Sunday, October 7, 2012

Xyron and Teresa Collins

Xyron and Teresa Collins have teamed up this week and I have two projects to share with you today!  Be sure to stop by the Xyron and Teresa Collins blogs for more inspiration and giveaways!
 

 
I received some of the gorgeous papers and stickers from the Teresa Collins Tell Your Story collection and put together a mini album and magnetic notepad holder to share with you. For the mini album I started by cutting Lori Whitlock's Pocket Mini Album file with my Silhouette Cameo. I kept the front of the album simple and covered it with the blue text paper from the collection. I added a stack of 3D butterflies I cut with my Silhouette to the flap. To keep the flap closed I used a couple of the Basic Grey magnetic snaps.
 
 
This album has four pocket pages so I was able to use one pocket for each of my kids.
 
 
I wrapped a 1 inch band around the outside of each pocket and embellished them with some of the hexagon stickers from the collection. I used the bands to hold the photos of my kids.
 
 
I added journaling cards to the pockets and I am going to use them to write messages to my children and the important things I want to remember about them at this age. The 12x12 small journaling cards paper was perfect for this. The paper is double sided- the front side has 12 journaling cards that can be cut apart and the back of the paper has a ledger print. Instead of cutting the paper into individual cards, I cut them into pairs and folded them in half. I embellished the front of the cards and left the inside with the ledger print blank to add my journaling. I love how these turned out and they fit perfectly inside the pockets.
 
 
I also made a box to store my album. I measured the finished size of my album and then handcut and assembled the pieces to make a drawer style box.
 
 
 
Supplies:
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Ledger 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Diamonds 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Tickets 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Flowers 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Pennants 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Small Journaling Cards 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Large Journaling Cards 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Die-Cut Accessory Sheet
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Sticker Sheet #2
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron 1.5" Create-a-Sticker
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Red Heart White Crochet Thread
Silhouette Cameo
Lori Whitlock's Pocket Mini Album File
Alaa' K's 3D Cutout Butterfly File
White Bazzill Cardstock
Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps
Maya Road Star Pins
Hambly Washi Tape
Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch
Family Treasures Butterfly Punch
Westrim Crafts Star Gems
DIY Foam Adhesive
 
For my second project I started by cutting the Hanging Note Holder file with my Silhouette Cameo and assembled the pieces. In the top pocket I added a photo of my daughters and in the lower pocket I added a notepad and pen. I also added strips of the Xyron Magnet Tape to the back of the holder so I can attach it to my refrigerator.
 
 
I made a simple and quick notepad to fit inside the holder. I started by cutting a 5x7 inch rectangle from the orange text paper and folded it in half to make the cover. I also cut several sheets of plain white paper a 1/4 inch smaller than the cover and folded them in half. I wrapped white crochet thread around the cover and pages to keep them together. I added a couple of embellishments to the front and it was ready to add to the holder.
 
 
Supplies:
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Diamonds 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Flowers 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Frames 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Butterfly 12x12 Paper
Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Scalloped Border 12x12 Paper
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Magnet Tape
Silhouette Cameo
A Little Hut's Hanging Note Holder File
DIY Foam Adhesive (using the Xyron 5" Creative Station)
Red Heart white Crochet Thread
Family Treasures Butterfly Punch
 
I hope you enjoyed my projects! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

9 comments:

Julie said...

love these! :)

Heidi said...

Great projects!

Holly Hudspeth said...

I saw this project posted on TC's blog and fell in love with these pages for a mini ablum. The pockets for each child is a great idea. TFS!!!

Leisa said...

Wow!! What great projects - thanks for sharing :)

Leisa said...

Wow!! What great projects - thanks for sharing :)

Sesil Cratin said...

love your projects!

linda said...

Great projects Christina! Love your idea about jotting down info for kids at their current ages.

Beverly32440 said...

These are great projects!

Julie C said...

Love all these projects!!