April 23, 2013

Pennant Edged Flower Tutorial: Ruby Rock-It

Hi everyone, I have a simple flower tutorial to share with you today using Ruby Rock-It goodies.


The flower that we're making is a beautiful focal point on a card, but it would also be a lovely embellishment on a scrapbook page or other project.


Cut 40 pieces of 1 inch by 1/4-inch Cherry Rock Sugar Candy Glitter cardstock. These will be the flower "petals".

Punch one 1-inch circle and one 2-inch circle from a scrap piece of cardstock.


Adhere the 1-inch circle to the center of the 2-inch circle.


Cut a notch into one end of all 40 petals.


Apply adhesive around the outside portion of the 2-inch circle. Liquid adhesive is preferred as it allows a bit of time to position the petals before it completely dries.


Using the edge of the 1-inch circle as a guide, adhere 25 petals to the circle in a slightly overlapping fashion to form the first layer.


Form the second layer by adhering the remaining 15 petals onto the first layer. Be sure to overlap the petals slightly so that the white cardstock circles beneath them do not show through.

Punch a 1-inch scalloped circle from the Cherry Rock Sugar Candy Glitter cardstock.


Adhere scalloped circle to center of flower.


Punch a starburst shape from white cardstock.


Layer white starburst onto flower center.


Adhere a white w/ gold rim Wedding pearl onto flower center.
(Substitute a flat embellishment for the pearl to keep the card "mail friendly".)

Trace or freehand draw two leaves- I traced around a catseye inkpad!


Cut out the leaves and adhere to the back of flower, slightly overlapping one another.


The flower is ready!


Cut out the "Thinking of You" sentiment from the Kinda Krafty Chatterbox cardstock to use as the card front sentiment.


Adhere the flower and sentiment to the card front using foam squares for dimension. Now send the card off to a loved one!

For links to the Ruby Rock-It products that I used, please visit the Ruby Rock-It blog, here.

April 18, 2013

Ruby Rock-It Kinda Krafty Cards

Ruby Rock-It has an awesome collection out called "Kinda Krafty", which is a must-have for my kraft-lovin' self! Here are some cards that I made with it this week.

Something about the lovely kraft paired with the bright white cardstock inspired me to stay clean and simple with this set of cards.

I like to create my cards in sets of three. Sticking to the same general design with a few adjustments here and there is an efficient way to get multiple cards made in the same sitting. Why not go for three next time you sit down to make a card? Your card stash will be grateful :)

Thank you to Therm O Web for sending the Ruby Rock-It team some wonderful adhesive goodies to play with!

For my supply list, please visit the Ruby Rock-It blog, here.
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

April 17, 2013

A Ruby Rock-It Reminisce Layout

When I saw Ruby Rock-It's super pretty Reminisce collection I knew it'd be a perfect fit for this photo of my little girl last Easter with her new stuffed bunny. 



My layout is based on Ruby Rock-It's April Sketch created by my teammate June Goh.

You should play along with the sketch challenge! All of the details and prize info and all that can be found on the Ruby Rock-It blog, here.

Next, I'd like to show you some of the ways that I used the awesome Thermo O Web adhesives that the Ruby Rock-It team got to play with this month for our cross-promotion!


One of the first things that I do for any layout is adhere foam squares to the back of the photo. Having the photo raised up off the page allows for easy tucking in of embellishments here and there behind it.


After rolling up a couple of Ruby Rock-It's lovely quilling kit flowers, I used the Zots singles clear adhesive dots to hold the flowers together. The singles are really convenient!


Their Sticky Tape Runner is not only pretty in pink but it fits so nicely in the hand and makes it quite easy to adhere strips of paper to one another.


I reinforced the adhesive on the pearls with more Zots singles before adding them to the centers of the rolled flowers.


I love foam squares... LOVE them! I use several on just about every project that I make. I was thrilled to have this package of 440 of them! Here I've used one on the back of this flower sticker to make it pop off the page.


...and here's another view of the dimension that Therm O Web's foam squares helped me to achieve.


Please visit the Ruby Rock-It blog, here, for links to the Ruby Rock-It products that I used.
Thanks for stopping by today!

April 13, 2013

More My Creative Scrapbook: Bo Bunny Surprise

Hey everyone, hope you're having a great weekend! I have one more Bo Bunny Surprise! collection layout to share that I made with the Creative kit this month from My Creative Scrapbook.

Although this kit is heavily birthday-themed, it also works perfectly for other moments deserving to be celebrated such as my daughter working on mastering the climbing of this ladder at the playground.

Here's the fun April Creative kit:

Would you believe that I'm digging in to the May kits now? Wow, is time ever flying. Summer is going to be here before we know it. But back to the May kits... WOW... they are some of my favorites yet.  Can't wait for you to see!

You can find all of the information about subscribing to any of the My Creative Scrapbook monthly kits on the website, here.

April 12, 2013

More Bo Bunny Surprise: My Creative Scrapbook

I have another layout to share using the My Creative Scrapbook April Creative kit which features the super fun Bo Bunny Surprise! collection.

Here's a photo of the April Creative kit: 

My Creative Scrapbook is running an awesome contest on their facebook page right now- as soon as they reach 1000 fans, someone is going to win one of the completely gorgeous Limited Edition kits, and there is a lovely Prima prize too! Last I checked they only needed about 30 more followers to reach the 1k goal.

April 11, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook April Creative Kit: Bo Bunny Surprise

The Creative kit at My Creative Scrapbook this month features the new celebration-themed Surprise! collection by Bo Bunny. There are lots of fun bits and pieces in this kit!

Here's one of my Creative kit layouts:

This was a really simple layout to make as the background paper came pre-printed with the banner across the top, the big tiered cake on the bottom, and the "make a wish" title. I simply layered a couple papers behind and on top of it, added a few embellishments, tied a bow, and called it finished.

Such a happy and bright kit!

I'll be back tomorrow with more work from this kit.
Thanks for visiting :)

April 10, 2013

More My Creative Scrapbook: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes

The April Main kit at My Creative Scrapbook kit club was definitely one of my all-time favorites! The gorgeous colors and patterns of the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes line, the super cute American Crafts bows, the woodgrain Thickers, and of course the stunning Prima flowers were love at first sight for me.

After creating 3 layouts I still had a lot of the kit left that I just couldn't bear to pack away, so I put together this card.

The kit:

So that wraps up my work the April Main kit... thankfully the beautiful May Main kit is en route to me! I can't tell you what's in that one yet but suffice it to say *swoon*! You might want to head over to the website and get the details about subscribing!

In the meantime I'll be back tomorrow with the April Creative kit :)

April 9, 2013

More My Creative Scrapbook April Main Kit: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes

Here's my third layout using the April Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook featuring the gorgeous Maggie Holmes signature collection from Crate Paper.

Here's the April Main kit:

Thank you for stopping by!
There's more to come tomorrow :)