Cards and Tags Using Petaloo, Core’dinations & Xyron

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Adore Card by Shaunte Wadley

I have to admit- I have a hard time using my Petaloo Flower Stash- not because they are hard to use, they are in fact, the easiest! It seems like every project I have added them to has gone from “pretty” to “breathtaking.” They are so detailed, they make your projects look time intensive when in actuality, all you have to do is adhere them. I have a hard time using them- because I am afraid I will run out of them. There. I said it. I am a craft supply hoarder!

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Step 1: Cut the “Adore” frame shape using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the frame from Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan.” This cardstock is thick and has a beautiful pearlized sheen. It cuts really nicely in electronic cutting machines, even with shapes as intricate as this one. The base of the card was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die using Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft.

Step 2: The center of the card is some Core’dinations Basics Vellum, circle cut and embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. Here is a tip I have learned when embossing vellum. Vellum is tricky, it is hard to get the pressure correct when working with embossing and die cut machines. I have had 100 percent success by using a simple kitchen rolling pin! Insert the vellum inside the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure you are working on a flat surface. Roll the rolling pin over the embossing folder, using steady pressure. Gently open part of the folder and check on the vellum, if it is not quite even, or deep enough, roll it again.Adhere the vellum to the center of the card- using adhesive only on the edges so it will not show through.

Step 3: Then, I ran my cut frame shape through my Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max. I prefer to use an adhesive machine for intricate shapes like this one. Otherwise it is a very tedious job to try and apply adhesive onto all of the tiny parts of the shape.

Step 4: This card uses flowers from the Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue.” I used three of the lighter shade of flower, and four of the leaves. These flowers and leaved are thick. I found it easiest to use a little piece of Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape to adhere them into place.

Here is a close-up of the card:

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Many Thanks Tag by Tami Mayberry

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Many Thanks Tag Supplies:

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Step 1: Emboss tag using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Trim off top edge just below eyelet.

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Step 2: Apply adhesive to back of trimmed tag using 3-inch Sticker Maker.

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Step 3: Attach to rust colored tag.

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Step 4: Die-cut Tattered Flower shapes from two coordinating colors of Kraft-Core cardstock.

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Step 5: Sand and ink edges of flowers as desired; layer together and attach to tag as shown. Attach orange flower.

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Step 6: Stamp sentiment banner onto back side of a scrap of kraft core cardstock; cut out.

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Step 7: Attach banner to tag. Embellish bottom edge of tag with rick-rack trim. Tie a large loopy bow from string; attach under edge of flower as shown.

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Vellum Pumpkin Centerpiece

Raise your hand if you love pumpkins for fall decorating. (I’m raising both of mine!) I love how versatile they are and that you can use them from the beginning of fall all the way through Halloween and Thanksgiving. There are a lot of pumpkins at my house. Today we’re going to do a vellum pumpkin centerpiece with lots of class and that can easily be changed up for any occasion. Let’s get started!

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Vellum Pumpkin Centerpiece Supplies:

Step 1: Tear strips of vellum. Paint one side of the strips with decoupage glue, and begin adhering them to the pumpkin. Vellum is a stiff paper by nature, so you may need to hold it on the pumpkin for a few seconds while the glue begins to bond. Don’t forget the stem!

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Step 2: Continue around the pumpkin covering everything twice for a more even appearance, and let dry.

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Step 3: Tie a ribbon around the stem.

Step 4: Cut three leaves using a craft knife or electronic cutter. Adhere them to the pumpkin using the decoupage glue.

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Now just group your vellum pumpkin with a Natural Twig Pumpkin, some Berry Garland, and flowers, and you have a beautiful centerpiece to enjoy all season.

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~Lisa

 

Quick & Easy Cards with Core Basics

September 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz

Today I have two cards using our Core Basics line. The Vellum and  110 lb Smooth White cardstock are great for stamping.  And even though the Kraft and Black cardstocks are not sandable, they still look great embossed, scored and punched!

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Core Basics Cards Supplies:

  • Core Basics: 110 lb Smooth cardstock, Smooth
  • Kraft, Smooth Black, Textured Kraft and Vellum
  • David Tutera Celebrate white cardstock base
  • Fiskars Punch
  • Memento Ink
  • May Arts twine
  • Misc button
  • Darice embossing folder
  • Papertrey Ink dies
  • MyStampBox Stamps
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Happy Day Card

Step 1. Emboss black cardstock and adhere to card base.

Step 2. Stamp sentiment and cut in a banner shape. Gently fold it over a pencil to curl it.

Step 3.  Adhere with embellishments.

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Congratulations Card

Step 1. Stamp on a piece vellum, let dry.

Step 2. Adhere with staples over punched images.

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~Ellen

Win Some Core’dinations!

September 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog

We are sponsoring  the Cupcake Inspiration Blog again! All you need to do is create a card using this inspiration piece. It’s that easy! Please make sure you check out the Challenge Rules section of their blog for details.

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Designer Shaunte Wadley created this card using the above inspiration piece. Love how she used the Core Basics  vellum and crumbled it to look like the cupcake wrapper!

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Cupcake Card Inspiration Piece:

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Layout

Halloween is right around the corner and Core’dinations new Chalk Core is perfect for your all of your Halloween needs. It also core’dinates perfectly with our Black Magic and Core Essentials, too!

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Halloween Layout Supplies:

Step 1. Using a ruler and cutting tool, cut the grid pattern in 1″ increments. Within those 1″ pieces, cut out a smaller square.  Where some of the lines meet, punch a whole for added interest. Lay a piece of Black Magic Cardstock  underneath it and score the lines that will appare in the negative image of the squares you just cut.

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Step 2. Flip over the Black Magic and sand the scored lines, remove dust with Dust Buddy. Line them up again and adhere. Add your additional elements like the sanded doily cut from Chalk Core. Cut the ghosts from the vellum cardstock.

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Step 3. Emboss a piece of vellum and add your title along with some additional embellishments.

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New Core SMOOOOOOOOTH Tags!

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection

Happy Friday! It is quite fabulous, isn’t it???

Designer April Derrick always mixes elements in the coolest fashion. Check out the details on this layout!  And see the scallop shape with the dots underneath the photo?  That is one of our BRAND NEW core SMOOTH tags…this one in particular is our large Fashion Tag. Our same great cardstock with a smooth finish…they are GREAT!

And, of course, April used a Crafter’s Workshop stencil on this layout while working her paint/misting skilz.

How fun is this vellum pocket???

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