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:

Football Card Supply Pic

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.

Box Card Set-p

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




Introducing Core’dinations BRAND NEW Polka Dot Pops Paper!

January 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog

We are so excited to introduce our brand new Polka Dot Pops paper! It comes in both Kraft and our famous Pearl cardstock.

Let’s start with the Kraft! If you are looking for a more natural looking design, this Core’dinations Kraft Pop Dot paper is a perfect choice. This natural color paper features dots that pop off the page! The premium, heavyweight cardstock is perfect for any paper crafter and comes in 12×12 and assorted card packs.


It also comes in a fun silver pearl cardstock from Core’dinations featuring silver glitter and white raised polka dots that is perfect for handmade cards, invitations, and more.


Here it is in action:


WAIT, we aren’t done yet! It is available in two different kinds of cards!

  • Kraft Assortment
  • Pearl Assortment

A2 polka dot pop cards

THE perfect way to send that perfect card for any occasion!


Visit our blog all month to see more fun projects with this new collection!

CLICK HERE to view more photos of the new Polka Dot Pops paper on


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.

Happy Hollydays Card and Box by Joy from

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

Happy Hollydays Card and Box by Joy from

The holly looks so pretty with these papers!

Happy Hollydays Card and Box by Joy from

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!



Graphic 45 Sentiment Cards

We sure hope you had fun this week!  Graphic 45 and Core’dinations go hand in hand. Today I have a variety of cards using the Graphic 45 Signature Series Collections: Graphic 45 Lights collection and the Graphic 45 Darks collection.  Both are great for any papercrafting including matching those Graphic 45 collections perfectly.
AND, don’t forget to CLICK HERE for your chance to WIN some of your own!


Wedding Card

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Wedding Card Supplies:
  • Graphic 45 – Botanical Tea
  • Core’dinations Graphic 45 lights collection
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
  • Darice  Embossing folders
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Sookwang
  • David Tutera Sentiment sticker
  • My Mind’s Eye Brad
1.  I cut an extra sheet of the cardstock and embossed, sanded and dusted it.
2.  Then I attached it to the front of the card base.
3.  I added a sheet of the patterned paper to the top of the card and then tied a ribbon around it.
4.  Then all you have to do is add a sentiment and a brad.

Friend Card

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Friend Card Supplies:
  • Graphic 45  Bohemian Bazaar and Secret Garden Stickers
  • Core’dination’s Graphic 45 lights
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
  • Darice  Embossing folders
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Sookwang
This is just such a beautiful paper line.  I actually combined the Bohemian Bazaar line with some Secret Garden Stickers to create the card.
1.  First , cut a card base and fold it.
2.  Then, cut a sheet of the patterned paper and attach it to the front of the card base.
3.  Then, emboss a sheet of the yellow cardstock, sand it and dust it off and then cut it diagonally and attach it.
4.  Emboss and cut little strips from both cardstock and patterned paper.
5.  Attach the sentiment stickers.

Thank You Card

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Thank You Card Supplies:
  • Graphic 45  Botanical Tea
  • Core’dination’s Graphic 45 darks
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
  • Darice  Embossing folders
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Sookwang
  • SRM sentiment sticker
  • My Mind’s Eye brad
1.  Cut your card base and fold it in half.
2.  Cut a sheet of white cardstock smaller and attach it
3.  Cut another sheet of the cardstock same color as the base, emboss it, sand it and dust it off and attach it to the card.
4.  Then cut sheet of the patterned paper and mat it with white.  Use foam squares to pop this off the base of the card.
5.  Create a flower using the same color cardstock as the card base, sand it slightly, curl it and attach it to the card with a brad.
6.  Add a sentiment sticker

‘You’re The Best’ Card

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‘You’re The Best’ Card Supplies:
  • Graphic 45  Place in Time
  • Core’dination’s Graphic 45 darks
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
  • Darice  Embossing folders
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Sookwang
  • SRM sentiment sticker
  • KI Glitter Dots
  • Ribbon – stash
  • Martha Stewart punch – butterfly and border punch
1.  Cut a card base with a light purple
2.  Cut another sheet of cardstock in a darker shade and then cut a sheet of patterned paper and use the card cardstock to mat it.
3.  Cut a sheet of beige cardstock and punch a double border on it with a punch.  I then embossed it and attached it to the card front.  I ran a ribbon around all this and attached it to the card base.
4.  I used a little tag from the patterned paper and cut it out and added a SRM sentiment.
5.  Using a little sheet of cardstock I punched out a couple of butterflies and embossed them.


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