A Thing of Beauty

We hope you are ready for a fun week with our friends over at Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:

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Hello again, fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and today I have an upcycling project to share with you, using some of my favorite products. With a little help from Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo, I was able to transform a lowly Pringles Chip container into a dispenser for cosmetic cotton rounds.

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A Thing of Beauty Supply List:

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Step 1.  Measure around your container and cut paper to fit.

Step 2.  Draw a template for your opening on scrap cardstock. Cut in the center of the paper as well as the canister.

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Step 3.  Stamp decorative border at the top and bottom of the paper with watermark ink. Heat emboss with gold powder. Tip: Sometimes metallic embossing powders leave a residue.  Use the Dust Buddy after embossing to remove this powder.

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Step 4.  Run the paper through the Creative Station machine to apply adhesive. Carefully adhere to the canister, lining up the openings.

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Step 5.  Ink the back of the vellum quote with metallic gold.  Die cut a frame using the Glitter Silk cardstock.

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Step 6.  Use the small tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of the frame. Center quote and trim the excess.

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Step 7.  Cut a circle to match the top of the canister.  Add trim around the top and bottom of the canister and lid to hide the raw edges.

Step 8.  Spritz the flowers with gold and let dry and add the embellishments to the canister to finish as shown.

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So remember, look at your empty containers with a creative eye, before you take out your trash!  See you soon.

~Gini

 

Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo Giveaway

October 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo, Xyron

Welcome to our week long celebration with Xyron and Petaloo. We have tons of inspiration and prizes up for grabs. PLEASE make sure you head over to the Xyron and Petaloo blogs for more projects and prizes!

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Here is our schedule of events:

Day One: Gini Cagle and her Upcycled Pringles Can Project

Day Two: Fall Layouts from Christine Meyer and Suzanna Lee

Day Three: Mary Pat Siehl Fall card with a video

Day Four: Joanna Jamieson’s 3D Pumpkin Carriage

Day Five: Winner announced and Fall Tag from Tami Mayberry

 

And of course our giveaway!

 

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ChalkCore Family Frame

October 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Scrapbooking

Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock is gorgeous. With chalkboard home decor being so popular today, it is a perfect addition to your crafting stash! If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope this project will make you want to!

 

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Chalkboard Family Frame Supplies:

Step 1: Use a simple black 8×10 frame and cut four (4) 1/2″ strips of White Core Chalk Core, sand them,  and Mod-Podged the strips to the perimeter of the frame. The frame already had a photo mat that came with the frame so cover the photo mat with White Core Chalk Core and sand it.

Step 2: Use a sheet of Colored Core Chalk Core  for the inside of the photo mat. ISand it, and adher it to the cardboard frame backing.

Step 3: Then, using a variety of flower punches and the Colored Chalk Core  decorate the frame.

Core’dinations Chalk Core pairs well with Core’dinations Whitewash Cardstock. They both have a subtle “chalky” look. Mix in some of that with the flowers as accents and leaves and  some fun self adhesive pearls and rhinestones to the flower centers.

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Step 4: Cut the banner and the title with your Silhouette electronic cutting machine or any other machine you have.

Step 5: Attaching the photo:  I used a heavy duty glue dot behind a metal clip. This way I can switch the photo out whenever we have a current shot.

Here is a close-up of some of the flowers-you can see the fabulous texture of the cardstocks.

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Can you believe this project is all cardstock? I love to create beautiful (one of a kind) things for my home that are inexpensive, and best of all- unique.  ~ Shaunte

Circles of Fun Photo Booth Backdrop

October 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Looking for a fun activity for your guests this holiday season?  Why not create a fun photo booth or photo wall with this simple backdrop.

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Circles of Fun Photo Booth Backdrop Supplies:

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Step 1:  Select four colors of cardstock and cut large circles from two of each color.  I cut 16 circles from each 12×12 sheet of paper with my Cricut, but you could use a manual die cut machine, or even hand cut the shapes.  I ended up with a total of 128 circles which was more than enough to create a five foot wide backdrop.

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Step 2:  Mix all shapes together to form a random pattern.

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Step 3:  With sewing machine create garlands of eight to twelve circles by running machine with empty thread between each shape.  If you don’t want to sew, you could glue, tape, or even staple the circles onto cording.

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Step 4:  Tie garlands to cording using a simple knot across a cord.

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Step 5:  For a five foot backdrop I cut the cord to approximately 6 feet, giving me enough cording on the ends to tie to my structure or tape to the wall.

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I chose to hang my backdrop from tent poles, but you could easily tape it to a blank wall in your home.  There are many software packages available to take the photo booth photos for you, or you can have someone man the camera.  Whatever you decide, your friends and family are sure to have a great time.

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~Nancy

 

Friends Owlways Faux Wood Crate

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall box that can hold sweet treats or any small thoughtful gift!

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 Friends Owlways Faux Wood Crate Supplies:

Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the pieces for the 3D Wooden Crate from Core’dinations Tillie Dot Cardstock and Core’dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection Cardstock.  These are the pieces that make up the box.

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Step 2. Emboss the top layer pieces using the Darice Wood Grain embossing folder.  I used Core’dinations Tillie Dot cardstock for the main part of the box.

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Step 3. After embossing, sand the raised areas.  It really brings out the texture!

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Step 4. Glue and assemble the pieces.

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Step 6. Heat emboss the tag with a stamped sentiment.

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Step 7. Here’s a side view of that gorgeous paper!  Don’t you love the way it embosses and looks after the Tille Dot is sanded?

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Happy fall y’all!

~Joy

 

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.

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

~Christine

 

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