Friday, November 29, 2013

Creative Cafe' KOTM Snow Globe Shaker Card

It's HO HO HO-liday card making time!  Laura here today
at The Rubber Cafe' with a slight twist on the everyday
shaker card.  This one is a "stand-up" snow globe card made
with our fantastic Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month:

Card Base:
  Standard easel card which is 4" x 8"; scored at 4" and 2" on one side.
  1&3/4" by 3&3/4" silver snowflake paper on the 2" folded piece
  (under the snow globe base) and a 1" by 3&3/4" piece along the
  bottom of the card under the sentiment.  The sentiment strip is finished
  using a small scrap of peppermint stripe (about 1" by 3&1/4") and a
  thin strip of red cardstock.

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and embossed in black on the
gray snowflake paper, punched it out with a 1&1/4" punch, and layered
onto a 1&1/2" circle of red cardstock, then foam taped to the center.
Red Queen & Co rhinestones, clear bling and a snowflake finish the base.

Snow Globe:
  Use Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle die (largest size) to cut shiny
  red cardstock.  Cut a white cardstock circle, a shiny red cardstock
  circle and also a piece of acetate using the Spellbinders Classic Circle
  die (largest size).  When cutting the acetate, run it thru machine a few
  times to make sure you've got a good cut.

  Take red cardstock circle, and use next size smaller Classic Circle die
  to cut out the center and leave just a rim.  Set aside to complete later.

Snow Globe Base:
  Lay white circle on the scallop, and line up your snow globe
  base piece (a 1&1/4" by 4&1/4" piece of red cardstock), and
  make a small mark where it lines up with the edges:

Trim the slanted edges on both sides of this base piece by lining
up on your paper trimmer using these marks like so:

Use a 1" by 4&1/4" piece of silver snowflake, use red cardstock
snow globe base to trim at an angle, then wrap this piece with
organza ribbon (I used a small piece of One and Only tape to
keep it in place:

This is glued with The Rubber Cafe' Scrap Happy Glue, to the red
base, and then another piece of ribbon is slipped under and used to
tie on a bow:

A couple of snowflakes are added to finish the base:

Assembly of the Globe:

  Stamp Santa in Versamark, and emboss in black on right side of circle:

To finish Santa, emboss on another small piece of white cardstock
in red, fussy cut out hat and sleeve.  Glue red hat and sleeve to image
above using Scrap Happy Glue, and add a very thin amount of Scrap
Happy Glue to the fur on Santa's sleeve and hat.  Sprinkle with some
Cool Highlight You're So Fine glitter.  You could also color Santa in
with markers....I liked him in black and white.  Adhere this circle to
the red scallop piece, and glue on a few of the snowflakes next to Santa.

Next up, glue the red ring to the acetate circle, then add foam tape to
the back (acetate side) of this piece (sorry in advance, but acetate doesn't
show up in pictures IS in the middle of this circle!):

Sprinkle red sequins onto the Santa piece, and stick down the
acetate circle piece on top.

Glue the base piece to the bottom edge of your circle, and you
have your completed globe:

Line the base of the globe up with the base of the 2" flap on the
easel card and glue in place....lay flat to completely dry.  Add any
additional embellishment (I added a snowflake to the top of the
globe next to Santa).

Your card is ready to send for some holiday cheer!

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend, and thanks
so much for stoppin' by the Cafe' today!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: T'was the Night
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: T'was the Night
Ink:  Versamark
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-You're so Fine Glitter-
Cool Highlight; Red organza ribbon, sequins, snowflakes,
Queen & Co bling-from T'was the Night KOTM
Adhesive:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; foam tape
Tools: WOW embossing powder-black, cable car red;
Spellbinders dies-Classic Circles and Scallops

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Leafy Fun Labrador

Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing a window card I made with The Rubber Cafe's Leafy Fun Labrador stamps. I immediately fell in love with this stamp set when I saw it in the store - isn't the dog cute playing in the leaves?
Leafy Labrador - Designs By Dawn Rene wm

I used Tea Stained Mica Fragments for the leaves. These mica fragments are great for adding bling and texture to projects. The flakes vary in size. You can use them as they come in the bottle or you can crush them to make smaller pieces.
Card - Leafy Labrador 1

When I started this project, I wasn't sure if I wanted the mica chips to be larger or smaller, so I did a test image and tried both. The image on the left has the larger fragments and the image on the right has mica chips that I crushed. I decided to go with the larger chips!

I stamped the Leafy Fun Labrador image on patterned paper, fussy cut it out, and glued it on a different colored piece of paper so there was a contrasting background. I rubbed Scrap Happy Glue over the pile of leaves in the image, poured on the mica fragments and tapped off the excess. It needs to sit a while to completely dry!

