Monday, April 30, 2012

Give Momma some Love...

Happppppppppppppppy day to you...  Cherry here for The Rubber Cafe' today.   Mother's day is just around the corner so I thought I would focus on a little something something for the sweet Mom's in our lives.   Of course a card is always nice but I thought I would create a companion piece to go along with my card, so I got out my coveted Rubber Cafe' stamps, Be Stylish and Give Momma Some Love. I also of course made sure my Scrap Happy glue was by my side.(It is my security it rarely leaves my side.)

I started with the card. I wanted to see if I could create a text background with one of the sentiments in the "Give Momma Some Love" set...I stamped it on the top part of my cardstock staggering it a bit. I didn't worry about perfection because I knew that most of it would be covered up. I loved the font to this set, so old fashioned and feminine.   I added my papers to the bottom half of the card and my scroll diecut and than stitched around the edges. I inked the edges for an aged appearance as well. After that I used a scrap piece of cardstock and stamped my main sentiment and adhered it with my Scrap Happy glue and a button.

I than went to work layering and creating my bloom.....if you look you will see that I created text onto some canvas using the "Give Momma Some Love" stamp as well to keep with the theme. I used old lace and canvas as the base along with a vintage button. I used hot glue so that it would adhere very quickly. Other than that some homemade stick pins and crickle ribbon. 

Now with the the companion piece I made a "mini pincushion" of sorts using the "Be Stylish" corset. I stamped it on to some canvas, tea stained it and then cut it out.  

I stamped two images, and layered them together stitching around almost completely leaving just enough room to stuff just a smidgeon of fiber fill inside to puff it up. I created a base using the largest die from the Spellbinders Labels eight diecut set and cover ed it with my papers. I used a diecut paper frame in order to highlight my "mannequin" and added a chipboard pole left from another project and using it along with the corset to create a dress form.   I also used some vintage laces, crickle ribbons, buttons, homemade posy, and a couple little stick pins from my own stash.

I had so much fun stamping onto fabric and must remember to try it again! I think this will make an adorable little gift for a fellow Mom, friend, or for your own Momma!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for letting me share!
  hugs, cherry

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'- Be Stylish, Give Momma Some Love
Paper: PTI cardstock, Melissa Frances, K&Company
Ink:  PTI Chocolate Brown
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Prima-  Diecuts, ribbon- my own making, stick pins, vintage laces- for flowers, vintage button card, canvas fabric- for flowers
Tools:  The Rubber Cafe'- Spellbinders Nestabilities label 8 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

We will Always have Paris!

 Hello, my dear stamping friends! Irit is here again, and this time with my very first Arch.
Some of my new addiction: Mixed Media projects, made for no reason. This is my very first Arch, made with this most gorgeous Paris Nights background The Rubber Cafe stamp. I don't  have any pre-made arches, so I used the tag, a circle cutter and then covered the hole with some Tim Holtz Tape to make it an arch.

 Will be back  on June 20
 The background was stamped with blue ink and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. Then I used Tim Holtz Distress stains to color the arch piece, using some water mist too.
An Eiffel Tower was then cut again  from another stamping and I hand cut it to layer the second layer with 3d foam glue.
The clock  from Vintage Treasures stamp set was stamped over another cardstock and cut into 2 non equal pieces, glued then on the arch.
Then I added some film clear tape, made my sentiment (you know, Casablanca movie one), added the felt Prima swirl with Scrap Happy Glue and changed the silver Paris letters to blue with Clear embossing ink and blue embossing powder.The small letters misted look was a mistake (I added some  3d glaze over the letters and used embossing powder before it was dry- but I actually like this look).

The words are from Authentique stickers, Letters are from MM old set.

Hope you like my Mixed Media play.  See you next time with more of my  projects.

Stamps:The Rubber Cafe'- Vintage Treasures, Paris Nights background  
Paper:  Tag by Ranger, Authentique
Inks: Clearsnap, embossing powder, Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue, dimensional pop dots, Glossy Accents
Embellishments:  Letter stickers, letters: Pressed Petals, My Little Shoebox, Felt: Prima, Clear Film Tapes- 7 Gypsies, Prima, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Tools: Circle cutter to form top of tag

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Let's Brighten Up Your Wall!

Hello on Saturday everyone.
I have a wonderful fun project to share with you on this weekend.
It's a home decor project that you can hang on the wall.

What do you need.
Picture frame, Butterfly stamp set.
How to :
Simply make flowers using pattern paper and adhere them on the photo frame that has had the back removed.
Stamp different butterflies on pattern paper and emboss them with bright fun colored embossing powder.
Easy peasy ,right ? 

Let's take a look closer here 

Just so in love with this Butterfly stamp set, and the endless possibilies for creative and cute projects with these stamps

Thank you so much everyone for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Rubber Cafe store for more good quality and design stamp set.
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' -Butterfly Set
Ink: Versa Mark, various embossing powders.
Paper: patterned paper
Other: Photo frame (just use the glass and the frame)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Got Shells?

Summer will be here before you know it so I thought I share some fun Beach inspired projects with you today!  The Rubber Cafe has a huge selections of terrific summery images available in the on line store now!

I made a couple of cards using the  Sea Shell Set .  Here's the first one.

I was inspired by the colors in that yummy ribbon that I recently got from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The shells were stamped with VersaMark embossing ink and then embossed with Aged Gold Embossing Powder by Stampendous.  I love this stuff! This card looks really cool in real life! Everything was glued down with Scrap Happy Glue.

Here is another card that I made with the same Sea Shell Set and the Medium Lightning Whelk Conch Shell.  

Here's how I created the background.  First put all four of the stamps from the Sea Shell Set on a clear block.

