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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Double Double, Toil and Trouble with Xyron

My second Halloween project is a wall plaque, the base is an up-cycled wooden picture that is given a new purpose, again this project is a quick make that will add a little fun to your Halloween.

Double Double, Toil and Trouble Plaque


Supplies

Foam Pads from Teresa Collins Xyron Adhesive Kit
K&Co Tim Coffey Halloween Pad
Core'dinations Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Studio Library Files:
Spider Web Lace Frame Background by Jamie Koay #32557
Bubble, Bubble quote by Rivka Wilkins #67886



How it's Made

Arrange the colors of Core'dinations on the Silhouette mat, cut out quote.


Measure and cut the base mat (5" x 5.5") and a layer slightly smaller for the quote.  Run the layer through the Xyron 9" Creative Station


Use the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker for the die cut letter, feed through the machine and arrange on your base layer.



Cut out the background, ensure that the centre is enlarged enough to take the quote. Spray around the edge of the Spider Web layer.


Run through the Xyron 9" Creative station and layer onto the purple mat


To attach to the wooden plaque use either the Xyron Mega Runner or  Xyron High Tack Double Sided Tape.


Add the quote using the Teresa Collins Foam Pads for dimension


Finish by adding some ribbon and embellishments



Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure to follow Xyron on Facebook for inspirations and giveaways.

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Spooky Wreath for Halloween using Xyron

I'll be the first to admit that I am not a big fan of Halloween, I'm a big sissy when it comes to mummies and witches.  For my two projects this week I kept them low on the fear factor scale and they are projects that are quick to make and easy for the kids to get involved with too.  Today's project is a wreath.

Boo! Wreath


Supplies

Teresa Collins Xyron Liquid Adhesive
Core'dinations Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Halloween Silhouette by Patty Young #67125
Boo with Spooky Lace by Kolette Hall / Lori Whitlock #67075
Bat Silhouette by Sarah Hurley #31577
Foam Wreath
Burlap Wrap

How it's Made

Spray or paint the wreath form, if you use a solvent based paint the foam will dissolve a little, this wont matter as it will be covered with the burlap.


Hold the end of the wrap in place using the Xyron Mega Runner


Using the same burlap, wrap a length around the wreath and into a bow


Using the Silhouette Cameo and the cutting files, cut lots of bats and two big 'Boo', one is a mat and the other a layer.


Distress the mat


Run the layer through the Xyron 9" Creative Station


Add the layer to the mat 


To stick the 'Boo' to the wreath use the Xyron Mega Runner




Fold up the Bat wings and distress some of them, use the Teresa Collins Xyron liquid glue to attach randomly around the wreath


Cut the Halloween Silhouette layers, distress layer 1 and run through the Xyron 9" Creative Station


Layer together and using the Xyron Mega Runner place adhesive all round the edge, or you could have run the mat through the Xyron 9" Creative Station and with the adhesive side up, layer on the Silhouette and then place under the wreath.


The finished wreath


Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure to follow Xyron on Facebook for inspirations and giveaways.

I'm also on facebook if you wanna stop by to and say hi !

See you again soon.


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Xyron Blog Hop with Petaloo International and Core'dinations

Ohhhh yeah, I am sooooo in crafting heaven right now !!. This week the Xyron Design Team get to partner with two beyond fantastic crafting companies Petaloo International and Core'dinations eeek!.

As well as sharing with you some creative inspiration from the Xyron Design Team here you can also check out the creative talents of the Petaloo Design Team here and the Core'dinations Design Team here.  Stop by to say hi and you could win yourself some crafting goodies.

For my projects I have made a cute little birdhouse and a card.  There is a picture tutorial for you to follow for the birdhouse, it's so simple to make.  By using embossing folders and the Core'dinations card stock you will achieve amazing textured effects, the Petaloo International range of flowers give your projects the WOW factor and of course used together with Xyron adhesives your projects will rock!.



So Tweet!


