Monday, September 28, 2015

"Heartfelt Thanks" Box using Xyron & Paper Smooches

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a decorative box that I created with Xyron and Paper Smooches products. I love the great combination. The base is a Mailer Box by DCWV. I used distressed inks on the box cover and burlap paper to age them. I love how the box turned out. Take a peek at the easy tutorial below.


Supplies
Vanilla Cardstock
DCWV: Burlap Paper, Mailer Box
Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Scattered Straw
Heart Embossing Folder
Die Cut Machine
Flowers
Ribbon
Xyron Adhesive: New Creative Station, 3" Sticker Maker
Trimmer
Scissors
Hot Glue

Instructions:


Step 1: Randomly stamp hearts onto vanilla cardstock using the heart stamp from the Cosmos stamp set.
 Step 2: Emboss hearts on stamped cardstock using die cut machine and embossing folder.




Step 3: Directly apply ink to raised embossed hearts with mini inkpad. I used scattered straw distress ink. Set aside.
 Step 4: Directly apply scattered straw distress ink to edges of front of mailer box.

Step 5: Wrap ribbon around mailer box.



 Step 6: Run burlap paper and cardstock layer through the New Creative Station to apply adhesive.
 Step 7: Adhere burlap paper and cardstock layer together and then to box.
Step 8: Create pennant with ribbon and adhere to box.
 Step 9: Adhere flowers with hot glue.
 Step 10. Die cut "Heartfelt Thanks" using  Paper Smooches die and run through 3" Sticker Maker.


Step 11. Adhere die cut and bow. Continue embellishing as desired.
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Halloween Keepsake using DCWV


Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a Halloween Keepsake created with the New “Spooky Delight” paper stack by DCWV. I love this Halloween paper. The colors and patterns are so perfect for various Halloween projects. The Spooky Delight Stack is available at Joann’s in-store and online. Take a peek at my easy tutorial below:

Supplies

DCWV Stack: Spooky Delight

Photo

Wooden Frame

Die Cuts

Ribbon

3D Tape

Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, 3” Sticker Maker

Hot Glue

E6000

 Instructions


 Step 1: Run coordinating patterned papers from Spooky Delight Stack through The New Creative Station, layer together and adhere to wooden frame.

 


Step 2: Run additional patterned paper layers through the New Creative Station and adhere to frame.

Step 3: Adhere photo to frame.

Step 4: Run die cuts through 3" Sticker Maker and adhere to frame. Adhere sentiments and decorative paper straws.

Step 5: Adhere bow and continue embellishing as desired.


 
Halloween Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Ribbon: May Arts; Dies: Sizzix; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Frame, Paper Straws

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Monday, September 14, 2015

Xyron & Chibitronics Projects & Winners Announced!!

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing another project that I created with Xyron and Chibitronics. I'm also sharing winners of my Chibitronics Kit drawing. I loved creating with Chibitronics. The lighting adds so much fun to projects.
 
Create Chibitronics Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Circuit Sticker Kit: Chibitronics; Patterned Canvas: DCWV; Star Pins: Maya Road; Wooden Words: Heidi Swapp; Flowers: Petaloo; Crocheted Ribbon: The Paper Studio; Gesso: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron
 
On September 4th, I shared this Dream Canvas with a Chibitronics Giveaway opportunity. 
 
 
I absolutely love giving away products, so when I received some extra kits specifically for that purpose, I was thrilled. Some really artsy ladies took advantage of the opportunity and will be receiving this lovely Chibitronics kit...:)
 
And the winners are ....
 
 Blogger          Sarette said...
Awesome!! You do such nice work, Karen!
Thanks for sharing!
 
