The kids are out of school, and it’s time to start doing some fun activities with them. I know my boys love to be artistic and put little crafts together and play with them, so I designed these fun Paper Sack Puppets for them to put together and play with.
Paper Sack Puppets Supplies:
- Variety of Core’dinations Cardstock Paper (I used some Core Essentials, Gemstones Collection, & Glitter Silk)
- Digital Die Cutting Machine or Scissors
- Paper Sacks
Step 1. Using scissors or a digital die cutting machine, cut out all of the shapes that you need. Lay out all your pieces to make sure you have what you need.
Step 2. Using the adhesive, put your animal faces together. Adhere the face to the top flap of the bag. Also adhere the mouth parts inside the flap.
Step 3. Let your kids do a puppet show!
My boys thought the inside of the mouths were so fun!
Help your kids make some puppets and they will be sure to have fun for hours! I know my boys sure are enjoying these puppets!
I’m a huge fan of shaped cards and with a little playing you can create a shaped card out of nearly any shape you want. Today I am going to share a fun sunglasses shaped card.
“My Dad Rocks” Sunglasses Card Supplies:
- Core Essentials: Neutrals
- Gemstones 6 X 6 Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Metallic Collection
- White Pen
- Electronic Die Cutting Machine
- Star Metal Dies
- 5 X 7 Chevron Embossing Folder
Step 1: Use an electronic cutting maching to cut out a sunglasses card. To make a shape into a card you should: Mirror the image above the original and then weld the top edges together.
Technique Tip: Core’dinations cardstock cuts beautifully on the Silhouette Cameo. If you notice in my picture below my edges are a little rough! To avoid that make sure to do the following settings: Set your blade at 4 (I had it set at 2 here before I realized it was too late), your speed at 3, thickness at 33, and set it to Double-Cut. This will give you a clean cut. But if you goof up like me and forget to change your blade to the right setting, a little sanding with our Sand-it Gadget will take care of the rough edges!
Step 2: Use the lens space to trace and cut out some lenses on the Metallic Silver paper. Cut them out and emboss them.
Step 3: Add the lenses to the card and attach a sentiment at the top. I used this cut file for my sentiment.
Step 4: Add some finishing touches, a couple of stars, some white outlining, and you are done!
It’s all ready to add a fun message inside to Dad!
Hi all! Tami Mayberry here with you today with another quick and easy project made possible by Core’dinations. For this project I have created a quick and easy “MOM” tag using Core Tags, pre-made tags by Core’dinations.
“MOM” tag supplies
- Core’dinations Core Tags: Large White, Pastel Assorted
- Core’dinations Gemstones Collection amethyst cardstock
- Core’dinations Core Essentials Pastels Collection cardstock (purple)
- 3 light purple self-adhesive rhinestones
- White self-adhesive pearl
- May Arts ribbon: light purple, light purple gingham
- Sizzix dies: Mixed Media (#660220), Block Talk Capital (#658563), Borders & Hydrangeas (#657721 )
- Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: adhesive foam squares, adhesive dots
Step 1: Remove metal eyelet from light purple tag. *Tip: Removing the eyelet from the bottom tag allows easy layering without extra bulk.
Step 2: Die-cut Mixed Media shape from center of white tag; attach on top of purple tag using foam squares.
Step 3: Die-cut “MOM” from Gemstones cardstock; attach to tag using foam squares. Attach rhinestones along right edge.
Step 4: Wrap tag with ribbon as shown; tie in a knot.
Step 5: Die-cut three flower layers from pastel purple cardstock; shape as desired.
Step 5: Layer die-cut flowers using foam squares. Attach pearl to center; attach to tag.
Step 6: Tie ribbon through top of tag.
And there you have it!
Note: This tag can easily be changed to a Father’s Day tag by changing the colors and adding a more masculine element in place of the flower!
Texture and mixed media are the “buzz” words now, and Core’dinations papers are the perfect paper for this trend. Not only is the paper great for tearing, embossing, and distressing to add texture, but many of the papers have an aged look already, like the Tim Holtz Shattered Collection that I used to create this Bee Well Soon Card.
“Bee Well Soon” Card Supplies:
- Kraft-core Shattered
- Kraft-core Nostalgic
- Stampendous: Queen Bee, Timeless Tags Stamps
- Penny Black: Sweet As Honey (sentiment) stamp
- Sizzix: Book Cover #1 Embossing Folder
- Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Small, Pierced Ovals Die Sets, Grand Calibur Machine
- Close To My Heart Heat Tool
- May Arts Ribbons: 445-15-32; SM-27
- Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz; Versafine Onyx Black; Memnto Luxe Elderberry ink pads; and Shimmer Spritz Sparkle; Radiant Neon Amplify – Black, Electric Yellow; Clear Embossing Powder
- Madeira: Gold Thread
- Xyron Adhesives
- Tapestry Needle
Step 2. Rub gold ink over the raised areas and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat set.
Step 3. Stamp the bee and die cut.
Step 4. Add hand stitching around the oval panel.
Step 5. Paint the bee with Amplify! and heat set to create dimension.
Step 6. Layer the card as shown with mats, sentiment and ribbons.
There are so many techniques to try using Core’dinations! Just jump in and give it a go.