Easter Tags with Xyron and Photoplay Paper

Even when the kids are all grown up you’re never too old to have fun.

This year I’m trying something new.

After the Easter Egg Hunt with the little ones,

I plan on having another Easter Egg Hunt for the Big Kids and Grown Ups.

(We’re all just big kids at heart.)

For the Easter Egg Hunt…

I decided to whip up a few quick tags to go along with some of the prizes using my

Xyron Creative Station* and Xyron Mega Runner*, a few sheets of paper from

Photoplay Paper’s Easter Blessings Collection along with a few simple embellishments.

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When I want to make quick work of any project, I grab my Xyron Creative Station*.

Did you know that you can interchange the Xyron 9” Creative Station Permanent Adhesive

Refill* with the Xyron 5” Creative Station Permanent Adhesive Refill*?

Being able to use both sizes of cartridges with the Xyron Creative Station* is super convenient

when working on both big and medium sized projects.

Just lay your paper design side up onto the  Xyron Creative Station* 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 electricity.

To make the tag…

I layered and trimmed the 3″ x 4″ element cards from the scrapbook paper and embellished it

with a thin strip of paper and prima flower*Tie tag with a simple sheer ribbon onto the bag.

I added a few enamel dots from Waffleflower on the tag and a little “small talk” sticker from

Tim Holtz idea-ology.

With a little more candy for the plastic eggs and I’ll be ready for fun.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Xyron Makers Program I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

Shine from Within Mini Tag Album

Shine from within Mini Tag Album…

I love the sweet pastels of Graphic 45’s Garden Goddess Collection*, it just screams Spring.

So…after using the Garden Goddess paper pad on a special project (coming soon),

I decided to make a Mini Tag Album with the remaining paper.

When it comes to making Mini Albums I like using the Xyron Creative Station* 

because you get complete coverage, no wrinkling, no bubbles!

And…your album stays together!!!

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How to make the Mini Tag Album                                 (*amazon affiliate link)

  • Lay decorative scrapbook paper (design side up) on the  *Xyron Creative Station* 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 electricity.
  •  Cut two pieces of chipboard to use as the front and back of the mini album.  Cover the front and back of both pieces of chipboard with the decorative scrapbook paper.
  • Cut covered chipboard using a Tag die-cut or cut into a simple rectangle tag shape.
  • Because the chipboard is tan and the core of the paper is white, I inked the edges of the pages with  Vintage Photo Distress Ink*and a ink blending tool*.  

  • Adhere the smaller graphic in the center of the tag front to a piece of chipboard for added dimension.
  • Cut two small circles and adhere to the metal rim tag.  Cut a new hole on the top of the tag.
  • Embellish the front of the tag album using bits and pieces from the Garden Goddess Paper Pad.
  • Glue flower embellishment to front of mini tag album cover using craft glue.

  • Cut extra tag pages and small tags for the inside of the mini tag album.
  • Assemble the mini tag album using a small book ring.

“This is a sponsored post.  As a member of the Xyron Makers Program I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas.  The views and opinions are my own.

Christmas Magic Mini Tag Album

How to Create a Christmas Magic Mini Tag Album…

I decided to create a mini tag album using the left over paper and stickers from my

Creating A Miniature “Christmas Magic” Room with Graphic 45 and Xyron  project.

It’s a cute way to show off a few of your favorite holiday photos.  (It  also makes a nice gift.)

How to make a Christmas Magic Mini Tag Album                                 (*amazon affiliate link)

  • Create a chipboard tag by running two pieces of  Graphic 45 Christmas Magic* paper through the Xyron Creative Station*.  Cover both sides of the chipboard with the paper.
  • Cut Chipboard using a Tag die-cut to use as the front and back cover of the album.
  • Accent the edges of the covers using a Gold DecoColor Paint Pen*.
  • Create small tags by placing a sticker on a small piece of chipboard.  Add a coordinating piece of paper onto the back of the small tag.  Trim around tags.
  • Cut extra tag pages using the die-cut and Christmas Magic paper.

  • Embellish the cover with stickers, ribbon, wood snowflake, jingle bell and additional tags.
  • Add a medium sized book ring to hold the album together.

 Graphic 45 Christmas Magic 12×12 Collection Pack*

If you haven’t seen my Christmas Magic Mini Room you can see the full tutorial here.

Products Used:

XYRON 9″ Creative Station*                Graphic 45 Christmas Magic Collection Pack*

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Elegant Monogram Wedding Tag

 Create a Custom Monogram Wedding Tag for that special couple.

You’ll be sure to impress.

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There’s a lot of dimension on this tag. 

  • I used white letters which are dye-able. I mixed a drop of ink into a mini spray bottle filled with water and spritzed the letters to tint them.
  • Emboss your cardstock, trim part of it into a tag shape, and punch a circle from another part. Glue the letters onto the circle – use the couple’s last name in the center and their first names on the sides.
  • Die-cut a decorative border for the circle. Use the foam squares to adhere the circle to the tag and embellish with a mini flower and trim.
  • You can find Joy® embroidered, iron-on numbers and letters on sheets or individually in a variety of fonts, colors and sizes at your local craft store.

The Monogram Wedding Tag was created for and sponsored by Joy®.

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Tattered Tangles: Happy Birthday Tag

Tattered Tangles Birthday Tag 3368

Do you ever need a really large Birthday Tag to make your present “POP”?

