Turkey Treat Holders

As the holidays approach, it’s fun to start planning and creating those special little things that make a hand-crafted celebration.  In my family, we usually have small favors for each of our guests.  I’m always hunting for ideas that are cute, but aren’t too expensive or too time consuming to make. Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a jump start with these adorable Turkey Treat Holders.  Won’t these look fabulous on the dinner table?

003Turkey Treat Holder Supplies:

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Step 1.  Die cut feathers.  With this die, I was easily able to cut 4 layers of paper at a time.

Step 2.   Add ribbon around the lip of the pot.

Step 3.  Glue the feathers.

Step 4.  Hand draw turkey body.  Cut out.

Step 5.  Punch a pear shape to create the turkey’s wattle.  Snip a triangle for the beak. Use buttons and brads to create the eyes.  Attach to flower pot.

Step 6.  Wrap treats in tulle.  Tie with burlap cord and place in flower pot.

001Hope this helps make your holidays even happier!

~Gini

 

Thankful Banner

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the warmth of an amazing meal and the gathering of my family each year. It’s just a wonderful time to enjoy each other and remember to give thanks for the blessings my family and I enjoy on a daily basis.

So I like to decorate for Thanksgiving as well. Bring on the visual reminders of gratitude, thankfulness, and even those reminders that some blessings come with a cost. So I wanted something to reflect those sentiments and help me remember to be openly thankful AND giving this season.

This Thankful Banner fits the bill. Since it hangs from a branch, you can hang it anywhere from your front door to the mantel–all you need is a hook, nail, or knob!

Thankful-banner-CoredinationsThankful Banner Supplies:

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Step 1: Start with a piece of muslin-covered cardboard approximately 15″ x 10″. Hot glue the fabric to the back side of the cardboard to get a nice smooth front.

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Step 2: Adhere two pieces of twill tape to the back of the cardboard.

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Step 3: Cut paper banner, “Thankful” greeting, and leaves from card stock using electronic cutter or craft knife. The greeting was cut from the back side of the card stock for a different color.

Step 4: Adhere greeting to paper banner, and adhere paper banner to your fabric banner at the top and centered.

Step 5: Create different leaf looks. Fold 1/3 of your leaves in half length wise to mimic a leaf stem, then distress. Take the other 2/3 of the leaves and use the back and front sides for different effects. You should now have a variety similar to this. You might want to add a few different colors of leaves.

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Step 6: Curl the leaves by rolling them between your fingers. The more you break down the fibers in the paper by rolling, the easier it is to get the shape you want.

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Step 7: Cut section of berry garland, and twist into a mini wreath shape. Adhere leaves to the wreath as desired.

Thankful Banner by Mabey She Made It for Core'dinationsStep 8: Adhere wreath to fabric banner.

Step 9: Insert the small branch through the twill tape loops, and hang.

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~Lisa

 

Fall Centerpiece

September 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects, Seasonal

Fall is my very favorite time of year. One of my favorite things to do is go see all the beautiful fall colors in the mountains. I thought it would be fun to bring the fall colors inside, so I put this fun Fall Centerpiece together. Today I’m going to teach you how to make it.

fall-centerpiece Supplies:

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Step 1: Using the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your leaves for the mini banner. Cut your letters using the 6 x 6 Kraft Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine.

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Step 2: Using the Sand It Gadget, distress the leaves.

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Step 3: Use the hole punch and punch a hole in the top of the leaves. Glue your letters to the leaves.

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Step 4: Loop your Jute Twine.

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Step 5: Slide the hole on the leaves over the loop of twine. Space leaves as needed.

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Step 6: Place foam core board in bottom of wood tray. Poke skewers into foam core board on both sides of tray.

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Step 7: Tie jute twine to skewers. Trim any extra twine with the scissors.

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Step 8: Paint the Unfinished Wood Tray and let it dry.

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Step 9: Using two sheets of 6×6 Kraft Cardstock, trim them down to the width of the tray. Place in tray, punch holes with skewers to line up with holes in the foam core board underneath.

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Step 10: Cut 3D leaves out of the Kraft-Core Core’dinations Cardstock. I did this using a digital die cutting machine also.

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Step 11: Use the Sand It Gadget to sand the leaves.

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Step 12: Slide leaves together and place in wood tray.

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Now your centerpiece is all finished!

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All you need to do now, is find the perfect place to put it.

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Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!

September 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

EEEEEK! I love Halloween so much I can’t stand it! So over the next few weeks we will be showcasing some Halloween projects for you. First up we have Ava Gavloski working her Core magic Halloween style ;)

AND Ava totally works the Core Cuts. She used one of the diecuts from the Core Cuts pack, folded it in half and made a card out of it! BRILLIANT!

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Tis the season of pumpkins and witches! This card was such a treat (no pun intended) to design. The Core’dinations Shazam Black Magic inner core, jumps from the Black magic collection. PERFECT for all you Halloween projects. 
 
Take a close look at how crisp the sanded scrolls of  orange vibrantly pop from the matted black texture of the core’dinations cardstock.

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Now add a card base from the bold core cuts collection and you have a striking card to share with family and friends during this Halloween season.
 

