Easy Mason Jar Valentine Treat

Hey all, Adrianne here with you today to share an easy gift idea: Valentine treats in mason jars.  I just love giving gifts in jars.  It’s a great size, it’s on-trend, and it’s always well-received. The best part about it is that you can decorate the tops of mason jars in just the same way you might embellish any card or tag!  I am going to show you a simple embellishment today, but truly: the sky is the limit when you start looking at that round lid as your space to send your special message.

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Easy mason jar Valentine treat supplies:

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Step 1.  Emboss your vintage collection paper with the heart-themed pattern.  It’s difficult to see on the patterned Vintage Collection red/pink paper, but when you sand it in the next step, it’s perfect!  Choose a portion of the embossed design to use for your lid.  Trace the jar’s lid, or use a circle die to die-cut that area.

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Step 2.  Using coordinating papers, die-cut a small ornate tag and heart shape.  Cut some extra tiny hearts to use for embellishements.  I used the Gemstones paper because I love the pearlescent finish, but you could easily use scraps from the Vintage Collection paper you started with.  This project takes very little paper – you could even raid your scraps!

Step 3.  Sand your embossed lid cover using the Sand-it Gadget.

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Step 4.  Assemble your tag with some glue dots, and punch holes in the ends.  Fill your jar with candy, treats, or even a small gift.

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Step 5.  Add a couple glue dots around the edges of your round lid cover to help adhere it to the ring of the jar.  You’ll be placing the jar’s lid on top of the jar as normal, and the paper is just an addition to the ring.  This will help keep the contents of your jar fresh if you’re adding anything edible or scented.

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Step 6.  Add your embellishments!  A die-cut heart or two on top, adhered with a foam sticker, is a simple but pretty addition.  Add a few self-adhesive pearls for a minimalist look.  Tie on your gift tag with baker’s twine.

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Your gift recipient will love the presentation of a treat within a paper valentine, and the jar is easily re-used.  They’ll think of you every time they use it!

Other ideas to fill the jar with are a few home-baked cookies, a batch of bath bombs or bath sea salts, or a small gift like jewelry or even a gift card.  But I have found you can never go wrong with chocolate!

~ Adrianne

Valentines Keepsake Box

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you and today I want to show you my twist on the classic rectangle box that is also super easy to make!

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Valentines Keepsake Box Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1: Start by cutting 2 pieces of White cardstock 9″ x 3″ and another 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 3″.  For the best possible box use the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock!

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Step 2: Starting with the 2 smaller pieces place them on your scoring board with the 2 3/4″ side to the left of the board and scor at the 1/2″ mark.  Next placing your larger pieces on your scoring board, scor on the long side at the 1/2″ mark and the sort side at the 1″, 2″, 7″ and 8″ marks.

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Step 3: In order for the base to fold properly make relief cuts as shown.

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Step 4: Fold your 4 pieces on the scor lines and don’t forget to use your bone folder to make those creases sharp.

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Step 5: Assemble the pieces as shown and allow your glue to dry.

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Step 6: To finish the inside of the box cut a 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of card stock and cut off the corners.  Hint: Place your assembled side over the inside piece and trace where to cut off the corners.  Also using the largest Grand Labels One die, cut 2 pieces out of the same card stock.  These will be your top and base of the box.

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Step 7: You will want the top to hinge open.  To allow that to happen cut a 5 x 5 3/4″ piece of card stock and scor at the 2 1/2″ mark.  Once scored, fasten this to the inside of the box.

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Step 8:  Attach the top to the hinge.  Hint: Fasten the top to the hinge using a glue that gives you a bit of time to adjust to ensure that your top is on evenly.

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Step 9:  Now it is time to decorate your box.  Using the largest Grand Labels One Die, cut out 2 pieces in Grey Cardstock.  Take the next smaller die and cut another 2 pieces out of patterned paper and finally cut 2 pieces 9″ x 2 1/2″ and another 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ out of Burnt Orange.

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Step 10: Using your sanding tool, sand each piece and don’t forget to use your dust buddy to cleanup.

