I’m always on the lookout for some cute party favor to give away at my next kiddo gathering. Today I am going to share with you a simple one that I made using the new Party Mixers!
Sunshine Bottle Party Favor Supplies:
- Core Essentials Brights Cardstock
- Party Mixers Rosette Garland – Scattered Straw
- Core Tags – Brights
- Vellum Quotes – Love
- Triangle Punch
- Small Dots Embossing Folder
- Googly Eyes
- Black Pen
- Orange Twine
- Circle Punch
- Scrap Cardstock
Step 1: Punch out 8 triangles using your punch.
Step 2: Emboss the triangles and sand them to bring out the core.
Step 3: Cut out a two inch circle from your scrap cardstock. Fold it in half and then half again and then half one more time. This will give you 8 lines to use as guidelines for where to place your triangles.
Step 4: Glue the triangles to your circle and then attach that to the back of your rosette.
Step 5: Punch a 1 1/2 inch orange circle and add that to the front of your rosette. Add googly eyes and a smile. Glue it onto your water bottle (wrap the bottle in white paper if the label is hideous)
Step 6: Attach a Core Tag with an appropriate Vellum Sentiment.
And there you have it! A nice and simple but fun party favor to send home with your guests!
Ever since I got my hands on the various pieces from the Party Mixers line, there has been no turning back. We’ve shared a variety of ideas with you on how to use them in paper crafting already, today I am going to show you how fabulous they work for a layout!
- Core Essentials – Brights
- Party Mixers – Paper Pops Brights
- Party Mixers- Rosette Garland Scattered Straw
- Core Tags – Brights
- Darice Fabric Tape
- Core Essentials – Neutrals
- Orange & Yellow Embroidery Floss
- Enamel Dots in coordinating Colors
- Core Basics Patterns: Dark Pink Polka Dot
- Electronic Die Cut Machine
Step 1: Cut your title out using a cut file (You Are My Sunshine) and use the negative space of your white cardstock. Back it with different cardstocks from the Brights paper pad. Matte your picture and also add that to the base.
Technique Tip: Core’dinations cardstock cuts great on the Silhouette Cameo. Set your blade at 4, speed at 3, thickness at 33, and set it to double cut. That has worked every time for me – even with the textured cardstock!
Step 2: Start layering Paper Pops to create interest behind and around the picture. Top with a Rosette that you will turn into a sunshine. You can use foam adhesive behind some of them and outline the pops or with black if you want to add some extra pop them!
Step 3: Do long stitches from the sun outward to look like sun rays.
Step 4: Add a tag under the picture, fabric tape to the top and bottom of the layout, and enamel dots throughout as your finishing touch.
Do you have a friend, family member, or co-worker suffering from cold and flu season? Why not bring them a Get Well Soon box made from a few basic Core’dinations supplies and filled with goodies to have them feeling better in no time.
Get Well Box Supplies:
- Core’dinations 110lb Smooth White Cardstock
- Core’dinations Spotted 6×6 Jillian Dot, Roasted Pepper
- Core’dinations Bright Assorted Tags
- Box Template
- Strong Adhesive
Step 1: Trace box template onto white Core’dinations cardstock. The 110lb cardstock has a nice weight and will create a sturdy box. If you want something a little more heavy duty, you can add a layer of thin chipboard or shirt board. Score along inside lines.
Step 4: Fill your box with your recipeint’s favorite things. Some suggestions include magazines, puzzle book, cough drops, tissues, hand sanitizer, tea bags, lip balm…really, the sky is the limit. Don’t forget a cute, bright colored tag with well wishes written on it.
We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop. Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.
Today I have a card to share that uses lots of embossing and some stamping too!
Christmas Card Supply List:
- Core Essentials Scarlett Red
- Core Gemstones in Topal
- Chalk Core in White
- Spotted: Jillian Dot
- White 80 Lb Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget
- Dreamweaver “Greetings” Embossing Folder
- Stampendous “Tis the Season” clear stamps
Step 1: Emboss the Chalk Core with the Greetings Embossing folder and sand with Sand It Gadget to bring out the chalk.
Step 2: Emboss a small piece of the Scarlett Red cardstock to get a little bit of the embossing folder border and add it to the white tag.
Step 3: Sand the Spotted paper and add it and Scarlett Red cardstock to the base of your card. Top with the embosssed Chalk Core piece.
Step 4: Stamp your sentiment on a white circle cut from Core Basics 80Lb Cardstock.
Step 5: Die cut a deer head from Gemstone Cardstock. Add all the pieces to the tag using dimensional adhesive to pop some up.
Don’t forget to click HERE to enter to win our Chalk Core Prize pack!
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:
- Cardstock- Core’dinations Core Essentials and Core Couture
- Core Tags
- Cuttlebug embossing folder
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Studio Calico wood veneer
- Silhouette cut file
- Tombow liquid glue
- The Twinery twine
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!
We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.
I can’t believe that it is already mid-November and fall is rapidly disappearing! Before it’s gone I wanted to get in another fall layout and Core’dinations combined with May Arts is the perfect pair to do it with!
Thankful Layout Supplies:
- 12 X 12 Jillian Dot Spotted (Scarlett)
- 12 X 12 Cardstock Darks
- 12 X 12 Cardstock Neutrals
- Dark Assorted Sandable Tags
- Sand-it Gadget & Dust Buddy
- May Arts Burlap Ribbon Antique Gold
- 1/4 Inch Adhesive Scalloped Border Ivory
Step 1: Cut two strips from the Scarlett Spotted paper that are 3″ X 12″ and sand those.
Step 2: Attach those to the top and bottom of the white base.
Step 3: Tear a 1 inch strip of paper from the Neutrals Pad and add that as a border. Top with May Arts Scallop Border Ribbon.
Step 4: Use an electronic die cut machine to cut out leaves and attach those to Core Tags topped with a May Arts Burlap Ribbon bow.
Step 5: Center the picture and add it to the layout with the tags around it.
Step 6: Embellish with stickers and brads.
It’s going to be a great week of inspiration with May Arts & Core’dinations – make sure to visit often!