Friday, January 29, 2016

Vintage Magnets using Xyron

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing some cute little magnets that I created with Xyron Creative Stations, Laminate/Magnet cartridge,  and coasters. I love how these turned out. They are perfect mini pieces of Art that serve as sweet magnets. I'm including an easy and fun tutorial below.



Supplies
DCWV: Vintage Collectors Collection
4 x 4 Coasters (3)
Trimmer
Scissors
Sanding Bar
Xyron: New Creative Station, 5" Creative Station, Laminate/Magnet Cartridge
3D Tape
Cropadile Chomper



 Step 1: Run patterned papers through the 5" Creative Station, adhere to coaster and sand the coaster.

Step 2: Using a craft knife, separate 1/2 of the coaster, creating 2 coaster bases. Note: You should have a patterned paper layer with a chipboard base from the coaster and the remaining raw base of the coaster. Set the raw base to the side for a future project.
 



Step 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2 to prep the second coaster.


Step 4: Repeat steps 1 and 2 to prep the third coaster.


Step 5: Insert Laminate/Magnet Cartridge into the New Creative Station.

 Step 6: Apply laminate and magnet layers by running the coasters through the New Creative Station.
 Step 7: Trim excess magnet using a trimmer.


Step 8: Apply laminate and magnet layers to additional coaster by running the coasters through the New Creative Station. Note: I added a single photo to make use of the additional magnet. This is an easy and fun way to use excess magnet and create additional magnets at the same time.

Step 9: Embellish the magnets as desired.  I added a photo and stickers as a fun elements. Note: The frame was added with 3D tape on the sides and bottom to enable changing the photo as desired.


Vintage Magnets by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Stickers: DCWV;  Adhesive, Magnet: Xyron

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Family Memories Keepsake using DCWV Vintage Collector Collection


Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a Family Memories Keepsake created with DCWV's Vintage Collector Collection and Colored Burlap Stack.  I absolutely love these papers together. The papers and textures coordinate beautifully and are a perfect combination. Take a peek at my Keepsake tutorial below:

 


Supplies

DCWV Stack/Collection: Vintage Collector, Colored Burlap

Wooden Frames (5 X 5, 7 3/4 x 7 3/4)

Wooden Words

Photo

Flowers

Cheesecloth

Pins

3D Tape

Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, Mega Runner

Hot Glue

E6000

Trimmer



 Instructions

 

Step 1: Run colored canvas through the Xyron New Creative Station and adhere to wooden frame.

 



Step 2: Run coordinating patterned paper from the Vintage Collector Collection through the New Creative Station and adhere to wooden frame.

 


Step 3: Apply stickers from the Vintage Collection to the wooden frame. Set aside.



Step 4: Run 4 ¾ x 4 ¾ colored canvas and coordinated layers through the Xyron New Creative Station and adhere to wooden frame.
 

Step 5: Adhere coordinating paper layers from the Vintage Collector Collection to 5 x 5 wooden frame.
 
Step 6: Adhere 5 x 5 wooden frame to the 7 ¾ x 7 ¾ frame using E6000 and hot glue, creating the keepsake.


 

Step 7: Adhere flowers and cheesecloth to the keepsake.

 


Step 8: Add pins to the keepsake.

 


Step 9: Apply adhesive to photo and adhere to the keepsake and adhere wooden words. Continue embellishing as desired.

 
 
 
Family Memories Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Pins: Maya Road; Wooden Words: Little Yellow Bicycle; Flowers: Petaloo; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Frames, Cheesecloth

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Love Journal with Xyron & Basic Grey

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a tutorial on a journal that I created using Xyron and  Basic Grey's Dear Heart Collection. I love this romantic collection.  It's perfect for this time of year and the colors are so versatile. The papers worked beautifully as I layered this journal together effortlessly using Xyron.


Supplies
Journal
Trimmer
Scissors
Crotched Ribbon
Xyron Adhesive: Tape Runner, New Creative Station, Creatopia
3D Tape
Cropadile Corner Chomper
Sanding Bar

Instructions:
 

Step 1: Trim patterned paper (1st Layer) from the Basic Grey Collection down to 9 1/2 x 9 3/4. Run through the Xyron Creatopia Machine.
 Step 2: Trim patterned paper (2nd Layer) down to 6 1/2 x 9 3/4. Run through the Xyron Creatopia Machine.
 Step 3: Remove film from patterned papers and adhere layers to journal. Adhere the 1st layer to the back of the journal, overlapping the spine and securing approximately 2 1/2 inches of the patterned paper to the front cover. Adhere the 2nd layer to the front of the journal.


 




 Step 4: Run patterned paper layer through the Xyron New Creative Station and adhere to the front of the journal.


 
Step 5: Cut strips of coordinating patterns from the Basic Grey Collection. Using the Xyron tape runner, apply adhesive and adhere to the front of the journal.
 
Step 6: Cut journaling spots and desired prints from the Basic Grey Collection. Run through the New Xyron Creative Station.

Step 7: Create a focal layer by adhering stickers, journaling spots and desired prints from the Basic Grey Collection to a 5 x 6 piece of coordinating patterned paper.
 Step 8: Adhere 5 x 6 layer to journal using 3 D tape and sand edges of journal using a sanding bar.
 

Step 9: Add crocheted ribbon to the left side of journal and continue embellishing as desired.


Love Journal by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Collection: Basic Grey; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Ribbon, Journal

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen