Hi friends! Adrianne here with you today to share how to make glass tile necklaces with your favorite scrapbook papers and small dies, so you can design your own custom jewelry for yourself and for gift-giving!
Glass Tile Necklace Supplies:
- Core’dinations Essentials Pastel Card Stock
- Core’dinations Kraft Core Metallic Card Stock
- Sizzix Big Shot, extended platform and cutting pads
- Sizzix Sizzlits – Butterfly Frenzy and Typeset Alphabet dies
- Mod Podge and paintbrush
- Craft squeegee
- 1″ Glass tiles (1 per necklace)
- Glue-on jewelry bails (1 per necklace)
- Gutermann glue (or your favorite brand metal glue)
- 2 mm cable chain (18 inches per necklace)
- Jump rings (2 per necklace)
- Jewelry clasp (1 per necklace)
- Jewelry pliers
Step 1. Cut your base papers to 1″ square. Die-cut your shape and letter accents from silver foil card stock, and lay them out to determine the arrangement. For intricate designs, or designs that need to line up (like numbers and initials), you can also use a thin layer of Mod Podge to glue them into place to be sure they don’t slip around.
Step 2. Add a large drop of Mod Podge to the top of your paper square. Place the glass tile on top, pressing the Mod Podge all the way out to each edge of the tile for a secure mount.
Step 3. Use a craft squeegee on the backside of the tile, over the paper, to squeeze out the excess Mod Podge and ensure a tight seal. This can get a little bit messy, and you may get Mod Podge on the edges of your glass tile – but don’t worry! Wipe away any large drops, but a thin coat of Mod Podge can be easily cleaned off the tile once it’s dry.
Add a finishing coat of Mod Podge to the backside of the paper to seal it well.
Step 4. Allow the tile to dry (this may take an hour, as the card stock is quite thick). Then, add a drop of metal glue to the pad of a jewelry bail, and glue it to the backside of the tile. Allow the bails to dry for several hours (or overnight).
Step 5. If you are using bulk chain like I did, you’ll need to add a clasp to the chain before you’re able to wear the necklace. (If you’re using a pre-assembled chain, you can skip this step and simply string the tiles on the chains.) Twist open a jump ring, and attach both the end of the chain, and the ring of the clasp to it. Twist it closed again with your pliers. On the opposite end of the chain, attach a jump ring so that you can clasp the necklace closed.
Step 6. Finally, just string the tiles onto chains, and they’re ready for wear or for gift-giving! They’re great personal pieces that can sport initials, player numbers, or pretty spring themes like butterflies. Any small shapes are pretty encased in glass for this project!
Thanks for joining me today, and happy scrapping!
Hey friends, Adrianne here with you today, sharing a fun and sassy project: DIY unicorn-themed tile coasters! You can of course make up these easy and inexpensive coasters for yourself in any theme you love, but unicorns are a hot trend right now, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon with this decor project that’s practically magical.
You can pick up inexpensive ceramic tiles at the hardware store (I paid under a dollar each for mine at a big box store) – making this a project that’s very easy on the budget, because chances are you probably have all the supplies you need already, if you’re an avid paper crafter like I am.
DIY Unicorn Ceramic Tile Coasters Supplies:
- Core’dinations Pastels Cardstock (or whatever color fits your style)
- Paper trimmer
- Sizzix Big Shot, cutting pads, and Majestic Unicorn Bigz die
- Set of 4 – 4.5 inch ceramic tiles
- Set of 4 – 4 inch square cork tiles
- Mod Podge Matte formula
- Paint brush
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Toothpick or craft stick
- Heavy-duty adhesive like E6000
Step 1. Trim your papers to 4.25 inches square, just slightly smaller than the size of your ceramic tile. Because home improvement tiles have curved edges, you want to adhere the paper to the flat top of the tile, rather than having it curve over the edges.
Step 2. Die-cut your shape of choice using your cutting machine. I love using my Sizzix Big Shot for projects like this – just center your die on the paper and sandwich it between the cutting pads, and roll it through to cut your shape. You can also use your favorite die cutting machine as well – this project will work with any electronic or manual cutting machine!
Step 3. Use Mod Podge to adhere your paper to your tile. If you don’t often work with Mod Podge, then let me give you a couple of tips. First, coat the back side of your paper with a liberal coat. Allow it a few moments for the adhesive to soak into the paper – you’ll know it’s ready when the paper begins to curves, expanding slightly. Next, position it on the tile, and press it down firmly – especially at the edges of the paper and around your die cut shape. Finally, give the whole tile a light coat of Mod Podge, wiping up any pools or puddles that may have seeped out from underneath the paper. Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes, and give it a second light coat.
