Sunday, October 26, 2014

Boolicious with Country Cookin'

Good morning to all you lovely crafters!  
With Halloween just around the corner I thought I would share a little 'Boo'tastic wreath I made with the Ruby Rock-It Country Cookin' range! Yes I agree this range is all things cooking but some of the reverse papers are really cool and can be used to create some fun projects.

Products Used

This started life a little polystyrene ring.  I cut thin strips of the Knick Knacks paper and wounded it around the ring securing at either ends by glue.  You will need to overlap them so it lays flat.  Once this was done I wrap some of the orange twine from the range around it.  

To make sure everything stayed in place I added a circle of Crate paper.

BOO was simply created by cutting the letters out from the Quarters paper and gluing them into the centre.

To finish I die cut and punched some embellishments from the Floral paper and add some of the Droplet Stickers, which by the way are gorgeous!

I so enjoyed making this and using the Country Cookin' a little bit differently,
I hope I have inspired you to think outside the box today!

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vellum Technique for Ruby Rock-It

Who doesn't love Pinterest?!  I can waste hours trawling through beautiful creations and get really inspired by what people create.
It was here I stumbled across a project which I thought would work with Ruby Rock-It Fundamentals vellum perfectly!

So for Technique Tuesday I thought I would share how I made mine using the inspiration on Pinterest and with these few items

Battery Operated Tealight
Old Jam Jar

First I took a sheet of  Ruby Rock-It Fundamental plain vellum and added it to my paper draw on my printer.  I have an inkjet printer and it worked just fine.  I printed out a picture 6 x 4" and had the paper settings to 'plain'.  As you can see from the picture below it looks a bit blurred but this is because the ink in still wet.  It didn't take long to dry out, but make sure it is before you touch it!!

Next I trimmed it to size and added thin tape along the edges before adding it to the jar

I then die cut lots of different flowers using the spellbinders die in different patterns of vellum

The Ruby Rock-It vellum's are really sturdy, meaning you can really play with them to make an item you have cut from it really 3D.  Once I had finished cutting, I added them around the photo on the jar.  I finished by embellishing the flowers with bling and added some wedding flowers.

This was really simple to make and a lot of fun too.  The jar comes alive when the lights get low and the candle flickers behind the picture.

Thanks for stopping by

Beckie Dreyer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thanks and a Little Sparkle

Today I am here to share with you some cards that I have made using two of the latest products from Ruby Rock-it.

The first card is made using the Handi Scandi range which I seem to be drawn to each time I want to create.  I think it may have something to do with the glittered embellishments!!

Are you wondering what sort of card this is??  Well if you are, it is a Bendi Card.  I have admired these cards each time I've seen them so really wanted to give them ago.  They really are so  much fun and given a little imagination create a wonderful scene due to the 3D effect it gives.

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The next card shows you some of the Country Cookin' range which again is such a beautiful collection.  It has a real rustic charm to it and the old fashioned food labels and chalk board pieces are superb!

And lastly I just wanted to share with you a card I made for our recent blog hop with Elizabeth Crafts, I love how well the wheelbarrow die goes with the County Cookin' range.

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I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared today and hope you are inspired to have a play!
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial With Handi Scandi

Hello everyone, today I have a Tutorial Tuesday for Ruby Rock-It and I am here to share with you how I made a card which I shared on the blog a while back.

This time though I have recreated the card using the Handi Scandi collection, here is a video tutorial which will show you all the cuts and folds

Monday, October 06, 2014

Ruby Rock-It Hops with Elizabeth Crafts

Hello Ruby Rock-It and Elizabeth Crafts Fans!  We are very excited to be partnering together this month, and to bring you this fun blog hop!

Hopefully you will arrived from Frances Byrne blog, don't worry though the list is below so you can hop along!

So here is what I have created using Elizabeth Crafts Wheelbarrow Steel Cutting Die and the Country Cookin' range from Ruby  Rock-It

I cut the wheelbarrow out in different pieces of the Country Cookin' papers and pieced them together so it gave a layered look and meant that I could add some texture to the wheelbarrow.

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I created this next card using the Elizabeth Stand Up Helper and Peel Off Stickers

This little cut out is perfect for making easel cards as you have an instant stopper! How fab is that!?

I used a few of the peel off stickers on different pieces of paper from the Country Cooking Range before I cut out the sections I needed to create the layered flower.

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Each of our companies is offering a beautiful prize!  Here's all the fun details on how you will be eligible to win!

Start at the beginning of our hop right here!  And then simply follow the order listed below, making sure you stop and leave some love in the comments section for each designer!  Please make sure to include your email in the comments section, so we will be able to contact you should you win!  

For additional chances to win:

"Like" Ruby Rock-It on Facebook, and leave a comment on our page, letting us know you came from our blog hop.

Comments will close Friday, October 10th at 11:59pm PST, and we will announce our winners the following week on the Ruby Rock-it blog!  Be sure to check back next week to see if you have won on the blog!

Beckie Dreyer <== You Are Here!

Ruby Rock-It is offering our beautiful Essence Empire Bebe collection to one lucky winner!

So it's now on to Rita Edwards blog for more inspiration

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Never Grow Up!

Happy post is always good isn't it?  Recently I was sent some Marion Smith Designs 'Never Grow Up' papers from Jones Crafts and I have enjoyed working with the collection and creating a few things.

Today I would like to share a set of cards that I made using them.  

There is one part of the papers that made me smile and brought back some childhood memories. 
Do you, like me, remember the little paper dolls that you could dress up with paper outfits??  Well there are some of these on the papers which you can cut out and redress!  I used the little girl on this card, in case you are wondering there is a little boy too.

The papers coordinate so beautifully together and some of them have quotes on which are great for whipping up some quick cards.

For this next card I wanted to keep it simply but wanted to make it a really 'boyish', so what better than some water splats and muddy finger prints!  I used some spritzing ink for the splatters and then dipped my little finger in the ink pad before 'stamping' it on the card. A perfect 'messy' card!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hopefully you'll be inspired to have a play with these papers too.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hint of Christmas with Handi Scandi

Hello everyone, I'm here to share with you some cards I made using the cheerful Handi Scandi range.  

The patterns in this range are brilliant and you are spoilt for choice from the patterns printed on white or kraft backgrounds. 
I made this card using the tear drop paper which I punched a small hole either side so I could tie three strands of twine around.  Next I punched three circles from the Handi Scandi Meadows paper and added them to the twine and embellished them silver gems.

Supplies : 
Twinery Twine - Marigold, Maraschino, Ocean Stripe

The card below mixes the kraft side of the paper with the more geometric side.  In the blue dotty paper I die cut some circles so I could use them as a window to show the lines of twine which I had glued to a strip of paper.

Supplies : 
Twinery Twine - Gold Shimmer

And of course with Christmas around the corner there is a fab sheet with a glittered stag on it so I decided to change him in to Rudolph and made a little Christmas cheer to send!

Twinery Twine - Maraschino

Thanks for stopping by 
Have a great day