DIY Paper Potted Flower for Mother’s Day

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann here with you today.  With Mother’s Day fast approaching I wanted to create a pretty flower for the Mother that might not necessarily have that “green thumb.” I am also featuring the new Party Mixers collection which is a lot of fun.  So many possibilities!

Joann-Larkin-Mothers-Day-Plant-e1426520679669Flower Pot and Flower Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for your flower pot out of Core Spotted Jillian Dot Cardstock.

Tip: When making 3D projects I find it best to use a heavy weight cardstock.  Core cardstock, both the single sheets as well as the packaged booklets, are absolutely perfect in weight.  They not only stand up well but also allow you to have a nicely defined scor line.  You want that nice sharp edge to show off your beautiful work!!

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Step 2.  Score on the score lines and fold all of the pieces making sure to use your bone folder for a nice sharp line.

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Step 3.  Join the side pieces to the larger rim piece.   The upper edge of the side is glued to the underside edge of rim.

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Step 4.  Allow time for the glue to dry, attach the side pieces together.

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Step 5.  Finish off the bottom by gluing in the base and then place the tabs, 1 panel at a time, through the slots to finish the flower pot.

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Step 6.  Finally, finish decorating as desired!

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

~Joann

 

Outrageously Fun Owl Box

April 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Are you looking for a unique and fun gift box idea?  Maybe just a cute, child friendly project that will hold a few treasures?  Why not these Outrageously Fun Owls?

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Owl Box Supplies:

owls_coredinations_nancy keslin_suppliesStep 1: Cut pillow box.  I chose to make my owl 6 3/4 inches by 4 1/2.

owls_coredinations_nancy keslin_cut boxStep 2:  For added interest, sand the box with your Sand it Tool.  At this time I assembled the box so that I could see where the owl “parts” would go.

owls_coredinations_nancy keslin_sand itStep 3:  Begin cutting Owl “parts”.  Two white circles approximately 2 inches wide for eyes.

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One three inch circle, cut in half, for the wings.  Again, sand this piece for extra texture and interest.

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One two inch circle and a small triangle for the feet and beak.  Feel free to sand if you like.

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Two black one and 1/2 inch circles for the pupils,

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Sixteen or so one inch circles for the feathers.  Don’t worry if they don’t punch perfectly, we are going to layer them so you can hide your mistakes.  hee hee
owls_coredinations_nancy keslin_feathersStep 4:  Time to assemble.  Begin applying the “feathers” in rows across the box.  Be sure to not place the feathers where your box will fold up.  Add orange “feet” on top.

owls_coredinations_nancy keslin_layer 1Step 5:  Add wings and the whites of the eyes next.

owls_coredinations_nancy keslin_layer 2Step 6:  Finish with the pupils and beak.

owls_coredinations_nancy keslin_layer 3This project is so fun and easy to make; and the owls are totally outrageous.  The new Core Basic Patterns create the most adorable feathers and coordinate beautifully with the Tillie Dot papers.  I hope you give them a try, my littles did.

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 ~Nancy

 

Love Themed Rosette Wall Art

April 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor

Hi Core Fans!   It’s Joann and today I am excited to share with you a cute piece of wall art that also utilizes the new Party Mixers Rosettes.  I saw a similar piece of wall art at one of my local home decor stores and used the inspiration to create my own version!

Joann-Larkin-I-Heart-You-e1426519957280Love Themed Rosette Wall Art Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting out 2 frames in White and a third frame out of chipboard for some extra strength.

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Step 2.  Next, cut at least one outline out of White card stock.  I actually cut this 3 times.

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Step 3.  For the hearts, cut one heart with the frame out using Core Couture Glitter Cardstock and an additional 8 hearts using paper from the Core Essentials Darks Collection .  I also embossed the hearts to add more texture.

Tip: I apologize that I forgot to show this in my step by step photos but Core cardstock is the absolute best cardstock for embossing!  I like to “very lightly” spritz a little water on the paper before I emboss it.  This allows the fibers to relax and you will get a deeper, more defined emboss without the paper tearing!

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Step 4. Now it is time for the fun!  Glue the base pieces together and layer on the frame outlines.  After the glue has dried, I took 2 of the inside panels and embossed them before attaching.

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Step 5. The letters were cut out separately using the Core 12×24 Adhesive Backed Glitter Paper.  Simply peel back the adhesive protector and apply to the face of the letters!  It’s just that easy :)

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Step 6.  The sentiments were made from Core “Love” Vellum Quotes & Titles layered on Core 12×24 Adhesive Backed Glitter Paper and die cut with a Spellbinders die.

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Step 7.  Finish the last panel (you can use anything you desire here but I decided to use the Heartfelt Creations “Embrace Time Background Cling Stamp Set.

