Bright & Cheerful Cards with Graphic 45

November 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects

Suzanna Lee here today and I created two bright and cheerful cards that are perfect for pretty much any occasion! Just replace the sentiment for your special event and you have two beautiful cards.  Graphic 45 and Core’dinations are the perfect match.

‘Wish You Were Here’ Sentiment Card

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‘Wish You Were Here’ Card Supplies:

Step 1:  Cut a large banner shape from Core’dinations cardstock and then sand and emboss. Cut a smaller banner shape from core’dinating patterned paper. Adhere.

Step 2: Cut a small square and score frame. Sand. Cut a smaller sentiment from Graphic 45 patterned paper and some flowers.

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Step 3: Adhere twine and you are done!

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Congrats Tri-Fold Card

G45_Congrats_SuzannaLeeCongrats Card Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Graphic 45 Darks collection
  • Core Basics Smooth Kraft
  • Sand it Set
  • Patterned Paper – Graphic 45 (Couture, 6×6 patterns and solids)
  • Embossing folder – Elizabeth Crafts
  • Die – Sizzix
  • i Rock tool and gems – Imaginisce
  • Twine – The Twinery
  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp
  • Button – Tim Holtz
  • Chipboard hearts – Studio Calico

Step 1: Using a die cut, cut the smooth kraft cardstock. Trim Core’dinations cardstock, sand and emboss and adhere to base. Do the same with patterned paper or more cardstock for the other side.

Step 2: Die cut the repeating scallop shape in various Graphic 45 papers, stamp sentiment and add embellishments. Adhere.

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Step 3: Add a gift card in the inside for a quick and easy gift!

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~Suzanna

 

Tiny Turtles Layout featuring Graphic 45

November 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Graphic 45, Scrapbooking

The color palette for the Graphic 45 Couture Collection was a perfect match for photos I just took of my daughter and her tiny pet turtle. The aqua color was an obvious choice to match the photo background- but I knew I wanted to bring the green of the turtle in as well. I decided to create a “quilt” effect, and add in the green using Core’dinations cardstock. All the patterns of the Graphic 45, and the textures of the embossed cardstock mimic the look of a quilt, and machine stitching the squares together really brought the look together.

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Tiny Turtles Layout Supplies:

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Step 1: Select papers you would like for your layout, using a mixture of patterned papers and coordinating cardstock. and cut them into 4″x3″ pieces. Emboss and sand the cardstock pieces. Arrange the pieces out on a 12×12 sheet of cardstock, centering around a 4×6 photo. Machine stitch the perimeter of each piece.

Step 2: Using an Electronic Cutting Machine create title using Core’dinations Chalk Core. Adhere to layout.

Step 3: Using an Electronic Cutting Machine cut turtle shapes from Mantis and Crab Grass cardstock. Assemble turtles on Smooth Ivory Tags. Add Baker’s twine. Add additional embellishments to tags as desired. Adhere tags to layout.

Here is a close-up of the turtles:

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Step 4: Add 3″ x 4″ photo to layout using washi tape.

Step 5 :Cut Chalk Core cardstock into strips to fit a manual Dymo Label Maker (pictured). Create journaling strips. Sand strips. Adhere to layout.

 ~Shaunte

 

Altered Photo Storage Box With Graphic 45

November 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Graphic 45

We have another GREAT week for you this week! This time we are celebrating a week long event with Graphic 45! Graphic 45 is a staple in the papercrafting industry featuring amazing patterns and colors in their paper lines. We have TWO Graphic 45 paper lines featuring their signature colors:  Graphic 45 Lights collection and the Graphic 45 Darks collection packs.  Both are great for any papercrafting crafting including matching those Graphic 45 collections perfectly.
Looking to win an awesome goodie box full of Darice products AND some Graphic 45 Signature Series?  Well then comment on the blog all week  long and CLICK HERE to enter to win THIS:
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Altered Box by Ava Gavloski

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Altered Photo Box Supplies:

Step 1.  Paint a cigar  box in a  golden color.  Adhere side panels of box and attach door plate and door knob.
Step 2.  Spray cardstock with a mixture of water and glycerin 16.1, crumble, emboss, dry, and sand.
Step 3.  Emboss measured inside box trim edge strip of cardstock and sand.
Step 4.  Adhere inside pattern paper panel and inside sanded trim to inside walls of box.
Step 5.  Die cut embellishments for front window panel and back panel of box.
Step 6.  Assemble embellishments on back panel and adhere front pattern paper window panel with cardstock trim.
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One last look on an angle, which showcases this photo box book for your library shelf.
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~ Ava

 

Graphic 45 Signature Series Giveaway

November 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Graphic 45

We have another GREAT week for you this week! This time we are celebrating a week long even with Graphic 45! Graphic 45 is a staple in the papercrafting industry featuring amazing patterns and colors in their paper lines. AND, did you know that we have TWO Graphic 45 paper lines featuring their signature colors: Graphic 45 Lights collection and the Graphic 45 Darks collection packs.  Both are great for any papercrafting crafting including matching those Graphic 45 collections perfectly.

Looking to win an awesome goodie box full of Darice products AND some Graphi45 Signature Series?  Well then keep reading!

