Pretty Paper Succulents Centerpiece

Are you looking for a way to bring some of the beauty of the desert into your home this spring?  Succulents are all the rage in home decor.  Why not create these pretty paper succulents from some of your favorite papers?

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Paper Succulents Centerpiece Supplies:

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Step 1:  Cut shapes by hand from template or using electronic cutter from your favorite colors of Tim Holtz Kraft Core papers.  I chose shades of greens and blue.

succulents_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutsStep 2:  Assemble succulents.

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Step 3:  Create box from cut file from Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered collection.   I chose a long rectangular box, but you could choose a different shape, and cut it from a neutral paper.

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Step 4:  Cut Styrofoam pieces to fill box and create a substrate to glue the succulents on.

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Step 5:  Hot glue each of the succulents to Styrofoam.

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Step 6:  Fill blank spaces between the succulents with Spanish moss.

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I hope you create something beautiful for your home this spring!

~Nancy

 

Easter Egg Wreath

Hi everyone, as we all gear up for Easter, I thought I would show you a fun project that you could create using a combination of your core card stock and patterned papers.  This Easter wreath project was a lot of fun to create and it actually made me feel happy that we hopefully will welcome spring very soon!

egg wreathEaster Egg Wreath Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1.  Start by leaves out of the Green from the Core Essentials Darks Collection.

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Step 2.  Cut the base piece out of a piece from the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection and another 2 out of chip board for extra strength.

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Step 3.  Glue the 3 rings together, sandwiching a piece of ribbon between the 2 pieces of chip board.

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Step 4.  Sand all your leaves for a nice look.  Do not forget to use your dust buddy for clean-up.

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Step 5.  Using the edge of your table, curve the egg pieces as well as the designer paper.  Once completed, attach the designer paper before the egg is assembled.  By curving the pieces first they will take a nicer shape.

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Step 6.  Curl the pedals prior to attaching them to the base.

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Step 7. Layer the leaves on 1 at a time.  There will be enough for 2 layers.

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Step 8.  Finally, attach the eggs and flowers where desired and hang in a place for everyone to enjoy!

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

~Joann

 

Game Day Utensil Holder

Hi there Core Fans, It’s Joann with you today! With the Superbowl fast approaching, I wanted to make a holder for all the utensils that you will need for the game day food! As a bonus, it doubles as a table decoration!  You could even make it in your favorite teams colors if you like.

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Here is a closer look at some of the detail in this fun utensil holder:

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Game Day Utensil Holder Supplies:

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To make this project follow these steps:

Step 1. Start by cutting out the pieces for your utensil holder as per the instructions.  The creator of the cut file has a good tutorial here with very nice step by step directions.

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Step 2. Cover all the sides of the Utensil Holder with Core Kraft Black Dot Paper.

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Step 3. Cut the pieces of the football out of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection.

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Step 4. Don’t forget to sand and cleanup using your Sand It Gadget and Dust Budy.

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Step 5. Assemble the pieces as shown and allow your glue to dry.  Finally, layer on your other pieces and decorate the box as desired..

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

~Joann

 

Holiday Gift Box & Star Christmas Card

Hi there Core Fans!  It’s Joann with you today to share a fun little Christmas card and box.  I have used the box for my card but you could easily use it as gift box.  I think this is going to be a box that I am going to make again for some of my co-workers this year since I was really happy how it turned out.

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I  just love how this box opens up.

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and here is a closer look at the card.  I used the Core’dinations Glitter Silk  Cardstock.  I just love how it came out.

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Finally, here is the card open.

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To make this project follow these steps.

Step 1. The base of the box is created by starting with a piece of White Cardstock 11″ x 11 1/2″.  Place the card stock on your Scor-Pal with the 11 1/2″ side up and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 9″ and 10 1/2″ marks.  Flip the card stock and scor at the 1″, 2 1/2″, 8 1/2″ and 10″ marks.

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Step 2. Cut off the corners so your card stock looks like this.  This will be the base of your box.

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Step 3. To make the tops of the box start by taking a piece of card stock 6 1/4″ x 9″ and place on your Scor-Pal.  Note: this needs to be done twice, once for each side.  Starting on the 9″ side, scor at the 1 1/2 and 7 1/2″ marks, flip your card stock over and scor at the 1 1/4″ and 2 3/4″ marks.

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Step 4. Next mark and cut off the pieces identified with the X’s

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Step 5. Your finished piece should like like this.  The flap on the bottom will be glued to the bottom of the box to allow the top to open.

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Step 6. Your assembled box will look like this.  By gluing the flaps to the bottom of the box it allows the box to open up in a different manner.

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Step 7. Finally, decorate your box with lots of gorgeous Core’dinations Cardstock.  To turn this into a Santa box, add a strip of Black across the middle of the box and a buckle!

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Step 8. For the card, cut out the pieces using your electronic cutting machine (for details on cut file see supply list).  Once you are finished you will end up with these pieces.  Choose whatever color you wish for the glitter paper.

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Step 9. To make the 3D star for the center of the card, cut 7 of the medium sized stars, scor them in the middle and glue them back to back.  Once the glue is dry, fasten the star to only one side of the card so the card will open and close.

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

~Joann

 

Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book

Thanksgiving is always a great time to get together with family and friends and celebrate the blessings in our lives.  And like any fun gathering, food is always involved.  Some recipes become yearly traditions,  while others are soon forgotten. Why not organize your recipes with a seasonal mini album?  It’s easy to add or remove recipe from year to year – and to help make planning the feast a little easier.  This keepsake would also make a wonderful hostess gift, if you aren’t the one doing all of the cooking.

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Thanksgiving Mini Recipe Book Supplies:

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Step 1.  Cover pages of the mini-album with papers of your choice.

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Step 2.  Sand areas of embossing with Sand-It Gadget to expose the color core.

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Step 3.  Decorate the pages as desired.

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1075_edited-1Thanks for stopping by – I hope that you have been inspired to create your own recipe book to treasure your families memories.

~Gini

 

Sunflower Box

November 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Decor, Fall Projects, Gifts & Party

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 Thanksgiving season for all of my American friends.  Being from Canada, we have already celebrated Thanksgiving but every year I remember something a friend on mine that lives in the United States told me…  “We let our Turkeys get a bit larger here”.  It makes me laugh every time.

As I was thinking about setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner it dawned on me that it would be nice to have some sort of treat at each table setting so the idea of a Fall themed gift box was perfect.   The sunflower box was made using the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection and I just love the look of this paper.  I decided not to emboss or sand this paper because I wanted a more elegant vintage feel to the box.  The top is covered with an embossed layer of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection and several more layers to make up the pretty sunflower, all of the layers were however lightly sanded.  The center was finished with a pretty vintage metal embellishment.

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Sunflower Box Supplies:

To make this box follow these steps.

Step 1. Cut all of the pieces from the cardstock of our choice.

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Step 2. Assemble the box, emboss the Green Star and using your flower tool gently shape the petals on the lightly sanded Orange and Yellow pieces.  Attach the layers for the sunflower and glue to the top of your star box.

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Here is a photo of the box open giving you a lovely place for a little something sweet!

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

~Joann

 

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