Pink & Purple Shabby Tags

July is a very exciting month for the Ruby Rock-It Brands team as we get to showcase gorgeous and fun new collections.  Today I have a couple of tags to share with you which features two of Bella’s new collections.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Bella Purple Haze collection, #Selfie Queen collection, Crafters Choice Bling (Adhesive Rhinestone Letters; Iridescent Clear, Iridescent Blue, Iridescent Purple, Iridescent Pink), Fundamentals White Cardstock

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Ranger Foam Applicators

Other: heart punch, mists, flowers, ribbons

Me and my daughters are bookworms especially my eldest, so I decided to make them some pretty initial tags with some bling.  Crafters Choice have the perfect range of adhesive rhinestone bling that are very easy to apply onto projects.

For my eldest daughter she gets the gorgeous Bella Purple Haze collection with Crafters Choice Clear Iridescent Bling and shabby finish.

For my youngest daughter she gets the fun Bella #Selfie Queen collection with an assortment of Iridescent Pink, Purple, and Blue Crafters Choice Bling.

Both tags have the Fundamentals Cardstodck for a strong and sturdy base for layered papers, inks, and paints.

I have blended the Ranger Distress Inks (see materials list above) onto to tags to match with the colours of each colllection with the Ranger Foam Applicators.

Here’s a quick tip of adding a frosted look to the Rhinestone Letter:

  1. Gather the Crafters Choice Adhesive Rhinestone Letter, a fine paintbrush, and a chalk mist.
  2. On a clean working surface, place the Rhinestone Letter on its original sheet.  Uncap the chalk mist and lightly dip the fine paintbrush, then brush this onto the whole surface of the rhinestone letter.
  3. Add as little or as much chalk mist onto the letter and let this air dry.  Do not apply heat as this will damage the letter.  This now gives the letter a different frosted finish.

I hope you enjoyed looking through the fab new Bella collections and gorgeous range of Crafters Choice bling .  These are all available to purchase on the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE or at a Spotlight store near you.

I’ll be back soon for another awesome new collection and thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

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Baby Boy Chocolate Bars

This is my last month at work towards maternity leave before I give birth to my baby boy next next month, and my family and I are super excited and looking forward to meet our little man.  As a little thank you to my colleagues, I gave them a little treat specially wrapped of course.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Baby Boy collection, Fundametals White Cardstock

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Black Soot, Foam Applicators

Other: tag punch, scallop trimmer, sentiment stamp, ribbon, flowers, mists

First I trimmed the Bella Baby Boy papers to size and then trimmed the top and bottom part with a scallop trimmer.  Ink the edges with the Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and applicator, and then wrap this around the chocolate bar.

Lay all the bars on a flat surface and spray some shimmery yellow mist and let dry.  Do the same process with a blue mist and let dry.  Add as much or as little as you want, alternatively you can skip this step.

Punch some tags from the Fundamentals White Cardstock and ink the edges with the Broken China Distress Ink and applicator.  Apply the sentiment stamp in the middle of the tag with the Black Soot Inkpad and let dry.  Trim the ribbon to size and run these through the tags and tie it in the middle of the cocolate bars to finish.

And that’s my Baby Boy Chocolate Bars.  They are easy and fun to make and are great little thank you gifts.  Check out the full range at the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE, or at a Spotlight store near you.

See you next month with some bubba news.

Cheers,

Autumn Birthday Card


May brings in our part of the world the beauty of Autumn and today I am sharing with you an Autumn inspired birthday card.  I just love the colours of this season and this has inspired me to create this card.

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Franchville Neutrals Cardstock, Fundamentals Birthday Sentiment Stickers

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Foam Applicator

Other: Sizixx dies

First I have die cut the front of the card and then blended the Distress Ink colours onto a blending mat, giving it a good mix of colours.

With another white cardstock, die cut a few leaves and acorn, and shade them with different colours using the same variety of Distress inks.  Layer these onto the card with the acorn on top of all the leaves.

Adhere the Birthday Sentiment Sticker onto the remaining white cardstock and cut this out.  Lastly, adhere this onto the top of the card.

I had a blast creating this card and now it’s time for me to give this to someone special.  I hope you enjoyed our cardmaking month and all of the Francvhille, Fundamentals, and Ranger Distress Inkpads are available at your nearest Spotlight store.  You can also have a look at the full Ruby Rock-It Brands range HERE.

Cheers,

Petite Birthday Cards

May is card making month with Ruby Rock-It Brands and I’m starting it off with a quick and easy embossed background tutorial.  Here’s what you’ll need:

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Franchville Pastel Cardstock Set, Franchville White Mini Doilies, Fundamentals Gelato Sentiment Toppers

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Foam Applicator

Other materials: Big Shot, Embossing Sheet, Foam Flowers

Here’s a look at the set of Petite Birthday cards.  You can never have too many birthday cards ready in your stash.


 

Here’s a quick and easy step by step for an embossed background.  Note that for demonstration purposes I have used a white cardstock instead of the purple cardstock.  The finished cards pictured are inked with the Wilted Violet Distress Inkpad on the embossed background of the purple cardstock.

  1. Trim the Franchville Cardstock in half.  Choose your desired embossing background design and sandwich this inside your die cutting machine.
  2. Run this through the machine at least twice to ensure a good raised embossed finish.
  3. With the foam applicator, apply your desired color and shade this throughout the card working your way outwards in.  You can build up the colour as light or as dark as you want.
    And there you have it, an easy and effective card backgound with color and texture.All that needs to be done now is to layer the inked doily, flowers, and sentiment on top of the card and voila!Check out all the Franchville and Fundamentals cardmaking range at the Ruby Rock-It Brands online store HERE, or at a Spotlight store near you.  I’ll be back for a new card this month and thank for popping in.

