I like to give a special treat to my favorite Halloween Spooks (nieces, nephews and close friends). It seems like this list is ever-growing, so I was really thrilled to find a cute idea that I can mass-produce.
Halloween Treat Boxes Supplies:
- Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock
- Core Essentials in Orange
- Spotted Jillian Cardstock in Parsley
- Sillhouette Machine
I downloaded a cut file from Silhouette here.
This shape is for the Bat Box. Then to create the spider and pumpkin, I cut the box shape out again, and then added a pumpkin shape and/or legs for the spider. Easy Peasy! The new Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock is such a cute and trendy addition to my Halloween projects!
I used Core Essentials, in Orange for the pumpkin, and a little scrap of Spotted Jillian Cardstock in Parsley for the leaf. I scored the cardstock where the lines of the pumpkin would be, and sanded the cardstock to make it pop!
The boxes are perfect for inserting a cellophane treat bag full of goodies, or a wrapped homemade cookie. A quick and easy way to treat my cute trick-or-treaters!
Hi fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and I am here to share my first post as part of the Core’dinations Design Team. I’ve become intrigued with the Day of the Dead celebration, and thought I would try my hand at creating a colorful canvas. The sparkle in the Core Couture paper did a great job mimicking the famous sugar skulls. And while crepe paper marigolds are the traditional decoration, I thought I would create them using punches and Core’dinations.
Day of the Dead Canvas Supplies:
- Core Couture – White Gloves
- Jillian Dot Spotted – Mantis
- Core Essential Brights
- Sand It Gadget
- Day of the Dead Wooden Skull
- May Arts Ribbon – 3/8″ Knotted Edge Satin 466-38-28
- EK Success Flower Punches
- Art Anthology Dimensional Crystal Paint
- Xyron Creatopia
- Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
- 8″ x 10″ Canvas
- Craft Files
- Craft Knife
Step 2. Roughly trim around the skull. Use the Sand It Gadget to smooth the edges.
Step 3. Use a craft knife to remove the paper covering the intricate designs and smooth with small craft files
Step 4. Outline the designs with dimensional paint. Allow to dry.
Step 5. Sand a piece of Jillian Dot Spotted and adhere to a canvas.
Step 7. Punch flowers from Brights Cardstock (a mix of orange, yellow and red). Each flower needs 4 large and 4 small flowers.
Step 8. Lightly mist the flowers with water. Shape with your fingers to form a bud.
Step 9. Continue shaping each flower and allow to dry.
Step 10. Carefully unroll the dried flowers. Assemble with a dot of glue between each layer of petals.
I hope you have enjoyed this project! I will see you again soon.
Mary Pat here with you today bringing you a super fun card using Core’dinations cardstock and Core Tags. I love tags! Tags can be used in so many more ways other than your typical gift tag. Today I use a Core Tag as the center focal point for my card.
Fall Fox Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Essentials Snowflake
- Core Tags
- Core Basics 110 lb. Smooth
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Lawn Fawn stamps and dies
- Lawn Fawn pattern paper
- Jenni Bowlin ink
- Spellbinders embossing folder
- Memento ink
- Spectrum Noir markers and pencils
Here is a close up of the texture that was created using the embossing folder and sanding the Core Tag. In the video below, you will find complete directions on how to create your own tag just like this!
I created a video for you on demonstrating some of the techniques I used to make this card.
~ Mary Pat
Hi Everyone! Mary Pat here with you today and I have a really fun card that is easy to make and the kids can even join in and have fun making it too. What makes it great for kids, is that it is super easy and you don’t need a ton of supplies. All the supplies are kid friendly! Check out my video at the end of this post for more details.
Halloween Monster Card Supplies:
- Core Essentials
- Core Basics 11o lb. smooth
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Circle Punches ( 1 1/4 inch and 3/4 inch)
- Xyron sticker maker
- The Alley Way stamps
- Hero Arts stamps
- Spectrum Noir pencils
- Hero Arts ink
All you need are four different kinds of cardstock, some scissors and punches. Oh, and don’t forget that Sand it Gadget to accent the paper tearing and distressing as seen below:
I have a quick video to share with you today on how I made this card. Enjoy!
We are sponsoring the Cupcake Inspiration Blog again! All you need to do is create a card using this inspiration piece. It’s that easy! Please make sure you check out the Challenge Rules section of their blog for details.
Designer Shaunte Wadley created this card using the above inspiration piece. Love how she used the Core Basics vellum and crumbled it to look like the cupcake wrapper!
Cupcake Card Inspiration Piece:
- David Tutera Celebrate mini scalloped card and mini tag
- Core Essentials
- Glitter Silk
- Core Couture
- Core Basics Vellum
- Misc bling and twine
Mary Pat Siehl here with you today and I am excited to share a new Back to School layout using some Core’dinations cardstock.
Cardstock-Core’dinations (Core Impressions Jillibean Soup, Graphic 45 Signature Series, Core Essentials, 110lb. smooth)
Canvas Embellishments- Little Yellow Bicycle
Spectrum Noir markers
Sand It Gadget
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.
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.