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.
Today I have a card to share that uses lots of embossing and some stamping too!
Christmas Card Supply List:
- Core Essentials Scarlett Red
- Core Gemstones in Topal
- Chalk Core in White
- Spotted: Jillian Dot
- White 80 Lb Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget
- Dreamweaver “Greetings” Embossing Folder
- Stampendous “Tis the Season” clear stamps
Step 1: Emboss the Chalk Core with the Greetings Embossing folder and sand with Sand It Gadget to bring out the chalk.
Step 2: Emboss a small piece of the Scarlett Red cardstock to get a little bit of the embossing folder border and add it to the white tag.
Step 3: Sand the Spotted paper and add it and Scarlett Red cardstock to the base of your card. Top with the embosssed Chalk Core piece.
Step 4: Stamp your sentiment on a white circle cut from Core Basics 80Lb Cardstock.
Step 5: Die cut a deer head from Gemstone Cardstock. Add all the pieces to the tag using dimensional adhesive to pop some up.
Don’t forget to click HERE to enter to win our Chalk Core Prize pack!
Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a simple card that will add some sparkle and shine to your Winter greetings.
Winter Wishes Card supplies:
- Core’dinations Pastel Colors Core Cardstock (Reflecting Pool)
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock (Yacht Club, Black Tie)
- Core Basics smooth white cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Clearsnap silver Designer Foils
- Light blue button
- Natural twine
- Sizzix dies: Paper Snowflakes (#660059), Holiday Words: Script (#660058), Card Font: Winter (#659589)
- Darice Wire Fence embossing folder (#1218-58)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Tombow adhesives: Xtreme adhesive runner, clear Power Tabs, MONO liquid glue
Step 1: Form a 4.25 x 5.5-inch card from white cardstock.
Step 2: Cut a 4 x 5.25-inch piece from Reflecting Pool cardstock. Emboss with embossing folder; adhere to card front using Xtreme adhesive runner.
Step 3: Attach a vertical line of square Power Tabs to card front aligning with embossed pattern. Press Designer Foil onto tabs, carefully peel off foil sheet.
Step 4: Die-cut Paper Snowflake shape from Yacht Club Glitter Silk cardstock. Attach to card front as shown using Power tab.
Step 5: Thread twine through center of button; tie in a bow. Attach to center of snowflake using Power Tabs.
Step 6: Die-cut “WINTER” and “wishes” from Black Tie Glitter Silk cardstock; adhere to card front using MONO liquid glue.
Are you looking for a special way to count down to Christmas? Something that can hold small gifts and toys those both young and old? How about this Christmas Countdown Calendar?
Christmas Countdown Calendar Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Basics White 8 1/2×11 White Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics A2 Kraft Envelopes
- Darice Die Cut Snowflake Border
- Darice Mini Spring Clothes Pins
- Darice Hemp Cord
- Die Cut Numbers
Step 1: Begin by cutting Snowflake Border die with white cardstock. You will need 25 die cuts, one for each day until Christmas if you start on December 1. Glue to top of envelope.
Step 2: Die cut numbers also out of white cardstock. And attach to lower right corner of envelope. Mine are about 1 inch tall. Again, you will need numbers 1 through 25 if you are starting your countdown on the first day of December.
Step 4: Attach filled envelopes to hemp twine with clothespin. Depending on where you hang the envelopes it may be easier if you hang twine first and attach envelopes after.
Each day your family and friends can enjoy opening a little gift to help countdown the holidays.
Hey friends, Adrianne here, and today I’ve got a fun paper turkey craft that you can print and make at home. Not only does it look cute as table decor, but it’s also an activity, and an exercise in thankfulness. There’s also a free printable PDF file to make your own – the shapes are simple, just trace and cut!
The turkey is built around a small paper box interior, and it’s a place where the whole family can write something they’re thankful for on a slip of paper, and drop inside. On Thanksgiving, you can retrieve the papers, and read out load what people have written.
Paper turkey table decor supplies:
- Coredinations Chocolate Box 12×12 sheets, in colors you like best (I used Dewberry, Cool Mint Truffle, and Key Lime for the body, and Maplenut for the beak and feet)
- Core’dinations Core Basics 110 lb. card stock, one 8.5×11 sheet
- Sand-it Gadget
- Scoring board and bone folder
- Optional: Embossing folders, and manual embossing machine like the Sizzix Big Shot
- Optional: Google eyes and other facial embellishments
- Optional: Circle cutter
- Quick-dry liquid glue
- Printable template (click to download and save or print)
Step 1. Print your template, and cut and score your box. If you print the box template directly onto your 8.5 x 11 heavy-duty card stock, you can just cut and score along the lines. Cut the template for tracing your feathers. Then, glue your box sides together and the bottom closed.
Step 2. Trace and cut your feathers and circles. If you have a circle cutter, you’ll find it easiest just to cut two 4″ circles and one 5″ circle. If you don’t have a circle cutter, you can print the circles from the template, cut and trace them onto your card stock, and cut them out. You will need 7 feathers.
Step 3. Trim one inch off the 5 inch circle and one of the 4 inch circles. This will give you a flat edge for assembling it on the box.
Step 4 (optional). Emboss and/or sand your Chocolate Box pieces. I used a Darice brand embossing folder with circles and dots, but any pattern that you have that you like will work well! I also embossed the feathers with a Darice brand folder with a swirling vine pattern. I did not sand the feathers. You can also sand the pieces without embossing them to expose the colored core.
Step 5. Assemble your circles on the front of your box. The trimmed 5-inch circle will be the body, and the intact 4 inch circle will be the head. Then, arrange the feathers on the back side of your box, and cover the raw edges with the final trimmed 4-inch circle.
