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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Core Cards Creative Frenzy

I love playing with Core'dinations paper! I enjoy that it is so versatile for cutting, embossing, sanding, tearing etc, etc... Here are three cards that I have created using Core'dinations paper.

"Loonie for you." My daughter will be ten years old in two days. I wanted to make her a card with a loonie coin ($1) she could pull off and spend. To make this card, I started out at the bank looking for a brand-new coin. I chose an embossing folder that I thought my daughter would like and used the folder as the design for the rest of the card. I sanded all the layers after embossing them with my Cuttlebug machine. I cut the diamonds with my Cricut machine but you could cut those easily with any paper trimmer. I used a glue dot to attach the money so it will be easy to pull off. The cork heart is actually a coaster from the dollar store that I hand cut. The alphas are by Crate Paper, the Pretty Party collection. The lace and twine, I purchased by the metre at my LSS. We are all about the puns in my house so I think she will love it!

I really enjoy creating effects using the black magic paper. I thought that the red kind of looks like thick velvet curtains when you sand it and that the yellow looks like a light or spotlight. That is the basis for this card. I used my trimmer to cut out two rectangles for the side curtains and then a strip for the fringe at the top. I scored each piece of paper every 1/2 inch. I do not own a scoreboard I just used my scoring blade. (Santa, if you are reading this please note that it would be lovely to own one.) I folded the strips of paper along the lines and voila - a stage. I sanded the paper on the folds that stick out hoping that would add more dimension. I then cut out a 4 and 1/2 inch square of yellow black magic and sanded the middle, like stage lights. The stamped sentiment is by Anna Griffen. The card background is something I created with my Gypsy. I welded a rectangle with rounded corners with another rectangle with this pretty edging. An edging punch could substitute for this effect.

For my third card, I began by looking up an online tutorial of paper airplane folding. (Just google it. There are many tutorials.) I followed the tutorial and scored my white cardstock along the way so it would fold nicely. I then cut out a shape card using my Cricut and Gypsy machines. The Gypsy was to weld the two clouds together so they would make a shape card. The actual clouds are both from the Create A Critter cartridge. I sanded all of the cloud edges just using plain old sand paper from the hubs. I adhered the plane using two glue dots and stitched the tracks with white floss and a needle. The alphas are called "Teeny Alpha" by Glitz.

Thanks for looking!

Have a great day!


  1. These cards are fab - I really love the "Loonie for you" what a great idea:-) TFS

  2. Love how you incorporated the $1 coin on the card for your daughter, and I love all your terrific cards!!!

    I agree with Karons the Loonie card is really a great idea!!! I expect to see that again somewhere... lol!!!

  3. Great cards! The paper is really amazing! Carri ~abusybee