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.
Here is a closer look at the detail of this lovely box.
Hinged Heart Box Supplies:
- Core Essentials Pastels Collection
- Core Basics White 110lb. Cardstock Smooth
- Coredinations Light Pink Plaid Patterned Paper GX-2300-52
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Darice Layered Heart Background Embossing Folder
- Spellbinders M-bossibilities Dainty Dots
- Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret Die HCD 727
- Liquid Adhesive
- Pearls, Glitter and Ribbon From My Stash
- Silhouette Cameo
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.
Step 2. Cut 3 solid hearts out using the Core Essentials Pastels Collection. The hearts measure 6″ x 5 1/2″.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Step 7. Finally, layer on your remaining hearts and decorate.
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!
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.
Get Well Box Supplies:
- Core’dinations 110lb Smooth White Cardstock
- Core’dinations Spotted 6×6 Jillian Dot, Roasted Pepper
- Core’dinations Bright Assorted Tags
- Box Template
- Strong Adhesive
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.
Step 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.
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.
New Years Wine Bottle Gift Tag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Couture Cardstock in Black Tie
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Glitter Cardstock in King’s Crown
- Core’dinations Core Basics Kraft Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock in Snowflake
- 2″ Circle Punch
- Gold Sequins
- Electonic Cutting Machine or templates
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.
Step Two: Score the punched cardstock strip, on the punched end at 3″.
Step Three: Using an electronic cutting machine, die cut, or template cut the word “Cheers!” from Glitter Silk cardstock.
Step Four: Using an electronic cutting machine, die cut, or template cut bow tie elements from Core Couture Glitter cardstock.
Assemble the bow tie pieces.
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.
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!
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!
Christmas Card Supply List:
- Core Essentials Scarlett Red
- Core Gemstones in Topal
- Chalk Core in White
- Spotted: Jillian Dot
- White 80 Lb Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget
- Dreamweaver “Greetings” Embossing Folder
- Stampendous “Tis the Season” clear stamps
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.
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.
Don’t forget to click HERE to enter to win our Chalk Core Prize pack!
Tami Mayberry here with you today to share a simple card that will add some sparkle and shine to your Winter greetings.
Winter Wishes Card supplies:
- Core’dinations Pastel Colors Core Cardstock (Reflecting Pool)
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock (Yacht Club, Black Tie)
- Core Basics smooth white cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Clearsnap silver Designer Foils
- Light blue button
- Natural twine
- Sizzix dies: Paper Snowflakes (#660059), Holiday Words: Script (#660058), Card Font: Winter (#659589)
- Darice Wire Fence embossing folder (#1218-58)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Tombow adhesives: Xtreme adhesive runner, clear Power Tabs, MONO liquid glue
Step 1: Form a 4.25 x 5.5-inch card from white cardstock.
Step 2: Cut a 4 x 5.25-inch piece from Reflecting Pool cardstock. Emboss with embossing folder; adhere to card front using Xtreme adhesive runner.
Step 3: Attach a vertical line of square Power Tabs to card front aligning with embossed pattern. Press Designer Foil onto tabs, carefully peel off foil sheet.
Step 4: Die-cut Paper Snowflake shape from Yacht Club Glitter Silk cardstock. Attach to card front as shown using Power tab.
Step 5: Thread twine through center of button; tie in a bow. Attach to center of snowflake using Power Tabs.
Step 6: Die-cut “WINTER” and “wishes” from Black Tie Glitter Silk cardstock; adhere to card front using MONO liquid glue.
Are you looking for a special way to count down to Christmas? Something that can hold small gifts and toys those both young and old? How about this Christmas Countdown Calendar?
Christmas Countdown Calendar Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Basics White 8 1/2×11 White Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics A2 Kraft Envelopes
- Darice Die Cut Snowflake Border
- Darice Mini Spring Clothes Pins
- Darice Hemp Cord
- Die Cut Numbers
Step 1: Begin by cutting Snowflake Border die with white cardstock. You will need 25 die cuts, one for each day until Christmas if you start on December 1. Glue to top of envelope.
Step 2: Die cut numbers also out of white cardstock. And attach to lower right corner of envelope. Mine are about 1 inch tall. Again, you will need numbers 1 through 25 if you are starting your countdown on the first day of December.
Step 4: Attach filled envelopes to hemp twine with clothespin. Depending on where you hang the envelopes it may be easier if you hang twine first and attach envelopes after.
Each day your family and friends can enjoy opening a little gift to help countdown the holidays.