Products Used

Core'dinations 'Gibraltar' 1590 FB030
Core'dinations 'Chocolate Mocha' 1470 CC030
Petaloo International 'Darjeeling' Wild Mini Blossoms 1481-311
Petaloo International 'Chantilly' Velvet Hydrengeas Red 1271-192
Spellbinders Embossabilities 'Bricks and Bark' Folder EL-015
Tim Holtz Textures and Fades 'Bricked and Woodgrain' Folder
Maya Road Chipboard Birds
Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop Ink Pads
Pebeo gold Gilding Wax
Prima Gem Swirls



Let's get started!

Cut a strip of Core'dinations that is the width of the folder and twice a long. Fold in the middle and then emboss both sides.


Run through the Xyron 5" Creative Station


Line the roof top along the centre fold line


 Sip away the corners before folding in the edges


Make sure that the paper is tucked in tight along the inside edge


 Cut out the front and back cover pieces of the birdhouse, use the birdhouse as a template. Run through the Xyron 9" Creative Station.


Now for my favourite part, distress !


To cover the sides measure and cut two strips of matching Core'dinations and emboss and distress.  Run these through the Xyron 5" Creative Station.


Now for the embellishments, Using the Ink pads follow the sequence below, don't be too particular, distressed is good!










 Arrange your Petaloo flowers on the front of the Birdhouse, you can use the Xyron Mega Runner or Xyron Glue Dots


 Add the birdies


Ta Dah! Finished!


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Be Strong


Supplies

Xyron Glue Dots
Core'dinations 'Concerto' 1340 DR020
Petaloo International 'Darjeeling' Wild Mini Blossoms 1481-311
Petaloo International 'Chantilly' Velvet Hydrengeas Red 1271-192
Petaloo International 'Penny Lane' Mini Wild Roses, Antique Red 1838-050
Petaloo International 'Darjeeling' Mini Mix, Tea Stained Pink 1462-110
Prima Chalk Edgers Pink & White
Sizzix Thinlets Decorative Border and Heart 658946

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I'm also on facebook if you wanna stop by and say hi !

See you again soon.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Xyron featuring Spellbinders

This week Xyron is partnering with Spellbinders and all this week the Xyron design team will be sharing with you an amazing and inspiring selection of projects.  For my projects I have made a gilded mini unit and two cards.  Details of the Spellbinders dies and Xyron products used are below and a tutorial of the gilded storage unit.  Make sure to follow Xyron facebook page all this week and show love to Spellbinders by visiting them on Facebook too.





Gilded Unit


Supplies

DCWV Luxe Suite Stack
Kaisercraft Chest of Drawers
Woodware Yinks Black Die Ink
Pebeo Gilding Wax
Black Cardstock
Gems

Tutorial

Ohh love these Kaisercraft kits, I always keep some in my stash, so lets go get messy !!!!


Ink all the edges of the MDF pieces, Assemble the drawer inserts and then ink the top edge too.


OK Now for the really fun and messy part.  Emboss the card stock and then lightly rub gilding wax across the surface building up layers.  I used silver as a base and then some gold on top.  I used my fingers but cut and dry foam works really well too.  Buff the wax to a shine.  I embossed six single pieces and two double pieces.


To cover the rear and sides of the unit run the larger embossed pieces through the Xyron 9" Creative Station and the large top pieces through the 5" Creative Station.


For the inner shelves I just sprayed them black, 


I covered all the pieces before assembly to get a neater finish.



To cover the drawers use embossed card on the front and cover the sides and under with black card.


Embellish the drawer fronts with the Damask Accents flourish and the Xyron 3" Sticker maker


Gotta love DCWV !!!, the gorgeous Luxe Stack is perfect for the interior.


Using the Damask Accents border die, cut and arrange the pieces, run through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker and apply to the top of the unit.


Add embellishments and gems to finish.







Happy Birthday


Supplies

Xyron Sticky Dots
Teresa Collins double sided foam pads
Prima Marketing Flowers
Petaloo International Flowers

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Supplies

Xyron Sticky Dots
Teresa Collins Summer Stories
Prima Marketing Flowers
Petaloo International Flowers

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