Hello! It is time for another Cardmaker Blog Hop. The Cardmaker girls received some awesome products from Xyron. Thanks Xyron! So we are having a blog hop today to show off the cards we made.
Here are the Xyron Products I used on my projects today:
the Creative Station: this product blows my mind!the Mega Runner: the best tape runner I have used
Creative Station---> Since I am a figure-it-out-yourself-and-if-you-run-into-problems-look-for-a-video kind of person :), I found a great video on how to use the Creative Station on the Xyron Video page. It is a cinch! You can also find wonderful ideas and inspiration on their Blog.
My machine came loaded with permanent adhesive inside. Just place the item you want to make sticky all the way into the machine (as shown), crank the handle clock-wise and the items come out the other side. When they come through the back, press the clear bracket down and slide the blade across to cut the paper. (NOTE: The paper will be sticky on the back so always put the side you want to be sticky facing down into the machine.)
Then you end up with something that looks like this:
But, with this same machine you can change out the Permanent Adhesive cartridge to add in a Repositional Adhesive, a Magnet backer (great for creating magnets from photos); a Laminate Cartridge, and a Laminate/ Permanent Adhesive Cartridge (which has laminate on top and the adhesive on bottom.) Love that!
Here are a few projects I made with the Xyron products:
For the first one, I used the smooth-as-butter Mega runner to add paper to a chipboard tag. To create the glittery ornament, I die cut it using my Silhouette machine (Ornament Set: Samantha Walker). Then, I took the ornate cut and ran it through my Creative Station to apply adhesive to the back. Placing the sticky side up I sprinkled glitter all over the die cut. The glitter attached to EVERY spot of the diecut and did not come off.
I ran the die cut through the Creative Station again (glitter side UP!) to get perfect adhesive coverage on the back of it so I could attach it to the ornament base that I cut from neutral cardstock. After assembling the ornament, I added some rhinestones and pearls before adding to the tag:
Next, I have a card using glitter again. I created the card base by adhering the patterned paper to the card using the Mega Runner. After I die cut the tree image (Samantha Walker: 3 Christmas trees: Silhouette), I ran it through the Creative Station one time to add the glitter. Then, I used the Glue Stick to adhere it to the card base. Then, I added the glitter tree on top using foam tape to get some dimension. I am lovin' the glittery tree!:
Here is another very ornate die cut image that I cut using my Silhouette (Birds on a Branch by Hero Arts) that I have avoided using because I didn't want to try to add liquid adhesive to the back of every leaf and I was sure a tape runner would rip it. It was simple using the Creative Station:
Head on over to these blogs to see what the rest of the Cardmaker girls made with their Xyron products:
Thanks to Xyron for the wonderful products featured on today's post! Thanks for stopping by!