Happy New Year Card

Mary Pat here with you today.  I have an easy New Year’s Card for you today using some of my favorite Core cardstock – Chalk Core and Glitter Silk!  You can’t go wrong with a combination like that!

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For my card I started with the Chalk Core and embossed it using an embossing folder.  I then lightly sanded it.  I then found an image from the internet and traced it on my Glitter Silk and cut it out.  I then used the Core Basics Vellum and embossed my sentiment using embossing powder.  To finalize things I added some pearls in matching colors.  Very quick and easy.  You can make several of these to send to friends and family!

Happy New Year Card Supplies: 

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I made this video  demonstrating the techniques of embossing (both dry and heat), and  sanding.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I will see you soon.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

~Mary Pat

 

New Year’s Eve Hourly Countdown

New Year’s Eve is such a fun time to celebrate! My kids look forward to having fun activities to do on New Year’s Eve, keeping them busy most of the day up until midnight. Today I’m sharing this Hourly Countdown with you. Starting at 1pm, every hour on the hour you pull an activity out of the little bag/box and do what the paper says. It helps to pass the time, and makes for a fun day. Let me show you how to put this together for yourself.

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New Year’s Eve Hourly Countdown Supplies:

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Step 1. Trim your white cardstock to be 10″ x 4″. Save the thicker strips of the cardstock to use for the activity papers. Follow the instructions for the small bag on the punch board.

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Step 2. Fold on the scored lines. Put adhesive on the flaps that need to be glued.

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Step 3. Fold the bag together, sticking the adhesive together as you go.

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Step 4. Using a digital die cutting machine and Glitter Silk cardstock, cut out your numbers.

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Step 5. Glue your numbers to the front of your little bags.

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Step 6. Use the leftover white cardstock strips to write your hourly activities. Roll them up.

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Step 7. Place your rolled up papers in your bags, and use the clothes pins to clip the bags to the jute twine. Find the perfect place to hang your countdown.

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Now you are all ready to ring in the New Year!

~Amy

 

Snowflake Card with Chalk Core

During the holiday season, it is easy to focus on getting those Christmas cards made and sent out, but this time of year, we also need a steady supply of thank you cards.   This trendy chalkboard card fits the bill.  Add an easy matching envelope, and you have a stunning set!

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Step 1.  Score each side of the card front to create a border.  Sand with the Sand-It Gadget to reveal the chalkboard effect.

Step 2.  Die cut the label, then emboss with the folder.  Sand the edges and the designs.

Step 3.  Die cut the decorative label. Mount on the card base with foam adhesives.  Mount the snowflake label on top with more foam adhesives.

Step 4.  Add gems and ribbon to decorate.

Step 5.  Die cut snowflakes with Glitter Silk and layer on the card.

Step 6.  Die cut the sentiment and mount on another die cut label for the inside greeting.

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Envelope Directions:

Step 1.  Emboss a piece of the colored chalkboard with the Snowflake folder.

Step 2.  Tear the edge of the embossed paper.  Trim to fit the envelope and adhere.

Step 3.  Add glitter glue to the centers of the snowflakes.

Get started crafting now!  Then you can have your thank-you cards ready to go, and you can sit back and enjoy the holidays.

~Gini

 

HollyDays Holly Card & Box

Hi friends!  It’s Joy from Joy’s Life here, sharing a HOLLYday card and box with you!

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HollyDays Holly Card and Box Supplies:

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Step 1. I cut out the holly leaves and box using Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot and the Silhouette Cameo 2.  The berries were cut using the pretty Core’dinations Glitter Silk cardstock.  I used the 3D Holly Box (Silhouette ID #52658) and duplicated and shrank more of the holly to recreate the image on the card.

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Step 2. I added adhesive to the holly leaves and berries using the Xyron 5″ Creative Station.

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The holly looks so pretty with these papers!

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Step 3: I assembled the box and used liquid glue to secure the sides and bottom.  A combination of the Xyron and liquid glue helped me adhere all the parts of the box and card.

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Step 4: I stamped the holly sentiment from the Joy’s Life Oh Christmas Puns stamp set onto a Core’dinations kraft card using red ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  When I’m not here you can find me at JoysLife.com!

~Joy

 

3D Paper Pumpkin Carriage

We hope you having a fun week with Core’dinations, 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:

chalk core giveawayHi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am really excited to be here today.  Recently my niece was over and wanted to watch the Disney movie Cinderella. We managed to find an animated copy of the movie and when the horse drawn carriage showed up her eyes widened with excitement.  It was at that moment that I know that I have to make one for her.  We are also doing a blog hop with Petaloo and Xyron so I will be featuring some of their lovely products in the post. To make this carriage I came up with a few steps in addition to those that come with the file.

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Step 1. Cut out all your pieces and assemble the carriage, lid, base and wheels.  The wheels are actually 12 layers thick so they are really sturdy.  I prefer to build my projects out of White Card stock but you can always use whatever cardstock you desire, just make sure it is at least 80 weight paper.

Pumpkin-Carriage-Step1Step 2. Distress all the exposed edges.

Pumpkin-Carriage-Step2Step 3. Emboss all your panels.  I wanted my carriage to have that pearlescent sparkle to it so I did not sand the embossed ridges.

Pumpkin-Carriage-Step3Step 4. Attach the panels to the carriage, it does not matter what order you do it in.

Pumpkin-Carriage-Step4Step 5. Cut your final trim pieces and attach them to the carriage as well.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a great day my crafty friends!  I hope to see  you soon :)

 ~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

 

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