Love Across the Miles


Across the Miles by Roni Johnson

Who says you can’t add texture without the bulk. This card is jam-packed with all sorts of fun textures and dimension both real and faux to create a treat for the eyes and hands.

More sweet and sentimental weekend inspiration!

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Quick Holiday Gift Tags

by AJ



  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  Memento Luxe Mixed Media Pigment Ink: Olive Grove, Love Letter, Pear Tart; Delicata Golden Glitz; Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Sparkle, Silver; Monterey Pine: Star, Tree
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: EZ Runner Adhesive, Dodz
  • Rubber Stamps: Unity Stamp Company, Gina K Designs
  • Die Cuts: Spellbinders Paper Arts
  • Miscellaneous: thread, gemstones


Tree Tag:

1.  Cut tag from blue cardstock.


2.  Stamp background image onto tag with Delicata Golden Glitz.

3.  Cut/emboss rectangle shape.


4.  Stamp sentiment with Memento Luxe Love Letter.

5.  Adhere to tag with foam squares.


6.  Cover front of Monterey Pine Tree with Memento Luxe Olive Grove; heat set to speed drying time.

7.  Adhere tree to tag with Dotz.

8.  Top tree with gemstone.

9.  Adhere string to backside of tag.


Star Tag:

1.  Cut/emboss white and green stars from cardstock.

2.  Spritz green die cut star with Shimmer Spritz Sparkle.


3.  Spritz white star with Shimmer Spritz Sparkle and Silver.

4.  Adhere string to backside of white start.

5.  Layer together the green and white starts with foam squares.

6.  Ink the front side of the Monterey Pine Star with Memento Luxe Love Letter.

7.  Adhere the inked start to the front of the tag.

8.  Stamp sentiment with Memento Luxe Pear Tart onto white cardstock.

9.  Trim ends and adhere to tag.

10.  Finish with gemstones.

Greetings: Merry Christmas and Hello

Merry Christmas

by AJ



  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz, Sheer Shimmer Spritz Gold
  • Gina K Designs: “Season’s Greetings” Stamp TV kit
  • Spellbinders: dies
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: EZ Runner adhesive, 3D Foam Squares
  • May Arts: gold cording


1.  Create 5 ½ X 41/4” card from white cardstock.

2.  Mist Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold onto cardstock until desired look is achieved.

3.  Stamp sentiment onto card front using Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment Ink.

4.  Cut/emboss white circle, red circle, and holly leave die cuts.

5.  Adhere holly leaves to white circle using 3D Foam Squares.

6.  Adhere white circle to the red die cut using 3D Foam Squares.

7.  Attach red circle to card.

8.  Attach gold bow to leaves.



By Renee



  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: StazOn Solvent Ink Jet BlackBlack; Brilliance Pigment Ink: Pearlescent Poppy, Pearlescent Olive, Pearlescent Thyme, Rocket Red Gold, Pearlescent Beige, and Lightning Black; Memento Dye Ink Summer Sky; Fireworks! Craft Spray: Dandelion, Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy
  • Ruby Rock-It: embellishments
  • The Crafter’s Workshop: stencils
  • Rubber Stamps: Artistic Outpost text, Pam Carriker Heart, Stampotique and Dyan Reaveley
  • Miscellaneous: black waxed twine, pop dots, adhesive, heat gun, gesso, cardstock, water color paper 140#



1.  Apply an even light coat of gesso on a sheet of water color paper and allow it to dry.


2.  Using the direct to paper method of application, apply Brilliance inks to the paper.

3.  Spray inks with their corresponding Fireworks! Spray inks and allow inks to blend.

4.  Dry with a heat gun.


5.  Lay a stencil over the prepared paper and spritz with water, blot dry.

6.  Lay a different stencil over paper and apply a thin coating of gesso.  Allow to dry.

7.  Using a different stencil apply Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink randomly to the paper and allow to dry.

8.  Cut panels to fit the size card that you want to make, in this case the watercolor panel is 4” by 6”.

9.  Stamp and cut out a heart shape.

10.  Using Ruby Rock It embellishments pop out hearts and circles, stamp them with text stamps, set aside.

11.  Pop out an oval shape from collection and use the white side to stamp phrase on with Brilliance Lightning Black ink.

12.  Distress the edge of oval shape with Pearlescent Poppy.


13.  Mat watercolor panel on black card stock that measures a ¼” larger all around, mat on to white blank card that measures 4 ½” by 6 ½”.

14.  Stamp heart on panel and then again on a scrap piece of water color paper.

15.  Stencil red circles on to the second heart and cut out.

16.  Attach the cut out heart on top of the stamped heart on the card.

17. Glue heart, oval and circles on to the card and attach a bow tied from black twine.

Ruby Rock It Swap: Day 1

Thank you for visiting the IMAGINE Crafts Blog for the first day of Product Swap featuring the “Joyeux Noel” paper collection from Ruby Rock-It.  Our Artists In Residence will be sharing their Holiday inspired projects with you all week so make sure that you stop by daily for inspiration!

Wishing You Joy and Cheer

by Taylor



  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukienko: Memento Dye Ink Toffee Crunch, VersaFine Pigment Ink Vintage Sepia, Sponge Daubers
  • Ruby Rock It: Joyeux paper collection
  • Crafter’s Companion: “Mistltoe Kisses” rubber stamp
  • Miscellaneous: sheer gold ribbon, washi tape, variegated thread; Core’dinations card stock



1.  Cut patterned paper along hexagonal pattern and add Memento Toffee Crunch ink to edges using Sponge Dauber.


2.  Add Memento Toffee Crunch ink to edges of all other patterned paper  and cardstock pieces using Sponge Dauber.

3.  Stamp sentiment using VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink.


4.  Assemble card as desired, adding hand stitching, washi tape, and ribbon.

Peace, Love and Joy

by AJ



  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukienko: Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue
  • Ruby Rock It: Joyeux Noel paper collection
  • Stamps: Avery Elle
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner Adhesive, 3D Foam Squares
  • Spellbinders: Die cuts


1.  Create 5½˝ X 4¼˝ card base from blue cardstock.

2.  Trim Kraft cardstock layer and adhere to card at an angle.

3.  Cut/emboss white die cut, glue onto card.

4.  Trim pattern paper and adhere to card.

5.  Stamp sentiment onto patterned paper using Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue.

6.  Adhere little drummer boy to circle.

7.  Add bling to bottom of Kraft layer.

Thinking of You




  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento Toffee Crunch, Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves
  • Rubber Stamps: Gina K Designs “Various Verses”
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner Adhesive, 3D Foam Squares
  • DCWV: Burlap 6 X 6 paper
  • Spellbinders: Rounded Rectangles and Maple Leaf dies


Step 1  Create 5 ½ X 41/4” card from rust cardstock.

Step 2  Trim 6 X 6 Burlap paper to 5 ½ X 1 ½” and adhere to card.

Step 3  Cut/emboss white die cut.

Step 4  Stamp sentiment onto die cut piece using Memento ink in Toffee Crunch

Step 5  Adhere stamped die cut piece onto card with 3D Foam Squares.


Step 6  Using Kaleidacolor ink pad in Autumn Leaves and a brayer, roll ink onto white cardstock.

Step 7  Die cut leaves from cardstock and adhere to card using 3D Foam Squares.


Season’s Greetings

by AJ


  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko:  Memento Dye Ink Toffee Crunch
  • Authentique Paper: “Dazzle” from the Glistening paper collection
  • Gina K Designs: Season’s Greeting 
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner Adhesive, 3D Foam Squares
  • Spellbinders Paper Arts: circle die
  • Miscellaneous: twine, gemstones, white cardstock


Step 1  Create 5 ½˝ X 41/4˝ card from white card base. 

Step 2  Trim “Dazzle” patterned paper to 5¼˝ X 4˝ and adhere to card.

Step 3  Cut/emboss white circle with Spellbinders’ die.

Step 4  Stamp sentiment onto circle using Memento Toffee Crunch then adhere to card.

Step 5  Wrap twine around blue and cream patterned paper and adhere to card.

Step 6   Attach gemstones.