Rock the New Year With Rockstar Photo Props

Hey friends, Adrianne here today!  Are you planning to party like a rockstar this New Year’s Eve?  Okay, I am not.  I confess.  We have 2 young kids and little to no hope of finding a sitter, so we will probably team up with another family, and hope we all make it to midnight.  But it’s still fun to pretend sometimes, isn’t it?  Photo props are a really fun New Year’s Eve tradition, and I made up a sparkling set for this year’s little NYE party that have a rock star theme.  Because 2015 is going to rock, right?

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It’s a little twist on what you normally see out there.  The new trend isn’t just mustaches, it’s a full beard these days, so I put together a few beards, some retro glasses, microphones, and even some backstage passes.  The best part is, if they’re stored well, you can use these again and again for other parties.  Just swap out the label on your jar, which is just tied on with ribbon!

Rock star photo props supplies:

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Step 1. Determine what you want to free-hand cut, and what you want to simplify by creating or buying a file for.  I used the most sparkling paper I had: blue and black Glitter Silk, combined with Gemstones card stock.  You should be able to cut all your accessories from 6×6 sized sheets, though the larger paper would certainly work well too.  I cut everything but the microphones with my Cameo, but don’t forget that you can trace your favorite sunglasses, and freehand a beard pretty easily.  I designed my own “VIP backstage pass” lanyard, to go along with the theme.  You can click here to download the file.

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Step 2.  Because the microphones were such simple shapes, I used pop dot black paper and glittery silver card stock, with black paper accents.  I assembled them in just minutes with scrapbooking glue.

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Step 3. Add the dowels to your props.  In a pinch, paper straws would also look nice, but they don’t hold up as well.  It’s best to secure the dowel in 2 places, if you can. I use a heavy tape (like duct tape) at the top of the dowel, then a generous dot of scrapbook glue at the bottom to stabilize it.

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Step 4.  Punch a hole at the top of your VIP passes, and tie them onto a 36″ length of thin ribbon, cord, or yarn.  They’re not facial props, but they are a fun addition to the rock star theme!

Step 5. Now, just prep your jar or bucket for the party!  Shredded paper looks great in clear jars, and helps to support your sticks.

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Step 5.  Tie on a great sign with ribbon to ring in the new year, and you’re ready to party!  Tip: Hang a plain backdrop somewhere in the house, or designate a blank wall to serve as the photo station.  Your guests will love taking a few selfies with your rockstar props!

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How do you normally ring in the new year?  Any plans this year?

~Adrianne

 

New Years Wine Bottle Gift Tag

A bottle of bubbly is an obvious host or hostess gift for your New Year’s parties! A wine bottle tag is a quick way to personalize your present. This idea would also be an easy one to change up slightly for any other holiday event.

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New Years Wine Bottle Gift Tag Supplies: 

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Step One: Trim snowflake cardstock into 9″x3″ strip. Using a 2″ circle punch, create a hole in the end of the cardstock strip, centering left to right.

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Step Two: Score the punched cardstock strip, on the punched end at 3″.

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Step Three:  Using an electronic cutting machine, die cut, or template cut the word “Cheers!” from Glitter Silk cardstock.

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Step Four:  Using an electronic cutting machine, die cut, or template cut bow tie elements from Core Couture Glitter cardstock.

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Assemble the bow tie pieces.

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Step Five:  Computer generate “Happy New Year” on Core Basics Kraft cardstock and cut into strip. Cut additional 1/2″ strip of kraft cardstock and adhere to wine tag.

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Step Six: Assemble all elements of wine tag. Trim bottom of tag into pennant shape, adhere sequins and date stickers or die cuts as shown.

Repeat for additional bottles!

~Shaunte

 

Christmas Card With Stampendous & Dreamweaver

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!

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Christmas Card Supply List:

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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.

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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.

~Christine

 

 Don’t forget to click HERE to enter to win our Chalk Core Prize pack!

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Core’dinations & Tombow Christmas Layout

CoreHeaderSwap_Tombow copyWelcome to another day of our Tombow & Core’dinations projects!  Tombow makes great adhesive for all crafts and today I thought I’d focus on how great they are for layouts! Stay tuned for a giveaway later this week, you don’t want to miss it!

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Step 1:Use an electronic die cut machine to cut out title and ornaments.

Step 2: Use Sand-It Gadget to sand both dotted papers and adhere to the black neutral base.

Step 3: Use Tombow Aqua glue to adhere the small parts of the die cuts.

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Step 4: Adhere all the parts to the green base. Since Tombow is clear, no worries on any showing!

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Step 5: Embellish with stickers and pearls.

Isn’t it wonderful how much we can do with beautiful Core’dinations Cardstock?  Hope your holiday season is off to a fabulous start!

~Christine

 

Winter Layouts

Hot Chocolate Layout by Mary Pat

Hi Everyone,

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!

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Hot Chocolate Layout Supplies:

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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.

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Joy to the World Layout Supplies:

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.

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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!

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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.

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More fussy cutting of embossing items. That top, right space needed a little something and these stars were the perfect complimentary filler.

 

HollyDays Holly Card & Box

Hi friends!  It’s Joy from Joy’s Life here, sharing a HOLLYday card and box with you!

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HollyDays Holly Card and Box Supplies:

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Step 1. I cut out the holly leaves and box using Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot and the Silhouette Cameo 2.  The berries were cut using the pretty Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock.  I used the 3D Holly Box (Silhouette ID #52658) and duplicated and shrank more of the holly to recreate the image on the card.

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Step 2. I added adhesive to the holly leaves and berries using the Xyron 5″ Creative Station.

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The holly looks so pretty with these papers!

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Step 3: I assembled the box and used liquid glue to secure the sides and bottom.  A combination of the Xyron and liquid glue helped me adhere all the parts of the box and card.

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Step 4: I stamped the holly sentiment from the Joy’s Life Oh Christmas Puns stamp set onto a Core’dinations kraft card using red ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  When I’m not here you can find me at JoysLife.com!

~Joy

 

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