Monday, January 7, 2019

My Favorite Xyron Tool & Giveaway

Hello, Crafty Friends!
Can you believe it's a new year already?!! Sadly, with the beginning of this new year, my term with Xyron is at its end. This will be my last post for the term and I can't thank Xyron enough for having me on their design team for another wonderful year!

To celebrate my 4 years with Xyron I decided to do a GIVEAWAY... 
read all the way through my post to find out what I'll be giving away!! I know, pretty messed up, right! Ha!! Well, they say, good things come to those that wait! And trust me you're going to be glad you did!!

As our last assignment, we were to create a project using our favorite Xyron product. And I must say that this tool is one of the most used tools in my arsenal! It's portable, versatile, and has a Big Sister... 

If you guessed the Xyron Creative Station Lite, then you are absolutely correct!!

This little baby can make stickers and magnets and laminates too! 

I've personally used it on:
wood veneers
 thin metal
mat board
and foam

It does a huge job but it's compact enough to easily take to crops and travel with!

And another bonus feature...

I can switch between 5" cartridges and 3" cartridges with ease! Which is ideal for me because I am a die-hard card maker!

And so, for my last project for this term, I created a card to show my appreciation...

Supplies Used
Mariposa Stack (DCWV )
Eileen Hull Credit Card Sleeve & Tags (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Journaling Cards, Hearts (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Leaves, Spring (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Floral Arch (Sizzix)
ColorBox Chalk Petal Points - Primary Pastels (Clearsnap)
Blending Stylus handle (Clearsnap)
Blending Tip (Clearsnap)
Tim Holtz Idea-OlogySmall Chat Stickers (Advantus)
Trimmer (Swingline)
110 lb Black Cardstock 
110 lb White Cardstock
Clear Liquid Glue
Glue Pen
Flatback Pearls
Crinkle Ribbon

I wanted this to be a tall #10 sized card... I often get bored of making A2 (4 2/4"x 5 1/2") sized ones and sometimes an A7 (5"x 7") just won't cut it. Bigger is better, right?!!

So, I start off by creating my card base. I folded my black cardstock in half lengthwise. Then cut it down to 9 1/8" x 4". 

Then trimmed a sheet of corrugated cardstock down to 3 7/8"x 9".

Next, I ran the corrugated cardstock through my Xyron Creative Station Lite and adhered it to the front of the card base.

Using a Sizzix Big Shot and Eileen Hull's Journaling Cards, Hearts and Credit Card Sleeve & Tags, I die cut 2 scalloped rectangles and 1 rounded rectangle from patterned paper from the Mariposa Stack.

I shaded the edges of the die cuts with Tangerine ink form the Colorbox Chalk Petal Point and a Blending Stylus.

I also die cut 6 floral stems from Black cardstock using the Floral Arch die and 4 stemmed leaves using the Leaves, Spring die from white cardstock.

I die cut leftover patterned paper using Eileen Hull's Journaling Cards, Flowers & Leaves to cut 2 batches of flowers. I inked them with Lipstick Red ink from the Chalk Petal Points. Then added dimension and shape to the flower petals by rolling a stylus over the back of the flowers. I layered the flowers and adhered them together using clear liquid glue. I finished each flower off with a flatback pearl center.

I also die cut 4 leaves from green cardstock. Then added little details using my stylus.

To mount my journaling cards to my card front, I ran them through my Xyron Creative Station Lite. Because the corrugate is very textured, I wanted to be sure that my die-cuts had an edge to edge adhesive... But because these had a smaller surface area, I decided to switch my 5" cartridge out for my 3" to avoid any unnecessary waste.

Before I attached the last journaling card I arranged and tucked my floral arches and stemmed leaves behind the journaling card and adhered them into place.

I found this "I am thankful for you" phrase from Tim Holtz's Ideology Small Talk stickers and thought it paired beautifully with the word "Friend" from Eileen Hull's Floral Arch die set. 

I finished the card off by adhering my finished flowers, leaves,  and a crinkle ribbon bow.

Wow, look at all the gorgeous detail!!

And here is the finished card...

I really love all these textures!

