Fall Fox Card with Core Tag

Hi Everyone,

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.

octobertagcard1Fall Fox Card Supplies:

octobertagcard3Here 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!

octobertagcard2I created a video for you on demonstrating some of the techniques I used to make this card.

~ Mary Pat


Halloween Layout

Hi Core’dinations fans! Christine joining you for the first time and I am going to share a Halloween layout that I created focusing in on the Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions Pack.

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Halloween Layout Supplies:

Core Supplies Oct.Step 1: Use your sand it gadget to sand the black Halloween themed Seasonal Impressions cardstock.

Core Halloween CU 1Step 2: Cut off 3 inches on each side of the purple Halloween Seasonal Impressions cardstock.  Sand it and then add it to the center of the black paper making sure to line up the words.

Halloween-Core-CU-2Step 3: Cut out and sand orange and green pieces from the 6 X 6 spotted cardstock.  Add the orange beneath the picture in the center.

Halloween Core CU 3Step 4:  Punch out circles using the green spotted cardstock and kraft basics.  Punch out stars using the Tulip Core Essentials cardstock.  Use those to embellish around the picture.  Add the Fashion Tags for journaling.

Core-Halloween-Layout (1)Don’t you just love how a little sanding can take cardstock somewhere very special!?!



Grateful Card with Core Essentials Darks

September 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects

Today I have a card that focuses on the Darks Collection, specifically using the  Core Tags.  Antiqued a Darks Collection Tag, embellish it and then add the tag to a card base.  It’s that easy! My inspiration for this tag is the famous “Bird of Paradise” flower from the tropics.


Step 1.  Spray tag with water and glycerin mixture of 16.1, crumble tag, dry, sand and iron flat.

Step 2. Punch out butterflies and flourish die cuts, sand and dust using the Dust Buddy.

Step 3.  Stamp image, sentiment onto tag and Ink ribbon and tie onto tags.
Step 4.  Add glitter to chipboard and flourish
Step 5.  Assemble and adhere elements onto card base.
tag sentiment

Ava Gavloski

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.


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


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!


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?!


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.


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


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

Miss You Card

September 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Can you tell there’s a bookmark on this card? See that tab with the sentiment? That’s actually a Core Tag Bookmark! Just mount it on some colored cardstock so it pops and you have a quick and easy way to add interest to your project.
Supply List:
Make card from 110lb Smooth White Core. Stamp typewriter in bottom right corner.
Stamp sentiment on paper in typewriter. Trim No.24 Cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to fit across top of card and adhere. Add black chevron stripe ribbon. Trim bookmark, layer onto black cardstock and cut out, following shape of bookmark. Stamp sentiment in black, adhere to top of card. Stamp shapes, to finish.
Gail Lindner

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.



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.


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



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.


Suzanna Lee 

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