Some Bunny Loves You!

April 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Xyron

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Hello! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion  here to share a kid’s craft with you today! We are going to make bunny hats! Get excited! They are super simple! When I was a first grade teacher, my students LOVED making hats for any occasion. So, now that I have my own kids I had to make the hats with them, especially now that my daughter is BIG into dress-up clothes.

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I know they have those $1 bunny ears out there made of fabric, but these are really fun to make to help keep your kids busy on those freezing snow days we’ve had! My daughter had a blast making these and especially wearing them! Now, I know you may be thinking, “She’s two. How did she make those?” Well, she was mostly the assistant. In my humble opinion, I believe that getting kids helping at a young age helps them feel confident with Arts and Crafts.

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How to make Paper Bunny Hats and Noses:

Materials:

4 pieces of 8 1/2 x11 White Core 110lbs

1 piece Pink from Core Essentials Pastels

Swiss Dots Embossing Folder or any dotted embossing folder

Cuttlebug or your choice of embossing machine

Ear Template- hand draw or use the one below

Xyron Double sided tape

Steps:

1. Draw a bunny ear on the 8 1/2 x 11 piece of White Core. Cut out and use as your template for the White Core. This does not have to be perfect, it’s just for fun! Trace onto two pieces of the White Core and cut out.

2. Draw a similar shape but smaller on the white paper. Cut out and use as your template. These do not have to be perfect. It’s just for fun! Then trace onto the Pink Core and cut out.

3. Take one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 White Core and fold in half, hot dog style, then fold again so you have 4 pieces. Cut these out. Tape together measuring your child’s head. This will be the head band.

4. Put Pink Core into Swiss Dots Embossing folder and then sand the dots.

5. Tape the Pink Core onto the inside of the bunny ears.

6. Tape the bottom of the bunny ears to the headband. *Quick Tip* If you roll the bunny ears up and let it go. It will help make the ears come forward for a cute look.

7. Use scotch tape to put the bunny nose on your child’s nose.

8. Enjoy!

Here are the templates I used below in case you want to use them. Just right click on the image and save to your computer and then print.

Core Bunny Ears Printable

North Pole Breakfast with Core’dinations

December 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We have a SUPER cute idea for you today from Designer Jill Lebbin!

Do any of you have an elf at your home sent from Santa at the North Pole? We do!! My son named our elf, Mr. Elf. He is watching my kids to see if they are to be added to the naughty or nice list this year. He is a very funny elf! He moves around our house and has a new joke with him every day!! When he arrived at our house he brought a North Pole breakfast with him!!

North Pole breakfast and Core’dinations Cardstock

North Pole Breakfast 2013On the table you will notice a Christmas Cracker filled with candy!!!

Christmas Candy PopperLuckily Santa sent directions on how he made this Christmas Cracker.

Materials: Jillian Spotted Core, This Silhouette Cut (if you don’t have a Silhouette you can use this free template)http://www.minieco.co.uk/crackers/

Santa also left a card for the kids….

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Materials: Tim Holtz Shattered Core, White Core, Jillian Spotted Core, Darice Foamie Sticker, this silhouette cut (http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=51969). If you don’t have a Silhouette, here is a great tutorial on how to make that tree http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/foldedchristmastree

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Hello! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion (http://everydayisanoccasion.com/) here again to share a cute gift to give! Coming from the snowy Midwest, my kids ADORE hot chocolate and so do their friends! Who doesn’t really? The card I’m going to share with you today has a place for the hot chocolate, cadbury chocolate, and peppermint sticks inside.

Holiday Card with a little Gift Inside

Hot chocolate gift

Hot chocolate gift using core'dinations paper

Materials:

Spotted Core (http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/products/spotted/spotted-12×12/) color is mantis or lime green

White Core’dinations Cardstock (http://www.joann.com/core-dinations-value-pack-cardstock-12inx12in-20-pkg-great-white-smooth/1252253.html

Xyron Mega Runner Adhesive

Marvvy Snowflake punch

Hemptique Twine

Red Glitter Ornament from $1 section at Michaels

Skinny bags (http://shop.anniespaperboutique.com/25-Skinny-Candy-Bags-1×8-Clear-Bags-PAC-5050.htm_

Hot chocolate

Peppermint sticks

Cadbury chocolate

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Cut- outside card sized at 9.125 in x 5.705 inside card at 8.700 x 5.285

* I used my Silhouette Cameo to create this card, but if you don’t have one, you can follow this tutorial with free template!!! (http://sarahsinkspot.com/blog/lip-balm-holder-card)

Childrens Thankful Journal

November 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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Hi! Jill from Every Day is an Occasion back to share another Kids Core project with you! Today it’s all about being grateful! This Grateful Journal can be used a couple of ways. The first way, which is how I’m going to be using it, is a mini album. Since November 1, I have been taking pictures of things I’m grateful for and posting them on Instagram. I am going to print the photos and then put them in this mini album. The second way could be used on Thanksgiving and to have everyone draw pictures or write on the page what they are Thankful for. Then at the Thanksgiving Table the journal can be read and you have a keepsake to look back on when your kids are older. Now these are just two ideas I came up with. I’m sure you have a great idea if these don’t work for you!

Grateful Journal

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One thing is for sure, I love Core’dinations white core paper! The 12×12 and 110lb 8 1/2 x 11 packs are such an AMAZING quality of paper! I made this entire journal out of scratch and it’s thanks to the white core! It is so super sturdy that I felt comfortable using it as all the album pages. To create the cover I actually used a cereal box and cut it to 6 1/2 x 6 1/2. I then used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the Vintage Core’dinations cardstock to the cardboard. To create the album pages, I just cut 15 white sheets down to 6 1/2 x 6 1/2. Then I used my cinch machine to bind all the pages together.

IMG_6239 bFor the cover, I used Core tags along with some vintage sequins I was handed down from my Great Grandmother. I also used some Amethyst Colorshine. I attached some Hemptique Twine to my tag. I have to say though, my favorite thing is to print onto core. I used Shanna Noel’s thankful prints and printed them onto my 8 1/2 x11 white core. Then I used my Epiphany Crafts Round 25 tool to punch them out and I put an acrylic sticker (they go with the round 25 tool) on top.

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This is all great and grand you may be saying to yourself…but what you really want to know is how is this a kids craft? Well, let me tell youwhat we did… I talked to my kids (2 & 4) about being grateful or thankful. We have read many Thanksgiving books together and discussed what it means. Then I had my kids draw pictures about what they are thankful for. My 4 year old son (on the left) said he is thankful for “ALL the leaves”. I said, “Oh you’re thankful for leaves?” He said, “No, Mom… ALL the leaves” CUTE! My two year old daughter (on the right) said she is thankful for Daddy and she said Daddy has colorful hair. LOL! I am going to add these to my Instagram pictures. Once I have them printed I will have my kids help me create the layouts with photos of them and their drawings.

Have a great day! Smiles, Jill

You can Follow Jill on Instagram here and Core’dinations here!

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