Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a sweet New Years Eve project. While, perfect for anyone on your list, I created this for someone who will be miles away at midnight. The sentiment is “Miss You” with the added sentiment of “Sending Kisses for Midnight”. Notice there is a vellum window in this project that the candy will show through. In place of that you could also use NEW Core’dinations Vellum Quotes & Titles. Now, I will show you how quick and easy it is to make!!
Kisses for Midnight Treat Bag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics Vellum
- Core’dinations white mini tag
- Clearsnap black ink pad
- “Miss You” stamp
- May Arts purple burlap string
- Sizzix dies: Movers & Shapers XL Die – Bag w/Flap (#659197), Movers & Shapers Magnetic Die Set 2PK – Mini Hearts Set (#657212), Thinlits Die Set 121PK – Alphanumeric (#660056)
- Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Fiskars mini heart punch
- Paper adhesive
Treat Bag Instructions:
Step 1: Die-cut bag pieces from Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock.
Step 2: Cut a small piece of Core’dinations Core Basics Vellum; adhere to inside of bag covering die-cut opening.
Step 3: Fold and assemble bag according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 4: Stamp mini tag with sentiment. Punch heart from Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock; adhere to tag. Attach tag to bag flap. Add note to back as desired.
Step 5: Die-cut “2015″ from Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock; adhere to bag front.
Step 6: Fill bag with Kisses; tie closed with twine.
Happy New Year!!
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!
3-D Miniature Paper Tree Supplies:
- 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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 6. Glue the bottom of the dowel into a wooden spool, and allow it to dry.
Now, just make up a matching set for your Christmas decor! The Glitter Silk paper adds a festive shine to the little trees.
What kinds of decor items are you making for Christmas?
Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a simple card that will add some sparkle and shine to your Winter greetings.
Winter Wishes Card supplies:
- Core’dinations Pastel Colors Core Cardstock (Reflecting Pool)
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock (Yacht Club, Black Tie)
- Core Basics smooth white cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Clearsnap silver Designer Foils
- Light blue button
- Natural twine
- Sizzix dies: Paper Snowflakes (#660059), Holiday Words: Script (#660058), Card Font: Winter (#659589)
- Darice Wire Fence embossing folder (#1218-58)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Tombow adhesives: Xtreme adhesive runner, clear Power Tabs, MONO liquid glue
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.
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!
Snowflake Coaster Supplies:
- Old ceramic coasters
- Core’dinations Vintage Collection 6 x 6 cardstock (blue)
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk 6 x 6 cardstock (opal)
- Clearsnap Caribbean Surfacez ink pad
- Sizzix dies: Paper Snowflakes, Framelits Circles
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Foam brush
- Sand It Gadget or sandpaper
- Plaid Mod Podge matte decoupage medium
Step 1: Sand edges of coaster to remove paint.
Step 2: Ink edges of coaster with permanent ink. Note: the more coarse the sandpaper used the more white you will see when inked.
Step 3: Die-cut a circle slightly smaller than coaster surface from Vintage cardstock and large snowflake from opal Glitter Silk cardstock.
Step 5: In the same manner adhere snowflake to coaster and seal top by brushing a second coat over the entire surface.
Step 6: Let dry overnight. Seal with a waterproof sealer as desired.
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!
Accordion fold pop-up card supplies:
- Three 12 x 12 sheets Core’dinations Chocolate Box card stock (I used Blueberry & Cool Mint Truffle)
- Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget
- Paper trimmer
- Scoring board and bone folder
- Baker’s twine
- Liquid glue
- Photos and embellishments that are meaningful to you such as Silhouette text cuts, heart punches, and Sizzix’s Love Set of Embossing folders
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who do you know who could use a great big card full of gratitude?
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.
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.
Fall Mini-Wreath Candle Holder Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Sand-It Gadget
- May Arts Ribbon 1.5″ Solid/Striped/Wired/Stitched Ribbon 404-15-16
- May Arts Ribbon 1.5″ Faux Burlap/Wired Ribbon 445-15-16
- Sizzix Tattered Leaves Die
- Sizzix Tattered Leaves Embossing Folder
- Grapevine Wreath
- Hot Glue Gun
- Large Pillar Candle
Step 1. Die cut leaves from the Shattered Paper Collection.
Step 2. Emboss the leaves using the matching embossing folder.
Step 3. Sand the raised areas using the Sand-It Gadget.
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!