Easter Pillow Box Treats

Happy Easter everyone!  Today I’ve got some Glitzy Gold Easter pillow box treats to share with you.  I have also included a step by step tutorial on how to create an Easter tag with Fundamentals’ kraft tags and Ranger Distress Ink range.

Ruby Rock-It materials: Bella Glitzy Gold collection (Chevron, Bunting, Arrows), Fundamentals Small Circle Kraft Tags

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Foam Applicator

Other materials: Tarnished Brass Distress Spray, Butterfly Punch, String, Easter Sentiment Stamp, White Cardstock

First I trimmed the Glitzy Gold papers to size and cut and scored them to a pillow box template.

I then folded the pillow boxes to shape and filled them with mini Easter chocolate eggs, sealing it well.

I then created the Fundamentals Kraft Tags and tied them to each pillow box to finish it off.

Here’s a quick and easy tutorial of the round kraft tags.  You will only need one foam applicator for this as we are shading the tags from the lightest to the darkest colour:

  1. With the Ranger Foam Applicator, apply the Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink onto the bottom of the Bella Small Round Kraft Tag, shading it halfway through.
  2. Using the same technique, apply the Rusty Hinge Distress Ink onto the top half of the tag.
  3. With the Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the same applicator, ink around the tag and then slightly shade it into the middle of the tag, combining the colours altogether.
  4. Dab the Ground Espresso Inkpad onto the Easter sentiment stamp, giving it full coverage. 
  5. Stamp this onto the tag with good even pressure.
  6. With the Tarnished Brass Distress Spray, blob a couple of tiny splats onto the tag, then lightly spread the same ink around the tag with a small fine brush and let it dry.
  7. With a scrap piece of plain white cardstock, punch a small butterfly and then ink the edge with the Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and foam applicator.  Adhere the inked butterfly onto the tag.

8. The best thing about the Fundamentals Tags is that they are all punched on top.  All that is left to do now is to run a thin piece of string through and tie these to the pillow boxes.


I just love the tasteful gold glitter throughout Bella’s Glitzy Gold collection.  Perfect and mess free.


Mix and match it with the Fundamentals’ kraft range and Ranger Distress Ink for a unique finish.

Hope you enjoyed my creation and easy tag tutorial.  Check out the full range of Bella Glitzy Gold collection HERE or at a Spotlight store near you.  Have an awesome Easter week!

Cheers,

 

Moving House


Hi there.  Today I’ve got a mixed media layout to share with you and a simple step by step on how to add some punched shapes to your background.  I have combined both of Bella’s masculine mini theme ranges with Ranger Distress ink for a fun page.

Here’s how I added the ampersand shapes onto the background:

  1. With an ampersand puncher (I’ve used Fiskars), punch out 12 ampersands through the Steamworks Odds & Ends paper.
  2. Ink the edges of each ampersand with Ranger’s Black Soot Distress Inkpad and Foam Applicator.
  3. Position each ampersand onto the Dapper segments paper, surrounding the photo and then adhere.  Layer them on top of each other for a more interesting finish.

With extra hints of sunshine colours, here’s my finished page.

Design Team CS

Ruby Rock-It Brands materials: Dapper Mini Theme, Steamworks Mini Theme, Bella Gold Florals, Fundamentals Butterlfy Embellishments, Fundamentals Black on Alpha Stickers

Ranger Distress Ink materials: Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey, Foam Applicator

I’ve added some pretty Gold Bella Florals and Fundamentals Butterflies, together with an old vine flower I’ve got from my stash for the cluster which I’ve inked with the Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inkpads and applicators.


The Fundamentals Alpha Stickers make up the title and some extra shading has been applied onto the page with the Wild Honey and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.  I just love this photo of my daughter and nephew when we moved to our new house.

Hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Mini Themes.  Check out all the awesome range HERE.  These are also available at a Spotlight store near you.

Cheers,

Snapper Up!

We’ve had some incredibly hot weather the past few weeks getting to the peak of summer.  We spent most of the school holidays near the water and today I’m sharing a mixed media layout with Bella’s Seaside collection.

I had a blast fishing in the absolutely amazing Coromandel and had to have a photo taken of my snapper.  I would definitely go back there for more great memories.  Here’s my layout:

Bella materials: Stripe Seaside Paper, Cut Outs Seaside Paper, Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers

Ranger Distress Inkpads: Abandoned Coral, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Foam Applicators


I wanted to bring out the colors of the snapper and get it to stand out, which led me to start with a blank canvas then layering Ranger’s Abandoned Coral and Salty Ocean Distress Ink on the page.  I then trimmed a piece off the Cut-Outs paper and layered this at the top of the page to mimic the ripples of the water.  For added texture, I stencilled some bubbles onto the page and let it dry completely.

I then layered some scraps from my stash and my photo on top, then adding the cluster with some fussy cut sentiment from the same paper, and some fishes from the Stripe paper.

For the title, I painted the Fundamentals Alpha Wood Veneers and then inked it with the same Distress Inkpads.  I then adhered this under the photo and added more shading throughout the page as I go along with the Distress Inkpads and Ranger Foam Applicators.

Thanks for popping in and I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Bella’s Seaside collection.  These are now available to purchase at a Spotlight store near you, ar at the Ruby Rock-It Brands website HERE.

Now it’s time for me to cool off in the pool!

Cheers,