Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Dream Today" Journal using Xyron & Clearsnap

Hi there,

Today I am sharing a journal created with Xyron and Clearsnap products. I really enjoyed combining the products. Clearsnap's Spritzers and Art Screen made creating the background for this journal very simple and quick. Xyron adhesive made the layering effortless and fun. The journal measures 6 x 6. I'm including a tutorial below:


Supplies

Watercolor Paper (6 x 6)
Clearsnap: Color Box Stencil, Color Box Spritzers (Mermaid, Putty)
Xyron: New Creative Station
Chipboard (2): 6 x 6
Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
Charms
Ribbon
Cinch/Binding Tool & Coils
Hot Glue
Trimmer
Water Mister
Craft Mat
Distress It Tool

Instructions





Step 1: Lay stencil on 6 x 6 watercolor paper and spray inks (Mermaid, Putty) onto stencil and paper.




Step 2: Lay additional watercolor paper on top of stencil to absorb excess ink. Repeat step until all loose ink has been absorbed. Let watercolor papers dry.


Step 3: Using a Water Mister, spray water onto mat to activate any loose ink and ink ribbon to coordinate with the journal. After inking the ribbon, wad the ribbon in a ball and set aside to dry.

Step 4: After the stenciled watercolor paper dries, trim paper to desired layering size and ink edges with antique linen distress ink.

Step 5: Run paper through the New Creative Station and adhere to chipboard cover. 



Step 6: Using a binding tool, punch holes in pages, distress the edges of the inside pages to create some depth  and use coils to bind the journal. Note: I added 12 watercolor pages to inside of journal.

Step 7: Add chipboard letters to front of journal.

Step 8: Add ribbons and charms to the coils. Continue embellishing the journal as desired.


Dream Today Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Watercolor Paper: Strathmore; Ink Sprays, Art Screen: Color Box; Ink: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Charms, Chipboard, Button
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Many Blessings Journal with Xyron & Maya Road

Hi there,

Today I am sharing a Blessings Journal created with Maya Road embellishments and Xyron Adhesive. I loved this design partnership.  Maya Road carries so many wonderful trinkets for journals, cards, pages, altered projects, and so much more.  The options are endless.  I used a Maya Road Sailboat Clip on this journal as a charm and it was perfect for this project. My super easy tutorial is below.




During this wonderful partnership week with Maya Road, there will be inspirational shares on their blog and on the Xyron Facebook page from September 5th -September 9th. Maya Road is also sponsoring a great giveaway. Don't miss out on the fun! Visit the Maya Road Blog for more Giveaway details.

Supplies

Journal
DCWV Stack: Hey Sailor, Seaside Yacht
Ribbon
Gold Clip
Trimmer
Hot Glue


Instructions


  Step 1: Run patterned paper through the New Creative Station.
 Step 2: Adhere patterned paper to the front of the journal.

 Step 3: Run patterned paper strips through the New Creative Station and layer together.
 Step 4: Adhere patterned paper strips to the right side of the journal.

 Step 5: Cut sentiments  from the patterned paper stack and run through the Xyron Sticker Maker.
 Step 6: Adhere the sentiments to the journal.
Step 7: Cut sentiments from the patterned paper stack to serve as tabs to the journal and adhere them to sections of the journal.

 Step 8: Add a charm to a Maya Road Sailboat Clip.


Step 9: Attach Maya Road Sailboat Clip, charm and bow to the journal cover. Continue embellishing as desired.



Many Blessings Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stack: DCWV; Charm: Articake; Sailboat Clip: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Journal, Charm

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School Journal with Xyron Adhesive

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a little Back to School Journal created with Xyron and DCWV's Chalk Art Stack. Loved this little project. The use of Xyron Adhesive made creating this journal effortless and quick. It was extremely easy to create and perfect for back to school. Take a peek at my tutorial below.


Supplies
Journal/Notebook (8 1/4 x 5 3/4)
DCWV Stack: Chalk Art (Journal Covers: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4)
Mini Clothespins (Screen printed)
Ribbon
Sanding Block
Hot Glue

Instructions


 Step 1: Trim papers down to layering sizes and sand papers with sanding block.


 Step 2: Run 2 (8 1/4 x 5 1/4) pieces of patterned paper from the stack through the New Creative Station and adhere to journal. Note: This step creates the back and front cover of journal


 Step 3: Run coordinating layers through the New Creative Station and adhere to journal.

 Step 4: Run focal image layer through the New Creative Station and adhere to journal.
 Step 5: Take clothespins apart to create a frame around the focal image.
 Step 6: Adhere clothespin parts to journal.


Step 7: Adhere bows and continue embellishing as desired.


Back to School Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stack: DCWV; Clothespins: American Crafts; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Journal

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen