Stationery - Chiswick

Father’s day gift card envelopes using my Xyron.

Posted on 29 May 2015

It’s that time of the year that we are celebrating dad’s all around thew world – your earthly or heavenly Father – we all have one or know one that
has blessed our lives with goodness, kindness and love. So create something to celebrate him, or just spoil him with something special.
Today I am sharing some customized Father’s day gift card envelopes with you. I wanted to create something special without the fuss – you know what I mean.

I am adding adhesive to my die-cut words in one easy step – no more adding adhesive after cutting delicate and detailed shapes and words – no mess no fuss.
envelopes 1I used some pretty pre-made envelopes and dressed them up with a few easy and colorful die-cut words.
Here’s how…
Step 1 – Take some white cardstock and add colouring using inks and mists.
Add the permanent adhesive cartridge to your Xyron Creative Station.
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Step 2 – insert the coloured cardstock face up through your Xyron – remember the adhesive is added
to the bottom part so whatever you want to be visible needs to face upwards.
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Step 3 – Remove the plastic piece from the front of your coloured cardstock piece.
Position the die you want to use to cut your words onto the coloured and now sticky backed cardstock piece.
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Step 4 – Send the die and cardstock through your die-cutting machine to cut the words.
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Step 5 – Carefully remove the cut word from the backing sheet.
TIP:
The die-cut word is now cut and has adhesive on it – you can simply adhere it to your project.
This is an amazing way to add adhesive to those delicate and detailed die-cuts without adding glue after cutting them – no mess and no fuss.
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TIP: Do not worry if the word does not cut right through the plastic backing at the back. All you need is for the die to cut through the cardstock.
You want the adhesive on the back of the cardstock that makes adhering ithe words really easy.
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I love how the Xyron makes my creative life so much easier – I don’t have to battle with delicate die-cuts and glue – the Xyron does it all for me!

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What have you done with your Xyron today?
And if you don’t own one – then head on over to your local craft store or order it from www.chiswick.co.za

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.

Website: http://www.jowilnanolte.blogspot.com