Some Bunny Loves You!

April 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Xyron


Hello! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion  here to share a kid’s craft with you today! We are going to make bunny hats! Get excited! They are super simple! When I was a first grade teacher, my students LOVED making hats for any occasion. So, now that I have my own kids I had to make the hats with them, especially now that my daughter is BIG into dress-up clothes.

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I know they have those $1 bunny ears out there made of fabric, but these are really fun to make to help keep your kids busy on those freezing snow days we’ve had! My daughter had a blast making these and especially wearing them! Now, I know you may be thinking, “She’s two. How did she make those?” Well, she was mostly the assistant. In my humble opinion, I believe that getting kids helping at a young age helps them feel confident with Arts and Crafts.

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How to make Paper Bunny Hats and Noses:


4 pieces of 8 1/2 x11 White Core 110lbs

1 piece Pink from Core Essentials Pastels

Swiss Dots Embossing Folder or any dotted embossing folder

Cuttlebug or your choice of embossing machine

Ear Template- hand draw or use the one below

Xyron Double sided tape


1. Draw a bunny ear on the 8 1/2 x 11 piece of White Core. Cut out and use as your template for the White Core. This does not have to be perfect, it’s just for fun! Trace onto two pieces of the White Core and cut out.

2. Draw a similar shape but smaller on the white paper. Cut out and use as your template. These do not have to be perfect. It’s just for fun! Then trace onto the Pink Core and cut out.

3. Take one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 White Core and fold in half, hot dog style, then fold again so you have 4 pieces. Cut these out. Tape together measuring your child’s head. This will be the head band.

4. Put Pink Core into Swiss Dots Embossing folder and then sand the dots.

5. Tape the Pink Core onto the inside of the bunny ears.

6. Tape the bottom of the bunny ears to the headband. *Quick Tip* If you roll the bunny ears up and let it go. It will help make the ears come forward for a cute look.

7. Use scotch tape to put the bunny nose on your child’s nose.

8. Enjoy!

Here are the templates I used below in case you want to use them. Just right click on the image and save to your computer and then print.

Core Bunny Ears Printable

Xyron + Core = one lucky recipient!

March 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

Hi there, Core’dinations friends. Vivian Keh here today with a Clean and Simple card for St. Patty’s Day. Most of my projects are usually anything but CAS, but I think it’s very important to stretch one’s crafty muscles now and then. It gives me an opportunity to appreciate the skills of folks who design in styles other than mine as well as a chance to see if it’s time to venture into new crafty territory.

VivianKehCASCoreCard_1 For my card, I started out with a bright and happy hue from our Core’dinations “Vintage” Collection, plus a great cutting file for my Silhouette Cameo, #25132 by Sweet Afton. This cutting file has three great borders, including horseshoes and fun St. Patty’s text in addition to the pretty clover strand you see here. I adore accentuating edges of my Core’dinations Cardstock with a delicate sanding of the edges. With these more intricate die-cuts, I do the sanding with a light hand so as not to tear any of the stems.

VivianKehCASCoreCard_2Have I shared with you how much I adore my Xyron X Sticker Maker? A crafty friend online introduced me to this tool awhile back, and it now sits on my craft table at all times, making adhering strips like these a complete breeze.

VivianKehCASCoreCard_3My die-cuts went onto a background of Creme Brulee from our Graphic 45 Signature Series. I love this particular cream because it’s very fresh. For a bit of shine, I added some Glossy Accents from Ranger to the clover strip and some text that was also die-cut from my Silhouette, file #39508 by Jamie Koay.

VivianKehCASCoreCard_AAnd a few gems from my stash to liven up the white space a little bit but stay within the world of CAS. I rounded the top corner of my cream piece and my green base in order to bring the eye upward. Thanks so much for visiting with me here today!


