Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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Monday, December 28, 2009
Hi folks! I hope you’ve had a magical Holiday and that you all have some nice plans for the upcoming New Years Eve. I’ve had my house full this past week, but I’ve also managed to sneak in some crafting time. One good way is to involve the guests… You’ll see what I mean further down this post. First I have a couple of cards to share.
I’ve made 10 out of this first design, and we will use it for invitation to my son’s Christmas Tree Party next weekend. It involved quite some cutting, but the design is simple so it was kind of easy. My son choose the stamps himself and he is really pleased with how it turned out. The stamps used are Gingerbread Background and Winter Fun Labrador and Kitty Set. I love this set, they are so cute, and I’ve found myself using it over and over again.
The second card is a celebration of the beautiful and fun snow! We’ve got plenty around here the last week, and we’ve had so much fun in it! On this one I’ve used the Baby it’s cold outside set. I stamped the snowman twice. First on the designer paper and then on white cardstock and cut it out and placed on 3d dots.
And now the “involve the guests in crafting” part. Do you remember the great tutorial of how to make a card file box that Lisa shared with us a couple of weeks back? You find the tutorial HERE. Well, my mum and mother in law saw the box I made and went nuts over it. PERFECT to store our cards, they said. And then we spent a couple of hours together in my scrap room making them boxes too. Here is the result: They did great – didn’t they! With some help anybody can create these simple but beautiful boxes! I won’t be back until next year so I wish you all a Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Here's wishing you all a very safe, happy, healthy and Merry Christmas. And, may 2010 be your very best year yet!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
No more gaps in posting ... something new everyday (almost)
Christmas is coming and I still need to shop , and wrap and all that good stuff .I am sure that there are alot of you that need to start just like me . But the tree is up I was feeling festive for a couple hours the other day , and Angus was feeling like a photo shoot. He is such a ham for the camera . Here he is
I was thinking today that it feels just like yesterday that we bought the Rubber Cafe and started this company . We are so thankful for all the friends that we have made in the last 16 months and look forward to making more in 2010 .
We have so much in store for 2010 brand new products (oh I cant wait for you to see them I am busting to tell ) Dont call me I might let it slip ... Our LONG AWAITED website so it will be easier for shopping ... Blog posts , Technique posts and videos, of course brand new stamps.
I even have new products coming in later this week for the Website ...
Lisa and I have been playing with Copics and fun designer paper and came up with some super cute Valentines Cards .Do you want a sneak peak of whats soon to be released ... oh they are so cute
So From our Family to Yours I want to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season ...
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
In an effort to have all my cards ready by this weekend (and I'm still a few short!), I pulled out my new stamps from The Rubber Cafe and got to work. This card features the Magical Ball stamp and Happy Holidays 2. I stamped my snowman first, then stamped him again on scrap and cut him out. I use the scrap to cover my snowman and then stamp my Snow Globe over top. Then, I stamped the Snow Globe again on my dark green cardstock and cut it out and glued it to my original stamped image. Whew! All of this only took me about 3 minutes, so the card was quick and easy. I finished the card off with some Snowflake...very fun glittery stuff!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
· 12" x 12" cardstock or decorative paper
· Scor-pal or scoring tool.
· Very tacky tape (red line, scor-tape) or glue
· Embellishments (a great way to use up your scraps)
3. Fold all of your score lines. Always fold away from your score mark. When you score, the fibers of your paper are broken up to fold that way.
4. Cut into your 3" & 9" margins to the first intersection on the 3" & 6" lines. Do this on both sides.
Monday, December 14, 2009
We’ve been making gingerbread twice this week and I LOVE gingerbread. The taste, how they smell and their cuteness! And guess what, this Gingerbread Background stamp is one of my favorites in this year’s Holliday lne from The Rubber Café! It is a background stamp, but it works also as the main focus for a card.
I stamped on kraft cardstock, and colored it with copics, except the white accents which is made with my white signo. I also outlined every thing with my sparkling sakura pen which makes it all shimmer in a really nice way. The sentiment is Season’s Greetings 2.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
And with this card, I thought I'd try for clean and simple. First, I stamped a sheet of white cardstock with It's A Blizzard Outside and then stamped my sentiment Happy Holidays on blue cardstock. The ink I used was one shade darker than my cardstock, and I used the ink to distress the edges of all of my papers using a sponge. After assembling, I used some stickles on the centers of all my snowflakes, to give the card a little sparkle. This card was so quick and easy that I made a half dozen in a matter of minutes! Nothing like a few quick Holiday cards to get you in the spirit!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
And Happy Monday folks. Today I have the pleasure of giving you a card with the Penguin Trio. You got to love these guys! They were sheer pleasure to color. I did some paper piecing, stamped the image three times and build up a 3D feel to the card. They are colored with distress ink.
Some stickles on the snow flakes and on the “background dots” makes it sparkle. But other than that, I tried to keep it simple to leave room for the little penguin gang.
|Here are the specifics|
|Stamps: The Rubber Café - Penguin Trio, Season’s Greetings 2.|
|Papers: Bazzill, Basic Grey – Eskimo Kisses|
|Ink: Versa Fine, Distress ink|
|Other: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Nestabilities Ribbon tag trio, stickles, ribbon.|
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