Hi friends! It’s Joy from Joy’s Life here, sharing a quick and easy tag with you!
2015 Champagne Bottle Tag Supplies:
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Paper Cutter
- bone folder
- 1-1/2″ circle paper punch
- numbers (for the year)
Step 1. This tag is super simple! Cut a piece of Core’dinations Silver Glitter Silk cardstock to 3-1/2″ x 5-3/4″.
Step 2. Using a 1-1/2″ round paper punch, punch a hole at the top middle of the tag. Optional: To add some interest to the edges, use a decorative punch on both ends.
Step 3: Using a bone folder, score the tag at 2-1/2″, or at the best place so that it bends nicely on your specific bottle type.
Step 4: Add numbers for the year. You can use whatever you have on hand or create them from Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock.
Now it’s all ready for gift giving! Simply write to and from on the back of the tag and you’re good to go!
Happy 2015! I hope you enjoyed this project! When I’m not here you can find me at JoysLife.com!
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann with you today and with the Christmas season officially started I wanted to share with you a fun twist on the traditional Christmas Advent Calendar. This week we are working with Tombow Adhesives and nothing works better for paper crafting project then their Mono Liquid Adhesive! It dries quickly and man is it strong!
Here is a closer look at the detail on the tree topper:
And the base with all those drawers to hold some special treats:
Christmas Snow Globe Supplies:
- Core’dinations Spotted Cardstock
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Couture Glitter Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- 3d Christmas Countdown Tree Drawer Stacker By Snapdragon Snippets
- Bling From My Stash
- Tombow Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps.
Step 1: Identify the parts and cut the quantities needed. You will need Base (1) and Reinforcing Base (1). Pole (1), Tree Wedges (6), Tree Topper Shapes (6) and finally Shelf shapes (6 of each of the 4 sizes).
Step 2: Fold each shelf shape inward on all perforations. Apply glue to the long side tab. Overlap straight edge of opposite side, align edge exactly at perforation fold and apply pressure until glue is secure. Repeat this step for all 24 shelf shapes. Organize six sets of shelf sizes 1-4. Note that each size shelf shape has the “level” number cut out from the side flange.
Step 3: Organize six sets of shelf sizes 1-4. Note that each size shelf shape has the “level” number cut out from the side flange.
Step 4: Arrange so that decorative front edge is on TOP. Apply glue to the UPPER surface of the largest (shelf 1). Align the next level shelf (2) exactly over shelf 1 and hold in place until glue is secure. Apply pressure to the entire areas to be glued by moving fingers around, front to back, sides, etc. “Perfect” alignment and precision adhesion at edges will help with the final product. Repeat until all four shelves in a set are attached in this way. Repeat until all six stacks are completed.
Step 5: Fold one tree wedge shape with inward folds up “spine”. Fold bottom tabs inward, too.
Apply glue to one side of the stack and position with back corner aligning with corresponding spine perforation. Once the first side is secure, open tree shape, apply glue to the second stack side, re-wrap tree and repeat alignment and securing process.
Fold the post on all perforations as inward (“mountain”) folds. Position the long tab edge under the opposite straight edge. Apply glue to the tab, overlap edge to perforation exactly, hold in place until glue is secure. It will help to insert a long dowel or equivalent inside to provide a “push-against” surface while the glue is curing. Move fingers along the top surface to ensure even adhesion and accurate gluing.
Step 6: Insert tab end of pole through hexagon hole from face side slotted base shape. Fold pole tabs outward. Slide so tabs are flush with backside surface. Apply glue to tabs and secure in place. Next apply glue to bottom of wedge with stack assembly. Position on base shape and slide tabs through base slots. Pull tabs through to backside completely. Apply adhesive to INSIDE surface of each tab, then fold toward center and hold until secure. Separate the tree spine area and the pole as much as possible to apply glue to spine. Realign and apply pressure until secure. It will help to insert the dowel or other tool into the pole so that pressure can be applied to help stack attach securely.
Step 7: Once the first stack is secured, repeat step 6 for the remaining 5 stacks.
Step 8: Identify the four sizes of drawer shapes (each has a different symbol punched into the back center tab). Fold each drawer shape on all perforations as inward folds. NOTE that this includes the tiny triangle tab at the center back. Apply glue to the folds to form the drawer holding each fold until it is secure. Repeat for all 24 drawers.
