About Roxanne Smith

Style: A little bit of everything
Loves: Texture paste, layering, stamping
Instagram: roxiiscraftstudio

Love Story using Gums and Roses

Hi everyone,
Today I am sharing a set of layouts that I like to call Twin Pages. This is because they are very similar, usually mirrored or copied, but not identical. I find pages like this really simple and easy to create, they also go quite nicely on opposite pages in a scrapbook. I highly recommend giving “Twin Pages” a go if you are hoping to at getting a few pages beautiful layouts done quickly! I have used two of the Gumnut Garden papers from the Gums and Roses Collection because they already have a pretty frame printed on them which was easy to add too.

To create this project I have followed the steps below:

I hope I have inspired you with my twin pages using the Gums and Roses Collection today. I have loved using this beautiful collection! I also highly recommend to try out a set of twin pages when you are next in your craft room (or space) and I would love to see any that you create so please share them.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Today and Everyday using Gums and Roses

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a quick and easy multi photo layout using the Gums and Roses Collection. I wanted to challenge myself to use more than two photos on a layout this month, so I have created this layout to achieve that goal. I have also made my own flowers for this first time that are featured on this layout. I love the 3D effect that these flowers have.

To create this layout I have followed the steps below:

  • Find the centre of the layout and make a cross
  • Adhere two landscape and portrait photos (all 11 x 10.2 cm) alternating to the centre
  • Fussy cut the “today and every day” element from Everyday Moments and foam tape to the centre of the layout
  • Fussy cut some of the small flower clusters from Fussy Cuts Eucalypt Posey and layer under the “today and every day” element
  • Glue Pink Flowers to the flower cluster in each corner

I hope I have inspired you to create a beautiful multi photo layout with the Gums and Roses Collection today.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Wedding Bouquet using Gums and Roses

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share a gorgeous layout that I have created using the Gums and Roses Collection. I Just love the pink flowers in this collection and when I received this photo from my brothers wedding I couldn’t help but use these papers to frame it.

To create this layout I have followed the steps below:

I hope I have inspired you to create a beautiful pink and white layout with the gorgeous Gums and Roses Collection today.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Brothers Love using Gums and Roses

Hi Everyone,
I have tried something different with the Gums and Roses Collection today. Although I love the pinks in this collection, I wanted to challenge myself to create something more suited to a baby boy. For this layout I have focused on the Watercolour Cut-Apart Sheet of this collection and the Uniqolour Markers.

To create this layout I have followed the steps below:

  • Adhere Eucalypt Posey to cardstock
  • Take a photo with dimensions of 9.5 x 9.5 cm and frame with Kaisercard Arctic Weave Cardstock cut at 10 x 10 cm before adhering the the centre of the layout

I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful using the gorgeous roses of the Gums and Roses collection and the Uniquolor Markers today.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Save the Dates using Something Blue

Hi Everyone,
I have a special project to share with you today! I have created wedding Save the Dates using the Something Blue Collection by Uniquely Creative. It is not very often that you get the opportunity to make this type project, nor have the perfect papers for it! I absolutely love the the blues in this collection and they coordinate so well with the silver glitter cardstock.

To create these Save the Dates I have followed the steps below:

  • Adhere stamped pieces to the silver cardstock and then onto the largest white pieces
  • Adhere fussy cut elements to the stamped side of the invitations
  • Take a “save the date” stamp, stamp it six times, cut out and ink
  • If you desire, add the details and some magnets to the backs

I hope I have inspired you to create something special with the absolutely gorgeous Something Blue Collection!! A step-by-step video tutorial can be found here.

Stay safe and keep crafting!!
Xx Roxanne xX

Fancy Card and Box Set using Gums and Roses

Hi everyone,
I have a special project to share with you today! It is a set of 8 cards and a box to store them in too. I have used the stunning Gums and Roses Collection by Uniquely Creative. I just love all the beautiful flowers and gorgeous Australian wildlife to fussy cut in this collection. I thoroughly used just had to use it for this slightly larger project.

To create the cards in this project I have followed the steps below:

  • Ink the edges of each card and each cut piece with Pink Petal Ink.
    Adhere one larger cut piece to each prepared card. Foam tape the smaller pieces onto the front of the cards, slightly left of centre.
  • Glue a piece of CHEESECLOTH GAUZE to the front of each card.

