Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DCWV Christmas Card & Tutorial


Hi there,

I'm sharing a Christmas card that I created using  DCWV. I love using DCWV’s pre-scored cards. They are easily accessible and fun to create with.  I chose a card from the Burlap A2 Box of Cards. The burlap is printed and perfect for casual and elegant cards. The box of cards includes 24 cards and envelopes with 4 different prints, giving you many options with your card making.  More details and a tutorial for this card is featured on the DCWV blog, here.


Merry Christmas by Karen Jiles Supplies Cardstock: DCWV; Flower: Petaloo; Acrylic Frame: Making Memories; Pearl Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Cheesecloth, Ribbon

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Karen

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DCWV & Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Winter Blog Hop!

Hi there,

Welcome to the DCWV and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Winter blog hop! Dec 8th  through the 12th, both blogs will be sharing fun winter projects featuring products from both companies! Visit both blogs each day for an opportunity to win lots of fabulous prizes!


Today it's my turn and I created this Holiday card using DCWV  and Faber Castell. Take a peek at my tutorial below.

Supplies

DCWV:
  • Winter Stack
  • Winter Tag Stack
  • Corrugate Neutrals Stack
  • A2 Bright Burlap Card
Faber Castell:
  • Glass Bead Glitter Gel
 
Cosmetic Sponge
Snowflakes
Ribbon
Glue Gun
Trimmer
Adhesive: Xyron

 


 
Step 1: Apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel using cosmetic sponge to corrugated board. The gel glides on white, but dries clear. The result is a glittery and snowy effect.
 
Step 2: Apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel to patterned paper and adhere paper to corrugated board.
Step 3: Apply Glass Bead Glitter Gel to die cuts and all card layers. Set aside.
Step 4: Layer patterned paper and burlap paper together.
Step 5: Adhere layered paper to the corrugated board and add ribbon using adhesive dots.
Step 6: Using hot glue, adhere snowflake and sentiment.
Step 7: Add ribbon and additional sentiment. Continue embellishing as desired.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs, Karen

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tis The Season Keepsake: Xyron's 30 Days of Holidays Event

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a keepsake that I created using Xyron products for our "30 Days of Holidays" event. For 30 days, you get an opportunity to view creative designs by the Xyron Design team.
 
I created the following seasonal keepsake. It's perfect for gift giving or can serve as holiday d├ęcor for the mantle. I used patterned burlap paper by DCWV and flowers by Petaloo. I love the end result. I'm including a tutorial below.
 
 
Supplies
Xyron Adhesive:
Patterned Burlap Paper
Corrugated Cardstock
Wooden Box
Flowers
Pearl Pins
Sentiment
Ribbon (Satin and Pearl Ribbon)
Glue Gun
Trimmer
 
 
 Step 1: Trim corrugated board paper to size of wooden box and run paper through 5" Creative Station.

 
Step 2: Remove film and adhere corrugated board to wooden box. Set aside.

 
Step 3: Trim printed burlap paper down to size to layer onto the corrugated paper.
 


Step 4: Cut ribbon to wrap over top and bottom edge of burlap paper layer. Apply 3/8 adhesive dots to the back of the ribbon.

 






 Step 5: Adhere ribbon to the burlap paper layer.

 Step 6: Apply 3/8 adhesive dots to the opposite of the burlap paper and adhere pearled ribbon.
 
Step 7: Apply adhesive to the back of the burlap paper using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner and apply to the corrugated paper.


Step 8: Add embellishments with hot glue and enjoy. Continue embellishing as desired.
 
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Double Layout: Xyron's 30 Days of Holidays Event

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a double layout that I created using Xyron for our "30 Days of Holidays" event. For 30 days, you get an opportunity to view creative designs by the Xyron Design Team. How fun is that?? Holiday ideas are always useful and perfect this time of the year.


I created the following Christmas double layout using a photo of my girls 1st Christmas. I used patterned papers and 3D ornaments by Anna Griffin. I love the end result.  I'm including a tutorial below.
 
 
Supplies
Xyron Adhesive:
Patterned Paper
Cardstock
Photo
Wooden Box
3D Stickers
Vintage Photo Ink
Foam Tool
Ribbon
Glue Gun
 


Step 1: Run patterned papers and strips through Xyron 5" Creative Station.

 
Step 2: Age all papers and sticker with vintage photo ink and adhere cardstock and patterned papers to box.
 


 
Step 3: Using Mega Runner, apply adhesive and adhere ribbon to box.
 


Step 4: Adhere label, 3D elements, ribbon and bows.


Step 5: Run photo corners through 1.5" Sticker Maker and adhered to cardstock.
 
 
Step 6: Adhere photo to photo corners.
 
 
 
Step 7: Repeat steps 1-3. Add patterned paper, ribbon, photo, and 3D elements to 2nd wooden box.
 
 
 
Step 8: Add bows to layout using hot gun. Continue embellishing as desired.
 
 
Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Be You" Keepsake with DCWV

Hi there,

I have been on a wonderful creative journey over the past several years. I have joined several design teams and have met so many wonderful creative friends along the long way. My newest destination along the journey is DCWV. On November 7th, DCWV announced the new 2014-2015 DCWV Design Team. I am joining several talented and creative ladies and couldn't be more excited about the opportunity. Please visit the DCWV blog often to view new inspiration from the design team.

Today, I would like to share this little keepsake with you created with DCWV using the Vintage Collector Collection.  I love this collection due to its versatility and vintage appeal.  I used the following DCWV products:
 
Vintage Basics Stack
Vintage Collector Printed Cardstock
Vintage Collector Mat Stack
Vintage Collector Adhesive Labels
The Burlap Paper Stack


“Be You” Keepsake by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Cardstock, Labels, Stickers: DCWV; Flower: Petaloo; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Wooden Frame


Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Xyron & Paper House Blog Hop!

Hi there,

Oh what fun the Xyron Design Team has been having this week blog hopping with Paper House. View our team's designs on the Xyron blog, here.


 
 
I really enjoy working with Paper House papers. The papers are medium weight, perfect for layering and distressing, and absolutely wonderful with Xyron products. The papers are also themed, which makes creating so much fun.  
 
I created a fun Nature themed layout using the Outdoors Paper House  pad and stickers.  I also used my 9" Xyron Creative Station and Teresa Collins Mega Runner. My tutorial is shown below… 
 
Supplies
Patterned Paper: 1st Layer (1) 8 1/2 x 8 1/2, 2nd Layer (1) 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 
Photo
(1) Corrugated Board (9 X 9)
Stickers
Vintage Photo Ink
Foam Tool
Paint
Xyron Adhesive: 9" Creative Station
Distressing Tool
Trimmer
Pins


 
Step 1: Distress corrugated board and apply paint to edges. Set aside to dry.

 
 Step 2: Distress edges of patterned paper using distressing tool. Use finger to enhance the distressed edges.

 
 
Step 3: Run distressed patterned papers through Xyron 9" Creative Station to apply adhesive to papers.
 
 Step 4: Adhere 1st layer of patterned paper to painted corrugated board.


Step 5: Adhere 2nd layer of patterned paper to 1st layer and enhance distressed areas as needed.


 
 Step 6 :Apply adhesive to photo and photo mat using Teresa Collins Mega Runner.



 
Step 7: Apply stickers and matted photo to layout.

 
Step 8: Continue embellishing until desired look is achieved.
 
I hope that this layout inspires you to pull out the outdoor photos and have some creative fun. 

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Hugs,
Karen