Snowed in? Need a last minute Valentine’s Day project

February 15, 2014 by  
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So we have been snowed in for the last few days and our kids parties won’t be happening until Monday so this is GREAT for a last minute Valentine this weekend!

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Hi there! Jill from http://everydayisanoccasion.com here to share a fun Valentine project you can do with your kids. If your kids like to paint like mine do then this project will be right up their alley!

Kids Core Valentines

DIY Valentine's by Every Day is an Occasion

This project occupied my kids for quite some time and it is a project you don’t have to hover over them. They can do it themselves. My children are 4 and 2 and so I love finding projects like this!

Jill Kids Core 110lb white core

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DIY Kids Valentines

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DIY Valentines

How to Make Core’dinations Valentines

Jill Valentine Instructions Collage

Materials: 110 lb White Core’dinations Cardstock, Toilet paper tube, and paint

Step 1. Fold Toilet paper tube to look like a heart and dip into paint

Step 2. Allow paint to dry and then cut up and embellish. We used some Darice Heart stickers in the dollar bin at Target.

Step 3. Pass them out and enjoy

Childrens Thankful Journal

November 28, 2013 by  
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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!

Tuesday Tip: Paper Lanterns

January 29, 2013 by  
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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.

Fun, huh?

Kids Crafts and Core!

August 21, 2012 by  
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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 blog post.
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!

Happy Canada Day!

June 26, 2012 by  
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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.
Trust us!!!
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!

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.

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