Xyron, Graphic 45 and Petaloo! Yummy!

Holy fabulousness today (and all week)!  Xyron, Graphic 45 and Petaloo teamed up to do this amazing blog hop with bunches of goodies to give away and I feel very lucky to be a part of it all.  I have a few things to share with you today.  Let’s get this party started!


This is my absolute favorite thing of the projects I made for the hop.  I picked up this little burlap canvas in the scrapbook section at Michael’s, and I did have the buttons and glimmer spray in my stash, but the rest is Graphic 45, Petaloo and Xyron (of course).

Let’s get a closer look at the pretty…


Mmmm!  So many fancy flowers!  Those are from the Darjeerling collection by Petaloo.  You can see them here and here.  The papers are from the Graphic 45 Typeography collection and Steampunk Spells collection.  The number stickers coordinate with Steampunk Spells as well.  The butterfly was a metal charm also by Graphic 45, and I ran some paper through my Xyron 5″ Creative Station and attached it to the shape so that it would match the colors on my paper better.  That key is from some of the Steampunk Spells die cuts and I thought it made a really cute body.  The papers are attached with my Xyron 5″ Creative Station also, and the embellishments are attached with a mixture of foam adhesive (make it with your Xyron!)  and adhesive dots.  Like I said, I really like this one and it’s a project that I can leave out all year.

This next one is for Halloween décor.  I had a lot of fun making it.  Who doesn’t love a shadowbox?


This is more Steampunk Spells fun.  The papers in the background are actually from an 8″ pad.  This helps with scale when you’re working in such a small space.  I added some more Petaloo for accents within the shadowbox and on the corner.  Throw in a few buttons and a little pumpkin from a pack I got one year at the craft store and it is all cuteness.  I used a lot of foam adhesive on this one, including some of the stuff from my Teresa Collins adhesive kit.  I also used my Teresa Collins sticker maker for some of the little bits in the boxes.  The flowers and buttons were attached with adhesive dots, and the paper strip was attached with the Xyron High Tack tape.  The tray is by 7 Gypsies.

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Lastly, I have some altered containers.  These were originally full of delicious gelato.  I mean, how could I resist something so yummy in  a container that I can actually use rather than just throwing it away?


I was thinking that I would give these to my son’s teacher from last year.  I made her an altered jar for her birthday last year and she told me that she loves containers.  Well?  Here I go making more school-themed containers so she’ll get lucky again 🙂  This is from the Typeography collection again. I really liked the look of these papers.  They weren’t really theme-y, which I love because it means that I could use them on any number of projects.  I used the most school-themed embellishments that the paper had to establish this theme.

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I added in a little Petaloo to help finish these off.  I also thought about embellishing the tops of the jars, but I decided that it would be better if they were stackable.

I used the Xyron Creatopia for the long strips of paper and the circles on the tops because it was the most efficient machine for the job.  The smaller paper embellishments and the ribbons were attached with the new 3″ Sticker Maker.  I fit a lot of that stuff in at once!  The flowers and buttons were attached with adhesive dots, and that’s twine from The Twinery tied through the button holes.

Now, be sure to check out Ain’t She Crafty for the projects you might have missed this week and for a chance to win some goodies!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!