Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring Explosion Box

FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here

Hello all! I am so happy to see signs of spring. Ready for the sun, warmer days, and best of all flowers with lots of color. Which happened to be my inspiration for this spring explosion box for my first official project as a part of the 2018 Xyron Design Team.

For today's post, I used six of my Xyron products as listed below:

  1. 1.5" Sticker Maker
  2. Xyron Creative Station®
  3. Xyron Creative Station Lite® 
  4. Tape Runner
  5. Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron®
  6. Teresa Collins ¼” Mega Runner refill 

Step 1: Make the lid
I used the Tape Runner to adhere the sides of the lid so that I didn't have to wait for glue to dry and the width of the tape was perfect for each tab.

Step 2: Details
After cutting each piece out with my Silhouette Cameo 3, I used my Craftwell eBrush to bring in some colored detail. This project was probably the most I have used my eBrush on as I did each piece double sided since the majority of pieces are all 3D.

Step 3: Adhere
The fun part, assembly
For the carrot top, I used the Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® because I have a Teresa Collins ¼” Mega Runner refill  cartridge in this gun for the smaller areas to adhere.

For the larger cuts, I used the Xyron Creative Station®

And for the smaller cuts I used the Xyron Creative Station Lite®. Of course I could have used one or the other machine, but I didn't want to waste any of my running tape on the larger machine when I have the smaller machine to help with the smaller cuts. 

As you can see below, the different in width (about 4 inches) between the Xyron Creative Station® and the Xyron Creative Station Lite®

For the carrot tops, I decided to run them through the 1.5" Sticker Maker as they were small enough to fit. 
Not having to wait for each piece to dry after gluing together is a major time saving benefit when using they Xyron products. 

The coverage of adhesive on each piece is equal which is one thing I absolutely appreciate and love when working with these larger pieces.
Step 4: Pop up tab
Oh yes, yes you can use these machines to make your own pop up tabs! A few pieces of foam ran through the machine top and bottom makes for instant pop up tabs.
 After ran through the machine the first time, remove the top shiny sheet only
 Flip the piece over and run through the machine again
 Cut to size! So easy.
Step 5: Final details
Using my McGill flower rollers, I shaped each flower and leaf to what I needed.

For the stems, I simply covered wooden dowels and the bottom of each leaf with floral tape
Final Project:

The two butterflies started out as simple white cardstock until they were blessed by the eBrush.

 Inside the envelope is a place for a note

Materials Used: 

FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here

Friday, March 9, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttables Guest Designer

Hello all. I have the pleasure of guest designing for Miss Kate Cuttables again.

This round, I took the Baby Mine-Boy file and made three cards from it using paper from DCWV's Baby Boy stack. 
When I do these kinds of things, I get to bring out all the fun tools and play with them.
First I grabbed three Darice embossing folders and my Sizzix Big Shot after cutting three banners out with my Silhouette Cameo 3.
 For the sentiments, I decided to use embossing powder, because why not?!
Using Peachy Keen and Close to My Heart stamps, with VersaMark Ink, Recollections Tinsel Marine Embossing Powder, and my Darice heat gun, I was able to get all three sentiments done quickly
 Next I cut out all the pieces to my card using the Silhouette Cameo 3.
These 3 cards ended up having a lot of little pieces to them. This is when I generally grab my Xyron Model 150 Create a Sticker to get adhesive on the back of each piece without making a huge mess with glue.

Final Product:  

Card 1

 Card 2

 Card 3

Thank you for viewing my latest Miss Kate Cuttables project!

{FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. This post contains affiliate links so I may make a few pennies if you buy something!}