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:
- Coredinations Glitter Silk
- Coredinations Chalk Core Colors
- Coredinations Spotted Collection
- Coredinations Polka Dot Pop
- Coredinations Sand it Set
- Darice Scalloped Heart Dies
- Heart Punch
- Circle Cutter
- Circle Punch
- Scallop Circle Punch
- Darice 8″ Wooden Embroidery Hoop
- Darice Doily Tape
- Darice Hemp Twine
- Darice Craft Wire
- Sticky Rhinestone Heart Seals
- Assorted Beads and Gems
- Jolee’s Boutique Cupids
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.
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.
Step 4: To assemble strands sandwich wire between shapes, being sure to leave enough wire at the top to wrap around embroidery hoop later.
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 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.
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:
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core’dinations 110 lb. smooth Cardstock
- Core’dinations Vellum Quotes
- Darice embossing folder, embossing die set
I have a video for you on how this card came about.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I will see you soon.
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.
2015 Marquee Sign Supplies:
- Glitter Silk Cardstock in Gold and Silver
- Darice Deco Lights with Teeny Bulbs
- Wood Board (mine is 18″ x 11″)
- Paint Brush
- Hole Punch
- Digital Die Cutting Machine
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.
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!
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!
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:
- Core’dinations Cardstock – Chalk Core, Glitter Silk, Core Basics Vellum
- Sand it Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Paper Smooches Stamps
- Sizzix Embossing Folder
- Embossing Powder
- Doodlebug Pearls
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!