Monday, August 25, 2014

"Back to School" Journal with Xyron

Hi there,

I am sharing this little Back to School Journal that I created with Xyron and Pebbles products.  I used my Xyron 9" Creative Station, 3" Sticker Maker, and Teresa Collins Mega Runner. I also used patterned paper and stickers by Pebbles. This is a super fun project and perfect for this time of year. The concept could be used and tailored to any theme.

I included an easy tutorial below:

Xyron Adhesive: 9" Creative Station, Mega Runner, 3" Sticker Maker
Pebbles Patterned Paper
Paint: White
Stencils: Sketch Grid, Coffee Splotch
Chalk Ink
Sanding Block
Corner Chomper

 Step 1: Trim Pebbles patterned paper to fit journal cover and distress edges with complimentary chalk ink.

 Step 2: Run patterned paper through 9" Xyron Creative Station and adhere to journal.
Step 3: Using sanding block, distress the journal cover.

 Step 4: Cut layers of coordinating Pebbles patterned paper and run them through the 9" Xyron Creative Station.

Step 5: Adhere Pebbles patterned papers to journal and use Corner Chomper to neatly round corners.

Step 6: Adhere ribbon to journal by securing inside the journal with Teresa Collins Mega Runner. Note: Bow is shown in this photo for visual structure only.  Placement of the bow occurs in a later step.
Step 7: Run patterned paper through Xyron Creative Station and adhere to inside cover of journal. Note: This patterned paper should cover ribbon addition in step 6.
Step 8: Add Pebbles stickers to journal.


Step 9: Using the TCW Sketch Grid stencil, apply white paint randomly.

Step 10: Layer stickers onto patterned paper and run through 3" Creative Sticker Maker. Apply to journal.

Step 11: Using TCW's Coffee Splotch stencil, transfer circle patterns to journal. Continue embellishing as desired.

Back to School Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Stickers: Pebbles; Paint: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW458s) Mini Coffee Splotch, Mini Sketch Grid (TCW456s); Other: Ribbon, Journal

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)


barbara macaskill said...

Adorable! TFS!

Gretchen of Three Little Monkeys Studio said...

I LOVE this. Completely adorable. And I have about five journals laying around that are screaming for this to be done to them. Great tutorial!