Sunday, March 21, 2010


We love patterned paper so much here at Ruby Rock-it that we are always looking at new ways to use it other than on our layouts. Just recently we've finished projects using our patterned paper on everyday items we'd use around the house - in particular boxes and door hangers. You can find some great paper machie and wooden boxes, flower pots and all manner of things that lend themselves to embellishment at your local craft store. Over Xmas we also collected a few boxes. We've been able to give them a whole new life with a bit of paper and ribbon.

Our RR lines are perfect for BTP as the colours and designs work with vintage or contemporary decor. The Summerhouse line is bright and cheerful - think lime green, orange, blue and chocolate while Upstairs Downstairs has deep reds, blue, cream and black - stunning! We can't wait for you to check them out next month when they begin to appear in stores.

In the meantime as the weather turns warmer in the Northern Hemisphere we are enjoying a late Indian summer here in Sydney. A little too hot to spend all weekend indoors scrapping but we can feel the change in the mornings for sure. Have a great week scrapping! x

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


We simply cannot wait to have our new lines shipping out to stores next month - we have had so much positive response to the vintage inspired Summerhouse and Upstairs Downstairs lines and we have absolutely loved scrapping with the samples here in the office.

I really love using some of the Dreamweaver stencils for painting on occasion. Here I've painted the back of our die-cut red cardstock and then created a simple layout on top. It all just came together beautifully once the paint dried!

Photos in black and white always work beautifully with vintage inspired papers and embellishments. This is a photo of my Mum and her brother over 50 years ago. How cute are they!! The rest of the layout is a few punched circles, a strip of ribbon, some punch-outs from our new release ATC cards and as we say down here in Australia BOB'S YOUR UNCLE (apparently Miley Cyrus loves it when her new Aussie bloke says this).

Promise more regular updates as we get closer to our shipping dates - looking forward to seeing some of your great works of art with our new lines - drop us an email at or check out our website if you're wanting to find out how to order from us (if you're a store) or where to buy (in your local area).