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

Create Your Own Clipboard with Chocolate Box

July 30, 2014 by  
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Gail Lindner here with a fun way to create your own clipboard embellishment to showcase your child’s homework or artwork for your next project:

My oldest is in the first grade this year and we have seen such a leap in her reading and writing skills! These days she is always writing in a notebook and I really want to remember her “newbie” writing!

I created the layout below with a photo from the first day of school and a special spot to add some samples of her writing that I find!

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Supplies:

Core’dinations Whitewash Collection – Grandma’s Locker
Vintage Collection – Rivulet
Pastel Collection - Reflecting Pool
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Dried Marigold
Core Essentials Buttercup and Chocolate Box cardstock

Darice washi Tape
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy

Scor-Pal
Big Shot
Avery Elle & My Favorite Things Dies
Silhouette Cameo
Thirsty Script font

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I created my own background from some Whitewash Cardstock which I simply scored some lines across using my Scor-Pal. A quick sand revealed the yellow core and gave the subtle effect of lined notebook paper!

With some Chocolate Box, I was  able to create a “clipboard” on my layout which is the perfect spot to add samples of my daughter’s writing! I simply cut it to size, rounded the corners and added a clip at the top! Just sand the edges a bit to give it that worn look.

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I love this idea and think I’ll be re-creating it often on other projects!

Teacher Cards Two Different Ways

July 25, 2014 by  
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We have  some teacher cards for you today since Back-to-School is right around the corner!

First up, a great shaped card by Mary Pat Siehl that showcase how sanding does most of the work for you:

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Supplies: Core Essentials Cardstock, Silhouette Cameo, Alley Way Stamps, Memento Ink pads, Sand it Gadget and Dust Buddy

1. Start with a Silhouette image to create this fun shaped pencil card (Design ID #30675).
2. Using a Sand It,  sand each and every piece of the card to give it that distressed look. I don’t know about you but my kids totally beat up their pencils and this makes it look realistic.
3. Adhere the pieces to the card base.
4. Stamp your sentimen usingthe Alley Way Stamps.

AND here is a quick video for you to create this card for yourself:

 

 

Next up we have a card from Gail Linder. Teacher cards don’t have to be primary colors and all things chalkboards and school supplies. They can be feminine and pretty, too! Gail Linder shows us her take on this theme next:

All you need is a border punch and Scor-Pal to score lines to make this sheet of Whitewash look like a sheet torn from a notebook!

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Whitewash Collection – Washboard
Core Essentials – St Valentino, Buttercup, French Roast
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice Washi Tape
Scor-Pal
Big Shot
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Dymo Label Maker
Fiskars border punch

Did you know that you can cut a thin strip of Core cardstock and thread it through your old style labelmaker to emboss words and phrases? So easy – no more looking for the perfect sticker or stamped sentiment! Just give the the strip a sand to reveal the core and make the letters stand out! For a video on labeling making with Core click HERE:

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A couple of punched flowers and die cut letters complete the card!

 

 

Diecutting Glitter Silk Cardstock

July 7, 2014 by  
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Shaunte Wadley here today with a layout that focusus on diecutting and punching our Glitter Silk cardstock. It cuts beatifully without any shredding or tearing.
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Supplies:
misc: baker’s twin, clothespins, eyelets
Xyron adhesive
1. Make the background for this layout by cutting a 12×12 sheet of silver Glitter Silk using your diecutting machine. For this layout, I used my Silhouette. Make sure you keep all of the silver circles from this project…stitch them into a garland or use them for another project.

2. Adhere the cut background to a sheet of black on to Nightfall cardstock.

3. Adhere  the photo and stitch perimeter with sewing machine. This helped to keep the background in place without needing to add adhesive to all of the small edges of the background. Attach eyelets to the sides of the layout then string them with bakers twine, and attach three photos to the “clothesline.”

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4. Using my Silhouette, I cut the title of the page using red Glitter Silk and adhered.

5. Then I used a craft punch to make all of the heart shapes, and adhered them to the layout using pop dots. Glitter Silk cuts and punches beautifully!

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Beat the Heat Summer Layout

June 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Looking for a great Summer-themed layout? You came to the right place!  Shaunte Wadley created a vibrant layout for us today using our Core Essentials Brights collection. Looking for a way to add interest to your title?  Just run it through your paper crimper!

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Supplies:
 Silhouette file  here
 Lifestyle Crafts die (heart)
Fonts: Impact, and Leckerli.
Embossing folder: Darice Dots
Crimping tool

1.) Cut sunburst from Silhouette and trim to fit the top part of layout. Sand.

2.)  Cut strips of cardstock and emboss every other one. Sand.

3.) Adhere together under large photo. Stitch.

4.) Cut title and run through paper crimper. Sand.

 

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