Laminated Planner Insert with Xyron Creative Station Lite

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week so far. I’m back today for Xyron and I have a cute project to show you, using the Creative Station Lite, with a double-sided laminate cartridge.

I have always loved to decorate my planner. If my planner looks organized and beautiful, I get inspired to use it more. Write my thoughts down and update my schedule.

As soon as I open my planner, I would like to see something inspiring, something beautiful. Most of the times the cover that you get when you purchase your planner is plain and boring ~ so I decided to create my own planner insert.

I started out by cutting a Bristol Smooth white card stock measuring 4 ¼ by 6 ¾. I am using my favorite combination of distress oxide inks for galaxy backgrounds (i.e., fossilized amber, picked raspberry, wilted violet, broken china and black soot). Using my mini-ink blending tools, I started to sponge the fossilized amber in the middle, then blended the rest of the distress oxide colors onto my card stock.

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I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on my colored background to achieve the distress look, dabbing the excess water droplets with a paper towel. They look like stars in the sky!

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I stamped by images using a stamp set by Hero Arts onto my colored card stock with memento tuxedo black ink. To add the stars, I stamped them with versa mark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. I also added the sentiment “We’re All Made of Stardust”. To finish the design, I added some gold star confetti.

Using my Creative Station Lite with a double-sided laminate cartridge, I inserted my decorated planner insert through the machine, cranked the handle, and cut it through using the trimmer on the other side. Here’s what it looks like once it’s fully laminated. I really love that you can use laminate projects using this machine without having to use heat or electricity.  I trimmed the excess with my scissors.

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I used my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes on my planner insert. Here’s what it looks like inside my travel planner.

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Isn’t it beautiful? I absolutely love creating my own planner inserts to decorate my planner. What do you guys think? I hope you like my project today.  For more project inspiration using Xyron products, please visit the Xyron Facebook Group here (https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc/) or the website at www.xyron.com.   I have also listed and linked the supplies I used below.  Have an amazing day!

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Teresa Collins Wanderlust Collection and Signature Essentials with Xyron

I am so excited to share with you today’s post. The Xyron design team is collaborating with the amazing Teresa Collins and we are showcasing the new products that will be available in the market soon, as well as her “Wanderlust” collection.  If you would like to check out Teresa Collins products, here is the link to her shop: http://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/products/

I travel a lot and earlier this month, I was able to meet with my side of the family to celebrate my Mother’s 80th birthday. We decided to travel to Hong Kong. My siblings and I had a blast. We went to Disney to be kids again. We had so much fun I had to do a layout with Teresa Collins Wanderlust collection to celebrate these moments. I don’t normally post personal photos on social media but this is a bit special to me.  I love my siblings and I am so thankful that we get to see each other often even though we live so far apart.

I started out by playing with my layout, taking photos here and there. I must have taken about 7 photo layouts and decided to go for the design that you see below.   I used my Xyron Creative Station and the Teresa Collins Mega Tape Runner to adhere all of my photos and accessories that I needed for the layout.  They are acid and lignin free and perfect to use for your precious scrapbook pages.  Here are the supplies I have used:

Here’s my layout:

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Of course the new Teresa Collins Capture Life stamp set with the signature essentials had me thinking that they were perfect for my planner. Here are the products that I have used:

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Before I decorated my planner, I wanted to create some beautiful planner paper clips with the Studio Gold essentials. Here’s how I made the paper clip. I chose some beautiful ribbons that will perfectly match the clips (pink and gold). Cut them about 7 inches and looped it through the paperclips, and secured it with hot glue. Here’s what it looks like:

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This is how I decorated my planner during my Hong Kong trip .

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I hope you all got inspired today. Incidentally, the new Xyron/Teresa Collins adhesives will be available in the market soon so please stay tuned. They are amazing!

Thanks for stopping by and have  an amazing day!

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