Canvas Corp., cards, Gel-a-Tins, scrapbooking, Xyron

A gelly thanks

Today I have another gel-a-tins project to share!  The more I make cards, the better I feel about the way they turn out. 🙂  If you’ve heard me talk about cards at all over the last year you’ve heard me say that I hate making them and my brain freezes up every time I start a new one.  Well now I am happy with them more often than not.  I guess practice makes perfect (or better than ugly at the very least 🙂  Anyway, here’s my first card for this month…

Here’s how it all came together:  I got this Big and Wild Things set and this was exactly the kind of project I thought it would be perfect for!  The first thing I did was stamp three of the images onto some canvas I got at Michael’s.  I used three different greens for a natural, watercolor kind of look.  I trimmed the canvas down and backed it with some green cardstock.  I sewed around the edge with my machine and then inked and attached it to a kraft cardstock card base by Canvas Corp.  The butterflies were punched from craft and I stamped on them with another of the stamps from this set to add some pattern to them.  They got some brown Stickles around the edges to add a little more detail.  The sentiment just got attached to come more card stock and then the card (with foam dots this time).



cards, Gel-a-Tins, Sassy Lil' Sketches, Xyron

I do other things besides challenge layouts :)

See?  I do cards for DT work too! 😀 

I used the Many Thanks set by gel-a-tins to stamp the ribbon with the leaves and also used it for the greeting.  I layered and attached all that ribbon with my Xyron 150 (love it for that).  I used my Xyron 510 to attach that canvas to the card blank too.  Any other way I would have tried would have been a mess for sure!
Remember the Sassy Lil’ Sketches e-book I mentioned?  I got some more details!  It’ll be out by the 15th of August and the cost will be $8.99.  That’s a great deal for a book of about 70 sketches that’s also filled with samples!
altered, Coredinations, Creatopia, Gel-a-Tins, Halloween, Xyron

My second gel-a-tin stamps project!

Woot!  I am having so much fun playing with these stamps!  The detail you get is really amazing.  I also used some scented embossing powder tonight and it is so cool!  The color is silver and it’s called Storm.  It’s a masculine scent and I like it a lot.  These aren’t like scratch and sniff scents, think more like a yummy candle.  They smell great!  Anyway, check out my project!

I used some frames I was given to make these cute little shadow box style decorations for my house. I can set them on a table or hang them on the wall. Can’t wait to use them! That Halloween banner that comes in the Witchy Poo set might just be my new favorite stamp.

Supplies Used:
Witchy Poo stamp set and Storm scented embossing powder by gel-a-tins
Cardstock by Coredinations
Texture rollers by Xyron and texture folder by Provo Craft
Versamark and Staz-On inks
Twinery twine, Daisy D’s stickers, Martha Stewart accents
Xyron adhesives and a hot Glue Gun
altered, Creatopia, Xyron

Quick altered gift bags

Today I thought I’d share some gift bags that I altered for Xyron.  I seem to have a birthday party to go to almost every week this summer.  These bags were very affordable at Target (they were 99 cents to $2-3).  They come in a great kraft color and the ribbon handles were included.  You could easily use your scraps to make these bags for any occasion.

The dies are all by Spellbinders for the Xyron Creatopia.  I really love that flower on the pink bag.  I see lots of those in my future 🙂  

altered, decor, spring, Wishblade, Xyron

I give up!

On getting a good picture of this project 🙂  Sorry.  I’ve been stressing about it for a week, and it just isn’t a great picture, but I hope you’ll still appreciate that it’s a cute project!

Silhouettes are a tad popular right now, and I thought about this one night and decided that I’d do this project to add a little something to my Easter decor.  I like how they turned out, but I did manage to buy two out of three frames with no built in stand and I have to do something about that.  What a dork!

I searched the web for pictures that I could trace in my Create and Cut software.  Cut the chicks out in two different sizes and flipped one.  I used mostly scraps of paper for everything else.  Clouds were cut freehand and all the inking was done with a sponge for an antique sort of effect.  I hot-glued the goodies to the outside of the frames because I like that look.  I also chose three different frame styles to make it have that eclectic look.  (They are all white, not that you can tell from this awful picture).

Anyway, thanks for looking!  I hope you’re having a good time getting your house ready for spring!

altered, decor, Spellbinders, Xyron

Family Quote Frame

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to make this project for Xyron to use in Michael’s.  It’ll be on a tear off sheet in the aisle with the Creatopia once they’re in stores (at least I think so 🙂 ).  I don’t have instructions to share right now, because they will be in stores, but I thought I’d share it so you can at least see the project.  I was pretty happy with how it turned out!

The supplies were all purchased at Michael’s, and the dies that I used are the new Spellbinder’s dies for Xyron.  They’re really pretty!
Thanks for stopping by!

quilting, sewing, Xyron

HSN fabric projects!

I was asked to work with some fabric by Riley Blake Designs and the Xyron Creatopia to make projects for HSN.  The fabric is adorable and I had a lot of fun working with it!
Here’s what I made:

I made this first because I had to make something for a boy!  Everyone makes projects and clothes for girls and there’s so little out there for boys.  It’s a real bummer when you have four sons and no daughters 🙂  I like to have cute stuff for my kids too!  I drew the tie myself and cut it out, then added the Xyron Fabric Adhesive to it so it was like a big sticker.  Once I had it where it needed to be I just did a quick zigzag stitch around the edge.

To go along with that, I made a little girl’s t-shirt into a dress.  My ruffler foot came in pretty handy on that skirt 🙂  I got to use my Xyron Fabric Adhesive on the flower applique and on the ribbon that I added.  It makes it so easy!  I didn’t hem the skirt, I just serged the edge.  I like that it looks a little rough.

The last project I made was this little wall hanging/doll quilt.  I used the fabric adhesive for the hearts that I appliqued onto the white squares.  And those hearts?  Cut them out using a Spellbinders Die made for Xyron.  It’s really cute in person 🙂

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Xyron Creatopia on HSN tomorrow and let me know if you see any of my stuff!


Xyron Friends Friday!

Who doesn’t like winning great stuff?  Head over to the Xyron Facebook page and leave a comment on their Friends Friday post for a chance to win some awesome Xyron machines!

Here’s what they have to say:

Friends Friday: We would like to add some new Facebook Friends during Craft Month. Help us and post first names of your friends that might be interested in Xyron products and tell them to “LIKE” us. We will “GIVE AWAY” Blue machines.. 1.5″, 2.5″ and 5″ create-a-stickers, Magic Sticker Maker, and a Every Day Stories Album to 5 random posts below on Mon. Start sharing the link. Have a great weekend and good luck.

So, suggest the Xyron page to your friends and become a fan too!  Good luck!

layouts, Xyron

Brotherly Love

Another layout for you today!  This was based on a recipe challenge over at Scrap Chicks.  I used another old Studio Calico kit along with some other bits and pieces.  I can’t believe how big Tucker is now compared to the chubby little guy he was in this picture!

layouts, Xyron

Mr. Magoo

This is one of my new favorites. I used stuff from one of my old Studio Calico kits and a challenge from Scrap Chicks.  We had to interview someone and I just used the questions that the DT member, Kari used when she interviewed her daughter.  I love the blues and yellows together!
Thanks for stopping by!