Wild Whisper Christmas

Making a Christmas Card from non-Christmas paper.

You don’t always need traditional Christmas paper and embellishments to make

a Christmas card.

One of the perks of being on the Xyron Design Team is receiving product from partnering

companies like Wild Whisper.

I recently received Wild Whisper’s “forever & always” collection…

a soft mix of paper including backgrounds of banners and labels.

I considered making an everyday type project, but, since I’m currently in full blown

“Christmas Crazy”, a Christmas card was in order.

I cut out a few banners and labels from the background paper.

I added letter and number stickers to create my holiday embellishments.

My Xyron Creative Station* made quick work of putting the layers together.

I added a  small wood snowflake, sheer white ribbon and adhesive pearl rhinestones

to finish off the card.  I like the non-traditional soft peach and blue.   (It’s not my usual red.)

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Let it Snow Painted Canvas

A Simple DIY Holiday Canvas

Christmas came early for the Xyron Design Team  and I love a good present.

We all received a wonderful box of paints and supplies from Derwent Academy.

It’s been a while since I’ve painted with acrylics on canvas so I decided to keep it

simple and festive.

I painted my canvas with a mixture of Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue

and Titanium White.  I was going for a “snowy sky”.

I added a few stenciled snowflakes on the corners and then splattered the canvas with

titanium white paint using an old toothbrush.   (I kept it really simple)

I used random chipboard letters and painted them with a mixture of Cobalt Blue and

Purple Violet to make them all match.

After the letters had dried, I stamped them with silver ink.

I used my Xyron 9″Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of the chipboard letters

before adhering them to my canvas.  I even used it on the large white wood snowflake.

I added the canvas to an antiqued silver frame for a cute Holiday Decoration.

Here’s the Derwent links to the products I used:

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Deflecto in the Kitchen

Deflecto in the Kitchen…organizing the dreaded kitchen cabinet

Are you hosting the party this year?

In an effort to tame the chaos (in my mind) during the holidays,

I like to find small problem areas around the house that I can work on a one at a time.

My kitchen cabinet next to my stove was one of those problems.

This is embarrassing to show.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a cabinet like this one.

It’s probably the most used cabinet in the kitchen and it showed.

Short girl problems in the kitchen…

This spoon is one of my biggest kitchen helpers.

Being a “short girl”, I use it more for pulling things off the shelves than stirring.

My cabinet needed more than just a good spoon

With the help from my friends at Deflecto.  (design team perks)

I got the kitchen cabinet project started.

I asked Deflecto to send me several of the medium caddy compartments*

from the Stackable Caddy Organizer*  (yes, you can buy just the compartments)

The medium caddy compartments were the perfect length to fit inside my cabinet.

(FYI…there are three sizes of compartments that fit into the stacking caddy organizer.)

The first thing I did was to completely empty the cabinet and wipe it down.

I tossed all the outdated spices and discarded old medicines.

I put like items together for easy grab and go.

I removed the lids from a couple of the clear compartments to use with taller items.  

I love that the compartments are stackable.   That helps eliminates wasted cabinet space.

These really do come in handy when cooking.

Take it a step further in your organizing by labeling all the bins.

The finished kitchen cabinet all clean and tidy.

It’s been a week since I reorganized the cabinet and thanks to my new organizing

compartments it still looks great.

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Happy Holidays Chalkboard Sign

How to Create a Happy Holidays Chalkboard Sign with a Simple Button Bow.

I really enjoy working with vinyl and love coming up with simple Holiday DIY projects.

The Happy Holidays Sign was one of the projects we created in last month’s Holiday Workshop.

For my sign, I used Styletech Craft’s Ultra Metallic Glitter Adhesive Vinyl in red, green and

white.  The Ultra Metallic Glitter Vinyl has a white backing which ensures the colors stay bright

and true no matter what surface you apply it too.

To start my project…                                                                                 (*amazon affiliate links)

  • I used a piece of Wood Hardboard*.  (it’s like a hole-less peg board) I cut mine 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″.
  • Drill two small 3/8″ holes in the top of the board to use for hanging the sign.
  • Paint the board using DecoArt Black Chalkboard Paint*.
  • Lightly sand the board using 3M Sandpaper, 220-Grit*.  This smooths the board and allows a little bit of the brown board to show through for a vintage look.
  • Wipe the board with a clean soft cloth.

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  • I applied the words on the chalkboard using Styletech Clear Vinyl Transfer Tape*.
  • I applied the word “Holidays” first and lined the word “Happy” over top.
  • Cut a small white snowflake using white ultra metallic vinyl and add onto the sign above the word happy.
  • Create a “Button Bow”  for the top of your “Happy Holidays Chalkboard Sign”.
  • Directions for “button bow” below.
  • Add twine to the two top holes for hanging.
  • Glue Button Bow onto the top of the “Happy Holidays Chalkboard Sign” using craft glue*.

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How to Make a Holiday Button Bow…

  • Fold ribbon in thirds.  (like your getting ready to tie a tie.)
  • Gather and wrap twine around the center of the ribbon a couple of times and tie tightly.
  • Add a jump ring to the jingle bell and add onto one end of the twine and tie.
  • Add button to both ends of the twine and tie to the center of the bow.
  • Trim the ends of the ribbon and twine.

Ask for Styletech Craft vinyl at your local craft store

or online at ATSMCRAFT and limited availability on Amazon.

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Creating Holiday Tees with Personality

Creating fun and funny personalized tees for the Holidays

are a snap with the help of Joy® Embroidered Iron-on Letters.

My grandsons are good sports and will usually let me take their pictures for my projects.

We took this picture the day before Halloween.  They weren’t really into Christmas pictures.

In the picture, Nicholas is giving me his best “grinchy” face.

His mom said his shirt should read “Grandma made me do it”.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Directions:

  1. Wash t-shirt to remove any residue or sizing.
  2. Set iron to cotton setting or follow garment care label.
  3. Remove letters from sheet.
  4. Position letters with shiny side down.
  5. Cover letters with a fine cloth.
  6. With firm pressure iron cloth over the letters for 25 seconds.
  7. Turn t-shirt inside out and iron the back of the letters for 25 seconds.
  8. Allow to cool for one minute before handling.

Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters and number sheets are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and fonts at your local craft stores.

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Holiday Candy Bar and Fillin Station

Create a Holiday Candy Bar for your next Party or Get-together.

Both kids and adults alike will get a kick out of coming up and sneaking a few pieces of candy.

To get the party started you’ll need at least one set of Deflecto Interlocking Tilt Bins*

and a variety of yummy holiday candy.

The bins can be stacked, attached side by side or used individually.

Make it into a “Holiday Fillin Station” with Clear Candy Tubes* for your guests to fill.

Just add ribbon, twine and tags and let your guests create the perfect party favor.

You can purchase the Deflecto Interlocking Tilt Bins* I used for the Holiday Candy Bar

in a set of 4 interlocking bins, available at Michael’s or on Amazon.

Deflecto Interlocking Tilt Bins*             (*affiliate link)

But don’t stop there…

Make sure to check out all the other great tilt bins and storage options available from

Deflecto Craft Solutions and create your own perfect storage.

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Yippee Hooray…a boys birthday card

A fun little card to celebrate a special guys 5th birthday.

The three boys on the card represents my three grandsons.

This week the Xyron Design Team has teamed up with Waffle Flower Stamps & Dies

for some fun projects.  Waffle Flower sent me this cute stamp set called “yippee”.

It’s a perfect stamp set to use for kids cards.

Here’s what I used on my card:                                   (*affiliate link)

  • I stamped a birthday celebration scene using the three boys to represent my three grandsons on white watercolor paper.
  • I colored the stamped image in using my art markers.

There are so many cute kids and components with this stamp set.

  • I used a silver paint marker to edge around the stamped image to make it stand out more.
  • The card and layers were quickly put together using my xyron tape runner.
  • Wrap a couple strands of green and blue twine around the card front and tie with a bow.

A simple little card perfect for celebrating all your special days.

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