 Bajalizzy said...
Very cool effect with the lights, Karen. ... hmmm thinking about what you can make with those Chibitronics... I also love the keepsake project too = so sweet with the teal bows.
Congratulations, Ladies!! Please contact me with your addresses and I will mail your Chibitronics gifts to you.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Thursday, September 10, 2015

"Happy" Keepsake using Xyron & Craftwell

 
Hi there,
 
Today, I am sharing a keepsake that I created using Xyron adhesive and Craftwell dies and embossing folder. Combining the products really enhanced the overall design of this project. The Craftwell dies and embossing folder and available in a large size and perfect for cards of various sizes and layouts. I'm including a tutorial below for the keepsake.
 

Supplies:

Cardstock Stack: DCWV (Vintage Collector Collection)
Craftwell Embossing Folder & Dies: So In Love Collection
Wooden Frame
Grand Calibur Machine
Sanding Bar
Ribbon
Pins
Flowers
Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, Adhesive Dots, Mega Runner
Hot Glue
3D Tape
 

Instructions:

Step 1: Run base layer coordinating cardstock through New Creative Station and adhere to frame. Note: The base layer measures 7 1/2 x 7 1//2.
Step 2: Place coordinating cardstock in embossing folder and run through die cut machine.

Step 3: Sand embossed cardstock with sanding bar to expose the whitecore creating a distressed effect.
 
Step 4: Run sanded and embossed layer of coordinating cardstock through New Creative Station Adhere to frame. Note: This layer measures 7 1/4 x 7 1/4.

Step 5: Run coordinating patterned layers through the New Creative Station and adhere to frame.


 
Step 6: Run photo and patterned mats through the New Creative Station and adhere to frame.

Step 7: Using Mega Runner, apply adhesive to strips of patterned paper and ribbon to frame.
 
 
 
 
Step 8: Run dies and patterned papers through the die cutting machine, sand die cuts and adhere to the frame.
 
Step 9: Adhere flowers and leaves. Continue embellishing as desired.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karenhttps://www.xyron.com/en-US/

Friday, September 4, 2015

Dream Canvas with Xyron & Chibitronics Plus a Giveaway!

Hi there,

Today I'm sharing a project that I created with Xyron and Chibitronics. I absolutely love the lighting effect that the Chibitronics Circuit Stickers added to this project. They really added a nostalgic element to the canvas. Chibitronics and Xyron will be featured on HSN next week with several projects that were created using the Circuit Stickers and Xyron adhesive.  I'm including a tutorial below for the Dream Canvas.

It's simply amazing how the lighting made this canvas come to life...



 
Supplies
Canvas
Gesso
Chibitronics Circuit Kit
Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, Adhesive Dots
Ink Sprays
Flowers & Leaves
Bulbs
Cardstock
Wooden Words
Cropadile
3-D Tape
Hot Glue
Trimmer

Step 1: Lay a stencil over a gesso'd canvas and spray various inks on to the canvas. Let dry. Set aside
Step 2: Create your circuits on a piece of cardstock using copper foil tape, a watch battery and circuit stickers. 
Step 3: Trim 2 strips of cardstock to fit over copper foil tape and circuit stickers. Using a cropadile, punch holes in cardstock to allow the light to show through. Adhere strips with 3D Tape.
Step 4: Adhere Circuit layer to Canvas. Set aside.


Step 5: Run photos and coordinating cardstock through The New Creative Station and layer together.
Step 6: Adhere photo layer with 3-D tape and adhere bulbs over lit stickers using hot glue.

Step 7: Adhere flowers using adhesive dots.
Step 8: Adhere wooden words, bows and additional flowers as desired.

Dream Canvas by Karen Jiles Supplies Circuit Sticker Kit: Chibitronics; Cardstock: Stampin Up!; Bulbs: Prima; Wooden Words: Heidi Swapp; Ink Sprays: Ranger; Gesso: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ, Cropadile; Other: Ribbon



Giveaway Opportunity
I will be giving away a Chibitronics kit as featured above to 2 lucky winners. To be eligible to win, "Follow" my blog and leave me a comment below.  This Giveaway opportunity is open until 9PM Eastern Sunday, September 13th. Winners will be announced Monday, September 14th. Winnings will be shipped to US addresses only.

Good Luck!!

Hugs,
Karen