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

 

Rustic Fall Banner

September 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

Are you looking for away to brighten your mantle or front door for fall?  How about creating this rustic Fall banner with Core Basics!

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Rustic Fall Banner Supplies:

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Step 1.  Cut Kraft cardstock to 4×6 and emboss with the wood grain embossing folder.

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Step 2.  Create pennant shape by marking the center of the rectangle one inch from the bottom, draw lines to to the corners, and cut.

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Step 3.  Cut letters for word or sentiment from black cardstock in your favorite font and center on pennants.

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Step 4.  Score top of pennant at 1/2 inch.  This will create a pocket for your cord.

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Step 5.  Run cord through all the pennants and seal with glue, or for extra interest sew closed.

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Step 6.  Tie cinnamon sticks in a small bundle and thread onto cording, one at each end.

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Step 7. Finish by clipping bird next to the cinnamon sticks.

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~Nancy

Fall Centerpiece

September 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

Fall is my very favorite time of year. One of my favorite things to do is go see all the beautiful fall colors in the mountains. I thought it would be fun to bring the fall colors inside, so I put this fun Fall Centerpiece together. Today I’m going to teach you how to make it.

fall-centerpiece Supplies:

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Step 1: Using the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your leaves for the mini banner. Cut your letters using the 6 x 6 Kraft Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine.

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Step 2: Using the Sand It Gadget, distress the leaves.

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Step 3: Use the hole punch and punch a hole in the top of the leaves. Glue your letters to the leaves.

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Step 4: Loop your Jute Twine.

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Step 5: Slide the hole on the leaves over the loop of twine. Space leaves as needed.

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Step 6: Place foam core board in bottom of wood tray. Poke skewers into foam core board on both sides of tray.

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Step 7: Tie jute twine to skewers. Trim any extra twine with the scissors.

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Step 8: Paint the Unfinished Wood Tray and let it dry.

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Step 9: Using two sheets of 6×6 Kraft Cardstock, trim them down to the width of the tray. Place in tray, punch holes with skewers to line up with holes in the foam core board underneath.

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Step 10: Cut 3D leaves out of the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine also.

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Step 11: Use the Sand It Gadget to sand the leaves.

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Step 12: Slide leaves together and place in wood tray.

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Now your centerpiece is all finished!

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All you need to do now, is find the perfect place to put it.

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It’s Fall Time!

November 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Yes it is…my FAVORITE time of the year. I know it is for a lot of us and we are going to celebrate as much of fall as we can because before you know it, the snow will be here!

Here are some festive projects from our Design Team:

Kim Moreno featuring Chocolate Box:

Heather Bowser uses Vintage and Core Impressions on this wonderFALL layout:

And nothing says Fall like Woodgrain! Love the cool color combo on this card from Paula Gilarde featuring some more Chocolate Box:

Enjoy your week!

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