Final Day of the Ruby Rock It Swap

We hope you’ve enjoyed IMAGINE Crafts’ product swap featuring the “Joyeux Noel” paper collection from Ruby Rock-It  this past week!  Today our Artist In Residence Eric Erickson bring you a scrapbook layout for inspiration.

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By Eric


  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Creative Medium Vintage, GooseBumps Texture Spray Shimmer, VersaMagic Jumbo Java inker, Brilliance Pigment Ink Pearlescent Thyme, Brilliance Pigment Ink Galaxy Gold, InkBlushers
  • Ruby Rock-It: “Joyeux Noel” die cut silhouettes, layered accents
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
  • Miscellaneous:  holiday punches, sticker machine



1. Determine size of the frame opening based on the size of photo.


2. Draw the frame size onto the background paper and cut out where the photo should  be placed.


3. Punch out shapes.


4. Once all the shapes are punched out, organize them by shape, size and color so they  will be evenly places over the layout.


5. Run the shapes through a sticker-making machine to get adhesive on the backs of  them.


6. Begin placing the shapes over the background page and around the frame hole, evenly distributing the colors and shapes over the background.


7. Directly from the inker bottle, add a few drops of VersaMagic Jumbo Java to Creative  Medium Vintage to darken the color.


8. Coat the Christmas-shape covered frame with the darkened Creative Medium with an InkBlusher. This will dull the colors of the punched out shapes and allow the rest of the layout to pop.


9.  Trim off the shapes that hang over the edges of the background


10. Place a piece of contrasting cardstock on the back of the frame and cut a thin mat  around the edges of the frame.


11. Spray and cover the entire frame with GooseBumps Shimmer to give a  glossy, textured sheen.


12. Stamps the page’s title with and Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme.


13. Use Brilliance Galaxy Gold to color the edges of the title card.


14. Adhere other Ruby Rock-It embellishments to the corners of the frame.


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