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.
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today. Do you love making tags as much as I do? One of my biggest problems is that whenever I want to make a tag I can’t seem to locate where I put them last in my craft room so I decided to make a fun little box to store my tags.
Tag storage box supplies:
- Core’dinations Neutral Colors Core Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Watercolor Pencils
- Darice Embossing Folder Foliage
- String From My Stash
- JustRite Antique Autumn Tags One
- JustRite Antique Tags One Die
- Heartfelt Creations Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
- Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Die
- Liquid Adhesive
To make the tag storage box, follow these easy steps:
Step 1. Cut a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Cardstock 9 3/4″ x 9″ and place on your Scor board with the 9″ side at the top of your board. Scor on the 3″ and 6″ marks and then rotate the Cardstock so the 9 3/4″ side is on the top. Scor on the 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 6 1/4″ and 9 1/4″ marks from top to bottom. Scor at the 3/4″ and 9″ marks for only the top and bottom sections. This will allow the box to fold closed easily.
Step 2. Cut on the scor lines as shown. The extra portions on the 4 corners have been removed and there is now a cut on the 3″ and 6″ lines from Left to Right up to the middle piece which will be the bottom of the box.
Step 3. Using your Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy, sand and remove the dust for that perfect Vintage look!
Step 4. Finally, cut, emboss and sand centers for your tags and assemble the box and then attach a tag to the front of the box so you know exactly what the box is for!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a Great Day!
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Give Thanks Layout by Christine Meyer
I always love the opportunity to get a favorite picture onto a layout and stored as a lifetime memory – today I have a fall layout to share with you featuring products from Core’dinations, Xyron, and Petaloo that does just that. Christine joining you today to share a layout of some of my kiddos with their Grandma enjoying a fall tradition – leaf piles.
Give Thanks Layout Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions
- Jillian Snowflake Spotted
- Core Basics Kraft
- Core Tags – Dark Assorted
- Dust Buddy & Sand-it Gadget
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection No. 3
- Coredinations Vellum Quotes & Titles
- Darice Leaf Embossing Folder
- Petaloo Crochet Lace Fancy Trim – Paprika
- Petaloo Darjeeling Petites Autumn
- Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix
- Petaloo Darjeeling Petites Teastained Red
- Petaloo Trim Assorted Whites
- Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker
- Xyron Mega Runner
- Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots
Step 2: Cut out the center of the Seasonal Impressions cardstock – leaving just a one inch border. Sand the border and use the Xyron Mega Runne to add Spotted Cardstock underneath as the base.
Step 3: Add Tags and Red Cardstock to create the center of your layout use the Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker. Add Petaloo trims to the Xyron 3 inch Sticker Maker and then attach them above and below. Step 4: Run the vellum quote thru the Xyron 3 Inch Sticker Maker. This is the best way to attach vellum because it doesn’t show up at all! Add the vellum to the tag. Step 5: Put the picture on top of the Kraft cardstock and center it.
Step 6: Add a die cut banner and Embellish the corners with Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers. Xyron’s High Tack Adhesive Dots make attaching small flowers like this an easy job! Products like this make it both easy and fun to put together a layout that we can cherish forever!
Count Your Blessings Layout by Suzanna Lee
Do you have those family dinner table picture that we all take at Thanksgiving, and once you finally seen them think, “ugh! how am I going to scrap that?”. Well fret no more! I have the solution for you. First, convert your picture to black and white. The conversion will soften the clash between Auntie Rose’s purple hair and Grandpa Jack’s hot pink tie and allow you to use the colors of your choice in your layout, just as I did here!
Count Your Blessings Layout Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Impressions, Basic Grey Ornate
- Core’dinations Core Impressions, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Brown and Cream
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz, Kraft Core, Shattered
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz, Kraft Core, Adirondack
- Core’dinations Sand It Gadget
- Core’dinations Dust Buddy
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Ink
- Petaloo Dahlias, Red/Fuschias
- Petaloo Mini Daisies, Red, Fuchias
- Xyron Adhesive Dots
- Xyron Mega Runner
Step 1:To create both bases of your layout, you will need your trusty Core’dinations steeds; your Sand It Gadget and your Dust Buddy. Sand the edges of the the Basic Grey Core Impressions and wipe the dust with your Dust Buddy to reveal the colored core. If you would like a bit more definition to the border of the page, as I did, then use some Distress ink around the edges. Fussy cut out the Jenni Bowlin Square Label paper and similarly, sand and dust it.
