Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Winging It Valentine's Day Card

Tomorrow is the last day of the SALE..... We still have Clear stamps, Red Rubber Stamps, Gelatos and You're So Fine Glitter on SALE.  Head to our website to see what there is.

Hello TRC Fans! Debbie Seyer here today to share with you a new project.   It's almost time for one of my favorite holidays - Valentine's Day!  The Rubber Cafe' has many images that are perfect to create that special card for your valentine.  Here is what I created today.....

For this card, I used the stamp sets Winging It and Friendship Is The Best Accessory.  I stamped the flower image from Friendship Is The Best Accessory 2 times and colored them using my Spectrum Noir markers.  I stamped the butterfly from the set, Winging It, onto vellum using white pigment ink, sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heat set.  Once it was cool, I cut out the butterfly.  I stamped the sentiment (from Winging It!) onto white cardstock and cut it into a banner.  I added a hexagon die cut and some woodgrain patterned paper. Here is a closer look.

This is definitely a more feminine card for Valentine's Day.  I sure hope one of my daughters likes it!  Thanks for stopping by today!

There are more sentiments stamps available on our website, that are also on SALE.  Go HERE to see.  

The Rubber Cafe' - Winging It, Friendship Is The Best Accessory Clear stamp sets
Paper - White, Kraft and Vellum Cardstock; Neverending Summer 6x6 Paper Pad - Lemoncraft
Ink - white pigment ink pad, Espresso Truffle Memento Ink Pad
Accessories - Hexagon die (Sizzix); Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder (Tonic Studios); Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - DG2, PP1, PP5, BP2, LY2, LY3, IB3; 3d foam squares, ribbon

Monday, February 8, 2016

Get Your Holiday Craft On!

Hi everyone!  Do you always tell yourself....I'll make my cards, gift bags, etc......this year?  Now during the cold, snowy days of January (at least in most places--sure is here in the Midwest....lol) it's the perfect time to craft ahead and keep those crafting resolutions!   I've got some inspiration to get you started:

The best part is these quick and easy gift bags can be made up using scraps from just about any paper!  I used scraps from the Echo Park The Story of Christmas. 

I used a plain white gift bag (mine is 7" wide) and started with a 5" by 6&1/2" base of of silver cardstock and glued that to the bottom of the bag using Scrap Happy Glue.  Next a 3" by 6&1/2" strip of the red winter swirl paper lined up with the silver already on the bag.  

Then it's just about adding random left over strips until you get a pattern you like.....which makes it fun....usually no two bags will be alike.  

For this bag, the top strip is 1&3/4" by 6&1/2" peppermint stripe, with a 1&1/4" strip of green/red lattice.  The bottom strip....same paper....2&3/4" by 6&1/2" of the peppermint, and a 2&1/4" strip of the lattice.  Before I attached the bottom strip....I wrapped it with seam binding ribbon, and tied a bow.  I added a stamped, colored and fussy cut Santa, tied on with jute twine.  The center strip is 1&1/4" kraft cardstock, with the 1" trimmed strip with the sentiment.  I glued it on using Scrap Happy Glue and added the pearls for a festive touch.  

For this bag I decide to make a matching tag also...I used the same silver cardstock 3&1/4" by 2&1/2" and snipped the top corners to create a tag.  It's layered on top with 3/4" peppermint stripe and 1/2" lattice, and on the bottom 1&1/2" kraft cardstock, 1&1/4" red winter swirl, 3/4" peppermint stripe and 1/2" white cardstock with "hohoho...." stamped in Black Tuxedo Ink. Tie it up with the seam binding and jute and it's a perfect matched set.

So glad you could stop by today, and hope you are inspired to get that holiday crafting done early!  We have so many great holiday sets on sale at The Rubber Cafe' right now--including the one I used to create this set! Make sure to check it out!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Hearts of the Season stamp set
Paper: Bazzill cardstock; Echo Park The Story of Christmas
Ink/Color:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink; Copic Markers-C1, C3, R20, R46, E51, Y17, YG11, YG63
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Seam binding ribbon, jute twine, Queen and Co pearls

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Flamingos in Paradise

Can't make it all the way to paradise today?  How about a quick trip to a huge stamp SALE?  Only a couple more days for our Clear Stamp, Red Rubber Stamps, Glitter and Gelatos SALE.  Go HERE to see what is still available.

