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Friday, November 17, 2017

JustRite - A Full Cup


Hi everyone, popping in here with a quick coffee card I made using a brand new set by JustRite called "A Full Cup".  This stamp set is full of smaller coffee and tea images and there are lots of great coordinating sentiments!  


Thanks for stopping by, make sure to visit the JustRite Shop to check out their new releases! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Inspired Poinsettia in Blues and Greens


Hello!  I'm so excited to be joining you today with a card I've made using the Merry Poinsettia stamp/die set! I recently purchased a 6x6 paper pad called Alpine by Authentique.  It's full of green and blue Christmas papers and I have to admit, it's influencing the cards I've made this week.  I so loved that green gingham, I decided to try a non-traditional poinsettia for something different.



I cut out my 5x5 square card base. then white heat embossed my floral images and cut them out with matching dies. I used various shades of blue distress inks to color them.  Once dried, I splattered them with white acrylic paint cut 50/50 with water.  I cut my leaves out of a apple green cardstock and used a moss colored ink to shade them, then did a water splatter on them for some interest.

I place my floral around the middle sized die in the Stitched Nested Creative Squares set, then glued it all down.  I die cut the Merry from gold cardstock, then placed it within the poinsettias. Lastly I added some Gold Foil Confetti to add a little extra shine!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my project and it will inspire you while making your christmas cards!

Here's a list of products I've used:

Merry Poinsettia stamp/die set  Stitched Nested Creative Squares  Gold Foil Confetti

Saturday, November 11, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Studio Katia


Hello everyone, I'm so excited to be taking part in the 25 Days of Christmas Tag Hop!  Today Studio Katia is guesting!  You can find information on how to participate here!

I decided to make shaker tags using SK Iridescent Clear Crystals as my filler. I started by cutting 6 of the Studio Katia Dotted Shaker Tag 1 Using Ranger Oxide inks in blue, green and red shades, I inked up all 6 pieces.  I then cut the window out using the same die set and glued in my acetate sheet and added foam tape to make my window complete. 

I added the crystals and sealed the shaker. I colored the package from Origami Winter stamp set in 3 colors to match the tags, fussy cut them and glued them on the front of the tag. I stamped my sentiment using the Origami Winter set as well.  Lastly I added some eyelash yarn to match.  

I think these are very simple but pretty and will really dress up your packages!  Thanks so much for stopping! 










Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs Whisking You A Happy Birthday



Hi everyone!  I'm here today on my birthday, my 50th birthday to be exact!  I'm so excited, I get to share this fun birthday card with you as a small part of my celebration.

Now, if you haven't already seen, I've got an awesome NND giveaway you can enter on both my blog and IG page to celebrate my day.  Here's the blog link: NND 50th Birthday Giveaway and my IG account is @rutabagapiedesigns Make sure you comment to win, today is the last day to do so!

To say that I enjoy working with Newton's Nook Designs is an understatement.  I absolutely love it.  I'm so grateful to be on this team, working for owners like Jen and Jeff that are so thoughtful and produce so many beautiful, quality products!  

When I found out I was up on the blog today, I wanted to make a birthday card.  I looked through my NND stash and realized I've never gotten this set, "Made From Scratch" inky yet!!  Can you believe that?  I LOVE baking, and this set is so versatile, it could be used for any time of year.  I chose to color in reds and turquoises, one of my favorite color combinations, and adding polka dots, which I love! 

I white heat embossed my chalky blackboard sign in the background, then Copic colored all my little kitchen gadgets and tools!  It was fun laying out the scene, then gluing it all down and adding some enamel dots!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I love to read your comments, so thank you for leaving them!  Have an awesome day!



Friday, November 3, 2017

Frosty Gingerbread Shaker Card - Studio Katia



Hello Studio Katia fans!  Today I’m sharing a shaker card I made using the Sweet Holiday stamp and die set.  I couldn’t wait to play with this set, I just love everything gingerbread at this time of year!  It’s tradition in my family to roll and cut out gingerbread and decorate cookies on Christmas eve.  We also exchange gifts with family on that night, so I can see some gift tags being made with this set in my very near future!


I started by Copic coloring all the images from Sweet Holiday and then using the matching dies to cut them out.  I cut my panel from this ombre patterned paper in an A2 size and heat embossed the sentiment in white.  The sentiment is from the Origami Winter stamp set. I created my shaker frame using the Stitched Creative Window Die. I added my filler using the Winter Wonderland Fusion Sequin mix

Once carefully filled with the amount of sequins I desired, I placed my shaker window down and glued my images on top! Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and will make a shaker card or two this holiday season!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Newton's Nook Designs

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be participating in this amazing event, Tracey McNeely's 7th annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags!  Today is day 2, featuring Newton's Nook Designs products. I created my tag using the recent release Snow Globe Scenes Stamp/Die set.


If you are new to this event, click here to learn more! There are so many fabulous prizes, make sure to visit Tracey's blog each day and link up your own projects to win!

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of your week!!



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Amanda's 50th Birthday Celebration - Giveaway #3 - Studio Katia - Winner Posted

Congratulations Arianna Barbara, your name was chosen! Please contact me at rutabagapiedesigns at gmail dot com to claim your prize!

Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be sharing this special giveaway with my readers.  I'll soon be turning 50 (yikes!) and to celebrate, I'm giving away some special crafty prizes!

I'm so grateful to be working with Studio Katia on their DT!  Katia has generously donated a super amazing $50 gift certificate to help me celebrate!

I'm sharing this giveaway on both my blog and Instagram.  If you have an IG account, enter there for more chances to win @rutabagapiedesigns

Let me know in the comments below that you follow my blog, that's all you'll need to do to be entered!

Drawing is open to ALL and will close on 11/8/17 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen and announced on 11/9/17!

Thank you for following me and for all your sweet comments! Good luck!!!