Kiddy Busy Board

This week’s Xyron project is all about the amazing Magnet/Laminate cartridges and how not only are they functional but fun too.  As you probably guessed I spend a bit of time crafting and sometimes when you have little ones it is hard to keep the amused while you get your projects done so I have made a Kids Busy Board.

I took an old tin sign and using the DCWV Baby Boy stack and the Xyron Laminate/Magnetic cartridge with the Creative Station this fun project was quick and easy to make.


Products Used


Silhouette Cameo
Adobe Illustrator (To create cut files)
12” x 30” Tin Sign (recycled)

How it’s made

I measure and cut two pieces of the text pattern paper 12” x 4” and two pieces of the yellow gingham print 12” x 9”.  I used the silhouette to cut a scalloped edge on the two gingham pieces.
I put all four pieces through the Xyron Creative Station and adhered them to the tin plate with the text print on the left first and then the gingham on the right with the scalloped edge overlapping the text print.
To top it off I cut away around the detail on the dark blue and banner printed paper, this is still quite wide so I used the Xyron Creatopia with permanent adhesive and then placed the sheet at the top of the tin sign.


To create the letters, number and game pieces I choose some very light colored paper (80lb) and ran it through the Magnet/Laminate, trimmed away the excess and then using masking tape secured it to the cutter carry sheet.
Using basic fonts and shapes I cut out the elements making sure that the blade was at maximum and do a double cut, OK I totally know that it would work even better with a deep blade housing but I didn’t have one to hand so I kept my fingers crossed !!!,  as you can see it worked. 


To add another element I took some of the cute print papers and following the previous procedure I cut out some puzzles for the ‘Play’ section of the board.


If you don’t have a large tin sign to hand you could also use a baking tray, or just use your refrigerator or filing cabinet.  So there you have it a fun way to keep little minds busy.


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(Xyron and DCWV product provided to me free as part of design team obligations)


'Love Grows' Wall Plaque for Xyron featuring Basic Grey

I'm feeling the love today because Xyron have partnered with Basic Grey and I was given the 'Dear Heart' Collection to create with.  With Valentines Day around the corner I wanted to make an alternative to a card and decided to make a wall hanging instead.  Last year I made a button heart which I love (excuse the pun) so I decided to make a paper heart, the papers in the stack have some trees printed on them so I thought it would be cool to incorporate one with the heart and that's how the project evolved.


Supplies

Craftwell eBosser
Embossallicious 8x8 Clouds Folder
Embossallicious A4 Leaves Folder
Organza Ribbon
8 1/2" x 11 1/2" Wood Base 

How it's made.

I used Adobe Illustrator to create the svg cut files which I then imported to Silhouette Studio and the cut out the pieces.
Cut the floral paper to size, run through the Xyron Creative Station with Permanent Adhesive.
I ran the sky and grass paper pieces through the Xyron 9" Creative Station, Inked the edges and then embossed.
I layered the sky and grass pieces onto the base and then ran the tree trunk through the 3" Sticker Maker and added to the scene.



I took the die cut hearts and the large sequined hearts from the collection and ran them through the 3" Sticker Maker.
I  started to layer the hearts onto the base in a heart shape.
The finished panel.


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Projects for DCWV at CHA

Winter CHA is over for another year and next year it heads to a new home in Phoenix.  This year I made numerous projects for DCWV for CHA and today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites in a quick post. 

Product used:













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DIY Wall Clock using Xyron and DCWV

Wow where did 2015 go too!.  Time sure flies when you are having fun.  Speaking of time (excuse the pun), my project this week is a super easy DIY clock.  All you need is a cake board, your favorite DCWV paper and of course the absolutely essential Xyron Adhesive.



Supplies

Xyron Creatopia with Permanent Adhesive
(Use a Xyron Creative Station for Smaller 9" Clocks)
Liquid Gloss Accents
White Satin Ribbon
Clock Mechanism
12" Cake Board

How it's made












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Xyron and Clearsnap Christmas Tree Canvas

Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by my blog today. This week Xyron has partnered with Clearsnap and  I have a festive and bright canvas to share with you.


Products

8 x 8 Canvas
Letter stamps

How it's made

Prepare the canvas with a coating of white Gesso.  
Using the Emerald Spritz coat the canvas all over.
While the emerald is still wet add random spritzes of the Silver Spritz and allow to dry


Using the stencil and the silver ink add swirls to the canvas randomly, allow to dry.


