Monday, March 24, 2014

'Not Xyron But it Should Be' Inspiration projects

It was fun this week actually doing something with Pinterest other than just drooling over all the gorgeous projects that have been pinned.  Our task was to pick pins from the 'Not Xyron But it Should Be' Xyron Pinterest Board and yep you guessed it, use them as inspiration to make new projects that use Xyron.  

I chose two projects, here is the first Pin, Framed Hearts pinned from 

The second was this gorgeous paper piecing canvas pinned from

and here is what they inspired me to create !!!


The stand out heart inspired me to make a project that encourages you to stand out in the crowd and be YOU!!!.


Maya Road Eureka Light Bulb Moment Wood Pieces
Bazzill Basics 'Timeless' paper collection
Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Ikea Frame
Strips of Foam

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How it's Made

Supplies ready to go!

Cut the base paper to size and run through the Xyron 5" Creative Station

Use the Tim Holtz pad to ink the paper edges

Repeat for the next layer and distress the edges with a blade or scissors and run through the Xyron 5" Creative Station

Use the ink pad to stain the edges and base of the wooden embellishments, rub one with some gold gilding wax and run them all through wither the Xyron 1.5" Create a Sticker or the 3" Sticker Maker

I used individual letter stamps to add the sentiment and raised the gold wooden embellishment by adding foam pads behind it.

To keep a gap between the base and the glass I used a strip of foam around the inside edge of the frame.  This also helps to keep the glass in place.

I Used the Xyron Mega Runner to stick the project to the base board and inserted it into the frame.


Project number two !!!!


The paper pieced bird on the canvas inspired me to think about taking flight and being free to make your own choices in life, and I love butterflies !!!


To purchase Xyron in the UK go to Crafter's Companion

How it's made

Supplies at the ready

Cut the base layer of Core'dinations to size and using the Xyron High Tack tape place strips on the back.

Once in place distress the edges with a fine sander

Measure and cut the top layer and ink the edges

Distress the paper edges before using more of the Xyron High Tack Tape to put the layer in place

using the Smooch Spritz and the Spray and Sparkle give a light coating to the bottom right corner and middle.

Cut out some various sized butterflies from the patterned paper.

Use the Xyron Mega Runner to apply adhesive to the back along the Butterfly body

Start to curl the wings of each Butterfly

Place them on the project in a staggered formation

Finish with the BoBunny letters


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Die'sire Create a Card Dies from Crafter's Companion

Are you ready for something fabulous, now you can create instant cards using the gorgeous new range of create a card dies from Crafter's Companion.  Leann Chivers will be launching the dies  this weekend on Create and Craft with a Tool Shed show this Sunday at noon GMT.  But if you can't wait until then Leann is giving you the chance to win two of your very own, click the here for your chance to win.

Here is a Sneak Peek at some of the samples that I have made for the show using the new Create a Card Dies and the supplies used.


Die'sire 'Precious' Create a card die

Pebeo gold and silver gilding wax
Luminarte Springtime
Collall 3d gel
Centura Pearl A4 with a hint of silver



Die'sire 'Enchanted' Create a Card die
Collall 3d gel
Tim Holtz Distress Ink



Die'sire 'Aurora' Create a Card die
Embossalicious 8x8 Rose Vine Folder
Centura Pearl Mink
Centura Pearl white with a hint of gold

Collall 3d Gel
Red Liner Tape
Foam pads made using Xyron



Die'sire 'Aurora' Create a Card die
Die'sire small Rose die
Die'sire leaf 1 Die
Core'dinations Nostalgia
Sentimentals 'Vintage' stamps
Xyron 9" Creative Station
Collall 3d Gel

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Craft Supply Tidy made using Xyron

Hi !!!,  I found another little treasure in the clearance section of TKMaxx, the hinges were broken and the inner shelf was loose so I rescued it for €5.00 !!! reduced from €29.99.  I was looking for an eternity for a cute little storage cabinet for the top of my desk for my Xyron goodies or to mount to the wall beside my craft station but couldn't find what I wanted until I saw this cutie.

Using the We R Memory Keepers 'Love 2 Craft' Scrapbook Stack Pack that I won a looooooooong time ago and to be honest loved so much I was hoarding it for a special project and I have used it on my new upcycled craft supply tidy.  And this is how I did it!, using Xyron of course :)


Supplies Used

Upcycled Wooden Cabinet
Tim Holtz 'Peeled Paint' Distress Ink Pad
Grey Spray Paint

To buy Xyron products in the UK visit Crafter's Companion 

Here is my lucky find!

Inside I fixed the hinge and glued the shelf back in place, all ready for the makeover.

I started by removing the hardware from the front of the cabinet.

I sprayed around the exposed edges that won't be covered and left them to dry.

I measured the interior and cut the inside covering to size and ran the smaller pieces through the Xyron 5" Creative Station.

I lined the interior and cut the base strips and put in place, this whole process took less that 15 minutes !

Line the inside of the drawers too! 

To cover the inside of the doors I measured and cut the paper and ran through the Xyron 9" Creative Station.

Covering on the interior doors, loving this paper collection !

Decorate the outside of the drawers using the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker, so quick,!

OK time to start on the exterior by measuring and cutting the side and top pieces to size and running them through the Xyron 9" Creative Station.

I make use of the wax backing paper and leave the paper in place as I ink the edges.

Place the papers in place on the sides and top of the cabinet.

Doing the same for the front of the doors.

Not forgetting to cover the front of the drawers.

Looking pretty nifty now!.  Time to add the some detailing to the top rim.

I trimmed the scalloped edge from around one of the scrapbook pages and ran it through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker and inked up the edges.

Apply the trim around the top and sides.

Using elements from the kit decorate the front and inside of the cabinet, using the Xyron 5" sticker maker on the non adhesive pieces.

Put the hardware back on on the cabinet and its ready to fill with Xyron goodies!.

So there it is, now pride of place on my craft desk and all my Xyron goodies are close at hand.

I want to share the Xyron love so I am giving away a Xyron 3" Sticker Maker.  

All you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment below.  It is open to all.  Thanks for stopping by today and good luck !

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