3D Paper Chess Set

January 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor, Gifts & Party

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun project for a chess fan in your life.  I am super excited to show you this as this was one of my projects that was presented and featured in the Core’dinations booth at CHA!  I would have loved to have been there in person.  Maybe some day… :)

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and here is a closer look at the detail on some of the game pieces.

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3D Paper Chess Set Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut out all your pieces from the template found here in Black and White cardstock (I actually cut the pieces twice).  Also, I am only showing a few of the pieces to make it a little easier to view.

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Step 2. Double all the pieces which makes them that much more sturdy and will last the test of time.

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Step 3. Assemble the pieces by taking the 2 pieces that form the chess piece and fitting them through the slotted holes in the round base folding over the tabs.  Glue the tabs and finish with a solid circle on the bottom.

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Step 4. The base is also a storage box for the chess pieces.  It measures 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″.  You can use this template for the base and this template for the top if you wish and cut both out a piece of Neutral colored card stock.  To make the box stronger, you can add a layer of Chipboard under the base of the box and on the inside of the cover which I did.  Next, cover the top of the box in a 11 3/4″ x 11 3/4″ piece of White Cardstock and finish by covering the top with squares cut out of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection.  The squares each measure 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″.  You will need 32 of each color for the board.  Finally add any additional embellishments that you desire and then LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

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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

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

 

Autumn Blessings Candle Wrap

I’m excited to be sharing with you my first project on the Core blog today!  While I’m mainly a Clean and Simple card making girl I do enjoy other crafts as well, including inexpensive home decor items. For today’s project I made a fall candle wrap for 50 cent candle holder I bought at Goodwill!

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Autumn Blessings Candle Wrap Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
  • Neutral Assorted Mini Tags
  • Dust Buddy and Sand it Gadget
  • Glass candle holder
  • Sweet N Sassy Stamps Autumn Lovin’ Cocoa stamp set
  • Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard chocolate ink pad
  • May Arts trims: lace edge burlap, jute twine (red, brown)
  • Red mini clothes pin
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die (#656927)
  • Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
  • Clearsnap sponge dauber
  • Small ball stylus
  • Embossing mat
  • Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: Dodz adhesive dots, double-sided tape

IMG_8111Step 1: Die-cut leaf shapes from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection cardstock in desired colors.

IMG_8115Step 2: Flip leaf over; draw vein pattern using stylus and embossing mat.

IMG_8116Step 3: Flip leaf back over; sand lightly using Dust Buddy and Sand It Gadget.

IMG_8117Step 4: Sponge with brown in and sponge dauber as desired. Continue in the same manner for all leaves.

IMG_8118Step 5: Wrap burlap around candle holder securing along ends. Note: Attaching at ends only allows for easy removal and season changing of wrap.

IMG_8119Step 6: Wrap with twine tying in a knot where burlap overlaps.

IMG_8120Step 7: Stamp sentiment onto kraft mini tag.

IMG_8122Step 8: Using adhesive dots, attach leaves as desired covering overlapping ends of burlap.

IMG_8123Step 9: Attach tag using mini clothes pin.

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~ Tami

 

Beach Inspired Home Decor

August 1, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

There is no place better than the beach! And not just during the summer, during those non-summer months, when it’s a little rougher to get to the beach due to the lack of time and return to regular routines.  Here is a great way to remind yourself of just how great the beach is and what’s around the corner!

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Supplies:

Tim Holtz – Kraft Core – Shattered

Tim Holtz – Adirondack

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Sand It Gadget

Die – EllenTina Cutting Dies/Tessler Crafts

Cut Files – Kolette Hall Studios (Design ID #43142 and #61944), Hero Arts (Design ID #40428)

Buy yourself a lovely weathered frame and dress it up with some Core’dinations cardstock cut with beachy dies and cut files!

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The Kraft Core Shattered collection adds that perfect weathered feel to a beach themed project. So too does sanding add a sand worn effect.

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Tucking things between the background and the frame adds a 3D dimension and some added depth to your project. Note how the texture of the Core’dinations cardstock really makes this sea star that much more realistic!

Design by Suzanna Lee

4th of July Card Trio

June 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Shaunte Wadley here with a 4th of July card set featuring Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic and Shattered cardstock lines.

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Stars Card
1- Cut red and blue pieces and emboss cardstock into 1″ strips. Set aside extra strips for card 3. Sand edges. Adhere to kraft card base alternating colors. Machine stitch stripes.
2- Cut two large stars from Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock. Fold star into 3D shape. Adhere to card gluing the corners of the star.
3- Punch circle/star shape with craft punch out of silver Glitter Silk. Adhere to center of stars.
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Clothesline Celebrate Card
1- Adhere section of Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock in blue to scalloped edge kraft card base.
2- Attach red and white bakers twine to card.
3- Using craft punches, make several star shapes out of red and silver Glitter sSilk. Attach to twine with small clothes pins. Attach David Tutera card sentiment to twine.
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Fireworks Card
1- Using cut 1″ stripes leftover from the first card, adhere strips to white card base alternating colors. Machine stitch stripes.
2- Using liquid pearls, create firework burst.
3- Adhere sequin star to firework center. Adhere additional sequin stars to card as desired. Adhere red rhinestone to sequin star centers. Adhere David Tutera card sentiment.

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Supplies:  Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered, Glitter Silk, David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking system sentiment, liquid pearls, sequins, mini-clothes pins, twine, scoring tool and star punch

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