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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fairy Tea Party

One of the bazillion things I love about having a little girl is all the tea parties we have together. The fun and enchantment of a fairy tea party is especially magical in a flower garden where we take out The Complete Book of Flower Fairies and try to spy a flower fairy or two. 
The party wouldn't be complete without a fairy hat and a treat cup for the fairies. We filled the cups with nuts and know, fairy food. :)

 I put together this Fairy Tea Party ensemble using beautiful papers from Anna Griffin and adhesives from Xyron.

Instructions for the hat:
Using a cone template, trace the pattern paper around the template and cut out. Run a strip of adhesive using the Xyron Mega Runner down the side of the cone, gently roll and secure it together. Adhere Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots around the bottom of the cone and attach floppy blossom ribbon to the dots. Attach ribbon to the top of the hat as well using Xyron adhesive dots.

 Print out "Flower Fairy" and cut out banner style. Adhere floral die cut and flower fairy sentiment to the hat using Xyron adhesive dots.

Instructions the fairy treat cup:
Cut out a strip of paper to the size of your treat cup. Run the strip of paper through the Xyron 5" Creative Station and adhere around the cup. Print out "Fairies Welcome" and cut out banner style. Attach die cut rose and banner to a popsicle stick using Xyron adhesive dots and tuck inside the treat cup. Fill with fairy offerings to attract pixies to your party. :)

 Here's my little one scouting out the perfect spot for our fairy tea party.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you catch a fairy or two!

Supplies used:
Pattern paper, die cut stickers -Anna Griffin
Floppy Blossom Ribbon Melissa Frances

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Birthday Gift Wrapping Ideas


I love beautifully wrapped gifts almost as much as the gift itself!  Here are a couple gift wrapping ideas for you using beautiful papers from Anna Griffin and awesome high-tack adhesives from Xyron

Instructions for the gift box:
Wrap the box using paper from Anna Griffin, run the Xyron Mega Runner around the edges of the paper and secure to the box. Make a rosette out of a strip of paper and adhere to the box using Xyron High-Tack Adhesive Dots. Cut out a square of paper and run it through the Xyron 5" Creative Station and attach to the top of the rosette. Add Xyron adhesive dots to the back of the resin frame and place over the square of paper. Attach birthday sentiment sticker on top of frame and embellish with enamel dots and ribbon.

 Instructions for the birthday tussie mussie:
Trace pattern paper around a cone template and cut out. Using the Xyron Mega Runner, run an adhesive strip down the side of the cone, roll it gently and secure it together. Attach the self adhesive die cut border from Anna Griffin  around the top of the cone. Punch holes on each side of the cone and thread ribbon through it. Attach flower and birthday die cut sticker to front of cone. Add a little basket shred and that's it!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Adhesives: Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron 3/8" High Tack Adhesive Dots
Paper, stickers, borders- Anna Griffin
floppy blossom ribbon, resin frame-Melissa Frances
basket filler

Thursday, September 18, 2014

And The Winner Is....

And the winner of the $25.00 gift certificate to The Wood Connection is.....

Jennifer AndersonSeptember 15, 2014 at 1:01 PM
I am in love with this table and mobile! What a fun idea and thanks for the chance to win. I love Wood Connection! 

Congratulations, Jennifer!  Please send me an email to and I'll send your gift certificate right out to you!

Thanks so much to everyone that entered!