Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Merry Little Christmas...with Craftwell and Xyron

Christmas will be here before we know it. Get a jump start on those Christmas greetings with Craftwell dies and Xyron of course!

Xyron Creative Station, Xyron 5” Permanent Adhesive Cartridge. Xyron 9” Permanent Adhesive Cartridge, Xyron 3" Sticker Maker
Other Products Used:
Craftwell Teresa Collins Thankful Holiday Dies, Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, DCWV Stack, Perfect Pearls Mint Green, Green Patina, Sizzix embossing folder, Neenah Solar White card stock, Tim Holtz Idea-ology stars, Ranger Brushed Pewter Alcohol ink, Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink, Brilliance Silver Ink, Archival Black Ink, Stickles Silver

Step-by-Step Tutorial 

Set up Craftwell small tree die to cut from glitzy patterned paper. 

Run through die cut machine twice to ensure a good clean cut. 

Cut a 4.25” x 5.5” of white card stock and ink direct to paper with Mowed Lawn Distress ink. 

While the ink is still wet on the paper apply Perfect Pearls to entire piece to add shimmer and glitz. 

Place inked piece into embossing folding and run through die cut/embossing machine.

Using a small flat sponge apply Hero Arts White Unicorn ink to embossed areas-small dots.

Repeat step 6 with Brilliance ink 

Run piece through the Xyron Creative Station loaded with the 5” Permanent adhesive cartridge.

Cut a coordinating piece of patterned card stock slightly larger than you main piece and adhere main piece. 

Run the three trees cut in step one through the Xyron Creative Station loaded with the 5” Permanent adhesive cartridge. 

Adhere trees to card front, slightly overlapping. 

Apply a small amount of Brushed pewter alcohol ink to the Tim Holtz Idea-ology stars and let dry. 

Run the small star pieces through the Xyron 3” Sticker Maker. 
Adhere stars to tops of trees.

Apply small dots of silver Stickles to trees for added dimension and allow to dry thoroughly. 

Load the Xyron Creative Station with the 9” Permanent Adhesive cartridge. 

Run the entire piece through the Xyron Creative Station loaded with the 9” cartridge. 
Adhere piece  to a piece a white card base cut slightly larger than finished piece.
Stamp Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas in Archival Black onto white card stock and flag. Cut out and flag each end-ink edges with green ink.

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