Exciting News !

Hey everyone, Gosh it's been a while since I blogged !.

I have so much to share with you all, it's hard to know where to begin!.  

So this past year I have been working away behind the scenes designing new lines for my 'Florartistry' dies and craft products brand and for those of you lovely peeps that have been enquiring to when the range will be back on TV the honest answer is that I don't know.  For the moment we are focusing on retailers and working with our distributors at Personal Impressions to meet customer needs.  However, I can confirm that new collections are available soon with new and exciting additions to the range.   I want to thank you all so much for the support and love that you have shown since the brand launch, I appreciate you all so much.

Some of you may have noticed that I have joined the Sweet Dixie brand as a designer, I have had the privilege to design Christmas stamp sets that are now available through Create and Craft, Personal Impressions, retail stores and will soon be available on Amazon too.  For a peep at the collections click here.

So now I have some really exciting news to share with you.  On Friday, October 26th on Create and Craft TV the new Sharon Callis Crafts Range will have its worldwide launch !.  Featured on the shows will be three new collections of clear stamps, each collection has six varieties of stamps and below is a little sneak peek at some of the finished samples that I will have on the shows.  I am also bringing my new Typography Collection that I have designed for Sweet Dixie.  The show times are subject to change but so far they are Friday 26th at 11am and 7pm and Saturday 27th at 9am with the Sweet Dixie collection.  


I have also launched my new website this week!!!, 



 It's been a steep learning curve pulling it together but I hope you will enjoy visiting.  I will be sharing finished projects, tutorials, Create and Craft show info and more, and as a special treat make sure to check back as I will be having competitions and challenges too.  

So as promised here is a sneak peek at the collections on this weeks launch show, I hope you will tune in and you can email in during the shows too at studio@createandcraft.tv.

Vintage Transport



Sentiments



Simple Hello's




Typography Collection








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Starburst


Gotta love quick and easy party decor right?, Using one of the fab DCWV Project Stack Books and the Xyron Mega Runner in gold and black give a dramatic glam look to any occasion.



Supplies

10" round cake board

How it's done

I wanted to make a table center piece as well as the regular hanging stars so I had some fun with the black kraft card star pieces !


Rather than form the star I fanned pieces, making sure that the tips were mountain folds and the inside valley folds, then I joined together in a circle using the Xyron Mega Runner.


I did the same with the gold star pieces but when folding the pieces I reversed the folding order and made the tips valley folds.


Once they are completed layer the black over the gold, use the mega runner to keep the layers in place.


To create the base use a sheet from the 'Le Noir' stack.


Apply adhesive using the Xyron Mega Runner, (normally I would use the amazing Creative Station at this point but the board is 10" and would not fit through).  Once the adhesive is applied stick the board to the black card and trim away the excess card.


Layer everything together.



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 Of course you an also make the stars as they should be.



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Xyron Prize Pack Winner is........

Congratulations cghundley (Carla from Utah), you have won the Xyron Prize pack.  Can you email your address to me at sharon.callis@gmail.com :)


Heartfelt

Welcome to day five and the last day to enter to win a great Xyron prize pack, thanks for stopping by today.  My project today is a sweet little plaque, at the end of this week everyone who comments here or on the Xyron FB posts for my projects will be in the draw to win a Xyron Adhesive pack worth $65 of a:


Don't forget to leave a comment on any of the posts this week and share with your friends

Good Luck


HEARTFELT


Supplies

Recollections 'The Sweetest Thing' Stack
Ranger Ink 'Tattered Rose'
Cotton Fabric


Assembly

I am only using the front cover of the album and one of the pages for this project.  Starting with the cover run it through the Xyron Creative Station.


Place adhesive side down onto the reverse of your chosen papers and using a sharp craft knie cut away the excess paper.


Don't worry about being too precise in the cutting because you can use a file to remove any paper that sticks around, this also helps blend the paper edge.


When filed then lightly ink the edges and using a black fine nib pen add faux stitching around the edges.



For the top layer repeat the process of applying adhesive and paper, sand and ink the edges also.  Run the piece back through the Xyron Creative Station to apply adhesive to the reverse.


Layer over the base (Looking cute already)


To cover the hooped frame cut two contrasting pieces of paper, run them through the Xyron 3" disposable sticker maker and apply to the front of the wooden pieces, again cut away the excess paper and use a file to neaten up the edges, add a little ink before running the pieces back through the sticker maker and then adding to the project.


To finish cut and assemble the Florartistry Fabulous Folding Flower, this carnation was cut from fabric and the foliage from the Florartistry Perfect Petals Papers.


Add the resin bird and embellishments.




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Love Your Selfie

Hey it's day four, thanks for stopping by today.  I have a card to share today and all this week on the blog I have been sharing some more Xyron projects At the end of this week everyone who comments here or on the Xyron FB posts for my projects will be in the draw to win a Xyron Adhesive pack worth $65 of a:


Don't forget to leave a comment on any of the posts this week and share with your friends

Good Luck


LOVE YOUR SELFIE



Supplies

Black StazOn Ink
Foam Pads
Black Cardstock
130mm x 195mm Card Blank

Assembly

OK this is pretty straight forward, I covered the card front with a matt of Black Card stock using the Xyron Mega Runner (Soooo Handy).


Next I layered a piece the printed yellow and white print paper.


For the next layer I cut a piece of the geometric print the same size as the yellow and white layer but I then cut it in half from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.


Using the Mega runner I applied adhesive to the left side and bottom only to ensure I had a 'pocket' when I layered it to the card front.


Next I stamped the clipboard and arrow onto the layers


Cut out the camera and the 'Love Your Selfie' toppers and layer them onto black card.  Using the mega runner stick the camera topper to the card from ensuring that it 'sits' into the pocket.  For the 'Love Your Selfie' topper use foam pads to secure to the card front.  Add the decorative brad to finish.


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Memory Box

Welcome to day three.  Today's project is a cute 'Memory Box' that is perfect for keeping those precious trinkets, photo's etc., its so easy to make a simple mdf box into an heirloom in minutes.  Don't forget all this week on the blog I will have some more Xyron projects to share with you, at the end of this week everyone who comments here or on the Xyron FB posts for my projects will be in the draw to win a Xyron Adhesive pack worth $65 of a:


Don't forget to leave a comment on any of the posts this week and share with your friends

Good Luck


MEMORY BOX


Supplies

Recollections 'Fabulous Girl' Stack
Ranger Ink 'Frayed Burlap'
MDF Box




Assembly

This will take a lot of measuring and patience but once the pieces are cut the project will come together quite quickly.  Place the cut pieces through the Xyron Creative Station.


On the exposed edges I darkened them with ink and then I covered the inside first, starting with the base and then the sides.  Once I covered the inside I decided it was best to grab the screwdriver and remove the lid and all the hardwear to make life easier !


Next I measured and cut the outside pieces and again I used the Xyron Creative Station to stick them to the MDF.  Next I repeated the process to cover the lid.


Once the box was covered I inked around the edges and reattached the lid and hardwear.  To decorate the top I took sentiments from the pad and made up the Florartistry Fabulous Folding Flowers and Foliage to decorate.  The flowers are cut from foam !!!.  This will make them longer lasting and fade resistant.  






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