“Eat Dessert First” Treat Bag

Hi friends!  It’s Joy from Joy’s Life here, sharing a quick and easy bag made with the Silhouette Cameo and Core’dinations papers and vellum quotes.

JoysLifeSilhouetteWinterBag5-e1419974412276Eat Dessert First Treat Bag Supplies:

Eat Dessert First Bag by Joy from JoysLife.com

Step 1. This bag is easy to create.  Simply cut it out using the bracket window box #19287 from the Silhouette Store.  I’m using a piece of Core’dinations Teal Quatrefoil paper #GX-2300-66.

Eat Dessert First Bag by Joy from JoysLife.com

 Step 2. I re-sized the bracket area to approximately 3.1 x 3.1 so I could glue a Core’dinations vellum quote inside.

 Eat Dessert First Bag by Joy from JoysLife.com

Step 3: Using Zip Dry Paper Glue, I glued the vellum quote inside the bag.


Step 4: Fold the perforated lines, add a few dabs of glue and a ribbon and you’re done!

Now it’s all ready for sharing a delicious treat or small gift.  I chose a blue that’s a great shade for winter themes but it’s easily changed for any occasion!

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



DIY Love Mobile

February 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Scrapbooking

Are you looking for a unique way to display photos in your home?  How about this Love Mobile! This project may look complicated, but is really quite simple, and can make a huge statement in your home.  And, with the small format photos is the perfect way to use some of those Instagram photos we all have.


Love Mobile Supplies:

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Step 1:  Die cut, punch, and hand cut a variety of shapes from the papers.  Hearts, circles, and scalloped circles work best as these can be easily layered.  Emboss shapes from the Chalk Core and Spotted papers.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutsStep 2:  Sand embossed shapes to reveal the core and add additional color and dimension.

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Step 3: Layer shapes and embellishments and create strands with your photos to determine layout of mobile.  I used a total of 7 strands to complete my mobile with the photos cut to 2 inch squares.  Each strand had a total of 4 photos (two on each side) and 6 layered embellishments (again, two per side). for a total of 28 photos and 42 layered shapes.  Your number may vary.

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Step 4:  To assemble strands sandwich  wire between shapes, being sure to leave enough wire at the top to wrap around embroidery hoop later.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_assemble wireStep 5:  Or, you can poke holes in your shapes and photos and wrap the wires around and through.  Add beads, pearls and gems between your items for extra interest and sparkle.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_wire wrapStep 6:  To assemble the mobile, wrap the wire around embroidery hoop evenly spacing your strands around the hoop.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_hangStep 7:   I used two pieces of twine tied at either end and evenly spaced around hoop and then gathered them in the middle to create the hanger.  This allows me to level the mobile later.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_stringStep 8:  I used an additional piece of twine to hang the mobile from the ceiling.  Here you can see how I gathered the twine together to adjust the sides for leveling.

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Step 9:  Finally wrap the embroidery hoop with lace.  I plan on hanging this mobile in my guest room/office for all to see.  I love that I can see all the photos of my family every day.




Flower Pot Card with Hidden Tag

We still have weeks more of winter, but I am already yearning for the warmer days of spring. I adore the bright and beautiful flowers of the season, and find that they lift my spirits like nothing else.  I find that I often start making cheerful projects to help me get over the winter blues.  This fun card is sure to brighten someone’s day as well.

Flower-pot-cardFlower Pot Card Supplies:


Step 1.  Score a piece of cardstock along the top edge of the card base (large enough to accommodate the flower pot die).  Tape the die so the top cutting edge is off of the cardstock, and cut.


Step 2.  Die cut the smaller sized flower pot and distress the surface with the Sand-It Gadget.


Step 3.  Machine stitch the smaller pot onto the larger one, leaving the top open to form a pocket.

Step 4.  Decorate the flower pot with die cuts and ribbons.


Step 5.  Use the smaller die to draw a line to trim a large tag, so that it will fit into the pocket, while leaving enough visible at the top to add flowers.



Step 6.  Decorate the tag with flowers, ribbon and vellum sentiment.


Step 7.  Slide into the pocket to finish.

