Sunday, November 03, 2013

Hard Core Crop Challenge - Day 2

Whoo Hoo ...... Here we go again !!! 

Today I am sharing my designs for my 'Christmas Ornament' Challenge featuring Core'dinations ..... I've got (3) samples to show you !!!

We want you to play along with us - so remember, you can find the Master Challenge List HERE ..... and the rules HERE so check it all out and then come play along !!  You have all week to finish the challenges and post here to win ..... 

I find it hard to create anything using Core'dinations without running a piece or 2 through my Big Shot with a fun embossing folder !!  For the green circles, I embossed the cardstock and sanded it FIRST and then punched out my shapes.  I find this easiest especially if your punches are small so that you don't tear your shapes when sanding :))

I built all the pieces together onto the green circle and added the doily LAST .... i LOVE LOVE LOVE the Core Couture cardstock - the glitter on it is FABULOUS and you can really see it sparkle on the snowflake punchies !!!!

This swirly ornament is super easy to do and was the perfect shape for more Core Couture to show off the sparkle ...... 

 I cut the strips to 1/2 x 12" and then folded them in half.  I rolled each end in towards each other over a pen and then adhered one curl on top of the other with a glue dot.  Once I had all (6) pieces ready I glued them all together in the center !!  Super quick, super easy and super cute ......

For my last ornament, I really wanted to show off a few pieces of Core'dinations cardstock from different collections ...... I used some Spotted Jillian Dot, Spotted Tillie Dot and Whitewash too.

I embossed the White Wash with a fun snowflake embossing folder by Darice and lightly sanded off the top on all (4) colors.  I cut each strip slightly shorter than the last but approx. 2" wide - enough to roll.

I gently wrapped each piece around a journaling pen and then adhered the end to the roll using a quick dry liquid glue.  Once all the rolls were adhered together, I used my Crop A Dile to punch a small hole through each piece.

I strung a piece of May Arts ribbon thru to create my tree 'trunk' and then created a star on top using a small star punch.  I folded (3) stars in half and then adhered them to each other to make it 3 dimensional and then added it to the loop at the top to hang onto the Christmas tree - LOVE ......

Now go get your stash of Core'dinations out and start cutting, embossing, sanding and creating your own fabulous tree ornaments to hang from your tree this holiday season !!

Can't wait to see what you come up with - don't forget to link them here for a chance to win a fabulous paper pad from Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock !!!

TFL ..... Talk soon.


  1. What great ideas for ornaments! I really like the red swirly snowflake. Well done.

  2. oh i absolutely love these ornaments! great inspiration!

  3. Love theses ornaments, so quick and so cute, great inspiration for the challenge

  4. Love your ornaments! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. WOW - fabulous set of ornaments Jennifer - they are cute, clever and Core-riffic!!!
    Thank you for sharing your inspiration!!!
    Looking forward to playing along with your challenge :)

  6. Really like your ornament inspiration. Thanks.

  7. All of your ornaments are adorable! Thanks for the fun challenge!

  8. Love the tree made from the little rolls. What a neat idea! The red swirly design is really cool too!

  9. I was too late to enter my ornament in your challenge Jennifer but thought I would share the link so that you could see what you inspired me to make. Thank you for sharing your fabulous ornaments and challenge for the crop :)

    1. Awe, thanks Tracy !! I checked out your ornament and it's BEAUTIFUL !!!! Thanks so much for playing along :)))