Guest Blog Post: Ruby Rock-It courtesy of CK Events

Hi everyone, it’s Monique Liedtke from Ruby Rock-It’s design team today sharing a tutorial with you using Ruby Rock-It’s “Year in Review” collection and some of their awesome vellum.

As I love using vellum on my scrapbook pages (to create titles and overlays, to mat my photos and for backgrounds) I decided to share with you how to create a fun vellum background and vellum flourish for your layout using an electronic die-cutting system like the Silhouette and your sewing machine.

This is the page I created:


And here’s how I created it:

I chose a cutting file from the Silhouette store that went well with my photo (a kaleidoscope) and resized it to the right format. I adjusted the Silhouette settings to cut vellum, but because this vellum is so nice and “sturdy” I changed the blade settings for vellum from 1 to 2:

mliedtke-rrbf-lucky-you-1 mliedtke-rrbf-lucky-you-2For the kaleidoscope I chose Ruby Rock-It’s hearts vellum and placed it on my Silhouette cutting mat and started cutting:


And it cut like a charm!


I decided I also wanted a vellum flourish, but one cut from “plain” vellum:


Once I had the desired cuts I chose an offsetting color to place beneath the vellum and used my sewing machine to adhere the kaleidoscope to the background. Before I started sewing I secured the vellum in place using little pieces of removable tape.

mliedtke-rrbf-lucky-you-6 mliedtke-rrbf-lucky-you-7It was done in no time! If you don’t own a sewing machine, stitching by hand is a perfect solution too of course! Last but not least I layered my photo onto several pieces of Ruby Rock-It’s “Year in Review” patterned paper and placed this on the kaleidoscope. I added the vellum flourish below my photo and embellished with several Ruby Rock-It’s products like the floral bling strip, the flowers, and the cardstock stickers.

mliedtke-rrbf-lucky-you-8 mliedtke-rrbf-lucky-you-9 mliedtke-rrbf-lucky-you-10Supply list: Ruby Rock-It: patterned paper (Year in Review), cardstock alphabet stickers (Year in Review), cardstock accessories stickers (Year in Review), hearts vellum, plain vellum, Sugar Candy Paperz (Lemon Drop), floral bling strip, yellow flowers. Other supplies: white cardstock: Bazzill Basics, old book page, dymo word, enamel dot: Prima Marketing, pen: K&Company, Silhouette cuts (kaleidoscope #16935, happy swirl #52385, lucky you: Ashley Horton Designs). Tools: Silhouette Cameo, sewing machine: Aigger, heart punch: Pipoos.

That’s it! Hope you like it!

Monique Liedtke


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5 Responses to Guest Blog Post: Ruby Rock-It courtesy of CK Events

  1. Heidi says:

    I love this layout! Amazing job with the diecuts! Very nice picture! Just lovely!!!

  2. Heather Thompson says:

    Very awesome use of the vellum, gives me the inspiration to get crafting.

  3. June Goh says:

    This is a great use of vellum

  4. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words
    in your article seem to be running off the screen in Firefox.

    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to
    do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you
    know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon.

  5. This is gorgeous! Don’t have a silhouette but you did a fantastic job and make me want one! Plan on pulling out my vellum and using it today, too!

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