Sunday, May 31, 2015

Father’s Day Keepsake using the New Xyron Creative Station


Hi there,

Today, I’m sharing a Father’s Day Keepsake that I created using the new Xyron Creative Station, wooden frames and patterned paper. This project is full of layers and lots of texture. The various patterns add such great visual appeal. The ribbon adds just the right classic touch. I love how this turned out.  I'm including a tutorial below:



 

Supplies

Xyron Creative Station

Patterned Paper: 1st Layer (7 ¾ x 7 ¾) 2nd Layer (7 ½ x 7 ½)
 
Coordinating Paper Layers: 3 1/4 x 7 1/2, 3x 7 1/2)

Cream Cardstock: 5 x 5, 2 ½ x 4 ¼

2 Wooden Frames:  Large (7 3/4 x 7 3/4), Small (5 1/4 x 5 1/4)

Journaling Spots

Punches: Scallop, Slot

Worded Stamp

Black Ink

Ribbon

Hot Glue
 


Step 1: Begin by placing patterned paper layers on Feed Tray. Note: My Xyron Creative Station currently holds the 9” Adhesive Cartridge to accommodate the larger papers that I'm using for this project. I will also use the 5" adhesive cartridge later in the tutorial for smaller paper sizes.

 
Step 2: Turn handle to advance premium paper layers through the Creative Station. After completely advancing through the Creative Station, press down and slide the cutting blade across the cut bar.

 
Step 3: Rub edges and remove film from adhesive paper.


Step 4: Layer the patterned papers together and adhere to frame. 


Step 5: Run coordinating paper layers through the Xyron Creative Station. Note: I used a scallop edge punch on one of the coordinating layers.
Step 6: Adhere the layers together and punch a slot on the top and bottom of layer.



Step 7: Run ribbon through the slots and adhere on back. Adhere to frame.



 
Step 8: Cut patterned paper to 5 x 10 and fold in half, creating the effect of a card. Run folded patterned paper and vanilla cardstock through Xyron Creative Station. Adhere patterned paper to small wooden frame. Adhere vanilla cardstock layer to the right side of the inside of the patterned paper. Note: Creating this card effect offers an opportunity to add more journaling and photos.

Step 9: Using hot glue, adhere small frame to the larger frame.

Step 10: Switch cartridges in the Xyron Creative Station to the 5” Adhesive Cartridge by opening the door and removing the 9” Adhesive Cartridge.



Step 11: Flip the adaptor upward and slip the 5” Cartridge in the grooves between the adaptor and the left side of the Creative Station, ensuring the film fits between the two black bars. Close door.
Step 12: Run smaller patterned layers and journaling spots through the Creative Station. Note: The sizes of these may vary. 


 Step 13: Adhere patterned paper to small wooden frame. Set aside.
Step 14: Stamp sentiment onto vanilla cardstock, layer sentiment and journaling spots together.
Step 15: Layer sentiment and spots unto small frame.

 Step 16: Add bow using hit glue and continue embellishing as desired.

 
Father’s Day Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Journaling Spots: My Mind’s Eye; Cardstock: Gina K; Ribbon: May Arts; Stamp: Great Impressions; Adhesive: Xyron; Punches: Stampin Up, EK Success
 
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Card Tutorial Using the New Xyron Creative Station

Hi there,

Have you heard the news?? Xyron will be releasing a new Xyron Creative Station that accommodates both 5" and 9" cartridges. Sounds great, doesn't it! It will be a fabulous addition to the Xyron Creative Station line.

The new Creative Station is sleek in appearance and can be conveniently stored for future use. It accommodates various materials with thicknesses up to 1/8 of an inch. As with other Xyron Creative Stations, the cartridges are available in different applications: Permanent Adhesive, Repositionable Adhesive, Laminate/Magnet, Double Sided Laminate, and Laminate/Permanent Adhesive. I’m including some pics of the machine below as well as a card tutorial using the Creative Station.





Card Tutorial


 
 

Supplies

Xyron Creative Station
DCWV Premium Papers: 1st Layer (4 x 5 1/4) 2nd Layer (3/3/4 x 5)
Cardstock Base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
Cheesecloth
Flowers
Resin Frame
Hot Glue
 
 
 
 Step 1: Pull down Feed Tray on Creative Station.
 Step 2: Place premium paper layers on Feed Tray.
Step 3: Turn handle to advance premium paper layers through the Creative Station. After completely advancing through the Creative Station, press down and slide the cut blade across the cut bar.
 Step 4: Rub edges and remove film from adhesive paper.

Step 5: Layer the premium papers together and adhere to card base.
 
Step 6: Add cheesecloth to card.
 Step 6: Adhere flowers to card using hot glue.
Step 7: Add Resin frame and sentiment. Continue embellishing as desired.
Step 8: Close feed tray.
 
Step 7: Pick up Creative Station with carry handle and conveniently store machine away.
 

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)