We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann with you today to share a fun Christmas card that I love making because the real focus is on the inside! This week Core’dinations is having a blog hop with Stampendous and Dreamweaver so I am lucky to be featuring products from these fantastic companies on my project today.
Here is a closer look at the pretty Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder card front.
along with the lovely sentiments from the Stampendous Tis The Season Stamp Set
and you will need a special box for mailing or presenting the card…if you can part with it :)
Christmas Fancy Fold with Box for Mailing Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- A2 Pop Out Book Card Silhouette Design #64592
- Graphic 45 The 12 Days of Christmas Paper Collection
- Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
- Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder
- Dreamweaver Holly and Swirls Stencil
- Dreamweaver Embossing Paste Spreader
- Stampendous Tis The Season Stamp Set
- Spellbinders Nobel Rectangle
- Spellbinders Petite Labels One
- Tombow Liquid Adhesive
- Ribbon From My Stash
- Tim Holtz Edge Distresser
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps.
Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire. For the designer paper use Graphic 45 The 12 Days of Christmas Paper Collection. Once your pieces are cut assemble the base of the card as shown.
Step 2. Using another piece of your Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, emboss the card stock using the Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder.
Step 3. Sand the embossed piece using your Sand It Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with your dust buddy! An easier way to keep your work area a little cleaner is to sand the pieces on a piece of printer paper! Once you have sanded your piece, distress the edges using whatever tool you have. Once you are finished this can be attached to the front of the card.
Step 4. Finish decorating the card using sentiments from the Stampendous Tis The Season Stamp Set and give to that special someone!
Thanks again for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!
Mary Pat here with you today and I don’t know about your but I LOVE to give little gifts to friends, coworkers, my children’s teachers etc. during the holidays. This little Snowman Gift Bag is just perfect for when you have a little gift and you want to wrap it in something cute!
Snowman Gift Bag Supplies:
- Cardstock- Core’dinations Core Essentials and Core Couture
- Core Tags
- Cuttlebug embossing folder
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Studio Calico wood veneer
- Silhouette cut file
- Tombow liquid glue
- The Twinery twine
For this bag I started with a cut file from Silhouette. When making these bags and other 3D projects I love using the Tombow liquid adhesive. This liquid glue ROCKS for all your paper projects!
Here is a close up of the hat.
I made a video on how this cute little bag came together. I demonstrate the techniques of embossing and sanding.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a wonderful and crafty day!
As my Christmas card list grows every year, I like to come up with designs that are easy to mass produce. This card certainly fits the bill! One embossing folder and a few simple embellishments makes a hand made card that looks like it took a long time to create, but it didn’t!
Christmas Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Cut and Emboss Core Essentials in Darks
- David Tutera A2 Card Base in smooth white
- Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Darice Embossing Folder (Ornaments)
- Glue Pen
- Darice Ultra Fine Glitter
- Liquid Pearls in Gold, Silver
- Tidy Tray
Step 1: The great thing about the Core’dinations Cut and Emboss series of papers, is that they are the exact size of a standard embossing folder (and incidentally the exact size of an A2 card).
Select the color of paper you would like to use, and insert it into the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure the paper is right side UP and the manufacturer name on the embossing folder is facing UP as well.
Remove the cardstock from the folder and lay it on a flat surface.
Step 2: Using a Sand-it Gadget, lightly sand the surface of the cardstock to reveal the lighter core. Remove any cardstock “dust” with the Dust Buddy.
Step 3: Using a glue pen, go over any surface you would like to have glittered. The glitter will only adhere to areas that you add the glue pen to. Use your embossed image like a coloring book!
After you apply the glue, place your card into a Tidy Tray, and tap glitter over the glue surfaces. Shake off any excess. Allow the glittered/glue areas to dry.
Step 4: Using Liquid Pearls, add some bling to other areas of the embossed card! Liquid Pearls dry and look like tiny brads. A very quick, and inexpensive way to add character to embossed images.
When you have added the embellishments you desire, allow the images to dry and adhere to an A2 card base. I chose to machine stitch my cards, but any adhesive will work too.
The holidays are coming quick Core fans and today I am going to share with you a couple of ideas for Christmas cards to share with your loved ones! Embossing folders always make for beautiful projects but today I am going to show you how you can take them a step further and add some fabulous dimension!
Christmas Card Supply List:
- Core’dinations Cardstock Neutrals
- Core’dinations Cardstock Darks
- Ivory A2 Cards & Envelopes
- 6 X 6 Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Darice Tree Embossing Folder
- Darice Upside Down Santa Embossing Folder
For the first card I am going to show you how using a craft knife and doing some simple cutting can really change the look of the embossed card.
