Sunday, November 23, 2014

Xyron 30 Days of Holidays!

Happy Holidays !!!!, I'm sharing with you an altered box that can be used for treats, keepsakes or gift giving.  Follow Xyron on Facebook everyday until December 16th for amazing Christmas inspirations from the Design Team as part of our 30 Days of Holidays


Coredinations Cardstock
Crafter's Companion Pearl Diamond Spray and Sparkle
Pebeo Gold Gilding Waz
Prima White Chalk Edger
Red Mini Gems
The Twinery Twine
8.5" x 8.5" x 4" Box

How it's Done

This box has a deep recess and a 4 x 4 canvas that fits inside, I will use this for a separate project and take advantage of the recess to do some decoupage on the lid.

To prepare the box for covering, ink the edges with the white Prima chalk pad, (I inked the corners as I was going to do panels but changed my mind and decided to do a wrap around instead).

Next rub a little of the gold gilding wax over the top edges.

Inside the box lid I decorated with a panel made using core'dinations, gilding wax and the 'O Christmas Tree' Die

To cover the outer edges of the box base I cut the 'Ho Ho Ho' panels from sheets of 12 x 12 and ran them through the Xyron 5" Creative Station.  Wrap the strips around the outside edge of the box base.

Repeat for the outside edges of the lid.

To cover the lid and create the decoupage I cut out the image from a 12 x 12 sheet, ran it through the Xyron 9" Creative Station.

panel in place on the lid

Cut out the elements from the stack

Using the foam pads from the Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit prepare the cut out elements ready to decoupage.

Layer onto the base and tah dah! , the lid now had dimension

Cover the interior with more paper from the stack and add the die'cut panel to the inside of the lid and a topper from the pad.

Add the gems to the die cut holes

Spray the Spray and Sparkle over the decoupage and add a bow made from the twine.  I used a gingerbread man button to the bow.

To finish wrap some twine around the outside and tie in a bow.


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Xyron and Paper House 'The Great Outdoors' Blog Hop

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

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Double Double, Toil and Trouble with Xyron

My second Halloween project is a wall plaque, the base is an up-cycled wooden picture that is given a new purpose, again this project is a quick make that will add a little fun to your Halloween.

Double Double, Toil and Trouble Plaque


Foam Pads from Teresa Collins Xyron Adhesive Kit
K&Co Tim Coffey Halloween Pad
Core'dinations Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Studio Library Files:
Spider Web Lace Frame Background by Jamie Koay #32557
Bubble, Bubble quote by Rivka Wilkins #67886

How it's Made

Arrange the colors of Core'dinations on the Silhouette mat, cut out quote.

Measure and cut the base mat (5" x 5.5") and a layer slightly smaller for the quote.  Run the layer through the Xyron 9" Creative Station

Use the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker for the die cut letter, feed through the machine and arrange on your base layer.

Cut out the background, ensure that the centre is enlarged enough to take the quote. Spray around the edge of the Spider Web layer.

Run through the Xyron 9" Creative station and layer onto the purple mat

To attach to the wooden plaque use either the Xyron Mega Runner or  Xyron High Tack Double Sided Tape.

Add the quote using the Teresa Collins Foam Pads for dimension

Finish by adding some ribbon and embellishments

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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