Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Xyron and Spellbinders Blog Hop

Hello blogging friends! Exciting things are happening this week... It's the Spellbinder's Partner Blog Hop!!!


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.com/Sapphire to learn more. 

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. 

Supplies:
Imaginisce Perfect Vacation 6 x 6 Pattern Paper Pad, Die cuts
Bazzill cardstock in a navy blue
twine

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!

May Arts

DecoArt
Chameleon
Karen Jiles (designing for Xyron) 

For the contest rules please click here.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Marcia

119 comments:

  1. WOW - what a FABULOUS idea for documenting your daughter's adventures!!!
    I would struggle choosing just one photo!!! ... perhaps she can use your pages as an index and add some of her favourite moments later :)

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  2. Loved this album,.,really liked how you labeled the pics with the tags.

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  3. Love these photo tags! This is an amazing idea! I'm going to try this! Thanks for a beautiful idea!

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  4. What an interesting trip, and wonderful memories you have created. Love the bright colors . Thanks for sharing your incredible instructions.

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  5. Love your album! What a great use of the tags! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Wow, I love how you used these tag dies. Great idea! And what a fun trip!

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  7. Love the tag die album. I think I need to upgrade my xyron to the creative station thanks for sharing

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  8. What a neat idea, I am sure your daughter will treasure this! thanks for the tutorial and tips,have a wonderful day!

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  9. great projects!! thank you for giving us the chance to win.

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  10. Such beautiful work here. Great ideas too!

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  11. Such a wonderful album! Xyron makes it so easy!

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  12. Brilliant use of the tag dies. x

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  13. LOVE your mini and I absolutely MUST HAVE that new Xyron machine!!! LOVE that it takes the place of 2 of the older ones!!! Spacesaver!! TFS!

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  14. Fun tag ideas! What a special project!

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  15. Such a wonderful minialbum, that your daughter will definitely love, I´m sure. That machine really looks awesome and I can see some great benefits from being able to use both sizes in the same machine.

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  16. What a wonderful "welcome home" present. to have something on hand as you get off the plane to show people where you were is a great idea.
    thanks for sharing the details on making this album.

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  17. What a beautiful mini album; I so want to make one! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  18. this is so neat, very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Awesome album! I want to go on that trip and I want a Xyron Creative Station! I guess I want it all!

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  20. Your mini album is so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I love your little album. Yes choosing just one photo of each location would be mind boggling, but what a job you did. Thanks for sharing your little album and all the tips. I'm now wanting that Xyron work station..................awesome!

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  22. Such a cool and cute album!!! Love it. Thanks so much for sharing this idea.

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  23. Terrific albums- I'm ready to go see England!

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  24. What an original idea ! It will be a great present to treasure for your daughter !
    Is she coming to Belgium too ?!

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  25. Wow, I love how you used these tag dies. Great idea!

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  26. love your album and good idea with the tags. a nice gift or remembrance , and a brag album to show friends..well done

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  27. Love your album!! Great ideas using the tags as a remembrance!! THS

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  28. Amazing and colorful album! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Amazing and colorful album! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Wonderful mini album...didn't you just love Edinburgh?

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  31. What a cool idea! Going to lift this one for sure! Thanks for sharing with us here today!

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  32. What a great project. I struggle with tags. Thanks so much for sharing and the easy to follow tutorial.

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  33. Lucky girl to be traveling to so many places and awesome mom for making this great mini album. I am sure she will love having it on her desk to remind her of the great time she had. :)

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  34. Fabulous album. I like how the tags stack.

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  35. Thanks for that terrific mini and tutorial. I think it is "scrap liftable"! LOL

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  36. What a great way to show off special photos, easy to carry and share. Your tutorial was easy to follow. Can't wait to try this one!

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  37. What a lovely and fun project! Thank you.

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  38. Nice little homecoming surprise for her. Very thoughtful.

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  39. Fabulous idea! I'll do this project! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. This little tag album is soooo cute! Great tutorial, too! Thank you!

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  41. BEAUTIFUL! thank you for the inspiring post!

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  42. I love these die shapes, and they works so well in your album!

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  43. I like the size of this! Fun idea for preserving memories!

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  44. Your daughter is sure to cherish this adorable little album! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  45. How lucky to get to travel Europe like that! What a great way to make a memory last too!

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  46. What a clever way to make a travel tag book. Think of all those memories.

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  47. Great ideas, can't wait to try them!

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  48. Love your travel tag book! Such a fun reminder of your daughter's trip!

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  49. Great project, thanks for sharing.

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  50. Great project, thanks for sharing.

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  51. What a beautiful way to save the memories. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  52. Wonderful, amazing, outstanding, fantastic, stunning and so creative!

