Quick Halloween Treat Holders

I like to give a special treat to my favorite Halloween Spooks (nieces, nephews and close friends). It seems like this list is ever-growing, so I was really thrilled to find a cute idea that I can mass-produce.

Halloween-treat-holders-CoredinationsHalloween Treat Boxes Supplies:

I downloaded a cut file from Silhouette here.

This shape is for the Bat Box. Then to create the spider and pumpkin, I cut the box shape out again, and then added a pumpkin shape and/or legs for the spider. Easy Peasy! The new Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock is such a cute and trendy addition to my Halloween projects!

SpiderI used Core Essentials, in Orange for the pumpkin, and a little scrap of Spotted Jillian Cardstock in Parsley for the leaf.  I scored the cardstock where the lines of the pumpkin would be, and sanded the cardstock to make it pop!

pumpkinThe boxes are perfect for inserting a cellophane treat bag full of goodies, or a wrapped homemade cookie. A quick and easy way to treat my cute trick-or-treaters!

~Shaunte

 

Halloween Layout

Hi Core’dinations fans! Christine joining you for the first time and I am going to share a Halloween layout that I created focusing in on the Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions Pack.

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Halloween Layout Supplies:

Core Supplies Oct.Step 1: Use your sand it gadget to sand the black Halloween themed Seasonal Impressions cardstock.

Core Halloween CU 1Step 2: Cut off 3 inches on each side of the purple Halloween Seasonal Impressions cardstock.  Sand it and then add it to the center of the black paper making sure to line up the words.

Halloween-Core-CU-2Step 3: Cut out and sand orange and green pieces from the 6 X 6 spotted cardstock.  Add the orange beneath the picture in the center.

Halloween Core CU 3Step 4:  Punch out circles using the green spotted cardstock and kraft basics.  Punch out stars using the Tulip Core Essentials cardstock.  Use those to embellish around the picture.  Add the Fashion Tags for journaling.

Core-Halloween-Layout (1)Don’t you just love how a little sanding can take cardstock somewhere very special!?!

~Christine

 

Halloween Ghost Boxes

I love creating holiday projects that are inexpensive and easy to make. That way, I don’t feel bad about throwing them away after the holiday is over, saving storage space. This project certainly fit my quick and easy/cheap criteria- but it doesn’t look like it!

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Halloween Ghost Boxes Supply List:

Step 1. The first step in this project is to select a box shape for your electronic cutting machine. You could also select a box template, and hand cut it. You will need three finished boxes.

The best part about the project, is you can resize the boxes to fit three of them on one 12×12 sheet of cardstock. Even though Core’dinations Vintage Collection cardstock is textured to resemble worn demin- it cuts beautifully in electronic cutting machines!

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Step 2. Assemble the boxes using a hot glue gun.

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Step 3. Trim a small piece of floral foam to fit the inside of the box. It doesn’t need to fill the box, it will just be a base for the ghosts to sit upright.

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Step 4. Adhere foam pieces to the bottom of the boxes using hot glue. Cut a section of green tissue paper to cover the floral foam. Adhere tissue paper to the top of the floral foam in the box.

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Step 5. Using an electonic cutting machine, cut three ghost shapes from white cardstock. You could also hand cut your ghosts. Trim wooden skewers to desired length, and adhere ghost shapes to skewer using hot glue.

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Step 6. Insert your ghosts into the boxes. Using an electronic cutting machine or dies, cut the letters “BOO” from black glitter cardstock. Make sure to save the centers of the “B” and an “O”, this is what I used for the mouths of my ghosts.

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Step 7. Adhere “BOO” letters to the box fronts. Adhere the “B” letter centers to the end ghosts, and trim the center of an “O” for the middle ghost. Adhere google eyes to each ghost.

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Admire your “BOO”tiful creation!

