Friends Owlways Faux Wood Crate

Hi friends!  It’s Joy here, sharing a fun fall box that can hold sweet treats or any small thoughtful gift!

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 Friends Owlways Faux Wood Crate Supplies:

Step 1. Use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the pieces for the 3D Wooden Crate from Core’dinations Tillie Dot Cardstock and Core’dinations Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection Cardstock.  These are the pieces that make up the box.

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Step 2. Emboss the top layer pieces using the Darice Wood Grain embossing folder.  I used Core’dinations Tillie Dot cardstock for the main part of the box.

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Step 3. After embossing, sand the raised areas.  It really brings out the texture!

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Step 4. Glue and assemble the pieces.

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Step 6. Heat emboss the tag with a stamped sentiment.

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Step 7. Here’s a side view of that gorgeous paper!  Don’t you love the way it embosses and looks after the Tille Dot is sanded?

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Happy fall y’all!

~Joy

 

Day of the Dead Canvas

Hi fellow Core lovers! It’s Gini, and I am here to share my first post as part of the Core’dinations Design Team.  I’ve become intrigued with the Day of the Dead celebration, and thought I would try my hand at creating a colorful canvas.  The sparkle in the Core Couture paper did a great job mimicking the famous sugar skulls.  And while crepe paper marigolds are the traditional decoration,  I thought I would create them using punches and Core’dinations.

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Day of the Dead Canvas Supplies:

suppliesStep 1.  Apply full coverage adhesive to the back of  a 12 x 12 sheet of White Gloves Core Couture paper.  Adhere to the wooden skull.

Step 2.  Roughly trim around the skull. Use the Sand It Gadget to smooth the edges.

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Step 3.  Use a craft knife to remove the paper covering the intricate designs and smooth with small craft files

Step 4.  Outline the designs with dimensional paint.  Allow to dry.

Step 5.  Sand a piece of Jillian Dot Spotted and adhere to a canvas.

SandingStep 6.  Adhere the skull to the canvas.

Step 7.  Punch flowers from Brights Cardstock (a mix of orange, yellow and red). Each flower needs 4 large and 4 small flowers.

Step 8.  Lightly mist the flowers with water. Shape with your fingers to form a bud.

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Step 9.  Continue shaping each flower and allow to dry.

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Step 10.  Carefully unroll the dried flowers.  Assemble with a dot of glue between each layer of petals.

flowerdryingStep 11.  Glue the flowers to the canvas.  Add ribbon to finish.

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I hope you have enjoyed this project!  I will see you again soon.

~Gini

 

Halloween Layout

Hi Core’dinations fans! Christine joining you for the first time and I am going to share a Halloween layout that I created focusing in on the Tim Holtz Seasonal Impressions Pack.

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Halloween Layout Supplies:

Core Supplies Oct.Step 1: Use your sand it gadget to sand the black Halloween themed Seasonal Impressions cardstock.

Core Halloween CU 1Step 2: Cut off 3 inches on each side of the purple Halloween Seasonal Impressions cardstock.  Sand it and then add it to the center of the black paper making sure to line up the words.

Halloween-Core-CU-2Step 3: Cut out and sand orange and green pieces from the 6 X 6 spotted cardstock.  Add the orange beneath the picture in the center.

Halloween Core CU 3Step 4:  Punch out circles using the green spotted cardstock and kraft basics.  Punch out stars using the Tulip Core Essentials cardstock.  Use those to embellish around the picture.  Add the Fashion Tags for journaling.

Core-Halloween-Layout (1)Don’t you just love how a little sanding can take cardstock somewhere very special!?!

~Christine

 

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 Cards with Petaloo

August 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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How to win:
Leave a comment on the Core blog all week long.
Head over to Petaloo blog, check out their inspiration and comment to win.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know how much fun you are having!
Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
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Mary Pat Siehl here and I love Back to School time and I love making nice little cards for my son’s teachers just to say “hi” and ” here’s to a great year!”  … Core’dinations and Petaloo are the perfect partners for these cards.
First up I have a CAS card using the Spotted Core and lightly sanded it to expose the ColorCore cardstock.  I then added a fun die cut using the 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock that was stamped.  I then added the wonderful flowers from Petaloo for my embellishments.
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Supply list:
For my second card I used the Brand New Chalk Core Note Cards.  Can I tell you that these note cards are AMAZING! The make cardmaking so easy!  I simply scored my card, sanded it and then added a Core Tag with my sentiment and then my Petaloo flowers and I was done!  So CAS and so much fun!
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Supply list:
  • Cardstock- Chalk Core 
  • Core Tags
  • The Twinery
  • Stamps- Paper Trey Ink
  • Ink- Hero Arts, Jenni Bowlin
  • Score Board
  • Sand It
  • Dust Buddy
I have a video for you that takes a look at these amazing Note Cards:

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

May 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Let’s get this long weekend started off right!  What do you think?

How about a pack of our Jillian Spotted Cardstock for one lucky winner?

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