Fall Gift Bag & Tag with May Arts Ribbon

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.

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Mary Pat here with you today and I was really excited to find out that Core’dinations was teaming up with May Arts!  What a great combo! I always like to bring a little hostess gift when visiting friends and family during the holidays.  Just a little something to say “Thanks”.  So I made a little gift bag and tag using the yummy Core’dinations and the beautiful May Arts Ribbon.

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A close up of the Tag.

novmay2For my project I used the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection to make all my pieces and layers.  This collection to me has such rich colors that just scream fall to me.  I used my Silhouette to create the fall leaves and then I added some stamped images to add some fun embellishments.  Finally to add the finishing touch I added the beautiful May Arts ribbon and cord.

Fall Gift Bag & Tag Supplies:

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Here is a video to help you create this gift bag and tag:

~Mary Pat

 

Thankful Tree Centerpiece

Are you looking for a simple, yet meaningful Thanksgiving decoration the whole family can enjoy?  How about this Thanksgiving Tree centerpiece.

thanks_tree_coredinations_nancy-keslinThankful Tree Centerpiece Supplies:

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Step 1.  Place disk arranger inside of pail and insert twigs.  You can add a bit of moss or some cardstock on top of the twigs to give it a more finished look if you like.

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Step 2.  Have family members write the things they are thankful for on to tags.  Younger family members may need a little help.  Their are so many beautiful shades and styles of tags to choose from.  Everyone is sure to have a favorite.

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Step 3.  Gather your tags and hang on the branches.

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This is sure to become a favorite family decoration that can be added to year after year, reminding us of all we have to be thankful for.

~Nancy

 

Fall Layouts with Xyron, Petaloo, & Core’dinations

We are continuing our week with 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:

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Give Thanks Layout by Christine Meyer

I always love the opportunity to get a favorite picture onto a layout and stored as a lifetime memory – today I have a fall layout to share with you featuring products from Core’dinations, Xyron, and Petaloo that does just that.  Christine joining you today to share a layout of some of my kiddos with their Grandma enjoying a fall tradition – leaf piles.

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Give Thanks Layout Supplies:

CorePetalooXyron 5Step 1: Emboss your tags and then deboss them by using your Sand-It Gadget.

Step 2: Cut out the center of the Seasonal Impressions cardstock – leaving just a one inch border.  Sand the border and use the Xyron Mega Runne to add Spotted Cardstock underneath as the base.

Step 3: Add Tags and Red Cardstock to create the center of your layout use the Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker.  Add Petaloo trims to the Xyron 3 inch Sticker Maker and then attach them above and below. CorePetalooXyron 6Step 4: Run the vellum quote thru the Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker.  This is the best way to attach vellum because it doesn’t show up at all! Add the vellum to the tag. CorePetalooXyron 2Step 5: Put the picture on top of the Kraft cardstock and center it.

Step 6: Add a die cut banner and Embellish the corners with Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers. Xyron’s High Tack Adhesive Dots make attaching small flowers like this an easy job! Products like this make it both easy and fun to put together a layout that we can cherish forever!

~Christine

 

Count Your Blessings Layout by Suzanna Lee

Do you have those family dinner table picture that we all take at Thanksgiving, and once you finally seen them think, “ugh! how am I going to scrap that?”. Well fret no more! I have the solution for you. First, convert your picture to black and white. The conversion will soften the clash between Auntie Rose’s purple hair and Grandpa Jack’s hot pink tie and allow you to use the colors of your choice in your layout, just as I did here!

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Count Your Blessings Layout Supplies:

Step 1:To create both bases of your layout, you will need your trusty Core’dinations steeds; your Sand It Gadget and your Dust Buddy. Sand the edges of the the Basic Grey Core Impressions and wipe the dust with your Dust Buddy to reveal the colored core. If you would like a bit more definition to the border of the page, as I did, then use some Distress ink around the edges. Fussy cut out the Jenni Bowlin Square Label paper and similarly, sand and dust it.CorePetalooXyron_SIGandDB_SuzannaLee

Step 2: Layer a long banner cut from Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock that you sanded and rubbed with some Distress Paint with your picture, Petaloo flowers and some die cut leaves. The PERFECT adhesive to stick Petaloo flowers down with is Xyron’s adhesive dots! They come in two sizes, 3/16 inch which is perfect for the little daises I used on the bottom, right hand corner of my page and the larger, 3/8 inch dots for the larger Petaloo flowers!CorePetalooXyron_PetalooClose_SuzannaLee

Step 3: Whatever was not put together with Adhesive Dots, was put everything together with my Xyron MegaRunner! I just love the ability to drop in the cartridge and set to work. No fuss running tape here, there and everywhere or having it snap and need to be re-thread mid-project! Just remove the spent cartridge and pop in a new one and you are good to go!CorePetalooXyron_XyronDots_SuzannaLee

~Suzanna

 

Birth Story Layout

April 8, 2013 by  
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April is all about things blooming and new life so it is a perfect time to share this beautiful layout from Design Team Memmber Lydia Jackson.  From the color combo to the journaling…it is just amazing! Lydia used Core Essentials on this layout with touches of patterned paper  and one of our NEW smooth tags!

For the complete journaling you can go to Lydia’s blog here.

Here is a close up of the tab for the pocket of the hidden journaling:

and the journaling printed directly on the Core’dinations Core Essentials:

Countdown to Halloween!

October 29, 2012 by  
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With only a few days left to Halloween we thought we would share some very treats for you!

And when we say treats, we of course mean festive Halloween tags :)

Glitter Silk, Black Magic, Core Tags…you name it Designer Leica Forrest used it for her Halloween Daily Fun box of tags. I don’t know about you but this is my favorite time of year!

So for the next few days we will be showing you bits and pieces of these fun tags Leica created.

So here are a few close-ups and shots for you. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

Look at all that Glitter Silk! And Leica tore the top of the tag with the Black Magic to reveal the green core and embossed with the spiderweb. LOVE that idea of tearing the top of the tag versus the bottom.

We will be back with more of these tags tomorrow!

Happy Mother’s Day

May 9, 2012 by  
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Don’t forget. THERE ARE TWO CHANCES TO WIN CORE GOODIES going on RIGHT NOW! Head over to the BasicGrey blog to see how you can WIN TWO BasicGrey Core Impression packs!!!

AND we have our own challenge featuring Core Impressions…the old…the new…just use some Core Impressions on your layout for a chance to win your choice of any of CI packs (subject to availability) !!! Check out Details HERE. You don’t want to miss out on the chance  to win that, do you??? Our challenge ends tonight!

Don’t forget that this weekend is Mother’s Day! I am sure you didn’t but we just like to throw out a friendly reminder here and there…too bad husbands don’t read this blog ;)

Today we have a few ideas for you for those last minute cards and gift bags from Design Team Member Leica Forrest.

First up is this super cute tag using the 6×6 Spotted Collection pad. You will LOVE LOVE LOVE these! They are perfect for tags and cards. I like to make these and leave them in my gift bag tote so I have them ready for any occasion.  Loving that doodling around the edges…

And a card…make sure you check out all the great details…the embossing..sanding…pop of yellow for the “mom” sentiment….the sanded hearts and touches of pearls…get out those Core Esssentials and work it!

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