Waterless Snow Globe with Xyron

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all excited and getting ready for Christmas. In my case, I haven’t even put up the tree just yet. I was traveling for my daughter’s graduation and just came back yesterday. The children are finally home and we have started decorating the house today.

One of our family traditions over the holidays is to create a handmade ornament or Christmas décor. A few years ago, we made this cute “waterless” snow globe using a recycled candle jar and it turned out so cute, I wanted to create another one this year. Here’s what we made last year:

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For this year’s snow globe, I bought a shatterproof water globe from the craft store. I started out by die-cutting my little houses on DCWV 80 lb. card stock with my Magnolia Doohickey house die. I assembled the house using my favorite Xyron mega runner adhesive. I also die-cut a circle to cover the bottom of the lid.

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I adhered my little house on the lid, and added some embellishments to my scene. First I added the red bow to the house, and then adhered the pine tree and the reindeer on the lid. I also added the little light bulb.

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To finish the design, I added some fake snow and iridescent confetti to the jar and closed the lid. You can add as many or as little snow as you’d like.

It is so much fun to keep shaking this waterless snow globe. Here’s a close-up look:

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I hope you like my project today and got inspired to create your very own waterless snow globes. These are also great to give as gifts or start your family tradition by making your own ornaments/Christmas décor this year. Have a wonderful day!

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Welcome Baby Shadow Box – We Are Family Blog Co-hop ~ Xyron & Paper House

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Hello my crafty peeps! I am so happy because today the Xyron Design Team is teaming up with Paper House.  For my project, I am showcasing a collection of beautiful patterned papers and sticker collection by Paper House. A huge “thank you” to Paper House and Xyron for all of the amazing products we got to play with. They are extremely beautiful!

To further celebrate this collaboration, there is going to be GIVEAWAY!!!!! Xyron is giving away a prize pack (photo below).  In order to win, please visit the Xyron Facebook page (link: https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc/) from Monday, May 22nd through Friday, May 26th and leave a comment on each post.  Winners will be announced on Xyron’s Facebook page.

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For my project today, I decided to create a beautiful Shadow Box to showcase the beautiful patterned paper and card stock/puffy stickers that I received from the Paper House. I recently went to Daiso and found this inexpensive shadow box and I thought it would be perfect to use for my project. I also wanted to show you guys that you don’t always have to use liquid glue or modpodge to adhere patterned paper to your 3D projects. The Xyron Creative Station Lite is the perfect machine because it applies edge-to-edge adhesive to your paper and you don’t need to wait for it to dry. You can create 3D projects in no time. Here are the products that I have used:

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I started out by painting my shadow box using craft paint and my foam brush. To cover the outside, I took my ruler and measured my shadow box (height, length and width) and cut the paper so I can cover the outside of the box. I used the patterned paper with pink elephants. I thought this paper pad is so beautiful! I used my Xyron Creative Station Lite and ran the papers through the machine to create stickers. I adhered the paper to the box.

This is what the outside of the box look like.  The beautiful patterned paper is adhered to the box perfectly!

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Using my ruler again, I measured the inside of the box (height, length and width) and cut my Neenah solar white card stock to fit inside the box. I wanted to create a hillside scene for my hot air balloon, elephant and giraffe. I used my Lawn Fawn pop-up hillside border dies and Grass border dies. I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create the scene, using different dies from my stash.

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Using my homemade cloud stencil and Broken China distress ink, I started sponging the color to my white card stock to create the look of the sky. I used my Xyron Creative Station Lite to adhere the card stock inside my shadow box.

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Using my Xyron mega-tape runner, I adhered my hillside pop-up border inside the box to create the hills for my scene, as well as the sun and tress. I used the cute stickers from the pack that I received from the Paper House (baby elephant, giraffe, hot air balloon, flowers, onesie, rattle, etc.) to finish my design.

Here’s a close-up photo of my shadow box:

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Here’s another look, with the box open:

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And another close-up photo below!  You can also add some battery-operated twinkle lights to make this shadow box more dramatic, or a battery-operated tea light.  This will be perfect to give as a gift:

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I hope you like my project and got inspired today.  Please don’t forget to visit the Xyron Facebook page, like it, and leave a comment on each blog post from May 22nd to 26th, 2017 to enter the giveaway.  You can purchase this adorable paper pack and other beautiful patterned papers by Paper House or by clicking on the supplies list below.  Also please check out their amazing design team on their Blog: (https://paperhouseproductions.wordpress.com).  The products I have used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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Cute Pumpkin Treat Holder with a Black Cat

This is a cute and inexpensive treat basket to make to give as gifts to your little ones, work colleagues, or anyone special in your life. You can also make these as a treat for your “young” guests on Thanksgiving by just changing the cat into a fall-theme image (acorns, leaves, etc.)

Supplies Needed:

For the Pumpkin Piece:

2 Circle Tangerine Tango Cardstock cut at 4 ½ inches in diameter (Item No. 111349) and scored at ¾ inch each

For the Pumpkin Handle:

1 inch wide and 6 inches long Soft Suede Card Stock (Item No. 115318)
1/8” Mini Brads to attach it to the pumpkin (Item No. 122941)

For the Leaves:

2 leaves on a Green Cardstock stamped using Pistachio Pudding Stamp Ink (Item No. 131177) using the leaf image from the Wonderfall Stampset (Item No. 128087) .

For the Black Cat:

2 Extra Large Oblong Basic Black Cardstock (Item No. 121045) punched using the Extra Large Oval Punch (Item No. 119859)

1 Large Oblong Black Cardstock punched using the Large Oval Punch (Item NO. 119855).

2 Basic Black Triangular shapes for the Ears

1 White Gel Pen to draw the Face and whiskers (Item No. 105021)

Googly Eyes

2-Way Glue Pen (Item No. 100425)

Sticky Strip (Item No. 104294)