Monday, June 16, 2014

Craftwell/Xryon Summer Blog Hop!

Hey there blog hoppers! 
So very excited to be part of Craftwell and Xyron's Summer Fun Blog Hop!
I am sure you will love all the inspiration you find on the hop. 
Make sure to follow the directions as stated on the Craftwell Blog so you will have a chance to win!

My little project is a home decor piece.  
I love making things for my home.  
It is one of my favorite things to do, I really love to be able to 
make my home unique and showcase my families personalities. 
This piece I made to have on my desk. 
It is where I sit and do all the paperwork for our household. 
I love to have pretty things around me and things that have meaning. 
This is in an 8x10 frame from Ikea. here are the very simple easy peasy instructions. 
First, run a piece of brown cardstock through you eBosser using the Teresa Collins Woodgrain embossing folder. 
I used a little bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to highlight the grains in the wood. 
Love that. 
Next, I punched some butterflies with my Fiskars butterfly punch and put them through this sticker maker! Oh does this make things easy! I used three butterflies for each one to give them a dimensional look.  
Once you run them through take your fingernail or stylist and rub over them before you remove the plastic trash from the sticker maker. This will remove excess adhesive.
Then take three butterflies. Fold two of them in half glitter side on the inside.  
Adhere those (one wing each) to the backside of the whole butterfly.  You will then be able to adhere that cluster to your project.  Repeat two more times. 
I painted Teresa Collins Urban Market Wood pieces using Adirondack Gold Dabber Paint. 
Love me some gold! and metallic! 
Once they dried I used Xyron's glue stick to adhere them to the matte from my picture frame.

Then all you have to do is put the frame back together. 
There you have it...a really fun, original and glitzy piece of home decor!!!

 Some close-ups for you to be able to see what dimension you get from the eBosser.
It is fabulous! It embossed crisp, clean and deep details! 
I love to be able to create with this fabulous machine!!!
I am waiting (impatiently for my new CutnBoss) to be delivered.
HSN still has some available I do believe! 

 Okay...So on to the next one! Hope you have lots of fun hopping around!
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

 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. love that woodgrain folder thanks for the inspiration

  2. I love the TC Woodgrain folder!! It is perfect for Home Decor! Happy to be in a hop with you!! <3 <3


  3. A fun piece to decorate your work space. Added benefit is that you can pull it apart and change it whenever you get tired of it. Love the wood grain. The butterflies always add to a design and the wood pieces are a great touch.

  4. Love your fabulous card, Yvonne! The woodgrain embossing folder is one of my fav's!

  5. Love the card and the embossing folder is great.

  6. Love it! Perfect for displaying on your desk!

  7. Beautiful and simple = elegant! Thank you for sharing this home decor project with us.

  8. Love the butterflies!
    Thank you for sharing your creation with us.

    I'm glad I "found" def a new fan :-D

  9. Beautiful card and
    the butterflies came
    out so lovely.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Beautiful card, love the glitter! The Xyron adhesives are amazing, I love those sticker makers so easy and convenient! The embossing pattern is so pretty!

  11. What a beautiful decoration! I love butterflies!

  12. Stunning Project, so happy to be hopping with you this week.

  13. Love all this woodsy creativity!!

  14. Beautiful and very creative. Love the embossing folder and the glitter butterflies.


  15. How lovely! The gold embossing looks super cool with the wooden accents and that sweet wood grain ef! Fabulous art piece, tfs! :)

  16. awesome uses of the folders, very neat card.

  17. Glitter them!!

  18. I love your use of the wood grain with the ink--adds so much dimension!

  19. Pretty wall hanging, I love the butterflies!

  20. Love this folder! Gives great impression!

  21. Wonderful wall decor--love the feather and the glittery butterflies.

  22. I love wall art projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. What a great idea for the dimension! Very cute wall art!

  24. Fabulous project. Yvonne! Love how you used the TC ef and the Sticker maker! TFS
    H ve a wonderful day!

  25. The woodgrain folder is one of my faves! Love butterflies.

  26. Wonderful card and a great tutorial on creating the 3d butterflies. That is one of the best wood grain embossing plates ever with such deep grain and design.

  27. Beautiful! I love the glittery butterflies!

  28. Stunning. I love how you pulled in the wood elements with the wood grain texture.