Who couldn't use a little trip to a sunshine filled paradise?   I know it's not in my immediate future....but I've got a taste of the tropics in this card created with the Fun in the Sun stamp set from The Rubber Cafe':

Base: 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" white cardstock

First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" pink swiss dot cardstock--glue to base using Scrap Happy Glue.

Bottom strip: 1" by 4" strip of black cardstock.  Stamp sentiment in Black Tuxedo Ink and trim to about 1/2" and foam tape to black strip.  Add twine, glue to bottom of card base and add enamel dots.

Center Panel:  Cut 2&3/4" circle out of white cardstock and use a sponge applicator to apply Salty Ocean distress ink to create sky.  Cut 3&1/4" scallop circle out of black cardstock, and glue blue background to it using Scrap Happy Glue.

To create the flamingos, I first created a mask by stamping one and trimming it very close.  Then I started stamping the group on a piece of plain white cardstock (it was about 3&1/2" by 4").  Here is a close up of my first stamped bird with a mask as I stamped over to place the second one:

I stamped a total of 5, then colored them in with markers, then cut them out first with a circle die (the same die used for the blue sky background):

Next I fussy cut around the tops, and carefully added some blue ink sponged in around their legs.  I also stamped, colored in and fussy cut out two additional flamingos and foam taped them in to complete the group as you can see here:

Next I cut a circle frame using two of the circle dies to create a frame, and glue the flamingos to the back of , being careful to let the two foam taped flamingo's feet stay on the outside of the circle:

This piece was foam taped to the blue sky to complete the card.

Remember to stop back soon for more inspiration using all these fun stamps you picked up from the sale and the brand new kits are coming soon!!


Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Fun in the Sun 
Paper: Bazzill cardstock
Ink/Color:  Black Soot and Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Copic Markers-Y02, Y08, RV02, RV23, Black Tuxedo Memento Ink
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Recollections enamel dots, Queen & Co twine
Tools: Spellbinders classic circles; classic scallops

Friday, February 5, 2016

We go Together

Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!

I am sharing a pretty spring card that I made with the Egg-stra Special clear stamp set from The Rubber Cafe'.


To create this card I started with a 5 1/4" x 4" panel of yellow cardstock.

I created to layered panels and adhered them to the card.
The flowered panels measure 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" and then each successive panel is slightly larger.

Then I added this panel to the card.
The teal panel is 3"  41/4".
The dotted panel is 4" x 1 3/4
The flowered part is 1" x 4"

Then I tied a piece of ribbon around the panel.

I adhered the panel to a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" teal card base.

I stamped the bird image on a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of white cardtock and colored it with colored pencils.
I added the Queen & Co. yellow pearls to the center of the larger flowers.

Then I layered the image panel on a yellow panel and then on a teal panel and adhered it to the card.

The final step was to stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the card with Memento Teal Zeal ink.

Paper: Bazzil Cardstock, Patterned paper
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, Memento Teal Zeal ink,  Tombow USA recycled colored pencils
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Queen & Co. yellow pearls, seam binding ribbon

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Spring Is Here!

Happy Thursday!  Today's card for the Rubber Cafe features the Egg-stra Special stamp set!  Spring is not almost here...we just got piles of freshly fallen snow and the world is a wonderland with it piled on the tree branches!  It is still fun to think of spring....so I pulled out this fun set and put birds and flowers and bees onto my card!

I used some embellishments that came with the Creative Cafe Kit originally and added a coordinating pearl to the center of my felt flower.  I love how the paper looked when I cut it to create a fun detailed edge.  Also note how my plaids lined up on the Welcome Spring sentiment...somethings you just can't plan.  
I stamp the best when things just happen...this card was made using scraps from other cards I had made with this kit.  The rainbow striped paper measures 4 x 5/8 inches.  The flowers are fussy cut from another scrap of the designer paper from the Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead paper pad.  I attached them to my card with glue dots.

The blue cardstock that I stamped on and colored with Copic markers measures 4 x 2 1/2 inches.
The green paper measured 4 x 2 inches before I cut the bottom detailing.  I attache the green paper and the top strip with foam tape for added dimensional interest.  The blue panel is attached flat.

Stamps:  Egg-Stra Special
Paper: Bazzil Cardstock, White Cardstock, Echo Park; Sunny Days Ahead
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Copic Markers
Adhesives: Foam Tape, Glue Dots
Embellishments:  Ribbon, Felt Flower
Other: Pearl