Butterfly Luminary

February 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann here with you today.  This month we are featuring projects made with the fabulous Core Vellum and Core Vellum Quotes, and today I decided to combine both for you for this particular project. This was my first time using Core Vellum and I must tell you it’s a pleasure to work with.  In the past  when I’ve used regular vellum I have not had a lot of success with heat embossing… Not the case with Core.  Your heat embossing works like a charm.  I will never use any other vellum again now…

luminary-butterflyButterfly Luminary Supplies:

  • Coredinations Vellum Baby Pink – GX-2300-98
  • Coredinations Vellum Gold Metallic – GX-2300-94
  • Coredinations Vellum – GX-1810-10
  • Coredinations Core Essentials Pastels Cardstock
  • Coredinations Inspirational Vellum Quotes
  • Core Basics 80 lb White Cardstock
  • Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
  • Darice Nesting Rectangles Embossing Essentials Die
  • Spellbinders Butterfly Magic Die
  • Spellbinders Dainty Dots Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders Les Papillions Two Die
  • Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms PreCut Set – HCPC 3608
  • Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms Die – HCD 748
  • Versamark
  • Party Pink Embossing Powder
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Silhouette Cameo

Joann-Larkin-Butterfly-Luminaire-Supplies-e1422217397729To make this project, follow these steps.

Step 1. Start by cutting a piece of White cardstock 11″ x 6 1/4″ and using the Spellbinders Butterfly Magic Die cut out your pattern.  For the best possible box use the Core Basics 80 lb or 110 lb. card stock!  Next, taking a piece of Coredinations Vellum Baby Pink in the same size, emboss it using the Spellbinders Dainty Dots Embossing Folder.  Once the vellum is embossed, attach the vellum to the White cardstock and then roll into a circle.  Note:  try to curve your cardstock prior to attaching it in a circle.  This will allow the project to hold the shape better.

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Step 2. Using the Darice Nesting Rectangles Embossing Essentials Die, cut out the Vellum quote and the paper using the next larger size.  The flowers are stamped using Versamark and Party Pink Embossing Powder and heat embossed prior to die cutting them out.

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Step 3. Finally, layer on your pieces and decorate the box as desired.

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Here is pic of what the Luminary looks like with the flameless candle turned on.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!

~Joann

 

Valentine Hinged Heart Box

February 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party, Seasonal

Hi everyone!  It’s Joann back with you today with a fun twist on a valentines box perfect for that special someone.  This project uses your Core Essentials cardstock and some of the new patterned papers.

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Here is a closer look at the detail of this lovely box.

Joann-Larkin-Hinged-Heart-Box1-e1422878625725Hinged Heart Box Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Start by 3 scalloped hearts out of White cardstock.  For best results, I would suggest using the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock.  The larger hearts are 6 1/2″ x 7″ while the smaller one is 5″ x 4 1/2″ in size.

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Step 2. Cut 3 solid hearts out using the Core Essentials Pastels Collection. The hearts measure 6″ x 5 1/2″.

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Step 3. Using the same cardstock you use for the solid hearts, cut two 12″ x 2 1/2″ strips and score on the 1/2″ mark on the long edge.  If you want your box deeper, simply make these pieces taller.  Now, in order for these strips to take the form of the hearts you will need to make a series of relief cuts to allow them to bend.  Once your relief cuts are done, emboss and sand your cardstock.   Don’t forget to use your Dust Buddy to cleanup!

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Step 4. Attach 1 strip to one of the solid hearts and the other solid heart.  Make sure that you attach the strips to the opposite sides of the heart so that when you attach them together they will form the box.

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Step 5. For one the pieces, cut the excess from the strip off and for the other piece only cut off the 1/2″ score.  You will use the extra paper to attach the 2 hearts together.

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Step 6. Flip over the top heart and attach the strip of paper so that the box will open and close.  For a clean look, attach the paper on the inside of the box.  Once the glue has dried, attach the last solid heart on the top for added strength.

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Step 7. Finally, layer on your remaining hearts and decorate.

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!

~Joann

 

Love Notes Mailbox

Are you looking for a way to share a special Valentine card or gift?  How about this mini mailbox made with some favorite Core’dinations products?

mailbox_coredinations_nancy-keslin_finalLove Notes Mailbox Supplies:

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Step 1:  Cut mailbox shape from Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions Valentine’s paper.  I used an electronic cutter, but you can find templates on the internet if you would like to handcut. (search 3D mailbox template).

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Step 2:  Use Sand it Gadget to expose the words in the Seasonal Impressions paper.

mailbox_coredinations_nancy keslin_sandStep 3:  Cut Polka Dot Pops and Pink Small dot paper to size, leaving a small border on each.

mailbox_coredinations_nancy keslin_paper layersStep 4:  Assemble box and embellish with Rhinestones, ribbons, and flowers.

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This is an easy project that can make a big impact for that someone special this Valentine’s Day.

 ~Nancy

 

Game Day Utensil Holder

Hi there Core Fans, It’s Joann with you today! With the Superbowl fast approaching, I wanted to make a holder for all the utensils that you will need for the game day food! As a bonus, it doubles as a table decoration!  You could even make it in your favorite teams colors if you like.

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Here is a closer look at some of the detail in this fun utensil holder:

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Game Day Utensil Holder Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1. Start by cutting out the pieces for your utensil holder as per the instructions.  The creator of the cut file has a good tutorial here with very nice step by step directions.

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Step 2. Cover all the sides of the Utensil Holder with Core Kraft Black Dot Paper.

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Step 3. Cut the pieces of the football out of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection.

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Step 4. Don’t forget to sand and cleanup using your Sand It Gadget and Dust Budy.

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Step 5. Assemble the pieces as shown and allow your glue to dry.  Finally, layer on your other pieces and decorate the box as desired..

Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!

~Joann

 

Valentine’s Day Table Centerpiece

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share another project for all the Core fans out there! With the Valentines plans fully in gear, have you thought about decorating the table for a romantic dinner? Well, if you are thinking about it, I have a fun idea for that special table…

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Valentines Tea Light Table Decoration Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire.  You can find a full tutorial here for the assembly.

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Step 2. Line the heart shapes with Vellum to allow some of the light to show through.  I used Gold Vellum but any color would work.

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Step 3. Cover the Vellum with your Core paper.  Don’t forget to sand and clean up using your Dust Buddy before you assemble.

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Step 4. Glue the 4 base pieces together so they look like this.

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Step 5. Attach your remaining pieces, turn down the lights and set the mood for a romantic night!

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Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!

~Joann

 

Football Helmet Centerpiece

Mary Pat here with you today and I love making centerpieces for my table using fun designs along with my Core’dinations Cardstock.  I live in a house filled with guys and it seems like football is ALWAYS on the television.  I love having friends and family over to watch the games.  For each game I like to make little treat helmets that hold little candies.  I put these on for centerpiece of the food table.

I made my helmet for the Cincinnati Bengals!

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Football Helmet Centerpiece Supplies:

1.  To make this helmet you will need the following supplies:  Core’dinations Basics Cardstock and Core Essentials in your team colors.

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2.  Arrange the paper on the cutting mat.

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3.  The cut out die pieces

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4.  I like to add a bit of distressing to my projects.  Sand the pieces using the Sand it Gadget.

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5.  Glue the pieces together using a strong adhesive.  I used the Tombow liquid glue.

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Now you can fill the helmet with your favorite treats! Enjoy!

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  See you soon.

~Mary Pat

 

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