Back to School 3D Pencil and Card

Hi everyone!  I’m Joy and today I’m super happy to be sharing this project with you using Core’dinations great products!

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Step 1: Cut the pencil 3D and card shapes using Core’dinations Neutrals and Bright Color cardstock along with solid black and white.  They cut so well!  A little side note: At first I cut the pencil card background in white but later I went back and cut it out in grey to match the band near the eraser of the 3D pencil.  I thought that just looked better color-wise to match both project pieces.

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Step 2: Emboss the pencil pieces as desired.  Here, I’m using the wood grain background folder.

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Step 3:  Sand the pieces using the Core’dinations Sand It Gadget.  That revealed a lighter color yellow on these pieces.  That’s so cool!

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Step 4: Adhere the pieces.  I used my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the backs of these pieces.  Then I added them to the pencil.

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Isn’t all that sanded texture great?!

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Step 5:  Create a tag.  I cut a small tag from the Core’dinations Bright Assorted Tags even smaller and backed it with a piece of Core’dinations black cardstock.

Step 6:  Stamp a sentiment.  Keep in mind that stamping on textured paper can give an uneven stamped image.  You can fill in any spotty places with a marker.  I did!

Step 7:  Sand the tag and tie ribbon to finish the look.

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That huge roll of Smarties can fit into the 3D pencil!

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Now your project is ready for gift giving! Happy crafting! ~Joy

“Ruff day?” Card with Chalk Core

September 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Having a bad day? Nothing could cheer me up better than a Chalk Core Card!

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Step 1. Cut three pieces of the Chalk Core sizes 4″ x 5 1/4″, 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, and 3 1/3″ x 2 1/4.”
Step 2. Using a Score Board, score each side 1/4″ from the edge and sand over the lines with the Sand It Gadget.
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Step 3. Heat emboss the sentiment onto the smallest rectangle with Apricot Zing embossing powder.
Step 4. Stamp the image onto a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White card stock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out.
Step 5.  Attach all of the pieces together and add the rhinestones.
 
Tracy Gruber

Geometric Thank You Card

September 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi there! Suzanna here to share with you a thank you card today. I don’t know about you but I am always looking for a card to say thanks! This design could easily be used for any sentiment.

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Supplies:

This was a very simple card to create with some Core’dinations cardstock from my left overs, a David Tutera card base from Step 1, a die, an embossing folder and some twine!

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Create a visually pleasing look with triangles, wrap it up with twine to really capture your interest and voila! You’re finished!

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I used “thank you” as my sentiment but really, as generic as triangles are, anything could go here!

DIY Cards with Smooth Core Tags

September 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi there Core fans! Suzanna here to share with you a couple of cards I created using smooth Core Tags.

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The sentiment is stamped on the tag and becomes the main focus of the card. The smooth tags are perfect for stamping and the 300gsm paper ensures that the tags don’t curl.

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Next up, a card featuring a small, white circle tag. Can you tell where it is?

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Yes, there is a Core Tag there! It’s covert; under a cover of Gelatos, nestled in the heart of the sun rays! The hole of the circle tag is hiding under the bottom of the ‘o’. Again, a smooth Core Tag, and it withheld the water from my waterbrush used to blend the Gelato.

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Suzanna Lee 

“Opening Day” Layout with Core Tags

August 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

I love the Core Tags. They are so much fun. I love making them the center of my layout as well as turning them into embellishments for my page. In this layout I chose to use 3 tags. I used a medium white Core Tag as well as 2 tags from the Darks collection. One was the perfect place to write my title. This tag is a focal point on the layout and the other two I used them embellishments on my layout.

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And a video for you on how I created this layout:

Mary Pat Siehl

Easy Watercolor Card

August 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects

Watercoloring is easy with our 110lb smooth cardstock!

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Step 1. Use Distress Inks and water to create the watercolor background on a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White Cardstock. For this card I used simple brush strokes with a little bit of ink. It’s that easy!

Step 2. Sand the edges of a Core Tag with the Sand It Gadget and adhere it to the watercolor background.

 

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Step 3. Stamp the image on a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White Cardstock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out.

Step 4. Stamp the sentiment, add the sequins, and adhere the card together!

 

Tracy Gruber

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