Thursday, April 24, 2014

May - Creative Cafe' kit of the Month Sneak Peek!

I'm back today to share with you all our latest sneak peek for our Creative Cafe Card Kits!
With the month of May we bring you "How Sweet it is"- and sweet it is definitely!

Shipping for those of you already subscribed begins May 1, 2014

So don't delay... subscribe and order your kits today!


With this month's kit, along with coordinating cardstock you'll receive a full 6x6 paper pad collection from Melissa Frances, called the The Sweet Life.   
In addition the kit includes:
  • Sweet Life Word stickers from Melissa Frances
  • Sweet Life Washi Banner Stickers from Melissa Frances
  • Black Baker's Twine from Queen & Co.
  • Snowflake Pearls, from Queen & Co.
  • 2- Ice Cream Brads; and 6 yds of rayon ribbon; 2 yds ea of Pink, Mint, and Tan  
Most important of all is our exclusive coordinating Creatively Clear stamp set Make Life Sweet:
 and as always we have available to purchase an add-on stamp set called Always Room for Ice Cream:
You still have time to get in on this month's kit, and during the month of May for added inspiration, the Design Team will be sharing their projects and tutorials with you here so be sure to visit the blog often!   

So do not delay! Click now to receive your kit!  Yes I want to sign up .

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Spring Tag

Hello! Dawn Rene here today to share a cute tag I made with The Rubber Cafe's April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month. It is bright and cheerful - it just makes me smile!

Here is a picture of the tag...

Happy Spring Card - Designs By Dawn Rene

Here are the steps I went through to create the tag.

I cut a piece of the orange cardstock in the kit to 6" x 3" and trimmed off the top corners to make the base of the tag. On a separate piece of orange cardstock, I took various sized pieces that I ripped from patterned paper in the kit and randomly glued them on the orange cardstock with Scrap Happy Glue.
Happy Spring Card - Designs By Dawn Rene 1 wm  Happy Spring Card - Designs By Dawn Rene 2 wm
I cut out the tag shape from the patterned paper collage sheet I just made - 1/4" smaller than the base of the tag. I attached the patterned paper to the base, punched a hole in the top, and added an eyelet to re-enforce the hole.
Happy Spring Card - Designs By Dawn Rene 3 wm  Happy Spring Card - Designs By Dawn Rene 4 wm

I stamped butterflies from the kit with pink, orange and green colored CTMH inks. Then I colored in the butterflies with a yellow Copics marker. I stamped the "Happy Spring" sentiment from the kit with green ink.

Happy Spring Card - Designs By Dawn Rene 5 wm

I cut out all the pieces and adhered them with Scrap Happy Glue. Strings of the flower garland were tucked under the sentiment so they dangle from the bottom of the tag. The blue bling dots were added as accents. Blue and yellow ribbon from the kit were tied to the top with some white fiber.

Happy Spring Card - Designs By Dawn Rene wm
Here is a close up of my tag!
Happy Spring Card - Designs By Dawn Rene CU wm
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Paper: The Rubber Cafe - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month
Ink and Markers: CTMH Inks, Copic Markers
Adhesive: Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Ribbon; flower garland; Queen&Co. blue gems all found in your kit; misc eyelets and fiber.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Hello The Rubber Cafe' Fans!  Hope you had a wonderful Easter!  Today I have a quick and easy card to show you using supplies from the April Creative Cafe' Kit of The Month - Spring is in the Air.  I really love all the wonderful images and supplies that come with this kit!  Here is my card for today!

I used the green cardstock (from kit) as the base for my card.  Using the fun patterned paper (from kit), I cut the patterned paper to 4 x 5 1/4".  I positioned the largest oval die (Spellbinders Classic Ovals Lg) in the middle of the patterned paper and cut/embossed the shape.  I added a piece of yellow cardstock (from kit) behind this oval.  Using 3d foam squares, I adhered this layer to base of card.  I added the fun flower garland (from the kit) using Scrap Happy Sheer glue plus I added a bow using the Yellow seam binding.  I stamped the sentiment onto the white cardstock (from kit) using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and layered it onto a scrap of yellow cardstock.

This card was so fun to create!  I love all the cute stamps, colorful papers and embellishments that come with the April Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month.  If you aren't a member of the kit club, you better join because you won't want to miss out on all the cute stuff!!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - Spring is In the Air 
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -Spring is in the Air
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue3D Foam Squares
Embellishments: Ribbon and floral garland (included in kit)
Tools/Dies: Spellbinders dies


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Another Fabulous Fun Fold Card!

