Patriotic Star Tissue Box

June 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Scor Pal

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a quick and easy home decor project perfect for summer. Or if you’re like me and love red, white and blue–all year around! For this project I used my all time favorite Core’dinations Vintage Collection along with a  Darice® paper mache tissue box. The ready-to-decorate tissue box measures 5 x 5-inches so works well with both 6 x 6-inch and 12 x 12-inch cardstocks.


Patriotic Tissue Box Supplies:


Step 1: Trace each side of box onto ruby Vintage cardstock. Note: You can simple measure the sides but I like to trace each one individually and number them to make sure I have a perfect fit.


Step 2: Mark back of each panel 1/2-inch from bottom edge.


Step 3: Place embossing folder onto panel aligning edge with line. This will give you a border along both the top and bottom edge of the panel as shown.


Step 4: Sand embossed pattern lightly using Sand It Gadget**.


Step 5: Cut a 1  1/2-inch wide strip from oxford Vintage cardstock.


Step 6: With panel face-down on scoring board and short edge at the top, score a 1/8-inch border along both edges.


Step 7: Sand scored lines lightly using Sand It Gadget**.


**TIP: When sanding scored or embossed areas always wipe with Core’dinations Dust Buddy to remove extra residue. Note the amount removed here and how it better accents the scored area.


Step 8: Adhere strip to embossed panel; trim ends as needed.


Step 9: Trace box top onto back of ruby Vintage cardstock.


Step 10: Cut out traced image using craft knife for center.


Step 11: Score edges of panel 1/4-inch from each edge. Sand lightly using Sand It Gadget**.


Step 12: Adhere all panels to box; sand corners and edges as desired using Sand It Gadget. Attach metal stars using foam dots.




DIY Spring Basket

Spring is in the air! And of course, that means baskets filled with treats!  I began working on this project, and really didn’t mean to make an Easter Basket, but since it’s that time of year, that’s exactly how mine turned out.  But this simple creation could be used for any occasion, depending on your color scheme and decorations.  Have you ever noticed that Core’dinations paper pads are grouped into colors that work great together?  I used the Pastel Collection – which is perfect for Spring, but there are also the Brights, Darks and Neutral collections.  I love having the papers that I need at my fingertips.


Spring Basket Supplies:


Step 1.  Using the embossing board template, score the container design twice.


 Step 2.  Cut out the design with scissors.


Step 3.  Score and fold.


Step 4. Assemble with double-sided tape.

Step 5.  Cut four smaller panels to decorate the basket.

Step 6.  Emboss using the folder.

Step 7.  Sand the design to reveal the color core.


Step 8. Add a strip of paper for the handle. Decorate the basket as shown.


Hope your spring is filled with sweet memories!



DIY Message Board

March 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor

Tami Mayberry here with you today to share another project made possible with great Core’dinations products. I began with a simple message center that just needed painting and then dressed it up using a variety of elements created with Core’dinations products.


Message Board Supplies:

Tip: Use Core’dinations cardstocks from the same Assortment Pack for a perfectly coordinated display of colors.


Board Instructions:

Step 1: Mask off chalkboard and wire areas of board.


Step 2: Paint with desired color of chalk paint; let dry.


Step 3: Remove tape and decorate!!


March Banner Instructions:

Step 1: Die-cut five banner pieces from both orange and turquoise cardstock for a total of 10 die-cut pieces.

Step 2: Attach twine to back banner section using double-sided tape.


Step 3: Attach front of banner section. Curl bottom slightly; add alphabet sticker. Repeat steps 1-3 for each banner piece alternating front/back colors.


Step 4: Thread twine through hole in alligator clip; tie in a knot.


Step 5: Attach Party Mixers Bright Paper Pop using adhesive dot. Repeat on other end of banner.


Badge Holder Clip Birthday Reminder Instructions

Step 1: Remove clip from holder. Thread through chicken wore creating a large clip.

Step 2: Cut a 3 x 2-inch piece from pink cardstock; adhere to turquoise cardstock; trim a small border**.

Step 3: Trim a small piece from smooth white cardstock; adhere to panel.

Step 4: Attach birthday themed  Party Mixers Bright Paper Pop using adhesive foam square.

