Stampendous and Core’dinations Giveaway

December 8, 2014 by  
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Welcome to our Mini Hop with Stampendous this week! We have some incredible inspiration for you this week just in time for that Holiday cardmaking. If you have joined us before, you know the drill. Enter to win this awesome prize pack below and don’t forget to check out the blog this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday!

 

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Airbrushed Core’dinations Christmas Card

Good Monday Morning! 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.

Suzanna here today to share with you a Christmas card I created using a Dreamweaver metal stencil and some Stampendous stamps in addition to, of course, Core’dinations cardstock. I used the stencil for some airbrushing and then just simply stamped my sentiment right over top of it. The Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock Number 12 is the perfect shade of green for this Holiday season.

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Airbrushed Christmas Card Supplies: 

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These metal stencils are great not only for embossing but to be used as a mask as well. I added color via my Tim Holtz Spritzer Tool as shown above. Then mask off your red and move the stencil to apply a green leaf or two for contrast. Wanting a bit more contrast and sparkle, it is a Christmas card after all, I flicked some gold mist on top of the flower.

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Sentiments from Stampendous’ Tis the Season stamp set are the perfect sentiments for any Christmas card! Embossing really adds some more texture to the card and pops the sentiment so that it stands out a bit more from your artwork.

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You can see really see the gold mist here and how much it adds to the card.

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The Tim Holtz Shattered green cardstock mimics the veins of the poinsetta leaves for some more interest as well!

~Suzanna Lee

 

Winter Paper Lantern with Snowflakes & Poinsettias

Are you looking for a simple holiday home decor piece that will be as at home now as in the new year?  How about this Winter Paper Lantern?  Covered with poinsettias and snowflakes it will make a lovely addition to your home for months to come.

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Winter Paper Lantern Supplies:

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Step 1:  Begin by cutting snowflakes and flowers from both the Whitewash cardstock (I chose blue for the snowflakes and red for the poinsettas) and vellum.  I used a combination of electronic and manual dies to create my cuts.  I love the wintery feel the Whitewash cardstock created.

lantern_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutsStep 2:  To add additional texture and color, emboss the red Whitewash poinsettias with the snowflake embossing folder.  After embossing, use your Sand-it Gadget to reveal the pattern, and the Dust Buddy to remove any excess paper dust.

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Step 3:  Layer the red poinsettias with the vellum poinsettias to soften the look and adhere with Zip Dry to the paper lantern in a curved pattern.  Spacing the flowers out to fill the space.  I made nine flowers in two sizes for my 12″ lantern.  Remember that if you plan on using an incandescent light bulb in the lantern do not use hot glue, the glue will heat and your items may fall off.  Zip Dry will continue to hold even when the lantern heats up.

lantern_coredinations_nancy keslin_poinsettiasStep 4:  Add snowflakes in and around the poinsettias for additional color and texture, producing a gentle curve along the lantern.

lantern_coredinations_nancy keslin_snowAllow the glue to completely dry before hanging.  I used a battery operated candle light inside of my lantern, and it looks lovely during both day and night.

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~Nancy

 

Winter Wishes Card

Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a simple card that will add some sparkle and shine to your Winter greetings.

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Winter Wishes Card supplies:

Instructions:

Step 1: Form a 4.25 x 5.5-inch card from white cardstock.

Step 2: Cut a 4 x 5.25-inch piece from Reflecting Pool cardstock. Emboss with embossing folder; adhere to card front using Xtreme adhesive runner.

Step 3: Attach a vertical line of square Power Tabs to card front aligning with embossed pattern. Press Designer Foil onto tabs, carefully peel off foil sheet.

Step 4: Die-cut Paper Snowflake shape from Yacht Club Glitter Silk cardstock. Attach to card front as shown using Power tab.

Step 5: Thread twine through center of button; tie in a bow. Attach to center of snowflake using Power Tabs.

Step 6: Die-cut “WINTER” and “wishes” from Black Tie Glitter Silk cardstock; adhere to card front using MONO liquid glue.

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~Tami

 

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Gift

The smell of gingerbread always conjures up great Christmas memories.  When I found this simple recipe for a Gingerbread Sugar Scrub, and knew it would make a great present to have on hand for the season.  And with winter comes dry skin – so this not only smells great, it made my hands feel so smooth after using it.

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Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Gift Supplies:

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Step 1.  Stamp image with watermark ink onto Kraft cardstock. Heat emboss with white powder. Color highlights with pencils. Fussy Cut.

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Step 2.  Die cut a scalloped circle to fit over lid of jar.

Step 3.  Use the inner part of the lid to trace around and mark on the back side of the scalloped circle.

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Step 4.  Cut between each scallop, stopping at the drawn circle.

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Step 5.  Put a bead of glue around the outer lid.

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Step 6.  Center over the drawn circle and allow to dry.  Fold each scallop down.

005Step 7.  Cut nesting circles to make label for the top.  Use watermark pen to write “Gingerbread Sugar Scrub” and heat emboss with gold powder.

Step 8.  Attach to the top using Mono Adhesive.

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Step 9.  Tie gingerbread house onto jar with ribbons.

Step 10.  Fill with homemade sugar scrub.

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe

Mix the ingredients:

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

Slowly add 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil, and 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil.

To Use:  Apply scrub to wet skin, and massage with a circular motion – concentrating on dry areas.  Rinse with warm water.

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Whether you keep this for yourself or gift it to a friend, enjoy the scents of the season!

~Gini

 

Peace, Love, and Joy Ornaments

December 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Seasonal, Winter Projects

It’s time to decorate your Christmas tree! I love this time of year, and I love adding a homemade touch to my tree. I also like a little variety on my tree–I can’t do too many round orbs or I start to get bored. So today I’m showing you how to make your own ornaments using any words you like–I chose Peace, Love, and Joy because they’re kind of my mantra this year. And the best part is that they’re simple to make and you’ll find lots of fun ways to use them. (I’m resisting the urge to sew them together and create a garland out of them…)

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Peace, Love, and Joy Ornaments Supplies:

Peace Love Joy Ornaments by Mabey She Made ItInstructions:

Step 1: Design your cut file. You’ll want to type your words in a script font that will connect all the letters. Then cut them out. You’ll also need to cut 4 words per ornament. I used a neutral for the backing and a red for the face of my ornament.

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Step 2: Stack and glue the words together using the ZipDry adhesive. 

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Step 3: Sand the surface and edges of the words to reveal the dots.

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Step 4: Bend some floral wire through the loops in the words, and twist the ends.

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Then just hang them on your tree and enjoy!

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They bring a definite twist to the traditional tree and I love how simple they are by day and by night!

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~Lisa

 

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