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…
and here is a closer look at the detail on some of the game pieces.
3D Paper Chess Set Supplies:
- Core Essentials Neutrals Collection
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
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.
Step 2. Double all the pieces which makes them that much more sturdy and will last the test of time.
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.
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!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends!
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann with you today and with the Christmas season officially started I wanted to share with you a fun twist on the traditional Christmas Advent Calendar. This week we are working with Tombow Adhesives and nothing works better for paper crafting project then their Mono Liquid Adhesive! It dries quickly and man is it strong!
Here is a closer look at the detail on the tree topper:
And the base with all those drawers to hold some special treats:
Christmas Snow Globe Supplies:
- Core’dinations Spotted Cardstock
- Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Couture Glitter Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- 3d Christmas Countdown Tree Drawer Stacker By Snapdragon Snippets
- Bling From My Stash
- Tombow Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
To make this project follow these steps.
Step 1: Identify the parts and cut the quantities needed. You will need Base (1) and Reinforcing Base (1). Pole (1), Tree Wedges (6), Tree Topper Shapes (6) and finally Shelf shapes (6 of each of the 4 sizes).
Step 2: Fold each shelf shape inward on all perforations. Apply glue to the long side tab. Overlap straight edge of opposite side, align edge exactly at perforation fold and apply pressure until glue is secure. Repeat this step for all 24 shelf shapes. Organize six sets of shelf sizes 1-4. Note that each size shelf shape has the “level” number cut out from the side flange.
Step 3: Organize six sets of shelf sizes 1-4. Note that each size shelf shape has the “level” number cut out from the side flange.
Step 4: Arrange so that decorative front edge is on TOP. Apply glue to the UPPER surface of the largest (shelf 1). Align the next level shelf (2) exactly over shelf 1 and hold in place until glue is secure. Apply pressure to the entire areas to be glued by moving fingers around, front to back, sides, etc. “Perfect” alignment and precision adhesion at edges will help with the final product. Repeat until all four shelves in a set are attached in this way. Repeat until all six stacks are completed.
Step 5: Fold one tree wedge shape with inward folds up “spine”. Fold bottom tabs inward, too.
Apply glue to one side of the stack and position with back corner aligning with corresponding spine perforation. Once the first side is secure, open tree shape, apply glue to the second stack side, re-wrap tree and repeat alignment and securing process.
Fold the post on all perforations as inward (“mountain”) folds. Position the long tab edge under the opposite straight edge. Apply glue to the tab, overlap edge to perforation exactly, hold in place until glue is secure. It will help to insert a long dowel or equivalent inside to provide a “push-against” surface while the glue is curing. Move fingers along the top surface to ensure even adhesion and accurate gluing.
Step 6: Insert tab end of pole through hexagon hole from face side slotted base shape. Fold pole tabs outward. Slide so tabs are flush with backside surface. Apply glue to tabs and secure in place. Next apply glue to bottom of wedge with stack assembly. Position on base shape and slide tabs through base slots. Pull tabs through to backside completely. Apply adhesive to INSIDE surface of each tab, then fold toward center and hold until secure. Separate the tree spine area and the pole as much as possible to apply glue to spine. Realign and apply pressure until secure. It will help to insert the dowel or other tool into the pole so that pressure can be applied to help stack attach securely.
Step 7: Once the first stack is secured, repeat step 6 for the remaining 5 stacks.
Step 8: Identify the four sizes of drawer shapes (each has a different symbol punched into the back center tab). Fold each drawer shape on all perforations as inward folds. NOTE that this includes the tiny triangle tab at the center back. Apply glue to the folds to form the drawer holding each fold until it is secure. Repeat for all 24 drawers.
Step 9: Prepare the tree topper shapes by folding inward at center fold, folding narrow tabs outward. Also fold the bottom tabs back. Apply glue to all tabs. Position the topper shape in between tree sides near top of assembly. Push into place so that back tabs attach to the spine area. Push bottom tabs into place so that they attach to top of shelf shape. Adjust sides so that space between each flange of tree is about the same. To help tabs attach, it may be helpful to use the side of a thin credit card to push into the narrow spaces until glue is secure.