010I hope that I have put a little spring into your day! Thanks for stopping by.



Spring Centerpiece with Vellum Daisy Flowers

February 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Decor, Seasonal, Spring Projects

Are you guys ready for Spring yet? The part of the country that I’m from, we haven’t had much of a winter. Bulb flowers are already starting to bloom and it is only the first part of February. It is crazy! We usually get plenty of snow. Anyway, I am starting to get excited about Spring. I love the plants coming back to life, the weather warming up, and all the flowers that come with it. Today I’m going to share this fun and simple Spring Centerpiece with Vellum Daisy Flowers with you.


Spring Centerpiece with Vellum Daisy Flowers Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Vellum in Pink, Blue, Shimmery Gold, Shimmery White
  • Large Brads for Flower Centers
  • Green Paper Straws
  • Tin Pot
  • Floral Foam
  • Green Shredded Paper
  • Scissors
  • Electronic Die Cutting Machine or Flower Punch


Step 1. Cut four flowers out of each color of Vellum.


Step 2. Put two of the matching flowers together, off setting the petals.


Step 3. Put large brad through center and fold back the prongs. Use something to push them down so they are tight.


Step 4. Make sure the brad is centered on the flower front.


Step 5. Slide the paper straw onto one of the prongs on the back of the flower.


Step 6. Adjust the flower petals if needed.


Step 7. Place the floral foam in the bottom of the tin pot.


Step 8. Start placing paper straws, with flowers on them, into the floral foam. Trim straws as needed to make the flowers different heights.


Step 9. Make sure you can see all the flowers. Adjust if needed.



Step 10. Add shredded paper to cover the floral foam.


Now you have a beautiful Spring Centerpiece to display in your home, even if it isn’t feeling very Spring like outside yet.




Get Well Soon Box

February 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Do you have a friend, family member, or co-worker suffering from cold and flu season?  Why not bring them a Get Well Soon box made from a few basic Core’dinations supplies and filled with goodies to have them feeling better in no time.

get well box

Get Well Box Supplies:

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Step 1: Trace box template onto white Core’dinations cardstock.  The 110lb cardstock has a nice weight and will create a sturdy box.  If you want something a little more heavy duty, you can add a layer of thin chipboard or shirt board.  Score along inside lines.

first aid_coredinations_nancy keslin_cut and embossStep 2:  Cut strips of Roasted Pepper, Jillian Dot paper 1/2 x 1 1/2 wide.  You will need 4 strips to create the cross shapes for the front and back of the box.

first aid_coredinations_nancy keslin_red cutsStep 3:  Assemble box and attach Medical Cross to the front and back.

first aid_coredinations_nancy keslin_assembleStep 4:  Fill your box with your recipeint’s favorite things.  Some suggestions include magazines, puzzle book, cough drops, tissues, hand sanitizer, tea bags, lip balm…really, the sky is the limit.  Don’t forget a cute, bright colored tag with well wishes written on it.






Tim Holtz Distressed Floral Tag

Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you today. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring. Even though we are in the middle of Winter here I still like to create projects with flowers and dream of warmer weather. Today I have one of those projects to share with you using some Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection cardstock- and dies from Sizzix by Tim as well. Not only is it filled with layers of texture, it can be used for any occasion and created in any color you desire!


Tattered Floral Tag Supplies:

Step 1: Die-cut largest tag shape from Linen cardstock and hole reinforcement from Black Soot cardstock. Sand edges; adhere together.

Step 2: Die-cut vine shape from Forest Moss and Peeled Paint cardstocks. Add veins to leaves using stylus. Sand and shape as desired. Adhere Forest Moss layer to tag using feature photo as a guide and trimming as needed.  Layer Peeled Paint layer on top of previous layer adhering only along stems and curving leaves upward.


Step 3: Die-cut two flower shapes from Victorian Velvet cardstock and one from Tattered Rose cardstock; sand lightly. Shape layers as desired; layer together as shown alternating colors and using foam squares in between layers. Adhere assembled flower to tag.

Step 4: Thread button with thread. Attach to center of flower using adhesive dot.




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