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~Shaunte

 

Halloween Paper Treat Boxes

Are you collecting easy Halloween paper craft ideas?  I’ve got a quick way to give treats to friends and family that’s cute and festive! Make up these Halloween paper treat boxes to hide candy or non-sweet treats – surprise your kids, or leave at a co-worker’s desk to make their day!

Halloween-Treat-Boxes-CoredinationsHalloween Paper Treat Box Supplies:

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Step 1. Cut your paper to the dimensions that will accommodate your treats.  Trimmed paper must be 7″ wide, and I found that 5-6 inches was an ideal size for treats.  You can get 3 boxes from a 12×12 sheet of paper by trimming it as follows:

Cut your 12″ paper in two pieces at 7″, leaving a 5″ wide scrap.  Cut your 7″ wide strip into two equal parts 6″ long.

Your remaining 5″ scrap should be trimmed to 7″ wide.

This will leave you with two cuts for boxes 7″x6″, one 7″x5″, and a 5″x5″ scrap that you can save for another project.

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Step 2. Use punch board to create your box templates.

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Step 3. Assemble your boxes and tie one end closed with baker’s twine so that you can fill with treats.

Step 4. Embellish with spooky stickers!

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Step 5. Fill with treats and tie the second end closed.  Note, a small hole will still remain in the ends of the box, so button-type candies would fall out.  Bite-sized chocolates work much better.

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Give these as gifts to the kids (and kids-at-heart) in your life!  They don’t have to be filled with candy – these are a great festive shape for non-sweet Halloween treats, too.  Stickers, rubber balls, jewelry, and small action figures would be great additions to these treat boxes!

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I hope you enjoy this quick treat idea!

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~ Adrianne

Leafy Witch Hat

Looking for a not so scary decorations for your Halloween festivities?  How about this lovely fall witch’s hat?

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Leafy Witch Hat Supplies:

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Step 1.  Die cut, emboss, and sand leaves.  I made a total of 12 leaves, 4 of each color: No. 6, No. 7, and No. 20; yellow, orange and brown.  After sanding wipe each down with your Sand-it Gadget.

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Step 2. This step is not necessary, but for added interest and depth, you can ink the edges of the leaves.

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Step 3.  To create spiral flower, begin by drawing a spiral on the back of the copper Glitter Silk sheet.

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Step 4.  Cut along drawn line.

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 Step 5.  Roll flower from outside edge and adhere to center when complete.  I like to step on the flower a bit to add more dimension.

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Step 6.  Adhere burlap flower and metallic ribbon to hat.

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Step 7.  Attach leaves behind burlap flower.

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Step 8.  Finish by adding rolled flower to center of burlap flower.

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~Nancy

Framed Halloween Decor

September 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects

Today I am excited to show you how to make this fun 31 Framed Halloween Decor. Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for, and this is the perfect addition to any shelf or mantle.

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Framed Halloween Decor Supplies: 

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Step 1. Measure your frame opening, and cut a piece of Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white to fit.

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Step 2.  Lay your piece of Chalk Core Cardstock into your embossing folder. Make sure to pay attention to where the dots line up, so they are straight.

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Step 3.  Run through an embossing machine.

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Step 4. Using the Sand It Gadget, sand the top of the embossed dots to reveal the white underneath.

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Step 5. Cut out (I used an electronic die cutting machine) a bat, and adhere it using dimensional foam squares. I put it in the frame for this part, to make sure the frame wouldn’t smash the bat.

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Step 6.  Using the Orange and Green Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your numbers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this also. Once the numbers are cut, sand the tops of the “spots” to show some of the white underneath. Add dimensional foam squares to the back, and tie some purple string around the numbers, and trim with scissors. On the upper left of the number 3, I just used a regular glue dot, so it didn’t add extra dimension, since the bat already had dimension squares under it.

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Step 7.  Adhere your numbers to the black cardstock.

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Step 8.  Put it in your frame, and display. (To make the paper tight in the frame, I put the glass behind it before putting the frame backing on.)

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Now you have a fun little display item to put on your shelf, desk, mantle, or you could even hang it on the wall.

~Amy

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