Monday, July 20, 2015

You're the Coolest and Let's Chill - Xyron and My Favorite Things

Hello blogging friends. Xyron and My Favorite Things are having a blog share all week long.

Today, I am sharing what I created. I got to work with the new My Favorite Things Penguins in Paradise stamps and coordinating dies.

I LOVE these little penguins!! Aren't they adorable. I went tropical for my first project and created a Pineapple Gift Box using my new Xyron 9" Creative Station, the Fruity Fiesta cut file from SVGcuts and papers from the Imaginisce Endless Summer and Childhood Memories collections.

Here's how I did it...

Step 1. Cut out the pineapple parts using your electronic die cutter (Silhouette Cameo or other). Ink the edges of your cuts (optional).

Step 2. Run the pineapple outer pieces through the new Xyron 9" Creative Station.

Step 3. Adhere the outer pineapple die cut pieces to the cardstock die cuts, peeling back the rounded cuts so that they stick out a little. Pineapples are dimensional after all. Assemble the pineapple.

Step 4. Switch out the 9" adhesive in the Xyron Creative Station and put in the 5" permanent adhesive. Run the tag parts through after stamping "You're the COOLEST" onto the tag.

Switching out the adhesive is so easy to do. Open the lid.. Pull out the 9" roll. Flip up the green 5" guide and insert the 5" roll. Close the lid. 

Step 5. Die cut, stamp, and color your penguin. I used Copic markers to color mine.

Step 6. Assemble the tag, I decided to use some foam tape here to give it some dimension.

But I was having too much fun coloring these cute penguins, I wanted to make a card too...

I used the same SVGcuts Fruity Fiesta cut file for my card and matching envelope. I thought it was perfect for the penguin holding the popsicle.

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1. Die cut the card pieces using an electronic die cutting machine (Silhouette Cameo or other) and run the card parts through the new Xyron 9" Creative Station with the 5" permanent adhesive loaded.

Step 2.  Die cut, stamp, and color your penguin and a palm tree, I used Copics to color mine, Stamp "Let's Chill" onto white cardstock and die cut using the My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics die.

Step 3. Assemble your card using the Xyron Mega Runner and some foam adhesive.

Step 4.  Assemble the envelope using  Xyron Double-sided Tape. You only need a few strips.

and there you have it...

 Thanks for stopping by today. Now hop over to the My Favorite Things blog to see what their design ers created with Xyron products. Be sure to check back all week long to see what the other designers have created too. Xyron designer projects can all be viewed from their Facebook page here.



  1. I keep saying just one thing: Wow. That's cool. :)

  2. WOW!! These are absolutely amazing! LOVE that awesome pineapple! :)

  3. You've been spotted!

    Susan R. Opel
    Creative Ambassador, My Favorite Things

  4. You've been spotted!

    Susan R. Opel
    Creative Ambassador, My Favorite Things


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