Trick-or-Treat Halloween Layout

Halloween is right around the corner and Core’dinations new Chalk Core is perfect for your all of your Halloween needs. It also core’dinates perfectly with our Black Magic and Core Essentials, too!

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Halloween Layout Supplies:

Step 1. Using a ruler and cutting tool, cut the grid pattern in 1″ increments. Within those 1″ pieces, cut out a smaller square.  Where some of the lines meet, punch a whole for added interest. Lay a piece of Black Magic Cardstock  underneath it and score the lines that will appare in the negative image of the squares you just cut.

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Step 2. Flip over the Black Magic and sand the scored lines, remove dust with Dust Buddy. Line them up again and adhere. Add your additional elements like the sanded doily cut from Chalk Core. Cut the ghosts from the vellum cardstock.

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Step 3. Emboss a piece of vellum and add your title along with some additional embellishments.

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Working with Core Tags

August 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Kate here!  Today I will be showing you a quick and easy way to use Core’dinations Core Tags as reusable accents for gift bags and cards.
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Core’dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Darice Mini Gift Bags
  • Darice Embossing Folder
  • Fiskars Crimper
  • CM Circle Punch
  • Papertrey Ink Stamp
  • Couture Creations Embossing Folder
  • Sizzix Stamp & Die Set
  • Scor-Pal
I created a simple bag tag for these cute mini-bags from Darice. Here’s how you can create this  removable tag:
Step 1.  Crimp a large Core’dinations Sandable Core Tag using a Fiskars Crimper. 
Step 2. Punch a 1″ circle in the middle of a small Core’dinations Sandable Core Tag.  I used a CM Circle Punch and trim the bottom of the tag for a banner effect.
Step 3.  Sand and dust both tags.
Step 4.  Stamp your sentiment on a 1.25″ x 1.25″ inch piece of Core’dinations Core Basic 110lb Smooth Cardstock and place behind the circle on the small CoreTag.
Step 5.  Layer and adhere the tags together.
Step 6. Punch holes in the bag where the grommets to match up with the holes on the layered tags. Now tie the tags onto the bag with some tulle. To add this tag to card, just untie the tags from the gift bag and attach to a card base.
The same tag attached onto a card:
Super cute idea, isn’t it?
Here is another example of how I reused a gift bag tag for a card…
Core Tip:  When using two CoreTags layered on top of each other (like in my Thank You Tag above), just pop out the grommets from both tags before layering and then add just put one of the grommets back in.  These grommets remove easily!

Pocket Scrapbooking Wedding Layout

How many types of Core’dinations can you get on one layout?  Keep reading to find out!

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Supplies:

Core Basics - 110lb White

Core Couture

Gemstones

Glitter Silk

Tim Holtz – Adirondack

Vintage

Whitewash

Sand It Gadget

Bust Buddy

 

Suzanna Lee here and I wanted to share with you this pocket page layout created entirely from Core’dinations cardstock. Not a lock of patterned paper in there. Well, there is a smidge of vellum! Guess how many different types of Core there are there? My point being, you don’t have to go out and buy those fancy cards when you can create your own cards from cardstock! Different types and the textures you can create with die cuts, embossing and stamping provide you with all the spice and variety you need!

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Embossing and sanding with letter stickers. Overlay color on color for some variation.

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Layer Whitewash on Core Essentials that has been embossed and sanded. Layer Gemstones on vellum and stamp.

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The man and women were created with the likeness of the bride and groom in mind. I used Maya Road acetate shaped and rubbed with my Sand It Gadget on the paper leaving the outline of the people. I pushed down on the edges in order to create the slightly embossed look.

Did you guess correctly? Seven, 7 types of Core’dinations cardstock in that pocket page!

DIY Wedding Cards

June 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Clare Buswell here today sharing some cards for you for the upcoming summer wedding season. I tried to play with a white-on-white color palette with some splashes of color. You can easily interchange any color you want for the theme of the wedding, too. ENJOY!

