Friday, March 16, 2012

Vintage Paris & A Birthday Celebration!!!!

Today I have a Vintage style card to share with you plus some exciting news 
about a VERY IMPORTANT Birthday Bash that begins today!!! 

The Rubber Cafe has a bunch of really cool Vintage style stamps!

For this card I used:


I stamped the  Roaring 20's Placard  on the light purple card base with grey ink.  For the main panel I started with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Pugnacious Signature White paper.  I put a little instant coffee into a spray bottle and added some water and then randomly sprayed the paper to give it an aged look. 


 I allowed that panel to dry and then I inked up  Paris Nights Background   I covered the Eiffel Tower with VersaMark ink and the rest of the stamp with Lilac Posies Memento ink and stamped it on the aged panel.Then I sprinkled silver embossing powder over the tower and embossed it.  

I stamped the clock a couple of times randomly in brown ink and then I tore the edges of the panel.  I sponged Ranger Antique Linen ink on the torn edges and then added a little silver embossing in a few spots.

I covered the Fleuradidy 2 stamp with Scrap Happy Glue and let it sit for a minute before rubbing Purple Rocks glitter all over it.  You can see Melissa demonstrate this awesome technique HERE!



I finished off the card by sewing the distress panel to the card front and added a strip of vellum that I had stamped the vintage sentiment on.  Then I added a couple of buttons.

Finally, I stamped the butterfly image from the Vintage Treasures on a piece of paper, cut it out, colored it with chalk and added it to the card front.


Thanks for stopping by....have a great weekend!


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Did you know that our very own Melissa is turning 29 AGAIN today?? Who knew??  Well that's right and we're going to help her celebrate the occasion by having a little bit of Birthday Bash GIVEAWAY!!!! 

The giveaway will be hosted right here on our blog! We've got a great bundled prize to hand out. 

Are you ready??? 


We'll have one winner for our 29 Again Birthday Bash and they'll receive a prize package valued at over $45!!!! Here's what the lucky winner will receive!




All you have to do to be eligible is to: 

  1. Leave a comment here on THIS POST and tell us what your favorite Rubber Cafe product is or if you've never tried our products, what looks interesting to you in the store. Yep that's it! You'll receive one entry.
  2. If you tell your friends about the contest and they let us know you sent them in their comment, you both will get TWO extra entries!!
  3. Bonus: If you follow our blog and let us know, you'll get an additional entry! 

Giveaway runs till 12:00am PST Sunday March 18th and the winner will be announced via the blog on Monday March 19th. 


Good luck everybody!!


66 comments:

MicheleC said...

I love the colors on this Kristine! The butterfly really pops and you've used my two fav technique. Distressing and sewing. LOVE IT!!!!!

Sabrina MacD said...

I follow the blog and the facebook page and have shared your contest notice on both my personal and scrappy facebook page. My FAVORITE rubber cafe item is SCRAP HAPPY GLUE. I NEED more I'm almost out, so winning this would be perfect timing. I also like no wait LOVE the Vintage/steampunk themed stamps.

Sabrina MacD said...

I just shared this with 14 of my crafty friends on facebook....:)

Karen T said...

Kristine! Beautifully done,and great techniques.

Kris said...

Beautiful! I love you scrap happy glue, I don't have many of your other items yet.

Kris said...

Beautiful! I love you scrap happy glue, I don't have many of your other items yet.

Kris said...

I shared on fb.

Sue said...

The Vintage Treasures stamp set. I use it alot!

Jen said...

I havent used any of it but I've been drooling over it all for a long time. LOL

heather nusz said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SCRAP HAPPY GLUE AND YOUR GLITTER. i tell all my fellow crafter about it. HAPPY B-DAY MeLiSsA.

Rosemary C said...

I love the glitter that you have, my second choice is your glue....

Rosemry C said...

I also follow your blog, sorry I forgot to tell you that on my first post!

Miriam Prantner said...

Really pretty! I am new to you guys, so browsed around the store a bit. I have no idea what exactly it is, but I'm totally intrigued by the Goosebumps texture spray.

Jen said...

I also started following the site. :)

Pauline said...

Great cards and I love the Scrap Happy Glue! ;) PT

Joyce S said...

Love the snowman stamps - must have made over 50 different cards with them last December! I follow the blog and facebook, too.

:corinne: said...

FABO giveaway. I love the vintage treasures.

:corinne: said...

Sabrina MacD sent me :)

:corinne: said...

I became a follower!

AmyJ said...

Very beautiful card. I love that butterlfy so much. I love the Scrappy Happy glue. I would love to try out the copic markers and the watercolor pencils and of course many many other items. Thanks for the chance to win some great stuff.

AmyJ said...

I am a follower of your FB and your blog. Woot Woot.

Victoria said...

Beautiful!!!

I love the "Warm and Cozy Warren" stamp. So adorable! It's my favorite!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!!!

My favorite product is the Happy Glue!!! I love it! I would so love to win since I too am turning 29 again next week. I would be a great birthday present!!

Victoria said...

Sabrina MacDonald sent me over! Glad to find an awesome new blog to follow!

I'll be a follower and "like" you on FB too!

Micia said...

I am a follower of both your FB page and blog! :) I haven't tried you stuff yet BUT would LOVE to try the glue I have heard so many good things about it :)

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Oh yeah, AmyJ sent me.

