Motorcycle Card for Dad

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann here with you today.  With Father’s Day fast approaching I wanted to create a Father’s Day card for the motorcycle enthusiast or biker in your life!

Joann-Larkin-Morotcycle-Card-e1430314425458Motorcycle Card Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for the Motorcycle using the Core Essentials Darks, Neutrals and Metallic Silver for the chrome.  Next using a piece of Dark Grey from the Neutrals collection, emboss for a background that will be featured behind the Motorcycle.

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Step 2.  Sand your paper and for a different look, tear by hand, around the embossing.

Tip: Don’t forget to use your dust buddy to cleanup after your sanding.   This will not only make things cleaner and easier to work with but your adhesive will also stick better!

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Step 3.  Finish by cutting a card out of Black cardstock, distress the edges and attach your embossed panel and the motorcycle.  Finish by adding a sentiment and decorate as desired.

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

~Joann

 

3D Paper Birthday Mug Box

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

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am happy to be here with you today to show you a cool gift box you can create using your Core Cardstock and fabulous Core Pattern paper.  This is a fun little gift that you can create for that beverage lover in your life :)  I made this for my son’s 24th Birthday and included some gift cards inside.

Joann-Larkin-3D-Beer-Mug-e1430313001535and as a bonus the top open up to double as a box!

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3D Paper Mug Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for your Beer Mug out of Core Essentials Neutrals and the decorative panels out of Core Basics – Patterns Brown Plaid and Core Basics – Patterns Brown Houndstooth.  Finally the White foam is cut from Core Polka Dot Pops White Pearl with White Polka Dpt Pops.

Tip: When making 3D projects I find it best to use a heavy weight cardstock.  Core Essentials 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.  Scor on the scor lines and fold all of the pieces making sure to use your bone folder for a nice sharp line.  Once you have all your scor lines done it will be easier to attach the decorative panels first and then assemble the mug.

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Step 3.  Finish by assembling the top of the mug and add a sentiment.  For this project I used the Spellbinders Birthday Cake die.  For detailed assembly of the Beer mug, the creator of the cut file has a good tutorial here so be sure to check it out.

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

~Joann

 

Garden on Wheels

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann here and today I want to show you an interesting project.  I have had this cut file for quite some time now just waiting for the right time to use it and decided today was the day!  I wanted to showcase Kraft-Core Metallic Collection.  I love how the Bronze Metallic Kraft-Core paper just made this project pop!

bikeGarden on Wheels Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1. Start by cutting the pieces for the body of the project out of Core Basics Black.  For the frame I only show 1 piece but I actually cut it 3 times for strength.

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Step 2.  Cut your wheels and fenders out of the Metallic collection.  I used the Bronze for my project.

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Step 3.  Glue the 2 pieces of the fender together and for the wheels I cut off the outer rim so that the centers of the wheels have the metallic paper with the black edge for the tire.

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Step 4.  The flower pot was cut using the Kraft Core Shattered Collection.  It was the perfect addition to the project.

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Step 5.  Finish by assembling your project and decorate as desired.

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

~Joann

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

 

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

 

Tri-fold Shamrock Card

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today and with Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching I felt it only fitting to make a card for the occasion!  I am not sure about your part of the world but around these parts everyone is Irish, at least for 1 day lol!

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Here is a closer look at the detail:

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Here is a look at the inside of the card:

opencardTri-fold Shamrock Card Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the base of your card out of Core Essentials Dark cardstock and the inside of the card out of Core Dark Green Flower Cardstock.  Attach the inside piece onto the card at any time.

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Step 2.  Cut the largest hearts out of the same Core Dark Green Flower Cardstock and the smaller hearts out of Core Dark Green Plaid Cardstock.  Once cut, glue the smaller onto the larger heart and attach to the front of the card.

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Step 3.  Cut the LUCKY phrase out of Core Essentials Dark cardstock, Core Dark Green Plaid Cardstock, Core Couture Glitter Cardstock and Core Glitter Silk Cardstock.  Once the pieces are all cut you can assemble the layers taking time to ensure that they full dry.   Once complete, this can be fastened to the front of the card.

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Step 4.  Finish decorating with a fun ribbon bow and a Vellum quote cut using the Spellbinders Floral Assortment die.

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

~Joann

 

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