Patriotic Wooden Candle Holder

Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today to share another quick and easy home decor project perfect for summer. As I have mentioned, I love anything USA or red/white/blue. So this candle holder is another perfect addition to my collection.

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Patriotic Candle Holder Supplies:

For this project I actually started with a Halloween candle holder that I bought at a garage sale! But, combine it with some Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection and a little embossing and you have a whole new look!

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Step 1: Select square die slightly smaller that block side. Die-cut 5 squares from No. 4 (red) cardstock.

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Step 2: Emboss four of the square panels using woodgrain embossing folder; sand lightly using Sand It Gadget.

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Step 3: Select circle die the same size as top opening.

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Step 4: Die-cut circle shape from center of remaining square.

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Step 5: Adhere all pieces to candle base.

Step 6: Die-cut stars and “USA” from  No. 16 (navy) cardstock; sand as desired using Sand It Gadget*. Adhere to candle base as shown.

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Step 7: Sponge edges of candle block with paint as desired; wrap with twine.

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*Tip: Add a mix of sanded and non-sanded pieces to add variety and interest.

 ~Tami

 

Whimsical Lighthouse

Looking for a fun, nautical home decor piece for the summer?  Why not create this whimsical lighthouse with a few of your favorite Core’dinations products and a simple .svg file.

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Whimsical Lighthouse Supplies:

lighthouse_coredinations_svgcuts_nancy keslin_suppliesStep 1:  Cut all pieces from desired colors.   I know it seems like a lot of pieces, but this project is really quite easy to assemble.

lighthouse_coredinations_svgcuts_nancy keslin_cutsStep 2:  From here you could simply assemble the lighthouse using the video directions from SVGCuts, or you can add some dimension and texture to your pieces by embossing.  I began with the blue pieces and the Darice Honeycomb embossing folder.

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Step 3:  For even more interest, sand the embossing to reveal the Kraft-Core underneath.

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Step 4:  Continue embossing and sanding your pieces.

lighthouse_coredinations_svgcuts_nancy keslin_emboss baseOf course, the white cardstock only needed a bit of texture, no sanding needed here.

lighthouse_coredinations_svgcuts_nancykeslin_emboss panelsStep 5:  From here I simply assembled the lighthouse using the video instructions provided and added a bit of twine around the base.

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You can add a battery operated tealight or LEDs to your lighthouse to add a pleasing glow.

~Nancy

 

Wine Subway Art with Sparkle

May 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Decor

Hi everyone, Nancy here.  Are you looking for a fun way to decorate a wall in your home?  Why not make this lovely Subway Wall Art with Sparkle piece?  With just a few supplies, your home will be sparkling in no time.

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Sparkly Wine Subway Art Supplies:

Step 1:  Adhere Core’dinations 12×24 Glitter paper to chipboard or cardboard sheets to form a sturdy backing.  You can even use cereal boxes if you like.  Just be sure to place them right next to each other to form a solid backing.  A little extra tape along the seams will make everything sturdy.

wine_art_coredinations_nancy keslin_background_glitterStep 2:  Use electronic cutter to design your Subway Art.  I used a pre designed peice from Cricut.  But with a mixture of fonts and words, you can create your own piece in a short period of time.  Cut design using sheets of the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalic Collection.   My design created a 12×24 piece so I used two sheets of the same color.

wine_art_coredinations_nancy keslin_cutStep 3:  Adhere cut letters to the glitter paper.

wine_art_coredinations_nancy keslin_stickStep 4:  Having a hard time determining the spacing of your letters?  Try using the negative of your letters as a template.

wine_art_coredinations_nancy keslin_templateThis was a super quick and easy project to make.  With the Core’dinations Glitter Paper and the wide varitey of cardstock available, the sky is the limit to what you can create.  How fun to have a baby room art with names of nursery rhymes?  A child’s favorite sport with all the terms listed out, song lyrics….let your imagination run wild.

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~Nancy

 

DIY Teacher Gift: Summer Countdown Clipboard

The school year is winding down, and I don’t know who is more excited, the kids or the teachers?  That also means that it’s time for end of the year goodies for those teachers, and this altered clipboard is perfect to help them make it to the final days!  The chalkboard label provides the perfect place to start the countdown for summer.

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Step 1.  Remove the hardware from the clipboard.

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Step 2.  Cut paper to fit the board and adhere.  Ink the edges. Replace the hardware.

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Step 3.  Cut the word “Freedom” from the Seasonal Impressions.  Sand the raised area with the Sand-it Gadget.

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Step 4.  Decorate the clipboard with the sanded cardstock, stickers and ribbons.

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These are easy to make and any teacher would appreciate it.  Have you started your countdown for summer?

~Gini

 

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

 

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