Holiday Gift Card Holder

It is getting to be that time of year when we all start thinking about gift giving. There are so many people we can give gifts too, and some that I always like to remember are my kids teachers. Teachers do SO much for their students, and I think a lot of times they don’t get the appreciation that they deserve. Today I’m going to show you how to make this Simple Teacher Gift – Gift Card Holder. This could be used for anyone, but when I made it, I had teachers in mind. They spend so much of their own money, out of their own pocket, I know they would appreciate receiving a gift card to somewhere like Target or Wal-mart, or even teacher supply stores.

gift-card-holderHoliday Gift Card Holder Supplies:

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Step 1. Cut your Tillie Scarlet and Tillie Mantis paper into a 4.25″ x 6.5″ rectangle. Looking at the paper vertically, score your paper at 1.25″ from the bottom and again at 4.25″ from the bottom. The score lines will have 3″ between them. Fold on the score lines.

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Step 2. On the 1.25″ flap, put adhesive on both sides, then fold to create the pocket for the gift card.

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Step 3. Put your gift card in the pocket.

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Step 4. Put two strips of adhesive across the front of the gift card holder.

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Step 5. Lay your ribbon across the adhesive, ruffling it as you stick it down.

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Step 6. Use your scissors to trim the extra ribbon off the edges.

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Step 7. Tie your twine around the card holder, over the top of the ribbon.

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Step 8. Use your die cutting machine or punch to cut a snowflake out of the Kraft Cardstock. Tie it on with the twine.

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You are all done! These are so easy to put together, you could have several of these put together in no time, and have them ready to give to the teachers.

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~Amy

 

Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book

Thanksgiving is always a great time to get together with family and friends and celebrate the blessings in our lives.  And like any fun gathering, food is always involved.  Some recipes become yearly traditions,  while others are soon forgotten. Why not organize your recipes with a seasonal mini album?  It’s easy to add or remove recipe from year to year – and to help make planning the feast a little easier.  This keepsake would also make a wonderful hostess gift, if you aren’t the one doing all of the cooking.

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Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book Supplies:

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Step 1.  Cover pages of the mini-album with papers of your choice.

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Step 2.  Sand areas of embossing with Sand-It Gadget to expose the color core.

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Step 3.  Decorate the pages as desired.

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~Gini

 

“We’re Thankful” Paper Turkey Table Decor

Hey friends, Adrianne here, and today I’ve got a fun paper turkey craft that you can print and make at home.  Not only does it look cute as table decor, but it’s also an activity, and an exercise in thankfulness.  There’s also a free printable PDF file to make your own – the shapes are simple, just trace and cut!

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The turkey is built around a small paper box interior, and it’s a place where the whole family can write something they’re thankful for on a slip of paper, and drop inside.  On Thanksgiving, you can retrieve the papers, and read out load what people have written.

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Paper turkey table decor supplies:

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Step 1. Print your template, and cut and score your box.  If you print the box template directly onto your 8.5 x 11 heavy-duty card stock, you can just cut and score along the lines.  Cut the template for tracing your feathers.  Then, glue your box sides together and the bottom closed.

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Step 2.  Trace and cut your feathers and circles.  If you have a circle cutter, you’ll find it easiest just to cut two 4″ circles and one 5″ circle.  If you don’t have a circle cutter, you can print the circles from the template, cut and trace them onto your card stock, and cut  them out.  You will need 7 feathers.

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Step 3. Trim one inch off the 5 inch circle and one of the 4 inch circles.  This will give you a flat edge for assembling it on the box.

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Step 4 (optional). Emboss and/or sand your Chocolate Box pieces.  I used a Darice brand embossing folder with circles and dots, but any pattern that you have that you like will work well!  I also embossed the feathers with a Darice brand folder with a swirling vine pattern.  I did not sand the feathers.  You can also sand the pieces without embossing them to expose the colored core.

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Step 5. Assemble your circles on the front of your box.  The trimmed 5-inch circle will be the body, and the intact 4 inch circle will be the head.  Then, arrange the feathers on the back side of your box, and cover the raw edges with the final trimmed 4-inch circle.