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Step 8.  Assemble the largest rosette by following the package directions.  This Rosette is 14″ in diameter and can be assembled in about a minute.  The glue is already applied.  All that needs to be done is remove the protective cover for the glue strip, fasten the 2 pieces together and then using the screws and round centers (included), finish the Rosette off.

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Step 9.  Fasten the pre-assembled wall art to the rosette using hot glue and finish decorating as desired.  Once complete, find a lovely place in your home to hang this up and watch the reactions of everyone that sees it!

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

~Joann

 

Mini Easter Basket with EOS Lip Balm

I am sure you have seen these darling “EOS” brand lip balm in the check-out area of the grocery store. Doesn’t the shape and bright colors of the lip balm remind you of Easter eggs? I decided they would make a darling little Easter gift for some co-workers. They were easy to create, and I found a bulk pack of EOS lip balm at my local Costco, which made this inexpensive! I love that.

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Lip Balm Easter Baskets Supplies:

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Step 1: Cut three (3) basket shapes using an electronic cutting machine. I did not resize the shape. I fit all three basket shapes onto one sheet of 12×12 Core Basics Kraft cardstock. I cut the handles of the baskets separately on a half sheet of kraft cardstock. Assemble the baskets using a strong adhesive. (I used my trusty hot glue gun!)

Step 2: Using craft punches, create elements for the flowers on the tags. You will need two flower shapes, two leaves and one circle for each tag.

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Step 3: Assemble the tags. Stack two flowers, bend the leaves in the center to add dimension, add the circle punch to the flower centers. Stamp or hand write sentiment on tag. Attach tags to baskets using baker’s twine. Add green paper shred to baskets, and insert EOS lip balm!

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An “EGG-cellent” inexpensive gift for the season!

 ~Shaunte

 

Easter Egg Wreath

Hi everyone, as we all gear up for Easter, I thought I would show you a fun project that you could create using a combination of your core card stock and patterned papers.  This Easter wreath project was a lot of fun to create and it actually made me feel happy that we hopefully will welcome spring very soon!

egg wreathEaster Egg Wreath Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by leaves out of the Green from the Core Essentials Darks Collection.

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Step 2.  Cut the base piece out of a piece from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection and another 2 out of chip board for extra strength.

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Step 3.  Glue the 3 rings together, sandwiching a piece of ribbon between the 2 pieces of chip board.

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Step 4.  Sand all your leaves for a nice look.  Do not forget to use your dust buddy for clean-up.

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Step 5.  Using the edge of your table, curve the egg pieces as well as the designer paper.  Once completed, attach the designer paper before the egg is assembled.  By curving the pieces first they will take a nicer shape.

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Step 6.  Curl the pedals prior to attaching them to the base.

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Step 7. Layer the leaves on 1 at a time.  There will be enough for 2 layers.

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Step 8.  Finally, attach the eggs and flowers where desired and hang in a place for everyone to enjoy!

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

~Joann

 

‘Lucky’ Rainbow Card with Core Basics Patterned Paper

I love the green color scheme of St. Patrick’s Day but I also am crazy for the rainbows.  Today I want to share a card that brings the rainbow into the picture that uses a technique called embedded die cutting!

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‘Lucky’ Rainbow Card Supply List:

  • Core Basics White 80 lb Cardstock
  • Core Basics Black 80 lb Cardstock
  • Core Basics Patterned Purple Large Dot
  • Core Basics Patterned Red Plaid
  • Core Basics Patterned Orange Plaid
  • Core Basics Patterned Yellow Plaid
  • Core Basics Patterned Dark Green Plaid
  • Core Basics Patterned Dark Blue Plaid
  • Gold Glitter Adhesive Cardstock
  • Star Punch
  • Corner Rounder
  • Die Cut Machine
  • Paper Piercer
  • Green Floss
  • Foam Adhesive Squares
  • Tombow Mono Liquid Glue

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Here’s how to make this card:

Step 1: Cut the face of the card out using this cut file and the White Basics Cardstock and one of each of the rainbow patterned papers.  Attach the white card face to a piece of white cardstock and trim it down to size.

Step 2: Now you could line the back of your white cardstock with each of the colors – but that would be really hard because of the shape.  This is where the embedded die cutting comes in!  Because you also cut the face in each color you are going to pick out the negative pieces and put them right into your white face. The fine tip on the Tombow Mono Adhesive is especially helpful in this stage!

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Step 3:  After you have filled in all the negative spaces – poke holes around the border of your shamrock and fill that in with hand stitching.

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Step 4: Use the gold glitter adhesive cardstock to cut out the word Lucky from this cut file. Add it to the center of your card.

Step 5: Round your card corners.

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Step 6: Create a base for the card from black cardstock – round the corners and attach the face of the card to it.

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Step Five: Attach punched stars using foam adhesive.

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And there you have it! A card that is sure to make anyone smile!

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~Christine

 

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