Pin the Tail on the Bunny Game

Are you looking for a fun game to add to your Easter Egg Hunt this spring.  How about a modern twist on the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey?  With just a few supplies the children can be playing Pin the Tail on the Bunny in no time.


Pin the Tail on the Bunny Supplies:

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Step 1: Cut out your bunny shape. I used the rabbit from Cricut’s Pet Shop, but there is a similar Rabbit here in the Silhouette Store. To create a large shape simply place two 12×12 sheets right next to one another and cut.  When done, use a piece of scrap paper to adhere the two halves together.

pin the tail_coredinations_nancy keslin_paper placementStep 2:  Repeat for each of the layers in your image.  My bunny had four layers, but you can use more or less depending on your cut file.  I used a mixture of light brown and black neutrals, but you can use whatever colors you choose.

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Step 3:  Adhere your layers to form the large bunny design.

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Step 4:  Cut bow design from your favorite Glitter Silk color.  I love the Glitter silk, it cuts beautifully, and gives that extra bit of sparkle without leaving glitter everywhere.  Adhere to neck of bunny.

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Step 5:  Cut tails for your bunny from white Glitter Silk papers.  I used a large flower shape, but you could use a circle or scalloped circle, and number each.  You will need one tail for each of your games participants.

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Step 6:  Hang bunny on vertical surface at eye level for your players.

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Step 7:  Give each player one of the tails that has a little adhesive stuck on the back side.  Blind fold the player and have them place the tail where they think it should be.  The player who is the closest wins.


I hope you have fun creating this game for the little ones in your life.




DIY Love Mobile

February 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Scrapbooking

Are you looking for a unique way to display photos in your home?  How about this Love Mobile! This project may look complicated, but is really quite simple, and can make a huge statement in your home.  And, with the small format photos is the perfect way to use some of those Instagram photos we all have.


Love Mobile Supplies:

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Step 1:  Die cut, punch, and hand cut a variety of shapes from the papers.  Hearts, circles, and scalloped circles work best as these can be easily layered.  Emboss shapes from the Chalk Core and Spotted papers.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutsStep 2:  Sand embossed shapes to reveal the core and add additional color and dimension.

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Step 3: Layer shapes and embellishments and create strands with your photos to determine layout of mobile.  I used a total of 7 strands to complete my mobile with the photos cut to 2 inch squares.  Each strand had a total of 4 photos (two on each side) and 6 layered embellishments (again, two per side). for a total of 28 photos and 42 layered shapes.  Your number may vary.

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Step 4:  To assemble strands sandwich  wire between shapes, being sure to leave enough wire at the top to wrap around embroidery hoop later.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_assemble wireStep 5:  Or, you can poke holes in your shapes and photos and wrap the wires around and through.  Add beads, pearls and gems between your items for extra interest and sparkle.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_wire wrapStep 6:  To assemble the mobile, wrap the wire around embroidery hoop evenly spacing your strands around the hoop.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_hangStep 7:   I used two pieces of twine tied at either end and evenly spaced around hoop and then gathered them in the middle to create the hanger.  This allows me to level the mobile later.

love_mobile_coredinations_nancy keslin_stringStep 8:  I used an additional piece of twine to hang the mobile from the ceiling.  Here you can see how I gathered the twine together to adjust the sides for leveling.

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Step 9:  Finally wrap the embroidery hoop with lace.  I plan on hanging this mobile in my guest room/office for all to see.  I love that I can see all the photos of my family every day.




Heart Candle Wrap

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to show you how to make this quick and easy customized candle using a variety of specialty cardstocks from Core’dinations.

heart candle wrapHeart Candle Wrap Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Pop Dot cardstock (white)
  • Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock (Princess Pink)
  • Core’dinations Gemstones cardstock (Moonstone, Blue Topaz)
  • Dollar Tree candle holder
  • Pink self-adhesive rhinestones
  • Sizzix dies: Sizzlits Decorative Strip Dots & Scallops (#656541), Bigz Banners & Hearts (#659958)
  • Scor-Pal Scor-Tape
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Dodz adhesive dots


Step 1: Mark height of candle on back of Pop Dot cardstock; cut out.


