Friday, February 27, 2015

BoBunny Blips!


What's a Blip you ask? We're going to show you! And let me tell you....they are fabulous! They educate, give tips and tricks and show you all about our wonderful new product! We have 5 for you today! Have a look! You'll love them!












Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gorgeous Elegant Die Border and the Heritage Collection!


I just love the new BoBunny dies and the 'Elegant Border' die is definitely one of my favourites. It's very versatile and can be used both on 12" lay-outs and on smaller projects, such as gift boxes or cards. Today I would like to show you how you can use this die to create vintage-inspired cards with the gorgeous "Heritage" collection.
On my first card I used the die to make a border from red paper. I attached it on the left side of my card and tucked it among the layers of paper and chipboard shapes that I used. 



My second card also features a red border made with this beautiful die, but on this card I used it horizontally on top of several strips of paper.


Bo Bunny Supply List:
Patterned Paper: Roots/ Heritage
6x6 Paper Pad: Heritage
Noteworthy: Heritage
Chipboard: Heritage
Buttons: Heritage
Dies: Elegant Border



I thought the flourishes actually resemble hearts and, therefore, found that the die was perfect for a love card.


BoBunny Supply List:
6x6 Paper Pad: Heritage
Noteworthy: Heritage
Chipboard: Heritage
Buttons: Heritage
Dies: Elegant Border

I hope you enjoyed my cards today and that I inspired you to use this elegant border die yourself. I'm sure you'll love it! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lovely Lattice Dies!


Hello everyone! I will be first to admit with minus 20 outside I have a perfect weather to scrap . Having all new toys from Bo Bunny and so many photos from several  family trips makes my life perfect!

Sweet Life by Agnieszka Bellaidea


If you are not aware yet BoBunny has also beautiful dies! I used some of them on my page.
I have to add a word about new stamps, new stencils, new chipboards and 6 new collection....they are gorgeous! I used the new collection Sweet Life for my layout.






I could not stop playing with all the new yummy products,  so I made couple cards, I am going to show you one on my blog today  - HERE


BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Sweet Life / Sweet Life
Noteworthy: Sweet Life
Buttons; Sweet Life
Stamps: Floral stamps
6x6 Paper Pad; Sweet Life
Blossoms: Buttercup Pansy
Dot Jewels: Citrus Jewel
Pearlescents: Gold
Ink Pad"Pink Punch
Glimmer Spray: Frost, Mint, Tutu
Glitter Paste: Sugar
Stencils: Cascade Stickable Stencils
Dies: Lattice Frame Dies, Flutter Dies

Thank you for looking, have a great day!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ornate Frames Die!


Good Morning and Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a few things for my Misc. Me 12x12 Binder.

Family Binder and Misc.Me Layout by Lynn Shokoples
Heritage Binder Cover by Lynn Shokoples featuring BoBunny Heritage Collection

First off let's start with the 12x12 Binder itself. I couldn't resist decorating the front of my binder with the amazing new Heritage Collection and the new Craft Dies that BoBunny just came out with. If you can believe, this is the first time I have ever used a Die Cutting Machine. I was amazed at how the whole process worked. If you haven't tried it, you will be amazed too I'm sure! I cut out some of the cards from the 12x12 paper pack and tucked them at the bottom. Next I took the dies and the 6x6 Paper Pad and got to work. The 6x6 Pad is just the perfect size for the new dies.

Heritage Binder Cover by Lynn Shokoples featuring BoBunny Heritage Collection


Family Double Page Layout by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Heritage Collection

This month I did my Misc. Me layout a little different than normal. I did a 12x12 layout along with the pocket style page protectors. BoBunny has come out with Pocket Squares for the Misc. Me binder and I wanted to  showcase  that you can use them not only with the page protectors but on a traditional 12x12 layout as well. They are the perfect little addition to any page. You can tuck them here and there as I did in the layout, or use them on there own to fill a pocket. I also used them to back my photos in the pockets.

Family Layout by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Heritage Collection

Oh yes, you see those amazing dies again don't you? I was having so much fun, I couldn't stop, one frame lead to another, and so on. Again, I used the Ornate Frame Craft Die and the 6x6 paper pad to create the frames.

Family Layout by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Heritage Collection


Family Misc.Me Layout by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Heritage Collection

Here I layered the Pockets Squares and the Craft Dies to create each pocket. Thanks so much for joining me today. If your working on your binder, or your pocket pages, please share them with us on the BoBunny Facebook page. We love to see your work! Have an awesome day everyone!

Family Misc.Me Layout by Lynn Shokoples for BoBunny featuring the Heritage Collection

12x12 Binder Cover
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Heritage/Census, Keys, Belong, Ancestors, History
6x6 Paper Pad: Heritage
Combo Stickers: Heritage
Brads: Heritage
Layered Chipboard: Heritage
Pocket Squares: Heritage
Blossoms: Wildberry Daisy, Clover Bouquet
Craft Dies: Elegant Border, 4x4 Portrait Frame, 3x4 Ornate Frame

Misc.Me Layout
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Heritage/ History, Roots, Ancestors, Census
6x6 Paper Pad: Heritage
Noteworthy: Heritage
Combo Stickers: Heritage
Pocket Squares: Heritage
Craft Dies: Ornate Frame, Elegant Border
Page Protectors: Misc.Me 12x12 Page Protector Variety Pack

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fabulous Flutter Die Tutorial!



