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Xyron, Core'dinations and Petaloo Blog Hop!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Good day everyone! Welcome to Xyron, Core'dinations and Petaloo blog hop! Thank you for taking time to check out my post as I'm sharing two projects I created for this blog hop today. I'm so grateful and happy to have such a chance to create using products from three fabulous companies. One of the projects I'm sharing today is a Halloween project since we are still in October. :) Believe it or not, I've never celebrated Halloween before I moved to the States! 

Now that I have my own kids, the exposure to Halloween is greater because of how much the little ones love Halloween! So, I think it would be a great idea to make something for my daughter because this year she will be going trick or treating with her brother. I had this plastic container of a cake (it was a my favorite chocolate mousse cake!) that my husband brought from Whole Foods , immediately I thought of turning it into a Halloween Trick-or-Treat bucket - a girly one for my little princess!
















What do you think? I even have a tutorial for this if you'd like to make one yourself. Don't forget to check out my second project at the end of this tutorial!

Tutorial starts here:

Step 1: Find a container that is not too big nor too small, I used a cake container they sell at Whole Foods



Step 2: Apply adhesive on to a strip of ribbon and wrap it around the top of the container




Step 3: Trim four strips of orange paper from Core'dinations at about 1-1/4" wide and four strips of white card stocks at 1-1/4" wide (only orange strips of card stocks are shown here for illustration purpose).



Step 4: Emboss the orange strips of card stocks, I used my big shot to do this and I used two different embossing folders for each different layer that I wrapped around the container.




Step 5: Sand all embossed strips of card stocks using Core'dinations Sand It Block


Step 6: Run the sanded strips of embossed card stocks through Xyron Sticker Maker



Step 7: Wrap around container with alternate color of the strip of card stocks such as white-orange-white-orange (bottom up, for first layer of white card stocks, leave about 1/2" on the outside. Refer to Step 10), you will need two strips of card stocks for every stage. When you are done, hot glue trims of ribbon from Petaloo to where the two different strips of card stocks joined such as shown in picture below. 



Step 8: Embellishing the container with Petaloo paper flowers with hot glue



Step 9: To cover the bottom of the container, trace the circle on a Core'dinations card stock and cut it out.



Step 10: Glue the exposed strips of card stocks to the bottom of container.  



Step 10: Place the cut-out circle from Step 9 on top of the result from Step 10. glue it with hot glue. The glue Petaloo's lace ribbon around the edge of the circle 



Step 11: Embellish the container with butterfly cut-outs (use core'dinations  card stock, emboss and sand it), Petaloo paper flowers, blings, ribbons and son on!


This is how it turns out! 



The handle is very sturdy and allow to hold up great even when the bucket is full! 

Products used:
- Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folders
- Blings
- Celebrate It Ribbons
- Couture Creations Embossing Folder

It's so hard for me to take a full 360 degree picture of the bucket so I taped a quick video instead... hehe



My second project for today - SENDING YOU Warm Thoughts Card:


I used Core'dinations card stock for embossing, Petaloo's flower for embellishment and of course my Xyron mega runner does all the magic to put them together! :) Applied some modeling paste on the sentiment piece/frame, I love the texture it gives to the frame! 





Products used:
- Teresa Collins Modeling Paste
- Rangers Mini Distress Ink Pad
- Just For Fun Rubber Stamp 
- Martha Border Punch
- Darice Embossing Folder
- Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder
- Twinery Twine

Now enter this giveaway to win yourself a mystery box of goodies! I will announce the winner on the 1st of November! Can't tell you what's exactly in the box but they are products from Xyron, Webster's Pages, DCWV, The Paper House, Core'dinations, Petaloo, Doodlebug and much more! 

Thank you so much for your time to stop by today, make sure to stop by all other designers' blog this week and leave a comment for you chance to win some goodies! Have a wonderful day!
41 comments on "Xyron, Core'dinations and Petaloo Blog Hop!"
  1. Awesome projects, love all of the embossing.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Sue for your sweet comment!! :)

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  2. I signed up as a follower, my little icon is the Route 66 Bouquet of flowers.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  3. Following with
    bloglovin'.
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Beautiful work, fun
    bucket. Great work
    with the embossing.
    I've made a Bat
    mask with tulle and
    Tulip paint!
    Carla from Utah

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    1. Thank you Carla for your beautiful comment! I would love to see the Bat Mask you have created! :)

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  5. Oh my, Alexia - this is just a dreamy lil bucket of flowers and fun! What a lovely step by step tutorial ~ so much color and burst of wonderment on your post! You made it look so easy :) I know what you mean about H'ween - I grew up in Europe and there was no Trick or Treating, but it's fun with the kids! Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you for such lovely comment Kelly! I know right, we missed so much fun without Halloween! Glad I'm able to celebrate it with the kiddos now, be part of them growing up. I feel young again! lol. Thank you for following my FB page, truly appreciate it. :) Hugss.

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  6. What a beautiful treat bucket!! I think I need to make one of these for MY granddaughter who is MY little Princess!! She will love it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Barbara, I'm glad you like this project! Your grand daughter is so lucky to have you as grandma! Thank you for the taking time to leave me a comment! :)

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  7. I am a new blog follower and I am following you via email. Thanks for sharing your pretty card and stunning treat bucket!! SO adorable!!

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  8. Up until this year I have not gotten into crafting for Halloween but this year I have become obsessed with creating Halloween projects! I am in the process of making a coffin right now and am extremely pleased with how it is coming out!! Thanks for inspiring me to make a treat bucket also!! :-)

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    1. I can't wait to see how it turns out too, share it!! :)

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  9. Love your projects! now I have to buy embossing folders! I just got my machine a year ago and have dies but no embossing folders! Love the video! Am a new follower! Would love to see you come visit as well! http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/ All the best! :)

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    1. Thank you langeatheart! You definitely have to get embossing folders and just a reminder, it's addictive! lol. I went to your blog and following you on bloglovin'! Thank you for taking time to visit my blog!

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  10. I followed you thru Google Friends connect. For some reason Blogloving didn't work for me :( But I will be checking regularly! :)

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  11. I can not wait to make the baskets for my nieces so they can trick or treat with them they are so girly and cute ...i know they will love them and after trick or treat they can use them in their bedrooms for something else ;) what a great idea .....i love the card too thanks for sharing !!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and left me a comment Hana, yes it can be used to store something else later or use it as decoration piece! :)

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  12. I love both of your projects! I will have to try the bucket for my grandchildren! The card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Christi, I hope your grand children like this bucket too! :)

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  13. I am following through Google ! Good Luck with followers! <3

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  14. Your projects are beautiful! I love the little bucket, so perfect for a princess!

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  15. I tend to do fall cards and do a flower arrangements for the holidays! Love all of your projects and especially the treat bucket with all your layers of beautiful things!!!

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    1. Thank you very much Jordan, this is my first time making this bucket too and it's well worth it when my little girl looked at it with her big eyes and said "wow..." and she is not even 2! lol Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment! :)

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  16. Great projects! I have never made any Halloween crafts, but sewn a couple of costumes!

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    1. wow...what kind of costume do you sew Shari? because my little girl is looking for the princess vanelope outfit but we couldn't find it! Was going to DIY it but I can't find white color sweater to dye it either! So we'll probably find a more generic princess dress for her.

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  17. Following via email -- and love the bat stick mask!

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  18. Alexia, thank you so much!
    I'll enjoy whatever you send
    in the mystery box!
    Carla from Utah

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