Chalk Core Christmas Tag

I love the chalkboard look, and knew that these Stampendous sentiment stamps would look really great embossed in white on some Chalk Core.

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Chalk Core Christmas Tag Supplies:

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Step One: Trim Chalk Core Cardstock to 2″x4″. Sand cardstock.

Step Two: Stamp sentiment in the center of tag with embossing ink, and wet emboss using white embossing powder. Add stamped shapes to tags, heat embossing between each element.

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Step Three: Color in stamped images with a white colored pencil to make the image opaque.

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Color images with colored pencils over the white.

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Step Four: Finish tag. Trim top two corners of tag. Add eyelet and ribbon. Add swirls to tag using a white colored pencil. Repeat for additional tags! A trendy and classy way to dress up a holiday gift!

~Shaunte

 

New Year’s Eve Hourly Countdown

New Year’s Eve is such a fun time to celebrate! My kids look forward to having fun activities to do on New Year’s Eve, keeping them busy most of the day up until midnight. Today I’m sharing this Hourly Countdown with you. Starting at 1pm, every hour on the hour you pull an activity out of the little bag/box and do what the paper says. It helps to pass the time, and makes for a fun day. Let me show you how to put this together for yourself.

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New Year’s Eve Hourly Countdown Supplies:

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Step 1. Trim your white cardstock to be 10″ x 4″. Save the thicker strips of the cardstock to use for the activity papers. Follow the instructions for the small bag on the punch board.

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Step 2. Fold on the scored lines. Put adhesive on the flaps that need to be glued.

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Step 3. Fold the bag together, sticking the adhesive together as you go.

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Step 4. Using a digital die cutting machine and Glitter Silk cardstock, cut out your numbers.

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Step 5. Glue your numbers to the front of your little bags.

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Step 6. Use the leftover white cardstock strips to write your hourly activities. Roll them up.

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Step 7. Place your rolled up papers in your bags, and use the clothes pins to clip the bags to the jute twine. Find the perfect place to hang your countdown.

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Now you are all ready to ring in the New Year!

~Amy

 

3D Ice Skate

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a project that reminds me of Winter fun here on the East Coast of Canada.  We have an outdoor speed skating track here and every year during the holidays there are thousands of people skating on the track and which got me to thinking… why not make an ice skate!

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here is a closer look at the detail…and because I wanted to create a “girlie” figure skate I had to include a pretty handmade flower on it!

Joann-Larkin-3D-Ice-Skate-Closeup-e14183056372533D Ice Skate Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire.  For a figure skate White works best but you could use any color you want.

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Step 2. Sand the pieces for the base on both sides using your Sand It Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with your dust buddy!  An easier way to keep your work area a little cleaner is to sand the pieces on a piece of printer paper!

Step 3. For detailed assembly of the ice skate, 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

 

Quick Snowman Cupcake Toppers

This is a project that would be fun for kids to help with. It is simple- but a cute way to dress up some plain cupcakes, using cardstock paper that you probably already have in your stash.

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Snowman Cupcake Topper Supplies: 

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Step One: Cut Snowflake cardstock into 1/2″ x 12″ strips.

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Adhere two strips together to make one long strip. Begin folding the paper back and forth, side to side,  to create the snowman body.

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Using a small hole punch, make a hole through the center of the folded paper.

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Insert wooden skewer into punched holes. Spread the folded paper out on the skewer so it is not all bunched up.

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Step Two: Using circle and square punches, create snowman pieces as shown. The hat is a square punch, trimmed to create the hat brim.

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Adhere the snowman pieces to the folded paper body.

Repeat for each snowman you would like to create!

 ~Shaunte

 

DIY Holiday Gift Bags

Looking for an easy way to take your holiday gift wrapping to the next level?  Why not grab some of your favorite Core’dinations papers and embellish your gift bags?

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Holiday Gift Bags Supply List:

gift bag_coredinations_nancy keslin_suppliesSnowflake and Reindeer Bag Instructions: 

Step 1:  Die cut one snowflake or reindeer border with either an electronic or manual die cut machine and one larger snowflake or reindeer for tag from Core’dinations White cardstock.

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Step 2:  Attach snowflake border to bag with adhesive.

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Step 3:  Tie hemp cord through tag and tie to bag

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Santa Bag Instructions: 

Step 1:  Cut Red Christmas Seasonal Impressions paper 3 inches x 8 inches.  Sand using Sand it Gadget and removing excess paper from cardstock and work surface with the Dust Buddy.

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Step 2:  Cut Black Core’dinations Cardstock 1 1/2 inches x 8 inches.

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Step 3:  Cut Copper Glitter Silk Cardstock 2 inches x 2 inches and add a slit 1/2 inch from either side and 1 1/2 inches tall to create buckle.

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Step 4:  Thread black Core’dinations cardstock through the slits of the Glitter Silk Cardstock and layer over the red Seasonal Impressions to create belt.

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Step 5:  Attach “belt” to red Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions and then to bag using your favorite adhesive.

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Step 6:  Create Tag by layering Seasonal Impressions Carstock, Copper Glitter Silk, and Black Core’Basics cardstock.  Attach to bag with hemp cord.

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 ~Nancy

 

Christmas Paper Snow Globe

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little twist on a Christmas card.  Here is my version of a 3D snow globe and as a bonus this fun card even folds flat for mailing!

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Here is a closer look at the detail of this snow globe…

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and best of all it folds flat for mailing!

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Christmas Snow Globe Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire.  For the base, I cut the pieces twice so I could place them back to back and have the color on both sides.  For the Acetate, use the heaviest weight you can find.  I used Acetate meant for report covers.

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Step 2. Sand the pieces for the base on both sides using your Sand It Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with your dust buddy!  An easier way to keep your work area a little cleaner is to sand the pieces on a piece of printer paper!

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Step 3. For detailed assembly of the snow globe, the creator of the cut file has a good tutorial here so be sure to check it out.

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

~Joann

 

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