Step 5: Write birthday reminders for the month onto panel.


Below is the before photo of the badge holder. The pouch can be kept for future projects. If you want your card or note protected, you can leave the pouch in place and simply clip the holder to the wire instead of looping it through. I like to loop mine through so that it doesn’t have to be removed from the board to add or remove a note.


Flower Alligator Clips

Step 1: Punch three flowers from desired cardstock**


Step 2: Pierce holes in flowers centers; layer and insert brad.

Step 3: Insert  ends of brad through hole in clip; fold open to secure flowers to clip.


And there you have it! A quick and easy project that can be customized to dress up any decor.




Embossed Baby Card

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today. I am super excited about the arrival of my first grandchild next month. That being said, when it comes to creating I have went into “baby on the brain” mode. So, today  I have a quick and easy embossed baby card that I created using a Core’dinations A2 kraft card base.

IMG_9104Embossed Baby Card Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Core Essentials Pastel cardstock pack (pink)
  • Core’dinations kraft Deco-Edge A2 cards
  • Darice® 4.25 x 5.75 Embossing Folder: Baby Clothes on Line
  • Darice pink dot washi tape
  • White self-adhesive pearls
  • Lawn Fawn Plus One stamp set
  • Clearsnap black ink pad
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machines
  • Scor-Pal scoring board
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® EZ Runer

Step 1: Begin with your choice of pre-made card bases from the Deco-Edge A2 Cards.


Step 2: Place card front inside embossing folder, as shown below, aligning the ends of the line with the top and left edges.


Step 3: Emboss image onto card front.


Step 4: Score 3 lines above decorate edge spaced 1/8-inch apart. Adhere a thin border cut from pink cardstock; embellish with pearls.


Step 5: Cut a 5.5 x 4.25-inch piece from pink cardstock. Adhere to inside panel of card. Stamp sentiment; attach Washi Tape.




Customized Mom Mug

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a quick and easy gift idea that can be customized for any occasion or recipient. I began with a Design-A-Mug kit and replaced the included liner with a custom insert created with Core’dinations patterned paper and cardstocks. The possibilities are endless!

custom-mugCustom Mug Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Core Essential Brights 12 x 12 cardstock
  • Core’dinations Teal Stripe patterned paper (#GX-2300-63)
  • Darice  Design-A-Mug Kit
  • Sizzix Dies: Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Scallops #2 (#660270), Bigz Alphabet Set 4 Dies – Fresh Blossoms Alphabet (#659963), Originals Die – Hearts #3 (#660273)
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: EZ Runner, Adhesive Sheets


Step 1: Trim patterned paper to the same size as supplied mug liner.


Step 2: Die-cut two 12-inch scalloped border shapes from Atoll Aqua color cardstock.


Step 3: Die-cut “MOM” from Heartfelt cardstock and heart from Love Potion cardstock. Adhere die-cut pieces to patterned paper liner.


Step 4: Insert customized liner into mug and replace inner liner.




110 lb smooth cardstock and no stamping?

April 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Mary Pat Siehl is sharing a fun Easter themed card for us today featuring some stamping and our BRAND NEW 110 cardstock. But guess what? She isn’t just stamping on it, she embosses it and stamps on her Core Essentials, too!
1.  Start with Core 110 lb smooth cardstock and emboss it using a Darice embossing folder.
2. Stamp  bunny and carrot on 110lb Smooth Cardstock and color with Spectrum Noir Markers.
TIP: Want that sanded look from your ColorCore Cardstock on stamped images?   Sand your cardstock first using your Sand it Gadget from Core’dinations.
Clean the surface of your paper and then stamp your image. Making sure you clean your surface with a Dust buddy is SO important! Your image will stamp much much cleaner!
I stamped my eggs and then fussy cut them out.  Now they have a bit of a soft distress feel to them even though they were in the bright collection! Last but not least I cut some grass out using the Gemstone collection and my Silhouette and here is what I came up with!
Core’dinations- Essentials Brights, 110lb smooth cardstock, Gemstones
Stamps- The Alley Aay stamps
ink- Memento, Hero arts
Spectrum noir markers
Darice embossing folder
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy

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