Sunday, January 25, 2015

One Day at a Time Shaker Card

Happy Sunday Rubber Cafe' fans!

Today I have another shaker card that I made with this months amazing Rubber Cafe' January Cafe Kit!  This kit comes with a great stamp set called "One Day at a Time".  The patterned paper is a 6 x 6 pad, True Friend by Fancy Pants and Melissa included acetate sheets and matching sequins which just screamed out SHAKER CARD to me!!!  I also used the add on stamp set "Believe" for today's card!

Today's card was inspired by a workout buddy of mine.  She started a group of us local women trying to get focused on our health.  Eating better and moving everyday.  The goal wasn't any big amount of weight loss but just to move everyday...not to get hung up on long term eating plans but to just take it one day at a time.  It's so over whelming to think about how much you want to loose or how long it might take so I love this idea of just taking it one day at a time.  Everyday try to eat well, drink your water, and MOVE!  Take it one day at a time and you will reach your goal!I lost 40 pounds this past year by doing just that...One Day at a Time!




I started with a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" panel of patterned paper from the True Friends Fancy Pants paper pack that comes with this months kit.


Adhere a 5" x 3 3/4" panel of patterned paper with Scrap Happy Glue.



Adhere a slightly smaller panel of patterned paper with Scrap Happy Glue.


Adhere three pieces of tape to  the panel.  Then adhere large white sequins with Scrap Happy Glue.


Adhere panel to a top folding A2 card with Scrap Happy Glue.
Sprinkle some sequins in the center portion of the panel.



Die cut a panel of patterned paper using the A2 matting dies from Spellbinders.


This is what the die cut panel will look like after cuttting....no idea why it looks green in the picture.


Cut a piece of Acetate from the kit slightly smaller that this panel and adhere to the back with Scrap Happy Glue.


Adhere foam tape to the back of the panel.


Remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere to the card front covering the sequins.


Complete the card by stamping the scale, shoes, and sentiment  on white cardstock with Scrap Happy Glue and coloring with markers.  Cut out and adhere to card front as shown with Scrap Happy Glue.


Here's one last look at the completed card.


I hope you enjoyed my third shaker card as well as all the great projects that the team has shared this month!  Check back soon for even more inspiration!






Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: It's a New Year
"One Day at a Time" and the add on set "Believe"

Paper:  Fancy Pants True Friends paper pad and Bazzil Cardstock, and acetate from the Creative Cafe' Kit-It's a New Year
Ink:   c  Copic Marker 
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Scotch Foam Tape
Embellishments:  Fancy Pants Designs Sequins and Pinking edge chalk tape from the'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: It's a New Year
Other: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Guest Designer - Jen Boumis :: Perfect Moment Window Card

I love this sweet stamp image of a girl holding a bunch of balloons. It brought a smile to my face as soon as I opened January's Creative Cafe KOTM.
 

I went to town coloring my stamped image with watercolor pencils and following with a water pen, keeping it bright and youthful. For the window, I used a Spellbinders die to cut a scallop circle from both my yellow card and a white cardstock backing. My stamped image was kiss cut then secured just slightly inside the yellow card opening with a bit of glue. Then, I sandwiched a piece of acetate between the card and the white backing to create the window effect. The sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card and peeks through the window.


To create the paper bow embellishment on the front of my card, I first cut two approximately 1/2" by 4" strips of patterned paper.
1. Adding just a bit of double stick tape to the back, center of one strip, curl each edge back, until they meet in the middle. The adhesive then "cinches" the base of the bow.
2. Lay the center of the bow on the second strip of paper, as shown, leaving approx 1/4" at the top. Fold over that small edge and secure with a bit of adhesive.
3. Snip off all but 1/4" from the opposite side of the strip, add a bit of adhesive to the back of the bow and fold the piece over to complete the bow center.

Have a fantastic weekend! - Jen



Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: It's a New Year
Paper: Fancy Pants True Friends paper pad and Bazzil Cardstock, and acetate from the Creative Cafe' Kit-It's a New Year
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; 3D Foam Squares
Other: Spellbinders scallop circle dies

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Year, New You!

Hi there everyone!  When I opened the January Creative Cafe' KOTM, I had one particular project jump right out at me!  In my own journey, even though I am not a believer in "New Year's Resolutions" I do believe the end of one year and beginning of another is a great time for reflection on what's working and maybe some things that need some work.  Personally, I'd like to get on track for a healthier way of thinking.  More exercise, better eating, and yes, rewarding myself with something fun now and again too.  Not many of us do that as often as we should!  

So before I get too off topic....lol, I decided to make myself a simple little health tracker that I can carry with me anywhere using the KOTM It's a New Year stamp set, and the add-on set Believe.

