Hazel & Ruby: Elegant Key Holder

Here is a simple project using Hazel & Ruby’s versatile DIY Décor Tape, Tissue paper, Stencil-Mask and the awesome Chalk Art Tool Kit. If your household is anything like mine, keys are kept in different places and often spend time looking for them! So this key holder cupboard is perfect to store everyone’s keys and the same time remind my family that they hold the key to my heart.

Key Holder 1

STEP 1: Paint the inside of the wooden box with white acrylic paint and set aside to dry. Paint the inset panel with black chalkboard paint and set aside to dry. Paint the edges of the door with Ranger Black Tie Paint Dabber. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Key Holder 2

STEP 2: Measure the height of the box. Place a piece of 8” Damask DIY Décor Tape onto a craft mat. Measure the required length for the sides of the box and cut with a craft knife. As the DIY Décor Tape is easy to use and does not easily lose its ability to adhere after it has been placed on a craft mat, you can place the respective pieces onto the sides of the box.  Using the same method, measure, cut, place and adhere the Damask DIY Décor Tape to the inside panels of the box. Cover the wooden strips with cup hooks (only add the hooks after covering the wood with the tape) using the same method. Add decorative keys and metal keyholes to the wooden strip.

DIY DecorTape

STEP 3: Once the black chalkboard paint is dry on the inset panel, paint the reverse side with Ranger Pearl Metallic Paint Dabber. While the paint is wet, spritz with Ranger Biscotti and Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearl Mists. Allow the spray to run slightly and set aside to dry. Once dry, adhere the black vinyl quote and gold Shine and Sparkle sequins.

STEP 4: Cover the front of the door with Pass the Tissue, Quote Collage tissue paper. Optional: cover the front with a second piece of the same tissue paper to create a subtle shadow effect. Paint the exposed bevel edges with Ranger Gold Metallic Paint Dabber. Cover the inside of the door with Pass the Tissue, Mod Gray/White Polka Dot tissue paper. Decorate the front with flowers and a shabby chic resin. Adhere a door knob with strong adhesive and attach two metal keys and inked seam binding ribbon to the door knob. Add a metal number painted with Ranger Gold Metallic Paint Dabber.

Key Holder 1a

STEP 5: On the black chalkboard, use the on-trend first-of-its-kind  Chalk Art Tool Kit. ‘Season’ the chalkboard by taking a piece of chalk and rubbing it vertically and horizontally across the entire board. Gently clean the board with the felt cloth. If would like your board to look cleaner and more black, spray of the cleaner onto a paper towel and wipe the board.

Chalk Tool Kit

STEP 6: Place the Brooklyn Alpha Stencil-Mask ‘NOTES’ letters onto the chalkboard. Using the chalk pencil from Chalk Art tool kit, trace around the letters. Remove the stencil-mask letters and fill in the letters with the chalk marker.

Key Holder 3

Your key holder cupboard is now ready to use. Remember to add a special note for your family on the chalkboard using the chalk provided in the Chalk Art Tool Kit.






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CREATE Magazine: Live Simply

The Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine March card sketch inspired me to use word art to create this project, allowing my own interpretation yet keeping within the guidelines. I used twine for the vertical lines and various paper flowers for the embellishments. The ‘message’ was substituted with a quote on the raised bracket frame.


Supplies Used

Patterned paper: idea-ology; letter stickers: Silhouette vinyl and foil paper;  ribbon: idea-ology; ink: Ranger and Tim Holtz Distress Ink; paint: Ranger; stamp: Tim Holtz; flowers: Prima, Kaisercraft; drop pearl: idea-ology; key: Graphic 45; other: self-adhesive rhinestones, twine.

– Glenda


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CREATE Magazine: Best Friends

I loved working with the Scrapbook Generation CREATE March single-page sketch! It allowed structure yet  enabled versatility and creativity. Instead of using a background mat, I created a frame which was placed on top of the floral paper and vertical strips, creating dimensional interest. The ‘tickets’ were replaced with a leaf vine and flowers to match the theme of the photo. The journaling pocket and tag was combined and replaced with a textured kraft tag and ephemera card.


Supplies Used

Patterned paper: Prima; letter stickers: Prima, Silhouette; stickers: Prima;  tag: Julie Nutting; flowers: Prima;  leaf vine: Prima; wooden butterfly: Prima Marketing inc; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; ink blending foam tool: Ranger; mists: Prima; texture paste: Prima; stencil: dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Arrows

Click here to download the March issue of Scrapbook Generation CREATE online magazine…

- Glenda
The best thing about having a brother is that I’ll always have a friend!

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Hazel & Ruby Makery Team

Hazel & Ruby continues to grow and expand with every DIY, creative project and inspirational idea and I am thrilled  to be joining them on this humbling and crazy journey. I’m looking forward to embracing their Motto to ‘Be Inspired and Live Handmade’. I look forward to many years of creating fun with them, their family and friends as well as mine!


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Memories Together, Always


Wooden ATC


  1. Select a 3 x 4” die cut burnished wood card.
  2. Swipe Picket Fence and Pumice Stone Distress Paint over piece to resemble wood grain.
  3. Place Tag Pinwheel Stencil over bottom right corner and apply Art Basics Modeling Paste with a palette knife. Set aside to dry or dry with a heat tool.
  4. Swipe a gold ink pad over dry design and lightly spritz with Antique Gold Color Bloom Blend into the wood by rubbing with your finger. Lightly ink with darker ink.
  5. Set aside to dry and then adhere to layout.

Layout Instructions


  1. Place and adhere Lyric – Box Office with wood grain running top to bottom, 2” from left and top edges, leaving top edge open to place Metal Paper Clip.
  2. Adhere ‘memories together ALWAYS’ Lifetime 6×6 Paper (3” x 6”) aligning right edge with wood grain paper, extending top edge ¼“ upwards. Adhere diagonal strip along right edge.
  3. Adhere fussy-cut Lyric – Box Office with right edge over ‘memories together ALWAYS’ and diagonal strip, leaving left edge open to place photo under.
  4. Stamp next to left edge of Lyric – Box Office wood piece with Cling Mount Stamps.
  5. Add a Metal Paper Clip to top edge of a 5 x 6” photo and adhere photo at an angle.
  6. Trim six rows of the Crystal Sheet and adhere to bottom edge of wood paper, just below photo.
  7. Adhere quote or word from Cardstock Alphabet Letters sheet with foam squares to bottom edge of photo, overlapping onto fussy-cut Lyric – Box Office
  8. Adhere a Flair Button, gold Talia flower, Raja Center, Briellla flower, another Flair Button and a darker Briellla Undo stitching to release individual sequins from one of the Raja Centers. Add small brown paper roses and a few gold sequins to complete cluster.
  9. Adhere a gold Raja Center to right corner of fussy-cut Lyric – Box Office
  10. Adhere Wooden ATC 1¼“from right and 2” from bottom edges.
  11. Add one Briellla flower, two Talia flowers, a Flair Button, ribbon bow and small brown paper roses along left and top edges of Wooden ATC Add quote or word from Cardstock Alphabet Letters sheet to right of cream and gold Briellla flower.
  12. Add a Raja Center to tag (just below word, ALWAYS). Add sequins to layout to finish: top left and right corners as shown in layout image.





Supplies Used

Prima: Stationer’s Desk- Stamps and Stripes; Lyric – Box Office; 6×6 Paper Pad – Lifetime; Talia – Tempting Flowers; Raja Center; Briella – Blooming Flowers; Metal Paper Clips- Time Traveler’s Memories; IOD- Flair Buttons; Cardstock Alphabet Stickers Romance Novel; Pin Wheel Stencil – Tags; Art Basics – Modeling Paste (8 fl. oz.); Color Bloom – Vintage Metal Antique Gold, Vintage Metal Gold Foil; Cling Mount Stamps Meadow Lark; Crystal Sheet; Wooden ATC
Ranger: Distress Paint – Picket Fence and Pumice Stone; Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap; Archival Ink – Coffee
Other: Brilliance Ink Pad – Galaxy Gold

- Glenda


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CREATE Magazine: Social Media Journaling

This is the layout for the January CREATE magazine using social media or texting as journaling on a layout. I decided to use one of the messages I received on Facebook last April…a traumatic time for my family when our long-haired dachshund, Truffles passed away. Many messages were posted on my Facebook wall, but one was prolific. It was this message that I chose to use to document the feelings and emotions…it was not easy but definitely therapeutic! This method of using social media made it easier to journal the photo of the two of us. Thank you Eleanor for this beautiful quote: Pawprints left by you…



Supplies used:

Patterned paper: Prima Marketing inc; Letter stickers: Prima Marketing inc, Silhouette (own design); Other embellishments: Prima Marketing inc; Ribbon: seam binding; Ink: Ranger Archival Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Dies: Prima Marketing inc; Other: gold foil board

– Glenda

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CREATE January 2015

The January issue of CREATE weighs in at 303 pages! The layouts and projects showcase the work of the CREATE team,  Jillibean Soup team, readers, and SG’s own Allison Davis, who designed the cover layout.


Here is one of the layout that was included in the magazine for the Sketch Challenge:


As the choice of paper and photos were bright and busy, I decided not to include one of the photos and simplified the banner embellishment cluster.





Click here to download the CREATE free online magazine…

Supplies used:

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; Cardstock: Core’dinations; Letter stickers: Simple Stories, Silhouette; Other embellishments: Simple Stories; Punches: EK Success; Pen: Ranger Distress Marker; Dies: Sizzix Scallop Nesting Dies; Other: ric rac trim,  variegated orange ribbon

– Glenda


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Christmas Joy

Here is a Christmas Journal created to add to each year. I have included family Christmas traditions and recipes as well as photos in the journal. Some of the recipes handed down from my late mom-in-law are in her own handwriting!

MainThe Simple Stories Sn@p! albums are perfect for the journal. To create the cover, place an acetate sheet onto front cover of album, securing with a strip of Tissue Tape and washi tape to bottom and top edges. Secure a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and apply light coat of embossing paste using a palette knife. Remove excess paste. Carefully remove stencil from design. Set aside to dry. Apply Distress Ink (colour of choice) and Pumice Stone Distress Paint over dry paste. Lightly spritz with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mists. Swipe Galaxy Gold Brillance ink over corner areas. Decorate with pleated trim, burlap strip, jute, buttons, sequins and chipboard elements.



Products Used

Simple Stories Sn@p! Album, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, idea-ology Tissue Tape, Bazzill Basics Washi Tape, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Barn Door and Aged Mahogany, Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Pumice Stone, Ranger Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mists, Galaxy Gold Brillance Ink, Simple Stories Cozy Christmas Chipboard Elements, Hazel & Ruby sequins, buttons, jute, pleated trim and burlap strip.

- Glenda

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Merry Christmas

Here’s  layout showcasing Tombow adhesives and Fancy Pants Designs Oh Deer! Collection. The easy-to-apply adhesives from Tombow allow precision and quality uses. I used four adhesives to create the MERRY Christmas layout: XTREME Adhesive, MONO Multi Liquid Glue, FOAM Tabs and POWER Tabs.


Click here to see more on the Fancy Pants Designs blog.


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