Father’s Day Necktie Gift Bag

Here’s a cute way to give Dad his treats this Father’s Day.  This shirt gift bag is quick and easy enough to get the kiddos in on the action as well.  Think what fun it would be to have an ugly tie contest (and Dad wouldn’t be stuck wearing it!)

shirtFather’s Day Necktie Gift Bag Supplies:

Step 1.  Cut paper 10″ x 11 1/2″

Step 2.  With the kraft side facing up, the the short edge lined up across the top fence, score at 2″.

Step 3.  Turn the paper a quarter turn, counter-clockwise and score at 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 6″, and 8″.  Go to the first large block (between 2 1/2″ and 6″), score every 1/4″ – just down to the horizontal score, to create the pinstripes for the front of the shirt.

Step 4.  Turn the paper over, so that the color is facing upwards.  Score at 4 1/2″ and 10″

Step 5.  Clip the tabs at the bottom.


Step 6.  Sand the pin-stripes.


Step 7.  Fold along the scores to assemble the bag.


Step 8.  Pinch the top of the bag together, and cut an inch in on each side.


Step 9.  Fold the tabs in to form the collar.


Step 10.  Hand cut a tie.  Adhere to the bag. Secure the collar using double sided tape.


Now the fun will just be thinking what goodies to put in your bag!



Flower Pot Card with Hidden Tag

We still have weeks more of winter, but I am already yearning for the warmer days of spring. I adore the bright and beautiful flowers of the season, and find that they lift my spirits like nothing else.  I find that I often start making cheerful projects to help me get over the winter blues.  This fun card is sure to brighten someone’s day as well.

Flower-pot-cardFlower Pot Card Supplies:


Step 1.  Score a piece of cardstock along the top edge of the card base (large enough to accommodate the flower pot die).  Tape the die so the top cutting edge is off of the cardstock, and cut.


Step 2.  Die cut the smaller sized flower pot and distress the surface with the Sand-It Gadget.


Step 3.  Machine stitch the smaller pot onto the larger one, leaving the top open to form a pocket.

Step 4.  Decorate the flower pot with die cuts and ribbons.


Step 5.  Use the smaller die to draw a line to trim a large tag, so that it will fit into the pocket, while leaving enough visible at the top to add flowers.



Step 6.  Decorate the tag with flowers, ribbon and vellum sentiment.


Step 7.  Slide into the pocket to finish.

010I hope that I have put a little spring into your day! Thanks for stopping by.



Heart Candle Wrap

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to show you how to make this quick and easy customized candle using a variety of specialty cardstocks from Core’dinations.

heart candle wrapHeart Candle Wrap Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Pop Dot cardstock (white)
  • Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock (Princess Pink)
  • Core’dinations Gemstones cardstock (Moonstone, Blue Topaz)
  • Dollar Tree candle holder
  • Pink self-adhesive rhinestones
  • Sizzix dies: Sizzlits Decorative Strip Dots & Scallops (#656541), Bigz Banners & Hearts (#659958)
  • Scor-Pal Scor-Tape
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Dodz adhesive dots


Step 1: Mark height of candle on back of Pop Dot cardstock; cut out.


Step 2: Wrap Pop Dot cardstock around candle; mark length and trim to fit. Adhere to candle.


 Step 3: Die-cut borders from pink Glitter Silk cardstock. Adhere to candle.


Step 4: Die-cut hearts from blue Gemstones cardstock; attach to candle using adhesive dots. Attach rhinestones.


And that’s it!! You now have a customized candle ready to decorate your favorite table or shelf.



Super Bowl Party Invitation

All right football fans, the most anticipated sports/social event of the year is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start party planning.  This cute invitation will catch the eye of everyone on your guest list.

super bowl party invite

Super Bowl Party Invitation Supplies:


Step 1.  Cut paper for card base 6″ x 12″. Score at 3″ and 9″.


Step 2.  Cut a piece of green cardstock 5 1/2″ square.  Score every half inch.  Sand the score lines with the Sand-It Gadget.


Step 3.  Cut the square in half.  Fold the card base as a gatefold card, and glue the green paper to each side.


Step 4.  Cut a football shape from paper.  Line the football up over the opening of the card.  Mark holes to punch through the football and card base.  Use a hole punch to make the holes larger.


Step 5.  Emboss the football with folder.  Sand the raised areas.  Line the holes up and glue to one side of the card.

Step 6.  Print the details for your invitation on vellum, using the computer.  Glue to the inside of the card.


Step 7.  Loosely lace the football to close the card.  After all of the holes are laced, then tighten them.



Which ever team you are pulling for….I hope you have a great time with family and friends!  Thanks for stopping by.



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.


Winter Wonderland Lantern Supplies:


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

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


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


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


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


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


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



May Arts Joy Holiday Tag

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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May Arts Joy Tag by Tami

joy-tag-CoredinationsJoy Tag supplies:


Step 1: Trim top and bottom edges from from red tag.

Step 2: Score three 1/4-inch lines along top and bottom of tag from back side; sand lightly.

Step 3: Spritz with spray ink; let dry.

Step 4: Remove threads along top and bottom edge of snowflake trim to fray edges; adhere to tag with snowflake centered as shown below. Wrap ends of trim to back of tag and adhere in place.

Step 5: Wrap tag with string; tie in a bow positioning in center of snowflake pattern..

Step 6: Secure in place using hot fix nail head.

Step 7: Adhere red tag to white tag.

Step 8: Attach scalloped edge trim along top and bottom of tag as shown,

Step 9: Die-cut “joy” from white cardstock; adhere to tag.

Step 10: Thread white ribbon through top of tag; tie in a bow.




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