“My Dad Rocks” Father’s Day Card

I’m a huge fan of shaped cards and with a little playing you can create a shaped card out of nearly any shape you want.  Today I am going to share a fun sunglasses shaped card.

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“My Dad Rocks” Sunglasses Card Supplies:

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Step 1: Use an electronic cutting maching to cut out a sunglasses card.  To make a shape into a card you should: Mirror the image above the original and then weld the top edges together.

Technique Tip: Core’dinations cardstock cuts beautifully on the Silhouette Cameo. If you notice in my picture below my edges are a little rough!  To avoid that make sure to do the following settings: Set your blade at 4 (I had it set at 2 here before I realized it was too late), your speed at 3, thickness at 33, and set it to Double-Cut.  This will give you a clean cut.  But if you goof up like me and forget to change your blade to the right setting, a little sanding with our Sand-it Gadget will take care of the rough edges!

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Step 2: Use the lens space to trace and cut out some lenses on the Metallic Silver paper.  Cut them out and emboss them.

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Step 3: Add the lenses to the card and attach a sentiment at the top.  I used this cut file for my sentiment.

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Step 4:  Add some finishing touches, a couple of stars, some white outlining, and you are done!

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It’s all ready to add a fun message inside to Dad!

~Christine

 

Father’s Day Necktie Gift Bag

Here’s a cute way to give Dad his treats this Father’s Day.  This shirt gift bag is quick and easy enough to get the kiddos in on the action as well.  Think what fun it would be to have an ugly tie contest (and Dad wouldn’t be stuck wearing it!)

shirtFather’s Day Necktie Gift Bag Supplies:

Step 1.  Cut paper 10″ x 11 1/2″

Step 2.  With the kraft side facing up, the the short edge lined up across the top fence, score at 2″.

Step 3.  Turn the paper a quarter turn, counter-clockwise and score at 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 6″, and 8″.  Go to the first large block (between 2 1/2″ and 6″), score every 1/4″ – just down to the horizontal score, to create the pinstripes for the front of the shirt.

Step 4.  Turn the paper over, so that the color is facing upwards.  Score at 4 1/2″ and 10″

Step 5.  Clip the tabs at the bottom.

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Step 6.  Sand the pin-stripes.

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Step 7.  Fold along the scores to assemble the bag.

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Step 8.  Pinch the top of the bag together, and cut an inch in on each side.

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Step 9.  Fold the tabs in to form the collar.

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Step 10.  Hand cut a tie.  Adhere to the bag. Secure the collar using double sided tape.

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Now the fun will just be thinking what goodies to put in your bag!

~Gini

 

Motorcycle Card for Dad

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann here with you today.  With Father’s Day fast approaching I wanted to create a Father’s Day card for the motorcycle enthusiast or biker in your life!

Joann-Larkin-Morotcycle-Card-e1430314425458Motorcycle Card Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for the Motorcycle using the Core Essentials Darks, Neutrals and Metallic Silver for the chrome.  Next using a piece of Dark Grey from the Neutrals collection, emboss for a background that will be featured behind the Motorcycle.

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Step 2.  Sand your paper and for a different look, tear by hand, around the embossing.

Tip: Don’t forget to use your dust buddy to cleanup after your sanding.   This will not only make things cleaner and easier to work with but your adhesive will also stick better!

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Step 3.  Finish by cutting a card out of Black cardstock, distress the edges and attach your embossed panel and the motorcycle.  Finish by adding a sentiment and decorate as desired.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!

~Joann

 

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

 

Simple Summer Letters

Hello Friends! Can you believe that Summer is almost here? School will be out, Popsicles will be eaten, and Sunshine will be soaked in. I always enjoy decorating for Summer time in my home, and I love using bright colors to do so. The Core’dinations Core Basics Patterned Paper is perfect for bringing summer into your home, and today I’m going to show you how you can create some of your own brightly colored Simple Summer Letters to do so with.

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Simple Summer Letters supplies:

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Step 1. Turn your letters over and trace them onto the back of the paper using your pencil.

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Step 2. Cut out your letters with the scissors.

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Step 3. Spray adhesive onto the back of your letter. Be sure to do this outside or in a well ventilated area.

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Step 4. Adhere your paper to the front of your letter. Make sure you smooth the paper out well on the front of the letter.

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Step 5. Finish putting the paper on the front of each letter.

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Now all you have left to do is find the perfect place to display these in your home! They would be fun on an entry table, mantel, or shelf.

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You could stack them up like I have, or spread them all out in one long word.

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I’m so excited to have these letters displayed in our home for the Summer time! These brightly colored paper patterns are perfect for feeling the vibe of summer.

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~Amy

 

Make Your Graduation Party Shine with Party Mixers!

Are you looking for some special decorations for your new graduates celebration?  With the wide variety of colors available from Core’dinations products your decor is sure to shine.

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Graduation Party Decor Supplies:

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Mason Jar Congratulations Centerpiece:

Step 1:  Select desired pieces from Core’dinations Paper Pops pack.  These packages come in a varitety of styles and colors for any celebration.  You will need 6 pieces of two sizes to create ornament shapes, plus two larger shapes for the title.
graduation_party_centerpiece_selectStep 2:  Fold shapes in half with the side you want displayed on the inside.

graduation_party_centerpiece_foldStep 3:  Glue shapes with the right side in together leaving a bit of a gap on the inner corner.  When all six are glued together you will get your ornament shape.

graduation_party_centerpiece_glueStep 4:  Thread ornament shapes and larger title shapes onto dowel.

graduation_party_centerpieceStep 5:  To create band on mason jar begin by cutting a sheet of the Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core paper to fit your jar.  I cut mine at 1 1/2 inch by 10, and emboss if desired.

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Step 6:  In order to keep your embossing pattern consistent throughout your longer projects, you can cut a slit in the top of the folder allowing the paper to slide through.  I love this technique for embossing longer strips.

graduation_party_embossed_ringStep 7:  Simply wrap your mason jar with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic Paper and insert your dowel with the ornaments.  I used a bit of krinkle paper to hold everything together, but almost anything would work, from pebbles to marbles to little hard candies.

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Graduation Cap Boxes Step 1:  Cut all pieces from the SVGCuts file.

graduation_party_cap_cutsStep 2:  Assemble as per their directions.  The Core’dinations Texture cardstock gives the cap a nice fabric finish.

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Graduation Cap Banner Step 1:  Cut 1 1/2 inch mortar board shapes with electronic cutter.

graduation_party_banner_capsStep 2:  Attach mortar boards to banner rosettes.  The rosettes come pre assembled, so creating this banner is quick and easy.

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Medallion Wall Decor Step 1:  Directions for assembly are included in each kit.  Begin by removing adhesive from end piece and attaching to the other end to form a ring.

graduation_party_medallion_glue endsStep 2:  Place medallion ring over cardboard ring with post.

graduation_party_medallion_postStep 3:  Press ends of medallion down and cover with top screw and additional cardboard ring.

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Step 4:  Cover cardboard rings and posts with included foam tape cardboard circles and embellish further with paper pops.  Layer on wall for a unique decoration.

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With all the great color combinations available from the Party Mixer line from Core’dinations I am sure you will find the perfect combination for your next event.

 ~Nancy

 

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