Tropical Vacation Mini Album

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)

*Disclosure:  This blog uses affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

  • 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.

Spring Quilt Card

It’s been a while since I’ve used rubber stamps to make a card… 

and I’ll admit that it felt really good to sit and watercolor a image again.

Interesting fact…In 1996, my creative journey was started with rubber stamps.

This week the Xyron Design Team has partnered up with Deep Red Rubber Stamps.

I choose the Color Me Spring Quilt cling stamp to use in my project.

Spring Quilt Card products used:      (*affiliate links)

I like using art markers ( and dye ink pads) to water color my stamped image.

I scribble using the marker onto a piece of acetate. (or anything non-porous) and pick up

the ink from the marker with the water-brush and paint the image.

When layering the card…

The Xyron Creative Station* is great for adding adhesive to the back of intricate pieces.

For simple layers I use my Xyron Tape Runner*

I also use the XYRON Adhesive Eraser* to remove any extra adhesive that might show.

Embellish the card using self adhesive flower rhinestones and a sheer ribbon bow.

“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.”

*Disclosure:  This blog post uses affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Coloring with Derwent and Xyron

I recently received a special box of Derwent Procolour Colored Pencils* to try out along with

the Derwent Big Book*.  As soon as I got them, I couldn’t wait to try them and scribble in my

new sketch book.  I have used several different brands of colored pencils through the years and

I was impressed by the smooth clean lines and easy blending.

  

Happy with my scribbling…I decided to keep the page and add the words “Be Happy”.

This would be a great start to a scrapbook layout.

  

I also used my new Derwent Procolour Colored Pencils* to color in a page from a

Mini Coloring Book* for grown-ups.  I adhered the coloring page to cardstock using my

Xyron Mega Runner* for a quick and easy card.

 “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.”

*Disclosure:  This blog post uses affiliate links.  If you choose to make a purchase using one of the links, I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) that helps offset the costs of maintaining this blog.  Thanks for your support!

Make it Personal

Re-purpose a canvas bag and make it personal!

Last year I received a really nice, large and sturdy canvas bag from a event I attended.

While I really do appreciate all the sponsor’s named on that bag…

I knew I use it more if I made it personal.

With Joy Iron-on Embroidered letters personalizing it was a snap…

choosing from the large variety of colors and fonts available wasn’t quite as easy.

Step one…  Remove the sponsor’s iron-on transfer logo with a

XYRON Adhesive Eraser (*affiliate link).

While this may not work for every type of bag, it worked great on this one.

Making it Personal…

  • Set dry iron to cotton setting.
  • Surface of fabric to which letters are to applied should be clean.
  • Cover Letters with a lightweight or sheer pressing cloth.
  • Using firm pressure, iron over letters for 30 seconds.
  • Turn item over, iron on back for 30 seconds.
  • Allow to cool before handling.

Joy® iron-on, embroidered letters are available in a variety of fonts, sizes and colors. White letters can also be colored with dye, paint, markers and more to create custom colors!

“Make it Personal”  was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.

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