Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Xyron and Kaisercraft Blog Hop

I was BEYOND thrilled to learn that the first Xyron blog hop of 2013 would be with Kaisercraft.  I love all things Aussie and Kaisercraft is no exception!  I was honored to work with Kaisercraft's new Flora Delight Collection and have three projects to share with you.

1.  Bird Song Wall Art.  The first project I made was something completely out of my norm but I wanted to push my boundaries while using the Kaisercraft 3d Wall Art - Bird.  I wanted to create something that was both meaningful and inspired by the bird image, which is why I chose to showcase this Chinese proverb - "A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song."

Here is a shot of the wall piece right out of the package, unadorned and unassembled.

Because I planned to cover each wooden piece with patterned paper, I simply painted the edges of each piece with some gesso.  You can use any white paint.

I then traced each wooden piece on the backside of my patterned paper, trimmed it with my scissors, and ran each piece of paper through a Xyron machine (I used both the Xyron 5" Creative Station and Xyron Creatopia) to easily adhere onto the wood.

I then proceeded to further embellish one panel and the bird cutout.  I started by sparingly painting over the patterned paper with the gesso.  I then stamped some musical notes randomly throughout the panel.  

I then sprayed various mists throughout the panel before adhering letter stickers and thickers onto the panel to write out the quote.

I adhered all of the pieces of the wall art together just using some wood glue. 


And here are some close ups of the Bird Song Wall Art.

Supplies:  Unfinished Wood Piece (Kaisercraft - 3D Wall Art Bird); Patterned Papers (Kaisercraft); Letter Stickers (October Afternoon, American Crafts); Stamps (Lawn Fawn); Inks and Paint (Ranger, Memento); Adhesives (Xyron Creatopia, Xyron 5" Creative Station, Mod Podge).

2.  Daisy Paper Wreath.  I also created a paper wreath by cutting out paper flowers from the gorgeous Kaisercraft Flora Delight papers. 

Supplies:  Patterned Papers and Die Cuts (Kaisercraft); Brads (Echo Park); Dies (Spellbinders and Silhouette Studio Store); Xyron Creatopia Shapez; Adhesives (Xyron 5" Creative Station, Xyron Mega Runner, DIY Foam Tape).

3.  Quilted Star Card.  And to show how beautifully all the papers come together, here is a quilted star card I made using a fantastic die from W Plus 9.

Supplies:  Card Stock (Neena Paper); Patterned Paper and Rub-Ons (Kaisercraft); Dies (W Plus Nine); Xyron Creatopia Shapez; Adhesive (Xyron 2.5" Sticker Maker).

Be sure to stop by the Xyron Blog and Kaisercraft Blog this whole week for more inspiration!


  1. Love your projects Van! Your fence is so spring-looking. That flower wreath is really eye-catching! I may have to try that one!

  2. I could look at your projects all day! So pretty!

  3. The wreath is so bright and cheerful. Makes me long for spring and summer.
    The wall art is very pretty and has me inspired to try something like this.
    Quilting is always popular and this is a great idea for a card. Great job. thanks.

  4. you have such amazing DIY ideas!! The birds are so pretty- well done for inspiring us all!


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