Cards and Tags Using Petaloo, Core’dinations & Xyron

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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!

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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:

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Many Thanks Tag by Tami Mayberry

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Many Thanks Tag Supplies:

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Step 1: Emboss tag using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Trim off top edge just below eyelet.

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Step 2: Apply adhesive to back of trimmed tag using 3-inch Sticker Maker.

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Step 3: Attach to rust colored tag.

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Step 4: Die-cut Tattered Flower shapes from two coordinating colors of Kraft-Core cardstock.

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Step 5: Sand and ink edges of flowers as desired; layer together and attach to tag as shown. Attach orange flower.

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Step 6: Stamp sentiment banner onto back side of a scrap of kraft core cardstock; cut out.

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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.

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Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo Fall Card

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Hi Everyone! Mary Pat here with you today and I have a beautiful fall card using Core’dinations and Petaloo.  What a totally fun combo!  I love fall and I wanted my card to capture the beautiful fall colors that surround us at this time.

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 Thanks card supplies:

  • Core Basics: Kraft and 110 lb. smooth
  • Petaloo flowers
  • Xyron adhesive
  • Heidi Swapp mist
  • Studio Calico mist
  • Simon Says Stamp clear stamps
  • Memento tuxedo ink
  • Stampin’ Up ink
  • Spectrum Noir markers

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For my card I used the Core Basics collection.  I think I am totally hooked on the yummy Kraft and I don’t think I can make a project without using the 100 lb. smooth cardstock.  I then added some stamped images and the finishing touch was the addition of the beautiful Petaloo flowers.

Here is a  close up of my flowers and pumpkins.

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I made a video for you on how this card came about.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

~ Mary Pat

 

Thanksgiving Grateful Board

October 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

The Thanksgiving season will be here before we know it. Right now is a great time to be working on those Thanksgiving projects. Every year I enjoy helping my children think about all the things that we are grateful for. This year, I’m so excited to use this fun Thanksgiving We Are Grateful Board to help them think a little more about gratitude. This could be used year after year. You could write things down for the nine days leading up to Thanksgiving, putting the papers in the pockets, or you could write down as many things as you can think of that you are grateful for now, and pull them out and read one pocket full for each of the nine days leading up to Thanksgiving. Today, I am going to show you how I put this together.

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‘We Are Grateful’ Board Supplies:

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Step 1: Using the Core Basics Smooth Kraft Cardstock, cut out nine library pockets. Using the Core Basics Canvas Texture White Cardstock, cut out the circles with numbers. I used a digital die cutting machine to do this. Fold the pockets, and using adhesive, glue them together. Adhere the number circles to the front of the pockets.

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Step 2: Measure your frame for the lengths of jute twine. Using your scissors, cut four pieces total of the same length.

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Step 3: Using whatever adhesive you’d like, attach one length of jute twine to the back of the frame, just below the top. I used masking tape for this. I’m sure a staple gun or some kinds of glue would work well too.

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Step 4: Cut letters to spell “WE ARE GRATEFUL.” Turn your frame back over so the front is face you. Using adhesive, put just enough glue on the back of the letters at the top, for them to stick to the jute twine. I used some craft tweezers to help get them just right.

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Step 5: Lay out your pockets with the frame upside down. This is to help you see about where your other lengths of jute twine need to be attached. I also used a ruler to help get them straight. Attached your jute twine.

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Step 6: Turn your frame over, so the front is forward. Using your mini clothes pins, clip your pockets onto the jute twine.

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Step 7: Write down the items you are grateful for and add to the pockets, or add blank pieces of paper to the pockets to be written on later. Now you are all finished!

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The little letters hang down, just right.

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The pockets do too.

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You can hang it on your wall, or set it on a shelf or table, anywhere that your family will see it and be reminded of what they are grateful for.

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~Amy

 

Halloween Ghost Boxes

I love creating holiday projects that are inexpensive and easy to make. That way, I don’t feel bad about throwing them away after the holiday is over, saving storage space. This project certainly fit my quick and easy/cheap criteria- but it doesn’t look like it!

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Halloween Ghost Boxes Supply List:

Step 1. The first step in this project is to select a box shape for your electronic cutting machine. You could also select a box template, and hand cut it. You will need three finished boxes.

The best part about the project, is you can resize the boxes to fit three of them on one 12×12 sheet of cardstock. Even though Core’dinations Vintage Collection cardstock is textured to resemble worn demin- it cuts beautifully in electronic cutting machines!

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Step 2. Assemble the boxes using a hot glue gun.

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Step 3. Trim a small piece of floral foam to fit the inside of the box. It doesn’t need to fill the box, it will just be a base for the ghosts to sit upright.

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Step 4. Adhere foam pieces to the bottom of the boxes using hot glue. Cut a section of green tissue paper to cover the floral foam. Adhere tissue paper to the top of the floral foam in the box.

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Step 5. Using an electonic cutting machine, cut three ghost shapes from white cardstock. You could also hand cut your ghosts. Trim wooden skewers to desired length, and adhere ghost shapes to skewer using hot glue.

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Step 6. Insert your ghosts into the boxes. Using an electronic cutting machine or dies, cut the letters “BOO” from black glitter cardstock. Make sure to save the centers of the “B” and an “O”, this is what I used for the mouths of my ghosts.

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Step 7. Adhere “BOO” letters to the box fronts. Adhere the “B” letter centers to the end ghosts, and trim the center of an “O” for the middle ghost. Adhere google eyes to each ghost.

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Admire your “BOO”tiful creation!

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~Shaunte

 

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

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