Friday, November 27, 2015

Ribbon Woven Friendship

Hi everyone!  Laura here today sharing another card with the November Creative Cafe' KOTM: Love Makes You Family.

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

First Layer:  Cut a 5&1/4" by 4" piece of kraft cardstock.   Turn on its side and slice at 1/4" intervals LEAVE A 1/2" BORDER around the edge, so you don't slice it all the way thru.  You can do this using a craft knife or trimmer (I find it easier to measure with a trimmer).  I worked from left to right, and the right (which will be the top of the card) will be a little shy of 1/2" inch (it's about 3/8").

Here is the finished piece:

Next you start to weave ribbon between the slits using an under/over weave, and alternating the under over pattern with the aqua and brown ribbon, then turn it over and add a piece of score tape to secure:

Once you tape it down, turn it over and stamp the leaf trio in between the weaving in Memento Rich Cocoa ink and glue finished piece to aqua card base using Scrap Happy Glue:

To make the center panel, stamp the owl family on white cardstock in Black Tuxedo Memento ink, and color with markers, then fussy cut out.  Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock using the Peacock Feather ink, trim to a banner shape, brush edges with Peacock Feather ink, and mat on kraft cardstock.

Die cut a center shape, I used pinked edge dies, and circle dies and punches to create the two circles.  Small circle--3/4" punch/white cardstock, brush with ink, mat on 1" circle punched from kraft, and mat on 1&1/4" pinked edge circle die cut from aqua cardstock.  Fussy cut heart from stitched heart patterned paper and foam tape to center of circle.  Large circle--die cut 2&3/8" circle brush with ink, mat on 2&3/4" pinked circle cut from aqua cardstock.

Foam tape owl family towards bottom of large circle, add banner above.  So you have these two pieces ready to add to the card:

Add pieces to the center of the card front, using foam tape.  Tie a ribbon to the side of the card.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Ribbon weaving and stamping are a great combo.....give it a try!


Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Love Makes You Family
Family Tree
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Love Makes You Family  
Ink/Color:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink; Memento Rich Cocoa Ink; Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Copic 
Markers-Y17, E31, E43
Adhesives: Foam tape; Scor-Tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Love Makes You Family

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Roots and Wings...

Roots and wings...that seems to be on my mind these days...seems like yesterday the kids were babies...and now I have one finishing up middle school!  I know these last four years or so are going to FLY by!  We are busy making memories!!  Today's Rubber Cafe Love Makes You Family Creative Cafe Kit was again my focus with it's adorable owl images and that famous quote.

The blue shimmer card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, and the patterned paper is 4 x 5 1/4 inches.

I created a ribbon-woven background by cutting a piece of cardstock 3 x 4 1/2 inches.  Then I simply taped a piece of the ribbon in the kit along one edge and continued to alternate them across horizontally.  Next I put the ribbons in the same color order and repeated the process along a vertical edge.  Then I wove the pieces over and under in a basket weave manner until I reached the opposite edge of the cardstock and secured the tails on the back.  This panel is popped up with foam tape.

I stamped and colored the images with Copic markers.  The flowers and owls are stamped on white cardstock and are fussy cut.  The verse is stamped on kraft cardstock measuring 1 1/2 x 1 inch.  The home is stamped on a piece of the blue glimmer cardstock measuring 3 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches.  I stamped this image with Stazon ink and then carefully colored it with Copic markers, taking care not to touch the stamped image and cause smearing.

  • Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:, Love Makes You a Family-add - on stamp set - Home Sweet Home
  • Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit Echo Park's 6x6 pad- The Story of Family and Bazzill Cardstock.
  • Ink: Copic Markers, Stazon Jet Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Adhesives: Foam Tape, Scor-Tape
  • Other: Scor-pal

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Family Makes a Home- Double Embossing

Good Morning TRC friends.  Mary-Ann here with another fun card created with the November Creative Cafe KOTM - Love Makes You Family.  

*4 1/4 x 11 yellow Bazzill cardstock base folded in half.
*3 1/2 x 4 block of the Echo Park paper with houses added to the top of the card.
*1/2 x 4 block of the coral paper.
*1 1/4 x 4 block of the word paper.
*Wrap yellow ribbon around the coral paper and tie into a bow.
This is your card base.

*On white paper, stamp and heat emboss the word 'HOME' with the blue ink provided in your kit and clear embossing powder.
*Stamp and heat emboss the word family directly on top of the already embossed word 'HOME.'
*Fussy cut this out as shown in the photo.
Stamp the large flower twice with Black Memento Ink.  
*Color and blend with any type of medium.  Also color the word 'HOME.'

You can see here that I layered all of these piece with foam tape for dimension.  You do not have to.  If you are mailing this card, just layer the papers flat on the card.  Turn them up with your fingers for dimension instead.

This is a pretty fun month here at TRC.  Check back daily for more Design Team Inspiration.

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:, Love Makes You a Family-Home Sweet Home Add-on Stamp Set 
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit Echo Park's 6x6 pad- The Story of Family and Yellow Bazzill Cardstock.
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue Foam Tape
Other: Copic Markers

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Love Makes A Family Quarter Fold Card

Hello TRC Fans!  Debbie here and I have a 'new-to-me' fancy fold card that I want to share with you today.  Using this month's kit, Love Makes you family and all its goodies.  With it, I created a Quarter Fold card.  Let's take a look at a photograph of my card.

Here is what it looks like inside the card!

I also have a video that I created, showing you how to make this card.  It's really easy....Here are the paper dimensions that you will need for this card.

  • 1 piece cardstock trimmed to 4 1/4 x 11"
  • 1 piece cardstock trimmed to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
  • 2 pieces of patterned paper trimmed to 2 x 2 1/2"
  • 2 pieces of patterned paper trimmed to 1 7/8 x 2 5/8"
You will also need a Scor-pal or other scoring tool, liquid adhesive and the contents of your kit!  Here is a video showing you how to put this together!

I hope you give this Quarter Fold Card a try!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Tag Set

Happy Monday!
Shellye, TRC's November Guest Designer, here today with a tag duo that I made with the November "Love Makes You Family" Kit:

I started with standard, manila shipping tags from my stash. You could create your own by cutting a triangle, trimming off the corners and punching a hole out of any of the papers or cardstock you have received in your kit.    I inked around the edges with the Mini Ranger Distress Ink – Antique Linen.

 For the first tag, I stamped the flower bunch motif from the "Home Sweet Home" Stamp Set onto the top and bottom of the tag with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Next, I colored in the leaves and smaller flowers with Faber Castell Pitt Pencils.  I stamped the larger flower twice onto the red dot paper found in the 6X6 Paper Pad and trimmed out.  It was attached over the original stamping with foam adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment onto the blue grid paper and die-cut it with an oval shape.  For the sub-sentiment, I curved the stamped slightly so that it would follow the shape of the "Y" in family.

The second tag includes stamps from the "Family Tree" Set.  Before stamping, the background of the tag with lightly sponged with the Mini Ranger Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers.  The owl was stamped onto the kraft cardstock and trimmed out.  The eyes were stamped in two part onto white cardstock and the teal blue paper from the 6X6 pad.  Again, I used Faber Castell Pitt Pencils to color in the branch and leaves.

I love tags!  They can be added directly to a card, package, basket or scrapbook pages!
Thanks for joining me today!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:, Love Makes You a Family-Family Tree Stamp Set; Home Sweet Home
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit Echo Park's 6x6 pad- The Story of Family; Kraft Cardstock
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Mini Ranger Distress Ink – Antique Linen; Mini Ranger Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers; Faber Castell Pitt Pencils
Adhesives: Foam Adhesive