FOR YOU | BECK BEATTIE

May 28th, 2016

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Hi everyone, it’s Beck BT here and I wanted to share how simply changing colors on your project can easily turn something from quite feminine to fun and masculine! I often struggle with male cards, but I love how the Celebra’tions collection really makes it easy to create more gender neutral projects. I started with a sweet feminine card (you can see it in the photo at the bottom), and then wanted to give it a masculine feel. By simply trading the patterns and colors so a more masculine feel I was able to give a very different look to the same design. Here is a video of how I created the card.

I love the textured banner and how it really adds some extra interest to this card!

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I thought it was cute to use the cloud as a base for my sentiment. Really looks sweet with the blue and white colors especially!

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I layered with the different textures; pierced dots, embossed paper and plain paper, to create some added depth and interest to the design.

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I used the following products on my card:

Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangles

Celebra’tions Fabric Weave Embossing folder

Celebra’tions Enhanced Banner Die set

Celebra’tions Sunny Days Stamp and die set

Celebra’tions Sweet Stamp set

Celebra’tions Linen thread

Celebra’tions Whirl White Cardstock

Celebra’tions Cool Caribbean Cardstock

Cool Caribbean Silk Lustre

Celebra’tions Black Berry Ink pad

Celebra’tions Enamel Elements

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What a super fun card Beck! Her cards would be perfect to create ahead of time and have a few on hand for when an occasion arrives! I hope her cards inspire you to get crafty this weekend! Be safe and have fun!

Have an amazing day!

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LOG TO SAY THANKS | MOU SAHA

May 27th, 2016

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Hello everyone, Mou here today with a card tutorial! I’ll show you how to create an interactive thank you card using the RG Lumber jack Days Collection. This collection has many elements making it really easy to create an interactive card. Let’s get started.

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When you look at the Lumberjack Days Collection, you will notice that there are quite a few fabric designs, such as the plaid, sweater weave, quilted, and floral. I picked some of those patterned papers for today’s card.

  • Start by folding kraft cardstock to make a 5.5” x 4.25” inch card.
  • Cut the above patterned papers in strips, slightly smaller than the card in length and in various widths.
  • Attach the strips to the card with Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner.
  • Diecut a pocket using the Pocket Stitch Die Set and the Journey Platinum diecut machine.
  • Attach the diecut pocket to the card using adhesive along the sides and bottom leaving the top open.
  • Machine stitch to secure the pocket to the card to make sure it doesn’t come off as you start to fill the pocket.
  • Cut out a small amount Jean Cord to further the fabric theme and to add texture.

  • On a strip of cardstock, stamp the sentiment ‘I would Log to Say Thanks’ using the Timber Stamp/Die set and Berry BlackTrue Color Fusion Ink.
  • Fold the strip in half and notch the right end to make a small banner with scissors. Wrap around a small stick and glue the flaps together.

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  • Finish off the pocket with some Bro Rivets.
  • Insert a Branch Out diecut, the banner and a bit of Jean Cord into the pocket to finish your interactive thank you card.

Supplies

Pocket Stitch die set

Timber stamp/die set

Branch Out die set

Journey Platinum

Bro Rivets

Jean Cord

Lumberjack Prints printed paper pack

Berry Black True Color Fusion ink

Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner

Buttercream cardstock

Oatmeal Cookie cardstock

Sweet Pear cardstock

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and are inspired to say thanks in style!

Super cute card by Mou! I do love the stitching detail she added to her pocket as well. What is your favorite element on her card?

Have an amazing day!

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MIXED MEDIA BLOOMS | ISHA GUPTA

May 26th, 2016

Hello Everyone! It’s Isha here today! I have a fun mixed media page for my journal using Make Amazing Happen collection by Richard Garay. I love this time of the year for the blooming flowers all around me. I recently received this Watercolor Bloom die and it has some pretty flowers! It all started with the biggest flower which reminded me of the colorful Asters.

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Here is a step by step for you:

  • Using an old script stamp I had on hand, I stamped the script using black ink onto a piece of tissue paper. Let it dry.
  • I adhered it to my journal page using Journey Gel Medium. Let it dry.

