I wanted a cute little thank you to be able to hand out this holiday season. These reindeer candy cane wraps were easy to make and inexpensive- so was able to make a whole bunch of them for just a few dollars.
Here are the supplies I used to create these cute treats!
Candy Cane Reindeer Supply List:
- Core’dinations Spotted Jillian Dot Cardstock in French Roast, and Vanilla Cream
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock in Red Flash and Green Sheen
- Googly Eyes
- Leaf Craft Punch
- Holly Leaf Craft Punch
- Tombow Xtreme Adhesive
- Candy Canes (two per reindeer)
Step 1: Trim Core’dinations Spotted Jillian Dot French Roast cardstock into 3″x3″ sections.
Using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, wrap cardstock around two candy canes, and secure. I love using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive for projects like this- it really holds up, and doesn’t pop open even though it wraps around the candy canes.
Step 2: Using a leaf craft punch or template cut “ears” from French Roast and Vanilla Cream Jillian Dot cardstock.
Layer cut leaf shapes. Adhere “ears” to reindeer.
Step 3: Cut holly leaf, berries and red nose from Glitter Silk cardstock. Adhere to reindeer. Adhere googly eyes.
Repeat for additional reindeer.
We are celebrating this week with May Arts Ribbon! Stop by all week long for amazing inspiration and, of course, prizes! CLICK HERE to enter to win this awesome Chalk Core prize pack! And don’t forget to head over to the May Arts blog for more projects and chances to win! Winners will be announced Monday, November 17th, 2014.
I can’t believe that it is already mid-November and fall is rapidly disappearing! Before it’s gone I wanted to get in another fall layout and Core’dinations combined with May Arts is the perfect pair to do it with!
Thankful Layout Supplies:
- 12 X 12 Jillian Dot Spotted (Scarlett)
- 12 X 12 Cardstock Darks
- 12 X 12 Cardstock Neutrals
- Dark Assorted Sandable Tags
- Sand-it Gadget & Dust Buddy
- May Arts Burlap Ribbon Antique Gold
- 1/4 Inch Adhesive Scalloped Border Ivory
Step 1: Cut two strips from the Scarlett Spotted paper that are 3″ X 12″ and sand those.
Step 2: Attach those to the top and bottom of the white base.
Step 3: Tear a 1 inch strip of paper from the Neutrals Pad and add that as a border. Top with May Arts Scallop Border Ribbon.
Step 4: Use an electronic die cut machine to cut out leaves and attach those to Core Tags topped with a May Arts Burlap Ribbon bow.
Step 5: Center the picture and add it to the layout with the tags around it.
Step 6: Embellish with stickers and brads.
It’s going to be a great week of inspiration with May Arts & Core’dinations – make sure to visit often!
I looooove Halloween! And when I got my hands on this Darice witch hat, I knew it screamed the need for some Core’dinations Cardstock.
Torn Cardstock Witch Hat Supplies:
- Black Magic Cardstock
- Jillian Spotted Cardstock
- Vintage Cardstock
- Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy
- Darice paper mache hat
- misc black paint
- Xyron Adhesive
- MayArts Ribbon
Step 1: Paint the top and bottom of the hat black just in case any of the base of the hat sneaks through. Basic black craft paint works just fine.
Step 2: Tear different strips of Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock. Paper tearing never gets old! Core is great for this because the color core looks great. For tips on tearing our cardstock, view our videos here. Tear the strips, sand them with Sand it Gadget and white off with Dust Buddy. Using the Dust Buddy is important because it helps the adhesive stick.
Step 3: Adhere torn strips, rotating colors and patterns on the top of the hat and finish off with some May Arts Ribbon.
Step 4: Place on a pumpkin or other decoration.
It has been a long time since I made a wreath but I have seen so many awesome paper ones lately that I knew I wanted to make one this fall. I pulled out my Core’dinations supplies and got to work making a Harvest Wreath with some non-traditional colors.
Give Thanks Wreath Supplies:
- Core Basics Smooth Kraft Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Jillian Dot Assorted Pack
- Foam Wreath
- Coordinating Buttons
Step 2: Sand the cardstock bringing out the core color.
Step 3: Add adhesive to the back side of the strips and then begin to loop them around the wreath (I used a 10 inch wreath). Overlap slightly so that the wreath form doesn’t show. Notch the end of each strip as you go.
Step 6: Add flowers, twine, buttons, or other small embellishments to bring in some additional textures.
Don’t you just love all the decorating possibilities you have when you play with paper!?!
For my son’s 9th Birthday he was having a pool party at our house. I know our pool is still open for business even though school has started! Everything was themed ‘Splish Splash’ so I pulled out some fabulous Core’dinations Cardstock and got to work with my Silhouette cutting all kinds of little bits to decorate with!
Let’s start off with this cute little frame from the David Tutera Wedding Collection. Perfect for any occasion …. including a 9 year old boys birthday party:
One of my favorite things were these fun water bottle tags. With (15) 9 year olds running around all afternoon I knew I needed to try and keep their drinks straight so I cut these super fun shapes and made these name tags for each of them.
- Spotted Jillian Dot - Tulip, Apple Green, Tranquil Blue
- Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Broken China, Mustard Seed
- David Tutera Wedding – Frame
- Spotted Tillie Dot – Navy
- Graphic 45 Signature Series Cardstock – Gala Gold, Bon Voyage