Step 2: Layer a long banner cut from Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock that you sanded and rubbed with some Distress Paint with your picture, Petaloo flowers and some die cut leaves. The PERFECT adhesive to stick Petaloo flowers down with is Xyron’s adhesive dots! They come in two sizes, 3/16 inch which is perfect for the little daises I used on the bottom, right hand corner of my page and the larger, 3/8 inch dots for the larger Petaloo flowers!
Step 3: Whatever was not put together with Adhesive Dots, was put everything together with my Xyron MegaRunner! I just love the ability to drop in the cartridge and set to work. No fuss running tape here, there and everywhere or having it snap and need to be re-thread mid-project! Just remove the spent cartridge and pop in a new one and you are good to go!
Hi friends! It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall box that can hold sweet treats or any small thoughtful gift!
Friends Owlways Faux Wood Crate Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tillie Dot Cardstock
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection Cardstock
- 3D Wooden Crate svg #66549 in Silhouette Store
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder
- Cut ‘n’ Boss Embossing Machine
- Joy’s Life Punny Animals Stamp Set
- Fine Black Embossing Powder
- Darice Heat Gun
- Stamp Block
- Pop Dots
- Zip Dry Paper Glue
- Xyron Sticker Machine
- SEI Furry Friends Coaster Tags
- Silhouette Cameo
Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the pieces for the 3D Wooden Crate from Core’dinations Tillie Dot Cardstock and Core’dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection Cardstock. These are the pieces that make up the box.
Step 2. Emboss the top layer pieces using the Darice Wood Grain embossing folder. I used Core’dinations Tillie Dot cardstock for the main part of the box.
Step 3. After embossing, sand the raised areas. It really brings out the texture!
Step 4. Glue and assemble the pieces.
Step 6. Heat emboss the tag with a stamped sentiment.
Step 7. Here’s a side view of that gorgeous paper! Don’t you love the way it embosses and looks after the Tille Dot is sanded?
Happy fall y’all!
I’m excited to be sharing with you my first project on the Core blog today! While I’m mainly a Clean and Simple card making girl I do enjoy other crafts as well, including inexpensive home decor items. For today’s project I made a fall candle wrap for 50 cent candle holder I bought at Goodwill!
Autumn Blessings Candle Wrap Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Neutral Assorted Mini Tags
- Dust Buddy and Sand it Gadget
- Glass candle holder
- Sweet N Sassy Stamps Autumn Lovin’ Cocoa stamp set
- Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard chocolate ink pad
- May Arts trims: lace edge burlap, jute twine (red, brown)
- Red mini clothes pin
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die (#656927)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Clearsnap sponge dauber
- Small ball stylus
- Embossing mat
- Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: Dodz adhesive dots, double-sided tape
Step 1: Die-cut leaf shapes from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection cardstock in desired colors.
Step 3: Flip leaf back over; sand lightly using Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget.
Hi Core’dinations fans! Christine joining you for the first time and I am going to share a Halloween layout that I created focusing in on the Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions Pack.
Halloween Layout Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions Halloween No 18 & Halloween No 24
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Spotted 6 X 6
- Core Essentials in Tulip
- Core Basics in Kraft
- Fashion Tag Lg Ivory
- Darice Letter Stickers
- Bakers Twine
- Enamel Dot
Step 3: Cut out and sand orange and green pieces from the 6 X 6 spotted cardstock. Add the orange beneath the picture in the center.
Step 4: Punch out circles using the green spotted cardstock and kraft basics. Punch out stars using the Tulip Core Essentials cardstock. Use those to embellish around the picture. Add the Fashion Tags for journaling.
Don’t you just love how a little sanding can take cardstock somewhere very special!?!