Cards and Tags Using Petaloo, Core’dinations & Xyron

We hope you had a fun week with Core’dinations, Petaloo and Xyron! Today is the announcement of our WINNER of the Chalk Core Prize pack! 
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Adore Card by Shaunte Wadley

I have to admit- I have a hard time using my Petaloo Flower Stash- not because they are hard to use, they are in fact, the easiest! It seems like every project I have added them to has gone from “pretty” to “breathtaking.” They are so detailed, they make your projects look time intensive when in actuality, all you have to do is adhere them. I have a hard time using them- because I am afraid I will run out of them. There. I said it. I am a craft supply hoarder!

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Step 1: Cut the “Adore” frame shape using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the frame from Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan.” This cardstock is thick and has a beautiful pearlized sheen. It cuts really nicely in electronic cutting machines, even with shapes as intricate as this one. The base of the card was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die using Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft.

Step 2: The center of the card is some Core’dinations Basics Vellum, circle cut and embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. Here is a tip I have learned when embossing vellum. Vellum is tricky, it is hard to get the pressure correct when working with embossing and die cut machines. I have had 100 percent success by using a simple kitchen rolling pin! Insert the vellum inside the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure you are working on a flat surface. Roll the rolling pin over the embossing folder, using steady pressure. Gently open part of the folder and check on the vellum, if it is not quite even, or deep enough, roll it again.Adhere the vellum to the center of the card- using adhesive only on the edges so it will not show through.

Step 3: Then, I ran my cut frame shape through my Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max. I prefer to use an adhesive machine for intricate shapes like this one. Otherwise it is a very tedious job to try and apply adhesive onto all of the tiny parts of the shape.

Step 4: This card uses flowers from the Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue.” I used three of the lighter shade of flower, and four of the leaves. These flowers and leaved are thick. I found it easiest to use a little piece of Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape to adhere them into place.

Here is a close-up of the card:

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Many Thanks Tag by Tami Mayberry

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Many Thanks Tag Supplies:

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Step 1: Emboss tag using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Trim off top edge just below eyelet.

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Step 2: Apply adhesive to back of trimmed tag using 3-inch Sticker Maker.

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Step 3: Attach to rust colored tag.

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Step 4: Die-cut Tattered Flower shapes from two coordinating colors of Kraft-Core cardstock.

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Step 5: Sand and ink edges of flowers as desired; layer together and attach to tag as shown. Attach orange flower.

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Step 6: Stamp sentiment banner onto back side of a scrap of kraft core cardstock; cut out.

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Step 7: Attach banner to tag. Embellish bottom edge of tag with rick-rack trim. Tie a large loopy bow from string; attach under edge of flower as shown.

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Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo Giveaway

October 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo, Xyron

Welcome to our week long celebration with Xyron and Petaloo. We have tons of inspiration and prizes up for grabs. PLEASE make sure you head over to the Xyron and Petaloo blogs for more projects and prizes!

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Here is our schedule of events:

Day One: Gini Cagle and her Upcycled Pringles Can Project

Day Two: Fall Layouts from Christine Meyer and Suzanna Lee

Day Three: Mary Pat Siehl Fall card with a video

Day Four: Joanna Jamieson’s 3D Pumpkin Carriage

Day Five: Winner announced and Fall Tag from Tami Mayberry

 

And of course our giveaway!

 

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Happy Birthday Card with Fall Flowers

September 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects, Petaloo

Create an easy birthday card with layers and a simple stamped sentiment for that special someone this Fall. Adding a touch of burlap and some  Petaloo flowers is the perfect touch to show someone you care without having to spend a lot of time.
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Supply List:
Here’s a video on how to re-create this card:

Back to School Cards with Petaloo

August 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Mary Pat Siehl here and I love Back to School time and I love making nice little cards for my son’s teachers just to say “hi” and ” here’s to a great year!”  … Core’dinations and Petaloo are the perfect partners for these cards.
First up I have a CAS card using the Spotted Core and lightly sanded it to expose the ColorCore cardstock.  I then added a fun die cut using the 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock that was stamped.  I then added the wonderful flowers from Petaloo for my embellishments.
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Supply list:
For my second card I used the Brand New Chalk Core Note Cards.  Can I tell you that these note cards are AMAZING! The make cardmaking so easy!  I simply scored my card, sanded it and then added a Core Tag with my sentiment and then my Petaloo flowers and I was done!  So CAS and so much fun!
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Supply list:
  • Cardstock- Chalk Core 
  • Core Tags
  • The Twinery
  • Stamps- Paper Trey Ink
  • Ink- Hero Arts, Jenni Bowlin
  • Score Board
  • Sand It
  • Dust Buddy
I have a video for you that takes a look at these amazing Note Cards:

 

Back to School Layout with Petaloo

August 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Supply list:
Whitewash Cardstock
Petaloo flowers, mixed and matched
Silhouette cut files – Miss Kate Cuttables
Die – Lifestyle Crafts
Pin – Bella Blvd
Punch – Fiskars
Bling – Doodlebug
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Suzanna Lee here and over the months that I have designed for Core’dinations, I have shared with you many of the plus’ of working with Core’dinations cardstock. With the design team call announced (yes, you TOO could design for Core, see more about the call here) you know that this term is winding down for us and I have one last plus to share with you; no matter which manufacturer you put along side Core’dinations, there is always a WIDE assortment of coordinating Core’dinations cardstock to work with.
I have yet to find a company who I can’t coordinate Core’dinations cardstock with. Today we are partnering with Petaloo and just look at how amazing this Graphic 45 Dark’s collection pairs up with the Petaloo flowers! I was sent an assortment of different flowers that I mixed and matched to grow my garden with – a lovely bed of flowers indeed!
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And of course it cuts wonderfully in my Silhouette:
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And a close-up:
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Day THREE with Petaloo: Teacher Cards

August 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Today we have a few cards from Debbie Standard to give to your teachers and start that school year off right!
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1.  Cut purple card base purple.  Cut a second sheet in yellow that is slightly smaller.
2.  Tear the ends.  Then emboss the portion that will be in the front of the card.  Sand it with your Sand It Gadget and dust it off with your Dust Buddy and attach it to your card base.
3.  Tie a piece of Petaloo lace around the card.  Then tie a bow to the lace.
4.  Layer Petaloo flowers behind a frame.  You can create the sentiment in a Word document and color the fonts as you like. Attach over the large Petaloo flowers.  Then layer smaller flowers around it.
Supplies:
Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock in purple and yellow
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Darice Embossing folder
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Frame – stash
Petaloo lace
Petaloo Flowers
Xyron Mega Runner
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1.  Cut a card base in purple.  Cut a second sheet in white slightly smaller.  Then take a sheet of Black Magic with a purple base.
 Notice the purple Core in the Black Magic matches the Core’s Essentials?
2.  Emboss it with a number’s folder.  Sand it with your Sand it Gadget and dust if off with your Dust Buddy.  Cut it slightly smaller than the white sheet you did in Step 1.
3.  Attach Petaloo lace in two spots around the two top layers of the card and then attach to card base.
4.  Cut another sheet of white and another sheet of the same purple you used in your card base, the purple slightly smaller.  Curl cut the corners.
5.  Stamp your image on a sheet of the 110 cardstock.  Color it and fussy cut around.  Run it through your Xyron 250 and attach to the front of the purple piece.  Use pop dots to pop it from the card.
Supplies:
Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock
110 lb Smooth Cardstock
Black Magic 
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Petaloo lace
Petaloo Flowers
Xyron Mega Runner
Lily of the Valley Rubber Stamp
Copic Markers

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