Card - Leafy Labrador 5

I used the Scor-Pal to emboss the cream cardstock on the edge of the window. The leaves around the outside of the window are stamps from Leafy Fun Labrador set that I fussy cut out of patterned paper.
Card - Leafy Labrador CU

Here is another picture of the completed card!
Leafy Labrador - Designs By Dawn Rene wm

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Leafy Fun Labrador, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: CTMH Cardstock, Daisy D Paper
Ink: The Rubber Cafe - Memento Cocoa Ink
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe - Scrap Happy Glue
Ribbon: Lovebug Creations - Autumn Spice and Beary Brown
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe - Tea Stained Mica Fragments, Eyelets, Twine
Tools: The Rubber Cafe - Scor-Pal, Tag Punch

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Holly Jolly Ornament Card!

Hello TRC Fans!  Hope you are having a wonderful week!  I have been busy getting things ready for our big turkey feast on Thursday and I bet you have been doing that, too!    Creating cards has always been a great stress-reliever for me and last night was no different.  I sat at my crafty table with the contents of the November Creative Cafe' Kit spread all around and I started making some cards.   Here is one of the cards I created!

This is a square card that measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4".  Unfortunately, that means it will cost extra for postage when you mail it.  But this card could easily be made into the A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2") size so that extra postage won't be an issue. 

To make this card you will need:  November Creative Cafe' Kit (Twas the Night), Heat Embossing Tool, White Embossing Powder and Versamark Pad.  First cut the Black cardstock included in your kit to 5 1/4 x 10 1/2".  Score at 5 1/4" and fold it in half.  Cut a piece of red cardstock (included in kit -either the cardstock or patterned paper) to 5 x 5".  Then cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 3/4 x 4 3/4".  Layer the red and white together.  Cut a piece of  grey patterned paper from the Echo Park Tis the Season (included in kit) to  4 3/4 x 3".  You will also need to cut a strip of red paper using either an edge punch or a die template.  I used the 2013 Heirloom Ornament dies from Spellbinders but other nested ornament dies would work, too!

I used the Scrap Happy Sheer Glue with the Tiny Detailer nozzle to adhere everything down.

Next I stamped the "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" onto one of the Chalk It Tags (included in kit) using Versamark ink.  Then I sprinkled my white embossing powder on and tapped off the excess.

Using my little tweezers, I heat set the embossing powder.  Don't panic if it looks like the Chalk It tag is bubbling.....keep heating it and that will go away.  Also if there is stray embossing powder, just use your finger to wipe it away after it has been set and cooled off.

Here is a close-up of my tag. I just love all the goodies in this kit.  I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope you will give it a try!  Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - November Creative Cafe' Kit - T'was the Night
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - November Creative Cafe' Kit featuring Echo Park - Tis the Season 
Ink:   Versa Mark Stamp pad,
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer GlueScrap Adhesive 3D foam squares
Embellishments: Ribbon - Red Organdy ribbon , Snowflake Rhinestones from November Creative Cafe' Kit, Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder
Tools/Dies : Spellbinders 2013 Heirloom Ornament Dies, heat tool

Monday, November 25, 2013

You Make Me Smile!

Hi folks! Happy Monday!
Tesa here to share a simple card using my all time favorite color combo. I always like the blue and brown cards best… :)
You make me smile
I teamed up the Fabulous Phrases and Butterfly set with some oldies but goldies papers – MME Lost and Found. I cut out the banner from the paper and used a Spellbinders die to make the frame.
Both sentiment and butterfly are stamped with Archival Ink – Coffee.
You make me smile 2
I wish you all a great new week!
Ink: Archival ink – Coffee, Distress ink – Vintage photo.
Papers: Kraft and brown cardstock – Bazzill basics, MME – Lost and Found.
Embellishments: Twine, Flowers - Prima roses, Leafs – Petaloo
Tools/Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts- Decorative Labels Twenty-seven

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holly Jolly Joy Fold Card

Hi there!  Kristine here with a fun Joy Fold card that I made with The Rubber Cafe November Creative Cafe' Kit.

In addition to the supplies from the kit I used, Spellbinders dies, Scrap Happy Glue, Copic Markers and Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Squares.

Here's the card when it is closed up.

To make the card you'll need to cut this paper:

  • One 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of black cardstock
  • One 3" x 8" piece of red cardstock
  • Two 2 3/4" x 4" pieces of designer paper (optional)
  • One 2" x 3" piece of white cardstock
  • One 2 1/8" x 3 1/8" piece of black cardstock

  • Start by folding the panel of black cardstock at 5 1/2 inches.

    Adhere the ornament patterned paper panel to the front of the smaller half of the black panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.
    Adhere the black patterned paper to the inside of the larger half of the black panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

    Fold the red panel in half.

