Looking for a fun, nautical home decor piece for the summer? Why not create this whimsical lighthouse with a few of your favorite Core’dinations products and a simple .svg file.
Whimsical Lighthouse Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection 12×12
- Core’dinations Core Basics Vellum
- Core’dinations Core Basics Patterns Red Large Dot
- Core’dinations Core Basics White Canvas Texture 80 lb. 12×12
- Core’dinations Sand it Gadget (if desired)
- Lighthouse svg file from SVGCuts.com
- Miscellaneous Embossing Folders (if desired)
- Hemp Twine
Step 2: From here you could simply assemble the lighthouse using the video directions from SVGCuts, or you can add some dimension and texture to your pieces by embossing. I began with the blue pieces and the Darice Honeycomb embossing folder.
Step 3: For even more interest, sand the embossing to reveal the Kraft-Core underneath.
Step 4: Continue embossing and sanding your pieces.
You can add a battery operated tealight or LEDs to your lighthouse to add a pleasing glow.
Here’s a cute way to give Dad his treats this Father’s Day. This shirt gift bag is quick and easy enough to get the kiddos in on the action as well. Think what fun it would be to have an ugly tie contest (and Dad wouldn’t be stuck wearing it!)
Father’s Day Necktie Gift Bag Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
- Kraft with Black Polka Dot Pops
- Sand-it Gadget
Step 1. Cut paper 10″ x 11 1/2″
Step 2. With the kraft side facing up, the the short edge lined up across the top fence, score at 2″.
Step 3. Turn the paper a quarter turn, counter-clockwise and score at 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 6″, and 8″. Go to the first large block (between 2 1/2″ and 6″), score every 1/4″ – just down to the horizontal score, to create the pinstripes for the front of the shirt.
Step 4. Turn the paper over, so that the color is facing upwards. Score at 4 1/2″ and 10″
Step 5. Clip the tabs at the bottom.
Step 6. Sand the pin-stripes.
Step 7. Fold along the scores to assemble the bag.
Step 8. Pinch the top of the bag together, and cut an inch in on each side.
Step 9. Fold the tabs in to form the collar.
Step 10. Hand cut a tie. Adhere to the bag. Secure the collar using double sided tape.
Now the fun will just be thinking what goodies to put in your bag!
April 19, 2015 by Core'dinator
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, Core Projects, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection, Tombow Adhesive
A special time in one’s life is graduation day. The preparation leading up to this event is enjoyable by all families. Ava here to share a card for my niece who will be graduating and the school colors are red, white and black.
Graduation Card Supplies:
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock
- Graphic 45 Signature Series, Photogenic
- Core Essentials Cardstock, Snowflake
- Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy
- May Arts Ribbon
- Tombow Adhesive
- Spellbinders label 8 dies
- Clearsnap Colorbox Ink
Step 1. Die cut a few labels from Spellbinders, emboss, ink and you have a multi-layered card.
Step 2. Tearing Core’dinations Cardstock for a distressed edge is my favorite technique. Here I used Tim Holtz and Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock.
Step 3. Heat embossed my sentiment in black ink and stamped my star’s in Red, Clearsnap Colorbox Ink.
Step 4. Layer the label die cuts with foam squares from Tombow, add some rhinestones and a bow.
Core’dinations makes it so easy to create cute cards with lots of texture in just a few minutes. This is really great if you have to make multiples of cards for parties, thank-you’s, etc. The Deco-Edge Kraft Cards and Envelopes are a real treat to use, not only for the trendy kraft color, but also with the fancy cut edge, half your work is already done. Kraft is also a great color choice, because it can be used for masculine and feminine projects alike.
Spring Meadow Kraft Card Supplies:
- Kraft Deco-Edge A2 Cards and Envelopes
- Sand-it Gadget
- Tim Holtz Classic
- Darice Dandelion Embossing Folder
- PunchBunch Mini Cherry Blossom Punch
- Imagine Crafts Pico Embellisher – Wedding Dress
Step 1. Cut a panel of blue cardstock to fit on the card front.
Step 2. Emboss the panel and sand the image with the Sand-it Gadget,
Step 3. Adhere to the card base.
Step 4. Add dimension to the flower buds, by add a dot of white with the Pico Embellisher, to each of the dots on the design.
Step 5. Punch small flower to layer over the flowers. Distress the flowers with a Sand-it Gadget.
Step 6. Finish the flowers with a small adhesive pearl in the center.
This is not my typical color palette, but I think it is a great combination for spring. Add the distressing, and it reminds me of a favorite pair of worn blue jeans.
Looking for an easy way to take your holiday gift wrapping to the next level? Why not grab some of your favorite Core’dinations papers and embellish your gift bags?
Holiday Gift Bags Supply List:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions
- Core’dinations Core Basics White Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics Black Cardstock
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk
- Core’dinations Sand It Set
- Darice Kraft Gift Bags
- Darice Hemp Cord
- Die Cut Machine
Step 1: Die cut one snowflake or reindeer border with either an electronic or manual die cut machine and one larger snowflake or reindeer for tag from Core’dinations White cardstock.
Step 2: Attach snowflake border to bag with adhesive.
Step 3: Tie hemp cord through tag and tie to bag
Santa Bag Instructions:
Step 1: Cut Red Christmas Seasonal Impressions paper 3 inches x 8 inches. Sand using Sand it Gadget and removing excess paper from cardstock and work surface with the Dust Buddy.
Step 2: Cut Black Core’dinations Cardstock 1 1/2 inches x 8 inches.
Step 3: Cut Copper Glitter Silk Cardstock 2 inches x 2 inches and add a slit 1/2 inch from either side and 1 1/2 inches tall to create buckle.
Step 4: Thread black Core’dinations cardstock through the slits of the Glitter Silk Cardstock and layer over the red Seasonal Impressions to create belt.
Step 5: Attach “belt” to red Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions and then to bag using your favorite adhesive.
Step 6: Create Tag by layering Seasonal Impressions Carstock, Copper Glitter Silk, and Black Core’Basics cardstock. Attach to bag with hemp cord.
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Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann and I am really excited to be here today. Recently my niece was over and wanted to watch the Disney movie Cinderella. We managed to find an animated copy of the movie and when the horse drawn carriage showed up her eyes widened with excitement. It was at that moment that I know that I have to make one for her. We are also doing a blog hop with Petaloo and Xyron so I will be featuring some of their lovely products in the post. To make this carriage I came up with a few steps in addition to those that come with the file.
Pumpkin Carriage Supplies:
- Core’dinations Gemstones Pearlescent Finish Cardstock
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Darice Foliage Embossing Folder
- Pumpkin Carriage from SVGCUTS Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit
- Sizzix Embossing Folder
- Petaloo Fancy Trims – Taupe
- Petaloo Darjeeling Collection – Darjg Mix
- Petaloo Darjeeling Petites Autumn
- Xyron Tape Runner
- Xyron 5″ Creative Station
- Silhouette Cameo
Step 1. Cut out all your pieces and assemble the carriage, lid, base and wheels. The wheels are actually 12 layers thick so they are really sturdy. I prefer to build my projects out of White Card stock but you can always use whatever cardstock you desire, just make sure it is at least 80 weight paper.
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends! I hope to see you soon