Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Craftwell/Xryon Blog Hop Day 2

Hello there! Day 2 of the Craftwell Xyron Summer Blog Hop!
Hope you have been having fun hoping around.
I am all about easy! 
Sometimes the easier the better, right?
I think we have all been caught off guard for the need of a quick little gift.
I think this would be perfect!
I found a plain little notebook in my stash. 
You know they all have rather plain or ugly covers.
Well....here you go. Dress it up, give it a pen loop and instant gift.

I used Teresa Collins Word embossing folder. Oh do I love this one. 
There are tons of words and you can even cut them apart to create titles or embellishments.
What's easier then that?

I ran GOLD foil cardstock through my eBosser.
This little glue stick it fabulous. 
Now, I have to say I am NOT a glue stick girl, but this one has changed my opinion.
It covers great and has a strong hold. 
I'm convinced! 
Once you glue the covers down on the notebook, cut the word you like from your left overs.
I chose Laugh.
I ran it through my sticker maker and backed it with some black.

To create the little pen look I used the left over from backing my word. 
I adhered it with my TC Mega Runner on the inside of the back cover. 
Slipped my pen inside and there you go. 
Quick and easy gift on the go! 
It should take you less then TEN minutes. 
Great for hostess or those last minute teacher gifts! 
 Hope you enjoyed!
Now, on to the other blog hoppers! 
Enjoy all the inspiration! 
And make sure to follow the rules listed on Craftwell's page. 

 In order to be entered in the giveaway you must leave a comment on all the participating blogs and become followers of the Xyron and Craftwell Blogs. (if you already follow Xyron and Craftwell, just leave a comment, they will be able to see you are already following)
A random winner will be chosen from the comments left on the Craftwell blog (you must have also left a comment on all the participating blogs). The comments will be closed at 12 midnight EST on Friday June 20th. You must be in the US or Canada to win. Winner will be announced June 23rd on the Craftwell blog.  Make sure you read the rules listed on the Craftwell blog.  Good luck! 


  1. This folder makes anything look elegant! Love your project Yvonne, especially the little pen holder...can never find my pen!

  2. This is such a great idea! I have two journalers in my family!

  3. Absolutely love the TC EF and foil card stock together, TFS!
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Great project...have to keep this in mind for a quick gift...this could be done in silver for a more masculine look...always have trouble with quick gifts for the men...

  5. This is so cute, love the embossed foil. Great card!

  6. Brilliant idea! So simple but beautiful and fast and easy too! Thank you for sharing it!!!

  7. Beautiful and creative. I can't wait to give this a try.


  8. this is a beautiful way to dress up a plain-jane album. Easy, fast, and so very effective.
    Thanks for sharing a great idea.

  9. Love this project and the Laugh just pops off the page. Great idea and beautiful cover. Nice work.

  10. Oh my! Gold, embossing folders and Teresa Collins! A perfect combination! I love this project!

  11. Oh my! Gold, embossing folders and Teresa Collins! A perfect combination! I love this project!

  12. OMG...the gold!!! Perfect notebook...I'd love it!

  13. Love the gold and love the Teresa Collins Word Embossing Folder and yes it is a perfect combination!!!!

  14. I love how you used the gold. That "laugh" jumps right out at ya.

  15. This looks fabulous in gold and thanks for the info about the glue stick.

  16. Very classy idea, thanks for sharing.

  17. So simple but very high end chic!! This is a great gift!!

  18. What a great easy to make gift idea-- love it --thanks for sharing

  19. Easy peesy as someone always says. Great idea

  20. Wow, I love the way your notebook turned out and it looks so simple to do! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Wow! What a lovely idea to upcycle an ugly notebook and the gold embossed notebook looks cool!

  22. I love the look of the embossed foil. What a great gift!

  23. Wow, what a transformation, Love the embossing and metal.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

  24. I just love that embossing folder and the gold paper you used!

  25. This embossing on the
    gold foil came out so
    Carla from Utah

  26. Great ideas! Love this in the gold!