3-D Miniature Paper Trees

Hey friends! Adrianne here, and I’ve got a fun, 3-D decor craft for your mantel or for your winter vignette.  These miniature trees are easy and adorable, and you can make them with whatever paper suits your color scheme.  Each tree only took me about 10 minutes to make (prior to drying time), so they’re a quick project that your kids might even like to help with!

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  • Core’dinations 6×6 sheets in the Vintage Collection and Glitter Silk Collection (choose 2 sheets for each tree)
  • Darice floral die set
  • Manual cutting/embossing machine – I use the Sizzix Big Shot
  • Scoring board and bone folder
  • 1/4 inch hole punch
  • 1/4 inch wood dowel(s), and a way to cut them
  • Large hole wooden beads
  • Wooden spools
  • Liquid glue

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Step 1. Die-cut a few graduated floral shapes.  The 3″ size tree will need two pairs of circles (2-inch and 3-inch diameter), the 4″ tree will need an additional larger circle (4-inch diameter), and the 5″ will need 2 additional circles (4-inch diameter).

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Step 2. Cut your wood dowel(s) into appropriate sizes for your space.  I cut one 12″ dowel into a 3″, 4″, and 5″ piece.  Glue a wooden bead to one end, and allow to dry while you work on the next steps.

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Step 3. Score your circles four ways: horizontally, vertically, and diagonally in both directions.  Punch the center with a 1/4″ hole punch.  Tip: if you don’t have a punch that will reach, fold up the circle, and cut a small hole with scissors.

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Step 4. Fold the circles so that the horizontal and vertical lines are folded one way, and the diagonals are folded opposite.  This way, you will get a conical shape to form your trees.

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Step 5. Add the smallest circles onto the dowel, and add a few dots of quick-drying paper glue underneath to hold them in place.  Stagger them so that the dowel underneath doesn’t show, and add circles in increasing sizes, until about 1 inch of dowel is left.

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Step 6. Glue the bottom of the dowel into a wooden spool, and allow it to dry.

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Now, just make up a matching set for your Christmas decor!  The Glitter Silk paper adds a festive shine to the little trees.

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What kinds of decor items are you making for Christmas?

~ Adrianne

 

Winter Wishes Card

Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a simple card that will add some sparkle and shine to your Winter greetings.

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Winter Wishes Card supplies:

Instructions:

Step 1: Form a 4.25 x 5.5-inch card from white cardstock.

Step 2: Cut a 4 x 5.25-inch piece from Reflecting Pool cardstock. Emboss with embossing folder; adhere to card front using Xtreme adhesive runner.

Step 3: Attach a vertical line of square Power Tabs to card front aligning with embossed pattern. Press Designer Foil onto tabs, carefully peel off foil sheet.

Step 4: Die-cut Paper Snowflake shape from Yacht Club Glitter Silk cardstock. Attach to card front as shown using Power tab.

Step 5: Thread twine through center of button; tie in a bow. Attach to center of snowflake using Power Tabs.

Step 6: Die-cut “WINTER” and “wishes” from Black Tie Glitter Silk cardstock; adhere to card front using MONO liquid glue.

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~Tami

 

Snowflake Ceramic Coaster Set

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share another fun and easy upcycled project. Quite often I come across ceramic coasters at garage sales and thrift stores that are inexpensive but may not be something that will match my current decor. Fortunately, very little work. they can be altered to match the season for just pennies. Here is one example!

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Snowflake Coaster Supplies:

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Step 1: Sand edges of coaster to remove paint.

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Step 2: Ink edges of coaster with permanent ink. Note: the more coarse the sandpaper used the more white you will see when inked.

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Step 3: Die-cut a circle slightly smaller than coaster surface from Vintage cardstock and large snowflake from opal Glitter Silk cardstock.

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Step 4: Using mod Podge and foam brush adhere circle to surface of coaster. IMG_8211

Step 5: In the same manner adhere snowflake to coaster and seal top by brushing a second coat over the entire surface.

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Step 6: Let dry overnight. Seal with a waterproof sealer as desired.

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~Tami

 

DIY Thankful Accordion Fold Card

Hey friends! Adrianne here today, and I’ve got a fun way to show gratitude as we come up on (American) Thanksgiving and the holiday season in general.  I have a confession: I am not the best at speaking my gratitude.  I know that a simple “thank you” goes a long way.  I try my best to say it often!  But honestly, I’m just better at showing how thankful I am through actions.  And gifts.  So I made up this big accordion-fold card to give to my husband, to try to put into words some of the things I’m most thankful for.  This actually makes a great gift for grandparents from the kids because there’s lots of space to include photos and artwork, and it’s the perfect style for a group to give so that everyone has room to write a sweet sentiment.  I’ll show you how to fold up this easy card, and give you a few ideas to make it your own, too!

Thankful-Accordion-Fold-Card-3Accordion fold pop-up card supplies:

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Step 1. Choose three coordinated sheets of card stock, and trim them to 8 inches square.  (Keep the scraps close by for making your embellishments.)  Score them vertically and horizontally at 4″, and then along ONE of the diagonals.

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Step 2. You will be gluing all 3 papers together, with the un-scored squares overlapping.  Glue one side of the card to the center panel, and then cut a 3-foot length of baker’s twine.  Lay it across the glue, and sandwich it inside when you glue the final panel onto the center panel.

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You should have a card that now looks like this.  The side (green) panels will fold upward, and the center (blue) panel will fold downward.

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Step 3. Embellish it!  Fill it up with gratitude.  I trimmed photos to 4 x 4 and glued them down the center.  Then, I embossed and sanded some heart accents with my Sizzix machine.

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I listed 12 things about my husband that I’m thankful for, and trimmed them to fit inside the card on the folding panels.  I also used a punch to create heart shapes to glue on.

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Step 4. Create a front for your card to finish it off.  I wanted something personal for the front of the card, so I created a text file in the Silhouette Studio that said “12 ways I’m thankful for you”.  Instead of using the words, I used the outer “stencil” part of the phrase.  (Since I wasn’t using the words, I snagged the “thankful” cut and used it inside the card.)  I also sanded the edges of the card for a more vintage feel.

Let it dry, then fold it up!  Use the baker’s twine to hold it closed, until it’s time to give it to someone special.

I have made cards for my husband before, but this one was far and away his favorite!  Part of it was just me saying “thank you” for all the things he does, but he loved that I included pictures, too.  It’s like a tiny scrapbook, with some photos of us at some of our best times – one of our first dates, our honeymoon, and some other special memories.

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~ Adrianne

 

Fall Candle Wreath 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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Fall Candle Wreath with May Arts Ribbon

There is something about cool weather season, that really makes me enjoy staying in, and adding some fun seasonal decor to my home.  I found this grapevine wreath at my local craft store, and decided to use it to give a large pillar candle a make-over.  This is such an easy project, and works well for different holidays and themes.

candle-wreath-CoredinationsFall Mini-Wreath Candle Holder Supplies:

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Step 1.  Die cut leaves from the Shattered Paper Collection.

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Step 2.  Emboss the leaves using the matching embossing folder.

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Step 3.  Sand the raised areas using the Sand-It Gadget.

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Step 4.  Cut the wired edges from the Faux Burlap ribbon and fray the edges.  Weave through the wreath.

Step  5.  Hot glue the leaves onto the wreath.

Step 6.  Tie a bow with the striped ribbon and glue on the wreath to finish.

I’m sure you will be able to adapt this project to fit your decorating style.  Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Gini

 

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

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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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~Tami

 

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