Bon Voyage Card: Tearing Technique

One of my favorite techniques with Core’dinations is the tearing technique.  I just love exposing the inner core and it works so perfectly with the ombre look which is so on trend right now.  I used this technique to create my sky.

bonvoyage card

Bon Voyage Card Supplies:

~Mary Pat Siehl


“Bee Well Soon” Double Embossed Card

Texture and mixed media are the “buzz” words now, and Core’dinations papers are the perfect paper for this trend. Not only is the paper  great for tearing, embossing, and distressing to add texture, but many of the papers have an aged look already, like the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection that I used to create this Bee Well Soon Card.


“Bee Well Soon” Card Supplies:

  • Gemstones
  • Kraft-core Shattered
  • Kraft-core Nostalgic
  • Stampendous: Queen Bee, Timeless Tags Stamps
  • Penny Black: Sweet As Honey (sentiment) stamp
  • Sizzix: Book Cover #1 Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Small, Pierced Ovals Die Sets, Grand Calibur Machine
  • Close To My Heart Heat Tool
  • May Arts Ribbons: 445-15-32; SM-27
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz; Versafine Onyx Black; Memnto Luxe Elderberry ink pads; and Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; Radiant Neon Amplify – Black, Electric Yellow; Clear Embossing Powder
  • Madeira: Gold Thread
  • Xyron Adhesives
  • Tapestry Needle

Step 1.  Emboss a panel of Shattered with an embossing folder.

Step 2.  Rub gold ink over the raised areas and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Step 3.  Stamp the bee and die cut.

Step 4.  Add hand stitching around the oval panel.

Step 5.  Paint the bee with Amplify! and heat set to create dimension.

Step 6.  Layer the card as shown with mats, sentiment and ribbons.


There are so many techniques to try using Core’dinations! Just jump in and give it a go.



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.

super bowl party invite

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.



Cards and Tags Using Petaloo, Core’dinations & Xyron

We hope you had a fun week with Core’dinations, Petaloo and Xyron! Today is the announcement of our WINNER of the Chalk Core Prize pack! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 Email with “Chalk Core Winner” in the subject line. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping and handling. 

Adore Card by Shaunte Wadley

I have to admit- I have a hard time using my Petaloo Flower Stash- not because they are hard to use, they are in fact, the easiest! It seems like every project I have added them to has gone from “pretty” to “breathtaking.” They are so detailed, they make your projects look time intensive when in actuality, all you have to do is adhere them. I have a hard time using them- because I am afraid I will run out of them. There. I said it. I am a craft supply hoarder!

1-e1413492745163Adore Card Supplies:

Step 1: Cut the “Adore” frame shape using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the frame from Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan.” This cardstock is thick and has a beautiful pearlized sheen. It cuts really nicely in electronic cutting machines, even with shapes as intricate as this one. The base of the card was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die using Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft.

Step 2: The center of the card is some Core’dinations Basics Vellum, circle cut and embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. Here is a tip I have learned when embossing vellum. Vellum is tricky, it is hard to get the pressure correct when working with embossing and die cut machines. I have had 100 percent success by using a simple kitchen rolling pin! Insert the vellum inside the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure you are working on a flat surface. Roll the rolling pin over the embossing folder, using steady pressure. Gently open part of the folder and check on the vellum, if it is not quite even, or deep enough, roll it again.Adhere the vellum to the center of the card- using adhesive only on the edges so it will not show through.

Step 3: Then, I ran my cut frame shape through my Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max. I prefer to use an adhesive machine for intricate shapes like this one. Otherwise it is a very tedious job to try and apply adhesive onto all of the tiny parts of the shape.

Step 4: This card uses flowers from the Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue.” I used three of the lighter shade of flower, and four of the leaves. These flowers and leaved are thick. I found it easiest to use a little piece of Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape to adhere them into place.

Here is a close-up of the card:


Many Thanks Tag by Tami Mayberry


Many Thanks Tag Supplies:


Step 1: Emboss tag using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Trim off top edge just below eyelet.


Step 2: Apply adhesive to back of trimmed tag using 3-inch Sticker Maker.


Step 3: Attach to rust colored tag.


Step 4: Die-cut Tattered Flower shapes from two coordinating colors of Kraft-Core cardstock.


Step 5: Sand and ink edges of flowers as desired; layer together and attach to tag as shown. Attach orange flower.


Step 6: Stamp sentiment banner onto back side of a scrap of kraft core cardstock; cut out.


Step 7: Attach banner to tag. Embellish bottom edge of tag with rick-rack trim. Tie a large loopy bow from string; attach under edge of flower as shown.



Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo Fall Card

We are continuing our week with Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:

chalk core giveaway

Hi Everyone! Mary Pat here with you today and I have a beautiful fall card using Core’dinations and Petaloo.  What a totally fun combo!  I love fall and I wanted my card to capture the beautiful fall colors that surround us at this time.


 Thanks card supplies:

  • Core Basics: Kraft and 110 lb. smooth
  • Petaloo flowers
  • Xyron adhesive
  • Heidi Swapp mist
  • Studio Calico mist
  • Simon Says Stamp clear stamps
  • Memento tuxedo ink
  • Stampin’ Up ink
  • Spectrum Noir markers


For my card I used the Core Basics collection.  I think I am totally hooked on the yummy Kraft and I don’t think I can make a project without using the 100 lb. smooth cardstock.  I then added some stamped images and the finishing touch was the addition of the beautiful Petaloo flowers.

Here is a  close up of my flowers and pumpkins.


I made a video for you on how this card came about.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

~ Mary Pat


A Thing of Beauty

We hope you are ready for a fun week with our friends over at Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:

chalk core giveaway

Hello again, fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and today I have an upcycling project to share with you, using some of my favorite products. With a little help from Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo, I was able to transform a lowly Pringles Chip container into a dispenser for cosmetic cotton rounds.

AThingOfBeauty copy

A Thing of Beauty Supply List:


Step 1.  Measure around your container and cut paper to fit.

Step 2.  Draw a template for your opening on scrap cardstock. Cut in the center of the paper as well as the canister.

Cut Outs

Step 3.  Stamp decorative border at the top and bottom of the paper with watermark ink. Heat emboss with gold powder. Tip: Sometimes metallic embossing powders leave a residue.  Use the Dust Buddy after embossing to remove this powder.


Step 4.  Run the paper through the Creative Station machine to apply adhesive. Carefully adhere to the canister, lining up the openings.


Step 5.  Ink the back of the vellum quote with metallic gold.  Die cut a frame using the Glitter Silk cardstock.


Step 6.  Use the small tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of the frame. Center quote and trim the excess.


Step 7.  Cut a circle to match the top of the canister.  Add trim around the top and bottom of the canister and lid to hide the raw edges.

Step 8.  Spritz the flowers with gold and let dry and add the embellishments to the canister to finish as shown.


So remember, look at your empty containers with a creative eye, before you take out your trash!  See you soon.



Next Page »

56 queries. 0.741 seconds