Easy and Fun Glitter and Sequin Backgrounds & Embellishments

glitter background sequin background

I had a lot of fun making a few embellishments for the layouts I will be working on from the Hawaii trip!  I’m so excited to share a lot more with it, but for now, I’m going to show off some fun tips and embellishments you can create at home with your Cricut for cards, scrapbook layouts or you know, any old fun thing!   What did I use: The BEST cartridges ever the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge Shimmer Trim Adhesive {Read More}

Easy One Layer Cards Layered Stamps

Free Stamp Set Offer

This Tuesday I wanted to just PLAY – play with the few new stamp sets I got from the new CTMH Seasonal Inspirations catalog – you can view the online version _ HERE  http://aboverubies.ctmh.com/ctmh/products/online-idea-book.aspx I really like this Brushstrokes set – my first thought and card attempt was thrown off when I got ink at the bottom of my card – but I made it work as a cute little lunch box note for the kids – I know they’re {Read More}

Once Upon a Time DIY Emma Swan Inspired Necklaces!

Emma's Necklaces from Once Upon a Time Make Your Own

Once Upon a Time, Star Trek, Firefly – YES – I am nerdy and I know it!  (I also have a Craft Haul video for today below so don’t miss that!) Thankfully an amazing company called ImpressArt makes being nerdy really easy with their Metal Stamp Bases, Stamps, Punches and tools!  You can get them all here (PjToolJewelry.com) I have had my Swan necklace since the first season of the show – but I needed to complete the look – {Read More}

Tim Holtz Inspired Tag for Daily 3 Journal

tags journal

This is so fun! First I am SO thankful for such a thoughtful and wonderful gift as this Journal/Sketch book from Carmen!  I just LOVE it – I could not help but want to customize it further and make it even more inspiring for my Daily 3’s and my Bible verse writings! I used: Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picket Fence Saddle CTMH Ink Hostess Exclusive Set: A Thing Well Done from new 2015 Seasonal Expressions Idea Book Shimmer Twine  Black {Read More}

Minecraft Theme Giftcard Holder Card

Minecraft DIY Cards Birthday Holidays Gifts

I have so many tutorials I am behind on actually sharing – this one was from just before Christmas – but because it’s Minecraft and so popular for birthday parties, everyday notes and more – I thought I should share it for today’s Tuesday Tutorial. Isiah loves the game Mincraft and even had a Minecraft themed birthday.  So for the iTunes gift card I got him, I decided to make a little special Creeper card…(fair warning – I know NOTHING {Read More}

One Word for 2015 Jewelry Charms for You!

Glass Tray Pendants Custom Charms Word Phrases Inspiration Jewelry

Happy 2015 friends!  This video is exciting because it’s something I am so passionate about and I have a special bonus I am offering for those who would like to take advantage – I’ve NEVER done this before but thought it’s one way I can give something really special back to you that aren’t able to! I am very passionate about helping others achieve their dreams, their goals and I am this way because I have been able to see {Read More}

Last Minute Howto Make Pre-Postaged Postcards Beautiful for Christmas

Deal of the Decade

I had to make more than 280+ cards to send out this season and I bit off more than I could chew! SO, I had these Pre-paid Postcards from a few years ago (yes I’ll need to add a little more postage) that I thought – wow these would actually make beautiful Christmas Cards with a stamp and a little bling!  You can’t send 3D texture on a postcard – but I did find out that the Viva Decor glitter {Read More}

DIY Raffia and Twine Bowls for Decorations

Raffia and Twine Bowls

I got really inspired when I saw Courtney from A Little Craft In Your Day post about Alene’s Tacky Glue and the new look bottle – it reminded me of a favorite thing we used to do when we were kids with my mom….so I thought – why not make something similar but to fit my decor for the Thanksgiving and the Christmas Season – actually these bowls can be used year around with my everyday decor – pretty easily! {Read More}

Thankful Heart Card Inked and Embossing Folder


A thankful heart – that’s how I feel when I think about each and every viewer and kind soul that has become a friend through AboveRubiesStudio over the years – Today I wanted to create a card using A Thankful Heart stamp I also thought it would be fun to show you something I accidentally discovered as I was playing with inks and techniques.  Inking your embossing folders, and embossed images can give an awesome and great look – but {Read More}

Easy But Fun 3 Piece Easel Stand Pop Up Card

easy easel interactive card birthday card any occasion quick card

A what!?! Yes! This Card is Easy!  Yes this card is Interactive! Yes this card is an Easel!  Yes this card pops up! Yes this card is for a birthday! Yes you can make it too for any occasion you need a different card idea for!!! What Was Used: Any stamps you want – I used the Birthday Set included with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge Bundle so that I didn’t have to hand cut my shapes! Any designer paper and {Read More}