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Step 11: Finally, layer on your pieces and decorate the box as desired. Here are a few additional detail shots:

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And the inside:

 

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

~Joann

DIY Love Story Canvas

January 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Sizzix

Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a canvas project I recently created using Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock and patterned paper.

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Step 1: Using eClips 2 and electronic cutting file, cut text from desired cardstock colors.

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Step 2: Cut Core’dinations gray dot patterned paper to fit canvas.

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Step 3: Brush canvas with Decou-Page medium. Attach patterned paper.

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Step 4:  Adhere words to canvas using Decou-Page medium. If you desire a clean graphic look you can simply stop here; but for a little more fun, keep going! Brush over entire canvas with medium making sure all pieces are well soaked.

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Step 5: Gently peel away damp paper around words and scrape away top layer of part of the letters. Let dry.

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Step 6: Ink edges of canvas with gray chalk ink.

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Step 7: Using stencil and white chalk paint stencil bubble images in open areas as desired. Let dry.

Step 8: Paint perimeter using gray chalk paint. Let dry.

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Step 9: Embellish using hot-fix rhinestones.

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And there you have it!

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 ~Tami

 

Quick & Easy 5-Step Pop Dot Cards

December 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Cards & Tags, Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here today to share some CAS cards that you can make in minutes using two Pop Dot card bases.

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Pop Dot Card Supplies

  • 2  contrasting Pop Dot card bases for each card
  • Gina K. Designs Simple Hearts stamp set
  • Clearsnap Beetle Black pigment ink pad
  • May Arts white ribbon
  • Sizzix Scallop Circle Framlits dies
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Fiskars corner rounder
  • Adhesive foam dots
  • Paper adhesive

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Step 1: Round bottom corners of both black dot and white dot cards.

Step 2: Trim 2-inches from bottom edge of white pop dot card base; adhere to black card base.

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Step 3: Wrap front with ribbon.

Step 4: Stamp heart image onto inside of remaining piece of white dot card. Die-cut around image using scalloped circle die.

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Step 5: Attach die-cut shape to card front using foam dots.

And you are done! Just 5 easy steps to a thoughtful handmade greeting.

 

~Tami

Winter Canvas

December 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Mixed Media, Sizzix, Winter Projects

Hi All! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a fun and easy canvas wall decor idea that will add sparkle to any home.  The majority of my home is red, white and blue so I chose to use that color scheme along with a fun snowflake design and lots of sparkle using silver Glitter Silk cardstock and some glitter paint.

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Winter Canvas Supplies:

 

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Step 1: Paint canvas using Tuscan Red acrylic paint. Recoat as desired allowing to dry in between coats. Let dry completely.

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Step 2: Paint canvas with a thin layer of Ice Crystal Glamour Dust glitter paint.

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Step 3: Size split snowflake design to fit canvas. Cut-out from silver Glitter Silk cardstock using eClips 2 electronic cutter.

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Step 4: Size name so that height fits within opening of snowflake. Cut-out from Navy ColorCore cardstock using eClips 2 electronic cutter.

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Step 5: Apply Decou-page medium to back of snowflake pieces.

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Step 6: Adhere snowflake pieces to canvas adding extra medium as needed.

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Step 7: Brush entire canvas with Decou-page medium. Attach name; brush over image with additional medium. Let dry completely.

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Step 8: Attach hot-fix rhinestones as desired.

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And there you have it!

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~Tami

Winter Mitten Card

Mary Pat here with you today and it seems like winter is back and it is going to be a long cold winter!  Here in Ohio where I live  it has been really cold and I love to send little notes in the mail to warm up my friends!  So I made this fun and easy winter mitten card.

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For my project I took a Silhouette image and turned it into a shaped card.  I love shaped cards because I think they are just so darn fun and cute!  I really wanted to use a variety of Core on this card.  I used The Chocolate Box collection, The Vintage collection, Core Essentials, and Core Couture (Everyone needs a little bling, right?).  I also had to include some stamping for a super cute sentiment.

Winter Mitten Card Supplies:

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I made a video for you.  I demonstrate the techniques of embossing and sanding.  Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

~Mary Pat

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