Sunflower Box

November 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Decor, Fall Projects, Gifts & Party

Hi there Core Fans!

It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season for all of my American friends.  Being from Canada, we have already celebrated Thanksgiving but every year I remember something a friend on mine that lives in the United States told me…  “We let our Turkeys get a bit larger here”.  It makes me laugh every time.

As I was thinking about setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner it dawned on me that it would be nice to have some sort of treat at each table setting so the idea of a Fall themed gift box was perfect.   The sunflower box was made using the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection and I just love the look of this paper.  I decided not to emboss or sand this paper because I wanted a more elegant vintage feel to the box.  The top is covered with an embossed layer of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection and several more layers to make up the pretty sunflower, all of the layers were however lightly sanded.  The center was finished with a pretty vintage metal embellishment.

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Sunflower Box Supplies:

To make this box follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut all of the pieces from the cardstock of our choice.

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Step 2. Assemble the box, emboss the Green Star and using your flower tool gently shape the petals on the lightly sanded Orange and Yellow pieces.  Attach the layers for the sunflower and glue to the top of your star box.

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Here is a photo of the box open giving you a lovely place for a little something sweet!

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

~Joann

 

3D Pilgrim Hat Box

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am really excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season!  I loved this design so much that all I wanted to do was emboss and lightly sand the fantastic Core Cardstock for a bit of a Vintage look and feel.  After you lightly sand your paper don’t forget to use your Dust Buddy to clean away the dust!

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To make this hat follow these steps.  To make things clearer I am showing the steps before the embossing was done.  Please emboss and sand your paper first.

Step 1. Cut the lid, base and brim out of black cardstock. The belt around the lower part of the hat from gray cardstock and the buckle from yellow cardstock.

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Step 2. Score all lines so they fold into the the back of the paper and fold the hat into position so you can see where to glue.

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Step 3. Apply a liquid adhesive to all the tabs.

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Step 4. Carefully worked your way around the hexagon attaching the sides of the lid.

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Step 5. Build the inside piece of the box the same way and place the base inside the lid to help it keep it’s form.   Apply adhesive to the tabs and carefully center it on the brim.

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

~Joann

 

Decorative Tag Storage Box

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today.  Do you love making tags as much as I do?  One of my biggest problems is that whenever I want to make a tag I can’t seem to locate where I put them last in my craft room so I decided to make a fun little box to store my tags.

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To make the tag storage box, follow these easy steps:

Step 1. Cut a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Cardstock 9 3/4″ x 9″ and place on your Scor board with the 9″ side at the top of your board.  Scor on the 3″ and 6″ marks and then rotate the Cardstock so the 9 3/4″ side is on the top.  Scor on the 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 6 1/4″ and 9 1/4″ marks from top to bottom.  Scor at the 3/4″ and 9″ marks for only the top and bottom sections.  This will allow the box to fold closed easily.

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Step 2. Cut on the scor lines as shown.  The extra portions on the 4 corners have been removed and there is now a cut on the 3″ and 6″ lines from Left to Right up to the middle piece which will be the bottom of the box.

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Step 3. Using your Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy, sand and remove the dust for that perfect Vintage look!

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Step 4. Finally, cut, emboss and sand centers for your tags and assemble the box and then attach a tag to the front of the box so you know exactly what the box is for!

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Joann-Larkin-Gift-Tag-Box-Closeup-e1412623870508Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a Great Day!

~Joann

 

Friends Owlways Faux Wood Crate

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall box that can hold sweet treats or any small thoughtful gift!

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 Friends Owlways Faux Wood Crate Supplies:

Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the pieces for the 3D Wooden Crate from Core’dinations Tillie Dot Cardstock and Core’dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection Cardstock.  These are the pieces that make up the box.

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Step 2. Emboss the top layer pieces using the Darice Wood Grain embossing folder.  I used Core’dinations Tillie Dot cardstock for the main part of the box.

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Step 3. After embossing, sand the raised areas.  It really brings out the texture!

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Step 4. Glue and assemble the pieces.

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Step 6. Heat emboss the tag with a stamped sentiment.

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Step 7. Here’s a side view of that gorgeous paper!  Don’t you love the way it embosses and looks after the Tille Dot is sanded?

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Happy fall y’all!

~Joy

 

DIY Acorn Card & Box

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall acorn box and card with you today.  What a fun way to say hello, thank you or happy fall to that special friend, co-worker or teacher!

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Acorn Card and Box Supplies:

Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the pieces for the 3D acorn box and card from Core’dinations Neutrals cardstock and Core Basics white.  These are the pieces that make up the box.

3D Acorn and Acorn Card by Joy from JoyslLife.com

Step 2. Emboss the top of the acorn, the stem and the tan square piece that goes on the card using the Darice basket weave background embossing folder.  The leaf is embossed with the Darice crackle embossing folder.  After embossing, the sanding really brings out the texture.  So cool!

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This card is just three simple pieces!  YAY to that!

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Step 3. Cut a piece of white cardstock for the inside of the card and stamp it with a stamp from the Joy’s Life It’s All Fall Puns stamp set.  I thought this sentiment I created was perfect for this card!

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This is also perfect for any of your friends or family who are “nuts”.  LOL!

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The embossing and sanding of the Core’dinations cardstock really makes this simple card pop without overwhelming it.

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Happy fall y’all!  ~ Joy

Framed Halloween Decor

September 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Fall Projects

Today I am excited to show you how to make this fun 31 Framed Halloween Decor. Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for, and this is the perfect addition to any shelf or mantle.

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Framed Halloween Decor Supplies: 

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Step 1. Measure your frame opening, and cut a piece of Chalk Core Core’dinations Cardstock in white to fit.

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Step 2.  Lay your piece of Chalk Core Cardstock into your embossing folder. Make sure to pay attention to where the dots line up, so they are straight.

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Step 3.  Run through an embossing machine.

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Step 4. Using the Sand It Gadget, sand the top of the embossed dots to reveal the white underneath.

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Step 5. Cut out (I used an electronic die cutting machine) a bat, and adhere it using dimensional foam squares. I put it in the frame for this part, to make sure the frame wouldn’t smash the bat.

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Step 6.  Using the Orange and Green Spotted 12 x 12 Core’dinations Cardstock, cut out your numbers. I used a digital die cutting machine for this also. Once the numbers are cut, sand the tops of the “spots” to show some of the white underneath. Add dimensional foam squares to the back, and tie some purple string around the numbers, and trim with scissors. On the upper left of the number 3, I just used a regular glue dot, so it didn’t add extra dimension, since the bat already had dimension squares under it.

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Step 7.  Adhere your numbers to the black cardstock.

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Step 8.  Put it in your frame, and display. (To make the paper tight in the frame, I put the glass behind it before putting the frame backing on.)

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Now you have a fun little display item to put on your shelf, desk, mantle, or you could even hang it on the wall.

~Amy

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