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  • While the gel medium was drying I diecut some of the florals. I then cut them as per the photo. For the flower, I cut the big flower in half and for the flower head I cut some petals of the smaller flower. I really enjoy using my stamps and dies in an unusual way…lol

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  • I used dye inks and used them as watercolors to color in the florals. Let them dry and then adhere 2 layers together to create the flower. Then adhere the flower head using adhesive.

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  • Spritz some Journey color splash to the edges of your journal page. I added a bit of water to dilute the colors where needed. Let it dry.

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  • Once this was dry, I applied some green ink all around the page.
  • Apply small amount of Journey Gesso to the center of the page and let it dry.

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  • Once it is dry, apply generous amount modeling paste through the stencil. I really like the creamy texture of this paste.
  • Finally, I adhered the flowers to the page and drew stems.

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  • Stamp the sentiment onto tissue paper and adhere it to the page using the gel medium.

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Supplies:

Make Amazing Happen

Watercolor Blooms Steel Rule Die

Make Amazing Stamp and Die Set

Fun Stampers Journey

Ink: Black Licorice

Stencil: Ball Chain

Color Splash: Blue Lagoon, Cool Pool

Journey Gesso, Modelling Paste, Gel Medium

Journey Liquid adhesive

I absolutely love Isha’s project and all the yummy elements she included! Have you tried mixed media? Anything goes! It’s all personal preference really. I hope her project inspires you to have some fun with mixed media!

Have an amazing day!

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A NOTEWORTHY HELLO | TENIA NELSON

May 25th, 2016

Hey y’all! Tenia here and hope all is well! I have a super fun project today using Richard Garay Noteworthy goodness. Have you seen the entire collection? You can click HERE to view. Now onto the details… CHECK IT!

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I had a good time creating this tag! Here is a quick tutorial.

  1. Die cut using Pierced Rectangles and create tag from Whip Cream cardstock.
  2. Die cut patterned paper using Pierced Rectangles and adhere to tag using Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Roller.
  3. Adhere more patterned paper onto tag and add Bright Day Journey Tape onto tag.
  4. Punch hole at the top of tag and add Celebra’tions Linen Thread.
  5. Stamp sentiment onto Whip Cream cardstock with Berry Black ink.
  6. Die cut sentiment panel, add splatter with Gold Silk and adhere to tag using Journey Foam Squares.

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Here are the Richard Garay products I used on my project.

Bright Day Journey Tape

Gold Silk

Berry Black True Color Fusion Ink

Celebra’tions Linen Thread

Pierced Rectangles

Hello Note Stamp/Die Set

Phone Notes Stamp/Die Set

Noteworthy Prints

Fun Stampers Journey Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock

Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner

Journey Foam Squares

I like how Tenia used the hello speech bubble for the focal point and the Gold Silk is the perfect touch! Are you a fan of super cute tags to add to special gifts or maybe just as a mini surprise for someone? I love creating tiny pieces of art and sharing with others!

Have an amazing day!

 

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MAKE IT FUN | PATRICIA ROEBUCK

May 23rd, 2016

Hello, this is Patricia to share with you a card using some of my favorite colors!

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I wanted to get a little messy with this card, but still wanted to keep it clean and simple.

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On a non-stick mat, I used distress inks in blue, and a blue/green color, sprayed water and dipped watercolor paper into it until I got the color intensity I wanted. I let the drips drip. After this was completely dry, I placed the balloon dies exactly where I wanted them to die cut. I loved the dripped parts showing some of the white.

For step 2, I placed the star dies exactly where I wanted those on the pattern paper. The light and blue from the clouds on the paper really gave a nice ombre look to the stars.

I created a cluster of these balloons and stars on my card panel, Using foam adhesive, I layered them near or on top of each other with the twine attached underneath by the foam adhesive for the balloon strings. Once everything was in place, I made a knot with all the twine, and then embossed my sentiment in gold.

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The last thing I added was a few gold sequins to help balance it out with the sentiment.

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I hope this inspires you to get creative with your favorite colors, and to get a little messy while keeping your project clean and simple.

Supplies:

Celebrations:

Balloon Fun Stamp/Die Set

Hip Hip Hooray Die Set

Linen Thread

Pierced Stars

Super fun card and I love the idea of using the inks the way Patricia did to color some of the elements on her card. Have you tried this technique on your projects? If you try this and share, please tag @teamrichardgaray I’d love to see your project!

Have an amazing day!

