Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Gift

The smell of gingerbread always conjures up great Christmas memories.  When I found this simple recipe for a Gingerbread Sugar Scrub, and knew it would make a great present to have on hand for the season.  And with winter comes dry skin – so this not only smells great, it made my hands feel so smooth after using it.

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Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Gift Supplies:

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Step 1.  Stamp image with watermark ink onto Kraft cardstock. Heat emboss with white powder. Color highlights with pencils. Fussy Cut.

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Step 2.  Die cut a scalloped circle to fit over lid of jar.

Step 3.  Use the inner part of the lid to trace around and mark on the back side of the scalloped circle.

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Step 4.  Cut between each scallop, stopping at the drawn circle.

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Step 5.  Put a bead of glue around the outer lid.

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Step 6.  Center over the drawn circle and allow to dry.  Fold each scallop down.

005Step 7.  Cut nesting circles to make label for the top.  Use watermark pen to write “Gingerbread Sugar Scrub” and heat emboss with gold powder.

Step 8.  Attach to the top using Mono Adhesive.

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Step 9.  Tie gingerbread house onto jar with ribbons.

Step 10.  Fill with homemade sugar scrub.

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe

Mix the ingredients:

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

Slowly add 1/4 cup of Coconut Oil, and 1/4 cup Jojoba Oil.

To Use:  Apply scrub to wet skin, and massage with a circular motion – concentrating on dry areas.  Rinse with warm water.

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Whether you keep this for yourself or gift it to a friend, enjoy the scents of the season!

~Gini

 

Cards and Tags Using Petaloo, Core’dinations & Xyron

We hope you had a fun week with Core’dinations, Petaloo and Xyron! Today is the announcement of our WINNER of the Chalk Core Prize pack! 
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 Email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with “Chalk Core Winner” in the subject line. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping and handling. 

Adore Card by Shaunte Wadley

I have to admit- I have a hard time using my Petaloo Flower Stash- not because they are hard to use, they are in fact, the easiest! It seems like every project I have added them to has gone from “pretty” to “breathtaking.” They are so detailed, they make your projects look time intensive when in actuality, all you have to do is adhere them. I have a hard time using them- because I am afraid I will run out of them. There. I said it. I am a craft supply hoarder!

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Step 1: Cut the “Adore” frame shape using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the frame from Core’dinations Cardmaker Series Pearls in “Tan.” This cardstock is thick and has a beautiful pearlized sheen. It cuts really nicely in electronic cutting machines, even with shapes as intricate as this one. The base of the card was cut with a Lifestyle Crafts die using Core’dinations Basics in Smooth Kraft.

Step 2: The center of the card is some Core’dinations Basics Vellum, circle cut and embossed with a swiss dot embossing folder. Here is a tip I have learned when embossing vellum. Vellum is tricky, it is hard to get the pressure correct when working with embossing and die cut machines. I have had 100 percent success by using a simple kitchen rolling pin! Insert the vellum inside the embossing folder of your choice. Make sure you are working on a flat surface. Roll the rolling pin over the embossing folder, using steady pressure. Gently open part of the folder and check on the vellum, if it is not quite even, or deep enough, roll it again.Adhere the vellum to the center of the card- using adhesive only on the edges so it will not show through.

Step 3: Then, I ran my cut frame shape through my Xyron 5″ Create A Sticker Max. I prefer to use an adhesive machine for intricate shapes like this one. Otherwise it is a very tedious job to try and apply adhesive onto all of the tiny parts of the shape.

Step 4: This card uses flowers from the Petaloo Darjeeling line- specifically the “Tea-stained Blue.” I used three of the lighter shade of flower, and four of the leaves. These flowers and leaved are thick. I found it easiest to use a little piece of Xyron Double Sided Adhesive Tape to adhere them into place.

Here is a close-up of the card:

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Many Thanks Tag by Tami Mayberry

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Many Thanks Tag Supplies:

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Step 1: Emboss tag using embossing folder; sand lightly with Sand It Gadget. Trim off top edge just below eyelet.

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Step 2: Apply adhesive to back of trimmed tag using 3-inch Sticker Maker.

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Step 3: Attach to rust colored tag.

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Step 4: Die-cut Tattered Flower shapes from two coordinating colors of Kraft-Core cardstock.

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Step 5: Sand and ink edges of flowers as desired; layer together and attach to tag as shown. Attach orange flower.

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Step 6: Stamp sentiment banner onto back side of a scrap of kraft core cardstock; cut out.

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Step 7: Attach banner to tag. Embellish bottom edge of tag with rick-rack trim. Tie a large loopy bow from string; attach under edge of flower as shown.

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Valentine’s Inspiration Day FIVE!

February 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

We have some more super cute projects for you today to get you motivated for next week. You better get on it…Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it!

AND the cool thing about these Valentines from Designer Lydia Jackson isn’t they aren’t PINK…just a great change of pace from all the pinks and reds you see around this time of year.  Lydia used loads of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core for these as well.

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