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Project Life details using the Xyron Creative Station.

Posted on 11 May 2015

Welcome to May – can you believe how time flies? With the cooler weather our way here in the South I am creeping deeper into my craft space and catching up
on my Project Life album. I am so excited to be incorporating the Xyron Creative Station in my Project Life. It sure has made some things so much easier.
Today I am sharing a nice and easy tip, making your life a lot easier.
xyron layout
I like using delicate and sometimes not so delicate die-cuts into my Project Life layouts.
But sometimes inking and adding colour to these die-cuts can be tricky. So here’s how I solved my dilemma
Step 1 – Place the Permanent Adhesive cartridge into your Creative Station.
step 1Step 2 – Die-cut some borders out of white cardstock. Feed the borders through the Xyron to add the adhesive.
step 2Step 3 – Peel away the top plastic protective layer after removing the die-cuts from the machine.
step 3Step 4 – While the die-cuts are still on the backing from the adhesive sheet, use a sponge to ink the die-cuts.
I used two different colours of ink to ink my borders, and then used a black ink to stamp a small pattern onto the borders.
TIP: By leaving the die-cuts on the backing sheet, you can easily ink, stamp and alter the plain white cardstock into something really special.
step 4Step 5 – Remove the altered borders from the backing sheet and adhere it to your photos or project.
step 5Step 6 – Use your Chiswick scissors to cut off any excess of the die-cut from your photo.
step 6Step 7 – Add any additional embellishments and decorations to your die-cuts, and then insert them into your Project Life sleeves.
step 7I lvoe how the Xyron can make something so simple even easier. In a few easy steps I could cut, add adhesaive and ink my borders without any issues.
The Adhesive backing paper comes in really handy as an inking surface eliminating unnecessary transfers onto a craft sheet.

Have you bought yourself a Creative Station yet? Well i think now is a good time to do so – the possibilities are endless.
Acid-Free Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge (18′) xt1605
5″ Creative Station Machine xr0510
Head on over to the website to view all the products in the Xyron family available from Chiswick.

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.