Black Magic Birthday Card

Celebrate your next Birthday with a Core’dinations Black Magic card. With some simple sanding and heat embossing you can make it look just like chalkboard!

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Black Magic Birthday Card Supplies:

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Step 1.   Begin by sanding the Black Magic cardstock first. It’s important you sand BEFORE you stamp and wipe dust with Dust Buddy. Removing excess sand will help the clear ink pad stamp clearly to ensure a crisp image when you emboss.

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Step 2. Emboss with Tim Holtz & Ranger heat embossing powder. I like to use my scraps because sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good image.

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Step 3. Add layers of Glitter Silk and more Black Magic along with embellishments.

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Ellen

Quick & Easy Cards with Core Basics

September 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz

Today I have two cards using our Core Basics line. The Vellum and  110 lb Smooth White cardstock are great for stamping.  And even though the Kraft and Black cardstocks are not sandable, they still look great embossed, scored and punched!

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Core Basics Cards Supplies:

  • Core Basics: 110 lb Smooth cardstock, Smooth
  • Kraft, Smooth Black, Textured Kraft and Vellum
  • David Tutera Celebrate white cardstock base
  • Fiskars Punch
  • Memento Ink
  • May Arts twine
  • Misc button
  • Darice embossing folder
  • Papertrey Ink dies
  • MyStampBox Stamps
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Happy Day Card

Step 1. Emboss black cardstock and adhere to card base.

Step 2. Stamp sentiment and cut in a banner shape. Gently fold it over a pencil to curl it.

Step 3.  Adhere with embellishments.

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Congratulations Card

Step 1. Stamp on a piece vellum, let dry.

Step 2. Adhere with staples over punched images.

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~Ellen

Framed Halloween Decor

September 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects

Today I am excited to show you how to make this fun 31 Framed Halloween Decor. Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for, and this is the perfect addition to any shelf or mantle.

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Framed Halloween Decor Supplies: 

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Step 1. Measure your frame opening, and cut a piece of Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white to fit.

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Step 2.  Lay your piece of Chalk Core Cardstock into your embossing folder. Make sure to pay attention to where the dots line up, so they are straight.

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Step 3.  Run through an embossing machine.

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Step 4. Using the Sand It Gadget, sand the top of the embossed dots to reveal the white underneath.

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Step 5. Cut out (I used an electronic die cutting machine) a bat, and adhere it using dimensional foam squares. I put it in the frame for this part, to make sure the frame wouldn’t smash the bat.

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Step 6.  Using the Orange and Green Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your numbers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this also. Once the numbers are cut, sand the tops of the “spots” to show some of the white underneath. Add dimensional foam squares to the back, and tie some purple string around the numbers, and trim with scissors. On the upper left of the number 3, I just used a regular glue dot, so it didn’t add extra dimension, since the bat already had dimension squares under it.

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Step 7.  Adhere your numbers to the black cardstock.

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Step 8.  Put it in your frame, and display. (To make the paper tight in the frame, I put the glass behind it before putting the frame backing on.)

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Now you have a fun little display item to put on your shelf, desk, mantle, or you could even hang it on the wall.

~Amy

Fall Medallion Wreath

It’s fall! I can’t help but decorate my little heart out when it comes to fall. I love fall colors but I always seem to add a little twist to it. A heathery aqua mixed in with all the other fall colors just speaks perfection to me, so when I started designing this wreath, it ended up with a mix of non-traditional aqua and tried-and-true yellow. And the juxtaposition doesn’t end there. A mix of somewhat predictable leaves combined with stylish medallions makes this wreath modern and straighforward–my favorite look. No matter what colors you choose for your wreath, you’ll love how easy it is to create.

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Fall Medallion Wreath Supplies

Step 1: Wrap burlap ribbon around wreath form, securing the beginning and ends with straight pins.

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Step 2: To make medallions, cut strips of card stock 1.5″ x 12″ and score every 1/2″.

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Step 3: Fold the card stock accordion style, and sand the edges of the folded card stock.

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Step 4: Adhere ends of each card stock strip together to form a ring, and let dry. With the ring on a flat surface, press the top edges inward to create a medallion, and glue the medallion to a scrap of card stock to secure.

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Step 5: Secure leaves and medallions to the wreath using straight pins.

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Step 6: Secure a piece of ribbon to the back of the wreath using straight pins as a hanger.

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And just like that you have a striking wreath. Hang it up and enjoy your creation.

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~Lisa

Autumn Bunting With Chalk Core

September 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

It’s time for falling leaves, pumpkin everything, and sweaters. It’s AUTUMN! And to celebrate the beginning of my favorite season, I created this awesome bunting using the White Chalkboard card stock, which I am loving.

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Autumn Bunting Supplies:

Step 1: Cut your Chalk Core card stock into six 4″ x 6″ pieces. Then cut a notch out of the bottom of each piece.

Step 2: Lightly sand the surface of each piece for a scratched appearance and more heavily sand the edges.Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

Step 3: Stamp the letters to spell “Autumn” on each of the card stock pieces using VersaMark ink, and emboss using an Ivory embossing powder.Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

Step 4: Punch holes in the upper corners of all the card stock pieces. Also punch a hole in the center of six leaves.

Step 5: Glue a length of burlap ribbon to the back of each card stock piece using Zip Dry, and let dry. Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

Step 6: Add your card stock pennants to about 6′ of Ivory suede cord. Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

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Now just hang it up and enjoy!

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~Lisa

Embossed Glitter Silk Card

Embossing your Glitter Silk Cardstock is a great way to add interest to your projects. With it’s high quality, it embosses beautifully!

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Embossed Glitter Silk Card Supplies:

Step 1. Make card base from cardstock.

Step 2. Emboss Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.11 using Dots embossing folder and cover the front of the card. Add strip of lace diagonally. Cut panel using Kraft side of Kraft-Core diagonally and adhere to card.

Step 3. Cut a panel of Glitter Silk Bermuda Bling, emboss using Stars embossing folder and sand using Sand-It Gadget.

Step 4. Stitch border and attach to card. Add ribbon across card. Stamp sentiment onto White 110lb Cardstock Smooth and trim ‘V’ shape in one end, attach to card using foam pads.

Step 5. Add twine, flower, sequin and stars to finish.

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