Friday, November 16, 2018

Ruby Rock-It: From Our Home to Yours

 Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing some more  festive creativity with the Christmas Dreams Collection.
I just love creating these wreaths!  For this one, I have gone for something a little shabby chic and winter wonderland inspired.   
 Ruby Rock It! Products:
Christmas Dreams 12 x 12 Paper Pad, Christmas Dreams 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Bella Flowers
Styrene Ring (22cm), Tulle, Wide Ribbon (Wire Edged), Metal Dies - Floral Die, Stars & House, Leaves, White Berry Stamens

Create your own sweet wreath with colours to coordinate with your festive decorations.
The styrene rings can be picked up from craft shops for a couple of dollars. 
Start by tying strips of tulle around the ring.  Then randomly adhere a few leaves.  
If you have a leaf die - try die cutting a few leaves from the white glittered paper from the Christmas Dream pads, these would look lovely!  

Create berry vines - Stagger the heights of the berry heads and then twist the metal lengths together. (I picked these up from Kmart). Place around the ring and affix in place when happy with arrangement.
Attach a few Bella pale blue flowers around the ring.
Die Cut 3 x floral flourishes from coordinating paper from the 6 x 6 Christmas Dreams Paper Pad.  Position and attach in place.  

Die Cut a few different sized stars from the white glitter paper at the back of the paper pads.  Arrange and affix in place. 
Create a small house (I used a die) from coordinating papers from the 6 x 6 Christmas Dreams pad.
Attach this along the bottom inside edge of the ring.
Fussy cut a few bird elements from papers and layer amongst the foliage.
Finish off by adding a bow created from wire edged ribbon and attach in place.  

From our house to yours,
Happy Creating!

Ruby Rock-It: Believe In The Magic of Christmas

Hello Everyone!
I have been getting into the Christmas spirit with the gorgeous Christmas Dreams Collection.  I have coordinated some festive magic with some brand new colours from the Francheville card making range to create an easel card
 The new card range consists of Teal, Metallic Bronze, Metallic Pearl, Pink, Blue, Boysonberry and Ivory.
Ruby RockIt! Products:
Christmas Dreams 12x12 Paper Pad & 6x6 Paper Pad
Fundamentals Bitty Bows FTE17, Ruby Rock It Happy Days Droplets HYE18, Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon
Scalloped and Plain Circle Cutting Dies, Roller Die Cutting Machine 

To create the easel card:

Position a scalloped circle die over the folder edge of the Francheville card. I have worked with one of the new colours - pink.

 Run the card through the die cutting machine.  Also die cut a single scalloped circle from another card (I used Ivory) or plain cardstock.

Fold over one have of the scalloped circles towards the fold  
Tip: Try and match the scalloped edges

Now attach the individual scalloped circle to the folded part 

This is what the reverse of my card looks like:

Decorate the card surfaces with coordinating patterned papers from the Christmas Dreams 6 x 6 Paper Pad. Ink the  paper edges with Mermaid Ink Distress Ink. 

I die cut scalloped circles and smaller plain edged circles.  I layered these, adding foam dots for a little dimension. 

I also fussy cut a larger 'fun' element from the 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  I added this to the front of card

Thanks so much for dropping by,
Happy Creating!

Ruby Rock-It: Merry Christmas Card

Hello Everyone,
Today I am sharing another card creation made from the very festive New Traditions Collection.  This range has a gorgeous  traditional vintage feel too it.  The Paper Pads also include coordinating Glittered Papers which are perfect for adding a touch of pretty bling to your card projects.

 Merry Christmas Card

Ruby Rock It Products:
New Traditions 6 x 6 Paper Pad
New Traditions 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Fundamentals Basics Cardstock Square Pack - FL09 Kraft
Metal Dies - Foliage, Plain Circle, Decorative Circle, Die Cutting Machine

I used a Square Kraft Card to create the base of the card.  
I trimmed a sheet of patterned paper from the New Traditions 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  
To create the 'peek a boo' window effect - position a circle die centrally, then run it through a die cutting rolling machine to remove the circle insert.
**Tip - Unfold the card before rolling through the machine**

 From the white glitter paper die cut a decorative frame and attach around the outer edge of the circle window.
**Tip - Attach with small trimmed down foam squares to add a little dimension**

Die Cut some foliage elements from gold glitter paper and arrange around the decorative window frame.  Fussy cut elements from patterned papers and arrange over the bottom right corner.
Add a festive sentiment from one of the larger papers from the 12 x 12 New Traditions Paper Pad. 

Happy Crafting!

Ruby Rock-It: Here Comes Santa

Hello Again!!
Today sharing a fun project created with the  New Traditions Christmas Collection.  We are approaching the 'down hill slide' of the year and dare I say it - Christmas will be here before we know it.  Every year I seem to say 'Already?' - It just seems to comes around quicker and quicker. 
 During one of our recent trips to Kmart, I spied these super cute upside down Santa legs and boots which were perfect for the project that I had in mind.

