Sonja is on the blog today with an amazing double scrapbook layout filled with memories of her sweet dogs. She pairs Rinea Copper Glossy Foil with foiled paper by DCWV and they work wonderfully together!!
It is still hard to believe we don't have clip clops of puppy dog nails on the floors anymore. No more dog hair, puppy kisses, or wiggle butts running around the house.
While our girls have joined each other over the Rainbow Bridge in the last three years, I was still able to capture many happy moments that will last a life time on paper! For whatever reason, this months Stack-a-holic challenge from DCWV made me think of these photos from a few years ago. It was a match made in scrapbook heaven! Speaking of heaven made matches, I was able to use a lot of Rinea Copper Foil for this layout. It matched DCWV's 'Rose Quartz' stack perfectly.
Dakohta Maei was our white/brown boxer mix who we more often or not referred to as Moo-Moo. She passed away December 30th, 2013 at almost 9 1/2 years old. We had her literally from the day she was born. She was the only pup that I was able to witness be born from my brothers mama dog. She was our gentle giant who HATED water!
Seaka Raei was our brindle full bred boxer who was my birthday gift. We had her at 6 weeks old. She passed away October 2nd, 2016 at 10 years and 8 months old. I have yet to adjust to not seeing her in the window when we pull up in the driveway. She loved water!
Here is how I made this double layout.
1) To start with I was able to emboss the copper sheets of Rinea Foil with my Big Shot and a puppy dog paw embossing folder by Darice.
2) Cut a bunch or rectangles in the copper and black to adhere the photos to. Settings for these cuts are on copy paper, blade at a 1, and I find that thickness at 7 works just right for the copper.
3) I grabbed this gorgeous quartz cardstock from the DCWV stack and did the circles.
4) Measured and laid out the copper first. It just so happens that the full sheet the comes in the package was just the right fit for what I needed. Then I added the banner at the top of the copper.
One little thing I do when working on matching layouts is cut the objects in half before removing them from the mat. A simple line drawn down the middle in Silhouette Studio, aligned middle and center works great!
Now comes the fun part. Putting it together and adding all the special little touches! The rose and copper paired nicely
DCWV 'Rose Quartz' stack
Rinea Foil - Glossy Copper
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios Designers Edition
Silhouette Design Store boxer and circle files
Sizzix Big Shot
Darice embossing sleeve
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scotch ATG gun
AC Elements brads
Hi all Sonja here. We made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Valentine's! I am sure people are ready for a break from Holidays, however, I had to do this stack of hearts door hanger using Rinea Foil papers even if it is past the holiday hearts and flowers are fun year round!
Materials Needed:Rinea Foil: Gold, light pink, red, and dark pink
Glue or adhesive tape
Die cutter (Silhouette Cameo 3 and Sizzix Big Shot)
Embossing sleeve (optional)
Step One: Strips of Foil
Start by cutting 6 strips of each color. I cut my strips at 0.75 in. wide by 13 in. tall.
Step Two: Prep
To prep for the heart, I folded each strip in half.
Step Three: Lining of Heart
After folding each strip in half, I needed to trim the inside pieces. Leave the outer shell at 13 in. tall. The inside pieces need to be a little bit smaller then the next so that you end up with a stacked set of strips. Each piece doesn't have to be an exact measurement from the next piece, just has to be shorter!
NOTE: Each heart has two of the same strips in it. So two dark pink, two light pink, and two gold equaling 6 strips per heart. This is a designers choice you can go with more strips or less.
Step Four: Check Measurements
At this point, I checked to make sure that the strips would make the heart correctly and trimmed any strips that were too long. After checking to make sure all the pieces fit, set aside.
Step Five: Cut and form Flowers
I chose a rose file I had in my Silhouette library from the Silhouette store.
I cut three roses in the two sided gold/red foil. The settings for my Cameo 3 was on vinyl, blade 1, and pressure 1.
Step 6: Optional embossing and assemble of flowers
Just to add some texture, I decided to emboss a few pedals. After the embossing, I poked a brad through the middle of each layer. Once the pedals are all secure, I took a tool and curled the ends. You can do this with anything that is small and round
Step Seven: Assemble Heart
Add running tape to the end of each strip in the size order of longest to shortest. Line up the ends and secure together. Bend the strips into a heart shape and secure the ends together. Add glue at the bottom of the heart between each layer and secure until dry. At this point it looks funny, but just secure the bottom strips as instructed. Secure the bottom pieces brings the heart together.
