Motorcycle Card for Dad

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann here with you today.  With Father’s Day fast approaching I wanted to create a Father’s Day card for the motorcycle enthusiast or biker in your life!

Joann-Larkin-Morotcycle-Card-e1430314425458Motorcycle Card Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for the Motorcycle using the Core Essentials Darks, Neutrals and Metallic Silver for the chrome.  Next using a piece of Dark Grey from the Neutrals collection, emboss for a background that will be featured behind the Motorcycle.

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Step 2.  Sand your paper and for a different look, tear by hand, around the embossing.

Tip: Don’t forget to use your dust buddy to cleanup after your sanding.   This will not only make things cleaner and easier to work with but your adhesive will also stick better!

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Step 3.  Finish by cutting a card out of Black cardstock, distress the edges and attach your embossed panel and the motorcycle.  Finish by adding a sentiment and decorate as desired.

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

~Joann

 

DIY Paper Potted Flower for Mother’s Day

Hi Core Fans!  It’s Joann here with you today.  With Mother’s Day fast approaching I wanted to create a pretty flower for the Mother that might not necessarily have that “green thumb.” I am also featuring the new Party Mixers collection which is a lot of fun.  So many possibilities!

Joann-Larkin-Mothers-Day-Plant-e1426520679669Flower Pot and Flower Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for your flower pot out of Core Spotted Jillian Dot Cardstock.

Tip: When making 3D projects I find it best to use a heavy weight cardstock.  Core cardstock, both the single sheets as well as the packaged booklets, are absolutely perfect in weight.  They not only stand up well but also allow you to have a nicely defined scor line.  You want that nice sharp edge to show off your beautiful work!!

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Step 2.  Score on the score lines and fold all of the pieces making sure to use your bone folder for a nice sharp line.

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Step 3.  Join the side pieces to the larger rim piece.   The upper edge of the side is glued to the underside edge of rim.

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Step 4.  Allow time for the glue to dry, attach the side pieces together.

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Step 5.  Finish off the bottom by gluing in the base and then place the tabs, 1 panel at a time, through the slots to finish the flower pot.

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Step 6.  Finally, finish decorating as desired!

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

~Joann

 

Tabletop Blossom Lamp

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little home decor project that I think would be perfect to give to any hostess as a thank you or even a decorative piece for your own home.

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Here is a closer look at the lampshade detail featuring some of the lovely core patterned paper.  Inside the lampshade I included a flameless tea light candle which gave it such a pretty look when the flickering light was reflected from the acetate die cut windows.

Joann-Larkin-Tea-Light-Lamp-Closeup-e1424645256612Tabletop Blossom Lamp Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Cut the base of the lamp from Chalk Core Colors paper and the shade from Cream Plaid Patterned Paper.

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Step 2.  Cut a second set of the base pieces from the Chalk Core Colors paper, cut off the tabs and emboss with the embossing folder that you like.  Once embossed, sand using your sand-it-gadget and don’t forget to cleanup with your dust buddy!

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Step 3.  Assemble the pieces ensuring that you pieces line up correctly.

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Step 4.  For detailed assembly of the tabletop lamp, the creator of the cut file has a good tutorial here so be sure to check it out.

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

~Joann

 

Tri-fold Shamrock Card

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today and with Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching I felt it only fitting to make a card for the occasion!  I am not sure about your part of the world but around these parts everyone is Irish, at least for 1 day lol!

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Here is a closer look at the detail:

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Here is a look at the inside of the card:

opencardTri-fold Shamrock Card Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the base of your card out of Core Essentials Dark cardstock and the inside of the card out of Core Dark Green Flower Cardstock.  Attach the inside piece onto the card at any time.

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Step 2.  Cut the largest hearts out of the same Core Dark Green Flower Cardstock and the smaller hearts out of Core Dark Green Plaid Cardstock.  Once cut, glue the smaller onto the larger heart and attach to the front of the card.

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Step 3.  Cut the LUCKY phrase out of Core Essentials Dark cardstock, Core Dark Green Plaid Cardstock, Core Couture Glitter Cardstock and Core Glitter Silk Cardstock.  Once the pieces are all cut you can assemble the layers taking time to ensure that they full dry.   Once complete, this can be fastened to the front of the card.

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Step 4.  Finish decorating with a fun ribbon bow and a Vellum quote cut using the Spellbinders Floral Assortment die.

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

~Joann

 

Vintage Love Quotes Box

February 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you and today I want to show you my twist on the classic rectangle box that is also easy to make!

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For the flower, I layered pink core pastels cardstock and Vellum quotes for a unique look.

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and finally here is a top down look so you can see all sides of the box.

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Vintage Love Quotes Box Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by cutting the pieces for your box out of White cardstock.  For best results, I would suggest using the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock!

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Step 2.  Cut the base pieces out a piece from the Core Essentials Neutrals Collection.

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Step 3. Distress all the edges of the White cardstock to give it a vintage look.

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Step 4.  Assemble the pieces as shown and allow your glue to dry.

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Step 5.  Finally, layer on your pieces of neutrals cardstock that has been embossed and sanded and then decorate the box as desired.  Click here for a detailed video on the assembly by the creator of the cut file.

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

~Joann

 

DIY Treat Holder with Core’dinations Vellum

February 25, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Hi everyone!  It’s Joann with you and today I want to show you a fun and easy treat holder made out of the lovely Core Vellum!

Joann-Larkin-Treat-Box1-e1422216330670Treat Holder Supplies:

  • Coredinations Vellum Silver Metallic GX-2300-93
  • Coredinations Vellum Baby Pink GX-2300-98
  • Darice Die Cutting Embossing Stencil Nesting Floral Shapes
  • Spellbinders Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box
  • Heartfelt Romantic Garden Paper Collection (For The Tag)
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
  • JustRite Elegant Fronds Background Stamp
  • Versamark and Silver embossing powder
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Bling From My Stash

To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by stamping your vellum using the JustRite Elegant Fronds Background Stamp and heat embossing it.  The new Core Vellum is fantastic and a total joy to work with since the embossing powder does not break off once it is set.

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Step 2.  Center your die over the Vellum and pass through your die cutting machine.

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Step 3.  Using another piece of Baby Pink Vellum, cut out the largest Darice Die Cutting Embossing Stencil Nesting Floral Shapes die.

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Step 4.  Emboss using the embossing folder that you desire.

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Step 5.  Finally, place a treat on the inside, close your treat holder and place on your embossed Pink Vellum for a splash of color.

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

~Joann

 

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