Step 2: Wrap Pop Dot cardstock around candle; mark length and trim to fit. Adhere to candle.


 Step 3: Die-cut borders from pink Glitter Silk cardstock. Adhere to candle.


Step 4: Die-cut hearts from blue Gemstones cardstock; attach to candle using adhesive dots. Attach rhinestones.


And that’s it!! You now have a customized candle ready to decorate your favorite table or shelf.



Valentine’s Day Card With Vellum Quotes

Hi Everyone, Mary Pat here with you today and I am making a clean and simple Valentine’s day card that has a lot of embossing and bling!  You totally need bling on Valentine’s day, right??


For my card I combined some of my all time faves from Core’dinations. I am in love the 110 lb. smooth cardstock.  I really don’t think I can make a card without it.  It looks so awesome when it is embossed.  I has such dimension because of the thickness.  I combined the smooth texture with the bling from the Core’dinations Glitter Silk.

“I Love You” Card Supplies:


I have a video for you on how this card came about.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will see you soon.

~Mary Pat


2015 Marquee Sign

December 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Winter Projects

The end of the year is almost here, and before we know it we will be celebrating the beginning of 2015. Today, I’m going to show you how to make one of these fun 2015 Marquee Signs. It isn’t too difficult to make, but it is a little bit time consuming. It is the perfect thing to go along with the New Year’s Eve Hourly Countdown that I shared last week.

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2015 Marquee Sign Supplies:


Step 1. Cut out at least 3 layers of chipboard for each number, and then use the Glitter Silk Cardstock and cut out the numbers “2015″. I have 4 layers total. I used my digital die cutting machine for this. Also, paint your board white and let it dry.


Step 2. Use your adhesive to attach all the numbers together in a stack. You could also use a glue stick for this.


Step 3. Make sure they are stuck together well. Put something heavy on the top if needed.  It will be fairly thick.


Step 4. Lay out your numbers. Mark on them where the holes need to be punched.


Step 5. Punch your holes.


Step 6. Lay the hole punched numbers on the board. Line up all the numbers and get them in the right place. Trace around the bottom of the numbers to make it easier to know where they need to be after they are moved. Put some temporary adhesive on the back of the numbers for use while drilling the holes.


Step 7. Using a drill and bit, drill your holes. I drilled just far enough to mark where the hole should be, then removed the numbers and drilled the holes the rest of the way.


Step 8. Once I had the holes all drilled, I went back with a slightly larger bit and drilled the holes even bigger. Make sure the holes are big enough for your lights to fit through.


Step 9. Put the lights into the back of the board. I tried securing this by using painters tape, but it didn’t hold the lights good enough, so I used a little bit a glue on the lights that wouldn’t stay in place.


Step 10. Put your numbers over the top of the lights on the front side. It took a little bit of work to make them all line up perfectly. I had to make my punched holes slightly larger in a few areas. You can also use some adhesive to keep the numbers in place. Just make sure the holes all line up before adhereing the numbers.


Step 11. Plug the lights in and set your sign on your shelf.


Now you are ready to celebrate the new year. You could use this sign in January, or you could leave it out all year!


It would be fun to have for a New Year’s Eve party as well.


Happy 2015 Champagne Bottle Tag

Hi friends!  It’s Joy from Joy’s Life here, sharing a quick and easy tag with you!

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2015 Champagne Bottle Tag Supplies:

2015 Champagne Bottle Tag by Joy from #joyslife #coredinations

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″.

2015 Champagne Bottle Tag by Joy from #joyslife #coredinations

 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.

2015 Champagne Bottle Tag by Joy from #joyslife #coredinations


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.

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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!



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