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!



DIY Treat Holder with Core’dinations Vellum

February 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Hi everyone!  It’s Joann with you and today I want to show you a fun and easy treat holder made out of the lovely Core Vellum!

Joann-Larkin-Treat-Box1-e1422216330670Treat Holder Supplies:

  • Coredinations Vellum Silver Metallic GX-2300-93
  • Coredinations Vellum Baby Pink GX-2300-98
  • Darice Die Cutting Embossing Stencil Nesting Floral Shapes
  • Spellbinders Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box
  • Heartfelt Romantic Garden Paper Collection (For The Tag)
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • JustRite Elegant Fronds Background Stamp
  • Versamark and Silver embossing powder
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Bling From My Stash

To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by stamping your vellum using the JustRite Elegant Fronds Background Stamp and heat embossing it.  The new Core Vellum is fantastic and a total joy to work with since the embossing powder does not break off once it is set.


Step 2.  Center your die over the Vellum and pass through your die cutting machine.


Step 3.  Using another piece of Baby Pink Vellum, cut out the largest Darice Die Cutting Embossing Stencil Nesting Floral Shapes die.


Step 4.  Emboss using the embossing folder that you desire.


Step 5.  Finally, place a treat on the inside, close your treat holder and place on your embossed Pink Vellum for a splash of color.


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



Butterfly Luminary

February 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann here with you today.  This month we are featuring projects made with the fabulous Core Vellum and Core Vellum Quotes, and today I decided to combine both for you for this particular project. This was my first time using Core Vellum and I must tell you it’s a pleasure to work with.  In the past  when I’ve used regular vellum I have not had a lot of success with heat embossing… Not the case with Core.  Your heat embossing works like a charm.  I will never use any other vellum again now…

luminary-butterflyButterfly Luminary Supplies:

  • Coredinations Vellum Baby Pink – GX-2300-98
  • Coredinations Vellum Gold Metallic – GX-2300-94
  • Coredinations Vellum – GX-1810-10
  • Coredinations Core Essentials Pastels Cardstock
  • Coredinations Inspirational Vellum Quotes
  • Core Basics 80 lb White Cardstock
  • Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
  • Darice Nesting Rectangles Embossing Essentials Die
  • Spellbinders Butterfly Magic Die
  • Spellbinders Dainty Dots Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders Les Papillions Two Die
  • Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms PreCut Set – HCPC 3608
  • Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Die – HCD 748
  • Versamark
  • Party Pink Embossing Powder
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Silhouette Cameo

Joann-Larkin-Butterfly-Luminaire-Supplies-e1422217397729To make this project, follow these steps.

Step 1. Start by cutting a piece of White cardstock 11″ x 6 1/4″ and using the Spellbinders Butterfly Magic Die cut out your pattern.  For the best possible box use the Core Basics 80 lb or 110 lb. card stock!  Next, taking a piece of Coredinations Vellum Baby Pink in the same size, emboss it using the Spellbinders Dainty Dots Embossing Folder.  Once the vellum is embossed, attach the vellum to the White cardstock and then roll into a circle.  Note:  try to curve your cardstock prior to attaching it in a circle.  This will allow the project to hold the shape better.


Step 2. Using the Darice Nesting Rectangles Embossing Essentials Die, cut out the Vellum quote and the paper using the next larger size.  The flowers are stamped using Versamark and Party Pink Embossing Powder and heat embossed prior to die cutting them out.


Step 3. Finally, layer on your pieces and decorate the box as desired.


Here is pic of what the Luminary looks like with the flameless candle turned on.


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!


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