ChalkCore Family Frame

October 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Scrapbooking

Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock is gorgeous. With chalkboard home decor being so popular today, it is a perfect addition to your crafting stash! If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope this project will make you want to!

 

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Chalkboard Family Frame Supplies:

Step 1: Use a simple black 8×10 frame and cut four (4) 1/2″ strips of White Core Chalk Core, sand them,  and Mod-Podged the strips to the perimeter of the frame. The frame already had a photo mat that came with the frame so cover the photo mat with White Core Chalk Core and sand it.

Step 2: Use a sheet of Colored Core Chalk Core  for the inside of the photo mat. ISand it, and adher it to the cardboard frame backing.

Step 3: Then, using a variety of flower punches and the Colored Chalk Core  decorate the frame.

Core’dinations Chalk Core pairs well with Core’dinations Whitewash Cardstock. They both have a subtle “chalky” look. Mix in some of that with the flowers as accents and leaves and  some fun self adhesive pearls and rhinestones to the flower centers.

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Step 4: Cut the banner and the title with your Silhouette electronic cutting machine or any other machine you have.

Step 5: Attaching the photo:  I used a heavy duty glue dot behind a metal clip. This way I can switch the photo out whenever we have a current shot.

Here is a close-up of some of the flowers-you can see the fabulous texture of the cardstocks.

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Can you believe this project is all cardstock? I love to create beautiful (one of a kind) things for my home that are inexpensive, and best of all- unique.  ~ Shaunte

Quick Halloween Treat Holders

I like to give a special treat to my favorite Halloween Spooks (nieces, nephews and close friends). It seems like this list is ever-growing, so I was really thrilled to find a cute idea that I can mass-produce.

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I downloaded a cut file from Silhouette here.

This shape is for the Bat Box. Then to create the spider and pumpkin, I cut the box shape out again, and then added a pumpkin shape and/or legs for the spider. Easy Peasy! The new Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock is such a cute and trendy addition to my Halloween projects!

SpiderI used Core Essentials, in Orange for the pumpkin, and a little scrap of Spotted Jillian Cardstock in Parsley for the leaf.  I scored the cardstock where the lines of the pumpkin would be, and sanded the cardstock to make it pop!

pumpkinThe boxes are perfect for inserting a cellophane treat bag full of goodies, or a wrapped homemade cookie. A quick and easy way to treat my cute trick-or-treaters!

~Shaunte

 

Framed Halloween Decor

September 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects

Today I am excited to show you how to make this fun 31 Framed Halloween Decor. Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for, and this is the perfect addition to any shelf or mantle.

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Framed Halloween Decor Supplies: 

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Step 1. Measure your frame opening, and cut a piece of Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white to fit.

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Step 2.  Lay your piece of Chalk Core Cardstock into your embossing folder. Make sure to pay attention to where the dots line up, so they are straight.

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Step 3.  Run through an embossing machine.

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Step 4. Using the Sand It Gadget, sand the top of the embossed dots to reveal the white underneath.

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Step 5. Cut out (I used an electronic die cutting machine) a bat, and adhere it using dimensional foam squares. I put it in the frame for this part, to make sure the frame wouldn’t smash the bat.

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Step 6.  Using the Orange and Green Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your numbers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this also. Once the numbers are cut, sand the tops of the “spots” to show some of the white underneath. Add dimensional foam squares to the back, and tie some purple string around the numbers, and trim with scissors. On the upper left of the number 3, I just used a regular glue dot, so it didn’t add extra dimension, since the bat already had dimension squares under it.

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Step 7.  Adhere your numbers to the black cardstock.

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Step 8.  Put it in your frame, and display. (To make the paper tight in the frame, I put the glass behind it before putting the frame backing on.)

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Now you have a fun little display item to put on your shelf, desk, mantle, or you could even hang it on the wall.

~Amy

Autumn Bunting With Chalk Core

September 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

It’s time for falling leaves, pumpkin everything, and sweaters. It’s AUTUMN! And to celebrate the beginning of my favorite season, I created this awesome bunting using the White Chalkboard card stock, which I am loving.

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Autumn Bunting Supplies:

Step 1: Cut your Chalk Core card stock into six 4″ x 6″ pieces. Then cut a notch out of the bottom of each piece.

Step 2: Lightly sand the surface of each piece for a scratched appearance and more heavily sand the edges.Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

Step 3: Stamp the letters to spell “Autumn” on each of the card stock pieces using VersaMark ink, and emboss using an Ivory embossing powder.Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

Step 4: Punch holes in the upper corners of all the card stock pieces. Also punch a hole in the center of six leaves.

Step 5: Glue a length of burlap ribbon to the back of each card stock piece using Zip Dry, and let dry. Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

Step 6: Add your card stock pennants to about 6′ of Ivory suede cord. Autumn Bunting by Mabey She Made It

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Now just hang it up and enjoy!

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~Lisa

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Layout

Halloween is right around the corner and Core’dinations new Chalk Core is perfect for your all of your Halloween needs. It also core’dinates perfectly with our Black Magic and Core Essentials, too!

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Halloween Layout Supplies:

Step 1. Using a ruler and cutting tool, cut the grid pattern in 1″ increments. Within those 1″ pieces, cut out a smaller square.  Where some of the lines meet, punch a whole for added interest. Lay a piece of Black Magic Cardstock  underneath it and score the lines that will appare in the negative image of the squares you just cut.

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Step 2. Flip over the Black Magic and sand the scored lines, remove dust with Dust Buddy. Line them up again and adhere. Add your additional elements like the sanded doily cut from Chalk Core. Cut the ghosts from the vellum cardstock.

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Step 3. Emboss a piece of vellum and add your title along with some additional embellishments.

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“Ruff day?” Card with Chalk Core

September 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Having a bad day? Nothing could cheer me up better than a Chalk Core Card!

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Supplies:
 
Step 1. Cut three pieces of the Chalk Core sizes 4″ x 5 1/4″, 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, and 3 1/3″ x 2 1/4.”
Step 2. Using a Score Board, score each side 1/4″ from the edge and sand over the lines with the Sand It Gadget.
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Step 3. Heat emboss the sentiment onto the smallest rectangle with Apricot Zing embossing powder.
Step 4. Stamp the image onto a piece of 110 lb. Smooth White card stock, color in with Copic markers, and fussy cut it out.
Step 5.  Attach all of the pieces together and add the rhinestones.
 
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