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Friday, October 7, 2011

A Trio of Tags with Core-dinations and GlueArts!

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It's never too soon to start thinking about the holidays.

In our house once Halloween is over...it's practically Christmas. Or at least it feels like Christmas given the month of November tends to just be a blur!

Designer Lesley Langdon is helping you get a jump start with a trio of tags that are perfect for the holidays or really anytime as they're easily adaptable to most occasions! Designer Ania Lexander  has the perfect card for someone special's birthday!!


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Trio of Christmas Tags
GlueArts Designer: Lesley Langdon

Intro:
Even though it may seem far from Christmas, I always like to get into the spirit ahead of time and make tags and cards in advance. These tags are very simple to make, with the Core'dinations cardstock flowers being the focal point. Picture these tags on your wrapped gifts, in kraft paper, green paper, gift bags, etc. These tags are easy to assemble with the help of Glue Arts Glue Gun and the new Pro Plus cartridge!

Supplies:
Glue Arts Pro Plus (Perma Tac)
Glue Arts Glue Gun
Cardstock: Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock (Core Impressions: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Collection)
Sand It Gadget: Core'dinations
Dust Buddy: Core'dinations
Die Templates: Grand Scalloped Circles Nestabilities® by Spellbinders
Die Cut Machine: The Grand Calibur by Spellbinders
Mists: Shimmerz Paints (Mama Sings the Blues, Licorice)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co (25 Days of Christmas)
Ink: Memories Ink
Ribbon: May Arts (Leaves), American Crafts (Red Roses)
Tags: Office Depot
Other: String, Buttons

Instructions: 
1. Using Core'dinations cardstock, sand the embossed Color Core cardstock with the Sand It Gadget, exposing the color underneath. Use your Core'dinations Dust Buddy to clean up all the cardstock dust! Run through die cut machine and cut different sizes of the Grand Scalloped Circles, or similar. You can even hand cut circles.


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2. Starting from the outside, cut a swirl pattern into the circle and roll from the outside.
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3. Using you Glue Arts Glue Gun, place a good amount of glue onto the base of the flower and stick together. Press the flower between two plates with all your weight.
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4. Spritz with blue and black Shimmerz spritz. Let dry. Use your Glue Arts Glue Gun to adhere button to center.
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5. Assemble tag by stamping sentiment at top, placing some sanded Core'dinations cardstock onto the tag with your Glue Glider Pro Plus. Use your Glue Gun to adhere 2 different ribbons, and then your homemade flower.
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6. Attach string.



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Twisted Flower Happy Birthday Card
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander

Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro - Extreme Tac
GlueArts Raisens
GlueArts U Cut It Foam
Hot glue

Other: Coredinators JBS / Whitewash collection, paper smooches sentiments stamp, glimmer mist


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Start with preparing your cardbase. Take a 1"x12" piece of scrap cardstock, and sand it to reveal the color behind the surface.


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Spray the strip with mist to wet it & to add shimmer (mine's iridescent gold, which makes it shimmer only, no added color), twist and wrap the strip around itself like shown on the image.

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Grab another piece of scrap paper, and generously add a glob of hot glue onto it.

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Coil and wrap the twisted strip of cardstock around itself and place it upon the glob of hot glue. Add more hot glue if needed. Trim off the excess when the glue is cooled down, and you have a flower decoration you can use anywhere on your projects.

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Assemble your card! (and yes, I love the look of the cardstock unsanded...love the subtle embossed letters/alphabets! Just because you can doesn't mean you should!)





Many of you have commented how much you like Core-dinations cardstock and GlueArts adhesives. We agree with you that it's the perfect combination! We'd like for you to be able to create and share projects with us using our two companies products! So we'd like to invite you to enter to win




Simply post a comment here and we'll enter you to win the Core Impressions Jillibean pack along with the Core Impressions Basic Grey pack! (that 40 sheets of cardstock!!) Plus we're also including a Glue Glider Pro with our Perma Squares Cartridge and our Adhesive Squares! We'll select one random winner next Monday!


We also have another way for you to win! We'd like to invite you to go Like Core-dinations on their Facebook wall and leave them a big friendly hello on their wall. 


Then post on ourGlueArts Facebook wall you've gone and liked them. 


We'll enter you to win this fantastic Core-dinations Tim Holtz Distress paper pack!


user posted imageWe have one final day tomorrow and we invite you to stop  by to see Designer Linda Albrecht's incredible project!

Here's a peek of her fun project!

We hope you have stopped by the Core-dinations blog as well this week for more fun and ways to win!





Speaking of ways to win...have you heard about our new PRO+ Cartridges? They work right in your existing Glue Glider PRO Handle and give you the freedom to flip the cartridge to push you adhesive versus pull. Either direction you go...you'll find increased glideability and smoothness! We hope you'll stop by our website to enter to win one for yourself! 

