Sunday, December 29, 2013

Wish Big

Hi There! 
Today I have a fun, quick Card to share with you that I made with the December Wish Big Creative Cafe' Kit.
For this card you'll need to start with the following panels:
  • 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" brown panel which you will fold in half for the card base
  • 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" panel of flowered paper
  • 4" x 5 1/4" cloud paper
  • 4" x 1 1/4" panel of green gingham paper
Adhere the cloud paper to the flowered paper with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.  Layer the re the patterned paper to the brown card base.

  • Adhere the tree sticker that comes with the kit to a white scrap and trim around the tree leaving a little white frame.   
  • Punch the green panel with a "grass" punch or use scissors to cut grass.
  • Tie ribbon from the kit around the top of the card.
  • Adhere the "grass" and the tree to the card with Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the card and color in the "Big" with a pink marker.
  • Stamp the owl and the wand on a scrap of white cardstock, color with copic markers and fussy cut out.
  • Stamp the balloons two times on white cardstock and fussy cut out as shown in the picture below.

To finish, adhere the owl and balloons to the card as shown with 3d Foam Squares.
Here's a view that shows the popped up images better.

I hope you have been playing along with your kit all month long!  Wait till you see next months kit and all the awesome design team projects!  You'll be inspired!
Stamps:The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit - Wish Big 
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit - Wish Big
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, 3d Foam Squares
Embellishments: Ribbon available in your kit

Friday, December 27, 2013

Everyday Wonderful with Creative Cafe' KOTM

Hey all!  Laura here with a you wish you had a stash of cards to send when a friend is needing a pick me up, or to say a simple thank you or I'm thinking of you?  It's my goal for 2014 to be better about having those types of cards ready to go, so I can send one out at a moments notice.  Want to join me?  This month The Rubber Cafe' Creative Cafe' Kit is wonderful for cards like this one:

To make this card:

Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" kraft cardstock

First Layer: Blue wood grain pattern paper 4" by 3&1/4" adhered to the
                   right side of card leaving slight border of kraft cardstock
                   Pink dot cardstock 1" strip adhered to left side leaving slight

Second Layer: 4" by 1&1/2" strip of tree pattern paper with 1/2" strip of
                        blue paper adhered to left side.  Tie blue seam binding
                        ribbon around this piece, then adhere to card.

Embellishment: Clouds stamped on white and fussy cut (one cut in half)
                         then adhered to card.  Doodlebug tree sticker added,
                         then 3 small hearts stamped using Worn Lipstick Distress
                         Ink, sentiment stamped on pink dot cardstock, trimmed to
                         a thin banner and adhered over tree trunk.  Faux button
                         sticker foam taped, then faux button and upper left corner
                         were accented with pearls.

Have you been enjoying all the inspiration this month?  Great creative ideas
to jump start your crafting in the New Year!!

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today.....looking forward to sharing more
creative ideas in the New Year!!
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Wish Big
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Wish Big
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo; Distress Ink-Worn Lipstick
Embellishments:  Queen and Co pearls, seam binding ribbon, Doodlebug
stickers: Wish Big KOTM
Adhesive:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, foam tape

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Birthday Tri-Fold Card

Hi There!  Welcome to the TRC blog!

Today I have a fun Tri-Fold Card to share with you that I made with the December Wish Big Creative Cafe' Kit and the add on stamp set, Birthday Wishes.  This card was a lot of work but it is amazing when it's done and the recipient will LOVE it!


Start with a 11" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock and score at 4" and 7 1/2".

Measure an inch away from each edge and and inch and a half from each side of the 7 1/2" score.

Score and cut on the line as shown in the picture below.

Measure each of the panels and then create paper panels 1/4" smaller to cover the panels as shown.

Then decorate the panels.

Here is a closer look at the front of the card.  I stamped the banners with pink ink on yellow paper and then fussy cut them out and adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares.  I stamped the owls on scraps of white cardstock and colored with copic markers before fussy cutting them out.  I stamped the balloons two times on white cardstock and then two times on three different patterned papers which I used to paper piece the balloons.