To create the box in this project I have followed the steps below:

  • Take an old card board box, I have used one with dimensions 14 x 19 x 6 cm.
  • Cut FULL BLOOM to two 13.5 x 18.5 cm, two 5.5 x 13.5 cm and two 5.5 x 18.5 cm pieces. Cut KAISERCARD TUTU WEAVE CARDSTOCK to the same dimensions as FULL BLOOM. Adhere cut pieces on the inside and outside of the box as desired.
  • Using the same techniques described above, stamp the top of the box and then apply texture paste. Adhere a strip of lace along the top of the box and a strip from EVERYDAY MOMENTS on the bottom.
  • Build a cluster in the centre of the top of the box and the inside of the lid, with fussy cut elements, CREATIVE CUTS and cheesecloth gauze.

If you would like to see the video tutorial I have made for these fancy cards please click here, and for the box please click here.
I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful using the gorgeous roses of the Gums and Roses collection today.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Bright Side of Life using Gums and Roses

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share this layout with you that I have created using the gorgeous Gums and Roses Collection. I love the roses in this collection and they just happened to match perfectly with the outfits of the little girls in my photo!

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Trim strip from Full Bloom and measure a 23 x 23 cm square in the bottom right corner.
  • Measure an additional a 20 x 20 cm square in the bottom right corner and if desired, cut out.
  • Apply Texture Paste through the Roses Mini Designer Stencil from the 20 cm mark out and allow to dry.
  • Trim strip from Rosebud Borders and fussy cut the rose strips. Adhere the strips along the 23 cm lines, from the centre out, and trim excess.

If you would like to see the video tutorial I have made for this layout please click here.
I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful using the gorgeous roses of the Gums and Roses collection today.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Summer Time with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share a layout that I have created using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys. This layout features some childhood photo’s that show some of my Mum’s garden with sunflowers in the background. I loved these bright cheery and fun photo’s as they perfectly matched the Sunny Village – Paper 01.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Cut some of the words from the bottom strips of this collection and adhere between, and to either side, of the photos.
  • Fussy cut elements from Sunny Village – Paper 07 and adhere to layout to make the clusters more 3D.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document summer memories.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

xX Roxanne Xx

Summer Days with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
I hope you have all had good summer capturing memories along the way. I know I certainly have! I have used some of my summer photo’s on this layout that I have created using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys and the Uniqolour Markers. I fell deeply in love with the sunflowers in this collection. They remind we of summers growing up, my mum always had sunflowers growing in the garden. So I have run with a yellow and brown on white theme with this project.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Take an acrylic stamping block and a yellow UNIQOLOUR MARKER, scribble onto the block and then use the water brush to water it down as desired, turn the block over and “stamp” the water colour onto the layout. I have added the watercolour on the inside and outside of my inked semi-circles.
  • Fussy cut the two circle frames from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 05, including removing the centres.
  • Size, cut and adhere photos to centre of the frames.
  • Foam tape framed photo to layout, each inside a semi-circle.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document those memories captured this summer.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

Roxanne Xx

Sunflower Dreams with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
I have documented more of my summer photo’s using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys and the Uniqolour Markers. I fell deeply in love with the sunflower frame of paper 02 and just knew that I had to use for my sunflower filled photos! I have again focused on a yellow and brown theme, with lots of flowers.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Trim strip from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 02.
  • Measure and rule a line 7.7 cm from the left and right side of the page. Fussy cut the flower frame on the inside of these lines. You should have two pieces to adhere to the top layer of your layout later.
  • Trim to 19 x 30.5 KAISERCARD DAFFODIL WEAVE CARDSTOCK and use your favourite punch along the long sides.
  • Ink the edges of the Daffodil piece in KAISERINK PAD – CHESTNUT and using the same ink stamp “you brighten my day” from the CLEAR STAMPS – BOMBAY SUNSET along the inside edge of your punched line.
  • Adhere prepared Daffodil piece to the centre of Paper 02, covering the cut flower frame.
  • Fussy cut the two frames with flower corners from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 06, and including remove the centres.
  • Size, cut and adhere photos to centre of the frames.
  • Foam tape framed photo to the centre of the layout, with a layer of CHEESECLOTH GAUZE in between.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document some of your summer memories.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

Roxanne Xx