Super Bowl Party Invitation

All right football fans, the most anticipated sports/social event of the year is quickly approaching, and it’s time to start party planning.  This cute invitation will catch the eye of everyone on your guest list.

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Super Bowl Party Invitation Supplies:

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Step 1.  Cut paper for card base 6″ x 12″. Score at 3″ and 9″.

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Step 2.  Cut a piece of green cardstock 5 1/2″ square.  Score every half inch.  Sand the score lines with the Sand-It Gadget.

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Step 3.  Cut the square in half.  Fold the card base as a gatefold card, and glue the green paper to each side.

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Step 4.  Cut a football shape from paper.  Line the football up over the opening of the card.  Mark holes to punch through the football and card base.  Use a hole punch to make the holes larger.

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Step 5.  Emboss the football with folder.  Sand the raised areas.  Line the holes up and glue to one side of the card.

Step 6.  Print the details for your invitation on vellum, using the computer.  Glue to the inside of the card.

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Step 7.  Loosely lace the football to close the card.  After all of the holes are laced, then tighten them.

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Which ever team you are pulling for….I hope you have a great time with family and friends!  Thanks for stopping by.

~Gini

 

Ringing in the New Year

Can you believe that the year is almost over, and soon we will be celebrating 2015?!! I’ll admit, New Year’s is not a huge crafting holiday….but, this is a cute decoration that is simple, but has the right holiday flare.

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New Year’s Top Hat Supplies:

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This was really easy to put together.

Step 1:  Cover the Darice paper mache hat with Black Core Basics.

Step 2: Cut various die cuts out of different Coredinations. I used the Glitter Sill (Black) and some Core Basics in white for contrast. Die cuts and ribbons was a fun way to bling it up a bit.  The Glitter Silk paper was perfect, because it added sparkle without the mess.

Step 3: Add May Arts ribbon around the base.

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Step 4: Tuck Core Tag into the hatband after adding the date with stickers. . This tag was crisp and clean, but you could easily make the tag over the top fancy, to keep as a memento.  Each year, the tag could be exchanged  to ring in the new.

Enjoy for a fun and festive New Year!

 

 ~Gini

Winter Woodland Card With Stampendous

We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop.  Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.

Today I have a card to share that uses lots of embossing and some stamping too!

I’ve got a mixed media card to share with you today that will work for Christmas and beyond.  A winter woodland scene was created  using stencils, embossing folders and Stampendous stamps.  You could easily change the sentiment for any of your winter holidays.

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Winter Woodland Card Supplies:

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Step 1.  Use White Picket Distress paint over the area that will be covered with the stencil. Then lay stencil on top.

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Step 2.  Mist with the blue spray.

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Step 3.  Remove the stencil.  Allow to dry.

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Step 4.  Emboss with the folder. Sand the raised image.

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Step 5.  Stamp the sentiment with watermark ink.  Heat emboss with silver powder.  Stamp the holly leaves white white ink.  Color with pencils.  Die Cut the sentiment.

Step 6.  Add a bow to the sentiment panel and apply to card with foam adhesives.

Step 7.  Glue microbeads to the bottom of the card and star sequins to the sky area.

You can create similar scenes for different seasons.  The chalkboard embossing really makes a lovely design.  Thanks for stopping by.

~Gini

 

Snowflake Card with Chalk Core

During the holiday season, it is easy to focus on getting those Christmas cards made and sent out, but this time of year, we also need a steady supply of thank you cards.   This trendy chalkboard card fits the bill.  Add an easy matching envelope, and you have a stunning set!

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Step 1.  Score each side of the card front to create a border.  Sand with the Sand-It Gadget to reveal the chalkboard effect.

Step 2.  Die cut the label, then emboss with the folder.  Sand the edges and the designs.

Step 3.  Die cut the decorative label. Mount on the card base with foam adhesives.  Mount the snowflake label on top with more foam adhesives.

Step 4.  Add gems and ribbon to decorate.

Step 5.  Die cut snowflakes with Glitter Silk and layer on the card.

Step 6.  Die cut the sentiment and mount on another die cut label for the inside greeting.

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Envelope Directions:

Step 1.  Emboss a piece of the colored chalkboard with the Snowflake folder.

Step 2.  Tear the edge of the embossed paper.  Trim to fit the envelope and adhere.

Step 3.  Add glitter glue to the centers of the snowflakes.

Get started crafting now!  Then you can have your thank-you cards ready to go, and you can sit back and enjoy the holidays.

~Gini

 

Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book

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.

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Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book Supplies:

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Step 1.  Cover pages of the mini-album with papers of your choice.

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Step 2.  Sand areas of embossing with Sand-It Gadget to expose the color core.

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Step 3.  Decorate the pages as desired.

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~Gini

 

An A-Maize-ing Day Card

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall card with you today!

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An A-Maize-ing Day Card Supplies:

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.

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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.

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Step 3.  For dimension, use foam pop dots between some of the layers!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I hope you enjoyed my project!

~Joy

 

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