Thursday, July 24, 2014

Flamingo Gift Card Holder

Hello! It is Gloria Stengel with you again today! I am the guest here at The Rubber Cafe this month.  I am once again working with the July Creative Cafe Kit,  A Whole Water Fun. I created a cute gift card holder for you.

This little gift card holder fits one standard-sized gift card and is closed with a belly band...showcasing the cute flamingo from the Fun in the Sun stamp set. Here's how to create your own project!

1, Cut the Bazzill Basics Tahitian Princess dot cardstock (from the kit) to 4 1/4 x 7 inches. Score on the long side at 2 and 5 inches.

2. Flip your paper so that the section with the 2-inch score line is at the top. This is the INSIDE of the gift card holder. Round all four corners. Use a 3/4 inch circle punch to punch a notch in the bottom left of the paper, as shown.

3. Trim the Popsicle paper from the 6x6 Echo Park Walking on Sunshine pad (from the kit) to 4 1/8 x 1 7/8 inches. Round the top two corners and attach the paper to the top flap of the gift card holder.

4. Trim another piece of Popsicle paper to 4 1/8 x 2 7/8 inches and attach to the center of the gift card holder.

5. Attach strong, self-adhesive tape to the left and right edges of the bottom flap. Fold the flap up to form a pocket.

6. Stamp the sentiment from the Fun in the Sun stamp set onto white cardstock and trim it out into a strip. Rub the edges with yellow ink. Attach the strip to the top, inside flap of the gift card holder.

 7. Using alcohol markers, color a few of the Queen and Company Deco Dots blue. Allow the ink to dry, then attach the Deco Dots to each end of the sentiment.

8. Using a pink alcohol marker, color the wood sunglasses from the Queen and Company Summer Woodies pack. Glue the sunglasses to the lower left edge of the pocket.

9. Close the top flap of the gift card holder. This becomes the front of the holder. Stamp another sentiment from the Fun in the Sun stamp set onto white cardstock. Rub the edges with yellow ink. Trim the cardstock into a strip and attach to the left side of the front flap, as shown.

10. To create the belly band closure, stamp the flamingo image from the Fun in the Sun stamp set onto white cardstock. Color as desired.

11. Trim the image with an oval die cut template.

12. Trim a scallop oval from Bazzill Basics Daisy cardstock (from the kit). Attach the image to the scallop shape with foam tape.

13. Trim a strip of Bazzill Basics Tahitian Princess dot cardstock (from the kit) to 1 x 8 inches.

14. Score at 2 5/8 and 5 5/8 inches. Fold the band over to create a 1 x 3 inch belly band. Wrap the band around the gift card holder and attach the ends at the back. (Make sure your band can slide on and off the gift card holder. You may need to adjust your sizing to make a good fit.)

15. Trim two pieces of the Popsicle paper from the 6x6 Echo Park Walking on Sunshine pad to 7/8 x 2 7/8 inches. Attach the pieces to the Tahitian Princess band, gluing one piece to the front of the belly band and one to the back.

16. Attach the flamingo image to the front of the band with foam tape.

 17. Slip a gift card into the pocket!

Thanks for joining me today!

Gloria Stengel
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe July Kit of the month Echo Park Walking on Sunshine 6x6 pad
Cardstock: Bazzill Daisy, Bazzill Tahitian Princess from the kit; Copic Xpress It Blender Card White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Squeezed Lemonade
Markers: Copic
Embellishments: wood shapes, deco dots from the kit
Tools: Spellbinders Standard Ovals Small, Classic Scalloped Ovals Large; My Favorite Things Die-namics Sentiment Strips 1 and 2; Stampin' Up circle punch; EK Success corner rounder

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Creative Cafe' Sneak Peek for August!!

Hi Everyone! It's sneak peek time again here at The Rubber Cafe' !
For the month of August we're really putting on the Ritz, with our kit called 'Gold 'n Glitz'!
So click now to receive your kit! Yes I want to sign up .

Here's a sneak peek of the kit papers and content ... featuring 6x6 My Mind's Eye, Market Street!
Here's a look at the featured stamp set - ''Flower Bouquet"
and here's this month's add-on stampset "Laurels" 

As always, shipping for those of you already subscribed begins August 1, 2014

So don't delay... get your 'glam' on and order your kits today!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Whaley Good Card + Video

Hello The Rubber Cafe' Fans!  Hope you are having a great week!  Today I would like to share with you how I made this very cute, Whaley Good Card.  Its an easy card to create using your supplies from the Creative Cafe' Kit for July.

Here is my video showing you how I made this super cute card!  

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-July's Creative Cafe' Kit
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-  July's Creative Cafe' Kit
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad 
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam squares,
Embellishments - Queen&Co.Deco Dots & seam binding - July's Creative Cafe' Kit
Tools - Standard Ovals, Beaded Ovals dies- Spellbinders;

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Fun Waterfall Card

Hello Rubber Cafe' Fans!

Today I have a  fun Waterfall card to share with you. 

I made it with the July Creative Cafe' Kit - Under the Sea and the add on set, Fun in the Sun.

I started by creating an A2 top folding card out of blue cardstock.  

I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper and a 4" x 3/4" piece of blue cardstock.

I addition I cut:
2-2" square panels of blue cardstock
2-2" square panels of yellow cardstock
1-9" x 2" panel of blue cardstock (Starting at end of strip, score 2", 2¾", 3 ½", and 4 ¼" from the end)
4-7/8" square panels from white cardstock (stamp images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink)
1-6" x 7/8" panel from white cardstock (stamp images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink)

Adhere the 9" strip to the thin strip of blue cardstock with Scrap Happy Glue.

Adhere to the card at the ends of the thin strip so that the 2" x 9" strip will slide when pulled down.

Start adhering each of the completed 2" panels to the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

Panel 2

Here's how it looks when all the panels are adhered.

Loop a piece of ribbon through the bottom of the slider panel.  Adhere the final larger panel to the panel as shown.

Here's a closer look at the last panel.

I hope you like my waterfall card!  It's such a great way to showcase all the cute images in the "Fun in the Sun" stamp set and the recipient will be thrilled when they receive it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - July Creative Cafe' kit Under the Sea and add on stamp set, "Fun in the Sun".
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' - July Creative Cafe' kit  -Echo Park Walking on Sunshine paper pack
Ink:  Memento  Tuxedo Black, copic markers
Adhesives: Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: July Creative Cafe' kit ribbon, stickers

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Crabs crabs and more crabs

Probably my favorite pick of the bunch is the little crab!  The "Under the Sea" Stamp set in this months Creative Cafe Kit is ah-mazing.  You will see lots of designs this month with the super cute submarine, the mermaid and that terrific whale.  I decided to use MY favorite, the crab.  It's Mary-Ann here to show you how I wanted to show off just that little guy.   What is better than repetition?  This card is super simple. 

I started with an A2 card base in red of course. 

Cut a slightly smaller piece of the most solid paper in the 6x6 paper pack.  I stamped the crab over and over and over.  You can see that I smudged a little bit of ink over to the left of the paper so I started stamping my crab there and knew by the end, that would be covered.  Unfortunately, I do that all the time.  I chose to color my crabs with watercolor pencils, you could use Copics or Gelatos if you have them on hand.  

Once I colored them all in, I took my blender pen and started blending the colors from the outside in. Be sure to clean off my brush before each crab.  I went back at the end and did the black and gray coloring.

I colored one more crab on an extra piece of paper, fussy cut him out and added him to one of the crabs near the bottom of the page with foam tape.  A banner with my sentiment was added last.
See, super simple.  Just lots of coloring but this little guy sure is worth it.

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