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

 

Customized Mom Mug

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a quick and easy gift idea that can be customized for any occasion or recipient. I began with a Design-A-Mug kit and replaced the included liner with a custom insert created with Core’dinations patterned paper and cardstocks. The possibilities are endless!

custom-mugCustom Mug Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Core Essential Brights 12 x 12 cardstock
  • Core’dinations Teal Stripe patterned paper (#GX-2300-63)
  • Darice  Design-A-Mug Kit
  • Sizzix Dies: Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die – Scallops #2 (#660270), Bigz Alphabet Set 4 Dies – Fresh Blossoms Alphabet (#659963), Originals Die – Hearts #3 (#660273)
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: EZ Runner, Adhesive Sheets

Instructions:

Step 1: Trim patterned paper to the same size as supplied mug liner.

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Step 2: Die-cut two 12-inch scalloped border shapes from Atoll Aqua color cardstock.

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Step 3: Die-cut “MOM” from Heartfelt cardstock and heart from Love Potion cardstock. Adhere die-cut pieces to patterned paper liner.

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Step 4: Insert customized liner into mug and replace inner liner.

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~Tami

 

Circles of Fun Photo Booth Backdrop

October 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Looking for a fun activity for your guests this holiday season?  Why not create a fun photo booth or photo wall with this simple backdrop.

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Circles of Fun Photo Booth Backdrop Supplies:

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Step 1:  Select four colors of cardstock and cut large circles from two of each color.  I cut 16 circles from each 12×12 sheet of paper with my Cricut, but you could use a manual die cut machine, or even hand cut the shapes.  I ended up with a total of 128 circles which was more than enough to create a five foot wide backdrop.

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Step 2:  Mix all shapes together to form a random pattern.

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Step 3:  With sewing machine create garlands of eight to twelve circles by running machine with empty thread between each shape.  If you don’t want to sew, you could glue, tape, or even staple the circles onto cording.

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Step 4:  Tie garlands to cording using a simple knot across a cord.

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Step 5:  For a five foot backdrop I cut the cord to approximately 6 feet, giving me enough cording on the ends to tie to my structure or tape to the wall.

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I chose to hang my backdrop from tent poles, but you could easily tape it to a blank wall in your home.  There are many software packages available to take the photo booth photos for you, or you can have someone man the camera.  Whatever you decide, your friends and family are sure to have a great time.

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~Nancy

 

Handmade birdhouses with Clare Buswell

April 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Spellbinders

I mean..seriously?  How cute are these??!??!? Keep on reading on how to make these little cuties. They are perfect for Spring! And the button embossing folder is too perfect!
If you haven’t gotten a Fiskars Paper crimper yet then you better! Check out our Technique Videos HERE for more ideas and a video on Corrugating.
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Cut files from cardstock using Silhouettte Portrait. Use paper crimper on roofs and sand using Sand It Gadget. Emboss main sections of bird houses using the button box embossing folder, sand using Sand It Gadget and wipe with Dust Buddy.
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Assemble each bird house, thread ribbon through roof and glue roof in position. Roll piece of Core cardstock tightly to make peg for perch and place in position, to finish.

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And a close up:

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Supplies:
Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock – Fuchsia Fizz, Buttercup; Sand It Gadget; Dust Buddy.
Other: Silhouette Portrait, Silhouette cut files (#44005, #44006), Crafters Companion Embossalicious 8×8 Embossing Folder Button Box, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, pink grosgrain ribbon, paper crimper.

It’s all about technique!

April 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Here at Core’dinations Cardstock we celebrate technique every day. If you haven’t checked out our Technique Videos yet, please do HERE.

Today, Kate Nolan Denham shares a great layout with us that uses FIVE different techniques.

1.) Distress It: crumple your cardstock and sand it with your Sand it Gadget.

2.) Label It: Run a strip of cardstock through your label maker and sand it for easy journaling and titles. OR, like Kate did on this layout, make flags out of them!

3.) Emboss It: Use a standard embossing machine and fold and then just sand. Don’t forget to wipe with your Dust Buddy!

4.) Corrugate it: Just take a paper crimper and run your cardstock through it and sand.

5.) Die Cut It:  Use a die cutting machine to cut shapes and titles and sand.

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Chevron, Core Tags, Spotted…

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, Jillibean Soup, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron

What else could you possible need?  Tracy Gruber is working colors, patterns and so much more today!

First up a very fun and festive card…but keep scrolling down…there’s a great layout, too!

I love to find new techniques to use with my Core!  For this card, I used a Studio Calico mask and put it behind my piece of Core card stock.  I then sanded with the Sand It Gadget until the design started to show.  Pretty cool, huh?  Then, I cut some stars and then added the  white shape with the Paper Smooches sentiment. Next up some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce Glam Rocks finish off this card perfeclty!

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Neutral and Dark paper pads
-May Arts Ribbon
-Imaginisce Glam Rocks and I-Rock
-Paper Smooches Word Salad
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Spellbinder’s Label 4 die
-Memory Box Cosmic Star Set
-Studio Calico Mask

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The best part about scrapping with Core’dinations card stock is the ability to use different techniques to create unique layouts.  On the dark pink base, I simply used the Sand It Gadget to sand three different areas for a distress look.  It adds a different element to your layout that is really easy to do!  I then used a piece of light pink Spotted Tillie Dot and sanded it to make the polka dots “pop.”  The last technique I used was crumpling up a piece of White Wash card stock, flattening it out, and then sanding it.  This allows the Sand It Gadget to hit the creased spots and the background color to show through.

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Brights paper pad
-Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot paper pad
-Core’dinations Whitewash
-Studio Calico Star Wood Veneers
-Core’dinations Tags
-May Arts Ribbon
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Jillibean Soup “hello” sticker
-My Mind’s Eye chipboard stickers
-The Twinery twine
-Xyron Mega Runner

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