Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a simple card that will add some sparkle and shine to your Winter greetings.
Winter Wishes Card supplies:
- Core’dinations Pastel Colors Core Cardstock (Reflecting Pool)
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock (Yacht Club, Black Tie)
- Core Basics smooth white cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Clearsnap silver Designer Foils
- Light blue button
- Natural twine
- Sizzix dies: Paper Snowflakes (#660059), Holiday Words: Script (#660058), Card Font: Winter (#659589)
- Darice Wire Fence embossing folder (#1218-58)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Tombow adhesives: Xtreme adhesive runner, clear Power Tabs, MONO liquid glue
Step 1: Form a 4.25 x 5.5-inch card from white cardstock.
Step 2: Cut a 4 x 5.25-inch piece from Reflecting Pool cardstock. Emboss with embossing folder; adhere to card front using Xtreme adhesive runner.
Step 3: Attach a vertical line of square Power Tabs to card front aligning with embossed pattern. Press Designer Foil onto tabs, carefully peel off foil sheet.
Step 4: Die-cut Paper Snowflake shape from Yacht Club Glitter Silk cardstock. Attach to card front as shown using Power tab.
Step 5: Thread twine through center of button; tie in a bow. Attach to center of snowflake using Power Tabs.
Step 6: Die-cut “WINTER” and “wishes” from Black Tie Glitter Silk cardstock; adhere to card front using MONO liquid glue.
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann with you today and with the Christmas season officially started I wanted to share with you a fun twist on the traditional Christmas Advent Calendar. This week we are working with Tombow Adhesives and nothing works better for paper crafting project then their Mono Liquid Adhesive! It dries quickly and man is it strong!
Here is a closer look at the detail on the tree topper:
And the base with all those drawers to hold some special treats:
Christmas Snow Globe Supplies:
- Core’dinations Spotted Cardstock
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Couture Glitter Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- 3d Christmas Countdown Tree Drawer Stacker By Snapdragon Snippets
- Bling From My Stash
- Tombow Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps.
Step 1: Identify the parts and cut the quantities needed. You will need Base (1) and Reinforcing Base (1). Pole (1), Tree Wedges (6), Tree Topper Shapes (6) and finally Shelf shapes (6 of each of the 4 sizes).
Step 2: Fold each shelf shape inward on all perforations. Apply glue to the long side tab. Overlap straight edge of opposite side, align edge exactly at perforation fold and apply pressure until glue is secure. Repeat this step for all 24 shelf shapes. Organize six sets of shelf sizes 1-4. Note that each size shelf shape has the “level” number cut out from the side flange.
Step 3: Organize six sets of shelf sizes 1-4. Note that each size shelf shape has the “level” number cut out from the side flange.
Step 4: Arrange so that decorative front edge is on TOP. Apply glue to the UPPER surface of the largest (shelf 1). Align the next level shelf (2) exactly over shelf 1 and hold in place until glue is secure. Apply pressure to the entire areas to be glued by moving fingers around, front to back, sides, etc. “Perfect” alignment and precision adhesion at edges will help with the final product. Repeat until all four shelves in a set are attached in this way. Repeat until all six stacks are completed.
Step 5: Fold one tree wedge shape with inward folds up “spine”. Fold bottom tabs inward, too.
Apply glue to one side of the stack and position with back corner aligning with corresponding spine perforation. Once the first side is secure, open tree shape, apply glue to the second stack side, re-wrap tree and repeat alignment and securing process.
Fold the post on all perforations as inward (“mountain”) folds. Position the long tab edge under the opposite straight edge. Apply glue to the tab, overlap edge to perforation exactly, hold in place until glue is secure. It will help to insert a long dowel or equivalent inside to provide a “push-against” surface while the glue is curing. Move fingers along the top surface to ensure even adhesion and accurate gluing.
