Quick & Easy Cards with Core Basics

September 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz

Today I have two cards using our Core Basics line. The Vellum and  110 lb Smooth White cardstock are great for stamping.  And even though the Kraft and Black cardstocks are not sandable, they still look great embossed, scored and punched!

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Core Basics Cards Supplies:

  • Core Basics: 110 lb Smooth cardstock, Smooth
  • Kraft, Smooth Black, Textured Kraft and Vellum
  • David Tutera Celebrate white cardstock base
  • Fiskars Punch
  • Memento Ink
  • May Arts twine
  • Misc button
  • Darice embossing folder
  • Papertrey Ink dies
  • MyStampBox Stamps
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Happy Day Card

Step 1. Emboss black cardstock and adhere to card base.

Step 2. Stamp sentiment and cut in a banner shape. Gently fold it over a pencil to curl it.

Step 3.  Adhere with embellishments.

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Congratulations Card

Step 1. Stamp on a piece vellum, let dry.

Step 2. Adhere with staples over punched images.

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~Ellen

Rustic Fall Banner

September 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

Are you looking for away to brighten your mantle or front door for fall?  How about creating this rustic Fall banner with Core Basics!

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Rustic Fall Banner Supplies:

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Step 1.  Cut Kraft cardstock to 4×6 and emboss with the wood grain embossing folder.

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Step 2.  Create pennant shape by marking the center of the rectangle one inch from the bottom, draw lines to to the corners, and cut.

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Step 3.  Cut letters for word or sentiment from black cardstock in your favorite font and center on pennants.

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Step 4.  Score top of pennant at 1/2 inch.  This will create a pocket for your cord.

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Step 5.  Run cord through all the pennants and seal with glue, or for extra interest sew closed.

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Step 6.  Tie cinnamon sticks in a small bundle and thread onto cording, one at each end.

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Step 7. Finish by clipping bird next to the cinnamon sticks.

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~Nancy

Win Some Core’dinations!

September 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog

We are sponsoring  the Cupcake Inspiration Blog again! All you need to do is create a card using this inspiration piece. It’s that easy! Please make sure you check out the Challenge Rules section of their blog for details.

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Designer Shaunte Wadley created this card using the above inspiration piece. Love how she used the Core Basics  vellum and crumbled it to look like the cupcake wrapper!

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Cupcake Card Inspiration Piece:

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!

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