Howdy! Welcome and Happy Thanksgiving. Have a piece of pumpkin pie for me – lots of whip cream!
This is my last post as Guest Designer for Dreamweaver Stencils and I’m almost embarrassed to tell you how easy this project was. But, like many of you this time of year I have more to do and not enough hours in the day so a quick and easy project is just perfect!
This is a cute little holiday decoration and I just am very pleased with the final results.
I used nothing more than an Ikea .99 cent frame, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste and the Ornate Xmas Tree stencil and just a bit of Christmas papers from the Bundled Up collection from Crate Paper.
This frame comes with two acrylic sheets that I slid out and peeled the protective layers off before taping the stencil to the acrylic sheet. I taped it so it doesn’t slide on me when I spread the embossing paste.
I spread the paste across the stencil to fill in all the tiny details of the stencil then carefully peel the tape away and lift the stencil leaving an embossed pattern on the acrylic sheets; repeat on the second acrylic sheet.
While the paste is still wet I sprinkled with a clear transparent finely ground glitter. I left it sit for an hour or so with the glitter on so the paste would set up and dry.
When the paste is dry I tapped the access glitter onto a sheet of office paper and slid back into the glitter container. Then I cut two 4X6 -inch sheets of the paper and slid the paper and the two embossed acrylic sheets into the frame – that’s it! They’re double-sided so what a great little table decoration or a piece to sit on a shelf for the holiday.
Like I said, a bit embarrassed at how quick and easy this was. It took me longer to write this post than to make this!
Make sure to visit these designers for even more great projects and tips! Now go create!Linda Neff (Guest Designer – that’s me!)
Creating projects using Childhood Memories …
This week the Xyron team has the opportunity to share projects made with Imaginisce paper and stamp collections donated by the scouts who did a little fundraiser at a Staples near Me. I received their Childhood Memories line and had fun creating several projects over the past couple weeks.
I started off with a discounted and discarded frame due to its broken glass. Without the glass it opens the possibility for dimensional embellies that I knew would be fun to play with.
This frame is the perfect accessory for a child’s room and it was way too easy to create with Imaginisce and Xyron. Here’s how: I removed the broken glass and measured the openings using the faux photos that came in it. I kept the background paper of faux photos to use as a template. The Imaginisce papers (Carefree, Snapshots, Day in the Life, and Tree House) were cut slightly larger than the openings then processed through my Xryon 5″ Creative Station.
Once processed, it’s a simple matter of peel-and-stick! The papers are adhered over top of the faux photos for a perfect fit.
Once the papers are were in place a put the frame back on and decorated the front with a variety of stickers from the Childhood Memories collection. I used stickers from the Just Be Little Icons and Kid’s Stuff 5X7 Sticker Stacker. To create a very stable dimension on flat stickers I run scrap chipboard pieces through my Xyron 1.5″ Create-a-Sticker (both sides) to make my own dimensional pop-ups. This works great and the chipboard is very sturdy.
Here’s the finished frame. I think it would make a great piece of wall decor in a kid’s room as is or pop photos onto the pattern paper backgrounds.
But that’s not all! I had fun making a little wall hanging from corrugated cardboard and more of the Imaginisce Childhood Memories collection. This is a scrap of cardboard box painted with Claudine Hellmuth Gesso from Ranger, strips of Childhood Memories papers processed through the Xyron 2.5″ Create-a-Sticker and the photo through my Xyron 5″ Creative Station. I used the Childhood Memories ABC Sticker Alphas to spell out siblings and popped the ‘Cherish the little things’ sticker up for some added dimension. I bet my Aunt Alice will love this when she receives it in the mail!
Next up is a simple coin envelope mini book using scraps of the Childhood Memories papers and stickers along with Snag ’em Stamps that go with this collection. They are just too cute! I inked my tags first then stamped with Ranger’s Archival Jet Black Ink and used Ranger’s Perfect Medium Pen to color in the images, sprinkled it with UTEE and heat set. This creates just a bit of dimension and shine on the tags that easily slip in and out of the coin envelope pages.
And, there’s one more! I made this card for my Aunt Jane’s birthday recently. She turned either 88 or 89 (I got contradictory ages from different people). It’s a picture of her and my dad many years ago. I love making photo cards as much as most people love receiving them. They seem to bring back fond memories. This card uses paper from the Childhood Memories line as well along with a coordinating sticker. The paper was processed through the Xyron 5″ Creative Station. Hope you’re inspired to give one of these projects a try soon.