Paper Easter Wreath

Easter will be here before we know it, but there is still time to decorate for it. Today, I have a really fun Paper Easter Wreath tutorial to share with you.

paper-easter-wreathPaper Easter Wreath Supplies:

  • Core’dinations Core Basics Patterened Papers in a Variety of Colors
  • Wreath Form
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Decorative Nest
  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Paper Cutter

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Step 1. Cut 1″ strips out of your patterned papers. I used 14 different papers and cut 4 strips of each.

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Step 2. Cut each strip into 3 pieces, so you have a bunch of 1″ x 4″ paper strips.

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Step 3. Using your glue gun, glue the ends of each strip together, creating a loop.

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You’ll have a large pile of loops.

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Step 4. Using the hot glue gun again, start gluing the loops to the wreath form, staggering the colors.

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Step 5. Continue gluing looped papers onto the wreath. Keeping them as even as possible. You may have to add in extra papers to fill in gaps as well.

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Step 6. Use the burlap ribbon to make a loop with a long piece that hangs down into the center of the wreath. Glue the ribbon to the back of the wreath and to the nest.

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Step 7. Thread another piece of ribbon through the ribbon loop and tie it. This creates your wreath hanger.

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Hang your wreath up in your home, set it on a shelf, or hang it on your front door. Everyone will know that you are ready for Easter.

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~Amy

 

{Handmade} Flower Power!

April 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

SO WOW! Are you ready for a gorgeous piece of art from Clare Buswell?

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Take a 12×12 sheet of Cloudburst Core, fill a spray bottle with 1 part glycerin to 16 parts water, shake and spray the sheet of Core on both sides, rubbing the surface gently with your fingertips. Scrunch the sheet up into a ball, flatten out and spray and scrunch again. Flatten out and leave to dry. The glycerin and water mix makes the cardstock more flexible and will be easier to work with when covering the canvas.

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Cover the 6×6 canvas with a layer of Mod Podge and cover with the sheet of flexible Core, brush with another layer of Mod Podge, trim excess cardstock and leave to dry. Using acrylic paints paint the lower half of the canvas green and the top half blue, blend the colors in the middle. Add some highlights of white acrylic paint to the sky with a dry brush and blend.
Spray sheets of Core Buttercup, Meadow and Emerald with the water and glycerin mix and set aside to dry. Die cut four daffodils from Buttercup Core, sand tips of petals with Sand-It Gadget and assemble. Use blending chalk to color the centers of the daffodils. Adhere daffodils to canvas with a strong adhesive. Roll four strips of Meadow Core into tight tubes to make the stems and adhere to canvas. For the foliage, cut a selection of long narrow leaf shapes from Meadow and Emerald Core and sand with Sand-It Gadget. Arrange foliage on canvas and adhere to create a layered effect.

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Paint simple daffodil shapes in background using acrylic paint. Add gingham ribbon and bow, to finish.

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Supplies:
Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock – Buttercup, Meadow, Emerald, Cloudburst; Sand-It Gadget; Dust Buddy.
Other: 6×6 Box Canvas, Mod Podge, acrylic paints, blending chalks, green and white gingham ribbon, glycerin, spray bottle, Sizzix Thinlits Daffodil Die, Big Shot.

Spring has almost Sprung!

April 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders

As you may have noticed…we, okay me, LOL….have been really ready for Spring around here. My daffodils are almost ready to bloom which means it won’t be long now.

Today we have Designer Andrea Amu with an “Upcycled Spring Basket” using Core Pastels collection. This project also features  product  from  our friends over at May Arts ribbon and Spellbinders.

And nothing screams Spring like birds! This monogram door hanger was featured in August 2012 Cricut Magazine…isn’t it gorgeous??!?!?!?!?  Andrea works that Cricut for sure!

On here you will see some Vintage Core and Core Essentials and May Arts ribbon.

Love love all the glittery accents!

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