Monday, December 02, 2013

Core'dinations Hops with Tombow

All this week Core'dinations is hopping with Tombow so get ready to see some fabulous projects and enjoy the chance to WIN a fabulous prize pack too !!

It's no secret that I am in LOVE with my Silhouette .... and Core'dinations cuts like a dream in this machine so I was able to use this fantastic, detailed cut file to create a couple of Christmas cards AND use my fave Tombow glue pen too adhere them !!

For this first card I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" kraft card base and added a 5 1/4" piece of white spotted cardstock.  I used THIS cut file for the Santa head and cut it using 'Nightfall' from the Core Essentials collection .  This file is perfect to be able to use the cut AND the negative image !!

I thought Santa need a little sparkle so I adhered this on top of 'Red Flash' from the Glitter Silk collection - LOVE this cardstock !!  

I wanted a bold sentiment for this card so using the same black 'nightfall' cardstock, I cut THIS file using my Silhouette.  It cut beautifully and to just the right size for this card.

A couple of pieces of twine and this card is ready to put in the mail  ....

For the card using the original cut I was able to really layer this as it is just an outline of Santa. To start I used another 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" card base from the David Tutera Celebrate collection and layered on a piece of black Jillian Dot Spotted and then a piece of Scarlet Tillie Dot Spotted cardstock.

Using a snowflake embossing folder, I ran a piece of Pearl Gemstones cardstock through my embossing machine and the rounded the corners.

The Tombow Glue Pen became a VERY important adhesive in my kit a LONG time ago.  It is exactly what you need to adhere these tiny little pieces with.  It writes on like using a pen and the adhesive is super strong .... for my larger pieces I am addicted to the Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue - LOVE this one and has been a fave of mine for many years.  Definitely a staple for anyone that truly wants their product to stay where they put it ;))

I wrapped some twine on this one as well and added the same sentiment to finish it off ..... They look so cute side by side - a shame to mail them (but I will ;))

Thanks so much for stopping by ..... now make sure to head over to the other girls' blogs today AND ALL WEEK LONG !!!

Don't forget to check out the Core'dinations Blog AND the Tombow Blog too for a chance to WIN .....


  1. jen, wonderful cards, you truly bring a smile to my face when i look at your designed cards!! nice showcasing of the coredinations cardstock

  2. I didn't know there was such a thing as a Tombow Glue Pen. Sounds like just the thing for those narrow pieces!!! Wonderful cards!!
    <3 J

    Part of the Face(book)less Throng
    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. I like how you used the positive and negative images - why get rid of one or the other!

  4. I can see I need to put the Tombow glue pen on my Christmas list! LOVE your cards!

  5. Wonderful use of the cut pieces! Love the cards.

  6. I'm still trying to figure out how to do a lot of things on the Silhouette. Love your idea of using the positive and negative images of your cut for the cards. they are darling. thanks for sharing.

  7. Awesome cards! I love them both....positive & negative!

  8. Oooooh - I love that Core'dinations red polka dot card! The Tombow glue pen sounds like a useful piece of kit too.

  9. Oh these are cute!
    Great use of the cutout.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the Santa, thanks for sharing.

  11. FABULOUS pair of cards Jennifer!!!
    LOVE the sparkle & layers of your 1st card and the shimmer & textures of your 2nd card, along with the delicate designs & trims on BOTH of them ... I can see why you LOVE your Silhouette!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CRAFTY Christmas INSPIRATION :)

  12. These are adorable!! Love them!

  13. Love how you used the cut and the negative! Fantastic cards! Love that Santa!

  14. Awe, thanks everyone !!! I loved making these cards and am happy that you all love them too :)) xo

  15. Both cards are really cute. I like the way you used but the negative and positive - I wouldn't have thought to use the black with the red and white but it is great.

  16. Boy, I have some catching up to do. Great Cards!!