Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Xyron/Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Peeps!! I'm so excited to bring to you another fabulous tutorial you can jot down as a "Have too" project. Today I'm featuring a wonderful company called "Paper Smooches" along with"Xyron". Follow this Step Out tutorial to create a beautiful card!!! So lets begin!!

Here is what you will need:
Xyron Creative Station 9"
Xyron Teresa Collins Sticker Maker
Paper Smooched "Spiritual Sampler Stamp Set
Pattern Paper ( I used Docrafts 8x8 Paper stack called "Lincoln Linen")
Matching Cardstock
Doily or Doily Die ( I used Cheery Lynn Designs Doily Die DL102)
A Butterfly Shape ( I used Memory Box Pippi Butterfly Die)
Hot Glue
Flat Backed Pearls
Various Flowers
Pearl Trim
Border Die or punch to cut out a Border ( I used Xcut Border Punch Leafy Lace)

 Step 1: Gather your Supplies and cut your cardstock at 5x7 inches and one pieces of pattern paper at 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Cut another style of pattern paper piece at 7 x 2 1/2 inches. The Burlap is cut at 6 x 2 inches. Also die cut your pieces from dies, punches or electronic cutters. NOTE: I cut my doily out of vellum.

Step 2: Ink all the edges of your paper pieces with a ink of choice I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen.

Step 3: Run your two pattern pieces through the Xyron Creative Station so that they are easy to apply by peel and sticking to you card.

Step 4: Peel and stick down you large pattern piece, then add your piece of burlap. On top add your other piece of pattern paper on top leave a frayed edge of the burlap.

Step 5: Fold you doily in half and adhere down with hot glue.

 Step 6: Punch out your border of choice out of white or colored cardstock and run it through the Xyron Teresa Collins Sticker Maker to create a stick for easy application. Once the border is applied, add a fused beaded trim on top edge.

Step 7:  Add flowers, the cut out butterfly and a piece of feather (optional).

 Step 8: Choose and amazing sentiment for your card using the fabulous Stamp Collection from Paper Smooches. I chose the sentiment "Allow Faith to be your Guide" from the Spiritual Sampler. I stamped the piece onto a matching piece of cardstock, inked the edges, snipped tails at the end and applied to the card with hot glue!!!

Finally add a touch of Flat Back pearl to the lower corner and where ever you want to add them. There you have it!! A beautiful card ready to be sent to that special someone that need God's uplifting grace. I want to send out a THANK YOU to Paper Smooches for such wonderful products to work with and to Xyron for providing amazing tools to help create my projects!!! Be sure to follow all links and if you have any questions please let me know!!!

Your Crafting Designer and Educator
Angela Holt