Monday 6 October 2014

Ruby Rock-It and Elizabeth Craft Designs BLOG HOP!

Hello Ruby Rock-It and Elizabeth Craft Designs Fans! We are very excited to be partnering together this month, and to bring you this fun blog hop! I made four different cards for the hop but first the details on the Blog Hop and information on how to win.

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 and Elizabeth Craft Designs on Facebook, and leave a comment, 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! Be sure to come back next week to see if you have won!

Karen Aicken  (that's me!)

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

And the Elizabeth Craft Designs prize is a package full of fun Peel-Offs from their new collection, Stand Up Helpers Set 2 and a pack of Watercolor paper.

Ruby Rock-It sent us items to use with our Elizabeth Craft Designs products. It was such a generous package, and it made creating a card really easy. I love it when everything coordinates!

Another thing I loved about the Ruby Rock-It items, is that everything that was included in the embellishment packages were printed on the back of the package. You didn't have to dump the whole package and root through it to see what was in there. Well, of course I DID because I had to look at and touch and feel and oooooh and aaaaaah over each piece. But when I was planning my first card, it was so nice to flip the over package and refresh my memory. Ahh the small things that make me happy.

You may as well settle in with a hot drink this morning - I have a long post with lots of photos.

My first card is a Congratulations Card, as our Son In Law just earned his PHD. I love the fresh patterns in the Ruby Rock-It 'Handi Scandi' paper package and immediately gravitated to this triangle print.

I love Kraft paired with red anyhow - but with strips of glitter? Swoon. I had to use this tag right away.

I made it a Pop Up card (no surprise there) and used the Lorna Label Pop Up, a Pop it Ups die by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. The larger area is perfect for decorating, and I added another tag, owl and apple from the Ruby Rock-It Handi Scandi line.  Oh, and the coordinating twine is also part of the same line!

The Congratulations is one of the new larger word Peel-Off's by Elizabeth Craft Designs. This was gold, but I wanted it to be blue. So - I coloured it with a royal blue Copic marker before peeling it off the backing sheet... easy peasy.

I also added some star border Peel-Off's to echo the glitter on the embellishments.

The eye glasses from the Pop it Ups Props 1 die set by Karen Burniston are so fun paired with the owl die. This guy just cracks me up now.

Onto my second card, which is a Stand Up card using one of the word Stand-Up Helpers by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

It was so much fun choosing which embellishments to use for decorating. I really like all the glitter on these Ruby Rock-It embellishments, but they are double sided so you can use them non-glitered as well.

The flowers on each side of the stand-up area are actually cut from one of the Ruby Rock-It border embellishments, and I used two sections of an ECD border Peel-Off at the top. I die cut some Elizabeth Craft Designs ladybugs from black and red velvet sheets and added glitter dots (also by ECD) for more shimmer and shine.

Here is a peek at the inside -

My third card is a Quick and Easy one, that practically made itself.

The cute owl panel was fussy cut from one of the printed papers in the Handi Scandi package. I inked the edges and popped it up on the feather printed panel which also has inked edges. I die cut the HELLO from a piece of Pink Velvet sheet  and attached it onto the label portion of the owl panel.

The card base is Kraft card stock.  I added an owl embellishment to the inside, and then added Glitter Dots to each of the owl's eyes on the card front.

For my fourth and final card, I really wanted to use this fun patterned paper. I also wanted to try my hand at adding colour to the wood veneer pieces. I did it but decided I like them naked better.  There are several left in the package so I can still make more cards with them.

I used the new Happy Birthday Pop Up for the card inside, cutting the black script and the larger label from a Black Velvet adhesive sheet.

I had lots of fun choosing embellishments to add around the inside of the card, including one of the wood veneer pieces that I coloured with Copics and glitter glue.

The banners were fussy cut from the reverse side of the 'Meadow' printed paper. I popped them up at the top and bottom inside edges of the card, adding Peel-Off borders and Glitter dots as well.

I hope you enjoyed my cards for the Ruby Rock-It and Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog Hop. Once again, here is the list for you to hop along with:

Karen Aicken  (that's me!)

