Just coming off CHA this week. For those of you who may not be aware, this is one of our major trade shows for the Craft and Hobby Association. There are two shows each year; the first in January. It’s a show where the manufacturers display their wares for store owners and designers. It’s a great place to spot new trends and see which timeless classics are still around. It’s very exciting to have an opportunity to attend and I had the double pleasure of also being able to share my love for some of my favorite products from Globecraft Memories. It was a great time but I’m home again and it’s time to get that craft room (aka Studio) cleaned up and organized again so I can get back to work!

This month I completed a cd mini book  for our partnership with Xyron and Trinity Paper Arts using the “Sincerely” packet I received. I used 5 cds which gave me 10 pages to play with – lots of room to add photos of my daughter, Rachel, and her boyfriend, Kyle. I still own a Coluzzle and love the circle template because it’s the perfect size to fit the cds. I use nothing but my Xyron machines to coat the paper with adhesive. It holds really well to the plastic cd and I’ve never experienced the papers or photos lifting – even after several years of use and abuse. For the cds, which are about 5 1/2 inches in diameter, either the 9″ Creative Station or the Creatopia work great!

I also used Spellbinder die Mix’d Media Elements for the first time and was so impressed as to how it embossed! I’ve started using Spellbinder dies and can understand how people get hooked. Notice the two embossed hearts on the cover flower. The bird and frames/mats are all die cuts from the same Spellbinder die too.

The flower is cut from Tim Holtz’ Tattered Florals die and the ornate plate is chipboard cut from Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates which is painted with the Adirondack Snow Cap Paint Dabber then coated with Glossy Accents on the inner rim and Crackle Accents on the outer rim. That’s a sticker in the middle from Trinity Paper Arts.


The photos were edged with Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger), heat set, then run through my Xyron 9″ Creative Station. I decorated several cd pages prior to using the Xyron.


And this is how the rest of the book turned out! Check out the rest of the Design Team’s projects using Xyron and Trinity Paper Arts by visiting




Aren’t they the cutest couple!

12 thoughts on “Sincerely

    1. Thank you, Beth! I use the Crop-a-dile to punch the holes. I have also used the Cinch so I could insert O-wires in other cd books I have made. The trick is to punch the holes after your paper is adhered to the cd. The paper gives the cd added support otherwise the cd will usually crack if you try to punch it without the paper already adhered to it. Give it a try!


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