Monday, July 25, 2016

Beach Time Altered Spool using DCWV Coastal

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing an Altered Ribbon Spool that I created with the Coastal stack. This stack includes beautiful patterns with pearl foil and printed linen, perfect for Sea and Beach themed projects. I decided to alter a large ribbon spool with photos of one of our family vacations at the beach. This little display is a great way to preserve memories of the fun and special moments.  I’m including an easy tutorial below.

Beach Time Altered Spool

DCWV Stack: Coastal
Wooden Ribbon Spool
Metal Pulls
Xyron Adhesive & Laminate
Hot Glue


Step 1: Trim patterned paper from the Coastal stack down to (2) 5 ¼ x 12 strips. Trim sentiments from Coastal stack.

Step 2:  Fold papers in half creating (2) 2 ¾ x 12 strips. Score with bone folder to create a defined scored line.  Run the papers though the New Creative Station and adhere each side of the papers together. Run bone folder over the strips. Note: This enables patterns on both sides of the strip of paper.
Step 3: Trim additional pieces of coordinating papers from the Coastal stack to 1 ½ x 12 and run them through the New Creative Station with Beach sentiments from the Coastal stack.
Step 4: Adhere strips of 1 ½ x 12 patterned papers to 2 ¾ x 12 patterned papers. Trim coordinated papers down to 1 ½ x 2 ¾ and adhere them to each end of the patterned paper strips.

Step 5: Turn strips over and apply adhesive using Mega Runner. Adhere ½ an inch of 1 strip to the other strip. See photo. Note: This step secures the 2 strips together and creates (1) 2 ¾ x 23 ½) strip.
Step 6:   Run photos through the New Creative Station and adhere to strip.
Step 7: Add sentiments from the Coastal stack.

Step 8: Run beach themed punches through Xyron Sticker Maker. Adhere to patterned paper strip.
Step 9: Change adhesive cartridge to the 2 sided Laminate cartridge and run strip through the New Creative Station.
Step 10: Trim edges of the strip, punch hole using Cropadile and add eyelets to each side of the strip.
Step 11: Attach the strip to the spool using hemp. String hemp through the eyelet holes in the strip and tie to the spool.
Step 12: Wrap the strip around the spool and add a metal pull.
Step 13: Continue wrapping the strip around the spool and create closure by adding hemp to the eyelets to secure around the pull. Note: Use a rubber band to hold the strip as you continue to add additional embellishments.
Step 14: Add a circle die cut card and metal pull to the top of the spool. Note: The circle die cut card is for journaling purposes.

Step 15: Adhere flowers, bows, and charms to the spool.
This was a super fun project.  I’m including more of my Beach Time Altered Spool below:

Beach Time Altered Spool by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stack: DCWV; Ribbon: May Arts; Flowers: Prima; Metal Pulls: Advantus; Adhesive, Laminate: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Hemp, Charms, Eyelets

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

"Happiness" Mini Album using Xyron Laminate Cartridge

Hi there,

Today I am sharing a mini album that I created with the Xyron Laminate cartridge. The Xyron Design Team was tasked with creating a project with the Lamanite cartridge.  I chose to create this fun little "Happiness" Mini Album. I loved then end result. I love working with the laminate cartridge on projects, because it really helps preserve projects that may be handled on a regular basis.  Take a peek at my tutorial below.

DCWV: Minty Lace Stack, Ultimate Tag Stack
1 1/4 Circle Punch
Wide Eyelets
Wooden Frame
Ball and Chain
Charms (Blue Moon Beads)
Mini Clips
Sanding Bar
3D Tape

 Step 1: Cut tag elements from Ultimate Tag Stack.

Step 2: Run tags through Creative Station Lite and adhere to the back of patterned paper from coordinating Minty Lace stack.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 for all tags that will be included in the mini album. Each tag creates a page.

Step 4: Change adhesive cartridge to laminate cartridge.

Step 5: Sand all pages and elements with sanding bar.

Step 6: Run all tag pages and elements through the Creative Station Lite to apply laminate. Trim each page with scissors or trimmer.
Step 7: Punch out elements to include in album. Run them through the New Creative Station Lite to apply laminate and trim them.

Step 8: Using Cropadile, punch holes in wooden frame, tags, and elements.  Add wide eyelets to the wooden frame and 1st page of album. Note: I punched holes in 3 different areas of the frame for binding purposes and to add additional embellishment opportunities.

Step 9: Bind album together with ribbon. Use wooden frame as the base.

 Step 10: Add photos, clips, sentiments and elements to the album.

Step 11: Add hemp to the binding and ball and chain to one of the eyelets in the wooden frame.  Add charms and continue adding elements as desired.

The following are some more pics of the album. You really could go wild customizing one of these. :)

Happiness Mini Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stacks: DCWV; Clips: Heidi Swapp; Charms: Blue Moon Beads; Frame: Recollections; Adhesive, Laminate: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Hemp

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)