Core’dinations: Vintage  Collection, Graphic 45 Signature Series, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Silhouette: File #25132 by Sweet Afton, File #39508 by Jamie Koay
Xyron: X Sticker Maker
Ranger: Glossy Accents
Self-adhesive Gems
We R Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper

Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Giveaway!

December 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics


We have a fun treat for you!  Merry Christmas! Happy New year!  

How much do you love Kraft-Core? Well we have a treat for YOU…HURRY you only have until Sunday. Click on the image and then enter to WIN!



How about some inspiration from our Design Team using this fabulous line of Core’dinations!

First up we have a layout from Kate Nolan-Denham.Looks so cool, doesn’t it?  Loving the red and green she used here for a cute Christmas layout:


And next up some projects from Debbie Standard using the Shattered cardstock.  Love how she used the doilies on this layout and all that embossing and sanding is INCREDIBLE! You can use your Kraft-Core as is or play with it…sky is the limit.

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And it works GREAT for cards, too!  Debbeie added a touch of stamping with one of our Smooth Tags (they are SO great for stamping).

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Hard Core Crop Winnners in HERE!

November 12, 2013 by  
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Thank you Thank you Thank you so much for all of your hard work.

We will be updating this post as the designers choose their winners so stay close!

Please email with your full name, address AND phone number with the challenge you won in the title (For example: Suzanna’s Challenge). You have have ONE week from the day we post on the Core Blog to claim your prize. Please allow for 4-6 weeks for shipping and processing.

Winners updated!

Friday, November 1st

Ava Gavloski Wine Box Challenge –> Prize is Vintage Collection Pack

Winner is Elizabeth Parham

Suzanna Lee- Christmas Challenge –> Prize is Neutrals Collection Pack

Winner is Louise

Kate Nolan-Denham  Stamped tags Challenge –> Prize is Black Magic Collection Pack

Winner is Pamela Haskin 

Margie Higuchi  Banner Challenge –> Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Prize Pack

Winner is Linda Knox

Ellen Sosnoski’s  Handmade Element Card Challenge –> Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection Pack

Winner is  Tammy L

Tami Mayberry: CAS card Challenge –> Clean & Simple Cards Book

Donna Phelan


Saturday, November 2nd

Jill Lebbin Kids Crafts Challenge–> Prize is Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock

Winner is Paperpapier

Jennifer Edwardson David Tutera Celebrate Ornament Challenge –> Prize is Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions Cardstock

Winner is Joy

Debbie  Standard – Thankful layout Challenge –> Whitewash Collection Pack –> Brights Collection Pack

Winner is Jill Rugg

Tracy Gruber Stamping & Core Challenge–> Prize is Darks Collection Pack

Winner is Cecilia Hsieh

Gail Linder – Patchwork inspired background Challenge –> Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions Cardstock

Winner is Heaney

Kerri Smith Creating with Tags Challenge –> Prize is Jenni Bowlin Everyday Core Impressions

Winner is Jackie Schachter

Vivian Keh Gratitude Cards with and Autumn Palette –> Prize is Whitewash Collection Pack

Winner is Linda Knox


Sunday, November 3rd

Mary Pat Siehl gift Bag and Tag Challenge –> Prize is Chocolate Box Cardstock

Winner is Shona!

Jennifer Edwardson Core  Ornament Challenge –>Prize is Pastel Collection Pack

Winner is Linda

Clare  Buswell- Quick and Easy Christmas cards –> Tim Holtz Kraft Kore Seasonal Impressions

Winner is Lynn Hardy

Winners! Winners!

November 4, 2013 by  
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Theresa Kowalewski
Lynelle Jones
Amber Hannah
Mary Holshouser
Core and Couture Creations Giveaway
Congratulations Ladies…please read below to claim your prizes!
 Please email your name and address and phone number.
You will have one week to contact us to claim your prize.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for your prize to be processed and shipped. 
And don’t forget we are cropping! So if you didn’t see  your name above we are still giving away over $300 worth of Core’dinations Cardstock!!! Join us HERE to chat and see all the details HERE.

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