Lucky Leprechaun Hat Card

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite days to make crafts for!  Christine joining you today with a fun shaped card  that looks like a Leprechaun Hat.

Lucky-CardLeprechaun Hat Card Supplies:

Lucky Card Supplies

Now on to the fun part of how to make this card!

Step 1: Cut out a Leprechaun Hat shape and one in it’s mirror image.  I used my Silhouette Cameo for the cut and you can find the file here.  The file will give you most of the pieces you need to cut out the hat and the accessories. For the piece that will be your back score a line about 1/4 inch from the top of it.

Lucky Closeup 4

Step 2: Add adhesive to the scored part and stick your two pieces together.  The scored part will now allow the back of the card to fold back.

Lucky Closeup 3

Step 3: Cut out a stripe from the black Tillie Dot cardstock to be the sash on the hat.  Sand it to bring out the core.

Lucky Closeup 5

Step 4: Cut out a Shamrock out of the Tillie Dot cardstock also but don’t sand it this time.  Add the sash to the card. Cut out a belt buckle from the Gold Cardstock. Add that and the Shamrock to the sash.

Lucky Closeup 2

Step 5: Cut out a sentiment from the Gold Cardstock and attach it to the card. I also used a Silhouette cut file for this and you can find it here. Outline the whole card with faux stitching or dots.




Embossed Christmas Cards With a Twist

The holidays are coming quick Core fans and today I am going to share with you a couple of ideas for Christmas cards to share with your loved ones!  Embossing folders always make for beautiful projects but today I am going to show you how you can take them a step further and add some fabulous dimension!

Christmas-cards-CoredinationsChristmas Card Supply List:

Core Christmas Cards Supply Picture

For the first card I am going to show you how using a craft knife and doing some simple cutting can really change the look of the embossed card.


Step 1: Emboss cardstock with tree and sand it.  Add it to a cardstock base.

Step 2: Use a craft knife to cut along the bottom of each layer of tree branches so that you can curl them upward.

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Step 3: Embellish with gold glitter, wooden stars, and a bow.

Step 4: Cut a strip of coordinating cardstock and add it to a matching envelope.

My second card uses a similar technique but adds an element of fun!


Step 1: Die cut a sentiment from white cardstock and emboss the upside down Santa onto the scarlet cardstock.

Step 2: Sand the embossing and add white glitter to Santa’s legs and the snow.

Step 3: Use a craft knife to cut out the bottom three sides of the chimney.


Step 4: Embellish with punched and wooden stars.

I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t smile if a card like this showed up in their mailbox!



Holiday Gift Box & Star Christmas Card

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little Christmas card and box.  I have used the box for my card but you could easily use it as gift box.  I think this is going to be a box that I am going to make again for some of my co-workers this year since I was really happy how it turned out.


I  just love how this box opens up.


and here is a closer look at the card.  I used the Core’dinations Glitter Silk  Cardstock.  I just love how it came out.


Finally, here is the card open.

Christmas-Card-Holder-and-Card2Star Christmas Card with Gift Box Supplies:

To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. The base of the box is created by starting with a piece of White Cardstock 11″ x 11 1/2″.  Place the card stock on your Scor-Pal with the 11 1/2″ side up and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 9″ and 10 1/2″ marks.  Flip the card stock and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 8 1/2″ and 10″ marks.


Step 2. Cut off the corners so your card stock looks like this.  This will be the base of your box.


Step 3. To make the tops of the box start by taking a piece of card stock 6 1/4″ x 9″ and place on your Scor-Pal.  Note: this needs to be done twice, once for each side.  Starting on the 9″ side, scor at the 1 1/2 and 7 1/2″ marks, flip your card stock over and scor at the 1 1/4″ and 2 3/4″ marks.


Step 4. Next mark and cut off the pieces identified with the X’s


Step 5. Your finished piece should like like this.  The flap on the bottom will be glued to the bottom of the box to allow the top to open.


Step 6. Your assembled box will look like this.  By gluing the flaps to the bottom of the box it allows the box to open up in a different manner.


Step 7. Finally, decorate your box with lots of gorgeous Core’dinations Cardstock.  To turn this into a Santa box, add a strip of Black across the middle of the box and a buckle!


Step 8. For the card, cut out the pieces using your electronic cutting machine (for details on cut file see supply list).  Once you are finished you will end up with these pieces.  Choose whatever color you wish for the glitter paper.


Step 9. To make the 3D star for the center of the card, cut 7 of the medium sized stars, scor them in the middle and glue them back to back.  Once the glue is dry, fasten the star to only one side of the card so the card will open and close.


Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends!



Thankful Layout with May Arts Ribbon

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.

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Thankful Layout

I can’t believe that it is already mid-November and fall is rapidly disappearing!  Before it’s gone I wanted to get in another fall layout and Core’dinations combined with May Arts is the perfect pair to do it with!

Core-May-Arts-Layout-2Thankful Layout Supplies:

Core Supplies 1112

Step 1: Cut two strips from the Scarlett Spotted paper that are 3″ X 12″ and sand those.

1112 Closeup 1

Step 2:  Attach those to the top and bottom of the white base.

Step 3: Tear a 1 inch strip of paper from the Neutrals Pad and add that as a border.  Top with May Arts Scallop Border Ribbon.

1112 Closeup 2

Step 4: Use an electronic die cut machine to cut out leaves and attach those to Core Tags topped with a May Arts Burlap Ribbon bow.

1112 Closeup 3

Step 5: Center the picture and add it to the layout with the tags around it.

Step 6: Embellish with stickers and brads.

It’s going to be a great week of inspiration with May Arts & Core’dinations – make sure to visit often!



A Thing of Beauty

We hope you are ready for a fun week with our friends over at Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:

chalk core giveaway

Hello again, fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and today I have an upcycling project to share with you, using some of my favorite products. With a little help from Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo, I was able to transform a lowly Pringles Chip container into a dispenser for cosmetic cotton rounds.

AThingOfBeauty copy

A Thing of Beauty Supply List:


Step 1.  Measure around your container and cut paper to fit.

Step 2.  Draw a template for your opening on scrap cardstock. Cut in the center of the paper as well as the canister.

Cut Outs

Step 3.  Stamp decorative border at the top and bottom of the paper with watermark ink. Heat emboss with gold powder. Tip: Sometimes metallic embossing powders leave a residue.  Use the Dust Buddy after embossing to remove this powder.


Step 4.  Run the paper through the Creative Station machine to apply adhesive. Carefully adhere to the canister, lining up the openings.


Step 5.  Ink the back of the vellum quote with metallic gold.  Die cut a frame using the Glitter Silk cardstock.


Step 6.  Use the small tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of the frame. Center quote and trim the excess.


Step 7.  Cut a circle to match the top of the canister.  Add trim around the top and bottom of the canister and lid to hide the raw edges.

Step 8.  Spritz the flowers with gold and let dry and add the embellishments to the canister to finish as shown.


So remember, look at your empty containers with a creative eye, before you take out your trash!  See you soon.



Happy Birthday Card with Fall Flowers

September 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects, Petaloo

Create an easy birthday card with layers and a simple stamped sentiment for that special someone this Fall. Adding a touch of burlap and some  Petaloo flowers is the perfect touch to show someone you care without having to spend a lot of time.
Supply List:
Here’s a video on how to re-create this card:

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