Saturday, May 9, 2015

Just Hang On Card - Tutorial Using the Xyron Creative Station

Hey everyone! So happy to be blogging today with a card tutorial featuring the new Xyron Creative Station

Cards that show love and support for friends and family are always great to have on hand and I love creating them because they come straight from the heart.  Most of the cards with this theme that I have made in the past tend to have more a a feminine look/feel.  This card gives a more masculine tone to a supportive sentiment using a nautical theme and of course a little grunge!

 My Xyron Creative Station was an essential tool in creating this project as you will see in the following tutorial!

1. Using a paper trimmer cut a 5” x 6” piece of manilla card stock.

2. Using a paper trimmer cut six strips of  Weathered Wood paper - (2) 1.5”x6” (2) 1” x6”

3. Ink each strip of woodgrain paper with Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo ink using a blending tool/foam.

4. Ink edges of each strip lightly with Black Soot ink using a blending tool/foam.

5. Using the Xyron Creative Station loaded with the 9” Permanent Adhesive run the strips through. 

6. Rub the top and around edges of strips and peel off top protective film from the strips. 
7. One at a time remove the strips from the adhesive backing and lay onto the manila card stock leaving a very small space between each strip.
8. Using the PITT Artist black pen fill in the spaces between the strips.
9. Using a die cut machine cut a 3.25” diameter circle from manila card stock.
10. Using a die cut machine and the next smaller circle- cut out the inside of the circle creating a ring.

10a. Ink the ring with Weathered Wood and Broken China distress ink using the blending tool/foam.
11. Cover inked circle with clear embossing power and flick back over scrap paper so some of the powder releases.

12. Heat emboss the powder with heat gun, let cool.
13. Ink cooled circle with Vintage Photo and wipe with a clean rag- the clear embossing powder will create a resist and give the piece a grungy rusted feel.

14. Make holes and  place 4 long fasteners brads through at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock on the ring.

15. Center the smaller circle  die onto the woodgrain background (secure with post-it tape) and run through the die cut machine. 

16. Remove the 9” refill from the Creative Station and replace with the 5” Permanent refill.
17. Using the Xyron Creative Station loaded with the 5” permanent refill - run the circle ring through.

18. Peel the ring from the backer and center onto the wood strip background around the smaller circle hole.

19. Stamp the sentiment on a 2” x 4”  piece of vellum with Versafine black ink, cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.

20. Using the Xyron Mega Runner-place adhesive around the edges of the backside of the vellum and center onto the corrugate card base.

21. Using the Xyron Creative Station (with 5” Permanent refill) run the entire woodgrain background piece through. 

22. Rub the top and around edges of strips and peel off top protective film.
23. Remove the background piece and center onto corrugate card base- ensuring the sentiment is centered within the opening of circle ring.

24. Trim edges to fit card.

25. Mask off the Cargo stencil with post it tape and apply Black Soot distress ink to the numbers in various corners of the card.

26. Add the fish netting rope and sailor’s knot as a finishing embellishment using hot glue.

Xyron Products Used: 
Xyron Creative Station, Xyron 5” Permanent Refill, Xyron 9” Permanent Refill, Xyron Mega Runner

Other Products Used:
Creative Vision Stamps Just Hang On, Ranger manilla card stock, Cloud9Design Weathered Wood Paper( goldenrod), Ranger Distress ink (Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo, Broken China), Ranger blending tool/foam, Tim Holtz Idea-ology long fasteners,  Spellbinders Circle Dies, Bazzill 40 lb Vellum, Versafine black onyx ink, Ranger clear embossing powder, Recollections Corrugate Card (Kraft), Faber Castell  PITT Artist Black Pen B, Milwaukee Heat Gun, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Cargo (THS01), Recollections Rope, Craft Fish Netting, Fishers Guillotine Trimmer, Tim Holtz Vagabond

Thanks for checking out this tutorial, your comments below are welcomed and encouraged!  If you haven't seen the videos introducing the new Xyron Creative Station and all it's versatility be sure to check out my videos here.

Challenges entered: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


  1. OH MY GOSH, Pam! This is a work of art. I was convinced the wood pieces were actually wood until I read your detailed tutorial. Just beautiful.


  2. That is awesome. I too thought it was real wood until I read your post. Gorgeous work and I love that quote.

  3. This is seriously AWESOME!!! It looks so cool & realistic! Thanks for the tutorial too!!! I'm gonna have to try this!!! LOVE it! :) Have a great day! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous

  4. A great creation for our challenge, Pam, the planking behind this great sentiment is wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesay challenge!

  5. Love your card and tutorial! You have a real knack at explaining your techniques; I'm off to read more posts from you. Thanks for sharing your ideas, experience, and knowledge!

  6. Awesome tutorial!! Love how you made the porthole!! Very cool!

  7. Fabulous card Pam, some great techniques.Thanks for the tutorial,
    Katrina x


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