Friday, May 23, 2014

Xyron and Paper House Blog Hop

I just love how designing for teams challenges me to use different products and styles of materials.  This project is a result of a Co-Hop with both Xyron and Paper House.  There are a ton more great projects to be seen over at Ain't She Crafty  as well as Paper House.  For my inspiration I was supplied with the Generations Paper Pad.  A few sheets of this lovely paper and my Xyron Mega Runner and I made this cute display in just over an hour!

I swear that using Xyron products makes my crafting so much quicker and efficient.

The texture on the Graphic 45 Staples Box was achieved simply with Distress Stain. I spritzed and flicked lots of water to get the stains to react.

When embellishing this box I decided to add the Tim Holtz curio knob.  I thought it made it look like a cabinet instead of a box.

To frame it out, more Tim Holtz materials I had on hand.  Also notice that I popped out each frame to add some interest.

I hope you enjoyed today's project.  Be sure to hop around for tons more inspiration from around the world. 




  1. Very nice! Love
    the popped up
    panels and the
    door knob.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Beautiful and very creative. Who doesn't love Xyron?


  3. That's a staples box? Whoa, I thought it was wood! Great use of the distress stains. Such a fun and happy piece. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Fantastic! I would never have guessed this was a staples box. My first thought was that you repurposed a "thrift store find" are one talented, creative artist!


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