Give Thanks Harvest Wreath

It has been a long time since I made a wreath but I have seen so many awesome paper ones lately that I knew I wanted to make one this fall.  I pulled out my Core’dinations supplies and got to work making a Harvest Wreath with some non-traditional colors.

Core-Harvest-WreathGive Thanks Wreath Supplies:

Core supply list wreathStep 1: Choose 4 colors of cardstock and cut 7 strips that measure 1 1/4″ X 12″ in each color.

Step 2: Sand the cardstock bringing out the core color.

Core step out wreathStep 3: Add adhesive to the back side of the strips and then begin to loop them around the wreath (I used a 10 inch wreath).  Overlap slightly so that the wreath form doesn’t show. Notch the end of each strip as you go.

Core Step out wreath 2Step 4: Die Cut a banner and leaves and add them to the wreath.

Core-Harvest-Wreath-CU-2Step 6: Add flowers, twine, buttons, or other small embellishments to bring in some additional textures.

Core-Harvest-Wreath-CU-1Don’t you just love all the decorating possibilities you have when you play with paper!?!

~Christine

 

Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil Holders

October 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party, Sizzix

Whenever it’s time for another birthday party (or any occasion, really) I have to admit I’m torn between keeping it easy and making things beautiful.  And no matter which way I choose, I want it to be easy on the budget, too!

Today’s solution is a great mix of everything – I’ll show you how you can turn scrapbook paper into simple and inexpensive party decor that doubles as something functional: a plastic utensil and napkin holder!  Leave one of these party pouches by each place setting, and guests will have everything they need.  You can even include party favors or game pieces for showers, and incorporate your theme colors and designs!  It’s the perfect way to dress up plastic tableware – which is a staple at big get-togethers.

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Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil Holders Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Core Essentials 12×12 sheets, in color(s) to match your party theme
  • Paper trimmer and/or scissors
  • Washi tape
  • Scoring board and bone folder
  • 4.25″ wide embossing folder, and embossing machine (mine is the Sizzix Big Shot, but there are several options out there for embossing)
  • Napkins and utensils

Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil HoldersStep 1.  Trim your paper into 3 equal vertical pieces 4″x12″.  You will be able to make 3 pouches per 12×12 sheet.

Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil HoldersStep 2.  Emboss one end of your paper.  Make sure the end of the paper is tucked into the “top” of your embossing folder if you’ve chosen a design that has a right-side-up like this Happy Birthday folder.

Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil HoldersStep 3.  Score your embossed paper at 5″.  Some of the design will be below the fold, and that’s okay.

Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil HoldersStep 4.  Fold along the score, and seal off the open edges with two 5″ strips of washi tape.

Scrapbook-Paper-Party-Utentil-Holders-5Step 5. Stuff each pouch with coordinating napkins and plastic flatware – and get ready to party!

Scrapbook-Paper-Party-Utentil-Holders-6It’s a simple touch that adds something special to the table, and guests will appreciate having everything they need all in one place.  Best of all – the whole thing is disposable, so cleanup is so easy!

~ Adrianne

 

Core Tag Fall Layout

One really great thing about living in the state of Utah is our spectacular autumns! The colors are so vibrant- I always take a lot of photos during the fall season.

I was able to incorporate TEN photos on this layout- the use of the Core tags keeps the photos and multiple embellishments from overwhelming the layout- and the wonderful textures from the Core’dinations cardstocks echo the feel of autumn.

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Core Tag Fall Layout Supplies:

For the  background of the layout, I used a piece of Core Basics Textured Kraft cardstock. This cardstock is NOT sandable, like the other Core’dinations lines. However, it has a wonderful canvas texture that inks very nicely. I scored the perimeter of the layout base and then gently inked it, to create a subtle border. For the title, I cut the letters from another sheet of Core Basics Kraft and adhered it to the layout. Then I gently went over the title with ink. It is a very subtle look. I wanted to keep the focus on the tags with my photos.

Here is a close-up look at some of the fabulous textures on the tags.

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 ~Shaunte

 

Thanksgiving Grateful Board

October 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

The Thanksgiving season will be here before we know it. Right now is a great time to be working on those Thanksgiving projects. Every year I enjoy helping my children think about all the things that we are grateful for. This year, I’m so excited to use this fun Thanksgiving We Are Grateful Board to help them think a little more about gratitude. This could be used year after year. You could write things down for the nine days leading up to Thanksgiving, putting the papers in the pockets, or you could write down as many things as you can think of that you are grateful for now, and pull them out and read one pocket full for each of the nine days leading up to Thanksgiving. Today, I am going to show you how I put this together.

