Xyron with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts


Yea !!!, I love love love Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and this week Xyron have partnered with them and here is a home decor piece that I made


Supplies

Graphic 45 French Country Collection
Graphic 45 Typography Collection
Doodlebug Crushed Velvet Flocking
Prima Flowers
Martha Stewart Crafts Paints

Instructions


1. Prepare the paints, gold, green and black.
2. Paint green patches onto the frame.
3. Fill in the blank spaces with patches of gold paint
4. Cover all the frame in a coat of the black paint.
5. When fully dry lightly sand back some of the black coating.
6. This will give a distressed look to the frame
7. Cut a  piece of the Graphic 45 paper to size and run through the Xyron Creative Station Lite.
8. Adhere the paper to the back board of the frame and lightly ink the edges.
9. Place the back board into the frame and secure.



10.  To decorate the Gypsy Die Cuts you need to Pass them twice through the Xyron Creative Station Lite to apply adhesive to both sides.
11. Leave the laser cut on the wax paper and cover one side in the flocking.
12. Add the background to the prepared frame base.
13.  Add the flocked laser cut to the frame and using the gold and green paints add accents to the swirls.
14.  Repeat the process with the other frame and add the sentiment topper.
15.  To finish add the flowers


(All product supplied to me by Xyron for free and are part of the Xyron Design Team)

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Hanging with my Gnomies Xyron and Simple Stories

Hey this week I am hanging with my Gnomies at Xyron and Simple Stories, I love their new Bloom and Grow collection it's so CUTE!!!!!!.  I wanted to make a diorama to hang on the hall heading to the garden so once again I grabbed and IKEA frame and got busy !



Supplies

IKEA 10 x 10 Wooden Box Frame
Foam Pads
Ranger Distress Ink (Weathered Wood & Peeled Paint)

Instructions

1. Gather Supplies and let's get started
2. Using the back of the frame as a template cut out the blue polka dot paper background.
3.  Ink the edges of the paper using the Weathered Wood ink pad and run the page through the Xyron Creative Station and adhere it to the wood frame backing.
4. To create the 'Hills' using a craft knife cut the curves freehand.
5. Using the Xyron Creative Station adhere the 'Hills' to the base and trim away the excess paper.
6.  Ink the edges with the 'Peeled Paint'.
7, Continue trimming paper and adding more hills, ink the edges and adhere to the base using the Creative Station Lite.
8. I have added the inner frame to allow me to create the diorama before placing it into the full frame.
9.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to die cut the tree and bench to add more dimension.


10.  Cover the outside frame edge in paper, ink the edges and assemble the frame, I left in the glass to protect the diorama but you can leave it out if preferred.


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(Xyron and Simple Stories products supplied as part of the Xyron Design Team)


Xyron and Deep Red Stamps

Xyron has partnered with Deep Red Stamps this week and struck it lucky and got to create with the fab 'Live is like a Butterfly' and 'Crochet Background' stamps.  I am addicted !!!.  Now here is the fun part, You have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Deep Red Stamps so you can indulge in their amazing range for yourself.. Leave a comment below and good luck !.



Supplies

My Minds Eye 'Collectable' papers
Kraft Card


Instructions.

1. Stamp, colour and cut out the Butterfly stamped image.
2. Stamp the crochet background with black ink and cut around the edges.
3. Matt and layer together with a piece of the light blue paper.
Make a kraft card  card blank 4" x 8" , place a piece of the light blue paper onto the kraft card and layer with the chevron print which has been cut narrow.
4. Add a paper doilie onto the center and then add the butterfly topper.


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Xyron and Brutus Monroe

Xyron and Brutus Monroe fun today on the blog, I had a chance to create with their amazing range of stamps, chalk inks and embossing powers.. I am definitely stocking up on these products.



Supplies Used



Instructions:

Cover the card base using the Xyron Creative Station Lite with the first piece of card stock.


For the next layer cut it slightly smaller than the base and ink the edges.


Using the Creative Station Lite add it to the card base.


Cut the third piece to half the size of the second, ink the edge and again using the Xyron Creative Station Lite add it to the card base.


Heat emboss the stamp to the card stock and them matt this to a contrasting piece of paper and using foam pads add it to the center of the card.


To finish add the ribbons and buttons.

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Life is Like a Camera..... with Xyron and My Favorite Things


This week Xyron has partnered with My Favorite Things and I got some super cute stamps and dies from the range to create with.  I took a 12" x  4" x 1" blank box frame and up-cycled it to create this piece of wall decor for my studio.





