with Char Dobson!
Today Char is creating with us and she created these awesome paper lanterns. The great thing about Core is that you can create them in EVERY color possible! For our list of Core Essentials that we carry please check them out here. In SIX easy steps you can have some very own paper lanterns of your own. If you look underneath the title there is a download button so you can save to your own computer.
AND if you want to make them for yourself then check out the instructions HERE. You can find “how to’s” on almost everything out there today including these fabulous paper lanterns. They would be great for Valentine’s Day or even a Super Bowl party. Whatever the festivities are, these paper lanterns fit the bill for fabulous and fun! And nothing screams a party like Core
Here are some the shots Char took of them hanging in her home:
Char mixed and matched some Core Impressions and Spotted. Just Sand and Viola! You have a great look.
Remember when we made seed paper back in the spring ? Design Team Member Char Dobson has another take on that project!!!
We are going to make a handmade paper bowl – a perfect place for keeping coins, trinkets or treasures.
Follow steps #1 through #5 for making paper on THIS
We are now going to add three easy steps.
Step #1: After straining water from the paper pulp, press and form it around the strainer to make a bowl shape.
Find a safe, well-ventilated area to let the contents completely dry.
This may take several days.
Here is what ours looks like after two days of drying time.
Step #2: Trim bowl edges if necessary.
Prepare your work area – we just use and old plastic placemat.
Cover the entire bowl with Modge Podge, first one side and then the other.
Let dry overnight.
Step #3: Your finished project!
Such a great way to use those scraps of cardstock!
I know that Canada Day isn’t for a few days but we wanted to share a project with you to create just in time for that special day!
Design Team Member Char Dobson created this gorgeous project for you today with her daughter for our series Kids Krafts & Core.
Project: Canada Day Mini-Album
Techniques: sanding, paper tearing, stamping
Other supplies: Paper lunch bags, Crop-a-Dile, Jute, Cricut Go Canada cartridge, Quickutz Canadian Collection die set, Sakura black journaling pen, Ranger Distress Ink in black, Pink by Design Canada stamp set, Images printed from the internet
Notes: We really wanted to do a project showcasing what we love about Canada; and thins that make us proud to be Canadian. My daughter chose the theme and design for each page on her own. So not only are you experiencing her artwork through this mini-album, but her own true feelings about being a Canadian as well. I mostly just ran the Cricut and helped to glue down some of those fussy phrases!
Don’t be afraid to use found objects in your house. Char actually used a wooden maple leaf that had in her house. They traced it using a stylus!
Making a mini album about your country is a great way for children to learn first hand about their country.
Kids LOVE sanding with their Sand It Gadgets!!! The Spotted collection is a perfect line because kids can see the dots right away. Don’t forget about our spotted in 6×6
…perfect for mini albums!
Paper tearing is a super simple way for kids to really explore texture AND it’s FUN!
Have your kids journal directly on the Core Cardstock like Char’s daughter did here!
And a cute stamped image on the back!
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!
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