So.... Here comes Santa!  (down the chimney):

Ruby Rock-It Products:
12 x 12 New Traditions Paper Pad, 6 x 6 New Traditions Paper Pad, Bolt Chipboard Buttons BOE55, Happy Days Chipboard Alphabets HYE25, Bella Florals JA0498 (white flower)
Paper Straws, Tulle, Festive Berries, Flower Vine, Pear Baubles, Metal Frame Die, Chipboard, Aleene's True Snow, Stencil, Wire, Santa's Legs (from Kmart), Decorative Border Punch, White Cardstock (for creating snow borders around edge)
I created chimney base from chipboard.  I wanted a larger chimney so worked with a 12 x 12 sheet which I cut in half ( ie: 2 x pieces measuring 15 cm x 30 cm).  The sides were covered with paper from the 12 x 12 New Traditions Pad. The corners embellished with strips trimmed from the coordinating red glitter cardstock also included with the pad.
Some brick detail was added - Texture medium was applied to bare chipboard with a stencil and then trimmed.
The chimney top was constructed again with chipboard, painted black and the sides embellished with New Traditions paper.  Match Boxes (empty) were wrapped with paper from the 6 x 6 New Traditions Pad to create presents.  Some were wrapped with twine and embellished with a star chipboard button from Bolt #BOE55.  These were scattered amongst the festive flowers and berries. 
A Christmas Sentiment was added to the front chimney panel.  A few more chipboard buttons were added for decoration purposes along with the fussy cut 'Flying Santa'.
 Thanks so much for dropping by,
Happy Creating!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ruby Rock It! You Will Always Be My Baby Girl

Hello Everyone!
I am back with today sharing another layout creation with the super cute Bella! Baby Collection.
 For this layout I have chosen a 'non baby' photo of my daughter to work with some of the cute elements of the Baby Collection. 
In this photo,my daughter is around 8 years of age. She may have outgrown my lap and day by day she is becoming more independent...  but she will always be my beautiful 'baby girl'. 

 Ruby RockIt Products:
Bella! Baby: ATY90, ATY20, ATY44
Bella Glitz! White and Silver
Bella Bling! BEW98 and BG27
Fundamentals Tag Pack FNT05, Doilies FTE97

White Gesso, mirror star embellishments, Metal Dies - Flourish, Cloud and Stars, Chipboard Moon Embellishment

To recreate this layout: 

Add a thin layer of white paint over the background paper Baby ATY90.
I used an old bank card to apply.
Paint Chipboard Moon with white paint.  Whilst the paint is still wet, sprinkle with glitter.
Die Cut a few stars from White Bella Glitz and flourishes from Silver Bella Glitz.
Trim around the the clear acetate of the Bella Bling BRW98 flourishes.
Fussy cut teddy bear, snail, giraffe, puppy dog, sheep and monkey from Bella! baby ATY20 and ATY44.
Layer bling flourishes, die cut flourishes, stars, doilies and cloud elements under the large chipboard moon.
Position fussy cut elements and layer around the photo.
Add a hanging mirror star from a small length cut from Bella Bling BG27. 
Refer to photos for arrangement of elements 
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Happy Creating!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ruby Rock-It! Make A Wish

Hi Everyone!
I am super excited to be sharing my first project for Ruby Rock-It as a Design Team Member.
Spring time is my favourite time of the year, with the hint of warmer weather just around the corner.
I have put together a layout showcasing the beautiful Bella Botanical with background papers from French Country.  

Products Used:
Botanical CHE15,  Botanical CHE29, Botanical CHE39, Botanical CHE46
Botanical CHE60, French Country FCY15 and French Country FCY92
Art Stones, Glitter Glue, Rolling Flower Die, Foliage Metal Die, Peony Pink Color Spray

To recreate:
Tear a section of from the FCY92 paper and layer over the background paper FCY15
Fussy cut a few floral elements from CHE29, leaves from CH15, large leaf, toadstools and butterfly from CHE60 and bird from CHE46.
Create 1x larger and 1x smaller rolled flowers with a rolled flower die and CHE39.  Spritz with Peony Pink Color Spray .
Arrange the fussy cut elements around the photo.
  Arrange some art stones attached with glitter glue to the top of the toadstool and around some of the floral elements.
Happy Creating! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cherish The Way You Sparkle

Hello Again!

Sharing another layout created with 49 and Market papers and flowers - Once again I have combined papers from Tattered Garden with Flower Fairies: 
I added lots of fussy cut elements under and around the photo
Some pretty blooms from a Potpourri mix were also clustered over the fussy cut elements - these flowers are so sweet and I really like the different sized blooms in these mixes. I also softened some of the blooms with white gesso.
A berry stem from a Botanical Blends and a 2Crafty Chipboard flourish were also tucked in.

Thanks so much for dropping by,

Till next time,