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 & Envelope Supplies:
- Chalk Core White A2 Cards with Envelopes
- Chalk Core Colors 4 x 6 Paper
- Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Sand-It Gadget
- Darice Embossing Folder – Snowflake
- Spellbinders Dies: Snowflake Wonder; Labels 28; Decorative Labels 28
- Cuttlebug – Thanks Die
- Zva Creative Gems
- May Arts Ribbon
- Xyron Adhesive
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is always a great time to get together with family and friends and celebrate the blessings in our lives. And like any fun gathering, food is always involved. Some recipes become yearly traditions, while others are soon forgotten. Why not organize your recipes with a seasonal mini album? It’s easy to add or remove recipe from year to year – and to help make planning the feast a little easier. This keepsake would also make a wonderful hostess gift, if you aren’t the one doing all of the cooking.
Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Black Magic Collection
- Canvas Textured Tags White Assorted
- Canvas Textured Tags Brights Assorted Sandable
- Sand-It Gadget
- Darice Embossing Folder – Foliage
- Darice Embossing Folder- Fall Leaf Background
- Darice Washi Tape – Black
- Darice Washi Tape- Music Notes
- Clear Scraps Mini Album
- Cottage Cutz Die – Acorn Leaf Vine
- May Arts Ribbon: SM-33, 419-16, KBB-33
- Hampton Art Stamps – Recipes SC0519
- Fun Stampers Journey – Give Thanks Stamp Set
- Xyron 9″ Creative Station
- Imagine Crafts/Tsukeniko Inks
Step 1. Cover pages of the mini-album with papers of your choice.
Step 2. Sand areas of embossing with Sand-It Gadget to expose the color core.
Step 3. Decorate the pages as desired.
Thanks for stopping by – I hope that you have been inspired to create your own recipe book to treasure your families memories.
Hi friends! It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall card with you today!
An A-Maize-ing Day Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection Cardstock
- Core’dinations A2 Kraft Cards & Envelopes
- SVGCuts.com Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit
- Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns Stamp Set
- Fine Gold Embossing Powder
- Darice Heat Gun
- Stamp Block
- Pop Dots
- Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker
- Silhouette Cameo
- button, twine, adhesive gems
- ATG gun
Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all of the pieces that create the harvest corn from the SVGCuts.com Enchanted Autumn SVG kit. I’m using Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection Cardstock to create all of the visible layers. I’m also using the 6×6 sized cardstock which fits perfectly on a mat for most die cut machines. I like to use a Cricut mat with my Silhouette Cameo but it will fit on a Cameo mat too.
Step 2. After the corn is cut out, glue the pieces together. I resized my pieces to fit a standard A2 card, so they easily fit through the Xyron 3″ Sticker maker.
Step 3. For dimension, use foam pop dots between some of the layers!
Step 4. I decided to cut a piece of Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection Cardstock to cover the top of the Core’dinations A2 Kraft Cards I’m using. I also cut another piece for my embossed sentiment.
Step 5. Using Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns stamp set, I stamped onto the Core’dinations cardstock with Versamark and then heat embossed the saying with fine gold embossing powder.
Step 6. Before I was finished I cut a few more strips of paper and glued them down to add more focus to the sentiment. After tying on some twine, adding a button and some adhesive gems, the card was complete. Well, almost. I then decided to use a corner rounding paper punch and round all of the corners of the card. Ta da! All done!
I hope you enjoyed my project!
I looooove Halloween! And when I got my hands on this Darice witch hat, I knew it screamed the need for some Core’dinations Cardstock.
Torn Cardstock Witch Hat Supplies:
- Black Magic Cardstock
- Jillian Spotted Cardstock
- Vintage Cardstock
- Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Darice paper mache hat
- misc black paint
- Xyron Adhesive
- MayArts Ribbon
Step 1: Paint the top and bottom of the hat black just in case any of the base of the hat sneaks through. Basic black craft paint works just fine.
Step 2: Tear different strips of Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock. Paper tearing never gets old! Core is great for this because the color core looks great. For tips on tearing our cardstock, view our videos here. Tear the strips, sand them with Sand it Gadget and white off with Dust Buddy. Using the Dust Buddy is important because it helps the adhesive stick.
Step 3: Adhere torn strips, rotating colors and patterns on the top of the hat and finish off with some May Arts Ribbon.
Step 4: Place on a pumpkin or other decoration.
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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!
Adore Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan
- Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft
- Core’dinations Basics Vellum
- Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max
- Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue
- Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape
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:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic cardstock
- Core’dinations Sandable Tags (Dark)
- Unity Stamp Company Thanks, Thanks & Thanks stamp set
- Clearsnap espresso pigment ink pad
- Petaloo orange/yellow flowers set
- Petaloo cream rick-rack and stitched edge ribbon
- May Arts brown burlap string
- Sizzix Tattered Florals die (#656640)
- Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder (#659450)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Clearsnap Art Dauber
- Xyron: Tape Runner, 3 inch Sticker Maker
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.
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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