Friday, October 31, 2014

BOO! Canvas using TCW Stencils

 
Hi there,
 
Happy Halloween!!
 
I'm sharing this  Halloween canvas that I created using The Crafter's Workshop's Sketch Grid stencil. I love this stencil.  I use it often in many of my crafting projects. It compliments your work beautifully and is quite versatile. Read more about this project, here.
 

Boo Canvas by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop Sketch Grid  (TCW456); Patterned Paper, Stickers, Straws, Brads: Recollections; Paint: Apple Barrel; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station; Other: Hemp

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mixed Media Journal: Xyron, Core'dinations and Petaloo Blog Hop

Hi there,
 
It's Blog Hop Time!!! The Xyron Design Team is blog hopping with Petaloo and Core'dinations all week. Visit the Xyron Blog to see more inspiration from the design team.
 

For my post featuring Xyron, Core'dinations and Petaloo, I created a Mixed Media Journal. I used my Xyron 9" Creative Station, Chalk Core Core'dinations cardstock, and Petaloo flowers. This was an awesome combination of goodies to play with and a lot of creative fun. Check out my tutorial below.

 
Supplies
Mixed Media Journal (6 x 8)
Core'dinations Chalk Core Cardstock
Core'dinations Sanding Block & Cleaning Cloth
Gesso
Black Paint
Stencils
Buttons
Charms
Resin Frames
Flowers
Cinch Machine
Cinch Binding Machine
Cinch Coil
Die Cut Machine
Trimmer
Embossing Folder
Cosmetic Sponge
 Hot Glue
Step 1: Trim a sheet of Core'dinations Chalk Core cardstock to the size of the cover of journal and apply gesso to the cardstock using a cosmetic sponge. For this this project I used  a 6 x 8 mixed media journal that I created a cover for using cardstock and chipboard.

 
Step 2: Emboss cardstock using a die cut machine and embossing folder.

Step 3: Distress the raised embossed areas of the cardstock, exposing the colored core. The Core'dinations sanding block is perfect.

Step 4: Rub the excess sand from the cardstock using the Core'dinations cleaning cloth.
Step 5: Run cardstock through Xyron 9" Creative Station.
 
Step 6: Pull film off the cardstock and adhere to 6 x 8 chipboard.

Step 7: Using the Coffee Splotch stencil and white paint, transfer image to cardstock. Let dry.
 
 
Step 8: Remove paper cover from the journal and replace with your new cover created in step 7. Punch holes in journal covers and mixed media pages and bind book with coil.


Step 9: Using the Sketch Grid stencil and black paint, randomly transfer image to journal cover. Let dry.
 



Step 10: Apply gesso to the Petaloo flowers, buttons, and charm and add them to the journal cover as desired with hot glue.

 
 
 Step 11: Apply black paint randomly to embellishments with finger.


 
Mixed Media Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Core'dinations; Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Flowers: Petaloo; Resin Frames, Charms: The Paper Studio; Paint: Ranger; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station;  Die, Die Cut Machine: Sizzix; Journal: Strathmore; Other: Gesso

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Keepsake using the Craft-Dee Bowz Tool

Hi there,

I am Guest Designing over at Craft-Dee Bowz today and sharing this little Halloween Keepsake. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this.  It's perfect for this time of year. The base for this project is a wooden frame. All layers of the keepsake were adhered with Xyron adhesive. The bow was created effortlessly using the Craft-Dee Bowz tool. More details on the Craft-Dee Bowz blog, here.
Halloween Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: DCWV;  Ink: Quick Quotes; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee BowZ;  Other: Ribbon, Charms, Spiders, Bling

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Christmas Tag Album using TCW Stencils

Hi there,
I'm sharing a Christmas tag album that I created using TCW stencils, manila tags and inks. I love how this came together. This particular album will be perfect for my 2014 Christmas pics. I share how the background for this album was created on the TWC blog, here.
 
Christmas Tag Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Flowers: Petaloo; Buttons, Metals: Paper Studios; Bookplate: Advantus; Ink: Ranger; Gesso: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station; Other: Chipboard, Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Craft-Dee BowZ Blog Hop

Hi there,

We're having a fun Blog Hop over at Craft-Dee BowZ today. The theme for this month is “Trick or Treat.” I created this little Halloween card. This was so much fun to create.   I used organza ribbon and the Craft-Dee BowZ tool to create the multi-loop bow. I love how simple creating bows are using the bow tool. 

Trick or Treat Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: DCWV; Stickers, Bling: Close To My Heart; Ink: Quick Quotes; Adhesive: Xyron: Other: Ribbon

As you visit all of the participating team members' blogs, catalog all of the wonderful Halloween ideas.  There is a prize opportunity on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog, so please visit to learn about how to be eligible to win.

Blog Hop Participants:


Karen (You're here)


Good luck to you and please remember to stop by all of the participating design team members' blogs to leave a comment.
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Inspirational Card using Xyron & Spellbinders

Hi there,

Today I am sharing a card that  I created using Xyron and Spellbinders. I used the Eyelet Squares Die. I loved how it complimented the patterns of paper that I chose. Spellbinders dies are super easy to use. They can also enhance your overall design and can add fun layering to your projects. I adhered all layers of this card using my Xyron 5" Creative Station.



Inspirational Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye; Twine: Advantus; Antique Car: Wendy Vecchi; Ink: Ranger; Die: Spellbinders; Adhesive: Xyron

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Monday, September 15, 2014

All Occasion Card using TWC Stencils


Hi there,

I am sharing an All Occasion card that I created using TCW stencils. Creating your own backgrounds for your cards gives you flexibility to customize with colors and preferred themes of choice. In the card below, I was able to add pops of color using ink sprays and the Netting (TCW484) stencil to create an All Occasion card that can be tailored to any theme. A tutorial for this card is on The Crafter's Workshop today.

 


All Occasion Card by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW484) Netting, Cardstock: Core’dinations, Bazzill: Buttons: Prima; Pins: Maya Road; Ink: Ranger; Embossing Folder: Sizzix; Die: Spellbinders; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Craft-Dee-BowZ, Grand Calibur; Other: Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen