Decorative Tag Storage Box

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today.  Do you love making tags as much as I do?  One of my biggest problems is that whenever I want to make a tag I can’t seem to locate where I put them last in my craft room so I decided to make a fun little box to store my tags.

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To make the tag storage box, follow these easy steps:

Step 1. Cut a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Cardstock 9 3/4″ x 9″ and place on your Scor board with the 9″ side at the top of your board.  Scor on the 3″ and 6″ marks and then rotate the Cardstock so the 9 3/4″ side is on the top.  Scor on the 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 6 1/4″ and 9 1/4″ marks from top to bottom.  Scor at the 3/4″ and 9″ marks for only the top and bottom sections.  This will allow the box to fold closed easily.

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Step 2. Cut on the scor lines as shown.  The extra portions on the 4 corners have been removed and there is now a cut on the 3″ and 6″ lines from Left to Right up to the middle piece which will be the bottom of the box.

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Step 3. Using your Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy, sand and remove the dust for that perfect Vintage look!

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Step 4. Finally, cut, emboss and sand centers for your tags and assemble the box and then attach a tag to the front of the box so you know exactly what the box is for!

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Joann-Larkin-Gift-Tag-Box-Closeup-e1412623870508Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a Great Day!

~Joann

 

A Thing of Beauty

We hope you are ready for a fun week with our friends over at Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:

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Hello again, fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and today I have an upcycling project to share with you, using some of my favorite products. With a little help from Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo, I was able to transform a lowly Pringles Chip container into a dispenser for cosmetic cotton rounds.

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A Thing of Beauty Supply List:

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Step 1.  Measure around your container and cut paper to fit.

Step 2.  Draw a template for your opening on scrap cardstock. Cut in the center of the paper as well as the canister.

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Step 3.  Stamp decorative border at the top and bottom of the paper with watermark ink. Heat emboss with gold powder. Tip: Sometimes metallic embossing powders leave a residue.  Use the Dust Buddy after embossing to remove this powder.

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Step 4.  Run the paper through the Creative Station machine to apply adhesive. Carefully adhere to the canister, lining up the openings.

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Step 5.  Ink the back of the vellum quote with metallic gold.  Die cut a frame using the Glitter Silk cardstock.

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Step 6.  Use the small tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of the frame. Center quote and trim the excess.

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Step 7.  Cut a circle to match the top of the canister.  Add trim around the top and bottom of the canister and lid to hide the raw edges.

Step 8.  Spritz the flowers with gold and let dry and add the embellishments to the canister to finish as shown.

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So remember, look at your empty containers with a creative eye, before you take out your trash!  See you soon.

~Gini

 

3D Pumpkins with Witch Hat

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Halloween season! The panels on the top and bottom pumpkins were cut using the fantastic Core Cardstock and are both embossed and sanded using the “must-have” Sand It Block.  For something different, I debossed the middle pumpkin.  I just love how this gives the entire project a total Vintage feel!

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 3D Pumpkins with Witch Hat Supplies:

Step 1. Follow the detailed instructions from SVGCuts to make your top pumpkin which was cut to scale.  The middle pumpkin is made by increasing the scale of the pieces called Jack and Jack Panels by 110% and the bottom pumpkin has the pieces increased by a scale of 120%.   You can increase the scale by whatever size you like and I find it easier if you start from the largest size you want to create and then work your way down so you are sure that the project will fit onto you paper that you are going to cut from.

Tip: Cut your pieces on the reverse side of the paper that you want to use and for the score lines set the depth of your blade to 1.  This will give you a guide to follow when scoring on your Scor board without all those little scor lines showing through!  For those of you with a Cricut, there is actually a scor blade which you can use for your scor lines.  The completed project is almost 15″ high and 6″ wide.

Step 2: After the panels for the pumpkins have been cut, embossed and sanded rub them on the edge of your table a bit to slightly curve the paper.  This will make the assembly easier!

