My First Creatopia Page &WOYWW!

Happy Wednesday folks! I spent a lovely rainy day yesterday playing with my new Xyron Creatopia. Here is the page I made:

 

Stamp by About Art Accents/Art Neko.

I used the large embossing rollers to emboss an entire sheet of kraft cardstock then dry-brushed pastel yellow paint over it. I used the rotary cutters to cut scalloped strips and the smaller embossers to emboss the dots on the strips. I used the die cutter to die-cut paper, cardstock and burlap. I tried out everything except the adhesive because that would require me to look at the manual since I have not used so much as a sticker maker before LOL!

 

Tip: I saved the burlap bag that my basmati rice came in and cut a strip to make the ruffle under the main photo. I painted a piece if burlap to keep it from fraying before I die cut it in a heart shape. Place the burlap between a piece of wax paper to keep paint from transferring to the die and to keep fibers from unpainted pieces from going everywhere.

 Since it is WOYWW I snapped a photo of my desk during my creatopia experiment:

 

I have since cleaned it up and found a permanent spot in my craft room for the machine (it is about the same size as my Cricut expression!) Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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25 Responses

  1. Have never heard of Creatopia but it looks a lot of fun. Loving what you did with all the burlap 🙂

    Carmen #107

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  2. Wow well done! I had been considering getting one of those! It’s so great how it all worked together to make a really successful page!

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  3. WOW your page is amazing, you have added so much fine detail to it, its really stunning, well done 🙂

    Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

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  4. Wow!! Lindz!!
    this is one of my favorite projects that you’ve done—-wowzers!!! Thank you for sharing:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    http://www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  5. I’m really impressed with what Creatopia can do! Your page is just beautiful — I’m sure that you did have tremendous fun with all of your new toys. 🙂 Congratulations on your win, and kudos to Xyron for the wonderful prizes.

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  6. Love your organization in the background! Clever use of the basmanti rice bag! Artee #133

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  7. Great going, Linsay! Very impressive results from your new toy!

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  8. Your LO is fantastic – utterly gorgeous – love all the different textures. And such an interesting workspace – thanks for sharing – (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

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  9. Beautiful layout – but, what is a Creatopia? It sounds fun! dani132

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    • Thanks Danielle! I won a Creatopia machine (you can see in yesterday’s post) and I just had a play with it. It is a laminator, cutter, embosser and die-cutter and adhesive applier…I think it might even make a cup of coffee LOL!

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  10. Sweet lay out Lindsay! What fun it must have been using all those fab new toys! Once you use your sticker maker you will be addicted for life (I am to mine) I have 2 of them, the small and the 5″ size. They should have called the small one a ribbon maker, my favorite way to attach lace and ribbon!

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  11. what a fab layout,enjoying the use of embellishments
    have a fab crafty woyww
    kay #28

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  12. I’m just jazzed that you have chickens, too–we need to get a new flock, but we’ve been too busy the last few years to do the brooding thing. They’re so sweet when they’re peepers!

    :)trisha woyww #155

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  13. That is a great layout and gorgeous pics of the chicks Thanks for the peep (no pun intended). Anne #2

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  14. I must say, I expected to have to wait at least a week before seeing you create with your new toy….figured you would be reading instruction books – LOL! I should have known….presto, change-o and a few chick pics, and you just zipped it out….great project Lindsay!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  15. This is something new to me. but it looks like a lot of fun. is there any starter guide to creatopia?

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    • It comes with some booklets, I watched a video when I could not figure out the sandwich for sizzix dies (I was convinced that I would break the plates but they were fine). I think I might do a video on using the creatopia so people can see if it is for them or not. It is a nice machine and it contains a lot of tools that experienced crafters probably already have, that said, it is fun to use:) Keep an eye out and I’ll do a video:)

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  16. Looks fab and fun, great page too. Take care and enjoy WOYWW snooping! Zo xx 73

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  17. Gorgeous layout… Love it!! your desk is sooooo inviting… Hugs May x x x#31

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  18. what a lot of work. So now you know how to use it you can go wild!

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  19. What a great idea about the burlap! The heart is soooo pretty! Patsy

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  20. Fabulous page – beautiful detail.

    #97

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  21. I’ve never heard of this machine before. Love the page you’ve made, though – it’s obviously a great success, whatever it does!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #85

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  22. Wow, that Creatopia is versatile! I love the page you made. 🙂

    Cheers,
    Susan #145

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