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!


Be Strong


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


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 too 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


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


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


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


Thank You


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

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Back To School with Xyron

Well here I go !!!, This week I'll wave bye bye to my three kids as they start another school year.  All the books are covered and labelled and thanks to my Xyron Mega Runner and 5" Creative Station it was all done in super fast time!.  I have also being having fun with my Silhouette Cameo and if you haven't had a look around their design library you are soooooooooo missing out!. Be warned though, it's just as addictive as Pinterest and you will be spoilt for choice. Remember to follow the Xyron Blog every day too for more Back to School projects.

Here are two projects that I made.  The first is a 3D Pencil box (Design ID #64599) By Lori Whitlock from Silhouette Library. For more designs and inspiration visit and

The second is a 3D School Bus box ( Design ID #64211) designs by Jodi J Warner for Snapdragon Designs also available in the Silhouette Libraryand there is a fabulous tutorial by Jodi to follow at

So Grab your Xyron products and let's get crafting !

3D Pencil Box


Xyron 1.5" Create a Sticker
Xyron Shapez Star Die
3D Pencil box (Design ID #64599) By Lori Whitlock
'I love School' Title (Design ID #6721) by Jamie Koay 
Embossallicious A4 'Dottie' Folder
Embossallicious Vintage Floral A4 'Hessian' Folder
Darice 'Star' Folder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alteration Woodgrain folder
American Crafts Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo

To Purchase Xyron products in the UK/Ireland visit 
Crafter's Companion

How it's Made

Once you have resized the design and ungrouped the pieces you can then bring onto the cutting mat on screen the elements in the order you wish to cut them.  I started with the Pencil base and Lead banding.

Place the card on the matt watching the grid lines on screen to ensure that you have a large enough area covered.  Below is the design cut out.

Next up is the eraser, tip and lead for cutting

Once all elements have been cut out then you can emboss them to add texture to your project

Gotta love the eBosser!!!, 

Once all elements have been embossed then you can start assembly. I used the Xyron 6mm High Tack Tape on all the folding flaps

For the pencil tips and lead i used the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker

Before assembly put the pencil tips in place

Peel off the wax strips and working your way around the top join the edges together

For the banding I used my Xyron 1.5" Create a Sticker

Wrap the backing around the 'Eraser' lid

Now to decorate, I used the 'I love School' Title by Jamie Koay (Design ID #6721) from Silhouette Library

To assemble use the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker

Dab the embossed star with an ink pad and apply all the pieces to the front of the box.


3D Bus Box

Products used

3D School Bus box ( Design ID #64211) by Jodi J Warner for Snapdragon Designs 
American Crafts Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
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