Kaisercraft Paper American Craft Paper

Ruby Canoe Design mostly uses Kaisercraft paper, which I love.  I have a huge stock of them in the studio and, maybe once a month, buy a bit more of the colours I need…until last week!  I was a little (a lot) horrified to find my local supplier is no longer stocking Kaisercraft and is replacing it with American Craft paper.  A little bit of panic set in.  That is until I did about 30 seconds of research and, judging by the packaging of American Craft paper packs, it looks like they may well be the same product with different names.

After banging out a few panicky emails to my supplier they are getting new stocks in about 2 months time…ain’t no body got time for that!  😦  But they did send me a colour conversion chart and here it is for anyone that also needs it.

Kaisercraft American Craft

Paper Dressed to Impress

Been super busy this week, designing and cutting, cutting and designing.  So I decided to take today off and watch a bunch of Project Runway episodes.  And got all inspired!

I really wanted to drag out the old sewing machine and the overlocker, but couldn’t be bothered.  Instead I got a pair of scissors, paper glue, paper clip and one of the vintage sewing patterns that I recently scored, and made something I have wanted to make for a very long time.

I hope you like it!

I won’t be listing this item in my Etsy store, so if you are interested please comment here or pop on over to my Facebook page and shoot me a message. CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE

Have a nice weekend guys xx RUBY xx


A Little Something For The Boys!

(If you are a boy and you click just because of the title…nup no boobies here honey!  Sorry! Sad Face! )


Well I finally got around to making some bout, boutin, boutinear…buttons holes for grooms and groomsmen!  This one is entirely hand assembled (at no time did I use my feet).  It is high quality thick paper/card attached to florists wire and the stems are then wrapped in twine for the rustic effect.

All colours are changeable and so is the twine.  Just suggest something and I will see what I can do!  It debuted in my Etsy store tonight at $20 a piece.  (One can take up to an hour to create, cutting, designing, waiting, assembling, and generally doing pretty stuff).  I am hope to do a wide variety of prices, starting from $5.  Discounts are offered when purchasing more than two and I can combine postage to make it cheaper.  Just message me and I will do an Etsy custom order for you and have it in the mail within 3 – 5 days, sometimes quicker.


I am also working on a range of Wedding invitations as well, so if you would like to keep up to date you can follow me here, go to Ruby Canoe on Pinterest, or find Ruby Canoe Design on Facebook and Etsy!  I am everywhere…and sometimes no where!

Thanks for stopping by, chat later alligator! xxx Ruby xxx