Xyron Blog Hop with Petaloo International and Core'dinations

6:00 AM SharonCallisCrafts 20 Comments

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 and say hi !

See you again soon.

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  1. Stephanie B's Creative Designs here. LOVE your bird house!! BL

  2. WOW!!!!! Need I say more? Your projects are AWESOME!
    Miranda :) BL

  3. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!So creative and beautiful. Impressive bird house.


  4. Absolutely amazing Sharon, fab tutorial....so inspiring xxx

  5. How beautiful! Love, love that birdhouse!

  6. Wonderful little birdhouse!
    Would be fun to make. The
    card has such beautiful
    flowers on it.
    Carla from Utah

  7. oh my, this is beautiful, so detailed, great pictorial.

  8. Enjoyed your pictorial of how you made the birdhouse.
    Your card is beautiful too!

  9. Really pretty card, love how you cut and popped out the butterfly wings! Such cool ideas for the birdhouse. You make it look so easy! I love how sanding the paper completely changes it. And the flowers and birds are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  10. WOW! This is a gorgeous duo! LOVE how you took a simple birdhouse and made it AMAZING! The card is spectacularly magnificent! LOVE the vellum over the sanded Coredinations cardstock!! A true beauty!! TFS!

  11. wow what paer can do I love the way you did that projects and that bird house ekkkk so cute! tfs from BL group e&H

  12. Stephanie B's Creative Designs here. LOVE your project for the cancer awareness!! I just the last 2 days, lost a friend to beast cancer!! BL

  13. LOVING the BirdHouse!!! I collect them!!! What an AWESOME Idea!!! ;)

  14. PRETTY Butterfly Card....I also Collect them!!! LOVE this Card!!! <3

  15. Your birdhouse is stunningly done and I love all the details and layering you added! You are so clever and am in awe of how beautifully is came out!!!

  16. Love your birdhouse, such great details. BL

  17. OMG!! Both of your projects are just amazing. I love how the butterflies stand out on your card. I really enjoyed all the extra detail on the bird house.

    Tammy S.
    Bloggie Love

  18. stunning and beautiful.. so creative with amazing texture.. BL

  19. Love the birdhouse. TFS. (BL) 11/14/2014


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