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

Core on your cake? Yes, ma’am!

August 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Fancy Pants, May Arts Ribbon, Tim Holtz

Well…as a cake topper!  Jill has some great birthday ideas for you today.

Hi everyone! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion back to share another project with you. Today I am sharing the cake topper I made for my son’s birthday. He turned four this year. He loves cooking and baking, so we decided we would make the cake together. He picked out the kind of cake he wanted, the frosting, and of course what he wanted on top of the cake. This summer we have spent a lot of time at our lake cottage. He absolutely loves it up there. One of the highlights for him is to look at all the animals while we are on the pontoon boat. He especially loves it when we find turtles. So this year we decided a turtle themed cake would be fun.

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You may notice a random car in the picture…he painted that car and asked for it to be in the picturebecause he wanted to remember he painted that on his birthday.

I love Core’dinations Brights Paper Pack. I use it all.the.time! It is my second go to…my first go to favorite is Core’dinations white in the neutral pack…I know I’m weird! lol

Anyways, the turtles and waves were both made using the Brights pack. So go get yourself some and thank me later:)

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Next up I’m sharing a project I made for my mom. I keep making cards for her that she absolutely adores and doesn’t want to throw away…this is where I blush and come up with a solution…..

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When I first got my Design Team box from Core’dinations, this SUPER CUTE Fancy Pants Core paper was inside. This paper was my mom’s absolute favorite! I knew when her birthday rolled around, what I would be using to create her card! She doesn’t like really fancy things. She is more of a clean and simple gal so I used the backside of the cardstock.

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Then when she said she needed a place to put all the cards I was making her, the Tim Holtz Kraft Core paper stuck out to me because on one side it is a kraft color and on the other side it is colored. I think it is so perfect because no matter which side you look at the paper it is beautiful! IMG_5700 b

Materials

Card Base: Fancy Pants Coredinations paper

Ribbon: May Arts

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Card Holder: Tim Holtz Kraft Core 

For more details on how I created these two projects, come visit me at Every Day is an Occasion.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project.

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Fabulous Friday!

We have some fun projects for you today. Hope this weekend is a scrappy one! But first we want to make sure we see you back here Monday!

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First a card from Designer Gail Linder:

My just-turned-two year old son is obsessed with trucks at the moment so I had to create a truck card for his birthday! 
 
Using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, I cut out the truck in three core colors so I could mix and match it when I put it together on the card! I think I must say this all the time, but it is truly awesome how just a little sand can add so much dimension and definition to simple shapes like these!
 
And of course, what good is a dump truck without a pile of dirt? Torn, embossed and sanded Chocolate Box cardstock was the perfect, rough dirt for this (I have to say) cute little dump truck!
 
My son’s eyes lit up when he saw it!
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How cute is all this detail? WOW!
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Supply List:
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo and cutting files
Hero Arts stamp

 

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And a layout from Designer Kate Nolan-Denham

One of the things I love about Core’dinations Cardstock, besides the colored core, is that there are so many fantastic colors of cardstock.  Color can evoke a feeling in a layout, it can help support the theme of a layout or it can just compliment the photos.  It is awesome that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock has so many colors that it makes it so easy to do of these things! When creating this “All Boy” layout, I wanted to use what I consider “all boy” colors.  Core’dinations Cardstock did not fail me!

 To pop the ColorCore on the green background paper, orange arrows and brown titlework I simply distressed the cardstock with the Core’dinations Sandit Gadget and Dust Buddy.

I stamped some fun boy adjectives after adding a bit of Distress Paint to a Core’dinations Core’Tag. These sturdy, smooth tags are awesome for adding wet mediums. Stamping on the textured ColorCore Cardstock has such a great effect, too, as you can see on the “guareneed trouble” spot.  

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Supply List:

Core’dinations Core Essentials: Brights

Core’dinations CoreTag: Smooth Bookmark

Core’dinations Tim Holtz: Adirondack

Core’dinations Dust Buddy

Core’dinations Sandit Gadget

Gel-A-Tins Stamps

Fiskars Crimper

Ranger Archival Ink & Tim Holtz Distress Paint

Basic Grey Patterned Paper

Sizzix Dies

Die-namics Alpha Die

 

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