Hi everyone, It’s Joann with you today to share a fun Christmas project. This week Core’dinations and Graphic 45 are doing a blog hop, stop by and check it out for a chance to win some great prizes. With the Christmas season fast approaching I remembered one of my favorite traditions. Every year the family goes to see the local production of the Nutcracker so I dug out my G45 Nutcracker paper collection and this is what I came up with.
Graphic 45 Wall Art Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Slippers From Clara’s Christmas Eve SVG Kit By SVGCUTS
- 3d Shadow Box Item number 26046, 26048 and 26049 From The Silhouette Store
- Graphic 45 Nutcracker Paper Collection
- Ribbon From My Stash
- Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps:
Step 1. Cut all of your pieces out in the paper you choose. I used a White card stock.
Step 2. Assemble your shadow boxes. Each of the boxes except for the largest one is 2 pieces the same size so matching them up is easy.
Step 3. Attach the largest frame to the front panel and then start attaching the individual shadow boxes starting in a corner and working your way out.
Step 4. Once all the shadow boxes have been attached, fasten on the back panel.
Step 5. Cut a piece of your Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions and using your Sand It Gadget, sand all the panels to show off that lovely embossing. Don’t forget yo use your Dust Buddy to clean-up the dust! Once you are finished your sanding attach the pieces to the front of the assembled unit and start decorating!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends!
I love working with Graphic 45 products, and I always find that I am challenged to think outside of the box – or in this case, design around the box. I started out with the G45 ATC Book Box, and decided to turn it into a Dog House that functions as a bank. Using the Raining Cats and Dogs collection got me thinking about saving for a rainy day and inspired the idea of a piggy bank.
Saving For a Rainy Day Bank Supplies:
- Graphic 45 Darks Signature Series
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
- Sand It Gadget
- Raining Cats and Dogs 8 x 8 Pad
- Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard
- Raining Cats and Dogs Banners
- Cling Stamp Raining Cats and Dogs 1
- ATC Book Box
- May Arts Ribbon: 420-09; 385-58-14
- Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Die, Grand Calibur Machine
- Mini-Scallop Border Punch
- Xyron Mega Runner
- Tsukineko Ink
- Hot Glue Gun
I constructed a roof to fit over the box ( and cut a hole to insert money). The dog house was decorated and finished with a paper umbrella, made from a scalloped circle. To access the money inside, simply untie the ribbon.
Wouldn’t this be a fun way to save up those pennies for more craft supplies?!!
Thanks for stopping by.
The color palette for the Graphic 45 Couture Collection was a perfect match for photos I just took of my daughter and her tiny pet turtle. The aqua color was an obvious choice to match the photo background- but I knew I wanted to bring the green of the turtle in as well. I decided to create a “quilt” effect, and add in the green using Core’dinations cardstock. All the patterns of the Graphic 45, and the textures of the embossed cardstock mimic the look of a quilt, and machine stitching the squares together really brought the look together.
Tiny Turtles Layout Supplies:
- Graphic 45 Couture 6×6 Patterns and Solids
- Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock in Crab Grass, Roasted Pepper, and Mantis
- Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Tags in Smooth Ivory
- Baker’s Twine
- Washi Tape
- Dymo Label Maker (manual style)
- Electronic Cutting Machine
- Sewing Machine
Step 1: Select papers you would like for your layout, using a mixture of patterned papers and coordinating cardstock. and cut them into 4″x3″ pieces. Emboss and sand the cardstock pieces. Arrange the pieces out on a 12×12 sheet of cardstock, centering around a 4×6 photo. Machine stitch the perimeter of each piece.
Step 2: Using an Electronic Cutting Machine create title using Core’dinations Chalk Core. Adhere to layout.
Step 3: Using an Electronic Cutting Machine cut turtle shapes from Mantis and Crab Grass cardstock. Assemble turtles on Smooth Ivory Tags. Add Baker’s twine. Add additional embellishments to tags as desired. Adhere tags to layout.
Here is a close-up of the turtles:
Step 4: Add 3″ x 4″ photo to layout using washi tape.
Step 5 :Cut Chalk Core cardstock into strips to fit a manual Dymo Label Maker (pictured). Create journaling strips. Sand strips. Adhere to layout.
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Hello again, fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and today I have an upcycling project to share with you, using some of my favorite products. With a little help from Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo, I was able to transform a lowly Pringles Chip container into a dispenser for cosmetic cotton rounds.
A Thing of Beauty Supply List:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core Essentials Cardstock Neutrals
- Core’dinations Vellum Quotes & Titles – Inspirational Motivations
- Dusty Buddy
- Xyron 9″ Creative Station – Permanent Adhesive
- Xyron Tape Runner
- Petaloo Darjeeling Collection: Darjg Mix Mini Teasn; Mini Daisies with Leaves
- Petaloo Fancy Trims Black
- Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Three; Grand Caliber Machine
- Zva Creative Gem Flourish CR-06CA-104
- Graphic 45 Metal Buttons
- Stampendous Stamp
- Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Delicata Ink- Golden Glitz; Sheer Shimmer Spritz- Gold; VersaMark Watermark Ink
- Heat Tool
- Pringles Chip Canister
Step 1. Measure around your container and cut paper to fit.
