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September 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog

We are sponsoring  the Cupcake Inspiration Blog again! All you need to do is create a card using this inspiration piece. It’s that easy! Please make sure you check out the Challenge Rules section of their blog for details.

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Designer Shaunte Wadley created this card using the above inspiration piece. Love how she used the Core Basics  vellum and crumbled it to look like the cupcake wrapper!

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Cupcake Card Inspiration Piece:

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Layout

Halloween is right around the corner and Core’dinations new Chalk Core is perfect for your all of your Halloween needs. It also core’dinates perfectly with our Black Magic and Core Essentials, too!

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Halloween Layout Supplies:

Step 1. Using a ruler and cutting tool, cut the grid pattern in 1″ increments. Within those 1″ pieces, cut out a smaller square.  Where some of the lines meet, punch a whole for added interest. Lay a piece of Black Magic Cardstock  underneath it and score the lines that will appare in the negative image of the squares you just cut.

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Step 2. Flip over the Black Magic and sand the scored lines, remove dust with Dust Buddy. Line them up again and adhere. Add your additional elements like the sanded doily cut from Chalk Core. Cut the ghosts from the vellum cardstock.

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Step 3. Emboss a piece of vellum and add your title along with some additional embellishments.

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Glitter Silk Keepsake Box

September 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects

I love glitter, but it can be such a mess to craft with sometimes.  For items meant to be handled, like this keepsake box, it can rub off and get onto, well, everything!  Today I’m going to show you how you can get the sparkle of glitter accents without all the mess by using Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock!

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Glitter Silk Keepsake Box Supplies:

  • Glitter Silk Cardstock - I used the Bronzed color
  • Paper Trimmer or scissors
  • Coordinating Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Darice Wooden Hinged Box (and small screwdriver, if it has hardware)
  • Embellishments (I used glitter, Washi Tape and floral accents)
  • Adhesives (I used Zip Dry scrapbook glue)

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Step 1. Remove any hardware from your box, and set it aside.  Taking it off is much easier that trying to trim and decorate around it.  Paint any areas of your box that you don’t plan to cover with cardstock.  Allow it to fully dry before continuing.

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Step 2. Trim your cardstock to fit the areas of your box you want to cover.  Using a paper trimmer is the best way to keep nice, straight lines, but you can also trace the shape of the box and cut carefully with scissors.  I cut pieces for the top, and both the lid and the base on the front of the box.

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Step 3.  Apply Mod Podge to the back side of the cardstock with a paintbrush.  Be sure to get all the way to the edges.  Allow it to rest for about 30 seconds, to soak into your paper.  You may notice that the paper begins to curl slightly – this is normal.

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Step 4.  Adhere your pieces of card stock to your box.  Once it’s positioned correctly and all edges are stuck down securely, paint a layer of Mod Podge over the whole box.  While it’s technically only necessary to add the outer coat to the portions you applied paper to, if there are other painted areas, your finish won’t match exactly if you don’t brush a light coat of Mod Podge onto them, too.

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Step 5: Allow your box to fully dry, and then re-install any hardware that you removed.

Step 6: Embellish as you like!  I added a stripe of gold glitter washi tape around the bottom portion of the box, cut and scored a few leaves from my scraps, and added a coordinating flower to the top.

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As soon as it’s dry, it’s ready for you to give as a gift, or add to your decor – with no stray glitter!

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Grateful Card with Core Essentials Darks

September 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects

Today I have a card that focuses on the Darks Collection, specifically using the  Core Tags.  Antiqued a Darks Collection Tag, embellish it and then add the tag to a card base.  It’s that easy! My inspiration for this tag is the famous “Bird of Paradise” flower from the tropics.
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Supplies:

 

Step 1.  Spray tag with water and glycerin mixture of 16.1, crumble tag, dry, sand and iron flat.

Step 2. Punch out butterflies and flourish die cuts, sand and dust using the Dust Buddy.

Step 3.  Stamp image, sentiment onto tag and Ink ribbon and tie onto tags.
Step 4.  Add glitter to chipboard and flourish
Step 5.  Assemble and adhere elements onto card base.
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Ava Gavloski

Fall Centerpiece

September 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

Fall is my very favorite time of year. One of my favorite things to do is go see all the beautiful fall colors in the mountains. I thought it would be fun to bring the fall colors inside, so I put this fun Fall Centerpiece together. Today I’m going to teach you how to make it.

fall-centerpiece Supplies:

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Step 1: Using the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your leaves for the mini banner. Cut your letters using the 6 x 6 Kraft Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine.

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Step 2: Using the Sand It Gadget, distress the leaves.

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Step 3: Use the hole punch and punch a hole in the top of the leaves. Glue your letters to the leaves.

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Step 4: Loop your Jute Twine.

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Step 5: Slide the hole on the leaves over the loop of twine. Space leaves as needed.

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Step 6: Place foam core board in bottom of wood tray. Poke skewers into foam core board on both sides of tray.

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Step 7: Tie jute twine to skewers. Trim any extra twine with the scissors.

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Step 8: Paint the Unfinished Wood Tray and let it dry.

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Step 9: Using two sheets of 6×6 Kraft Cardstock, trim them down to the width of the tray. Place in tray, punch holes with skewers to line up with holes in the foam core board underneath.

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Step 10: Cut 3D leaves out of the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine also.

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Step 11: Use the Sand It Gadget to sand the leaves.

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Step 12: Slide leaves together and place in wood tray.

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Now your centerpiece is all finished!

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All you need to do now, is find the perfect place to put it.

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Back to School 3D Pencil and Card

Hi everyone!  I’m Joy and today I’m super happy to be sharing this project with you using Core’dinations great products!

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Supplies:

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Step 1: Cut the pencil 3D and card shapes using Core’dinations Neutrals and Bright Color cardstock along with solid black and white.  They cut so well!  A little side note: At first I cut the pencil card background in white but later I went back and cut it out in grey to match the band near the eraser of the 3D pencil.  I thought that just looked better color-wise to match both project pieces.

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Step 2: Emboss the pencil pieces as desired.  Here, I’m using the wood grain background folder.

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Step 3:  Sand the pieces using the Core’dinations Sand It Gadget.  That revealed a lighter color yellow on these pieces.  That’s so cool!

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Step 4: Adhere the pieces.  I used my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the backs of these pieces.  Then I added them to the pencil.

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Isn’t all that sanded texture great?!

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Step 5:  Create a tag.  I cut a small tag from the Core’dinations Bright Assorted Tags even smaller and backed it with a piece of Core’dinations black cardstock.

Step 6:  Stamp a sentiment.  Keep in mind that stamping on textured paper can give an uneven stamped image.  You can fill in any spotty places with a marker.  I did!

Step 7:  Sand the tag and tie ribbon to finish the look.

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That huge roll of Smarties can fit into the 3D pencil!

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Now your project is ready for gift giving! Happy crafting! ~Joy

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