Step 4. Use Dimensional Magic to make your die-cut shape really shine. Taking care not to shake the bottle and create bubbles, “draw” along the edges of your die-cut shape. The thickness of the card stock will keep the Dimensional Magic from seeping out onto the paper-covered parts of the coaster. For the fine details (like the unicorn’s horn, hooves, and the curves in the mane and tail), you can use a toothpick to “drag” the Dimensional Magic right to the edges. If you get any bubbles during this step, they will be trapped and dry that way, so try to pop them with your toothpick.
Step 5. Allow the coasters to dry for several hours – I typically leave mine overnight. Then, adhere the cork tiles to the bottom of the ceramic with a heavy-duty adhesive like E6000 or Elmer’s Pro Bond. The cork will protect your tables from the underside of the ceramic tiles, which can be rough when you use inexpensive home improvement tiles.
Step 6. Allow to dry for a few hours more, and then these fabulous coasters are ready to be used or given as a gift. They make especially great housewarming gifts!
The center shape is slightly raised, and the unicorn shines like a hero with the addition of the Dimensional Magic. The extra flair is in the texture, rather than extra inks or embellishments. Dimensional Magic also comes in a glitter formula, which would also be a lot of fun for this project!
Thanks for joining me today – I’ll see you next time!
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann with you and today I want to show you my twist on the classic rectangle box that is also easy to make!
For the flower, I layered pink core pastels cardstock and Vellum quotes for a unique look.
and finally here is a top down look so you can see all sides of the box.
Vintage Love Quotes Box Supplies:
- Core Essentials Neutrals Collection
- Core Essentials Pastels Collection
- Core Basics White 110lb. Cardstock Smooth
- Coredinations Love Vellum Quotes
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Cuttlebug Heart Blocks Embossing Folder
- Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
- Spellbinders Carnation Creations
- Liquid Adhesive
- Bling From My Stash
- Honeybee Soap Box From The Honeybee Tea SVG Kit
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps.
Step 1. Start by cutting the pieces for your box out of White cardstock. For best results, I would suggest using the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock!
Step 2. Cut the base pieces out a piece from the Core Essentials Neutrals Collection.
Step 3. Distress all the edges of the White cardstock to give it a vintage look.
Step 4. Assemble the pieces as shown and allow your glue to dry.
Step 5. Finally, layer on your pieces of neutrals cardstock that has been embossed and sanded and then decorate the box as desired. Click here for a detailed video on the assembly by the creator of the cut file.
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!
Despite what the temperatures may say Spring is coming and coming fast! So today I am here to inspire you to get started on those spring crafts and make something beautiful for your home! I used some tree branches (that are nice and bare right now) to create a Spring home decor piece. This is a project that you can make on a teeny tiny budget and change out with the seasons!
Spring Branches Supply List:
- Core’dinations Essential Cardstock – Pastels
- Tree Branches
- Polka-Dot Embossing Folder
- Sand It Set
- Scissors or Die Cut Machine
Putting the tree together is simple!
Step 1: Cut out leaves from various pastel colors – you can use a die cut machine for this or just trace some simple ones by hand.
Step 2: Dry emboss the leaves to give them some texture.
Step 3: Sand the leaves to bring out the core and add some extra color.
Step 4: Attach the leaves to the branches using Washi Tape and making them go different directions.
Mary Pat Siehl here with you today and I am excited to share a new Back to School layout using some Core’dinations cardstock.
Cardstock-Core’dinations (Core Impressions Jillibean Soup, Graphic 45 Signature Series, Core Essentials, 110lb. smooth)
Canvas Embellishments- Little Yellow Bicycle
Spectrum Noir markers
Sand It Gadget
Lawn Fawn dies
Cuttlebug embossing folder
1. I love to layer my cardstock and so I decided to layer grey on top of light blue. I wanted to create a light chalkboard effect with the grey so I scored my grey cardstock with a scoring board and scored at the 1/2 inch line all around the paper. Then just sanded the paper pretty heavily to really expose the lighter inner core.
3. I then took a piece of the Core’dinations Jillibean Soup Impression paper and sanded it and placed that on top of the blue piece. If you don’t have Core Impressions you could easily emboss another sheet.
4. Next I added a small strip of yellow and added that on top. (Again, I LOVE to layer my paper with different textures and designs.)
5. Add photos.
6. Make a star embellishments using die cuts, embossing them using an embossing folder, and lightly sanded them.
I also have this video for you on how this layout came together.