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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

May Arts, and Xyron and LYB- Oh, My!

I am so lucky to work with such fabulous companies, and this week two of the teams that I'm on - May Arts Ribbon and Xyron have teamed up with Little Yellow Bicycle. How fun is that?  So today, I have on my May Arts DT hat, and have a layout to share.  Friday, I will be back with my Xyron hat on to share another project with you.  You know the Ribbon Lady is going to be giving away some ribbon this week - 3 spools to the lucky commenter.  So leave as many comments on the Ribbonistas blogs as you want - each comment gets you an entry to win.  And Friday, there will be a big giveaway package with May Arts, Xyron and LYB!

I love this picture of my nephew when he was a baby - couldn't you just eat him up!  I used a border sticker from the LYB Poppy line for my ribbon treatment on the bottom right corner.  I gathered the polka dot ribbon and adhered it to the sticker.  I used the new Xyron High Tack Tape to adhere the Chevron Stripe ribbon above it.  I had not noticed the checked ribbon I used beside my picture, until a sample came - and let me tell you -this is one of my new favorite ribbons.  I'll be adding some of those to my ribbon stash!

Another one of my favorite Xyron tricks is making my own dimensional adhesives.  I go through this stuff, so having an economical way to make my own has saved me so much money.  If you haven't tried this, all you have to do is buy a sheet of craft foam at your local craft store, and run it through your Creatopia or Creative Station Machine, and put permanent adhesive on both sides.  I used my DIY foam adhesives to layer the die cut flowers.

So here are all of the details that you need to know:
May Arts Ribbons:
Little Yellow Bicycle

Words or Whatever Chipboard, Mask
Clearsnap Ink

And so you don't miss a thing, here is the schedule for when the Ribbonistas will be posting this week. Be sure to check the Xyron and LYB blogs for more inspiration from their designers.




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Heartfelt Creations and Scor-Pal

I've got a special treat for you today. Scor-pal and Heartfelt Creations have teamed up to bring you a wonderful week of projects.  Be sure to check out the Scor-Pal Blog every day , and the Heartfelt Creations blog today, for all of the gorgeous creations. Sometimes a simple structure is best, if you want to add lots of beautiful embellishments.  That's why I decided to make a very simple basket, to really show off the gorgeous Heartfelt Creations products.

Take a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock, and score at 4" and 8".  Turn the paper to the right and score again at 4" and 8".  Cut the corner blocks away, leaving a cross shape. (Leave a 1/2" tab on both sides of the upper and lower center squares to adhere the sides of the basket together.)

 Apply Scor-tape to the tabs and assemble the basket.

 Cut a strip of paper for the handle, and decorate with Parisian Accents border die cuts. Also add ribbon to the middle of the handle. Attach handle to the inside of the basket with the tape. That's it for the basic structure.  Easy-peasy.

 Next add decorative paper panels to the inside and outside of the basket.  Die cut 4 sets of the Ornate Gateway dies, and adhere to each of the front panels. Stamp, cut and shape the Striped Sun Kissed Flowers.  Add to the top of the handle.  Add pearls to the center of the flowers and along the border of the handle. Take a bought oval tag, stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with powder.  Stamp the birdhouse over the sentiment.  Ink the edges, and glue a small flower to the lower corner.  Cut two of the Ornate gateway toppers, and add to the sides of the tag.  Finish with ribbon and twine to attach the tag to the basket.

Scor-Pal Products:
Heartfelt Creations:
Daphne Paper Collection HCDP1 234
Ornate Gateway Die HCD 737
Sunkissed Fleur Die HCD 734
Spring Season PreCut Set HCPC 3540
Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set HCPC 3474
Striped Sun Kissed Fleur PreCut Set HCPC 3534

WorldWin Cardstock: Light Pretty Pink ColorMates
May Arts Ribbon: String/Burlap SM-17; Faux Canvas/Lightweight 444-58-20
Want2Scrap Pearls
Wow Embossing Powder - Bark

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Flowers

The official first day of summer was last week, so to help celebrate - I have a summery card to share with you.

WorldWin Papers
ColorMates: Deep Meri-gold; Medium Spring Green; Dark Spring Green; Deep Spring Green; Cocoa
Want2Scrap Pearls