Harvest Feast 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 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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Harvest Feast Layout from Suzanna Lee

Thanksgiving for some of us, is around the corner. A month away! A month to think about what’s for lunch or dinner, where you will be, if and how you will decorate, etc. There is nothing more seasonal when it comes to Core’dinations cardstock than Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Seasonal Impressions! I have another Seasonal Impressions Thankful layout to share with you. Last year, I used Thankful No.21 and this year I am going with Thankful No. 19.

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Harvest Feast Layout Supplies:

Step 1: Ink the pre-embossed Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions. This lighter color pre-embossed cardstock was a bit more difficult to see than the darker colors. Typically with Core, you sand with your Sand It Gadget to reveal the core color and have a two tone cardstock. In order to better see the pre-embossed words, rather than sanding, I used my Tim Holtz ink blender to rub color over the embossed words. You can see that better here:

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Step 2: Add some Core Tags! Using Core Tags on your layouts is a great way to add journaling or a decorative element behind or around your photos as well! If you happen to have some of May Arts Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon, it makes a perfect compliment to the Core Tags! Perfect for a fall or Thanksgiving themed layout!

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I just love the background that the pre-embossed Seasonal Impressions creates! Such an incredibly effective background without using patterned paper!

~ Suzanna

 

Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book

Thanksgiving is always a great time to get together with family and friends and celebrate the blessings in our lives.  And like any fun gathering, food is always involved.  Some recipes become yearly traditions,  while others are soon forgotten. Why not organize your recipes with a seasonal mini album?  It’s easy to add or remove recipe from year to year – and to help make planning the feast a little easier.  This keepsake would also make a wonderful hostess gift, if you aren’t the one doing all of the cooking.

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Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book Supplies:

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Step 1.  Cover pages of the mini-album with papers of your choice.

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Step 2.  Sand areas of embossing with Sand-It Gadget to expose the color core.

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Step 3.  Decorate the pages as desired.

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1075_edited-1Thanks for stopping by – I hope that you have been inspired to create your own recipe book to treasure your families memories.

~Gini

 

Torn Cardstock Halloween Witch Hat

I looooove Halloween! And when I got my hands on this Darice witch hat, I knew it screamed the need for some  Core’dinations Cardstock.

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Torn Cardstock Witch Hat Supplies:

Step 1: Paint the top and bottom of the hat black just in case any of the base of the hat sneaks through. Basic black craft paint works just fine.

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Step 2: Tear different strips of Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock. Paper tearing never gets old! Core is great for this because the color core looks great. For tips on tearing our cardstock, view our videos here. Tear the strips, sand them with Sand it Gadget and white off with Dust Buddy. Using the Dust Buddy is important because it helps the adhesive stick.

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Step 3: Adhere torn strips, rotating colors and patterns on the top of the hat and finish off with some May Arts Ribbon.

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Step 4: Place on a pumpkin or other decoration.

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~Ellen

 

Turkey Treat Holders

As the holidays approach, it’s fun to start planning and creating those special little things that make a hand-crafted celebration.  In my family, we usually have small favors for each of our guests.  I’m always hunting for ideas that are cute, but aren’t too expensive or too time consuming to make. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a jump start with these adorable Turkey Treat Holders.  Won’t these look fabulous on the dinner table?

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Step 1.  Die cut feathers.  With this die, I was easily able to cut 4 layers of paper at a time.

Step 2.   Add ribbon around the lip of the pot.

Step 3.  Glue the feathers.

Step 4.  Hand draw turkey body.  Cut out.

Step 5.  Punch a pear shape to create the turkey’s wattle.  Snip a triangle for the beak. Use buttons and brads to create the eyes.  Attach to flower pot.

Step 6.  Wrap treats in tulle.  Tie with burlap cord and place in flower pot.

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~Gini

 

Core Tag Fall Layout

One really great thing about living in the state of Utah is our spectacular autumns! The colors are so vibrant- I always take a lot of photos during the fall season.

I was able to incorporate TEN photos on this layout- the use of the Core tags keeps the photos and multiple embellishments from overwhelming the layout- and the wonderful textures from the Core’dinations cardstocks echo the feel of autumn.

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Core Tag Fall Layout Supplies:

For the  background of the layout, I used a piece of Core Basics Textured Kraft cardstock. This cardstock is NOT sandable, like the other Core’dinations lines. However, it has a wonderful canvas texture that inks very nicely. I scored the perimeter of the layout base and then gently inked it, to create a subtle border. For the title, I cut the letters from another sheet of Core Basics Kraft and adhered it to the layout. Then I gently went over the title with ink. It is a very subtle look. I wanted to keep the focus on the tags with my photos.

Here is a close-up look at some of the fabulous textures on the tags.

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 ~Shaunte

 

Autumn Blessings Tag

Good Morning, Hard Core Crafters! Tami Mayberry here with you again today to share a super easy fall tag I made from two Dark Assorted Sandable Tags!

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Autumn Blessings Tag Supplies:

  • Neutral Assorted Mini Tags
  • Dark Assorted Sandable Tags
  • Dust Buddy and Sand it Gadget
  • Darice Foilage embossing folder
  • Sweet N Sassy Stamps Autumn Lovin’ Cocoa stamp set
  • Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard chocolate ink pad
  • May Arts trims:wire edge burlap (not pictured), jute twine (natural)
  • Wooden button
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die (#656927)
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Clearsnap sponge dauber
  • Small ball stylus
  • Embossing mat
  • Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: Dodz adhesive dots, double-sided tape

IMG_8126Step 1: Emboss brown tag from Core Tag Darks tag set using Foilage embossing folder. Sand lightly with Sand It Gadget; trim off top.

IMG_8127Step 2: Adhere trimmed brown tag to rust colored tag. Remove the wire edges from your printed burlap and pull out several threads to fray edges. Adhere burlap to tag, securing edges to back.

IMG_8131Step 3: Wrap tag with natural string; tie in a knot. Attach wooden button; tie into a bow.

IMG_8133Step 4: Place die-cut leaf face-down on embossing mat. Draw vein pattern with small ball stylus.

IMG_8129Step 5: Sand lightly with Sand It Gadget.

IMG_8130Step 6: Sponge edges with brown ink as desired. Attach to tag using adhesive dots.

IMG_8134Step 7: Stamp sentiment onto kraft mini tag; attach tag to larger tag as shown.

IMG_8122And there you have the finished design-filled with texture yet simple to create.

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~Tami

 

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