Core’dinations Design Team Call

Core’dinations Design Team Call

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

I have a different type of post today.  A couple of month’s ago Core’dinations Cardstock was the sponsor on the Craftwell blog and I had an opportunity to work with their fabulous cardstock.  Well, now there is no going back!  In my opinion there is no better cardstock on the market than Core’dinations so when I saw the Core’dinations Design Team call I KNEW I just had to throw my name in the ring!  Just in case  you are wondering why I am doing this via a blog post is because in the DT call instructions this is how they wanted to see the application.

I’ve created a brand new project and will share a few oldies but goodies as well.   My only problem with this lovely cardstock is I only have a small amount of it and it does not seem to be readily available locally here so I use it carefully in my crafting LOL!

For my first project I want to share with you a Haunted house I created for this DT call made from the Haunted Forest SVG Kit from SVGCuts.com.  You can find the detailed assembly tutorial there.  All of the trim pieces are made using either the Core Essentials Neutrals Paper, Dark Paper or Kraft Core Nostalgic Collections and are embossed and sanded using the Core Essentials Sand It tool.

Joann-Larkin-Haunted-House

Joann-Larkin-Haunted-House-Front

Joann-Larkin-Haunted-House-Side

Here is a closer look at the products I used:

Core Essentials Neutrals Paper
Core Essentials Dark Paper
Core Essentials Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection
Core Essentials Sand It
M-Bossibilities Dainty Dots
Bitty Blossoms
Graphic 45 – An Errie Tale Collection
Graphic 45 – Steampunk Spells Collection
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My next project is a fun Vintage Rectangle Box that I give to friend at work.  Here’s a look at how it turned out.

Joann-Larkin-Vinage-Rectangle-Box

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Here is a closer look at the products I used:

Core Essentials Neutrals Paper
Core Essentials Sand It
Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace
Maja Designs – Sofiero Princess Margareta’s Garden Paper
EB-WHT-BN1-2T

I absolutely love Christmas time so I just had to create a fun little vintage Christmas card.

Joann-Larkin-Vintage-Scroll-Christmas-Card

Joann-Larkin-Vintage-Scroll-Christmas-Card-Closeup

and who can forget the flowers!

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Joann-Larkin-Vintage-Scroll-Christmas-Card-Flower2

Products Used:

HCPC 3415 – Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 – Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3622 – O Little Town PreCut Set
HCPC 3625 – Festive Notes PreCut Set
HCD 738 – Ornamental Add On Die
HCDP1246 – Festive Christmas Collection
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Bright Ideas Prills

Project Instructions:

Other products: 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Off-White Card Stock, Core Essentials Neutrals Paper, Distressed Inks, Shimmer Spray, VersaMark, Antique Gold Embossing powder, Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, pearls from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by taking a piece of Core Essentials Neutrals Paper 11″ x 7 1/2″ and score it in the middle so you have a card 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.  Next using a rasp of another tool, rough up the edges of the base and then add a layer of paper from the Festive Christmas Collection.  Using the 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, die cut and sand the Core Essentials Neutrals Paper for that perfect Vintage look and attach it to your card with another piece of the same paper from the Festive Christmas Collection in the center.  To make the scroll, first stamp the Festive Notes PreCut Set 2 times on top of each other and then cut a strip of paper 10 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ for your scroll.  I slightly curved in the to center of each side to give that flared look at the top and bottom.  Once you have everything cutout for the scroll, take a skewer and roll both ends to the length that you want.  Finally decorate and add your favorite festive Poinsettia for the finishing touch!

 

Next I want to show you a fun 3D Tiki Torch that you can find information on here.

Joann-Larkin-Tiki-Tourch

To show you how marvelous these papers are for that worn, vintage look that I just love, here is a photo of the cardstock before I started

Before

and after a very light sand with the Core Essentials Sand it block.

After

Here is a closer look at the products I used:

Core Essentials Neutrals Paper
Core Essentials Dark Paper
Core Essentials Sand It
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My fifth project is a 3D Pool Table Box I made using the The Green Room SVG Kit from SVGCuts.com.  You can find the detailed assembly tutorial there.  It is the perfect gift box for that hard to buy for man.

Joann-Larkin-Pool-Table

Joann-Larkin-Pool-Table-Open

Here is a closer look at the products I used:

Core Essentials Neutrals Paper
Core Essentials Dark Paper
Core Essentials Sand It
EB-WHT-BN1-2T

Next I would like to show you a 3D Deck Shoe made using the Summer Holiday SVG Kit from SVGCuts.com.  You can find the detailed assembly tutorial there.

