Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ruby RockIt: Happy Days


Hello!!

Sharing some more card inspiration for Ruby Rock-It today.
Making an easel card is super fun and a great creative spin on a classic card  The base construction of them is similar, so try mixing them up by changing the shape. 

Ruby Rock-It!! Products:
Fundamentals Basic A6 Cards FL62 Black, Ruby Rock-It!! Happy Days - Bouquet ,Chit Chat & Patchwork, Distress Ink 
Other:

SpellBinder Die, Foam Tape
I have used a Fundamental Basics A6 card  and a spellbinders die  to create the base easel:

Place one edge of the die on the fold of the card and run through the die cutting machine to create the  hexagon shape.  
Die Cut a single hexagon shape from one side of another A6 card - Unfold the card and place the die in the middle of one side.  Run through the machine. 
**Tip - the window effect created creates a great peak a boo card for another creation** 
Fold one side of the folded card in half
Attach adhesive tape to the folded edge and place the single die cut shape  over the top.
 Cover the top and bottom of the card with pieces die cut from Happy Days Chit Chat.
Ink the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  
 Fussy cut flowers from Happy Days Bouquet and larger bloom from Patchwork
 Attach across the top right hand corner and bottom left base corner with foam tape.
 Fussy cut the branch and bird from Happy Days Chit Chat 
Attach over flowers - Add a sentiment also cut from the Chit Chat paper. 



Thanks so much for dropping,
Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Ruby Rock-It!! Exploding Box Card



Hello Everyone!

Popping in today sharing a fun exploding box card creation. 
 With Mother's Day just around the corner, this would make a beautiful card from the heart for the one who is dearly loved and so very special.
Ruby Rock-It! Products:
Bella! Kraftastic KG43 Glittered Wigwam, Bella! Botanical CHE60 Montage
Other:
Felt Flowers, Toadstools, Miniature Fence, Stick On Lady Bug, Ribbon, Decorative Corner Punch, Sticker Sentiment 
The box was created from Bella! Kraftastic Glittered Wigwam.  The weight of the cardstock was perfect for creating a great structural base.

To create the box:
Trim the cardstock down to 7" x 12"
Remove 1.5" from one side (don't discard, this will be used to create inserts for the inside of the card)
Score at 2.5" intervals (score marks should be at 2.5", 5", 7.5 and 10")
There now should be 3 intervals measuring 2.5" and 1 that measure 1/2"
Cut along the 1/2" score line 3" down from the top.  Cut horizontally across the 1/2" distance to remove and create a tab.
Cut along the other score lines 3" down from the top.
Score along the cut edges and fold down 3 of the flaps.  The one that is not folded will create the back  support of the card.
Fold flat along all score lines, attach together with some adhesive tape along the created tab edge.
To create inserts:
Trim 1.5" x 7" piece in half.
Score 1/2" in at either end for each piece.
Fold at score lines and attach to the folded sides in the top of the card - these will be used to adhere embellishments to

Now the fun part!
Decorating!!
   I cut out floral and toad stool elements from Botantical Monatage paper.  I attached to the top of the card flaps and then punched the corners with a decorative corner punch.
 Add the larger felt flowers first with the miniature fence and toadstools.
I then attached some more fussy cut elements from the Montage paper the flowers, fence and toadstools to create a happy garden scene.  

Thanks so much for dropping by
Happy Creating! 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Ruby Rock-It! - Glitzy Easter Egg


Hello Everyone,
Trudi with you today sharing a 'Glitzy' standing egg creation.  
I had lots of fun combining a few Bella! Glitzy Gold, Foiled Hearts & Stripes with a sprinkling of  Ruby Rock-It! Dancette Glittered and Happy Days papers.  This is also a project that you could easily get the kids involved with.
Ruby Rock-It! Products:
Bella! Glitzy Gold - GZ725 Confetti, GZ817 Arrows,GZ787 Bunting, GZ794 Honeycomb, Bella! Hearts& Stripes - Foiled HAS49 Gold, HAS25 Foiled Blossom, Ruby Rock-It Dancette Glittered DE48 Lilac & DE55 Pink, Ruby Rock-It Happy Days HY33 Buzz & HY64 Spot This, Bella! Magic & Wonder MAW60 Stripe
Other:
Recycled Ribbon Spool

I created an egg shape template which I used to create the concertina effect. This egg is on the larger size -I was able to get 4 eggs to each 12 x 12 sheet of paper.
Each of the cut out eggs where folded in half and attached at the folds with adhesive.  Too create a fuller egg - add more folded pieces.
The egg has been attached to a recycled ribbon spool.

 
 The bow was created from 1" strips of paper which where trimmed into smaller lengths and folded and attached to create loops.  To create the curly tendrils trim thin lengths of paper and wrap around thin paintbrush handle or skewer.

Thanks so much for dropping by
Happy creating and wishing you all an 'egg'celent adventure!   


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Ruby Rock-It! Cute Easter Basket

Hello Again!

It's Trudi with you today sharing some moer papercraft fun.  With Easter fast approaching, these baskets are super cute and can be easily whipped up to add a personal touch when giving to someone special this Easter.  Add some chocolate eggs or a touch of shabby chic as I have done for those that don't do chocolate.   
 Ruby Rock It Products:
Happy Days HY64 Spot This
Other:
Ribbon, Pom Pom Trim, Flowers, Tulle, Ceramic Rabbit, Styrene Eggs

I created the basket with Happy Days HY64 Spot This.  The paper is double sided so is perfect for basket creating - it is always nice to have a pretty inside colour!    
As you can see, I have gone for the non chocolate option.  
Line the basket with some tulle to add a touch of softness.  Attach some pom pom trim across the top of the handle and a couple of ribbon bows on the side.  

 Attach flowers over the top of the ribbon bows. Wrap a flower vine around the handle and sit a ceramic bunny amongst the tulle.  Scatter some small styrene eggs - I also attach some to florist wire and had these coming out from the floral cluster.

To recreate your own cute easter basket:
 Trim a piece that measures 6" x 6" from the Happy Days Spot This paper.

Score the base - 2" in on either side, turn the paper and score 2" in on either side.


Add a decorative corner edges with a corner punch.


Cut up to the intersecting line from the bottom and top.
 
Fold at each of the score lines

Bring up the two corners to slightly overlap

Create a basket handle by trimming a piece that measure 0.75" x 10" from Happy Days Spot This paper. 
Slip one edge in under where the two pieces meet and secure in place with a small brad. 
Slip the other edge in and secure with a brad similarly.
 The basket is ready for filling with chocolate goodness!
Try altering the size of the basket by trimming the paper 8" x 8" or even 10" x 12".  Adjust the score lines and the length of the handle accordingly.

Thanks so much for dropping by,
Happy Creating!



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Ruby RockIt!: Steamworks Tag




Hello Again!

Trudi back with you all today.  I just love the new Mini Theme Steamworks and Dapper papers.  The colours of both these ranges coordinate beautifully in the creation of the following tag:
Ruby RockIt! Products:
Bella! Steamworks SKS99 Odds & Ends, Bella! Dapper DPR76 Dapper
Other:
Packaging (for tag bag), Chipboard Stars, Metal Embellishments, White paint, Embossing Powder

The base of the tag was created from some packaging which I covered with Dapper Imprint.

For embellishing, I worked with both sides from Steamworks Odds & Ends.

I layered trimmed sections and added fussy cut elements

Rolling the top hat element creates a nice curved effect.  

Thanks so much for dropping by,
Till Next Time,