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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Monday, July 14, 2014

Xyron, Simple Stories & May Arts

Xyron has partnered with Simple Stories and May Arts all this week to bring you a fun Blog Hop full of Inspirations and a chance to win some crafty goodness!.  To follow the hop visit the Xyron Blog every day.

I am a huge fan of Simple Stories and am more than addicted to their Silhouette Studio designs so had a little play with some of the May Arts and Xyron product in my stash and have put together a little tutorial for you. 

It's a Lovely Ride!

Products Used

Foam Pads from Xyron Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit
May Arts Cut Outs Flower Ribbon
Crafter's Companion Kraft Card
Alabaster Photo Frame

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


Supplies at the ready

Emboss the A4 Kraft Card using the Embossallicious 'Dottie' Folder

Measure the inside aperture of the frame and cut the Kraft card to size and lightly brush the ink pad over the embossed surface.

Run the Kraft Card through the Xyron 9" Creative Station

Place firmly into the frame aperture

Using the Silhouette Cameo and the Simple Stories design print and cut out the design ready for your frame and put to one side

Chose your preferred paper for the inside of the frame, I love this page because the cut of piece will be used inside the aperture later

Run the cut centre piece through the Xyron 5" Creative Station and adhere it to the frame backing board. Remove the glass from the frame.

On the back of your cut out shape use the Foam Pads from the Teresa Collins Adhesive kit, cut to size if necessary

Fix in place in the centre of the frame ready for the finishing touches

Run all the ribbon and paper strips through the Xyron 1.5" Create A Sticker ready for the project

Use the Xyron Adhesive dots on the leaves and flowers

Start by placing the Polka Dot ribbon down the rig hand side and layer the paper cut outs over it.  Finish by adding the leaves and flowers

The finished result !

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