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‘We Are Grateful’ Board Supplies:

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Step 1: Using the Core Basics Smooth Kraft Cardstock, cut out nine library pockets. Using the Core Basics Canvas Texture White Cardstock, cut out the circles with numbers. I used a digital die cutting machine to do this. Fold the pockets, and using adhesive, glue them together. Adhere the number circles to the front of the pockets.

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Step 2: Measure your frame for the lengths of jute twine. Using your scissors, cut four pieces total of the same length.

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Step 3: Using whatever adhesive you’d like, attach one length of jute twine to the back of the frame, just below the top. I used masking tape for this. I’m sure a staple gun or some kinds of glue would work well too.

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Step 4: Cut letters to spell “WE ARE GRATEFUL.” Turn your frame back over so the front is face you. Using adhesive, put just enough glue on the back of the letters at the top, for them to stick to the jute twine. I used some craft tweezers to help get them just right.

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Step 5: Lay out your pockets with the frame upside down. This is to help you see about where your other lengths of jute twine need to be attached. I also used a ruler to help get them straight. Attached your jute twine.

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Step 6: Turn your frame over, so the front is forward. Using your mini clothes pins, clip your pockets onto the jute twine.

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Step 7: Write down the items you are grateful for and add to the pockets, or add blank pieces of paper to the pockets to be written on later. Now you are all finished!

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The little letters hang down, just right.

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The pockets do too.

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You can hang it on your wall, or set it on a shelf or table, anywhere that your family will see it and be reminded of what they are grateful for.

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~Amy

 

3D Pumpkins with Witch Hat

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Halloween season! The panels on the top and bottom pumpkins were cut using the fantastic Core Cardstock and are both embossed and sanded using the “must-have” Sand It Block.  For something different, I debossed the middle pumpkin.  I just love how this gives the entire project a total Vintage feel!

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 3D Pumpkins with Witch Hat Supplies:

Step 1. Follow the detailed instructions from SVGCuts to make your top pumpkin which was cut to scale.  The middle pumpkin is made by increasing the scale of the pieces called Jack and Jack Panels by 110% and the bottom pumpkin has the pieces increased by a scale of 120%.   You can increase the scale by whatever size you like and I find it easier if you start from the largest size you want to create and then work your way down so you are sure that the project will fit onto you paper that you are going to cut from.

Tip: Cut your pieces on the reverse side of the paper that you want to use and for the score lines set the depth of your blade to 1.  This will give you a guide to follow when scoring on your Scor board without all those little scor lines showing through!  For those of you with a Cricut, there is actually a scor blade which you can use for your scor lines.  The completed project is almost 15″ high and 6″ wide.

Step 2: After the panels for the pumpkins have been cut, embossed and sanded rub them on the edge of your table a bit to slightly curve the paper.  This will make the assembly easier!

Step 3: Embellish!  I used both a Spellbinders die cut that I also embossed and a rolled rose that I tore by hand for an extra spooky flower!

 

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I just love Halloween, it’s just so much fun!  Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a very Spooky Day!

Joann

 

Autumn Blessings Tag

Good Morning, Hard Core Crafters! Tami Mayberry here with you again today to share a super easy fall tag I made from two Dark Assorted Sandable Tags!

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Autumn Blessings Tag Supplies:

  • Neutral Assorted Mini Tags
  • Dark Assorted Sandable Tags
  • Dust Buddy and Sand it Gadget
  • Darice Foilage embossing folder
  • Sweet N Sassy Stamps Autumn Lovin’ Cocoa stamp set
  • Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard chocolate ink pad
  • May Arts trims:wire edge burlap (not pictured), jute twine (natural)
  • Wooden button
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die (#656927)
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Clearsnap sponge dauber
  • Small ball stylus
  • Embossing mat
  • Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: Dodz adhesive dots, double-sided tape

IMG_8126Step 1: Emboss brown tag from Core Tag Darks tag set using Foilage embossing folder. Sand lightly with Sand It Gadget; trim off top.

IMG_8127Step 2: Adhere trimmed brown tag to rust colored tag. Remove the wire edges from your printed burlap and pull out several threads to fray edges. Adhere burlap to tag, securing edges to back.

IMG_8131Step 3: Wrap tag with natural string; tie in a knot. Attach wooden button; tie into a bow.

IMG_8133Step 4: Place die-cut leaf face-down on embossing mat. Draw vein pattern with small ball stylus.

IMG_8129Step 5: Sand lightly with Sand It Gadget.

IMG_8130Step 6: Sponge edges with brown ink as desired. Attach to tag using adhesive dots.

IMG_8134Step 7: Stamp sentiment onto kraft mini tag; attach tag to larger tag as shown.

IMG_8122And there you have the finished design-filled with texture yet simple to create.

autumn-tag-CoredinationsThanks for stopping by!

~Tami

 

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