We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Today I have a card to share that uses lots of embossing and some stamping too!
Christmas Card Supply List:
- Core Essentials Scarlett Red
- Core Gemstones in Topal
- Chalk Core in White
- Spotted: Jillian Dot
- White 80 Lb Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget
- Dreamweaver “Greetings” Embossing Folder
- Stampendous “Tis the Season” clear stamps
Step 1: Emboss the Chalk Core with the Greetings Embossing folder and sand with Sand It Gadget to bring out the chalk.
Step 2: Emboss a small piece of the Scarlett Red cardstock to get a little bit of the embossing folder border and add it to the white tag.
Step 3: Sand the Spotted paper and add it and Scarlett Red cardstock to the base of your card. Top with the embosssed Chalk Core piece.
Step 4: Stamp your sentiment on a white circle cut from Core Basics 80Lb Cardstock.
Step 5: Die cut a deer head from Gemstone Cardstock. Add all the pieces to the tag using dimensional adhesive to pop some up.
Don’t forget to click HERE to enter to win our Chalk Core Prize pack!
Hot Chocolate Layout by Mary Pat
Mary Pat here with you today and winter is just around the corner. We already had our first light snow! Core’dinations Cardstock is just perfect for all your winter themed projects. Today I have a winter layout that I made using many different types of the Core’dinations Cardstock!
Hot Chocolate Layout Supplies:
- Core’dinaions Cardstock (Vintage Collection, Gemstone Collection, Whitewash Collection )
- Imaginisce pattern paper
- Some Odd Girl clear stamps
- Silhouette images
- Martha Stewart (scoring board and circle cutter)
- Hero Arts ink
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
I love to layer my cardstock and I layered my Gemstone Cardstock on top of Vintage Colleges. I then cut out using my Silhouette some snowflakes using more of the Gemstone.
I made a video on how I made this layout along with demonstrating three very fun techniques using Core (scoring, corrugating, and sanding).
Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a wonderful and crafty day!
Joy to the World Layout by Suzanna Lee
That time of the year where red and green dominates and all things holly and jolly is fast approaching! I have just finished a plethora of last years Christmas layouts using the traditional colors and I’m ready for something different! Today I’m sharing with you a Christmas layout that doesn’t scream Christmas but is still “of the genre” so to speak.
Joy to the World Layout Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Adirondack Meadow, GX-1910-41
- Kraft Core Shattered Collection
- Core’dinations Gemstones
- Kraft Core, Nostalgic collection
- Core’dinations Vellum
- Dust Buddy
- Embossing Folders; Sizzix/Tim Holtz, Couture Creations, Design Objectives
- Big Kick
- Die – Dienamics
Still have the green, still have the stars that are often associated with Christmas, even the boughs. Just omit the red, replace it with blue and a little shimmery metallic and you have a non-traditional Christmas layout.
Banners of combined embossing and debossing with parts of words fussy cut to create the title are dead simple with Core’dinations cardstock! Run the cardstock through your die cut machine and trim away with your scissors. Sand it a tad with the Sand -It-Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with the Dust Buddy or you will be remembering that project all Christmas season long!
Core’dinations vellum is perfect for the holidays! Here I used a sub-title stamped on Core’dinations vellum for a little contrast and visual pop.
More fussy cutting of embossing items. That top, right space needed a little something and these stars were the perfect complimentary filler.
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little Christmas card and box. I have used the box for my card but you could easily use it as gift box. I think this is going to be a box that I am going to make again for some of my co-workers this year since I was really happy how it turned out.
I just love how this box opens up.
and here is a closer look at the card. I used the Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock. I just love how it came out.
Finally, here is the card open.
Star Christmas Card with Gift Box Supplies:
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core’dinations Gemstones Pearlescent Finish Cardstock
- Core’dinations Dark Colors Core Cardstock
- Core’dinations Chalk Core White Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Star Fold Card From Monica’s Creative Room
- Darice Seasonal Embossing Folder
- Stars Five
- Snowflakes View Die
- Sentiment Stamp From Northwood Rubber Stamps
- Bling From My Stash
- Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps.
Step 1. The base of the box is created by starting with a piece of White Cardstock 11″ x 11 1/2″. Place the card stock on your Scor-Pal with the 11 1/2″ side up and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 9″ and 10 1/2″ marks. Flip the card stock and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 8 1/2″ and 10″ marks.
Step 2. Cut off the corners so your card stock looks like this. This will be the base of your box.
Step 3. To make the tops of the box start by taking a piece of card stock 6 1/4″ x 9″ and place on your Scor-Pal. Note: this needs to be done twice, once for each side. Starting on the 9″ side, scor at the 1 1/2 and 7 1/2″ marks, flip your card stock over and scor at the 1 1/4″ and 2 3/4″ marks.
Step 4. Next mark and cut off the pieces identified with the X’s
Step 5. Your finished piece should like like this. The flap on the bottom will be glued to the bottom of the box to allow the top to open.
Step 6. Your assembled box will look like this. By gluing the flaps to the bottom of the box it allows the box to open up in a different manner.
Step 7. Finally, decorate your box with lots of gorgeous Core’dinations Cardstock. To turn this into a Santa box, add a strip of Black across the middle of the box and a buckle!
Step 8. For the card, cut out the pieces using your electronic cutting machine (for details on cut file see supply list). Once you are finished you will end up with these pieces. Choose whatever color you wish for the glitter paper.
Step 9. To make the 3D star for the center of the card, cut 7 of the medium sized stars, scor them in the middle and glue them back to back. Once the glue is dry, fasten the star to only one side of the card so the card will open and close.
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends!
During this month of giving thanks and gratitude, I love doing a few extra things to show people how much they mean to me. And while I’ll be out of town on Thanksgiving day with family, I have a little group of women who I’m very grateful for, so I’m making up a little Thanksgiving favor for them to open. This would also be a really fun idea to make for anyone coming to your Thanksgiving feast.
DIY Favor Box Supplies:
- Neutrals Core Essentials card stock
- Core’Dinations Gemstones Collection
- Gold Chinese Take Out Boxes
- Border punch
- Black ink
Step 1: Take the wire handle off the take out box, and lay it flat.
Step 2: Trace the side section onto Gemstone card stock, and cut out 2 for each box.
Step 3: Stamp your greeting on the bottom middle of your Gemstone card stock in Black ink, and adhere to the take out box.
Step 4: Cut a 2-1/2″ strip from black card stock, and punch along the top and bottom with your border punch.
Step 5: Write name on 1-1/4″ strip of Gemstone card stock, and layer on black card stock. Cut to shape of box front, and adhere to box.
Step 6: Reassemble box, tie ribbon to handle and fill!