The smell of gingerbread always conjures up great Christmas memories. When I found this simple recipe for a Gingerbread Sugar Scrub, and knew it would make a great present to have on hand for the season. And with winter comes dry skin – so this not only smells great, it made my hands feel so smooth after using it.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Gift Supplies:
- Kraft Cardstock
- Brights Core Essentials
- Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
- Tombow Mono Adhesive Power Bond
- Stampers Anonymous Gingerbread House Stamp
- Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Scalloped Circles
- Mason Jar
- Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Versamark Ink Pad and Pen; Delicata Golden Glitz
- May Arts Ribbon: 408-05-10; 420-33
- Stampendous Embossing Powder
- Derwent Inktense Pencils
- Heat Tool
- One Recipe of Gingerbread Sugar Scrub (Recipe Later in Post)
Step 1. Stamp image with watermark ink onto Kraft cardstock. Heat emboss with white powder. Color highlights with pencils. Fussy Cut.
Step 2. Die cut a scalloped circle to fit over lid of jar.
Step 3. Use the inner part of the lid to trace around and mark on the back side of the scalloped circle.
Step 4. Cut between each scallop, stopping at the drawn circle.
Step 5. Put a bead of glue around the outer lid.
Step 6. Center over the drawn circle and allow to dry. Fold each scallop down.
Step 8. Attach to the top using Mono Adhesive.
Step 9. Tie gingerbread house onto jar with ribbons.
Step 10. Fill with homemade sugar scrub.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe
Mix the ingredients:
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
Slowly add 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil, and 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil.
To Use: Apply scrub to wet skin, and massage with a circular motion – concentrating on dry areas. Rinse with warm water.
Whether you keep this for yourself or gift it to a friend, enjoy the scents of the season!
Mary Pat here with you today and I don’t know about your but I LOVE to give little gifts to friends, coworkers, my children’s teachers etc. during the holidays. This little Snowman Gift Bag is just perfect for when you have a little gift and you want to wrap it in something cute!
Snowman Gift Bag Supplies:
- Cardstock- Core’dinations Core Essentials and Core Couture
- Core Tags
- Cuttlebug embossing folder
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Studio Calico wood veneer
- Silhouette cut file
- Tombow liquid glue
- The Twinery twine
For this bag I started with a cut file from Silhouette. When making these bags and other 3D projects I love using the Tombow liquid adhesive. This liquid glue ROCKS for all your paper projects!
Here is a close up of the hat.
I made a video on how this cute little bag came together. I demonstrate the techniques of embossing and sanding.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a wonderful and crafty day!
I wanted a cute little thank you to be able to hand out this holiday season. These reindeer candy cane wraps were easy to make and inexpensive- so was able to make a whole bunch of them for just a few dollars.
Here are the supplies I used to create these cute treats!
Candy Cane Reindeer Supply List:
- Core’dinations Spotted Jillian Dot Cardstock in French Roast, and Vanilla Cream
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock in Red Flash and Green Sheen
- Googly Eyes
- Leaf Craft Punch
- Holly Leaf Craft Punch
- Tombow Xtreme Adhesive
- Candy Canes (two per reindeer)
Step 1: Trim Core’dinations Spotted Jillian Dot French Roast cardstock into 3″x3″ sections.
Using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, wrap cardstock around two candy canes, and secure. I love using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive for projects like this- it really holds up, and doesn’t pop open even though it wraps around the candy canes.
Step 2: Using a leaf craft punch or template cut “ears” from French Roast and Vanilla Cream Jillian Dot cardstock.
Layer cut leaf shapes. Adhere “ears” to reindeer.
Step 3: Cut holly leaf, berries and red nose from Glitter Silk cardstock. Adhere to reindeer. Adhere googly eyes.
Repeat for additional reindeer.
Welcome to another day of our Tombow & Core’dinations projects! Tombow makes great adhesive for all crafts and today I thought I’d focus on how great they are for layouts! Stay tuned for a giveaway later this week, you don’t want to miss it!
Christmas Layout Supplies
- Spotted Tillie Dot 6 X 6
- Spotted Jillian Dot 12 X 12
- Core’dinations Essentials Neutrals
- Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
- Tombow XTreme Permanent Adhesive
- Core’dinations Sand-It Gadget
Step 1:Use an electronic die cut machine to cut out title and ornaments.
Step 2: Use Sand-It Gadget to sand both dotted papers and adhere to the black neutral base.
Step 3: Use Tombow Aqua glue to adhere the small parts of the die cuts.
Step 4: Adhere all the parts to the green base. Since Tombow is clear, no worries on any showing!
