Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"Hello Love" Card using Waffle Flower & Xyron

Hi there,

Today,  I'm sharing a card created with Xyron Adhesive and Waffle Flower's Succulents stamp set. I loved this combination. The stamps were perfect for this fun background created with the resist technique and the layering was effortless with the use of Xyron. I'm including an easy tutorial below and some wonderful giveaway information for both Xyron and Waffle Flower.

I have used the Xyron Creative Station Lite in my project today. Xyron is giving you an opportunity to win your very own. You must visit the Xyron Facebook page and leave a comment to be eligible. The fun continues... Waffle Flower is offering a prize pack to a lucky winner as well.  You must visit the Waffle Flower blog and leave a comment on any or all of the projects posted on their blog this week to be eligible.  More inspiration using Waffle Flower and Xyron will be featured on Waffle Flower's blog and Xyron's Facebook page all week.
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"Hello Love" Card

Waffle Flower Stamp Set: Succulents
Burlap Paper
White Cardstock
Coordinating Cardstock
Heat Tool
Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Big Brush Marker (Brown)
Paint Brush
Metal Hearts


Step 1: Using Versamark ink, stamp flowers from Succulents stamps set randomly onto white cardstock. Note: I stamped several cardstock layers for additional project uses.

Step 2: Dip stamped cardstock into clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat with heat tool.
Step 3: Spray inks onto cardstock. Note: I used Dylusions' Melted Chocolate, Lemon Zest and White Linen. Let Dry.

Step 4: Tap Melted Chocolate ink spray onto card layer with paint brush and edge cardstock with brown marker. Let dry.
 Step 5: Stamp sentiment onto inked cardstock.

 Step 6: Run stamped and inked cardstock through the Creative Station Lite and layer onto cardstock.

 Step 7: Add ribbon and burlap to layered cardstock. Add to card base.

Step 8: Adhere hearts, sentiment and ribbon to card.

Hello Love Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stack: DCWV; Stamps: Waffle Flowers; Flowers: Petaloo; Inks: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Hearts

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Beach Time Altered Spool using DCWV Coastal

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing an Altered Ribbon Spool that I created with the Coastal stack. This stack includes beautiful patterns with pearl foil and printed linen, perfect for Sea and Beach themed projects. I decided to alter a large ribbon spool with photos of one of our family vacations at the beach. This little display is a great way to preserve memories of the fun and special moments.  I’m including an easy tutorial below.

Beach Time Altered Spool

DCWV Stack: Coastal
Wooden Ribbon Spool
Metal Pulls
Xyron Adhesive & Laminate
Hot Glue


Step 1: Trim patterned paper from the Coastal stack down to (2) 5 ¼ x 12 strips. Trim sentiments from Coastal stack.

Step 2:  Fold papers in half creating (2) 2 ¾ x 12 strips. Score with bone folder to create a defined scored line.  Run the papers though the New Creative Station and adhere each side of the papers together. Run bone folder over the strips. Note: This enables patterns on both sides of the strip of paper.
Step 3: Trim additional pieces of coordinating papers from the Coastal stack to 1 ½ x 12 and run them through the New Creative Station with Beach sentiments from the Coastal stack.
Step 4: Adhere strips of 1 ½ x 12 patterned papers to 2 ¾ x 12 patterned papers. Trim coordinated papers down to 1 ½ x 2 ¾ and adhere them to each end of the patterned paper strips.

Step 5: Turn strips over and apply adhesive using Mega Runner. Adhere ½ an inch of 1 strip to the other strip. See photo. Note: This step secures the 2 strips together and creates (1) 2 ¾ x 23 ½) strip.
Step 6:   Run photos through the New Creative Station and adhere to strip.
Step 7: Add sentiments from the Coastal stack.

Step 8: Run beach themed punches through Xyron Sticker Maker. Adhere to patterned paper strip.
Step 9: Change adhesive cartridge to the 2 sided Laminate cartridge and run strip through the New Creative Station.
Step 10: Trim edges of the strip, punch hole using Cropadile and add eyelets to each side of the strip.
Step 11: Attach the strip to the spool using hemp. String hemp through the eyelet holes in the strip and tie to the spool.
Step 12: Wrap the strip around the spool and add a metal pull.
Step 13: Continue wrapping the strip around the spool and create closure by adding hemp to the eyelets to secure around the pull. Note: Use a rubber band to hold the strip as you continue to add additional embellishments.
Step 14: Add a circle die cut card and metal pull to the top of the spool. Note: The circle die cut card is for journaling purposes.

Step 15: Adhere flowers, bows, and charms to the spool.
This was a super fun project.  I’m including more of my Beach Time Altered Spool below:

Beach Time Altered Spool by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stack: DCWV; Ribbon: May Arts; Flowers: Prima; Metal Pulls: Advantus; Adhesive, Laminate: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Hemp, Charms, Eyelets

Thanks so much for visiting today.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)