Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Life's A Beach Card With Video Tutorial!

Hello The Rubber Cafe' Fans!  Hope you are having a fun week!  Can you believe that July is almost over?  It's almost time for back to school shopping but before you do that, I want to share with you a fun card I made using more of my supplies from the July Creative Cafe' Kit - Whole Water Fun!

As you can see, I used the add-on Fun in the Sun stamp set, the flip flop woodies and ribbon from the kit.  Here is a close-up of my card.

Here is a video showing you how I put this card together.  Rather than tell you, I just put the video on fast-forward and added some catchy music so you can watch me color with copics, fussy cut and put my card together!  Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-July's Creative Cafe' Kit plus add-on Fun in The Sun set
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.wood flip flops, swimsuit & seam binding - July's Creative Cafe' Kit
Tools - Standard Ovals, Fancy Oval dies- Spellbinders;

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Summer Side Step Card

I have another fun card to share today that I made with this months Creative Cafe' Kit from The Rubber Cafe' called A Whole Water Fun and the available add on set, Nautical.

This is my Summer Side Step Card!  As hot as it's been this week I wish I were sailing out in the water!

I created my side step card base out of yellow cardstock by folding on the solid lines and cutting on the dotted lines.

You'll need to cut a 4" Square red panel
a 3 3/4" square white panel
a 1 " x 3 3/4" panel from Beach Ball paper
a 1 1/4" x 4" red panel
and then I used my wave punch to punch waves in a 1 1/2" wide panel of blue patterned paper

This is how the card base looks when it's folded.

Adhere the beach ball panel to the red panel and then to the left side of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.
Adhere the wave panel to the second step.
Stamp the sentiment on a yellow patterned paper panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then adhere to front of card with Scrap Happy Glue.
Color the wooden ball with markers and adhere it to the card.

Color the wood square piece with a marker and then tie it on to the card.

Create scene on the square panel.

Adhere the square panel to the back step.

Stamp boat image on a white scrap and cut out close to the outline.
Adhere to the second step behind the wave.

Here's another look at the completed card.  A little more work than the normal card but well worth it in the end!

I hope you will give it a try!  The design team has many more projects through out the month and I'll have another one next Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - July Creative Cafe' kit Add-On Set - Nautical
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 and wooden embellishments

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Under the Sea - Creative Cafe KOTM

Mary-Ann here to share my submarine card with you.  
This stamp is located in the "Under the Sea" stamp set.  

I started with an A2 base of the blue embossed paper.  You will barely see any from the front of the card but when it is opened, it will match with what I have created.  I cut a turquoise piece of paper, the exact same size as the front of the card.  With a 3" circle punch I cut the fish paper.  and with a 2 1/2 " I cut the light blue.  It is not necessary to have these size punches on hand, you could use a glass, the bottom of anything circular will work.  

I stamped my submarine and colored it with several yellow watercolor pencils.  Used a blender pen to blend.

I fussy cut him out after he was dry and applied it to the card with foam tape.  I applied the circles, then the strips of paper to the left.  I did back the striped paper with foam for dimension.  The smaller circle too! 

So, I made a mistake on this card.  I already colored my submarine, had him placed on my card, did some doodling and then decided that I wanted the sentiment "under the sea" under the blue circle.  Well, there was black on the acrylic block that smudged onto my submarine.  This is the second time this month that I have had to cover up some sort of blunder.  But, that happens right?  I just created another submarine, backed it with foam tape and applied directly on top of the first one.  Creates more dimension and looks great!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope your having fun with your kit of the month.  Be sure to share you creations with us on Instagram and Pinterest.  Tag us so we can see what you have been up to.  

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-July's Creative Cafe' Kit
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'- July's Creative Cafe' Kit
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, watercolor pencils, blender pen, 
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam squares, glue dots
Other:  Acrylic block, gems included in your kit

Friday, July 25, 2014

Beautiful Beach: Creative Cafe' July KOTM

Hey there everyone!  Laura here today with a fun new kind of card I found out about recently.  It's called a penny roller or penny slider card, and here is my take on it using The Rubber Cafe' KOTM for July:

You can start with any base color you would like.  I used a standard 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" base in blue pearl cardstock.  I covered the entire front (5&1/2" by 4&1/4") with the soft cloud pattern paper from the kit.

To make the penny slot piece, start with a 2&1/2" by 5&1/2" piece of light blue pearl cardstock.  I made the slot on this piece 3/8" wide by 4&1/2" long.  The top of the slot is 3/4" from the top of the cardstock piece.  To make this easier, I scored the slot opening, then went back and cut the opening out with a craft knife.

To decorate the slotted piece, I used 3 different colors of blue paper in the kit and tore the edges and layered the papers to resemble waves--being very careful to avoid the slot.  I also added a layer of torn paper along the top edge for the beach and a second layer to the card base about 1&1/4" from the top:

I added TWO layers of foam tape to the back of the slot piece....again being careful to avoid the opening:

This piece is added to the bottom of the card front.  Then you take the two pennies, and add TWO foam dot circles to the very center of one penny:

Put the second penny directly on top of the first--be careful to line them up as perfectly as you can.

Then gently pop the pennies into the slot on the card:

You can see the penny has glue on it....ready for the beach ball.  I added The Rubber Cafe' You're So Fine Glitter to the wooden beach ball from Queen & Co.

You start by adding a thin layer of Scrap Happy Glue to every other section and let it dry til it's clear:

Buff on one color of glitter, then add glue to the other sections, allow to dry, then buff on your second color, then glue to the penny on the card.

The beach scene is the bucket, sandcastle, and shells, stamped and colored with Copic Markers.  I stamped an extra layer of the sandcastle to give it dimension.  The castle is brushed with a thin coat of Scrap Happy Glue and buffed with Crystal Ice You're So Fine Glitter to make it look like sand.  These are layered using foam tape.

The finished card has a fun moving beach ball that rolls back and forth in the make-believe waves on the beach scene--you can see the action in this super quick video:

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today!  Hope you've enjoyed this trip to the beach for some interactive card fun!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Under the Sea
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Under the Sea
Ink: Memento Ink-Black Tuxedo; Copic Markers-B24, R11, R46, RV21, E31, E35
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; dimensional foam tape;
round foam dots
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe' You're So Fine Glitter-Patriot Red,
Nautical Blue, Crystal Ice; Queen & Co woodies; pennies

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