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  53. Wonderful, amazing, outstanding, fantastic, stunning and so creative!

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  54. Hi Marcia!!! I love your tutorial !! this new Xyron Creative Station is the most incredible machine !! I would like to have and making a lot of projects!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

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  55. Beautifully done. Awesome project

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  56. I have a ton of stuff from Spellbinder and tags like this are always so useful. I have mixed and matched for years so the fun never ends.... Beata

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  57. A great way to remember your trip!!

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  58. Amazing and simple, love the new Xyron machine.

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  59. cool album; jealous of your trip!

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  60. What an awesome mini album!!!! I love the tag dies too. Am going to have to totally check out the Xyron Crative Station. Your daughter will love this precious gift!

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  61. What a really cute quick tag mini! Love its clean lines and look.
    Tracey

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  62. What a really cute quick tag mini! Love its clean lines and look.
    Tracey

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  63. Love these dies! Such an easy way to create tags. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

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  64. Love these dies! Such an easy way to create tags. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

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  65. Fun mini album! I love the embellishments and patterned papers. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Tags are always so much fun! Love the detailed instructions.

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  67. Great projects! Thanks for sharing this inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com
    Florida

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  68. What a great and wonderful way to hold on to holiday memories.

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  69. What a cute mini album and what a great trip for you! The Xyron Creative Station looks like a real time-saver and a great size for all sorts of projects.

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  70. What a cute album. The Xyron Creative Station would be a wonderful tool to have.

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  71. Great mini album and use of this cool gadget. Love it

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  72. How fun and great for
    her as you've started
    it! Looks great.
    Carla from Utah

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  73. Love this mini album with the clean and crisp names of each picture location. Wonderful job and great tutorial

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  74. Such a cute album! The tags dies are so cute! Love that machine! it looks sooo awesome :)

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  75. These are fabulous tags. What a great way to remember a vacation. Well done.

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  76. Terrific mini album with all beautiful tags and what an awesome tool to use in! Just love every element you puut in!

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  77. My son's travelling at the moment and you've given me some ideas with this so I can surprise him for his birthday. Thanks. Also I agree that these dies are perfect for this project.

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  78. Very beautiful album.I never such a machine is not used. I liked the commentary. Thank you.

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  79. Very beautiful album.I never such a machine is not used. I liked the commentary. Thank you.

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  80. Great way to scrapbook her travels. I love it!

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  81. I love making mini albums for friends. They are always surprised that I took pictures to capture the event. Plus they can add journaling to the album as events happen. Just add the photos later! Brilliant idea!!

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  82. What a sweet little album! I don't know if you plan on giving it to your daughter, or keeping it for you self, but either way it is super cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Your mini album is adorable. Loved the directions and how you incorporated all the pieces together. Especially liked seeing how the Xyron Creative Station works. Thank you.

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  84. That's such a neat way to make a mini album. Thanks for the instructions.

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  85. I am very new working with tags and need to do more. What a great idea making an album with them.

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  86. Great ideas, and great new products that I'm going to have to look into. TFS

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  87. Thanks for sharing your idea. I especially like the tags. P.S. I love sweet tea!

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  88. Thanks for sharing your idea. I especially like the tags. P.S. I love sweet tea!

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  89. Thanks for sharing your idea. I especially like the tags. P.S. I love sweet tea!

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  90. Such a cute little mini album! There's so much festive energy - I can tell you must have had a blast on this trip!

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  91. Fabulous projects that are motivating me to do more and use these products!

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  92. A wonderful tag album. I agree it would be hard to choose only one photo per tag. However, it seems like it should be easy enough to add more tags. Thanks for the idea and sharing. Sweet tea is ok but prefer without sugar.

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  93. What a fabulous tag album and that trip sounds divine!!!! Am very much in envy! ;)

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  94. Wish I had been with you on this trip! Great project and I like that your daughter could add more photos.

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  95. Very nice set ! I have two major trips coming up , thanks for the help!

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  96. Great project. Love how you labeled everything. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  97. Great way to memorialize your daughter's trip! Palmier from Tamworth

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  98. Love your mini! I'm sure your daughter will treasure this one. TFS

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  99. Very cute mini album.So awesome to do trip albums.

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  100. Such creativity. Beautiful projects.

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  101. Thanks for the wonderful concept and great instructions!

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  102. Thanks for the tutorial. Nice projects.

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  103. What a fabulous project - love it!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  104. Gorgeous memory album, I'm sure she'll treasure it. Love the way you've put it all together! x

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  105. Wow, what a cool machine! And you tags and fun idea for a travel album is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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