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Step 6. Give it a face!  Add embellishments like google eyes, foam stickers, or cut your own face pieces from card stock.  I used google eyes, and I also cut a pair of feet to add stability to the bottom.  I did not include a template for the facial pieces, because making it your own is half the fun of this craft!

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You can leave this little guy out on your table all month, and add “thankful” notes to the box at any time as they occur to you – or, wait until Thanksgiving, and have everyone share together!  Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Adrianne

 

Clean & Simple Leaf Cards

Thanksgiving Card by Mary Pat

Hi Everyone! Mary Pat here with you today and with the holidays fast approaching I have a great idea for a Clean and Simple Thanksgiving Day card that is so easy that you will want to mass produce these to send to everyone on your Friends and Family list!

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For my card I broke out some of the yummy Chocolate Box collection and used the Cherry Cordial.  I then scored and sanded my edges.  I then used a digi cut file from the Silhouette store and cut out the flower.  I backed the negative space with the Tim Holtz Shattered collection.  Finally I stamped my sentiment using the back of the Cherry Cordial.

Here is a video on how this card came about:

Thanks so  much for joining me.  Hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!

 ~Mary Pat

Thank You Card by Tami

Hi all!! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a quick and easy card idea using you’re Core’dinations products.

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Thanks card supplies:

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Card Instructions:

Step 1: Round top right and bottom left corners of pre-made card using corner rounder punch.

Step 2: Die-cut leaf from brown cardstock retaining negative image for use on envelope.

Step 3: Emboss die-cut leaf using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Adhere to card front.

Step 4: Wrap left edge of card with string; tie in a bow.

Step 5: Stamp sentiment onto back side of Kraft Core cardstock using brown dye ink; cut out. Attach to card front using foam squares.

Step 6: Attach nail heads to card front as shown using hot fit tool.

Envelope Instructions: (shown below)

Step 1: Place negative image from die-cut leaf onto envelope at an angle.

Step 2: Sponge pigment ink onto envelope using art dauber.

Step 3: Sprinkle with embossing powder; heat-emboss.

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 ~Tami

 

Sunflower Box

November 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Decor, Fall Projects, Gifts & Party

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 Thanksgiving season for all of my American friends.  Being from Canada, we have already celebrated Thanksgiving but every year I remember something a friend on mine that lives in the United States told me…  “We let our Turkeys get a bit larger here”.  It makes me laugh every time.

As I was thinking about setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner it dawned on me that it would be nice to have some sort of treat at each table setting so the idea of a Fall themed gift box was perfect.   The sunflower box was made using the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection and I just love the look of this paper.  I decided not to emboss or sand this paper because I wanted a more elegant vintage feel to the box.  The top is covered with an embossed layer of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection and several more layers to make up the pretty sunflower, all of the layers were however lightly sanded.  The center was finished with a pretty vintage metal embellishment.

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Sunflower Box Supplies:

To make this box follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut all of the pieces from the cardstock of our choice.

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Step 2. Assemble the box, emboss the Green Star and using your flower tool gently shape the petals on the lightly sanded Orange and Yellow pieces.  Attach the layers for the sunflower and glue to the top of your star box.

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Here is a photo of the box open giving you a lovely place for a little something sweet!

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

~Joann

 

3D Pilgrim Hat Box

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am really excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season!  I loved this design so much that all I wanted to do was emboss and lightly sand the fantastic Core Cardstock for a bit of a Vintage look and feel.  After you lightly sand your paper don’t forget to use your Dust Buddy to clean away the dust!

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To make this hat follow these steps.  To make things clearer I am showing the steps before the embossing was done.  Please emboss and sand your paper first.

Step 1. Cut the lid, base and brim out of black cardstock. The belt around the lower part of the hat from gray cardstock and the buckle from yellow cardstock.

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Step 2. Score all lines so they fold into the the back of the paper and fold the hat into position so you can see where to glue.

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Step 3. Apply a liquid adhesive to all the tabs.

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Step 4. Carefully worked your way around the hexagon attaching the sides of the lid.

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Step 5. Build the inside piece of the box the same way and place the base inside the lid to help it keep it’s form.   Apply adhesive to the tabs and carefully center it on the brim.

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

~Joann

 

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