Thursday, March 24, 2016

Xyron & Crafter's Companion: GIVEAWAY!

What better way to kick-off the 'almost' weekend than
with a super-fun GIVEAWAY from these two fab companies:
XYRON & CRAFTER'S COMPANION

That's right!  
You could **WIN** your very own 
AND

Let me share how I've used the Diamond Press and then I will
follow with instructions on how you can enter to **WIN**

I started with some premade tags that I had in my stash from Simple Stories DIY Foundations Tags

Next, I cut a 2" X 6" strip of white cardstock and placed it onto the longest cutting mat.
(The kit also comes with a shorter mat for single-cutting).  I placed several of 
the dies onto the paper so I could cut them all at once!

The bottom of the Diamond Press has a suction device, so be sure to place it
on a smooth, clean surface; lift the lever to raise the suction and then press the
lever down to create the suction.  Now your Diamond Press is in place!
Easily crank through the cutting mat holding the dies and you're all set.

And of course, I must have some adhesive foam so I made my own!
Actually, I have two versions of creating adhesive foam with the 

First, using the Xyron 5" Lite.  The foam is a little too thick to run through when 
the machine is closed, so I opened the top latch slightly and then ran the foam through!
Easy!  By opening the latch, it allows the rollers to spread just a bit.  Just
give the foam a good rub so that it picks up all of the adhesive.  To apply adhesive on
both sides, run the piece back through with the adhesive side UP.



Of course to use the 1.5" Sticker Maker, you will need to cut a strip of foam to that
width and the proceed to run the piece through twice.  I cut the adhesive backing close
to the foam after the initial run-through before running it back through for the second
coating of adhesive.  Snip off the desired amount of foam and you're ready to go!

The Diamond Press also comes with the cutest embossing folders, black ink
and an assortment of stamps that match the dies!  
Above, I used the dot folder to emboss the smaller tag.


I wanted colored ink for stamping the various pieces, so I used different chalk inks
from my stash.  The black ink from the Diamond Press kit was used for the sentiments.
I dressed each tag with enamel dots and some twine and we're done!

**GIVEAWAY**GIVEAWAY**GIVEAWAY**
Now for the GIVEAWAY!
-Leave a comment here on this blog post
-Be sure to "Like" my Facebook Page 

I will announce the winner next FRIDAY, April 1st  right here on the blog!
THANK YOU!

24 comments:

  1. That little die cut machine is so cute! I love your tags!

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  2. Great Tags!
    Great Giveaway!
    LOVE the Diamond Press!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  3. great tag and live this little machine, as well as new xyron

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  4. I absolutely love the pretty tags!Thanks for a chance to win!

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  5. Love these adorable tags! Very fun! I had not seen the cute Diamond Press before... what a compact and handy size to take along to a crafty get-together!

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  6. What a really nifty tool. I love it ...thanks for sharing.

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  7. I love your tags. I would use something similar as a card topper. I have liked the Xyron and Diamond Press FB pages for awhile and your latest Like is from me. Thanks for the chance!

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  8. I love the die cut machine and your cute tags. Thank you for the chance to win these great products.

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  9. Thank you for giving me a way to use my tags just a little differently than I have been. Which is plain with journalling on the back. Now I can emboss and make them nicer. However, would love to win this giveaway and thank you for the opportunity.

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  10. What an awesome giveaway! I love your idea of making your own foam tape! I am out of it right now and am going to give that a try! Your tags are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I need one of these so badly..I have a mega runner and love it, but this would be a fab addition to our craft stash.. my son would have a blast with this.

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  12. I need one of these so badly..I have a mega runner and love it, but this would be a fab addition to our craft stash.. my son would have a blast with this.

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  13. It's a cute little machine AND it stays in place! Woo-hoo for staying put. I like that it has embossing folders too. Overall, fantastic!

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  14. I love the Diamond Press and Would appreciate having one so much! It's great!

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  15. I love this gadget and your gift tags like all of you on fb kathe persons

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  16. Love the little flower pot! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize.

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  17. wow I can't stop looking at those cute tags:) I love making cards and this is brilliant. Thanks so much for the opportunity

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  18. I love your little tags Shellye! That embossing looks great on the tag and I love your ink colors. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win some super prizes.

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  19. I love this little machine. Its perfect to take with. Love the tags and Xyron makes it so much easier!!!!

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  20. Wow! Never seen some of these tools before. Tags are so simple and adorable.

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  21. The tags are so cute! The Diamond Press is a mini embossing machine wonder! Coupled with the Xyron, crafting just got easier and more versatile!!

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