Tri-fold Shamrock Card

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today and with Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching I felt it only fitting to make a card for the occasion!  I am not sure about your part of the world but around these parts everyone is Irish, at least for 1 day lol!


Here is a closer look at the detail:


Here is a look at the inside of the card:

opencardTri-fold Shamrock Card Supplies:


To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the base of your card out of Core Essentials Dark cardstock and the inside of the card out of Core Dark Green Flower Cardstock.  Attach the inside piece onto the card at any time.


Step 2.  Cut the largest hearts out of the same Core Dark Green Flower Cardstock and the smaller hearts out of Core Dark Green Plaid Cardstock.  Once cut, glue the smaller onto the larger heart and attach to the front of the card.


Step 3.  Cut the LUCKY phrase out of Core Essentials Dark cardstock, Core Dark Green Plaid Cardstock, Core Couture Glitter Cardstock and Core Glitter Silk Cardstock.  Once the pieces are all cut you can assemble the layers taking time to ensure that they full dry.   Once complete, this can be fastened to the front of the card.


Step 4.  Finish decorating with a fun ribbon bow and a Vellum quote cut using the Spellbinders Floral Assortment die.


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



Star Baby Tag

February 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects

Good Morning!! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a fun baby tag I recently made. While I made this primarily in boy colors, it can easily be tailored for either gender. Don’t need a baby tag? Try changing the word to a name or even create an USA tag in red/white/blue.


Star Baby Tag Supplies:


Step 1: Die-cut largest tag shape from both light blue and light yellow cardstock.

Step 2: Die-cut On the Edge Star Cluster shape from yellow tag creating star pattern along left  edge as shown; adhere to blue tag. Sand lightly.

Step 3: Die-cut top circle of tag from gray cardstock; adhere to tag.

Step 4: Cut a narrow strip from light blue cardstock. Adhere to tag along right edge of star pattern trimming as needed.

Step 5: Die-cut Stacked Stars from bright blue and light yellow cardstock; sand-as desired. Layer together; adhere to tag as shown. Embellish with pearls (see photo below)

Step 6: Die-cut “BABY” from gray cardstock; sand as desired. Adhere to tag.




Football Box Card

One of the things I love about creating box cards is that they also make great party table decor.  Since they are 3D they can add a little something special to your Super Bowl spread.  Using Core’dinations cardstock allows you to tailor the colors to your favorite team.  You can guess from mine which team is our household favorite.

Football-Box-Card-Coredinations1Football Box Card Supplies:

Football Card Supply Pic

Step 1: Use a die cutting machine to cut your pieces out.  Having trouble with the texture and getting a clean cut?  Here’s how I ensure a clean cut on my Silhouette machine:  Set the actual blade at 4, the speed at 3, and the thickness at 33.  Also set it to double cut.  I have had zero issues cutting my Core Cardstock this way!

Box Card Pieces

Step 2: Assemble the card base and add Polka Dot Pops to base.

Box Card Set-p

Step 3: Assemble the various Football pieces to decorate it.




Valentine’s Day Table Centerpiece

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share another project for all the Core fans out there! With the Valentines plans fully in gear, have you thought about decorating the table for a romantic dinner? Well, if you are thinking about it, I have a fun idea for that special table…


Valentines Tea Light Table Decoration Supplies:


To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire.  You can find a full tutorial here for the assembly.


Step 2. Line the heart shapes with Vellum to allow some of the light to show through.  I used Gold Vellum but any color would work.


Step 3. Cover the Vellum with your Core paper.  Don’t forget to sand and clean up using your Dust Buddy before you assemble.


Step 4. Glue the 4 base pieces together so they look like this.


Step 5. Attach your remaining pieces, turn down the lights and set the mood for a romantic night!


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



Football Helmet Centerpiece

Mary Pat here with you today and I love making centerpieces for my table using fun designs along with my Core’dinations Cardstock.  I live in a house filled with guys and it seems like football is ALWAYS on the television.  I love having friends and family over to watch the games.  For each game I like to make little treat helmets that hold little candies.  I put these on for centerpiece of the food table.

I made my helmet for the Cincinnati Bengals!


Football Helmet Centerpiece Supplies:

1.  To make this helmet you will need the following supplies:  Core’dinations Basics Cardstock and Core Essentials in your team colors.


2.  Arrange the paper on the cutting mat.


3.  The cut out die pieces


4.  I like to add a bit of distressing to my projects.  Sand the pieces using the Sand it Gadget.


5.  Glue the pieces together using a strong adhesive.  I used the Tombow liquid glue.


Now you can fill the helmet with your favorite treats! Enjoy!


Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you soon.

~Mary Pat


3D Paper Chess Set

January 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun project for a chess fan in your life.  I am super excited to show you this as this was one of my projects that was presented and featured in the Core’dinations booth at CHA!  I would have loved to have been there in person.  Maybe some day… 🙂


and here is a closer look at the detail on some of the game pieces.


3D Paper Chess Set Supplies:


To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces from the template found here in Black and White cardstock (I actually cut the pieces twice).  Also, I am only showing a few of the pieces to make it a little easier to view.


Step 2. Double all the pieces which makes them that much more sturdy and will last the test of time.


Step 3. Assemble the pieces by taking the 2 pieces that form the chess piece and fitting them through the slotted holes in the round base folding over the tabs.  Glue the tabs and finish with a solid circle on the bottom.


Step 4. The base is also a storage box for the chess pieces.  It measures 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″.  You can use this template for the base and this template for the top if you wish and cut both out a piece of Neutral colored card stock.  To make the box stronger, you can add a layer of Chipboard under the base of the box and on the inside of the cover which I did.  Next, cover the top of the box in a 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ piece of White Cardstock and finish by covering the top with squares cut out of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection.  The squares each measure 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″.  You will need 32 of each color for the board.  Finally add any additional embellishments that you desire and then LET THE GAMES BEGIN!


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



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