August Moon Cards

by JJ Sobey | March 23, 2012


Hi Ruby Rock-it Fans!  JJ here again - this time featuring the August Moon collection with a couple of cards.  I started with a birthday card, as I always seem to run out!


The "Cool Mint" glitter cardstock from the Sugar Candy line pairs perfectly with August Moon (don't let the colour name fool you - it looks perfectly grey when used with August Moon).


The tags in this collection are the perfect size for cardmaking, encouraging one to use up leftover papers after making some layouts.


Supplies (Happy Birthday):


The next card is for a baby girl. 


I rounded out this card with some flowers and letters from the Fundamentals line.


The pearl crowns from the Bling collection were begging to be used for a princess, don't you think?


Thanks for visiting!


Supplies (Welcome Sweet Princess):

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Vintage love Featuring August Moon

by Account Deleted | March 22, 2012


Hello Ruby Rock-It fans!  As you all know this month the Ruby Rock-It design team has been featuring the new August Moon Collection.  It's been so inspiring to see what they have all created!  The minute I saw this beautiful collection I could feel some vintage love coming on!  My favorite style of scrapping is with a shabby/vintage look, so I was right at home with this collection.  My first project is a candle wrap that you will find sitting on a night table in one of my guest bedrooms as we speak.


My next project is a layout that I had so much fun creating.  I love lots of layers and sometimes have to stop myself from going overboard!! I took this cute photo at a wedding a couple summers ago and just knew when I saw August Moon that this collection would be a perfect fit.



The last project I have for you is made with some of the Ruby Rock-It packaging from the title "Forever Friends"  the center of this bookmark is the background packaging. 




I'm seeing more and more of this gorgeous August Moon Collection thoughout stores and online galleries.  Better get your hands on's such a beatiful versatile collection!

Thanks for stopping by the Ruby Rock-It Blog!


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My dear August Moon :)

by Benedicte Raphalen | March 21, 2012


Hello Ruby Rock-it fans! Benedicte here!

Today I have two layouts to share with you I love the soft colours of August Moon, they were perfect to use with theses photos of my girls :)





Talk to you soon :) Benedicte

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August Moon Circular Tile Pattern Tutorial by Becky Olsen

by Becky Olsen | March 20, 2012


Hi crafty friends!

Becky here to share a fun tutorial on building your own "tile" pattern using a basic circle punch, a ruler, a dry adhesive runner and some beautiful August Moon paper!(sewing machine is optional)

Punch 13

Start with a large circle punch, working in a larger scale to build the sheet is easier, and then once you get the hang of it, try it in a few different sizes on different project types. I am really excited to try this in some of my card making  :o)

Punch a circle from a plain piece of paper.

Punch 1

Fold the paper in half and then in half again so the circle is in four quarters.

Punch 2

Set the paper back inside the punch on the bottom and use a permanent marker to make marks where the folds are on each quarter of the circle.

Punch 3

Punch a circle from your patterned paper and then insert the paper into the punch just to where each edge intersects with two of the quarter marks. Note where the green arrows are pointing to the permanent marks on the punch. Repeat for the other three sides of the circle and then do quite a few more if you want to cover a large area like a 12" x 12" scrapbook page.

Punch 4

To begin "tiling" on the scrapbook page, use a ruler, an erasable pencil then draw lines from corner to corner so you have a large "X" on the page.

Punch 5

Adhere with a dry adhesive runner, the first four of the "tiles" on each of the lines where they form an "X". Continue laying out the "tiles" corner to corner in an x, building circles as you go. Work in a concentric pattern so that all of the pieces fit together, if you work on just one line the rest of the page won't necessarily line up as the punches are quite close in shape, but not perfect.

Punch 7

Note how the tips of each of the "tiles" intersects with the line and with each other.

Punch 6

This is what my design looked like when I was done laying it out.

Punch 8

I love the look of machine stitching and so off I went stitching through the centers of each of the "tiles"

Punch 9

It looks so quilt like and the texture is so yummy to me!! Now it is ready to become a page!

Punch 10

I added some fussy cut flowers, a border from the gorgeous silver die cut and stitched the photo so it would be a pocket to hold some hidden journaling.

Punch 11

I am so happy with this project, the geometric combined with the soft fussy cut is so appealing to me, and it helps tell the story of the picture perfectly.

If you do try this technique, please leave me a link here on this post to where you have posted the project so I can come visit and leave some love for you!

Enjoy your August Moon!


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Welcome design team coordinator - Erin Yamabe.


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Erin will be helping me on the design team as design team coordinator, introducing blog challenges with the collaboration of the design team, working with the blog to social media and so many other things as we work to get going again. I'm so excited to welcome her to this position as we move forward.

A little about Erin:

Erin Yamabe has worn several hats in the industry for the past four and a half years.  She helped to establish the first DT for My Little Shoeobox, and was the DT Coordinator for 2 years.  She enjoys designing, teaching, and demonstrating for various manufacturers.  

Currently, she is designing for Ruby Rock-It, My Little Shoebox, Therm O Web, and Punky Sprouts.  