We're giving away 10 PRO+ cartridges a day plus a PRO Handle today through October 10th! And best of all...it just takes one entry to win! So what are you waiting for??!!   





64 comments:

  1. those would be cute on packages under the xmas tree.

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  2. These tags are adorable- I know I would never give them away..lol

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  3. Great tags. I love all the ideas on this blog :)

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  4. Love the Christmas tags!! I have already started to make my 50 Christmas cards and yes, I am using Core'Dinations paper. The Glitter CoreCoture. LOVE IT! Thank you! :)

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  5. The tags are wonderful! I really need to try that twisted flower. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  6. Stunning tags! I love the colors. Great tutorial!

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  7. I LOVE the tags and the card! Awesome flowers!

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  8. i reall y love these tags ! they are very nice and easy to make
    thanx fer the giveaway
    hugs
    mallika

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  9. i reall y love these tags ! they are very nice and easy to make
    thanx fer the giveaway
    hugs
    mallika

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  10. I love the flower on the card. Very nice!

    I am all ready to start on my Christmas Cards!

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  11. such cute tags!! Thanks for such a great giveaway!!
    Mindi
    wickedmtchic@yahoo.com

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  12. What a great idea on how to make your own flowers. I'm going to try this tonight. Thanks for sharing and for such a great giveaway!

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  13. wow...great inspiration today!!!!!!

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  14. Really like those tags, and the card is great!

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  15. I love those flowers on those tags. They are so cute.

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  16. very fun! Will have to give it a shot - no facebook - so will have to settle for just one chance.
    Have a great weekend!
    Sandra ltb

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  17. Another inspirational day on your blog! Thanks!!

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  18. Wonderful tags! Thanks for the directions for the flwoers!

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  19. I love the flowers. You have more patience than I do. ;o) Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Oh I LOVE the ideas for the holiday projects!! THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the flowers!! =) THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  21. Love those little flower tags!

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  22. Those flowers look like something I can do and they are beautiful on the tags.

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  23. Great projects today! Thanks for all the tutorials. I'm going to try my hand at making some of these flowers!

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  24. Beautiful project girls!! COngratulations!! And TFS!! Love it! Hygs.. Maggy :)

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  25. Love, love, love these projects

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  26. Great project ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Love those spiral flowers. Fabulous. Great idea to use hot glue too.

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  28. Thanks for all the great inspiration on this blog, love it!

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  29. Oh how I love those flowers and tags!!!

    Tanya Phenis

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  30. Today's projects are awesome!! I'm so inspired to make tags now!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  31. love it! tags look amazing i love coordinations and glue arts

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  32. Great flowers on the tags and card!

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  33. The tags are beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  34. Lovely tags, love the flowers!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Lovely tags, love the flowers, Im always looking fr new ways to do flowers. They so much dimension and interest to your projects. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  36. Love all the projects with these papers! What a wonderful surprise it would be to find out I won and able to replicate your projects!:) Best form of flattery!

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  37. Lesley's Christmas Tags are just gorgeous with her homemade flower. GlueArts glue gun to the rescue here. Ania's twisted flower really pops on her birthday card. Hope to win some Core'dinations cardstock as I love the sanded and embossed looks besides all the other textures available. Paired with GlueArts adhesives a crafter is all set. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. Love the tags. The flowers are beautiful.

    Sharon
    rsmobley85@gmail.com

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  39. Wow great week of great projects...thanks for sharing..

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  40. love the tags and the flowers I love the look of this paper and what you can do with it. thanks for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  41. Beautiful flowers and tags. I justlove the Core-dinations papers and the core impressions are great. The Glue Glider Pro is my adhesive of choice. Thanks for a chance to win such a great prize.

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  42. How cool is this givaway thanks for the chance to win. would love to win the glue glide to.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  43. So cool how you used the tag on a card, love that! I will definitely be "stealing" that idea!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  44. Wonderful projects. Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  45. Love the flowers. So many good ideas.

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  46. Love the tags and thanks for showing how to do the flowers, the're great. Thanks also for the chance to win.

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  47. I absolutely love the card!!! The unsanded cardstock is such a subtle background to a perfect b-day card!!

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  48. The tags are so creative! Wonderful job!

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  49. I love to make tags. They are so cute, easy to make, and don't take as much time as cards. Nice.

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  50. Love the projects today. I love making my own embellishments.These flower tutorials are perfect!

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  51. Love these flower techniques. Good for Lesley in getting her Christmas tags done early, and I love the card...sanded or unsanded, the Core'dinations cardstock still looks great!

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  52. Glue Arts Rocks !!! More great projects.

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  53. Enjoyed the projects love the flowers thanks for sharing the instructions.
    Linda

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  54. Beautiful tags and what great color on the card. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  55. Wonderful tags, and love the card. TFS!!!
    Amyscats
    amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

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  56. Wow!! Cuter and cuter projects! You are definitely putting me in the mood to start thinking about the holidays! Would love to win some Glue Arts and Core'dinations!

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