Supplies 

Blue Moon Beads Camera Charm
Embossing Powder
Black and White Ink

How it's made

Trim a dark piece of the cardstock to fit the front of the frame, run through the creative station lite and adhere to the front of the wooden frame.



Lightly shade around the edges with the white ink.


Trim the photo print paper so that the under layer of black paper shows, ink the edges of the blue print paper with a black ink pad and again run this through the Xyron Creative Station Lite and adhere over the black base.


The polaroid style piece of card stock was cut from a sheet from the stack.  I heat embossed the small insta image.


Add the 'Snap' stamp and adhere to the project using the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker


The sentiment was stamped on layered papers from the stack before adding them to the finished piece.


Tah Da!, 



(All Xyron and MFT products supplied as part of the Xyron Design Team)


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World 'Draw a Bird Day'

Hey did you know that today was world 'Draw a Bird' Day?.  Neither did I until recently !!!!, So to mark the day I have made a 12 x 12 Mixed Media project using Xyron, Canvas Corp and Ken Oliver Color Burst.



Supplies


How it's made

I sketch and colored a wee little Birdy


On the mixed media board I used the Sepia, Burnt Orange and Lemon Yellow Color Burst first, while wet I then added the Metallic Sky, Metallic Jade and Metallic Copper.

I spritzed the 6x6 papers with a little Burnt Orange Color Burst mixed with water before putting it through the Large Creative Station and placed it on the media board.


I took a tweezers and peeled back parts of the edges to distress, then taking the blue 6x6 paper I crumpled it first before distressing and ripping the edges.  I took the sketch and trimmed it down, ran it through the Creative Station Lite then placed it onto a piece of 6x6 blue paper that I had distressed before adding it to the media board over the yellow base paper.


Print of the quote, I had it cut into strips a little too early but they still went through the Xyron Creative Station Lite easily, then while on the backing paper I spritzed them with the mist, cut into pieces and placed them on the media board.


I added the finishing touches by creating a frame from some DCWV corrigated paper and Burlap, adding Prima embellishments and the 7Gypsies rubbings.



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DCWV April Sketch Challenge

The DCWV April Sketch Challenge is here and to see the sketches and to participate then head over to DCWV here.

I have made a layout and a card.




Supplies


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Celebration Cards using DCWV and Creative Dies 'Bubbles' Nesting Dies.

I have some very quick, bright and fun Birthday and Celebration Cards.  The new 'Confetti' Stack by DCWV is perfect for bunting, cards, invitations, Decorations and more.  I paired it with the new range of 'Bubbles' Nesting Dies that I designed for Creative Dies







DCWV products are provided as part of the DCWV Design Team

DCWV Paint & Create Cards

DCWV Have a new range of Paint and Create card basics out now, these are sets of six cards and a little palette of watercolors.  I have used the 'Smile' and Birthdays & More' sets, so much fun.  I decided to use a stencil that came with my DCWV Stencils Project Stack and a DCWV 12 x 12 Stencil Template too to create patterns but you can freehand watercolor if you prefer.








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Sparkle Frame using Xyron and Chibitronics

I had so much fun this week because I got to add a something rather special to my projects.  Xyron has partnered with Chibitronics and their super fun LED Lighting Circuit Kits.  To see some more amazing projects head on over to the Chibitronics Blog, all this week they will be featuring the Xyron designers and their projects.

I added a little sparkle to my framed sentiment, The frame is from IKEA and by adding foam tape between the mount board and the backing paper it allowed me to add lights to the corners and then behind the sentiment, making the letters sparkle.  The new DCWV Classy Copper is perfect for reflecting the light out.


Supplies

White Cardstock
IKEA Frame

How it's Made

Remove mount board from the frame and add a layer around the inside edge
Create a parallel circuit (instructions here) on the inside of the foam, all a light to each corner and test.
Place the High Tack Tape around the top edge of the foam, turn over the mount board and place it down on the copper backing paper.
Using the Xyron Creative Station Lite add a centre piece of patterned backing paper.
For the topper pierce holes at points on the lettering, place the topper on a pre-cut piece of card and mark the holes.


Using the hole marks as a guide create another Parallel Circuit and then glue the topper over it, ensuring that the holes line up with the lights.
Before adding this topper to the center of the project cut out a 2" x 2" piece right the way through, this will allow access to the battery.
Finish and frame.

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