One of her true passions lies in teaching, and she has been fortunate to teach locally, at CHA, and abroad.  Her work can be seen at trade shows, Scrapbook Memories TV, QVC UK,  U.S. magazines, both in print and online, as well as in magazines in Japan.  

She is so very excited about and grateful for this opportunity!

Best wishes for a great week ahead.

Creative cheers,


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butterflies and pinwheels delight with August Moon

by Gina Lideros | March 19, 2012


Hi Ruby Rock-it fans,

Gina here with you today to share some more pretties made with the new August Moon collection.

Friends card:

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I paired August moon papers with some Bella! embossed cardstock to create this simple friends card.I love the blue cardstock paired with the glitter paper from the August Moon collection, it really gives it a pop!

next up, I have a fun altered project to share with you.  I created pinwheels out of August moon papers and paired them with small wooden spools that come with the Nostalgia collection (paper twine spools).

Spring Pinwheels:

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The result is a fun spring themed project.  These were so easy and fun to make, I just borrowed some bamboo skewers from my kitchen cabinet and wrapped them with cream lace found in the August moon collection.  I finished them by adding some mini pom pom ribbon to the bottom. 

So fun and so perfect for spring too!

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Even More August Moon

by rebeccak | March 18, 2012


I've loved seeing all the different uses for Ruby Rock-It's August Moon collection! Baby pictures, spring photos and decor, vintage photos and on and on! Today I have another quick card and little home decor project. For the card, I used August Moon papers, trim and stickers:

Rk RR I love you
The double sided papers are perfect for a peek a boo scallop card. I added some glitter letters from the Fundamentals collection and from Bella! I added one of the Ribbon Bucklez.

To usher in Spring time in our home, I altered a little birdhouse:

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Everything on the birdhouse is from August Moon! Have you come up with other ways to use this beautiful line? I would love to hear!

:) Rebecca

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August Moon mini album

by Amanda Jones | March 17, 2012


Hi Ruby Rock-it fans! Amanda here and today I have a pretty August Moon mini album to share with you!

Cover full

I love the soft colours so much and they were perfect to use with these pics of my cat, Rosie. This is a very MINI mini album, sized at approx 3" x 4". The covers are August Moon papers, decorated with trims, pearls, flower sticker, more papers and some of the die-cut glitter cardstock.

Cover detail

I cut the 'R' with my Silhouette Cameo. The book is boud with a little bead chain.

Inside 1
Inside 2
Inside 3

The inside pages are made from some cute paper bags and each is decorated with a tag from the August Moon line and other bits and pieces. Each of the little photos measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". The journaling is typed with my vintage typewriter and I have room inside the paper bag pages to store some more little pictures and journaling.

Side detail

Thanks for visiting us today! I hope you like my little book :)

Amanda x

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Oh so Versatile!

by Sarah Hill | March 15, 2012


Hello again Ruby Rock-It lovers! It's Sarah here today! Are you not just LOVING the August Moon collection? This collection is extrememly versatile... you can make layouts, cards, decor items, and so much more.

"Home Sweet Home Forever" Decor Piece

August Moon Decor 1

I distressed the edges of the paper a little bit and curled them up a tad to give it a more antique feeling.

August Moon Decor 2

The Fundamentals! glitter alphas were perfect to give the August Moon papers a little pop of color. I chose the blue so the phrase would really stand out.

August Moon Decor 3

This little flower came from the sticker sheet that matches the collection... adorable!

August Moon Decor 4

Here's another close up of the glitter alphas and the "Forever" is actually part of the 3-D element part of the collection that I cut apart.

August Moon Decor 5

This decor piece was SO EASY to make, and you can make one too!! I just started with a 12x12 canvas from my local hobby store, a couple of sheets of the August Moon and Candy glitter dot paper, and some August Moon embellishments. You can easily whip up an adorable home decor piece to hang in your home with this amazing collection.


"Thinking of You Everyday" Card

August Moon Card 1

You get so many tags with the August Moon collection you can pretty much use them in 1,000 different ways!! (That's right, I counted! LOL)

August Moon Card 2

The August Moon collection has the most ADORABLE ribbon options, too!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE lace so this was perfect for my card. I also love the fun pink pom pom trim that goes with the collection. Put the two together and you've got a fun, different way to use your ribbons.

I hope you got inspired. Thanks for stopping by today :) See you soon!


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More Contemporary

by Sandy Ang | March 15, 2012


At the start of the month I posted two projects showing the vintage, romantic side of August Moon. However this collection can be used in a more contemporary way. And it is versatile enough to work well with other Ruby Rock-It collections.



In this layout I featured a panel from Crocus, my favourite paper of the collection. The tan and mauve colour palette nicely flatters skin tones. I paired it with a simple grey grid paper from the Wedding collection and embellishments from the Nostalgia collection. Up top I split a paper twine spool, tied some twine on and used it to define one corner of my visual triangle.

Hope you enjoyed this clean and simple way of using the collection. Don't forget to come back for lots more August Moon inspiration from our designers.


cheers, Sandy

Supplies : August Moon (Crocus, Cardstock Stickers), Bella Wedding (Tie the Knot), Nostalgia (Florals, Paper Twine)

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