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Laminated Planner Pocket

Have a friend that loves all things "planner"? The project that I'm sharing today would make a wonderful gift for any planner lover or someone just starting out!

This sweet planner pocket is a compilation of wonderful products from  DCWV & XYRON  www.dcwv.com www.xyron.com You can find the "DIY Project Pack: Mini Albums"online The Stack is filled will all sorts of elements that can be cut out: pockets, pages, tags, flags, tabs, pinwheels, icons and more! After trimming out the large pocket, I ran the piece through the  Xyron Creative Station that held the Xyron 9" Lamination Refill Cartridge
As noted in the top photo, the NEW Xyron Creative Station has the  capability of holding both 5" and 9" cartridges!
I trimmed away the laminate by using the edge of the pocket as a guide. The sides and bottom of the pocket were then scored and folded. Next, I used the Xyron Mega Runner to hold the sides together before machine stitching (I did this just to add texture &a…

Putting the "U" in Flower

hey, hey, hey, I'm up toady  on the  WE R MEMORY KEEPERS BLOG with this so sweet layout featuring the  "Honey, I'm Home" Collection and the brand spanking NEW "Alphabet Punch Board" (available soon!)
This is justttt a little peek, so stop by the WRMK Blogto learn how I put it all together :)
Thanks for dropping by!

Carded & Tagged by Xyron

Today we're getting carded and tagged with these cute, all-in-one gift card holder tags featuring vintage-style printables and fantastic adhesives from XYRON, INC. www.xyron.com
I've used this set of birthday "vintage kids" printables on a few occasions and  they're still a favorite to create with...especially quick tags that can be layered with a few small embellishments.  Everyone LOVES receiving these on a package!
First, I started with some heavy textured patterned papers from Carta Bella.   For each tag, I cut the paper to measure 6"W X 5"H.  The paper was scored in half vertically so that it would measure 3"W X 5"H when folded.  Next, I traced around a gift card to find placement for the adhesive. (see above)
I used the Xyron Mega Runner
 (permanent adhesive) to apply runs of adhesive along the outside tracing of the gift card.  The paper was then folded back in  half and a pocket for the card has been created.
After cutting out each of the printables, …

amour du jour

So my middle son had a cute idea for his girlfriend for Valentine's Day, which got me to thinking about how to fill this beautifully altered mason jar that I created for  CARTA BELLA www.cartabellapaper.com
Instead of candy, write down your favorite things about the  recipient on strips of paper and throw in a couple of handmade coupons to boot!
Now onto embellishing the jar: I started with a clear, standard 7” jar, a 4” paper doily and the "Amour" Collection.  The doily was dressed  up with a layering of scallops cut from the 6X6 Paper Pad.   I used the 3.25” and 2.75” dies from the “Scallop Nesting Set” and then inked around  the edges of the papers with a walnut ink.  The two scallops were stacked together  with foam adhesive and then adhered to the center of the doily.  The doily was  attached to the center of the jar with foam adhesive tape.
The inner part of the lid was traced onto the blue damask 6X6 paper, cut out and  then glued to the top.  A piece of white tulle was tied aro…

Did You See It?

It made my day to see all of the excitement generated by my Valentine project over at  SCRAPBOOK & CARDS TODAY BLOG yesterday!  If you didn't get a chance to see it yet, here is a look:
So don't throw out those K-Cup boxes!  Visit theS&CT Blog to see a tutorial on how I put this sweet gift box together!

Spring...Coming Your Way!

Hello, Monday-blog-reading-friends! I have a quick mini album up at  ECHO PARK PAPER  today using the new colorful and charming "Spring" Collection.
According to Punxsutawney Phil, Spring will arrive early this year…yay!   Daffodils are all ready springing up here in NE Texas and we're expecting a high of 74 degrees on Thursday...crazy...and it's still officially winter!
I started with a four page, flower shaped chipboard album that I picked up from  Michael’s for a couple of dollars.  It measures approximately 6.5” in diameter.   I traced the shape onto various 12X12 patterned papers from the collection,  trimmed out and attached with adhesive using the Xyron Creative Station.   The edges were sanded lightly to give a clean, finished look.

I die-cut a large label shape for the front of the album using the  Designer Labels Die-Set #5 .  It was layered with one of the  Ephemera sentiments, die-cut flowers and sticker shapes.


Pages 2 and 3: on all of the pages I used the largest scal…