Fall Medallion Wreath

It’s fall! I can’t help but decorate my little heart out when it comes to fall. I love fall colors but I always seem to add a little twist to it. A heathery aqua mixed in with all the other fall colors just speaks perfection to me, so when I started designing this wreath, it ended up with a mix of non-traditional aqua and tried-and-true yellow. And the juxtaposition doesn’t end there. A mix of somewhat predictable leaves combined with stylish medallions makes this wreath modern and straighforward–my favorite look. No matter what colors you choose for your wreath, you’ll love how easy it is to create.

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Fall Medallion Wreath Supplies

Step 1: Wrap burlap ribbon around wreath form, securing the beginning and ends with straight pins.

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Step 2: To make medallions, cut strips of card stock 1.5″ x 12″ and score every 1/2″.

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Step 3: Fold the card stock accordion style, and sand the edges of the folded card stock.

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Step 4: Adhere ends of each card stock strip together to form a ring, and let dry. With the ring on a flat surface, press the top edges inward to create a medallion, and glue the medallion to a scrap of card stock to secure.

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Step 5: Secure leaves and medallions to the wreath using straight pins.

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Step 6: Secure a piece of ribbon to the back of the wreath using straight pins as a hanger.

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And just like that you have a striking wreath. Hang it up and enjoy your creation.

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~Lisa

Autumn Bunting With Chalk Core

September 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

It’s time for falling leaves, pumpkin everything, and sweaters. It’s AUTUMN! And to celebrate the beginning of my favorite season, I created this awesome bunting using the White Chalkboard card stock, which I am loving.

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Autumn Bunting Supplies:

Step 1: Cut your Chalk Core card stock into six 4″ x 6″ pieces. Then cut a notch out of the bottom of each piece.

Step 2: Lightly sand the surface of each piece for a scratched appearance and more heavily sand the edges.Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

Step 3: Stamp the letters to spell “Autumn” on each of the card stock pieces using VersaMark ink, and emboss using an Ivory embossing powder.Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

Step 4: Punch holes in the upper corners of all the card stock pieces. Also punch a hole in the center of six leaves.

Step 5: Glue a length of burlap ribbon to the back of each card stock piece using Zip Dry, and let dry. Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

Step 6: Add your card stock pennants to about 6′ of Ivory suede cord. Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

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Now just hang it up and enjoy!

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~Lisa

Introducing the new Core’dinations Design Team

September 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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Thank you for your patience. We finally have our Design Team announcement! This is never an easy process! Introducing our new 2014-2015 Design Team:

Christine Meyer

Gini Williams Cagle

Joann Jamieson

Mary Pat Siehl

Shaunte Wadley

Suzanna Lee

Tami Mayberry

 

And we have added some craft bloggers to our team as well! You may have noticed they started posting their projects on the Core Blog already and they are FAB-U-LOUS!

Adrianne Surian

Amy Cowley

Joy Dickson

Lisa Mabey

Nancy Keslin

 

We are looking forward to the next 6 months!

Embossed Glitter Silk Card

Embossing your Glitter Silk Cardstock is a great way to add interest to your projects. With it’s high quality, it embosses beautifully!

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Embossed Glitter Silk Card Supplies:

Step 1. Make card base from cardstock.

Step 2. Emboss Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection No.11 using Dots embossing folder and cover the front of the card. Add strip of lace diagonally. Cut panel using Kraft side of Kraft-Core diagonally and adhere to card.

Step 3. Cut a panel of Glitter Silk Bermuda Bling, emboss using Stars embossing folder and sand using Sand-It Gadget.

Step 4. Stitch border and attach to card. Add ribbon across card. Stamp sentiment onto White 110lb Cardstock Smooth and trim ‘V’ shape in one end, attach to card using foam pads.

Step 5. Add twine, flower, sequin and stars to finish.

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Spooky Halloween Lantern

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a spooky Halloween paper lantern with you today.  This will add a creepy, but cool, element to your haunted decor!

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Spooky Halloween Lantern Supplies:

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Step 1. Cut the lantern pieces using Core’dinations Bright Color cardstock along with solid black, vellum and black spotted Tillie Dot using your favorite electronic die cut machine.

Step 2. Emboss and sand all of the orange pieces and the black Spotted Tillie Dot spider using the Core’dinations Sand It Gadget.

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Step 3. After embossing and sanding the pieces, I ran them through the Xyron 9″ Creative Station and the Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker.  Those machines helped me quickly add adhesive to the panel pieces.

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Step 4. I used a liquid adhesive to help me adhere the vellum to the inside of the lantern.  By the way, that vellum cut without a problem in my Silhouette Cameo.  YAY!Haunted Lantern by Joy of JoysLife.com

Step 5.  Assemble the lantern and spider. Add two Darice Self Stick Gems to create eyes for the spider.  Spooky!

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Step 6.  Add a Darice Halloween LED Tea Light to your lantern.  I got black tea lights.  They look cool!

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Turn on your tea light and you’re ready to be spooky!

Happy Birthday Card with Fall Flowers

September 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects, Petaloo

Create an easy birthday card with layers and a simple stamped sentiment for that special someone this Fall. Adding a touch of burlap and some  Petaloo flowers is the perfect touch to show someone you care without having to spend a lot of time.
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Supply List:
Here’s a video on how to re-create this card:

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