Nov 25, 2012

Core'dinations Hard Core Crop!

Welcome to the 2nd Hard Core Crop! We are bringing in the Holiday season with challenges designed to get you inspired to create for the Holidays. Please head over to the Core blog for crop rules. And we have the Facebook HCC crop page here  for you to chat and hang out with fellow Hard Core Croppers so make sure you head over there, too. You never know when challenges or giveaways will pop up over there!

Every year I find myself looking at the very expensive, layered gift tags at the store. Sometimes I pass them up, sometimes I buy them regretting how much money I spend on them. For this crop I decided to make my own. Since we are starting so early, they are actually quite easy to make in bulk! I started with the Core'dinations Tags and some various holiday colored Core'dinations cardstock:
 I used my Cuttlebug to emboss each piece of Core with a different patterned embossing folder. Then I found a rectangular punch that perfectly fit the center of my tags and finally layered them with embellishments.
You can use wood veneer:
or bakers twine and pins:
or bells and other shaped punches:
or ribbon and little letter stamps that say To and From:
or tulle and Therm O Web Glitter Dust.
No matter what you choose, your tags will be cute, handmade, cheap and quick to assemble. So my challenge to you is to pull out some Core and make some layered gift tags. You can use premade Core'dinations tags or make the tags from Core'dinations cardstock yourself. Either way, make sure you layer some more Core'dinations on top! For this challenge you must make at least TWO (2) tags per entry. A random winner will be chosen to receive this fabulous Core'dinations prize:

Contestants for this challenge must use the Linkinz below. If you do not have a blog, please feel free to use Photobucket or Flickr or any other photo sharing sight that provides links. Challenges must include Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock. You may not combine this challenge with any of the other HCC challenges but you may complete this challenge as many times as you like. You must link by 8 pm, December 2nd (Sunday). All winners must email by DECEMBER 12th with their name, address, phone number and prize the won in the subject line. For ex.: Core'dinations Crop Tillie Prize pack Winner.
Have fun!


  1. Fab set of tags - love the colours, layers and textures!!!
    Thank you for this fun challenge :)

  2. Wonderful tags! I think the star themed is my favorite <3

  3. Love them. The candy cane one is just yummi

  4. All your tags are so cute! Enjoyed doing the challenge!

  5. I can't post my tags. It says the function is disabled so here they are...

    Great Challenge!

  6. Thanks for such an inspiring challenge. Rather than the complex designs, I used some basic foundations cs and went to 'town' making even more of these really fun tags. When the pressure is off to worry about tons of product, these really start to fly together!

  7. Thanks for the fun challenge, Rebecca! I love your cute tags!I could not know how to enter with that tool, but I have enjoyed the challenge so much! My post for this challenge.