Make Your Graduation Party Shine with Party Mixers!

Are you looking for some special decorations for your new graduates celebration?  With the wide variety of colors available from Core’dinations products your decor is sure to shine.

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Graduation Party Decor Supplies:

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Mason Jar Congratulations Centerpiece:

Step 1:  Select desired pieces from Core’dinations Paper Pops pack.  These packages come in a varitety of styles and colors for any celebration.  You will need 6 pieces of two sizes to create ornament shapes, plus two larger shapes for the title.
graduation_party_centerpiece_selectStep 2:  Fold shapes in half with the side you want displayed on the inside.

graduation_party_centerpiece_foldStep 3:  Glue shapes with the right side in together leaving a bit of a gap on the inner corner.  When all six are glued together you will get your ornament shape.

graduation_party_centerpiece_glueStep 4:  Thread ornament shapes and larger title shapes onto dowel.

graduation_party_centerpieceStep 5:  To create band on mason jar begin by cutting a sheet of the Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core paper to fit your jar.  I cut mine at 1 1/2 inch by 10, and emboss if desired.

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Step 6:  In order to keep your embossing pattern consistent throughout your longer projects, you can cut a slit in the top of the folder allowing the paper to slide through.  I love this technique for embossing longer strips.

graduation_party_embossed_ringStep 7:  Simply wrap your mason jar with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic Paper and insert your dowel with the ornaments.  I used a bit of krinkle paper to hold everything together, but almost anything would work, from pebbles to marbles to little hard candies.

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Graduation Cap Boxes Step 1:  Cut all pieces from the SVGCuts file.

graduation_party_cap_cutsStep 2:  Assemble as per their directions.  The Core’dinations Texture cardstock gives the cap a nice fabric finish.

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Graduation Cap Banner Step 1:  Cut 1 1/2 inch mortar board shapes with electronic cutter.

graduation_party_banner_capsStep 2:  Attach mortar boards to banner rosettes.  The rosettes come pre assembled, so creating this banner is quick and easy.

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Medallion Wall Decor Step 1:  Directions for assembly are included in each kit.  Begin by removing adhesive from end piece and attaching to the other end to form a ring.

graduation_party_medallion_glue endsStep 2:  Place medallion ring over cardboard ring with post.

graduation_party_medallion_postStep 3:  Press ends of medallion down and cover with top screw and additional cardboard ring.

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Step 4:  Cover cardboard rings and posts with included foam tape cardboard circles and embellish further with paper pops.  Layer on wall for a unique decoration.

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With all the great color combinations available from the Party Mixer line from Core’dinations I am sure you will find the perfect combination for your next event.

 ~Nancy

 

3D Paper Birthday Mug Box

May 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am happy to be here with you today to show you a cool gift box you can create using your Core Cardstock and fabulous Core Pattern paper.  This is a fun little gift that you can create for that beverage lover in your life :)  I made this for my son’s 24th Birthday and included some gift cards inside.

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3D Paper Mug Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for your Beer Mug out of Core Essentials Neutrals and the decorative panels out of Core Basics – Patterns Brown Plaid and Core Basics – Patterns Brown Houndstooth.  Finally the White foam is cut from Core Polka Dot Pops White Pearl with White Polka Dpt Pops.

Tip: When making 3D projects I find it best to use a heavy weight cardstock.  Core Essentials Cardstock, both the single sheets as well as the packaged booklets, are absolutely perfect in weight.  They not only stand up well but also allow you to have a nicely defined scor line.  You want that nice sharp edge to show off your beautiful work!!

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Step 2.  Scor on the scor lines and fold all of the pieces making sure to use your bone folder for a nice sharp line.  Once you have all your scor lines done it will be easier to attach the decorative panels first and then assemble the mug.

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Step 3.  Finish by assembling the top of the mug and add a sentiment.  For this project I used the Spellbinders Birthday Cake die.  For detailed assembly of the Beer mug, the creator of the cut file has a good tutorial here so be sure to check it out.

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

~Joann

 

Sunshine Water Bottle Party Favor

I’m always on the lookout for some cute party favor to give away at my next kiddo gathering.  Today I am going to share with you a simple one that I made using the new Party Mixers!

Water-Bottle-Party-FavorSunshine Bottle Party Favor Supplies:

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Step 1: Punch out 8 triangles using your punch.

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Step 2: Emboss the triangles and sand them to bring out the core.

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Step 3: Cut out a two inch circle from your scrap cardstock.  Fold it in half and then half again and then half one more time. This will give you 8 lines to use as guidelines for where to place your triangles.

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Step 4: Glue the triangles to your circle and then attach that to the back of your rosette.

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Step 5: Punch a 1 1/2 inch orange circle and add that to the front of your rosette.  Add googly eyes and a smile.  Glue it onto your water bottle (wrap the bottle in white paper if the label is hideous)

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Step 6: Attach a Core Tag with an appropriate Vellum Sentiment.

And there you have it!  A nice and simple but fun party favor to send home with your guests!

