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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Suzanna Lee 

“Opening Day” Layout with Core Tags

August 31, 2014 by  
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I love the Core Tags. They are so much fun. I love making them the center of my layout as well as turning them into embellishments for my page. In this layout I chose to use 3 tags. I used a medium white Core Tag as well as 2 tags from the Darks collection. One was the perfect place to write my title. This tag is a focal point on the layout and the other two I used them embellishments on my layout.

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And a video for you on how I created this layout:

Mary Pat Siehl

Easy Watercolor Card

August 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects

Watercoloring is easy with our 110lb smooth cardstock!

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Step 1. Use Distress Inks and water to create the watercolor background on a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White Cardstock. For this card I used simple brush strokes with a little bit of ink. It’s that easy!

Step 2. Sand the edges of a Core Tag with the Sand It Gadget and adhere it to the watercolor background.

 

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Step 3. Stamp the image on a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White Cardstock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out.

Step 4. Stamp the sentiment, add the sequins, and adhere the card together!

 

Tracy Gruber

Creating a Border with Core Tags

August 25, 2014 by  
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Core Tags make great decorative elements for your layouts. They come in all colors and sizes and are easy to run through your embossing machine. If you don’t fee comfortable taking out the metal gromments, just line the tags up so that part is sticking out of your embossing folder.

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I was initially really hesitant about the silver grummets, not wanting them to get smooshed from the pressures of the rollers however it wasn’t a problem! The depth of the embossing folder is akin to that of the grummet so it’s a non-issue (so long as you have the grummet outside the embossing folder!).

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Check out how the embossed  tags up top compliment the embossed edge tags on the bottom!

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Suzanna Lee

Working with Core Tags

August 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Kate here!  Today I will be showing you a quick and easy way to use Core’dinations Core Tags as reusable accents for gift bags and cards.
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Core’dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Darice Mini Gift Bags
  • Darice Embossing Folder
  • Fiskars Crimper
  • CM Circle Punch
  • Papertrey Ink Stamp
  • Couture Creations Embossing Folder
  • Sizzix Stamp & Die Set
  • Scor-Pal
I created a simple bag tag for these cute mini-bags from Darice. Here’s how you can create this  removable tag:
Step 1.  Crimp a large Core’dinations Sandable Core Tag using a Fiskars Crimper. 
Step 2. Punch a 1″ circle in the middle of a small Core’dinations Sandable Core Tag.  I used a CM Circle Punch and trim the bottom of the tag for a banner effect.
Step 3.  Sand and dust both tags.
Step 4.  Stamp your sentiment on a 1.25″ x 1.25″ inch piece of Core’dinations Core Basic 110lb Smooth Cardstock and place behind the circle on the small CoreTag.
Step 5.  Layer and adhere the tags together.
Step 6. Punch holes in the bag where the grommets to match up with the holes on the layered tags. Now tie the tags onto the bag with some tulle. To add this tag to card, just untie the tags from the gift bag and attach to a card base.
The same tag attached onto a card:
Super cute idea, isn’t it?
Here is another example of how I reused a gift bag tag for a card…
Core Tip:  When using two CoreTags layered on top of each other (like in my Thank You Tag above), just pop out the grommets from both tags before layering and then add just put one of the grommets back in.  These grommets remove easily!

National Aviation Day

August 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

You can Imagine. Dream. Fly with us today!  Using a variety of Core’dinations products I was able to create this fun card to celebrate National Aviation Day.
Core’dinations Supplies:
 The card base is a standard A2 cardbase, my favorite size, made from Core’dinations Distress Collection.  Of course, I distressed the edges a bit with my Sand It Gadget!
 The background is an embossed piece of Core’dinations Kraft-Core.  I sanded the embossed image down quite a bit and ran my green ink over the embossed/sanded image, leaving some of the Kraft-Core peeking through.
To create my sentiment, I trimmed up a Smooth CoreTag to fit in the corner.  I always save the trimmed off part of my CoreTags to use on other projects.
Tip of the day: Core’dinations Cardstock makes a sturdy base for stickers.  On my card, I adhered the cute airplane sticker to a sanded piece of the same base cardstock and then trimmed around the sticker.
Design by Kate Nolan -Denham

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