Blog Hop with Creative Imaginations and Xyron! Peace * Love * Joy * Dimensional Holiday Canvas Ornaments
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Creative Tips with Rita

Hey there bloggers, Rita Barakat here!  More fun with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®
Creative Imaginations and Xyron!

Tip #1 - when you are going to use a lot of alphas for words and even paragraphs cut strips of paper to line them up! Even better if you use the same paper as the background, which is what I did here! I do them in sentence strips - that works great especially since you can cut words and move them if they don't quite fit!

Tip #2 Use A Xyron Create a Sticker maker to add adhesive on the back of small items, like the strips!


Tip #3 Use an oval Existencil as a template for a semi circle!

Tip #4 A different way to use your stencils is outlining them with a PITT® Artist Pen  and then coloring the space with Twinkling H2o's!


Tip #5 When you have these canvas with exposed staples on the sides use strips of paper to cover them. (Cotton Candy Gelato™)

Tip #6 Use (Green Tea) Gelatos™ and a dry sponge to fill in color on the edges.

Tip #7 Use layers of the same item (little trees) to create dimension!
All of these tips combined make for a great little canvas project!

Rita Barakat  Rita channels her boundless energy into her family (she has 5 kids!), directing a youth choir & drama team, and her eclectic paper crafting projects. She is on the design teams for Clear Scrap and Ta Da Creative Studios.


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Thanks for the tips. I'm finding out about so many products that I've not heard about before and my mind is buzzing. Have to keep adding to my list of things to look for at the stores.

Miriam Prantner

What a great idea Rita! Thanks!

katie smith

beautiful! I love how the trees pop off the canvas!

Sara Andrews

Oh my goodness!! This is wonderful.

Marilyn Nimmo

LOVE this and thanks for all of the tips!

Julie A. Shearer

Great idea ! I am learning about new products and new techniques , well new to me . Thank you so much for a great Hop !

Sue D

Lots of great tips--thanks!


Awesome canvas! Thanks for the tips. Another idea for adding letters is to line up the bottom of the letters on a piece of sticker backing. Press the top on your project then remove the sticker paper.

Katie B.

Love those trees! And that color gelato (green tea). Thanks for the tips and Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Michelle H.

Very pretty!!!


Great canvas!


Awesome the depth you've gotten both with color and layering!

Larissa Heskett =)

THANKS for sharing!! =) I LOVE the BEAUTIFUL canvas and the ideas!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Ann Jobes

Love this canvas and your tips are wonderful!


Gorrrrgeous Rita!!xox

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