Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Xyron and Little Yellow Bicycle and May Arts Blog Hop
There is an awesome blog hop happening all week with Xyron, Little Yellow Bicycle (LYB) and May Arts Ribbon. The box I got to play with was filled with so much awesomeness from the LYB Poppy and Naturals line and some seriously gorgeous ribbon from May Arts. Can someone say inspiring?!?!?
1. Daughters Layout. This first layout was 100% inspired by the papers and images in the brand new LYB Poppy Collection. I wanted my layout to look like a field filled with poppies and used the gorgeous LYB papers and my Silhouette Cameo to cut this poppy cut file multiple times and in different sizes.
Supplies: Adhesives (Xyron Mega Runner, Xyron Tape Runner, Xyron 1.5" Create-Sticker, DIY Foam Tape); Little Yellow Bicycle (Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards, Stick Pins, Vellum Tape); Cardstock (American Crafts); Letter Stickers (American Crafts, October Afternoon); Ink (Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stickles, Memento, Stazon); Digital Cut File (Sweet Elise); Stamps (Office Max, American Crafts - Amy Tangerine); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
I loved using the LYB Journaling Cards and Vellum Tape (which is my new obsession btw!) to create a simple photo cluster at the top of the layout.
And while it took a long to cut all of the flower pieces and to assemble them, I love how dimensional the poppy garden looks!
Crafting Tip: When assembling cut outs that include small intricate pieces (like the yellow and black flower centers), use the Xyron 1.5" Create-a-Sticker to easily and quickly add adhesive to the tiny pieces.
2. Seed Packet Gift. Since the Poppy Collection has a spring and garden theme, it worked really well for this little gift packaging I made for some seed packets. The LYB Journaling Cards include a few adorable tag shapes that are the perfect base for layering stickers and sentiments. The May Arts Ribbon also provided the perfect finishing touch.
Supplies: Adhesives (NEW Xyron Double Sided Tape, DIY Foam Tape); Little Yellow Bicycle (Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards, Cardstock Stickers, Cardstock Word Stickers); Ribbon (May Arts); Digital Cut File (Lori Whitlock).
Crafting Tip: When assembling projects that are either three dimensional or that will get handled more (like the bag in the project above), use the NEW Xyron Double Sided Tape to adhere the project together. This is similar to the red liner tape but easily rips off with just your fingers. It truly is a must have in every craft room!
3. Hair Clip Card. May Arts Ribbon is deliciously beautiful. It comes it all shapes and sizes and colors and textures. When I see beautiful ribbon, I instantly want to roll it up into a flower and add it to a clip for my daughter. And one of my favorite go to quick and easy gifts is a card with the hair clip actually integrated into the design.
Supplies: Adhesives (Xyron Mega Runner, DIY Foam Tape, NEW Xyron Double Sided Tape); Little Yellow Bicycle (Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards, Cardstock Stickers, Cardstock Word Stickers, Burlap Flowers); Cardstock (Neena Paper); Ribbon (May Arts), Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts).
And here is a picture of the hair clip removed from the card.
Crafting Tip: Consider dissecting elements of premade embellishments to fit your needs. For this card, I removed the leaves from the LYB Burlap Flower to use on my card. I can use the circle and button elements for another project. And for fabric or ribbon elements, use Xyron Double Sided Tape to make sure that it adheres securely to your project.
Be sure to visit the Xyron Blog and Xyron Facebook Page all week for more inspiration from all three of our design teams! As always, thanks for stopping by!