I am happy to have my first tutorial for Xyron for you today. I absolutely love to paper piece (probably because I can't color, hehehe) and I am sure I love it so much because of Xyron. The little 150 Create-a-Sticker makes paper piecing so easy and with no mess. Thus I thought a paper piecing tutorial would be a perfect start! Also since I am leaving for Europe in a few days, I thought paper piecing the Bianca Fashionista by Unity would be the perfect image.
First off, I stamp all of my pieces on the desired paper with the main image on cream paper (makes for easier coloring of her skin... like I said, I am not a colorer)
After coloring what needs to be colored, I cut out the pieces, thinking about how they will be layered for easiest cutting and assembling. The micro tip scissors from CTMH are a must have for me, I have a few pair (mostly because they are always getting lost in the mess on my desk!) - they make fussy cutting so easy. I run all of my pieces through the 150 Create-a-Sticker.
Then I just assemble.
I cut out all around the image and then I am left with this inside which I don't like.
Sorry for the blurry photo, but for easiest removal of the inside pieces I look at where I can cut through my image for least amount of damage. In this case, I cut the legs from the suitcase, then just trimmed out the inside piece. I also cut through one knee and one of the arms, to get those little pieces out. No worries, these cuts won't be seen once the project is finished. Another little tip, is to run a marker (similiar to the stamp ink) around the edge of the cut paper just to blend it in.
Once my card front is created, I use my Xyron Mega Runner to apply strips of adhesive around the edges of a card base and then adhere the card front.