 ~Christine

 

 

Wine Subway Art with Sparkle

May 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor

Hi everyone, Nancy here.  Are you looking for a fun way to decorate a wall in your home?  Why not make this lovely Subway Wall Art with Sparkle piece?  With just a few supplies, your home will be sparkling in no time.

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Sparkly Wine Subway Art Supplies:

Step 1:  Adhere Core’dinations 12×24 Glitter paper to chipboard or cardboard sheets to form a sturdy backing.  You can even use cereal boxes if you like.  Just be sure to place them right next to each other to form a solid backing.  A little extra tape along the seams will make everything sturdy.

wine_art_coredinations_nancy keslin_background_glitterStep 2:  Use electronic cutter to design your Subway Art.  I used a pre designed peice from Cricut.  But with a mixture of fonts and words, you can create your own piece in a short period of time.  Cut design using sheets of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalic Collection.   My design created a 12×24 piece so I used two sheets of the same color.

wine_art_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutStep 3:  Adhere cut letters to the glitter paper.

wine_art_coredinations_nancy keslin_stickStep 4:  Having a hard time determining the spacing of your letters?  Try using the negative of your letters as a template.

wine_art_coredinations_nancy keslin_templateThis was a super quick and easy project to make.  With the Core’dinations Glitter Paper and the wide varitey of cardstock available, the sky is the limit to what you can create.  How fun to have a baby room art with names of nursery rhymes?  A child’s favorite sport with all the terms listed out, song lyrics….let your imagination run wild.

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~Nancy

 

Colorful Glass Tile Necklaces

Hi friends!  Adrianne here with you today to share how to make glass tile necklaces with your favorite scrapbook papers and small dies, so you can design your own custom jewelry for yourself and for gift-giving!

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Glass Tile Necklace Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Essentials Pastel Card Stock
  • Core’dinations Kraft Core Metallic Card Stock
  • Sizzix Big Shot, extended platform and cutting pads
  • Sizzix Sizzlits – Butterfly Frenzy and Typeset Alphabet dies
  • Mod Podge and paintbrush
  • Craft squeegee
  • 1″ Glass tiles (1 per necklace)
  • Glue-on jewelry bails (1 per necklace)
  • Gutermann glue (or your favorite brand metal glue)
  • 2 mm cable chain (18 inches per necklace)
  • Jump rings (2 per necklace)
  • Jewelry clasp (1 per necklace)
  • Jewelry pliers

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Step 1. Cut your base papers to 1″ square.  Die-cut your shape and letter accents from silver foil card stock, and lay them out to determine the arrangement.  For intricate designs, or designs that need to line up (like numbers and initials), you can also use a thin layer of Mod Podge to glue them into place to be sure they don’t slip around.

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Step 2. Add a large drop of Mod Podge to the top of your paper square.  Place the glass tile on top, pressing the Mod Podge all the way out to each edge of the tile for a secure mount.

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Step 3. Use a craft squeegee on the backside of the tile, over the paper, to squeeze out the excess Mod Podge and ensure a tight seal.  This can get a little bit messy, and you may get Mod Podge on the edges of your glass tile – but don’t worry!  Wipe away any large drops, but a thin coat of Mod Podge can be easily cleaned off the tile once it’s dry.

Add a finishing coat of Mod Podge to the backside of the paper to seal it well.

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Step 4. Allow the tile to dry (this may take an hour, as the card stock is quite thick).  Then, add a drop of metal glue to the pad of a jewelry bail, and glue it to the backside of the tile.  Allow the bails to dry for several hours (or overnight).

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Step 5. If you are using bulk chain like I did, you’ll need to add a clasp to the chain before you’re able to wear the necklace.  (If you’re using a pre-assembled chain, you can skip this step and simply string the tiles on the chains.)  Twist open a jump ring, and attach both the end of the chain, and the ring of the clasp to it.  Twist it closed again with your pliers. On the opposite end of the chain, attach a jump ring so that you can clasp the necklace closed.

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Step 6. Finally, just string the tiles onto chains, and they’re ready for wear or for gift-giving!  They’re great personal pieces that can sport initials, player numbers, or pretty spring themes like butterflies.  Any small shapes are pretty encased in glass for this project!

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Thanks for joining me today, and happy scrapping!

~ Adrianne

 

Garden on Wheels

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann here and today I want to show you an interesting project.  I have had this cut file for quite some time now just waiting for the right time to use it and decided today was the day!  I wanted to showcase Kraft-Core Metallic Collection.  I love how the Bronze Metallic Kraft-Core paper just made this project pop!

bikeGarden on Wheels Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1. Start by cutting the pieces for the body of the project out of Core Basics Black.  For the frame I only show 1 piece but I actually cut it 3 times for strength.

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Step 2.  Cut your wheels and fenders out of the Metallic collection.  I used the Bronze for my project.

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Step 3.  Glue the 2 pieces of the fender together and for the wheels I cut off the outer rim so that the centers of the wheels have the metallic paper with the black edge for the tire.

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Step 4.  The flower pot was cut using the Kraft Core Shattered Collection.  It was the perfect addition to the project.

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Step 5.  Finish by assembling your project and decorate as desired.

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

~Joann

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