Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blog Swap Week with Xyron + Maya Road!!

Good Morning Xyron and Maya Road fans!! Heather here with two wonderful projects for you.I am also being featured on the Xyron Blog today. Make sure you check out each day this week for fun and prizes!!

The first project that I created, was a sweet little ornament using one of the Maya Road Vintage Metal Heart Tins.
I started by tracing the Maya Road Vintage Metal Heart Tin onto my paper. To make sure that the heart fit, I had to cut down the heart just a little bit smaller than the area that was fluted. The Joyous Collection by Authentique was the perfect version of Christmas for this ornament.
I then used my Xyron 3" Sticker Maker to adhere the heart to the tin. The 3" Sticker Maker is just the perfect size for this!
I waited to create a hole for the cording until I glued in the heart down. This way, I didn't have to match anything up. Because of the metal, I used my Crop-o-Dile for this.
I then created some interest with a few stickers and some Xyron Foam Squares. It was then that I decided to ink the edges of everything. I had inked the stickers, but had to use an ImagineCrafts Fantastix ink applicator to smudge some ink onto the red heart.
I then added one of the Statements die cut pieces, using more of the Foam Squares to add dimension.
Lastly, I used the gorgeous Maya Road Twine Cording in Cherry Red to create a hanger for the ornament, and create a gorgeous bow for the top. The Maya Road Cording makes gorgeous bows.
I cannot wait to display this on my Christmas tree!!
For my second project, I started with the Maya Road 5 Ring Tab Book and more of the Joyous Collection. Each of the pages has been run through my Xyron 9" Creative Station. I then applied the patterned paper, then cut with a kraft knife, and filed off the edges using a nail file for acrylic nails (they last longer and are usually cheaper). The cover is finished with a Maya Road Photo Frame that has been run through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker. The middle of the Photo Frame was sprayed with gold mist before adding some die cuts.
All of the pages are simple, as they will have photographs added later. Because of the amazing amount of pages in the Mini Book, I wanted to keep the dimension simple. Otherwise, I ran the risk of not being able to close it.

I cut each of the photo mats down to 3.5" x 5.5". This way, I can just slightly cut down standard sized photographs and easily use my Xyron Mega Runner to post in some sweet Christmas memories.
 I love how clean and graphic this ended up.

Supplies Used:
Xyron: 9" Creative Station, 3" Sticker Maker, Mega Runner, Foam Squares
Maya Road: Vintage Metal Heart Tart Tins, 5 Ring Tab Book, Twine Cording (Cherry Red), Photo Frames Chipboard Set

Other Supplies: Authentique's Joyous Collection, Distress Ink (Black Soot), ImagineCrafts Fantastix, Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine Pin It


  1. Love that sweet vintage-looking ornament style!! I do not have a crop-o-dile but I sure do see a lot of crafters talking abt them. Have to look into one of them! Sure seemed like the perfect tool for punching the hole you needed!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  2. Wonderful projects here.
    I really like the ornament
    and the album will be fun
    to put Christmas photos in.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Such nice projects, Heather! That ornament is so cute and I love the neat and clean look of the mini.