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Hostess with the Mostess

The holiday brings lots of parties and open houses, so  if you're planning to attend one and need a fun and functional gift, here is an idea!
I've taken a dollar store gift box (size 5"X5") and a few other supplies from Xyron & WRMK:
To the left is a look at the cardboard gift box.  I've also used a mason jar steel rule die that measures 5"W X 7"H and cut two pieces of chipboard with it.
Next, I cut out matching jar shapes from the Yuletide Collection from We R Memory Keepers.
Adhesive was applied using the Xyron Creative Station with permanent adhesive.   Both sides of the chipboard was then dressed with the patterned paper pieces.
I also wanted to cover the sides of the box, so I cut another pattern of paper to size and  then used the Xyron Creative Station Lite to add adhesive to those pieces.
For the top of the mason jar, I cut out a "lid" and used the 1.5" Sticker Maker to apply  adhesive to the back.  
The mason jar pieces were adhered to t…

Dorm Room Decor

It's back to school time for teachers and students of all kinds! My middle son's girlfriend wanted something to hang on her dorm room door at college, so I created this whimsical mason jar-style hanger.  For the base, I started with a turquoise dot-embossed poster board from We R Memory Keepers... but you could also use regular poster board and paint if you can't find blue!  For a padded hanger like this, you will also want a matching piece of poster board for the back. I free-handed the design and cut the shape (basically, cornering the edges and cutting away a  portion at the top for the lid) from both poster board.  Next, I machine-stitched the two pieces together around the edge with a sewing machine.  I lightly stuffed the jar with fiber fill and then glued the top together.  
I created the lid from a silver mat paper, also from We R Memory Keepers.  I ran the piece through the Xyron Creative Station (with 9" permanent adhesive) and attached it.
Lines were drawn on with a pe…

Xyron & Waffle Flower

Hello!  Welcome to Day #4 of the  XYRON & WAFFLE FLOWER BLOG HOP **Comment to WIN!**  Be sure to drop by each place, each day to leave a comment: Waffle Flower Blog: Xyron Facebook Page:
 For my card today I've used the Waffle Flower Birthday Fishes Stamp Set & Dies,   the "Awesome" Dieand  Xyron's Creative Station Lite with 5" Permanent Adhesive and the Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker.
I also used the new "Let's Be Mermaids" 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park Paper.  
I prepared the two mats for the A2 card can ran them through the Creative Station Lite.  
The large fish was stamped several times onto different patters of paper with Staz-On ink. The pieces were carefully trimmed out and placed into the 1.5" Sticker Maker.
 Just give a good rub and peel away the film on top.  Now the pieces are ready to be layered together!
After die-cutting the intricate "Awesome" word, it was also …

Sun & Real Sand

Happy Hump-Day! I'm sharing a fun summer card over at  WE R MEMORY KEEPERS I've used some actual sand from our last trip to the beaches of Alabama and the super-cool Fuse tool.  Come by the WRMK blogand see how I put it together :) Hope you're enjoying some Summer sun where you are!

Back-to-School Bookmarks

Hello, Tuesday-crafters! Back-to-school will be here soon enough so I thought I'd  whip up some cute laminated bookmarks to share at school :)
I've used one of my very favorite collections from Echo Park Paper, "Teacher's Pet" and the Xyron Creative Station Lite and Double-Sided Laminate.

I cut the "Bookmarks" paper into strips following the individual designs.   I used stickers from the collection to add a little extra decoration before I applied the laminate.
Next, I placed two of the 2" wide strips into the Creative Station Lite and ran them through:

After the laminate was applied to all of the bookmarks, I trimmed them out leaving a  1/8" border of laminate around the edges. I also added some eyelets and ribbon to the top of each.
Now I have a set of 12 sturdy, colorful bookmarks that can be placed in the school library... the kids will love them! Stop by the Xyron Facebook Page to see more ideas this  week using the fabulous Double-Sided Laminate!

Xyron & Lawn Fawn

Hello! I'm extremely excited about his week's collaboration between XYRON & LAWN FAWN We swapped out products to show how well the two companies' work together, especially when you're dealing with small pieces such as die-cuts!
 Look how cute! I adore the way this adorable card turned out.   I've used the Lawn Fawn"Year Five" Die and Stamp Set,  which hosts an otter and birthday sentiment.

I've also used the "Let's Polka in the Meadow" Petite Paper Pack which  is filled to the brim with the cutest stripes, dots and mini hearts in beautiful colors.
I first stamped the image onto Neenah white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Okay, so I kinda cheated a little when coloring in the otter!  I used the chisel tip of the GG1 Spectrim Noir alcohol marker to color in and shade.  I like how  the long strokes of the marker give a seamless color.
I hand-cut the otter out and then used the matching die to cut a white background for it. All pieces, and th…

Flip Flop-ping!

Happy Friday, crafty friends! Today I'm up over on the  CARTA BELLA PAPER BLOG with this super fun and unique "Flip Flop" Mini Album!
To create the album, I've used the new “Beach Day” Collection and the pair of  flip flops that I found at the Silhouette Design Store!
 To start off, I sized the flip flops svg file so that each one measured approximately 8.25”H.   Next, I added a small shadow behind them and used that area to cut from the white cardstock,  or base pages of the album.
 After cutting out the ‘shadow’ of each flip flop from white Carta Bella cardstock,  I cut the original flip flops from the “Summer Chevron” patterned paper.   The accent pieces were cut from the reverse of the same patterned paper and attached  with foam adhesive.  The patterned paper flips flops were added to the white shadow  pieces and then embellished with ephemera, chipboard and decorative brads.  For the inner pages, the two shadows and flip flops were welded together to form a single cut  …