My friendly UPS man delivered a box from Xyron® a few weeks ago chock full of new papers and embellishments from Graphic 45’s Steampunk Spells collection ~ along with loads of flowers, leaves, and trims from Petaloo…. what a fun mail day! Xyron® is introducing its new Xyron® 3″ Sticker Maker, too, so all three companies are collaborating on this Blog Hop. You might want a cuppa as this is a photo heavy post.
I used four of Ranger’s Giant (Size 12) tags as my base, and applied adhesive to the papers using my Xyron® 9” Creative Station. My hubby was good to come hold the end of the sheet for a photo. Pardon the state of chaos of my studio… there’s a lot going on in here right now.
I used the new Xyron® 3″ Sticker Maker to apply adhesive to the smaller parts like the journaling cards.
Using my Xyron machines speeds up assembly in a huge way. These are all good to go.
Once I folded the giant tags in half, I had four pages per tag (front and back) so I ended up with a mini book that has 16 pages even though I only used four tags. Click any photo to enlarge.
That metal butterfly on the cover is from Graphic 45, too. I didn’t realize they have metal embellishments and these are quite nice. They have a substantial weight to them and yet you can bend them as I did to life their wings, and you can emboss them as well. I received three different three sizes and ran each through my Vagabond using Tim Holtz’s Texture Fades. Afterwards I applied Ranger Alcohol Inks to color this one for my cover.
And here’s a look at the pages:
As you can see I used a lot of my Sizzix dies and embossing folders on the pages. Those leaves are so cool and while I do own those dies, these were a gift from Linda Coughlin in a package I ordered from her Funkie Junkie Boutique. They were colored and stamped so beautifully by Linda and I was happy to give them a home right away. Linda is a super fast shipper and her prices are great, so check her out next time you need a fix.
That spider is a Halloween embossing folder (one of the skinny strip ones) and there’s a bit of Tim’s Filmstrip Ribbon. I used the Sizzix ATC die here too as a photo card mat.
I really like how matting one of the journaling cards on black paper edged with a decorative paper punch makes the journaling card below pop.
These are my favorite pages:
The little envelope holds a journaling card and I like the clusters of embellishments using Petaloo flowers, paper parts from the kit, and Tim’s Idea-ology. I added a trinket pin with a brad as a pull for the journaling card.
A Halloween Texture Fade and the Rickety House die and along with some Petaloo flowers:
More Sizzix enhancements with the Flourishes die and a very old Square Frames set:
The back cover is done with postage stamp embellishments from Graphic 45:
Whew! This was a long one. Thanks for sticking with me, and for the visit. If you’re new here, click on any of the blue buttons in the sidebar to stay connected and get alerts when there’s new content here, or sign up for my monthly newsletter.
Be sure to visit the Xyron blog too, as every day this week the Xyron Design Team is hopping with the collections I used in this project.