Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Howl-o-ween Fun Fold Card

Happy Sunday Rubber Cafe' Fans!

I finally had some time to play with this months Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month from The Rubber Cafe'.
It's a super fun Halloween kit with two optional add on stamp sets.

For today's card I used the Too Cute to Spook stamp set along with the Halloween Traditions set that comes with this months kit.


Of course I made a fun fold card with my kit.  This is a new fold that I had never used before.  I saw the 5 x 7 version on Pinterest but worked to figure out how to make it fold down to a standard A2 size.

Start with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock.  I used purple.
Cut on the two solid horizontal lines and fold on the vertical dotted lines.


You'll end up with this.
You can see that I was still experimenting and have a couple mistake folds in there...but I covered them with patterned paper and you can't even tell in the finished card!

Cover the card base by adhering patterned paper with Scrap Happy Glue.


Stamp the web and spiders on a 2 1/2" square panel of card stock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Sponge Grape Jelly Memento ink around the edges and backed it with a slightly larger orange panel.

Stamp the dog image on a white scrap and color with Copic Markers.
Cut out the dog image and adhere to card with 3D Foam Squares.

Stamp the sentiment with Tangelo Memento ink.
Cut into flag tag shape and back with slightly larger orange panel.
Adhere to card with Scrap Happy Glue and finish with bling from the kit.


Here's a closer look at the details on the front.
Simply stamp the dog on a white scrap and color with Copic Markers.
Cut out the dog image and adhere to card with 3D Foam Squares.

Stamp the sentiment with Grape Jelly Memento ink and die cut with dies. (I used Spellbinder oval dies)
Adhere the sentiment panel to the card with Scrap Happy Glue and finish with bling from the kit.

The final touch for this card is to tie on a piece of orange ribbon from the kit!


I just love how this card turned out and hope you do too!
I'll be back next wee with another fun fold card that I made with this month kits but check back sooner because the rest of the team will be sharing more all week!


Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Halloween Traditions
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Cute & Spooky
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo; Grape Jelly, Tangelo
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue3D Foam Squares
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Doodlebug rhinestones & Ribbon
Tools:  Spellbinders Oval and scallop oval Dies

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Happy Halloween featuring "Halloween Traditions" Stamp Set

Creepiness is all around the blog this months with Pumpkins, spiders, webs, puppies, ghosts, tombstones and more.  I decided to focus on the creepy spider web that was just calling my name! It is the stamp set, "Halloween Traditions" that is included in your Creative Cafe Kit.
 Mary-Ann here to take you through how I put this creepy card together.  



I started with a 5x5 card base of the lime green.  I cut a white piece 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.  I then cut a black piece 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  I found three nesting circle dies (here you could use three different size glasses or whatever you can find that are round).  I placed them on my black paper and sent it through my cutting machine.


I then placed my black on top of the white and lightly traced where the circles were going to be.  Now, set the black paper aside.  I used extra scrap paper or sticky notes to block off what I didn't want stamped.  I inked and then placed the web stamp in the center of the circle.  I repeated this process, moving my sticky notes around blocking off other areas I didn't want stamped.  Once this completely dried, I went back and erased the pencil marks.  


Now I back the entire black piece with foam tape.  On the webs, I stamped spiders and embossed with silver embossing powder.  You can do any color you prefer. I then placed clear gems in the center of each spider body.   


Once all the layers were in place, I added a spider with a long web down the left side.  I just turned the stamp upside down to use the straight line.  I stamped the ghost with white ink on white paper, and used white embossing powder to get this look.  I took a black pen and colored his facial features.  Added the sentiment and a gem and I was done.


Keep coming back if Halloween is your thing!  
You should see all the Spookiness on Instagram and Pinterest.  Be sure to follow.  
Come back soon for more design team inspiration.


Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit Too Cute to Spook
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit Too Cute to Spook -featuring paper pad by 
            Doodle Bug-ghouls and goodies 
Ink:  Memento Ink - Black and white, Black pen, Silver and white Embossing powder.
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe' -Scrap Happy Glue, Foam tape
Embellishments:  Doodlebug gems included in your kit
Tools/Dies:  Spellbinders nesting circles







Friday, September 19, 2014

Creepy Crawly Fun: Creative Cafe' KOTM

Hey everyone!  I'm a huge fan of Halloween crafting, and so The Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' KOTM for September is so full of fun spooky, cute stamps, it's hard to choose!  This time, it's a little creepy crawly fun with some of the spider stamps:



This card is a basic easel card:
   Base:  8" by 4" green cardstock; score at 2" and 4"; fold

   Add: 3&3/4" by 1&1/2" piece of black cardstock to base.