Step 6: Insert tab end of pole through hexagon hole from face side slotted base shape. Fold pole tabs outward. Slide so tabs are flush with backside surface. Apply glue to tabs and secure in place. Next apply glue to bottom of wedge with stack assembly. Position on base shape and slide tabs through base slots. Pull tabs through to backside completely. Apply adhesive to INSIDE surface of each tab, then fold toward center and hold until secure. Separate the tree spine area and the pole as much as possible to apply glue to spine. Realign and apply pressure until secure. It will help to insert the dowel or other tool into the pole so that pressure can be applied to help stack attach securely.
Step 7: Once the first stack is secured, repeat step 6 for the remaining 5 stacks.
Step 8: Identify the four sizes of drawer shapes (each has a different symbol punched into the back center tab). Fold each drawer shape on all perforations as inward folds. NOTE that this includes the tiny triangle tab at the center back. Apply glue to the folds to form the drawer holding each fold until it is secure. Repeat for all 24 drawers.
Step 9: Prepare the tree topper shapes by folding inward at center fold, folding narrow tabs outward. Also fold the bottom tabs back. Apply glue to all tabs. Position the topper shape in between tree sides near top of assembly. Push into place so that back tabs attach to the spine area. Push bottom tabs into place so that they attach to top of shelf shape. Adjust sides so that space between each flange of tree is about the same. To help tabs attach, it may be helpful to use the side of a thin credit card to push into the narrow spaces until glue is secure.
Step 10: Identify shapes for the “25″ topper and gut them out of an assortment of glitter papers. I cut all the pieces 2 times so that the same color was on both sides. Attach all shapes together including the numbers. Once completed slide the stem into top of pole opening. Also cut drawer fronts out of your favorite Core paper to “Core Up” your project.
Step 11: Sand your drawer fronts before you attach them to the drawers.
Place something into each drawer, and enjoy the fun as your favorite little people enjoy the anticipation of Christmas with something to do, eat, or experience each day!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends and we will have more Tombow projects for you this week.
I love how with every changing season, my mantel seems to scream for a new garland or banner, and Christmas is no exception. When I saw these little mini wreaths, I knew they’d make a fabulously cute garland for Christmas, so I snatched them up, and I’ve been so excited to make this up.
It’s really a simple concept, but a glittery bow from the Core’dinations Glitter Silk card stock really shines and is the hero of this garland. Let’s make it together!
Mini Wreath Garland Supplies:
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock (I used Red Flash for this project)
- Mini wreaths
- Linen thread
- Glue Dots
- Hot glue gun
- Gold ribbon
- Electronic cutter
Step 1: Cut bow pieces from the Red Flash card stock using an electronic cutter or scissors. The bow I used has two loopy pieces and a tail piece.
Step 2: Assemble bows using glue dots. Tie a bow around the middle using linen thread.
Step 4: Hot glue the bows to the mini wreaths.
Step 5: Loop gold ribbon through the end wreaths, and hang it up!
It’s a simple concept, but I love how they look all lined up and how the glittery bow jumps out and steals the show. Christmas can come anytime now!
Embossing your Glitter Silk Cardstock is a great way to add interest to your projects. With it’s high quality, it embosses beautifully!
Embossed Glitter Silk Card Supplies:
- White 110lb Cardstock Smooth
- Glitter Silk Bermuda Bling
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.11
- Sand-It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Jet Black ink Ranger
- Darice Stars embossing folder
- Crafter’s Companion Embossalicious Dots embossing folder
- Big Shot
- Sentiments Stamp
- Petaloo Botanica Bloom Pistachio
- May Arts Ribbon
- Sequin and Stars
- Sewing Machine
Step 1. Make card base from cardstock.
Step 2. Emboss Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.11 using Dots embossing folder and cover the front of the card. Add strip of lace diagonally. Cut panel using Kraft side of Kraft-Core diagonally and adhere to card.
Step 3. Cut a panel of Glitter Silk Bermuda Bling, emboss using Stars embossing folder and sand using Sand-It Gadget.
