Valentine Hinged Heart Box

February 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party, Seasonal

Hi everyone!  It’s Joann back with you today with a fun twist on a valentines box perfect for that special someone.  This project uses your Core Essentials cardstock and some of the new patterned papers.

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Here is a closer look at the detail of this lovely box.

Joann-Larkin-Hinged-Heart-Box1-e1422878625725Hinged Heart Box Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Start by 3 scalloped hearts out of White cardstock.  For best results, I would suggest using the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock.  The larger hearts are 6 1/2″ x 7″ while the smaller one is 5″ x 4 1/2″ in size.

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Step 2. Cut 3 solid hearts out using the Core Essentials Pastels Collection. The hearts measure 6″ x 5 1/2″.

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Step 3. Using the same cardstock you use for the solid hearts, cut two 12″ x 2 1/2″ strips and score on the 1/2″ mark on the long edge.  If you want your box deeper, simply make these pieces taller.  Now, in order for these strips to take the form of the hearts you will need to make a series of relief cuts to allow them to bend.  Once your relief cuts are done, emboss and sand your cardstock.   Don’t forget to use your Dust Buddy to cleanup!

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Step 4. Attach 1 strip to one of the solid hearts and the other solid heart.  Make sure that you attach the strips to the opposite sides of the heart so that when you attach them together they will form the box.

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Step 5. For one the pieces, cut the excess from the strip off and for the other piece only cut off the 1/2″ score.  You will use the extra paper to attach the 2 hearts together.

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Step 6. Flip over the top heart and attach the strip of paper so that the box will open and close.  For a clean look, attach the paper on the inside of the box.  Once the glue has dried, attach the last solid heart on the top for added strength.

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Step 7. Finally, layer on your remaining hearts and decorate.

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

~Joann

 

Valentines Keepsake Box

January 5, 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 super easy to make!

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Valentines Keepsake Box Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1: Start by cutting 2 pieces of White cardstock 9″ x 3″ and another 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 3″.  For the best possible box use the Core Basics 110 lb. card stock!

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Step 2: Starting with the 2 smaller pieces place them on your scoring board with the 2 3/4″ side to the left of the board and scor at the 1/2″ mark.  Next placing your larger pieces on your scoring board, scor on the long side at the 1/2″ mark and the sort side at the 1″, 2″, 7″ and 8″ marks.

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Step 3: In order for the base to fold properly make relief cuts as shown.

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Step 4: Fold your 4 pieces on the scor lines and don’t forget to use your bone folder to make those creases sharp.

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Step 5: Assemble the pieces as shown and allow your glue to dry.

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Step 6: To finish the inside of the box cut a 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of card stock and cut off the corners.  Hint: Place your assembled side over the inside piece and trace where to cut off the corners.  Also using the largest Grand Labels One die, cut 2 pieces out of the same card stock.  These will be your top and base of the box.

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Step 7: You will want the top to hinge open.  To allow that to happen cut a 5 x 5 3/4″ piece of card stock and scor at the 2 1/2″ mark.  Once scored, fasten this to the inside of the box.

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Step 8:  Attach the top to the hinge.  Hint: Fasten the top to the hinge using a glue that gives you a bit of time to adjust to ensure that your top is on evenly.

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Step 9:  Now it is time to decorate your box.  Using the largest Grand Labels One Die, cut out 2 pieces in Grey Cardstock.  Take the next smaller die and cut another 2 pieces out of patterned paper and finally cut 2 pieces 9″ x 2 1/2″ and another 2 pieces 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ out of Burnt Orange.

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Step 10: Using your sanding tool, sand each piece and don’t forget to use your dust buddy to cleanup.

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Step 11: Finally, layer on your pieces and decorate the box as desired. Here are a few additional detail shots:

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And the inside:

 

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

~Joann

Christmas Paper Snow Globe

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little twist on a Christmas card.  Here is my version of a 3D snow globe and as a bonus this fun card even folds flat for mailing!

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Here is a closer look at the detail of this snow globe…

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and best of all it folds flat for mailing!

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Christmas Snow Globe Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire.  For the base, I cut the pieces twice so I could place them back to back and have the color on both sides.  For the Acetate, use the heaviest weight you can find.  I used Acetate meant for report covers.

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Step 2. Sand the pieces for the base on both sides using your Sand It Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with your dust buddy!  An easier way to keep your work area a little cleaner is to sand the pieces on a piece of printer paper!

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Step 3. For detailed assembly of the snow globe, 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

 

Pop-Up Holiday Card & Gift Box

We have a fun little treat for everyone this week. We are working with Stampendous Stamps for the next three days. It’s what we like to call a “mini” hop.  Our teams have whipped up some fabulous Holiday creations just for YOU this week and, of course, we have a giveaway, too! One lucky winner will receive our infamous Chalk Core Prize pack so click HERE for more details on that.

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun Christmas card that I love making because the real focus is on the inside! This week Core’dinations is having a blog hop with Stampendous and Dreamweaver so I am lucky to be featuring products from these fantastic companies on my project today.