Step 2. Draw a template for your opening on scrap cardstock. Cut in the center of the paper as well as the canister.
Step 3. Stamp decorative border at the top and bottom of the paper with watermark ink. Heat emboss with gold powder. Tip: Sometimes metallic embossing powders leave a residue. Use the Dust Buddy after embossing to remove this powder.
Step 4. Run the paper through the Creative Station machine to apply adhesive. Carefully adhere to the canister, lining up the openings.
Step 5. Ink the back of the vellum quote with metallic gold. Die cut a frame using the Glitter Silk cardstock.
Step 6. Use the small tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of the frame. Center quote and trim the excess.
Step 7. Cut a circle to match the top of the canister. Add trim around the top and bottom of the canister and lid to hide the raw edges.
Step 8. Spritz the flowers with gold and let dry and add the embellishments to the canister to finish as shown.
So remember, look at your empty containers with a creative eye, before you take out your trash! See you soon.
Hello, Core’dinations fans! I hope you are having a great week. Vivian Keh here today to share with you a card that I recently crafted while daydreaming about spring. I used my Core’dinations Cardstock exclusively on all my handmade flowers for several wreaths I made to decorate the house for Christmas, and the love of Core is now continuing on my handmade flowers for the spring.
For the flowers, I used “Creme Brulee” from Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series. die-cutting them with a Sizzix “Flower, Dogwood” #658405 Die Set.
To achieve the soft veining in the leaves, I used a stylus on the backside of my die-cut pieces to press vein lines into the leaves, sanded off the ridges with my Sand-it Gadget, and lightly misted. The mist absorbed along the sanded areas to create a very soft look that I love!
The pretty embossed pattern was achieved using a Sizzix “Flowers and Perfume” #658969 Embossing Folder Set and a soft neutral hue from Core’dinations’ Tim Holtz Kraft-Core “Shattered” Collection.
Thanks so much for visiting with me today! Hope spring reaches you soon if it hasn’t already!
Core’dinations – “Creme Brulee” from Core’dinations Graphic 45 Signature Series, Core’dinations’ Tim Holtz Kraft-Core “Shattered” Collection, Sand-it Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – “Flower, Dogwood” #658405 Die Set, “Flowers and Perfume” #658969 Embossing Folder Set
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Cream Lace
Viva Decor – pearl pen
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – “Curiouser Chartreuse” mist
Ranger – Vintage Photo Distress Ink
And we have some Graphic45 cards for you today as well! Clare Buswell is the card queen!
Make card from cardstock, emboss using Argyle embossing folder. Add patterned paper border and seam binding. Trim image from Graphic45 paper, layer onto red cardstock and stitch border. Adhere to card. Fussy cut lady from second piece of Graphic45 paper and layer using foam pads. Stamp sentiment onto cardstock, ink edges and attach with foam pads to card. Add bow.
We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long! We hope you have been having fun so far!
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway! AND we have a giveaway for our Facebook Fans, too! CLICK HERE to enter to win over there and keep reading on how to win on our blog, too.
Let’s start today off with festive layout from Tim Holz Seasonal Kraft Core with Designer Suzanna Lee:
For those of you who have followed my blog, you’ve already heard my rave review of the Xyron MegaRunner. You can read all about it here. Having had the chance to use my MegaRunenr A LOT more since that review, I am still a big fan! The cartridges are so easy to just drop in and get scrapping. You don’t have to rely on that one friend who threads it for you, nor do you have to keep re-threading. Big bonuses! The Create-A-Sticker “X” has been sitting on my desk for AGES. I think it’s the one adhesive that still remains from early, early days. It’s the tried and true work horse for letters (like the title on this layout) and smaller embellishements (like the pumpkins, ribbon and burlap). New “wows” that I got to play with in the making of this layout with are the 3/16 inch dots and 1/2 inch double sided tape, each with their own environmentally friendly dispenser. The double sided tape is fantastic when you’re using Core’dinations products in that sometimes the sanded Core, no matter how clean that Dust Buddy gets it, can be a little more resistant to stick and bond to more Core. Not the case with Xyron’s double sided tape! Thanks Xyron for some innovative, earth friendly and reliable adhesives!
And another detail shot:
Core’dinations Kraft Core; Nostalgic, Shattered, Seasonal Impressions
Core’dinations Deep Lagoon
Sand It Gadget
Xyron Create-A-Sticker 1.5 inch
Xyron 3/16 inch dots
Xyron Double sided tape
Twine – The Twinery
Glassine bag – Michaels
Tags – October Afternoon, Chic Tags
Punch – McGill
Letter Dies – Lifestyle Crafts
Decorative Scissors – Fiskars
Ribbons – May Arts
Pennant – October Afternoon
Stamp/dies – Lawn Fawn
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Misc craft supply – burlap, tulle
And how about a super cute card from Designer Tracy Gruber? Love her play on geometric shapes and of course that CUTE stamp! The create-a-sticker is perfect for the chevron shapes along the side of the card.