We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann with you today to share a fun Christmas card that I love making because the real focus is on the inside! This week Core’dinations is having a blog hop with Stampendous and Dreamweaver so I am lucky to be featuring products from these fantastic companies on my project today.
Here is a closer look at the pretty Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder card front.
along with the lovely sentiments from the Stampendous Tis The Season Stamp Set
and you will need a special box for mailing or presenting the card…if you can part with it :)
Christmas Fancy Fold with Box for Mailing Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- A2 Pop Out Book Card Silhouette Design #64592
- Graphic 45 The 12 Days of Christmas Paper Collection
- Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
- Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder
- Dreamweaver Holly and Swirls Stencil
- Dreamweaver Embossing Paste Spreader
- Stampendous Tis The Season Stamp Set
- Spellbinders Nobel Rectangle
- Spellbinders Petite Labels One
- Tombow Liquid Adhesive
- Ribbon From My Stash
- Tim Holtz Edge Distresser
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps.
Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire. For the designer paper use Graphic 45 The 12 Days of Christmas Paper Collection. Once your pieces are cut assemble the base of the card as shown.
Step 2. Using another piece of your Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, emboss the card stock using the Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder.
Step 3. Sand the embossed piece using your Sand It Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with your dust buddy! An easier way to keep your work area a little cleaner is to sand the pieces on a piece of printer paper! Once you have sanded your piece, distress the edges using whatever tool you have. Once you are finished this can be attached to the front of the card.
Step 4. Finish decorating the card using sentiments from the Stampendous Tis The Season Stamp Set and give to that special someone!
Thanks again for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!
We hope you are ready for a fun week with our friends over at Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:
Hello again, fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and today I have an upcycling project to share with you, using some of my favorite products. With a little help from Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo, I was able to transform a lowly Pringles Chip container into a dispenser for cosmetic cotton rounds.
A Thing of Beauty Supply List:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core Essentials Cardstock Neutrals
- Core’dinations Vellum Quotes & Titles – Inspirational Motivations
- Dusty Buddy
- Xyron 9″ Creative Station – Permanent Adhesive
- Xyron Tape Runner
- Petaloo Darjeeling Collection: Darjg Mix Mini Teasn; Mini Daisies with Leaves
- Petaloo Fancy Trims Black
- Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Three; Grand Caliber Machine
- Zva Creative Gem Flourish CR-06CA-104
- Graphic 45 Metal Buttons
- Stampendous Stamp
- Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Delicata Ink- Golden Glitz; Sheer Shimmer Spritz- Gold; VersaMark Watermark Ink
- Heat Tool
- Pringles Chip Canister
Step 1. Measure around your container and cut paper to fit.
Step 2. Draw a template for your opening on scrap cardstock. Cut in the center of the paper as well as the canister.
Step 3. Stamp decorative border at the top and bottom of the paper with watermark ink. Heat emboss with gold powder. Tip: Sometimes metallic embossing powders leave a residue. Use the Dust Buddy after embossing to remove this powder.
Step 4. Run the paper through the Creative Station machine to apply adhesive. Carefully adhere to the canister, lining up the openings.
Step 5. Ink the back of the vellum quote with metallic gold. Die cut a frame using the Glitter Silk cardstock.
Step 6. Use the small tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of the frame. Center quote and trim the excess.
Step 7. Cut a circle to match the top of the canister. Add trim around the top and bottom of the canister and lid to hide the raw edges.
Step 8. Spritz the flowers with gold and let dry and add the embellishments to the canister to finish as shown.
So remember, look at your empty containers with a creative eye, before you take out your trash! See you soon.
We hope you had a great long weekend! First up, we have a winner from our giveaway.
Love this cardstock thanks for a chance to win !!
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Next up we are showcasing Chocolate Box on the blog this week. What a sweet treat…
chocolate covered cardstock! Sand, tear and emboss it to reveal the yummy colors hidden beneath the texture. It is available in 12×12 assorted packs, 6×6 and Cut & Emboss. And don’t forget single sheets for those special projects, too. First up we have Kate Nolan Denham with a masculine layout filled with TONS of technique!
I wanted to create a very “boy” layout with the photos of my Grandson so I immediately grabbed my stock of Core’dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock. I embossed, debossed, and die cut my way through the Chocolate Box on this layout! Each piece of Chocolate Box was sanded to show the great core colors I chose to compliment Seth’s plaid shirt.
And a close up:
Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.
I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.
I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.
When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.
I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!
Cute layout – those little arrows get to the point!
love the spotted cardstock- would love to have some to try~