Birthday Banner with Core Basics Patterned Paper

When there is a birthday at our house, I love to decorate for them! I love to put up balloons, put up the birthday decorations on my shelf, and what would a birthday be without a banner!? Today I’m sharing this colorful, simple and fun Happy Birthday Banner with you.

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Happy Birthday Banner Supplies:

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Step 1. Using my digital die cutting machine, I cut out the banner shapes, circles, and letters out of the patterned paper and white cardstock. If you don’t have a digital die cutting machine, you could hand cut the banner shapes and use a punch for the circles. My banner shapes are 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″. The circles are 2 5/8″ across.

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Step 2. Once you have everything cut out, lay out your shapes and decided where you want each color and which circle you want to go where.

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Step 3. Use your adhesive to adhere the circles to the banner shapes.

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Step 4. Put your dimension squares on the back of you letters.

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Step 5. Adhere the letters to the center of the circles.

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Step 6. Use your twine or ribbon to thread through each banner piece, stringing them together.

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Step 7. Hang up the Happy Birthday Banner in your home, and you’ll be ready for the party!

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I think banners are such a fun way to decorate for birthdays, but don’t take a lot of time to make. Grab your supplies and make one for the next birthday at your house.

~Amy

 

Pretty Paper Succulents Centerpiece

Are you looking for a way to bring some of the beauty of the desert into your home this spring?  Succulents are all the rage in home decor.  Why not create these pretty paper succulents from some of your favorite papers?

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Paper Succulents Centerpiece Supplies:

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Step 1:  Cut shapes by hand from template or using electronic cutter from your favorite colors of Tim Holtz Kraft Core papers.  I chose shades of greens and blue.

succulents_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutsStep 2:  Assemble succulents.

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Step 3:  Create box from cut file from Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered collection.   I chose a long rectangular box, but you could choose a different shape, and cut it from a neutral paper.

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Step 4:  Cut Styrofoam pieces to fill box and create a substrate to glue the succulents on.

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Step 5:  Hot glue each of the succulents to Styrofoam.

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Step 6:  Fill blank spaces between the succulents with Spanish moss.

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I hope you create something beautiful for your home this spring!

~Nancy

 

“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:

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  • 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

 

DIY Message Board

March 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor

Tami Mayberry here with you today to share another project made possible with great Core’dinations products. I began with a simple message center that just needed painting and then dressed it up using a variety of elements created with Core’dinations products.

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Message Board Supplies:

Tip: Use Core’dinations cardstocks from the same Assortment Pack for a perfectly coordinated display of colors.

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Board Instructions:

Step 1: Mask off chalkboard and wire areas of board.

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Step 2: Paint with desired color of chalk paint; let dry.

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Step 3: Remove tape and decorate!!

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March Banner Instructions:

Step 1: Die-cut five banner pieces from both orange and turquoise cardstock for a total of 10 die-cut pieces.

Step 2: Attach twine to back banner section using double-sided tape.

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Step 3: Attach front of banner section. Curl bottom slightly; add alphabet sticker. Repeat steps 1-3 for each banner piece alternating front/back colors.

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Step 4: Thread twine through hole in alligator clip; tie in a knot.

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Step 5: Attach Party Mixers Bright Paper Pop using adhesive dot. Repeat on other end of banner.

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Badge Holder Clip Birthday Reminder Instructions

Step 1: Remove clip from holder. Thread through chicken wore creating a large clip.

Step 2: Cut a 3 x 2-inch piece from pink cardstock; adhere to turquoise cardstock; trim a small border**.

Step 3: Trim a small piece from smooth white cardstock; adhere to panel.

Step 4: Attach birthday themed  Party Mixers Bright Paper Pop using adhesive foam square.

Step 5: Write birthday reminders for the month onto panel.

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Below is the before photo of the badge holder. The pouch can be kept for future projects. If you want your card or note protected, you can leave the pouch in place and simply clip the holder to the wire instead of looping it through. I like to loop mine through so that it doesn’t have to be removed from the board to add or remove a note.

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Flower Alligator Clips

Step 1: Punch three flowers from desired cardstock**

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Step 2: Pierce holes in flowers centers; layer and insert brad.

Step 3: Insert  ends of brad through hole in clip; fold open to secure flowers to clip.

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And there you have it! A quick and easy project that can be customized to dress up any decor.

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~Tami

 

Paper Easter Egg Stands

Are you looking to add something special to your Easter table this year?  Today I have a very simple project to share that will definitely up the special factor on your table!  These little egg stands are easy and quick to make and give you a way to display your Easter Eggs.

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Paper Easter Egg Stands Supplies: 

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Here’s how to make these little wraps:

Step 1: Use a cut file like this one to cut out the wrap shape.  These do not require a lot of cardstock!

Step 2: Put the wrap through your embossing machine using the polka dot embossing folder.

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Step 3: Remove the wrap and sand it down to bring out the core color

Technique Tip: Because this is a smaller piece of paper you will want to be gentle with your sand-it gadget or you can easily tear your cardstock.  I worked with a gentle touch and went both directions to ensure I sanded enough to bring out the core.

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Step 4: Use the built in slit to connect the ends of your wrap.

Technique Tip:  Because Core cardstock is so thick it is easy to shape these into a rounded wrap without creating creases.  

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Step 6:  Add your eggs to them and enjoy the way an egg has become egg-stra special :)

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~Christine

 

Tabletop Blossom Lamp

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little home decor project that I think would be perfect to give to any hostess as a thank you or even a decorative piece for your own home.

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Here is a closer look at the lampshade detail featuring some of the lovely core patterned paper.  Inside the lampshade I included a flameless tea light candle which gave it such a pretty look when the flickering light was reflected from the acetate die cut windows.

Joann-Larkin-Tea-Light-Lamp-Closeup-e1424645256612Tabletop Blossom Lamp Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Cut the base of the lamp from Chalk Core Colors paper and the shade from Cream Plaid Patterned Paper.

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Step 2.  Cut a second set of the base pieces from the Chalk Core Colors paper, cut off the tabs and emboss with the embossing folder that you like.  Once embossed, sand using your sand-it-gadget and don’t forget to cleanup with your dust buddy!

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Step 3.  Assemble the pieces ensuring that you pieces line up correctly.

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Step 4.  For detailed assembly of the tabletop lamp, the creator of the cut file has a good tutorial here so be sure to check it out.

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

~Joann

 

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