Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Tag Album using Xyron & Tim Holtz

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a Christmas Tag Album created with Xyron, Tim Holtz and DCWV products. These products are so rich together and the products coordinated beautifully. The Tim Holtz collection of embellishments were perfect for this album. I really enjoyed layering them to create different designs and more appeal.  Take a peek at my tutorial below:


DCWV: Cranberry Christmas Stack
Sizzix Dies: Reindeer, 25
Tag Corner Punch
Ribbon (Seam Binding)
Ball and Chain
Hot Glue
3D Tape


Step 1: Trim patterned papers and 2 pieces of chipboard down to 3 1/4 x 6 1/4. Run all papers through the Xyron Creative Station and adhere desired papers to chipboard covers.
Step 2: Adhere patterned papers together to create double sided papers for the album.

Step 3: Trim additional coordinating papers to 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Run them through the Creative Station and adhere to coordinating papers to create double sided papers. Note: This step creates additional pages that are shorter in length.

Step 4: Cut strips from patterned paper and adhere to front cover as desired.

Step 5: Layer Tim Holtz metal embellishments together to create a focal image. Begin with securing the bookplate with brads. Adhere a metal wreath to the bookplate and then secure the knob to the center.
Step 6: Using a Cropadile, punch holes in the covers and pages. Create tag effect, by punching the top corners of each insert page with a tag corner punch. Note: Since most corner punches do not cut chipboard, use one of the insert pages as a guide and cut the corners of the covers (front and back) with scissors to create a tag effect.

Step 7: Add metal word bands with distressed seam binding to the front cover and additional insert pages, and tie a bow to secure.

Step 8: Run coordinating patterned paper strips though 1" Xyron Sticker Maker and attach to insert pages. Adhere layered buttons and metal embellishments to pages.

Step 9: Add eyelets to front and back cover. Add ball and chain with pinecone adornments and additional charms.Continue embellishing as desired. Note: The DCWV stack incudes many wonderful journaling spots that could added as pages.

The following are pics of some of the inside pages.

Christmas Tag Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Buttons, Charms, Knob, Metals: Tim Holtz (Advantus); Die Cuts: Sizzix; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station, 1" Sticker Maker, Mega Runner; Other: Chipboard, Ribbon

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