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How magical are the Imaginisce glam rocks on this blackboard feel presentation? Top off your cards with a bit of May Arts ribbon and you have the upscale look of fashion on your cards.

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Supplies: 

Core Cuts, Core’dinations Cardstock

Shazam, Black Magic Core’dinations Cardstock

Sand It Set

Unity Stamp Co.,

May Arts Ribbon

Imaginisce, Glam Rocks rhinestuds 002272 4mm

Imaginisce, I-rock heat setting tool

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Darice, Scrolls embossing folder

Clearsnap colorbox ink, blackbird

 

Tis the season upon us and what better way to celebrate and encourage the spirit of Halloween with some Halloween pictures which showcase Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic cardstock collection.  This layout came together so easy with the Nostalgic cardstock collection.

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The colors are so festive.  Sanding this kraft core give so much texture to the layout.

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I have made a second page to complement the layout with a large pocket with tag’s, so that additional photo’s can be included.

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I added a bit of coloured raffia and some Authentique pattern papers to bring out some color from the photo and all the elements showcase the happiness of the photo so well.

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Supplies:
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Core Impressions Core’dinations collection
Tillie Dot  and Tan pearl Pearls Core’dinations cardstock
Be(you)tiful Statements Die Cuts and Wonder Curiosity  Authentique pattern paper collection
Sand it Set
Xyron Adhesive
Raffia

Last Day with Lawn Fawn!

September 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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Just because this is out last “official” day with Lawn Fawn doesn’t mean that you won’t be seeing these stamps  here again!

First up make sure you head over to Lawn Fawn for inspiration ever day! Our team loves loves loves loves their stamps so much..make sure you head over to their site to do some shopping, too.  From cards to layouts, we have it for you! Please make sure you head over to the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration AND their Facebook page as well. There is a stamp set up for grabs!

And don’t forget…we have a prize up for grabs this week! Some Fancy Pants Core Impressions!

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How about a super fun layout from Designer Suzanna Lee???

This layout was all about technique for me. I hand cut my own solid stamp, matching the outer edge of the strawberry. I colored the stamp with my Gelatos, misted it then printed the image onto a Core’dinations tag. I repeated this several times. I then stamped over that image with the actual Lawn Fawn stamp from Summertime Charm using black ink. Then I used the coordinating die to cut a few strawberries out. I love the little ants crawling around for those juicy strawberries!

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Supplies:
Kraft Core
Core Essentials: Crabgrass
Core Amour
Asparagus Alpha – Core Impressions Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
David Tuttera Celebrate tag
Lawn Fawn Summertime Charm and Happy Summer stamps
Ink = Colorbox
Rollerstamp = Glitz
Embossing Folder = Sizzix
Punch = EK Success
Washi = Bella Blvd, Prima
Twine = The Twinery
Faber Castell Gelatos
Mask = The Crafter’s Workshop

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IAnd how about these Chalkboard cards from Design Team Member Vivian Lee! ?!??!!? Chalkboard is ALL the rage so make sure grab your Black Magic because it makes it so eassy! All you have to do is sand and you have that cool chalkboard look…add some Lawn Fawn stamps and voila! I mean, you can’t tell the difference between the stamping and the sanding!

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And some close-ups….

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Gorgeous stamping on the Black Magic….

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Ahhhhh….look at all that gorgeous sanding!

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SUPPLIES:

Core’dinations – Black Magic Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy

Lawn Fawn – Flutter By Stamp Set, Interlocking Backdrops Stamp Set

Clearsnap – Frost White Pigment Ink
Viva Decor – Pearl Pens
Fiskars – Small Flower Punch
Martha Stewart – Punch Around the Page

Kate’s Cards & More!

August 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Helmar Adhesives

Who’s up for some cute cards today?  Well we have some cute cards from Kate Nolan-Denham for you today that include some stamping and, of course, Core!

One of ourfavorite things to do on Core’dinations Cardstock is stamp!  Kate does that on this first card…love all the tiny accents on this card, too. And don’t forget to use the 6×6 packs for your cards!

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And here is a card where Kate stamped  on Glitter Silk!!!!
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Core’dinations Supplies:
Core’dinations Essentials – Darks, Neutrals & Brights
Glitter Silk 6×6
Tillie Dot Assorted Pack 6×6
Other Supplies:
Sizzix & Hero Arts Framelits
Ranger Archival Ink
Dymo
Helmar Adhesives
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How about a layout?

Kate was totally going for clean lines designed with neutral and earthy tones on this layout today to pull off a masculine feel. Such an easy thing to do with all the great Core’dinations Cardstock Colors!     The vertical title work really move your eye around as well.
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Kate layered and sewed the cardstock matted photos on a piece of Kraft-Core Shattered Collection. Then tore the bottom off of the Kraft-Core letting lots of the core show. Isn’t that such a simple, yet fantastic effect?  To add some texture to the CoreTags, I crinkled, sanded and dusted them.  I think added jounaling to one and date stamps to the other.
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Core’dinations Supplies:
Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
Core Essentials Cardstock – Darks
Core Essentials Cardstock -Neutrals
CoreTags – Darks Assorted Sandable
Sand It Set
Other Supplies:
Couture Creations Embossing Folder
American Crafts Alphas
Quick Quotes Chalking Ink
Helmare Adhesives

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