Step 9: Prepare the tree topper shapes by folding inward at center fold, folding narrow tabs outward. Also fold the bottom tabs back. Apply glue to all tabs. Position the topper shape in between tree sides near top of assembly. Push into place so that back tabs attach to the spine area. Push bottom tabs into place so that they attach to top of shelf shape. Adjust sides so that space between each flange of tree is about the same. To help tabs attach, it may be helpful to use the side of a thin credit card to push into the narrow spaces until glue is secure.
Step 10: Identify shapes for the “25” topper and gut them out of an assortment of glitter papers. I cut all the pieces 2 times so that the same color was on both sides. Attach all shapes together including the numbers. Once completed slide the stem into top of pole opening. Also cut drawer fronts out of your favorite Core paper to “Core Up” your project.
Step 11: Sand your drawer fronts before you attach them to the drawers.
Place something into each drawer, and enjoy the fun as your favorite little people enjoy the anticipation of Christmas with something to do, eat, or experience each day!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends and we will have more Tombow projects for you this week.
I love how with every changing season, my mantel seems to scream for a new garland or banner, and Christmas is no exception. When I saw these little mini wreaths, I knew they’d make a fabulously cute garland for Christmas, so I snatched them up, and I’ve been so excited to make this up.
It’s really a simple concept, but a glittery bow from the Core’dinations Glitter Silk card stock really shines and is the hero of this garland. Let’s make it together!
Mini Wreath Garland Supplies:
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock (I used Red Flash for this project)
- Mini wreaths
- Linen thread
- Glue Dots
- Hot glue gun
- Gold ribbon
- Electronic cutter
Step 1: Cut bow pieces from the Red Flash card stock using an electronic cutter or scissors. The bow I used has two loopy pieces and a tail piece.
Step 2: Assemble bows using glue dots. Tie a bow around the middle using linen thread.
Step 4: Hot glue the bows to the mini wreaths.
Step 5: Loop gold ribbon through the end wreaths, and hang it up!
It’s a simple concept, but I love how they look all lined up and how the glittery bow jumps out and steals the show. Christmas can come anytime now!
2. Adhere the cut background to a sheet of black on to Nightfall cardstock.
3. Adhere the photo and stitch perimeter with sewing machine. This helped to keep the background in place without needing to add adhesive to all of the small edges of the background. Attach eyelets to the sides of the layout then string them with bakers twine, and attach three photos to the “clothesline.”
4. Using my Silhouette, I cut the title of the page using red Glitter Silk and adhered.
5. Then I used a craft punch to make all of the heart shapes, and adhered them to the layout using pop dots. Glitter Silk cuts and punches beautifully!
Shaunte Wadley has some cute custom holiday earrings with Glittersilk and some Mod Podge, for us today!
Here is the step-out tutorial:
Using a craft punch, die-cut or electronic cutting machine- cut four small shamrock shapes. Two of the shamrocks should be cut in the opposite directions so the four shapes can be sandwiched together front to back.
Using your Xyron adhesive, adhere the shapes together.
Using a small hole punch, or a needle, create a hole where you would like the shamrock to hang.
Lay the (double sided) shamrock flat, and apply Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to entire surface of shamrock. Allow to dry fully.
Flip shamrocks over, and apply Dimensional Magic to entire surface of reverse side.
Using a needle, go through holes again (to clear out Dimensional Magic) , and insert a small jump ring into hole. Attach earring hook to jump ring.
The DImensional Magic gives the finished earring stability and the look of enamel. They are very sturdy, and do not look like paper at all .A great way to make cute seasonal earrings for every holiday for pennies.
I mean, what doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day like glitter cardstock? Well, Core’dinations has some amazing lines for you! Our Gemstones, Glitter Silk and Core Couture are the BEST glitter cardstocks out there. And don’t forget about Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions. There are sheets in there for all those major holidays.
Let’s check out some amazing projects from Suzanna Lee!
Love is in the air! Actually love is amidst glittery and shimmering X’s and O’x on this tri-fold card! What better way to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day than with glitter and hearts?
Die: Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard
Stamp: Hampton Arts
Cut file created from Ali Edward’s brush
That day of sweet notes and sweet treats is around the corner and today I have a layout to share with you showcasing the Valentine’s paper of the Seasonal Impressions collection. I love selectively sanding the words that work with and support my layout. It’s almost like having a piece of patterned paper for a background.
Check out how cool the dots look along the letters:
And look at all that texture!
Cut Files; Layered Heart (#37620), Heart Clips (#53821, modified), Hugs, Kisses both created from Heidi Swapp brushes
Punches: Martha Stewart
Tag: Chic Tags
Twine: American Crafts
iRock and Hot Rocks: Imaginisce