Jacilynn said...

Fabulous vintage/distressed card! The scrap Happy glue has been on my wish list for a while now ;)

Jacilynn said...

and I follow the blog!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow what a great giveaway. I love Love the butterfly and the swirl. love the colors. Iam a follower of your facebook and I get your news letter also I tried to follow your blog but its not up I think Iam already. I just shared. I have not Tried your Products yet but I love the Large Swirled Butterfly and a lot more to.Iam a Glitter person so I love your Glitters. I also Love Love the Fleuradidy 1&2. Thanks for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com
thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Michele Washburn said...

I'm fairly new to you. Just looking over the store and really love some of your rubber stamp images! Thanks for the chance to win!

Aunesty Janssen said...

Sabrina MacD sent me :)

Aunesty Janssen said...

I like the passport Stamp - super cute and great for Disney Epcot themed pages and cards

Becki said...

I have never used your products but I love the Ecclesiates 3:1 stamp. This is one of my favorite verses!

Great card, BTW. TFS!

Becki said...

I have been a follower on Facebook and the blog for a while now.

my crafting creations said...

super cute. love it.

my crafting creations said...

super cute. I love it.

faa95f82-6f9a-11e1-9176-000bcdcb5194 said...

I am new to your product - it was shared to me from Sabrina MacD! Looking forward to browsing!

destinyskye said...

I am new to your products, visiting per the invitefrom Sabrina MacD! Looking forward to browsing around.

NancyJB said...

The Scrappy Glue is the best!

T Young said...

You have a new follower thanks to Sabrina MacDonald :) Thanks Sabrina!! I took a quick peek at the store, and the goosebumps has me wondering !

madisonznana said...

The card is adorable!! My favorite product is the Scrap Happy Glue, running low right now.

madisonznana said...

I follow your blog, on Facebook and get your newsletter too!

Sheri MacMillan said...

Sabrina MacDonal sent me over to the blog, I just fell in love with the Paris at night stamp! If I don't win that will be my next purchase.
PS Happy Birthday Melissa!

jengd said...

Hippo birdies, two ewes! Hippo birdies, deer ewe! :) I'd love to try your Scrap Happy Glue- I've heard such great things! Beautiful card to boot!

Jane Barnes said...

Happy BdaY !! Iown quite a few, So many to choose from but My favorite stamp (so far) is the grater with wildflowers...The card is gorgeous!

jackie 4124 said...

I've not tried any products yet, but have the Scrap Happy Glue on my wishlist

Terrie said...

Love to try the SCRAP HAPPY GLUE ..WATCHED SOME TUTORIALS WITH IT AND LOOKS AMAZING. I follow the blog and facebook

Teresa Kalinski said...

Love your scrap happy glue and your glitter is the best!
Follow you of FB and your blog. Sharing your post with all my FB Craft Friends>
Happy Birthday Melissa!

Dawn Lee said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! I have not used your glue but did buy some of your 29 again stamps at the Mesa Convention.

Dawn

Dawn Lee said...

Oh, I just signed up for your blog too and have liked you on FB.

Dawn

Gisèle said...

Just watched your tutorial on making rosettes, it was awesome. Tks for chance of winning some of your products:)

Karen McAlpine said...

I'm a follower!

Karen McAlpine said...

I think the Warren stamps are really cute!

Karen McAlpine said...

Posted about the Birthday bash on my Facebook page.

McVic said...

my fav. item is scrap happy glue!! Love that stuff!!!
kacee

McVic said...

I follow your blog!!
kacee

McVic said...

Sabrina McD sent me over,
Kacee

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOE LOVE your scrap happy glue..I have used the product to make the most adorable flowers, glue globs galore...also, I have used your Typewriter stamp so many times I lost count..YOUR stamp is by far the best quality I have used EVER....Thanks for great products that do not dissapoint!!!

Marilyn said...

I LOVE LOE LOVE your scrap happy glue..I have used the product to make the most adorable flowers, glue globs galore...also, I have used your Typewriter stamp so many times I lost count..YOUR stamp is by far the best quality I have used EVER....Thanks for great products that do not dissapoint!!!

reneabouquets said...

Oh I love how you did the flourish and your stitching is a wonderful touch!

ScrapMyWay said...

YIKES!! You want us to pick a favorite...no way! I LOVE so many of your products such as the candis, the scrap happy glue, the wood stick and rubber thingy, the crystal gems etc.
The butterflies all glittery are as beautiful as you are for sharing with us!! Time to stop typing and get sharing..
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Kaneka said...

Love the Vintage Paris stamp. I got the scrap glue and some glitter at scrapbook expo Anaheim.

Thanks for chance to win.
Kaneka

planetjenn said...

I haven't had the pleasure of trying any of your products yet but I really dig many of the stamp designs.

Lura said...

I am a newcomer to your site but am very excited about all the rubber stamps, will have to order some of the scrap happy glue since that seems to be a favorite and wondering about the goosebump product. happy 29th birthday again melissa and thank you for the opportunity to get some gift on your birthday with you.

Lura said...

this is lura again, forgot to tell you i follow your blog and have told my friends on fb about you.

Kathy N. said...

I haven't purchased any Rubber Café product before, but I'm placing an order for the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue. It looks like it is so versatile, I can hardly wait to use it. I hope you're having a very happy Birthday!