Holiday Gift Box & Star Christmas Card

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little Christmas card and box.  I have used the box for my card but you could easily use it as gift box.  I think this is going to be a box that I am going to make again for some of my co-workers this year since I was really happy how it turned out.

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I  just love how this box opens up.

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and here is a closer look at the card.  I used the Core’dinations Glitter Silk  Cardstock.  I just love how it came out.

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Finally, here is the card open.

Christmas-Card-Holder-and-Card2Star Christmas Card with Gift Box Supplies:

To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. The base of the box is created by starting with a piece of White Cardstock 11″ x 11 1/2″.  Place the card stock on your Scor-Pal with the 11 1/2″ side up and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 9″ and 10 1/2″ marks.  Flip the card stock and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 8 1/2″ and 10″ marks.

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Step 2. Cut off the corners so your card stock looks like this.  This will be the base of your box.

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Step 3. To make the tops of the box start by taking a piece of card stock 6 1/4″ x 9″ and place on your Scor-Pal.  Note: this needs to be done twice, once for each side.  Starting on the 9″ side, scor at the 1 1/2 and 7 1/2″ marks, flip your card stock over and scor at the 1 1/4″ and 2 3/4″ marks.

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Step 4. Next mark and cut off the pieces identified with the X’s

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Step 5. Your finished piece should like like this.  The flap on the bottom will be glued to the bottom of the box to allow the top to open.

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Step 6. Your assembled box will look like this.  By gluing the flaps to the bottom of the box it allows the box to open up in a different manner.

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Step 7. Finally, decorate your box with lots of gorgeous Core’dinations Cardstock.  To turn this into a Santa box, add a strip of Black across the middle of the box and a buckle!

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Step 8. For the card, cut out the pieces using your electronic cutting machine (for details on cut file see supply list).  Once you are finished you will end up with these pieces.  Choose whatever color you wish for the glitter paper.

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Step 9. To make the 3D star for the center of the card, cut 7 of the medium sized stars, scor them in the middle and glue them back to back.  Once the glue is dry, fasten the star to only one side of the card so the card will open and close.

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

~Joann

 

3D Pilgrim Hat Box

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am really excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season!  I loved this design so much that all I wanted to do was emboss and lightly sand the fantastic Core Cardstock for a bit of a Vintage look and feel.  After you lightly sand your paper don’t forget to use your Dust Buddy to clean away the dust!

Pilgrim-Hat-Box-Coredinationsand as a bonus this opens up so you can use it as a gift box for a little something sweet!

Joann-Larkin-Pilgrim-Hat-Box-Open-e1412621344660Pilgrim Hat Box Supplies:

To make this hat follow these steps.  To make things clearer I am showing the steps before the embossing was done.  Please emboss and sand your paper first.

Step 1. Cut the lid, base and brim out of black cardstock. The belt around the lower part of the hat from gray cardstock and the buckle from yellow cardstock.

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Step 2. Score all lines so they fold into the the back of the paper and fold the hat into position so you can see where to glue.

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Step 3. Apply a liquid adhesive to all the tabs.

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Step 4. Carefully worked your way around the hexagon attaching the sides of the lid.

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Step 5. Build the inside piece of the box the same way and place the base inside the lid to help it keep it’s form.   Apply adhesive to the tabs and carefully center it on the brim.

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

~Joann

 

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.

Tag-storage-Box-CoredinationsTag storage box supplies:

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

 

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