    Adhere the red pattern paper panel to the red panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue as shown in the picture below.

    Adhere the red panel to the black panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue as shown in the picture.

    The picture below shows how it looks when folded up.  The ornament panel folds in first and then the red panel folds in.

    Stamp the flying reindeer image on the small white panel with black ink and then stamp again on a white scrap.  Back the white panel with the larger black panel.  Use a circle punch or die to punch around the circle part of the image and adhere on top of the other image with a 3D foam square.

    Adhere the panel to the red panel with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.  Adhere a red rhinestone in each corner of the panel as shown.

    Stamp ornaments on a white scrap and color with copic markers (R21-R22-R24-YG61-YG63-Y26-C1-C3).

    Stamp the sentiment on one of the black stickers with VersaMark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.
    Adhere the sticker to a scrap of black cardstock and then cut it out and adhere to a white panel with  Scrap Adhesive 3D foam squares.  
    Fuss cut out the ornaments and adhere them with Scrap Adhesive 3D foam squares.
    Back panel with a slightly larger black panel.

    Adhere this panel to the inside of the card on the red panel as shown.

    Tie a piece of red ribbon around the right side of the card as shown in the picture below.

    When you close the card you can use the ribbon to hold the top panel closed.

    I hope you enjoyed my Joy Fold Card Tutorial!  Check back soon for more great projects from the Design Team!

    Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - November Creative Cafe' Kit - T'was the Night, Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle, and Let it Snow Add-on Stamp sets
    Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - November Creative Cafe' Kit featuring Echo Park - Tis the Season
    Ink:  Memento Ink; Tuxedo Black; Ladybug Red;  Versa Mark Stamp pad,
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, Scrap Adhesive 3D foam squares
    Embellishments: Ribbon - Black ribbon , Snowflake Rhinestones, and sequins from November Creative Cafe' Kit,Stampendous Red Tinsel Embossing Powder
    Tools/Dies : Spellbinders rectangle and Scallop Rectangle dies , heat tool

    Saturday, November 23, 2013

    Photo Cards - featuring the Creative Cafe' kit 'Twas the Night

    Hi Everyone-

    Today - I want to show you how easy it is to create photo cards for your holiday mailings this year!
    And of course my products and stamps used are all coming from the Creative Cafe' kit this month called 'Twas the night.

    My photo card today -is featuring my beautiful feline friend, Liberty! 

    This was super easy to make - I cut an outer sleeve using that wonderful Grey Polka dot pattern from the Echo Park's Tis the Season 6x6 pad included in the kit -and punched a square window to reveal my photo placed on the tag inside.  I used a 1/2" circle punch to create a finger hold to allow for easy access to the curved edge of my interior tag. 
    I framed my photo in using the green polka-dot and layered a window sheet to cover the square.
    Adding stamped a sentiment on one of the Chalkboard sticker elements also included in your kit and the cute Red bow paper-pieced to the window help finish up the outside.  Inside you'll find there is another sentiment.
    Here's an open view -

    For the inside, I've backed and framed in her photo which is approximately 2 1/2" square - leaving just enough space for the sentiment "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas"  All of this is mounted on black cardstock while my tag is using another Red patterned paper from the Tis The Season pad.
    The overall size of my card is 3 x 5 1/2 - keeping it very easy to slide in an envelope and mail.  And even though the frame is popped up a bit using the Clear foam rolled tape - it is relately flat so should not require any extra postage. 
    Here are my cut measurements:

    • Outside sleeve- Grey Polka-dot  6 x 5 1/2 -scored in from each end at 3"
    • Black patterned piece 2" and punched with large scallop border punch to join seam in back.
    • Window - punched with MS scalloped square anywhere punch
    • Green polka dot cut at 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 and a 2"square cut out from that to make frame.
    • Acetate window sheet- 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
    • Inside tag - Red patterned piece - cut at 2 7/8" wide x 6" - punching one short end with the same large scallop border punch to give your tag
    • Black cardstock - 2 3/4 x 5 1/2
    Another easy idea would be to print your photos on your cardstock and cut into postcards - there are numerous stamp images you can add to frame in your photo -or add to the other side where you stamp and address your card.
    I hope this inspires you to get busy and consider making and sending your holiday wishes to friends and families - with products and stamps from the Rubber Cafe'!
    Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' kit -Twas the Night
    Paper:The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' kit -Twas the Night
    Embelishments: Chalk board shaped embellishment included in kit; transparency or recycled packaging for window sheet.
    Tools/Dies:  EK Success -large scallop border punch; SU 1/2" circle punch; Martha Stewart- Anywhere square scallop punch