Xyron is participating in the Spellbinders 2015 Summer Road Trip Blog Hop. There are 11 companies and amazing tutorials that will be shared over the course of the next three days. Our friends at Spellbinders have provided two of our Design Team members with dies and as you will see, they work so well with Xyron adhesive! They have also come out with a new machine, Sapphire! Sapphire is an easy to use manual die cutting machine for beginners that cuts and embosses paper and other materials. It cuts and embosses using dies up to 2 1/4” wide with the turn of a handle. It also has coordinating Sapphire™ blue dies. You can use the machine with the NEW blue Sapphire die templates, as well as with most Spellbinders and other leading dies. The Sapphire™ machine and the Sapphire™ dies are sold exclusively at Jo-Ann craft stores and Joann.com. Visit www.SpellbindersCreativeArts.
There are giveaways from Xyron and Spellbinders at the end of this post so stick with me ok!
Now let me show you what I created. I used my new Xyron Creative Station to create a mini album with the Spellbinders Sapphire Simply Tags dies.
One of the things I love is that the inner die fits perfectly on the outer tag dies. It's perfect for card sentiments or for my mini album to indicate locations. My daughter is galavanting all over Europe at the moment. It's her last summer of freedom before heading back to graduate school and then work to pay off all her college debt. She is half way through her trip now. I am selecting one photo from each location for the mini album.
So here is how I created my mini album.
Imaginisce Perfect Vacation 6 x 6 Pattern Paper Pad, Die cuts
Bazzill cardstock in a navy blue
Step 1. I opened a word doc and typed up all the locations leaving enough room around them to be able to die cut them out. Then I selected the inner dies I wanted to use. To keep the dies from moving when I die cut them, I used washi tape to keep them in place. Just be careful not to put washi tape over the printed text. I used a blue cardstock with the outer dies.
Step 2. I ran the printed text die cuts through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered them on their blue die cut counterpart. I have the 5" permanent adhesive in my Xyron Creative Station at the moment. The new Creative Station will work with both the 5" and 9" cartridges that fit the older style models. One machine that does the work that 2 machines used to! Once the text was adhered to the blue die cut tags, I ran them through my Xyron Creative Station again.
Step 3. I trimmed some pattern papers to 4x6 size. This will closely fit the Graphic 45 chipboard mini album I am using. I swapped out the 5" cartridge for the 9" cartridge and ran my pattern papers and some photos through. With the Xyron adhesive I don't have to worry about glue ripples. I get smooth edge to edge adhesive coverage.
Step 4. I adhered the papers or photos on the chipboard and using a scissors, trimmed away the excess. Then I cleaned up the edges with my Imaginisce d-stress tool. The d-stress tool came in handy too for cleaning up the holes as well. In this photo, you can see how little I had to trim away.
The hardest part of this project was selecting only one photo from each location! It will be easy for my daughter to add more photos later if she wants.
Now for the fun part!
Spellbinders is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the festivities. To enter the contest, please click on this link .
For this hop there will be 3 daily winners chosen and 1 Grand Prize winner:
The daily winners will receive product from each of the companies featured on that day. For example, the Day 2 winner will receive the products from May Arts, DecoArt, Chameleon, AND Xyron, AND the Spellbinders Sapphire dies. Since I featured the new Xyron Creative Station, that is what Xyron is giving away!
The Grand Prize winner will receive product from companies from all 3 days + a Sapphire machine.
Be sure to check out the other partners participating today to see their creations and enter their giveaways!
Karen Jiles (designing for Xyron)
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