Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mini Pearl and Rhinestone Butterfly Tutorial

Come Check out my Mini Pearl and Rhinestone Butterfly Tutorial!!! You will be making these all the time for your projects!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Not Xyron But Should Be" Pinterest project

Hello Crafty peeps!!! This mini tutorial is brought to you by Angela Holt Designs and Xyron. This is "Not Xyron But Should Be" Pinterest Projects. I have re-created and made 2 new projects inspired Pins from Pinterest that were not created using Xyron. Here are the re-vsamped project I have created with tutorials. Let's begin with what I call my " Filigree Paper Mache Egg" and here is how I did it!!

Supply List:

Xyron Glue Stick
Printed Paper Napkin
Liquid Glue
Metal Filigrees
Hot Glue
plastic egg

 Step 1 paint your plastic egg with Gesso. The choose your paper napkin and grab your Xyron Glue Stick.

Step 2 Apply the Glue stick to the surface of the Egg in sections.

Step 3 Do step 2 over and over until you have completely.
 Step 4 Cover the egg in a liquid glue to seal the egg.

Step 5 Choose your metal filigrees that you want to use as the base. I choose this style of filigree which can be found at Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

 Step 6 I took one filigree and separated the petals by clipping them and cuffing the flower to create a bowl like shape for the egg to set in. I then glued these two pieces together

 Using other filigree pieces and buttons by Miriam's Crafting Supplies I created this cluster piece. Now just glue the egg to the base and glue on the Filigree design and there you have a simple but yet dramatic show piece you can have out for Easter or year round.

 Project 2 is a lovly card I created featuring some amazing companies and teaching you some awesome tutorials!!! Even a NEW and amazing Flower Tutorial! I call this one my " Vellum Rose Card", let's begin

Supply List

Pattern Paper (I used Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection)
Vellum Paper Opaque white
Optional (Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit) by Xyron  I used the liquid Glue from this kit 
Xyron 3inch Sticker Maker
Xyron  1.5" create-a-sticker
Or you can get the amazing 9 inch Creative Station and make stickers of all the card elements.  
A piece of Lace
Flat Back Pearls
White Acrylic Paint
Cherry Lynn Designs Stacker Flower #6 to make the roses
Cherry Lynn Designs Build a Flower #1 to make the stamens and leaves
Embossing Folder ( I used a script one)
1 Distress Marker of your color choice
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst (Alpine ice Rose

 Step 1 Begin my gathering Supplies to create the Vellum Roses. As you see I have a script Embossing folder, vellum and Cherry Lynn Designs Stacker Flower #6

 Step 2: Run the vellum through the embossing folder

 Step 3. Cut about 12 flowers from Cherry Lynn Designs Stacker Flower #6 using the embossed vellum you created.

Step 4 Take a Distress Marker ( I used the color Worn Lipstick) and color the petals. Dont worry if they break off, you will be separating them in the next step. 

Step 5 To help blend the Distress marker and add shimmer I sprayed the petals with Lindy's Stamp Gang "Alpine Ice Rose" Starburst Spray. 

Step 6 NOTE the vellum will roll up but dont worry you can flatten them out and allow some of the rolled petals. It adds to the design of the rose. DO NOT USE A HEAT GUN!!! let dry naturally!!

Step 7 Cut a small circle from card stock and glue using the liquid glue you can find in the wonderful Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit and glue the cut peals onto the circle until you have about 3 layers. As I built the rose, I added less and less petals and this of course is all in how full you want your flower. 

Step 8 Using the fabulous Build a flower Die #1 from Cherry Lynn Designs, create stamens for the centers of the Roses and glue them using liquid glue to the inside of the roses.

Step 9 Cut out the leaves from the same die and other tid bits you may have if you want to add greenery pieces as I have. 

 Step 10 To add a shabby feel to my roses, I used white acrylic paint on the edges of the petals. This softened the color and gave it a shabby feel!!! Such an awesome Design technique.

 Step 11 Gather all your elements for this card, run them through your sticker makers or use the amazing tape runners from Xyron. Begin placing all the elements onto the card in any arrangment you would like!!! The card I made is measured as follows:

Card Base 6 1/4 x 4 1/2  
The Pattern Paper is 6 x 4 1/4

And here is the finished card my Crafty Peeps!!! See once you build your elements, us amazing sticker tools and adhesives from Xyron you can build lovely and elegant cards and projects. !! 

Here is the inspiration card I gathered my design concept from!

I hope this inspires you to create outside the box and to try wonderful products from Xyron to revamp project ideas and create new ones!! Remember to visit Xyron's Blog for exciting and creative ideas from the amazing Design Team Members!!!

