Core Tags Treat Bags

July 31, 2014 by  
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Supplies:

Core Tags (your choice of color, shown is Love Potion)

Matching Core’dinations cardstock (your choice of color, shown is Love Potion)

Adhesive
Marvy Uchida Punch
How To:
1.) Choose two Core Tags that are the same size. Shown is the medium sized tag. Select a matching piece of Core’dinations cardstock. The great thing about Core’dinations is that the cardstock is a perfect match to the tags- it makes it very easy to mass produce treat holders!
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2.) Score the bottoms of the Core tags at 1″.
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3.) Fold the tags inward, and adhere bottoms, overlapping each other.
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4.) From the matching piece of Core’dinations cardstock, cut 2 (two) 1″ x 2″ strips. Score strips on each end at 1/2″.  Fold strips inward.

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7.) Using strong adhesive, adhere folded strips inside tags.

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8.) Embellish treat holder as desired. Tie top of treat holders together through the grommets in the tags. I used a Marvy Uchida  punch that embosses as it punches so all you need to do is sand!

This size treat holder is perfect for Ghirardelli chocolate squares, or Hershey’s Nuggets.

Design By Shaunte Wadley

1st Day of School Layout and Video

July 28, 2014 by  
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Mary Pat Siehl here with you today and I am excited to share a new Back to School layout using some  Core’dinations cardstock.

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Supplies:
Cardstock-Core’dinations (Core Impressions Jillibean SoupGraphic 45 Signature SeriesCore Essentials110lb. smooth)
Canvas Embellishments- Little Yellow Bicycle
Scoring Board
Spectrum Noir markers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Lawn Fawn dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder

1. I love to layer my cardstock and so I decided to layer grey on top of light blue. I wanted to create a light chalkboard effect with the grey so I scored my grey cardstock with a scoring board and scored at the 1/2 inch line all around the paper. Then just sanded the paper pretty heavily to really expose the lighter inner core.

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2. Next, I took a piece of Core Essentials and laid it on an embossing folder to create a very light embossed look to the paper strip again sanding  pretty heavily to give it a very distressed look.

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3. I then took a piece of the Core’dinations Jillibean Soup Impression paper and sanded it and placed that on top of the blue piece. If you don’t have Core Impressions you could easily emboss another sheet.
4. Next I added a small strip of yellow and added that on top. (Again, I LOVE to layer my paper with different textures and designs.)
5. Add  photos.
6. Make a star embellishments using die cuts, embossing them using an embossing folder, and lightly sanded them.

I also have this video for you on how this layout came together.

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To Sand or Not To Sand….

July 17, 2014 by  
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That is the question! Should I sand my Core or not?  Today I have a great layout that focuses on some sanded Core and unsanded. The BEST thing about Core is the ability to be able to do BOTH.

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This is a close-up of Core embossed but not sanded. I love the look of both but for this one, the Core was pink and I was going for a monochromatic feel for this layout so I didn’t sand.

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The bowtie is from our Whitewash cardstock and it is sanded so the black core comes through when you use your Sand it Gadget. Don’t forget your Dust Buddy when using Core especially our Whitewash collection.

