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.
Mary Pat here with you today and I was really excited to find out that Core’dinations was teaming up with May Arts! What a great combo! I always like to bring a little hostess gift when visiting friends and family during the holidays. Just a little something to say “Thanks”. So I made a little gift bag and tag using the yummy Core’dinations and the beautiful May Arts Ribbon.
A close up of the Tag.
For my project I used the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection to make all my pieces and layers. This collection to me has such rich colors that just scream fall to me. I used my Silhouette to create the fall leaves and then I added some stamped images to add some fun embellishments. Finally to add the finishing touch I added the beautiful May Arts ribbon and cord.
Fall Gift Bag & Tag Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock
- Sand it Set
- May Arts Suede Ribbon
- Lawn Fawn Stamps
- Copic Markers
- Paper Gift Bag
Here is a video to help you create this gift bag and 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 forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.
Harvest Feast Layout from Suzanna Lee
Thanksgiving for some of us, is around the corner. A month away! A month to think about what’s for lunch or dinner, where you will be, if and how you will decorate, etc. There is nothing more seasonal when it comes to Core’dinations cardstock than Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Seasonal Impressions! I have another Seasonal Impressions Thankful layout to share with you. Last year, I used Thankful No.21 and this year I am going with Thankful No. 19.
Harvest Feast Layout Supplies:
- Core’dinations Seasonal Impressions
- Core’dinations Rustic
- Core TagCore Tags, Darks and Large Bracket Ivory Smooth
- Core Essentials, Parsley GX-PG040-12 and Paprika GX-JP030-12
- Core’dinations Chocolate Box/Cherry Cordial GX-CBX210-12
- Dust Buddy
- Sand It Gadget
- May Arts ribbon
- Cut Files – Miss Kate Cuttables and self created (leaf)
- Ink – Tim Holtz Distress
- Punch – American Crafts
Step 1: Ink the pre-embossed Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions. This lighter color pre-embossed cardstock was a bit more difficult to see than the darker colors. Typically with Core, you sand with your Sand It Gadget to reveal the core color and have a two tone cardstock. In order to better see the pre-embossed words, rather than sanding, I used my Tim Holtz ink blender to rub color over the embossed words. You can see that better here:
Step 2: Add some Core Tags! Using Core Tags on your layouts is a great way to add journaling or a decorative element behind or around your photos as well! If you happen to have some of May Arts Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon, it makes a perfect compliment to the Core Tags! Perfect for a fall or Thanksgiving themed layout!
I just love the background that the pre-embossed Seasonal Impressions creates! Such an incredibly effective background without using patterned paper!
Thanksgiving is always a great time to get together with family and friends and celebrate the blessings in our lives. And like any fun gathering, food is always involved. Some recipes become yearly traditions, while others are soon forgotten. Why not organize your recipes with a seasonal mini album? It’s easy to add or remove recipe from year to year – and to help make planning the feast a little easier. This keepsake would also make a wonderful hostess gift, if you aren’t the one doing all of the cooking.
Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Black Magic Collection
- Canvas Textured Tags White Assorted
- Canvas Textured Tags Brights Assorted Sandable
- Sand-It Gadget
- Darice Embossing Folder – Foliage
- Darice Embossing Folder- Fall Leaf Background
- Darice Washi Tape – Black
- Darice Washi Tape- Music Notes
- Clear Scraps Mini Album
- Cottage Cutz Die – Acorn Leaf Vine
- May Arts Ribbon: SM-33, 419-16, KBB-33
- Hampton Art Stamps – Recipes SC0519
- Fun Stampers Journey – Give Thanks Stamp Set
- Xyron 9″ Creative Station
- Imagine Crafts/Tsukeniko Inks
Step 1. Cover pages of the mini-album with papers of your choice.
Step 2. Sand areas of embossing with Sand-It Gadget to expose the color core.
Step 3. Decorate the pages as desired.
Thanks for stopping by – I hope that you have been inspired to create your own recipe book to treasure your families memories.
Hi friends! It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall card with you today!
