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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!
Adore Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan
- Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft
- Core’dinations Basics Vellum
- Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max
- Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue
- Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape
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:
Many Thanks Tag by Tami Mayberry
Many Thanks Tag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic cardstock
- Core’dinations Sandable Tags (Dark)
- Unity Stamp Company Thanks, Thanks & Thanks stamp set
- Clearsnap espresso pigment ink pad
- Petaloo orange/yellow flowers set
- Petaloo cream rick-rack and stitched edge ribbon
- May Arts brown burlap string
- Sizzix Tattered Florals die (#656640)
- Sizzix Woodgrain embossing folder (#659450)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Clearsnap Art Dauber
- Xyron: Tape Runner, 3 inch Sticker Maker
Step 1: Emboss tag using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Trim off top edge just below eyelet.
Step 2: Apply adhesive to back of trimmed tag using 3-inch Sticker Maker.
Step 3: Attach to rust colored tag.
Step 4: Die-cut Tattered Flower shapes from two coordinating colors of Kraft-Core cardstock.
Step 5: Sand and ink edges of flowers as desired; layer together and attach to tag as shown. Attach orange flower.
Step 6: Stamp sentiment banner onto back side of a scrap of kraft core cardstock; cut out.
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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Give Thanks Layout by Christine Meyer
I always love the opportunity to get a favorite picture onto a layout and stored as a lifetime memory – today I have a fall layout to share with you featuring products from Core’dinations, Xyron, and Petaloo that does just that. Christine joining you today to share a layout of some of my kiddos with their Grandma enjoying a fall tradition – leaf piles.
Give Thanks Layout Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions
- Jillian Snowflake Spotted
- Core Basics Kraft
- Core Tags – Dark Assorted
- Dust Buddy & Sand-it Gadget
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection No. 3
- Coredinations Vellum Quotes & Titles
- Darice Leaf Embossing Folder
- Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy Trim – Paprika
- Petaloo Darjeeling Petites Autumn
- Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix
- Petaloo Darjeeling Petites Teastained Red
- Petaloo Trim Assorted Whites
- Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker
- Xyron Mega Runner
- Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots
Step 2: Cut out the center of the Seasonal Impressions cardstock – leaving just a one inch border. Sand the border and use the Xyron Mega Runne to add Spotted Cardstock underneath as the base.
Step 3: Add Tags and Red Cardstock to create the center of your layout use the Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker. Add Petaloo trims to the Xyron 3 inch Sticker Maker and then attach them above and below. Step 4: Run the vellum quote thru the Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker. This is the best way to attach vellum because it doesn’t show up at all! Add the vellum to the tag. Step 5: Put the picture on top of the Kraft cardstock and center it.
Step 6: Add a die cut banner and Embellish the corners with Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers. Xyron’s High Tack Adhesive Dots make attaching small flowers like this an easy job! Products like this make it both easy and fun to put together a layout that we can cherish forever!
Count Your Blessings Layout by Suzanna Lee
Do you have those family dinner table picture that we all take at Thanksgiving, and once you finally seen them think, “ugh! how am I going to scrap that?”. Well fret no more! I have the solution for you. First, convert your picture to black and white. The conversion will soften the clash between Auntie Rose’s purple hair and Grandpa Jack’s hot pink tie and allow you to use the colors of your choice in your layout, just as I did here!
Count Your Blessings Layout Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Impressions, Basic Grey Ornate
- Core’dinations Core Impressions, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Brown and Cream
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz, Kraft Core, Shattered
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz, Kraft Core, Adirondack
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget
- Core’dinations Dust Buddy
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Ink
- Petaloo Dahlias, Red/Fuschias
- Petaloo Mini Daisies, Red, Fuchias
- Xyron Adhesive Dots
- Xyron Mega Runner
Step 1:To create both bases of your layout, you will need your trusty Core’dinations steeds; your Sand It Gadget and your Dust Buddy. Sand the edges of the the Basic Grey Core Impressions and wipe the dust with your Dust Buddy to reveal the colored core. If you would like a bit more definition to the border of the page, as I did, then use some Distress ink around the edges. Fussy cut out the Jenni Bowlin Square Label paper and similarly, sand and dust it.
Step 2: Layer a long banner cut from Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock that you sanded and rubbed with some Distress Paint with your picture, Petaloo flowers and some die cut leaves. The PERFECT adhesive to stick Petaloo flowers down with is Xyron’s adhesive dots! They come in two sizes, 3/16 inch which is perfect for the little daises I used on the bottom, right hand corner of my page and the larger, 3/8 inch dots for the larger Petaloo flowers!
Step 3: Whatever was not put together with Adhesive Dots, was put everything together with my Xyron MegaRunner! I just love the ability to drop in the cartridge and set to work. No fuss running tape here, there and everywhere or having it snap and need to be re-thread mid-project! Just remove the spent cartridge and pop in a new one and you are good to go!
David Tutera Celebrate A2 Assorted Patterned Bold Cards & Envelopes
David Tutera Celebrate Happy Birthday Layered Sentiments
David Tutera CelebrateBaby Girl Embellishment Kit
Core Essentials: French Roast, Izmir Purple
Spotted Jillian Dot: Snowflake
Sand It Gadget
Other: Xyron and American Crafts adhesive
Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a kid’s Craft project with you. Today I’m sharing how I made puppets for the story, Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See ? featuring tons of Core’dinations Cardstock including the Brown Bear as the focal point made out of Chocolate Box cardstock!
