New Years Wine Bottle Gift Tag

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: 


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!



3D Ice Skate

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a project that reminds me of Winter fun here on the East Coast of Canada.  We have an outdoor speed skating track here and every year during the holidays there are thousands of people skating on the track and which got me to thinking… why not make an ice skate!


here is a closer look at the detail…and because I wanted to create a “girlie” figure skate I had to include a pretty handmade flower on it!

Joann-Larkin-3D-Ice-Skate-Closeup-e14183056372533D Ice Skate Supplies:


To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire.  For a figure skate White works best but you could use any color you want.


Step 2. Sand the pieces for the base on both sides using your Sand It Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with your dust buddy!  An easier way to keep your work area a little cleaner is to sand the pieces on a piece of printer paper!

Step 3. For detailed assembly of the ice skate, the creator of the cut file has a good tutorial here so be sure to check it out.


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



Snowman Gift Bag

Mary Pat here with  you today and I don’t know about your but I LOVE to give little gifts to friends, coworkers, my children’s teachers etc. during the holidays.  This little Snowman Gift Bag is just perfect for when you have a little gift and you want to wrap it in something cute!


Snowman Gift Bag Supplies:


For this bag I started with a cut file from Silhouette.  When making these bags and other 3D projects I love using the Tombow liquid adhesive.  This liquid glue ROCKS for all your paper projects!

Here is a close up of the hat.


 I made a video on how this cute little bag came together.  I demonstrate the techniques of embossing and sanding.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

~Mary Pat


HollyDays Holly Card & Box

Hi friends!  It’s Joy from Joy’s Life here, sharing a HOLLYday card and box with you!


HollyDays Holly Card and Box Supplies:

Happy Hollydays Card and Box by Joy from

Step 1. I cut out the holly leaves and box using Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot and the Silhouette Cameo 2.  The berries were cut using the pretty Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock.  I used the 3D Holly Box (Silhouette ID #52658) and duplicated and shrank more of the holly to recreate the image on the card.

Happy Hollydays Card and Box by Joy from

Step 2. I added adhesive to the holly leaves and berries using the Xyron 5″ Creative Station.

Happy Hollydays Card and Box by Joy from

The holly looks so pretty with these papers!

Happy Hollydays Card and Box by Joy from

Step 3: I assembled the box and used liquid glue to secure the sides and bottom.  A combination of the Xyron and liquid glue helped me adhere all the parts of the box and card.


Step 4: I stamped the holly sentiment from the Joy’s Life Oh Christmas Puns stamp set onto a Core’dinations kraft card using red ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  When I’m not here you can find me at!



Glittersilk “JOY” Card Featuring May Arts Ribbon

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Glittersilk “JOY”Card

When I saw the gorgeous leaf vine May Arts ribbon, I knew I wanted to do something elegant with it. I paired it up with some Core’dinations Glittersilk Cardstock- Glittersilk is my go-to for “special” projects. I love glitter! Especially when it doesn’t flake off and cover everything that it shouldn’t!

Joy-card-Coredinations“JOY” Card Supplies:


Step 1: Trim and fold Core’dination Glittersilk Cardstock into an A2 sized card base.

Step 2: Trim May Arts Burlap Stripe ribbon to fit the front of the card. Cut bottom end into a pennant shape. Adhere to card base.

Step 3: Loop May Arts Leaves Ribbon into a wreath. Adhere to card over the top of the burlap ribbon. Arrange leaves as desired using small glue dots.

Step 4: Tie a bow from May Arts checkered ribbon, and adhere to top of wreath using a glue dot.

Step 5: Computer generate “JOY” using red printer ink on Snowflake cardstock. Cut into tag shape and adhere to card.

3I think the glittersilk cardstock paired perfectly with the dainty leaves, and the texture of the burlap ribbon.

A beautiful holiday card that will bring “JOY” to someone- (if I decide to let it go, and give it away!)



Turkey Treat Holders

As the holidays approach, it’s fun to start planning and creating those special little things that make a hand-crafted celebration.  In my family, we usually have small favors for each of our guests.  I’m always hunting for ideas that are cute, but aren’t too expensive or too time consuming to make. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a jump start with these adorable Turkey Treat Holders.  Won’t these look fabulous on the dinner table?

003Turkey Treat Holder Supplies:


Step 1.  Die cut feathers.  With this die, I was easily able to cut 4 layers of paper at a time.

Step 2.   Add ribbon around the lip of the pot.

Step 3.  Glue the feathers.

Step 4.  Hand draw turkey body.  Cut out.

Step 5.  Punch a pear shape to create the turkey’s wattle.  Snip a triangle for the beak. Use buttons and brads to create the eyes.  Attach to flower pot.

Step 6.  Wrap treats in tulle.  Tie with burlap cord and place in flower pot.

001Hope this helps make your holidays even happier!



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