Mother’s Day Mini Album

April 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Mother’s day will be here before we know it, and what better way to celebrate mom, than by giving her a Mother’s Day Mini Album filled family photos! Today I’m going to show you how simple this mini album is to make.


Mother’s Day Mini Album Supplies:

  • Core Basics Patterned Papers
  • Darice Letter Stickerz
  • Chipboard
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ink Pad
  • Corner Rounder
  • Brads
  • Dimension Squares
  • Adhesive/Glue Gun
  • Jump Rings
  • Variety of Matching Ribbon
  • Digital Die Cutting Machine – optional


Step 1. Trim your chipboard into the size you’d like. I cut 4 to 8 1/4″ x 5″.


Step 2. Cut 2 of each patterned paper to be the same size as your chipboard. Adhere the paper to both sides of the chipboard.


Step 3. Use a corner rounder to round the corners.


Step 4. Ink the edges of your paper/chipboard. I used a dark gray ink.


Step 5. For the cover, use the patterned papers from the other pages and cut out some flowers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this. You could also use a flower punch if you don’t have a die cutter.


Step 6. Ink the edges of your flower pieces.


Step 7. Assemble your flowers. Put a glue dot on the tab.


Step 8. Attach the tab to the back of the flower. It creates a little cup like flower shape.


Step 9. Curl your flower petals.


Step 10. Add dimension squares to the back of the flower. This gives it a little bit of depth when put them together.


Step 11. Attach the flower to the front.


Step 12. Add a brad to the center of the flower.


Step 13. Using hot glue, attach the flowers to the cover of the mini album.


Step 14. Add your Glittery Stickerz letters to spell MOM.


Step 15. Punch holes for your jump rings.


Step 16. Put your jump rings through the holes.


Step 17. Embellish with ribbon. Aren’t those glittery letters so fun?!


Step 18. Add your pictures to the pages.




While it may seem like a lot of steps to create this, it really is pretty quick to make. Your mom or mother-in-law will love having something that she can pull out quickly and see pictures of her family.




GORGEOUS Mother’s Day Cardstock Bouquet

May 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Ever wonder what you can create with our 6×6 and Cut & Emboss collection packs?
Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson created this gorgeous handmade flower basket for her mother for Mother’s Day.
Here is a little bit about this project from Jennifer:
Mom’s always love to get a handmade gift for Mother’s Day so why not a bouquet of ‘flowers’ ….. Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock flowers to be exact :)
First, I adhered brown Shattered Cardstock to the outside of my ‘flower box’  and then added the ribbon around the outside top edge of the box and added a bow.  I stamped my sentiment on a white Core Tag and then ran it through my die cutting maching using a flourish embossing folder and then used a blue Core Bookmark and did the same thing but with a different pattern.  To make them work well together I cut the bottom off of the blue one and rounded the corners. I added a couple of punched leaves just under a twine tied button before adhereing this to the center of my bow .
Using some of my fave Core cardstock textures and colors I set to work punching all shapes and sizes of flowers before running them through my die cut machine with several different embossing folders !!  I sanded and adhered them all together keeping some flat and adding 3D foam to several as well.  I tied twine into some fun buttons and adhered them to the center of the flowers ….. I even got a few butterflies into the mix and added some adhesive backed pearls too.
I adhered each flower to a thin wooden kabob stick.  Once my ‘bouquet’ was complete, I added a styrofoam ball to the bottom inside and covered it with white crinkle cut paper.  Then I was able to gently push my flower ‘stems’ into the styrofoam and have them stand where I wanted them.
And another shot of all that embossing”
I love how this came together and now my mom can enjoy this pretty ‘bouquet’ all year long without ever having to think about watering it!
Supplies: Glitter Silk 6×6, Vintage Collection 6×6, Spotted Jillian Dot 6×6, Spotted Tillie Dot 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection 4.25 x 5.5, The Whitewash Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Gemstones Pearlescent Finish 4.25 x 5.5, Core Bookmarks, Core Tags

Tools: Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Embossing Folders

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