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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teresa Collins/CardMaker blog hop

Hello Crafty Peeps!!! Your Xyron Designer here ready to show you a fabulous Step out tutorial using some amazing products from Teresa Collins. I'm showcasing to you Teresa's fabulous new collection called " You Are My Happy". So lets begin with this tutorial!!

Teresa Collins "You Are My Happy" Paper Collection
Teresa Collins Designs - Basically Essential Collection - 12 x 12 Stencil - Damask
Xyron Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit 
Xyron 1.5" create-a-sticker maker
Xyron 3" Create a sticker Maker ( One of my favorite tools!!!!)
Ribbon and trims
Hot Glue
Adhesive Bling
Flat backed Pearls
Scoring Board for the fan folding
A wood frame (found at Michales)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Fuzzy Navel Peach Star Burst Spray
White Gesso
Gold Acrylic Paint Dauber (Ranger industry product)
String Pearl
Paper Flowers

Step 1 You will first prepare you frame by painting 2 coats of White Gesso on the the frame and then adding drops of the Lindy's Stamp Gang Fuzzy Navel Peach Spray all over the frame. Take your Gold Acrylic Paint Dauber and add gold around all the edges!! Then take the Teresa Collins Damask Stencil and ink in various places along the frame.

Step 2 Cut 2 pieces of patter paper in the length of 12 inches and the width will be determined according to the frame you choose.The top half rosette was cut 2 x 12 inches. With my frame My other piece was cut at 3 3/4 inches wide by 12 inches long.

Step 3: Score both pieces of paper at 1/4 inches and then fan fold the pieces.

Step 4:  Glue the half rosette to the top of the of the other scored piece of paper. Then Cut to size from another pattern piece paper a back for the frame.

Step 5: Place the piece inside the frame. Then line the frame with the string pearls.

Step 6: To build the small banner you see below you will need to cut out of pattern paper 5 x 1 3/4 inch piece and then mat it with a larger piece. You will run these piece through the Xyron 3" Create a Sticker. Add a ribbon bow and your choice of flower to the center of the bow.

Step 7: Now begin adding details to the piece by using frames and Teresa Collins's fabulous Liquid Glue in her Xyron Adhesive Kit. Add elements such as flowers, flat backed pearls, a mini banner even frame out the photo with one of the frames provided in the paper collection.

Now here are the photos of the complete project in all its details!!!

I hope this inspires you to think "OUTSIDE THE BOX" and try new ideas with wonderful products and must have tools. Be sure to check out Xyron's Blog for tons more inspiration from all the Xyron Designers. Also if you like this paper collection visit Teresa Collins page to order this and many other wonderful collections. If you have any questions please let me know!!

Until Next Crafty Tutorial,

Your Professional Crafting Educator and Designer
Angela Holt

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Complete Altered Ballet Shoe Tutorial

Hey Crafty Peeps!!! I want to share with you how you can Create and altered your very own Custom Ballet Show. NOPE, you dont need to buy any shoes. I show you how to make them!! So let begin this amazing creative UP-CYCLE project that features on of my most favorite companies, Graphic 45.

Okay So lets begin building the shoes mold! Below is a complete step by step video to show you from beginning to end on how to build and mold your very own ballet show using only 2 products!!!! OLD NEWSPAPER AND MASKING TAPE!!!!!

Here is the video!!!

Now that you have your Mold made, which I see you making all sorts of styles with that easy tutorial, we now have to decorate the Shoe!!!

I used the fabulous and one of my MOST FAVORITE paper collections Graphic 45's "Botanical Tea". I show you in the video From Beginning to end on how to decorate your shoe!!!

How Cool was that? Now here are the photos of my Altered Ballet Shoe!!!

I hope this creation and step by step tutorials inspire you to Think outside the box and to explore your talents in a whole new way!!! Let me know if you have any questions about any of the steps you had seen in the videos!!! Until next fabulous tutorial!!!

Your Professional Crafting Educator and Designer

Angela Holt