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

Bon Voyage Card

August 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

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Supply List:
110lb White Smooth Core’dinations Cardstock
No.10 Cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
Core Tags Canvas Textured Tags Brights
Sand-Gadget
Dust Buddy
Technique Tuesday Stamps All Abound
Ranger Coffee Ink
Distress Inks Ripe Persimmon, Brushed Corduroy
Wooden Buttons
May Arts 1/4″ Twill Ribbon with Chevron Stripes Orange, Green
Sizzix TH Alterations Carte Postale embossing folder
Big Shot
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Make card from 110lb Smooth White Core. Emboss No.10 Cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to cover card front, sand using Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Adhere to card. Sand edges of Core Tags Canvas Textured Tags Brights Tag, trim rectangle of 110lb White Smooth Core’dinations Cardstock to fit inside. Repeat stamp text using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink, ink edges with Brushed Corduroy, adhere to tag. Cut three pieces of twill ribbon, plait and thread through tag. Attach tag to card. Stamp ship onto cardstock, cut out and ink edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, adhere to tag using foam pads. Stamp sentiment onto 110lb Smooth White Core, ink edges with Brushed Corduroy and attach to card. Adhere buttons, to finish.
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Smooth Tag and Core’dinating Gift Bag

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

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Supply List:
 
Core’dinations WhiteWash Collection
Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection - Spun Sugar
Core Tags Smooth White 1.62×3.25″
Dust Buddy
Sand-It Gadget
Darice Paper Bag White
May Arts Sheer Ruffle Edge White
May Arts Paper Cord Ribbon Pink
Chevron embossing folder Embossalicious
Big Shot
Paper doily
Marianne Design Butterfly Die
SRM Stickers Sticker Sentiments Wishing You Well
Hole punch
Flower embellishment
Here is how I made this gift bag in a few easy steps!
1.) Emboss cardstock from Whitewash Collection, sand with Sand-It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy. Trim to fit front of gift bag and adhere.
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2.) Punch two holes at top of bag using hole punch. Thread through ribbon and tie bow.
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3.) Adhere paper doily. Die-cut butterfly from Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection Spun Sugar cardstock, adhere to bag.
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4.)  Add sticker sentiment to tag. Attach tag to bag using paper cord. Add flower embellishment to finish.
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Tip: When die cutting intricate dies always add a piece of wax paper between the die and your cardstock, it makes it much easier to remove from the die.

Design by Clare Buswell 

Happy Friendship Day!

August 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives, Xyron

National Friendship Day is the perfect excuse to make a cute card for a friend!
Core’dinations Supplies:
Misc. Core’dinations scraps
Other Supplies:
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink Button Dies
EK Success Corner Rounder
Xyron Sticker Maker
Helmar ZapDots
How To:
1) The white card base is 4.5″ x 6″ of Core’dinations Neutral Snowflake with the top right and bottom left corners rounded.
2) I embossed the Core’dinations Whitewash background (4.25″ x 5.75″) with a Couture Creations Embossing Folder.
3) The embossed piece was then sanded with Core’dinations Sand It Gadget and dusted with the Dust Buddy to let the blue core show through.
4) Then, I printed my sentiment on Core’dinations Smooth Oval Tags.
***Tip: When using Core Tags in your printer, it is  best to print the sentiment out on a piece of paper first to make sure that your sentiment will fit on your tag.  Then attach your Core Tag with semi-permanant adhesive over the already printed sentiment and print the sentiment again.  Always perfect placement when done this way! 
5) Colorful ribbon was then added to the printed tag was glued with ZapDots 1/3 up from the bottom of the card.
6) The colorful die cut buttons are made from scraps of Core’dinations Cardstock.  Once cut, I ran them through my Xyron X Sticker Maker and sanded/dusted them before adding them to the embossed circles.
7)  Give the card to a friend and you are sure to make them smile!
Design by Kate Nolan-Denham

Core Tags Treat Bags

July 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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Supplies:

Core Tags (your choice of color, shown is Love Potion)

Matching Core’dinations cardstock (your choice of color, shown is Love Potion)

Adhesive
Marvy Uchida Punch
How To:
1.) Choose two Core Tags that are the same size. Shown is the medium sized tag. Select a matching piece of Core’dinations cardstock. The great thing about Core’dinations is that the cardstock is a perfect match to the tags- it makes it very easy to mass produce treat holders!
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2.) Score the bottoms of the Core tags at 1″.
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3.) Fold the tags inward, and adhere bottoms, overlapping each other.
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4.) From the matching piece of Core’dinations cardstock, cut 2 (two) 1″ x 2″ strips. Score strips on each end at 1/2″.  Fold strips inward.

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7.) Using strong adhesive, adhere folded strips inside tags.

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8.) Embellish treat holder as desired. Tie top of treat holders together through the grommets in the tags. I used a Marvy Uchida  punch that embosses as it punches so all you need to do is sand!

This size treat holder is perfect for Ghirardelli chocolate squares, or Hershey’s Nuggets.

Design By Shaunte Wadley

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