Xyron, Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog Hop

2:38 AM SharonCallisCrafts 13 Comments

Hi and welcome to this exciting Blog Hop.  Xyron, Graphic 45 and Petaloo have come together to bring you some amazing inspirations and products.  It's no secret that I'm totally ADDICTED to Graphic 45 and Petaloo and when I heard that Xyron was partnering for a hop it was like all my Christmases had come at once.  So today I have taken a thrift shop box and made a Steampunk Spells faux book box with tutorial, a wall plaque with tutorial and a Halloween Card all complimented using the Petaloo Spring Darjeeling Collection
All this week the Xyron DT will be sharing some unbelievable projects with you so make sure to visit the Xyron Blog and Xyron Facebook everyday and you could pick up some fabulous goodies !

My Three Projects
Products Used
Xyron Creatopia with Permanent Adhesive
Graphic 45:
Petaloo Darjelling Collection Flowers:
Ranger Liquid Onyx Pearls
How it's made!
I stripped back the old canvas from the box but left behind the ribbed paper around the front and painted it silver and distressed it with some black ink on a dry brush, 
I mixed some black poster paint with a little PVA glue and painted the inside rim and edges.

I ran the Fancifil Floral 4500681 through the Xyron Creatopia, this will be the back cover and spine of the box.

Wrap around the back and spine leaving a 1/2" for trimming away

Trim away the excess using a craft knife

Ink the edges to blend in the paper

For the front cover, trim a 12x12 sheet of Steampunk Spells 4500680 to fit, keep the cut off as the border and stamps pattern will be cut out and used as decoupage on the front.

Run the cover piece through the Xyron Creatopia and put in place.

Ink the edges to blend in

On the facing of the faux pages add the Metal Lock

Add the border print and cut out flowers from the cover left over scrap and adhere using the DIY Foam Pads, follow this link to see Beth Kingston show you how to make your own!.

Cut out the Balloons from Pumpkin Power 4500688 and decoupage onto the cover.

Decorate using metal embellishments and elements from Steampunk Spells Banners 4500695 and Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Daisies, Dahlia's, and some black tuile. Use Xyron Double Sided High Tack Tape on the back of the Flowers.
Use the  Steampunk Spells Flowers 4500696 to make dramatic
co-ordinated embellishments.

I used Ranger Liquid Pearls on the front and rubbed some on the edges of the book to distress

Distress all the flowers using the Liquid pearls and a soft brush

Cover the inside using the Clockworks 4500682 and Mechanical Marvels 4500684 

The Finished Box

Happiness Wall Plaque
Products Used
Xyron Creatopia with Permanent Adhesive
Xyron 12mm High Tack Double Sided Tape
Xyron Glue Stick
Graphic 45 Typography Collection:
Petaloo Darjelling Collection Flowers:
Fiskars Large Crimping Tool
Tonic Studios Pinking Scissors
How It's Made
Using a medium sized wooden chopping board as a base with the Inscribe 4500770. Place the board on top and trace around the edge.

Cut out and then run through the Xyron Creatopia with Permanent Adhesive

Using a craft knife cut out the aperture from behind and the base is now ready.

Ink the edges using an ink pad.

Cut out a piece of Journey 4500772 and place the Xyron 12mm High Tack Tape on the back.

The base is now ready for decorating

Cut a rectangle of Inspire 4500767 with the pinking scissors, ink the edges and crimp.

Adhere to the base using more of the Xyron 12mm Double Sided High Tack Tape

To add the postcard cut from Place in Time September Cut-Aparts 4500608 and the 'Happiness' topper from Dream 4500771 use some DIY Foam Pads made with Xyron follow the link to see how you can make your own!.

To finish decorate using the Petaloo Spring Darjeeling Daisies , Dahlias and Fancy Trim

Add a bow of black tuile and some metal embellishments to finish.

The finished plaque.

Happy Halloween Card
Graphic 45:
Petaloo Darjelling Collection Flowers:
Metal Embellishments
Black Ink
Hot Glue
All this week the Xyron DT will be sharing some unbelievable projects with you so make sure to visit the Xyron Blog and Xyron Facebook everyday and you could pick up some fabulous goodies
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  1. Oh.Mi.Goodness!!!! What AMAZING work!!! this is wonderful!

  2. Fabulous Sharon, your book of spells is perfect for this paper and I love love the plaque, need to get some of those to decorate. The card is gorgeous. Love the dots of black too on the book of spells. All beautifully decorated. Tracy x

  3. WOW WOW AND WOW AGAIN..... Sharon these makes ate totally breath taking, stunning and would look fab in MY house ...... Your card is amazing and has so much detail. I love love love the plaque it is awesome and you have done am amazing job on that old box xxxx
    Well done sweetie

    Tina xxxx

  4. fantastic projects! I love the Steampunk designs and colors. It would be very difficult to pick one, love them all.

  5. Wow or Wow, you have been one busy gal, love the projects and such detail in the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love all the projects, especially the spell book!!

  7. OH WOW ... great finds the SpellBook OMG so many AWESOME embellishment ideas, gotta try these ! The plaque ... love it...great sentiment too ! The card blew me away ... so much Steampunk Spells goodness going on, and your choice of Petaloo flowers is perfect... I love those Dahilas... actually all of that Darjeeling collection is awesome!!

  8. Love the spell book. All of the projects are so awesome. Thanks for sharing your work with us and showing us how to do it.

  9. How lovely these creations are!
    Thanks for the instructions and
    sharing them.
    Carla from Utah

  10. WOW these are totally fantastic. Love that Graphic 45!!

  11. What an impressive use of materials. Your mind works in amazing and very mysterious ways! Thanks for sharing ideas and opening my mind to a new way of thinking about these and other products

  12. Sharon, you did a fantastic job, and I just love all your projects! This is one of few Xyron products I don't own, though I own their 850 and love it even after all these years! Gorgeous projects today using wonderful Xyron tools and glues!

  13. Amazing projects!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creativity!


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