 
I used one of the acrylic sheets in this month's kit to make a cover to protect it, and used a basic binder ring you can find in any office supply area.

Page One:
 


Base: 3" by 4" piece of gray cardstock, round corners.

First Layer: 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of heart pattern paper.

Next Layer: 3" by 1&1/4" strip of aqua cardstock. Adhere chalkboard washi tape strip, glue on sequins using Scrap Happy Glue.

Stamped Panel: Stamp clock in Pumice Stone Distress Ink, trim down to approx. 1&5/8" by 2", mat on aqua cardstock.  Stamp sentiment in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, trim into banner, mat on gray cardstock.  Cut small banner out of aqua swiss dot pattern paper, glue all pieces down, add sequins next to sentiment.


Page Two:


Base: 3" by 4" piece of orange cardstock, corners rounded.


First Layer: 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of triangle pattern paper.

Next Layer: 3" by 1&1/4" strip of aqua pattern paper. Adhere chalkboard washi tape strip. 

Stamped Panel: Stamp scale in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink on white cardstock, color with Copic Markers, fussy cut out, and glue to 1&1/2" square of white cardstock.  Glue everything together with Scrap Happy Glue.

Page 3:


Base: 3" by 4" piece of yellow cardstock, corners rounded.

First Layer: 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of soft gray pattern paper.

Next Layer: 3" by 1&1/4" strip of aqua pattern paper. Adhere chalkboard washi tape strip. 

Stamping:  Stamp shoes in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink on white cardstock.  Color with Copic Markers and fussy cut out.  Glue everything together with Scrap Happy Glue.

Page 4:


Base: 3" by 4" piece of brown cardstock, corners rounded.

First Layer: 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of aqua swiss dot pattern paper.

Next Layer: 3" by 1&1/4" strip of orange cardstock. Adhere chalkboard washi tape strip.

Stamping: Stamp sentiment in Staz-On black on acrylic sheet.  Trim down to approx. 1&5/8" by 2" and back with same size of white cardstock. Stamp cup stamp on white cardstock TWICE and on aqua swiss dot pattern paper using Black Tuxedo Memento Ink. Fussy cut cup sleeve out of aqua swiss dot, entire cup out of white cardstock, and color heart only and fussy cut out.  Glue all pieces together using Scrap Happy Glue.  Add sequins (this covers glue spots, though it dries pretty clear).

To finish planner, cut two pieces of acrylic 3" by 4" and round corners.  Punch holes in all pieces and clip with binder ring.  You can also use twine, ribbon or string if you'd like.  Anything you have on hand!

I love the idea of being able to write my goals: weight or healthy eating daily goal, how much or type of exercise, and my treat to reward myself for keeping those goals (like time in my craft room!!).  You can use actual chalk so you can write/rewrite, or use a white slick surface marker to create a more permanent version that is a reminder of your goals for the year.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by the cafe' today!  This is YOUR year.....be inspired!!



Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: It's a New Year
One Day at a Time and add-on Believe
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-It's a New Year
Ink:  Distress Ink-Pumice Stone, Black Soot; Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Copic Marker C5, R02, R05, R27, BG23; Staz-On Black
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: It's a New Year
Fancy Pants Sequins; Chalkboard washi tape 
Tools: Corner Rounder; hole punch

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Something Wonderful!

Ooh, I just love this image from The Rubber Cafe!  It is the add-on stamp set for the January's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month!  

This time around I used the paper pieces to color my umbrella.  All of the papers are from the Fancy Pants collection included in the kit.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.

The heart is from the coffee cup in the One Day At A Time set that is included in the kit.  I did add a twine bow on the center of my umbrella to finish the card off.

Thanks for taking a peek!


Supplies:
Stamps, paper, sequins: January Kit Of The Month
Stamps: Believe Add-On Kit
Adhesive:  Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Kool Tak Foam Tape

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Rainstorm Pocket Card

Hello TRC Fans!  Hope you are enjoying your January Creative Cafe' Kit and all its awesome contents!  I had fun the other day creating this super easy pocket card.  I love the color combos you can achieve in this kit.  I used the Pinking Chalk Tape to close the edges and create this pocket card.




I made a quick video showing how I put this easy pocket card together!



Thanks for stopping by today!


Supplies Used:
  • Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe KOTM: It's A New Year  & "Believe" Add-on stamp set
  • Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe KOTM - It's a New Year - Fancy Pants Design "True Friend" plus the clear acetate (included in kit)
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad
  • Adhesive:  The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue, Scor-tape 
  • Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe KOTM (sequins)
  • Tools:  Classic Oval & Lacey Oval dies - Spellbinders;