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

 

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

 

Snowflake Card with Chalk Core

During the holiday season, it is easy to focus on getting those Christmas cards made and sent out, but this time of year, we also need a steady supply of thank you cards.   This trendy chalkboard card fits the bill.  Add an easy matching envelope, and you have a stunning set!

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Step 1.  Score each side of the card front to create a border.  Sand with the Sand-It Gadget to reveal the chalkboard effect.

Step 2.  Die cut the label, then emboss with the folder.  Sand the edges and the designs.

Step 3.  Die cut the decorative label. Mount on the card base with foam adhesives.  Mount the snowflake label on top with more foam adhesives.

Step 4.  Add gems and ribbon to decorate.

Step 5.  Die cut snowflakes with Glitter Silk and layer on the card.

Step 6.  Die cut the sentiment and mount on another die cut label for the inside greeting.

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Envelope Directions:

Step 1.  Emboss a piece of the colored chalkboard with the Snowflake folder.

Step 2.  Tear the edge of the embossed paper.  Trim to fit the envelope and adhere.

Step 3.  Add glitter glue to the centers of the snowflakes.

Get started crafting now!  Then you can have your thank-you cards ready to go, and you can sit back and enjoy the holidays.

~Gini

 

Thankful Layout with May Arts Ribbon

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.

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Thankful Layout

I can’t believe that it is already mid-November and fall is rapidly disappearing!  Before it’s gone I wanted to get in another fall layout and Core’dinations combined with May Arts is the perfect pair to do it with!

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Step 1: Cut two strips from the Scarlett Spotted paper that are 3″ X 12″ and sand those.

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Step 2:  Attach those to the top and bottom of the white base.

Step 3: Tear a 1 inch strip of paper from the Neutrals Pad and add that as a border.  Top with May Arts Scallop Border Ribbon.

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Step 4: Use an electronic die cut machine to cut out leaves and attach those to Core Tags topped with a May Arts Burlap Ribbon bow.

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Step 5: Center the picture and add it to the layout with the tags around it.

Step 6: Embellish with stickers and brads.

It’s going to be a great week of inspiration with May Arts & Core’dinations – make sure to visit often!

~Christine

 

Glittersilk “JOY” Card Featuring May Arts Ribbon

We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.

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Glittersilk “JOY”Card

When I saw the gorgeous leaf vine May Arts ribbon, I knew I wanted to do something elegant with it. I paired it up with some Core’dinations Glittersilk Cardstock- Glittersilk is my go-to for “special” projects. I love glitter! Especially when it doesn’t flake off and cover everything that it shouldn’t!

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Step 1: Trim and fold Core’dination Glittersilk Cardstock into an A2 sized card base.

Step 2: Trim May Arts Burlap Stripe ribbon to fit the front of the card. Cut bottom end into a pennant shape. Adhere to card base.

Step 3: Loop May Arts Leaves Ribbon into a wreath. Adhere to card over the top of the burlap ribbon. Arrange leaves as desired using small glue dots.

Step 4: Tie a bow from May Arts checkered ribbon, and adhere to top of wreath using a glue dot.

Step 5: Computer generate “JOY” using red printer ink on Snowflake cardstock. Cut into tag shape and adhere to card.

3I think the glittersilk cardstock paired perfectly with the dainty leaves, and the texture of the burlap ribbon.

A beautiful holiday card that will bring “JOY” to someone- (if I decide to let it go, and give it away!)

~Shaunte

 

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