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

Supplies Rainbow Card

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

 

Valentine Hinged Heart Box

February 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party, Seasonal

Hi everyone!  It’s Joann back with you today with a fun twist on a valentines box perfect for that special someone.  This project uses your Core Essentials cardstock and some of the new patterned papers.

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Here is a closer look at the detail of this lovely box.

Joann-Larkin-Hinged-Heart-Box1-e1422878625725Hinged Heart Box Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Start by 3 scalloped hearts out of White cardstock.  For best results, I would suggest using the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock.  The larger hearts are 6 1/2″ x 7″ while the smaller one is 5″ x 4 1/2″ in size.

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Step 2. Cut 3 solid hearts out using the Core Essentials Pastels Collection. The hearts measure 6″ x 5 1/2″.

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Step 3. Using the same cardstock you use for the solid hearts, cut two 12″ x 2 1/2″ strips and score on the 1/2″ mark on the long edge.  If you want your box deeper, simply make these pieces taller.  Now, in order for these strips to take the form of the hearts you will need to make a series of relief cuts to allow them to bend.  Once your relief cuts are done, emboss and sand your cardstock.   Don’t forget to use your Dust Buddy to cleanup!

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Step 4. Attach 1 strip to one of the solid hearts and the other solid heart.  Make sure that you attach the strips to the opposite sides of the heart so that when you attach them together they will form the box.

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Step 5. For one the pieces, cut the excess from the strip off and for the other piece only cut off the 1/2″ score.  You will use the extra paper to attach the 2 hearts together.

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Step 6. Flip over the top heart and attach the strip of paper so that the box will open and close.  For a clean look, attach the paper on the inside of the box.  Once the glue has dried, attach the last solid heart on the top for added strength.

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Step 7. Finally, layer on your remaining hearts and decorate.

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

~Joann

 

Get Well Soon Box

February 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Do you have a friend, family member, or co-worker suffering from cold and flu season?  Why not bring them a Get Well Soon box made from a few basic Core’dinations supplies and filled with goodies to have them feeling better in no time.

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Get Well Box Supplies:

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Step 1: Trace box template onto white Core’dinations cardstock.  The 110lb cardstock has a nice weight and will create a sturdy box.  If you want something a little more heavy duty, you can add a layer of thin chipboard or shirt board.  Score along inside lines.

first aid_coredinations_nancy keslin_cut and embossStep 2:  Cut strips of Roasted Pepper, Jillian Dot paper 1/2 x 1 1/2 wide.  You will need 4 strips to create the cross shapes for the front and back of the box.

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first aid_coredinations_nancy keslin_assembleStep 4:  Fill your box with your recipeint’s favorite things.  Some suggestions include magazines, puzzle book, cough drops, tissues, hand sanitizer, tea bags, lip balm…really, the sky is the limit.  Don’t forget a cute, bright colored tag with well wishes written on it.

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 ~Nancy

 

 

New Years Wine Bottle Gift Tag

A bottle of bubbly is an obvious host or hostess gift for your New Year’s parties! A wine bottle tag is a quick way to personalize your present. This idea would also be an easy one to change up slightly for any other holiday event.

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New Years Wine Bottle Gift Tag Supplies: 

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Step One: Trim snowflake cardstock into 9″x3″ strip. Using a 2″ circle punch, create a hole in the end of the cardstock strip, centering left to right.

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Step Two: Score the punched cardstock strip, on the punched end at 3″.

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Step Three:  Using an electronic cutting machine, die cut, or template cut the word “Cheers!” from Glitter Silk cardstock.

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Step Four:  Using an electronic cutting machine, die cut, or template cut bow tie elements from Core Couture Glitter cardstock.

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Assemble the bow tie pieces.

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Step Five:  Computer generate “Happy New Year” on Core Basics Kraft cardstock and cut into strip. Cut additional 1/2″ strip of kraft cardstock and adhere to wine tag.

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Step Six: Assemble all elements of wine tag. Trim bottom of tag into pennant shape, adhere sequins and date stickers or die cuts as shown.

Repeat for additional bottles!

~Shaunte

 

Christmas Card With Stampendous & Dreamweaver

We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop.  Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.

Today I have a card to share that uses lots of embossing and some stamping too!

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Christmas Card Supply List:

Christmas Supply List

Step 1: Emboss the Chalk Core with the Greetings Embossing folder and sand with Sand It Gadget to bring out the chalk.

Step 2: Emboss a small piece of the Scarlett Red cardstock to get a little bit of the embossing folder border and add it to the white tag.

Step 3: Sand the Spotted paper and add it and Scarlett Red cardstock to the base of your card.  Top with the embosssed Chalk Core piece.

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Step 4: Stamp your sentiment on a white circle cut from Core Basics 80Lb Cardstock.

Step 5:  Die cut a deer head from Gemstone Cardstock.  Add all the pieces to the tag using dimensional adhesive to pop some up.

~Christine

 

 Don’t forget to click HERE to enter to win our Chalk Core Prize pack!

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