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

 

Snowman Gift Bag

Mary Pat here with  you today and I don’t know about your but I LOVE to give little gifts to friends, coworkers, my children’s teachers etc. during the holidays.  This little Snowman Gift Bag is just perfect for when you have a little gift and you want to wrap it in something cute!

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Snowman Gift Bag Supplies:

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For this bag I started with a cut file from Silhouette.  When making these bags and other 3D projects I love using the Tombow liquid adhesive.  This liquid glue ROCKS for all your paper projects!

Here is a close up of the hat.

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 I made a video on how this cute little bag came together.  I demonstrate the techniques of embossing and sanding.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

~Mary Pat

 

Reindeer Candy Cane Wraps

I wanted a cute little thank you to be able to hand out this holiday season. These reindeer candy cane wraps were easy to make and inexpensive- so was able to make a whole bunch of them for just a few dollars.

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Here are the supplies I used to create these cute treats!

Candy Cane Reindeer Supply List:

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Step 1: Trim Core’dinations Spotted Jillian Dot French Roast cardstock into 3″x3″ sections.

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Using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, wrap cardstock around two candy canes, and secure. I love using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive for projects like this- it really holds up, and doesn’t pop open even though it wraps around the candy canes.

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Step 2:  Using a leaf craft punch or template cut “ears” from French Roast and Vanilla Cream Jillian Dot cardstock.

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Layer cut leaf shapes. Adhere “ears” to reindeer.

Step 3: Cut holly leaf, berries and red nose from Glitter Silk cardstock. Adhere to reindeer. Adhere googly eyes.

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Repeat for additional reindeer.

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~Shaunte

 

“Holly & Jolly” Layout with Tombow & Core’dinations

Welcome to the Tombow and Core’dinations blog hop day 2! Suzanna here to day to share with you a Christmas layout created using product from both of these fantastic companies! Tombow is perfect for all your adhesive choices when it comes to getting Core’dinations paper adhered.

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“Holly & Jolly” Layout Supplies:

TombowCore_TombowGoodies_SuzannaLeeTombow’s Power Tabs are the absolute best for all your dimensional adhesive needs! Especially when you decide that you want small bits of dimensional adhesive to raise your title but you don’t want it standing off your layout like a skyscraper! See how you raised the title is but you can’t see the adhesive? That’s because the Power Tabs are clear! Perfection! I am a sucker for Tombow Power Tabs and was SO glad to see these in my box! They are do easy to cut down too.

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Core’dinations tags aren’t just for gift giving and cards, they are perfect for layouts too! I use them all the time on my layouts as a place to home journaling, dates, embellishments, you name it! Core Couture is the perfection hint of glitter to dress up Christmas layouts too! Pair the circle border punch with Tillie Dot and you’re spot on!

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Colored Chalkboard paper embossed and sanded with a Sand It Gadget allow me to use one sheet of paper that appears to have the look of a blue and black striped patterned paper. Gluing down all those sanded and heavier layers can get sticky at times and that’s why Tombow Xtreme adhesive is the way to go! Don’t forget the liquid adhesive in the blue bottle for all your sequin’s adhering needs too! Those circles aren’t going anywhere!

 ~Suzanna Lee

 

Core’dinations & Tombow Christmas Layout

CoreHeaderSwap_Tombow copyWelcome to another day of our Tombow & Core’dinations projects!  Tombow makes great adhesive for all crafts and today I thought I’d focus on how great they are for layouts! Stay tuned for a giveaway later this week, you don’t want to miss it!

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Step 1:Use an electronic die cut machine to cut out title and ornaments.

Step 2: Use Sand-It Gadget to sand both dotted papers and adhere to the black neutral base.

Step 3: Use Tombow Aqua glue to adhere the small parts of the die cuts.

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Step 4: Adhere all the parts to the green base. Since Tombow is clear, no worries on any showing!

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Step 5: Embellish with stickers and pearls.

Isn’t it wonderful how much we can do with beautiful Core’dinations Cardstock?  Hope your holiday season is off to a fabulous start!

~Christine

 

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