Be You by Gabrielle Pollacco
Be You by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny's Garden Journal papers and embellishments along with their new dies, Glitter pastes, Stencils and Shimmer Sprays

Did you know that Bo Bunny now has metal dies that can help you create intricate and beautiful accents for your scrapbook pages and craft projects?  Today I made up this scrapbook page using the new Garden Journal paper collection and used a variety of the new dies, including my favorite new butterfly design to create accents and embellishments that help give a light, airy feel to the page. Here is a video tutorial I made up to show step by step how this page was made, including a really fun technique when cutting your dies that help release the paper from the die quickly and easily. Enjoy!



I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial and will feel inspired to try out some of Bo Bunny's new dies and mixed media products.  Here are a few close-ups you can view at your leisure...

Be You by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny's Garden Journal papers and embellishments along with their new dies, Glitter pastes, Stencils and Shimmer Sprays

One of the tips I shared in this video is how you get the cardstock to release from the die in a quick and easy way.  I don't know the science behind it but it works beautifully.  I found this tip on Pinterest, and the basic idea is to sandwich your cardstock between a layer of wax paper and a layer of dryer sheet (yep, those pretty smelling little sheets you throw in your dryer, a fabric softener sheet).  So basically you have your die, the next layer is a piece of wax paper, then your cardstock piece, then a dryer sheet.  Then the piece of plastic that you use with your die cutting machine (I used the Quickutz Revolution for mine).  Just roll it through like you usually do, when you pull it out, the cardstock piece releases very easily from the die, and the tiny bits and pieces with pretty much fall out of the intricate little cuts.  I didn't have to use any tools to poke out my bits, they just fell out as I ran my fingers over the piece!

Be You by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny's Garden Journal papers and embellishments along with their new dies, Glitter pastes, Stencils and Shimmer Sprays

I also used one of the awesome NEW stickable stencils called Love on this page.  I took the clock design and using a palette knife laid down a thick layer of NEW Blush Glitter Paste to add this shimmery design to the background of my photo cluster.  I also used the Blush and Sugar Glitter Pastes on my Flutter die cut pieces to create these little butterfly accents for my page.

Be You by Gabrielle Pollacco using Bo Bunny's Garden Journal papers and embellishments along with their new dies, Glitter pastes, Stencils and Shimmer Sprays

For my floral accent on this page, I combined the coordinating chipboard pieces for the Garden Journal collection with a Bo Bunny Daisy Blossom from the Blush packet.  I made a quick fun little nest using some Spanish Moss and a chipboard egg design from the coordinating chipboard for Garden Journal collection.

Bo Bunny Product used in this project:
Patterned Paper: Garden Journal/Sketch, Wonder
6x6 paper pad: Garden Journal 
Sticker Sheet/Garden Journal
Chipboard/Garden Journal
Glitter Paste: Sugar, Blush
Stickable Stencil: Love
Dies: Flutter Dies, Ornate Frame, Lattice Frame
Glimmer Spray: Bronze 
Blossoms: Blush Daisy
Wood accents: Iron Works

Thanks for stopping by the Bo Bunny blog today, we hope you are inspired to include some intricate and pretty die cuts in your scrapping projects!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fabulous Foil Rubons! A Must Have!!


Hello Friends! I was so excited to be assigned the new Silver Filigree Metallic Rubons as a featured item for my project today!

U and Me Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel
U and Me Scrapbook Page featuring Garden Journal Collection and Foil Rubons from BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

 I absolutely love the  rubons and the way they add so much to your page without adding a ton of bulk.  The shimmer of these is simply fantastic!

U and Me Scrapbook Page featuring Garden Journal Collection and Foil Rubons from BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

I used the Love sentiment onto my photo, the Flourishes are to the left of my layers and the Doily on right right corner are from the Filagree Silver Foil pack. 

My layers start with some stamping first using Distressed Textures on my background paper with Licorice Ink. Next is a scalloped rectangle Noteworthy element followed by the Film Tape from Rose Cafe. Next, is a piece of corrugated cardboard that I peeled, then added some Pearlescents in Silver, Blush and Brilliant Blue. While that was drying, I used my Love Stickable Stencils along with Glitter Paste in Sugar. I cut a border from the Elegant Border Die and trimmed to 3 sections long, then layered it under the cardboard and stitched into place.

U and Me Scrapbook Page featuring Garden Journal Collection and Foil Rubons from BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Using my coordinating 6x6 Garden Journal Paper Pad, I cut the papers using the 4x4 Portrait Frame Dies and adhered the layers to one another. Cut it in half, then adhered to my matted photo from behind. Attached some cheese cloth to my photo layer from behind, then attached foam squares to provide a bit of dimension.

With the remaining section from the border die cut, I folded it in half and glued it together.  I used it as the heart accent in the upper left on the Noteworthy tag banner and added a pearl Jewel to it. A few Blossoms, Jewel Flourishes and a Brad finish the page. 

I hope you get a chance to pick up some of the new Foil Rubons, you will really love the versatility and elegance that they add to your projects.  

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Stripe, Pastel, Sketch / Garden Journal
Noteworthy: Garden Journal
Chipboard: Garden Journal Layered Chipboard, Garden Journal 6x12
Brads: Garden Journal
Dies: Elegant Border Die, 4x4 Portrait Frame Dies
Foil Rubons: Filigree Silver Foil Rubon
Dot Jewels: Aqua Jewels
Adhesive Film Strip: Rose Cafe
Jewel Flourishes: Frosting Jewels
Stickable Stencils: Love
Glitter Paste: Sugar
Blossoms: Denim Blue Daisy, Denim Blue Zinnia
Pearlescents: Silver, Blush, Brilliant Blue
6x6 Paper Pad: Garden Journal
Stamps: Distressed Textures
Ink: Licorice