Stacked Stars 4th of July Decor

Are you ready for the 4th of July? Need a little bit more red, white, & blue in your decor? Today I’m going to show you how simple and quick these Stacked Stars are to make, for the 4th of July.


Stacked Stars 4th of July Decor Supplies:


Step 1. Use the Assorted Stars Embossing Folder and embossing machine to emboss your blue cardstock.


Step 2. Pull the blue cardstock out of the embossing folder.


Step 3. Use the Sand It Gadget to lightly distress the top of the stars.


Step 4. Turn over the blue star embossed cardstock. Use your pencil to trace the front of the star onto the back of the cardstock.


Step 5. Cut out your star.


Step 6. Squeeze some wood glue onto the front of the star and use the foam brush to spread it evenly on the star.


Step 7. Place the cardstock star onto the front of the star. Make sure to smooth it out well over the glue.


Step 8. Follow steps 4-7 to add paper to the front of the other stars.


Step 9. Stack your stars together.


Step 10. Tie jute twine around the stack of stars.


You’re all finished and ready to add these fun stars to your other red, white, & blue decor.




DIY Patriotic Banner

Are you looking for a fun, patriotic, banner for your Fourth of July Celebrations?  Why not this simple half circle banner?  With the new Core Basics Patterned papers, Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core and a bit of string you will be flying your banner in no time.


Patriotic Banner Supplies:

banner_suppliesStep 1:  Cut Patterned papers into circle shapes.  I chose to alternate the pattern by doing some large red and some large blue.  The largest circles were cut to 6 inches.  The white Polka Dot Pops to 4 inches and the inside circles to 3 inches.  I cut enough circles to make 8 completed pennants. (four of each color and eight of the white).

banner_cut_circlesStep 2:  Cut 16 stars from the Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core paper.

banner_starsStep 3:  Assemble your circles by layering the colored circles.   I created a large red circle with a blue center…

banner_redand a large blue circle with a red center, glue securely.



Step 4:  Fold each set of circles in half and attach one of the Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core stars on each half.


Step 5:  Place twine through the folded circles and adhere the circle closed.  Be sure to add plenty of adhesive as you don’t want your banner to unfold or your layers to peel back.

banner_stringThis little banner is so much fun, and by having the design on both sides it can easily be used in any location.




4th of July Layout

June 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Hi there! Suzanna here with a seasonal Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions layout to share with you using one of the individual embossed papers focusing on the American No. 17 sheet. It’s perfect for the 4th of July.



Tim Holtz – Kraft Core – Seasonal Impressions

Tim Holtz – Kraft Core – Shattered

Tim Holtz – Kraft Core – Nostalgic

Sand It Gadget

Bust Buddy

Embossing Folder – Tim Holtz

Cut File – 3d Banner, Design ID #53911

Silhouette Cameo: Font - Independence

Twine – The Twinery

Wood Veneer – Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico

Dies – Lifestyle Craft, Die-Versions

 I selectively sanded the word  that corresponded with my theme. I also happen to have the Tim Holtz embossing folder that matches this pre-embossed cardstock and was able to fussy cut the 4 in a slightly bigger size. It worked out perfectly!


This entire layout was created using all Kraft Core products! I love the vintage feel it gives to the layout.


Another fun technique that is unique to Core’dinations cardstock is the ability to run it through your label maker for some fun banners. By sanding the raised print, like I did on the little red flag to reveal the colored core underneath, you can really see the letters!


Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Here at Core’dinations we want to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe 4th of July! A huge thanks to everyone that makes our freedom here in the States possible.

A card from Kimber McGray utilizing some Jenni Bowlin goodies:

From Kim Moreno also utilizing Jenni Bowlin goodies:

And another festive card from Linda Beeson using some Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions:

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