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Flower Garden Mini Canvas

July 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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Supplies: Core’dinations Cardstock:  Reflecting Pool, Meadow, Argos, Tangarine, Fuchsia Fizz, Nightfall, No.11 and No.21 from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy. Other Supplies: Canvas 8×8, acrylic paints, Petaloo Flowers – Botanica Minis Pistachio, Floral Ephemera Fuchsia, Burlap Blossoms Natural, Botanica Blooms Fuchsia, glycerin, spray bottle, Mod Podge.
How to:
1. Mix water and glycerin in a ratio of 16:1 in a spray bottle. Spray a sheet of Core Reflecting Pool Cardstock on both sides.
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2. Scrunch cardstock into ball to add texture. Flatten out and leave to dry.
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3. Cover canvas with layer of Mod Podge and add textured cardstock.
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4. Trim excess cardstock from back of canvas and corners as shown. Add another layer of Mod Podge and leave to dry.
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5. Paint canvas with green and blue acrylic paint to create a blended effect. Technique Tip: Don’t feel like painting?  Just sand the textured cardstock before you apply M0dge Podge for a distressed look. That is the great thing about Core’dinations…so many possibilities!
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6. Add some simple strokes of green acrylic paint to create a grass effect and add some dots of pink to represent flowers, allow to dry.
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7. Draw some simple grass blades onto the reverse of some Meadow cardstock in different lengths. Cut out and sand using Sand-It Gadget. Fold gently lengthways to create a 3D effect.
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8. Arrange grass onto canvas and adhere with a strong craft adhesive.
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9. Add some simple small painted flowers to the background. Arrange and adhere paper flowers.
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10. Cut some simple leaf shapes from No.11 Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, score along center, pinch vein leaves using a needle nosed tweezers and sand using Sand-It Gadget. Add to canvas. Technique Tip: You can use a scoring tool for the veins in the leaves,too!
11. Trace bird template onto No.21 Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, cut out and sand edges. Trace beak onto Tangarine, legs onto Argos cardstock and eye onto Nightfall. See below for pattern.
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12. Assemble bird adding dimension using foam pads. Add dot of white acrylic paint to eye. Adhere bird to canvas behind some of the grass.
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13. Trace butterfly onto Fuchsia Fizz, cut out, sand edges and adhere to canvas.
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14. Add some more painted foliage and flowers in the background and some more Core cardstock for grass to the front to fill in any gaps to finish.
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 I included a template for the bird and butterfly below. Just right click and save to your computer, then print.
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Diecutting Glitter Silk Cardstock

July 7, 2014 by  
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Shaunte Wadley here today with a layout that focusus on diecutting and punching our Glitter Silk cardstock. It cuts beatifully without any shredding or tearing.
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Supplies:
misc: baker’s twin, clothespins, eyelets
Xyron adhesive
1. Make the background for this layout by cutting a 12×12 sheet of silver Glitter Silk using your diecutting machine. For this layout, I used my Silhouette. Make sure you keep all of the silver circles from this project…stitch them into a garland or use them for another project.

2. Adhere the cut background to a sheet of black on to Nightfall cardstock.

3. Adhere  the photo and stitch perimeter with sewing machine. This helped to keep the background in place without needing to add adhesive to all of the small edges of the background. Attach eyelets to the sides of the layout then string them with bakers twine, and attach three photos to the “clothesline.”

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4. Using my Silhouette, I cut the title of the page using red Glitter Silk and adhered.

5. Then I used a craft punch to make all of the heart shapes, and adhered them to the layout using pop dots. Glitter Silk cuts and punches beautifully!

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Creating Layouts with School Colors

There are a lot of High School graduations going on right now and  Kate Nolan Denham has a great layout to share with us today using school colors. With such a variety of different colors and kinds of cardstock to choose from, Core’dinations Cardstock can be your go to paper for any occasion!
On this layout, Kate does a great job working around that issue we always find when using Core and embossing folders….”how do I only use a 5×7″ folder on a 12″ layout?” She balances it perfectly with a 5×7″ photo and then, of course, sands!
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Kate here today with a graduation layout that sports school colors from Core’dinations Vintage Collection.  It is one of my favorite collections!
I did a lot of sanding with my Sand It Gadget.  I wanted the color core to really pop on the edges of the mats  where I embossed and scored.  It allowed me to add dimension without having to add more layers.
You can see how awesome the Core’dinations Color Core looks in this up close photo!
Other Supplies:
Fiskars Crimper
Scor-Pal
Spellbinders Nested Pennant Dies
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Jenni Bowlin Date Tag
Creative Memories Circle System
Stampin Up! Paper Shapers
American Crafts Thickers
Queen & Co. Pearls

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