Your Professional Crafting Designer and Educator,

Angela Holt

Here was my Inspiration!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Get Organized with G45 and Xyron

Hello Crafty Peeps!!! I'm here to show you a quite and easy way you can "Get Organized with Graphic 45 and Xyron". Follow this quite and easy step by step tutorial to create an awesome organization piece for your scrap table to hold all your tools etc...

Here is what you need:
Xyron Creative Station 9" Sticker Maker
Graphic 45's Botanical Garden Paper Pack
Trims, Laces, Bling and any other decor items you want to use.
Hot Glue

Step 1: Cut your Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers to the size of the tin cans and paint bucket. Then run them through your Xyron Creative Station 9' Sticker Maker to create an easy peel and stick sticker.

 Step 2: Wrap the tins and paint can!

 Step 3: Add trims, laces or any other embelly you want to dress up each can and paint bucket!!

Step 4: Holt Glue the tin cans to the paint bucket at different heights. NOTE: For the ones I have raised higher than the others, you will need to reinforce these can by punching wholes in the top of the tin can and into the paint bucket. I used a drill to do this step!!!I tied it to the paint can with metal wire and them hot glued it as well for added strength.

And that is it!!! You now have a fabulous, decorative organization piece for your craft area that has been re-purposed.

Here are some detailed photos!!

I hope this has inspired you to re-vamp what we normally throw away!!! See it in a new light and help you stay organized in your crafting space!!!

As always crafty hugs,

Your Professional Crafting Artiest and Educator

Angela Holt

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Anna Griffin Blog Hop

 Anna Griffin is one of my all time favorite Artist!!! Her papers are sooo beautiful and detailed. I'm sooooo excited to tell you about WHAT"S NEW with Anna!! The Cards you see below are created with a fabulous NEW product from Anna that is a "Sneak Peek" of what is to come on the 24 hour CRAFT DAY on HSN!!  (Home Shopping Network) that begins on March 24th at Midnight, 12 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST. You will get to see tons of NEW collections ( including Today's Special) and learn some fun NEW techniques to enhance your handmade projects!!

XYRON will be there too!! So stock up on your adhesive needs!!! Be sure to check the link and save the date!!! In the meantime check out all the wonderful products from Anna Griffin over on HSN By clicking HERE!! and or visit her blog at ANNA GRIFFIN


Supply List

New Goodies from Anna Griffin Kit (SHOP HSN)
Xyron Creation Station 9"
Cherry Lynn Designs Build A Flower #1
Flat Backed Pearls
Pop Dots
Lattic Dies cut from Silhouette America Store
Sentiment Stamp
Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit (optional but recommended)~!! I LOVE MINE!! 

Step 1: Gather some supplies in that you need the fabulous tag and 6x6 paper kit from Anna Griffin that can be ordered on March 24th on HSN!! Also dont forget to order your XYRON adhesive too!! Plus if you want to make the fabulous cute flower I did you will need the Cherry Lynn Designs Build a Flower #1

Step 2: Build your flower from the die cuts using the liquid glue you can find in the Teresa Collins adhesive kit at Xyron. Build the layers by stacking them and adding a pearl center and your done with the flower!!! Super Easy!!

Step 3: Take one of the papers from the Anna Griffin Kit and cut out the center. Then ink the inside edges with Versa Mark and emboss the edges with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

Step 4: Cut out a lattice design from your Silhouette Cameo and glue it to the back of the piece of paper you cut the center out of. I used my Xyron Mega Runner to do this.

Step 5:Run the piece that you have sandwiched together through the Xyron Creation Station 9" Sticker Maker and make it into a huge sticker and all you have to do is peel and stick it to you cardstock base!! AMAZING!!! I love easy application!!

Step 6: Use the cutouts from your lattice piece and add pop dots to the back and build a design cluster on the card in the top right hand corner. Also take elements from the papers given to you in the Anna Griffin Kit and fussy cut them out and run them through your Xyron 3" Sticker Maker and make them ready to peel and stick to the card.

Step 7:  Use the Pop Dots that come in the Xyron Teresa Collins adhesive Kit and add 3D to your card by pop dotting elements on the card.

Step 8: Finally use a tag from the Anna Griffin Kit stamp a sentiment on it and back it with a bow and and a flat back pearl and there you have it!!!

There you have it!! A beautiful card created with a stunning collection from Anna Griffin, Fabulous adhesive from Xyron and awesome dies from Cherry Lynn designs.

Check out this 2nd card I made using papers from the same collection!!!

Dont Forget to get all of your Anna griffin supplies at HSN on March 24th!! Also add your XYRON supplies too!!! I hope this SNEAK PEEK plus tutorial inspires you to create and explore new avenues in your card making!!!

Until Next Crafty tutorial

Your Crafting Teacher and Designer

Angela Holt