Spooky Halloween Lantern

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a spooky Halloween paper lantern with you today.  This will add a creepy, but cool, element to your haunted decor!

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Spooky Halloween Lantern Supplies:

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Step 1. Cut the lantern pieces using Core’dinations Bright Color cardstock along with solid black, vellum and black spotted Tillie Dot using your favorite electronic die cut machine.

Step 2. Emboss and sand all of the orange pieces and the black Spotted Tillie Dot spider using the Core’dinations Sand It Gadget.

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Step 3. After embossing and sanding the pieces, I ran them through the Xyron 9″ Creative Station and the Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker.  Those machines helped me quickly add adhesive to the panel pieces.

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Step 4. I used a liquid adhesive to help me adhere the vellum to the inside of the lantern.  By the way, that vellum cut without a problem in my Silhouette Cameo.  YAY!Haunted Lantern by Joy of JoysLife.com

Step 5.  Assemble the lantern and spider. Add two Darice Self Stick Gems to create eyes for the spider.  Spooky!

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Step 6.  Add a Darice Halloween LED Tea Light to your lantern.  I got black tea lights.  They look cool!

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Turn on your tea light and you’re ready to be spooky!

Back to School 3D Pencil and Card

Hi everyone!  I’m Joy and today I’m super happy to be sharing this project with you using Core’dinations great products!

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Supplies:

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Step 1: Cut the pencil 3D and card shapes using Core’dinations Neutrals and Bright Color cardstock along with solid black and white.  They cut so well!  A little side note: At first I cut the pencil card background in white but later I went back and cut it out in grey to match the band near the eraser of the 3D pencil.  I thought that just looked better color-wise to match both project pieces.

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Step 2: Emboss the pencil pieces as desired.  Here, I’m using the wood grain background folder.

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Step 3:  Sand the pieces using the Core’dinations Sand It Gadget.  That revealed a lighter color yellow on these pieces.  That’s so cool!

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Step 4: Adhere the pieces.  I used my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the backs of these pieces.  Then I added them to the pencil.

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Isn’t all that sanded texture great?!

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Step 5:  Create a tag.  I cut a small tag from the Core’dinations Bright Assorted Tags even smaller and backed it with a piece of Core’dinations black cardstock.

Step 6:  Stamp a sentiment.  Keep in mind that stamping on textured paper can give an uneven stamped image.  You can fill in any spotty places with a marker.  I did!

Step 7:  Sand the tag and tie ribbon to finish the look.

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That huge roll of Smarties can fit into the 3D pencil!

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Now your project is ready for gift giving! Happy crafting! ~Joy

Owlways Love you..

January 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

So who is ready for Valentines Day? We have been working over time here at Core’dinations getting ready to bring out the lover in all of us.  We hope you can find some great ideas for your family and friends over the next few weeks just in time for February 14th. There is nothing better than a handmade gift for someone you love.

Starting off the Inspiration du jour is Melissa Oliviera with the cutest little treat bag ever!

And with the same soft colour palette she made this cute box filled with Valentine Cards. This would be perfect for a baby or bridal shower, too! The touch of the Chocolate Box cardstock is perfect!

xoxoxo

January 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

What goes great with Valentine’s Day? Chocolate Mocha does! We are gearing up for the big day in February already.

Debbie Standard created this adorable card utilizing some of the very versatile Chocolate Mocha cardstock from the Core Essentials line.

Some subtle sanding and a Cuttlebug embossing folder makes this card wonderful and unique at the same time.

More Colour Lover’s Challenge

January 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We are having some much fun with this month’s challenge!

Look at this totally cool colour combo that Hera Freichose to work with her Core’dinations Color Cardstock.

Colour Lover’s Challenge

January 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Every month Sarah issues us a challenge to get our creative juices flowing and to dive into our stashes of Core’dinations so what better way to start of a new year that with a Colour Lover’s Challenge!

I know a lot of us are covered in snow but that doesn’t mean all you need to think of is white, white white! Let’s use some color this month.

Here is Heather’s colour combination:

And here is her layout:
{look at that sweet, sweet face!}
Just perfect for the upcoming Valentine Season.

Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to see what you can do!

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