Friday, September 20, 2019

DIY Party Treat Bags Made with Scrapbooking Supplies

My daughter had a birthday party and she wanted to decorate some treat bags to give to her friends at the party.  Here are just a few to give you an idea of what we made!



Here is a video to show how we made these fun bags!


We started by coloring in the papers from Adornit with various types of markers from Arteza.  Cut them out and use the Xyron Creative Station Lite with the permanent adhesive to stick the colored papers to the pink papers, and then did the same method to stick the matted paper to the brown gift bag.  Using the Xyron Creative Station Lite makes this whole process so easy and we had a blast making them!


The colors and themes are endless for how you can make these bags, just switch out the the Paintable sheets and cardstock colors to suit your needs!!  My daughter pick out her favorites which were pink, mermaids, cats, and flamingos!!

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Xyron Creative Station Lite
Xyron Creative Station Lite
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Fiskars Scissors 8
Fiskars Scissors 8"
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Adornit Paper Collections
Adornit Paper Collections
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Arteza Giant Craft Mat
Arteza Giant Craft Mat
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Arteza Inkonic Pens
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Paper Gift Bags
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Arteza Brush Pens
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Sunday, August 25, 2019

3 Ways to Upcycle Dollar Tree Greeting Cards

I love receiving and giving cards, but I hate to just throw in in a draw or in the recycle bin.  So here are 3 fun ways to upcycle or repurpose those cards you give or receive!

I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.



I love to use the cards from Dollar Tree, they have some amazing cards with are made by Hallmark and the best part is they are only a $1 or 2 for $1!!!  It is 1 year carrying the Expressions and Heartline by Hallmark cards, exclusive just for Dollar Tree, and they just keep getting better and better!!  Check out my video for each one and also my 3 ways to upcycle!



There is an amazing giveaway going on right now at Dollar Tree for some amazing prizes including gift cards and also the wonderful greeting card!!  Click on the graphic below to enter today!


So now on to how to upccyle these wonderful cards once you have them, each is included in the video in detail on how to make each step.



1 - Postcards

So easy to turn the cards into a post card.  Just cut them down to size of 4 x 6 inches and add the postcard lines and stamp mark on the back!!  Super easy :)


2 - Bookmarks

Cut the cards into any strip you wish.  Some card have enough of a design that you can get 2 strips out of 1 cards!  There are so many amazing cards in Dollar Tree with their select lines such as the Mahogany, Tree of Life, joyfully your, and Vida - there is a little something for everyone!!




Once you have the strip of card you want for your book mark, place it through your Xyron Creative Station Lite with the Laminate refill.  The card paper is already super strong, but the added little bit of laminate makes it waterproof now too!



3 - New Cards

The other fun one is to actually make new cards from the old ones.  I used some note cards that people had given me over the last month and use them as the background paper for each of the 3 cads below.  They are all stuck together with my Xyron Tape Runner, works like a charm!!!


I hope this has inspired you to upcycle the cards that you have received in the past, and also to go out and get some new ones from Dollar Tree to send off to friends and family!!!


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Xyron Tape Runner Refil
Xyron Tape Runner Refil
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Xyron Creative Station Lite
Xyron Creative Station Lite
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Xyron tape runner
Xyron tape runner
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Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree
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Fiskars Scissors 8
Fiskars Scissors 8"
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Xyron Laminate 5
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Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Dollar Tree Hallmark Cards
Dollar Tree Hallmark Cards
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Arteza Gel Pens
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Adornit Washi Tape
Adornit Washi Tape
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Arteza Giant Craft Mat
Arteza Giant Craft Mat
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Bloom Notecards
Bloom Notecards
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Friday, August 16, 2019

Stamped Background Clear Window Cards

I have been playing around with the idea of different cards, and today is all about window cards!  Placing a see through window on the front on the card that you can see through to the other side.  On top of all that, I played around with creating my own background with stamps instead of patterned paper!

This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.


Check out my video below to see how to make all these fun cards above!


Each card I made with a different background stamps and a different color of ink.  It was a great way to match the 3D topper on the front of the card with the perfect background color, plus it was a way to use up some of the ink colors that I have stashed away.  Speaking on ink, I store my ink colors in my Xyron Large Click n Store box.  I have over 40+ inks, reinkers, and foam pads of various sizes and shapes in this one box and it works great!


I stamped the backgrounds with the NEW Unity Stamps from Ann Butler called Background Builders (link below).  So many different options for designs and with colored inks, so many colors too!!  I love this one in yellow!


The middle section of each of the cards is cut away and a clear film in pace in so you can see the middle pop thru when the card is closed.  It is a Dur-a-lar film from Grafix and it works wonderfully and the Xyron adhesive sticks to like magic!  Here you can see the clear film on this card angle.


Every now and then I went a little too far out of the lines with my Xyron Tape Runner, so I needed to remove the extra adhesive so my card was not stuck shut, the Xyron Adhesive Eraser is perfect for this!


Just check out this card with a bronze ink background!



All the layers of the papers and the clear middle section are all held together with the wonderful Xyron Tape Runner Adhesive.  A card makers perfect tape runner!


I even used my homemade foam sheet made with Xyron adhesive to make the 3D toppers to give them dimension.  Check out the video below to see how to make you own!!



I love how these 3D toppers look on this type of card - they really do pop!!  Check out the green background card with birds!


I also tried to see what the card would look like if I just changed one element, the stamp for the background.  I kept all the other parts the same, and below you can see the difference!



I think the card works great for both stamps - now sure which I like better!




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Xyron Tape Runner Refil
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Fiskars Scissors
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Xyron tape runner
Xyron tape runner
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Xyron Adhesive Eraser
Xyron Adhesive Eraser
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Umbrella Inks
Umbrella Inks
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Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
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Misti
Misti
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Catherine Pooler Inks
Catherine Pooler Inks
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Ida Rose Stamps
Ida Rose Stamps
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Clearsnap Crafter's Ink
Clearsnap Crafter's Ink
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Xyron 3
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Arteza Giant Craft Mat
Arteza Giant Craft Mat
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Unity Ann Butler Background Builder Stamps
Unity Ann Butler Background Builder Stamps
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Grafix Dura-Lar Flim
Grafix Dura-Lar Flim
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SSS Cube Ink Set
SSS Cube Ink Set
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Xyron Click N Store Box
Xyron Click N Store Box
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3d Toppers Spring Feelings
3d Toppers Spring Feelings
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