DIY Holiday Gift Bags

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?

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Holiday Gift Bags Supply List:

gift bag_coredinations_nancy keslin_suppliesSnowflake and Reindeer Bag Instructions: 

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.

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Step 2:  Attach snowflake border to bag with adhesive.

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Step 3:  Tie hemp cord through tag and tie to bag

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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.

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Step 2:  Cut Black Core’dinations Cardstock 1 1/2 inches x 8 inches.

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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.

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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.

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Step 5:  Attach “belt” to red Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions and then to bag using your favorite adhesive.

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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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 ~Nancy

 

3D Paper Pumpkin Carriage

We hope you having a fun week with Core’dinations, Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:

chalk core giveawayHi 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-CoredinationsPumpkin Carriage Supplies:

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.

Pumpkin-Carriage-Step1Step 2. Distress all the exposed edges.

Pumpkin-Carriage-Step2Step 3. Emboss all your panels.  I wanted my carriage to have that pearlescent sparkle to it so I did not sand the embossed ridges.

Pumpkin-Carriage-Step3Step 4. Attach the panels to the carriage, it does not matter what order you do it in.

Pumpkin-Carriage-Step4Step 5. Cut your final trim pieces and attach them to the carriage as well.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends!  I hope to see  you soon :)

 ~Joann

 

Friends Owlways Faux Wood Crate

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall box that can hold sweet treats or any small thoughtful gift!

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 Friends Owlways Faux Wood Crate Supplies:

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.

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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.

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Step 3. After embossing, sand the raised areas.  It really brings out the texture!

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Step 4. Glue and assemble the pieces.

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Step 6. Heat emboss the tag with a stamped sentiment.

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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?

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Happy fall y’all!

~Joy

 

Creating an Embossed Grid Pattern

Sometimes I find that it can be tought to come up with new ideas for boy layouts.  I want to share with you a quick and easy tip on how to create your own grid-like pattern with Core’dinations. When I looked at  my son’s shorts in these photos, for some reason it reminded me of Lego ….. So I took my Core’dinations and got to work !!
I cut (4) different colors into 2″ pieces and ran them through this cool mini square embossing folder from Darice

 

 
I gently sanded each piece and then adhered them in a pattern onto the top and bottom of my white spotted cardstock base making sure that each color didn’t end up on top of one another.
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Supplies

Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection: Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint
Spotted Jillian Dot: Snowflake
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other: Darice embossing folder, Xyron Adhesive Runner

 

Layouts with Debbie Standard

Today we have some gorgeous layouts from Debbie Standard!

We had a beautiful day for my mother’s 87th birthday and afterwards while the girls were still dressed up we went around the corner from my house and had them pose in this beautiful field of blue bonnets (Texas is known for their  state flower)! My granddaughter was patient with me up to a point and then she spontaneously burst into some random poses – these were  my favorite!

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1.  Sand the Jillibean Soup Impressions.
2.  Use blue from the Tim Holtz & Ranger  Distress collection and emboss it with a Spellbinder’s embossing folder.  It is of course too wide to run through the embossing machine so I cut my paper in two and embossed each sheet and then attached them together.
3. I matted my photos with white and then added pink behind my photo strip.  I punched the edges with a Martha Stewart punch and then sanded them before adhering.
4.   I cut my flower and my title from my Silhouette ran the title through my Xyron machine and attached it.  Totally loved how these colors came out and reflected everything in my photos.
5.  I printed my journaling on 110 lb Smooth White cardstock and then cut it and ran it through my Xyron machine.
Supplies:
Jillibean Soup Impressions
Tim Holtz Distress Cardstock
Core’dinations Basics
110 Core cardstock smooth
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug embossing machine
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders
Martha Stewart Punch
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Die Cuts – Title and flower
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Teresa Collins Enamel dots
My Mind’s Eye Tags
Xyron 250
Xyron Mega Runner
Glue Dots
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We celebrated my mother’s 87th birthday recently and had her kids, some of her grand kids and great grand kids there. Even with just a partial group there were 16!.  She was thrilled!  When the restaurant realized who we were singing too they all joined in.  She was so cute, I had to document it!

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1. Sand the BasicGrey Core Impressions and adhere together with Washi tape.
2. Then I cut and matted my photos on a sheet of white and then backed it with a bright blue and attached it.
3. Next, I cut my title and my balloons from a Silhouette die, ran them through my Xyron 250, sanded them lightly and adhered them to my page.
6. Add some Queens & Co. twine for  balloon strings.

Supplies:

BasicGrey Whimsey Impressions Collection
Basic Core ‘dinations Cardstock
Glitz Washi tape
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Embossing folders:  Darice
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette die cuts (balloons and title)
Queen & Co. twine
Xyron 250
Xyron Mega Runner
Glue Dots
Paper Studio letter stickers

Graduation Card

 Ava Gavloski here with  a graduation card using tons of technique!   I am excited to share this card for my niece who will be graduating and the school colors are red, white and black.

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Step 1: Die cut a few labels from Spellbinders, emboss, ink and you have a quick 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.

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Step 3: I Heat embossed a 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 and you are done!

Core’dination supplies
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection, Fire Brick Red Cardstock
Signature Series G45, Photogenic
Core Essentials Pastel Pack, Snowflake
Sand it Gadget & Dust Buddy

Other supplies
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow Adhesive
Spellbinders label 8 dies
Clearsnap Colorbox Ink

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