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NSS2016 RECAP

May 22nd, 2016

I hope you you had a lovely weekend everyone! I’m back from the National Stationery Show in New York and I want to say thank you to everyone who came by the RG booth. I’m super excited to share with you my new products that will be available in the next few months! A few sneak peeks were shared live from the booth on Facebook and Instagram. I want to share a few snapshots from the show below.

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I think there’s something for everyone! What do you think of the new RG stationery products? I’d love to get your feedback!

Have an amazing week!

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LUMBERJACK DAYS LOVE YOU | BECK BEATTIE

May 20th, 2016

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Hi everyone, it’s Beck BT here with you today sharing a sweet card I created using the Lumberjack Days collection. I adore the versatility of this collection and the varied patterns contained in it. You really can go in so many directions with it. I adore the color palette especially and really wanted to feature that in today’s card.

I created a video for you to show you how I created my card today.

I added some stitching to the card to give it a little more finish and also a slight softness with the thread.

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The dies especially in this collection work well to be used in so many different ways and styles. I die cut the ‘Branch Out’ smallest die from the patterned paper.

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My sentiment for the card comes from the ‘Bromance Stamp/die set where I simply cut the ‘love you’ from the full stamped image. I also wanted to add in some of the Jean cord for some added interest and texture on the finished card

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I used the following products on my card:

Lumberjack Days Printed Paper

Lumberjack Days Jean Cord

Lumberjack Days Branch Out Die set

Lumberjack Days Bromance Stamp and Die set

Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion Black Licorice ink pad

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Amazing Beck! Love it all! Do you have a favorite technique you like to include on most of your cards or layouts? Please share with us! You can tag @teamrichardgaray or leave a link in comments so everyone can visit!

Have an amazing day!

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CELEBRA’TIONS BANNER TRIO | MOU SAHA

May 19th, 2016

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Hello fellow RG fans, Mou here with a video tutorial! Today, I’ll show you how you can easily create a banner embellishment using the Banner Trio Die Set and Enhanced Banner Die Set for you scrapbook pages, cards, home décor, etc. It is quick and fun! Let’s get started.

I have compiled the instructions in steps to make it easy for you to follow along.

  1. Start by choosing your base cardstock.
  2. Use the Banner Trio die set and Journey Platinum Die-cutting Machine to die-cut the top layers of your banner.
  3. Use the Enhanced Banner die for the banner base layer.
  4. Use the medium set from Pierced Word Bubbles die set to create a journaling spot. To die-cut the Pierced Word Bubble, place the piercing die inside the cutting die.
  5. Trim down a Celebra’tions Special Occasion Print to create a second layer.
  6. Pick a coordinating paper from Assorted Print cardstock to create your photo mat.
  7. Assemble the banner: Place the patterned pieces over the slightly bigger base pieces. Arrange them in the order you like and machine stitch across the top, leaving the bottoms free. Play around to see where you like your banner embellishment best.
  8. Attach the photo. Attach the banner by overlapping the photo.
  9. Cut strips of Chevron Prints Washi tape to decorate the page.
  10. Journal on the pierced word bubble die-cut. Attach the journaling to the layout.
  11. Splatter some Gold Silk Luster. Brush-letter your title. Splatter some black paint.
  12. Finish the title with some pen work. Stitch near the bottom of the page to add some texture.

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Here’s a collage of close-ups of my layout for you. Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial!

Supplies

Banner Trio Die Set, SCD-019

Enhanced Banner Die Set, SCD-001

Pierced Word Bubbles Die Set, SCD-023

Journey Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, TO-0090

Celebra’tions Special Occasion 12” x 12” Prints, SCP-018

Assorted Prints 12 x 12 Print Cardstock, SCP-016

Cardstock: Cool Caribbean SCP-002, Cotton Candy SCP-004, Delightful Daisy SCP-010, Golden Glow SCP-009

Butter Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock, CS-0006

Chevron Prints Washi Tape, SCE-004

Gold Silk

Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner, AD-0081 

Journey Foam Squares – medium, AD-0085

Others: Watercolor paints, paint brush, sewing machine, thread

Super fun layout! Love Mou’s splattered background as well! I hope she inspires you to create a fun layout soon! Please tag @teamrichardgaray on Instagram when you share!

Have an amazing day!

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