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

 

Valentine Heart Lollipop Holder

February 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Mary Pat here with you today and I love making class treats for my son’s classes for  Valentine’s Day.  This year I am making a cute sucker holder for each child.  These holders are so cute and look so awesome using the Core’dinations Cardstock!

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Heart Lollipop Holder Supplies:

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1.  Arrange the cardstock on the cutting mat.

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2.  Adhere the sides together with a strong glue.

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3.  Add your favorite sucker.

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4.  Write the name of the person receiving the treat and decorate with gems and bling. Finally adhere the hearts to the holder using foam tape to add dimension.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  See you soon!

~Mary Pat

 

Football Box Card

One of the things I love about creating box cards is that they also make great party table decor.  Since they are 3D they can add a little something special to your Super Bowl spread.  Using Core’dinations cardstock allows you to tailor the colors to your favorite team.  You can guess from mine which team is our household favorite.

Football-Box-Card-Coredinations1Football Box Card Supplies:

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Step 1: Use a die cutting machine to cut your pieces out.  Having trouble with the texture and getting a clean cut?  Here’s how I ensure a clean cut on my Silhouette machine:  Set the actual blade at 4, the speed at 3, and the thickness at 33.  Also set it to double cut.  I have had zero issues cutting my Core Cardstock this way!

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Step 2: Assemble the card base and add Polka Dot Pops to base.

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Step 3: Assemble the various Football pieces to decorate it.

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~Christine

 

Valentine’s Day Table Centerpiece

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share another project for all the Core fans out there! With the Valentines plans fully in gear, have you thought about decorating the table for a romantic dinner? Well, if you are thinking about it, I have a fun idea for that special table…

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Valentines Tea Light Table Decoration Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire.  You can find a full tutorial here for the assembly.

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Step 2. Line the heart shapes with Vellum to allow some of the light to show through.  I used Gold Vellum but any color would work.

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Step 3. Cover the Vellum with your Core paper.  Don’t forget to sand and clean up using your Dust Buddy before you assemble.

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Step 4. Glue the 4 base pieces together so they look like this.

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Step 5. Attach your remaining pieces, turn down the lights and set the mood for a romantic night!

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

~Joann

 

Football Helmet Centerpiece

Mary Pat here with you today and I love making centerpieces for my table using fun designs along with my Core’dinations Cardstock.  I live in a house filled with guys and it seems like football is ALWAYS on the television.  I love having friends and family over to watch the games.  For each game I like to make little treat helmets that hold little candies.  I put these on for centerpiece of the food table.

I made my helmet for the Cincinnati Bengals!

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Football Helmet Centerpiece Supplies:

1.  To make this helmet you will need the following supplies:  Core’dinations Basics Cardstock and Core Essentials in your team colors.

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2.  Arrange the paper on the cutting mat.

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3.  The cut out die pieces

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4.  I like to add a bit of distressing to my projects.  Sand the pieces using the Sand it Gadget.

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5.  Glue the pieces together using a strong adhesive.  I used the Tombow liquid glue.

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Now you can fill the helmet with your favorite treats! Enjoy!

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you soon.

~Mary Pat

 

DIY Football Party Supplies

January 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Are you looking for some fun handmade decorations to add to your football watching party?  How about a fun banner and treat holders, for popcorn or chips, made with your favorite Core’dinations products.  These are quick and easy and will add a bit of handmade to your event.

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Materials needed to make your own Football Party Supplies:

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Banner Instructions:

Step 1:  Create pennant template by cutting a triangle 5×7 inches.

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Step 2:  Trace template onto green Core’dinations Spotted paper.   I was able to get five pennants onto one 12×12 sheet.  For this banner you will need a total of seven pennants.

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Step 3:  After cutting out the pennants add strips of White paper from the Core’dinations Neutrals to create yard lines.  I cut my strips 1/4 inch wide and trimmed to fit.

football banner_coredinations_nancy keslin_stripesStep 4:  Use Die Cut machine or punches to create the circles and letters for each pennant from both the white Core’dinations Neutrals paper and orange Spotted paper.  The orange circles were cut to 2 1/4 inches, the white circles to 2 inches and the letters to 1 1/2 inches.

football banner_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutsStep 5:  Assemble pennants and sand lightly using the Sand-it Gadget.

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Step 6:  Add holes to each pennant and string together using the Darice Hemp Cord.  I also added a football that I cut using my die cut machine for added interest.

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Treat Holder Instructions:

Step 1:  Cut treat holder shape with electronic cutter or by hand using templates readily available on the internet (search for “popcorn box template”) using medium brown paper from the Core’dinations Neutrals pack.

popcornbox_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutsStep 2:  Sand using the Sand-it Gadget and remove excess paper dust with the Dust Buddy.  I love how the Dust Buddy removes all the paper fibers from both my project and work space.  The sanding gives the cardstock a nice weathered texture, similar to a football.

popcornbox_coredinations_nancy keslin_distressStep 3:  To create laces on your “football” treat holder, cut strips of white cardstock from the Core’dinations Neutrals 1/4 x 1 inch.  ( you will need six strips for each box)

popcornbox_coredinations_nancy keslin_lacesStep 4:  If you would like to add additional stripes to your “football” those are also cut at 1/4 inch and can be wrapped around the box and trimmed to fit.

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Additional project:  To create football picks for the cupcakes, or they would be fun in sandwiches, I simply cut additional footballs with my electronic cutter and attached them to toothpicks with a bit of glue.

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 ~Nancy

 

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