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Here is a closer look at the pretty Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder card front.

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along with the lovely sentiments from the Stampendous Tis The Season Stamp Set

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and you will need a special box for mailing or presenting the card…if you can part with it  :)

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Christmas Fancy Fold with Box for Mailing Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions
  • Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
  • A2 Pop Out Book Card Silhouette Design #64592
  • Graphic 45 The 12 Days of Christmas Paper Collection
  • Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
  • Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder
  • Dreamweaver Holly and Swirls Stencil
  • Dreamweaver Embossing Paste Spreader
  • Stampendous Tis The Season Stamp Set
  • Spellbinders Nobel Rectangle
  • Spellbinders Petite Labels One
  • Tombow Liquid Adhesive
  • Ribbon From My Stash
  • Tim Holtz Edge Distresser
  • Silhouette Cameo

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces in the cut file in the colors you desire.  For the designer paper use Graphic 45 The 12 Days of Christmas Paper Collection.  Once your pieces are cut assemble the base of the card as shown.

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Step 2. Using another piece of your Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, emboss the card stock using the Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings & Holly Embossing Folder.

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Step 3. Sand the embossed piece using your Sand It Gadget and don’t forget to clean up with your dust buddy!  An easier way to keep your work area a little cleaner is to sand the pieces on a piece of printer paper!  Once you have sanded your piece, distress the edges using whatever tool you have.  Once you are finished this can be attached to the front of the card.

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Step 4. Finish decorating the card using sentiments from the Stampendous Tis The Season Stamp Set and give to that special someone!

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

~Joann

 

A Thing of Beauty

We hope you are ready for a fun week with our friends over at Petaloo and Xyron! We have teamed up with some of our favorite adhesive and flowers for a week full of inspiration and, of course, PRIZES! Please go to THIS post to see how you can enter to win this:

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Hello again, fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and today I have an upcycling project to share with you, using some of my favorite products. With a little help from Core’dinations, Xyron and Petaloo, I was able to transform a lowly Pringles Chip container into a dispenser for cosmetic cotton rounds.

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A Thing of Beauty Supply List:

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Step 1.  Measure around your container and cut paper to fit.

Step 2.  Draw a template for your opening on scrap cardstock. Cut in the center of the paper as well as the canister.

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Step 3.  Stamp decorative border at the top and bottom of the paper with watermark ink. Heat emboss with gold powder. Tip: Sometimes metallic embossing powders leave a residue.  Use the Dust Buddy after embossing to remove this powder.

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Step 4.  Run the paper through the Creative Station machine to apply adhesive. Carefully adhere to the canister, lining up the openings.

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Step 5.  Ink the back of the vellum quote with metallic gold.  Die cut a frame using the Glitter Silk cardstock.

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Step 6.  Use the small tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of the frame. Center quote and trim the excess.

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Step 7.  Cut a circle to match the top of the canister.  Add trim around the top and bottom of the canister and lid to hide the raw edges.

Step 8.  Spritz the flowers with gold and let dry and add the embellishments to the canister to finish as shown.

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So remember, look at your empty containers with a creative eye, before you take out your trash!  See you soon.

~Gini

 

Glitter Silk Gift Bag and Box

July 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Spellbinders, Xyron

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Supplies:
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Helmer’s Craft Glue
Xyron 250
Glue Dots
Sookwang
Paper Studio pearl
Spellbinder’s Dies – foliage S4-328 and Aster Flower Topper S5-102
My Mind’s Eye Brad
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Debbie Stadard here with an easy step-by-step on how to create a festive gift bag and tag for the that next big day of yours! Don’t be afraid to emboss that Glitter Silk. It looks amazing!
1.  First off pick a little box – as you can see I have had this one awhile but that’s ok – I’m covering it. Using the wrong side of your paper mark the bottom of the box and the top of the box and cut out.  The great thing about Glitter Silk is that the back is white so it’s easy to make lines. Then cut a smaller piece to fit in the bottom of the box.
2.  Now glue all the pieces to the box.
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3. Measure around the box and the height of the bottom of the box and cut.  Glue to sides holding to get a tight fit.  If you have to cut a second strip it’s easier to cut one side and then piece it that way.
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4.  Do the same thing for the top of the box.
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5.  Now because I didn’t want my seam to show on to I used these pearls from Paper Studios.  They worked well on here because they are all attached in one long line so you can do an entire side at one time.
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6.  Then I used a Spellbinder’s die to cut my flower and leaves and embossed the them.  I used my Xyron 250 to run the leaves through and attach to the top of the box and then some Glue dots to add the flower after I added a brad.
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7.  Now to make my bag I used the rest of the turquoise sheet.  I embossed it (you don’t sand Glitter Silk due to the glitter finish) and attached it and another embossed purple strip.  Then I made a banner sentiment using the green and layering it with some turquoise and added a David Tutera Sentiment.
8.  Tie a festive bow to the top and you have a great gift set!
 

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