I love creating holiday projects that are inexpensive and easy to make. That way, I don’t feel bad about throwing them away after the holiday is over, saving storage space. This project certainly fit my quick and easy/cheap criteria- but it doesn’t look like it!
Silhouette Cameo (or other electronic cutting machine)
Step 1. The first step in this project is to select a box shape for your electronic cutting machine. You could also select a box template, and hand cut it. You will need three finished boxes.
The best part about the project, is you can resize the boxes to fit three of them on one 12×12 sheet of cardstock. Even though Core’dinations Vintage Collection cardstock is textured to resemble worn demin- it cuts beautifully in electronic cutting machines!
Step 2. Assemble the boxes using a hot glue gun.
Step 3. Trim a small piece of floral foam to fit the inside of the box. It doesn’t need to fill the box, it will just be a base for the ghosts to sit upright.
Step 4. Adhere foam pieces to the bottom of the boxes using hot glue. Cut a section of green tissue paper to cover the floral foam. Adhere tissue paper to the top of the floral foam in the box.
Step 5. Using an electonic cutting machine, cut three ghost shapes from white cardstock. You could also hand cut your ghosts. Trim wooden skewers to desired length, and adhere ghost shapes to skewer using hot glue.
Step 6. Insert your ghosts into the boxes. Using an electronic cutting machine or dies, cut the letters “BOO” from black glitter cardstock. Make sure to save the centers of the “B” and an “O”, this is what I used for the mouths of my ghosts.
Step 7. Adhere “BOO” letters to the box fronts. Adhere the “B” letter centers to the end ghosts, and trim the center of an “O” for the middle ghost. Adhere google eyes to each ghost.
Nothing sets the stage for a holiday like a banner! Core’dinations has the PERFECTcolor for you for all your St Patrick’s Day needs…it’s Shamrock Green!
Mary Pat Siehl created this banner just for us today…ENJOY!
I know I sound like a broken record but I LOVE my Core for home decor items. I love to give my family room a little facelift with each holiday that comes around. As soon as March 1st comes my family room has accents of green for St. Patrick’s day! My mantel needed a little lift and I made a little fun banner! I used my Silhouette to cut out my banner but you could easily hand cut any shape or use a template. I started with my Core Essentials and and made a base in yellow. I then cut my top layer and embossed it using a Darice Shamrock embossing folder. I lightly sanded it to expose the inner core and the shamrocks. I layered it onto of my yellow with some foam tape. ( I love to add dimension to my projects). Next I grabbed my Core Couture Glitter cardstock in Five Star and punched some circles. Again foam taping them on to the base. Next I cut out the work Lucky using the Rodeo Drive from the Glitter collection and adhered it on to the circle. So much fun for our family room.
Here is a close up of a banner piece. You can see all the glitter and the fun embossing.
As I mentioned before I love dimension and here is a close up of the layers of all the pieces. This really makes it Pop!
Today we have some layouts from Mary Pat Siehl that are all about SNOW! Most of us here in the states are getting a lot of it. Regardless of what the them is that you are scrapping, you can get some great ideas from Mary Pat today. She always has well balanced layouts that really work that Core’dinations Cardstock!
Once again for my layout I started with the a Core’dinations Essentials Dark background. I scored the edges and lightly sanded them to create a border around my layout. Next, I embossed a piece of the White Wash collection using a Couture Creations embossing folder. I sanded it to expose the red core! Next, I cut my title using Core Essentials cardstock. I also used my Marvy punch to create the snowflakes. This punch ROCKS becuase it also gives it a light embossed look as well. Finally I added in some pattern paper along with a homemade Core Essentials tag.
Core’dinations Essentials (Darks and Neutrals)
Core Couture Glitter
Core’dinations White Wash Collection
stickers and paper- Echo Park
Signo Gel Pen
The Twinery twine
Using the Silhouette with Core’dinations cardstock is just so darn fun because it cuts BEAUTIUFLLY! I was a bit unsure about using the the Core Couture Glitter collection with the Silhouette but it cut like BUTTA! I was so excited. For my layout I cut the snowflakes using the glitter Core. You always need a bit of sparkle on a winter layout. Right???? I then cut my title using the Core Essentials Neutrals. Once I had those items taken care of it was time to play with and form the layout. I started with the Core Essentials Darks and then layered the wonderful Jillibean Soup Core Impressions paper. Next, I took some red from the Core Essentials and ran it through my paper crimper and lightly sanded it. Finally, I added in some pattern paper and arranged my snowflake embellishments and title. So perfect!
Happy Wednesday! We hope you are enjoying your summer so far and today we want to start out with a super summery layout from Design Team Member Tracy Gruber. I always struggle with white as a base for my layouts but Tracy makes it looks so easy! Plus…all that embossing just makes me happy.
Nothing says summer like the Core’dinations Brights Card Stock paper pad! The colors in this collection match the colors of the sunset almost perfectly. I used a couple of different techniques on this layout including tearing, embossing, and sanding. I also used Distress Inks and a water brush to make the water-colored looking circles.
I love to combine Core’dinations cardstock with stamps, especially when I am creating a “scene” on my card. The tan card stock is perfect for sand, because when you tear it, it looks just like a beach! I also used a piece of light blue card stock, which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then sanded with the Sand It Gadget. It makes a perfect sky!
-The Alley Way Stamps Sea Mates and Tropic Topic stamp sets
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
-Memory Box Puffy Clouds die
God Bless Card
One of my favorite types of Core’dinations paper is the Core Couture Glitter. Why? Because I love glitter and this card stock has plenty of it! I used the black Core Couture Glitter card stock as the background, along with a Core Tag to stamp the sentiment on. I used a Cuttlebug die to cut out the 3-D flowers from the Core’dinations Pastels, Brights, and Darks paper pads. I then sanded the edges of them to add some texture.