Monday, November 23, 2015

Autumn Blessings Journal using Harvest House by DCWV

Hi there,

Today I'm sharing an Autumn Blessings Journal that I created using the Mercury Glass and Harvest House stacks by DCWV. This combination is perfect for this time of year. The patterns are so beautifully coordinated and versatile. They really made this journal come to life. I’m going to enjoy adding photos and journaling in this journal on Thanksgiving Day.  The journal measures 3 ½ x 5.  I’m including an easy tutorial below:

DCWV Stack:

·        Mercury Glass Stack

·        Harvest House Stack




Ribbon (Stained)


Brown Chalk

Xyron Adhesive

3D Tape

Hot Glue

Step 1: Cut sentiments from the Harvest House stack.

Step 2: Run 5 x 7 ¾ piece of patterned paper from Mercury stack though the New Creative Station and adhere to journal. Note: Begin securing the paper to the front cover, wrapping around the binding and then securing the remaining paper to the back of the journal. When you are done, you would have covered both front and back covers with 1 piece of patterned paper.

Step 3: Add ribbon to the journal. Set aside.

Step 4:  Distress the edges of coordinating patterned papers and journaling spots from the Harvest Home stack.

Step 5: Adhere patterned papers and journaling spots together and layer onto journal.

Step 6: Adhere layered focal image on to journal using 3D tape.

Step 7: Add leaves and sentiment. Continue embellishing as desired.

Autumn Blessings Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stacks: DCWV; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Leaves, Journal

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Xyron & Faber Castell Blog Hop: Christmas Mini Mixed Media Canvases

Hi there,
Today, I am sharing 2 Mini Mixed Media Canvases that I created for this week's Blog Hop with Xyron and Faber Castell. I love mixed media projects, so when I received my box of Faber Castell and Xyron products  to create with, I knew that I would enjoy this journey. These canvases were super easy to make and perfect for gift giving. I included an easy tutorial below.
Faber Castell: Gelatos (Brights), Mixed Media Stencil, Gesso
Pre-Gesso'd Deep 4" Canvas (2)
Water Mister
Copic Markers (YG67, YG05,R46,R59,E57)
Air Compressor
Resin (Birds and Frames)
Christmas Script Die Cuts
Floral Berries
Distress Ink
Xyron: 3" Sticker Maker, Adhesive Dots

 Step 1: Directly apply gelatos to craft sheet and mist water over gelatos.
 Step 2: Turn pre-gesso'd canvases over on top of craft sheet.
Step 3: Turn canvases over and ink sides of the canvases with remaining ink left on craft sheet. Set aside to dry. Note: To absorb the remaining ink, reactivate gelatos with mister and place tags on craft sheet. The tags can be used for future projects.

Step 4: Directly apply gelatos to edges of canvases and rub along the edges.

Step 5: Lay a mixed media stencil on the 1st canvas and airbrush the pattern onto the canvas. Repeat this step for the 2nd canvas. Set aside.
Step 6: Rub some gelatos on a mini resin frame and then airbrush the frame with a coordinating color. Accent the frame with more gelatos by rubbing the gelatos on the raised areas of the frame. Repeat this step for the 2nd frame.
Step 7: Adhere frame and berry stems to the canvas.

Step 8: Adhere berry clusters to the canvases.
Step 9: Using adhesive dots, adhere flowers to accent. Add ribbon and set aside.
Step 10: Airbrush resin birds and accent with gelatos to enhance the details.
Step 11: Run script die cuts through 3" Sticker Maker.
Step 12: Adhere die cuts and resin birds to the canvases. Continue embellishing as desired.

Christmas Mixed Media Canvases by Karen Jiles Supplies Gesso, Mixed Media Stencil, Gelatos: Faber Castell; Resin: Prima; Flowers: Petaloo; Inks: Ranger; Die Cuts: Sizzix; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Ribbon, Canvas, Berry Clusters

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Monday, November 2, 2015

DCWV & May Arts Blog Hop-Day 1!!

Hi there,

Today, begins the DCWV & May Arts Blog Hop!! All week, DCWV and May Arts will be sharing inspiration. To start the inspirational hop, I'm sharing a little DCWV Mailer Box that I covered with beautiful papers by DCWV and ribbons by May Arts.

I love the A6 size DCWV Mailer Boxes.  They are perfect for gift giving, just the right size, and super easy to customize to any theme. I covered this box with papers from the Mercury Stack and coordinating ribbons from May Arts. Take a peek at my tutorial below:



·        Mercury Glass
·        Mailer Box
Foam Brush
May Arts Ribbon
Blue Moon Beads Charm
Xyron Adhesive
Hot Glue
3D Foam Tape
Mini Stapler


Step 1: Apply Gesso to DCWV Mailer Box using a foam brush. Set aside to dry.


Step 2: Trim (15) 1/2 inch strips of Mercury Glass papers from DCWV stack. Note: I chose the gold and silver.

Step 3: Wrap each strip over creating a band and staple the center using a mini stapler. Note: This will create a loop on each side.  Set aside.

Step 4: Trim papers to size of mailer box, apply adhesive using New Creative Station and adhere to DCWV Mailer Box. Secure excess paper to inside of box cover.


 Step 5: Adhere strip of coordinating Mercury Glass paper to DCWV Mailer Box.

Step 6: Using adhesive dots, adhere May Arts Ribbon to Mailer Box and secure inside cover.

Step 7: Begin building the bow with paper bands created in step 3, layer by layer using hot glue to secure. Rotate the colors of Mercury Glass and ribbon choices. Note: You can make the bow as full as you desire by adding additional bands and ribbon.


Step 8: Add top bow and charm.  Continue embellishing as desired.

Believe Gift Box by Karen Jiles Supplies Paper Stack,: DCWV; Ribbon: May Arts; Charm: Blue Moon Beads; Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Crystal

Enjoy the Hop!

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Joyful Greetings Card using Xyron & Deep Red Stamps

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a card created with Xyron and Deep Red Stamps products. I used the Winter Pines stamp and it's absolutely perfect for the Holidays. It was easy to use.  The full image of the stamp was transferred to my cardstock with the first stamping and the stamp is beautifully detailed. I also like that this stamp is versatile. While I used it for a Holiday theme, it would be wonderful for "Thinking of  You, Birthday, and Thanksgiving/Fall" themes.  The list is endless. Take a peek at my tutorial below. It's super easy and fun!

Deep Red Stamp: Winter Pines
Vanilla Cardstock
Black Cardstock
DCWV: Mercury Glass Cardstock
Distress Stain: Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo
Sentiment Dies
Black Ink
Black Chalk Ink
Xyron Adhesive: New Creative Station, 3" Sticker Maker
Hot Glue


Step 1: Apply distress stains to craft sheet. Note: I used Fired Brick, Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo distress stains.
Step 2: Spray water on distress stain and lay cream cardstock on top of distress stain.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 to create additional backgrounds and let the sheets dry.

Step 4: Ink Winter Pines Deep Red stamp with black ink.
Step 5: Trim distress stained cardstock down to size of card and stamp Winter Pines on to cardstock.
Step 6: Distress the edges of the cardstock with black chalk.
Step 7: Run cardstock layers through the New Creative Station.

Step 8: Adhere layers together and then adhere to card base.

Step 9: Adhere flowers and ribbon to card.
Step 10: Run die cuts through 3" Sticker Maker and adhere to card. Continue embellishing as desired.

Joyful Greetings by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Flowers, Berries: Petaloo; Ink: Tsukineko; Distress Stains: Ranger; Dies: Sizzix; Adhesive: Xyron; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Cardstock

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