Glitter & Twine Embellishment Tutorial...

Today I'm sharing a tutorial for  The Paper Variety  on a few reasons why I like to use this 1.5 inch Xyron. This little " X-thingy" is marketed as an Create-A-Sticker tool but instead of using it to make stickers, I've found the adhesive very useful towards making embellishments. 

*adhering glitter evenly without making a mess on your project.
* adhering delicate or sheer ribbon so you can't see your tape/glue application.
*useful in making twine embellishments.

Every crafter has various techniques or adhesives they choose to use but I like using this small Xyron because I know I can get an even application of adhesive every time.

First step, run your die cut face down (which is the side of the adhesive) through the Xyron. Rub well to active the adhesive then peel off the backing.

I'm going to add glitter to the word Baby for my project. The letters are cut from Birthday Cakes cartridge at 1 inch. 

For my finished project, I used crystal glitter but you can't see it in the photo, so in this example, I used dark blue glitter. After you shake off the excess glitter, you can see how the glitter sticks really well, evenly covered and dry, unlike using glue.

Another fun embellishment I've made using a Xyron are these twine buttons.

To make these twine buttons, I run my circle through the Xyron, cover the adhesive side with small pieces of twine, trim off the excess twine then ink the edges.

Here's my finished project thanks to the Xyron adhesive.  How sweet is this little gift bag cut from Plantin Schoolbook?

Thanks for looking and I hope this little X-thingy is inspiring to you,

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  1. This is super cute I idea. I love the twine buttons. I think my little X is gonna start getting a workout :)

  2. Thank you! Just recently realized my X is Very important to my crafting =)
    Love the twine buttons!


  3. I love my X. I used it all the time.Especially with my ribbons.TFS!

  4. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I super love that bag!!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  5. Love your ideas! You are so clever... Thank you so much for the tutorial, great job!!! Hugs, Dawn

  6. Great technique, Holly! I hardly ever use that Xyron tool, but you gave me some useful ideas. Thank you!

  7. Love the bag!!! What a great and easy way to attach the twine.

  8. AWESOME job with your gift bag!I love the twine buttons,so CUTE!:)

  9. This is cute! I love what you did with the twine!

  10. GREAT tutorial Holly! Thanks for sharing this! I was confused at first...I was like, "where is the baby in blue on her finished project"...then I read your post! ha! I like the crystal color you chose! Well done, girl! SMiles, Jill

  11. This is adorable!!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel!!!

  12. Thanks for adding your ADORABLE bag to DTC!
    Smiles, Guest Designer Jill

  13. wow this is more than adorable great idea. thanks for joining us at decorate to celebrate.

  14. How sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

  15. WOW! Holly fantastic tutorial and I have one of those and I have to dig it out and put some use on it:) Your project is super cute and love the twine use on the project!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!! I always enjoy your entries:)

  16. Super cute container! I just love the way you used the twine!!! Thanks for playing at Decorate to Celebrate!!! :)Amy

  17. Adorable gift bag! I love the cute technique on the twine buttons. Super cute idea!
    Sherrie K


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