Fawn: November 2014


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