Friday, June 28, 2013

More Fun with Xyron, May Arts Ribbons and Little Yellow Bicycle!

Today is my part 2 for the May Arts, Xyron and Little Yellow Bicycle inspiration week.  If you missed my post on Wednesday, I created a layout, that you won't want to miss.  The Poppy papers from LYB were so fun to work with, and my Xyron and May Arts Ribbons worked perfectly with them.  Now on to today's creation - a mini album.

It is so easy to cover mini albums using Xyron products.  This was a wooden Kaisercraft album - and I was able to run all three "pages" through my Creatopia at once.

After running the wood pages through my machine, I adhere my paper, and trim it roughly to the size and shape.  I sand the edges to make it perfect.  This is why I love using my Xyron for this - the entire paper is stuck down, and doesn't peel away in areas when I am sanding.

Xyron has a couple of new products and I used them to attach ribbon to the front panel.  First, I used the High Tack Double-Sided Tape to add the Chevron Stripe Twill.  This ribbon is not going anywhere!
After that ribbon was on, I wanted the narrow gingham ribbon layered on top.  I wanted my bow to stay exactly where I wanted it, and not flop around.  So the second new product I used were the High Tack Adhesive Dots. They are the perfect size and great hold to keep my bow secure.

I finished the album cover and pages with the beautiful Poppy papers and embellishments sent from LYB.  

Around the sticker, I added some May Arts Satin Flowers for more texture.

I layered the leaf ribbon behind the poppy stickers.

Of course, I had to tie ribbons around my binder clips to finish off this fun little album.


Laura Turcotte said...

Oh my!! What a great, great mini!!! Thanks for the step-by-step---very helpful!

Laurie H. said...

Love this little mini album. I so want to try and make one of these. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh my!!!! I love this! Happy Weekend. Judy x

Jean Bullock said...

Great tutorial. You are a genius.

cghundley said...

Delightful album.
The leaves ribbon
looks to be so nice
to use for projects.
Thanks for sharing!
Carla from Utah

Lucy said...

Awesome mini!

Janis said...

Love mini-albums so much!! Your burlap tree is adorable!!!

Sarah Thomson said...

Love the whole mini - but especially those LYB wood tags.

Angelica Chambers said...

How cute is this?!?!?!?! Loving the ribbons on the album. Man, I need a creatopia! That thing is awesome for projects like this!