An A-Maize-ing Day Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection Cardstock
- Core’dinations A2 Kraft Cards & Envelopes
- SVGCuts.com Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit
- Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns Stamp Set
- Fine Gold Embossing Powder
- Darice Heat Gun
- Stamp Block
- Pop Dots
- Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker
- Silhouette Cameo
- button, twine, adhesive gems
- ATG gun
Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all of the pieces that create the harvest corn from the SVGCuts.com Enchanted Autumn SVG kit. I’m using Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection Cardstock to create all of the visible layers. I’m also using the 6×6 sized cardstock which fits perfectly on a mat for most die cut machines. I like to use a Cricut mat with my Silhouette Cameo but it will fit on a Cameo mat too.
Step 2. After the corn is cut out, glue the pieces together. I resized my pieces to fit a standard A2 card, so they easily fit through the Xyron 3″ Sticker maker.
Step 3. For dimension, use foam pop dots between some of the layers!
Step 4. I decided to cut a piece of Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection Cardstock to cover the top of the Core’dinations A2 Kraft Cards I’m using. I also cut another piece for my embossed sentiment.
Step 5. Using Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns stamp set, I stamped onto the Core’dinations cardstock with Versamark and then heat embossed the saying with fine gold embossing powder.
Step 6. Before I was finished I cut a few more strips of paper and glued them down to add more focus to the sentiment. After tying on some twine, adding a button and some adhesive gems, the card was complete. Well, almost. I then decided to use a corner rounding paper punch and round all of the corners of the card. Ta da! All done!
I hope you enjoyed my project!
As the holidays approach, it’s fun to start planning and creating those special little things that make a hand-crafted celebration. In my family, we usually have small favors for each of our guests. I’m always hunting for ideas that are cute, but aren’t too expensive or too time consuming to make. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a jump start with these adorable Turkey Treat Holders. Won’t these look fabulous on the dinner table?
Turkey Treat Holder Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Core’dinations Heavyweight 80 lb. Kraft
- Core Essentials Brights Cardstock
- Sizzix Writing Desk Die
- May Arts Ribbon – 7/8″ Solid Ivory Check AKB14; 5″ Tulle 471-5-28; 1/8″ Burlap Cord SP-10
- Fiskars Fuse Die Cutting Machine
- Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry
- Small Clay Flower Pot
- Punch Bunch – Large Pear Punch
- Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
Step 1. Die cut feathers. With this die, I was easily able to cut 4 layers of paper at a time.
Step 2. Add ribbon around the lip of the pot.
Step 3. Glue the feathers.
Step 4. Hand draw turkey body. Cut out.
Step 5. Punch a pear shape to create the turkey’s wattle. Snip a triangle for the beak. Use buttons and brads to create the eyes. Attach to flower pot.
Step 6. Wrap treats in tulle. Tie with burlap cord and place in flower pot.
Hope this helps make your holidays even happier!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the warmth of an amazing meal and the gathering of my family each year. It’s just a wonderful time to enjoy each other and remember to give thanks for the blessings my family and I enjoy on a daily basis.
So I like to decorate for Thanksgiving as well. Bring on the visual reminders of gratitude, thankfulness, and even those reminders that some blessings come with a cost. So I wanted something to reflect those sentiments and help me remember to be openly thankful AND giving this season.
This Thankful Banner fits the bill. Since it hangs from a branch, you can hang it anywhere from your front door to the mantel–all you need is a hook, nail, or knob!
Thankful Banner Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
- Darice Pearl White Berry Garland
- 1″ Twill Tape
- Small branch
- Hot glue gun
- Glue Dots
Step 1: Start with a piece of muslin-covered cardboard approximately 15″ x 10″. Hot glue the fabric to the back side of the cardboard to get a nice smooth front.
Step 2: Adhere two pieces of twill tape to the back of the cardboard.
Step 3: Cut paper banner, “Thankful” greeting, and leaves from card stock using electronic cutter or craft knife. The greeting was cut from the back side of the card stock for a different color.
Step 4: Adhere greeting to paper banner, and adhere paper banner to your fabric banner at the top and centered.
Step 5: Create different leaf looks. Fold 1/3 of your leaves in half length wise to mimic a leaf stem, then distress. Take the other 2/3 of the leaves and use the back and front sides for different effects. You should now have a variety similar to this. You might want to add a few different colors of leaves.
Step 6: Curl the leaves by rolling them between your fingers. The more you break down the fibers in the paper by rolling, the easier it is to get the shape you want.
Step 7: Cut section of berry garland, and twist into a mini wreath shape. Adhere leaves to the wreath as desired.
Step 8: Adhere wreath to fabric banner.
Step 9: Insert the small branch through the twill tape loops, and hang.