Hi There!  Kristine here today with another Fun Fold card that I made with the April Creative Cafe' Kit of the month. I originally saw this design on a friends blog and contacted her for the measurements so I could share them with you!  

This bright fun card is perfect for today!

To create today's card you will need the following from your kit:
Yellow cardstock cut to 10" x 6"
Orange cardstock (2 panels 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" and 7 Panels 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"-I only show 6 in the picture)
patterned paper of your choice.

To create the card base score on the solid lines and cut on the dotted lines.  all the little squares are 2".

After cutting and scoring you should be able to fold the panel into the card base like this.

Cut your patterned paper pieces slightly smaller that the orange panels (approximately 1 3/4" squares for the small panels and approximately 3 3/4" square for the larger squares.  Adhere with  Scrap Happy Glue.

Adhere the panels to the card with  Scrap Happy Glue.

Here is a look at the round panel.  I die cut a scallop circle panel from green cardstock and a slightly smaller scallop edge circle panel from the coral cardstock and adhered them with  3D Foam Squares.

I stamped the girl and sentiment and colored with copic markers.

The triple bow was created with the Zutter Bow-it-all.  The Zutter Bow-it-all is a tool I didn't know I needed until I had it.  Now it sits on my craft table at all times and I use it on nearly every card I make!

Here's a close up of the other panel.  I used the square Spellbinders die and the square scallop die.  The bunnies tail has a dollop of White Puffies on it and I fussy cut him out and adhered him to the panel with 3D Foam Squares.  I added a gem on each corner of the panel too!

One more bow with the yellow ribbon and you're done! 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and will give it a try.  It's easier than it looks and so very cool when it's complete!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - Spring is In the Air & the add on stamp set, Happy Spring
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - April Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -Spring is in the Air
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,copic markers
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue3D Foam Squares
Embellishments: Ribbon and gems included in kit, White Puffies 
Tools/Dies: Spellbinders dies, Zutter Bow-it-all

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Good day Rubber Cafe' fans, we are going to do a little throw back to February and share a quick little card made from the Creative Cafe kit of the month - February 2014.  These kits are never ending, pull them out even months after and create again!

It is STILL freezing here in New England and all we are doing is drinking hot cocoa, tea and coffee to keep warm.  My feet are freezing!  Creating with February's Cafe Creations Kit of the Month has been just what the cold weather ordered!  It's Mary-Ann here to share with you a quick creation for the month, showing you that these kits NEVER get old. 

 My Mom drinks lots of tea, so we all call her Tea Grammy.  I had her in mind when creating this card, it is something she would love to receive!  She is here visiting right now to help me with some after surgery transportation and this card will be perfect as a little thank you for all she is doing for my family.

First, I want to share with you the trials I have had with this creation.  Nothing seemed to work but my outcome was just right.  I started off by coloring this tea pot blue and embossing it with clear powder. Not what I expected or liked.  
So, I re-VersaMarked it and with my fingers, I pinched gold embossing powder (just like you would with salt when cooking) and lightly sprinkled it on my tea pot. Then I added white embossing powder over that. I was careful to go sparingly with the white because I would not be able to recycle any extra powder because it is now two colors mixed. In the end, I loved the mixed color look. (see above)

Because of the gold flecks in my pot, I wanted to add the tiny gold embossed spoon with foam tape to the center of the pot.  It needed ribbon but the ribbon was too big.  As I have shared with you before, I altered the ribbon by slicing up the edge carefully with my scissors to create a very thin, almost twine looking ribbon.  Tied this around my spoon and voila!

A cute little tea pot short and stout!

My card base dimension is 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 folded in half.  I heat embossed the word "TEA" with gold and sewed through the center of it.  You can see that I sewed around all the edges of my papers, and lifted the edges of the pages for dimension.  As I confessed before, I cut one of my stamps into two pieces, and this "TEA" is the second half!

Hope you have enjoyed my card and can not wait to see you next month!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -Tea for Two
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -Tea for Two
Ink and Paint: Versa-Mark pad, gold embossing powder, white embossing powder
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Sewing Machine, Ribbon included in kit, thread
Tools/Dies: Fine tip scissors, acrylic block, sewing machine