Thursday, August 29, 2013

Easy Back to School Project with Xyron

It's always fun to surprise your back-to-schooler with a special treat, tucked into their backpack.  My nephew loves to color, so I made him this fun little Crayon tin using an up-cycled Maya Road Tin and my favorite Xyron adhesives.

So this is what the tin started off like - but of course, you could use any similar container that you had.
 I traced around the base of the tin - to make a liner.  After this was cut, it went easily through my Xyron 5" Creative Station.  For something like this, that will get a lot of use and abuse, you want to use an adhesive that will keep the whole sheet down, and not peel up.  So Xyron does the trick.
 I did the same thing for the lid (but had to trace around the acetate window).  To finish the box off, I used May Arts Ribbon.  My favorite way to glue my ribbons is with the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker.  I ran the length of ribbon I needed through the machine, peeled off the backing and added it to the box.  I used the new High Tack Adhesive Dots to apply my ribbon.
 What a fun way to carry your crayons in style!

 Xyron 5" Creative Station; 1.5" Sticker Maker; High Tack Adhesive Dots; Re-purposed Maya Road Tin, May Arts Ribbon, Graphic 45 Paper.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Heartfelt Creations Products
Christmas Card Collection HCDP1 236
Bright Christmas PreCut Set HCPC 3552
Holly Berry PreCut Set HCPC 3551
Ornamental Add On Die HCD 738
May Arts Ribbon 445-15-32
Versamark Watermark ink
Want2Scrap Pearls
Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Twilight Bronze
Worldwin Papers Cardstock
Xyron Mega Runner, Creatopia

Distress the edges of the 6 x 6 card front. Add burlap ribbon across the center.  Cut the decorative panel from the patterned paper.  Stamp and cut the holly branch with the coordinating die. Adhere to the left of the candle.  Add red pearls over the stamped berries. Stamp the sentiment with watermark ink and heat emboss with bronze powder.  Die cut with scalloped circle. Adhere to the card with foam adhesive.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Beautiful Friend

School officially starts back today - so I thought it was a great time to start sharing more fall-themed cards.  Just by adding some fall foliage to my flower cluster it really helped with the theme.  After I cut my flowers, I painted them with Viva Decor 3D Metallic Stamp Paint, and then shaped them.

Hampton Art - stamps
May Arts Ribbon NQ33
Want2Scrap Pearls
WorldWin Papers Cardstock
Smooch Spritz
Viva Decor 3D Metallic Stamp Paint. Glitter Liner
Xyron Mega Runner