Monday, May 2, 2016

Make Your Graduation Party Shine!

I can't believe it....alomost a year ago I made this set of party decorations for Core'dinations and Darice and now I have two children graduating...Brighton with his Bachelors of Science and Mackenzie from High School!  Time to break these out and party!!!!!!!  These were super fun to make and I really love the way they turned out.graduation_party_final-1024x680
Graduation Party Decor Supplies:
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Mason Jar Congratulations Centerpiece:
Step 1:  Select desired pieces from Core'dinations Paper Pops pack.  These packages come in a varitety of styles and colors for any celebration.  You will need 6 pieces of two sizes to create ornament shapes, plus two larger shapes for the title.
graduation_party_centerpiece_selectStep 2:  Fold shapes in half with the side you want displayed on the inside.
graduation_party_centerpiece_foldStep 3:  Glue shapes with the right side in together leaving a bit of a gap on the inner corner.  When all six are glued together you will get your ornament shape.
graduation_party_centerpiece_glueStep 4:  Thread ornament shapes and larger title shapes onto dowel.
graduation_party_centerpieceStep 5:  To create band on mason jar begin by cutting a sheet of the Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Core paper to fit your jar.  I cut mine at 1 1/2 inch by 10, and emboss if desired.
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Step 6:  In order to keep your embossing pattern consistent throughout your longer projects, you can cut a slit in the top of the folder allowing the paper to slide through.  I love this technique for embossing longer strips.
graduation_party_embossed_ringStep 7:  Simply wrap your mason jar with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic Paper and insert your dowel with the ornaments.  I used a bit of krinkle paper to hold everything together, but almost anything would work, from pebbles to marbles to little hard candies.
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Graduation Cap Boxes Step 1:  Cut all pieces from the SVGCuts file.
graduation_party_cap_cutsStep 2:  Assemble as per their directions.  The Core'dinations Texture cardstock gives the cap a nice fabric finish.
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Graduation Cap Banner Step 1:  Cut 1 1/2 inch mortar board shapes with electronic cutter.
graduation_party_banner_capsStep 2:  Attach mortar boards to banner rosettes.  The rosettes come pre assembled, so creating this banner is quick and easy.
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Medallion Wall Decor Step 1:  Directions for assembly are included in each kit.  Begin by removing adhesive from end piece and attaching to the other end to form a ring.
graduation_party_medallion_glue endsStep 2:  Place medallion ring over cardboard ring with post.
graduation_party_medallion_postStep 3:  Press ends of medallion down and cover with top screw and additional cardboard ring.
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Step 4:  Cover cardboard rings and posts with included foam tape cardboard circles and embellish further with paper pops.  Layer on wall for a unique decoration.
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With all the great color combinations available from the Party Mixer line from Core'dinations I am sure you will find the perfect combination for your next event.

 ~Nancy


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