Vintage Love Quotes Box

February 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you and today I want to show you my twist on the classic rectangle box that is also easy to make!


For the flower, I layered pink core pastels cardstock and Vellum quotes for a unique look.


and finally here is a top down look so you can see all sides of the box.


Vintage Love Quotes Box Supplies:


To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for your box out of White cardstock.  For best results, I would suggest using the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock!



Step 2.  Cut the base pieces out a piece from the Core Essentials Neutrals Collection.


Step 3. Distress all the edges of the White cardstock to give it a vintage look.


Step 4.  Assemble the pieces as shown and allow your glue to dry.


Step 5.  Finally, layer on your pieces of neutrals cardstock that has been embossed and sanded and then decorate the box as desired.  Click here for a detailed video on the assembly by the creator of the cut file.


Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!



“Eat Dessert First” Treat Bag

Hi friends!  It’s Joy from Joy’s Life here, sharing a quick and easy bag made with the Silhouette Cameo and Core’dinations papers and vellum quotes.

JoysLifeSilhouetteWinterBag5-e1419974412276Eat Dessert First Treat Bag Supplies:

Eat Dessert First Bag by Joy from

Step 1. This bag is easy to create.  Simply cut it out using the bracket window box #19287 from the Silhouette Store.  I’m using a piece of Core’dinations Teal Quatrefoil paper #GX-2300-66.

Eat Dessert First Bag by Joy from

 Step 2. I re-sized the bracket area to approximately 3.1 x 3.1 so I could glue a Core’dinations vellum quote inside.

 Eat Dessert First Bag by Joy from

Step 3: Using Zip Dry Paper Glue, I glued the vellum quote inside the bag.


Step 4: Fold the perforated lines, add a few dabs of glue and a ribbon and you’re done!

Now it’s all ready for sharing a delicious treat or small gift.  I chose a blue that’s a great shade for winter themes but it’s easily changed for any occasion!

Have a wonderful winter!  I hope you enjoyed this project!  When I’m not here you can find me at!



Spring Centerpiece with Vellum Daisy Flowers

February 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Decor, Seasonal, Spring Projects

Are you guys ready for Spring yet? The part of the country that I’m from, we haven’t had much of a winter. Bulb flowers are already starting to bloom and it is only the first part of February. It is crazy! We usually get plenty of snow. Anyway, I am starting to get excited about Spring. I love the plants coming back to life, the weather warming up, and all the flowers that come with it. Today I’m going to share this fun and simple Spring Centerpiece with Vellum Daisy Flowers with you.


Spring Centerpiece with Vellum Daisy Flowers Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Vellum in Pink, Blue, Shimmery Gold, Shimmery White
  • Large Brads for Flower Centers
  • Green Paper Straws
  • Tin Pot
  • Floral Foam
  • Green Shredded Paper
  • Scissors
  • Electronic Die Cutting Machine or Flower Punch


Step 1. Cut four flowers out of each color of Vellum.


Step 2. Put two of the matching flowers together, off setting the petals.


Step 3. Put large brad through center and fold back the prongs. Use something to push them down so they are tight.


Step 4. Make sure the brad is centered on the flower front.


Step 5. Slide the paper straw onto one of the prongs on the back of the flower.


Step 6. Adjust the flower petals if needed.


Step 7. Place the floral foam in the bottom of the tin pot.


Step 8. Start placing paper straws, with flowers on them, into the floral foam. Trim straws as needed to make the flowers different heights.


Step 9. Make sure you can see all the flowers. Adjust if needed.



Step 10. Add shredded paper to cover the floral foam.


Now you have a beautiful Spring Centerpiece to display in your home, even if it isn’t feeling very Spring like outside yet.




Introducing NEW Vellum Quotes & Titles!

February 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Add a special touch to your scrapbooks, cards, presents and more with our brand new Vellum Quotes & Titles! These 3.37 x 3.37 inch vellum squares come in four different themed packs: Sentiments, Inspirational, Celebrate and Love. With our wide assortment of options, it’s easy to find a phrase for any occasion!  Each quote pack contains an assortment of 60 vellum sheets.


Here are some samples of the designs that come in each pack:

samplequotesThe Vellum Quotes & Titles are super fun to work with and provide the perfect finishing touch to any project!

You can use your vellum quotes to create…

Stylish treat bags:

birthday vellum quote treat bag

Elegant centerpieces:

vellum quote - project

Unique cards & tags:

vellum quote cardvellum quote tag

and darling scrapbook layouts!

vellum quote layout - baby love

Love what you see? Stay tuned to our blog all month to see more fun project ideas using vellum quotes and titles!

Core’dinations’ Vellum Quotes & Titles are available NOW at your local Joann Fabric & Craft Stores!


Quick & Easy Chalk Core Layout

January 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Scrapbooking

I know, it doesn’t look quick and easy, but it was! And it could have been even quicker and easier with the use of pre-made flowers.


Chalk Core Layout Supplies:

Step 1: Choose a 12×12 sheet of Core’dinations Chalk Core cardstock. Score the perimeter of the layout. Sand to reveal the white core.

Step 2: Lay a dinner plate in the center of the layout. Trace around dinner plate using a white colored pencil, chalk pencil or white crayon.

Step 3: Adhere photo to bottom left hand corner of circle. Tear strips of vellum and overlay the photo on the top and bottom. Add title cut from an electronic cutting machine or stickers if you want to make it even easier! Add washi tape to the left of the photo.

Step 4: Add flowers to layout using the circle as a guide for placement. Add butterflies, and swirly doodles.

Here is a close up of the detail:


Since the Chalk Core cardstock looks like a chalkboard. I thought adding some doodles to the layout would enhance the chalkboard look. I used a chalk pencil. Here is a tip: to “set” the chalk, when using it on projects use a quick spray of some aerosol hairspray- this will seal the chalk so it will not rub off.




Winter Wonderland Lantern

The holidays may be over, but we still have a few more months of wintery weather.  Bring a little light into the season, with this shimmery tea-light lantern.  Add a battery powered tea light, and   the vellum paper allows a beautiful glow.


Winter Wonderland Lantern Supplies:


Step 1.  Die cut 2 sets of the Luminary die.

Step 2.  Score the cuts as marked on the cuts.


Step 3. Add vellum to the backside of the windows with double-sided tape.


Step 4.  Assemble the lantern with double-sided tape.


Step 6.  Die cut snowflakes and glue to the center of the vellum window.


Step 7.  Embellish the lantern with Shaved Ice, snow border punch, ribbon and floral stems.


So instead of heading out into the winter weather, stay inside where it’s warm and create your own winter wonderland!



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