Simple Party Pitcher for Cinco de Mayo

Throwing a party is fun, but it can be expensive.  I’ve got a simple solution to share with you, so you can use items you already have, but jazz them up a bit for the festivities.  I’ve got a plain glass pitcher – and I’m going to use the new Adhesive Glitter Paper and my Cricut to temporarily “dress” my barware.  This is a fun and inexpensive alternative to buying pieces just for one party.

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Cinco de Mayo Party Pitcher Supplies:

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I just searched for images for Cinco de Mayo and came up with this cute shadowed design, from the Cricut Library.   The paper cuts like butter – so it is very easy to use!  The adhesive was strong enough to hold the image on the glass, but easily removed – so I’ve got my pitcher ready to go for the next celebration.  You could do the same type of project on a larger scale on a window or mirror in your house – or even around a glass tabletop.  The sky is the limit.

~Gini

 

Cinco de Mayo Place Setting

I love using my paper crafting tools and supplies for more than scrapbooking and card making. It is a great way to justify my stash! I was able to create some fun Cinco de Mayo place settings without leaving my house to take a trip to the party supply store. The sombrero is a paper embellished plate, and a paper cup that came from a multi-pack from the dollar store. I like inexpensive! I also like practical. The cup and plate will be used for the actual cup and plate. The cup is not attached to the plate. Cute and functional!

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Cinco de Mayo Place Setting Supplies:

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Step One:  Cut several borders from red and green cardstock. Adhere borders to perimeter of plate. Gently curve the paper borders to fit along the plate edge.

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Step Two:  Adhere borders to paper cup.

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Step Three:  Cove bottom portion of place card with fringed piece of Buttercup cardstock.

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Step Four: Embellish place cards with left over border pieces. Add name with black pen. Repeat for each place setting.

Enjoy your fiesta!

~Shaunte

 

Quick and Easy “MOM” Tag

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today with another quick and easy project made possible by Core’dinations. For this project I have created a quick and easy  “MOM” tag using Core Tags, pre-made tags by Core’dinations.

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“MOM” tag supplies

Instructions

Step 1: Remove metal eyelet from light purple tag. *Tip: Removing the eyelet from the bottom tag allows easy layering without extra bulk.

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Step 2: Die-cut Mixed Media shape from center of white tag; attach on top of purple tag using foam squares.

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Step 3: Die-cut “MOM” from Gemstones cardstock; attach to tag using foam squares. Attach rhinestones along right edge.

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Step 4: Wrap tag with ribbon as shown; tie in a knot.

Step 5: Die-cut three flower layers from pastel purple cardstock; shape as desired.

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Step 5: Layer die-cut flowers using foam squares. Attach pearl to center; attach to tag.

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Step 6: Tie ribbon through top of tag.

And there you have it!

Note: This tag can easily be changed to a Father’s Day tag by changing the colors and adding a more masculine element in place of the flower!

~Tami

 

DIY Paper Potted Flower for Mother’s Day

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann here with you today.  With Mother’s Day fast approaching I wanted to create a pretty flower for the Mother that might not necessarily have that “green thumb.” I am also featuring the new Party Mixers collection which is a lot of fun.  So many possibilities!

Joann-Larkin-Mothers-Day-Plant-e1426520679669Flower Pot and Flower Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for your flower pot out of Core Spotted Jillian Dot Cardstock.

Tip: When making 3D projects I find it best to use a heavy weight cardstock.  Core cardstock, both the single sheets as well as the packaged booklets, are absolutely perfect in weight.  They not only stand up well but also allow you to have a nicely defined scor line.  You want that nice sharp edge to show off your beautiful work!!

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Step 2.  Score on the score lines and fold all of the pieces making sure to use your bone folder for a nice sharp line.

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Step 3.  Join the side pieces to the larger rim piece.   The upper edge of the side is glued to the underside edge of rim.

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Step 4.  Allow time for the glue to dry, attach the side pieces together.

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Step 5.  Finish off the bottom by gluing in the base and then place the tabs, 1 panel at a time, through the slots to finish the flower pot.

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Step 6.  Finally, finish decorating as desired!

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

~Joann

 

Graduation Card

A special time in one’s life is graduation day.  The preparation leading up to this event is enjoyable by all families.  Ava here to share a card for my niece who will be graduating and the school colors are red, white and black.

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Instructions:

Step 1.  Die cut a few labels from Spellbinders, emboss, ink and you have a multi-layered card.

Step 2.  Tearing Core’dinations Cardstock for a distressed edge is my favorite technique.  Here I used Tim Holtz and  Ranger Distress Collection,  Fire Brick Red Cardstock.

Step 3.  Heat embossed my sentiment in black ink and stamped my star’s in Red, Clearsnap Colorbox Ink.

Step 4.  Layer the label die cuts with foam squares from Tombow, add some rhinestones and a bow.

I am ready from Graduation, are you?

~Ava

 

“Best Teacher” Cupcake Box

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today. “Teacher Appreciation Day” is May 5th and I thought I would share with you a fun little cupcake treat box for that special teacher!  It has been some time since my family has been in school but I never forgot those special teachers that help guide our children’s education.  They deserve an entire month or more in my opinion!

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Best Teacher” Cupcake Box Supplies:

Joann-Larkin-Best-Teacher-Cupcake-Box-Supplies-e1426538442611To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for your box out.  The base of the box was cut using Core Black Notebook Card Stock with the accessories cut out using Core Couture Glitter Cardstock.

Tip: The Core glitter cardstock is not only a heavy weight cardstock but gives you that added punch of glitter without having glitter everywhere.  When working with the Core glitter cardstock the glitter remains intact on the page which makes it both easier to work with and SO much easier to clean-up when you are done!

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Step 2.  Assemble the box pieces allowing each to fully dry before moving onto the next piece.

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Step 3.  Attach your decorative elements before you close the box. I found it is much easier to do at this stage.

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Step 4.  Finally, close up your box, finish decorating as desired and place a yummy cupcake into the box 🙂

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

~Joann

 

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