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Mary Pat here with you today and I was really excited to find out that Core’dinations was teaming up with May Arts! What a great combo! I always like to bring a little hostess gift when visiting friends and family during the holidays. Just a little something to say “Thanks”. So I made a little gift bag and tag using the yummy Core’dinations and the beautiful May Arts Ribbon.
A close up of the Tag.
For my project I used the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection to make all my pieces and layers. This collection to me has such rich colors that just scream fall to me. I used my Silhouette to create the fall leaves and then I added some stamped images to add some fun embellishments. Finally to add the finishing touch I added the beautiful May Arts ribbon and cord.
Fall Gift Bag & Tag Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock
- Sand it Set
- May Arts Suede Ribbon
- Lawn Fawn Stamps
- Copic Markers
- Paper Gift Bag
Here is a video to help you create this gift bag and tag:
I don’t know about you, but fall baking season is here, which means I’m planning out some of my holiday baking and my gifts of baked goods this year. We are blessed with a lot of wonderful friends, and I enjoy giving cookies and sweet breads to let them know how much we appreciate them! Baking = sharing, and baked goods are a gift that’s easy on a tight budget and are always well-recieved. Today I’ll show you how to dress up mini loaves of bread to make them special gifts for the special people in your life – and this idea will work for any small box of goodies, as well (like 1-lb fudge boxes)!
Baked Goods Gift Tag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Spotted 12×12 sheets – shown here are Tillie Vanilla Cream and Tillie Scarlet
- Coredinations Core Essentials – shown in Vanilla Cream and Grape Gusto
- Paper trimmer
- Paper score board
- Sizzix Big Shot and gift tags die
- Rubber alphabet stamps and ink in coordinating colors
- Baker’s twine
- Optional embellishments: rubber stamps, small flower punches, mini brads
Step 1. Trim 12″ papers in 2 coordinated colors to 2.5″ and 1.75″ wide, by 12″ long. (I trimmed the vanilla cream to 2.5″, and the darker papers to 1.75″) Measure and determine the dimensions of your bread tin, treat box, or wrapped loaf, and score a line at each of the corners. (Tip: Once you score the first one, you can use it as a template for all future wrappers.)
Step 2. Cut 2-hole tags with your die-cutting machine of choice (mine is my Big Shot). Any shape or style of tag will work, as long as you can punch it with 2 holes in each side to tie onto your box.
Step 3. Stamp your tags. Phrases like “with love”, “for you”, or “happy holidays” are universal and can be prepared in advance of your big baking day, but don’t overlook personal touches like “love, Adrianne” or “for the Smith Family”.
Step 4. (Optional.) Add embellishments. Small punches of flowers, leaves, or snowflakes attached with small brads add even more personality to your packaging.
Step 5. Layer your paper onto your bread tin or treat box, and tie the tag on with baker’s twine. You can tape it on the bottom if you like; I didn’t bother. The twine will hold it in place.
Step 6. Give gifts to special people, and feel great about it!
Baked goods will brighten anyone’s day, but putting effort into dressing them up makes it even more special to your recipient. Delicious bread given in tin foil says, ” I was baking, and I thought of you.” Delicious bread in this sweet and simple gift wrapping says, “I was thinking of you, so I baked!”
One really great thing about living in the state of Utah is our spectacular autumns! The colors are so vibrant- I always take a lot of photos during the fall season.
I was able to incorporate TEN photos on this layout- the use of the Core tags keeps the photos and multiple embellishments from overwhelming the layout- and the wonderful textures from the Core’dinations cardstocks echo the feel of autumn.
Core Tag Fall Layout Supplies:
- Core Basics Textured 12×12 Kraft Cardstock
- Core Sandable Tags in Dark (medium sizes, green, orange, yellow and red)
- Core Tag in White (medium size)
- Core Vintage Collection, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered, Core Essentials, Core Basics Vellum, for various tag embellishments.
- David Tutera Step Three Mini Tags
- Sequin Stars
- May Arts Ribbon
- Silhouette Electronic Cutting Machine and “Lover’s Quarrel” font for title
For the background of the layout, I used a piece of Core Basics Textured Kraft cardstock. This cardstock is NOT sandable, like the other Core’dinations lines. However, it has a wonderful canvas texture that inks very nicely. I scored the perimeter of the layout base and then gently inked it, to create a subtle border. For the title, I cut the letters from another sheet of Core Basics Kraft and adhered it to the layout. Then I gently went over the title with ink. It is a very subtle look. I wanted to keep the focus on the tags with my photos.
Here is a close-up look at some of the fabulous textures on the tags.
I’m excited to be sharing with you my first project on the Core blog today! While I’m mainly a Clean and Simple card making girl I do enjoy other crafts as well, including inexpensive home decor items. For today’s project I made a fall candle wrap for 50 cent candle holder I bought at Goodwill!
Autumn Blessings Candle Wrap Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Neutral Assorted Mini Tags
- Dust Buddy and Sand it Gadget
- Glass candle holder
- Sweet N Sassy Stamps Autumn Lovin’ Cocoa stamp set
- Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard chocolate ink pad
- May Arts trims: lace edge burlap, jute twine (red, brown)
- Red mini clothes pin
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die (#656927)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Clearsnap sponge dauber
- Small ball stylus
- Embossing mat
- Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: Dodz adhesive dots, double-sided tape
Step 1: Die-cut leaf shapes from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection cardstock in desired colors.
Step 3: Flip leaf back over; sand lightly using Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget.
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.
Fall Fox Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Essentials Snowflake
- Core Tags
- Core Basics 110 lb. Smooth
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Lawn Fawn stamps and dies
- Lawn Fawn pattern paper
- Jenni Bowlin ink
- Spellbinders embossing folder
- Memento ink
- Spectrum Noir markers and pencils
Here 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!
I created a video for you on demonstrating some of the techniques I used to make this card.
~ Mary Pat
Fall is my very favorite time of year. One of my favorite things to do is go see all the beautiful fall colors in the mountains. I thought it would be fun to bring the fall colors inside, so I put this fun Fall Centerpiece together. Today I’m going to teach you how to make it.
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock (No. 4, 6, 8, & 13)
- 6 x 6 Kraft Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget
- Unfinished Wood Tray (Medium Size)
- Two Bamboo Skewers
- Jute Twine (about 18″)
- Foam Core Board (two layers trimmed to fit inside box)
- Paint Brush
- Hole Punch
- Adhesive (I used a glue stick)
- Digital Die Cutting Machine
Step 2: Using the Sand It Gadget, distress the leaves.
Step 3: Use the hole punch and punch a hole in the top of the leaves. Glue your letters to the leaves.
Step 4: Loop your Jute Twine.
Step 5: Slide the hole on the leaves over the loop of twine. Space leaves as needed.
Step 6: Place foam core board in bottom of wood tray. Poke skewers into foam core board on both sides of tray.
Step 7: Tie jute twine to skewers. Trim any extra twine with the scissors.
Step 8: Paint the Unfinished Wood Tray and let it dry.
Step 9: Using two sheets of 6×6 Kraft Cardstock, trim them down to the width of the tray. Place in tray, punch holes with skewers to line up with holes in the foam core board underneath.
Step 10: Cut 3D leaves out of the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine also.
Step 11: Use the Sand It Gadget to sand the leaves.
Step 12: Slide leaves together and place in wood tray.
Now your centerpiece is all finished!
All you need to do now, is find the perfect place to put it.