For the finishing touch stamp extra owls and cupcakes on white cardstock, color and fussy cut out.
Adhere them to the card with 3D Foam Squares.

This month's kit of the month is so fun!  You will love all the bright colors and adorable stamps and sentiments.  I hope this card has inspired you to get stamping!

Stamps - The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit - Wish Big , Add on Set-Birthday Wishes
Cardstock and Patterned papers: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit - Wish Big
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento dye Ink; Copic Markers
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, 3d Foam Squares
Tools/Dies: Spellbinders Dies, Scor-Pal,

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas -Pyramid Card fold

Hi Everyone!!  Today - I decided to go back to our previous kit from November and share a fun card I used to make my own Christmas cards with this year, called the Pyramid fold!
Just arriving yesterday in Minnesota - I'm surrounded by Christmas and the flurry of final preparations for the upcoming holiday! 

As I said, I'm featuring the stamps from our November Creative Cafe' kit stamp set - but if you were unable to get this kit, The Rubber Cafe'-has many other Christmas stamps available for your use. 

I made this card with (3)  4" square pieces- but the fun part is you can use any size you want as long as they are all the same.  My mass production set was made with 3" square pieces.  One 12 x 12 pc of cardstock or Patterned paper will give you 4 cards.

Here's a look at my finished Pyramid card, using 4" squares
 I am using this sweet reindeer to holds my tree closed while standing, you can use a decorative brad or any embellishment as long as you position it so the angled edge can tuck under. 
It's difficult to tell but I have used Diamond Clear Glitter on my Sparkle & Shine tag placed on his antlers.  I diecut some holly leaves and used the red gems also from the kit for red berries.
The Pyramid fold card itself really easy to make when you know how! 
  • Cut pieces are just 3 - square pcs all the same size.  -  I've used 3" and my sample above is 4" square.
  • Any other pieces are really just how you decide to embellish your Pyramid tree.  
When choosing your paper- I really liked the double-sided prints, but just plan how you want to place your sentiment- you can always stamp and layer on solid cardstock if your paper is too busy.
  • To assemble take your ScorePal and score a line from one point to the other - so you'll have a diagonal fold through each piece.
  • Take and position one square at a 45degree angle so that your score line is positioned vertically.
  • The other 2 squares will be adhered with a straight edge up against that vertical line one on each side.  There is also a U-Tube tutorial here
 In my photo below you can see how the squares are joined -with my sentiment added.  This is a double-sided paper with the solid cranberry on the opposite side of my print.

 Here's another closer look at my sentiment - this and the chalkboard sticker behind it are also from November's kit.
 Once again my finished card! 
 I hope you'll give these a try - they can be used for any occassion - I just loved the Tree shape they provided for Christmas, plus the fact you can open and fold them flat for mailing in any A2 size envelope make them all the more appealing!
Thanks for stopping by ! 
Have a wonderful Holiday
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - November's Creative Cafe'-kit and stamp set
Ink:  Memento-Tuxedo Black;
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue; Diamond Clear Glitter
Embellishments: Queen & Co. Red gems; holly leaves diecut w/ Tim Holtz' smaller Mover Shaker holly die
Tools/Dies:  Tim Holt- holly leaves for Mover Shaker; Decorative label punches from SU;

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Creative Cafe Kit ~ Birthday Banner!

Hello ~ Hello!!!  Kendra here today with one of my favorite cards for this month's Creative Cafe Kit called Wish Big.  I just love all the pretty elements of this kit ~ the pop-up tree sticker, the gorgeous papers & ribbons and of course, the fun Birthday banner from the Wish Big stamp set.

To add the banner to my card, I stamped the images directly on my pattern paper. These are two different stamps and since they are clear, they are super easy to line up.  