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Here is our line up for this week:

Monday — Ava Gavloski’s Altered Cigar box 

Tuesday — Bright and Cheerful Cards from Suzanna Lee‎ and Shaunte Wadley’s Tiny Turtle Layout

Wednesday — Unique Gift Bag and Tag from Clare Buswell

Thursday — CAS cards with Mary Pat and Rainy Day Bank with Gini Cagle

Friday — Joann Jamieson Wall Art  and Graphic 45 Cards from Debbie Standard

 

And who wants to win some of this????  Keep reading on how you can win….

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Holiday Gift Box & Star Christmas Card

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little Christmas card and box.  I have used the box for my card but you could easily use it as gift box.  I think this is going to be a box that I am going to make again for some of my co-workers this year since I was really happy how it turned out.

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I  just love how this box opens up.

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and here is a closer look at the card.  I used the Core’dinations Glitter Silk  Cardstock.  I just love how it came out.

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Finally, here is the card open.

Christmas-Card-Holder-and-Card2Star Christmas Card with Gift Box Supplies:

To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. The base of the box is created by starting with a piece of White Cardstock 11″ x 11 1/2″.  Place the card stock on your Scor-Pal with the 11 1/2″ side up and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 9″ and 10 1/2″ marks.  Flip the card stock and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 8 1/2″ and 10″ marks.

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Step 2. Cut off the corners so your card stock looks like this.  This will be the base of your box.

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Step 3. To make the tops of the box start by taking a piece of card stock 6 1/4″ x 9″ and place on your Scor-Pal.  Note: this needs to be done twice, once for each side.  Starting on the 9″ side, scor at the 1 1/2 and 7 1/2″ marks, flip your card stock over and scor at the 1 1/4″ and 2 3/4″ marks.

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Step 4. Next mark and cut off the pieces identified with the X’s

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Step 5. Your finished piece should like like this.  The flap on the bottom will be glued to the bottom of the box to allow the top to open.

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Step 6. Your assembled box will look like this.  By gluing the flaps to the bottom of the box it allows the box to open up in a different manner.

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Step 7. Finally, decorate your box with lots of gorgeous Core’dinations Cardstock.  To turn this into a Santa box, add a strip of Black across the middle of the box and a buckle!

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Step 8. For the card, cut out the pieces using your electronic cutting machine (for details on cut file see supply list).  Once you are finished you will end up with these pieces.  Choose whatever color you wish for the glitter paper.

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Step 9. To make the 3D star for the center of the card, cut 7 of the medium sized stars, scor them in the middle and glue them back to back.  Once the glue is dry, fasten the star to only one side of the card so the card will open and close.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends!

~Joann

 

DIY Thankful Accordion Fold Card

Hey friends! Adrianne here today, and I’ve got a fun way to show gratitude as we come up on (American) Thanksgiving and the holiday season in general.  I have a confession: I am not the best at speaking my gratitude.  I know that a simple “thank you” goes a long way.  I try my best to say it often!  But honestly, I’m just better at showing how thankful I am through actions.  And gifts.  So I made up this big accordion-fold card to give to my husband, to try to put into words some of the things I’m most thankful for.  This actually makes a great gift for grandparents from the kids because there’s lots of space to include photos and artwork, and it’s the perfect style for a group to give so that everyone has room to write a sweet sentiment.  I’ll show you how to fold up this easy card, and give you a few ideas to make it your own, too!

Thankful-Accordion-Fold-Card-3Accordion fold pop-up card supplies:

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Step 1. Choose three coordinated sheets of card stock, and trim them to 8 inches square.  (Keep the scraps close by for making your embellishments.)  Score them vertically and horizontally at 4″, and then along ONE of the diagonals.

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Step 2. You will be gluing all 3 papers together, with the un-scored squares overlapping.  Glue one side of the card to the center panel, and then cut a 3-foot length of baker’s twine.  Lay it across the glue, and sandwich it inside when you glue the final panel onto the center panel.

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You should have a card that now looks like this.  The side (green) panels will fold upward, and the center (blue) panel will fold downward.

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Step 3. Embellish it!  Fill it up with gratitude.  I trimmed photos to 4 x 4 and glued them down the center.  Then, I embossed and sanded some heart accents with my Sizzix machine.

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I listed 12 things about my husband that I’m thankful for, and trimmed them to fit inside the card on the folding panels.  I also used a punch to create heart shapes to glue on.

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Step 4. Create a front for your card to finish it off.  I wanted something personal for the front of the card, so I created a text file in the Silhouette Studio that said “12 ways I’m thankful for you”.  Instead of using the words, I used the outer “stencil” part of the phrase.  (Since I wasn’t using the words, I snagged the “thankful” cut and used it inside the card.)  I also sanded the edges of the card for a more vintage feel.

Let it dry, then fold it up!  Use the baker’s twine to hold it closed, until it’s time to give it to someone special.

I have made cards for my husband before, but this one was far and away his favorite!  Part of it was just me saying “thank you” for all the things he does, but he loved that I included pictures, too.  It’s like a tiny scrapbook, with some photos of us at some of our best times – one of our first dates, our honeymoon, and some other special memories.

Thankful-Accordion-Fold-Card-2Who do you know who could use a great big card full of gratitude?

~ Adrianne

 

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