Step Eight: Decorate
I decided I wanted the flowers inside of the hearts. Another option would be to string them between each heart as well. But I wanted to glue my hearts stacked on each other.
Our design team had been very busy creating all kinds of Christmas inspired projects using the various Rinea foils.
Here we start with some cute little decorated jars with the Rinea foil in embossed red cut into a flower on top of the lid made by Erin Reed. For more info see her blog here.
Here is a video tutorial on how she made these fun jars.
Next we have Sonja Bakonyi on her amazing Christmas card with all kinds of beautifully cut shapes from Rinea foil. Check out her blog for more info about this card.
Next we have Karen Sessions. Here is my first project featuring Rinea double sided metallic foil. I recycled some clear packaging and covered it using Rinea red/gold foil. I embellished the lid with a rosette of glitter washi tape and ribbon. These little boxes are perfect to hold holiday candies to be given to the endless list of people that touch your life like neighbors, secretaries, mail man, doctors, teachers etc.
To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul.
Next we have Alpna Kale and her decorated candle using the red foil and a die to cut out a beautiful doily, she even used the extra cut out star pieces and glue them to the candle!
For more info check out her blog.
Now we have Steph Ackerman and a fun Christmas Canavs complete with a cut Reindeer and Sleigh from red and gold Rinea foil. For more info see her blog.
Next we have a couple of videos from Linda Israel filled with lots of fun ideas. One to decorate and make a fancy reindeer and the other to make a paper Christmas tree with green embossed Rinea foil.
We next have Nadine Carlier with a fun Christmas Canvas fill with lots of fun mists and texture, and to make those reindeer just shine she used Rinea foil in plain copper. Check out more on her blog here - http://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-canvas.html
Now we Monica with a cute little Holiday Cookie box using rinea foil!!
Now that you have some amazing inspiration from our team to is time to make some projects of your own!!
Hello all, Sonja here! Today I bring you a tutorial and an awesome little gift box using Rinea Foil. When I think Christmas, I think beautiful trees, lights, and gifts for others. I decided to combine that together with a little surprise inside of the gift box!
For this project, I used the copper, light green, dark green, and red out of the embossed assorted colors pack. To start with, use a very, very light tack mat. I put a piece of paper over the foil and smoothed it down onto the mat with my Silhouette scraper tool. I covered it with the sheet of paper just to not rip or scratch the foil. After it is smoothed down, you can see the wrinkles are out and this will help when cutting so that it doesn't hook on any previous indentations from your mat. After picking a design, I adjusted my cut settings and blade to copy paper and blade at 2. (Sugar tip: Each machine will differ pending the newness of your blade. I advise making a few test cuts!)
After choosing my files (Silhouette store), I decided that I wanted the box to be more of an explosion box so I needed to cut the sides off. To do this, use your knife tool on straight. I usually unclick auto apply so that I can line up all the lines exact and then slice them off.Once applied, I now have no arms to attach the box together which is what I wanted!
Next, I just cut out each piece. I find that with the foil, because it is a delicate material to work with, doubling up on the layers helps with stability. I also did this for the copper star on top of the tree.
For the tree, I adhered layers together for stability and the 3D effect. Arrange the layers together and glue the core together. I found that Aleene's tacky glue worked well with the foil, as well as ATG tape.
I didn't want to have an empty box. I needed a wow factor when it was opened. So I decided to go with a sleigh. In order to get the sleight to fit into the box, I had to scale it down, WAY down!
For the base of the box, I wanted the copper to line the inside of the box. I did not want it to be straight edged so I used the knife tool again to add a scalloped edge.
Then came the fun part, decorating! I happened to buy some fake snow-tex from Joann's for about $3 I believe. Just use a paint brush to dab where you want it to give your projects an extra added boost of life!
The sleigh is 3D with the same SC emblem on each side. The face snow just gives a little realness to what I imagine Santa's sleigh looks like at the end of his trip!
Rinea Copper, Light Green, Dark Green, and Red foil
Silhouette Cameo (files from Silhouette store)
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Teresa Collins Mega Runner tape
Deco Art Glistening Snow-Tex glittering snow
Diane Agarwal - The passioneer behind bringing Rinea Foil, the unique crafting product from Germany, to you!