Box and bag
Helmer’s Craft Glue
Paper Studio pearl
Spellbinder’s Dies – foliage S4-328 and Aster Flower Topper S5-102
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Debbie Stadard here with an easy step-by-step on how to create a festive gift bag and tag for the that next big day of yours! Don’t be afraid to emboss that Glitter Silk. It looks amazing!
1. First off pick a little box – as you can see I have had this one awhile but that’s ok – I’m covering it. Using the wrong side of your paper mark the bottom of the box and the top of the box and cut out. The great thing about Glitter Silk is that the back is white so it’s easy to make lines. Then cut a smaller piece to fit in the bottom of the box.
2. Now glue all the pieces to the box.
3. Measure around the box and the height of the bottom of the box and cut. Glue to sides holding to get a tight fit. If you have to cut a second strip it’s easier to cut one side and then piece it that way.
4. Do the same thing for the top of the box.
5. Now because I didn’t want my seam to show on to I used these pearls from Paper Studios. They worked well on here because they are all attached in one long line so you can do an entire side at one time.
6. Then I used a Spellbinder’s die to cut my flower and leaves and embossed the them. I used my Xyron 250 to run the leaves through and attach to the top of the box and then some Glue dots to add the flower after I added a brad.
7. Now to make my bag I used the rest of the turquoise sheet. I embossed it (you don’t sand Glitter Silk due to the glitter finish) and attached it and another embossed purple strip. Then I made a banner sentiment using the green and layering it with some turquoise and added a David Tutera Sentiment.
8. Tie a festive bow to the top and you have a great gift set!
I don’t know how she does it but Debbie Standard creats layout after layout and they are ALL amazing AND they showcase Core like no other…ENJOY!
When I saw these adorable pictures of little Gavin reading I immediately thought of the Cosmo Cricket Neutral collection for my background papers. Gavin adores books and will hunt them out to sit and read and be read to. I added some Darice Washi tape to create a frame and also along the top of my page. I created the worm and books with a die cut from my Silhouette. I also used some Tim Holtz Distress Stain on my background and some Galatos to create the dribbles on the page.
Basic Core – Red
Darice Washi tape
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Graphic 45
Embellishments: Graphic 45, Recollections, Heidi Swapp (arrow)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Stains
Hangers: Tim Holtz
String & Washi Tape: Queen & Co.
Sand It Gadget
Got these adorable photos of my daughter’s bff’s baby, Gavin and decided to scrap them in a grid design using only the colors in his clothes. I Cut a border and then cut inside the border to form the outside of my frame. Then cut strips 1/4″ wide to use as the center strips in my grid. Then I chose two colors that matched his clothes and embossed them with different embossing folders. I attached some ribbon around the top one and then used my scraps (I’m all about using scraps!) to make the flowers and hearts to embellish the embossed sections. I sprayed the flowers and spin using the Mister Huey’s mist before added the brads.
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing Folders: Darice (hearts), Lifestyle Crafts
Spellbinder’s Die: Aster Flower Topper (S5-102)Spectacular Spin (S5-114)
Martha Stewart heart punch
Brads: My Mind’s Eye
Mister Huey’s Mists – Blizzard
I loved this picture of my son, Jason, and his girlfriend, Maria, taken during an outing to Fredericksburg. They love having me scrap pages and are getting where they are constantly sending me pictures to scrap (gotta love that after fighting to get pictures of this boy for years!!!) I went for the 6 X 6 packs to create this and picked out colors from both the Darks and the Neutrals packages. I first used a die cut to cut out the hexagons and then used different embossing folders to emboss each one with. Then I sanded them and dusted them off and adhered them to my page. Then I used my Silhouette to cut some swirls and the hearts and some Spellbinder’s die’s to cut the flowers and the leaves. As I’ve said before when you cut something delicate like leaves or swirls – run it through your Xyron machine and while it’s still on the wax paper – sand it – it’s alot easier not to tear it that way.
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing folders: Darice, Lifestyle Crafts, Cuttlebug
Silhouette Die Cuts
Spellbinder’s Die Cuts: Aster Flower Topper (S5-102), Foliage (S44-328); Rose CreationsS5-050)
Mister Huey’s Mist – Blizzard
My Mind’s Eye brads
Queen & Co Pearls
Who is ready for some Valentines Inspo? We are gearing up for week FULL of amazing projects from our Design Team just for YOU!
