Customized Mom Mug

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a quick and easy gift idea that can be customized for any occasion or recipient. I began with a Design-A-Mug kit and replaced the included liner with a custom insert created with Core’dinations patterned paper and cardstocks. The possibilities are endless!

custom-mugCustom Mug Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Core Essential Brights 12 x 12 cardstock
  • Core’dinations Teal Stripe patterned paper (#GX-2300-63)
  • Darice  Design-A-Mug Kit
  • Sizzix Dies: Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Scallops #2 (#660270), Bigz Alphabet Set 4 Dies – Fresh Blossoms Alphabet (#659963), Originals Die – Hearts #3 (#660273)
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: EZ Runner, Adhesive Sheets

Instructions:

Step 1: Trim patterned paper to the same size as supplied mug liner.

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Step 2: Die-cut two 12-inch scalloped border shapes from Atoll Aqua color cardstock.

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Step 3: Die-cut “MOM” from Heartfelt cardstock and heart from Love Potion cardstock. Adhere die-cut pieces to patterned paper liner.

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Step 4: Insert customized liner into mug and replace inner liner.

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~Tami

 

Hexagon Wall Art with Core Basics Patterned Paper

Hey friends, Adrianne here with you today to share a fun collection of wall art that I made for my daughter’s room using scrapbook paper and Mod Podge.  Some simple die-cut hexagons arranged in a few shades of purple and gray came together here for an easy-to-make set of 3 wall panels.

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Hexagon Wall Art Supplies:

  • Core Basics Patterned Paper in two color schemes (3-5 patterns of each color)
  • Three 10×10 inch wooden canvas panels
  • White spray paint
  • Sizzix Big Shot and 2-1/4″ Hexagon die (makes 4″ hexies)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Hard coat Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Sawtooth hangers

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Step 1. Spray paint your wooden canvas panels white.  While they’re drying, use your Sizzix Big Shot and hexagon die, and die-cut 24 hexagons in various related colors.  I opted for purple and gray (to match my daughter’s room – which is why there’s SO much purple in these photos) but this would work well with any color scheme, or a totally random assortment of your favorite papers.

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Step 2. When your panels are dry, lay out the hexagons to determine placement.  I spaced mine about 1/8 inch apart.  Trim the hexies that hang over the edges, and save the scraps.  You can use them to fill in along the sides, top, or bottom of your panel to fill the entire square surface.

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Step 3. Add a generous amount of Mod Podge to the back side of the hexagon, and allow it to sit for a moment.  You will notice the paper begin to curl, as the Mod Podge soaks in.  Then, place it and press it down securely.  Repeat this until your panel is full.  If you have ever put up wallpaper – you’ll find that using Mod Podge is very similar!  When you have each hexagon in place, smooth it out as well as you can, taking take to make sure the edges are secure.

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Step 4. When all your hexies are placed, add a final coat of Mod Podge to the top of the panel to seal it.  If you notice a few bubbles, don’t panic, especially if it has begun to dry.  Allowing it to dry overnight will often fix these little wrinkles.

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Step 5. Add a sawtooth hanger to the back of each panel, and hang them!  These panels add a pop of color to any empty wall without requiring special artistic skills.   The paper you choose will set the tone, whether you’re using modern patterns, primary colors, soft florals, or retro prints.  It’s a great way to use up scraps of your favorite papers, or just put your paper passion on display!

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Thanks for joining me today on this adventure in home decor!

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~ Adrianne

 

Tim Holtz Distressed Floral Tag

Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you today. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring. Even though we are in the middle of Winter here I still like to create projects with flowers and dream of warmer weather. Today I have one of those projects to share with you using some Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection cardstock- and dies from Sizzix by Tim as well. Not only is it filled with layers of texture, it can be used for any occasion and created in any color you desire!

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Tattered Floral Tag Supplies:

Step 1: Die-cut largest tag shape from Linen cardstock and hole reinforcement from Black Soot cardstock. Sand edges; adhere together.

