Mother’s Day Mini Album

April 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

Mother’s day will be here before we know it, and what better way to celebrate mom, than by giving her a Mother’s Day Mini Album filled family photos! Today I’m going to show you how simple this mini album is to make.

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Mother’s Day Mini Album Supplies:

  • Core Basics Patterned Papers
  • Darice Letter Stickerz
  • Chipboard
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Ink Pad
  • Corner Rounder
  • Brads
  • Dimension Squares
  • Adhesive/Glue Gun
  • Jump Rings
  • Variety of Matching Ribbon
  • Digital Die Cutting Machine – optional

supplies

Step 1. Trim your chipboard into the size you’d like. I cut 4 to 8 1/4″ x 5″.

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Step 2. Cut 2 of each patterned paper to be the same size as your chipboard. Adhere the paper to both sides of the chipboard.

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Step 3. Use a corner rounder to round the corners.

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Step 4. Ink the edges of your paper/chipboard. I used a dark gray ink.

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Step 5. For the cover, use the patterned papers from the other pages and cut out some flowers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this. You could also use a flower punch if you don’t have a die cutter.

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Step 6. Ink the edges of your flower pieces.

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Step 7. Assemble your flowers. Put a glue dot on the tab.

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Step 8. Attach the tab to the back of the flower. It creates a little cup like flower shape.

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Step 9. Curl your flower petals.

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Step 10. Add dimension squares to the back of the flower. This gives it a little bit of depth when put them together.

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Step 11. Attach the flower to the front.

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Step 12. Add a brad to the center of the flower.

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Step 13. Using hot glue, attach the flowers to the cover of the mini album.

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Step 14. Add your Glittery Stickerz letters to spell MOM.

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Step 15. Punch holes for your jump rings.

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Step 16. Put your jump rings through the holes.

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Step 17. Embellish with ribbon. Aren’t those glittery letters so fun?!

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Step 18. Add your pictures to the pages.

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picture-book

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While it may seem like a lot of steps to create this, it really is pretty quick to make. Your mom or mother-in-law will love having something that she can pull out quickly and see pictures of her family.

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 ~Amy

 

GORGEOUS Mother’s Day Cardstock Bouquet

May 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Ever wonder what you can create with our 6×6 and Cut & Emboss collection packs?
KEEP READING!
Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson created this gorgeous handmade flower basket for her mother for Mother’s Day.
Here is a little bit about this project from Jennifer:
Mom’s always love to get a handmade gift for Mother’s Day so why not a bouquet of ‘flowers’ ….. Core’dinations Color Core Cardstock flowers to be exact :)
First, I adhered brown Shattered Cardstock to the outside of my ‘flower box’  and then added the ribbon around the outside top edge of the box and added a bow.  I stamped my sentiment on a white Core Tag and then ran it through my die cutting maching using a flourish embossing folder and then used a blue Core Bookmark and did the same thing but with a different pattern.  To make them work well together I cut the bottom off of the blue one and rounded the corners. I added a couple of punched leaves just under a twine tied button before adhereing this to the center of my bow .
Using some of my fave Core cardstock textures and colors I set to work punching all shapes and sizes of flowers before running them through my die cut machine with several different embossing folders !!  I sanded and adhered them all together keeping some flat and adding 3D foam to several as well.  I tied twine into some fun buttons and adhered them to the center of the flowers ….. I even got a few butterflies into the mix and added some adhesive backed pearls too.
I adhered each flower to a thin wooden kabob stick.  Once my ‘bouquet’ was complete, I added a styrofoam ball to the bottom inside and covered it with white crinkle cut paper.  Then I was able to gently push my flower ‘stems’ into the styrofoam and have them stand where I wanted them.
And another shot of all that embossing”
I love how this came together and now my mom can enjoy this pretty ‘bouquet’ all year long without ever having to think about watering it!
Supplies: Glitter Silk 6×6, Vintage Collection 6×6, Spotted Jillian Dot 6×6, Spotted Tillie Dot 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection 6×6, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection 4.25 x 5.5, The Whitewash Collection 4.25 x 5.5, Gemstones Pearlescent Finish 4.25 x 5.5, Core Bookmarks, Core Tags

Tools: Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy, Embossing Folders

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