Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Life Is A Grand Adventure Tri-Shutter Card!

Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!  Hope you have been having as much fun as I have with this month's kit!  Today I want to share with you how I made this Tri-Shutter card!

To create this card is easy!  Cut a 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of cardstock from the kit to 5 1/2 x 10 1/2".  Then score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 7", and 8 3/4".  The cut horizontal lines from the first score line to the last score line at 1 1/2" from each edge.

Here is a video showing you how I created this card!

To help you decorate this card, here are the measurements for each panel:
  • 2 end pieces - 1 1/2 x 5 1/4"
  • 2 Small middle pieces - 1 1/2 x 2 3/8"
  • 1 Large Middle Piece for stamping - 2 1/4 x 3 3/8"
  • 4 small rectangles 1 1/2 x 1 1/4"

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month-Going Places- Grand Adventure and So Many Places
Paper: The Rubber Cafe'-  Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month-Going Places - MME 6x6 pad-Hello World  
Ink: Espresso Truffle Memento Ink pad
Embellishments:  Ribbon; buttons from the kit 
Tools:  Scor-pal

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day - from The Rubber Cafe'

Remembering those who have served we Thank you!

From all of us at The Rubber Cafe' - have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

enjoy life

In my 35 years, if I have learned one thing it would be to enjoy the journey.  Life is short, sometimes shorter than it should be so I am hoping this card will remind someone close to me to enjoy it.  Of course a journey on this adorable ride would make anyone smile.  Isn't it too cute?

This card composition was actually really easy.  It is 4 1/2 by 5 horizontal design.  The light blue cardstock is 4 3/4 square. Over that is one of my favorite papers in the MME pack.  I measured and cut rounded corners on a 4x3 scrap.  Then a 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 yellow scrap and a 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 chevron over that.  Next I stamped and colored the scooter on a white cardstock that was 3 1/2 x 3 white cardstock.  This card was super simple so I thought I should add a little stitching.  The stitching is visible on the inside of the card but I may add a simple cardstock there and use that space to write.  Otherwise it is clean stitching so it doesn't look horrible.

the card:

the details:

Brenda Smith

Stamps: Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month-Going Places- "Grand Adventure" and "So Many Places"
Paper:  Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month-Going Places - MME 6x6 pad-Hello World  
Ink: craft smart black ink; faber castille art markers + pilot gold marker
Adhesives: umbrella crafts adhesive roller

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Travel Easel Card

Kristine here today with my final card that I made with this months Creative Cafe kit of the month!  
This months kit is all about travel and with the My Mind' Eye- 6x6 pad hello world!  and our very own exclusive stamp set, Grand Adventure.  We think you'll be very inspired!  

Today, I made a fun Easel Card with the kit.

To make this card I started with a 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" panel of cardstock.
I used my Scor-Pal to score the panel at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".

Then I folded the card on the 4 1/4" score and adhered patterned paper to the front with  Scrap Happy Glue.

I tied a ribbon from the kit around the score line.

I stamped the sentiment on a white panel with Memento Nautical Blue ink and adhered it and a puffy sticker from the kit to the top front portion of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

For the inside I adhered a panel of patterned paper to a slightly larger teal panel with Scrap Happy Glue.  I stamped the "hello" and the "heart" on the panel with Memento Nautical Blue ink and then adhered it to the bottom inside of the card with 3D Foam.

Then when you Fold the front of the card on the score line it will stay open.

I stamped the scooter with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Copic Markers.
Then I backed the panel with Scallop edge die cut circle panels.

I glued the panel to the card base as shown below with Scrap Happy Glue

When it's flat and ready to mail it looks like this.

That's it!  Easy Peasy fun fold card that the recipient will love to receive!

I hope you'll give it a try!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:  Grand Adventures and the add on set, So Many Places
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- My Minds Eye: Hello World! and Bazzill Cardstock
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue3D Foam
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Seam Binding and Puffy Sticker 
Tools: Scor-Buddy, Spellbinder's Dies

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stamping with patterned paper -Grad Card

Hi Everyone!

I have a fun and simple layered card today that I think would be a perfect card for that special Graduate in your life as well.

I've combined some simple stamped phrases with the patterned paper from our kit -MME -Hello World!  And that piece is built on a background piece of  yellow cardstock cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2, with 2 rows of cars bordering on each side.

So here's a look at my finished card, follow-along and I'll tell you how I constructed this simple card.

Now to the stamping part - At the top of my card on the golden yellow base layer, I stamped the phrase; 'nobody sees the world quite like you do'  which fit just perfectly in the area I had left.

Here's a closeup - where you can see the phrases 'enjoy the journey' and 'Life is a Grand Adventure'  that I stamped in between the lines using the white space of the chevron pattern of the paper, giving a sense of motion.
To finish I embellished the upper LH corner, with a punched layered arrows, and one of the buttons from the kit, Travel and see the World.  I also wrapped some twine from the kit around the left had side of the card. 

Here's one more look at my card - I think it could easily be used for a Graduation card or Retirement or just because!
 Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit -Going Places
Paper: The Rubber Cafe'- Creative Cafe kit - My Minds Eye- Hello World
Ink:  Memento - Espresso Truffle
Adhesives: Tape runner
Embellishments: Twine and coordinating Button
Tools:  EK Success - arrow paper punch, Fiskar Stamp press