Whenever it’s time for another birthday party (or any occasion, really) I have to admit I’m torn between keeping it easy and making things beautiful. And no matter which way I choose, I want it to be easy on the budget, too!
Today’s solution is a great mix of everything – I’ll show you how you can turn scrapbook paper into simple and inexpensive party decor that doubles as something functional: a plastic utensil and napkin holder! Leave one of these party pouches by each place setting, and guests will have everything they need. You can even include party favors or game pieces for showers, and incorporate your theme colors and designs! It’s the perfect way to dress up plastic tableware – which is a staple at big get-togethers.
Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil Holders Supplies:
- Core’dinations Core Essentials 12×12 sheets, in color(s) to match your party theme
- Paper trimmer and/or scissors
- Washi tape
- Scoring board and bone folder
- 4.25″ wide embossing folder, and embossing machine (mine is the Sizzix Big Shot, but there are several options out there for embossing)
- Napkins and utensils
Step 1. Trim your paper into 3 equal vertical pieces 4″x12″. You will be able to make 3 pouches per 12×12 sheet.
Step 2. Emboss one end of your paper. Make sure the end of the paper is tucked into the “top” of your embossing folder if you’ve chosen a design that has a right-side-up like this Happy Birthday folder.
Step 3. Score your embossed paper at 5″. Some of the design will be below the fold, and that’s okay.
Step 4. Fold along the score, and seal off the open edges with two 5″ strips of washi tape.
Step 5. Stuff each pouch with coordinating napkins and plastic flatware – and get ready to party!
It’s a simple touch that adds something special to the table, and guests will appreciate having everything they need all in one place. Best of all – the whole thing is disposable, so cleanup is so easy!
Good Morning, Hard Core Crafters! Tami Mayberry here with you again today to share a super easy fall tag I made from two Dark Assorted Sandable Tags!
Autumn Blessings Tag Supplies:
- Neutral Assorted Mini Tags
- Dark Assorted Sandable Tags
- Dust Buddy and Sand it Gadget
- Darice Foilage embossing folder
- Sweet N Sassy Stamps Autumn Lovin’ Cocoa stamp set
- Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard chocolate ink pad
- May Arts trims:wire edge burlap (not pictured), jute twine (natural)
- Wooden button
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die (#656927)
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Clearsnap sponge dauber
- Small ball stylus
- Embossing mat
- Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: Dodz adhesive dots, double-sided tape
Step 1: Emboss brown tag from Core Tag Darks tag set using Foilage embossing folder. Sand lightly with Sand It Gadget; trim off top.
Step 5: Sand lightly with Sand It Gadget.
Step 7: Stamp sentiment onto kraft mini tag; attach tag to larger tag as shown.
Thanks for stopping by!
Today I am excited to show you how to make this fun 31 Framed Halloween Decor. Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for, and this is the perfect addition to any shelf or mantle.
Framed Halloween Decor Supplies:
- Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white
- Tillie Dot – Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock - Orange & Mantis
- Sand It Gadget
- Darice Polka Dot Embossing Folder
- Embossing Die Cutting Machine
- String or Twine
- Digital Die Cutting Machine
- Dimensional Foam Squares
Step 1. Measure your frame opening, and cut a piece of Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white to fit.
Step 2. Lay your piece of Chalk Core Cardstock into your embossing folder. Make sure to pay attention to where the dots line up, so they are straight.
Step 3. Run through an embossing machine.
Step 4. Using the Sand It Gadget, sand the top of the embossed dots to reveal the white underneath.
Step 5. Cut out (I used an electronic die cutting machine) a bat, and adhere it using dimensional foam squares. I put it in the frame for this part, to make sure the frame wouldn’t smash the bat.
Step 6. Using the Orange and Green Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your numbers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this also. Once the numbers are cut, sand the tops of the “spots” to show some of the white underneath. Add dimensional foam squares to the back, and tie some purple string around the numbers, and trim with scissors. On the upper left of the number 3, I just used a regular glue dot, so it didn’t add extra dimension, since the bat already had dimension squares under it.
Step 7. Adhere your numbers to the black cardstock.
Step 8. Put it in your frame, and display. (To make the paper tight in the frame, I put the glass behind it before putting the frame backing on.)
Now you have a fun little display item to put on your shelf, desk, mantle, or you could even hang it on the wall.
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!
Spooky Halloween Lantern Supplies:
- Core’dinations Bright Colors Core Cardstock
- Core’dinations Tillie Dot Spotted Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics Black
- Core’dinations Vellum Transparent Paper
- Lantern SVG from Spooky Soiree Kit by SVGCuts
- Darice Halloween LED Tea Lights
- Darice Self Stick Gems Orange
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
- Cut ‘n’ Boss Embossing Machine
- Xyron 9″ Creative Station and 3″ Sticker Maker
- Silhouette Cameo
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.
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.
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!
Step 5. Assemble the lantern and spider. Add two Darice Self Stick Gems to create eyes for the spider. Spooky!
Step 6. Add a Darice Halloween LED Tea Light to your lantern. I got black tea lights. They look cool!
Turn on your tea light and you’re ready to be spooky!
Hi everyone! I’m Joy and today I’m super happy to be sharing this project with you using Core’dinations great products!
- Core’dinations Essentials Cardstock
- Core Tags
- 110 lb. Smooth White card stock
- 80 lb. Canvas Texture Black card stock
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Wood Grain Background Embossing Folder by Darice
- Stripe Background Embossing Folder by Darice
- 5/8 inch Chevron Grosgrain Ribbon: Gold and White
- Xyron Create A Sticker Machine – 2.5 inch
- Silhouette Cameo
- Joy’s Life Holiday Occasions stamp set
- Black Ink
- Pencil Shape Card – Silhouette ID #10126
- 3D Pencil – Silhouette ID #64599
Step 1: Cut the pencil 3D and card shapes using Core’dinations Neutrals and Bright Color cardstock along with solid black and white. They cut so well! A little side note: At first I cut the pencil card background in white but later I went back and cut it out in grey to match the band near the eraser of the 3D pencil. I thought that just looked better color-wise to match both project pieces.
Step 2: Emboss the pencil pieces as desired. Here, I’m using the wood grain background folder.
Step 3: Sand the pieces using the Core’dinations Sand It Gadget. That revealed a lighter color yellow on these pieces. That’s so cool!
Step 4: Adhere the pieces. I used my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the backs of these pieces. Then I added them to the pencil.
Isn’t all that sanded texture great?!
Step 5: Create a tag. I cut a small tag from the Core’dinations Bright Assorted Tags even smaller and backed it with a piece of Core’dinations black cardstock.
Step 6: Stamp a sentiment. Keep in mind that stamping on textured paper can give an uneven stamped image. You can fill in any spotty places with a marker. I did!
Step 7: Sand the tag and tie ribbon to finish the look.
That huge roll of Smarties can fit into the 3D pencil!
Now your project is ready for gift giving! Happy crafting! ~Joy