We are excited to share Xyron projects with you all week long.
And do not forget to head over to the Xyron blog for MORE inspiration AND a giveaway! I heard a rumour that it might be a sticker maker?!??!?!
Designer Shaunte Wadley is up first with some mixing and matching of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Season Impressions, Kraft-Core and Fancy Pants Core Impressions. And see that super cool strip of pumpkins? Shante used her 2.5 Sticker maker so keep scrolling to check out easy it is to adhere that with Xyron tools.
How is easy is that???
It’s like magic…it’s sticky and NO MESS!
Here’s a close up of it finished with the die cut layers:
THEN after you sand with your Sand it Gadget, take your chalks and apply desired color for a really cool look! Not sure if you saw Friday’s post but Designer Kate Nolan Denham did that on her layout, too, but with some Black Magic..super cool!
And next up is Designer Vivian Keh working the Black Magic! Just love how she chose Black Magic for her Thanksgiving card. For some step by step photos check out her blog HERE.
For this card, I used cardstock from our fantastic “Black Magic” Collection. Since I started playing with this stuff a month or so ago, I literally have not been able to stop crafting with it. The results are always interesting and unique. I sanded both my dry embossed background and my paper punched leaves, following that by applying a little pigment ink over the raised areas in a variety of autumn leaf tones. I used the Xyron 1.5 in Create-A-Sticker machine to adhere the leaves – totally nuts about this tool because it is incredibly fast and convenient for adhering tiny pieces, like die-cut alphas or these leaves, to papercrafted projects. No sticky, messy, glue-y fingers! I used the Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the card front to a slightly larger card base – nice strong hold.
And how amazing is this detail and all this color!? Very same concept as Shaunte using chalks but you can use ink, too!
Core’dinations – “Black Magic” Collection, Sand-It Gadget, Dust Buddy
Sizzix – Fancy & Floral Frames Embossing Folder Set #657197, Brenda Walton “Gift Tags” Bigz die #658730
Inkadinkado – Sentiment Stamp
TPC Studios – Flourish Stamp
Clearsnap – PetalPoint Ink Pad Collection in “Provence,” Frost White Pigment Ink
And don’t forget to comment to win because we have some awesome prizes up for grabs for commenting this week. How about some Core AND a Xyron Mega runner? We have more in store for prizes this week so STAY CLOSE!
We have a fun tutorial for you today from Design Team Member Andrea Amu!
But first up we need a winner from last week from our week with May Arts!
Cannot get enough Core!!! Loving this week.
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Now let’s get to the this cool tutorial on how to make this!
Here is a little bit from Andrea herself:
Today I wanted to share with you a technique for making a pretty textural ribbon flower that can be used on a variety of projects.
I created my ribbon flower by covering panels of cardstock with rows of adhesive backed ribbon and then die cut and layering a variety of different sized floral shapes from the ribbon panels.
Here’s a list of supplies needed:
Choice of coordinating ribbon (I used May Arts Silky Crush ribbon in brown and teal)
Choice of metal dies (I used Spellbinder’s Nestabilities dies, Classic Scalloped Circles)
Die cutting/Embossing machine (I used my Cuttlebug)
Xyron 15 Adhesive and Applicator
Okay, to get started you will want to cut various scraps of light colored cardstock into panels and then cut several strips of the ribbon.
You will want to add adhesive to the backs of the ribbons strips. I have found that the easiest method of doing this is to run ribbon strips through a Xyron Adhesive Applicator.
Once you apply the adhesive to the ribbon, you can begin to cover the surface of the cardstock scrap panels, alternating strips of color as I have done, or you can cover a panel using strips of one color.
Once all the panels are covered entirely with the ribbon strips you can now die cut your desired shapes from the panels using various sizes of dies. To create my layered flower, I have die cut my shapes using scalloped circles dies from Spellbinder’s Nestabilities dies
. To give more visual contrast and texture, I have also die cut some embossed cardstock shapes to be layered into my flower as well. I used a Sand It Gadget, which is a sanding block by Core’dinations, to sand over the embossed dots of the cardstock.
For the next step, you will want to take each die cut shape and crinkle it up in your hands… don’t be afraid to crinkle them up tightly… the more crinkle the better! Now take each piece and flatten them back out, and you’ve just created even more lovely texture and dimension to the pieces.
To form the flower, simply layer each shape center to center forming a stack from largest to smallest. You will want to punch a hole in the centers of each and then attach the stack together using a decorative brad. Before attaching my brad here I also rolled up a small piece of extra ribbon and coiled it around the center punched hole. Once you attach the brad fluff up the layers to give dimension.
Now you can have fun embellishing your projects with beautiful ribbon flowers that you’ve made on your own!
Good Morning! We are here today, AND ALL WEEK LONG, teaming up with the FABULOUS team over at Teresa Collins!
Both teams have created some amazing projects with the Teresa Collins Core’dinations Core Amour Collection and other Teresa Collins papers and embellishments that core’dinate beautifully!
The Teresa Collins Core’dinations Core Amour Collection core’dinates with the Posh and On the Edge collections that you will see in action all week long on our blog and over at the Teresa Collins blog and the Teresa Collins Design Team blog.
And don’t forget FACEBOOK! We will be giving away a prize package here AND over on the Core’dinations Facebook page. One lucky winner will be chosen from BOTH places. AND make sure you check out the Teresa Collin’s blog for details on their give-a-way, too! And don’t forget about the Teresa Collins Facebook page. Gorgeous projects everywhere for you this week! It doesn’t get much better than this.
SO! Are you ready for some designs from our awesome Design Team???
Today’s projects are from the GORGEOUS Posh Collection.
Linda Beeson paired her Teresa Collins Core Amour with some Glitter Silk cardstock:
And check out this AWESOME detail from Melissa on the rose. She accented the lines of the rose with Ranger Glossy Accents!
MAKE SURE YOU STOP BACK ALL WEEK LONG FOR SOME MORE DESIGNS FROM OUR TEAM
AND HEAD OVER TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND TERESA COLLINS FOR SOME MORE INSPIRATION!!!!
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