Mini Wreath Garland

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:

Mini Wreath Garland | Mabey She Made It


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.Mini Wreath Garland | Mabey She Made It

Step 2: Assemble bows using glue dots. Tie a bow around the middle using linen thread.


Step 3: Tie mini wreaths together using the linen thread.Mini Wreath Garland | Mabey She Made It

Step 4: Hot glue the bows to the mini wreaths.

Mini Wreath Garland | Mabey She Made It

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!



Embossed Glitter Silk Card

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:

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.


Glitter Silk Keepsake Box

September 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects

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
  • Paintbrush
  • 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)

Glitter Keepsake Box

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.

Glitter Keepsake Box

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.

Glitter Keepsake 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.

Glitter Keepsake Box

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.

Glitter Keepsake Box

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.

Glitter Keepsake Box

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!


Glitter Silk Cards

July 23, 2014 by  
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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 Glitter SilkCore’dinations Pastels Essentials

Core’dinations 110 lb. Smooth White, Martha Stewart Lace border punch

May Arts Ribbon, Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamp set

Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, Sand It GadgetDust Buddy

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. 

3.   Cut a banner from pink cardstock and emboss with the Seeing Spots embossing folder.  Sand over it with the Sand It Gadget and clean up the excess dust with the DustBuddy

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
The Twinery

I made a video for you on how this card came about. Enjoy!

Diecutting Glitter Silk Cardstock

July 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Shaunte Wadley here today with a layout that focusus on diecutting and punching our Glitter Silk cardstock. It cuts beatifully without any shredding or tearing.
misc: baker’s twin, clothespins, eyelets
Xyron adhesive
1. Make the background for this layout by cutting a 12×12 sheet of silver Glitter Silk using your diecutting machine. For this layout, I used my Silhouette. Make sure you keep all of the silver circles from this project…stitch them into a garland or use them for another project.

2. Adhere the cut background to a sheet of black on to Nightfall cardstock.

3. Adhere  the photo and stitch perimeter with sewing machine. This helped to keep the background in place without needing to add adhesive to all of the small edges of the background. Attach eyelets to the sides of the layout then string them with bakers twine, and attach three photos to the “clothesline.”


4. Using my Silhouette, I cut the title of the page using red Glitter Silk and adhered.

5. Then I used a craft punch to make all of the heart shapes, and adhered them to the layout using pop dots. Glitter Silk cuts and punches beautifully!


Lucky Earings featuring Glitter Silk and Modge Podge

March 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Shaunte Wadley has some cute custom holiday earrings with Glittersilk and some Mod Podge, for us today!
Here is the step-out tutorial:

Using a craft punch, die-cut or electronic cutting machine- cut four small shamrock shapes. Two of the shamrocks should be cut in the opposite directions so the four shapes can be sandwiched together front to back.


Using your Xyron adhesive, adhere the shapes together.

2 3

Using a small hole punch, or a needle, create a hole where you would like the shamrock to hang.


Lay the (double sided) shamrock flat, and apply Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to entire surface of shamrock. Allow to dry fully.

Flip shamrocks over, and apply Dimensional Magic to entire surface of reverse side.
Using a needle, go through holes again (to clear out Dimensional Magic) , and insert a small jump ring into hole.  Attach earring hook to jump ring.

Finished earrings! (Attached to David Tutera Step mini card- cute gift giving idea!


The DImensional Magic gives the finished earring stability and the look of enamel. They are very sturdy, and do not look like paper at all .A great way to make cute seasonal earrings for every holiday for pennies.

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