Monday, April 16, 2012

Xyron Design Team Call

Ok, I did it!  Yes, I took the leap and applied to the Xyron DT. I use Xyron in practically every creation I make and I really love the stuff, so I thought why not at least give it a try. J
Here are my projects, let me know what you think!
Project #1:

I picked these letters up at Hobby Lobby several months ago for my granddaughter and have been meaning to decorate them.  I have this beautiful Best Creations ‘A Walk in the Garden” paper  that I got from Ericas Craft Room and it seemed the perfect colors for her room.
I laid the letters face down on the paper and traced the outlines.  After cutting out the letters, I ran them through the Creatopia and applied to the wood letters. I could not believe how easy it was.
The striped paper already has glitter on the paper, so I chose to use some enamel accents to add a little 'oomph' to the polka dot paper.  I inked up the edges and added some ribbon, from my stash, and made a pretty bow.  (Not sure if you can see it in the pictures or not. Only some of the dots have enamel accents  randomly placed.)

I still felt like it needed a little extra.So I added a Rosette cut at 1 inch with the coordinating paper from the letter ‘s’ and used the itop to make a brad to finish it off the ‘L’.
For the ‘S’, I found this butterfly I had saved from my daughters bridal shower, but it was HOT pink. So a little ink, some embossing powder and it helped the whole thing come together. She loves it!

Project #2
This is a project I have been working on for a while now. I seem to pick it up, do a little and then put it back down and now it is finally finished.  My youngest daughter is a HUGE Twilight fan.  I was able to get this paper from Erica’s Room and used it to make this book for my daughter.
This started as a wood, not chipboard book.  I laid all the wood on the paper, traced and ran all the papers though my 5” Xyron sticker maker.  Makes life so easy! 
I was not happy with the wood edges showing so taking my ribbon, I ran it through my 1.5 inch sticker maker and added it to the edges. What I did learn is to run it through the permanent adhesive though and not the repositionable.
I used several Cricut cartridges during the making of this project. (Paper Trimmings, Love Struck, Best of 2008.)  Xyron was used to put all the piercings together. 
 Clear enamel was used to set off the white on the checkerboard heart. It does not show really well in the picture.
 In this photo, I took a pearl button, added some black enamel to make it black and added some red glaze. I topped it off with red bling. Then random red and black ribbon was used to bind the book together.
 Here is the back page. I love the finished project and so does my daughter.

Project #3
Two weeks ago we were in Disney world and this is a layout I did when we returned as well as the autograph book I made prior to the trip for my granddaughter to get the characters signatures.
Several of the pieces for the layout were cut using Cricuts Mickey and Friends cartridge. Other embellishments were cut from the paper pack and added using Xyron adhesive. Additional enamel, stickles, assorted bling, ribbon were added to brighten up the page and make it fun.  I think it worked. J
 The autograph book was made using Zutter book covers. I traced then cut out the paper pieces for my front, back and inside covers. 
 The pieces were then run through the Xyron Creatopia.  I then cut several additional embellishments from different Disney paper I had, ran then though Xyron and attached them. Added some ribbon, also ran through the Xyron and binded it all together with the Zutter Bind it all.
Since I knew my granddaughter would be constantly handling the book and I wanted it as a keepsake, I used Decoupage over the inside and outside of the front covers. So when she spilled stuff on it, or touched with her sticky ice cream fingers, it was easy to just wipe clean with no problem at all!
When we returned I added some Disney characters to coordinate with where they had signed. Some of these don’t stick so well, so of course, through the Xyron they go!

Thanks for looking and wish me luck! Xyron is a product I believe in and it would be a great opportunity to be part of their team.

Suzy’s Crafts



Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

OOOO...stunning letters... The Rosette is beautiful.. Your Granddaughter is going to love it, do you know who else would love daughter HALEY okay so You need a H and W LOl..Xyron products and great tip about using permanant and not repositional adhesive.. Love your LO and Disney book and MY FAVORITE is your daughter's Twilight BOOK... LOVE IT ALL!!! You should be proud of yourself!! Hope you make the Team Good LUCK!!! FINGERS,TOES CROSS...

Docerela said...

Very cool looking projects. Great LO's. Goog Luck


Connie said...

OMG love your items! They would be lucky to have you! My fav is the Twilight book! I admit it I am team Edward!! Big Twihard here!!

cema1cema said...

Love all your projects!! Great letters! and Love the twilight book!!! Christina

Georgiana said...

Good luck with the Design Team. With all these fabulous projects I am sure you will be selected.

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Anonymous said...

These are impressive articles. Keep up the sunny handiwork.