And the black and white cardstock really pop against these neutral colors!

I really loved how this card turned out! And I hope you did too!

I really hope this card inspires you to create something beautiful today!


Here is my BIG THANK YOU to everyone for sticking with me till the very end...

I love this tool so much and wanted to share that love with a couple of lucky people! So, I am giving away my favorite Xyron tool!! I have 4 Brand New Creative Station Lites to GIVEAWAY!!

Yes, you heard me right, I said 4!! I bought one machine for each of my terms that I was on the Xyron Team! This team, this company, has given me so much... I wanted to give back! 

I have 2 that I'm giving away here on my blog 


I have 2 more that I'm giving away on My Instagram account!!

I know I have said this more than once but I'll say it again... My Xyron Team are more than just friends, they are FAMILY!

And I want to share my love for my family with a few lucky winners!

Each winner will receive:
 1 (one) Brand New Creative Station Lite
1(one) 3" Permanent Adhesive Refill Cartridge.

As Pictured Below

All you have to do is:

Leave a wonderful comment down below in the comments section. Please, sweet thoughts and kind wishes.

Follow this blog. It must be with an account that is reachable. This is how I will contact the winners.


If you can be so kind...
Head on over to the Xyron Facebook Page and give them some LOVE for making such an awesome product and let them know Mitsyana sent ya! 

NOW, HEAD OVER TO MY INSTAGRAM for 2 more chance to WIN!!

Winners will be chosen at RANDOM from the comments section below. 
Winners will be chosen on Friday, January 11, 2019. 
And announced Monday, January 14, 2019. 
Winner must claim their prize within a week or forfeit their prize.

I wish you all the best of luck!!
And I'm so very thankful for you all!!

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  1. Oh my this is beautiful! I have a xyron sticker maker but would love this!! It’s on my wish list! Thanks for sharing everything you make it’s always great!

  2. I love seeing how creative you can get with this machine! This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  3. You are so amazingly kind and have a heart of gold!! I think you are one of the most creative people I have ever seen. I think you are amazing and so glad that our crafty paths crossed!!

  4. What a stunning, beautiful card, Mitsyana! Thank you for the chance to win, I have the original Xyron but I still use them! Congrats on your 4 year Anniversary! ❤️

  5. I am excited, for the first time ever I have all the supplies for a project.
    Well, I don’t have the creative station, but, I have the 3” and 5” sticker maker.
    Normally, I am missing a certain pamper or die, but, I think I have them all.
    Thank you for sharing this. I will see if I can do it justice when I make it.

  6. I love your project especial the flowers and leaves. I have Sticker Maker XRN150 and makes my crafting easier to use. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win. Have a wonderful day 😘

  7. I love the design on the card. Beautiful!! I’d love to make these cards,

  8. Gorgeous card! I love all of the progress photos and the supplies photos. You are right, that black cardstock does pop with the neutral colors. FABULOUS giveaway! I love Xyron products and have drooled over getting something bigger than my 1" and 3" sticker maker. This would be an awesome, loved member to my craft room. Thanks for the chance to win. You rock with your generosity. Hugs!!
    P.S. I haven't crafted yet this year. You've inspired me to make something pretty. Thanks for that!

  9. Gorgeous card! I love the tall format and all the beautiful details! I have loved following your blog and seeing your wonderful Xyron projects! Looking forward to seeing more from you in the future! Wishing you all the best!

  10. Your card is gorgeous!
    Love the texture and
    Carla from Utah

  11. Simply stunning! Love all the layers! Those flowers are just perfect!! Thank you for the inspiratioN!

  12. your project is always, :)

  13. I just love your work and creativity and the constant inspiration! Thank you for doing this.

  14. Thanks for a chance to win and thanks for all your great designs

  15. Absolutely love this card!! Your flowers are perfect and look like they were just picked fresh!

  16. What an awesome final project for you time on the Xyron team, I know you love the product and for sure are such an inspiration to use it! I would love to win one and share your love! Thanks for the chance! xx

  17. So, so pretty. Nice balance of elements.
    (don't enter me in the drawing)

  18. What a darling card! I love the Mariposa stack and the corrugated paper adds so much texture to your card! So beautiful. Congratulations on your 4 years with Xyron. What an awesome accomplishment!

