Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More Imaginisce Teacher's Pet Projects

I have been at it again with the great Teacher's Pet line from Imaginisce. My daughter starts preschool next week and her teacher will be coming for our home visit tomorrow. I wanted to have her a little something to wish her a great school year. I used a party favor bag type box and decorated the front with red cardstock and the Imaginisce Teacher's Pet paper. I used the crayons rub ons, apple rub on and "best teacher" stamp to finish the front. I tied some of the Teacher's Pet ribbon to the handle and the outside wish finished in minutes. I used a jumbo paper clip and punches to create a bookmark which also adds to the front decor. On the inside I put some candy, apple shaped post its with a pretty cover, large binder clip photo holder and a cute pen. I also made a holder for a Crystal Light powder type drink mix which I will hang on the top of a bottle of water. I topped my creation off with some white tissue paper with a little tag that reads "Have a great year!"

Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Imaginisce Teacher's Pet School Bus Album

I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work with Imaginisce's new line Teacher's Pet as a Xyron Design Team assignment. This is the cutest line ever! It is perfect for all of those back to school projects we are all currently working on as the beginning of another school year is just around the corner. I used our large Sizzix die at our school to cut the base for the album. I painted the front yellow and decorated the front with the cute Imaginisce chipboard, ribbon and brads. I traced out the inner pages from the chipboard covers and cut them out by hand. I used the Imaginisce double sided Teacher's Pet line papers, felt pieces, stamps, ribbon, brads, stickers, chipboard and flowers to embellish the pages. I now have an adorable album ready for my daughter's first year of preschool photos. I hope this project has inspired you to create some great back to school projects and don't forget to pick up some of the awesome products from Imaginisce's Teacher's Pet line to use!

Happy Scrappin!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Xyron Creatopia!!!

I am so excited to finally get to tell everyone about the new Creatopia from Xyron. It will be in stores soon. Now, here is the Xyron Press Release about this awesome new machine:

Scottsdale, AZ – July 18, 2009 – Xyron® Revolutionizes the Craft Industry, Again, with Creatopia™ Announcing the Xyron Creatopia; this creative machine will apply adhesive and laminate to items up to 12 inches wide and .5 inches thick. It will also allow you to emboss and cut paper and other thin materials. The Xyron Creatopia will change the way you think about craft projects. Modular components allow this machine to expand on Xyron's core adhesive tools by adding embossing and manual cutting in one machine. Embossing will be in the form of 12 inch wide pattern rollers and 3 inch wide patterns for borders. Creatopia will cut strips of paper and finish edges using a variety of interchangeable blade cartridges, Xyron will also introduce the first 6.5 inch wide universal die press for use with the industry's leading brands of dies. Creatopia will also be the first in the Xyron line to have a Fabric Adhesive cartridge.

Creatopia Refillz™

Creatopia will offer three adhesive cartridges and one laminate cartridge at launch. The standard Permanent Adhesive and Repositionable Adhesive will be joined by a Fabric Adhesive. The Fabric Adhesive adheres textiles to the surfaces of your projects with optimal adhesion. The end user can use the Fabric adhesive to hold appliqu├ęs and batting/backing in place instead of pinning items; it will remain repositionable on fabric and is washable. Creatopia allows the end user to apply these adhesives to items up to 12 inches wide and 40 feet long with a thickness up to .5 inches. The Two-Sided Laminate cartridge will allow the end user to apply laminate to items up to 12 inches wide and 40 feet long.

Creatopia Patternz™

Creatopia introduces the industry's first 12 inch wide embossing roller. These rollers will apply a uniform pattern into paper and thin materials up to 12 inches wide with an unlimited length. There will also be 3 inch wide border patterns to emboss only the edge or strip of thin materials.

Creatopia Cutz™

Creatopia allows the end user to cut in a variety of ways with a rotary cutting component. This component has interchangeable blade cartridges with a variety of styles including: straight, perforated, scoring, pinking, scalloped, deckle and postage stamp. These cartridges can be placed anywhere along the 12 inch cutting surface to cut rectangles, squares and strips from paper up to 12 inches wide with an unlimited length. Up to 6 blades can be used at one time to increase the end user's productivity.

Creatopia Shapez™

Creatopia's 6 inch wide universal die press will allow end users to cut and emboss using dies and embossing folders from Cuttlebug, CuttleKids, Quickutz, Sizzix, Ellison, AccuCut, Spellbinders, BossKut and Fiskars.

Pricing and Availability

Xyron Creatopia will be available for purchase in September 2009 from local craft stores, mass craft chain stores and online retailers.

The Main Unit with Permanent Refillz Cartridge MSRP is $149.99.
Additional Adhesive and Laminate Refillz MSRP are $39.99.
Border Patternz Starter Kit with Floral Pattern MSRP is $24.99
Additional Border Patternz MSRP are $8.99
12 inch Patternz MSRP are $24.99
Cutz Starter Kit with Straight Blade and Guide Wheel MSRP is $44.99
Additional 2 Packs of Cutz blades MSRP are $14.99
Xyron Shapez MSRP is $69.99

Learn More About Creatopia

For additional information on Xyron Creatopia, contact Chris Potter, or visit Xyron and Creatopia are registered trademarks of Xyron, Inc. Xyron is a subsidiary of Esselte (

About Xyron

Founded in 1996 in Scottsdale, Arizona, Xyron is a world-class provider of transformation tools for both creative home users and creative professionals.

For the creative home user, Xyron develops products in the craft, hobby and stationery departments of specialty and mass retailers worldwide. These products include award-winning adhesive tools, all-inclusive scrapbooking collections, unique handheld dispensers, and patented cold-lamination products that require no heat, batteries or electricity.

About Esselte

Esselte is one of the world's premier manufacturers of organizational solutions, producing a broad range of filing and organizational products.
Esselte has subsidiaries in 31 countries and distribution in more than 120 countries. Esselte products are available across several recognized brands; Pendaflex, Oxford, Esselte, Leitz and Xyron.

Chris Potter, Web & Advertising Manager Xyron