Friday, April 26, 2013

Xyron - Old to New

The Design Team for Xyron was challenged to take an older, well-loved project from our design archives and be inspired to make something new from it.  I chose a treat bag, because I always find these so handy to have for little gifts.  But since spring is here, I was inspired to give the gift of seeds, thus, I created a decorative seed packet.

And here was the original project I was inspired by - Treat Bag.

To make the seed packet, cut a piece of cardstock 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Score at 3 1/2" and 7" to divide the paper into thirds.  Turn the paper and score at 1" and 7".  Trim the paper as shown.

The center section is going to be the front of your packet, so fold the outer panels in towards the center.  Put adhesive on the far right panel, and adhere to the back of the far left panel to form the packet. 

At this point, ink all of the edges, and add decorative paper to the front and back of the packet.  Fold the bottom tab up to the front and adhere with the Xyron Mega Runner.  Punch holes on the upper tab and the packet below it to run a ribbon tie through it.  Add stamped designs to finish decorating.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Heartfelt Inspirations

It's Wednesday - so it's time to share another Heartfelt Creations project using the Balmy Breeze collection.

Heartfelt Creations Supplies

Balmy Breeze Paper Collection HCDP1- 232
Decorative Lattice Swirl Die HCD 733
Decorative Flower Pot Die HCD 732
Tattered Blossoms Die HCD 722
Beautiful You PreCut Set HCPC3532
Waters Edge PreCut Set HCPC3530
Timeless Lace PreCut Set HCPC 3508
Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set HCPC3468

Words or Whatever Chipboard banner
WorldWin Papers - cardstock
Want2Scrap Pearls
May Arts 3/8" Ribbon - GC-8-16
Clearsnap Chox Ink -
Wow Gold Embossing Powder
Xyron Mega Runner

Directions- Make a 6 x6 easel card. Ink and distress the base layers (5 3/4" x 5 3/4") Stamp greenery on the upper base page, using the Waters Edge stamp. Cut the flower pot from patterned papers using the HC die. Ink the edges. Use foam adhesive to attach to the card. Stamp and cut with the corresponding die the Tattered Blossoms. Shape the flowers and attach to the flower pot.Use pearls for the flower centers. Add a decorative lattice swirl behind the flowers. Stamp and cut the leaves. Nestle ribbon bows into the floral arrangement.  Use a chipboard banner to decorate the bottom layer of the card.  Color with ink, let dry and stamp the Timeless Lace stamp with Versamark ink onto the chipboard.  Heat emboss with gold powder. Add pearls and ribbons to finish decorating.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hampton Art and Echo Park Team Up!

 Just thought I would let you know that Hampton Art and Echo Park have teamed up to show off their new joint venture stamps!  If you head over to the Hampton Art and Echo Park Blogs and leave a comment, you can enter to win one of several prize packages.

Giveaway: For a chance to win either a stamp prize from Hampton Art or one of three collection kits from Echo Park Paper, please continue on the blog hop leaving a comment on each blog. Winners will be selected and announced both on the Echo Park Paper and Hampton Art blogs on Monday, April 29th. All comments are due by Sunday, April 28th at midnight EDT to qualify.

Here is my card that is up over at the Hampton Art Blog -

I used the All About a Boy stamp set, and the Off the Record 2 paper collection from Echo Park.   Be sure to check out the rest of the creations on the company blogs.

May Arts Ribbonistas Earth Day Hop

 Welcome to the May Arts Ribbonista's Earth Day Blog Hop!  We hope that you will find lots of inspiring ideas to help you celebrate today.

I wanted my Earth Day project to be something that showcased recycling - and also something that was created using some of our natural fibers.  I chose to make a decorative bottle (hence the re-purposed), wrapped with green jute.

I made yo-yo flowers from fabric to add to my bow. and finished everything off with a tag.

May Arts Ribbons Used
SP16 Cord/Burlap

Faux Burlap  445-15-32

Partners in Craft Supplies Used
 Basic Grey - Fabric
Core'Dinations: Cardstock and tag
Dreamweaver Stencils: Brass stencil, Embossing Paste, Metallic F/X

Other Supplies Used
 Cheery Lynn Designs: dies
Fabri-tac Glue
Clearsnap Ink

You know our ribbon hops always have awesome prizes - and today is no exception.  Leave as many comments as you would like along the hop for your chance to win this prize package -

Now for the rest of the Hop:
Lalo Ik

Sisters and Friends Card

Anyone who knows me, knows that my sister is my best friend - so I really had fun putting this card together.  

Graphic 45 - The Secret Garden Collection
WorldWin Papers - Cardstock
Xyron Mega Runner, Xyron Creatopia
Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive