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Not Xyron but Should Be Blog Hop

Happy Hump Day!  Xyron is hosting a “Not Xyron, but Should Be” Blog Hop this week.  The idea of this blog hop was take craft projects posted on Pinterest where Xyron products could be the star, but was not and make Xyron a star with our own spin on the project.  I chose coasters!

Pinterest Inspired Project

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It wasn’t a huge stretch for me since I had some extra limbs laying around from a recent tree removal that I have been wanting to slice up and turn into coasters AND that is exactly what I did!

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It was so simple to make by having my Xyron 5 inch Creative Station w Laminate/Permanent Adhesive and Xyron 3 inch Sticker Maker at arms reach!

DIY CoastersHere is how I did it (full supply list provided at the end of this post):

Measure the wood slices and make templates according to the sizes you need (I used my Cricut Expressions and cartridge Plaintain School Book Circle cut).  Using cork, burlap, and linen trace and cut out circles.

XyronCoasters1Once all circles are cut, run each though the Xryon 3 inch Sticker Maker, burnish, peel and stick on top of the wood slices.  Yes! It is that easy! Now you could just stop there, but why . . .?

Xyroncoasters2Using some favorite scrapbooking paper, punches, ink  and stamps and glue to create a fun embellishment for each coaster. I happened to use American Crafts 6×6 Neapolitan paper pad, cut out the mason jars and punched some coordinating circles, inked the edges and uses sentiment stamps from Joy’s Life – Everyday Occasions stamp set.

Xyroncoaster3Now for the icing on the cake! Take the paper embellishment and run it through Xyron’s 5 inch Creative Station using the Laminate/Permanent Adhesive cartridge.

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Burnish,free cut the embellishment, peel off the backing and stick!

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This will allow each to stick to the coaster while protecting the paper embellishment from the job hazards of coasters!

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Genius right?  Not really, but I think it is really cool that Xryon makes products like the Laminating/Permanent Adhesive or my cute coaster embellishments would be soggy before my first refreshing sip.

Head over and check out the other amazing projects they are cooking up along this blog hop HERE!

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Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

 

 

 

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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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Fall is in the air!

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Happy Sunday All!

Oh my is it starting to feel like fall and this week over at Kiwi Lane Designs I had my first official project up, which just oozes fall-festive-fun!

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Pop over and check out all the details of how I used Kiwi Lane templates and American Crafts products to make this fun layout!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “gotta love that I am a Kiwi girl” pie with me.

Linking Up to: 

Paper Issues – Halloween Issues

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #129 End of Summer

Happy Monday everyone!

Today we are having another fantastic challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.   The theme is bitter-sweet since I love summer and hate to see it slowly and I do mean slowly fade away (this weekend has been full of record-breaking heat here in Southern California with not much of a let-up for this week) but fall is nearing fast and that comes with so many wonderful things to look forward to as well.

Today’s inspiration came from me loving the beach and how it brings me such peace when I spend time there, especially at the end of the summer when the marine layer has lifted and the days and water are much warmer.  The chair was cut from Life’s a Beach.  I distressed it just using stamp ink, sponges, and little Q-tips to give it the “beach weathered” feel.

Now it is your turn to head on over to FCCB and link up your fantabulous project and get in the running for the goodies and being one of our Top Picks!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “life’s a beach” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Life’s a Beach cut at 3.5 inches (pg. 81)

Paper: Papertreyink – Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Ocean Tide

Cuttlebug: D’vine Swirls and Distressed Stripes

Ink: Close to My Heart – White Daisies and Chocolate

Ranger Perfect Pearls – Biscotti (used dry on layerd embossing to add a slight shimmer)

Burlap – Got at Jo-Anns

Stamp: My Pink Stamper – Christmas Wishes