Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mixing G45 collections always works

Hi everyone!

For my DT-project for The Rubber Buggy I just wanted to show you how simple it it to match different collections from Graphic 45.

There are lots of different collections in the store, as Kellie has been carring the brand for quite some time now :)

But you don't necessary need to choose your favorite COLLECTION, but rather the color palette you favor. Do you prefer the light or the dark?

Can you guess how many collections there is in my card?

Five! Can you believe it?
Place in time, baby 2 bride deluxe, little darlings, once upon a time and le romantique.
A great thing with Graphic 45 papers are that even though one side has the most gorgeous scene and you hate to cut it apart, the B-side usually is a really versitile pattern that can be used for a number of occations. You might not see it right away. I had to pick all my collections apart and arrange them by color rather then by theme and behold - a whole new world of G45 opened up!

So, I dare you...
What can you put together - LOL!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Leafy layout

Hi everyone!

I'm here with a layout of a card that I took last fall, when the leaves were changing colors.

I had forgotten how much fun I used to have with Bo Bunny. It's been all brights and pastels lately, I sort of had forgotten my love for Bo Bunny's soft and muted color scheme.
I used a die from my stash and made a tab from G45 French country 6x6 pattern & solids. This paper pad is no longer availabel in the store, but as I've pointed out before - with G45, you just need to know what color group your're looking for. I'm sure that Good ol' sport or Home sweet home or maybe even a Christmas paper pad will work fine if you are looking for a similar color scheme. I also added a tag from Prima Seashore collection. Even the brads are from the seashore collection, who would have thought they'd go so well for a fall theme.

From my stash, I added a couple of metal details, such as a couple of corners and a key. There are a  selection in the store, such as staples from G45 or Tim Holtz. But you could also add the same look with embossing powder.

Products used from the store:
Bo bunny paper 12x12 Trail mix, Medow
Bo bunny paper 12x12 Trail mix, Cabin fever
Grossgrain ribbon
5,5inch doily
Prima brads seashore collection
Prima tags seashore collection (not available anymore)
Prima keynotes paperclips seashore collection (not available anymore)

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Memory Box card for The Rubber Buggy

Hi everyone!

I'm here with a beautiful card, that actually came together faster then it looks.

I have to admit, I got this wonderful die a while ago. But I just kept fiddling with it. It cuts like butter and you're left with this wonderful, but oh so delicate and intricate piece. I just could not for the life of my attatch it properly and it went a bit skew on me. Which for a perfectionist (read: control freak) like me simply wouldn't do. But then I saw how you could use your dies as stamps and behold!!!

Mind you, from the beginning I thought this would a card with hours of work put in to it. First dryembossing and then heat embossing plus the actual assembling. However, I was so wrong.

For the curved edge, I used the stitched hillside borders and I cut the glitter paper at the same time so I would have the perfect matching curve of glitter paper (from my stash by AC). I then backed it with some paper from Graphic 45. All of the edges, even on the cardstock is distressed with Vintage photo.

To be honest, if we're talking about money, this is great value for your bucks.
The embossing powder is so inexpensive and my jar seems to last me forever :)
I'm only leaving at the most 1,5 inch on the side. That gives me 4 cards from a 6x6 paper. Think of how many cards you could get out of an entire paper pad.
You could also use embossing powder on the edge, not using glitter paper like I did.

More over to the variation I have on the cards. I thought the gold would really make a nice effect on a piece of scrap paper I hade from when I was testing out to make my own bokeh paper. And boy was I right - isn't it just lovely?

I quickly decided to make more and very fast on watercolor paper just dropped a little ink and made sure the entire paper was covered before I let it dry over night. The next day however, I forgot to add the bokeh circles in white pigment ink... Oh, well. It's done and it will just have to do. I hope you like them anyway.

Products from The Rubber Buggy store:
Memory box die hanging ornaments (no longer availiable, but there is a similar here)
Ranger embossing powder Tinsel gold 
Lawn Fawn Stitched hillside borders die 
Graphic 45 6x6 paper pad Twelve days of Christmas 
Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage photo
Stamping supplies (Neenah cardstock, doublesided tape, paper trimmer, ink blending tool)

Bokeh background:
Watercolor cardstock
Distress reinker peeled paint
Distress ink antique linen
Distress paint Tarnished brass
Lawn Fawn ink Yeti

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pillow box for The Rubber Buggy

Happy new year everyone!

I'm here with the first project for The Rubber Buggy for 2016 :)

A decorated pillowbox.
This was a late Christmas gift, but I thought I'd show it to you anyway, since it came out so cute - LOL!
And since it is redish pinkish, you could make it for Valentine. Just switch the snowflakes for hearts.

There is a pillow box die from Lawn Fawn in the store and I must admit, I've been eyeing it for a while now. There was also a punch board from WRMK, if you happend to get it before they ran out.
My point is, there are a lot of choices out on the market. But if you're like me, everytime I put it in my basket I end up switching it for something else, not yet quite ready for the investment.

But this occasion seemed to scream for a pillowbox, but I was lucky to find a great tutorial on how to make one without a die or a punchboard. You can see it HERE.

However, it took a couple of tries, but I eventually got it just right.
A couple of tips on the way, when you assemble the box, the width will become more narrow due to the depth. I didn't think of that in the beginning, but maybe I'm just not the sharpest :)
Also, the radious of whatever circle shape you're using not only decides the depth of the box, but also effects the length, so don't forget to check it twice.
It would absolutely be easier to just invest in a die.

Products used from The Rubber Buggy store:
Lawn Fawn petite paper pack, let's bokeh in the snow
White lace with white satin center trim
My favorite things die-namics Let it snowflakes
Ice stickles Silver ice
Flatback chrystals
Magnolia chandelier garland red
Magnolia vintage berries chrystal
Magnolia stamps Little summer birds
Wink of stella marker clear
Copic markers

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