Step 2: Die-cut vine shape from Forest Moss and Peeled Paint cardstocks. Add veins to leaves using stylus. Sand and shape as desired. Adhere Forest Moss layer to tag using feature photo as a guide and trimming as needed.  Layer Peeled Paint layer on top of previous layer adhering only along stems and curving leaves upward.

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Step 3: Die-cut two flower shapes from Victorian Velvet cardstock and one from Tattered Rose cardstock; sand lightly. Shape layers as desired; layer together as shown alternating colors and using foam squares in between layers. Adhere assembled flower to tag.

Step 4: Thread button with thread. Attach to center of flower using adhesive dot.

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~Tami

 

Floral “Thinking of You” Card

Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you again today to share another clean and simple card project great for any occasion.

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Thinking of You Card Supplies:

Step 1: Die-cut around desired vellum sentiment using Ornate Label die.

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Step 2: Die-cut same size label from white cardstock. Attach vellum layer to cardstock label using brads.

Step 3: Using Calendar Months dies, die-cut three sets of  flower shapes from desired cardstock; sand top layers lightly as desired using Sand-It Gadget.

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Step 4: Cut a 4 x 5 1/4-inch piece from green cardstock; die-cut Mixed Media shape from bottom left corner.

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Step 5: Form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch card from smooth white cardstock; adhere die-cut pieces to card front, layering together as shown and using foam squares for flower layers.

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~Tami

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

~Tami

 

Embellished Scrapbook Necklaces

Hey friends, Adrianne here with you today!  Do you love creating scrapbook layouts?  If you do, I’ve got a great idea for you that you may not have considered: make your passion small-scale, and create beautiful jewelry from your ideas!  Bezel trays hold 1-2 inch circles and squares that you can punch, emboss, add charms or photos to, and then seal up with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic or resin.  It’s easier than you think, and I’m going to show you how today!

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Scrapbook Necklace Supplies: 

  • Scrap of Chalk Core card stock with blue core
  • Scissors
  • Darice lips embossing folder
  • Sizzix Big Shot, or your favorite manual embossing machine
  • Sand it Gadget
  • Mod Podge Metal Blank Charms, or any type of metal bezel
  • Charms like self-adhesive pearls, letters, flowers, or whatever you love
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • 18″ chain
  • 10 mm jump ring
  • Flat-nosed jewelry pliers

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The possibilities of how to put these sweet necklaces together are endless, but I’ll tell you how I made this contemporary love-themed necklace!

Step 1. First, cut a scrap of Chalk Core paper to fit your metal bezel.  Position it in the embossing folder, and emboss!  Sand it with your Sand-It Gadget to bring out the colored core.

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Step 2. Play around with your layout!  I ultimately selected “XO” charms and a few flat-backed pearls.  You can place them with glue dots so that they don’t shift around, if you are adding a few different embellishments.  Don’t forget, photos, gems, and other shapes are all great choices to add.  If you’re adding multiple layers of paper, sealing them together with Mod Podge before continuing may be a good idea.

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Step 3. Taking care not to shake the bottle of Dimensional Magic, slowly add a few drops at a time to the top of your pendant tray, until it’s domed around the edges.  Don’t be alarmed when it looks cloudy at first – it dries clear!

As long as you don’t over-fill the tray, it won’t spill over, even if it’s filled higher than the sides of the bezel.  You’ll get a great domed look with Dimensional Magic.  If you get any bubbles, pop them with a toothpick, because they will harden into your piece if you don’t.

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Step 4. Twist open your jump ring with your pliers, and add it into the ring of your bezel.  Add the chain.

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Step 5. Allow your pendant to dry.  It will at least take 3-4 hours. You may find that after one coat, you want to add a second coat of Dimensional Magic (especially if you do what I did, and touch it before it dries fully, leaving an annoying fingerprint).  Rest assured, if you have a rough spot in your finish, a thin extra coat will fix it.  You’ll be left with a hard, shiny finish that fully protects everything within your pendant.

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Play around with other layouts and color combinations for different looks!  Are you getting ideas of what to put in your pendant?  I’d love to hear if you make one!

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~ Adrianne

 

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