Step 5: Embellish with stickers and pearls.
Isn’t it wonderful how much we can do with beautiful Core’dinations Cardstock? Hope your holiday season is off to a fabulous start!
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann with you today and with the Christmas season officially started I wanted to share with you a fun twist on the traditional Christmas Advent Calendar. This week we are working with Tombow Adhesives and nothing works better for paper crafting project then their Mono Liquid Adhesive! It dries quickly and man is it strong!
Here is a closer look at the detail on the tree topper:
And the base with all those drawers to hold some special treats:
Christmas Snow Globe Supplies:
- Core’dinations Spotted Cardstock
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Couture Glitter Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- 3d Christmas Countdown Tree Drawer Stacker By Snapdragon Snippets
- Bling From My Stash
- Tombow Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps.
Step 1: Identify the parts and cut the quantities needed. You will need Base (1) and Reinforcing Base (1). Pole (1), Tree Wedges (6), Tree Topper Shapes (6) and finally Shelf shapes (6 of each of the 4 sizes).
Step 2: Fold each shelf shape inward on all perforations. Apply glue to the long side tab. Overlap straight edge of opposite side, align edge exactly at perforation fold and apply pressure until glue is secure. Repeat this step for all 24 shelf shapes. Organize six sets of shelf sizes 1-4. Note that each size shelf shape has the “level” number cut out from the side flange.
Step 3: Organize six sets of shelf sizes 1-4. Note that each size shelf shape has the “level” number cut out from the side flange.
Step 4: Arrange so that decorative front edge is on TOP. Apply glue to the UPPER surface of the largest (shelf 1). Align the next level shelf (2) exactly over shelf 1 and hold in place until glue is secure. Apply pressure to the entire areas to be glued by moving fingers around, front to back, sides, etc. “Perfect” alignment and precision adhesion at edges will help with the final product. Repeat until all four shelves in a set are attached in this way. Repeat until all six stacks are completed.
Step 5: Fold one tree wedge shape with inward folds up “spine”. Fold bottom tabs inward, too.
Apply glue to one side of the stack and position with back corner aligning with corresponding spine perforation. Once the first side is secure, open tree shape, apply glue to the second stack side, re-wrap tree and repeat alignment and securing process.
Fold the post on all perforations as inward (“mountain”) folds. Position the long tab edge under the opposite straight edge. Apply glue to the tab, overlap edge to perforation exactly, hold in place until glue is secure. It will help to insert a long dowel or equivalent inside to provide a “push-against” surface while the glue is curing. Move fingers along the top surface to ensure even adhesion and accurate gluing.
Step 6: Insert tab end of pole through hexagon hole from face side slotted base shape. Fold pole tabs outward. Slide so tabs are flush with backside surface. Apply glue to tabs and secure in place. Next apply glue to bottom of wedge with stack assembly. Position on base shape and slide tabs through base slots. Pull tabs through to backside completely. Apply adhesive to INSIDE surface of each tab, then fold toward center and hold until secure. Separate the tree spine area and the pole as much as possible to apply glue to spine. Realign and apply pressure until secure. It will help to insert the dowel or other tool into the pole so that pressure can be applied to help stack attach securely.
Step 7: Once the first stack is secured, repeat step 6 for the remaining 5 stacks.
Step 8: Identify the four sizes of drawer shapes (each has a different symbol punched into the back center tab). Fold each drawer shape on all perforations as inward folds. NOTE that this includes the tiny triangle tab at the center back. Apply glue to the folds to form the drawer holding each fold until it is secure. Repeat for all 24 drawers.
Step 9: Prepare the tree topper shapes by folding inward at center fold, folding narrow tabs outward. Also fold the bottom tabs back. Apply glue to all tabs. Position the topper shape in between tree sides near top of assembly. Push into place so that back tabs attach to the spine area. Push bottom tabs into place so that they attach to top of shelf shape. Adjust sides so that space between each flange of tree is about the same. To help tabs attach, it may be helpful to use the side of a thin credit card to push into the narrow spaces until glue is secure.
Step 10: Identify shapes for the “25” topper and gut them out of an assortment of glitter papers. I cut all the pieces 2 times so that the same color was on both sides. Attach all shapes together including the numbers. Once completed slide the stem into top of pole opening. Also cut drawer fronts out of your favorite Core paper to “Core Up” your project.
Step 11: Sand your drawer fronts before you attach them to the drawers.
Place something into each drawer, and enjoy the fun as your favorite little people enjoy the anticipation of Christmas with something to do, eat, or experience each day!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends and we will have more Tombow projects for you this week.