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.

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)
Sanding Block
Hot Glue


 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

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thank You Card using Imagine Crafts & Xyron Adhesive

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a Thank You card that I created with Imagine Crafts inks and Xyron Adhesive. I love creating projects with loads of texture, so using the Imagine Crafts irRESISTible inks were a joy to create with. The inks coupled with the burlap floral spay and burlap paper added some wonderful texture to this card. The Xyron Mega Runner made layering very easy and quick. Take a peek at my tutorial below.

Burlap Paper
White Cardstock (2 sheets)
Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Inks: Desert Sand, Summer Sky
Black Ink
Floral Spray
Adhesive: Mega Runner


Step 1: Lay stencil onto white cardstock and spray irRESISTible inks (Desert Sand and Summer Sky).

Step 2: Place another full sheet of white cardstock on top of the stencil to absorb the ink on the top of the stencil and to create a reverse image transfer. Let dry.

Step 3: Trim inked cardstock down the card layering size.

Step 4: Stamp sentiment on to cardstock layer with black ink and add ribbon.
Step 5: Apply adhesive to the back of card layer using the Mega Runner.
Step 6: Adhere card layer to burlap card base.

Step 7: Add burlap floral spray and bow.

Thank You Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Inks: Imagine Crafts; Burlap Paper, Stencil: DCWV; Stamps: Serendipity Stamps; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ, Grand Calibur; Other: Ribbon, Cardstock

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"Hello Love" Card using Waffle Flower & Xyron

Hi there,

Today,  I'm sharing a card created with Xyron Adhesive and Waffle Flower's Succulents stamp set. I loved this combination. The stamps were perfect for this fun background created with the resist technique and the layering was effortless with the use of Xyron. I'm including an easy tutorial below and some wonderful giveaway information for both Xyron and Waffle Flower.

I have used the Xyron Creative Station Lite in my project today. Xyron is giving you an opportunity to win your very own. You must visit the Xyron Facebook page and leave a comment to be eligible. The fun continues... Waffle Flower is offering a prize pack to a lucky winner as well.  You must visit the Waffle Flower blog and leave a comment on any or all of the projects posted on their blog this week to be eligible.  More inspiration using Waffle Flower and Xyron will be featured on Waffle Flower's blog and Xyron's Facebook page all week.
Good Luck!!

"Hello Love" Card

Waffle Flower Stamp Set: Succulents
Burlap Paper
White Cardstock
Coordinating Cardstock
Heat Tool
Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Big Brush Marker (Brown)
Paint Brush
Metal Hearts


Step 1: Using Versamark ink, stamp flowers from Succulents stamps set randomly onto white cardstock. Note: I stamped several cardstock layers for additional project uses.

Step 2: Dip stamped cardstock into clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat with heat tool.
Step 3: Spray inks onto cardstock. Note: I used Dylusions' Melted Chocolate, Lemon Zest and White Linen. Let Dry.

Step 4: Tap Melted Chocolate ink spray onto card layer with paint brush and edge cardstock with brown marker. Let dry.
 Step 5: Stamp sentiment onto inked cardstock.

 Step 6: Run stamped and inked cardstock through the Creative Station Lite and layer onto cardstock.

 Step 7: Add ribbon and burlap to layered cardstock. Add to card base.

Step 8: Adhere hearts, sentiment and ribbon to card.

Hello Love Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stack: DCWV; Stamps: Waffle Flowers; Flowers: Petaloo; Inks: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Hearts

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