Step 4. Stitch border and attach to card. Add ribbon across card. Stamp sentiment onto White 110lb Cardstock Smooth and trim ‘V’ shape in one end, attach to card using foam pads.
Step 5. Add twine, flower, sequin and stars to finish.
I love glitter, but it can be such a mess to craft with sometimes. For items meant to be handled, like this keepsake box, it can rub off and get onto, well, everything! Today I’m going to show you how you can get the sparkle of glitter accents without all the mess by using Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock!
Glitter Silk Keepsake Box Supplies:
- Glitter Silk Cardstock - I used the Bronzed color
- Paper Trimmer or scissors
- Coordinating Paint
- Mod Podge
- Darice Wooden Hinged Box (and small screwdriver, if it has hardware)
- Embellishments (I used glitter, Washi Tape and floral accents)
- Adhesives (I used Zip Dry scrapbook glue)
Step 1. Remove any hardware from your box, and set it aside. Taking it off is much easier that trying to trim and decorate around it. Paint any areas of your box that you don’t plan to cover with cardstock. Allow it to fully dry before continuing.
Step 2. Trim your cardstock to fit the areas of your box you want to cover. Using a paper trimmer is the best way to keep nice, straight lines, but you can also trace the shape of the box and cut carefully with scissors. I cut pieces for the top, and both the lid and the base on the front of the box.
Step 3. Apply Mod Podge to the back side of the cardstock with a paintbrush. Be sure to get all the way to the edges. Allow it to rest for about 30 seconds, to soak into your paper. You may notice that the paper begins to curl slightly – this is normal.
Step 4. Adhere your pieces of card stock to your box. Once it’s positioned correctly and all edges are stuck down securely, paint a layer of Mod Podge over the whole box. While it’s technically only necessary to add the outer coat to the portions you applied paper to, if there are other painted areas, your finish won’t match exactly if you don’t brush a light coat of Mod Podge onto them, too.
Step 5: Allow your box to fully dry, and then re-install any hardware that you removed.
Step 6: Embellish as you like! I added a stripe of gold glitter washi tape around the bottom portion of the box, cut and scored a few leaves from my scraps, and added a coordinating flower to the top.
As soon as it’s dry, it’s ready for you to give as a gift, or add to your decor – with no stray glitter!
The Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock is so sparkly and perfect for a baby girl card!
First up we have a card from Tracy Gruber:
Core’dinations 110 lb. Smooth White, Martha Stewart Lace border punch
May Arts Ribbon, Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamp set
Spellbinder’s Standard Circles Small
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad and Marker, Various Copic Markers
1. Cut a piece of the pink Glitter Silk card stock to 4” x 5 ¼” to use as the card front.
2. Cut a strip of white and a strip of purple Glitter Silk and punch one edge with a border punch. Adhere those to the top of the pink cardstock.
4. Cut out a circle from white cardstock and add faux stitching lines around the edge with a black marker.
5. Stamp the images onto the Core’dinations 110 lb.Smooth White cardstock, color them in with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out.
6. Assemble all of the pieces onto the card, stamp the sentiment, and add May Arts ribbon to the top.
Next, we have a card AND video from Mary Pat Siehl:
I love making shaped cards. They are so much fun to make and to receive! I wanted to make a birthday card and what does every little boy and girl want on their birthdays? Balloons! So I decided to make a shaped card using a Silhouette file. I had a basic ballon that I changed and modified by adding the stars and negative space. I wanted to be “shading” on the ballon so I layerd the awesome Glitter Silk Cardstock and I just loved the effect.
Now here is a fun fact. Did you know that you can stamp directly on the Glitter Silk Cardstock. Yes, you can it is awesome! For the banner I cut it out using a die and then stamped my outline and birthday sentiment. Love the effect.
To finish off the card I added some yummy twine!
Cardstock- Glitter Silk
Paper Smooches dies and stamps
I made a video for you on how this card came about. Enjoy!