Xyron ~ Something Old and Something New (Tutorial)

Over on the Xyron blog, w’re having a fun design team challenge this week ~ all of the team members are giving makeovers to some of the older projects on the blog.  Mine was inspired by this project which used four canvases:


I used an 8″ X 10″ canvas as my base, and attached four 2.5″ canvases to it.  First I cut patterned paper (Prima) to fit the mini canvases, inked them with Black Soot Distress Ink and ran them through my Xyron® 9” Creative Station:


I taped the canvases down to my craft sheet and then applied black paint (with a dabber through a stencil) to mimic the original project:


I stamped my sentiment stamps and again inked the edges with distress ink:


I made stickers out of those small pieces using my Xyron® 1.5” Create-a-Sticker:


I cut a few Sizzix border strips and made stickers out of them as well:


I finished off my project with a Prima flower, tucked a little notebook border punch on the right, and spelled out my title using Thickers alphabet letters:


Thanks so much for visiting today!  Be sure to check out the Xyron blog all week as the team does a makeover of 18 of the projects on the blog this week.



Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Hi Marjie,
    So, glad to meet with you Friday. I see you’re having a blast. Hope our paths may cross again.
    Hugz, Zandra

  2. Beautiful!! Fantastic tutorial!

  3. Very pretty Marjie! That is one seriously beautiful stencil!!

  4. super!!! loving the black and blue together:):)

  5. A beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. You, my friend, are just amazing!!!

  7. Love the central motif! Very nice.

  8. Fabulous use of black with the blue and cream- light and fresh but bold at the same time!

  9. I admire your creative thinking on the “remake,” Marjie, and love your result. That black paint creates and intense forcus! Great project!

  10. Cool project! x

  11. Sweet technique and a nice update! That distress stamping really makes the work dark and mysterious….love that. xox

  12. Very cute!

  13. Oh the sheer bliss to be able to create daily.
    This would be an amazing piece of wall art for any craft space.

  14. Lovely piece, looks like you had some inky fun! Valerie

  15. What a wonderful makeover, the blue is gorgeous and the canvases are so cleverly designed together. Love this.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  16. Wowwwwwwwww! This is beautiful!! LOVING the colors and thanks for sharing how you put it together!!

  17. Love your ideas here Marjie. Hugs, Jenny x