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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.
A Thing of Beauty Supply List:
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection
- Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Core Essentials Cardstock Neutrals
- Core’dinations Vellum Quotes & Titles – Inspirational Motivations
- Dusty Buddy
- Xyron 9″ Creative Station – Permanent Adhesive
- Xyron Tape Runner
- Petaloo Darjeeling Collection: Darjg Mix Mini Teasn; Mini Daisies with Leaves
- Petaloo Fancy Trims Black
- Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Three; Grand Caliber Machine
- Zva Creative Gem Flourish CR-06CA-104
- Graphic 45 Metal Buttons
- Stampendous Stamp
- Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Delicata Ink- Golden Glitz; Sheer Shimmer Spritz- Gold; VersaMark Watermark Ink
- Heat Tool
- Pringles Chip Canister
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.
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.
Step 4. Run the paper through the Creative Station machine to apply adhesive. Carefully adhere to the canister, lining up the openings.
Step 5. Ink the back of the vellum quote with metallic gold. Die cut a frame using the Glitter Silk cardstock.
Step 6. Use the small tape runner to apply adhesive to the back of the frame. Center quote and trim the excess.
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.
So remember, look at your empty containers with a creative eye, before you take out your trash! See you soon.
Hi there Core Fans! It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Halloween season! The panels on the top and bottom pumpkins were cut using the fantastic Core Cardstock and are both embossed and sanded using the “must-have” Sand It Block. For something different, I debossed the middle pumpkin. I just love how this gives the entire project a total Vintage feel!
3D Pumpkins with Witch Hat Supplies:
- Core’dinations Neutral Colors Core Cardstock
- Core’dinations Dark Colors Core Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Cardstock
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Jack O’ Lantern From The Haunted Forest SVG Kit By SVGCuts
- Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
- Trim And Feathers From My Stash
- Pop Dots
- Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
- Liquid Adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo
Step 1. Follow the detailed instructions from SVGCuts to make your top pumpkin which was cut to scale. The middle pumpkin is made by increasing the scale of the pieces called Jack and Jack Panels by 110% and the bottom pumpkin has the pieces increased by a scale of 120%. You can increase the scale by whatever size you like and I find it easier if you start from the largest size you want to create and then work your way down so you are sure that the project will fit onto you paper that you are going to cut from.
Tip: Cut your pieces on the reverse side of the paper that you want to use and for the score lines set the depth of your blade to 1. This will give you a guide to follow when scoring on your Scor board without all those little scor lines showing through! For those of you with a Cricut, there is actually a scor blade which you can use for your scor lines. The completed project is almost 15″ high and 6″ wide.
Step 2: After the panels for the pumpkins have been cut, embossed and sanded rub them on the edge of your table a bit to slightly curve the paper. This will make the assembly easier!
Step 3: Embellish! I used both a Spellbinders die cut that I also embossed and a rolled rose that I tore by hand for an extra spooky flower!
I just love Halloween, it’s just so much fun! Thanks for stopping by for a peek… Have a very Spooky Day!
- 110lb White Smooth Core’dinations Cardstock
- No.24 Cardstock from Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection
- Core Tags Bookmarks White
- Stampendous stamp sets Vintage Typewriter, Vintage Typewriter Alphabet
- Ranger Jet Black Ink
- May Arts 1/4″ Twill Ribbon with Chevron Stripes Black
I’m trying to create more cards to keep on hand for the occasions that pop up! One of the cards that I’m always needing are the ones for the men in my life. I find that using Tim Holtz Kraft Core cardstock always gives a simple design a more masculine look.
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core – No7, No11, No15, No18
- Sand It Gadget
- Dust Buddy
- Big Shot
- Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
- Simon Says Stamp die
- Winnie & Walter stamp
I’ve used the same embossing folder for each panel but some are embossed and some are debossed!
My other top cardmaking tip is to use a general sentiment such as ‘for you’ so the card can be used for a variety of occasions such as birthdays, Father’s Day, thank you etc.
Celebrate this Labor Day with American pride! Create this beautiful USA bunting and patriotic decor just in time for the holiday!
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostaglia
- Glitter Silk Cardstock
- Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions
- May Arts Silver Trim
- David Tutera Casual Elegance Silver Buckets
- Misc. Star Sequins
- Misc. Frame
The most difficult part of this project is making the rosettes. Start by searching rosette tutorials on Pinterest, you will find a ton! Make a few of these out of core’dinating cardstock. Adhere to banners, adding trim and other embellishments. Don’t forget to cut out the USA title from some Glitter Silk Cardstock.
Next up, make the stars by doing some simple scoring. Scor from the back, fold and sand. The are super simple to make and we will need a few. Some for the frame itself and some for the buckets.
Add bits and pieces of different embellishments and you have a great piece of home decor.