Sunday, October 5, 2014

Xyron featuring Spellbinders

This week Xyron is partnering with Spellbinders and all this week the Xyron design team will be sharing with you an amazing and inspiring selection of projects.  For my projects I have made a gilded mini unit and two cards.  Details of the Spellbinders dies and Xyron products used are below and a tutorial of the gilded storage unit.  Make sure to follow Xyron facebook page all this week and show love to Spellbinders by visiting them on Facebook too.

Gilded Unit


DCWV Luxe Suite Stack
Kaisercraft Chest of Drawers
Woodware Yinks Black Die Ink
Pebeo Gilding Wax
Black Cardstock


Ohh love these Kaisercraft kits, I always keep some in my stash, so lets go get messy !!!!

Ink all the edges of the MDF pieces, Assemble the drawer inserts and then ink the top edge too.

OK Now for the really fun and messy part.  Emboss the card stock and then lightly rub gilding wax across the surface building up layers.  I used silver as a base and then some gold on top.  I used my fingers but cut and dry foam works really well too.  Buff the wax to a shine.  I embossed six single pieces and two double pieces.

To cover the rear and sides of the unit run the larger embossed pieces through the Xyron 9" Creative Station and the large top pieces through the 5" Creative Station.

For the inner shelves I just sprayed them black, 

I covered all the pieces before assembly to get a neater finish.

To cover the drawers use embossed card on the front and cover the sides and under with black card.

Embellish the drawer fronts with the Damask Accents flourish and the Xyron 3" Sticker maker

Gotta love DCWV !!!, the gorgeous Luxe Stack is perfect for the interior.

Using the Damask Accents border die, cut and arrange the pieces, run through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker and apply to the top of the unit.

Add embellishments and gems to finish.

Happy Birthday


Xyron Sticky Dots
Teresa Collins double sided foam pads
Prima Marketing Flowers
Petaloo International Flowers


Thank You


Xyron Sticky Dots
Teresa Collins Summer Stories
Prima Marketing Flowers
Petaloo International Flowers

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Back To School with Xyron

Well here I go !!!, This week I'll wave bye bye to my three kids as they start another school year.  All the books are covered and labelled and thanks to my Xyron Mega Runner and 5" Creative Station it was all done in super fast time!.  I have also being having fun with my Silhouette Cameo and if you haven't had a look around their design library you are soooooooooo missing out!. Be warned though, it's just as addictive as Pinterest and you will be spoilt for choice. Remember to follow the Xyron Blog every day too for more Back to School projects.

Here are two projects that I made.  The first is a 3D Pencil box (Design ID #64599) By Lori Whitlock from Silhouette Library. For more designs and inspiration visit and

The second is a 3D School Bus box ( Design ID #64211) designs by Jodi J Warner for Snapdragon Designs also available in the Silhouette Libraryand there is a fabulous tutorial by Jodi to follow at

So Grab your Xyron products and let's get crafting !

3D Pencil Box


Xyron 1.5" Create a Sticker
Xyron Shapez Star Die
3D Pencil box (Design ID #64599) By Lori Whitlock
'I love School' Title (Design ID #6721) by Jamie Koay 
Embossallicious A4 'Dottie' Folder
Embossallicious Vintage Floral A4 'Hessian' Folder
Darice 'Star' Folder
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alteration Woodgrain folder
American Crafts Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo

To Purchase Xyron products in the UK/Ireland visit 
Crafter's Companion

How it's Made

Once you have resized the design and ungrouped the pieces you can then bring onto the cutting mat on screen the elements in the order you wish to cut them.  I started with the Pencil base and Lead banding.

Place the card on the matt watching the grid lines on screen to ensure that you have a large enough area covered.  Below is the design cut out.

Next up is the eraser, tip and lead for cutting

Once all elements have been cut out then you can emboss them to add texture to your project

Gotta love the eBosser!!!, 

Once all elements have been embossed then you can start assembly. I used the Xyron 6mm High Tack Tape on all the folding flaps

For the pencil tips and lead i used the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker

Before assembly put the pencil tips in place

Peel off the wax strips and working your way around the top join the edges together

For the banding I used my Xyron 1.5" Create a Sticker

Wrap the backing around the 'Eraser' lid

Now to decorate, I used the 'I love School' Title by Jamie Koay (Design ID #6721) from Silhouette Library

To assemble use the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker

Dab the embossed star with an ink pad and apply all the pieces to the front of the box.


3D Bus Box

Products used

3D School Bus box ( Design ID #64211) by Jodi J Warner for Snapdragon Designs 
American Crafts Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Xyron and Maya Road Blog Hop

Hi and thanks for stopping by.  This week Xyron are teaming up with Maya Road to bring you some inspirations.  Follow Xyron all this week on the Blog and Facebook for some fun projects, great product and giveaways.

For my project I have made a wall hanging using Maya Road burlap, wood shapes, chipboard shapes and Xyron, there is a tutorial too!.


Supplies used

Foam Pads made Using Xyron (Click here for Instructions)
Maya Road Wood Shaped Buttons
Maya Road Jute Cording
TSUKINEKO Dew Drop Pigment Ink
Little Birdie Vintage Elements
Embossing Powder
Petaloo Flowers
Ranger Liquid Pearls
other embellishments
10" x 8" Canvas
Gilding Wax

To Buy Xyron products in the UK visit Crafter's Companion

How it's made 

Using the Double sided tape cover the front and sides of the canvas.

Measure and cut your paper to size and place it face down on a flat surface.  Place the canvas face down on the paper and press firmly.

Remove the waxed paper from the tape and cut paper edges in preparation for folding round the corners of the canvas.

Press the sides with the tabs down first and then other sides to cover the tabs.

Ink all around the edges, I have used white.  Later when dried rub a little gilding wax over it.

I also inked the burlap !

I used a bottle cap with some liquid glue and dabbed it around the canvas, sprinkled on the embossing powder and then rubbed some Ranger Liquid Pearls in the centre of each circle.

The doilie is die cut from tissue using the Chantilly Lace Frame Die and run through the Xyron 5" Create a Sticker.  Run two strips of the Hight Tack Double Sided across the front of the canvas and place the burlap across, folding (Use more tape to hold the folds). Fray the edges.

I aged the chipboard bird and cage using the ink pads and the gilding wax.

I layered up the birdcage and elements together, the Xyron Glue Dots are perfect for holding flowers and other embellishments in place.

The Ranger Liquid Pearls add another dimension.

The finished project !!

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