Although, they stamped out nice and clear on the pattern paper, I really wanted them to pop, so I stamped them again on white cardstock.  Then I trimmed out each letter with my scissors.

Once they were all trimmed, I just attached each letter on top of the banner I originally stamped on the pattern paper.   Then to cover up the tops of the banner strings, I added some Queen & Co Pearl accents at the top edge of the card. The pretty pearls are included in the kit & I also added some to the flowers on the tree.

For the final step, I made a matching envelop for the birthday card using some of the stickers and pattern paper from the kit.

I know you are really going to enjoy this awesome Creative Cafe Kit!

Kendra Wietstock
Supply List:
Creative Cafe Kit - Wish Big (Bazzill Cardstock; Doodlebug Designs Inc Flower Box Pattern paper & tree sticker; Ribbon, Wish Big Stamp set & Birthday Wishes Add-on Stamp set; Queen & Co pearl accents; Stickers on envelope.
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Music Note Necklaces

Happy Wednesday! Dawn Rene here to share two music note stamped necklaces I made for my daughter's friends for Christmas.
Music Note Necklaces - Designs By Dawn Rene

I stamped a music sheet from the Don't Be Washi set on white card stock with light brown ink. Then I stamped a note from the Music Notes set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on top of it. I covered the stamps with a fixative spray. You can use any type of fixative, but this step is important so that the ink doesn't bleed when you add the diamond glaze. Even archival ink will bleed.
Music Note Necklace - Designs By Dawn Rene S
I cut out a one inch square and glued it in a bezel I bought from Joanne's. I don't recommend this specific bezel because the hole at the top is very small so it really limits the chains you can use with it (unless you add jump rings which I didn't want to do). Normally I solder my own bezels but I wanted to show one that didn't require soldering.

I filled the bezel with diamond glaze. You can also use resin or liquid glass. Before the glaze dried I sprinkled some You're So Fine Silver Glitter over the pendant to add some bling. Teenage girls love bling. On one of the necklaces I attached a fresh water pearl. On the other necklace I attached a fresh water pearl, a tiger eye gemstone, and a black onyx gemstone.
    Music Note Necklace - Designs By Dawn Rene CU

I created tags to use as "packaging" for the necklaces. The necklaces are hung over the top and down the front of the tags. The edges around the front of the tags are dusted with You're So Fine Silver Glitter. I made pockets in the back where I stuffed the rest of the chain. The "Happy Holidays" sentiment is from the Christmas Tidings stamp set. I cut the words apart so I could stack them. Then I finished off the back of the tags with faux stitching.
Music Note Necklace - Designs By Dawn Rene BK

I stamped the Music Notes on white grosgrain ribbon which I tied on top of the tags. Here is another picture of the necklaces on the tags. I hope the girls like them!
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Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe - Music Notes, Christmas Tidings, and Don't Be Washi
Paper: CTMH White Card Stock
Ink and Markers: The Rubber Cafe - Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, CTMH Brown Bag Ink, Black Marker
Adhesive: Diamond Glaze
Glitter: The Rubber Cafe - You're So Fine Glitter - Silver Medal
Embellishments: Ribbon, Eyelet, Ball Chain, Bezel, Tigers Eye Gemstone, Fresh Water Pearls, Black Onyx Gemstone, Jump Rings

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Birthday Wishes!!

Hello The Rubber Cafe' Fans!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  Today I took a break from my frenzied Christmas Card making and made a super cute birthday card using the December Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month - Wish Big with the Birthday Wishes add-on set.  This was such a fun card to make.  I did some paper piecing and just alittle bit of coloring on the owls.

Here is a close-up of my card!  I really love the colors that are in the paper pad included in this month's kit!  So cute!  I paper pieced the balloons and the little envelope that the owl is holding in his beak.   One of the ways I utilize as much paper from the kit as possible is that I don't throw any of my scraps away.  I know it gets kinda hard to keep track of them but I have a cello bag that I put them in and I staple it to the back of my paper pad to hold the scraps.  Then when I go to paper piece, I am sure to find just the right paper to use.

