Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Xyron and Globecraft Memories: Day Two, A date to remember

We're creating with our friends from Xyron all this week! We're so excited to share some inspiring projects and tips and tricks for using Xyron adhesive products with Globecraft Memories' Piccolos, Enamel Powders, and more!

After checking out all our projects here, head on over to the Xyron blog for more crafty inspiration!

Today, Linda Neff and Charlotte Jenkins share two cute projects that can work together!:

Hello, Charlotte here with you today to share a quick and easy gift bag using Piccolo Enamel Powder, Piccolo Card Decor and More Chipboard Charms, Xyron Permanent Adhesive Glue Stick and the Xyron Create a Sticker.

Globecraft Products
Piccolo Vintage Cooper Enamel Powder
Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive
Card Decor and More Birds and Butterflies Flourish

Xyron Products
Xyron Permanent Adhesive Glue Stick
Xyron Create a Sticker

Other Products
Tim Holtz Distress ink Aged Mahogany
Tim Holtz Regal Flourish Stamp
Scor-Pal Scoreboard
TPC Studio Boho Blooms Stamp
Bo Bunny Paper

Place a template on a piece of 12X12 paper. Trace the template. Make sure to mark folding lines. You can download a template online. I created my own for this project.

Cut out template with scissors. Using a scoreboard, score all lines. Fold all score lines as seen in the above photo or on the template pattern.

Ink a large word stamp with embossing ink. Stamp onto the front panel of the bag. Immediately after stamping the image, sprinkle Vintage Copper Enamel Powder over the stamped image and emboss the image. When cool, stamp a flourish stamp on the front panel with ink.
You are ready to start assembling the bag.  Run the Xyron glue stick over the 1/4" edge flap on the bag. Align edges together and adhere the edges together using the glue stick. Fold bottom flaps in and glue the flaps down with the glue stick. When bag is assembled, distress the edges of the bag with distressing ink.

Stamp a sentiment on a small piece of coordinating paper. Cut around the sentiment, using scissors. For this bag, I decided to cut out a circle. Distress the edges of the circle with distressing ink. I used the Xyron Create a Sticker to make a quick and easy sentiment sticker. Peel off the sticker from the Xyron paper and attach the sticker directly to the bag! No messy glue or runner tape..perfect! 

Add a paper bloom with the Xyron Glue Stick. Carefully remove a bird from the Piccolo Birds, Butterflies and Flourishes Piccolo Card Decor and More chipboard charms Ink the bird with coordinating ink and adhere to the bag using the Xyron glue stick.

Fold the top flap back over the bag opening. Punch two holes on the top of bag. Make sure to punch through all layers of the bag with the hole punch. Next, thread a coordinating ribbon through the holes and tie a bow.

Finished...easy, quick and pretty for the perfect gift..... Thanks for stopping by

Hi! It's me again - Linda. I'm so excited to share with you a project using Globecraft Memories and Xyron. This hop is doubly-delicious for me because I am a member of both teams and just love their products so much!

If you haven't heard, my daughter, Rachel, became engaged this week while on a cruise with her boyfriend, Kyle, in Alaska. It was a surprise to her and we're so thrilled about it! You can see the proposal here: In honor of their day I made a little keepsake remembrance from an Altoid tin that's been sitting around in my studio forever!

The tin is sprayed with gold paint (probably five years ago!) to start. I grabbed some pretty papers from my scrap bin (sorry, I don't know the company); knew I saved them for a reason. Scraps are the perfect size for working with these little tins. I traced the tin to make a template and cut the paper to fit. I gathered all my products I wanted to use and spread them on my desk. All the edges are inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I distressed the edges on a few here and there with an edge distresser. The cute paper cut outs are from Crafty Secrets Altered Fairies and Vintage Photos. The Piccolo set used here is Card Decor Set #1.

After all the pieces were inked I dipped the Piccolo pieces into clear embossing powder and heat set. I love the natural, raw look of the Piccolo so tend to use these unpainted, but the inked edges and clear embossing powder really make them POP on a project.
The papers get run through my Xyron 2.5 Create-a-Sticker - perfect size for Altoid tin paper and it really, really sticks nicely.
I love my corrugated cardboard hearts - they've nearly become a go-to embellishment for me. And with the new Fairy Wings from Globecraft - well, they look super cute! I inked the wings a little and clear embossed them as well. Then I like to sprinkle on just a pinch of our Pure Gold Glitter; reheat slightly so the glitter gets embedded in the embossing enamel. Look how cool and sparkly! I added a brushing of Glossy Glastique to the finished wings to help protect them and to make them more durable.
I wanted to add some texture to the Altoid tin so used our Vintage Copper enamel powder on the edges. It really added the texture I was looking for.
After that I just played with all my pretty bits until it felt right. I'm in love! I even decided to add a teeny-tiny calendar with the date circled in the mix. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. That little piece of sheet music on the front is in honor of Kyle who is a singer and songwriter.

I think I'll be making a few more of these in different themes! How about you?
Stop on over to my blog to see another Globecraft Memories and Xyron combination project!

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Caryn S said...

These projects are fantastic! I've seen (and drooled over!) Globecraft products before but I never realized there was so much. The Altoid tin was really impressive to me, I love altered items and love how the enamel powder was used to create texture.

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

what wonderful all the emblishments

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

I love using Xyron for my cards, sentiments, emblishments, albums, borders, making pop dots..and so much more...Stuck on Xyron and Xyron sticks for me.

Dorina D said...

love the tin-tutorial. So clever. Loved the tip about doing the side with embossing poweders. It looks great. The gift bag was marvelous and also had a great tutorial. Loved the ease of it.

Dorina D said...

Loved today's projects. The gift bag is adorable and the tutorial was excellent. Loved the altoid tin. Such a cute idea and so fun and great memories. Love Xyron. I use the X or 2.5 or 5" on cards and scrapbooking. I use it for intricate cuts, lettering and little bitty pieces. & If I was smart, I'd use it for a whole lot more. So much easier then glue.