Vintage Love Quotes Box

February 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you and today I want to show you my twist on the classic rectangle box that is also easy to make!


For the flower, I layered pink core pastels cardstock and Vellum quotes for a unique look.


and finally here is a top down look so you can see all sides of the box.


Vintage Love Quotes Box Supplies:


To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for your box out of White cardstock.  For best results, I would suggest using the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock!



Step 2.  Cut the base pieces out a piece from the Core Essentials Neutrals Collection.


Step 3. Distress all the edges of the White cardstock to give it a vintage look.


Step 4.  Assemble the pieces as shown and allow your glue to dry.


Step 5.  Finally, layer on your pieces of neutrals cardstock that has been embossed and sanded and then decorate the box as desired.  Click here for a detailed video on the assembly by the creator of the cut file.


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



St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Card

Mary Pat here with you today and I have a fun St. Patrick’s day card to share with you.  I love St. Patty’s day!  Maybe it is because my maiden name is O’Brien but I love making fun cards to send to my family members.  Here is a look at one of them.

irish card

For my card I got to do all my favorite techniques: embossing, sanding, stamping, misting, and coloring all using my favorite Core products!  Here is what you need to make this card.

Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Card Supplies:


To make this card I first started with a my cardstock and embossed it using a fun embossing folder.


I then used my Sand it Gadget and lightly sanded the cardstock to expose the awesome embossing.


Next, I stamped and image on my 110 lb and used my markers to color the image.


I stamped my sentiment on the back side of the Core Tag becuase it has a smooth side and it is easier to stamp.


I then used my mist that has a gold shimmer and misted the tag.


Finally I embellished my tag using some fun glitter foam shamrock and added some yummy twine to finish it off.


I attached my tag to my card base using some foam dots to give it a bit of dimension.


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

Valentine’s Day Card With Vellum Quotes

Hi Everyone, Mary Pat here with you today and I am making a clean and simple Valentine’s day card that has a lot of embossing and bling!  You totally need bling on Valentine’s day, right??


For my card I combined some of my all time faves from Core’dinations. I am in love the 110 lb. smooth cardstock.  I really don’t think I can make a card without it.  It looks so awesome when it is embossed.  I has such dimension because of the thickness.  I combined the smooth texture with the bling from the Core’dinations Glitter Silk.

“I Love You” Card Supplies:


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

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will see you soon.

~Mary Pat


Happy New Year Card

Mary Pat here with you today.  I have an easy New Year’s Card for you today using some of my favorite Core cardstock – Chalk Core and Glitter Silk!  You can’t go wrong with a combination like that!


For my card I started with the Chalk Core and embossed it using an embossing folder.  I then lightly sanded it.  I then found an image from the internet and traced it on my Glitter Silk and cut it out.  I then used the Core Basics Vellum and embossed my sentiment using embossing powder.  To finalize things I added some pearls in matching colors.  Very quick and easy.  You can make several of these to send to friends and family!

Happy New Year Card Supplies: 


I made this video  demonstrating the techniques of embossing (both dry and heat), and  sanding.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I will see you soon.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

~Mary Pat


Fall Gift Bag & Tag with May Arts Ribbon

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.

chalk core giveaway

Mary Pat here with you today and I was really excited to find out that Core’dinations was teaming up with May Arts!  What a great combo! I always like to bring a little hostess gift when visiting friends and family during the holidays.  Just a little something to say “Thanks”.  So I made a little gift bag and tag using the yummy Core’dinations and the beautiful May Arts Ribbon.


A close up of the Tag.

novmay2For my project I used the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection to make all my pieces and layers.  This collection to me has such rich colors that just scream fall to me.  I used my Silhouette to create the fall leaves and then I added some stamped images to add some fun embellishments.  Finally to add the finishing touch I added the beautiful May Arts ribbon and cord.

Fall Gift Bag & Tag Supplies:


Here is a video to help you create this gift bag and tag:

~Mary Pat


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


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