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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Happy Friendship Day!

August 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives, Xyron

National Friendship Day is the perfect excuse to make a cute card for a friend!
Core’dinations Supplies:
Misc. Core’dinations scraps
Other Supplies:
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink Button Dies
EK Success Corner Rounder
Xyron Sticker Maker
Helmar ZapDots
How To:
1) The white card base is 4.5″ x 6″ of Core’dinations Neutral Snowflake with the top right and bottom left corners rounded.
2) I embossed the Core’dinations Whitewash background (4.25″ x 5.75″) with a Couture Creations Embossing Folder.
3) The embossed piece was then sanded with Core’dinations Sand It Gadget and dusted with the Dust Buddy to let the blue core show through.
4) Then, I printed my sentiment on Core’dinations Smooth Oval Tags.
***Tip: When using Core Tags in your printer, it is  best to print the sentiment out on a piece of paper first to make sure that your sentiment will fit on your tag.  Then attach your Core Tag with semi-permanant adhesive over the already printed sentiment and print the sentiment again.  Always perfect placement when done this way! 
5) Colorful ribbon was then added to the printed tag was glued with ZapDots 1/3 up from the bottom of the card.
6) The colorful die cut buttons are made from scraps of Core’dinations Cardstock.  Once cut, I ran them through my Xyron X Sticker Maker and sanded/dusted them before adding them to the embossed circles.
7)  Give the card to a friend and you are sure to make them smile!
Design by Kate Nolan-Denham

Glitter Silk Gift Bag and Box

July 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Spellbinders, Xyron

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Supplies:
Box and bag
Helmer’s Craft Glue
Xyron 250
Glue Dots
Sookwang
Paper Studio pearl
Spellbinder’s Dies – foliage S4-328 and Aster Flower Topper S5-102
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Debbie Stadard here with an easy step-by-step on how to create a festive gift bag and tag for the that next big day of yours! Don’t be afraid to emboss that Glitter Silk. It looks amazing!
1.  First off pick a little box – as you can see I have had this one awhile but that’s ok – I’m covering it. Using the wrong side of your paper mark the bottom of the box and the top of the box and cut out.  The great thing about Glitter Silk is that the back is white so it’s easy to make lines. Then cut a smaller piece to fit in the bottom of the box.
2.  Now glue all the pieces to the box.
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3. Measure around the box and the height of the bottom of the box and cut.  Glue to sides holding to get a tight fit.  If you have to cut a second strip it’s easier to cut one side and then piece it that way.
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4.  Do the same thing for the top of the box.
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5.  Now because I didn’t want my seam to show on to I used these pearls from Paper Studios.  They worked well on here because they are all attached in one long line so you can do an entire side at one time.
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6.  Then I used a Spellbinder’s die to cut my flower and leaves and embossed the them.  I used my Xyron 250 to run the leaves through and attach to the top of the box and then some Glue dots to add the flower after I added a brad.
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7.  Now to make my bag I used the rest of the turquoise sheet.  I embossed it (you don’t sand Glitter Silk due to the glitter finish) and attached it and another embossed purple strip.  Then I made a banner sentiment using the green and layering it with some turquoise and added a David Tutera Sentiment.
8.  Tie a festive bow to the top and you have a great gift set!
 

4th of July Cards

June 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Authentique, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron

Happy 4th Card by Suzanna Lee

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Supplies:

Black MagicCore EssentialsCore Basics - 110lb White,  Bust Buddy , Sand It Gadget

David Tutera: White Smooth Cards & Envelopes – Size A2; DT-GX-7500-05

Darice Embossing “masks”, Die – Lifestyle Crafts, Embossing Folder – Tim Holtz

Patterened Paper – Pebbles Inc, Letter Roller Stamp – Pebbles Inc, Buttons – Michael’s

Stickles – Tim Holtz

 I used Darice’s embossing folder “mask” to create this special cut out instead of using one of your sandwich plates, you can select areas that you don’t emboss.

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To the left is the sandwich (minus the paper) and to your right is the resulting effect. I chose to “fill” the hole with another piece of embossed BlackMagic that I cut using the embossing mask to trace the oval. The result is less raised as you put embossed cardstock on flat cardstock (as opposed to two layers of embossed paper).