Clean the stencil and again add random swirls using the gold ink


Allow to dry fully


 Add the snowflake detail


Die cut the tree and ink the edges using the Emerald Spritz and then add a spritz of Gold


Run the tree through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker and add to the canvas on the bottom left side


Stamp out the sentiment ( Make extra's for practice) and lightly ink with the Emerald Spritz.


Cut the words out and run through the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker and add to the canvas on the bottom right.


Add a little gold smooch around the edges of the words and the tree


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DCWV December Sketch Challenge

Ho Ho Ho !!!!, it's that time of the month again, DCWV Stack -a-holic Challenge for December is now live, and you can get more details of this months sketches here.

Below are my layout and card for this challenge, cannot wait to see your submissions .



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Xyron featuring Pebbles

Ohh it's the most magical time of the year and time to think about trimming the tree and getting gifts for family and friends.  How about a twist on the gift wrapping and make them a cracker box instead.  I love this Silhouette Studio Christmas Cracker die cut pattern by Sophie Gallo.  It's perfect with these super cute papers and elements from Pebbles and of course so easy to assemble with Xyron Adhesive Products.



Supplies

Christmas Cracker Die Cut File #23623 by Sophie Gallo
Silhouette Studio

Assembly

1. Cut out the Cracker and fold along the perforated creases.
2.  Put the Xyron High Tack Tape along the tabs.
3. Join the tabs to the underside of the opposite edge to form the cracker.
4. Fill with your gift and close the ends using ribbon.
Use the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker to add the die cut topper.
5. Add the Pebble Decorative elements



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DCWV Dazzling Resin Jewel Christmas Frame

Here is my final DCWV Dazzling Resin Jewel Sheet project and it's and up-cycled frame.  Perfect for holding those precious Christmas memories.


Supplies

Christmas Ribbon
Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker

How it's Done

I took one of the silver sheets and removed the backing and placed it face down.  Then I placed the frame face down on the adhesive side of the sheet and cut around the outside and inside edges. (Place the cut away pieces back on the carrier sheet for use at another time).

I decided on a pattern for the colored squares and then with a pencil I marked the top of the jewels that I wanted to remove.

Using a sharp scalpel I cut around the jewels to be removed and lifted them off.


I then cut out the colored jewels and placed them in the empty spaces.  This is so quick and easy.  You could make any pattern you wanted or introduce text to your frame.


On the inside rim of the frame I placed strips of red.


On the outside of the frame I also used strips of red cut to size.


I ran the ribbon through my Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker and placed it on the frame and tucked in the ends under the jewel sheet.


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DCWV Dazzling Resin Christmas Baubles with Blue Moon Beads and Xyron

Today's project is all about making some festive decorations for the Christmas Tree,  By combining the DCWV Dazzling Resin Jewel Sheets with the DCWV Christmas Creations Stack and the New Holiday Lights Charms from Blue Moon Beads the results are dazzling !


CHRISTMAS BAUBLES



Supplies

Blue Moon Beads Holiday Lights Festive Charms
Foam Balls
Organza Ribbon
Ribbon

How they are made

Mark the back of the paper with a grid of 2" x 2" squares, cut them out.  Cut each square in half to create two triangles.  On the top of the bauble run 2" square through the Xyron 2" Sticker Maker , add an eyelet and ribbon, cut 1" slits from the corners towards the center and adhere to the top of the bauble.  On the base again run a 2" square through the Xyron 3" sticker maker , cut the slits and adhere to the bottom.  Then start at the bottom and add layers of triangles until you reach the top forming the 'pine cone'






I love these new charms from Blue Moon Beads, they add so much fun to any project.


OK this looks tricky but once you attach the first triangle the rest is easier.  I marked the foam ball around the center, then I divided the top and bottom into six segments.  I measured and cut out six green and six silver triangles.  As the ball is curved you will need to cut out slits (see picture) to help it curve around the form of the ball.  For the finishing touch I cut strips of red and placed it around the lines where the silver and green meet.

Although the sheets are self adhesive the tips began to lift from the corners (I suspect because I handled the adhesive side a couple of times) so I used a dab of strong liquid glue to ensure they stayed down.  I also used a dab of glue on the red strips at the beginning and end of the strip.


Here are some other baubles too !


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