These are all quick and easy ideas that you can do in no time for that sweet someone in your life! Let’s start it off with Clare Buswell….
Interlocking Lace Heart Notecards with matching envelopes
Cut Silhouette files from Fuchsia Fizz and white Core. Emboss envelopes with Rosa folder, sand using Sand-It Gadget. Assemble and stamp sentiment and hearts. Add baker’s twine as closure for envelopes.
How cute are those interlocking hearts?
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials Neutrals, Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – Card Interlocking Lace Heart and Envelope Set #53860, Silhouette Portrait, Cutttlebug Anna Griffin embossing folder Rosa, Big Shot, Memento Luxe Love Letter, Waltzingmouse Stamps – My Heart, Nordic Winter stamp sets, baker’s twine.
And Clare isn’t done yet!
Card – Pop-Up Heart Valentine
Make card from cardstock. Cover front with Core white cardstock. Cut square of Pastels cardstock, emboss, sand using Sand-It Gadget and machine stitch border. Adhere to card front. Using Silhouette cut hearts and sentiment from Fuchsia Fizz, lightly sand and attach to card. For the inside, using Silhouette cut Pop Up Heart insert from Fuchsia Fizz and layer onto light green cardstock, adhere to inside of card. Stamp hearts and sentiment. Cut heart borders using Silhouette and adhere to card to finish.
Core’dinations – Fuchsia Fizz, Core Essentials – Pastels, Core Essentials – Neutrals, Sand It Gadget and Dust Buddy.
Silhouette files – (Border Hearts #24381, Hearts and Words #53851, Card Pop Up Love #6766), Silhouette Portrait, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Rosa embossing folder, Big Shot, My Heart stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Memento Luxe Love Letter, sewing machine, silicone glue, Jet Black Ranger archival ink.
Personally, I would ask Debbie Standard. She always creations beautiful layouts that not only showcase Core but they are full of amazing details, beautiful photos and over all well designed elements. What do you say we check out a few?
Flowers: Reminisce, Prima, Petaloo
Bling: Recollections; Prima, Queen & Co.
Word Stickers: Little Yellow BIcycle
Tags: My Mind’s Eye
Tags: My Mind’s Eye
And next up another amazing layout. Check out the placement of the photos and just how balanced this amazing layout is! The flowers move our eye around and the hand cut details….
I have lways been a huge fan of the Core Amour Line and this Teresa Collins line in pink – for princess – was just perfect for wedding photos. Such a photogenic couple too! I love these new David Tutera tags, stickers and dies – make cards and layouts so easy. The leaves were made with the Spellbinder’s Foliage die and then run through my Xyron so that I could sand them before putting them on the page. Using your Xyron for this makes it so much easier to sand those delicate things.
Teresa Collins Core Amour Princess Collection
Spellbinders Die -Foliage and Rose Collection
Martha Stewart Punch
Recollections Letter Stickers
And don’t forget we are still cropping away! TONS of time to get things done . Check out details Here:
So who was cropping with us this weekend????? We are having so much fun make sure you come chat with us here
Such a beautiful time of year and we are soaking it in on the Core Blog today with some fabulous Fall inspiration pieces! If you were cropping with us then you saw this GORGEOUS card from Vivian Keh that is all about autumn colors! Make sure you check out her challenge and blog HERE for more amazing details!
What screams autumn color tones better than our Chocolate Box and Vintage Cardstock? Heather Anne Kaesgan used both on this card for us today.
Creating with Core is easy! For this card, Heather embosed the word “Hello” along the bottom and then added circles and Marvy Uchida punched flowers in the middle. Did you know these Marvy punches actually punch the flowers with embossed designs? SO COOL! Finish of your card with some May Arts ribbon and you are done! It’s all about sanding, sanding, sanding! So get out that Sand It Gadget and have some fun.
And next up a card from Tracy Gruber. I LOVE how she mixed in some Black Magic for her fall themed card.
I love the fall season because there are so many gorgeous colors and fun fall activities! Picking out the perfect pumpkin is always a great time, even when you are 23 ; ) I cut out the pumpkin on my card from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 inches. I used card stock from the Core’dinations Neutrals, Brights, Darks, and Pastels for it. For my background, I used Black Magic with an orange background. I sanded it with the Sand It Gadget to reveal the orange through the black. I added some stitching and natural twine to complete my card!
-Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium 6×6 paper pad
-My Craft Spot Happy Fall! stamp set
-May Arts twine
-Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Xyron Foam Tabs
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