Creating Your Own Cardstock Bracelets

July 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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Hello, Ava here  to share a cute way to dress up a bracelet for the summer using the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions collection to celebrate the month of July.

Supplies:
Ranger, Crackle Accents medium
Tombow Adhesive
Step # 1  Using your Sand It Gadget, sand a strip of the border star’s along the 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  Sand a few star’s within the cardstock sheet for the cuffs as well.
Core Tip:  If you do not have any resin or are shy about trying it, try to get the look of aged resin pebbles by using Rangers Crackle Accents Medium. There are plenty of products out there you can try and get a similar look. The resin just stands up better to the elements especially for jewelry.
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Step # 2 Apply a generous amount of crackle medium to the strip of cardstock and let dry.
Step # 3  Trim your sta’s from the Core’dinations Cardstock to fit each bracelet bezel and adhere.
Now, that is fun bracelet to wear for the summer!

Glitter Silk Gift Bag

July 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tombow Adhesive

Hello, Ava here  to share a gift bag that will make a lasting impression for the receiver.  Do you have a special occassion this summer;? Here is a quick up-scaled presentation to add lots of sparkle to the party.
Supplies:
Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
Tombow Adhesive
Couture  Creations, Doily Die

 

Step # 1 Punch out different sized butterflies from Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock and adhere to table centre piece.
Step # 2  Die cut various embellishment from Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock, adhere together as an embellishment cluster.
Step # 3  Trim a panel for the front of the gift bag, adhere to bag and create a pocket behind the attached embellishment cluster for a gift tag.
Tip:  To add a wow factor to your gift bag, buy some tissue paper and make a big flower.
Attach the flower to any type of stick, straw or skewer that you have around the house to stand the flower inside the bag.

Cards for the men in your life

July 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tombow Adhesive

Hello, Ava here  to share a Congratulations Card for a young man who recently got a new full time job.
Supplies:
Tombow Adhesive
Clearsnap Embossing Products
Tip:  Practice making this card using 8.5 x 11″ regular copy paper before you start with your favorite Core’dinations Cardstock to figure out all the folds.
Step # 1   Score lines on your suit cardstock base, sand and dust using your Core’dinations Dust Buddy. Tent fold the card and then freehand the rounded edges for the shoulder.
Step # 2  Spray your custom size card base Core’dinations Cardstock with a mixture of water and glycerin (16 to 1 parts)  roll cardstock suit lapels while cardstock is still damp.
Step # 3  Create your pocket embellishment, adhere to card, add brads and shirt to finish off your card.

At first glance this card appears to have a strip of twine across the front of the card.  After a closer look, you can see that Core’dinations Cardstock has been scored, which reveals the inner colored core that creates this “faux twine look”.
Supplies:
Clearsnap Embossing Products
Tombow Adhesive
Step # 1  Scor front panel of cardstock, sand and dust using Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy. Tip: the closer together the scored lines are, the more it lookslike twine.
Step # 2  Stamp and heat emboss sentiment onto card front.
Step # 3  Die cut star’s, sand, layer and adhere onto card.

Using Core’dinations to Add Texture and Layers

Hello, Ava here to share one of my favorite trees that graces our gardens each summer.  We have a beautiful Wisteria tree that adds lovely color and texture to our backyard and I wanted to share that same idea on this layout.
Coredination Supplies:
Other Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow USA adhesive
My Favorite Things Leaf filled flourish Die
Couture Creations, Fresh and Fun collection, Magical Folder
Step # 1: Use the Whammy cardstock from the Black Magic Collection to distress, antique, sanding  and outline.  New to these techniques? Check out our videos here.
Step # 2: Die cut some leaf flourishes and sand them.
Step # 3: Emboss and thensand some lavender cardstock and punch out some petals to arrange into floral sprays to represent the wisteria branches.
Step # 4: Sand some lavender cardstock and die cut the title.
Step # 5: Starting with the double matted photo, adhere with foam tape to background page and add layers of embossed torn layers of cardstock.
Step #6: Continue to embellish layout with flourishes, floral sprays, ribbon and title.

