Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.


Xyron and Quick Quotes, Make a Banner Page

Crafts, Diy, How to, Paper crafting, Layout, Quick Quotes, Scrapbooking, Tools, Tutorial, XyronGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a page using Club Q for this month with some help from my Xyron supplies. I made this page a banner page because of the adorable twine included in this month's Club Q. I also attended a quilt show this past weekend and decided to "hang" some of my favorites from the show on the banner. I started by choosing my 3 favorite pictures from the show and then built the page around that idea.


 Check out the video below to see how to put this page together.

I hope you enjoyed the video and you're inspired to make a banner page of your own. Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting.

 Quick Quotes Products Used:

Club Q

Powder Puff Chalking Inks - Mahogany

That amazing glitter gel pen is this amazing glitter gel pen from Sakura, it's a Gelly Roll and I love it!

Xyron and Quick Quotes, Destash Those Scraps

Cards, Xyron, How to, Tutorial, Paper crafting, Crafts, Diy, ToolsGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a video that will help you destash your scraps. I have so many nice scraps from several Quick Quotes Collections that I hate to waste them, so here is a fun way to combine your scraps with a paper trimmer and die cutting to get a brand new look of patterned background paper.

I did a video for this technique because I thought that would be easier to follow than pictures. If you use this technique, you can make about a dozen cards in an hour. This technique would also work on a scrap page as a cool background accent, check out the video below.

I hope the video was easy to follow and that you have a great new way to use your scraps and make them brand new again. Thanks for stopping by.

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Whistlin Dixie

Earth Wind Fire

Urban Oasis 

49 Shades of Grey


I am so happy to share this, the Xyron Creative Station made this so easy to finish. Until next time, Happy Crafting and stay safe in these crafting streets.


Lettering on a Wacom Pad using Adobe Illustrator

Tutorial, Diy, Tools, Drawing, Hand Lettering, Graphic design, How to, GraphicGabriela SimsComment

Hi there! I wanted to pop in and give you guys a quick tutorial of how to jazz up your hand lettering.  I have an Intuos Wacom Pad that I really love for digital drawing and I wanted to do some lettering on it as well.  I used Adobe Illustrator for this project; a simple graphic of my web address. You can play around with some of the settings, I settled on a Calligraphic Brush at .75 pt.


Then once I finalized and smoothed everything out, I sent the image to my toner printer and printed it on 2 sheets of cardstock, a purple sheet and a white sheet. 


Then to apply the foil I used my trusty Minc with fuschia and holographic foils.


Holographic on purple. 

Holographic on purple. 

Fuschia on white. 

Fuschia on white. 

These were so fun to make! I can see myself making lots of prints like this and experimenting with more brush types and techniques and doing more digital stamps.  See you soon, happy crafting!