St. Patrick’s Day Tag

St. Patrick’s Day, and all that is green is soon approaching. It just so happens that green is my favorite color – any shade possible!  To celebrate, I thought that an easy mixed media tag would be fun to put together.

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St. Patrick’s Day Tag Supplies:

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Step 1.  Cut tag from green cardstock and emboss with folder.

Step 2.  Sand the raised areas.

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Step 3.  Paint the edges of the tag.

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Step 4.  Spread Creative Medium through stencil and sprinkle with glitter.  Allow to dry.

Step 5.  Arrange ribbons on the tag and nestle printed paper as shown.

Step 6.  Ink the edges of the foam shamrock and add to the ribbons along with small green flowers.

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I hope the luck of the Irish is with you this season! Thanks for stopping by.

~Gini

 

Tri-fold Shamrock Card

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today and with Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching I felt it only fitting to make a card for the occasion!  I am not sure about your part of the world but around these parts everyone is Irish, at least for 1 day lol!

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Here is a closer look at the detail:

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Here is a look at the inside of the card:

opencardTri-fold Shamrock Card Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the base of your card out of Core Essentials Dark cardstock and the inside of the card out of Core Dark Green Flower Cardstock.  Attach the inside piece onto the card at any time.

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Step 2.  Cut the largest hearts out of the same Core Dark Green Flower Cardstock and the smaller hearts out of Core Dark Green Plaid Cardstock.  Once cut, glue the smaller onto the larger heart and attach to the front of the card.

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Step 3.  Cut the LUCKY phrase out of Core Essentials Dark cardstock, Core Dark Green Plaid Cardstock, Core Couture Glitter Cardstock and Core Glitter Silk Cardstock.  Once the pieces are all cut you can assemble the layers taking time to ensure that they full dry.   Once complete, this can be fastened to the front of the card.

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Step 4.  Finish decorating with a fun ribbon bow and a Vellum quote cut using the Spellbinders Floral Assortment die.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!

~Joann

 

Introducing NEW 12″ x 24″ Adhesive Glitter Paper!

March 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog

With a glitter finish that never flakes off and the convenience of an adhesive backing, the new 12 x 24 inch Core’dinations glitter paper is pretty, sparkly AND extremely useful! Our new adhesive glitter paper is perfect for home decor, papercrafting, DIY party decor and more. The large 12 x 24 inch size is compatible with electronic die cut machines so it’s super easy to cut out and apply your creations with ease!

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The adhesive glitter paper comes in 7 beautiful and trendy colors:

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Our new 12 x 24 inch adhesive glitter paper is available NOW in Joann Fabric & Craft Stores – let us know what you think!

Glass Pebble Scrap Magnets

Hey guys, Adrianne here with you today to share an idea for using your favorite scraps you’ve been saving – turn them into pretty pebble magnets using dollar store glass gems and a bit of Mod Podge! Chances are, you have some beautifully-coordinated papers in your favorite colors hiding out in your scrap bin right now, don’t you?  You only need  about a 1-inch square of each of those pretty prints to create a set of magnets.  Show off your love of scrapbooking and paper crafts on the refrigerator door or your family white board with this tutorial.

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Glass Pebble Scrap Magnet Supplies:

  • Scraps of your favorite Core’dinations patterned papers
  • Clear glass gems (find them in the floral department of your dollar store or craft store)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge (Matte or Glossy)
  • Paintbrush
  • Plastic craft squeegee
  • Ceramic button magnets
  • E6000, or your favorite heavy-duty adhesive

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Step 1. Trace around your glass pebbles, and cut just inside the traced line to create your paper backing.  Because they’re an irregular size, try to keep the gem and corresponding cutout together.  The glass gem will give your paper a magnified appearance, so if your cutout isn’t precise, it won’t be a problem, but what you want to avoid is places where the paper extends beyond the flat back of the gem.

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Step 2.  Protect your work surface, because this can get messy.  Add a generous drop of Mod Podge to the top of your paper.  Spread it all the way to the edges using your paintbrush.  Give it a moment to rest and for the water-based Mod Podge to soak into the paper a little.

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Step 3. Attach the paper to the flat side of the gem.  Looking through the top of the glass, move the paper around until any bubbles are pushed to the edges and you have a flat coat of Mod Podge.  Then, turn the gem over and, using your crafts squeegee, press down and squeeze out as much excess Mod Podge as possible.  Add a light coat of Mod Podge to the white paper backing to complete the seal.

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While you added a generous amount of Mod Podge initially, it was just to ensure a seal without bubbles.  The more securely you can adhere the paper to the back of the gem, the prettier the end result will be, and squeezing out the excess will give you the best seal.  (A tip: if you can’t find a craft squeegee, an old plastic membership card will also work in a pinch.)

Step 4.  Wipe away excess Mod Podge with a damp paper towel.  You only need to remove the big globs right now; if there’s still a thin coat on the sides or front of the gem giving it a cloudy appearance, that can be easily removed once it dries.

Step 5. Allow gems to dry so that they are dry to the touch, and attach heavy duty magnets to the backs with E6000 or your favorite heavy-duty adhesive.  When using E6000, a little goes a long way, and it can soak through your paper backing if you get too much, leaving what will look like black marks once it dries.  So, begin with a very light coat.  You can always re-attach a magnet if you find that it doesn’t have enough adhesive, but these glass gems are so small and light, that’s not likely to happen.   Allow your adhesive to dry for a few hours (or overnight).

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These magnets are so inexpensive to make and take so few supplies that you can even make sets for other occasions!  I used colors that remind me of spring on the way, but try using birthday prints, holiday prints, and other themes for a totally different look.  Have fun and happy scrapping!

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~ Adrianne

 

St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bag

Between chocolate gold coins, skittles, and gold rolos there are so many fun options for making up treats for St. Patrick’s Day and Core’dinations has the perfect supplies to help you decorate those treat bags.  Today I am going to show you how I used some Darice Metal Dies to create a bag topper.

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Treat Bag Topper Supply List:

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Now on to how to make this simple topper!

Step 1: Cut out the three layers for the topper using the metal dies and the three different green cardstocks and layer them on top of each other.  You will have to offset one of the scallop ones to add some length (otherwise they land on top of each other).   Add some white dots along the edges to create a border.

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Step 2: Use a border punch to punch out some gold cardstock and add that to the top.  Punch out a gold heart and layer that with the Green Shamrock foam stickers to the topper along with a heart (that came out of the shamrock)

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Step 3:  Fold the top part of the topper over a bag filled with candy and secure with hot glue or some other strong adhesive.

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-Christine

 

Get Ready for Spring with a Garden Journal!

After spending hours daydreaming about warmer weather filled with beautiful flowers, it’s time to start planning for those spring gardens.  While it may still be a little early to begin planting, it’s not too early to get those ideas and inspirations written down in a garden journal.  This is a great place to organize clippings, sketches or even color combinations.

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Garden Journal Supplies:

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Step 1.  Remove the cover from the spiral bound notebook.  Trace shape onto cardstock and cut out.

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Step 2.  Adhere the cardstock to the cover.

Step 3.  Emboss a piece of yellow cardstock for the center of the cover.  Distress the raised areas with the Sand-it Gadget.

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Step 4.  Adhere to the cover, add ribbons along the seam.

Step 5.  Mist the flowers with water to shape.  Add to the cover.

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Step 6.  Replace the cover on the journal to finish.

Remember, not that long until spring!

~ Gini

 

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