Faber Castell / Creative Imaginations and Xyron Blog Hop

9:07 PM SharonCallisCrafts 8 Comments

A very exciting partnership this week, I have grown up with Faber Castell products and am privileged to have the chance to create projects using the new range for this blog hop.  I was spoiled for choice with the variety of Aquarelle Watercolour Pencils , Pitt Pastel Pencils and the super versatile Gelatos from the new design-memory-craft  Mix and Match Range. The absolutely gorgeous papers of Creative Imaginations are a perfect partner for the Faber Castell range and using the Xyron range of adhesives gives projects that perfect finish.







Today I have five festive gift projects to share with you including product lists and instructions. Many have been up-cycled from items around the home.  The first is a candle gift set made using a herb planter, second is a Candy Cane gift using an old glass cookie jar, third a gift box made from an old Ipad box, fourth is a mini Christmas wall hanging from a discarded bead tray and last but not least a Christmas card.  I hope you can find some inspiration here!.

Candle Gift Set




Products Used

Faber Castell Gelatos White
Faber Castell Gelatos Green
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel White Pastel Pencil
Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph 'Winter Song' Collection
Xyron 9" Creative Station
Xyron Mega Runner
Prima Flower
Three Lavender Jar Candles


Recipe

  • Strip the planter of all inserts.
  • On the front edging color using a mix of the white and green Gelatos and blend together.

  • Cover the exterior with the Christine Adolph 'Winter Song' Holly paper cut to size and ran through the Xyron 9" Creative Station.

  • Cover the Interior with the Christine Adolph 'Winter Song' purple and green paper cut into three strips measuring 3" x 9" and ran through the Xyron 9" Creative Station.
  • The inside top and base of each section are covered in matching paper cut into six 3"x3" squares.



  • Add the cut outs to the front using the Xyron Mega Runner.
  • Cover the three candles with contrasting paper and embellishments.

  • Use the Pitt Pastel pencil to 'age' each of the candle wraps around the embellishments

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Candy Cane Jar





Products Used

Faber Castell Gelatos Green
Faber Castell Gelatoes Red Metallic Gelatos
Faber Castell Gelatos White
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel White Pastel Pencil
Creative Imaginations Iron Orchid 'Rejoice' Collection
Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph Self-Adhesive Rhinestones
Xyron 9" Creative Station
Xyron Mega Runner
gel-a-tins jelly jr 'Candy Cane' Stamp
Petaloo Flowers
Gold Ribbon
Glass Cookie Jar
Candy Canes
Metal Embellishments
Hot Glue Gun


Recipe
  • Because of the width of the jar you will need to cut two strip of each paper and attach end to end using the Xyron Mega Runner to get the required lenght. 
  • On the edge of the first larger bottom strip use the Faber Castell Gelatos Green and rub in to shade.
  • On the second strip use the Faber Castell Red Metallic Gelato on the edge and rub in to shade.
  • On the third and thinest strip of green paper stamp the Candy Cane motif using the gelatins jelly jr 'Candy Cane' stamp and the Faber Castell White Gelato. Finish by edging with the Faber Castell Red Metallic Gelato.
  • Layer all the strips together using the Xyron Mega Runner.
  • Turn over and using the Xyron Mega Runner add the gold ribbon along the edge
  • Wrap around the jar again using the Xyron Mega Runner

  • Decorate with the embellishments and flowers
  • Metal elements are held using a hot glue gun.

  • Finish by shading the edges of the embellishments using the Faber Castell Pitt Pastel White Pastel Pencil

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Gift Box






Products Used
  
Faber Castell Gelatos White
Faber Castell Gelatos Green
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pastel Red Pencil
Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph Collection
Creative Imaginations Teri Martin Toppers
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron Creatopia
Xyron Mega Runner
Websters Pages Trim
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Organza Ribbon


Recipe

  • The base of the gift box is an old ipad box.  Before I cut the pieces to size I colored the mono print using the Faber Castell Pitt Pastels and Gelatoes as watercolours.
  • The tops of the berries are finished using the white gelato. 



  •  I ran the Larger pieces through the Xyron Creatopia and the side pieces through the Xyron 5" Creative Station and covered the box.





  • Decorate the front with the ribbon and embellishments using the Xyron Mega Runner



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Mini Wall Hanging





Products Used
  
Faber Castell Gelatos White
Faber Castell Gelatoes Green
Faber Castell Gelatos Red
Faber Castell Pitt Pastel Pastel White Pencil
Creative Imaginations Iron Orchid 'Rejoice' Collection
Xyron 150 X
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Wishblade
Silhouette Christmas Panel Die Cuts Pattern
Glitter Fabric Alphabet
May Arts Trim
Dress It Up Buttons
Wooden Bead Tray
Hot Glue Gun



Recipe


Colour the interior and front edges of the wooden try using the three Faber Castell Gelatos and blend together.
Cut out the shapes on the Xyron Wishblade, color the edges using the Faber Castell White Pitt Pastel Pencil and run all through the Xyron 150 X, layer  into the sections of the tray and finish with the lettering.
Using the hot glue gun add the buttons.
Run the Xyron Mega Runner around the bottom and sides of the tray avoiding the top and attach the ribbon.

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Naughty or Nice Card






Products Used
  
Faber Castell Gelatos White
Faber Castell Aquarell Blue Watercolor Pencils
Creative Imaginations Barb Tourtillotte Collection
Creative Imaginations Teri Martin Toppers
Xyron 9" Creative Station
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Organza Ribbon
Stringed Pearls
Foam Pads
 
Recipe



The base paper is originally white with glazed snowflakes with makes it perfect for Faber Castell Aquarell watercolor pencils.  I started with a light blue all over wash, then a darker blue edge.  I finished by using the Faber Castell white Gelato rubbed lightly in the centre




Attach the elements using foam pads and finish with the Ranger Liquid Pearls

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Thank you for visit my blog today, continue to follow Faber Castell, Creative Imaginations and Xyron for more inspiration all this week and next week and you could win yourself some amazing goodies.







8 comments:

  1. Wow my first time here...really creative!! Luv It!!

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  2. WOW. Great projects and so clever. Love the candle gift set. The cards look so fun!

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  3. Beautiful projects! thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wow ...so many beautiful projects in one post . You must be very busy . Thank you for taking the time to share all of your lovely creations with us .

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  5. Awesome projects! Love them all!

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  6. You are so talented...thank you for sharing.

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  7. You really have wonderful ideas and love them! Thank you for all your inspiration!!

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