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

 

DIY Football Party Supplies

January 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Are you looking for some fun handmade decorations to add to your football watching party?  How about a fun banner and treat holders, for popcorn or chips, made with your favorite Core’dinations products.  These are quick and easy and will add a bit of handmade to your event.

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Materials needed to make your own Football Party Supplies:

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Banner Instructions:

Step 1:  Create pennant template by cutting a triangle 5×7 inches.

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Step 2:  Trace template onto green Core’dinations Spotted paper.   I was able to get five pennants onto one 12×12 sheet.  For this banner you will need a total of seven pennants.

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Step 3:  After cutting out the pennants add strips of White paper from the Core’dinations Neutrals to create yard lines.  I cut my strips 1/4 inch wide and trimmed to fit.

football banner_coredinations_nancy keslin_stripesStep 4:  Use Die Cut machine or punches to create the circles and letters for each pennant from both the white Core’dinations Neutrals paper and orange Spotted paper.  The orange circles were cut to 2 1/4 inches, the white circles to 2 inches and the letters to 1 1/2 inches.

football banner_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutsStep 5:  Assemble pennants and sand lightly using the Sand-it Gadget.

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Step 6:  Add holes to each pennant and string together using the Darice Hemp Cord.  I also added a football that I cut using my die cut machine for added interest.

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Treat Holder Instructions:

Step 1:  Cut treat holder shape with electronic cutter or by hand using templates readily available on the internet (search for “popcorn box template”) using medium brown paper from the Core’dinations Neutrals pack.

popcornbox_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutsStep 2:  Sand using the Sand-it Gadget and remove excess paper dust with the Dust Buddy.  I love how the Dust Buddy removes all the paper fibers from both my project and work space.  The sanding gives the cardstock a nice weathered texture, similar to a football.

popcornbox_coredinations_nancy keslin_distressStep 3:  To create laces on your “football” treat holder, cut strips of white cardstock from the Core’dinations Neutrals 1/4 x 1 inch.  ( you will need six strips for each box)

popcornbox_coredinations_nancy keslin_lacesStep 4:  If you would like to add additional stripes to your “football” those are also cut at 1/4 inch and can be wrapped around the box and trimmed to fit.

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Additional project:  To create football picks for the cupcakes, or they would be fun in sandwiches, I simply cut additional footballs with my electronic cutter and attached them to toothpicks with a bit of glue.

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 ~Nancy

 

3D Paper Chess Set

January 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun project for a chess fan in your life.  I am super excited to show you this as this was one of my projects that was presented and featured in the Core’dinations booth at CHA!  I would have loved to have been there in person.  Maybe some day… :)

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and here is a closer look at the detail on some of the game pieces.

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3D Paper Chess Set Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces from the template found here in Black and White cardstock (I actually cut the pieces twice).  Also, I am only showing a few of the pieces to make it a little easier to view.

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Step 2. Double all the pieces which makes them that much more sturdy and will last the test of time.

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Step 3. Assemble the pieces by taking the 2 pieces that form the chess piece and fitting them through the slotted holes in the round base folding over the tabs.  Glue the tabs and finish with a solid circle on the bottom.

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Step 4. The base is also a storage box for the chess pieces.  It measures 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″.  You can use this template for the base and this template for the top if you wish and cut both out a piece of Neutral colored card stock.  To make the box stronger, you can add a layer of Chipboard under the base of the box and on the inside of the cover which I did.  Next, cover the top of the box in a 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ piece of White Cardstock and finish by covering the top with squares cut out of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection.  The squares each measure 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″.  You will need 32 of each color for the board.  Finally add any additional embellishments that you desire and then LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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

~Joann

 

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