Ink the stamps up with Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink and stamp randomly to cover the beige panel of card stock.  It's a fast and easy way to create a great background paper!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today and are inspired to go create some summer inspired projects for yourself!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'-  Sea Shell Set , Medium Lightning Whelk Conch Shell
Paper: The Rubber Cafe'-Pugnacious Signature paper-white, Bazzill Basics Card Stock
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue.
Other: Really Reasonable Ribbon, Aged Gold Embossing Powder by Stampendous, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Be Amazing"- Wall Decor

Hello everyone. Natt Smith here with you today. I have been posting a lot of cards using The Rubber Cafe products lately so I though it might be good to show you some home decor projects this week.
Let take a look at what I made and how I make it.

For this project you'll need : Scrap Happy Glue, Vintage Treasures Stamp Set, canvas block, gesso, foam brush, acrylic colors, mask or stencil that you like.

 How to : First I applied gesso all over the canvas block then paint base color.
Stamp vintage background on to it. Wait until ink completely dry then put mask on top before you paint with your second acrylic color.

Thank you everyone for stopping by and have a great day !!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Vintage Treasures
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Other: Canvas,  Gesso, acrylic paints

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Rubber Cafe / Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop Winner!

This is the second post of the day so be sure to see the beautiful project by Design Team member Renea by scrolling down a little bit further! 

We want to thank you for hopping along with us on The Rubber Cafe / Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop. We had a lot of fun seeing all the wonderful projects created by both outstanding design teams. The ribbon we received to play with was gorgeous!! Be sure and visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon store and tell them The Rubber Cafe sent you!

Our winner for the $20 gift of:

The winner will have until May 2, 2012 to contact us by sending an email to marketing(at) (don't forget to replace the at and parenthesis with the "at sign") - Please send us your full name and address so that we can send out your prize! 
So without further delay . . . Our winner is . . . . . .   

 Laraine R!!

Congratulations Laraine!

Laraine R said...
Fabulous job everyone did! Love it all! How fun
We want to thank Really Reasonable Ribbon for playing along with us this month. We just loved their products and we can't wait to work with them again! 

Thank you to our loyal blog readers and The Rubber Cafe family! That was a great hop! 

Once Upon A Time

Happy Wednesday everybody! Today, I am sharing a layout that I did using some of the wonderful Rubber Cafe stamps and products. I created this layout to show that  stamps can be used for so much more than just an image, it can add warmth, depth and detail to your project, just by changing the way you use it.

I started with 2 layers of Glitz Pretty In Pink papers. Deeply distressing and staining the edges of the 2nd layer and staining them with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Stain.

Here I layered in some white crochet lace, then I took some cream card stock and stamped it with the Postcard Stamp from The Rubber Cafe Vintage Treasures Stamp Set with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and then stamped over that randomly with the Clock Stamp from The Rubber Cafe Vintage Treasures Stamp Set, using Mixed Media Leather Ink, cut the paper into a strip and then distressed and stained the edges with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Stain, creating a decorative strip. I then cut some Glitz paper and card stock with a Spellbinder's Fleur De Lis Squares Die Set stacked them using some One and Only Tape that I turned into foam strips and are so perfect for creating dimension. I then popped on a sweet Prima Art Tile to finish it off.

In the top right hand corner I used The Rubber Cafe Blossom Branch Stamp colored the stamp with multiple colors of Tim Holtz Distress Markers and stamped the image twice at different angles to create the image you see, then added some Rubber Cafe Cotton Candy Jellie Dots for accents.

 I used Dollie Layers that I stained with  Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Stain, cut a circle out of a piece of Moxie Cottontail paper, and then punched around it and then stamped it with the Postcard Stamp from The Rubber Cafe Vintage Treasures Stamp Set,  using the stamp to create a nice dimensional printed piece to layer with. I layered the photo in and then topped it with a Glitz Peek A Boo.

I cut some banners out of a piece of the Glitz paper cutting a second layer, then I stamped the pieces with The Rubber Cafe Heart Strings Stamp,  layering the pieces on top of one another using some One and Only Tape that I turned into foam strips, attached some Rubber Cafe Crystal Clear Jellie Dots and attached some trim to create the look of a banner.

I added in a second, plain banner. Created some rolled flowers using The Rubber Cafe White Puffies to add texture and dimension. I colored the FabScraps Title with layers of Tattered Angels Mists, then added on some Rubber Cafe Crystal Clear Jellie Dots for accent and bling.

For the finishing touch, I used The Rubber Cafe Flat Wing Butterfly Stamp stamped the image onto white card stock, then glittered the image using Your So Fine Princess Pink Glitter and then blinged it up using some Rubber Cafe Crystal Clear Jellie Dots and Rubber Cafe Cotton Candy Jellie Dots, and added a silver wire antenna.

See how much warmth, depth and detail you can add with stamps! I love them!! They are little images, that you can use over and over in so many different ways to get as many different looks as your imagination can create. They are definitely money well spent, because they can be used endlessly!

Thanks for the visit!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Postcard  and Clock Stamp from The Rubber Cafe Vintage Treasures Stamp Set, The Rubber Cafe Blossom Branch Stamp, The Rubber Cafe Heart Strings Stamp, The Rubber Cafe Flat Wing Butterfly Stamp
Paper: Card Stock, Glitz Pretty In Pink Papers, Moxxie Cottontail Paper
Ink:  Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Stain , Distress Inks, Markers, Tattered Angels Mists
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' One and Only Tape
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe', Rubber Cafe Cotton Candy Jellie Dots, Rubber Cafe Crystal Clear Jellie Dots, Your So Fine Princess Pink Glitter
Tools:  Spellbinder's Fleur De Lis Squares Die Set , MS Punch, Zutter
Other: Prima Art Tiles, Glitz Peek-A-Boos, FabScraps Chipboard, Gesso