Joann-Larkin---Deck-Shoe

Here is a closer look at the products I used:

Core Essentials Neutrals Paper
Core Essentials Sand It

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For my final project I want to show you a 3D Cowgirl boot made using the Happy Trails SVG Kit from SVGCuts.com.  You can find the detailed assembly tutorial there.

Joann-Larkin-Cowgirl-Boot

I lightly sanded the Core Essentials cardstock to give it a slightly worn look.  It’s so easy to do this with the Core Essentials Sand it block.

Here is a closer look at the flower.

Joann-Larkin-Cowgirl-Boot-Flower

Here is a closer look at the products I used:

Core Essentials Neutrals Paper
Core Essentials Sand It
Spellbinders Create A Sunflower
EB-WHT-BN1-2T

I’m so hoping that I am lucky enough to earn a spot on this fabulous design team.  I’d love to hear all of your comments about my projects and also let me know what your favorite Core’dinations collection is.  Thank you looking in today.  I really appreciate it :)

A special thank you to Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock for this wonderful opportunity.

 

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Brag Card Holder

Brag Card Holder

Hi there, and Happy Friday to you!  Thanks for popping in for a visit.

I’m happy to be back to share another fun project for Craftwell with you :)

This month Craftwell is featuring products from Fancy Pants Designs and I want to share with you a fun little box I made to store the Brag Cards that you can get as part of the “As you Wish” Collection.

I got the basic idea for the box here but had to change the dimensions so the box could hold the right size for these sweet little brag cards.  I thought that this would be a great little travel companion so you could write down your thoughts and memories while enjoying your trip.

Joann-Larkin-Brag-Card-Holder

Joann-Larkin-Brag-Card-Holder-Open

Here is a closer look at the products I used:

Fancy Pants As you Wish paper collection
Off-White Card stock
Adorning Squares
String from my stash
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Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

Have a wonderful crafty day!

 

joann sig 2
 
 

Vintage Scroll Christmas Card

Vintage Scroll Christmas Card

Hi everyone, I hope you are having an awesome day so far!  Thanks for popping by again for another round of crafty inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

I absolutely love Christmas time and I was having so much fun with the new  “Festive Christmas Collection” and was so inspired that I just had to create a fun little vintage Christmas card (Yes, believe it or not, it’s an actual card!)

Joann-Larkin-Vintage-Scroll-Christmas-Card

Joann-Larkin-Vintage-Scroll-Christmas-Card-Closeup

Joann-Larkin-Vintage-Scroll-Christmas-Card-Inside

and who can forget the flowers!

Joann-Larkin-Vintage-Scroll-Christmas-Card-Flower1

Joann-Larkin-Vintage-Scroll-Christmas-Card-Flower2

Products Used:

HCPC 3415 – Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3551 – Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3622 – O Little Town PreCut Set
HCPC 3625 – Festive Notes PreCut Set
HCD 738 – Ornamental Add On Die
HCDP1246 – Festive Christmas Collection
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Bright Ideas Prills

Project Instructions:

Other products: 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Off-White Card Stock, Core Essentials Neutrals Paper, Distressed Inks, Shimmer Spray, VersaMark, Antique Gold Embossing powder, Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, pearls from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by taking a piece of Core Essentials Neutrals Paper 11″ x 7 1/2″ and score it in the middle so you have a card 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.  Next using a rasp of another tool, rough up the edges of the base and then add a layer of paper from the Festive Christmas Collection.  Using the 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, die cut and sand the Core Essentials Neutrals Paper for that perfect Vintage look and attach it to your card with another piece of the same paper from the Festive Christmas Collection in the center.  To make the scroll, first stamp the Festive Notes PreCut Set 2 times on top of each other and then cut a strip of paper 10 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ for your scroll.  I slightly curved in the to center of each side to give that flared look at the top and bottom.  Once you have everything cutout for the scroll, take a skewer and roll both ends to the length that you want.  Finally decorate and add your favorite festive Poinsettia for the finishing touch!

Also, don’t forget to please vote for your favorite returning DT members!  You can CLICK HERE and submit your vote. As a bonus, when you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote once and you will have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on August 29th, 2014.

