Thank You Teacher Ideas

May 19, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

I don’t know about you but the end of school is right around the corner for us and I am looking for some ideas for my children’s teachers. If you are, to0, then this is the place for you!

Today we have a cute gift bag and mini card from Shaunte Wadley.

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Instructions for the Gift Bag:
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Using an electronic cutting machine, cut a scalloped border medallion shape from yellow cardstock. Fold and glue shape. Adhere to small kraft gift bag.

Using a 2 3/4″ circle punch, cut a circle from blue cardstock. Emboss with swirls embossing folder. Sand. Adhere to center of yellow medallion.

Using an electronic cutting machine, cut four (4) 2″ apple shapes from red cardstock. Fold each apple in half. Adhere apples back to back, and attach to center of blue cardstock circle. Add brown cardstock stem. Using a craft punch, create two leaves from green cardstock. Fold in half. Sand. Adhere to apple top.

Tie small tag to stem of apple. Hand write sentiment on tag.
Instructions for card:
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Using a craft punch, create scalloped circle from yellow cardstock. Adhere to center of label shaped mini card. Using a craft punch, create a circle from blue cardstock. Sand. Adhere to center of yellow circle. Computer generate sentiment. Trim ends into pennant shape. Adhere to bottom of circle. Using a craft punch, create apple from red cardtstock. Add to top of circle. Using a craft punch, create leaves from green cardstock. Add to apple. Adhere red gems to bottom of circle.

Supplies:

Core Essentials in Dandelion (yellow)

Core Essentials in Marine Blue (blue) embossed with Swirls embossing folder

Vintage in Ruby (red)

Jillian Spotted in Parsley (green)

David Tutera Mini Card (Label Shape)

One embossing folder, five different colors

May 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Check out this great layout from Jennifer Edwardson using one embossing folder and five different colors from our Graphic45 Signature Series Lights collection pack.
This sweet pic of my girl, Emma, and one of her closest friends was taken this past summer and I was so excited that I could use this fun lace doily embossing folder on my Core’dinations cardstock as is matched with Mackenzie’s creme top .
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I chose several colors of Core’dinations  to pick up the colors in my pictures and used the same portion of the embossing folder on each one.  One of my fave things about Core cardstock is how well it picks up the tiniest details of the embossing folder like with this one when you sand it gently.   The lace pattern really stands out so beautifully!
And’t don’t forget about the new 110 lb premium cardstock. It is great for journaling right from you computer.
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I rounded the corners and cut my larger photo the same way.  For the smaller ring pictures, I cut the photo down to what I wanted to show and then cut it in half again to adhered it on 2 different mats.
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Supplies: Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights: Vintage Rose, Precious Pink, Lemon Chiffon, Spring Green, Blue Lagoon;
Premium Cardstock 110lb White; Spotted Jillian Dot Snowflake; Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy

Spring Decor with Kate Nolan Denham

May 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

It was a long, white winter here in Maine and sand we are craving spring so I decided to bring a bit of it inside with some pretty spring decor created with Core’dinations Jillian Spotted, Tillie Spotted Cardstock and Whitewash Collections.
Cutting titlework out of Core’dinations Cardstock is always a plus when looking to compliment your layout, project or card perfectly.  I cut the “Hello Spring” out of Core’dinations Whitewash Collection using my Silhoutte.
When working with Core’dinations Cardstock for my titlework, I like to use the following process:
1) Run the cut title through a Xyron Create-a-Sticker, making sure to rub and peel before you pull the plastic off.

2) Keeping the titlework on the adhesive backing, sand the Core’dinations Cardstock with Sand It Gadget until the color core shows.

3) Using your Dust Buddy, dust the sanded titlework.

4) Add any liquid you may use to enhance the color core to your title work before taking the titlework off the adhesive backing.

The pinwheels are cut out of Core’dinations Jillian Spotted Collection.  This fun dotted collection is just perfect for the whimsical pinwheels.

Being one not to waste good negatives, I made two cards out of the titlework negatives.

Core’dinations Supplies:
Tillie Dot Spotted Collection
Jillian Dot Spotted Collection
Whitewash Collection 6×6
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Other Supplies:
Viva Decor Lila Perle Pen
JilliBean Patterened Paper
Crate Paper Patterned Paper
Dymo
Silhoutte “Pinwheel”

Creating a Lego inspired layout with Suzanna Lee

April 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog

With Core’dinations, it’s all about the technique! The beauty of Core’dinations IS, the core. The core of the paper, getting to the core of the matter. You can do so much with it!

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Emboss it, crimp it, sand it and run it through your label machine it! These are the things I have done on this layout. If you haven’t already visited, be sure to check out the technique videos on the Core blog. There are many more techniques to see there too!