Tattered Tangles Birthday Tag Close Up 3370

This tag uses Tattered Tangles a fun doodle art from Canvas Corp. Brands.

Tattered Tangles Collection is printed on a paper called Leather Paper making it

perfect for coloring and different paint techniques.

Supplies Used on the Tattered Tangles Happy Birthday Tag:

  1. Cut Tattered Tangles Birthday image down to 3-3/4″ to 6″.  Color image with colored markers.
  2. Add clear glitter glue to flame on the birthday candle.
  3. Adhere birthday image onto black cardstock.
  4. Adhere small scraps of teal and green burlap onto the corners of a 4-1/2 x 7-1/2″ piece of white cardstock.  Glue rick rack onto the top and bottom.  Layer onto another piece of black cardstock.
  5. Mount birthday image with foam mounting squares onto the burlap and white cardstock.
  6. Curl white curling ribbon and attach to the top of the tag with a small green clothespin.

Happiness Tangled Pack

Disclosure:  This project was created for and sponsored by Canvas Corp Brands and uses affiliate links.

Fave Crafts 2015 Best Blogger Contest: Baby Girl Tag

This sweet “Baby Girl” tag was made with the products I received after the

2015 Blogger Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association Show in January.

The tag is also my submission into Fave Crafts Best Craft Blogger Contest 2015.

(Needless to say… I’ll be shamelessly asking you for your vote at the end of the post.)

Little B Baby Tag 1488 2

Baby Girl Tag

Designed by Sue Eldred

Little B: (littlebllc.com)

  • 100366 Honeycomb Punch
  • 100434 Silver Foil Pink Harlequin Decorative Tape
  • 100418 Pull Flowers Chrysanthemum
  • 100146 Footprints Dimensional Sticker Embellishments
  • 100395 Party Dies

Additional Supplies:

  • Large White Tag 3 1/2” x 6 1/4”
  • Cardstock: White, Pink
  • Large White Button (Buttons Galore and More)
  • Fabri Tac Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Tape Runner
  • Thin 3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)
  • 5/16 Hole Punch
  • Silver Ribbon (Offray)
  • Computer Generated Font.

Directions:

  1. Punch a 3 1/2” pink cardstock border using the Honeycomb punch.
  2. Add a 3 1/2” strip of decorative tape onto a piece of white cardstock. Trim a very thin border on each side of the tape. Add decorative trim tape piece onto center of the Honeycomb border.
  3. Adhere border on the bottom of the tag.
  4. Cut 12” from the White Pull flowers trim. Fold trim in half and pull strings as directed to create flower.
  5. Add small pink feet stickers to a large white button. Glue embellished button to the center of the flower. Glue flower onto center of the tag.
  6. Create a pink banner from the Party Dies. Add to top of the top using thin foam mounting squares.
  7. Print out the letters: B A B Y using a computer and printer onto white cardstock.
  8. Punch out each letter using a 5/16th hole punch. Add the letters onto the banner with small thin mounting squares.
  9. Tie top of the tag with silver ribbon.

Little B LLC Baby Girl Tag

Confession:  I’m not sure if you noticed or not… 

I did not use a plain white strip under the washi tape on the first picture on this post.

You can see the honeycomb underneath.  I like it better with the white strip.  It’s a little crisper.

I tried retaking the picture of the tag over 100 times.  That one was my favorite.  (so I stuck with it)

Best Blogger Craft 2015

After the favecrafts 2015 Blogger Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association Show in January, bloggers received a sample of new products from participating sponsors of that party.  The projects created from these brands and samples are simply amazing! You’re getting the first look at these exclusive projects made with new products hot in the craft market.

They need your help determining which project to crown Best Blogger Craft of 2015! You can only vote once. Voting ends March 10th, 2015 midnight CST.

I submitted this tag as part of Fave Crafts Favorite Blogger Contest.

Please check out all the entries.  (feel free to “vote” for me, if you’d like)

http://www.favecrafts.com/contest/Blogger-Contest

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Joy Tag with a Cool Metal Foil Technique

Impress your friends with an Easy and Elegant Metal Foil Tape project.

I love this technique and thought you might as well.

Start with a small piece of matboard or chipboard approx. 2″ x 2 1/2″ and chipboard letters spelling the word “Joy”.

Joy Tag products used:            (*amazon affiliate link)

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Directions:

1. Glue letters onto the small chipboard with Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry Paper Glue*.
2. Apply Aluminum Foil Tape* over chipboard. I make the chipboard slightly smaller than the tape so that I don’t have any seams.
3. Using the bone folder, gently go around each letter to bring out the detail.

4. Paint the background with the paint pen. To give it a snowy affect, when
giving a second coat of paint, dot the paint with the tip instead of brushing.
5. Use the pale blue pen to color the letters. Allow both colors to thoroughly
dry.
6. Using a sanding block, lightly sand the letters and edges of the chipboard.
7. For a finishing touch, paint the letters with stickles glitter glue.

The tag also uses:
Prima Flowers (Holiday Celebration Snow Drop)
Vivid Ink: Aqua
Ink Blending Tool*
Scrapbook Paper
Cardstock
Corner Punch, Rounded*
1/8 Inch Round Hole Punch*
Lace, Silver Ribbon and Small Flat Snowflake Ornament
Silver Greenery

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