Supplies for Card #1
Patterned paper - Handi Scandi 'Diamonds', Ruby Rock-It
Handi Scandi Twine Pack, Ruby Rock-It
Handi Scandi Tag Pack, Ruby Rock-It
Handi Scandi Die-Cut Pack, Ruby Rock-It
Lorna Label Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Props 1 (Eye Glasses), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
7062 Glitter Star Border, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copic Markers

Supplies for Card #2
Patterned paper - Handi Scandi 'Floriade', Ruby Rock-It
Handi Scandi Tag Pack, Ruby Rock-It
Handi Scandi Die-Cut Pack (trimmed border flower), Ruby Rock-It
Thank You Stand-Up Helper, Elizabeth Craft Designs
711 Lady Bug Die, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Red Velvet Adhesive Sheet, Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dogs - Black, Elizabeth Craft Designs
1278 Border Peel Off, Elizabeth Craft Designs

Supplies for Card #3
Patterned paper - Handi Scandi 'Cut Ups', Ruby Rock-It
Feather patterned paper - flip side of Handi Scandi 'Iconology', Ruby Rock-It
Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet, Elizabeth Craft Designs
787 Hello die, Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Kraft card stock

Supplies for Card #4
Patterned paper (front) - Handi Scandi 'Iconology', Ruby Rock-It
Patterned paper (inside) - Handi Scandi 'Meadow', Ruby Rock-It
Handi Scandi Wood Veneer, Ruby Rock-It
Handi Scandi Die Pack, Ruby Rock-It
Handi Scandi Twine Pack, Ruby Rock-It
Banner made from fussy cutting the reverse side of 'Meadow', Ruby Rock-It
Happy Birthday Pop Up, Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Lorna Label Pop Up (Labels), Pop it Ups - Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Black Velvet Adhesive Sheet, Elizabeth Craft Designs
7018 Glitter Dots, Elizabeth Craft Designs
1167 Black Border Peel Off, Elizabeth Craft Designs
Glitter Glue - Stickles
Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. The owls are so cute. What a great use of blues, yellows, and craft colors. I love them all.

  2. Karen you rocket it! Wonderful projects. I love each card.

  3. So many amazing cards! I love that little cute! Hugs, Robin

  4. These are so cute. I am old to scrapbooking but new to card making...I really love the popup cards..I have been eyeing that one with the owl with the cute

  5. these are great thanks for sharing

  6. I left a comment letting you know how awesome all of your cards are but forgot to leave my email. Here it is: Hope to get the email that I am a lucky winner! :-)

  7. LOOOOOOOOOOOVE your cards Karen but that Owl with the Glasses rocks my world!! xoxo

  8. Karen you are amazing! Love every fun and gorgeous!

  9. I love your cards and you are so right that the red goes great with the kraft paper. Also, I'm glad that you made pop-up cards since they are my most favorite ones. Thank you, Karen, for these great ideas and I can't wait to make my ow
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  10. Cute cards! So colorful. Loved your first card "congratulations" with the owl.

  11. Love the colors you used. The glasses on the owl is adorable!

  12. Love all of these cards. Especially the little owl on the last one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Wow! Four cards! Love the little glasses on the owl. I think the blue stand up is my favorite though! Cute lady bugs! I had similar ideas with the owls/feather paper!

  14. love the cute owl with glasses

  15. Love the cards. You did a great color combination and layouts.

  16. Wow you rocked those cards Karen!

  17. Colorful papers and cards. Had never heard of Ruby Rock-it before.

  18. Always love your cards a d tags. Always awesome.

  19. LOVE your cards! You are so right--red goes so well with Kraft. Also, so glad that you made the pop up cards and stand ups. They are my favorites! Can't wait to make my own. The glasses on the owl are sooooo cute!! The third card is simple yet so lovely! Thank you for your great ideas.
    Carol Carr

  20. just so cute! might know I love the Dala Horse too!!

  21. You have done an amazing job, Karen! Each one of you projects is just wonderful and you made four! Wowww

  22. Gorgeous cards !

  23. WOW wow WOW
    ALL of your cards are FABULOUS Karen, FABULOUS inside & out, LOVE the CHEERY colors and FUN designs of the Handi Scandi too :)
    Your owls are an ELEGANT HOOT on the feather background!!!
    LOVE the kraft, red & gold glitter tag on the front of your celebrate card, LOVE your clever owl with his glasses on the inside, perfect to help celebrate your SIL's great achievement :) The Peel-Off congratulations is the perfect size & color, it is wonderful when everything matches "just right"!!!
    ... I've probably typed too much now, sorry, I get excited when I see fun projects, so I will quickly say that your Stand Up card is really cheery, LOVE the dimension when it's open, the lady bugs are cute with their sparkly spots!!! LOVE your pretty pony card, with the happy birthday Pop-Up & BOLD black sticker too - great job decorating the CUTE wood veneer :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
    moloneyat {at} bigpond {dot} com

  24. Wow, your cards are really amazing!! I love the details and embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

  25. love all the cards, very detailed. Busy girl you are

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  26. The birthday pop up card reminds me of a pinata. Love it.


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