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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  …

Simple Stories & Xyron= Planner Dividers

Xyron is excited to be joining up with Simple Stories over the next couple of weeks in sharing cool projects with some of the newest collections and awesome adhesives!
Today I have a set of DIY Planner Dividers that I created with the  "Sunshine & Happiness" Collection andDouble-Sided Laminate:
I made these for my daughter's Carpe Diem Planner (also by Simple Stories)...this collection was perfect for her personality and so much fun to craft!
To get started:  I grabbed the collection kit, ephemera pack, sticker brads and the 9" Creative Station filled with the double-sided laminate and Mega Runner.
Next, I trimmed the 12X12 papers down to 8.25" X 12" and then scored in half to create  a 6"W X 8.25"H  size when folded.  Depending on the size of your planner, you will want to  make adjustments accordingly.
I then applied a run of the Mega Runner adhesive around the top, size and bottom of the paper.

Now that the paper is adhered together, it is then placed …