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See Puppets
I used to teach first grade and my students LOVED reading this book. It’s a great book because it’s repetitive and kids can pick up on how to read it pretty quickly! My son memorized this book when he was 2 1/2 and now being 4 he likes to “read” it to his little sister. I thought it would be really fun for him to use these puppets in his puppet theater and create a puppet show for his little sister to watch.
To create the puppets, I used Chocolate Box , Core Basics , 110 lb White Premium Cardstock, straws, and photos. I cut out the animals using my Silhouette. They might not be the exact same shape as the animals in the book, but at least they are the same animals. At the end of the story, there is a Teacher and Students part. I used photos that I had taken in my son’s class. All the animals and photos I adhered to straws using hot glue. The bear I assembled using Xyron Glue Dots and Xyron Glue Stick.
I love the way this brown bear looks sanded! I used the Chocolate Box and sanded away! I love how the sanding gives him so much dimension.
Core Tip: Use the backsides! The great thing about the Chocolate Box Pack is that it gives you so many options. You can sand away like I did on the bear or you can flip over the colors and use the colored side on the back!
This was such a fun project and I cannot wait to give it to my son and watch his puppet show!!
We are so excited for this week and trust me when I say our papers are a match made in heaven! But seeing is believing, right? So make sure you stick around all week long for some inpsiration and a giveaway of course!
Make sure you check out the Authentique BLOG for more ideas and a giveaway AND you can find their complete lines of gorgeous papers HERE. Today is all about cards, cards and more cards using the Authentique Be(you)tiful line.
First up Debbie Standard shows us how all you need is some Core Essentials and gorgeous patterned papers to make some quick and easy cards! Love how Debbie mixes the hexagons with other prints using her embossing folders.
Cardstock: Core’dinations Darks Collection
Patterned Paper: Authentique Be(you)tiful collection
This card from Debbie showcases a great way to use those scraps! You can cut out shapes from your Core and save them for another project and use the negative space.
Cardstock: Core’dinations Core Essentials
And next up we have Vivian Keh with some more cards…loving the Vintage Cardstock on this first one. Everyone LOVES a gray color palette and the Be(you)tiful is perfect for it! I know gray has become my “go to” neutral.
And a gorgeous close up:
Hemp for cards is a favorite of mine because you can add a soft touch and it’s not too bulky:
See how Core and Authentique match PERFECTLY???
Get out those diec cuts and pop up dots! Just some simple shapes cut out of cardstock, and of course sanded, not only add visual interest but it makes cardmaking easy!
And another close up:
Authentique – Be(you)tiful Collection
Fiskars – Edger Punch
EK Success – Flower Burst Border Punch
Momenta – Metal Embellishments
Xyron – X Tool, Mega Runner
Cuttlebug – Embossing Folder
Spellbinders – Layered Flowers Die
Ranger – Antique Linen Distress Ink
Hemptique – Hemp String
So if you have been with us this week then you have been seeing loads of Xyron and Core ALL week long. And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway over there, too. AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win.
We love our mega runners and today that is what we are working here on the Core blog!
Hi! I’m Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a project I made using the Xyron mega runner and Core’dinations Fancy Pants Core Impressions and pink Vintage cardstock. I also used some Authentique patterned paper. My daughter turned two recently and so we got her two year old pictures taken. I just adored this one and had to create a mini album page layout.
Mini Album Two Year Old Layout
As mentioned before, I used the Xyron Mega tape runner. Even though it is called a “mega” tape runner it isn’t so mega that it is obtrusive to your crafting. Actually, I love the size of the mega tape runner. I also love the refill system, so simple and quick! Thank you Xyron!!!
In this layout I used the Fancy Pants Core impression paper for the photo frame, and then I sanded it. The pick accents are the Core’dinations Vintage Collection. I cut out the accents using my Silhouette Cameo.
Fancy Pants Core Impressions, Vintage Core’dinations, Authentique Patterned paper, Vintage sequins from stash (the were my great grandmother’s), flower, Xyron mega tape runner, Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy.
And next up Designer Ava Gavloski with an amazing project for us today, too!
Party Favors have truly taken center stage at parties and has given the cake a nudge. So, today, I would like the two too share the spot light together.
Lets start with quality Xyron Adhesive and the best cardstock on the market…Coredinations!
You need some GREAT adhesive for this. Have you ever made a project like this and then the next day it’s all popped apart? Not with Xyron. This beauty is still going strong!
Now, look at how lovely the Couture Creations Embossing folder showcases the Core’dinations inner colored cardstock.
Adding some Graphic 45 papers to the top of the cake was a delight. To complete the bridal presentation I made a card and decorated a candle holder to match the festive occasion.
“Sugar and Spice” from Pastels Collection
“Old Paper” from Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection
Mega runner tape adhesive
1.5 Create a Sticker
Glue Stick for corners
May Arts Ribbon
Couture Creations – Embossing Folder: Smooch, from Fresh & Fun Collection,
Graphic 45- Once a upon a springtime pattern paper
Marvy Uchida – Floral Paper Punch
Marvy Uchida-Poppy punch
And a layout from Designer Kim Moreno!
Here’s how Kim created this layout:
I used my ScorPal again to create the border around the edge of my layout and then sanded it slightly. I then sanded and cut out the ledger cardstock and adhered it to the center of the black cardstock. I matted my photo with the red cardstock and tore it along the bottom to reveal the colored core of the red cardstock. I cut out the clocks and sanded each of them to reveal the kraft core. Then layered my photos and embellishments to finish my layout.