Step 1: Emboss cardstock with tree and sand it. Add it to a cardstock base.
Step 2: Use a craft knife to cut along the bottom of each layer of tree branches so that you can curl them upward.
Step 3: Embellish with gold glitter, wooden stars, and a bow.
Step 4: Cut a strip of coordinating cardstock and add it to a matching envelope.
My second card uses a similar technique but adds an element of fun!
Step 1: Die cut a sentiment from white cardstock and emboss the upside down Santa onto the scarlet cardstock.
Step 2: Sand the embossing and add white glitter to Santa’s legs and the snow.
Step 3: Use a craft knife to cut out the bottom three sides of the chimney.
Step 4: Embellish with punched and wooden stars.
I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t smile if a card like this showed up in their mailbox!
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little Christmas card and box. I have used the box for my card but you could easily use it as gift box. I think this is going to be a box that I am going to make again for some of my co-workers this year since I was really happy how it turned out.
I just love how this box opens up.
and here is a closer look at the card. I used the Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock. I just love how it came out.
Finally, here is the card open.
Star Christmas Card with Gift Box Supplies:
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core’dinations Gemstones Pearlescent Finish Cardstock
- Core’dinations Dark Colors Core Cardstock
- Core’dinations Chalk Core White Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Star Fold Card From Monica’s Creative Room
- Darice Seasonal Embossing Folder
- Stars Five
- Snowflakes View Die
- Sentiment Stamp From Northwood Rubber Stamps
- Bling From My Stash
- Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps.
Step 1. The base of the box is created by starting with a piece of White Cardstock 11″ x 11 1/2″. Place the card stock on your Scor-Pal with the 11 1/2″ side up and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 9″ and 10 1/2″ marks. Flip the card stock and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 8 1/2″ and 10″ marks.
Step 2. Cut off the corners so your card stock looks like this. This will be the base of your box.
Step 3. To make the tops of the box start by taking a piece of card stock 6 1/4″ x 9″ and place on your Scor-Pal. Note: this needs to be done twice, once for each side. Starting on the 9″ side, scor at the 1 1/2 and 7 1/2″ marks, flip your card stock over and scor at the 1 1/4″ and 2 3/4″ marks.
Step 4. Next mark and cut off the pieces identified with the X’s
Step 5. Your finished piece should like like this. The flap on the bottom will be glued to the bottom of the box to allow the top to open.
Step 6. Your assembled box will look like this. By gluing the flaps to the bottom of the box it allows the box to open up in a different manner.
Step 7. Finally, decorate your box with lots of gorgeous Core’dinations Cardstock. To turn this into a Santa box, add a strip of Black across the middle of the box and a buckle!
Step 8. For the card, cut out the pieces using your electronic cutting machine (for details on cut file see supply list). Once you are finished you will end up with these pieces. Choose whatever color you wish for the glitter paper.
Step 9. To make the 3D star for the center of the card, cut 7 of the medium sized stars, scor them in the middle and glue them back to back. Once the glue is dry, fasten the star to only one side of the card so the card will open and close.
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends!
We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.
Fall Candle Wreath with May Arts Ribbon
There is something about cool weather season, that really makes me enjoy staying in, and adding some fun seasonal decor to my home. I found this grapevine wreath at my local craft store, and decided to use it to give a large pillar candle a make-over. This is such an easy project, and works well for different holidays and themes.
Fall Mini-Wreath Candle Holder Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Sand-It Gadget
- May Arts Ribbon 1.5″ Solid/Striped/Wired/Stitched Ribbon 404-15-16
- May Arts Ribbon 1.5″ Faux Burlap/Wired Ribbon 445-15-16
- Sizzix Tattered Leaves Die
- Sizzix Tattered Leaves Embossing Folder
- Grapevine Wreath
- Hot Glue Gun
- Large Pillar Candle
Step 1. Die cut leaves from the Shattered Paper Collection.
Step 2. Emboss the leaves using the matching embossing folder.
Step 3. Sand the raised areas using the Sand-It Gadget.
Step 4. Cut the wired edges from the Faux Burlap ribbon and fray the edges. Weave through the wreath.
Step 5. Hot glue the leaves onto the wreath.
Step 6. Tie a bow with the striped ribbon and glue on the wreath to finish.
I’m sure you will be able to adapt this project to fit your decorating style. Thanks for stopping by today!