This card was super easy to make but it looks like you really worked a long time to make it!  My favorite type of card!  Hope my tip helps you get the most of your paper from this kit!!

Measurements of this card:
  • Base - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" and folded
  • Green layer - 4 x 5 1/4"
  • Flower Layer - 3 x 4"
  • Yellow Layer - 3 x 3
  • White Layer - 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"

Supplies Used: 
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Wish Big and Birthday Wishes Add-on Set
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: Wish Big 
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: Queen & Co. Candy Shoppe Dots, Pink seam binding ribbon included in Wish Big KOTM
Adhesive:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, Tiny Detailer Tip

Monday, December 16, 2013

Dogs are people too!

Hi! Tesa here with a card using the cutest pug stamp ever. It’s a favorite of mine, look at his face!!!! :)
Dogs are people too 1
The pug is stamped on water color paper and colored with distress inks: Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Weathered wood and Black soot. Then it’s cut out and placed into the polaroid from the Pictures Framed set. (LOVE that set!)
I used some Kool Tak foam behind the head to get the impression of the pug peeking out from the frame.
Dogs are people too 2
The papers are from Bo Bunny – Autumn song paper pad. It was part of the October “Fall Harvest” Creative Cafe Kit and it’s absolutely stunning. Such amazing colors! The sentiment is stamped on the Polaroid frame and I added some glitter with the Zig Wink of Stella brush. The eyes and the nose are covered with some Glossy Accent.
That’s all from me. Have a great new week!!!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe – A Pug for the HolidaysPictures Framed and Dogs are people too!.
Ink: Versa Fine – Onyx black. Distress ink - Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Weathered wood and Black soot.
Paper: Water color paper, Pugnacious signature paper white, black and kraft cardstock. Autumn song 6x6 paper pad by Bo Bunny (part of the October “Fall Harvest” Creative Cafe Kit).
Other: Button, paper floss, Zig Wink of Stella Brush, Glossy accent.
Adhesives: Scrap Happy Glue, Kool Tak Foam.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Hello  Rubber Cafe  fans!  - Its the most wonderful time of the month .... Sneak peaks for next months kit "For the love of Cats and Dogs"

                         Shipping for those of you already subscribed begins January 1st. 2014
So don't delay... subscribe and order your kits today!

 I don't know about you but I think these kits just keep getting better and better! You requested it we did it . With each months kit you receive the full 6x6 pad paper collection.  Besides the papers we've provided you with plenty of embellishments and ribbons, all coordinating  giving you tons of options for all those favorite people on your card-giving list! This new set will put you in the mood for Valentines ... for sure .
Here's a look at what this month's kit jam packed kit contains:
  • Bo Bunny Head over Heels collection 6X6 pad 
  • 5 sheets Assorted  coordinating 8.5X11  Bazzill cardstock
  • 8 yards of coordinating ribbon four different colors
  • 1 Full package of Queen and Co. Twinkle hearts red
  • 1 Full package of Queen and Co. Classic corners  
  • 1 Full Package of Black and White twine from Queen and Co.
  • 4 heart clips from Maya Road and two adorable heart stick pins 
  • Exclusive "Creatively Clear" stamp set called You've Stolen my Heart
     Here's a look at the Stamp set that comes in the kit - check out those cute dogs and adorable cats   and if that's not enough sweetness for you take another look .. Those adorable hearts and lips are going to make great background papers and that postage mark .. and stamp .. each one of these images are going to be a lot of fun to color .

    And don't forget this adorable add-on set also available for $9.99 .Valentines elements will work well with your Circle dies and punches that you already have , these would be beautifully stamped with glitter or colored inks .. I can not wait to see what the Design Team  has in store for this kit .
    Here is one last look at this months kit .. Do not forget we still have 15 days left this month and there are still tons of projects to go before we start  creating with this one ..
    So do not delay click here to receive this kit Yes I want to sign up .