Saturday, May 2, 2015

"Keep Us" Frame with Xyron Creative Station

Happy National Scrapbook Day and what better way to celebrate but with a project I made using Xyron new Creative Station. With Mother's Day right around the corner I decided to make my sweet daughter this frame for Mother's Day. I love the little flags that remind me of the importance of "Keep Us" .... two small words that have so much impact.
To begin making your fabulous frame you will need to paint the wood and flourish frame with DecoArt Relic Chalk Paint, set to one side.  When paint is dry apply a thin cover of Crackle Paste, allow to dry. When dry lightly paint with the Raw Umber Antiquing Paint and set to one side to dry.
Using die cut machine cut circle from blue paper and doily from coordinating paper. Emboss the blue paper with embossing folder. Die cut smaller circle from blue card stock

Run large blue embossed circle through the Xyron Creative Station. 
Love that you are able to run such large pieces through the Xyron Creative Station so easily by just the turn of a handle. 
Use the trimmer blade on the Xyron CreativeStation to cut the adhesive sheet from the machine. 
NOW HOW EXCITING IS THAT!! for the exciting part….open the top of the machine up to remove the 9” permanent adhesive cartridge to REMOVE the 9” adhesive cartridge and TO INSERT the 5” permanent adhesive cartridge. 
Lift the 5” adapter up to insert the 5” adhesive cartridge. 

Insert the 5” Adhesive Cartridge. Run small circle through the Xyron Creative Station, repeat with with the doily die cut
Adhere doily to top of embossed piece, leave on adhesive sheet. 
DID YOU KNOW!!!! You can run thin chipboard through the Xyron Creative Station.  WELL you can…so run the painted  flourish piece through the Xyron CreativeStation, leave on the adhesive sheet. Trim
Turn over and  repeat by running through the Xyron Creative Station a second time so that you will have adhesive on both sides.
Clean adhesive off from the large openings of the flourish frame, sprinkle a bit of Mustard Embossing Powder here and there on the flourish frame and repeat again with the Chestnut Embossing Powder. Heat set using your embossing tool 
Remove from adhesive sheet and place on prepared frame
Add flowers and ribbon to frame using Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots.
  Add circle “Make It A Life Worth Living Together” sentiment to center of frame.
 Add small flags and flower to side.
I hope you have enjoyed my Mother’s Day Frame and try making one for someone special in your life. Hugs Pam  
Teresa Collins Summer Stories Collection
DecoArt Relic Chalkboard Paint
DecoArt Raw Umber Antiquing Cream
Wendi Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste
Spellbinders Grand Circles
Quickutz Nesting Floral Circles
Blue Fern Treasured Floral Frame
Zing Mustard and Chestnut Embossing Powder
Cut N Boss 
Craftwell Diamond Embossing Folder
Prima Flowers
Cream and Blue Ribbon 

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