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Crimp it! Running your Core’dinations cardstock through a crimper with some sanding provides not only a neat texture but a striped effect depending upon the color core you reveal with your sanding.

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Sand it! I used the Spotted Tillie cardstock to create my own Lego bricks! Cut each brick to size using your paper trimmer and sand! Dead easy!!

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Label it! I created the sub title of my layout by running an appropriate sized strip of cardstock through my label maker and sanded it! Simple yet so effective!

What does Spring mean to you?

COLOR and BUTTERFLIES and GIRAFFES, right??? Jennifer Edwardson is sharing her love of Core with us today. I just can’t get enough of all the sanding and embossing!
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I don’t know where my love of butterflies came from recently but I find myself gravitating towards them for embellishments these days, especially on cards !!
 
I started with a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ white David Tutera Celebrate cards base and added the yellow cardstock that I embossed using a dotted embossing folder and a little light sanding …..

 

I chose a different embossing folder for the blue background (the sky :) for the butterflies …… Lightly sanding the top really made the pattern pop !!
 
I LOVE the colors in the Graphic 45 Lights collection so I used (6) for my butterfly punchies ….. I used (2) different sizes and styles of butterfly punches  - 2 of each color ….
 
I only adhered each of the punchies in the center so that I could fold up the wings.  I added little min pearls in the center to jazz them up a bit …. A ‘hello’ sentiment sticker and this card is ready to give.

 

Supplies:

 

 

While playing around on my Silhouette I cam across this sweet little giraffe cut file and knew I had these fun zoo pics from a few years back !!

 

I started with my ‘go to’ base – Spotted Tillie Dot in white (can’t get enough of this pre-embossed cardstock) …. Then I cut a piece of black and lightly sanded the edges and layered it on top.  I ran the yellow cardstock through my eBosser using a large honeycomb embossing folder (love this one) and layered it on top of the black.
 
For the (3) green-ish photo mats, I used the same embossing folder for each pieces and lightly sanded the top off to really show off the pattern.  This was perfect for these sweet pics of the giraffe :))
 
I bordered these pieces with a piece of Spotted Jillian Dot in creme edges with a border punch –  love this one !!

 

 

I cut the little giraffe using some great Core Essentials and glued him together ….. The Gg is also a Silhouette cut file but I added some American Crafts Thickers and Jillibean Soup Alphabeans to complete my title …. Such a whimsical little layout for our trip to the zoo !!!

 

LUCKY us!

March 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion  here to share a St. Patrick’s Day Craft with you. Seriously, how much fun is St. Patrick’s Day? We love it here in Notre Dame country! Today I have a cute little kids treat and then I decided to make a grown up version of it too! There are 2 free printables for you, so just click on the links and download!

Rainbow Seeds

St. Patrick's Day Craft by Every Day is an Occasion

To create these rainbow seeds, I used a pail from Darice and filled it with Skittles. Then I used this cut from the Silhouette store to cut out a shamrock on Spotted Core. If you do not have a Silhouette fear not, here is a template for you to cut some out. Then I sanded the core with my Sand-It tool. I just love how it makes the spots pop just by sanding it!

St. Patrick's Day Kids Craft

Then I used some fun fur to tie around the handle and this free printable on my blog. To print the free printable, I used Core’dinations 8 1/2×11 white 110 lb cardstock. My printer loves it!! To create the flourish cut around the leprechaun tag, I used this Flourish Slim punch from Hobby Lobby. That’s it pretty easy peasy.

St. Patrick’s Day Treat

Here is another St. Patrick’s Day treat idea that is for a different age range.

St. Patrick's Day Craft by Every Day is an Occasion

This was created the same way as I mentioned above, but I used Sixlets from Darice and a printable I created, which you can download here… Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 Happy St. Patrick's Day

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and checking out my projects!

I hope that you are able to use the free printable with some 110 lb white core!

Every Day is an Occasion

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And we have a layout from Jennifer Edwardson! See we are LUCKY!!! Here is a little bit about this layout from Jennifer….

I found this lucky clover placemat cut file at the Silhouette online store and thought it would super fun on a 12 x 12″ layout.

 
I started with one of my fave bases – Spotted Jillian Dot in white and then adhered this clover ‘placemat’ that I cut using spring green from the Graphic 45 Lights collection …..

 

I cut up a 4 x 6″ Bell Blvd. journalling card and added my photos to create a line across the middle of the layout ….

I added my journalling and some faux stitching around the edge of the placemat as well as onto the chip alphas for my title.
 
This is a simple layout but I love how it all came together with this great Core’dinations cardstock !!

Supplies:
  • Spotted Jillian Dot Cardstock – Snowflake
  • Signature Series Graphic 45 – Spring Green
  • Sand It Gadget
  • Dust Buddy
  • Misc: Bella Blvd. journaling card & chip alphas

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