Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

For the next 30 days, the Xyron Design Team will inspire you with daily projects and tutorials to get you in the holiday spirit! Get those creative juices flowing by visiting the Xyron Facebook page every day to see some beautiful projects created by the team.

 I always like to bring a little handmade something to the host/hostess of a holiday dinner or party. Here is a gift and gift wrapping idea for your holiday gatherings.
I believe the presentation of a gift is just about as important as the gift itself! I love to use just a basic kraft roll of paper to wrap the gift in. One thing that has made my gift wrapping quick and easy is the Xyron Mega Runner. If you don't like the look of tape on wrapped presents, the Xyron Mega Runner gives your gifts a professional, seamless look.

Wrap the gift in kraft paper and use the Xyron Mega Runner to keep your paper in place. Tie bakers twine around the package.
Cut out paper feathers in three different colors and punch holes through the tops of the feathers.  Cut out Thanksgiving sentiment and punch hole through the top as well. Thread bakers twine through the feathers and sentiment and secure with a knot. Tuck autumn berry sprigs under the feathers and secure with Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots, Spray a bit of adhesive spray over the entire package and sprinkle with a dash of white mica

Unwrap the package and this is the gift inside! A Thanksgiving wooden plaque that can be used as a centerpiece or placed on a mantle. Your hostess is sure to love it. :)

Paint the wood plaque with light tan paint and let dry. The plaque has three separate raised squares and the Sweater Weather paper by Simple Stories fits perfectly on each one.
After the paint has dried, run each square of paper through Xyron 5" Creative Station and place on top of the plaque. How quick and easy was that? Super cute and simple.

 Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit the Xyron Facebook Page  for your daily dose of holiday creativity!

Supplies used:
Wood plaque- The Wood Connection
Mica- Melissa Frances

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Turkey Place Cards with Whisker Graphics

Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away but it's never too early to start prepping for the big day. 
Today I'd like to share these cute turkey place card settings using fun colored and patterned bags from Whisker Graphics.

 For the place cards, I cut out a turkey silhouette using a plain paper kraft bag from Whisker Graphics. I then cut an orange striped middy bag in half, gave it an accordion fold and fanned it out. I attached the fan to the turkey silhouette  using Xyron adhesive dots
Next attach a little orange triangle for the beak and print out the names. Attach name plate with a mini clothespin.
For the goodie bag, cut a chevron middy bag into a half circle and attach it to the bag using Xyron adhesive dots. Embellish with a gift tag and divine twine. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Horizontal White Stripe Middy Bag
Orange Polka Dot Middy Bag
Horizontal Orange Stripe Middy Bag
Orange Chevron Middy Bag
Brown Sugar Divine Twine
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Mini Clothespins
Letterpress gift tag- Winnie Press

Monday, November 3, 2014

Camping Party Ensemble with Paper House and Xyron

Welcome to the Great Outdoors Paper House  and Xyron Blog Hop! Be sure to visit the Paper House Blog and Xyron Blog all this week to for your chance to win some awesome prizes!

Today I'd love to show you a fun party ensemble using the Paper House Camping Collection and Xyron Adhesives. This ensemble includes place cards, goodie bags and cupcake toppers. Everything you'll need for a festive outdoorsy party!

The place cards are quick and easy to put together. Using the Paper House Productions Great Outdoors Paper Pad, fold a piece of paper in half and punch the corners of the card with a round punch. Embellish with Paper House Camping Stickers and tie a piece of Natural Solid Divine Twine around the card.

For the goodie bag, I cut out a piece of paper to fit the bag and ran the paper through my Xyron 5" Create-A-Sticker Max and adhered it to the bag. I then embellished it with camping themed stickers from Paper House Productions and tied a bit of bakers twine around the bag.

The cupcake toppers are quick and simple. I attached Paper House Outdoor Die Cuts to a straws using Xyron Adhesive Dots and placed them in the cupcake. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies used:
Xyron 5" Create-A-Sticker Max
Xyron 3/8" High Tack Adhesive Dots
Paper House Productions- Camping Collection
Paper House Productions- Great Outdoors Paper Pad
Paper House Productions- Out in the Country 3D Stickers
Paper House Productions - Roughin' It 3D Stickers
Natural Solid Divine Twine

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vintage Inspired Halloween Banner

I'm so excited to share with you my project for the Xyron and Core'dinationsPetaloo Blog Hop!

I wanted a simple yet unique banner to hang this Halloween and wanted to combine my love of vintage photos of children in costumes with a bit of autumn whimsy. 

