Bon Voyage Card: Tearing Technique

One of my favorite techniques with Core’dinations is the tearing technique.  I just love exposing the inner core and it works so perfectly with the ombre look which is so on trend right now.  I used this technique to create my sky.

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Bon Voyage Card Supplies:

~Mary Pat Siehl

 

DIY Teacher Gift: Summer Countdown Clipboard

The school year is winding down, and I don’t know who is more excited, the kids or the teachers?  That also means that it’s time for end of the year goodies for those teachers, and this altered clipboard is perfect to help them make it to the final days!  The chalkboard label provides the perfect place to start the countdown for summer.

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Step 1.  Remove the hardware from the clipboard.

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Step 2.  Cut paper to fit the board and adhere.  Ink the edges. Replace the hardware.

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Step 3.  Cut the word “Freedom” from the Seasonal Impressions.  Sand the raised area with the Sand-it Gadget.

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Step 4.  Decorate the clipboard with the sanded cardstock, stickers and ribbons.

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These are easy to make and any teacher would appreciate it.  Have you started your countdown for summer?

~Gini

 

“Bee Well Soon” Double Embossed Card

Texture and mixed media are the “buzz” words now, and Core’dinations papers are the perfect paper for this trend. Not only is the paper  great for tearing, embossing, and distressing to add texture, but many of the papers have an aged look already, like the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection that I used to create this Bee Well Soon Card.

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“Bee Well Soon” Card Supplies:

  • Gemstones
  • Kraft-core Shattered
  • Kraft-core Nostalgic
  • Stampendous: Queen Bee, Timeless Tags Stamps
  • Penny Black: Sweet As Honey (sentiment) stamp
  • Sizzix: Book Cover #1 Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Small, Pierced Ovals Die Sets, Grand Calibur Machine
  • Close To My Heart Heat Tool
  • May Arts Ribbons: 445-15-32; SM-27
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz; Versafine Onyx Black; Memnto Luxe Elderberry ink pads; and Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; Radiant Neon Amplify – Black, Electric Yellow; Clear Embossing Powder
  • Madeira: Gold Thread
  • Xyron Adhesives
  • Tapestry Needle

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Step 1.  Emboss a panel of Shattered with an embossing folder.

Step 2.  Rub gold ink over the raised areas and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Step 3.  Stamp the bee and die cut.

Step 4.  Add hand stitching around the oval panel.

Step 5.  Paint the bee with Amplify! and heat set to create dimension.

Step 6.  Layer the card as shown with mats, sentiment and ribbons.

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There are so many techniques to try using Core’dinations! Just jump in and give it a go.

~Gini

 

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

 

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