Saturday, March 28, 2015

Gold & Cork Blog Hop with Tombow & DCWV!

Hi and Welcome to the Gold and Cork Blog Hop with Tombow USA and DCWV! We have 2 days full with gorgeous projects using GOLD and CORK! You probably came here from Yolie's blogbut if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) DCWV Blog (On Saturday) to start!
I created this "Thank You Gift Box using the Gilded Paper Stack and Mailer Box by DCWV. I adhered all layers together using Tombow. This project was super fun and easy to create with DCWV and Tombow products. Take a peek at my tutorial below:
DCWV Supplies:
Tombow Adhesive:
Slot Punch


Step 1: Trim 2 coordinating papers to size of Mailer Box.
Step 2:  Apply Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to the 1st paper layer and adhere it to the base layer.

Step 3: Apply Xtreme Permanent Adhesive to the base layer and adhere it to the Mailer Box. Set aside.
Step 4: Adhere sentiment to a matted paper layer from the Gilded Paper Stack using Xtreme Permanent Adhesive. Note: The matted paper layer is 1/4 of an inch larger than the sentiment.
Step 5: Using a slot punch, create slots in the top and bottom of sentiment layer.

Step 6: Enter ribbon into the slot from the top front of the sentiment layer and trail the ribbon down the back of the sentiment and through the slot at the bottom. Note: Gently pull enough ribbon through the slots to secure the ribbon on the bottom of the box, but do not adhere in this step.
Step 7: Add desired contents to the inside of the box and apply foam tape to the back of the layered sentiment. Adhere the sentiment to the mailer.

Step 8: Wrap top and bottom ribbon around back of mailer, trim with scissors and secure the ribbon with Adhesive Dots.
Step 9: Create bow and adhere to mailer box. Continue embellishing as desired.

Thank You Gift Box by Karen Jiles Supplies DCWV Gilded Paper Stack, DCWV Mailer Box; Tombow Adhesive: Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, Adhesive Dots, Foam Tape;  Ribbon: May Arts, Punch: EK Success
I loved this project so much.  You can tailor this idea for various themes, such as weddings, anniversaries, baby shower gifting and thinking of you. The list can go on and on. Continue on through the blog hop and you will find many more inspirational projects. There are some cool giveaways as well.  See below! Good Luck!

DCWV is offering a wonderful GIVEAWAY!!! It includes The Gilded Stack, a 4x4 Cork Stack, Insta Kraft Album, Accordion Album and a set of Birthday Photo Props!
Tombow will be giving away: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and everyone’s favorite the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!
To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until March 31st at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 1st 2015.

 Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and DCWV on Facebook.

Our Blog Hop Schedule is below. Enjoy the Hop!
Friday, March 27th:

Saturday, March 28th:

Karen Jiles YOU ARE HERE

 YOUR NEXT STOP IS MARIE'S BLOG. Enjoy the inspiration!!

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Hello Sunshine" DCWV Keepsake

Hi there,
Today I am sharing a keepsake that I created using one of DCWV's new stacks, Seaside Yacht. Seaside Yacht is a beautiful nautical patterned collection that offers many versatile options for card making, scrapbooking and mixed media projects. It includes printed linen, which adds great texture. All patterns coordinate well and are refreshing to work with.  More details and a tutorial on the keepsake I created below are featured on the DCWV blog, here.

Hello Sunshine Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Heart Stickers: DCWV; Heart Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Fiskars; Other: Wooden Base, Ribbon

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Friday, February 13, 2015

"Home is Where the Heart Is" DCWV Keepsake

Hi there,
Today I'm sharing a keepsake that I created using the Coral Couture Collection by DCWV.  This really is a pretty classic collection. I was drawn to the papers instantly because of the color combination and patterns. Every pattern within the collection coordinates beautifully together, which made this keepsake super fun to layer and create.
Home Is... by Karen Jiles Supplies Paper: DCWV; Flowers: Petaloo; Adhesive: Xyron; Tools: Fiskars; Other: Frame, Stickles
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

"Live" Mixed Media Canvas

Hi there,

Today I'm sharing this canvas that I created using TCW stencils, Petaloo flowers, Prima, The Paper Studio embellishments, and Xyron adhesive. The combination of the products really helped shape this project nicely.