  19. I have never used or tried XYRON adhesive machines before. It would be nice to finally get to experience & experiment with the product your talented artsy self is always raving about. Great card art! I LOVE ALL the flowers & butterflies you have been beautiflying the planet with. *☆♡☆* HUGS YOU ARE LOVED!*☆♡☆* THANK YOU MITSYANA & XYRON!*☆♡☆*

  20. I really don't know how to use a Xryon machine. I thought you can only use flat papers. I guess I will have to look into this more thoroughly. Thank you for letting all your creatives ideas transfer into my head.

  21. This is just gorgeous Mitsyana! I love the colours and would never have considered doing it as a 91/2” card. So effective!

  22. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Love it! Thank you for the chance to win the XYRON machine.

  23. Your card is stunning! I have loved seeing your creations with Xyron. Your creativity is inspiring.

  24. Oh Mitsyana!All of your projects are so beautiful! This card is gorgeous! Thank you so much for all of the creativity that you share with us. You are amazing!

  25. Love, love, love this card! You make it look so easy! Would love to play with a Creative Station - quite the upgrade from my Xyron "X"! :)

  26. This would be so helpful on making cards I have the sticker maker and I love it. but to get a big one would be so cool. so much more to do.
    thank you.

  27. Mitsyana - Your card is beautiful - love how you blended all the colors they all work so well together. The corugated paper & crinkle ribbon gives your design some great texture. Great card.

  28. 4 yrs. Working with Company means You & Company Satisied & Enjoying with each other... Wonderful Work Done by You...Great...
    Best Wishes for Future

  29. I am blown away by your creativity! I look forward to following along on your next journey!

  30. After seeing this gorgeous card on FB I just had to come over to see you put it altogether, it is so beautiful Mitsyana! Please don't include in me in the prize draw here or on Instagram as I love my Xyron (slightly outdated but a real workhorse!). Good luck to all in the draw! Hugs, Anne xx

  31. I love your card Mitsyana and the size. (I am NOT a fan of A2 and haven't been for a long time. As a matter of fact, I bought a We R Memory keepers envelope maker yesterday to accommodate the different sized cards I make.) I am sure Xyron is going to miss your beautiful contributions.
    I am following you both here and IG (my handle over there is: handmadebyteresa)
    Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future... All the best with your new ventures.

  32. Absolutely gorgeous! So many details put together beautifully. You've inspired me to try a #10 card. I've been stuck in A2 land.

  33. Love the card! Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Love the Card!! Would like to own a Xyron. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  35. Gorgeous project! And that machine looks super fun ;) Have an awesome day!

  36. Your card is absolutely Gorgeous!! All of your creations have been Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia Rodriguez

  37. Wow truly inspiring, all the best for the new year as you continue your journey. The card is awesome, great work & looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for the giveaway.

  38. This is kind of unbelievably beautiful, Mitsyana. I’d frame it in a shadowbox as a major gift! Thanks for such a clear, sumptuous tutorial.

  39. Beautiful! Do you have a YouTube too? 💕

  40. I have a Xyron Cheetah, and I can’t seem to find refills for it anymore. I would love to win this to replace it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Beautiful project! Love looking at all the layers & details. TFS the how to's too

  42. Happy new year to you! So many beautiful layered elements on this amazing card. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize. I'm a blog follower.

  43. Happy 4th Anniversary with Xyron family!!! Thank you so much, dear Mitsyana for your kindness!!! This card is really gorgeous! I love all the details and the step by step tutorial! Thanks for sharing!!!
    I'm already follow your blog trough Followers and Google + (Arianna Barbara).
    Follow you on IG as raggiodiluc3

  44. I just found you on Instagram and subscribed to you blog! Omg! Your creations are stunning!!! Thank you for the chance to win! Can’t wait to explore more of your inspiration

  45. OK... tried to subscribe... getting an error message... can you add me?!

  46. What a BEAUTIFUL card and awesome giveaway. Congrats on 4 years with Xyron!