If you have not already done so I would really appreciate your vote.   Thank you so much! :)

I hope to see you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

joann sig 2
 
 

Oh Holy Night

Oh Holy Night

Hi everyone, I hope you are having an awesome day so far!  Thanks for popping by for some crafty inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

This week Heartfelt Creations has released the gorgeous new “Festive Christmas Collection” and I love it so much I had to show you another project!  I made a fun Fancy Fold Card that I thought would be a great way to showcase those lovely postage sized images that are included in your paper collection.

Joann-Larkin-Fancy-Fold-Christmas-Card

Joann-Larkin-Fancy-Fold-Christmas-Card-Open

 

Joann-Larkin-Fancy-Fold-Christmas-Card-Flower

Products Used:

HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3557 – Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3622 – O Little Town PreCut Set
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 747 – Arianna Lace Die
HCD 751 – Cut, Mat, Create Set 2A
HCDP1246 – Festive Christmas Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: Green Card Stock, Distressed Inks, Shimmer Spray, Ribbon and Bling from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by making a swing card based on this tutorial.  Instead of making just 1 swing panel, I made 3 – 1 1/2″ square panels evenly spaced.  To make the decorative panels make another copy of the card as a template, cut the pieces apart, trace them out and make 1/4″ smaller all around.  Finally decorate and add your favorite festive Poinsettia for the finishing touch!

I hope to see you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

joann sig 2
 
 

Star Gift Box

Star Gift Box

Hi everyone and welcome to some Wednesday inspiration for Heartfelt Creations!

This week Heartfelt Creations has released the gorgeous new “Festive Christmas Collection” and I want to share with you a fun little gift box I made featuring some of this lovely collection.

Joann-Larkin-Star-Gift-Box

I used the Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set for the poinsettia and the Arianna Lace Doily in behind.

Joann-Larkin-Star-Gift-Box-Flower

Products Used:

HCPC 3415 – Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3621 – Dove of Peace PreCut Set
HCD 747 – Arianna Lace Die
HCD 751 – Cut, Mat, Create Set 2A
HCDP1 246 – Festive Christmas Collection
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Layered Poinsettia Shapeabilities
Nobel Rectangle

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock, Red Card Stock, Distressed Inks, Glitter Ritz, Ribbon from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by cutting 2 stars 6″ square out of White card stock, 2 more 5 1/2″ square out of Red card stock and 2 more 5″ square out of paper from the Festive Christmas Collection and glue them together.  Next to make the box, take a strip of card stock 12″ x 4″ and score 1/2″ on each long side and every 2″ to make the folds.  Make small relief cuts on the long 1/2″ scor at every 2″ score line so you can bend the card stock around each point in the star and attach to the back of the stars.  Decorate with your favorite sentiment and some treats and do not forget the flower!  Since this is a Christmas project stamp, stamp, distress and die cut out some of the lovely Petite Poinsettia PreCut Set, assemble and finish it off in the center with a sparkly gem!

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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Peace Bus

Peace Bus

Hi everyone, do you ever wonder where the time goes?  It’s hard to believe we are now into August!  I don’t know about you but I am just starting to enjoy summer and before we blink, I’m afraid it will be over!    I do love Friday’s though since I get to share a “groovy” project for Craftwell with you.

This month Craftwell is featuring fabulous products from Fancy Pants Designs and I want to share with you a fun little Peace Bus I created using some of their lovely products.

If you are interested to give this a try, I used the German bus from the Surf Shack SVG Kit from SVGCuts.com.  You can find the detailed assembly tutorial there.

Joann-Larkin-Peace-Bus

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and as a bonus, this is also a box!

Joann-Larkin-Peace-Bus-Open

Here is a closer look at the products I used:

Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets paper collection
Off-White Cardstock
M-Bossibilities Whimsy (ES-004)
Classic Hearts Nestabilities
Bitty Blossoms
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I hope to see you again soon!  Thanks so much for your lovely visit!

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HFC Design Team Call

Hi everyone!  Thanks for popping by today :)

Today Heartfelt Creations announced their Fall Design Team call and in addition to adding new members to their design team there is also an on-line vote for the returning DT members.

If you can spare a few minutes of time I would really appreciate your vote so I can continue on this amazing team and continue to provide you with some fantastic Heartfelt Creations inspiration.

You can CLICK HERE and submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on August 29th, 2014.

A very special heartfelt thank you to all of my lovely followers who support me each and every week.  I truly appreciate your kindness and blog friendship.

Have a wonderful day!  Hope to see you very soon :)

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