Xyron and Paper House 'The Great Outdoors' Blog Hop

6:00 AM SharonCallisCrafts 22 Comments

Getting back to nature this week with Xyron and Paper House.  I love this new collection and wanted to create a seasonal home decor piece so I made an Autumnal wall plaque.


We R Memory Keepers Crop a Dile and Eyelets
Crafter's Companion Kraft Card
Embossallicious A4 Tumbling Leaves Folder
Blank Plaque
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

How it's Made

Lay blank plaque on the Kraft Card and measure approximately 1/2" border and cut.

I wanted to change the texture of the Kraft Card and give it an old leather texture so I used an amazing technique by Sheena Douglass for altering Kraft Card and here is the link to see how Sheena does it.

Emboss while still damp, this will squeeze out a lot of the moisture.

Rub across the surface with the ink pad

Rub and distress the edges and allow to dry, you can the spray a lacquer or varnish over the surface to complete the faux leather look but I decided I wanted a natural look so left it out. 

Uce the plaque to measure and cut out the grass layer

Ink the edges, distress, punch and add eyelets

Using the twine thread it through the eyelets

Add the stickers

I had some natural tree bark hearts and used these with the foam pads and 3d stickers.

To assemble use the Xyron High Tack Tape to add all the layers to the plaque.

Start with the Kraft Card Mat

Next the top layer

Finished !


Thanks so much for stopping by today, make sure to follow Xyron on Facebook for inspirations and giveaways. Also follow the Xyron Blog all this week for more exciting Paper House projects

I'm also on facebook if you want to stop by and say hi !

See you again soon.

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  1. I love this!!!!!!
    Miranda :) BL

  2. Wonderful home dec item for the fall - thanks for sharing the link to that technique! Great project!

  3. Beautiful wall plaque, great technique for leathering the paper.


  4. Your wall design looks
    so neat and thanks for
    the instructions!
    Carla from Utah

  5. Absolutely amazing, it is beautiful!!
    You did a fantastic job:)

    Elaine (BL)

    Elaine (BL)

  6. Love, Love, Love! Fabulous project!! BL

  7. I am SOOO blown away by your wonderful project. Such an amazing pieces.

    Tammy S.
    Bloggie Love

  8. The leather technique is awesome. -BL

  9. Wow, super cool piece of art! I love the techniques you used. (BL)

  10. Awesome Tutorial. THanks for sharing. (BL)

  11. This is STUNNING! Am in love with all the different textures! Thanks for the great tutorial :D

    Jenny (BL)

  12. What a beautiful wall plaque! I love the texture, the leaves and colors you used! BL, Sarah

  13. Beautiful plaque. Love everything about it..... BL

  14. OMG stunning and beautiful project.. you rocked the PH collection.. BL

  15. Fabulous home decor project! All of the textures and colors look amazing! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too! BL

  16. This is Stunning! Thanks for the step by step! I need to get better at doing that and video's!

  17. Nice work and nice tutorial thanks so much!! BL


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