Summer Fun Gift Bag and Tag

July 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

It’s Gail Linder here with you today to share a fun summer project using a variety of Core’dinations Cardstock!

Where I live in Queensland (Australia) we have a very long and hot summer. Needless to say my kids get invited to lots of pool parties over these months! Below I’ve created a fun bag and tag set that is sure to suit the feel (and color scheme) of any pool party!

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Supplies:

Core Essentials Pastel Collection – Reflecting Pool
Core Essentials Brights Collection – Atoll Aqua, Tulip
Graphic 45 Signature Series – Creme Brulee, Gala Gold
Spotted Jillian Dot - Heartfelt
Core Tags - Pastel
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice gift bag

May Arts ribbon
paper crimper
Big Shot
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
My Favorite Things & Simon Says Stamp Dies
Silhouette Cameo
Wave Border Set cut file

To create the look of waves for the front of the bag, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut six wave strips out of light aqua card which I then backed in a darker blue color to make them really stand out.

To add even more texture to the waves, I ran the strips through my paper crimper before adhering them behind. A quick sand to reveal the lighter core and I LOVE the effect! Check our Corrugate It video here on how to do this.

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A few fun embellishments and a colorful banner across the top completed my decorated gift bag front!

Since I have the waves and water, all we needed was some sunshine so I created a tag to go with it, inspired by the sun!

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To create this bright 3-D sun, I simply cut strips from different shades of yellow cardstock to fold over and layer. You can see that I ran some strips through my paper crimper also for even more texture, and also to tie in with the bag!

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Beat the Heat Summer Layout

June 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Looking for a great Summer-themed layout? You came to the right place!  Shaunte Wadley created a vibrant layout for us today using our Core Essentials Brights collection. Looking for a way to add interest to your title?  Just run it through your paper crimper!

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Supplies:
 Silhouette file  here
 Lifestyle Crafts die (heart)
Fonts: Impact, and Leckerli.
Embossing folder: Darice Dots
Crimping tool

1.) Cut sunburst from Silhouette and trim to fit the top part of layout. Sand.

2.)  Cut strips of cardstock and emboss every other one. Sand.

3.) Adhere together under large photo. Stitch.

4.) Cut title and run through paper crimper. Sand.

 

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#1 Teacher Gift Bag

I don’t know about you but we are gearing up for the end of school here. With only less then two weeks left, I need to get busy on some gifts for my kid’s teachers and we hope you have been enjoying the ideas so far this week! You can easily incorporate these with layouts, cards or any paper crafting project.

I love a good gift bag and Debbie Standard as one for us today but that’s not the focal point. She created her own award ribbon using some Spellbinders Scalloped Circle dies! Just die cut them with an embossing machine and then cut them into pieces. Sand and then adhere them in a circular pattern, add some banner strips and you are done!

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Supplies:
Darice White gift bag
Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions Neutrals Collection
Core Essentials Brights cardstock
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
May Arts Ribbon
Spellbinder’s Die Cut – S4-124 – large scalloped circles
Cuttlebug Embossing machine
Cuttlebug Embossing folder – numbers
Xyron 250
Xyron Mega Runner

 

Mother’s Day Cards

April 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We are celebrating Mother’s Day on the Core’dinations blog this week! ENJOY!
Happy Mother’s Day Cards by Clare Buswell
 
  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Cut squares from Core’dinations Fuschia Fizz, Tulip and Aruba cardstock using decorative edge scissors, emboss squares using Anna Griffin Ogee Damask embossing folder, sand using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.
  3. Machine stitch each square and adhere to card base.
  4. Attach buttons.
  5. Stamp sentiment onto piece of Core’dinations Premium White Cardstock 110lb, adhere to card, to finish.
 
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And a gorgeous close up:
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Supplies: Core’dinations Premium Cardstock 110lb White, Core’dinations Fuschia Fizz, Tulip and Aruba, Core Dust Buddy and Core Sand It Gadget. Other: Embossing folder Anna Griffin Ogee Damask Cuttlebug, Big Shot, sewing machine, buttons, Memento Rose Bud Ink, Jet Black Ranger Ink, Clearly Besotted Stamps Happy Everything, decorative edge scissors.
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 With Love Card
  1. Make card from cardstock. Cut panel from Core’dinations Heartfelt cardstock and round corners.
  2. Cut rectangle from of Core’dinations Premium White Cardstock 110lb and stamp sentiment and flowers.
  3. Color flowers using Distress Markers.
  4. Round corners and adhere panels to card. Add enamel dots, to finish.
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Supplies: Core’dinations Premium Cardstock 110lb White, Core’dinations Heartfelt cardstock. Other: Jet Black Ranger Ink, Clearly Besotted Stamps Happy Everything, Distress Markers – (Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo), corner rounder, enamel dots.

It’s all about technique!

April 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Here at Core’dinations Cardstock we celebrate technique every day. If you haven’t checked out our Technique Videos yet, please do HERE.

Today, Kate Nolan Denham shares a great layout with us that uses FIVE different techniques.

1.) Distress It: crumple your cardstock and sand it with your Sand it Gadget.

2.) Label It: Run a strip of cardstock through your label maker and sand it for easy journaling and titles. OR, like Kate did on this layout, make flags out of them!

3.) Emboss It: Use a standard embossing machine and fold and then just sand. Don’t forget to wipe with your Dust Buddy!

4.) Corrugate it: Just take a paper crimper and run your cardstock through it and sand.

5.) Die Cut It:  Use a die cutting machine to cut shapes and titles and sand.

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Happy Easter Layouts

April 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz

With Easter this week, we thought some layouts for you today would be a great way to get those creative juices flowing for all those photos!
First up Kate Nolan-Denham:
Believe it or not, I built this layout around the bunnies.  I couldn’t help but notice that the pastel colors in the Core Couture Glitter Collection looked like Easter Peeps.
I created the peep scene by cutting green, yellow, pink and blue bunnies out of Core Couture Glitter  with my Silhoutte.  I crimped their ears a bit to give them dimension.
The green grass was cut out of a 12″ strip of the green in the Light Graphic 45 Collection, matching the background green cardstock.  I just randomly snipped the top 1″(or so) of the strip and sanded afterwards.  Sanding after I snipped made the individual blades of “grass” stand out more.  Don’t forget to use your Dust Buddy after sanding to give it that finished look!
Other Supplies:
Scor-Pal
American Crafts Thickers
Chic Tags
Silhouttte File “Bunny”
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And Debbie Standard has not one but TWO layouts for us today using all kinds of Core’dinations Cardstock.
This first one is has a Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions base and tons of flowers cut from Spellbinders dies and a Pastels Core Essentials pack.  Just cut and sand!
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Supplies:
Spellbinder’s dies
BasicGrey and My Mindy’s Eye brads
And another layout from Debbie with a Fancy Pants Core Impressions base. She cut these hexagons and embossed each one with a different design.
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Darice Embossing folders
Core Couture Embossing folders

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