Football Box Card

One of the things I love about creating box cards is that they also make great party table decor.  Since they are 3D they can add a little something special to your Super Bowl spread.  Using Core’dinations cardstock allows you to tailor the colors to your favorite team.  You can guess from mine which team is our household favorite.

Football-Box-Card-Coredinations1Football Box Card Supplies:

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Step 1: Use a die cutting machine to cut your pieces out.  Having trouble with the texture and getting a clean cut?  Here’s how I ensure a clean cut on my Silhouette machine:  Set the actual blade at 4, the speed at 3, and the thickness at 33.  Also set it to double cut.  I have had zero issues cutting my Core Cardstock this way!

Box Card Pieces

Step 2: Assemble the card base and add Polka Dot Pops to base.

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Step 3: Assemble the various Football pieces to decorate it.




Quick & Easy 5-Step Pop Dot Cards

December 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here today to share some CAS cards that you can make in minutes using two Pop Dot card bases.

CAS cards

Pop Dot Card Supplies

  • 2  contrasting Pop Dot card bases for each card
  • Gina K. Designs Simple Hearts stamp set
  • Clearsnap Beetle Black pigment ink pad
  • May Arts white ribbon
  • Sizzix Scallop Circle Framlits dies
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Fiskars corner rounder
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Paper adhesive


Step 1: Round bottom corners of both black dot and white dot cards.

Step 2: Trim 2-inches from bottom edge of white pop dot card base; adhere to black card base.


Step 3: Wrap front with ribbon.

Step 4: Stamp heart image onto inside of remaining piece of white dot card. Die-cut around image using scalloped circle die.


Step 5: Attach die-cut shape to card front using foam dots.

And you are done! Just 5 easy steps to a thoughtful handmade greeting.



Airbrushed Core’dinations Christmas Card

Good Monday Morning! We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop.  Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.

Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas card I created using a Dreamweaver metal stencil and some Stampendous stamps in addition to, of course, Core’dinations cardstock. I used the stencil for some airbrushing and then just simply stamped my sentiment right over top of it. The Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock Number 12 is the perfect shade of green for this Holiday season.


Airbrushed Christmas Card Supplies: 


These metal stencils are great not only for embossing but to be used as a mask as well. I added color via my Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool as shown above. Then mask off your red and move the stencil to apply a green leaf or two for contrast. Wanting a bit more contrast and sparkle, it is a Christmas card after all, I flicked some gold mist on top of the flower.


Sentiments from Stampendous’ Tis the Season stamp set are the perfect sentiments for any Christmas card! Embossing really adds some more texture to the card and pops the sentiment so that it stands out a bit more from your artwork.


You can see really see the gold mist here and how much it adds to the card.


The Tim Holtz Shattered green cardstock mimics the veins of the poinsetta leaves for some more interest as well!

~Suzanna Lee


HollyDays Holly Card & Box

Hi friends!  It’s Joy from Joy’s Life here, sharing a HOLLYday card and box with you!


HollyDays Holly Card and Box Supplies:

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Step 1. I cut out the holly leaves and box using Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot and the Silhouette Cameo 2.  The berries were cut using the pretty Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock.  I used the 3D Holly Box (Silhouette ID #52658) and duplicated and shrank more of the holly to recreate the image on the card.

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Step 2. I added adhesive to the holly leaves and berries using the Xyron 5″ Creative Station.

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The holly looks so pretty with these papers!

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Step 3: I assembled the box and used liquid glue to secure the sides and bottom.  A combination of the Xyron and liquid glue helped me adhere all the parts of the box and card.


Step 4: I stamped the holly sentiment from the Joy’s Life Oh Christmas Puns stamp set onto a Core’dinations kraft card using red ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  When I’m not here you can find me at!



Fall Fox Card with Core Tag

Hi Everyone,

Mary Pat here with you today bringing you a super fun card using Core’dinations cardstock and Core Tags.  I love tags!  Tags can be used in so many more ways other than your typical gift tag.  Today I use a Core Tag as the center focal point for my card.

octobertagcard1Fall Fox Card Supplies:

octobertagcard3Here is a close up of the texture that was created using the embossing folder and sanding the Core Tag. In the video below, you will find complete directions on how to create your own tag just like this!

octobertagcard2I created a video for you on demonstrating some of the techniques I used to make this card.

~ Mary Pat


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!


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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