Trendy Tuesday – Rock On
by Katherine Elliot

Projects that bring a bit of pop culture to the paper craft world are perfect for our trend posts here at the Paper Crafter”s Library.  I”m super excited to present today”s rock n” roll theme. There are a lot of great projects to share today.  Feel the beat of the rockin” examples from many talented artists and enjoy checking out the products available with this fun theme.

You Rock by Jen Shults

Card by Jen Shults, image source Taylored Expressions Gallery

Whether you are a fan of this type of music or not, a rock n” roll theme or sentiment coordinates well with modern designs like the card above from Jen Shults.  The shapes and images are great to use for the young or young at heart.    Taylor VanBruggen” s card below uses the same stamp set from her company”s brand.  Taylor”s card pumps up the volume a little more with chic felt embellishments and an unmistakable rock star vibe.   Both artists used the You”re My Hero stamp set from Taylored Expressions on their card projects.

Rock Star by Taylor VanBruggen

Card by Taylor VanBruggen, image source Taylored Expressions Gallery

You”re My Hero stamp set from Taylored Expressions

Next up are some great examples showing off images available from My Favorite Things.  MFT”s various rock theme steel rule die shapes, including guitar, flames and stars are showcased in the next projects shared today.

Card by Karli Miranda featuring stamps and dies from My Favorite Things, image source Crafting with Class

Karli”s elaborately layered card above and Aly”s teen-theme inspired scrapbook page below shows off most of the shapes available in the Accent It steel rule dies from MFT.

*My Favorite Things ROCK AND ROLL Die-Namics MFT

Steel rule dies, Accent It – Rock and Roll, from My Favorite Things Die-Namics, image source Simon Says Stamp

You Rock scrapbook page by Aly Dosdall, featuring images from My Favorite Things, image source It Happened Like This

 More stamp sets that coordinate with die shapes bring a lot of possibilities to projects.  My Favorite Things” stamp set. Rock On, may be just what a music fan is looking for…

Document It – Rock On stamp set from My Favorite Things, image source Simon Says Stamp

Other companies like Papertrey Ink and Making Memories give you even more rock n” roll stamping options to consider…

You Rock

Card by Dawn McVey, featuring Boy Basics Rock On stamp set from Papertrey Ink, image source Papertrey Ink

Making Memories Just Chillin Boy stamps, image source Scrapbook Express

You can find patterned paper and stickers with a rock n” roll vibe, too, to help you finish those teen-theme scrapbook pages and projects.

Die Cuts with a View Teenage Dream Stack

Sugar Tree 12×12 Rock Star paper, image source Scrapbook.com

Best Creation Inc Rockstar Collection paper, image source Scrapbook.com

Fender Rock Star stickers, from Paper House, image source Scrapbook.com

Artistically inspired, modern ink splatters combined with a rock theme can really make an impression.  Jeanne Streiff”s colorful card below is another inspiring rock theme project.  Jeanne”s card shows off yet another rock star stamp option from the company, Impression Obsession.

Card by Jeanne Streiff, featuring Rock Silhoutte stamp from Impression Obsession, image source Inky Paws

 Michele Reynolds” next project makes me feel very sentimental about my neglected vinyl record collection (are you too young to know anything about vinyl records?  just Google-it!).   Michele”s card below uses a rock theme sentiment from Stampin” Up”s set, Bombs Away Birthday.  The stamp set is not totally rock n” roll, but this sentiment from the set and the fantastic faux record shapes make this an instant classic rock favorite.

Card by Michele Reynolds, featuring Bombs Away Birthday stamp from Stampin” Up!, image source Inspiration Ink

Prefer to keep things simple?  A simple sentiment, like “You Rock,” is a popular phrase you may find in several stamp sets, like the set below from Technique Tuesday.

Technique Tuesday Clear Stamps, Big Thanks

Technique Tuesday stamp set, Big Thanks, image source Ellen Hutson.com

You don”t have to be a rock fan, rock star, or teenager to appreciate the simplicity of Julie Ebersole”s flattering card using the sentiment from this set.  The added bling of gold sequins and glitter add even more rock star glam to her project, too.

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Card by Julie Ebersole, image source Ellen Hutson.com

Summer is here and so is the heat, so why not stay inside, turn up the music and craft on!  Keep it rockin” everyone!

3 replies on “Trendy Tuesday – Rock On”

  1. love today’s post!!!! the rock on theme and products are perfect for the many homes of teenagers and those grown teenagers……..lololo

  2. These would be cards teens would likely keep and cherish. The cards Jeanne, Michele and Julie made would work for all who love music. The “classic rock” card hits close to home. 😉

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