Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Coaster Mini Album using DCWV & Xyron


Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a Christmas Coaster Mini Album that I created with coasters, DCWV Christmas Stacks and Xyron Adhesive. I used the Cranberry Christmas and Gift Décor DIY Project Stacks, prompts and tags. This was so much fun to make. I really enjoyed playing with the coordinated elements within the stacks. The wide array of Xyron adhesive made layering effortless. I can hardly wait to add 2016 Christmas pics to this album. Take a peek at my tutorial below.


Supplies

DCWV: Cranberry Christmas Stack, Gift Decor DIY Project Stack
Bells
Charm
Ribbon/Bows
Eyelets
Ball and Chain
Scissors
Hot Glue
Trimmer
Sanding Bar
3D Tape
Cropadile



Instructions



Step 1: Cut 4" squares, journal spots and strips from patterned paper stack.

Step 2: Line up 4" squares with coasters and begin desired design and layouts for each coaster using strips and journaling spots.  Note: This step enables simple and quick layout designing for each coaster at the same time.

 Step 3: Run 4" patterned papers through Xyron Creative Station and adhere to coasters.

Step 4: Run strips of  patterned papers through Xyron Creative Station and adhere to coasters. Sand edges of coasters.

Step 5: Run coordinating elements through 1.5 Sticker Maker and adhere to coasters.

 Step 6: Using Cropadile, punch holes and eyelets through corner of coasters. 


 Step 7: Run coordinating elements through 3" Sticker Maker and adhere to coasters.

 Step 8: Adhere additional coordinating elements and bows. Add ball and chain.

Step 9: Attach bell, charm, die cuts and bow to chain.
Christmas Coaster Mini Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stacks: DCWV; Adhesive: Xyron; Cropadile, Eyelets: We R Memory Keepers;  Trimmer: Fiskars; Other: Ribbon, Ribbon, Charm, Ball & Chain

The following are a few pics of some of the inside pages.






Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Friday, November 25, 2016

Holiday Gift Box: DCWV Design Team Blog Hop with Eileen Hull

Hi there,

Today, the DCWV Design Team is blog hopping with Eileen Hull. We all received Eileen's fun Twist & Style tool to create with, and creating with it was fun indeed. I also used DCWV's Elegant Holiday and Gift Décor DIY Project stack to create this Holiday Gift Box. Take a peek at my tutorial below.


Supplies

DCWV:
  • Elegant Holiday Stack
  • Gift Decor DIY Project Stack
  • Mailer Box
Eileen Hull Twist & Style Tool
Xyron: Creative Station, Mega Runner, 1.5 Sticker Maker
Paint Brush
Wire
Pins
Clustered Berries
Beads
Charm
Ribbon/Bows
Scissors
Hot Glue
Trimmer
3D Tape



Instructions

Step 1: Anchor base of Twist & Style tool to a surface and place wire around the extended piece of the tool as shown above. Ensure that the wire is even on each side.
Step 2: Add beads to the wire. Take the end points of the wire and stick it into the black end tip of the Twist & Style handle of the tool and secure.


Step 3: Twist handle of the tool until you have the desired tension and tightness of the wire. Detach wire from the handle of the tool.

Step 4: Using a handle of a paint brush,  create more defined twisted designs with the beaded wire-creating a coiled effect. Set aside.

Step 5: Run patterned paper and coordinated pieces through Xyron Creative Station.



Step 6: Adhere patterned paper to DCWV Mailer Box top and secure inside of the box top.



Step 7: Run additional patterned papers and coordinated pieces through Xyron Creative Station and adhere to box top.
Step 8: Adhere ribbon and multi-loop bow to the box.



Step 9: Add beaded and coiled wire to box with clustered berries. Continue embellishing as desired.

Holiday Gift Box by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stacks: DCWV; Charm: Blue Moon Beads; Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Sizzix/Eileen Hull, Fiskars; Other: Ribbon, Clustered Berries, Beads

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Season's Greetings Journal: DCWV Elegant Holiday Stack


Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a Season’s Greetings Journal created with DCWV's Elegant Holiday and Gift Décor DIY Project stacks. I loved using these 2 stacks together. They coordinated perfectly and provided just the right elements to complete this journal. The journal measures 8 ¼ x 5 ¾. Take a peek at my tutorial below.



Supplies

DCWV Stacks:

·        Elegant Holiday

·        Gift Décor DIY Project Stack

Journal/Notebook

Xyron: Creative Station, Mega Runner, 1.5 Sticker Maker

Pins

Ribbon/Bows

Scissors

Hot Glue

Trimmer

3D Tape



Instructions







Step 1: Trim patterned papers down to layering sizes for the journal and run through the Creative Station and adhere to journal. Note: I added some coordinating patterned paper corners to accent the journal.

 




Step 2: Adhere additional coordinating paper stack elements to journal.









Step 3: Run coordinating layers from the Gift Décor Project Stack through the Sticker Maker and adhere to journal. Use 3D tape to pop up desired elements.


Step 4 Add bows and pins to the journal. Continue embellishing as desired.

  



Season’s Greetings Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stacks: DCWV; Ribbon: May Arts; Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Spellbinders, Fiskars; Other: Journal


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen