Who’s ready for a Tropical Vacation?
Many, many years ago, I met my sweetie while visiting the island of Oahu.
Twelve years ago we went back. (I’m thinking we’re long overdue.)
I need a tropical vacation!
This week, the Xyron Design Team teamed up with Die Cuts with a View.
I received the Electric Jungle Paper Pad, a bright and colorful collection.
For my project, I decided to make a mini album. I’m not sure if I’ll use the really old, kind of old
or wait until I get new pictures to place inside the album. (hint, hint!)
Tropical Vacation Mini Album Supplies Used: (*affiliate links)
- Die Cuts with a View-Electric Jungle Collection
- Xyron 624632 Creative Station, 9″ with 5″ Option*
- Xyron Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge*
- Xyron Mega Runner*
- XYRON Adhesive Eraser*
- Chipboard Album*
- 1/4 Inch Hole Punch*
- Craft Knife* and Cutting Mat*
- Chipboard Pieces
- Tan Ink Pad
- Sanding Block
- Ink Blending Tool*
- Gold Calligraphy Paint Marker*
- Small Word Stickers*
- Paper Trimmer/Cutter*
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- Cut paper to fit the pages of the chipboard album.
- Lay decorative scrapbook paper (design side up) on the *Xyron Creative Station, 9″ crank the handle to run the paper through the machine. As it moves through the Xyron Creative Station it adds adhesive to the back side of the paper.
- Easy to use and it doesn’t need any electricity.
- I like using the Xyron Creative Station* when making mini books because you get complete coverage, no wrinkling, no bubbles!
- Once the pages are covered with the paper, use a craft knife and cutting mat to trim around the edges of the chipboard.
- Use the XYRON Adhesive Eraser* to remove any extra adhesive from the edges.
- Gently sand away rough cut edges on the paper using a extra fine sanding block.
- Because the chipboard is tan and the core of the paper is white, I inked the edges of the pages with a light tan ink and a ink blending tool.
- I created thick tags by using a tag cut from the paper pad and adhering it onto a small piece of chipboard. I used a gold calligraphy paint marker to create a gold border around the edge of the tag.
- The “Palm Tree” and “Relax” on the front of the mini album both have chipboard underneath to create added dimension.
“This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Xyron Design Team I have been provided product and compensation in exchange for my creative ideas. The views and opinions are my own.