Are you looking for a simple holiday home decor piece that will be as at home now as in the new year? How about this Winter Paper Lantern? Covered with poinsettias and snowflakes it will make a lovely addition to your home for months to come.
Winter Paper Lantern Supplies:
- Core’dinations White Wash Cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Basics Vellum
- Core’dinations Sand-It Set
- Darice 12″ Paper Lantern
- Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder
- Snowflake Die
- Poinsetta Die
- Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive
Step 1: Begin by cutting snowflakes and flowers from both the Whitewash cardstock (I chose blue for the snowflakes and red for the poinsettas) and vellum. I used a combination of electronic and manual dies to create my cuts. I love the wintery feel the Whitewash cardstock created.
Step 2: To add additional texture and color, emboss the red Whitewash poinsettias with the snowflake embossing folder. After embossing, use your Sand-it Gadget to reveal the pattern, and the Dust Buddy to remove any excess paper dust.
Step 3: Layer the red poinsettias with the vellum poinsettias to soften the look and adhere with Zip Dry to the paper lantern in a curved pattern. Spacing the flowers out to fill the space. I made nine flowers in two sizes for my 12″ lantern. Remember that if you plan on using an incandescent light bulb in the lantern do not use hot glue, the glue will heat and your items may fall off. Zip Dry will continue to hold even when the lantern heats up.
Gail Lindner here with a fun way to create your own clipboard embellishment to showcase your child’s homework or artwork for your next project:
My oldest is in the first grade this year and we have seen such a leap in her reading and writing skills! These days she is always writing in a notebook and I really want to remember her “newbie” writing!
I created the layout below with a photo from the first day of school and a special spot to add some samples of her writing that I find!
Core’dinations Whitewash Collection – Grandma’s Locker
Vintage Collection – Rivulet
Pastel Collection - Reflecting Pool
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Dried Marigold
Core Essentials Buttercup and Chocolate Box cardstock
Avery Elle & My Favorite Things Dies
Thirsty Script font
I created my own background from some Whitewash Cardstock which I simply scored some lines across using my Scor-Pal. A quick sand revealed the yellow core and gave the subtle effect of lined notebook paper!
With some Chocolate Box, I was able to create a “clipboard” on my layout which is the perfect spot to add samples of my daughter’s writing! I simply cut it to size, rounded the corners and added a clip at the top! Just sand the edges a bit to give it that worn look.
I love this idea and think I’ll be re-creating it often on other projects!
We have some teacher cards for you today since Back-to-School is right around the corner!
First up, a great shaped card by Mary Pat Siehl that showcase how sanding does most of the work for you:
1. Start with a Silhouette image to create this fun shaped pencil card (Design ID #30675).
2. Using a Sand It, sand each and every piece of the card to give it that distressed look. I don’t know about you but my kids totally beat up their pencils and this makes it look realistic.
3. Adhere the pieces to the card base.
4. Stamp your sentimen usingthe Alley Way Stamps.
AND here is a quick video for you to create this card for yourself:
Next up we have a card from Gail Linder. Teacher cards don’t have to be primary colors and all things chalkboards and school supplies. They can be feminine and pretty, too! Gail Linder shows us her take on this theme next:
All you need is a border punch and Scor-Pal to score lines to make this sheet of Whitewash look like a sheet torn from a notebook!
Did you know that you can cut a thin strip of Core cardstock and thread it through your old style labelmaker to emboss words and phrases? So easy – no more looking for the perfect sticker or stamped sentiment! Just give the the strip a sand to reveal the core and make the letters stand out! For a video on labeling making with Core click HERE:
A couple of punched flowers and die cut letters complete the card!
Hi Everyone, Suzanna Lee here today and just thinking about those lazy summer days… What a I wouldn’t give for a sunset surf today. As spring wraps to a close and summer draws near, my patience wears thin… Just a good soak of the toes in the lake and the serenity of the sun slipping behind the horizon would do me some good right about now! Anybody with me?
Tim Holtz – Adirondack Collection Pack
Distress Stickles – Tim Holtz
Wood Veneer – Studio Calico
Twine – The Twinery
Die – Lifestyle Crafts
Mist – Heidi Swapp
For those of you who know me and follow my work, I didn’t tear paper until I found Core’dinations Cardstock. Nope! Not ME. I did on this layout and I absolutely LOVE the finished effect. I won’t lie, it did freak me out a little bit. I mean, come on, how does a Type A, highlighted, bolded and underlined person rip paper without freaking out? Tearing paper is not something you can control, trust me. Until I realized that you don’t want a controlled tear. Go for it! You CAN do it! If I can, I know you can!
See…the more asymmetrical and uneven the BETTER because you can see more CORE!
I flicked a little gold mist along the top layer to add to a layer of depth to the sky, seperating it from the water below.
That tag contains hidden journaling, you can pull it out for the pocket I created in the layers of paper. I loved the clean look of the layout and didn’t want my journaling to disturb that serene look I created. There is nothing private about the journaling, it’s hidden so as not to be a distraction. Did you see the Distress Stickles along the torn edges for some more dimension to the layout?