Monday, September 30, 2013

Xyron and Core'Dinations Hop

I've got a fun project to share today as part of the Xyron and Core'dinations Blog Hop and hope that you will give it a try yourself.  Tussie Mussies are a Victorian inspired paper cone decoration. They are great for tucking in little treats or trinkets.

If you would like to try one for yourself, here are the simple steps:

1.  Cut paper 9 x 9". Make a small score mark or pinch in the bottom center, to help guide your rolling of the paper.

2.  Cut a contrasting 8 3/4" x 8 3/4" piece of paper (Black Magic Collection).  Dry emboss the corner to line the Tussie Mussie.  (I cut into the folding edge of my embossing folder slightly - 1.5",
 so that my design would line up in the corner like this)

3.  Sand the embossed area to reveal the colored core of the paper.  Trim the excess paper away (cut diagonally 2" below the embossed area).  Use the Xyron Mega Runner to add to the back "wall" of the pocket.

4.  For detailed die cuts, it is easier to run the paper through the Xyron Creative Station before making the cuts.  Cut a piece of paper close to the size of the die, run through the machine. Remove the top film, and proceed to die cut.  Remove the backing paper, and adhere to the front of the cone.

5.  Run the crocheted lace through the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker, and place around the opening of the cone.

6.  Add tissue paper filler inside the cone, and then decorate with flowers, diecuts, net, paper-mache mini pumpkin and any other goodies you would like to add. Also - tear strips of cardstock, and finger fold back and forth and add as a filler.

Spellbinders: Foliage, Spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28
 Sizzix Embossing folder
Paper Mache Pumpkin
 Black Net
 Pink Paislee Flair
 Want2Scrap Pearls


Amy Martin said...

Beautiful creation. All your details are wonderful.

cghundley said...

How fun this project
is! Looks so fun and
you make it look easy
to make.
Carla from Utah

Jeanann said...

Love this! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

BethW said...

I love Tussie Mussies and this one is fantastic.Bookmarking in my Halloween folder so I can make one. Thank you so much for such a wonderful tutorial.Happy Halloween!