Step 3: Embellish!  I used both a Spellbinders die cut that I also embossed and a rolled rose that I tore by hand for an extra spooky flower!

 

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I just love Halloween, it’s just so much fun!  Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a very Spooky Day!

Joann

 

Day of the Dead Canvas

Hi fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and I am here to share my first post as part of the Core’dinations Design Team.  I’ve become intrigued with the Day of the Dead celebration, and thought I would try my hand at creating a colorful canvas.  The sparkle in the Core Couture paper did a great job mimicking the famous sugar skulls.  And while crepe paper marigolds are the traditional decoration,  I thought I would create them using punches and Core’dinations.

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Day of the Dead Canvas Supplies:

suppliesStep 1.  Apply full coverage adhesive to the back of  a 12 x 12 sheet of White Gloves Core Couture paper.  Adhere to the wooden skull.

Step 2.  Roughly trim around the skull. Use the Sand It Gadget to smooth the edges.

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Step 3.  Use a craft knife to remove the paper covering the intricate designs and smooth with small craft files

Step 4.  Outline the designs with dimensional paint.  Allow to dry.

Step 5.  Sand a piece of Jillian Dot Spotted and adhere to a canvas.

SandingStep 6.  Adhere the skull to the canvas.

Step 7.  Punch flowers from Brights Cardstock (a mix of orange, yellow and red). Each flower needs 4 large and 4 small flowers.

Step 8.  Lightly mist the flowers with water. Shape with your fingers to form a bud.

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Step 9.  Continue shaping each flower and allow to dry.

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Step 10.  Carefully unroll the dried flowers.  Assemble with a dot of glue between each layer of petals.

flowerdryingStep 11.  Glue the flowers to the canvas.  Add ribbon to finish.

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I hope you have enjoyed this project!  I will see you again soon.

~Gini

 

DIY Acorn Card & Box

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall acorn box and card with you today.  What a fun way to say hello, thank you or happy fall to that special friend, co-worker or teacher!

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Acorn Card and Box Supplies:

Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the pieces for the 3D acorn box and card from Core’dinations Neutrals cardstock and Core Basics white.  These are the pieces that make up the box.

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Step 2. Emboss the top of the acorn, the stem and the tan square piece that goes on the card using the Darice basket weave background embossing folder.  The leaf is embossed with the Darice crackle embossing folder.  After embossing, the sanding really brings out the texture.  So cool!

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This card is just three simple pieces!  YAY to that!

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Step 3. Cut a piece of white cardstock for the inside of the card and stamp it with a stamp from the Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns stamp set.  I thought this sentiment I created was perfect for this card!

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This is also perfect for any of your friends or family who are “nuts”.  LOL!

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The embossing and sanding of the Core’dinations cardstock really makes this simple card pop without overwhelming it.

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Happy fall y’all!  ~ Joy

Spooky Halloween Lantern

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a spooky Halloween paper lantern with you today.  This will add a creepy, but cool, element to your haunted decor!

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Spooky Halloween Lantern Supplies:

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Step 1. Cut the lantern pieces using Core’dinations Bright Color cardstock along with solid black, vellum and black spotted Tillie Dot using your favorite electronic die cut machine.

Step 2. Emboss and sand all of the orange pieces and the black Spotted Tillie Dot spider using the Core’dinations Sand It Gadget.

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Step 3. After embossing and sanding the pieces, I ran them through the Xyron 9″ Creative Station and the Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker.  Those machines helped me quickly add adhesive to the panel pieces.

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Step 4. I used a liquid adhesive to help me adhere the vellum to the inside of the lantern.  By the way, that vellum cut without a problem in my Silhouette Cameo.  YAY!Haunted Lantern by Joy of JoysLife.com

Step 5.  Assemble the lantern and spider. Add two Darice Self Stick Gems to create eyes for the spider.  Spooky!

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Step 6.  Add a Darice Halloween LED Tea Light to your lantern.  I got black tea lights.  They look cool!

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Turn on your tea light and you’re ready to be spooky!

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