhesive
- May Arts Ribbon
- Terra Cota Pot
Step 1: Wrap Glitter Tape around the pencils to pretty up the stems. I left about 2 inches at the bottom of the pencil so that they could be sharpened and usable if she wanted them to be used.
Step 2: Add a dot of hot glue to the eraser tip and attach a rosette there.
Step 3: Continue to add all the Rosettes to the pencils. I did ten total and that filled out the pot nicely.
Technique Tip: Because of the canvas texture of the Core Cardstock and the thickness these will soak up the hot glue quickly and don’t need much time at all to dry. I spent less than five minutes doing the glue part!
Technique Tip: As you go through your Paper Pops package make sure you look at both sides of the Pops! At first I wasn’t sure how to use them thinking I had a lot of letters and that wasn’t going to work for my flowers. But when I flipped them over I figured out they have a cute icon on the back of each one! Perfect for this project and so versatile!
Step 5: Add some ribbon to your pot and fill it with rice (or beans or coffee beans or something that will help hold your pencils in place)
Party Mixers made this project so easy! I love how versatile they are and that they can be used for all kinds of celebrations! I don’t know a teacher out there who wouldn’t love to receive something like this! I think I may make one for my homework area at home!
I love the green color scheme of St. Patrick’s Day but I also am crazy for the rainbows. Today I want to share a card that brings the rainbow into the picture that uses a technique called embedded die cutting!
‘Lucky’ Rainbow Card Supply List:
- Core Basics White 80 lb Cardstock
- Core Basics Black 80 lb Cardstock
- Core Basics Patterned Purple Large Dot
- Core Basics Patterned Red Plaid
- Core Basics Patterned Orange Plaid
- Core Basics Patterned Yellow Plaid
- Core Basics Patterned Dark Green Plaid
- Core Basics Patterned Dark Blue Plaid
- Gold Glitter Adhesive Cardstock
- Star Punch
- Corner Rounder
- Die Cut Machine
- Paper Piercer
- Green Floss
- Foam Adhesive Squares
- Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
Here’s how to make this card:
Step 1: Cut the face of the card out using this cut file and the White Basics Cardstock and one of each of the rainbow patterned papers. Attach the white card face to a piece of white cardstock and trim it down to size.
Step 2: Now you could line the back of your white cardstock with each of the colors – but that would be really hard because of the shape. This is where the embedded die cutting comes in! Because you also cut the face in each color you are going to pick out the negative pieces and put them right into your white face. The fine tip on the Tombow Mono Adhesive is especially helpful in this stage!
Step 3: After you have filled in all the negative spaces – poke holes around the border of your shamrock and fill that in with hand stitching.
Step 4: Use the gold glitter adhesive cardstock to cut out the word Lucky from this cut file. Add it to the center of your card.
Step 5: Round your card corners.
Step 6: Create a base for the card from black cardstock – round the corners and attach the face of the card to it.
Step Five: Attach punched stars using foam adhesive.
And there you have it! A card that is sure to make anyone smile!
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.
Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you again today to share another clean and simple card project great for any occasion.
Thinking of You Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Vintage 6 x 6 cardstock pad
- Core’dinations Core Basics Smooth White cardstock
- Core’dinations vellum quotes
- Sand-It Gadget
- 3 turquoise self-adhesive rhinestones
- 2 turquoise mini brads
- Sizzix Dies: Calendar Months (#660104), Tim Holtz Mixed Media (#660220), Ornate Labels (#659711)
- Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L® 3D Foam Squares
- Tombow Mono adhesive
Step 1: Die-cut around desired vellum sentiment using Ornate Label die.
Step 2: Die-cut same size label from white cardstock. Attach vellum layer to cardstock label using brads.
Step 3: Using Calendar Months dies, die-cut three sets of flower shapes from desired cardstock; sand top layers lightly as desired using Sand-It Gadget.
Step 4: Cut a 4 x 5 1/4-inch piece from green cardstock; die-cut Mixed Media shape from bottom left corner.
Step 5: Form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch card from smooth white cardstock; adhere die-cut pieces to card front, layering together as shown and using foam squares for flower layers.
Mary Pat here with you today and I love making centerpieces for my table using fun designs along with my Core’dinations Cardstock. I live in a house filled with guys and it seems like football is ALWAYS on the television. I love having friends and family over to watch the games. For each game I like to make little treat helmets that hold little candies. I put these on for centerpiece of the food table.
I made my helmet for the Cincinnati Bengals!
Football Helmet Centerpiece Supplies:
- Core’dinations Cardstock
- Tombow liquid Glue
- Silhouette and Silhouette die cut image
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
2. Arrange the paper on the cutting mat.
3. The cut out die pieces
4. I like to add a bit of distressing to my projects. Sand the pieces using the Sand it Gadget.
5. Glue the pieces together using a strong adhesive. I used the Tombow liquid glue.
Now you can fill the helmet with your favorite treats! Enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by. See you soon.