Friday, July 3, 2015

Announcing our Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month for July- Too Nuch Sun!

It's time again for our next new Creative Cafe kit of the month! and you'll find July's kit is going to be a 'Fun' one!  Continuing with the summertime theme, we're bringing you a mixture of sun, fun, and the perfect coordination of paper and stamps and embellishments to keep you busy all summer.  The kit is called Too Much Sun, (as if that's even possible).  Along with an exclusive coordinated stamp set called Fun in the Sun we also bring you a fun text and sentiment add-on set called  The Perfect Sentiment. 
Let's take a look at everything you'll get this month -

Our own exclusive compatible Stamp set -"Fun in the Sun"

the add-on set "The Perfect Sentiment"

 Here's a closer look at more of the contents and embellishments included in this month's kit!
Ribbons, trims and washi tape Oh My!

coordinating solid colored cardstock 

all goes perfectly with all the patterns and prints from Doodle Bug's 6x6 paper pad - Sunkissed! 

 As always with each kit you'll receive an Inspiration Sheet filled with project ideas made by our talented Design Team. So don't miss out on all the fun, if you haven't done this already use the Subscribe link below to get one of our latest kit for your very own NOW!
Remember those of you already subscribing we'll start shipping soon!!  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Please Welcome Guest Designer- Missy Whidden

Please help me welcome this month's Guest Designer, Missy Whidden  Missy describes her style as organized chaos, but I find it nothing short of amazing!  Through her use of color and various mixed media techniques and products, Missy brings nothing short of 'WOW' to each and every one of her projects.  Primarily a scrapbooker, her paper crafting styles are sure to inspire all of you whether you enjoy making cards, tags or scrapbooking.  For that reason I'm so excited to have her with us this month and can't wait to see what she does with our current kit from The Rubber Café!  

now here's Missy...

Hi, everyone!  I’m Missy Whidden and I live in sunny Florida, USA, with my husband and two sweet daughters.  I am a stay-at-home mom and a fitness instructor at our local gym.  I have been scrapbooking for over eight years now, and I still love it as much as ever have.  I have had the honor of being a part of many awesome design teams over the years.  I would describe my style as “organized chaos.”  I love patterned papers and layering and being nice and neat, but I also love getting messy with gesso, watercolors, gelatos and other mixed media.  When I’m not scrapping, I love volunteering at my daughters’ school, reading and working out.  I’m thrilled to be guest designing here this month!  
Thanks for having me!
I couldn't decide from the selection of projects Missy sent me, so I decided to share them all with you!  You can also visit Missy's blog Little Nugget Creations - but in the meantime, here's a sneak peek of what we have to look forward to from Missy this month.  


So be sure to check in this month as Missy and the rest of the Design Team inspire you with this month's Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Everyday is a Picnic

Hello TRC Fans!  Today I have a cut card to share with you using the June Creative Cafe' Kit - Home of The Red, White & Blue plus the add-on stamp set - Picnic Time.  I think this image and sentiment are just so cute!

I stamped the picnic basket image and colored it with my copic markers.  I die cut the image using the Rectangle Layering dies from Tonic Studios.  That set of dies includes the classic rectangle and the scalloped rectangles,too!  I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and punched it out with a handheld punch.  I added the sequins with my Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.  I added the stickers to the white cardstock layer and tied the twine into a knot.

Here is a closer look.  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Festive Easel Shaker Card

Hi there!  Today I've got another fun card for you using the Creative Cafe' KOTM for July!

I've combined a shaker card and an easel card to creative this festive 4th of July card:

Base:  Start with an 8" by 4" piece of light blue cardstock and score at 4" and 2" to create the easel fold.

Front:  Cut a 4" square of dark blue swiss dot cardstock and glue this to front 2" flap of easel base using Scrap Happy Glue.

To create the shaker, cut a 3" square of light blue cardstock, and trim inside of frame out, leaving a quarter inch can do this with a craft knife and a ruler, or use your trimmer:

Cut a 3" square piece of acetate and glue the blue frame to it.

Next stamp girl stamp in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink and color with markers, then fussy cut out.  I also colored and cut out the flag on her shirt, and glued it on top to give it a little dimension.  Then I glued her to the bottom of the light blue frame behind the acetate "window".  Then I used foam tape to go around the frame.

To make the back, I used a 3&1/4" square piece of red swiss dot cardstock, and a 3" square piece of star vellum that I glued to the center.  Then I added some sequins to the frame, removed the foam tape backing, and added this back piece to the frame.

The shaker is glued to the center of the dark blue cardstock front panel.

Stamp the Happy Independence Day sentiment in Festive Berries Distress Ink on white cardstock, then trim to a banner and mat on dark blue swiss dot cardstock.  Glue to the top of the "window" using Scrap Happy Glue.  Add some of the blue and red twine to the top, and add a sequin star to the bow.

I used some of the spangles (the flowers, a star) and cut a mini flag from one of the patterned papers.

To make the bottom strip, I cut a 4" by 1" strip of fireworks patterned paper, and matted on a 4" by 1&1/2" piece of dark swiss blue cardstock.  I glued this to the base of the card, then added a firework burst stamped in Faded Jeans Distress Ink, another mini flag, and a few spangles.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Hope you are enjoying all the festive inspiration this month!!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Home of the Red, White and Blue
Let's Celebrate stamp set
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Home of the Red, White and Blue 
Ink/Color: Distress Ink-Festive Berries, Faded Jean; Memento-Black Tuxedo
Copic Markers-E00, E21, E31, R00, R46, YR04, Y15, BG01, BG05 
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Home of the Red, White and Blue
sequins, hemp twine

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Celebrate Shaker Card

I have been playing with the June Creative Cafe Kit of the Month from The Rubber Cafe' again!

This month's kit is called Home of the Red, White, and Blue and it is full of fun, festive, patriotic images, papers, and embellishments.  Today's card is my final one that I have to share with you this month!

Here is my latest creation...a fun Shaker card!

To make this card I started by creating an A2 card base by folding an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of red cardstock in half.

Then I adhered a light blue panel (5 1/4" x 4") to the front of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

I added the patterned paper panel to the left side of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

Then I added a panel of checkered paper to the front of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

Then I added a strip of star paper to the card front.

The final strip is the Ant paper panel.

For the shaker panel I stamped the girl on a white die cut circle with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers.
I adhered the image panel to a blue scallop edge circle panel.
Then I glued a few sequins to the panel.

I cut a blue scallop edge circle the same size as the image panel one.
I die cut the center out of the panel.
I cut a larger circle panel out of plastic bag (that came in the kit) and adhered it to the panel.
I added 3D tape around the circle as shown.

I added some loose sequins on the image panel and then stuck the window panel over the top.

THen I added a few additional embellishments to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed today's Creative Cafe' Kit card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: "Let's Celebrate"
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Doodle Bug "Patriotic Picnic" and Bazzill Cardstock
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Tools: Scor-Buddy, Spellbinder's Dies