Thursday, October 22, 2015

Holiday Keepsake using DCWV

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a Holiday Keepsake created with the New DCWV Mercury Glass paper stack and the Favor Boxes DYI Project Stack. This paper is perfect for the Holidays. The shimmer in the patterned paper provides just the amount of glitz, appeal, and visual texture that is needed to enhance the overall design of this project. Take a peek at my easy Keepsake tutorial below:



DCWV Stack: Mercury Glass

 DCWV DIY Project Stack: Favor Boxes

Wooden Frames (5 X 5, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4)

Felt Ribbon

3D Tape

Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, Mega Runner

Hot Glue



Bone Folder



Step 1: Adhere patterned paper from Mercury Glass Stack to 7 ¾ x 7 ¾ wooden frame. Set aside.


Step 2: Fold a 5 x 10 piece of patterned paper in half and score with bone folder.

Step 3: Using the Mega Runner, apply adhesive to the back of the folded cardstock and adhere to the 5 x 5 frame. Note: This will create a card effect with an opportunity to add photos and/or journaling to the inside of the folded layer.

Step 4: Run additional patterned paper layers including coordinating strips through Xyron's New Creative Station.

Step 5: Adhere coordinating paper layers and ribbon to 5 x 5 wooden frame.

Step 6: Form paper bow from DIY Favors Box Project Stack and adhere to 5 x 5 wooden frame.

Step 7: Adhere felt bow to paper bow using E6000.

Step 8: Using 3-D tape, adhere Christmas sentiments and an additional bow.

Step 9: Run gold paper layer from the Favor Boxes DYI Project Stack through New Creative Station and adhere to 7 ¾ x 7 ¾ wooden frame.  Adhere 5 x 5 frame to center of 7 ¾ x 7 ¾ using E6000 and hot glue. Continue embellishing as desired.

Holiday Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stacks: DCWV; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Frames, Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Inspirational Mini Album using Teresa Collins' Project Pink Collection & Xyron Adhesive

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a little mini that I created with Teresa Collins' Project Pink Collection and Xyron adhesive. This was a super fun and multi layered project that simply evolved with each textural layer. The album measures 3 1/2 x 4. I incorporated some sweet pics of my girls, some delicate pink lace, and embellishments that coordinated well. I'm including a tutorial below.
Teresa Collins Collection: Project Pink
Corrugated Board
Foam Brush
Cosmetic Sponge
Resin Frames
Distressing Tool
Xyron Adhesive: New Creative Station
Ball chain
Hot Glue


Step 1: Cut journaling spots from patterned paper.

Step 2: Cut corrugated board to 3 1/2 x 4 and apply gesso using foam brush. Let dry.

Step 3: Punch holes in left top corner of corrugated board an add eyelet.
Step 4: Lay stencil over corrugated board and apply gesso to transfer stencil pattern. Let dry.
Step 5: Adhere lace ribbon. Set aside.
Step 6: Run photos through Xyron Adhesive: New Creative Station.

Step 7: Adhere photos to desired journaling spots and punch holes in all pages of mini album.

Step 8: Adhere photo, stickers, resin embellishments and flowers to corrugated board cover.
Step 9: Add lace ribbon bows to mini album and charms.

Step 10: Attach ball and chain to album and adhere charms.

Step 11: Continue embellishing as desired.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)