Step 10: Identify shapes for the “25” topper and gut them out of an assortment of glitter papers. I cut all the pieces 2 times so that the same color was on both sides. Attach all shapes together including the numbers. Once completed slide the stem into top of pole opening. Also cut drawer fronts out of your favorite Core paper to “Core Up” your project.
Step 11: Sand your drawer fronts before you attach them to the drawers.
Place something into each drawer, and enjoy the fun as your favorite little people enjoy the anticipation of Christmas with something to do, eat, or experience each day!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a wonderful day my crafty friends and we will have more Tombow projects for you this week.
Yep, you guessed it! We have some SNOW inspiration for you because I am sure a lot of us in the States have TONS and TONS of snow layouts. Even those of us who never get snow!
Kim Moreno has too amazing layouts for us today. Kim has a way with Core! She scors, tears, sands, embosses like no other!
Happy Tuesday! We had some website issues so we are redoing yesterday’s chalkboard post. Unfortunately, I deleted the information from my computer yesterday as well so we don’t have some of the supply lists for these projects. BUT the main thing you need to know is that creating Chalkboard projets is SO EASY with Black Magic Cardstock!
Not sure if you saw our Chalkboard Tips and Tricks post HERE. We did that in conjuction with one of our newsletters. If you don’t get our HCC emails SIGN UP HERE to get access to exclusive content like videos, downloadable project sheets and more!
First up we have Clare Buswell creating a Thanksgiving card for us. Clare combines some hand written details, stamping and chalks. Clare uses her The Cat’s Meow stamps for a lot of her projects and they are so amazing! This Autumn Borders looks so great stamped in the white embossing ink against the black. A neat break from traditional Thanksgiving and Fall cards.
And a close up of how cool the doodling, stamping and chalks look:
And now for some layouts. First up Kate Nolan-Denham working her chalkboard skills with a city scape. this really has a cool grungey feel to it. That is the great thing about distressing…anything goes!
Next up scor scor scor!!!!!!! Debbie Standard uses some random scored lines for her background and, of course, her signature hand made flowers from her Spellbinders dies.
Spellbinder’s Die -Rose Creations
Chalkboard is all the rage these days and did you know that Black Magic is perfect for it? For this layout, Designer Leica Forrest used a few diffferent kind of Black Magic with a blue and pink core. This layout was in our booth at CHA and everyone LOVED it. The texture is just amazing!
Tip 1.) Make it look like it’s really chalk by using the Outlining technique. New to outlining? All you do is take some removable adhesive and put your chipboard letters on your kraft mat and then sand over. You can check out the Technique Video HERE. Leica used this technqiue for the “Family” title.
Tip 2.) Sand punched pieces and layer them on your layout base it looks like it is chalk. See that scalloped piece above the Family tile? Leica punched first, sanded and then adhered it. It looks just like a colored piece of chalkboard! She used the same technique for the banner along the bottom of the photo.
Tip 3.) Use your white gel pen or marker on the Black Magic just as you would with any other cardstock. Highlight the title…add some journaling….doodle…add some Queen & Co. bling…whatever you want! Looks awesome, don’t you think?
Today we are sharing some fabulous designs from one of our Special Projects gals. Cari Locken is a leading designer in the industry that has been with Core for years now. She creates special projects for us and she uses Core in her day-to-day creations, too!
Today we have some layouts to share with you from her that have been featured in leading publications within the industry. She really has an eye for color and really knows how to use Core. From scoring to embossing….you’ll see it here today! Cari really knows how to use that Core Essentials as is or add that perfect pop of technique.
How cool is this masking? Core and ink go great together! And again…that scoring detail is just perfect.
And one more….
For this layout Cari took the BasicGrey Core Impressions and turned it on its side! Love that kind of detail!