Step 6. Give it a face! Add embellishments like google eyes, foam stickers, or cut your own face pieces from card stock. I used google eyes, and I also cut a pair of feet to add stability to the bottom. I did not include a template for the facial pieces, because making it your own is half the fun of this craft!
You can leave this little guy out on your table all month, and add “thankful” notes to the box at any time as they occur to you – or, wait until Thanksgiving, and have everyone share together! Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Card by Mary Pat
Hi Everyone! Mary Pat here with you today and with the holidays fast approaching I have a great idea for a Clean and Simple Thanksgiving Day card that is so easy that you will want to mass produce these to send to everyone on your Friends and Family list!
Thanksgiving card supplies:
- Core’dinations Chocolate Box
- Tim Holtz Shattered Collection
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Simon Says Stamps
For my card I broke out some of the yummy Chocolate Box collection and used the Cherry Cordial. I then scored and sanded my edges. I then used a digi cut file from the Silhouette store and cut out the flower. I backed the negative space with the Tim Holtz Shattered collection. Finally I stamped my sentiment using the back of the Cherry Cordial.
Here is a video on how this card came about:
Thanks so much for joining me. Hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!
Thank You Card by Tami
Hi all!! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a quick and easy card idea using you’re Core’dinations products.
Thanks card supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Nostalgic Kraft Core cardstock (brown)
- Sand-It Gadget
- Core’dinations Core Basics Ivory Card & Envelope
- Unity Stamp Co. Thanks, Thanks & Thanks stamp set
- Clearsnap brown ink pads: Pigment (espresso), Archival (mudslide)
- Clearsnap embossing powder
- May Arts brown burlap string
- Kandicorp hot fit nail heads
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Layered Leaf with Textured Fades embossing folder (#660039)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Fiskars corner rounder
- Kandicorp hot fix setting tool
- Embossing heat tool
- Clearsnap Art Dauber
- Clearsnap glue gloss
- Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: EZ runner, 3D foam squares
Step 1: Round top right and bottom left corners of pre-made card using corner rounder punch.
Step 2: Die-cut leaf from brown cardstock retaining negative image for use on envelope.
Step 3: Emboss die-cut leaf using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Adhere to card front.
Step 4: Wrap left edge of card with string; tie in a bow.
Step 5: Stamp sentiment onto back side of Kraft Core cardstock using brown dye ink; cut out. Attach to card front using foam squares.
Step 6: Attach nail heads to card front as shown using hot fit tool.
Envelope Instructions: (shown below)
Step 1: Place negative image from die-cut leaf onto envelope at an angle.
Step 2: Sponge pigment ink onto envelope using art dauber.
Step 3: Sprinkle with embossing powder; heat-emboss.
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Adore Card by Shaunte Wadley
I have to admit- I have a hard time using my Petaloo Flower Stash- not because they are hard to use, they are in fact, the easiest! It seems like every project I have added them to has gone from “pretty” to “breathtaking.” They are so detailed, they make your projects look time intensive when in actuality, all you have to do is adhere them. I have a hard time using them- because I am afraid I will run out of them. There. I said it. I am a craft supply hoarder!
Adore Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan
- Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft
- Core’dinations Basics Vellum
- Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max
- Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue
- Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Step 1: Cut the “Adore” frame shape using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the frame from Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan.” This cardstock is thick and has a beautiful pearlized sheen. It cuts really nicely in electronic cutting machines, even with shapes as intricate as this one. The base of the card was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die using Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft.
Step 2: The center of the card is some Core’dinations Basics Vellum, circle cut and embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. Here is a tip I have learned when embossing vellum. Vellum is tricky, it is hard to get the pressure correct when working with embossing and die cut machines. I have had 100 percent success by using a simple kitchen rolling pin! Insert the vellum inside the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure you are working on a flat surface. Roll the rolling pin over the embossing folder, using steady pressure. Gently open part of the folder and check on the vellum, if it is not quite even, or deep enough, roll it again.Adhere the vellum to the center of the card- using adhesive only on the edges so it will not show through.
Step 3: Then, I ran my cut frame shape through my Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max. I prefer to use an adhesive machine for intricate shapes like this one. Otherwise it is a very tedious job to try and apply adhesive onto all of the tiny parts of the shape.
Step 4: This card uses flowers from the Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue.” I used three of the lighter shade of flower, and four of the leaves. These flowers and leaved are thick. I found it easiest to use a little piece of Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape to adhere them into place.
Here is a close-up of the card:
Many Thanks Tag by Tami Mayberry
Many Thanks Tag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic cardstock
- Core’dinations Sandable Tags (Dark)
- Unity Stamp Company Thanks, Thanks & Thanks stamp set
- Clearsnap espresso pigment ink pad
- Petaloo orange/yellow flowers set
- Petaloo cream rick-rack and stitched edge ribbon
- May Arts brown burlap string
- Sizzix Tattered Florals die (#656640)
- Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder (#659450)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Clearsnap Art Dauber
- Xyron: Tape Runner, 3 inch Sticker Maker
Step 1: Emboss tag using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Trim off top edge just below eyelet.
Step 2: Apply adhesive to back of trimmed tag using 3-inch Sticker Maker.
Step 3: Attach to rust colored tag.
Step 4: Die-cut Tattered Flower shapes from two coordinating colors of Kraft-Core cardstock.
Step 5: Sand and ink edges of flowers as desired; layer together and attach to tag as shown. Attach orange flower.
Step 6: Stamp sentiment banner onto back side of a scrap of kraft core cardstock; cut out.
Step 7: Attach banner to tag. Embellish bottom edge of tag with rick-rack trim. Tie a large loopy bow from string; attach under edge of flower as shown.