Cut five triangles out of Core'dinations Vintage Collections Retro Mod Squad cardstock and sanded the edges. 

Cut Jillian Dot Assorted Pack by Core'dinations into 4"x 6" squares and sand the edges and front of paper using Core'dinations Sand It Gadget.
 After printing out vintage Halloween images, run the photos thoughXyron 5" Create-A-Sticker Max and adhere to the cardstock.

Punch holes through the triangle and rectangle papers and thread bakers twine through them. 
Tie Petaloo Crotchet Lace Fancy Trim in between photos and triangles. Tie a bit of bakers twine around the middle of the lace. Embellish with Petaloo Darjeeling flowers using Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots

Add mini clothespins to the top of the banner and place "Happy Halloween" sentiment on the middle of the banner using Xyron adhesive dots. 
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the Xyron and Core'dinations/Petaloo Blog Hop!
Supplies used:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Elegant Witch Party Ensemble

How fun would it be to gather your favorite girls for a witches tea party? 
Today I have an elegant witch party ensemble I'd love to share with you. I created this using beautiful Whisker Graphics Gold Middy Bags and Xyron Adhesives.
What an honor it was to have this ensemble chosen as the favorite project of Sweetly Chic Events

Instructions for the hat:
Make a cone out of white cardstock, cut Horizontal Stripe Gold Middy Bag in half and cover the cone using Xyron Double Sided Tape to secure it. Cut out  woman silhouette and adhere to the front of the hat. Using scrap paper, cut out a mini hat and place on the silhouette. Embellish with a black feather plume, gem and the number 31. Using Xyron Double Sided Tape, line the bottom and top with tape and place tissue garland towards the top and bottom of the hat. 

Instructions for the goodie bag:
Make a rosette out of scrap paper and place on top of  Metallic Gold Chevron Middy Bag using Xyron Adhesive Dots. Place woman silhouette on top of rosette and embellish with a gem, feather plume and sticker. Add a bit of black basket shred inside the bag.

Instructions for the place setting:
Trace and cut out mask using a Gold Chevron Middy Bag. Punch holes on each side of the mask and thread Black Licorice Divine Twine through and tie in back of the pumpkin. Attach Gold Bitty Bag to wire and punch through the pumpkin. Adhere Halloween sentiment to the bag using Xyron adhesive dots.

Who's coming to my place for witches tea?! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Whisker Graphics Metallic Gold Horizontal Middy Bag
Whisker Graphics Metallic Gold Chevron Middy Bag
Whisker Graphics Metallic Gold Polka Dot Bitty Bag
Whisker Graphics Black Licorice Divine Twine
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Xyron Double Sided Tape
silhouette paper -Be Our Guest
black tissue garland- Zurchers
black pumpkin- Target dollar spot

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Place Setting and Favor Bag

Are you planning a spooky Halloween party? If so, here is a fun and easy place setting and favor bag for your guests! 
For this project, I used Spellbinders Pumpkin Accents die template and the amazing Xyron 5" Creative Station

 Run the pumpkin templates through your die cutting machine. Run two border templates through the Xyron 5" Creative Station. Attach the orange boarder around the black pumpkin. Sprinkle black chunky glitter on the second boarder and attach to the bottom of the favor bag using Xyron Adhesive Dots.
 Attach pumpkin to black striped pattern paper using Xyron Adhesive Dots. Print out name of guests and attach to wire. Stick wire in black pumpkin. Tie ribbon around top of pumpkin

And there you have it! 
Thank you for stopping by! 
Supplies used:
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Spellbinders Pumpkin Accents
Whisker Graphics- Black Polka Dot Bag
vintage Halloween postcard
pattern paper
pumpkin- Target dollar section

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thank You Gift

 Here is a lovely idea for combining a thank you card with a gift using beautiful Anna Griffin pattern paper and adhesives from Xyron

Using a toothbrush, flick paint all over a plain brown kraft bag and let dry. Run strip of burlap through the Xyron 5" Creative Station and adhere the sticky back of the burlap to the front of the bag. Run two pieces of precut paper through the Xyron 5" Creative Station and adhere one piece on top of the other and place on top of the bag. 
Attach thank you sentiment sticker and embellish with enamel dots. 

Pretty quick and easy project, right? :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Supplies used:
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron 3/8" High Tack Adhesive Dots
Pattern paper, die cut sticker-Anna Griffin
Whisker Graphics Plain Kraft Bag
Burlap- DCWV
Enamel dots