Monday, December 16, 2013

Core'dination Cardstock Christmas Decor

I am  here to share with you a cute little Christmas Decor item that you can make using the Core'dinations Cardstock Neutral collection.  Snip a few pieces of greenery from outdoors and you have a great table center piece or home decor item.

Search the internet images for pattern's or check out Coats and Clark for this great reindeer pattern.
Emboss, sand and cut out two pieces of each pattern for each of the reindeer.  You need a front and back which is glued together.
See how nice the inner core of the Core'dinations Cardstock matches so well with the paper pieced antler color of the Core'dinations Neutral collection.
Have some fun creating your own home decor items from the Core'dinations Cardstock Neutral Collection.  Decor items can be so vogue with sanded matching color tones.

Core'dination Cardstock Neutral Collection
Core'dination Sand it Set
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Coats and Clark pattern template
Helmar Adhesive
Fresh greenery

Monday, December 9, 2013

C'est Magnifique - December Kit

Owner Leslie always shares the love of her beautifully composed monthly kits.  Stop by C'est Magnifique and become a member of the community.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tombow and Core'dinations Cardstock Vintage Christmas Card

                           Welcome to Day 4 and the final day of our  Holiday Hop with Tombow.

Have you ever come across some vintage cards from days gone by?  Well I wanted to create a card today with a vintage feel.  Core'dinations Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft-Core is the perfect cardstock collection to achieve this look.  The Shattered look to the cardstock takes you back to days gone by.

Photographing the card with some vintage crochet doilies really does make this card vintage looking.

Here I have started out by using the Tombow mono glue on the back of the die cut tree allowing the glue to dry semi-transparent.  This re-positionable option is my favorite.
Next step, is sanding and inking the Shattered Cardstock which created the weathered vintage feel that I was trying to achieve for my card.

The next step was to ink and tear the Shattered cardstock.  The ink embeds into the cracked pattern of the cardstock giving the cardstock a weathered feel.

Add some twine, ribbon and rhinestones and you have found your vintage card to mail to someone who will truly hold the card in their hands and think back to a Christmas from the past.

Some days, we get side tracked and while making this card, looking for my supplies, I got side tracked. 
 Look what I discovered....
A wonderful use for the Tombow adhesive tabs.

 Apply the soft side of the tab to the backside of the sponge pad.
Apply the coarse side of the tab to the back of your stamp pad.

Gently, press the sponge pad to hook the two sides of the tabs together to help organize your supplies.

Whenever you want to use your ink, your sponge is on the back of your stamp pad making it easy to attach to your blending tool.  Think of how convenient this will be whenever you need to ink a project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know you were here for a visit to play along with the teams.

Here is the hop line-up for to-day.  Hope you enjoyed our week of inspiration with the Tombow and Core'dinations Cardstock team.   ---that is me

Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft-Core Cardstock
Other supplies
Tombow Mono Adhesive Glue
Tombow Hook and Loop Tabs
Tombow tape runner
Clearsnap Colorbox embossing, embossing powder & ink
Want2Scrap Rhinestones
Spellbinder die

Monday, December 2, 2013

Helmar Adhesive Wintertime

Welcome to the season of Skating, Snowflakes and Hot Coco.  To-day, I would like to share a pin inspired project showcasing the perfect glue for this fun project.  Helmar Craft and Hobby PVA glue is the perfect glue for making fun glitter snowflakes that you can hang in the windows as a home decor item.

If you missed team mate Sandee's  fabulous Helmar project on October 30th, check it out HERE.  Sandee's Halloween project really impressed me so much, I wanted to try out her techniques for my WINTER project.

The first step to this project is finding a snowflake sketch or template.  I choose to search Google Images for a snowflake template to print.  Sized a few different templates, printed and taped my parchment paper over the printed templates.

Be sure that you look at your glued snowflake skeleton and see that the branches of your snowflake are full and plump.  Skinny glue branches on your snowflake result in a failed project, so look closely before you apply the glitter.
I tested the project and I found that the Helmar Craft and  Hobby PVA glue was the best choice for achieving a continuous thick line of glue for a sturdy skeleton snowflake after the glitter was applied and dried over night.

Apply your favorite glitter, dry (overnight) and gently peel away the snowflake skeleton from the parchment paper.

 After testing the peel away step, i found if you roll the parchment paper away from the dried glued skeleton snowflake, it came off easily.  Spray outside, the Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish to hold the glitter.

This project would be great for a SNOW DAY, to keep the kids busy.  A bonding  project for grandparents and grandchildren.

Imagine the possibilities of this Helmar Craft and Hobby PVA glue.  Each season you could come up with a craft for each themed event.  ie:  New Year, Valentines, St. Patrick, Easter, its endless and all from the best glue-- Helmar, Craft and Hobby PVA glue .

Add Helmar Craft and Hobby Glue to someone's Christmas stocking this year  !!!
Possible snowflake decorating suggestions.
Gift embellishment
Mirror embellishment
Tree decorations

Helmar   Craft and Hobby PVA glue 
Helmar  Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish
Glitter    Parchment paper
Snowflake template