Fall Centerpiece

September 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

Fall is my very favorite time of year. One of my favorite things to do is go see all the beautiful fall colors in the mountains. I thought it would be fun to bring the fall colors inside, so I put this fun Fall Centerpiece together. Today I’m going to teach you how to make it.

fall-centerpiece Supplies:

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Step 1: Using the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your leaves for the mini banner. Cut your letters using the 6 x 6 Kraft Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine.

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Step 2: Using the Sand It Gadget, distress the leaves.

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Step 3: Use the hole punch and punch a hole in the top of the leaves. Glue your letters to the leaves.

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Step 4: Loop your Jute Twine.

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Step 5: Slide the hole on the leaves over the loop of twine. Space leaves as needed.

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Step 6: Place foam core board in bottom of wood tray. Poke skewers into foam core board on both sides of tray.

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Step 7: Tie jute twine to skewers. Trim any extra twine with the scissors.

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Step 8: Paint the Unfinished Wood Tray and let it dry.

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Step 9: Using two sheets of 6×6 Kraft Cardstock, trim them down to the width of the tray. Place in tray, punch holes with skewers to line up with holes in the foam core board underneath.

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Step 10: Cut 3D leaves out of the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine also.

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Step 11: Use the Sand It Gadget to sand the leaves.

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Step 12: Slide leaves together and place in wood tray.

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Now your centerpiece is all finished!

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All you need to do now, is find the perfect place to put it.

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“Hippo Birdie to You” Birthday Card

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Even though we have our new Chalk Core you can still use our Black Magic Cardstock to create a really fun chalkboard look, too!

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“Hippo Birdie to You” Card Supplies:

Step 1. Use the Sand It Gadget to sand over a piece of Black Magic card stock. Use your Dust Buddy to dust off the residue because it will help you stamp the image and emboss it clearer.

Step 2. Stamp the images from the Lawn Fawn stamp set with VersaMark and heat set with white embossing powder.

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Tracy Gruber

Back to School 3D Pencil and Card

Hi everyone!  I’m Joy and today I’m super happy to be sharing this project with you using Core’dinations great products!

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Supplies:

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Step 1: Cut the pencil 3D and card shapes using Core’dinations Neutrals and Bright Color cardstock along with solid black and white.  They cut so well!  A little side note: At first I cut the pencil card background in white but later I went back and cut it out in grey to match the band near the eraser of the 3D pencil.  I thought that just looked better color-wise to match both project pieces.

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Step 2: Emboss the pencil pieces as desired.  Here, I’m using the wood grain background folder.

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Step 3:  Sand the pieces using the Core’dinations Sand It Gadget.  That revealed a lighter color yellow on these pieces.  That’s so cool!

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Step 4: Adhere the pieces.  I used my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the backs of these pieces.  Then I added them to the pencil.

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Isn’t all that sanded texture great?!

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Step 5:  Create a tag.  I cut a small tag from the Core’dinations Bright Assorted Tags even smaller and backed it with a piece of Core’dinations black cardstock.

Step 6:  Stamp a sentiment.  Keep in mind that stamping on textured paper can give an uneven stamped image.  You can fill in any spotty places with a marker.  I did!

Step 7:  Sand the tag and tie ribbon to finish the look.

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That huge roll of Smarties can fit into the 3D pencil!

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Now your project is ready for gift giving! Happy crafting! ~Joy

Miss You Card

September 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Can you tell there’s a bookmark on this card? See that tab with the sentiment? That’s actually a Core Tag Bookmark! Just mount it on some colored cardstock so it pops and you have a quick and easy way to add interest to your project.
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Supply List:
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Make card from 110lb Smooth White Core. Stamp typewriter in bottom right corner.
Stamp sentiment on paper in typewriter. Trim No.24 Cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection to fit across top of card and adhere. Add black chevron stripe ribbon. Trim bookmark, layer onto black cardstock and cut out, following shape of bookmark. Stamp sentiment in black, adhere to top of card. Stamp shapes, to finish.
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“Ruff day?” Card with Chalk Core

September 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Having a bad day? Nothing could cheer me up better than a Chalk Core Card!

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Supplies:
 
Step 1. Cut three pieces of the Chalk Core sizes 4″ x 5 1/4″, 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, and 3 1/3″ x 2 1/4.”
Step 2. Using a Score Board, score each side 1/4″ from the edge and sand over the lines with the Sand It Gadget.
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Step 3. Heat emboss the sentiment onto the smallest rectangle with Apricot Zing embossing powder.
Step 4. Stamp the image onto a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White card stock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out.
Step 5.  Attach all of the pieces together and add the rhinestones.
 
Tracy Gruber

Geometric Thank You Card

September 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi there! Suzanna here to share with you a thank you card today. I don’t know about you but I am always looking for a card to say thanks! This design could easily be used for any sentiment.

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Supplies:

This was a very simple card to create with some Core’dinations cardstock from my left overs, a David Tutera card base from Step 1, a die, an embossing folder and some twine!

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Create a visually pleasing look with triangles, wrap it up with twine to really capture your interest and voila! You’re finished!

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I used “thank you” as my sentiment but really, as generic as triangles are, anything could go here!

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