Friday, September 21, 2012

Xyron and ClearSnap : Day 4

Hey there!!
Welcome to day 4 of the Xyron and ClearSnap partnership!! This has been SO much fun!! If you have not been following along, stop by the Xyron blog to find out the details!!
Today I have 4 projects to share with you... I had SO many more fabulous and fun ideas, but time ran out... kids needed meals... laundry needed doing... you know how it goes! :)

For my first project, I want to show you my absolute favorite. I can't take credit for the idea... as I seen it done on Kazan Clark's blog the other day. When I seen it, I had this lightbulb moment... "I HAVE to do that for the blog swap!!!" I thought!! So, right after breakfast, I got at it... it was done in 1/2 hour. Seriously... it's SO quick!! Check it out...
Chevron Stamped Candle
It totally looks like the stamping is directly on the candle, but it is not! :) Here's the basic how-to. For more details, stop by Kazan's blog and see her fabulous tutorial.
1. Stamp background stamp onto tissue paper. Trim to height of candle. Lightly tack in place with Mega runner. Repeat with using as many piece as needed to cover candle.
2. Heat with heat gun. This will melt the wax beneath the tissue paper. The paper will stick to the candle and disappear. It's really quite cool to watch! :)
Then decorate as desired!! I adhered 2 strips of thin white lace using my Xyron 1.5" Create-a-sticker. Then diecut some gold foil paper with my Spellbinders Foliage dies. Add a spray of flower centers and a premade flower and you're finished!! I usually make my own flowers with Spellbinders dies, but I wanted this to be fast... and it was!!

Red Candle
Xyron: Mega Runner, 1.5" Create-a-sticker
Clear Snap: Wicked black Archival die ink
Red tissue paper
Unity Stamp Co: Chevron Stamp
Spellbinders: Foliage dies and foil
Wright and Co: lace
Prima: flower
Hot Glue Gun

FOR YOU Gift Envelope
This little gift envelope was created using Spellbinders die template, LF-007 Hexagon Petal Envelope. Here are a few of the details...
*Cut/emboss envelope using ivory paper and Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine.
*While still in template, spritz with ClearSnap Smooch Spritz in purple (Not sure of exact color name). To keep spray light, hold far away from paper. For a heavier and deeper color, spray closer. Let dry, remove template. I lightly inked the edges using distress ink at this point.
*Apply a light touch from the Mega runner to the tip of each "petal" of the envelope and fold in, tucking one under the other.
*Next I created 3 blossoms using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms collection. While they are still in the die tempate, I dabbed a sponge into some of the Smooch Spritz and stenceled thru the template. Remove and roll flowers. I lightly added a touch of the purple to the edges of the flower petals. I cut a leaf as well and stenceled using Fluid chalk in OLIVE. Adhere to box using hot glue. Add Zva jewel flourish and a small tag. (NOTE: I even stamped using the spritz!!)

Again! Very simple and quick!!
Xyron Mega Runner
ClearSnap: Smootch Spritz, Cat Eyes chalk ink (Olive)
WorldWin: Ivory cardstock
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, Die Templates (Hexagon Petal Envelope, Bitty Blossoms)
Zva flourish
Flourishes stamp

Two more quick projects to share... I'll be fast... I promise! :)
Gather Together Card

ClearSnap: Colorbox Archival Ink (Grasshopper)
Xyron: 5" Creative Station, Mega Runner
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, Die Templates (ORchard Harvest Tags and Accents, Standard circles SM)
Bo Bunny: Country Garden 6x6 paper pad
Creative Impressions: Twine
Elmers: X-acto corner rounder, Gel pens
Buttons Gallore and More: Button
Unity Stamp Co: Orchard Harvest tags and accents stamps

You Are Simply Amazing

This final card has a fun technique I want to share with you quickly... I used a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities template. If you are not familiar with these, they are double sided embossing folders! Double the fun!! Anywho... I rubbed ink directly onto the embossing folder... in   a bit of a rainbow pattern... I know it's faint in the photo... as I used pastel colors to keep it soft.  If you look close, you will see the change in colors. Once I have the ink applied, I inserted the paper and closed the embossing folder. Using the Grand Calibur machine and rasberry embossing plate, I embossed the paper. When it comes out, it has a beautiful embossed rainbow. Very cool!! Then I added small dots of smooch.

Xyron Mega Runner, 5" Creative Station
ClearSnap: Fluid Chalk (Baby's breath collection) Daffodile and Blue Iris (For tag), Smooch (Cape Cod)
Recollections: White Card Stock, flowers
Bazill: Blue cardstock
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, Rasberry plate, EL-006 Mystic
Creative Impressions: Twine
Just Rite Stampers: Sentiment

Are You Still With ME??
That was a long post! Thanks for sticking around! :)
Thanks to CLEARSNAP for this fabulous partnership!! It has been a blast!! Drop by their blog and facebook page to see more inspiration!!
Until Next Time...
Happy Creating!!


  1. Love the candle idea! I've seen that before as well but your explanation makes it sound very easy! Really like the band of lace you added. My favorite is that beautiful little giftbox! WOW! Gorgeous!

  2. Dorina D2:09 PM

    What fun projects and the candle is gorgeous. Great idea and excellent tutorial. Your cards are so fun and I loved the rainbow effect on the embossed card. Great job.

  3. this candle is so lovely and elegant love it
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