Live Mixed Media Canvas by Karen Jiles Supplies Stencils: The Crafter’s Workshop; Flowers: Petaloo; Resin Frames: Prima; Resin Charms: The Paper Studio; Paint: Ranger, Apple Barrel; Gesso, Molding Paste: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron

The following pics are close ups of the canvas:

I absolutely love adding texture to my projects.  Using stencils and molding paste adds so much and they really provide just the right level of depth. I chose a couple of stencil designs to work with to create a unique piece and provide the prefect backdrop to my photo and embellishments.

I typically use various embellishments on my projects, but there are some embellishments; like the resin that really enhance the overall design. They are easily customizable, very lightweight and using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner on this resin frame made adhering my photo quick and easy.
A great combination of flowers helps enhance my projects.  I use Petaloo flowers, because of the realistic element they contribute to my work. The leaves are made with wire down the center and that provides great flexibility when working with them. Love the end result!

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Inspire Burlap Canvas using Xyron

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a burlap canvas that I created using one of my favorite Xyron products, my 5" Creative Station. I love the 5" Creative Station. It's extremely easy to use and perfect for applying edge to edge adhesive to components of your projects. Take a peek at my project and tutorial below.

Xyron 5" Creative Station
Burlap Canvas/Panel
Product Packaging
Patterned Frame
Resin Frame
Resin Embellishments
Metal Embellishments
Foam Brush
Cosmetic Sponge
White Paint
Hot Glue

Step 1: Randomly apply gesso to burlap canvas using foam brush. Let dry.
Step 2: Run patterned frame through the Xyron 5" Creative Station.
Step 3: Lay product packaging on burlap canvas and adhere frame covering apart of the product packaging and burlap canvas.
Step 4: Transfer stenciled image to canvas using white paint over the entire canvas. Let dry.

Step 5: Run photo through Xyron 5" Creative Station.
Step 6: Adhere photo to canvas.
Step 7: Using hot glue, adhere frame.
Step 8: Adhere flowers and resin embellishments.
Step 9: Adhere metal embellishments using hot glue. Continue embellishing as desired.
Inspire Burlap Canvas by Karen Jiles Supplies   Patterned Frame: My Mind's Eye; Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop; Resin, Metal Findings, Product Packaging: Prima; Metal: Advantus, Momenta; Gesso: Faber Castell; Paint: Apple Barrel; Adhesive: Xyron 5” Creative Station

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Good Times" DCWV Insta Album

Hi there,
Today, I am sharing an Insta Photo Fun Album that I absolutely had fun with.  The new 4 X 4 DCWV Insta Albums are so neat.  They come in various colors, perfectly sized, and the D-ring binding offers options for easy and quick customization. I was able to add corrugated board and printed burlap as inserts in the album to add more texture and give it a little chunk. More details and tutorial  featured on the DCWV blog today.

Good Times by Karen Jiles Supplies Printed Burlap, Card Bases, Insta Album: DCWV; Gesso: Faber Castell; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Ribbon, Twine

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cherish Card with DCWV Printed Burlap & Corrugate Board

Hi there,
Happy New Year!!
Today, I am sharing a card that I created using DCWV Printed Burlap and Corrugate Board. I love this stuff. It's the perfect papers to use to add texture and appeal to your projects. I also used Petaloo flowers, cheesecloth, and Maya Road Pins. 


Cherish by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock, Corrugate Board: DCWV; Flower: Petaloo; Pearl Pins: Maya Road; Metal: Making Memories; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Cheesecloth, Crocheted Ribbon

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