   Stamp: on a 3&1/2" by 1&1/4" piece of white cardstock, stamp hanging
   spiders using Memento    Black Tuxedo Ink, Happy Halloween sentiment,
   and then individual spider on the word Halloween.

   Add rhinestones to spiders, ink around edges with Black Soot distress ink,
   then use Scrap Happy Glue to attach to card base.  

   Top: 4" by 4"of green cardstock; top with 3&3/4" by 3&3/4" purple spider
   pattern paper.

   Add: two banners in upper left corner (I used a 3/4" piece of star paper and
   1" piece of dot paper) and two rhinestones in the upper right corner.

   Stamp:  Spider web in Versamark on white cardstock, and use fine detail
   black embossing powder (coming soon from The Rubber Cafe'!!) and
   fussy cut out.   Use foam tape to add to the card front.

To make the large spider, I used a 3/4" and 1" circle punch on black cardstock to make the body and used foam tape to put the pieces together:




For the legs, I cut about a 2&1/4" piece of the black seam binding, and cut 4 slits on each side like so:




Then just give it a twist in the center to make the legs fan out:



Use Scrap Happy Glue to attach the legs to the spider's body, then use foam tape to add it to the web.  Add rhinestone eyes, and there you have one friendly little web slinger:


Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today!  Stop by soon for more creepy crawly fun!
 



Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Halloween Traditions
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Cute & Spooky
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo; Distress Ink-Black Soot; Versamark
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Doodlebug rhinestones
Tools:  The Rubber Cafe' fine detail Black embossing powder; 1" and 3/4"
circle punch

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Boo From Me To You Card!

Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!  Hope you have been enjoying all the wonderful projects from the design team using the September Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month - Cute & Spooky!  Isn't this a great kit?  I know I really love it (I say that every month and I really mean it!)  This week I have a cute card to share with you using the main stamp set - Halloween Traditions and the add-on stamp set - Halloween Predictions.  Of course, I made a quick video showing how I put this all together!  It's easy peasy!!

Here is my card.....


Here is a close-up, too!


Here is my video!  Enjoy!




Thanks for stopping by today!!


Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Cute & Spooky
Halloween Traditions and KOTM add on Halloween Predictions
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Cute & Spooky
Ink: Memento-Black Tuxedo; 
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Sheer Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'- black seam binding, paper clips & rhinestones from the Creative Cafe' KOTM


Sunday, September 14, 2014

50th Anniversary Step Out Card

I have one last card that I made using last months Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' Kit of the month.

I created a 50th Anniversary Step Out Card!

You can get the measurements and basic instructions for the base from my Wedding Step Out Card post from May.

This is how it looked after I made the cuts and scores and added the patterned paper to the card base with Scrap Happy glue.


Here is how it looked when it was folded and standing up.




I tied a big white bow around the front panel.


To create the panel for the front of the card I embossed a square white panel with my Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug and backed it with a panel of gold cardstock.  Then I stamped the roses with Scrap Happy glue on white scraps.  After the glue dried a few minutes but was still tacky I shook the gold glitter over the images and shook off the excess.

Melissa has a great video about stamping with Scrap Happy glue  on the web site here.
I cut the 50 out of the gold paper with my cricut.


I adhered the completed panel to the card base with Scrap Happy glue.
I stamped the sentiment with the same glue and glitter technique that I used for the roses and trimmed it down like a banner before adhering it to the card.


I added some washi tape and chipboard to the back panel.


I just love how this turned out!
A special card for a very special occasion!


I hope you enjoyed today's card!

I'll be back next week with a card that I made with this months Cute and Spooky Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month!



Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit -Gold 'n Glitz
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit -Gold 'n Glitz; My Mind's Eye -Market Street 6x6 pad
Other: Cricut cutting machine
Embellishments:   Ribbon, gold glitter, washi tape, and chipboard are from the  Creative Cafe' Kit
Adhesive: Scrap Happy glue