Kids Crafts & Core Seed Paper PART TWO

April 26, 2012 by  
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Welcome to part TWO of our making your own Seed Paper with Core’dinations.

Oh….missed Part ONE?  Click here to check it out!!!

After pressing the paper well (careful not to squeeze too much water out of it), you will have this cool and unique seed paper.

Step 1: Using a pencil, lightly trace an easy-to-cut shape on the back of your seed paper. Cut out.

Step 2: Decorate card with markers.

Step 3: Attach seed paper shapes using glue dots.

Step 4: Your finished project!

Thanks for stopping by our Hot Topics section. Stay tuned for more unique projects.

Spring Has Sprung!

April 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, Provocraft, Sizzix

How much do you love gardening?

I know I do and getting seed packets with the boys every spring is so much fun.

Design Team Member Char Dobson created these cute seed packets using loads of Core’dinations and her Cricut. She can work her magic on that thing! And Core cuts beautifully.   AND don’t forget to emboss those images after you cut them.

Don’t you love how the cabbage looks embossed with Tim Holtz Sizzix brick embossing folder???  It looks so realistic. The  base of the packets are Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions found here.

OH AND P.S. WE WILL HAVE PART TWO OF CHAR’S SEED PAPER UP OVER AT OUR HOT TOPICS SECTION HERE!

Kids Crafts & Core – Make your own Seed Paper

April 17, 2012 by  
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Today we have a super cool technique for you from Design Team Member Char Dobson and her daughter. This is a TWO PART series from Char so stay tuned for part TWO next week!

Here is a alittle bit about the project from Char:

Today I have a very special project for you:
making SEED PAPER!
Not only is this fun, but it is great fine motor skills practice,
can be used as a science project, and as a wonderful gift for someone special.
What!?! Why!? How!?!??…you may ask…
because not only are we going to make hand-made paper,
you can actually plant this paper as well!
How cool is that!!!!
PART ONE
Supplies you will need:
#1: Scraps of Core Essentials cardstock
***this is a really great way to use up all those scraps you’ve been saving!***
#2: Scrap paper or newspaper
#3: Water
#4: Blender
#5: Fine mesh strainer
#6: Needlepoint screen
#7: Paper towels
#8: Baking sheet
#9: Seeds

Let’s get started!
Step 1: Pick scraps of Core’dinations cardstock with similar colours.
Have your child tear papers into small bits.
Not only is this fun, it is great for practicing fine motor skills.
Step 2: Tear up some scrap white paper or newspaper.
We often empty out our paper shredder or recycling bin for this step.
You should have two same-size piles of torn paper -
one of coloured Core’dinations, and one of white scraps.
Step 3: Alternately layer papers into a blender.
Fill at least half way with water.
Give it a whirl, adding more water as needed.
Step 4: The paper pulp should look mushy, like this.
Step 5: Transfer to a fine mesh strainer.
If your strainer has larger holes in it, simply line with paper towel first.
Press out excess water.
Step 7: Use more paper towels to blot squares.
Step 8: Gather seeds and sprinkle on top.
Press lightly into the squares.
Step 9: Let Dry over night
Stay tuned to for part TWO and how you will get this from that!

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