New Year’s Eve Banner with Tracy Gruber

December 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Tim Holtz

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The countdown has begun…having a New Year’s Eve party?  Then you came to the right place!
We have a great New Year’s  Banner from Designer Tracy Gruber:
Every celebration needs a fun banner and New Year’s Eve is no exception!  Starte by cutting 4×4″ squares from black Core card stock from the Neutrals Collection.  Next, cut 3×3″ squares from gray Core card stock, also from the Neutrals collection.  Then use a corner rounder to round all of the corners of both the black and gray squares.  Sand the edges of all of the black squares with the Sand It Gadget.  Cut out the letters using the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge at 2 1/4.”  Next, Cut out the bottles from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge at 3 1/2″ each.  Emboss and then sand the “liquid” in side of the bottle with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to make it look like bubbles!  Attach them to the banner with Tombow 3D foam tabs.
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And some close ups:
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How cute are the sequins for the bubbles???
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Supplies:
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Alphalicious Cricut cartridge
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
-We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder
-Diamond Stickles
-Sequins

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Whenever I think of New Year’s Eve, I think of glitter and confetti.  So for my New Year’s card, I got out my Glitter Silk paper!  It is so fun and sparkly….perfect for for my card.  Simply cut three strips (I used the Princess Pink and Copper Shimmer) and adhere them to a white card base.  I cut the larger strip at 1 1/4″ and the two smaller at 1/4.”  The champagne glass is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and is cut at 4 3/4.”  I embossed and sanded the “liquid” inside of the glass to make it look bubbly!

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Supplies:
-Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge
-Lawn Fawn Harold’s ABC’s stamp set
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Tombow 3D Foam Tabs and Mono Multi Glue
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

ONE More Project featuring Tombow Adhesive!

December 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Friday! Did you have fun this week?  I know yesterday we said “LAST” day but we have a bonus project for you from Shaunte Wadley! We will be back later today with our winners so there is still time to hit all the blogs for a chance to win!  AND we are giving an additional prize pack on Facebook!

UPDATED with WINNERS!

Our Blog Hop  winner is from Debbie Standard’s blog!

Wendy  December 4, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Such gorgeous cards…I love your work!

 

And our FACEBOOK WINNER is

Saundra L Fitzgerald Products I use day in day out that never fail me!! Thank you all for helping me create a beautiful world for my Friends and Family

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name address and phone with “Tombow Winner” in the subject line. Winners have two weeks to claim prizes.

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Nothing screams Holiday like a handmade gift set.  Make some tags for your friends quickly and easily! And making your own gift box is SO easy with Core because it is sturdy and folds beautifully. Shaunte used her Silhouette for this project but you can find boxes templates virtually anywhere these days.

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I cut this box using Silhouette file (http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=22477) (3D Artisan Box) using Core Impressions (Jenni Bowlin, Scarlet Wallpaper). I was worried that the deep embossing wouldn’t cut well with all the grooves, but it cut like butter. No problems!

After I cut the box, I assembled it using Tombo Mono liguid glue. It is my go-to adhesive for projects that need a strong bond. I have learned that tape runners and glue dots stop working over time on edges and flaps. Tombo Mono is awesome. Sometimes too awesome. Do not try to rearrange anything that has been glued with this stuff- the paper will shred!

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I used the scraps leftover from cutting the box to create 12 gift tags.
I circle cut the Core Impressions, and used a scalloped circle punch with some white core essentials. I glued those together, added a fun holly leaf punch with Core Couture to add some sparkle.

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Easy-peasy!

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The original box cutting file included holes punched to add a ribbon to tie the box closed. When I cut the file on my machine, I took out the holes, and opted to use a Tombow Hook and Loop Tab for the enclosure. When I am wrapping gifts, I don’t have time to tie and untie a ribbon to get into the box, no matter how cute it is! The hook and loop are handy for quick access, and I still added the ribbon for looks!
The tags look adorable in the matching box- and will make a great pre-Chrismas gift for a friend!

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