Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blue Skies Card using Xyron & Lawn Fawn Stamps

Hi there,

Today I'm sharing a card that I created using Xyron and Lawn Fawn products.  I enjoyed using Lawn Fawn and Xyron together. The stamps were super easy to stamp with.  The impressions were very clear and fun to work with. The use of Xyron's adhesive made the layering effortless. Take a peek at my tutorial below:

Lawn Fawn: Perfectly Plaid Patterned Paper, Blue Skies Stamp Set
Burlap Card Base (A2 size)
Black Cardstock
Wooden Word (Painted Black)
Black Ink
Crocheted Ribbon
Xyron Adhesive: Mega Runner, New Creative Station.
3D Tape


Step 1: Using black ink, stamp air balloons from Blue Skies stamp set unto Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper.
 Step 2: Cut air balloons out with scissors. Set aside.

Step 3: Stamp sentiment and additional stamp elements onto Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid coordinating paper.

Step 4: Apply adhesive to the bottom of the base of coordinating patterned paper and adhere black strip.
Step 5: Run patterned paper layer through the New Creative Station to apply adhesive.
 Step 6: Add crocheted ribbon to patterned paper layer and adhere to burlap card base.
 Step 7:  Stamp additional elements on the card front.
 Step 8: Apply adhesive to air balloons and adhere to card.
Step 9: Adhere additional elements to the card. Use 3D tape to pop up elements.

Step 10: Adhere buttons and bow. Continue embellishing as desired.

Blue Skies Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Stamps: Lawn Fawn;  Burlap Base: DCWV; Wooden Word: Heidi Swapp; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Ribbon, Buttons

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Celebrate Mini Album: 2nd Round BoBunny Design Team Audition

Hi there,
Today, I’m sharing the first project that I created for the 2nd Round BoBunny Design Team auditions.  We were asked to create 2 new projects using product sent by BoBunny.  The product that I received was the Firecracker Collection. I enjoyed working with the collection on both projects.  The collection is perfect for 4th of July memories and I can hardly wait to add 2016 Fourth of July pics to this album.
The Firecracker Collection is packed with beautiful vibrant colors, patterns and action elements. The coordinating pieces within the collection made creating this mini album easy and fun. The base of the album was created with chipboard and paper bags providing just the right support for the multiple layers of patterned papers and embellishments that this collection offers. The buttons and layered chipboard stickers added perfect detail to the album.
All patterned papers were sanded to achieve a vintage and aged effect. The sanding was very simple and the exposing of the white core in the paper added great detail. The fun elements that I used were from the Firecracker Noteworthy pack. I used the Noteworthy tabs on page 1 for fun appeal and added a folded card to enable journaling on the inside. The bottom center of the card was punched out using a 1” punch to enable the chipboard button to be used as an interactive textural component to the page. A raw laser cut was added to page 2 to coordinate with the use of the brown paper bags and really provided a sweet addition to the album. More Noteworthy elements were used on page 2 to continue the theme.
Pages 3 & 4 show additional fun elements from the Firecracker Noteworthy pack on a paper bag page. The banner was cut into 2 pieces to be used on both pages.  The kid die cuts are so adorable and I felt compelled to incorporate them in this fashion-representing the fun and sweet sentiment of the collection. The use of paper bags offered pocket options. The chipboard sticker and gem on page 3 provides easy access to the pocket and adds an additional page for photos or memorabilia.
Page 5 & 6 show more uses of the chipboard stickers and how easy they can be used within the album. The chipboard sticker frame adds an opportunity for a photo and it sits on a layered card to enable more journaling options.
Page 7 & 8 provides more opportunities for photos. The larger decorative die cuts from the Firecracker Noteworthy pack were folded and inserted into the album as a page (shown on page 8). This was a super fun way to add a non-traditional page.

The album is bound with coils. I added some flexible wired ribbon and attached coordinating charms from the Firecracker Ephemera pack and chipboard stickers.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading all about this fun collection and my mini album using it. My next project using this collection will be posted this week.
Thanks so much for visiting today!

BoBunny Products:
Firecracker Collection Pack
Firecracker Ephemera
Glitter Paste
Double Dot Jewel
Laser Cut Chipboard
Frost Glimmer Spray

Friday, June 24, 2016

"Celebrate Today" Keepsake using Minty Lace by DCWV

Hi there,

Today I'm sharing a “Celebrate Today” Keepsake created with the "New" Minty Lace premium stack.  I absolutely fell in love with these papers. The patterns are so much fun to create with. Some of the papers within the stack have a really cool iridescent effect and some of the papers include foil. The papers were perfect for this project. Take a peek at my Keepsake tutorial below:


DCWV Stack: Minty Lace
Wooden Frame (5 x 5)
Wooden Word & Die Cut
Crocheted Ribbon
3D Tape
Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, Mega Runner, 1” Sticker Maker
Hot Glue
1” Circle Punch



Step 1: Run a 5 x 5 piece of patterned paper (base) from the Minty Lace stack through the Xyron New Creative Station and adhere to wooden frame.


Step 2: Create a card (4 ¾ by 4 ¾) using coordinating patterned paper and adhere to wooden frame using mega runner.  Add strips of pattered paper inside to coordinate with the papers chosen. Note: This card element will provide an opportunity to add a photo or journaling. Set aside.


Step 3: Begin building multiple patterned paper layers using coordinated patters. Add crocheted ribbon and adhere layers together using The New Creative Station. Adhere to top of card on the front of the frame.

Step 4: Punch ½ circle out of coordinated patterned paper and adhere to wooden frame.

Step 5: Adhere bow, button and wooden elements to wooden frame. Continue embellishing as desired.

Celebrate Today Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Wooden Elements: Heidi Swapp, BasicGrey; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Frame, Ribbon

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Inspire Journal using Xyron & Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a journal that I created using Xyron & Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  This was a super fun project.  The products from both companies complimented each other well. The laser cuts were fun to work with and the use of Xyron adhesive made adhering this project together quick and easy. I'm including a tutorial below.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts: Words & Phrases 1
DCWV: Mercury Glass
Berry Clusters
Hot Glue
Old Antique Paint
Foam Brush

Step 1: Trim patterned paper down to 5 x 7 ¾ and run though the New Creative Station.

Step 2:  Adhere paper to the journal. Note: Begin securing the paper to the front cover, wrapping around the binding and then securing the remaining paper to the back of the journal. When you are done, you would have covered both front and back covers with 1 piece of patterned paper.

 Step 3: Add berry clusters and ribbon to the journal. Tie a bow and adhere.

Step 4:  Adhere flowers with hot glue. Set aside.

Step 5: Remove laser cuts from packaging. Apply gesso and old antique paint to the laser cuts using foam brush. Let dry.

Step 6: Run the laser cuts through the 3" Sticker Maker and adhere to journal. 

Step 7: Continue embellishing as desired.


Inspire Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stack: DCWV; Laser Cuts: Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts; Flowers, Berries: Petaloo; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Journal

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