Are you looking for a special way to count down to Christmas? Something that can hold small gifts and toys those both young and old? How about this Christmas Countdown Calendar?
Christmas Countdown Calendar Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Basics White 8 1/2×11 White Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics A2 Kraft Envelopes
- Darice Die Cut Snowflake Border
- Darice Mini Spring Clothes Pins
- Darice Hemp Cord
- Die Cut Numbers
Step 1: Begin by cutting Snowflake Border die with white cardstock. You will need 25 die cuts, one for each day until Christmas if you start on December 1. Glue to top of envelope.
Step 2: Die cut numbers also out of white cardstock. And attach to lower right corner of envelope. Mine are about 1 inch tall. Again, you will need numbers 1 through 25 if you are starting your countdown on the first day of December.
Step 4: Attach filled envelopes to hemp twine with clothespin. Depending on where you hang the envelopes it may be easier if you hang twine first and attach envelopes after.
Each day your family and friends can enjoy opening a little gift to help countdown the holidays.
Hi friends! It’s Joy from Joy’s Life here, sharing a HOLLYday card and box with you!
HollyDays Holly Card and Box Supplies:
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot
- Core’dinations A2 Kraft Cards & Envelopes
- Silhouette Cameo
- Xyron 5″ Creative Station
- Joy’s Life Oh Christmas Puns stamp set
- Red Ink
- 3D Holly Box – Silhouette ID ##52658
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.
Step 2. I added adhesive to the holly leaves and berries using the Xyron 5″ Creative Station.
The holly looks so pretty with these papers!
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 JoysLife.com!
The holidays are coming quick Core fans and today I am going to share with you a couple of ideas for Christmas cards to share with your loved ones! Embossing folders always make for beautiful projects but today I am going to show you how you can take them a step further and add some fabulous dimension!
Christmas Card Supply List:
- Core’dinations Cardstock Neutrals
- Core’dinations Cardstock Darks
- Ivory A2 Cards & Envelopes
- 6 X 6 Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Darice Tree Embossing Folder
- Darice Upside Down Santa Embossing Folder
For the first card I am going to show you how using a craft knife and doing some simple cutting can really change the look of the embossed card.
Step 1: Emboss cardstock with tree and sand it. Add it to a cardstock base.
Step 2: Use a craft knife to cut along the bottom of each layer of tree branches so that you can curl them upward.
Step 3: Embellish with gold glitter, wooden stars, and a bow.
Step 4: Cut a strip of coordinating cardstock and add it to a matching envelope.
My second card uses a similar technique but adds an element of fun!
Step 1: Die cut a sentiment from white cardstock and emboss the upside down Santa onto the scarlet cardstock.
Step 2: Sand the embossing and add white glitter to Santa’s legs and the snow.
Step 3: Use a craft knife to cut out the bottom three sides of the chimney.
Step 4: Embellish with punched and wooden stars.
I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t smile if a card like this showed up in their mailbox!
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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 Supplies:
- May Arts 1.5″ Natural Burlap Stripe Edge Ribbon
- May Arts 1/4″ Red/White Checkered Ribbon
- May Arts Leaves Ribbon in Parrot Green
- Core’dinations Glittersilk Cardstock in Red Flash
- Core’dinations Essentials Cardstock in Snowflake (for tag)
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.
I 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!)
Hi friends! It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall card with you today!
An A-Maize-ing Day Card Supplies:
- Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection Cardstock
- Core’dinations A2 Kraft Cards & Envelopes
- SVGCuts.com Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit
- Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns Stamp Set
- Fine Gold Embossing Powder
- Darice Heat Gun
- Stamp Block
- Pop Dots
- Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker
- Silhouette Cameo
- button, twine, adhesive gems
- ATG gun
Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all of the pieces that create the harvest corn from the SVGCuts.com Enchanted Autumn SVG kit. I’m using Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection Cardstock to create all of the visible layers. I’m also using the 6×6 sized cardstock which fits perfectly on a mat for most die cut machines. I like to use a Cricut mat with my Silhouette Cameo but it will fit on a Cameo mat too.
Step 2. After the corn is cut out, glue the pieces together. I resized my pieces to fit a standard A2 card, so they easily fit through the Xyron 3″ Sticker maker.
Step 3. For dimension, use foam pop dots between some of the layers!
Step 4. I decided to cut a piece of Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection Cardstock to cover the top of the Core’dinations A2 Kraft Cards I’m using. I also cut another piece for my embossed sentiment.
Step 5. Using Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns stamp set, I stamped onto the Core’dinations cardstock with Versamark and then heat embossed the saying with fine gold embossing powder.
Step 6. Before I was finished I cut a few more strips of paper and glued them down to add more focus to the sentiment. After tying on some twine, adding a button and some adhesive gems, the card was complete. Well, almost. I then decided to use a corner rounding paper punch and round all of the corners of the card. Ta da! All done!
I hope you enjoyed my project!
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?
Turkey Treat Holder Supplies:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Core’dinations Heavyweight 80 lb. Kraft
- Core Essentials Brights Cardstock
- Sizzix Writing Desk Die
- May Arts Ribbon – 7/8″ Solid Ivory Check AKB14; 5″ Tulle 471-5-28; 1/8″ Burlap Cord SP-10
- Fiskars Fuse Die Cutting Machine
- Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry
- Small Clay Flower Pot
- Punch Bunch – Large Pear Punch
- Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
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.
Hope this helps make your holidays even happier!