4th of July Cards

June 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Authentique, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron

Happy 4th Card by Suzanna Lee

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Supplies:

Black MagicCore EssentialsCore Basics - 110lb White,  Bust Buddy , Sand It Gadget

David Tutera: White Smooth Cards & Envelopes – Size A2; DT-GX-7500-05

Darice Embossing “masks”, Die – Lifestyle Crafts, Embossing Folder – Tim Holtz

Patterened Paper – Pebbles Inc, Letter Roller Stamp – Pebbles Inc, Buttons – Michael’s

Stickles – Tim Holtz

 I used Darice’s embossing folder “mask” to create this special cut out instead of using one of your sandwich plates, you can select areas that you don’t emboss.

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To the left is the sandwich (minus the paper) and to your right is the resulting effect. I chose to “fill” the hole with another piece of embossed BlackMagic that I cut using the embossing mask to trace the oval. The result is less raised as you put embossed cardstock on flat cardstock (as opposed to two layers of embossed paper).

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There is a lot of depth to this card with the fireworks really coming at you! I only adhered the center of the die cut firework sprays thus enabling me to use my finger nail to curl out the “arms”. A little Stickles adds to festivities!

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Happy 4th card by Debbie Standard
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Supplies: 
Core Brights – Navy and Red
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Darice Embossing Folders
DieNamics Hexagon Die
May Arts Twine
Authentique sticker
Stickabilities sticker
Making Memories rub on letters
Xyron 250
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1.  Start by cutting hexagons with your hexagon die cut and your embossing machine.
2.  Take your hexagons and using about three different embossing folders emboss your hexagons.  Then you will sand them with your Sand It Gadget and dust them off with your Dust Buddy.
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3.  Run all your hexagons through your Xyron machine and place on your white card base.
4.  Tie ribbon below your hexagons and add a tag with your sentiment.

Neat Interactive Crafts for Your Kids

May 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

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Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion here to share a kid’s Craft project with you. Today I’m sharing how I made puppets for the story, Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See ?  featuring tons of Core’dinations Cardstock including the Brown Bear as the focal point made out of Chocolate Box cardstock!

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I used to teach first grade and my students LOVED reading this book. It’s a great book because it’s repetitive and kids can pick up on how to read it pretty quickly! My son memorized this book when he was 2 1/2 and now being 4 he likes to “read” it to his little sister. I thought it would be really fun for him to use these puppets in his puppet theater and create a puppet show for his little sister to watch.

Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See Puppets By Every Day is an Occasion 4To create the puppets, I used Chocolate Box , Core Basics , 110 lb White Premium Cardstock, straws, and photos. I  cut out the animals using my Silhouette. They might not be the exact same shape as the animals in the book, but at least they are the same animals. At the end of the story, there is a Teacher and Students part. I used photos that I had taken in my son’s class. All the animals and photos I adhered to straws using hot glue. The bear I assembled using Xyron Glue Dots and Xyron Glue Stick.

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I love the way this brown bear looks sanded! I used the Chocolate Box  and sanded away! I love how the sanding gives him so much dimension.

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Core Tip: Use the backsides! The great thing about the Chocolate Box Pack is that it gives you so many options. You can sand away like I did on the bear or you can flip over the colors and use the colored side on the back!

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This was such a fun project and I cannot wait to give it to my son and watch his puppet show!!

#1 Teacher Gift Bag

I don’t know about you but we are gearing up for the end of school here. With only less then two weeks left, I need to get busy on some gifts for my kid’s teachers and we hope you have been enjoying the ideas so far this week! You can easily incorporate these with layouts, cards or any paper crafting project.

I love a good gift bag and Debbie Standard as one for us today but that’s not the focal point. She created her own award ribbon using some Spellbinders Scalloped Circle dies! Just die cut them with an embossing machine and then cut them into pieces. Sand and then adhere them in a circular pattern, add some banner strips and you are done!

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Supplies:
Darice White gift bag
Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions Neutrals Collection
Core Essentials Brights cardstock
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
May Arts Ribbon
Spellbinder’s Die Cut – S4-124 – large scalloped circles
Cuttlebug Embossing machine
Cuttlebug Embossing folder – numbers
Xyron 250
Xyron Mega Runner

 

Thank You Teacher Ideas Continue

May 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Xyron

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We have another super cute Thank You Teacher idea from Debbie Standard. This David Tutera Laser Cut Favor Box is the PERFECT idea for a super quick gift. All you need to do is add some candy and fold the box on the pre-scored lines. Finish it off David Tutera Celebrate Tag and sentiment and you are done! I ALWAYS reach for a Core Tag when finishing off a gift whether is one of our Core Tags or David Tutera Celebrate tags. They are the finishing touch for any project and always look great with the silver grommet and sanding.

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David Tutera Celebrate Brights Tags are sandable, color core tags that come with a metal grommet. There are 24 gorgeous tags in four different colors and 6 designs and it includes string!

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Supplies:
David Tutera Laser Cut Favor Box
David Tutera tag – DT-GX-7300-32
David Tutera Embellishments  GX-7300-52
David Tutera Embellishments  GX-7300-54
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Xyron Mega 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

Some Bunny Loves You!

April 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Xyron

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Hello! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion  here to share a kid’s craft with you today! We are going to make bunny hats! Get excited! They are super simple! When I was a first grade teacher, my students LOVED making hats for any occasion. So, now that I have my own kids I had to make the hats with them, especially now that my daughter is BIG into dress-up clothes.

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I know they have those $1 bunny ears out there made of fabric, but these are really fun to make to help keep your kids busy on those freezing snow days we’ve had! My daughter had a blast making these and especially wearing them! Now, I know you may be thinking, “She’s two. How did she make those?” Well, she was mostly the assistant. In my humble opinion, I believe that getting kids helping at a young age helps them feel confident with Arts and Crafts.

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How to make Paper Bunny Hats and Noses:

Materials:

4 pieces of 8 1/2 x11 White Core 110lbs

1 piece Pink from Core Essentials Pastels

Swiss Dots Embossing Folder or any dotted embossing folder

Cuttlebug or your choice of embossing machine

Ear Template- hand draw or use the one below

Xyron Double sided tape

Steps:

1. Draw a bunny ear on the 8 1/2 x 11 piece of White Core. Cut out and use as your template for the White Core. This does not have to be perfect, it’s just for fun! Trace onto two pieces of the White Core and cut out.

2. Draw a similar shape but smaller on the white paper. Cut out and use as your template. These do not have to be perfect. It’s just for fun! Then trace onto the Pink Core and cut out.

3. Take one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 White Core and fold in half, hot dog style, then fold again so you have 4 pieces. Cut these out. Tape together measuring your child’s head. This will be the head band.

4. Put Pink Core into Swiss Dots Embossing folder and then sand the dots.

5. Tape the Pink Core onto the inside of the bunny ears.

6. Tape the bottom of the bunny ears to the headband. *Quick Tip* If you roll the bunny ears up and let it go. It will help make the ears come forward for a cute look.

7. Use scotch tape to put the bunny nose on your child’s nose.

8. Enjoy!

Here are the templates I used below in case you want to use them. Just right click on the image and save to your computer and then print.

Core Bunny Ears Printable

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