Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New Release for April; Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month- "Good Times to Follow" !

Hi Everyone!  It's time again for our next new Creative Cafe kit of the month!  With April's kit, we've taken a Vintage flair, teamed up with a wonderful 6x6 pad from Echo Park, I think you'll be very inspired!   The kit is called Good Times to Follow, and the exclusive coordinating stampsets this month are amazing Vintage Findings and Good Times.

Our own exclusive compatible Stamp set -"Vintage Findings"
the add-on set "Those were Good Times"

Here's  look at more of the contents and embellishments included in this month's kit!

Ribbons and Trims...

flowers and brads...
we added coordinating Jack and Jill acrylic dots by Echo Park; and as a fun added bonus this month we've included a fun texture embossing folder!

solid color cardstock round up the rest of kit all hand-picked to coordinate with Echo Park's 6x6 paper pad Jack and Jill by Lori Whitlock.

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 the fun, if you haven't done this already use the Subscribe link below to get an April kit of your very own NOW!
Remember those of you already subscribing we'll start shipping this week!!  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scalloped Circle Happy Easter Card!

Hello TRC Fans!  I am here today to share with you a fun project using the March Creative Cafe' Kit - Spring Is Here.  I created a shaped card by cutting the base with a Grand Scalloped Circle die.  I really love to make shaped cards.  They are very unique and eye-catching!

To create the base of this card, I folded a full sheet of the yellow cardstock in half.  I positioned the scalloped circle die so that there was a small place at the fold that didn't get cut.  Then I used the smaller scalloped circle dies to cut the patterned paper and the strip of yellow cardstock.  I stamped the basket, bunny and sentiment onto white cardstock using Espresso Truffle Memento ink and colored them with copic markers.  I used a hand-held punch for the sentiment.   After adhering the patterned paper and the yellow cardstock strip, I added the yellow seam binding.  Then using some 3d foam squares, I added the sentiment and cute little bunny and basket.  To finish the card I tied a bit of the green eyelash ribbon around the bow.

Here is how I finished the inside of this card!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: 
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead 
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink Copic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy GlueScore-Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Seam Binding,
Other: Spellbinder Grand & Classic circle dies, Scor-Pal, 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Diorama Card

"Spring is Here" and that is the name of this month's Creative Cafe' Kit of the month.  

This is a very special kit- with yummy spring colors, combined with our special coordinating stamp-set, along with everything from the ribbons to the embellishments are going to really provide you with some inspiration in your crafting this month! 

I have been having a blast playing with my Scor-Pal and decided to use it to make a fun Easter Diorama Card that anyone would love to receive.

Here is the front of the card.

And when you open it, you get the surprise of a fun Diorama card!

To create this card:

  • Cut a panel of yellow cardstock to 5-1/2"  x 10-1/2".
  • Use your Scor-Pal to score the panel at 3-1/2", 6-1/2", 7", and 10"

  • Flip the panel over
  • Add Score-Tape to the 1/2" tab on the end.
  • Adhere a panel of patterned paper to the panel with Scrap Happy Glue

  • Die cut a circle in the top portion of the panel next to the 1/2" tab.

  • Peel off the Score-Tape and fold the card front flat to glue the tab inside the card front.

    Fold the card front (left side) over the patterned paper panel.

    When you open the card front it will look like this.

    Decorate the inside by stamping and coloring the chick image on a white circle panel and adhering it to the inside of the diorama card.

    Add the sentiment panel and bunny brads.

    Use the patterned paper from the Echo Park paper pad that comes with the kit to decorate the front of the card.

    Here is another look at the front of the card when it is complete.
    Finished card measures 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".

    This is such a super fun looking card and so very easy to make!
    I hope you'll give it a try.

    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: 
    Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead 
    Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink,  Copic Marker
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy GlueScore-Tape
    Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Seam Binding, bunny brads
    Other: Spellbinder classic circle dies, Scor-Pal, 

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    Your Boots....Thinking of You

    Hello everyone!!!  I'm sharing another card today made with the Spring Is Here kit from The Rubber Cafe'.  Today I'm using the add-on stamp set available--Wishing You Well--and yes, I am totally crushing on this sweet little boot stamp!!

    Base: 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" kraft cardstock.

    First Layer: 5" by 3&3/4" piece of yellow dot pattern paper matted on a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of white cardstock, then glued to the base using Scrap Happy Glue.

    Next layer: Cut three strips from red diagonal stripe paper--all 3&3/4" long, one 1&1/2" (TOP strip), one 1" (CENTER strip), and one 2" wide (BOTTOM strip).  Glue these to the yellow dot paper, and remember to start in the center and work your way out for the best results.  You'll have about 1/4" of yellow dot paper peeking out between each strip of red diagonal paper.

    On the top strip add a 3&3/4" by 1&1/4" piece of flower pattern paper.

    Center strip--on a 3&3/4" long piece of white cardstock, stamp sentiment in Black Tuxedo Ink, trim very close (it's about 1/4" wide), then faux stitch around the edges.  Foam tape to center strip on card.

    Bottom strip--stamp boots in Black Tuxedo Ink on white cardstock, color with markers, trim to 3&3/4" by 1&3/4", glue to card.  A tip here for coloring in--I used a gray marker under the bottom of the boots....this grounds the image, and also adds some depth to the image.

    To finish, I put together 2 of the flowers--flattened them a bit with my hand, then added leaves.

    A couple of quick tips here--

    Tip 1: I cut the leaves apart on the larger flower for more flexibility in my arrangement on the card.

    Tip 2: use your Scrap Happy Glue to make a larger firmer "glue dot" of your own that is custom for the size you need to easily create your flower.  I wanted about a quarter size and then one a little bigger than a dime for the smaller flower.  I used a scrap of sticker sheet (I save my used sticker sheets from other projects) and filled in a circle of Scrap Happy Glue with a thin layer of more glue and let it dry overnight (doesn't take quite this long, but I don't have to watch it closely or worry about thick spots of glue if I do this).  I then just formed my flower in my hand, then stuck it right on the jumbo dot of dried glue.  Now the flower is ready, and also ready to stick right to my project!

    Here's a closer look:

    Thanks so much for stoppin' by the cafe' today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Spring Is Here
    Add On Wishing You Well stamp set
    Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Spring Is Here
    Ink/Color:  Copic Markers-YR07, Y15, Y17, C3- Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Foam Tape
    Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Spring Is Here
    felt flowers

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Sneak Peek Time for April's Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month- Good Times to Follow!

    Hi Everyone! It's sneak peek time again here at The Rubber Cafe' !

    Sign up for our Creative Cafe' Kits packed with inspiration today!

     Be prepared to be inspired with this month's kit - "Good Times to Follow"!  This kit is packed full of rich color and embellishments that all coordinate very nicely with our special exclusive stamp set "Vintage Findings".  
    No fooling around this month, I just know you're going to love this kit, and you'll definitely want to include in your cart this month's add-on set, "Those Were Good Times". 

    So don't wait or hesitate-  click now to receive your kit! Yes I want to sign up .
    Here's a quick sneak peek look at the 6x6 paper pad; Jack and Jill by Echo Park included in this month's kit!

     WOW! how amazing is this coordinating stamp set!  

    Take a look at all the gorgeous images you'll have to work with in "Vintage Findings!"

    ...and don't forget to add to your cart, this month's add-on stamp set "Those Were Good Times"

     As always, shipping for subscribers begins April 1, 2015
    So don't delay... treat yourself today and order your kits now!