DIY Love Story Canvas

January 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Sizzix

Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a canvas project I recently created using Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock and patterned paper.

IMG_8907Love Story Canvas Supplies:

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Step 1: Using eClips 2 and electronic cutting file, cut text from desired cardstock colors.

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Step 2: Cut Core’dinations gray dot patterned paper to fit canvas.

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Step 3: Brush canvas with Decou-Page medium. Attach patterned paper.

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Step 4:  Adhere words to canvas using Decou-Page medium. If you desire a clean graphic look you can simply stop here; but for a little more fun, keep going! Brush over entire canvas with medium making sure all pieces are well soaked.

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Step 5: Gently peel away damp paper around words and scrape away top layer of part of the letters. Let dry.

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Step 6: Ink edges of canvas with gray chalk ink.

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Step 7: Using stencil and white chalk paint stencil bubble images in open areas as desired. Let dry.

Step 8: Paint perimeter using gray chalk paint. Let dry.

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Step 9: Embellish using hot-fix rhinestones.

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And there you have it!

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 ~Tami

 

Winter Canvas

December 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Mixed Media, Sizzix, Winter Projects

Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a fun and easy canvas wall decor idea that will add sparkle to any home.  The majority of my home is red, white and blue so I chose to use that color scheme along with a fun snowflake design and lots of sparkle using silver Glitter Silk cardstock and some glitter paint.

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Winter Canvas Supplies:

 

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Step 1: Paint canvas using Tuscan Red acrylic paint. Recoat as desired allowing to dry in between coats. Let dry completely.

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Step 2: Paint canvas with a thin layer of Ice Crystal Glamour Dust glitter paint.

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Step 3: Size split snowflake design to fit canvas. Cut-out from silver Glitter Silk cardstock using eClips 2 electronic cutter.

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Step 4: Size name so that height fits within opening of snowflake. Cut-out from Navy ColorCore cardstock using eClips 2 electronic cutter.

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Step 5: Apply Decou-page medium to back of snowflake pieces.

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Step 6: Adhere snowflake pieces to canvas adding extra medium as needed.

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Step 7: Brush entire canvas with Decou-page medium. Attach name; brush over image with additional medium. Let dry completely.

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Step 8: Attach hot-fix rhinestones as desired.

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And there you have it!

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~Tami

Kisses for Midnight Treat Bag

December 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party, Sizzix

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!!

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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

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Treat Bag Instructions:

Step 1: Die-cut bag pieces from Core’dinations Glitter Silk  Cardstock.

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Step 2: Cut a small piece of Core’dinations Core Basics Vellum; adhere to inside of bag covering die-cut opening.

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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.

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Step 5: Die-cut “2015″ from Core’dinations Glitter Silk  Cardstock; adhere to bag front.

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Step 6: Fill bag with Kisses; tie closed with twine.

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Happy New Year!!

~Tami

 

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!

3D-Paper-Trees23-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

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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

 

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