Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Heart to Heart Card using Brutus/Monroe & Xyron

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a card that I created with Brutus/Monroe and Xyron products.  I used the Mixed Elements Paper Pad by Brutus/Monroe. It included 18 patterned papers and 6 mixed media elements. The papers added some wonderful texture to this card. The New Creative Station made layering very easy and quick. Take a peek at my tutorial below.

Coordinated Cardstock
Metal Charms
Scallop Border Punch


Step 1: Trim patterned papers from Brutus/Monroe's Mixed Elements Paper Pad and run through the New Creative Station.

Step 2: Using a scalloped punch, create a border on coordinating patterned paper from the paper pad and run through the New Creative Station.

 Step 3: Remove adhesive film and adhere layers together.

 Step 4: Add ribbon, flowers and cheesecloth to card.

 Step 5: Add pins and charm. Continue embellishing as desired.

Heart to Heart Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Paper Pad: Brutus/Monroe; Flowers: Petaloo; Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Cheesecloth, Ribbon, Cardstock

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Traditions Photo Album using DCWV's Garden Charm Stack

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a photo album created with DCWV's New “Garden Charm” paper stack. This stack is so lovely and great for creating your Mother’s Day gifts and cards. The papers are so classic and versatile to create with. They enabled me to create this photo album for my Mother. The album is a “Traditions” album- perfect for the photos of those captured moments that she holds dear and would love to preserve, share and reflect for years to come. I’m including an easy tutorial below.


DCWV Stack: Garden Charm

Photo Album




Metal Plate


Decorative Paperclips

Sanding Bar

Bone Folder

3D Tape

Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station

Hot Glue



Step 1: Trim 2 pieces of patterned paper from the Garden Charm Stack down to size of photo album. The pieces should cover the front and inside cover of album. Repeat for the back cover also.  Form the papers over the album to create pre-folds/semi scored lines before adhering.

Step 2: Trim coordinated papers to cover spine and form the paper over the spine to create pre folds before adhering.

Step 3: Run papers through the New Creative Station to apply adhesive and adhere patterned papers to photo album.

Step 4: Adhere coordinated patterned paper strips to album and distress edges with coordinating chalk.

Step 5: Add layered journaling spots from the Garden Charm stack.

Step 6: Adhere frame, flowers and metal charm to the photo album.

Step 7: Continue embellishing with ribbon, flowers and paperclips.

Step 8: Design the inside cover with coordinated patterned papers from the Garden Charm stack. Add photos.

Traditions Photo Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Paperclips: Prima; Frame: Making Memories; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Charms

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Friday, April 22, 2016

My Favorite Things & Xyron Blog Hop: "Thanks" Card

Hi there,

Today I am sharing a Thanks card that I created using My Favorite Things and Xyron products- Such a great combination. In the card below, I was able to create a fun card using MFT’s Wildflowers stencilCheerful Blessing stamp set,  Xyron's New Creative Station and DCWV's Paint and Create card. Take a peek at my easy and quick tutorial below:


My Favorite Things:

·        Stencil (LJD-Wildflowers)

·        Stamp Set (Cheerful Blessing)

DCWV Watercolor Paper Card Set (Paint and Create)

Black Cardstock: 5 x 7 1/4

Black Ink

Ink Sprays (Orange, Lime Green)


Step One: Lay stencil on Paint & Create card and spray inks on the card and stencil to transfer the stencil pattern.

Step Two: Lay watercolor paper on top of inked stencil to absorb the remaining loose ink. Let dry. Note: This extends the use of the ink that remains on the top of the stencil.
Step Three: Using black ink, stamp sentiment onto inked card.

Step Four: Run stamped card through the New Creative Station and adhere the back of the card to black cardstock layer.  Continue embellishing as desired. Note: This adds a matted layer to the card to enhance the overall design.

Thanks Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencil, Stamps: My Favorite Things; Paint & Create Card: DCWV; Ink: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Cardstock

MFT and Xyron will be hopping all week. Please visit the Xyron Facebook page and MFT's blog for more inspiration. There will be giveaways on each day of the blog hop!! Good Luck!
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Celebrating "No Housework Day": Creating DIY Tags with Xyron

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing some really cool DIY tags created with canister lids in honor of "No Housework Day." No Housework Day means plenty of creative time to create fun crafty art. I'm including a tutorial for these DIY tags that I created. They were super easy to make and the use of the New Creative Machine made this project effortless. I couldn't think of any other thing that I would rather do on this wonderful April day. Enjoy the tutorial!

White cardstock (Pre-inked with pattern)
Jar lids
Circle die
Die cut machine
Vintage photo inkpad
Foam applicator
Clear embossing powder
Distress paint ( Vintage photo, Broken China)
Black Ink
Foam brush
Xyron Adhesive (New Creative Station, Clear Hold Adhesive)
Worded Stamp

Step One: Paint lids with gesso using foam brush. Let dry.

Step Two: Apply distress paint to the desired number of gesso covered lids. I used vintage photo , walnut and broken china distress ink to the tags.

Step Three: Dip edges of lids into clear embossing powder and heat with heating tool. Set aside to let lids cool.

 Step Four: Die cut circles from inked cardstock, stamp with sentiments and distress edges with vintage photo ink.

Step Five: Run die cut circles through the New Creative Station  to apply adhesive.

Step Six: Adhere inked and stamped circles to inside of lids.

Step Seven: Apply Clear Hold Adhesive to edges of die cut within the lid and add clear beads. Let dry.

Step Eight: Punch holes in each lid using a cropadile and add eyelets. Note:

Step Nine: Add ball and chain to tags and then add desired charms.

DIY Lid Tags by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Copic; Lids: Ball; Stamp: Penny Black; Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger; Charms: Blue Moon Beads; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Ribbon, Charms

I really enjoyed this project. Please share how you are celebrating "No Housework Day."

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)