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Burlap Meets Anna Griffin & Xyron!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I got my crockpot cookin’ me up some cabbage! Oh my do I have a fun “sneak peek” for you today! As Anna Griffin’s new collection is gearing up for its debut on 24 Hour Craft Day on HSN the Xyron Design Team had the privileged to dive into the new collection and cook up some creative inspirations to share with you this week.  Today is my turn and boy did I have fun!

Burlap Home Decor using Anna Griffin and Xyron

This project may have several components to it, but it came together with ease with the help of my Xyron 5 inch Creative Station, High Tack Tape and 3 inch Sticker Maker (a full supply list is located at the end of the post).

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I found a burlap wrapped canvas at Michales and some lace covered burlap and built my base.  Then I moved onto the first component of making my mini clothespin wreath.

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Using a small wooden embroidery hoop as my base and wooden clothespins I primed them with white craft paint. I measured the strips and cut down the Anna Griffin collection paper. Inked the edges and applied Xyron High Tack Tape to the back of each paper strip, placed on each clothespin and sanded down the edges. I finished this with a lace ribbon.

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In making the frame, I applied 3D Enamel Gel from Globecraft and Piccolo to a wooden frame and the “Family” sentiment and allowed time to set and dry. Then I added Anna Griffin collection paper to the back of the frame securing it with Xyron High Tack Tape.  Added the sentiment with a quick set glue.

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In making the simple but elegant embroidery hoop, I traced, cut and inked a sheet from Anna Griffin collection. I attached the to the wooden embroidery hoop using Xyron’s High Tack Tape along the face of the hoop. I then sanded down the edges and finished it with a lace ribbon.

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In making the wooden letter, I primed it with white craft paint.  I traced, cut and inked the letter using Anna Griffin collection paper. I then ran it through my Xyron 5 inch Creative Station and attached it to the wooden letter, sanded down the edges and retouched with ink.

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In wanting to add a little extra pop to the project, I put to use a burlap rose and two linen buttons I had on hand.

DSC_7670Using a 1 inch paper circle punch I punched out two circles from the Anna Griffin collection, inked the edges and ran them through the Xyron 3 inch Sticker Maker and applied each to the linen buttons.

xyron2I finished this project by arranging all the components onto the burlap base and used hot glue to attach them.

Burlap Home Decor using Anna Griffin and Xyron

This was a great project to create and you will not want to miss out on seeing what Anna Griffin has in store for you on March 24th on HSN.  Check your local listings, Follower her on Facebook and her blog for more details. AND be sure to head over to Xyron’s Blog each day this week to see what we got cookin’ with Anna Griffin!

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Design Call For My Pink Stamper!

Yes, even though I am a neophyte in this whole wonderful world of “blografting” (blogging about crafting – my total made up word).  I have decided that I would jump out on a ledge and apply for one of the coveted spots of the My Pink Stamper Design Team.  The competition is steep and I am in awe of the talent and passion I am finding as I dig deeper into the world of “blografting”. 

The assignment is to make a card or scrapbook page using my fav Cricut cartridge and the colors: orange, turquoise, green and brown.  Right now I am in LOVE with animal prints and that is a good thing since they are very much “in” right now. 

This week I was thumbing through the Hanna Andersson catalogue and it was full of the cutest clothes that were animal print. That inspired me to go out on a ledge and do a card incorporating animal print and flowers.

 

 

 

Recipe:

  • Card Base:  I lucked out and found blank 4×6 cards with envelopes in the dollar bins at Michael’s in sets of 8 so I have been using those as a base.
  • Paper: Anna Griffin  Peyton Collection (leopard print), Michael’s individual sheets for purchase (turquoise bubble paper), Die Cuts with a View Glitter Stacker (orange) and Die Cuts with a View Cotton Bloom Stack.
  • Cartridge: Walk in my Garden
  • Ribbon: turquoise grosgrain ribbon I got off Ebay years ago and a brown dainty ribbon I had in my stash I have for years.
  • Sentiment from My Pink Stamper: Simply Sweet Occasions
  • Stamp Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso
  • Flower:  Daisy on “Blackout setting” at 3 inches for both flower and components
  • Leopard paper was cut 2.5 inches in height and 6 inches in length. 
  • Green cardstock from Cotton Bloom Stack was cut to 1.5 inches in height and 6 inches in length.
  • I did the “cheater” method with the ribbon attachment (taping the end of the ribbon to the back of the paper)
  • Dimensionals were used for the orange glitter flower and the smaller circle in the middle of the flower.
  • Hot glue was used to attach the bow.
  • I added a final embellishment of “bling” to the flower and ribbon. Self adhesive rhinestone strips by Recollections.

I had a blast creating something very simple that is super flirty, trendy and fun.  The cherry on top of this fun creation is that it will be mailed out next week to thank my sister-in-law for a ton of hand-me down books for my kiddos.