Friday, May 29, 2015

Make sticky die-cuts with the Xyron Creative station.

In the build up to Father's day I created these quick and easy gift card envelope using my Xyron Creative Station. I used my Permanent Adhesive cartridge to add adhesive to my cardstock before die-cutting some delicate and detailed words. By adding the adhesive first and then cutting my words, I avoid a mess trying to get adhesive onto my words afterwards. So quick and easy!
It’s that time of the year that we are celebrating dad’s all around thew world – your earthly or heavenly Father – we all have one or know one that has blessed our lives with goodness, kindness and love. So create something to celebrate him, or just spoil him with something special.
Here’s how…
Step 1 – Take some white cardstock and add colouring using inks and mists.
Add the permanent adhesive cartridge to your Xyron Creative Station.
Step 2 - insert the coloured cardstock face up through your Xyron – remember the adhesive is added
to the bottom part so whatever you want to be visible needs to face upwards.
Step 3 - Remove the plastic piece from the front of your coloured cardstock piece.
Position the die you want to use to cut your words onto the coloured and now sticky backed cardstock piece.
Step 4 - Send the die and cardstock through your die-cutting machine to cut the words.
Step 5 - Carefully remove the cut word from the backing sheet.
TIP:
The die-cut word is now cut and has adhesive on it – you can simply adhere it to your project.
This is an amazing way to add adhesive to those delicate and detailed die-cuts without adding glue after cutting them – no mess and no fuss.
TIP: Do not worry if the word does not cut right through the plastic backing at the back. All you need is for the die to cut through the cardstock.
You want the adhesive on the back of the cardstock that makes adhering ithe words really easy.
I love how the Xyron makes my creative life so much easier – I don’t have to battle with delicate die-cuts and glue – the Xyron does it all for me!

What have you done with your Xyron today?
And if you don’t own one – then head on over to your local craft store or order it from www.chiswick.co.zawww.chiswick.co.za

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Modern Vintage an Antique Bazaar Layout.

Fancy a bit of a vintage layout, then the new Kaisercraft paper range is just for you. Perfect for those old photographs that need a little something special, and even some colour without being overwhelming.
When I first saw this range I had my doubts, but the more I used it the more I realised how versatile it is. I have made several layouts with it and they are all totally different from each other, each with its own unique feel and look.
For this single page I layout I used some of the papers and cut different width strips and lined them all up in different heights on the left hand side of my layout. I wanted to use an enlarged photo on the right hand side so this made the most sense. The paper strips offers some colour – a beautiful golden yellow, gorgeous patina turquois and then some old red.
On top of the strips I layered some clock circles cut and punched from the patterned paper. I used 3 clock circles, and then added a fourth circle element cut on my Silhouette machine. Notice how even though I added a fourth element how they balance each other out. The two cream clocks, and then the two black circle elements. I still kept my cluster closely together and added other elements to break things up a bit, like the die cut element, sewing and diamanté.
As a finishing touch and to add some pattern to the background, I added stamping and stencilling.
And in the end I really love this layout – old and yet new at the same time. Perfect for vintage memories and the men in your life – it all depends on how you use the paper stash t create the mood and feel you want to convey.
We hope you love this range as much as we do!

How to turn your die-cuts into stencils using the Xyron Creative Station.

Up oin the Chiswick blog, I am creating with the Xyron Creative Station and Repositionable Adhesivemaking my own stencils. Head on over to the blog to see more...
http://www.chiswick.co.za/uncategorized/making-stencils-using-the-xyron-creative-station/
Such an amazing product that can be used with all my die-cuts turning them into some pretty amazing and useful scrapbooking tools. I am lost without it.
Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yummy Stamped Serviettes!

I am up over on the ImagineCrafts blog with this little altered serviette project.
I love the versatile ink range by Tsukineko making it easy to alter home decor project, fabric and paper.
Hop on over to the blog for the full step x step on how i created these...
White is such an amazing blank canvas – from cardstock to canvas to fabric. White enables you to create and alter whatever you can dream up. For those special afternoon tea time treats on the patio I altered some white linen serviettes to make them a bit more special.
Imagine Crafts Featuring Tsukineko
Other Supplies: Stamps: Silhouette: Dina Wakeley, Stars Unknown, Serviettes, Clothing Iron