Valentine Tussy Mussy

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of the year to create nostalgic projects to give to your loved ones. Tussy Mussies became popular during the Victorian period, but I’ve updated this idea, using the new, trendy Kraft Polka Dot Pops paper.

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Step 1.  Cut a half circle to form the cone.  Mark the center on the backside, to assist in forming the cone.

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Step 2.  Use Scor-tape to attach the sides.

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Step 3.  Punch a hole on each side of the cone and use to add a ribbon holder.

Step 4.  Take about 4 yards of crepe paper, sew through the center to pleat, and add to the cone with Scor-tape.

Step 5.  Embellish the crepe ruffle with satin ribbon.

Step 6.  Emboss the Valentine heart with the folder.  Sand the raised edges.

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Step 7.  Cut the heart out and attach to the cone.

Step 8.  Fill with tulle and other goodies of your choice.

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This is an easy project to put together, and one that can be changed for any season or holiday.  Thanks for stopping by!

~Gini

 

Winter Wonderland Lantern

The holidays may be over, but we still have a few more months of wintery weather.  Bring a little light into the season, with this shimmery tea-light lantern.  Add a battery powered tea light, and   the vellum paper allows a beautiful glow.

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Winter Wonderland Lantern Supplies:

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Step 1.  Die cut 2 sets of the Luminary die.

Step 2.  Score the cuts as marked on the cuts.

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Step 3. Add vellum to the backside of the windows with double-sided tape.

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Step 4.  Assemble the lantern with double-sided tape.

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Step 6.  Die cut snowflakes and glue to the center of the vellum window.

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Step 7.  Embellish the lantern with Shaved Ice, snow border punch, ribbon and floral stems.

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So instead of heading out into the winter weather, stay inside where it’s warm and create your own winter wonderland!

~Gini

 

Quick & Easy 5-Step Pop Dot Cards

December 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here today to share some CAS cards that you can make in minutes using two Pop Dot card bases.

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Pop Dot Card Supplies

  • 2  contrasting Pop Dot card bases for each card
  • Gina K. Designs Simple Hearts stamp set
  • Clearsnap Beetle Black pigment ink pad
  • May Arts white ribbon
  • Sizzix Scallop Circle Framlits dies
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Fiskars corner rounder
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Paper adhesive

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Step 1: Round bottom corners of both black dot and white dot cards.

Step 2: Trim 2-inches from bottom edge of white pop dot card base; adhere to black card base.

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Step 3: Wrap front with ribbon.

Step 4: Stamp heart image onto inside of remaining piece of white dot card. Die-cut around image using scalloped circle die.

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Step 5: Attach die-cut shape to card front using foam dots.

And you are done! Just 5 easy steps to a thoughtful handmade greeting.

 

~Tami

Ringing in the New Year

Can you believe that the year is almost over, and soon we will be celebrating 2015?!! I’ll admit, New Year’s is not a huge crafting holiday….but, this is a cute decoration that is simple, but has the right holiday flare.

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New Year’s Top Hat Supplies:

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This was really easy to put together.

Step 1:  Cover the Darice paper mache hat with Black Core Basics.

Step 2: Cut various die cuts out of different Coredinations. I used the Glitter Sill (Black) and some Core Basics in white for contrast. Die cuts and ribbons was a fun way to bling it up a bit.  The Glitter Silk paper was perfect, because it added sparkle without the mess.

Step 3: Add May Arts ribbon around the base.

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Step 4: Tuck Core Tag into the hatband after adding the date with stickers. . This tag was crisp and clean, but you could easily make the tag over the top fancy, to keep as a memento.  Each year, the tag could be exchanged  to ring in the new.

Enjoy for a fun and festive New Year!

 

 ~Gini

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

 

Winter Woodland Card With Stampendous

We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop.  Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.

Today I have a card to share that uses lots of embossing and some stamping too!

I’ve got a mixed media card to share with you today that will work for Christmas and beyond.  A winter woodland scene was created  using stencils, embossing folders and Stampendous stamps.  You could easily change the sentiment for any of your winter holidays.

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Winter Woodland Card Supplies:

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Step 1.  Use White Picket Distress paint over the area that will be covered with the stencil. Then lay stencil on top.

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Step 2.  Mist with the blue spray.

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Step 3.  Remove the stencil.  Allow to dry.

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Step 4.  Emboss with the folder. Sand the raised image.

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Step 5.  Stamp the sentiment with watermark ink.  Heat emboss with silver powder.  Stamp the holly leaves white white ink.  Color with pencils.  Die Cut the sentiment.

Step 6.  Add a bow to the sentiment panel and apply to card with foam adhesives.

Step 7.  Glue microbeads to the bottom of the card and star sequins to the sky area.

You can create similar scenes for different seasons.  The chalkboard embossing really makes a lovely design.  Thanks for stopping by.

~Gini

 

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