28 May 2016

Xyron & Deep Red Stamps WINNER

Sorry that I'm a day late in announcing the winner
from my giveaway of the "Deep Red Stamps" gift card!


THE WINNER IS:
Your design for the card is so cute! 
Deep Red Stamps has some great designs for stamps.

Congratulations!
Please contact Susan from Deep Red Stamps
 to claim your prize :)

Thanks to all who left comments and played along!

26 May 2016

Personalized Desk Organizer

Although the end-of-school is here, I'm 
looking forward to August when my new job as
Administrative Assistant/Nurse begins!
Of course I'm all ready thinking of ways to get my desk
organized, so I picked up a cute wooden storage tray at
my local Dollar General.  I will take in a lot of things such as 
lunch money, notes, medicine, etc., so I thought it 
would be a good idea to label some sections of the tray:

I've used a lighter woodgrain paper from the DCWV "Gilded Paper Stack" 
and used my computer and printer to print off the words onto it.  The words
were cut out to the width and height of the dividers.

Next, I placed the 9" Double-Sided Laminate into the Xyron Creative Station:
Before closing the lid, just make sure that enough of the laminate has been
sandwiched between the rollers as shown above.

When the lid is closed, you should see the end of the laminate between the rollers.

Next, the three sections of paper were placed onto the tray and rolled through.

The 3" Permanent Adhesive was placed into the Xyron Creative Station Lite
and adhesive was applied to the backs of each laminated card.  Really rub 
the adhesive well before removing the paper backing to ensure that it is well adhered.

Now I have one little area of organization ready for the new school year!
Stop by the Xyron Facebook page to see more ideas or SHOP at

19 May 2016

Xyron & Deep Red Stamps Hop


Welcome, welcome to day number four of the 
XYRON & DEEP RED STAMPS HOP!

I was so excited to receive my set of adorable stamps 
from Deep Red.  I chose the "Little Cuties Thanks" rubber stamp set
to create this sweet card:

After stamping the girl image onto white Neenah cardstock and coloring in 
with Prismacolor pencils, I carefully cut her out from the paper.  
Next, I chose various patterned papers from Echo Park Paper and used
a fancy label die by Spellbinders:


To adhere the mats of patterned paper together, I used the Xyron Creative
Station Lite and the 3" Permanent Adhesive.  

Once I was ready to assemble the card base, the 5" Permanent Adhesive was
placed back into the Creative Station Lite.



The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of patterned paper and then
die-cut with a heart shape.  I also used a couple of hot pink enamel dots to 
complete the adorable card!  

**WIN**WIN**WIN**WIN**

You could WIN a $25 Gift Certificate to Deep Red Stamps!
Simply leave a comment on this post...
the WINNER will be announced next Friday, May 27th.
******
You could also WIN by commenting on the other blog posts!
Visit Deep Red Stamps Blog to see a list :)
Be sure to visit the Xyron Facebook Page to see links
to all of the Design Team member's projects and blog posts...
GOOD LUCK and ENJOY!

10 May 2016

Post Mother's Day Album

Happy be-lated Mother's Day to all of my crafty friends!
I had the pleasure of crafting a very special mini album all about "mom" for
WE R MEMORY KEEPERS

For the pages of the album I decided to use a couple of sizes of the envelope shape, 
so I grabbed the 1-2-3 Punch Board and a few of the patterned papers from the 
"Flower Girl" Collection.
For the front and back covers, I selected the 7X7 card size and proceeded to cut, score
 and assemble per the instructions on the punch board.  Note:  I left the TOP flap 
unscored on all of the pages.

For the four inner pages, I selected the 6X6 card size.



Next, I used the Cinch Book Binding Tool and activated the 3, 6 and 9 levers (this will
 allow punches at these areas only).  All of the inner pages were punched at this setting.

Standard eyelets were placed in all of the punched holes and set with the Crop-A-Dile.


Moving on to the front/back covers, I went back and activated the levers 1-12 and
 punched the sides of the two envelopes.  The Gold 0.75” Cinch Wire  was used to 
bind the front and back pages together.  I will show later on how I added the inner
 pages to the Cinch binding!






 Three one inch rings from my stash were used to clip the inner pages onto the coil
 binding of the front and back pages.  When the album is lying flat, it flips easily for viewing!


To the pockets of the inner pages, I cut patterned paper to 5.5”W X 8.5”H for the
 two larger pockets and 4.5”W X 7.75”H for the four smaller pockets.  These are
nice places to add journaling, extra photos or clip on different ephemera and keepsakes.  The pockets are also roomy enough to add extra tags or clippings to.



 From the “Flower Girl” Card & Frame Kit, I selected various acetate frames and
 attached them to the tops of the inner pocket inserts.  Again, I used the green eyelets
 and Crop-A-Dile for attaching.  Different veneer pieces, puffy stickers and die-cuts
 were added for decoration.



Patterned papers were also cut to mat size and placed on the backs of the envelope 
pages.  These pages can accommodate a large 4X6 photo or a few smaller photos.



I used some different American Crafts Thickers from my stash to add extra-large words, as well as texture to the front page and the little banner flags above. 

You may also think of using this style/shape mini album to design a house or home theme!  With all of the pockets, it’s great for storing receipts, bills-to-pay, etc.  By using the Cinch system, you can create well-made and professional looking mini albums and organizers.  Mom would love to receive any type of these handmade gifts!

29 April 2016

Xyron & Brutus Monroe

have been teaming up for a week of inspiration!
Although today is the final day, just visit Xyron at Facebook
to see all of the beautiful projects made by the Design Team.

I had a lot of fun exploring the packet of products that were sent to me!  
Here is a list of Brutus Monroe products that I used to create this 6X6 card:

With the Raven Detail Ink, the jar of jam was stamped onto one of the
 Mixed Media papers, as well as onto white cardstock from my stash.

I cut out the jar top from the patterned paper and used a small  Imagine Crafts Paint Brushstix
 dipped into the Oz Chalk Ink to color in the band.
Next, I used a small paint brush and dipped it into the bottle of Copper Spray
and painted in the "jar" area.  After allowing the first application to dry, I added
more of the color to shade in the area.

The dried jar pieces were cut out and assembled together by applying
adhesive with the Xyron Creat-A-Sticker Maker.
I wanted to carry over the bow from the jar, so I stamped it onto the kraft paper
found in the mixed media papers.  The paper was the cut out with a scalloped die.



Oz Chalk Ink was applied to the kraft pieces (shown above) with a sponge.
I love how smooth the ink goes on and the great coverage it gives!
It looks as though the paper was made this color :)

Now onto assembling the card!
I used the Xyron Mega Runner
to adhere all of the papers to the card base.

The "I'm sorry you're in a jam..." sentiment comes in a 'block form', so I cut
apart the words so that I could stamp them into a single line.



Thank you for joining me and have a happy weekend!

 
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