Thursday, December 29, 2016

Memories Instax Mini Album using DCWV's Minty Lace

Hi there,

Today, I'm sharing a Memories Instax Mini Photo Album created with the Minty Lace stack. This little album is a fun way to preserve sweet memories. I used an Instax Mini Photo Album as the base. The album measures 5 x 5, accommodates 40 photos and a great size to work with.  The Blue Moon Beads charms complimented the album beautifully. Take a peek at my easy tutorial below.

DCWV Stack: Minty Lace
Instax Album
Xyron: Creative Station
Charms (Blue Moon Beads)
Beaded Pendant
Wooden Sentiment
Heart Pins
Hot Glue


Step 1: Trim patterned papers to layering sizes for Instax album and run through Xyron Creative Station.
Step 2: Adhere layers of patterned paper together and adhere to album covering front and back of album.

Step 3: Run additional patterned layers through the Creative Station and adhere to album.

Step 4: Add bow and charms using hot glue.

Step 5: Adhere wooden sentiments and heart pins. Continue embellishing as desired.

Memories Instax Mini Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper Stack: DCWV; Ribbon: May Arts; Charms: Blue Moon Beads; Adhesive: Xyron; Other: Instax Photo Album, Beaded Pendant, Wooden Sentiment

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Friday, December 16, 2016

DIY Christmas Ornament

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Today, I'm sharing a DIY Christmas Ornament that I created using Xyron. This was super easy to make. Adding the sentiment as a sticker made this project even more enjoyable. The ideas are endless as names and specific years could be easily added to the ornaments to personalize as you wish.  I added sweet treats to the ornaments that I made, but you can fill the ornaments as you desire. These ornaments make wonderful gifts and can be tailored to any theme. My super easy tutorial is below. Take a peek.

Xyron: 3" Sticker Maker  
Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
Metallic Shred (Blend)
Hershey Kisses
Metallic Cardstock
Ribbon (Bows, Cord)
Metallic Cord
Berry Stems
Tim Holtz Dies
Die Cut Machine


Step 1: Add metallic shredded paper to the acrylic ornament.

Step 2: Add candy to the ornament and continue filling additional ornaments.
Step 3: Attach top to the acrylic ornament base and string with cord.
Step 4: Run dies and metallic paper through die cut machine.
Step 5: Run die cuts through the 3" Sticker Maker to apply adhesive.
Step 6: Adhere die cut and bow to the ornament.
Step 7: Adhere berry clusters to center of bow. Continue embellishing as desired. Note: These are super easy to make, so have fun creating many...:)

Christmas Ornament by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: American Crafts;  Dies: Tim Holtz (Sizzix); Adhesive: Xyron; Acrylic Ornaments: Seeking Tag; Tools: Spellbinders; Other: Ribbon, Clustered Berries

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Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas Tag Album using Xyron & Tim Holtz

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing a Christmas Tag Album created with Xyron, Tim Holtz and DCWV products. These products are so rich together and the products coordinated beautifully. The Tim Holtz collection of embellishments were perfect for this album. I really enjoyed layering them to create different designs and more appeal.  Take a peek at my tutorial below:


DCWV: Cranberry Christmas Stack
Sizzix Dies: Reindeer, 25
Tag Corner Punch
Ribbon (Seam Binding)
Ball and Chain
Hot Glue
3D Tape


Step 1: Trim patterned papers and 2 pieces of chipboard down to 3 1/4 x 6 1/4. Run all papers through the Xyron Creative Station and adhere desired papers to chipboard covers.
Step 2: Adhere patterned papers together to create double sided papers for the album.

Step 3: Trim additional coordinating papers to 3 1/4 x 4 1/4. Run them through the Creative Station and adhere to coordinating papers to create double sided papers. Note: This step creates additional pages that are shorter in length.

Step 4: Cut strips from patterned paper and adhere to front cover as desired.

Step 5: Layer Tim Holtz metal embellishments together to create a focal image. Begin with securing the bookplate with brads. Adhere a metal wreath to the bookplate and then secure the knob to the center.
Step 6: Using a Cropadile, punch holes in the covers and pages. Create tag effect, by punching the top corners of each insert page with a tag corner punch. Note: Since most corner punches do not cut chipboard, use one of the insert pages as a guide and cut the corners of the covers (front and back) with scissors to create a tag effect.

Step 7: Add metal word bands with distressed seam binding to the front cover and additional insert pages, and tie a bow to secure.

Step 8: Run coordinating patterned paper strips though 1" Xyron Sticker Maker and attach to insert pages. Adhere layered buttons and metal embellishments to pages.

Step 9: Add eyelets to front and back cover. Add ball and chain with pinecone adornments and additional charms.Continue embellishing as desired. Note: The DCWV stack incudes many wonderful journaling spots that could added as pages.

The following are pics of some of the inside pages.

Christmas Tag Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper: DCWV; Buttons, Charms, Knob, Metals: Tim Holtz (Advantus); Die Cuts: Sizzix; Adhesive: Xyron 9” Creative Station, 1" Sticker Maker, Mega Runner; Other: Chipboard, Ribbon

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