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There is a lot of depth to this card with the fireworks really coming at you! I only adhered the center of the die cut firework sprays thus enabling me to use my finger nail to curl out the “arms”. A little Stickles adds to festivities!

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Happy 4th card by Debbie Standard
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Supplies: 
Core Brights – Navy and Red
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Darice Embossing Folders
DieNamics Hexagon Die
May Arts Twine
Authentique sticker
Stickabilities sticker
Making Memories rub on letters
Xyron 250
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1.  Start by cutting hexagons with your hexagon die cut and your embossing machine.
2.  Take your hexagons and using about three different embossing folders emboss your hexagons.  Then you will sand them with your Sand It Gadget and dust them off with your Dust Buddy.
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3.  Run all your hexagons through your Xyron machine and place on your white card base.
4.  Tie ribbon below your hexagons and add a tag with your sentiment.

#1 Teacher Gift Bag

I don’t know about you but we are gearing up for the end of school here. With only less then two weeks left, I need to get busy on some gifts for my kid’s teachers and we hope you have been enjoying the ideas so far this week! You can easily incorporate these with layouts, cards or any paper crafting project.

I love a good gift bag and Debbie Standard as one for us today but that’s not the focal point. She created her own award ribbon using some Spellbinders Scalloped Circle dies! Just die cut them with an embossing machine and then cut them into pieces. Sand and then adhere them in a circular pattern, add some banner strips and you are done!

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Supplies:
Darice White gift bag
Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions Neutrals Collection
Core Essentials Brights cardstock
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
May Arts Ribbon
Spellbinder’s Die Cut – S4-124 – large scalloped circles
Cuttlebug Embossing machine
Cuttlebug Embossing folder – numbers
Xyron 250
Xyron Mega Runner

 

Layouts with Debbie Standard

Today we have some gorgeous layouts from Debbie Standard!

We had a beautiful day for my mother’s 87th birthday and afterwards while the girls were still dressed up we went around the corner from my house and had them pose in this beautiful field of blue bonnets (Texas is known for their  state flower)! My granddaughter was patient with me up to a point and then she spontaneously burst into some random poses – these were  my favorite!

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1.  Sand the Jillibean Soup Impressions.
2.  Use blue from the Tim Holtz & Ranger  Distress collection and emboss it with a Spellbinder’s embossing folder.  It is of course too wide to run through the embossing machine so I cut my paper in two and embossed each sheet and then attached them together.
3. I matted my photos with white and then added pink behind my photo strip.  I punched the edges with a Martha Stewart punch and then sanded them before adhering.
4.   I cut my flower and my title from my Silhouette ran the title through my Xyron machine and attached it.  Totally loved how these colors came out and reflected everything in my photos.
5.  I printed my journaling on 110 lb Smooth White cardstock and then cut it and ran it through my Xyron machine.
Supplies:
Jillibean Soup Impressions
Tim Holtz Distress Cardstock
Core’dinations Basics
110 Core cardstock smooth
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug embossing machine
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders
Martha Stewart Punch
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Die Cuts – Title and flower
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Teresa Collins Enamel dots
My Mind’s Eye Tags
Xyron 250
Xyron Mega Runner
Glue Dots
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We celebrated my mother’s 87th birthday recently and had her kids, some of her grand kids and great grand kids there. Even with just a partial group there were 16!.  She was thrilled!  When the restaurant realized who we were singing too they all joined in.  She was so cute, I had to document it!

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1. Sand the BasicGrey Core Impressions and adhere together with Washi tape.
2. Then I cut and matted my photos on a sheet of white and then backed it with a bright blue and attached it.
3. Next, I cut my title and my balloons from a Silhouette die, ran them through my Xyron 250, sanded them lightly and adhered them to my page.
6. Add some Queens & Co. twine for  balloon strings.

Supplies:

BasicGrey Whimsey Impressions Collection
Basic Core ‘dinations Cardstock
Glitz Washi tape
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing folders:  Darice
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette die cuts (balloons and title)
Queen & Co. twine
Xyron 250
Xyron Mega Runner
Glue Dots
Paper Studio letter stickers

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