Sunday, August 30, 2015

Thank You Card using Xyron & Anna Griffin

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a card that I created using an Anna Griffin Card Kit and Xyron Adhesive.  This particular kit includes printed card bases, patterned layers, 3-D Stickers, Foam Tape, Sentiment 3D Stickers, and Sentiment Insert Pages. All coordinating elements made this card very easy and fun to create. I'm including an easy tutorial below.

Anna Griffin Card Kit
Coordinating Cardstock
Xyron Adhesive: New Creative Station, Mega Runner, Adhesive Dots

Step 1: Open card and apply adhesive to left card of card using the Mega Runner. Adhere coordinating cardstock to the left inside panel. Set aside.

Step 2: Choose a focal layer from the Anna Griffin Kit. Using adhesive dots, adhere ribbon to corners.

Step 3: Apply 3D tape to back of focal layer.
 Step 4: Run coordinating cardstock through the New Creative Station and adhere to the card.

 Step 5: Adhere focal image onto card.
 Step 6: Adhere sentiment sticker.

  Step 7: Adhere floral stickers to card.
 Step 8: Adhere bow to card.
 Step 9: Open card. Using the Mega Runner, apply adhesive to the right side of the card.

Step 10: Adhere inside sentiment.

Thank You Very Much Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Card Kit, Stickers: Anna Griffin; Cardstock: Stampin Up!; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Forever & Always Accordion Album using DCWV "Happy Day" Stack

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing an accordion mini album created with the New “Happy Day” Stack and the 16 x 20 Cardstock Neutrals Premium Stack. Both products are a part of the new DCWV release. The Happy Day stack was just one of the beautiful new stacks that were recently released. The 16 x 20 Premium stacks come in several color collections and offers many options from small to large scale projects. I chose to scale my project down, but I also wanted to take advantage of the 20 inch length. The length is perfect for accordion type albums. I decided to combine the 16 x 20 papers with the “Happy Day” stack to create a Wedding themed accordion album. Take a peek at my tutorial below.


Chip Board (2): 5 x 6




Sentiment (Happy Die Cut)

Bone Folder


Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, Mega Runner

Hot Glue


Step 1: Fold in half and score 1 sheet of 16 x 20 cardstock from the Neutrals premium stack forming an 8 X 20 piece of cardstock. Note: The length of the premium stack cardstock makes this accordion effect so effortless.

Step 2: Score cardstock at 5” intervals on the 20” side. Note: Scoring at 5” intervals provides 4 panels on each side of the album.

Step 3: Fold cardstock along scored lines creating mountains and valleys. Define the folds with a bone folder. Note: This step creates the accordion base for the album.

Step 4: Keep album folded (5 x 8) and trim the accordion album down to 5 x 6. Note: Trim the scored side- creating 2 accordion albums. Set 1 accordion aside for future use.

Step 5: Trim 4 pieces of coordinated patterned paper down from the "Happy Day" stack to 5 x 6 for the front and back covers. Run through the New Creative Station to apply adhesive. Note: I'm using the 9" adhesive cartridge in my New Creative Station in the first phase of this project and will transition to the 5" as my layers decrease in size.

Step 6: Adhere patterned paper to the front and back chipboard covers, including inside covers.

Step 7: Trim ½ an inch off of the 1st and last page of the accordion album. Note: After trimming the accordion album it should be 4 ½ x 6.

Step 8: Using the Mega Runner, apply adhesive to the1st page of the accordion base. Adhere the 1st page of the accordion base to the back of the front cover. Repeat step for the last page of the album and the back cover. Note: The album is created and the next steps will focus on design.


Step 9: Change the 9" cartridge in the New Creative Station to the 5" cartridge and run front cover paper layers through the New Creative Station and adhere layered strip to left side of front cover.

Step 10: Cut out focal image from the “Happy Day” stack and adhere to cover. Note: There are many fun focal image options in the stack to choose from.

Step 11: Continue building the front cover with bow, die cut, pins and ring embellishment.

Step 12: Run patterned papers through the New Creative Station and adhere to the pages throughout the accordion album. Note: You can add photos to either or both sides of the album.

Step 13: Continue embellishing as desired.

Forever & Always Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Premium Cardstock: DCWV; Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Die: Heidi Swapp; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Ring

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Love Tag: Xyron & Craftwell Inspiration Hop!!

Hi there,

Xyron and Craftwell are partnering this week for an inspiration hop. Today, it's my day and I created this “Love" tag using Craftwell’s “So In Love” 8 X 12 Embossing Folder.  I absolutely love the large embossing folder for a project of this size. The tag measures 4 3/4 X 8, which offers great space for loads of creativity. The base layer is a patterned mega tag by K and Company that I embossed with the “So in Love” embossing folder. I love how the embossed hearts enhance the overall design. I have included a tutorial below.



Mega Tags:  4 (4 ¾ x 8)

Chipboard Tags: 2

Craftwell Embossing Folder: So In Love

Grand Calibur Machine

Sanding Bar

Resin Embellishments

Mini Stapler
Hole Punch


Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, Adhesive Dots

Hot Glue

Flowers (Paper, Crochet)


Step 1: Emboss tags using the “So In Love” embossing folder and Grand Calibur machine.

Step 2: Sand the embossed area of the tags to create a distress effect.


Step 3: Run tags through the New Creative Station and adhere to chipboard tags. Note: Line up the tag and chipboard as best as you can. Trim as needed.

Step 4: Distress the edges of the tags with sand bar.

Step 5: Punch hole in the top of the tag using a hole punch.

Step 6: Using adhesive dots, apply ribbon to tag.

Step 7: Adhere flowers together with mini stapler then adhere to tag. Note: Place the unadhered embellishments on tag to provide a guide for the flowers.

Step 8: Adhere acrylic flower and resin embellishments to the tag.

Step 8: Adhere bows and continue embellishing as desired.

Love Tag by Karen Jiles Supplies Embossing Folder: Craftwell; Tags: K and Company; Ribbon: May Arts; Flowers: Prima; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Grand Calibur, Ranger

For more inspiration, visit Craftwell's blog, here or visit them on Facebook.

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