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May You Live Happily Ever After
Supplies: David Tutera A7 White Smooth Cards and Envelopes,  Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, Core Essentials Snowflake, Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Precious Pink, Core Premium  110lb cardstock White. Other: Stampendous Stamps – Cling Jumbo Lovely Garden, Cling Jumbo Hydrangea Garden and matching dies, VersaMark ink, StazOn Jet Black ink, May Arts (1/4″ Twill Ribbon w/Chevron stripes Pink, 7/8″ Crochet Ribbon White, 1mm waxed cord White), Big Shot, corner rounder, Silver Pearl embossing powder, heat gun, sewing machine, WMS Big Day Additions stamp set, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, flat backed pearls, Ranger Distress Markers – Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters.
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Cover a David Tutera A7 White Smooth Card base with Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights Precious Pink cardstock. Cut a rectangle of Core Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, emboss using Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, round corners and machine stitch border. Layer onto larger panel of Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and round corners. Adhere lace, ribbon and cord. Attach panel to card base. Stamp sentiment onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White and attach to card with foam pads.
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Stamp flowers and leaves onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White using VersaMark ink and emboss in Silver Pearl. Color flowers and leaves using Distress Markers and wet with a artist’s paintbrush to create a watercolor effect. Once dry attach to card with foam pads and add pearls, to finish.
For the Bride and Groom
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SuppliesDavid Tutera A7 White Smooth Cards and Envelopes,  Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, Core Essentials Snowflake, Premium  110lb cardstock in White. Other: StazOn Jet Black ink, May Arts (7/8″ Crochet Ribbon White), Big Shot, corner rounder,  sewing machine, WMS Big Day Additions stamp set, flat backed pearls, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, embossing folders – Embossalicious Crafter’s Companion Roses, Cuttlebug Script Provocraft, Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden dies.
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Cut a rectangle of Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and emboss using the roses embossing folder and round corners. Die cut two butterflies using the Stampendous Jumbo Lovely Garden dies and Core Glitter Silk Opulent Opel, cut another two butterflies using Core Essentials Snowflake cardstock and emboss using the script embossing folder. Arrange butterflies onto panel, fix and machine stitch centers. Add lace and adhere panel to a David Tutera A7 White Smooth Card base. Stamp sentiment onto Core Premium Cardstock 110lb White and attach to card with foam pads. Add row of pearls and pink flowers, to finish.

Neat Interactive Crafts for Your Kids

May 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

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Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a kid’s Craft project with you. Today I’m sharing how I made puppets for the story, Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See ?  featuring tons of Core’dinations Cardstock including the Brown Bear as the focal point made out of Chocolate Box cardstock!

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I used to teach first grade and my students LOVED reading this book. It’s a great book because it’s repetitive and kids can pick up on how to read it pretty quickly! My son memorized this book when he was 2 1/2 and now being 4 he likes to “read” it to his little sister. I thought it would be really fun for him to use these puppets in his puppet theater and create a puppet show for his little sister to watch.

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See Puppets By Every Day is an Occasion 4To create the puppets, I used Chocolate Box , Core Basics , 110 lb White Premium Cardstock, straws, and photos. I  cut out the animals using my Silhouette. They might not be the exact same shape as the animals in the book, but at least they are the same animals. At the end of the story, there is a Teacher and Students part. I used photos that I had taken in my son’s class. All the animals and photos I adhered to straws using hot glue. The bear I assembled using Xyron Glue Dots and Xyron Glue Stick.

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I love the way this brown bear looks sanded! I used the Chocolate Box  and sanded away! I love how the sanding gives him so much dimension.

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Core Tip: Use the backsides! The great thing about the Chocolate Box Pack is that it gives you so many options. You can sand away like I did on the bear or you can flip over the colors and use the colored side on the back!

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This was such a fun project and I cannot wait to give it to my son and watch his puppet show!!

Layouts with Debbie Standard

Today we have some gorgeous layouts from Debbie Standard!

We had a beautiful day for my mother’s 87th birthday and afterwards while the girls were still dressed up we went around the corner from my house and had them pose in this beautiful field of blue bonnets (Texas is known for their  state flower)! My granddaughter was patient with me up to a point and then she spontaneously burst into some random poses – these were  my favorite!

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1.  Sand the Jillibean Soup Impressions.
2.  Use blue from the Tim Holtz & Ranger  Distress collection and emboss it with a Spellbinder’s embossing folder.  It is of course too wide to run through the embossing machine so I cut my paper in two and embossed each sheet and then attached them together.
3. I matted my photos with white and then added pink behind my photo strip.  I punched the edges with a Martha Stewart punch and then sanded them before adhering.
4.   I cut my flower and my title from my Silhouette ran the title through my Xyron machine and attached it.  Totally loved how these colors came out and reflected everything in my photos.
5.  I printed my journaling on 110 lb Smooth White cardstock and then cut it and ran it through my Xyron machine.
Supplies:
Jillibean Soup Impressions
Tim Holtz Distress Cardstock
Core’dinations Basics
110 Core cardstock smooth
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug embossing machine
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders
Martha Stewart Punch
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Die Cuts – Title and flower
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Teresa Collins Enamel dots
My Mind’s Eye Tags
Xyron 250
Xyron Mega Runner
Glue Dots
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We celebrated my mother’s 87th birthday recently and had her kids, some of her grand kids and great grand kids there. Even with just a partial group there were 16!.  She was thrilled!  When the restaurant realized who we were singing too they all joined in.  She was so cute, I had to document it!

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1. Sand the BasicGrey Core Impressions and adhere together with Washi tape.
2. Then I cut and matted my photos on a sheet of white and then backed it with a bright blue and attached it.
3. Next, I cut my title and my balloons from a Silhouette die, ran them through my Xyron 250, sanded them lightly and adhered them to my page.
6. Add some Queens & Co. twine for  balloon strings.

Supplies:

BasicGrey Whimsey Impressions Collection
Basic Core ‘dinations Cardstock
Glitz Washi tape
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing folders:  Darice
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette die cuts (balloons and title)
Queen & Co. twine
Xyron 250
Xyron Mega Runner
Glue Dots
Paper Studio letter stickers

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